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Thank you also to our city councilors for the PPRA catchment area Catherine Mckenney, https://twitter.com/cmckenney and Jeff Leiper, https://twitter.com/JLeiper

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Thank you also to our city councilors for the PPRA catchment area Catherine Mckenney, https://twitter.com/cmckenney and Jeff Leiper, https://twitter.com/JLeiper and their staff for helping out and for their generous donations of items for our silent auction and donations for our fundraising efforts.  This event raised over two thousand dollars and the community had a great time.

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PPRA Dessert Party Next Saturday September 26 2:30 pm-4:30 pm

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PPRA Fundraiser Saturday September 26, 2015 

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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PLANT POOL RECREATION  ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL DESSERT PARTY

COME OUT AND ENJOY DELICIOUS DESSERTS AND REFRESHMENTS
WITH FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS

TICKETS $5  for your choice of homemade desserts and beverages.

Kids table with cupcake decorating and door prizes for kids.

Fabulous silent auction for the adults to raise money for valuable PPRA Programs such as free summer park program, swim vouchers and lessons.  Help us ensure that everyone has access to the pool and programs while having a great time at our beautiful facility.

This is an event you should not miss.

THE PLANT RECREATION CENTRE
PRESTON ROOM
930 SOMERSET STREET WEST

In Partnership with
Cambridge St. Public School

 

PPRA Dessert PARTY 2015

10,000 steps’ 10,000 Thank Yous!

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What a wonderful day! Perfect weather for walking and for celebrating health and fitness in our community.

Between 50 and 60 walkers (43 registered at the PRC and others at stations on route) enjoyed some, if not all, of the route.  For many participants it was their second (annual?) walk and they appeared just as excited to do it again a year later.
 Given the talk around the food table at the end of the walk the event certainly seems to be raising awareness about fitness and health through walking. A special thanks to the Royal Bank for their generous donation of pedometers for every participant. Comparing steps completed certainly generated discussion amongst those who stayed for something to eat.

There are so many people and organizations to thank. The task  almost seems like starting the 10,000 Steps Challenge over again.

First, there is every member of the PPRA Board who, as always, pulled together to incorporate the second Steps Challenge with a new Hoops Tournament (approximately another 50 people to integrate into food calculations etc.)  Special mention must go to the PPRA President, Martha Musgrove, who conceived of the idea 2 years ago and worked tirelessly for many months putting the first 10,000 Steps Challenge together for 2014. With such a good template in place, the job of replication, with minor changes, was relatively simple. In addition, 4 former Board members lent their special expertise in  the kitchen and on the route to ensure the event unfolded smoothly.  Thank you.

Second, there is every organization that came back on board for a second year to set up stations – Hintonburg Recreation Association, Ottawa Tai Chi Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Centretown NDP Riding Association, Cambridge St. Public School, Somerset West Community Health Centre, and Dalhousie Community Association. As well, there are the new organizations which joined us for the first time: The Door Youth Drop-in, Gotta Walk, Save Little Italy, and Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. Thank you.

Third, generous donations from Bridgehead, the Bagelshop, the Ottawa Tai Chi Association, the Preston St. BIA, the Red Apron, and the Plant Recreation Centre contributed to both the food and prize tables. Also, for as long as PPRA has been operating (almost 20 years)  Advance Printers have continuously supported us with reduced printing costs.  Thank you.

Fourth, even though Councillor Catherine McKenney could not join us since she was out of town on municipal business, a contribution from her office helped  with publicity, food, and prize expenses. Thank you.   

Fifth, our MP Paul Dewar very generously took time to support the event and join us to say a few words on the importance of fitness and health.  Thank you.

Sixth, as always, the staff at Plant Recreation Centre supported us in every way possible- if not moving mountains at least “pods”, and interrupting their work  to find the “bits and pieces” which always seem suddenly essential at the eleventh hour- all with good grace. Thank you.

Finally, a very special thanks to our “army” of volunteers from both Glebe Collegiate and the Royal Bank. We have never had the luxury of so many hands on “stand by”. It was a little overwhelming. I really hope taking so much of your time from your week-end activities brought some personal benefits since it certainly gave us a great boost. Thank you.

It was a real pleasure working with everyone involved in the 2015 10,000 Steps Challenge. I hope to have the pleasure of working again with you in the future.

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Thank You!

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A BIG Thank You to Everyone who came out for The 10,000 Steps challenge last Saturday and HOOPS!  Here are some Photos of the events.  See you next year.

Thank you Community Foundation!

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The Plant Pool Recreation Association is the grateful recipient of a $2,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Ottawa for our Increased Access to Public Swims project. Ensuring every child in our neighbourhood has access to the Plant Pool is a foundational objective of our association, and the wonderful support we have received from the Community Foundation helps make this objective possible. During the last fiscal year, the PPRA was able to provide over 1,000 vouchers to kids who wanted to swim at Plant.

AGM to Follow Public meeting

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AGM to Follow the PUBLIC MEETING

LIGHT UP THE COURTS!

Come and show your support for exterior lighting on the Plant Recreation Centre basketball courts.
Tuesday, October 14, 7:00 pm
Plant Recreation Centre
930 Somerset Street West

 

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A HUGE Thank You to Everyone who came out to the Dessert Party last Saturday!

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Thank You!

To everyone who attended and to everyone who helped out.

 

This year we had an army of volunteers from Glebe, Lisgar and Cambridge PS as well as help from our PPRA board members and PPRA members, Cambridge PS parents, parent council, teachers and many other kind community members. Thank you to Mary Young of the Cambridge PS parent council for finding such wonderful volunteers and for making the event happen again this year.
Once again Bridgehead donated the coffee and a wonderful gift basket for a door prize.  We thank them and without them we would have a hard time doing this wonderful yearly event.
The flowers that were presented to Diane Holmes as a thank you for years of community service to our neighborhood, the PPRA and the Plant Pool were arranged by Vanessa Madely of Sparrow Floral Design. Info@sparrowfloraldesign.caVanessa also donated floral arrangements for the centre pieces at our event.

Here are some Pics from the event

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Don’t Miss it!

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PPRA Dessert Party

Saturday September 27, 2014

 

PPRA Dessert PARTY 2014

PLANT POOL RECREATION
ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL DESSERT
PARTY

COME OUT AND ENJOY DELICIOUS DESSERTS AND REFRESHMENTS
WITH FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS

TICKETS $5 / DESSERT AND BEVERAGE

THE PLANT RECREATION CENTRE
PRESTON ROOM
930 SOMERSET STREET WEST

In Partnership with
Cambridge St. Public School