New public art selected for the Winston Square development project

11 06 2014

Local artist team Adrian Göllner and Joanna Swim have been awarded the public art commission for the Winston Square development project. Construction is currently underway for the development which will see it transformed into a new pedestrian plaza for the local community, with an inside-outside theme, new paving, contemporary benches, ‘green walls’, and a new public art light installation to illuminate the space.

Göllner and Swim will be creating the ‘Winston Chandelier’, a large 7ft chandelier constructed from bright red-orange laser-cut aluminum panels. The chandelier will depict flora and fauna identified with the Westboro area as silhouettes including the Spotted Turtle, the Mountain Ash Tree and the Small Mouth Bass. The bracket supporting the chandelier is conceived of as a branch of Mountain Ash sprouting out of the lamppost. The chandelier is scheduled to be installed by the end of October 2014. You can view the art to be displayed here:art

Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs comments: “I am pleased that as a result of 3 years of working with the community and the Westboro Village Business Improvement Area, we will soon have an inviting new public space on Richmond Road, our community’s mainstreet. This iconic work of original public art will help invite the community to Winston Square who will now have a place to call their own.”

The Winston Square public art installation was funded in part from the Kitchissippi Ward Cash-in-lieu of Parkland Fund and with contributions from local Westboro-based business Domicile Developments.
The Public Art Program commissions artists’ works for display in public spaces. One percent of funds for municipal development projects is set aside for public art to enhance the space and make art accessible to everyone.

The City’s Public Art Program initiated a two-stage public art competition for the Winston Square development project. Proposals were reviewed by a Peer Assessment committee, who selected Adrian Göllner and Joanna Swim’s proposal based on evaluation criteria that included such considerations as artistic excellence, experience of the artist, site integration, reflection of the profile and character of the community, and sustainability.

For more information about the new public art, visit ottawa.ca/arts or call 3-1-1.





Wild Wild Westboro Garage Sale – Thanks for Coming Out!

31 05 2014

We would like to thank Dovercourt for all their help in the success of the Wild Wild Westboro Garage Sale this year.  There was almost 60 tables of fabulous bargains, and a very busy bouncy castle.

A special thank you to all the local residents who rented tables for the event.  We hope that you will think of us next year at this time, and invite your friends!

Councillor Katherine Hobbs showed her support and hosted a table next to the Westboro Community Association’s table.  Mayor Jim Watson and MPP Yasir Naqvi were also seen wandering through the sea of tables.

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REMINDER! Wild Westboro Garage Sale, Sat. May 31, 8am-11am at Dovercourt

29 05 2014

Whether you are buying or selling, the annual Wild Wild Westboro Garage Sale is a fun time! See the poster for more details (pdf).

There are a few tables left….so act fast!

The garage sale takes place around the wading pool area at Dovercourt Recreation Centre, 411 Dovercourt Ave. Tables are available to rent for $10 from Dovercourt and can be booked online, in person at Dovercourt or by phone, 613-798-8950 ext. 0. (See the table map for table/ number reference).

We will also have the Morris Home Team bouncy house as an added attraction for the kids; proceeds to benefit the WCA.

This year we are encouraging members of the community to bring in used bikes to donate to RightBike. RightBike is a community owned-and-operated bike share service operating in the neighbourhoods of Westboro, Wellington West, and the Glebe. A Causeway Social Enterprise, RightBike is designed to support employment and economic development while encouraging sustainable transportation choices. Dovercourt is a RightBike hub during cycling season.

Please note there is no rain date. The garage sale will proceed in a light drizzle but if heavy rains are predicted the garage sale will be cancelled and refunds will be issued. We will update the website on Saturday morning to confirm the weather status. Table rentals will be refunded if it is rained out.

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Want Fresh Local Organic Veggies this Summer ?

20 05 2014

Now’s the time to sign up for our 2014 CSA vegetable box!

win a CSA box

If you’re still hoping to get your hands on tasty local organic vegetables this summer, our certified organic CSA vegetable boxes are about to start in just a little over a month… so now the time to sign up! By signing up, you’ll get our farm fresh CSA vegetable box delivered at a drop-off near you each week or every other week, depending on what you sign up for, from late June until mid-October. On top of getting our farm fresh veggies each week, you’ll get our weekly e-newsletter with news from the farm and recipes, and you will be invited to different farm events (harvest party, farm tour, etc.).

We do accommodate vacations and we deliver at 7 different locations in the Ottawa and Outaouais area. Check out our website for more info (price, content, google map of drop-off locations/times, etc.) Sign up soon before places fill up & check out our contest below to get a chance to win a CSA box for the full season! Feel free to contact if you have any questions!

Oh and happy year of International Year of Family Farming!

Farmer Jim & Farmer GenevieveNotre petite ferme – Our Little Farm! Fresh * Local * Organic Vegetables819-328-3989http://www.ourlittlefarm.caJoin us on Facebook!

See a video of our farm: Youtube

WIN A CSA BOX FOR A SEASON!  Sign up and refer people to us and get a chance to win your 2014 CSA organic box for free… for the entire season!  We’ll enter your name in a draw each time a new CSA client mentions that you referred them to us on their CSA Registration Form. The draw will take place at our Farm Tour on June 15th, 2014.

 





Crime reporting APP now available

13 05 2014

A message from Ottawa Police.

Online reporting of crime, new iOS app now available on the updated ottawapolice.ca (Ottawa)–Ottawa residents can now report specific crimes online with a new feature on ottawapolice.ca<http://ottawapolice.ca>.

The Ottawa Police (OPS) online reporting tool<http://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/contact-us/Online-Reporting.asp> allows reports to be taken for:

• theft or lost property under $5000,

• traffic complaints,

• mischief or damage to property under $5000,

• theft from vehicles under $5000, and

• lost licence plates.

Every report will be reviewed by Ottawa Police Analysts who determine the appropriate course of action and respond to questions within 24 hours.

A list of FAQs regarding Online Reporting<http://ottawapolice.ca/en/contact-us/FAQs-about-Online-Reporting.asp> is available. “Online reporting is a secure and convenient way for residents to provide us information about minor offence crimes. It is information that helps us identify trends in the community with greater accuracy,” said Supt. Mike Flanagan, Support Services Directorate. “You can assist us by reporting all thefts and property crimes — There’s no crime too small to report.” Enhancements to ottawapolice.ca It is one of several enhancements to ottawapolice.ca<http://ottawapolice.ca>.

The updated website is now more accessible (in line with WCAG guidelines<http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/accessibility/info_sheets/info_comm/website.aspx>), easier to navigate, integrates OPS social media sites and is mobile responsive, which makes it easier to view on smart-phones. Information on the website – from how to get a background check to crime stats – is now easier to find with the added integration of Google Premium’s search feature. New App The OPS has also launched a new app for iOS users that makes it easier to stay connected with the Ottawa Police. The app is available for download from iTunes and includes several features including access to online reporting, crime maps, traffic disruptions, a collision toolkit, a call police function, and find a police station. The app was developed by Sgt. Anthony Skinner and a community volunteer. Today’s app launch incorporates a version compatible with iPhone / iPad only – but future versions will include other platforms like Android phones. “These are just a few of our efforts designed to make it easier for people to access the information and services they need from the Ottawa Police and your feedback is essential,” said Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau. “We encourage all residents to take a look at the new website and the new features and updates.”

Visit us at ottawapolice.ca and tell us what you think by email at info@ottawapolice.ca<mailto:info@ottawapolice.ca> or by taking this quick survey<http://survey.ottawapolice.ca/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=7lKJ487>.





Wild Westboro Garage Sale, Sat. May 31, 8am-11am at Dovercourt – Book Your Table Today!

12 05 2014

Whether you are buying or selling, the annual Wild Wild Westboro Garage Sale is a fun time! See the poster for more details (pdf).

There are a few tables left….so act fast!

The garage sale takes place around the wading pool area at Dovercourt Recreation Centre, 411 Dovercourt Ave. Tables are available to rent for $10 from Dovercourt and can be booked online, in person at Dovercourt or by phone, 613-798-8950 ext. 0. (See the table map for table/ number reference).

We will also have the Morris Home Team bouncy house as an added attraction for the kids; proceeds to benefit the WCA.

This year we are encouraging members of the community to bring in used bikes to donate to RightBike. RightBike is a community owned-and-operated bike share service operating in the neighbourhoods of Westboro, Wellington West, and the Glebe. A Causeway Social Enterprise, RightBike is designed to support employment and economic development while encouraging sustainable transportation choices. Dovercourt is a RightBike hub during cycling season.

Please note there is no rain date. The garage sale will proceed in a light drizzle but if heavy rains are predicted the garage sale will be cancelled and refunds will be issued. We will update the website on Saturday morning to confirm the weather status. Table rentals will be refunded if it is rained out.

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PUBLIC FORUM FOR SAFER STREETS – May 8th, 7PM

30 04 2014

Thursday, May 8, 7pm
St. George’s Parish
415 Piccadilly Ave.
Sponsored by: Wellington Village Community Association
See the poster for details:Safer Streets Poster pdf








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