November News

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­picThe Ottawa Artisans Guild (Previously the Gloucester Craftsmens Guild) is a not-for-profit group that has been in existence since 1974.

Two craft shows are held every year – at Christmas and in Spring – at Lester B. Pearson High School on Jasmine Crescent.  For years, canned foods have been collected and funds raised for the Food Bank, by asking customers to donate rather than pay an admission fee. Please come to enjoy the show, and help those less fortunate at the same time.

Thanks to Alex Johnston for this information.

Ecology Ottawa

1. The 2015 Ecology Ottawa “Winter Holiday Eco Gala” is on November 26, and will include former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page as guest speaker, along with a delicious four course dinner, a silent auction, and an opportunity to connect with people.

It will be held at the St. Elias Banquet Centre, 750 Ridgewood Ave, starting at 530pm. For tickets and more information, please go to

If you would like to join a table with other people from our community, please let a Board member know, or email us through the “Contact Us” link at

2. On November 29th, Ecology Ottawa is promoting a family-friendly march on Parliament Hill, to demonstrate support for the Prime Minister in addressing climate change at the Paris Convention.

If you think you might want to attend, please pre-register at –

The march is being promoted by several environmental groups, and is expected to be well-attended. Bus-loads of people are expected to come from as far away as Windsor and Quebec City. The recent People’s Climate March in New York City attracted approximately 400,000 people, and was reported (by a local attendee) to be exciting to be among so many people expressing a common view.

3.  A screening of the film “Cowspiracy” is being planned early in 2016 by the BHCA, to raise awareness that climate action involves more than leaving fossil fuels in the ground. The trailer for Cowspiracy can be seen at:

If you might be interested in attending, please let a Board member know, so that the size of room required can be determined. Or, send us an email through the “Contact Us” link at

Thanks to Richard Fransham for this information.

Rockcliffe Airbase Re-Naming

Canada Lands Company has announced the name given to the proposed community to be developed at the old Rockcliffe Airbase site –

Wateridge Village at Rockcliffe

Like it or not, the name is supposed to invoke “the natural physical features of the beautiful Rockcliffe Lands site”, and has been given a logo to “serve as a visual reminder of the connections between land, water and community at Rockcliffe”.

If you are hoping to live there someday, Canada Lands asks you to “sit tight” as a website for Wateridge Village will be available in the very near future.