Instead of allowing it to be developed into a thousand new homes, Councillor Blais would like to use the lands to build a major new park for the residents of Cumberland Ward.
- Cricket was Canada's first official sport
In 1867, John A. MacDonald declared cricket Canada's first official sport. Lacrosse was appointed as the national sport a year and half later.
- Cricket is Canada's fastest growing sport
There has been an explosion of interest in cricket in Canada. The sport's biggest challenge used to be lack of interest — its biggest challenge now is finding enough space to practice and play.
Stephen is proud to propose naming a new and noteworthy community park in Avalon Encore in honour of long time east-end leader, the Honourable Don Boudria, P.C.
“From his time on Cumberland Town Council, Queen’s Park, Parliament Hill and in Cabinet, Mr. Boudria has been a tireless champion for our community,” says Councillor Blais. “The Don Boudria story is uniquely Canadian - from humble beginnings to lofty heights as a result of hard work, integrity and persistence.”
The concept plan found here and images depict the proposed park design and play equipment for a new parkette being develop in the Mer Bleue community of Summerside West Phase 2, Monardia Park. The community is invited to provide comments on the proposed concept plan, as shown below.
If you wish to provide comments please send, no later than April 11, 2018.
Mary Ellen Wood
Parks and Facilities Planning
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424 extension 16482
Cumberland Ward City Councillor Stephen Blais, alongside Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, celebrated the opening of a $5 Million expansion to the François Dupuis Recreation Centre
“I’m really happy to be standing here today to open the FDRC Expansion,” says Blais. “It’s been a project I’ve worked closely on since its inception, and is going to bring tremendous value to an already stellar facility.”
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais is proud to announce that a major 2014 election commitment, the Trans Orléans Cycling and Pedestrian Pathway, is in its final design stage and should be shovel ready by this fall.
Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais was joined by members off the Rocque family to break ground on Henri Rocque Park located in the Avalon Encore subdivision.
Cumberland City Councillor and amateur sports champion, Stephen Blais and hundreds of east end children officially opened the new Millennium Splash Pad and Turf Field. The opening included a ‘Surf and Turf’ Splash Pad and featured a Cumberland Cobras girls’ exhibition match and the Orléans Bengals versus the Cumberland Panthers in various activities.
Local sports and recreation champion Cumberland Ward Councillor Stephen Blais alongside Mayor Jim Watson celebrated the groundbreaking of the François Dupuis Recreation Centre’s (FDRC) new expansion.
City Councillor Stephen Blais is pleased to announce that the first park in the new Avalon Encore community has been approved and will begin construction this year.
“Families that have chosen Avalon Encore will not have to wait years for their park to be built,” says Blais. “Our new park building process will ensure residents of all ages will be able to enjoy the park shortly after moving in.”
Stephen is pleased to announce a new initiative for the 2016 winter season which will see the major East-West Hydro corridor’s multiuse pathway groomed for recreational use this winter.
“It’s often hard to stay active in our long cold winters,” says Blais. “By grooming the Hydro corridor’s multiuse pathway we can provide more opportunities for Orléans residents to stay fit by walking, snowshoeing or even cross country skiing right here in our own neighbourhood.”
Councillor Stephen Blais was pleased to welcome the public to the Vars fire station to present the preliminary design and get feedback from residents on a new parkette that is part of a new subdivision in the Village of Vars.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Francois Dupuis Recreation Centre
2263 Portobello Boulevard
7 to 8:30 pm
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais is proud to have secured the necessary funding requested by the Orléans Little League baseball club to improve the Wilfred Murray Baseball Diamond (upper).
Cumberland City Councillor Redbeard Stephen Blais be pleased t' announce that t' Pirate theme was t' overwhelmin' choice o' residents durin' t' recent consultations on splash pad designs fer Millennium Park.
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais is proud to present three options for the new splash pad coming to Millennium Park. The splash pad will be built as part of the $8 million Millennium Park expansion.
“The Millennium Splash pad will be the biggest in the entire east end with a capacity for hundreds,” says Councillor Blais. “This new splash pad will become a popular destination for families during Ottawa’s hot and humid summer days.”
The rest of the city should borrow from a playbook that’s proposing an $8-million upgrade to Millennium Park in Orléans, according to the councillor quarterbacking the plan.
Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais said an agreement between the city and four developers to add an artificial turf field, new soccer fields, splash pads and a field house — all on the builders’ dime— is a blueprint of hownew parks can be quickly advanced.
Largest investment in park infrastructure since amalgamation
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais today announced that with the signing of a memorandum of understanding with local home builders, that his Millennium Park expansion initiative has cleared its first hurdle in becoming a reality for taxpayers of the east end.
“François Dupuis is already the envy of every other community in Ottawa,” says Councillor Blais. “With the addition of a community centre, it will be the best recreational & community centre in the entire city.”