Need a Helmet?

posted Apr 18, 2018, 11:38 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

For the 7th year, Ottawa Public Health has partnered with sports retailers across Ottawa to bring residents a discount on helmets.  Helmets can help prevent serious brain and head injuries by absorbing the force from a fall or hit to the head.  Helmets are recommended for activities such as skateboarding, rollerblading, biking, sledding, skating, skiing and snowboarding.  In Ontario, it is mandatory for anyone under the age of 18 to wear a certified helmet while riding a bicycle (Highway Traffic Act:


The Helmet Discount Weekend is Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6, 2018


For a list of participating retailers, please visit the Ottawa Public Health website (

I have attached a promotional poster and postcards (in English and French).  Please feel free to use and share these as appropriate.  If you need more resources, please get in touch with me.


Thank you so much for your support in this campaign.

St Ignatius Fundraiser

posted Apr 12, 2018, 10:46 AM by Margarita Ziroldo


St. Ignatius Martyr Parish, 518 Donald St. (Rear Entrance)
Saturday, April 21, 2018 -  6:00 p.m.
Presenting the talented Band - 'ANOTHER LEVEL' - featuring an amazing selection of Celtic, Country, Contemporary, Pop, Jazz and Classic Rock tunes -- (7-10 p.m.)
Delicious Supper 6:00 p.m.,  Cash Bar,  Silent Auction
Tickets  20.00.  Information & Reserve Tickets - 613-748-6093 

Family Science Night!

posted Mar 26, 2018, 12:43 PM by Margarita Ziroldo

Everyone is welcome to join in an evening of engaging, fun, hands-on science workshops!

Tuesday March 27th, 2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
St John Paul II Catholic School

**All students need to be accompanied by a parent to attend.

Presentation for Parents

posted Mar 7, 2018, 6:25 AM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated Mar 7, 2018, 9:43 AM ]

   Anxiety in School-Aged Children  - Tues. April 3, 2018

r. Jean Clinton
St. Paul High School:   2675 Draper Avenue
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Both parents and teachers are expressing increased concern about the number of children exhibiting anxiety. This talk will explore what some of the causes may be and some strategies for helping.

Register Now: ​

March Break at the Ottawa Public Library!

posted Feb 26, 2018, 7:08 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

The Ottawa Public Library offers free, mostly bilingual, activities every day of that week!


The theme this year is “Tune in! branche-toi!” -so we’ll be having fun with music, song lyrics, sound effects, dance moves, instruments, etc. J


Please check out the website for the North Gloucester branch @ 2036 Ogilvie –with programs geared to ages 0-6 and 6-12 and the website’s events’ database, for more options at other locations! Ottawa Public Library


Please note that some of the programs do require registration and that space is limited! Registration can be done with a library card, at any branch.


Awazibi Pow Wow

posted Feb 23, 2018, 10:48 AM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated Feb 23, 2018, 11:01 AM ]

Save the date! On March 10th, 2018 at the Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By, LEVEL 2.  Doors open at 10 am, Grand entry at 12:00 pm.  Feast (registration required) at 5:30 pm.  
Please join us with an Awazibi Pow Wow. Hosted by the University of Ottawa Indigenous Affairs and the Indigenous Student Association.  Contact for more information.

Vaccination information

posted Feb 9, 2018, 11:56 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

Vaccination is the best way to protect your child's health

Parents are responsible for the well-being of their children, including protecting them from illness caused by diseases that are vaccine-preventable. Learn about vaccination and why it is important to your child's health.

Parents agree that feeding and sleeping schedules are important to help keep children healthy. The same goes for childhood vaccinations. Vaccinating your children is the best way to keep them safe from many serious and potentially deadly diseases. You can help protect your children by getting them vaccinated on time and keeping their shots up-to-date.

Here is “A Parent’s Guide to Vaccination” booklets for free in many languages.

Help prevent the spread of germs!

posted Feb 7, 2018, 8:12 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

Colds and flus can spread through a workplace quickly, especially if people are working close together. It is important that everyone does their part to avoid spreading illnesses.


Germ-covered surfaces are all around us. Help prevent the spread of germs by washing your hands with soap and water for at least 15 seconds, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer and by covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve.


If you have a fever, coughing or sneezing (from cold/flu, not allergies) or anything else that is likely to be infectious, help prevent the spread of germs by staying home until the symptoms have passed and you feel well enough to go back to work or to school.


To prevent the spread of germs, please visit

Giants in the Sky

posted Jan 30, 2018, 12:34 PM by Margarita Ziroldo

Image result for giants in the skyJP2 presents their musical production; Giants in the Sky on February 5th & 6th at 6:30 pm.  Adult tickets are $8.00 and $5.00 for students.  

Boot Camp II, Feb 12th at St Patrick's HS

posted Jan 29, 2018, 9:30 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

CSPA and PIC present Boot Camp II, an opportunity for school council members and any interested parents to come together and learn.  
Guest speaker, Jacqui Strachan from People for Education. With over 20 years experience working on and with school councils, Jacqui has a wealth of knowledge to share.  Plan to attend in person or listen in from home via the webinar.

St. Patrick's High School, 2525 Alta Vista Drive
Monday, February 12, 2018 7:00 - 9:00 PM

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