The City is preparing to break ground on a combination of soccer fields and a cricket pitch at the François Dupuis Recreation Centre.
Major new park in Avalon Encore proposed to be named for legendary east-end leader
- 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.”
Online consultation for Mondaria Park in Summerside West
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
New addition opens new possibilities
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Concept plans for Henri Rocque Park approved
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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
2263 Portobello Boulevard
7 to 8:30 pm
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).
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.
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.”
Plans underway to developmajor $8Meast end park
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.
Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais is pleased to announce that Wilfred Murray Park in Cumberland Village is set for a $240,000 replacement in 2014.
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.”
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.