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.

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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Goldenrod Community Garden at Tunney’s Pasture

From: Mimi Golding <mimi@fylum.org>
Date: March 24, 2021 at 9:14:38 AM EDT
Subject: Goldenrod Community Garden – Gardens for Good Grant : Can you help bump our message?

Good morning,

My name is Mimi Golding. I am a volunteer with the Goldenrod Community Garden. It is a new community garden slated to be built on NCC lands just north of Tunney’s Pasture (off Goldenrod Driveway and Parkdale Avenue).

The Goldenrod Community Garden has applied for a Gardens for Good Grant. We need your help and support to help us bump our messaging for voting for this grant. We are hoping you can add our message request to your communication channels.
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Early Days in Westboro Beach – February 17

Please mark your calendar to join the Westboro Beach Community Association in learning about the EARLY DAYS IN WESTBORO BEACH

When: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 17

Robert N. Grainger, an expert on local history, has chaired the History Committee of the Westboro Beach Community Association since 1995. In 2005, he authored Early Days on Westboro Beach: Reflections and Images. This was the centennial year of the creation of the Police Village of Westboro. For a later project he helped the Woodroffe North Community Association produce a history of the village of Woodroffe entitled River, Road and Rail: Woodroffe Memories, published in 2011. Currently, he is preparing a history of the Champlain Park neighbourhood, previously known as Riverside Park. He is one of the most knowledgeable people around when it comes to the history of Old Ottawa West.

The webinar is free and everyone is welcome! To reserve your spot, go to:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-history-of-westboro-beach-tickets-139713636247

Beechwood Market Arriving

Subject: Beechwood Market coming to your neck of the woods
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:59:52 -0500
From: Beechwood Market <beechwoodfm@gmail.com>

Hi,

Hope all is well in this special time to be alive.

As a former community association president (Vanier), I appreciate that your time is precious and you get requests from all angles. In the spirit of adding to your line up of requests, I am writing to tell you that the Beechwood Market is coming to your neighbourhood. I thought your members might be interested in our unique service.

Ottawa’s online farmers market, we offer local products all year round. With a roster of 30 Ottawa area businesses, we are truly supporting local. Nat’s Bread, Carlington Booch, Baccanalle Foods, Hall’s Apple Market, Beking’s Eggs, Ottawa Farm Fresh and Cloud Forest Coffee are just a few of the local businesses featured.

Starting February 6th, customers will be able to pick up their completed orders each Saturday at 339 Richmond Road, the Cloud Forest Cafe. We also deliver for a $5 flat fee.

All the info can be found at beechwoodmarket.ca
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Launching the Goldenrod Community Garden

Call for volunteers for a Community Garden approved for NCC land, west of the Parkdale off-ramp.


Dear Community Garden supporters,

The Goldenrod Community Garden has recently received approval to build a garden on a parcel of NCC land between Goldenrod Drive in the Tunney’s Pasture Complex and the SJAM Parkway. The garden location is just west of the Parkdale off-ramp of the SJAM Parkway.

We received approval and funding from the Ottawa Community Garden Network (a City of Ottawa agent) to purchase materials to build the garden infrastructure including: fencing, a storage shed and raised beds. We anticipate that we will start building as soon as the snow melts in the spring of 2021, approximately mid-April.

We are looking for members of the Hintonburg, Mechanicsville, Champlain Park and Westboro communities who are interested in participating in building the Goldenrod Community Garden in a number of roles. Please read the roles below and send an email with your name, availability and role to: goldenrodgarden@gmail.com
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Tom Brown Arena Respite Centre needs Donations

From councillor Jeff Leiper’s newsletter #238, also see http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/tom-brown-arena-respite-centre-faq:

The Tom Brown temporary respite centre has opened and I’m pleased that it’s been well-used with few major issues in the community. Residents have asked how they can best welcome our neighbours using the centre, and City staff have provided me with the following:
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Dovercourt Drop-in Pickleball

Adrian has forwarded this message about drop-in sports. Our fieldhouse isn’t open but Dovercourt is…

From: Dovercourt Recreation Association <info@dovercourt.org>
Date: November 9, 2020 at 8:46 AM
Subject: Pickleball

Hello:

Drop-in Pickleball is starting Monday November 16, weekdays from 1-2pm, for up to eight participants at a time as you rotate through play. It’s only a $3 drop-in fee. Come as a group or single player.

Participants are asked to wear a mask and hand sanitize regularly during play. Please bring your own equipment.

Here is the link to register for your spot(s).

https://www.dovercourt.org/dropin-sports/

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
the Dovercourt Sports Team