WELCOME TO THE 1ST SARSFIELD GREAT FAMILY CHALLENGE
We hope you will enjoy this with your family. The intent is to publish one challenge every two days, starting on Easter Monday and running till the last day of the Spring break. Registration will occur during Easter weekend.
RESPECT THE RULES
We are asking you in the course of this week to respect health regulations. Teams should be composed only of members from the same family unit, living under the same roof. If two teams meet at the same challenge location, we are asking you to respect social distancing.
Teams that have completed all the challenges will be eligible to a draw All the teams that have registered will also be eligible to a draw.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
2 ways to participate, either by Facebook on the Sarsfield Community association page or by email. Defisarsfieldchallenge@gmail.com
By participating in the Challenge, the teams allow their pictures to be posted to the Facebook Sarsfield Community association page and the sarsfield.org web page.
HOW TO REGISTER.
You only need to complete the first challenge before End of Day Easter Sunday to register.
Amazing!!! A record year! We raised $3,641 and a record amount of goods (77 bags and 33 boxes) which will be remitted to the Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre! Thank you a thousand times to everyone Your generosity is very touching.
December 6, 2020 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At St-Hugues Church (3464 Sarsfield Road) and the Sarsfield Community Centre (3585 Sarsfield Road)
New drive-through format
This year, the Sarsfield Community Association invites you to take part in a new type of food drive. Bring non-perishable food items or a cash donation to the St-Hugues Church or the Sarsfield Community Centre. Santa Claus will thank you with delicious treats and holiday music.
No contact! Please stay in your car. Volunteers will pick up donations from your car trunk and leave the treats in there.
Members of your community are counting on your generosity during these difficult times. All donations collected will remitted to the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre and redistributed throughout the region.
Most needed items:
Canned fruits or vegetables
Canned juice (tomato and apple)
Canned meat (ham, salmon, turkey and chicken) Flour/sugar/rice
Assortment of pasta
Snacks for school (granola bars/juice boxes/ fruit cups)
Tampons and sanitary towels Laundry soap
Layers #5 and #6
Pull-UPS (L and XL)/Goodnites
Donations in cash or cheque:
A receipt will be issued for all donations of $20 or more.
We received the following update by email and since it impacts our village, we are sharing with you. We highlighted in green the most important points.
We encourage you to review the options and send your opinion to the city.
As you may be aware, I am one of the consultants for the Ottawa Ward Boundary Review 2020, which has been tasked with establishing new ward boundaries for the City of Ottawa to use in the next three or four municipal elections. You are receiving this email because you signed up for project updates or are identified as a key stakeholder.
This email includes updates and information regarding:
- The Round 2 public consultation results; and
- The release of the Ottawa Ward Boundary Review 2020 – Recommended Ward Boundaries – Final Report, which recommends a realigned ward boundary system for the City of Ottawa
Round 2 Public Consultation
Round 2 public consultation ran from August 19, 2020 to September 25, 2020. During this phase, we engaged with residents and stakeholders and collected feedback on the six options outlined in the Options Report and the Supplementary Report. All Members of Council, including the new Ward 19 – Cumberland Councillor, were consulted. We also held additional meetings with some Members, particularly those in more impacted wards.
As gathering restrictions continued due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public consultation meetings were conducted virtually through Zoom. Six public meetings and three stakeholder meetings were held, which included representatives from community associations, business improvement areas, school boards and advocacy groups.
Residents and stakeholders were also encouraged to complete a survey available through ottawa.ca or, for those with limited or no access to a computer, by requesting a paper copy.
In total, 2,150 surveys, 238 submissions and comments by email and telephone, and 16 Guest Book entries were submitted during Round 2, and 137 individuals and stakeholder groups participated in the public and stakeholder meetings. More details on the Round 2 public consultation process can be found in the Recommended Ward Boundaries – Final Report, which is described below in more detail.
Release of the Recommended Ward Boundaries – Final Report
The Final Report was released today on the City’s website and its recommendations are based on the following:
- The feedback on the six options for realigning Ottawa’s wards;
- Identification of a ‘preferred option’;
- Balancing the various components of “effective representation”; and
- Previous Court and Tribunal decisions
The Final Report will be considered by the Finance and Economic Development Committee (FEDC) and City Council during their December 1, 2020 and December 9, 2020 meetings, respectively. The report recommends a new ward boundary structure of 24 wards, with 12 urban wards, nine suburban wards and three rural wards.
A new interactive geoOttawa mapping feature has been created so you can view how the recommended structure would affect you. PDF maps for each of the 24 wards are also available.
If you would like to send a written submission to FEDC regarding the Final Report, or register to speak about the report at the meeting of December 1, 2020, please contact Carole Legault, Committee Coordinator, at CaroleA.Legault@Ottawa.ca or by calling 613-580-2424 ext. 28934. You must register to speak by no later than 9:00 am on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Presentations to the Committee are limited to five minutes and will be made through the virtual meeting platform, Zoom. To ensure timely receipt and distribution of written comments to Members of Council, communications regarding the report should be sent no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, November 30, 2020.
Thank you for your interest in this project.
Beate Bowron, Project Manager, Ottawa Ward Boundary Review 2020
October 31, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
**New date and directives**
We received the following by email and since it impacts our village, we are sharing with you. We highlighted in green the most important points.
We encourage you to review the options and send your opinion to the city.
Ottawa – The City is seeking public feedback on six options for re-aligning Ottawa’s wards through an online survey at ottawa.ca/wardboundary from August 19 to September 25 and through virtual public consultation sessions scheduled from September 10 to September 23.
Since the last major review in 2005, Ottawa’s population has grown significantly – especially in suburban wards. This has resulted in substantial population imbalances between wards that affect fair and equal representation for voters and their communities.
As a result, City Council directed staff in June 2019 to retain an independent consultant to conduct a comprehensive, impartial, and unbiased review and establish ward boundaries that could be used in at least three municipal elections in 2022, 2026 and 2030, and possibly a fourth election in 2034.
The consultant team of Beate Bowron Etcetera Inc., in association with The Davidson Group and Hemson Consulting Ltd., has developed six options for a new ward boundary model – which are available online at ottawa.ca/wardboundary. Here are brief highlights of the options:
- Option 1 increases the number of wards to 25, with 13 urban wards, nine suburban wards and three rural wards.
- Option 2 increases the number of wards to 24, with 12 urban wards, nine suburban wards and three rural wards.
- Option 3 maintains the current number of wards, 23, and includes 11 urban wards, nine suburban wards and three rural wards.
- Option 4 also maintains the number of wards at 23. It also includes 11 urban wards, nine suburban wards and three rural wards. The boundaries for each ward are different than those in option three.
- Option 5 reduces the number of wards to 17, with nine urban wards, six suburban wards and two rural wards.
- Option 6 increases the number of wards to 24, with 12 urban wards, nine suburban wards and three rural wards. It minimizes ward boundary changes.
This is the second round of consultations. Round 1 took place in March 2020 with an online survey and public consultations to get input on the existing ward boundaries. The consultant team’s Options Report was considered by Council on July 15, 2020. The final report with recommendations for new ward boundaries is scheduled to be considered by the Finance and Economic Development Committee and Council in December 2020.
How to give your feedback on the six ward boundary options
Online survey and virtual consultation sessions
Give your feedback online at ottawa.ca/wardboundary or register to take part in one of the upcoming virtual consultation sessions on Zoom. Following registration at ottawa.ca/wardboundary, you will receive an email with a passcode and login information. Three of the sessions will invite comments from participants all over the city, while another three sessions will focus on the urban, suburban and rural parts of the city.
- Thursday, September 10, 2020, 7 to 9 pm (city-wide focus)
- Saturday, September 12, 2020, 10 am to noon (city-wide focus)
- Monday, September 14, 2020, 7 to 9 pm (suburban focus)
- Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10 am to noon (city-wide focus)
- Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 7 to 9 pm (rural focus)
- Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 7 to 9 pm (urban focus)
Simultaneous interpretation in both official languages will be available at the three city-wide sessions.
You can get more information on the Ottawa Ward Boundary Review 2020 at ottawa.ca/wardboundary or by calling 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). Inquiries and comments can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.