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.

Petition regarding community newspapers

From: Hampton Iona Newsletter <newsletter@hamptoniona.ca>
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 <readrosemount@gmail.com>
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.

Cuts for Kids – November 26

via Lorrie Marlow (Mechanicsville Community Association), Van Lang field house is near the Westboro bus station:

Cuts for Kids foundation along with local Westboro salon “West Side Spa” and West Wellington barber “Hair Fellas” are providing free hair cuts to local kids. There will be sports games, pizza and Hip Hop performances on Sunday Nov 26 from 1 to 4pm. Last haircut at 3pm.

Cuts for Kids throw a great event for kids and youth!

See https://www.cutsforkids.org/events/van-lang for details.

Ward 15: Looking 4ward – October 18

Via D. Huron, see also http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/hampton-iona-looks-4ward-future and https://hamptoniona.wordpress.com/2017/10/12/hampton-iona-looks-4ward-to-the-future/

Message from the Hampton Iona Community Group:

Think about the qualities that drew you to live in Hampton Iona. What made this part of Ottawa a place in which you wanted to live, raise a family and retire? How do you feel about the way your neighbourhood is developing now? What concerns you? What excites you? How do we retain the qualities that make this a special part of the city in which to live, while dealing with issues such as intensification and opportunities such as the LRT?

Come and join us on October 18th for a “big picture” conversation concerning the future of our corner of Kitchissippi Ward. With significant new development, infill and changing transportation systems, Hampton Iona and the rest of Kitchissippi Ward will look significantly different in 10 or 20 years. How can we have a voice in what our future will look like? What role can citizens play in designing our neighbourhoods and city; and coping with change? How can we make sure that our social and physical infrastructures keep pace with our population growth?


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Westboro FUSE Looking for Volunteers

Subject: Volunteer Shout-out – Westboro FUSE 2017
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:46:43 -0400
From: Executive Director <executivedirector@westborovillage.com>

Hi Everyone,
As you probably know, this year, Westboro FUSE will be held August 26 & 27th, the last end-of-summer event, (and a very exciting one, btw), in what has been a very eventful Canada 150 summer!:)

If you would be so kind as to get the message out to your constituents, letting them know we are now actively recruiting event volunteers for FUSE 2017.


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Celebrate Canadian Gardening with New Wave Horticulture – May 9

Subject: re: Celebrate Canadian Gardening event tomorrow, Tuesday May 9th at 7PM, Jean Pigott Place Ottawa!
Date: Mon, 8 May 2017 17:23:18 -0400
From: info@compost.org

Hello,
We’re hoping you and the members of your association will be interested in an event planned for tomorrow at Jean Pigott Place in Ottawa, at 7PM!

Tickets are $20 and are available at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/celebrate-gardening-in-canada-with-albert-mondor-tickets-33082268957
All proceeds are being directed to the Ottawa Food Bank and Debra Dynes Family House.

The speaker is celebrity garden expert Albert Mondor, and his topic, New Wave Horticulture, is described below.
New Wave Horticulture is an original, surprising and sometimes downright mystifying way to grow edible and ornamental plants where normally they perhaps would not grow. It’s not necessarily avant-garde technology, but rather a vision of an utilitarian urban horticulture, focused on recovery, recycling as well as addressing food and environmental challenges of tomorrow. Green walls, urban agriculture, foodscaping, composting, tiny plants and gardens, reclaimed and recycled landscaping materials and phytotechnology are a few topics Albert Mondor will discuss.

We hope to see you there!
Danielle Buklis
The Compost Council of Canada