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.

Community Garden Workshop – April 24

From: Mechanicsville Innovation Garden <>
Date: Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 11:22 AM
Subject: Community Garden Workshop🌱

Community Garden Workshop – April 24

April 24 at 7pm – Bayview Yards

Join us and help plan the Innovation Garden or your own backyard and balcony containers.

This container garden workshop is aimed at beginners who are interested in learning the basics of garden planning, potting soils, seed starting, and pest control. The workshop will go through the gardening year to help participants plan their gardens for the upcoming season.

A $5 donation is suggested to cover the cost of the workshop.
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Old Home Earth Day – April 21

Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2018 10:26:40 -0400
From: Debra Huron <>

Do you want to learn how to make your older home more ecologically friendly?

Come to this event at the Glebe Community Centre on Saturday April 21.

All the details are here

Debra Isabel Huron
Phone: 613 859-8049

FCA-FAC Meeting – January 17

The Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa general meeting is being held soon (it is an umbrella group for community associations like our own). Information from and

FCA-FAC General Meeting Wed. Jan. 17, 2018

On January 17 an FCA-FAC General Meeting will be held at Kitchissippi United Church with an Arts and Culture theme.

In accordance with our custom at the first meeting of the new year, the meeting will feature “speed-dating”, a series of simultaneous small group interviews with invited experts. Meeting attendees rotate from expert to expert making contacts and learning of various topics of interest to communities.
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Convent Development Open House – January 10

Full article, including photo, at and also

Ashcroft Homes Convent Development Open House

Ashcroft Homes is proposing an adaptive re-use of Les Soeurs de la Visitation Convent at their 114 Richmond Rd site, which would see the building partially demolished and encapsulated in glass, combining heritage and modern elements. The refreshed convent would see office tenants and mixed commercial. We invite you to join us to learn more about this proposed development during a community open house:

Wednesday, January 10
Van Lang Field House (29 Van Lang Pvt)

Information on the proposed development will be available from Ashcroft Homes, and City of Ottawa staff in both Heritage and Planning will be on hand to field additional questions.

Petition regarding community newspapers

From: Hampton Iona Newsletter <>
Date: December 5, 2017 at 4:16:08 PM EST
Subject: Petition regarding community newspapers

Communities across Ottawa and Ontario took a big hit recently when Postmedia and Torstar announced they were swapping 32 community newspapers and then shutting them down.
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Rosemount Library Update

From: READRosemount <>
Date: November 14, 2017 at 5:22 PM
Subject: Rosemount Library Renovation – READ Response

Good evening,

We are writing to update the community associations in the Rosemount catchment area on the status of the library’s redevelopment.

In October, the OPL Board made the unfortunate decision to renovate rather than expand the Rosemount Library. READ is disappointed with this result. In our view, the community is already underserved and a superficial renovation does not address the community’s current and future needs.

Attached you’ll find READ’s statement in response to the OPL’s decision. We encourage you to share it with your contacts and association members.
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Indoor Soccer and Basketball

via Lorrie Marlow (Mechanicsville Community Association):

Basketball for youth on Fridays at Connaught Gym is very popular. They play ball for 4 hours straight!

In May, RAH sponsors teams for the Lowertown tournament in May.