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Flood Volunteers required this weekend

May 19, 2017
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With the long weekend upon us, we require volunteers at all of our locations to help with sandbag removal. Volunteers ages 16 and over are needed to move sandbags from residential properties to the sides of the roads to help those residents impacted by the recent floods.

If you are able to help, you can arrive onsite at any of the listed locations to report for a shift within the hours of operation.

If the volunteer capacity has been reached, we will alert you on the City of Ottawa’s Twitter and Facebook pages. You do not need to have a Twitter or Facebook account to access these pages.

If capacity has been reached at one location, you are welcome to come later in the day or to assist at one of the other locations. We will be reviewing the need continuously throughout the weekend.


  • Saturday, May 20
  • Sunday, May 21
  • Monday, May 22 (Cumberland and Britannia locations will not be open on Monday)


Dunrobin Sandbag Clean Up Meeting Point
3285 Dunrobin Road (Dunrobin Fire Hall)
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fitzroy Harbour Sandbag Clean Up Meeting Point
6900 Harbour Street (Fitzroy Fire Hall)
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Constance Bay Sandbag Clean Up Meeting Point
262 Len Purcell Drive (Constance Bay Community Centre)
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cumberland Sandbag Clean Up Meeting Point
Morin and Phillip Road
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Closed on Monday)

Britannia Sandbag Clean Up Meeting Point
Cassels and Bradford Street
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Closed on Monday)

Transportation and Food Services

Shuttle services will be offered to bring volunteers from these locations to the affected areas. The Salvation Army will be providing food and drinks to those volunteering.

Physical effort

This volunteering effort requires carrying heavy sandbags.  You will be supplied with gloves at the location.

Please wear comfortable clothing. We recommend long sleeves, pants and boots.

We would like to thank you in advance for your help assisting our fellow community members affected by flooding.

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