In the spring of 2015, Robert and Hilary Merritt created an organization called Cumberland Cares that would raise money to help a number of charity projects in the Dominican Republic. The intent was to create a group willing to travel to the island nation to build a home and provide funds to other needy causes. Furthermore, they wanted the funding for the home and other projects to come from the community of eastern Ottawa as a way to connect residences with a common goal.
Better Strength, Better Balance! is a fall prevention exercise and education program for people aged 65+.
This is a beginner level program for those wishing to improve their strength and balance. Strong muscles, strong bones and better balance will make you more mobile and less likely to fall. Better Strength, Better Balance! classes are unsuitable for people who are very active.
The program is offered in the winter, spring and fall
On behalf of all the people who enjoyed bidding on the merchandise, services and unique treasures, at the MARDI GRAS Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction on Saturday night, the Cumberland Community Association would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to all the donors to this event. Please take a moment to read through the list and thank these vendors in person with your business. Until next year...
We are thrilled to have Isabella Nicole sing for us again at our Mardi Gras Dinner, Dance and SIlent Auction on February 20th. Many of you may remember her when she first sang in Cumberland three years ago at the 2013 Winterfest Dinner. Since then she has sung at the Pub Night at the Maple Hall in 2014 and the Heritage Home Tour in St. Andrew's Church in December 2014 and she made a surprise appearance at our Christmas carolling around the village tree in December 2015.
Congratulations and Welcome Home to Anda (co-president of the Cumberland Village Community Association) and her friend Arlene on completing a grueling 3,523.2km hike of the Appalachian Trail up the east coast of the United States to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society of Ottawa Renfrew!
The Cumberland Village Heritage Museum is currently on the lookout for donated perrenials! Two of our community volunteers are going to be helping them to beautify the property gardens and request that if you happen to have any that you may be getting rid of or dividing and would like to donate, please do! Contact Diana by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org