03 Feb River Ward E-Newsletter, february 1, 2022 | Bulletin electronique de Quartier Rivière 1 fèvrier 2022
River Ward Community Update
February may be the shortest month of the year, but there is certainly a lot on the go.
The cold weather may prevent some of us from getting outside, but River Ward offers a bounty of activities to keep us busy.
The Terry Fox Athletic Centre offers cross country skiing courses and trails for those who want to drop in. 5km of groomed trails are available at Terry Fox and within Mooney’s Bay Park.
Every main neighbourhood in our ward offers outdoor skating rinks. A list of all rinks may be found in this newsletter.
Snowshoeing is popular in some of the larger parks, such as Carlington, Hog’s Back, Mooney’s Bay and Vincent Massey.
Tobogganing is sanctioned at Carlington Hill, the highest point in Ottawa inside the Greenbelt.
I also wish to acknowledge that February is Black History Month. This year, Canada’s theme for Black History Month is: February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day.
“This year’s theme…reminds us to recognize the tremendous contributions of Black Canadians, like Lincoln Alexander, and their communities, all year long,” said Canadian Heritage in a release last month.
I will be sharing various events to celebrate and recognize the achievements of Black residents of Ottawa, as I am aware of them on my Twitter account this month. You may follow me @RiverWardRiley
Stay safe, stay well.
City Councillor, Conseiller municipal
River Ward, Quartier Rivière
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