Community Engagement / Engagement Communautaire

Councillor Blais Renews Support for Cobras

Councillor Blais Renews Support for Cobras

Donation to help pay for uniforms

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais has donated $500 to help the U15 Girls Cumberland Cobras offset costs of uniforms during a profound opportunity to compete in the The Ontario Youth Soccer League (OYSL).

Cairine Wilson Varsity Girls Soccer Team off to England

Blais presents $1,000 to help offset cost

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais was proud to present a cheque for $1,000 to the Cairine Wilson Varsity Girls Soccer Team.

BLAIS JOINS “TEAM FROSTY” WITH DONATION

BLAIS JOINS “TEAM FROSTY” WITH DONATION

Inspired by students and Kevin Frost

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais was proud to present a cheque for $1,000 to Kevin Frost, an Orléans resident who is deaf and blind and competes worldwide as a speed skater.

BLAIS SUPPORTS AMATEUR ARTS

BLAIS SUPPORTS AMATEUR ARTS

Students to perform at festival in Scotland

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais was proud to present a cheque for $1,000 to the students of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School’s arts program.

Welcome The Corner Bar & Grill

Welcome The Corner Bar & Grill

Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais welcomed Athon Varvaresos owner of The Corner Bar & Grill to Orléans.

“Small business is the backbone of our economy,” says Councillor Blais. “Small business owners like Athon employ thousands across our region and provide extraordinary benefit to our community.”

Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre

Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE
June 25, 2012
3-9 pm
Rendez-vous des aînés
3349 Navan Road

Proposed Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre (CRRRC)

Taggart-Miller is proposing to build a facility to offer an option for commercial waste processing and recovery in the Capital Region.

The Queen and Orléans: Inspiring and Historical

As we move through the days and months of 2012, I often wonder if any events this year will rival certain events of 1952. While the Today Show premiered, eventually becoming one of the longest-running television series in America, Ottawa’s very own Dan Aykroyd was born on Dominion Day. Entertainment firsts were equally matched by technology as the mechanical heart was used for the first time in a human patient and the first passenger jet flight happened between London and Johannesburg.

While the world loses incredible women such as Eva Peron of Argentina and Hattie McDaniel, the first black person to win an Academy Award (Best Supporting Actress - Mammy in Gone with the Wind), achievements and joy abound when Ann Davison becomes the first woman to single-handedly sail the Atlantic Ocean and The Diary of a Young Girl, a book of the writings from the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank, is published.

2020 Dorima

2020 Dorima

The City of Ottawa is currently considering a proposal for 24 stacked townhomes for 2020 Dorima Street at the southwest corner of Innes Road. At my request two public meetings were held to receive feedback from residents. Twenty-nine parking spaces will be provided, including five for visitors. Two of the three buildings containing eight units will front onto Innes with a third on Dorima. Parking will be accessed by lanes with one for entry and a second for egress.
BLAIS WELCOMES ASIAN SUPERCENTRE TO CUMBERLAND WARD

BLAIS WELCOMES ASIAN SUPERCENTRE TO CUMBERLAND WARD

-- 160 NEW JOBS FOR ORLÉANS --

Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais was pleased to welcome the Asian Supercentre to the community at its official opening this morning.

Located on Tenth Line Road, beside Goodlife Fitness, the Asian Supercentre is the largest multicultural grocery store of its kind and offers a wide array of options including Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Indian cuisine - and much more.

BLAIS DONATES CAR ALLOWANCE TO ORLÉANS BENGALS

BLAIS DONATES CAR ALLOWANCE TO ORLÉANS BENGALS

Supports purchase of new helmets to improve player safety

Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais is pleased to announce that he has kept another campaign promise, which is to donate the unaccountable city councillor car allowance to community groups in the East End. The first recipient of his donation is the Orléans Bengals football club.

“As a father of a young child and a former volunteer football coach, it is important to me that children are safe when playing sports,” says Blais. “I am pleased that my donation will help equip two entire football teams with Xenith helmets.”

BLAIS HELPS FIND FUNDING FOR NEW PANTHERS SCOREBOARD

BLAIS HELPS FIND FUNDING FOR NEW PANTHERS SCOREBOARD

Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais, alongside the Cumberland Panthers and Mattamy Homes helped unveil the Cumberland Panthers Scoreboard at Millennium field Saturday.

The Panthers partnered with the City of Ottawa last year to fund the project but shortly after the election it became clear a funding gap was present. Blais approached Mattamy Homes who generously offered to sponsor the Panthers and make the scoreboard a reality.

Fall Delights

The Autumn has long been my favourite time of year. Ironically, my wife, Marta’s favourite holiday has always been Halloween, so it was befitting that Stephen Jr. was born on that day a few years ago. While Halloween is a special time of year where children and adults can dress-up, we decorate our homes, neighbours come together, and we indulge in candy. We must also be cognizant of the dangers posed during this night.
Cumberland Museum

Blais Strikes While the Iron is Hot at the Cumberland Museum

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais got a crash course in forging from the village blacksmith to help promote upcoming events at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum.

“Now that I have mastered the art of cow milking, I felt I should take up a new challenge,” says Blais - referring to his recent success against Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal Galipeau.

The village blacksmith will present a beginners’ blacksmithing workshop to guests of the Cumberland Heritage Village museum on Saturday, June 25. New blacksmiths will turn unremarkable pieces of metal into unique usable works of art to take home.

BLAIS DELIVERS $15,000 FOR ALAIN FORTIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

BLAIS DELIVERS $15,000 FOR ALAIN FORTIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais delivered a cheque for $15,000 to the Parents’ Council at Alain Fortin Catholic Elementary School for the construction of two play structures.

“Our schools are community assets,” says Blais. “These new play structures will promote physical activity and provide our children one more place where they can just be kids!”

COUNCILLOR BLAIS GOES BACK TO SCHOOL

Councillor Blais Goes Back to School

Councillor Stephen Blais recently read to a Grade 4 Class at St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School.

“As a father, I fully understand why literacy and numeracy are important building blocks for children,” says Blais. “As the former Catholic School Board Trustee for Orléans-Cumberland, I am always willing to participate in such a valuable initiative as Ontario Education Week."

Councillor Blais serves it up for McHappy Day

Councillor Blais serves it up for McHappy Day

Councillor Stephen Blais served breakfast to customers at McDonalds today to raise funds in support of Ottawa children in need.

“It is rewarding to participate with local businesses and community leaders and give back to the community,” says Blais. “This is McDonald’s hallmark charity event, which directly benefits families in our city. I am happy to be a part of it.”

Blais Tours Avalon Public School to View SMART Board technology

Councillor Stephen Blais, Vice Chair of the City of Ottawa’s Information Technology (I.T.) sub-committee toured Avalon Public School to view the school’s newly purchased SMART Boards. SMART Board technology is becoming increasingly more popular in schools as it serves as an interactive whiteboard to help improve learning outcomes for students.

Cumberland bypass to be named after former mayor

A road could be named after a former Cumberland mayor and provincial cabinet minister.

Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais said his office is proposing to name the Blackburn bypass extension Brian Coburn Blvd.

The road, designed to relieve traffic on Innes Rd., runs just south of Orleans.

Blais announces naming of Brian Coburn Boulevard

Blais announces naming of Brian Coburn Boulevard

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais is proud to announce the renaming of the Blackburn By-pass Extension to Brian Coburn Boulevard.

“Renaming this main arterial road through the heart of Avalon is the perfect way to show the City’s appreciation of Judge Coburn’s longstanding dedication to our community and our region’s rural roots,” says Blais. “It is an honour to nominate such an honourable community leader for this very special recognition.”

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