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.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Upcoming event: Solar H2Ottawa

Find out about solar hot water systems and how to take advantage of great financial rebates.

Using solar heat means less demand for fossil fuels & electricity.
Reducing the amount of fuel you burn means lowering GHG emissions, less pollution, and more money in your pocket. Investing in solar technology also means a bigger payback on the biggest investment of your life

July WWCA meeting

Come on out to the July meeting of the West Wellington Community Association!

Please note a change from our usual venue.

When: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Where: GCTC

How to Start a Community Garden Workshop

NOW is the time to start working on gardens for next growing season.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Ottawa to Host Light Rail Transit (LRT) Technology Forum June 20, 2009

Ottawa City Council approved the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) in November 2008, including a vision for achieving an integrated, citywide transit solution to better serve communities across Ottawa. The specific type of technology needed to achieve this vision has yet to be identified.

To address the technology issue, the City of Ottawa is hosting an LRT Technology Forum on June 20, 2009 that will bring together the public, transit experts, technology providers and key stakeholders to identify the best transit technology options for the City

Friends of Lansdowne Park Rally

Come join the Friends of Lansdowne Park for a family-friendly rally on Sunday June 14 at 1 p.m., Aberdeen Pavilion.

  • Hear from speakers like sustainability expert, David Chernushenko

  • Walk or run around Lansdowne Park to appreciate the potential of this 40-acre public space

  • Enjoy music from the Glebop Jazz Trio

  • Plan to drop into the Ottawa Farmers Market

  • Do your part to make this a fantastic public space for now, and for future generations.

Bring the kids and invite your friends for an easy and fun march in the park.Together we can make Lansdowne great again.
Help us stop a bad process.
As you may have heard, the City of Ottawa is currently negotiating an unsolicited proposal for the future of Lansdowne Park with a consortium of local developers.. That's right, developers. Not citizens, who are the tax payers and park users. There has been no public or competitive process to invite ideas and proposals for Lansdowne Park--nearly 40 acres of public land facing the Rideau Canadal, a world heritage site.
Think about the costs
Much of this deal is still under wraps, but we do know that it includes spending $125 million of Ottawa tax payers' money to refurbish the stadium and arena , giving up public land for 250,000 square feet of retail, and handing over city control of nearly 70% of park for 30 years.
Get it right - Make Lansdowne great for future generations
Our goal is to see the City return to its original plan of an open design competition. One that would produce a variety of ideas, visions and possibilities for this great public space.
Join us at a public Rally on Sunday June 14 at 1:00 p.m, Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park. Tell the City that you want to see the future of the Park decided not just by a few, but by everyone.

PS -- If you aren't able to join us on June 14, you can still help. Contact your local councillor or visit for more information. And please spread the word to others.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Upcoming event sponsored by the Federation of Citizens

Our Ottawa: Power and Decision Making at City Hall

  • How are decisions made at City Hall?

  • Where does power lie at the City of Ottawa?

  • How is the public involved?

  • What are the best practices from cities across Canada and the world?

  • Should Municipal Parties play a role?

  • What changes, if any, need to be made to make our City government more responsive to the citizens of Ottawa?

Join us for an open discussion about these questions and City leadership as a whole.

Thursday, June 18th, 2009
6:30P.M.-7:00 P.M. (Refreshments)
7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. (Discussion and Debate)
Room 2000, Minto Building, Carleton University

Panelists include:

Ms. Leslie Donnelly
Deputy City Clerk, City of Ottawa

Dr. David Zussman
Jarislowski Chair in Public Sector Management, Telfer School of Management;
Chair, Mayor of Ottawa