CBC Street Talk Coming to Westboro – Thursday October 16th

9 10 2014


The 2014 Municipal Election is October 27.  CBC Ottawa is on the beat and wants to hear from you about your community.  We’re asking you to tell us, “What would make your neighbourhood a better place?”

Come out and have your say.  On
 Thursday October 16, from 12 to 1 p.m.. CBC Ottawa will be in Ward 15 
Kitchissippi at the corner of Richmond and Roosevelt.  Meet Lucy van Oldenbarneveld, the co-host of Ottawa’s supper hour newscast

We will be recording audience responses and will broadcast the highlights of #CBCStreetTalk  on CBC Radio One’s
Ottawa Morning and our supper-hour television newscast CBC News Ottawa at 5, 5:30 & 6.

Help us get the word out on the street.  Please share this message with your community members, post it on your website and Facebook, and tweet about it.  It’s your voice that needs to be heard.

You can take part in one of three ways:

- visit CBC staff on location to have your say

- tweet your thoughts to @CBCOttawa using the hashtag #CBCStreetTalk

- post a video response on our CBC Ottawa Facebook page.

Find out more about the campaign here: #CBCStreetTalk web feature

If you would like to share information about the campaign on Facebook, here is the a link to the post: #CBCStreetTalk on Facebook

Childrens Book Launch – November 16th, 2014

9 10 2014

My name is Julia Cieslukowska and I grew up in Westboro. I am a local author and am holding a launch for my recently published children’s book at Dovercourt Recreation Centre on Sunday, November 16th. The event will include free food and a host of child-friendly activities.

For details, the event page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/280491202151811/

I also have a fan page for the book with over 700 likes, which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/sarastemsavesthebees

The public is invited to attend with their families and friends. Your support of local authors and of the Westboro neighbourhood will not be forgotten!

2014 Fall Frisbee Food Bank Frolic!!

8 10 2014

Fall Frisbee Classic 2014


22 09 2014


ALL CANDIDATES DEBATE – OCTOBER 6TH (7:00pm St. George Parish, 415 Piccadilly ave.)

15 09 2014

There will be an ALL CANDIDATES DEBATE for the Kitchissippi ward candidates on October 6th (7:00pm St. George Parish, 415 Piccadilly Ave.).
See details here:flyer

Parkinson SuperWalk Ottawa

28 08 2014


     Parkinson SuperWalk is Canada’s largest national fundraising event for Parkinson Society Canada and its regional partners. For the past 19 years, Parkinson Society Eastern Ontario has hosted highly successful SuperWalks in Ottawa. In the most recent years we have also expanded and currently host SuperWalk events in Cornwall, Brockville, Embrun and Renfrew as well.

      Parkinson SuperWalk is a chance for our community to unite and celebrate their hard work raising funds and awareness; a day filled with hope for a future without Parkinson’s. Funds raised at SuperWalk go to vital research, education, advocacy, and support services on behalf of the over 100,000 Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease as well as their 400,000 family members, friends, and caregivers.

      In Eastern Ontario, funds raised ensure that we can continue to deliver vital programs and services that create a better life and brighter future for more than 8,000 people living with Parkinson’s and their families. Equally important, funds raised will be invested in leading edge research for improved treatments and our hope for a cure for this serious neurological disease.

      If you would like to learn more about Parkinson SuperWalk please visit, www.superwalk.com. I have also attached a package for you with plenty of details about our event and our organization. 

      You can also connect on Facebook and Twitter (@ParkinsonEastON)



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.


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