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Sonart’s French Summer Day Camps

These camps are being held for the first time this summer at the Lycée Claudel. The camp consists of a large variety of sports, sciences, music and magic activities for children from the age of 5 to 12. The camps are run completely in French and the themes are adapted to the age groups. The day camp program is currently looking for French immersion students from around the Ottawa region to sign up. For more details, please visit:

Help keep our walking routes for students safe

Please call the following Police information line to alert Ottawa Police of speeding or failure to stop at stop sign infractions on Corkstown Rd. or neighbouring roads. Please call: Ottawa Police 613-236-1222 ext. 7300. If the same concerns are raised by many people, traffic enforcement may increase.

Petition for Lakeview Park improvements

Crystal Beach Lakeview Community AssociationA message from the Crystal Beach/Lakeview Community Association

“Hello Crystal Beach and Lakeview residents. Please sign the petition to show your support for the renewal of Lakeview Park. Our play structures have reached the end of their useful life and accessibility needs are becoming ever more important. Your acknowledgement will help advance our efforts in the right direction.”

Thank You,

Cory Garlock

Sign petition here

Walking and Biking to School Safely!!

Now that summer has arrived we are seeing more and more children out walking and biking. This is a very important time to have a conversation with your children about traffic safety and pedestrian and bicycle safety. The Education for Active & Safe Routes to School programs has a wide range of traffic safety information here to help get you start this very crucial conversation. See the attached document and for more info, visit:…  Also visit Ottawa Public Health’s site about helmet safety when cycling:

Discover, Explore, Learn! Fall 2013 ABC Take-off!

The Association for Bright Children (ABC) Ottawa Chapter is excited to announce this fall’s session of its popular ABC Take-off program! Discover, Explore, Learn! – Fall 2013 ABC Take-off!  Enrichment workshops on Saturday mornings for children and youth – ages 6-14.

With over 35 enrichment courses available on Saturday mornings for 6 weeks starting October 26, there is something for every engaged student! Designed especially for keen and eager students with lots of hands-on activities, the ABC Take-off program offers challenge, fun, and a great opportunity to meet like-minded children/youth who share similar interests!

An electronic copy of the Fall 2013 ABC Ottawa Take-off brochure can now be found at:

Fall 2013 ABC Take-off will be offered October 26 – November 30, at St. Paul ‘s High School. Registration will begin October 3, 2013, at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, 102 Greenview Ave. – off Carling and Pinecrest, at 7:30pm.

Courses offered this Fall 2013:
Chess I and II, PlayLab Jungle Explorers, PlayLab Senior, Entomology, Drama and Improv, Young Astronomers, Fabric Art I and II, Beginner’s Sewing, Lego Engineering, Lego NXT, Knitting, GO, Introduction to Rocketry, Medieval Swordplay, Medieval Combat Weaponry, The Art of Comics, Fiction Writing, Let’s Write a Novel, Yoga, Advanced Reptiles, Math Magic, 3D Papercraft Models, The Money Course for Kids, the Money Course Part II, Forensic Detectives, Kitchen Chemistry, and Warhammer 40K.

Please see the course brochure for course descriptions, ages, and material fees.

OEYC Parent/Caregiver Workshops

Ontario Early Years Centres Parent/Caregiver Workshops

Pinecrest-Queensway offers a variety of free workshops for parents and caregivers to give them the tools they need to raise happy, healthy children. Each workshop is geared towards specific periods in a child’s development from birth to age 12, meaning that visitors are sure to find a subject that addresses their most immediate needs.

Broad workshop topics include:

  • behaviour
  • child development
  • school readiness
  • caregiver workshops
  • music and movement
  • pre- and postnatal health
  • nutrition
  • supporting neighbourhood caregivers

Workshops are open to any parent or caregiver of a child up to 12 years old and require registration. Consult the workshop calendar to view subjects and register by calling 613- 820-4922 ext. 3640 or emailing

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