Winterfest in Cumberland, an annual ritual that predicts that we are on the far side of winter, is approaching fast so here is the schedule of activities for your planning. Bring the whole family and invite your friends from outside of the Village to enjoy our hospitality and rural fun. If you have any questions please contact the Cumberland Community Association at email@example.com.
We are extremely pleased and thankful to the City of Ottawa for an $8,000 grant to build a bridge across the creek on the community's Angus Wilson property next to the museum. We were lucky enough to secure this money from their 2013 budget. This is the first step in a community project to enhance the accessibility to this land by building a network of walking trails while preserving it as a natural park.
Have you or your family ever used the outdoor rink at the community centre. This rink is very popular and is established, maintained and supervised entirely by volunteers. We really need your help to keep this wonderful activity alive.
A huge thanks to Lyle's ongoing effort to get the cross country ski trails ready for you. He has created a map which shows you approximate lengths of the trails as well as access points. As you can see you can get out with even the youngest children who should be able to make a loop.
On Saturday December 7, in bright sunshine and bracing temperature, Santa welcomed hundreds of children and parents to the Maple Hall and Cumberland’s Christmas Market opened its doors at the RJ Kennedy Community Centre and St. Andrew’s United Church at 9 am sharp.
How lucky are we in Cumberland to have for our use land that was donated to the community by the late Angus Wilson. Thanks to an early snow fall and the dedicated work of the Trails Committee Chair, 2 km of trails have been set through the beautiful Angus Wilson park land behind the museum and are ready for use. Bring the family out to enjoy a ski through this lovely area. The conditions are excellent.
Lots of activity coming our way with many infrastructure projects including roads, culverts and bridges. The inconvenience will be worth it. Find attached the City of Ottawa Capital Projects list and location map for all infrastructure projects in Ward 19.
The Cumberland Community Association is here to serve all the members of our community. We are reaching out through new media and invite you to communicate with us. If you haven't 'liked' us on Facebook yet you are missing great information and updates on things that are happening in and around the community and may be of interest or affect you and your family. Look for Cumberland Ontario on Facebook and 'like' us today.
Fall is here and pumpkins are popping up everywhere. When most people think “pumpkin”, they think of pumpkin pie or carving one up for Halloween. But that is unfortunate! This food has a lot going for it nutritionally yet is one of the most neglected healthy foods.
The benefits of volunteering far exceed the job being done. Make new friends, develop a shared sense of contributing and enhancing the community in which you live and providing joy to others, fulfill high school community service hours and so much more. The Cumberland Community Association depends entirely on volunteers to get things done within the community to make Cumberland a vibratnt and attractive place to live.
The Ottawa Neighbourhood Study (ONS) provides data on strengths and challenges for each neighbourhood in Ottawa. Evidence is mounting that the neighbourhoods and communities in which we live affect not only our health but also the gap in health between rich and poor.
We would love to hear your ideas of projects for Cumberland that the Community Association could apply to get funded through this City of Ottawa program. Please see program details below or at http://ottawa.ca/en/rural-community-building-grants. Send an email to info@cumberland village.ca with your ideas. We would love to know your preferences and priorities.
Please see attached memo regarding the Community Support Service (CSS) agencies of Eastern Ottawa, Western Ottawa and Rural Ottawa South pilot program, in partnership with OC Transpo, that will provide wheelchair accessible transportation services for individuals travelling within the rural areas of Ottawa.
Cumberland Village Heritage Museum is the stage, as 19th century New England, for the movie ‘Tell the World’. This Australian production about the origins of the Seventh Day Adventists was shooting on location at Upper Canada Village in recent weeks, and this week in the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. “We discovered a pioneer village in Canada that is practically perfect to tell our story in,” says Mr. Portbury.
The CCA is looking forward to working with Taggart in creating the Development Design Guideline process to ensure that what was said at Planning Committee is actualized and that no large format "big-box" stores are inculed in the commercial 'A' site along the Ottawa River.
"Ottawa is moving forward with a plan that we can afford and that will deliver on our promise of building the liveable city," said Mayor Jim Watson. "We are working to have greater certainty in our land-development planning process to continue to build a beautiful capital and support growth of the city's economy."
Representatives of the Cumberland Community Association, armed with more than 400 signatures from local and city residents unequivocally objecting to a big box store commercial development along the Ottawa River, attended the June 25th Planning Committee meeting at City Hall to comment on the Tamarack’s proposed Cardinal Creek Village development.
David Reevely blogs live from the Planning Committee Meeting on June 25, 2013. He captures the gist of the Cardinal Creek Village discussion. Rainer Bloess questioned the magnitude and style of the proposed commercial development along the edge of OR174 in support of the efforts made by the Cumberland Community Association and individual residents.
· Anda Bruinsma paints a picture of a beautiful walkable area close to the river, which this plan will not create. Boardwalk, etc.
We continue to work to ensure that Cardinal Creek Village does not include a track of big box stores immediately along the edge of the Ottawa River. Here three residents including Clive Horne, President of the Cumberland Association speeking to CBC outside the Planning Committee meeting at City Hall on June 25, 2013.
The Cumberland Community Association and individual residents are working very hard on your behalf to ensure that Cardinal Creek Village does not become a blemish on the landscape of the Ottawa River. Here are a few letters written to Planning Committee. We hope they are listening.
The site paln shows the entire northern boundary (22 soccer fields) of the Cardinal Creek Village development bordering the Ottawa River is going to be BIG BOX STORE Commercial development. This absence of capitalizing on the proximity to our most valued resource is a profound blemish on an otherwise potentially unique and stunning planned community.
With all the recent rain and the warm weather finally breaking through gardens are leaping out of the ground and everyone is getting their hands dirty! In the village, you may have noticed, this has happened as well due to the dedicated effort of volunteers who have been decorating the street scene with flower barrels and planting the flowerbeds at the arena for your enjoyment and pleasure.