Rain Garden-Ask and Expert Workshop: June 23, 2019

22 06 2019

From EnviroCentre and the City of Ottawa


EnviroCentre and the City of Ottawa RAIN Program are pleased to be offering a Rain Garden-Ask and Expert Workshop at Home Depot this Sunday!  Please drop by with your pictures, ideas and questions for a free 10-15 minute consultation with our guest landscape designer Sara-Jane Campbell.


Rain Garden Ask an Expert Q&A

Sunday, June 23 9-11 am

Home Depot (1900 Baseline Rd)

To reserve a time slot, send us a message through Facebook!

Landscape Designer Sara Jane Campbell will be onsite to help get your garden ready for rain!



Clare Gardens Park: Fall Clean-Up

15 10 2018

Clare Gardens Park’s Fall Clean-Up

Saturday, October 20th, 2018 @ 10:00 am till noon (Rain date: October 21st)

It’s that time of year.  The WCA and the Volunteer Gardeners of Clare Gardens Park are hosting the park’s autumn clean-up.

We’ll bring rubber gloves and large garden bags. We’d appreciate if you could bring a broom, a wheelbarrow, pruners, a rake and or a shovel.

Hear the park news and ask questions. Tell us if you have any park-related concerns. We welcome your feedback.

Bring your families and meet your neighbours! Refreshments and goodies will be provided.

See you in the park!

Organized by:

The Volunteer Gardeners of Clare Gardens Park



The Westboro Community Association 



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Westboro Community Association AGM: October 16 at 7:00 p.m.

20 09 2018

Please join us on October 16th for the Westboro Community Association Annual General Meeting: We’re seeking new board members!

WCA’s Annual General Meeting

October 16th, 2018

Churchill Seniors Center at 7:00 PM

Please join us on Tuesday , October 16th at 345 Richmond Road:

  • 6:30 PM doors and community kiosks open
  • 7:00 PM reports from Board of Directors
  • Election of new Board of Directors
  • Special guests, presentations TBA (details to follow)
  • Refreshments served

Come out, meet your neighbours, and discuss the issues important to our community! Membership is required to vote but you can attend without joining. Membership is $10 for one year or ($20 for family membership.)

Your Community Association needs youInfill development in Westboro continues to grow.  Residents turn to us for help in responding to development issues in their neighbourhoods. The demand can be more than our small board of directors can handle. We need new members to bring their talents to our community.

Interest in becoming a board member or community resource person? Email us at helloWestboro@yahoo.ca, or contact karenljohnson@sympatico.ca or normmorrison@rogers.com


Visit Westboro Community Association’s Kiosk at Fuse this Weekend!

17 08 2018
Visit Westboro Community Association’s Kiosk at Fuse this weekend!

Join us at our kiosk at the Fuse Street Festival August 18 and 19th for a sapling give-away, hosted by Ecology Ottawa.  Enter our raffle for a gardener’s gift package from Urban Turf Landscape Solutions, and win a free landscape consult and design!

Proceeds to go to Cornerstone Women’s Housing.
For more information on the festival, visit:
Hope to see you there!

University of Ottawa Choir Mozart Concert: December 3

15 11 2017
Mozart Concert
The University of Ottawa Choir presents two of Mozart’s greatest vocal works: the famous Requiem in D minor and the beautiful Vesperae solennes de Confessore. Musical direction: Michel Guimont. Soloists: Maghan McPhee (soprano), Danielle Vaillancourt (mezzo-soprano), Philip Klaassen (tenor) and Cairan Ryan (baritone). Piano: Nick Rodgerson and Jenna Richards.
Where: St. Joseph’s Church, Ottawa (Wilbrod and Cumberland)
When: Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.
Tickets:  tix@uottawachoir.ca
$30 ($25 in advance) $15 students
Concert Mozart
La Chorale de l’Université d’Ottawa présente deux grandes œuvres de Mozart, le célèbre Requiem en ré mineur ainsi que les magnifiques Vêpres solennelles pour un confesseur. Direction : Michel Guimont. Solistes : Maghan McPhee (soprano), Danielle Vaillancourt (mezzo-soprano), Philip Klaassen (ténor) et Cairan Ryan (baryton). Piano : Nick Rodgerson et Jenna Richards.
Où : église St. Joseph à Ottawa (Wilbrod et Cumberland)
Quand : dimanche 3 décembre 2017, à 15 h
Billets : tix@uottawachoir.ca
30 $ (25 $ à l’avance) 15 $ prix étudiant

Workshop: How to install and winterize a rain barrel

23 10 2017

Want to install a rain barrel at home but don’t know how?

EnviroCentre is holding a FREE workshop about how to install and winterize a rain barrel. This hands-on workshop covers everything you’ll need to know – picking the right location, equipment and supplies, installation and proper maintenance.

One lucky participant from each workshop will go home with a new rain barrel!

Click on the dates listed below to register.

Saturday November 4th
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Van Lang Field House

Monday November 13th
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Carlingwood Public Library

This workshop is offered through the City of Ottawa’s Pinecrest Neighbourhood RAIN project. Click here for more information about the project.

Workshops will be delivered in English. Bilingual staff will be present to answer questions in French.

Mandy Wilson
Community Outreach Assistant
613-656-0100 ext. 129

Please note that our office is a scent-free space.

Walk With Big Trees: October 15 and 22

2 10 2017

BIG TREES of Kitchissippi is hosting the following events in October. Additional information is available on their website here.

BIG TREES of Kitchissippi is hosting two outdoor walking events, open to all, in October 2017. Celebrate the season and our big trees by learning more, talking to experts, and meeting other tree enthusiasts.

October 15, 2017 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Champlain Park Tree Walk – Meet at Champlain Park fieldhouse, 149 Cowley Ave.

On Sept. 27, four bur oaks in Champlain Park neighbourhood were named as heritage trees by the provincial group, Forests Ontario. On our first Walk with Trees, you’ll visit these 4 heritage trees and learn what makes them special. Plan to identify at least 3 other tree species common in Kitchissippi Ward as we move between the bur oak locations in Champlain Park neighbourhood.

Your hosts for the walk are local residents involved in BIG TREES of Kitchissippi and in the Neighbourwoods tree mapping project that’s active in Champlain Park, as well as the Champlain Oaks project. They will invite a discussion on how to protect mature trees from a two persistent pests: insects and the effects of human activity!

In case of drizzle, we will proceed with the walk. In case of heavy rain, we will move inside the fieldhouse at Champlain Park.

October 22, 2017 1:30 to 3:30 pm – Hampton Park Tree Walk –Meet near the wading pool, at the parking lot off Parkview Road, which can only be accessed from Kirkwood Avenue, via either Buell St. or Sebring Ave.

Join us for a guided Walk with tree enthusiast and master tree identifier Owen Clarkin. What species are the trees in Hampton Park? How old are they? How are they doing? Owen will share his wealth of knowledge about trees, and stories about what makes these particular trees so fascinating and important.

Forest therapy guide Andrea Prazmowski will be on hand to talk about the benefits trees provide, and their value in Ottawa’s urban environment.

For the final part of the session, we’ll have a Q & A session with tree enthusiasts who live in Kitchissippi Ward. Find out how you can get involved in protecting and planting trees — for today and for future generations.

In case of drizzle, we will proceed. In case of heavy rain, please meet at Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive.

At this event, we’ll collect donations to cover costs associated with Owen’s time.

Event on November 3: Cornerstone Housing for Women

29 09 2017

Cornerstone Housing for Women, in partnership with Jennifer Luce present Art, Architecture and Landscape: Spaces for Healing, Connection and Community.

The event will be held at Orange Gallery on November 3 from 6-8pm. Tickets are $60 each and all proceeds support the Building the Dream Campaign.

More information is available in the attached poster and from www.cornerstonewomen.ca


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 Meeting: Developement Application for 1445-1451 Wellington Street West

4 12 2013

An application has been posted to the City of Ottawa website for a new development at the northeast corner of Wellington and Island Park by Mizrahi Developments.

They have also sent out an invitation for the public to attend an information session about the development: Mizrahi Developments invites you to a public meeting to discuss their proposed development at 1451 and 1445 Wellington Street West on Thursday December 12, 2013 at 7.00pm.

The meeting will be taking place in the studio of the Great Canadian Theatre Company (located at 1233 Wellington Street West).

All documents regarding details of the development are available on the city’s website.

Katherine Hobbs (Councillor of Kitchissippi Ward) will be in attendance.


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