Bike Fest at Dovercourt: May 15

2 05 2019
Bike Fest @ Dovercourt :
The Bike Fest @ Dovercourt is an annual cycling safety and play event that started out as a parent initiative at Broadview in 2009, and has evolved into a neighbourhood hosted at Dovercourt Recreation Centre. The goal of Bike Fest is to promote the benefits and fun of cycling while developing good safety habits for students of all ages, especially as they become more independent and mobile members of our community. Core activities will include helmet fitting, basic maintenance instruction, bike handling skills and rules of the road. There will be an amazing pop-up, challenge-by-choice mountain bike trail-obstacle course, bike art and a bike wash! For older kids and adults we will have folks to help inspire ideas on making our community even better for cycling.
Bike Fest is run by a group of Broadview parent volunteers and community partners who have come together over the years, including Dovercourt, Ottawa Public Health, City of Ottawa cycling, and the Envirocentre. This year we will welcome Bike Ottawa, The Yard (indoor bike park) and Velofix mobile bike repair.
Bike Fest @ Dovercourt is on Wednesday May 15th from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. See you there for a great start to the cycling season!

Dovercourt Presents: A Conversation with Daniel Tammet

2 08 2017

Daniel Tammet is an essayist, novelist and translator.

Born On A Blue Day, a memoir of his childhood with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome, was a New York Times bestseller. His latest book is Every Word Is A Bird We Teach To Sing.

He is also the author of the international bestsellers Embracing the Wide Sky, and Thinking in Numbers, and a novel Mishenka. His books have been translated into over twenty languages. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Thursday September 7, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm
Tickets are $10
The Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave, Ottawa

Tickets available at and in person at Dovercourt.
Tickets MAY be available at the door (if not sold out!).
All proceeds support WAVE and ALIVE, Dovercourt’s programs for adults in the Autism range. Sign interpretation will be provided.

Please see the attached poster for additional information.

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Westboro Garage Sale – Saturday, June 10, 2017

23 05 2017

Our Wild Wild WESTboro Garage Sale is happening June 10th. Book your table now and help support your community association.

To reserve your table for a mere $10, please visit: Under “Find a Program” select “Community Events” and from there you and choose your table.






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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Wild Wild Westboro Garage Sale – Rent Your Table Now

28 04 2013

Yeehaw, it’s that time of year again! Whether you are buying or selling treasures, it’s a fun time outside with your friends and neighbours, gathered ’round the Dovercourt Wading pool area on June 1st between 8-11am.

Event details poster: GARAGEsale_2013_call_for_tables

Tables are available to rent for $10 from Dovercourt and can be booked online, in person or by phone (613-798-8950 ext. 227).

See the table map to choose your table number before registering.

To register online, see the Garage Sale listing under “Community Events” on Dovercourt’s online registration website.

Please note that there is NO rain date (Table rentals will be refunded if it is rained out).

Come on down, ya hear!

The 2012 Wild Wild Westboro Garage sale has been cancelled

1 06 2012

Our annual garage sale was to be held at Dovercourt on Saturday morning but it has been cancelled due to inclement weather. 



Mark your calendars, the Wild Wild Westboro Garage Sale is a go!

17 04 2012

When: From 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m on Saturday June 2, 2012 (Rain or shine!)
Where: Outdoors at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre (near the wading pool)

It’s a great opportunity to get rid of stuff you hate, and bring home new stuff to love. :)

Sellers! Take advantage of the after-swim crowds in the park on Saturday… as well as susceptible parents with coins in their pockets! Here’s what you need to know:

  • A limited number of tables are available to rent at $10/each.
  • Book now to get the spot you want. Choose your table location here and then refer to your table number when you book online (navigate to “community events”), by phone, or in person at Dovercourt.
  • Don’t have time to sell your stuff? The WCA has its own table and is accepting donations of gently used items for sale (just let us know beforehand if you plan to do so). We sell your donated goods “best offer” style, and the proceeds go towards funding our activities for the year.
  • Please note, you are responsible for the removal and disposal of all unsold items. We recommend donating them to Goodwill, the Salvation Army, or St.Vincent de Paul

Wondering what to sell? Start with those boxes in the basement and old toy boxes!

On the day of sale we ask you to arrive at 7:30 to start setting up your table.

The Wild Wild Westboro Garage Sale is rapidly becoming the big day for garage sales across Westboro. (We’re thrilled, and we thank those who donate a percentage of the proceeds of private tables to the WCA!)

Shoppers! Here’s what you need to know:

  • Arrive early (but not too early) to snag the best deals
  • Bring change
  • In past years we’ve had a wide variety of goods including baby gear, children’s clothing, toys, household items, DVDs, CDs, books, new and vintage knickknacks of all kinds, and much much more. You never know what you’re going to find.

Also, it’s a good time for the good citizens of Westboro to buy and/or renew their memberships and get the inside scoop about what’s new in the ‘hood. Stop by our table and say hello. We would love to meet you.

Please help us spread the word. This is a very important fundraiser for us, as the proceeds of the table rentals and WCA table supports our projects for the year.  Thank you for your support! And a big thank you to our good friends at Dovercourt too! We couldn’t do this without their help!

The Wild Wild WESTboro Garage Sale

25 05 2010

It’s on!

Saturday June 5, 2010 from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

This is an event you won’t want to miss. Come for the deals, and stay for lunch … and for the music! Saturday is the annual Music in the Park event too. (View the PDF for more info about Music in the Park.)

NEW this year: The WCA is selling rainbarrels as a special one-time only fundraiser. If you don’t already have a rainbarrel (or are thinking of picking up a second one!) now is the time to pick one up.

These are very good quality barrels from Arbour Environmental Shoppe and are crafted from recycled food grade barrels. (Ed: We’ve had ours for 10 years and haven’t had a single issue with it.)

Weather experts are predicting a dry summer. Let’s keep Westboro green! The use of rainbarrels for rain water collection gives gardeners and homeowners a convenient supply of cleaner water for use in their gardens, divert water from our overburdened sewer systems and it’s a neat way to save a few pennies on our water bills.

The WCA is selling the rainbarrels as a fundraiser for only $79. Order by phone at Dovercourt 613-798-8950 or in person. All rainbarrels need to be picked up at the garage sale.

Here’s the  nitty gritty for the Wild Wild WESTboro garage sale bargain hunters:
You will be amazed at what your neighbours have stored away in their closets and basements. Come early! Last year we had baby clothes, plants, toys, games, books, linens, records, furniture, crafts, artwork, DVDs, kitchen items, and much much more. Highlights included a hardshell Thule rooftop cargo carrier for the car, antique chairs, and one snazzy red purse. You never know what you’ll find.

Deets for the sellers:

  • Garage sale tables are $10 to rent for the duration of the sale. Select your table on the map (PDF), and then book online, by phone or in person at Dovercourt. Online table rental is new this year. (Thank you Dovercourt for setting it up for us!) The best spots will go really quickly so book right away.
  • Please be at the park by 7:30 a.m. to set up.
  • Don’t have enough to fill a table? Please consider donating your goods to the WCA table. Thank you!

Upcoming event: Solar H2Ottawa

18 06 2009

This just in…

Find out about solar hot water systems and how to take advantage of great financial rebates.

Using solar heat means less demand for fossil fuels & electricity.
Reducing the amount of fuel you burn means lowering GHG emissions, less pollution, and more money in your pocket. Investing in solar technology also means a bigger payback on the biggest investment of your life – your home.

Solar H2Ottawa is an initiative that aims to inform consumers about the benefits of solar water heating while making it cheaper!

Tuesday June 23, 2009
7 pm – 9 pm
Assembly Hall, Dovercourt Recreation Centre

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