The Wellington Village Community Association

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.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Happy Hallowe'en from the WVCA!

Happy Hallowe'en! 

Published this week on our Facebook page is a map of spooky houses in Wellington Village! Have a look for some of the top spots to check out today or in the next day or two before the decorations come down!

Thanks for the suggestions ! If there are more to recommend let your neighbours know in the comments on our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/WVCAOTTAWA

Friday, October 15, 2021

WVCA Board Meeting - Monday 18 October at 6:30 p.m. (Virtual)

** Note: Meeting start time moved up to 6:30 p.m. instead of 7:00! **

The WVCA board meets this coming Monday evening, October 18th, at 6:30 p.m. for our monthly board meeting. We had an informal meeting over the summer and missed our September meeting, so this will be our first sitting of the board in a few months.

Members of the community are always welcome to attend. At present we continue to meet virtually. The link to Monday's meeting is: https://meet.google.com/irp-drgx-apz

Previous meeting minutes can be found in the "Meetings" tab of our website.

Friday, September 10, 2021

WVCA sponsoring All Candidates Debate - Monday September 13th online!


The WVCA is happy to be sponsoring the all candidates debate this coming Monday!

Here are some details from the organizing CA, Hampton-Iona:

Your local community associations will be hosting an All Candidates Debate on September 13th from 7 to 9 pm on Zoom Webinar. As well, we are looking at recording the debate and posting it on YouTube afterwards. We are pleased to say that we are expecting all 8 candidates running for MP in Ottawa Centre to participate in our debate.

How to Attend the Debate: We are not taking registrations in advance as there will be no need to register to attend. We have taken out a special platform for this debate that can support up to 1000 attendees. This platform will also allow us to provide closed captioning. While the webinar will begin at 7:00 pm, you may sign in earlier. Attendees will not, however, be let into the debate until just prior to 7:00 pm. To attend the debate, please link to Zoom Webinar at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84305249267?pwd=a3BrWFVrWldCdXRZQVpja2g5Ry8xQT09 Passcode: 958826 You may wish to cut and paste this link and passcode into your online Calendar. How to submit a question to the Debate Given the format of the debate, we are requesting that you submit your questions in advance. Your questions will be provided to the moderator. For security reasons attendees will not be able to directly ask their questions live as would usually happen at an in-person debate. Please submit your questions to ottawacentreelectiondebate@hamptoniona.ca Given the number of candidates expected to participate and in order to maximize the number of questions that the public can ask, questions can only be directed to two candidates. This is similar to our previous live debate formats. Please specify to which candidate or candidates (choice of 2 candidates) your question is directed. Please keep questions concise and focused on Federal issues. Do not include a preamble. Please submit your questions by Friday, September 10th. For technical reasons, questions submitted after that time are unlikely to be included. Further Information If you have questions about the debate, please send them to ottawacentreelectiondebate@hamptoniona.ca. We also recommend that you check the Hampton Iona website http://hamptoniona.ca periodically in case there are further updates.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Neighbours for Tunney's

We have a new tab on the WVCA website! 

Click on: this link to be taken to our new landing page for "Neighbours for Tunney's", where we will be sharing all of our updates in obtaining information on the forthcoming Tunney's Pasture redevelopment plans, having input into said plans, and working with the city on ensuring the priorities of residents of adjoining neighbourhoods are taken seriously.

The results from our April survey are posted to this page, as well as a backgrounder document we have developed in collaboration with the Champlain Park, Hintonburg and Mechanicsville Community Associations. We have formed Neighbours for Tunney's to discuss the above-mentioned concerns, and are putting pressure where we can to have information shared. 

On the page you can also find information on how you can sign up for additional updates on the project, and how you can have more input in to the work we are doing. 

Your local community associations have been putting in a lot of extra effort to bring this issue forward, and you will be hearing a LOT more on Tunney's Pasture in the days and weeks to come. This is a massive project that has been developed under a cone of silence. Plans are at an advanced stage, and have been done with no community consultation or input, nor the input or knowledge of city staff and elected officials. We have been told that updated redevelopment plans would be released soon, but to date have received no new information. We continue to press for the release of information, and for the federal government to meet with neighbours to provide critical input. 

A lot more to come!


WVCA Board Meeting - Tonight (14 June) at 7:30 p.m. online

The WVCA board meets tonight on Monday evening, June 14th, at 7:30 p.m. for our monthly board meeting. Our focus topic continues to be Tunney's Pasture development plans, and our newly formed group, Neighbours for Tunney's. (Check out our new tab on the website by clicking here).

Members of the community are always welcome to attend. At present we continue to meet virtually. The link to Monday's meeting is: https://meet.google.com/izd-kzdq-ian

Previous meeting minutes can be found in the "Meetings" tab of our website.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Wellington Village Plant Swap Weekend is underway!

This weekend, please join in our spring event, the Plant Swap Weekend.

To participate is easy! If you’re thinning out your plants this weekend, simply place near the sidewalk indicating they are free to a good home (feel free to share on WVCA Facebook page with the hashtag #wvplants and share in the comments of our Plant Swap Weekend posts). If you can label and indicate sun/shade tolerant even better! The photo attached is an example. 

Our Facebook page event post: https://www.facebook.com/WVCAOTTAWA/photos/a.132441135364750/207646971177499

If you are looking for something in particular - comment on the link above! Maybe a neighbour has some extra to spare.

Please help us spread this like an aggressive weed - share this post with a neighbour so we can all add a bit of community cheer to our gardens.

(**and since the stay at home order remains in place, please be covid-wise, and perhaps incorporate picking them up with your daily outdoor exercise outing)

Happy long weekend!!

Sunday, May 9, 2021

WVCA Board Meeting - Monday 10 May at 7:30 p.m.

The WVCA board meets on Monday evening, May 10th, at 7:30 p.m. for our monthly board meeting. Our focus topic continues to be Tunney's Pasture development plans, and next steps following the close of our survey.

Members of the community are always welcome to attend. At present we continue to meet virtually. The link to Monday's meeting is: https://meet.google.com/izd-kzdq-ian

Previous meeting minutes can be found in the "Meetings" tab of our website.