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.
Here they are the photos of 2016 MARDI GRAS in Cumberland! Enjoy. If you would like any at a higher resolution please contact us at email@example.com and include the photo Date and time as indicated.
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.
If you are interested in the progress on the Barnett Extension and Gas Bar/Drive Thru proposal please find some back-ground information in the attached document. With the assistance of our City Councellor the CCA continues to try to meet with the developer to ensure that the proposed commercial development is in keeping with the historical nature and ambiance of a rural village and will ultimately enhance it.
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
Here are some of the portraits from under the Mardi Gras Arch. I am very sorry that some of the pictures were corrupted on the memory stick. I will do my best to recover them but I can't guarentee that will be successful. If you recognize anyone in the photos and think they may want their picture please let them know. We do not know who all the people are and would like to ensure that everyone gets to enjoy the photos.
Laisez les bon temps rollez--Let the good times roll!
Located in Wilfred Murray Park (behind the RJ Kennedy arena) the rink is open and in great condition. Come on out and enjoy winter outdoors with friends and family at this great local facility. You can check out regularly updated rink conditions.
Find information regarding ice reservations attached. For hours of operation or volunteering opportunities please contact Brent at email@example.com
The Black Walnut Bakery will continue to bake throughout the winter every second weekend starting November 1st for pre-ordered bread and baked goods for pickup at the bakery at 979 Cameron St. betweeb 9 & 12 noon Saturday mornings. See details below on how to order. All products are homemade with organic flours.
The Cumberland Farmers’ Market Book Sale held on June 28th and July 5th allowed us to support both the Kidney Foundation of Canada and The Kidney Research Center/Ottawa Hospital with a donation of $350. each thanks to the generous support of our community.
Our Market Café’s have raised a total of $1,379.68. These funds will be used by the market to cover expenses and invest in Café necessities.
AUGUST 23: Art in the Park- welcomes our local artists for “Art in the Park.”
Removal & replacement of the play structure in Wilfred Murray Park will finally begin on July 7th and will continue until the reopening in mid August. During this period the area around the play structure will be fenced off and no public access will be allowed. See the attached PDF for more details about the amazing new equipment that will be installed. The colours of the two main structures will be as shown. The independent features will have different colours. The structures offer numerous handicap accessible components.
The City of Ottawa sponsored Water Round Table held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 was a great success considering it dawned a sunny day. Many concerned and interested Ottawa residents donated half of their Saturday to participate in a dialogue identifying priorities and concerns related to the current and future of water quality in the national capital region.
Participants discussed the following questions and all conversations were scribed for consolidaiton by the committee.
1) What does a healthy water environment mean to you?