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. 

Cumberland Winterfest…it's coming…mark your calendar, invite your friends!

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

Celebrating winter, see you there!

$8,000 Grant Awarded to Cumberland Community Association for Creek Bridge

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.

We need your help - Cumberland Community OUTDOOR RINK

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.

Cross Country Ski Trail Map & Routes - Toboggan Hill

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.  

2013 Breakfast with Santa and Cumberland Christmas Market

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. 

Trails Report - Skiing behind the Museum

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.

Ward 19 - 2013-17 - Capital Projects

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. 

Are you connected to what is happening in Cumberland?

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.

EAT MORE PUMPKIN - The Amazing, Neglected Superfood

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.

 6 Healthy Reasons to Eat Pumpkin

Volunteers are welcome to help with a number of CCA community initiatives

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.


Ottawa Neighbourhood Study

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.

Orleans office complex proposed near Petrie Island

A new development project with a residential condo tower, offices and a large reception space could soon be built in Orleans, in what city officials say would be a major boost for the community.

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Bob Monette announced plans for Petrie's Landing III on Thursday at a business breakfast with the Orleans Chamber of Commerce.

Rural Affairs - August 2013

·         Update on the Designation of Mineral Aggregate Resources

·         Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031 – Focus on Rural Issues: Questionnaire Results

·         Farmers’ Markets in Ottawa

·         Come and Meet your City of Ottawa Programs and Services

·         ATV pilot project for Osgoode Ward

·         A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario

·         Save the date: Savour Ottawa’s Harvest Table is Sunday, August 18

·         Rural Association Partnership Program – Apply now for round-two funding

Dramatized Feature Film being Shot in Cumberland

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.

Cardinal Creek Village won't have big-box stores, developer vows

Orleans EMC article of July 4, 2013.

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. 

Overview of Planning Committee Meeting - Cardinal Creek Village Concept Plan

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.

Media tweets from City Hall @ Planning Committee re: Cardinal Creek

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.