Category Archives: Adjacent Neighbourhood Ads

Events and other notices from outside the neighbourhood that may be of interest to people living here. Typically events held by neighbouring communities, within walking distance.

TASTE of Wellington West 2021 – September 21 to October 31

Our nearby neighbours are having their food festival this fall over several weeks. There’s even a calendar to keep all the action straight. Local neighbour Dennis Van Staalduinen, who runs the Wellington West BIA, appeared in an Ottawa Citizen interview on the event.

[Poster for the TASTE 2021 Event]

Their description from https://wellingtonwest.ca/taste-returns-for-2021/:

TASTE of Wellington West is back again for another year of modified festivities to showcase the very best flavours and features of our beautiful neighbourhoods in Hintonburg and Wellington West. As always, we are using this annual festival as an opportunity to raise money for our charity partner, The Parkdale Food Centre.

This year we will have an exciting combination of both virtual and in person events showcasing the food, art and fun of Wellington West. Visit our TASTE 2021 webpage for more details on all these festive features and more to come.

Presentation on Proportional Representation – September 14

Earth Speaks: Making Governments Truly Democratic
This Tuesday, September 14
7:30pm – 9pm

It’s election time, and Climate Change is a top voter concern. The promotion and implementation of real democratic practices in the various layers of government – through Proportional Representation and Citizens’ Assemblies – is essential to address the existential threat of the climate crisis in the long term. This Tuesday, September 14th, at 7:30pm, join guest Peter Black, of Fair Vote Canada, for a discussion of Proportional Representation and the potential for implementing it in Canada.
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I Spy Hintonburg

via Heather:

The Hintonburg Community Association is inviting all Kitchissippi residents, to join them in their second annual “I Spy Contest“.

#ISpyHintonburg is back! Start exploring and you can win!

I Spy Hintonburg is a family-friendly and accessible photo scavenger hunt around various businesses and landmarks in Hintonburg.
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Children’s Football Training

Ahmed Zammar says they’ve started accepting registrations last week for their training programme, of interest to parents looking for sports for their children. Note that they’re in adjacent neighbourhoods like Carlington or Bel-Air (south of Carlingwood).

https://www.facebook.com/BelairFootball/
http://belairfootball.com/

[Bel-air Football Poster]

Nearby Swimming Club Sessions

Summer 2021 Recreational Programs in Artistic Swimming

[Swimming Class Poster]

Registration is Now Open!

  • Love the water? Love music, dance or gymnastics? Come try Artistic Swimming this summer!
  • Ages 7 to 12 years old
  • All are welcome
  • Must be comfortable in deep water without assistance

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Fletcher Wildlife Garden Native Plant Sale – June ?

[Fletcher Wildlife Garden Logo - Long legged bird in marsh cat tails]The 2021 Fletcher Wildlife Garden Annual Plant Sale will not have its usual format where customers come to the Backyard Garden to buy our native plants.

We are going on-line this year!
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Big Trees and Mechanicsville Promoting Trees vs Embassies

Via Heather and Daniel:

Mechanicsville Community Association and Big Trees of Kitchissippi invite you to make your voice count in efforts to say YES to more trees and No to embassies at the NCC Burnside property on the Ottawa River in Kitchissippi Ward.

[Poster for More Trees Here]

First, send a video message (hug) to Councillors and Federal Ministers before Earth Day next week, using this simple video platform: https://app.vidhug.com/yes-to-trees-no-to-embassies-/HyZ-FoNL_/record

Use your phone, or record directly on the platform, indoors or (preferably) outdoors to say Yes (and No).

Second, sign this petition calling on the City of Ottawa and NCC to honour their commitments to addressing the climate emergency, by saying Yes to more trees on the site, and No to embassies:  See Petition

Urban Foraging Webinar – April 22

Via Roland…

[Poster of dandilions for urban foraging webinar]
https://hamptoniona.wordpress.com/2021/04/15/urban-foraging-101-webinar/

You are invited to a free webinar on April 22 by the Hampton Iona Community Group. We are pleased to sponsor a webinar by the Friends of Hampton Park and Carlington Park on Urban Foraging. Learn what is available out in your neighbourhood, what can be safely eaten and how to forage in an environmentally, sustainable way. The webinar will take place this Thursday, April 22 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm.

To register for this free webinar, please email urbanweedeater@gmail.com. The Zoom link and other details will be sent Wednesday April 21.

Lorne Cutler
President
Hampton Iona Community Group
http://www.hamptoniona.ca/

Urban Naturalization & Pollinators Webinar – April 22

Via Kris…

Urban Naturalization & Pollinators Webinar

This webinar will teach you everything you need to know about how important urban naturalization is. You also won’t want to miss the launch of our first ever Spring Pollinator Plant Fundraiser! We’ll be going over the native plants that will be on sale and how you can start your very own pollinator garden.

Speakers:

  • Natasha Jovanovic, our very own Living City Program Manager
  • Jess Karafilov, a graduate of Masters of Landscape Architecture at the University of Guelph and one of Ecology Ottawa’s lead volunteers

The webinar will take place on Zoom. The recording of the webinar will be sent to all RSVPs for those who are unable to attend.

Thursday, April 22nd from 6-7 pm EST

https://2020-ecologyottawa.nationbuilder.com/webinar_pollinator_garden

Farmer to Gardener Webinar – April 1

Subject: Farmer to Gardener Webinar with Ottawa Farm Fresh
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 11:51:02 -0400
From: Ottawa Farm Fresh Admin <info@ottawafarmfresh.com>

[Farmer to Gardener Webinar Poster]

Hello,

I am writing to you today from Ottawa Farm Fresh, Ottawa’s newest family-run organic vegetable farm. We are located on an NCC farm nestled in the Greenbelt, just 12 minutes from downtown Ottawa.
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