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Pop-up Clinics in Rural Communities

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Pop-up clinics in rural communities

If you are age 75 or over (born in or before 1946) or an adult recipient of chronic home care, and you live in a rural community, you will be able to book your appointment at a pop-up clinic starting today. Rural clinics will be available at the following locations:

If you live in Ward 5 (West Carleton-March), Ward 19 (Cumberland), Ward 20 (Osgoode), or Ward 21 (Rideau-Goulbourn), call 613-691-5505 to confirm your eligibility and book an appointment.

Walk-ins will not be accepted, so please book your appointment in advance.

This includes walk-ins at the end of the day. Any remaining doses at the end of the day will be administered to eligible health care workers who have indicated they are available for a last-minute appointment.


Accommodations will be made for residents who need help with accessibility and all clinic locations are accessible. Para Transpo users can book a ride to the clinic through the COVID-19 Vaccination Trip Reservation line at 613-842-3600. If Para Transpo is not available to you, you can request a ride to and from the clinic through Ottawa Community Transportation after you have booked your appointment. If you do not have online access, please contact 211.


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Lions International is the world’s largest Service Club.

We exceed 1.3 million members in over 200 countries.

Clubs carry out large scale service projects in conjunction with our Foundation:

                       Lions Clubs International Foundation

Our Foundation helps Lions Clubs worldwide to support their communities through a grant program that involves the following Lions areas of commitment:

Children   Humanitarian  Service    Disaster Relief         Vision       Environment     Childhood         Diabetes           Hunger          Cancer

Text Box: Examples of LCIF grant programs

Eastern Ontario /West Quebec area:
$40,000 CAT Scan at Pontiac Hospital
$67,258  ICU Monitoring – Arnprior
$10,000  Eye Care Mission to Guyana (Kemptville Lions)
$31,175  Replace Mobility Bus
$12,000  Transport Vehicles for CNIB
$72,521  Ophthalmology Unit at Winchester Hospital
$10,000  Tornado Relief
$10,000  Covid-19

Worldwide Aid, Approved August 2020
Covid-19 Relief  341 grants totaling $5,180,317USD

Australian Wild Fires $343,000USD

Egypt -dialysis machines for Tameya
hospital US $44,880 

Brazil- Center for autistic children

Nepal- dialysis center $99,997USD
	US $44,880 
Israel-ophthalmology unit  100,000USD	Purchase dialysis machines for Tameya hospital 	US $44,880

Lions Clubs and Lions Districts apply to LCIF for funding to support projects in their local areas.  Who better understands the needs of a community than the Lions of the community?  Funds do not go to government agencies. LCIF has donated over one Billion USD.  More than ever, the world needs our support, and your financial support is essential to the many worldwide Lions projects. 

Watch our Tell-A-Thon to see how Lions support, change and help a world in need.  

          Sunday, April 11, 2021   5-9 pm EDT

View on YouTube Live  https://youtu.be/hC-s5yXPgeo

You do not have to be a Lion to support Lions activities.

   Help us, help the world, with a $20 dollar donation.

Go to:      https://lionsofcanadafundforlcif.ca/givetoday

  • You can use your credit card
  • Donate in Canadian Dollars
  • Receive a Revenue Canada tax receipt
  • 100% of donations fund projects- NO ADMINISTRATIVE PERCENTAGE

Cleaning the Capital Program

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Registration for Cleaning the Capital is now open!

Cleaning the Capital registration is now open!


Register your litter pickup and/or graffiti removal project by May 15.

New guidelines due to COVID-19

Please keep in mind that all participants must follow public health guidelines to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. This means your cleanup plan must be COVIDWISE(link is external) and include the following:

  • Keep a physical distance of at least two metres (six feet) from anyone who is not from your household
  • Wear a mask whenever physical distancing is not possible
  • Wash and/or sanitize your hands as early and as often as possible
  • If you are feeling unwell in any way, please stay home

See Ontario COVID-19 Response Framework (link is external)for more information.

Toolkit for businesses in rural Ottawa

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The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department (PIED) of the City of Ottawa undertook the development of a Rural Economic Development Strategy which was approved by Council in the spring of 2020. One of the key recommendations of the Strategy was to give business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs ready access to information on programs and services to facilitate and support the creation, expansion, and success of businesses in rural Ottawa.

Toolkit for businesses in rural Ottawa [ PDF 2.319 MB ](link is external)PDF opens in a new tab or window

The Department prepared this toolkit of programs to be employed by rural residents to build and strengthen the rural economy in answer to that identified need.

Rural Ottawa was identified in the City’s economic development strategy as one its four pillars of focus, along with the tourism sector, the small business sector focused on local markets and the knowledge intensive business sector.

PIED is commited to working with business owners/operators to realize opportunities for job creation and business expansion in rural Ottawa. This toolkit may be seen as a step forward. If you have any questions on the toolkit or ideas to enhance it, please let us know.

You may contact your local Ward Councillor or Economic Development directly.

COVID Bike Rodeos

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As we approach Spring/Summer, the City of Ottawa is planning on moving forward with running Bike Rodeos safely with Covid safe measures in place.

At this time, they are looking to see what interest there is for bike rodeos this Spring/Summer throughout the City.

If you are interested in a Bike Rodeo in your area, you can email them directly at  cycling@ottawa.ca with your community interest or with any questions😊.

Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan

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The City of Ottawa will be holding six bilingual online facilitated consultation sessions to get your opinions and ideas on the City’s first-ever combined Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan (PRFMP), in support of the new Official Plan (OP).

You are invited to share your knowledge and experiences to help us plan for the future of municipal parks, recreation and community activity spaces. We want to hear from residents, community associations, sports organizations, arts and cultural organizations, the homebuilders, residents interested in accessibility, equity and diversity and other recreation partners and user groups. Targeted stakeholder outreach with school boards, colleges and universities and the Nation Capital Commission are also being planned.

To participate, register on the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan page on Engage.Ottawa.ca for one of the following virtual bilingual consultation sessions:

Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 9:30 to 11:30 am; Register here 

For those who cannot attend the live virtual sessions, you can have your say:

  • Two online surveys – on Engage.Ottawa.ca
    • Parks and Outdoor Recreation Facilities survey: open now until Sunday, February 21
    • Indoor Recreation Facilities survey: open now until Friday, March 12
  • Email us:
  • Send us a note:

City of Ottawa c/o Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan
Attention: 26-51,100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2G 7E6

Vernon Community Garden

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The Vernon Community Garden at the Museum is for all residents.

Did you like the sunflowers etc. in the garden last year

We have seeds for sale

Sunflower, cosmos, broom corn, beans, cornflower, tansy, etc.

The sale of these seeds helps us purchase seeds for 2021

email manager@osgoodemuseum.ca if you are interested

Check out the perennial flower beds also.

If you would like to help with the garden please email Helen at h_wyatt@hotmail.com subject line Museum garden

This garden is maintained by volunteers from as far as Finley Creek, Metcalfe, Vernon etc.

We enjoy gardening and meeting new people

Hope to see you there!

Osgoode Township Museum Reopening

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Reopening March 2!

We’re very happy to be back at the Museum and plan to open our doors again on Tuesday, March 2! In the meantime, we’re taking the opportunity to do some early spring cleaning so we can serve our visitors and community better. Please be sure to pre-book your visit online here: https://osgoodemuseum.as.me/schedule.php.

A few things to note before you visit us:

  • Masks must be worn at all times and should fully cover the nose, mouth and chin (we have extras onsite at no cost)
  • You’ll be asked to apply hand sanitizer upon entry and exit of the building
  • The Museum building is limited to 6 visitors at one time
  • Social distancing markers are in place to guide your visit through the exhibit space
  • Exhibit space is sanitized after every visit
  • At this time, all exhibition interactive elements will not available

Vernon Rink

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The Vernon rink is now CLOSED

Thank you to the volunteers that keep it running this season!

The board is all volunteers and appreciate all the help we can get

call Keith McWhinnie at 613-826-3609

or Helen Porteous at 613-821-3685

This Order is issued pursuant to Section 3A of the City of Ottawa
Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law 2020-186 (as amended) and
establishes Designated Unenclosed Public Spaces where masks must
be worn for public health and safety reasons
Mandatory Mask in Designated Unenclosed Public Space
Every person who enters or remains on outdoor ice skating rinks operated
by the City of Ottawa or on the City’s behalf, including publicly accessible
areas that are within a fifteen (15) meter distance of the edge of the ice
surface, shall wear a Mask in a manner that covers their mouth, nose, and
Effective December 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. until January 28, 2021 at 12:01
a.m., twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
 As prescribed by By-law 2020-186 (as amended) including but not
limited to young children, persons with medical or cognitive conditions,
persons engaged in athletic/fitness activity
 Outdoor rink operators when performing rink maintenance when the
public is not on the surface of the ice rink
Anthony Di Monte
General Manager
Emergency and Protective Services