About PPRA

What is the Plant Pool Recreation Association (PPRA)?

The PPRA is a non-profit, community-based organization, that aims to improve our community by increasing access to recreation opportunities and spaces at the City of Ottawa Plant Recreation Centre (Plant Bath) and Plouffe Park. The PPRA draws membership from citizens city-wide concerned about community development, as well as past and present users of Plouffe Park, and facilities at the Plant Recreation Centre.

Membership is open to all interested persons, and involvement can be geared to your schedule. Some members are signed on in a support-only category, or for specific programs/events, while others take an active role in programs, meetings and advocacy.

YOU are welcome to join in any capacity!

We are Hiring!

Job Description – Snow Removal Attendant, Plouffe Park
2 hours confirmed a week @ $15/hour for 8 weeks
17 years and up

Are you interested in earning extra money in January & February 2021? The PPRA is seeking the assistance of Snow Removal Attendants to assist with snow removal at the Plouffe Park Outdoor Rink, located at 130 Preston St behind the Plant Bath recreation centre. The snow removal attendants will be on call to clear and remove snow from the outdoor rink.

In addition to responding to periodic snow storms throughout the season, each Snow Removal Attendant should be available one weekend morning (around 6 am for 1 hour) and one weekday night (around 11 pm for 1 hour) to assist the Rink Operator with snow removal.

The Snow Removal Attendants must be able to lift snow piles ranging from 25 to 40 pounds, and have the necessary clothing (boots, winter coat, gloves, etc.). A comfort level with working in cold weather is necessary.

This position could also lead to taking on the role of Rink Operator in 2022 ($3800 plus for 8 weeks).

Please respond to plantpoolrecreationassociation@gmail.com by December 11, 2020

PPRA at Work…

The PPRA offers summer programming for children at the Plouffe Park. Activities include sports, games, and arts & crafts. The summer program provides opportunities for children to develop skills in all types of sports.

In partnership with the City of Ottawa, the PPRA provides winter programming at Plouffe Park, including a high-board ice rink, as well as a free skate area. The Plouffe Room is open for winter skaters and manned by helpful PPRA volunteers and staff. The PPRA provides a collection of skates and hockey equipment free for anyone to use.

The PPRA also provides free swim passes to the Plant Recreation Centre pool for families in our community.

Partnering with local schools to provide swimming lessons for school aged children at the Plant Recreation Centre pool is another PPRA initiative. Along with increasing access to the pool and weight room for local non-profit programs through partnerships with the City of Ottawa’s affordable fitness program for women, “Woman Alive”, the “Seniors Connection” program and the Somerset West Community Health Centre.

In the summer, PPRA volunteers assist with maintaining the street view garden.

PPRA programs are supported by active fundraising and invaluable volunteer efforts.

Questions? Want to get involved ? Contact us at plantpoolrecreationassociation@gmail.com


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