The City of Ottawa Commemorative Naming Committee is conducting public consultations on two separate naming proposals to:
· Name the baseball diamonds at Grasshopper Park (1615 Kilborn Avenue), the “Bill and Marion Atwell Baseball Diamonds”
· Name a new park at 34 Arkose Street “Richardson Heritage Park”
Bill and Marion Atwell Baseball Diamonds (Ward 18 – Alta Vista)
In recognition of Bill and Marion Atwell’s extensive community service, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name the baseball diamonds at Grasshopper Park, located at 1615 Kilborn Avenue, the “Bill and Marion Atwell Baseball Diamonds.”
Bill and Marion Atwell were actively involved with the Alta Vista Little League (now Ottawa South Little League) for several decades, beginning in the 1960s. Their household was always full of little league activity as it was located on Courtice Street, just steps from the ball diamonds and park at 1615 Kilborn Avenue.
The Alta Vista Community Association (AVCA) makes funding available to help support community activities during the winter months. 2015/16 is the third season for this program. Get creative and plan an event in your neighbourhood for the upcoming holiday season, hockey day, or Winterlude (just for example).
Neighbourhood groups are invited to apply for up to $100 funding to support community events at Alta Vista neighbourhood parks, including those with City-supported outdoor rinks, or Grasshopper Hill. A maximum of five events can be funded this year, so start planning and apply early!
The following criteria must be met in order to receive support:
i. The request must be made by an AVCA member
ii. The proponent(s) must organize and advertise the event or activity
iii. AVCA support must be acknowledged
iv. A brief budget must be included with the request
v. Receipts (or copies of receipts) must be provided to AVCA within 30 days of the event date
Latest from the City of Ottawa:
Construction Update: Rideau River Multi-use pathways
Please be advised that the closures dates of the eastern and western pathways have been revised as outlined below:
- Western pathway – currently closed, scheduled to reopen as early as August 14, 2015
- Eastern pathway – currently open, scheduled to close as early as August 14, 2015 (please note that the western and eastern pathways will not be closed simultaneously)
The western pathway will continue to be detoured via the Lees Avenue overpass and the eastern pathway will be detoured via Vanier Parkway and the new Coventry Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge over Highway 417. These dates are dependent on weather and work progress; we will continue to provide updates as they become available.
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