Spring Teaser

The Board of the RHPOA would like to inform you of the following, in advance of the upcoming RHPOA Spring Newsletter.

Please read on…

Social Media Changes

Please note that the recently established RHPOA Facebook accounts are no longer being operated by, or on behalf of, the RHPOA.

Both the closed FB Group and the public FB Page are now being operated by a local resident acting in his personal capacity.

The change was effective 2 April 2019 when the names of both accounts changed from Rothwell Heights Property Owners Association to Rothwell Heights (the closed Group) and Rothwell Heights Community Interests (the public Page). On that date, the RHPOA logo was removed and replaced, and the background woodland photo was replaced by a similar woodland photo.

The longstanding RHPOA visual identity (logo) has not changed, and is still being used to identify RHPOA communications. We will be establishing a new authorized RHPOA social media presence soon.

NRC’s New Community Website and RHPOA Link

The NRC has launched a new Community webpage, at – https://nrc.canada.ca/en/node/332. This link contains upcoming projects and activities, a list of mitigation activities and reports, and how we can contact them. If you are unaware of the extent to which NRC has undertaken mitigation activities and reports, this is a good place to look. This presentation is completely new and represents what has been reported to us at our biannual meetings with NRC representatives.

For questions and concerns about NRC operations, you can email community@nrc.ca. You are requested to please include your phone number, to allow quick response. Please also cc your email to info@rhpoa.ca, so that the Association knows of your concerns.

A Cautionary Note to Residents

A resident reported prowlers around Amberly Court on 19 March trying to get into cars, while a surveillance camera on another house observed a person trying house doors. See photo of first report below –

It’s a good time to be reminded to be watchful of unusual situations, and to report any concerns to the Ottawa Police at (613) 236-1222.

Upcoming Events

Advance Notice of Association Events:

16 May 7pm-9pm            RHPOA Annual General Meeting
…to be held at the Gloucester North Library
More information will be in the newsletter

8 June 5pm-7pm              RHPOA Annual Potluck Picnic and BBQ in Birdland Park

Can anyone offer –           Tables?                 BBQ?                     Help?
Tell a Board member!

Other Events of Local Interest:

12 April 6-11 pm – Annual Gala of Helping with Furniture (HWF)
                 St Elias Conference and Banquet Facility, 750 Ridgewood Avenue

The event will include a free cocktail for every guest, a delicious four course dinner, silent and live auctions, and entertainment.  Tickets are $75 and support a local charity. See – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/helping-with-furniture-2019-gala-aidons-avec-des-meubles-gala-annuel-2019-tickets-55535502182

15 April-15 May   – Ottawa’s “Cleaning Up The Capital”

The City’s annual “Cleaning Up the Capital” has a formal registration for anyone or group planning a litter pickup project AND wanting City-provided garbage bags and disposable gloves. Registration by April 14 also allows eligibility to win an early bird prize. More information is at – https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/water-and-environment/green-living/glad-cleaning-capital#2019-spring-cleaning-capital-important-dates.

Anyone can, of course, simply do his/her own thing. One resident has quietly done clean-up of Blair Road (west side), Rebecca Cr north end, the boat ramp and the Niven’s Woods trails for several years. He’s hoping other residents will contribute a little during their walks to keep our area beautiful and free of garbage.

If you want to do some clean-up in our area but prefer work with others in a group, get in touch with a Board member. A group clean-up day in Rothwell Heights may be arranged if there is interest.

27-28 April  –  Rockcliffe Park Book Sale – Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
                           Rockcliffe Park Community Centre, 380 Springfield Road

The Rockcliffe Park Book sale has over 25,000 donated books in 30 categories, along with CDs, DVDs and vinyl. There are bargain prices and unusual finds, with something of interest for everyone.

Act Now! Do You Want to Volunteer for Doors Open Ottawa This Year?

The 2019 Doors Open Ottawa will be held on the weekend of 1-2 June. If you want to volunteer to help on this hugely interesting event, check out the Volunteer Ottawa listings requesting event volunteers, or contact Daniele Hamonic at heritagevolunteers@ottawa.ca for further information.