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Biodiversity Event Series 2021 – Pollinator Garden Webinar

Biodiversity Event Series 2021 - Pollinator Garden Webinar

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Ecology Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: WEBINAR – Thursday, April 22nd from 6-7 pm EST

Objective:

Join Ecology Ottawa this Earth Day for a Pollinator Garden Webinar. Learn how to champion biodiversity throughout your everyday lives!

This webinar will teach you everything you need to know about why pollinator gardens are so important and how you can start one this year.

The webinar will take place on Zoom. The recording of the webinar will be sent to all RSVPs for those who are unable to attend.

Thursday, April 22nd from 6-7 pm EST

Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

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Biodiversity Event Series 2021 – How to Champion Biodiversity!

Biodiversity Event Series 2021 - How to Champion Biodiversity!

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Ecology Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: WEBINAR – Thursday, February 4th from 6-7 pm EST

Objective:

Join Ecology Ottawa for our first Biodiversity Webinar of 2021!

Learn how to champion biodiversity throughout your everyday lives! We’ll be exploring biodiversity hotspots in Ottawa and giving you all the information you need to connect with your nearby nature.

The webinar will take place on Zoom. The recording of the webinar will be sent to all RSVPs for those who are unable to attend.

Thursday, February 4th from 6-7 pm EST

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An active life is a better life – Get Up. Get Outside. Get Active

An active life is a better life - Get Up. Get Outside. Get Active

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: PartcipACTION

Timeline for Completion: Started in 1971 Ongoing

Objective:

ParticipACTION is calling on Canadians to get outside and get active as a means to help reduce the winter blues.

ParticipACTION is suggests something as simple as a walk can be good enough to lift one’s spirits, in that it just gets people out of their homes for a little exercise. It doesn’t take long for someone to feel the positive effects of getting active.

ParticipACTION offers free health and fitness information and videos online, as well as in app form.

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Walkability workshop for the City of Ottawa – Cityview neighbourhood

Walkability workshop for the City of Ottawa - Cityview neighbourhood

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Walkable Ottawa and Ecology Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: January 23 9:30am to 12:30 pm via Zoom

Objective:

A HOMEGROWN INITIATIVE TO TRANSITION OTTAWA’S MATURING NEIGHBOURHOODS INTO WALKABLE COMMUNITIES
Build your walkable neighbourhood
Join in our Community Workshops on January 23.
To register go to https://2020-ecologyottawa.nationbuilder.com/build_your_walkable_neighbourhood

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A Newcomers’ Guide to Sustainability in Canada – Newcomers’ Sustainability Workshops

A Newcomers' Guide to Sustainability in Canada - Newcomers' Sustainability Workshops

(Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City (OBEC)

Timeline for Completion: Series starting Jan 30, 2021 until the end of March, 2021

Objective:

To start off 2021, Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City is launching a Newcomers’ Sustainability Series!

If you are new to Canada, or know of someone new to Canada, please check it out!

This will be an online series over the winter to engage, learn from, and inspire newcomers in their sustainability journey in Canada!

Our first session takes place Saturday, Jan 30th at 2pm via Zoom.

See details & register here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/obec-newcomers-sustainability-workshop-tickets-135885726867

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Experience Your #WinterCapital – Expanded Winter Trail Network

Experience Your #WinterCapital - Expanded Winter Trail Network

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: National Capital Commission (NCC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Keep active this winter with an expanded trail network, interactive map and personal challenge! In Canada’s Capital, we don’t just endure winter — we embrace it! Blanketed with a fresh layer of snow, Ottawa–Gatineau’s vast network of parks and trails becomes a winter wonderland.

In partnership with the Urban Winter Trails Alliance, the NCC is adding close to 50 percent more accessible winter trail space (in terms of length and width) to the Ottawa area, as part of a pilot project. These include:
SJAM Winter Trail, 18 km
Orleans Ski Club, 19 km + 1 km (City of Ottawa land)
Kanata Nordic Ski Club, 8 km
Rideau Winter Trail, 9 km
Britannia Winter Trail Association, 4 km + 4 km (City of Ottawa land)
Ski Heritage East, 10 km + 7 km (City of Ottawa land)

Beyond Gatineau Park in the Outaouais region, residents can also enjoy free access to a trail network from Leamy Lake to Gatineau Park, through a partnership with the Ville de Gatineau and the Centre de plein air du Lac-Leamy.

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Two new public parks coming to Ottawa’s Chaudière Island

Two new public parks coming to Ottawa's Chaudière Island

(Theme 3 – Design, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: National Capital Commission (NCC)

Timeline for Completion: 2022

Objective:

Two new public parks are set to open on downtown Ottawa’s Chaudière Island.

Pangishimo Park is a planned waterfront park that will be located on the western shoreline of Chaudières Island. It will be the first of three parks to be built on the shores of the Ottawa River, as part of the Zibi development. Pangishimo Park is scheduled to open in spring 2021.

Revitalizing the islands and shorelines of the historic Ottawa River and increasing public access to these places is part of the NCC’s priorities

The park on the east end of Chaudière Island will be called Mokahan Park, after the Algonquin word for sunrise. That park is expected to be built and opened by next fall.

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Your Guide to Winter Cycling – Smart cycling, safe cycling

Your Guide to Winter Cycling - Smart cycling, safe cycling

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Envirocentre – Transportation

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Cycling is a rewarding activity and can be done year-round. If you are just beginning to cycle in the colder months, take the time to learn and build your confidence. With some bike preparation, a good route and the right clothes you can extend your cycling season.

Some tips for getting started:
•Bike on the nice days. Don’t start out in a snow storm! There are plenty of beautiful sunny days in the winter when the roads are clear.
•Use public transportation and combine it with a bike ride. Many buses have bicycle racks on the front well into the winter season or year-round.
•Try cycling in different conditions for leisure before you commit to a commute.

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?SJAM Winter Trail – a shared recreational use

?SJAM Winter Trail - a shared recreational use

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Dovercourt Recreation Association/National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Started Feb 2016 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

A groomed multi-use winter trail along the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) multi-use pathway (MUP) promotes active living, provides access to the Ottawa River shoreline, and welcomes a diversity of users, whether they are walking, on skis, snowshoes or a snow bike. The salt-free trail respects environmental sensitivities unique to the river shoreline.

The trail connects the Canadian War Museum with park lands along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway to Westboro Beach, animating spaces that until now have been little used in the winter. Transit stations border the trail at LeBreton Flats, Bayview/O-train and Dominion Stations, with parking at Westboro Beach, Champlain Park and the Canadian War Museum, that provides ready access for visitors from around the National Capital Region.

Our Strengths:
. Located in the heart of Westboro, a mecca for outdoor recreation
. Designed with multiple tracks supporting skiing, snowshoeing, snow biking and walking
. Trail is groomed and maintained up to Bayview and Dominion Station
Trail goes close to downtown core enabling active commuting
. Strong support from community associations and politicians from all levels
. Plans for expansion to develop westbound towards Britannia Park
. Consistent with the future of the NCC’s Linear Park, a 4-season multi-use park

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Kanata Nordic Ski Club – helps make Ottawa Winters more fun for the whole family

Kanata Nordic Ski Club - helps make Ottawa Winters more fun for the whole family

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Wesley Clover Parks

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Established in 1979, Kanata Nordic now calls Wesley Clover Parks home with a growing trail-network for all skiers to enjoy. Cross country skiing is a great way to get out and get active during the winter months and is a sport the whole family can enjoy together

Kanata Nordic is dedicated to promoting lifelong activity, fitness and enjoyment of the outdoors through a variety of cross-country ski programs offered in a friendly club setting. The club is a member of Cross Country Ontario and its programs are based on Cross Country Canada’s skills development model. Make your winter more fun with Kanata Nordic!

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