30 October 2013

This issue includes an invitation to artists to submit proposals for the Glebe Parking Garage, along with invitations to a couple of Crime Prevention Week events. And, just in the nick of time, I’d like to share the City of Ottawa’s Halloween Tips.

David Chernushenko
Councillor for Capital Ward
613-580-2487 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Glebe Parking Garage: Public Art Opportunity

The City of Ottawa’s Public Art Program invites artists to submit proposals to develop, design and implement a public art commission for the Glebe Parking Garage project as outlined in the Call to Artists. Artist teams may apply.

The complete call to artists (including eligibility, design requirements, budgets, site locations, supporting documents, and selection criteria, etc.) is available at ottawa.ca/arts.

An information meeting to provide potential applicants with the particulars of the site and the project will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Routhier Community Centre (172 Guigues Ave, first floor lounge).

The total budget for this commission is $43,000 plus HST. The commission budget must include all costs required to design, fabricate and install the project. Submissions must be received by Monday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m.

For more information, visit ottawa.ca/arts, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 613-244-4429.

Crime Prevention Week Data Shred

Sunday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Greenboro Park and Ride

Nov. 3 to 9 is Crime Prevention Week, an annual event that highlights community safety and positive relationships between the police and our community.

As part of the week's activities, the Ottawa Police Service, in collaboration with Data Shred, is hosting a fundraiser for the Ottawa Food Bank at the Greenboro Park and Ride, on the north end of the South Keys Shopping Centre. Data Shred is volunteering its shredding services in return for a food donation. Anyone can bring their confidential documents to be professionally shredded!

Come out and participate in this community event and get rid of those confidential documents you've been holding on to because you just don't know what to do with them.

Community Safety Awards

Monday, Nov. 4, 5 – 7 p.m.
Ottawa City Hall (Jean Pigott Hall), 110 Laurier Ave. W.

Crime Prevention Ottawa will host the fifth annual Community Safety Awards to celebrate individuals and groups making outstanding contributions to the safety of our community — and you are invited to join us.

The event will include inspiring stories, light refreshments, entertainment and prizes.

RSVP to Francine Demers, Crime Prevention Ottawa, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-580-2424 ext. 22454

Every year during Crime Prevention Week in November, Crime Prevention Ottawa recognizes the people and programs that have made a difference in preventing crime and making communities safer across the city.

The Community Safety Awards recognize community leaders in the following categories:

  • Volunteer Award
  • Volunteer Program Award
  • Community Program Award
  • Leadership Award
  • Ginsberg, Gingras and Associates Business Award
  • Youth Leadership Award
  • Enforcement Professional Award
  • City Employee Award

Halloween Tips to Stay Safe and Injury-Free

The City of Ottawa would like to remind everyone that a visit from firefighters or paramedics is no treat, and injuring yourself is not a trick anyone wants to see. Please have a safe and happy Halloween by keeping these simple safety tips in mind.

On the street

  • The best costumes are light coloured or bright and reflective.
  • Keep costumes short to avoid tripping and falling.
  • Wearing a mask impedes vision, so use face paint instead.
  • Don’t let children trick-or-treat alone — have adult supervision at all times.
  • Motorists need to be extra vigilant when driving on Halloween night.

In the house

  • Leave sharp carving tools to adults — kids can decorate their pumpkins with paint.
  • Small, battery-powered lights are the safest for use in jack-o’-lanterns. If you use a candle, try a tea light or votive candle in a non-combustible holder.
  • Place candlelit jack-o’-lanterns on sturdy surfaces, away from anything that can burn, such as curtains, costumes and decorations.
  • Never leave a lit candle unattended.

In case of emergency

  • Make sure children know how to call 9-1-1 if they experience an emergency.
  • Teach children to STOP, DROP and ROLL should their clothing catch fire.