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CGOW Community Association

Do you live in Convent Glen - Orleans Wood?  Get in touch with the CGOW Community Association to keep on top of what's going on in our community!  Find it on the web (, join the Facebook group (search "Convent Glen - Orleans Wood Community Association), follow Twitter (@CGOWCA), or subscribe to the e-newsletter by e-mailing:


Volunteers needed!

The Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre is in need of volunteers for Meals on Wheels, Transportation to Medical Appointments, Friendly Visitors for Seniors (especially someone that speaks Mandarin) and the Grocery Bus.  Please contact Gayle at 613-741-6025 or  HYPERLINK ""


Free Community Summer Playgroup

Everyone is welcome to join the Abiding Word Lutheran Church at 1575 Belcourt Blvd. in Orléans, for a FREE playgroup for children ages 0 – 5. It runs weekly on Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. between July 11 – August 22. Each week your child will participate in fun, Christian based activities such as story time, crafts and more! Enjoy meeting other parents in your community in a relaxing environment over the summer. Limited space available so please pre-register ASAP. For more information and to register, contact Elaine at 613-824-7268 or at


Annual community corn roast

MPP Phil McNeely invites you to join him at his Annual Community Corn Roast and BBQ. The event will take place at Petrie Island on Thursday, July 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be children's activities, and fun for the whole family to enjoy.


Colonel By Day at the Bytown Museum

The Ottawa Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society will be demonstrating Scottish Country Dancing on Colonel By Day, August 6, at 12 noon and 1.00 p.m. down below the Bytown Museum on the grass.  Come meet and dance with us and find out how much fun this activity can be. Sign up for introductory classes in Ottawa and Manotick starting Sept 11, 2012


Volunteers needed at Madonna nursing home in Orleans

Residents need assistance with feeding, primarily at dinnertime. Also, friendly faces are needed to take residents for walks or activities held at Madonna. Or, just to engage an isolated resident in conversation. This does not require more than a couple hours a week but will make a great difference in a resident’s life. If you are able to assist contact: Liliene Mey Yee, recreational director, 613-824-2040 ext 705


The Ottawa Mommy Club

Visit their free information website about parenting, resources, family related issues, upcoming events and much more, along with a monthly meet up, newsletters and contests. It’s free to join!   HYPERLINK ""


We need your help! 

Are you organizing an event? Is there something interesting happening in your community? Well, we want to know about it! Help us build our "Community Billboard" section so that we can keep all of Orleans and Cumberland posted on what's going on in the neighbourhood. Please send any suggestions to  HYPERLINK "" 


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Organizations: CGOW Community Association, Convent Glen - Orleans Wood Community Association, Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre Friendly Visitors for Seniors Abiding Word Lutheran Church ASAP Bytown Museum Shenkman Art Centre Papanack Park Zoo Ottawa Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Cumberland

Geographic location: Orleans, Ottawa, North Pole Petrie Island Manotick

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