Our AGM: Thanks for Coming Out!

4 12 2013

Thank you to those Westboro residents who braved the cold to attend our AMG.  It gave our President and Treasure the chance to let neighbours know what we have been up to this past year, and in turn learn about concerns in the ‘hood.

We would like to extend a special thanks to Jeff Lieper (past presidect of the Hintonburg CA) for running the elections for BoD members.  We also appreciate Councillor Katherine Hobbs answering residents questions and providing an update on community on goings.


Second Annual Clare Gardens Park Trim the Christmas Tree

4 12 2013

Sunday, December 8th 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.


We have the donated tree lights and the goodies. You bring your family, friends and a tree ornament.

Together, we’ll have some fun dressing up our little “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree and singing Christmas carols.

If you can, help us spread the cheer by bringing a toy for Toy Mountain.

Meet us at the little pine tree near the stage.

See you in the park!

Volunteer Gardeners of Claire Gardens Park


Westboro Community Association AGM Reminder

1 12 2013

Reminder: Our AGM will be held December 2nd at 7PM at the Churchill Seniors Centre.

If you are interested in being on the Board please contact us at hellowestboro@yahoo.com.

*Also check out the ‘DEVELOPMENT UPDATES’ tab on the blog as lots of new information has been added.

Workshop on the Land Use Planning and Appeals Systems

20 11 2013

On Thursday November 21,  the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing will be hosting a workshop in our community on the land use planning and appeals systems, including the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), and the development charges system.

This event will be taking place at Carleton University from 6:00pm to 9:30pm, and is an opportunity for residents, community associations, and businesses to get involved in this process.

Location: Residence Commons Conference Room, Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

 If you have not already registered, it is not too late!  To RSVP please click here.

 I hope you can participate in this session to ensure that our community’s experience and feedback is taken under consideration as part of this review.

Land Use Planning and Appeal System – Consultation Document 2013

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions (ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org).



Yasir Naqvi, MPP
Ottawa Centre

RightBike – Community Consultations by Not-for-Profit Bike Share Service

19 11 2013

On November 30th and December 1st, RightBike – our local not-for-profit bike share service – will host community consultations.  This is a chance for Westboro folks to connect with neighbours, identify local assets and challenges, and determine how we can develop RightBike to help meet local needs.

For more information click on poster or visit www.rightbike.org/community. (People can also participate online through the website).

This will be a fun opportunity for people to help shape our community!

Sent on behalf of RightBike.

Save the Date: 2nd Annual Flavours of Ottawa – Westboro Holiday Food Market

16 11 2013

Dear Ottawa Artisan Food Lovers,

The 2nd Annual Flavours of Ottawa- Westboro Holiday Food Market will take place :

Date:  Saturday, December 14, 2013

Time:  10 am to 3:30 pm

Location: Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave.

2013 Poster

There will be 20 local artisan food vendors onsite. Several vendors are new to the market with unique products such as dulce de leche and artisan brownies from Carolina’s Box of Goodness and Treewell’s Maple sap drinks. Also, the Relish food truck will be outside to serve you a delicious lunch.

The local event sponsors are:  Diane and Jen- Royal LePage Brokers; Kitchenalia- kitchen store; Givopoly- online local gift shop; and Emulsify – oil and vinegar shop.

Come out to the market and bring your friends and neighbours. There will be no shortage of holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list!

Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking. Donations will be collected for the Westboro Food Bank.

For more information, please contact Nicola Maule, Holiday Food Market Organizer

 www.osfa.ca * @Flavours_Ottawa * facebook/Flavours of Ottawa

Clare Gardens Fall Clean-up a Success!

30 10 2013

There was a great turnout for the park clean-up.

THANK YOU to all the volunteers who came out to help!

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See you next year,

Volunteer Gardeners of Claire Gardens Park

Clare Gardens Park Clean Up will now be held on Rain Date

25 10 2013

Clean up will now be held on Sunday, October 27th at 10am.

Please refer to original post for full details:


Clare Gardens Park’s Fall Clean-Up

23 10 2013

PLEASE NOTE: Originally planned for Saturday, October 26th, 2013 @10:00 am, however the event will now take place on Sunday, October 27th.


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 plastic mitts, garbage and large garden bags and daffodil bulbs provided by the WCA and Ritchie Feed and Seed. We recommend you bring gardening gloves, trowels/shovels and rakes.

Hear the park news and ask questions. Your feedback is always welcome.

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





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Westfest Remains Behind the Real Canadian Superstore

7 06 2013

Concerns of Westfest being forced to relocate have been put to rest.  Check out this Citizen article for more details.

What do you think of the location?

The article also notes that Katherine Hobbs is usually out of town for the local large festival.  I wonder if we’ll spot her this year?  If you see her let us know.



Westfest's Location



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