The Wellington Village Community Association (WVCA) is a volunteer, non-profit community group of local residents that represents over 1,500 households in our neighbourhood.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ottawa Eco-Fair

Ottawa Eco-Fair

Saturday, September 17, 2011 10 am

Have your say online! Help make Ottawa

From the City of Ottawa:

Ottawa

Wellington West Quest

Event Date: June 25, 2011

Event Time: 9:30am

Location: Starting point: Great Canadian Theatre Company, 1233 Wellington St W

Link: www.wellingtonwestquest.com

A free Family Scavenger Hunt!
- Uncover the secrets of a neighbourhood
- Learn what's in a name
- Spot a cow in the sky
- Unscramble a message on a bus
- Find the path of bygone trolley car
- Think like Canada's Edison

All ages welcome. The game will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted in support of the Ottawa Food Bank.

Draw for prizes donated by Wellington West businesses.

Please see the website for more info!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Byron Path Parade and Fundraiser - June 18th at 10am

An all ages friendly parade will take place next Saturday, June 18th starting at 10am.

Meet at the Byron Linear Tramway Park (just east of Island Park on the pathway) at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring instruments and noise makers - the more the better. I encourage you to wear something silly and/or colourful too. It is a parade after all. :)

Participants will walk/roll along Byron Pathway, celebrating the pathway our community has been fighting for, then cross at Hilson, and head to Iona Park where there will a bubble party! I have no idea what a bubble party is, but it sounds exciting!

There will be coffee and lemonade as well as a bake sale at Iona. Proceeds will go to the OMB appeal for the Convent Site.

Please contact grace.anita@gmail.com for details/questions.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

WVCA June meeting

WVCA June 2011 meeting

June 20, 2011

6:45-7:45 p.m.

Fisher Park School, Room 112 (first floor)

C'mon out and let's continue working hard for Wellington Village!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

WVCA response to "Outcry scuttles Byron Linear road"

Dear Ottawa This Week,

The Board of the Wellington Village Community Association (WVCA) feels that the 'Byron Linear Park versus the residents of Shannon Street' reporting on the debate over vehicle access to the Westboro convent redevelopment - as characterized in the May 25 article "Outcry scuttles Byron Linear road" - is both unfortunate and inaccurate.

The opening sentence of the article stated that "The Byron Linear Park has come out on top over the residents of Shannon Street in the debate over vehicle access to the Westboro convent redevelopment."

On the matter of a proposed southern access for the convent property, community members have expressed, at the WVCA Annual General Meeting and through other fora, their concern and sympathy for the plight of Shannon residents as well as their opposition to the proposed cut through the Byron Park.

Community members' clear sentiment is that the interests of local residents and the broader community appear to have carried little weight in decision-making by the city on this issue to this point.

Above all else, the WVCA Board believes that residents should not be pitted one against another in a case where we all have the best interests of the community in mind. We would much prefer to see attention focused on exploring alternative solutions.

Status update: Wellington Street West CDP

From the City of Ottawa:

I wish to provide you with a status update of the Wellington Street West Community Design Plan.