Parks / Parcs

Blais Delivers on Major Cycling & Pedestrian Project

Blais Delivers on Major Cycling & Pedestrian Project

Trans Orléans Cycling and Pedestrian Pathway Construction Set to Begin

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.

Henri Rocque Park Breaks Ground

Henri Rocque Park Breaks Ground

Blais joined by family to commemorate former Cumberland Mayor

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.

Blais Officially Opens Millennium Splash Pad and Turf Field

Blais Officially Opens Millennium Splash Pad and Turf Field

State of the art facility in Orléans

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.

Le Centre récréatif François-Dupuis sera agrandi

François Dupuis Recreation Centre to be Expanded

Blais continues to deliver on improving quality of life for Cumberland residents

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.

Henri Rocque Park Concept Plan

BLAIS ANNOUNCES NEW PARK FOR AVALON ENCORE

Concept plans for Henri Rocque Park approved

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.”

Hydro Path

BLAIS SECURES PILOT TO GROOM HYDRO CORRIDOR PATHWAY THIS WINTER

Another recreational improvement for Orléans & Cumberland residents

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.”

Cassandra Park

CASSANDRA PARK IN VARS SET FOR 2016

City seeks input for new parkette on Cassandra Street

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.

FDRC

FRANÇOIS DUPUIS RECREATION CENTRE EXPANSION

Councillor Blais is pleased to invite you to attend a community consultation to review, discuss and comment on preliminary designs for the expansion of the François Dupuis Recreation Centre. The proposed expansion will include a gymnasium and multi-purpose room.

Monday, January 26, 2015
Francois Dupuis Recreation Centre
Avalon Room
2263 Portobello Boulevard
7 to 8:30 pm

A Home Run for Wilfred Murray Park

A Home Run for Wilfred Murray Park

Councillor Blais secures funding to improve local baseball diamond

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).

Pirates Find Treaaye (Treasure) in Cumberland

Pirates Find Treaaye (Treasure) in Cumberland

Pirate Theme winner o' community consultation fer Millennium Park splash pad

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.

MULTIPLE MILLENNIUM SPLASH PAD OPTIONS

MULTIPLE MILLENNIUM SPLASH PAD OPTIONS

Blais to consult parents and their kids

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.”

Millennium Park

BLAIS PROPOSES $8 MILLION EXPANSION OF MILLENNIUM PARK

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 set to get Community Centre

François Dupuis set to get Community Centre

As part of Budget 2014, the François Dupuis Recreation Centre is set to see an expansion with the construction of a community centre.

“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.”

ORLÉANS SCORES A “SIXER”

ORLÉANS SCORES A “SIXER”

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen has teamed up with the Cumberland Cricket Club, to bring another improvement to city’s east end. The first cricket pitch in Ottawa’s east end will be formally opened this summer.
Blais Opens Norman Edwards Park

Blais Opens Norman Edwards Park

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais today was pleased to open the picturesque Norman Edwards park on Sunshine Crescent, in the heart of the Orleans section of Cumberland Ward.
Blais opens first pool since Ottawa’s amalgamation

Blais opens first pool since Ottawa’s amalgamation

François Dupuis Recreation Centre celebrates its official opening

Cumberland Ward Councillor Stephen Blais, Mayor Jim Watson and members of the François Dupuis family, today celebrated the official opening of the François Dupuis Recreation Centre.

Blais unveils Lalande Conservation Park

Blais unveils Lalande Conservation Park

Councillor Stephen Blais joined Mayor Jim Watson and the Lalande family of Orléans today at the Des Sentiers elementary school for the unveiling of Lalande Conservation Park.
Blais Breaks Ground Years Ahead on $1.9M Vista Park

Blais Breaks Ground Years Ahead on $1.9M Vista Park

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais today was pleased to break ground on the construction of Vista Park, located in the heart of the growing Avalon community. The $1.9M park is being constructed years ahead of schedule as a result of a front ending agreement Blais negotiated between the City of Ottawa and Minto.

“The residents of Avalon have been waiting years to see some progress made on Vista Park,” says Blais. “One of my first priorities following the election was to secure the funding necessary to significantly expedite the building of this much needed community park.”

New Accessible Swings Come to Two Avalon Parks

New Accessible Swings Come to Two Avalon Parks

Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais is pleased to announce that accessible swings have been added to both Scala and Portobello Parks in Avalon.
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