(Nepean)- Join MPP MacLeod and your fellow neighbours for a free community picnic in honour of Canada’s 150th! MPP MacLeod will provide free “Canadian” food including poutine, hamburgers and hot dogs and encourages everyone to bring a dish from their family or cultural background to share with your neighbours! Residents are encouraged bring their own decorated portable table to be part of “Most Creative and Patriotic Table”. There will be a two hour multicultural stage offering entertainment and will serve as the location to announce the Nepean-Carleton 150 Inspiration Awards (to learn more about the inspiration awards click here). A patriotic Canada themed photo booth will be set up, face painting, henna and painting in the park will be encouraged as will sporting activities such as volleyball, rugby and baseball.We will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Barrhaven and FAMSAC Food Cupboards!
DATE: August 27, 2017
TIME: 1-2PM Table Decorating and Setup; 2-4PM Entertainment and Food
LOCATION: Ken Ross Park, 600 Longfields Dr, Nepean, ON
To learn more or to RSVP click here or call 613-823-2116
TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
WHEREAS, the regulations from the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA) coming into effect as of September 2017 have forced City of Ottawa recreation centres to limit their childcare availability, and to stop caring for children under age 6 completely; and
WHEREAS, this policy will result in many parents being forced to find alternative care for their children, and possibly having to separate siblings into more than one care facility; and
WHEREAS, waitlists and the high costs of alternative child care spaces, lack of availability of before and after school care at many schools and the cuts to independent childcare operator spaces are all causing hardships for parents; and
WHEREAS, the CCEYA will cause direct, negative financial and psychological impacts on families across the city, especially on suburban and rural families who are reliant on City of Ottawa recreation centre childcare; and
WHEREAS, parents, and not the government, are the best judge of what childcare option will be the safest choice and best for their own children;
THEREFORE, we the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows: To immediately amend the regulations accompanying the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, to ensure that the needs of families in the City of
Ottawa are the top priority.DOWNLOAD THE PETITION VIEW OTHER PETITIONS
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