Lamplighter - April 2015

The CCA's tri-annual publication of events, upcoming activities, and news in Cumberland Village.

Mardi Gras Portraits

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!

Mardi Gras Photos

Here are some photos of a wonderful night out at Cumberland's Winterfest Mardi Gras. Enjoy.

Cumberland Outdoor Rink

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

Winter Bread Share

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.

DON'T MISS the Cumberland Farmers' Market Fall Activities

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.”

ATTENTION ALL KIDS - work on the new play structure in WILFRED MURRAY PARK will begin on July 7th

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.

June 2014 - City of Ottawa Water Strategy will affect us all - Learn more.

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? 

Thank you - Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama

The Cumberland Community Association would like to acknowledge and extend a warm thank you to the generosity of the President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama' at Ottawa, Aleemuddin Ahmed and their community. The CCA were welcomed to use their property in the old school building for our meetings for the first half of the year. From the letter below it is clear that the building which has layed dormant for years will again become a centre of activity. We look forward to the additional activity in the village. 

With kind regards

Cumberland Community Association

Proposed development at 2725 Old Montreal Road (South 174 to Peter Harkness)


The site plan proposes to construct a gasoline service centre with an associated convenience store, drive through coffee shop and second storey apartment. The building would be 370 square metre with 4 gas pump islands and canopy, and 13 parking spaces. The site is proposed to have two accesses off the east side of the future extension of Barnett Drive.

Vintage Stock Theatre Auditions

Killing two birds with one stone, we are auditioning for both and because we would like to give out scripts as soon as possible, Vintage Stock Theatre thought: "Why not have auditions for the Murder Mystery and Shades at the same time!"  
Audition Dates, Times & Locations:

  • Sunday May 11th, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at OYPTS, 245 Centrum Blvd, Orléans
  • Monday May 12th, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Dymon Storage, 4338 Innes Rd, Ottawa


Call Out to Celebrate Special Citizens with the ORDER of OTTAWA

The Order of Ottawa celebrates outstanding citizens. This prestigious civic award recognizes exceptional citizen contributions in the many areas of city life including arts and culture, business, philanthropy, health care, education, public service, labour, communications and media, science, sports, entertainment or other fields of endeavour that benefit the citizens of Ottawa.

Please take a moment to consider nominating an Ottawa resident whose extraordinary work and commitment has helped make our city a better place to live. 

Our own Vincent De Haitre goes to Sochi

Vincent De Haître of Cumberland is just 19. He has been part of Speed Skating Canada’s development program and has raced in World Cup 1,500-metre events at Calgary and Salt Lake City, but even he concedes that the original plan had him targeting the 2018 Winter Games at Pyeongchang, South Korea. 

We're Celebrating our 1st Year on Facebook!

The Cumberland Ontario Facebook Page is one year old today! We have 127 likes and are proud to say that we have had 16,118 unique users to our page during the year. See for yourself below. You can find us directly through the Facebook link at the top of the page or here Facebook Cumberland Ontario. Your comments are always welcome and we appreciate if you can encourage other people in the community to like our page.