Champlain Oaks event Dec. 21: People and Trees

Champlain Oaks event Dec. 21: People and Trees
Posted on December 11, 2013 | Daniel Buckles | Written on December 11, 2013
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Bur oaks, Samuel de Champlain, and the Cowley family!

Special event Dec. 21 @ 11 a.m. in the Champlain Park Field House (Cowley Avenue at Clearview in Westboro, Ottawa).

Unveiling of two installations that celebrate the links between trees and people in Champlain Park (Kitchissippi).

The outdoor installation features a cross-section from an ancient bur oak cut in 2011 to make way for infill on Northwestern Avenue. An indoor installation presents a timeline of important events in our community’s natural and social history.
Both of these permanent installations sponsored by the City of Ottawa celebrate our community’s unique links to a riverboat captain, Daniel Keyworth Cowley.
Kitchissippi councillor Katherine Hobbs will unveil the installations and kick off the festivities.
Local genealogist, Christine Jackson, and members of Captain Cowley's family will be on hand with pictures and stories.

Families and friends are welcome!

  • Hot drinks and food
  • Craft table for children
  • Write or draw yourself into a new timeline of significant events in Kitchissippi

 This event is hosted by the Champlain Oaks Project ( with support from the Champlain Park Community Association.

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Daniel Buckles is a resident of Kitchissippi Ward, and co-recipient of the 2020 Conservation Award from the Ottawa Field Naturalist Club for work to conserve Heritage Bur Oaks in the Champlain Park neighbourhood. ... More