It is difficult to express our disappointment and outrage at the senseless disregard for the huge efforts of the volunteers to get the rink ready for the community.
As you know Marc Blais and his team have been working tirelessly to get our Outdoor Rink ready. Yesterday the rink was closed for maintenance. Marc sent us this message this morning.
"Last night, between 4-7pm, I had kids on our closed ice, and also kids driving their cars on our freshly flooded ice."
We are very happy to announce that the Cumberland Outdoor Rink is officially open tomorrow thanks to the tireless work of Marc Blais. He has put in a huge number of hours including a couple of 'all nighters', watering every few hours to build the base. We express appreciation for his hard work on behalf of all the users. There have been lots of kids out already. We hope a few more people will step up as we have 23 out if 64 - 2 hour shifts - left to fill for supervising. If you offered to help earlier, please respond to our follow-up emails.
Just in time for Christmas the Cumberland Township Historical Society has published its latest book on the early history of the township including meticulously detailed family trees of 72 founding families of Cumberland Village, Bearbrook, Navan, Leonard, Sarsfield, Vars, and St.-Joseph d'Orléans. Congratulations to CTHS for this comprehensive work.
Former Cumberland Township Councillor Linda Dunn’s submission to the City of Ottawa reflects significant reasons why the process (which significantly affects Cumberland Ward) should be delayed until after the crisis of the pandemic.
Ottawa – The City has launched a formal donation process for businesses and residents to donate commercial-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect our emergency responders and front-line workers supporting the COVID-19 pandemic response.