You know it has been a busy season when we have not had enough time to tell you what makes the partners we work with so awesome! Sarah from Ottawa’s Carlington Community Association shared this great information with us:
Rain Barrels Sale Builds Community in Ottawa
Ottawa’s Carlington neighbourhood is known for its spectacular gardens and vibrant community. That is why the Carlington Community Association (CCA) selected Rainbarrel.ca as the ideal partner for its first major fundraising venture.
The CCA is a volunteer-powered not-for-profit dedicated to building a greener, safer, better Carlington. CCA members care about what happens in their community and in Ottawa.
As home to some of Ottawa’s most diverse neighbourhoods, Carlington faces many challenges in building community spirit. The CCA works to bring neighbors together through key events and partnerships.
Every year, the CCA organizes several annual events including the Carlington Cup shinny hockey tournament, the Victoria Day Weekend Family Fun Day and BBQ, and the Yard and Plant Sale (this year featuring the Rain Barrel sale!). All events are free to the community – something that is key to nurturing the inclusive spirit of Carlington.
In addition to organizing events, the CCA has adopted Alexander Park. Twice yearly clean-ups, ongoing maintenance and the planting of flower beds has helped to create a safe and happy space for Carlington’s children to play and grow.
Thanks to the support of local sponsors Bowman’s Bar & Grill, Cake Café, Realtor Angie Zarysky, and City Councillor Maria McRae and fundraising efforts like the rain barrel sale, the CCA plans to continue to expand its community-building activities. The CCA is fortunate to have a dedicated group of volunteers who are tireless in their efforts and make Carlington a wonderful place to live.
The CCA’s rain barrel sale takes place Saturday, June 7th from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. Rain barrels are $55 each and can be pre-ordered online at www.RainBarrel.ca/CCA.
Contact RainBarrel@CarlingtonCommunity.org if you have any questions.
To find out more or to join the CCA visit www.CarlingtonCommunity.org.