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.

Call-out for TASTE Volunteers

From: Tara Ouchterlony – Community Office Administrator <>
Date: August 21, 2019 at 1:42 PM
Subject: Re: Please help us with our call-out for TASTE volunteers!


We are one month away from our biggest event of the year, TASTE of Wellington West! Saturday, September 21st, we’ll need volunteers to help with event setup and tear-down, our Community Fair, Kids Fun-Zone, crowd control, handing out event guides up and down Wellington West, and more.
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More Sandbagging at Westboro

Our neighbours to the west in Westboro could use some help with reinforcing the sandbagging at the north part of Churchill Avenue. If you have an hour to spare (or a wheelbarrow or other sandbag mover), head over to there (about a 20 minute walk). Details in their Facebook post.

Emergency Preparedness Session – May 14

Note, may be postponed, see

Subject: Emergency Preparedness
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 18:56:57 +0000 (UTC)

[Emergency Preparedness Poster]
Emergency Preparedness Hintonburg.pdf

P.S. At last night’s FCA Board meeting, I proposed that all CA’s would benefit from working together and learning from each other’s experiences. With rising waters on many people’s minds, agreement was unanimous. The FCA will develop a means of doing so.


Fletcher Wildlife Garden Native Plant Sale – June 1

Fletcher Wildlife Garden Annual Native Plant Sale
Saturday, 1 June, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Fletcher Wildlife Garden Interpretive Centre
, located off Prince of Wales Drive south of the Arboretum. Volunteers will be on hand to show you where to park.

Help pollinators and butterflies, attract birds to your backyard. We’ll show you which native plant species are favourites with wildlife at the FWG and which species will do well in your growing conditions. We have milkweeds for monarchs, asters to suit any garden location, goldenrods, blue-eyed grass, bergamot, beardtongue, a few native grass species, and hundreds of other species from our own garden.

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“Songs of Hope” Choral Concert – May 4

Following on from

Songs of Hope Part II Spring Choral Concert

Did you miss Songs of Hope Part I? What a pity! But don’t worry, you have a second chance to fill your life with hope during these turbulent times. The three choirs at First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa will further explore the concept of hope on Saturday May 4 at 7:30 PM. We will also have an accompanying slide show and messages of hope to further entertain you. Free will donation accepted at the door. Refreshments will follow.

Our beautiful campus is located at 30 Cleary Avenue, off Richmond Road, West of Westboro and East of Woodroffe Avenue. There is ample free parking. We have accessible parking spots, and an elevator located at the west entrance.
Bus #11 stops at Cleary Avenue and Richmond Road. The intersection has audible aids for the visually impaired.
Bus #87 stops further down Richmond Road at Woodroffe Avenue.

Hope to see you there! Deirdre Kellerman is the Music director and Noah Landers is the Accompanist.

Thank you for supporting a local fundraising event by a not-for-profit organization.

Mary Jackson

Wildlife Speaker Series – April 26

Heather Pearl writes:

I highly recommend the City’s Wildlife Speaker Series. Of note to many in Champlain Park is this invitation in the write-up:

If you have any questions about pollinating insects (or photos) feel free to bring them to share with Jeff and Jessica before or after the presentation. Jeff also has a passion for gardening with native plants to encourage native wildlife (including pollinators) so feel free to also come armed with questions about growing native plants.

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FirstU Church Auction – April 14

Subject: FIRSTU TIME & TALENT SILENT AUCTION now until April 14 2019 (online until April 3)
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 21:09:36 +0000
From: Mary Jackson <>

In between our fabulous concerts I am letting you know about our exciting annual Time & Talent Silent Auction at First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa. You won’t want to miss this one! Especially the Paul McCartney Autographed Electric Bass Guitar.

Warm regards,
Mary Jackson