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.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Party and Dance

From WCAD:

Halloween Party and Dance

Friday November 2

Legion Hall (Richmond Road at Winston)

Please support our fellow citizens fighting against inappropriate development in our neighbourhoods. The Westboro Citizens for Appropriate Development (WCAD) is holding a Halloween party and dance on November 2 to raise funds to pay for their successful OMB fight against the development plan to put two towers, 16 and 14 stories, at 335 Roosevelt Ave on a site zoned for approximately 6 stories. The developer appealed the case to the OMB (heard in October) and that decision has not yet been issued. Legal and professional planner fees are outstanding due to those two fights.

So please support the cause and have a great time - you can do both by buying tickets ($25.) for the party. It will be at the Legion Hall, 389 Richmond Road at Winston (just west of Churchill). There will be live music by Big Chill - a finalist in the "Road to Memphis" contest this year and last, playing blues and early rock music - great to dance to. Doors open at 7 Nov 2, music after 8. There will be a hot and cold buffet in the evening.

Also there will be door prizes and prizes for best costumes in the theme of "monster development".

To get tickets ($25. each):

1 Go to the WCAD website at and buy your ticket via PayPal. Tickets can be picked up after 7 pm at the Legion Hall. You will receive a confirmation email with your ticket number.

2 You may buy tickets at the door on Nov. 2 - Doors open at p.m.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

WVCA October Meeting Agenda


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Collected Works

1. Approval of minutes from September meeting

2. Minuting of Board decisions made since last meeting

3. Presentation on proposed development at 306 Carleton (Lon Nadler)

4. Temporary roadway across the Byron Linear Park (Richard)

5. Membership Drive (Catherine J.)

6. Tunney's Pasture Master Plan consultation update (Andrew and Duff)

7. Other business

Friday, October 12, 2012

2012 Planning Primer Program Primer II Session October 20 and 22, 2012

From the City of Ottawa:

Have you ever wondered how land-use planning is done? What those black and white signs in your community mean? How a zoning application is made? How to make a presentation to Planning Committee? What land-use planners do for your community?

Now is your time to find out.

The Planning and Growth Management Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Get your tickets to the Eco Gala - Oct 24

From Ecology Ottawa:

Buy your Annual Dinner tickets here

What better way to show your support for Ecology Ottawa than tucking into a mouthwateringly fabulous four-course meal, created by inspirational chef Murray Wilson of the Courtyard Restaurant for the 6th Annual Eco Gala networking dinner on Wednesday October 24, 2012 at St Elias Banquet Centre,750 Ridgewood Avenue,Ottawa?

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options will be available as part of this sumptuous feast showcasing the finest locally-sourced Ontario produce, lovingly prepared and served in this comfortable, informal venue - with no stuffy dress code to curtail your enjoyment.

Tickets - priced at $60 a person, $50 for students and seniors, tables offered at $440 - extend you the perfect opportunity to network with like-minded, environmentally-committed friends and neighbours, and reinforcing your commitment to makingOttawathe green capital ofCanada.

We are thrilled that numerous city councillors, business luminaries and opinion leaders have accepted our invitation, and that CBC

Family Dance for kids and their parents

From Ottawa Contra Dance:

FAMILY DANCE for kids and their parents - Saturday, October 20th from 3:30-5:00pm!

Come on out to a fun family dance with live music (fiddle and guitar).

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

You're invited to the FCA's Emerald Ash Borer forum and panel discussion

From the FCA:

The devastation to Ottawa's ash trees by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is and will continue to have a tremendous impact on our City for many years to come. Ash trees make up 35% of Ottawa's tree canopy so the threat of losing the majority of these majestic trees is also a threat to Ottawa's tree canopy as a whole.

To better inform residents about what they can do to help protect their communities and save as many ash trees as possible, the Federation of Citizens' Associations of Ottawa is hosting a public forum and panel discussion on the Emerald Ash Borer Tuesday, October 9th at the Overbrook Community Centre, 33 Quill Street.

We've gathered all the key players who were engaged on the ground fighting the Emerald Ash Borer this summer in Ottawa. They know the extent of the infestation and the threat it poses to Ottawa's urban forest. Come hear directly from the people who know the facts and can tell us what we can do to minimize the impact of the Emerald Ash Borer in our communities.

The forum begins at 6 pm with a Meet & Greet with industry professionals. Ottawa area tree service providers and City officials will be on hand to speak to the public. If you or someone you know has an Ash tree on their property, this is the time to come because you will have a chance to speak 1-on-1 to these experts about your situation. At 7 pm, the expert panel discussion will begin. The FCA will pose four questions to the panelists designed to help flesh out the complexities of this issue. After a short break, we'll open up the discussion to questions from the floor.

This is an excellent opportunity to become better informed, so please join us at 6 pm on Tuesday, October 9th at the Overbrook Community Centre, 33 Quill Street.

Comments from the WVCA on the September 17 Public Information Session on the Tunney's Pasture Master Plan Project

Dear Sir or Madam:

I am writing, on behalf of the Wellington Village Community Association, about the Tunney's Pasture Master Plan options that were presented to the public on September 17 and the manner in which they were presented.

Our principal concern is that neither option seems particularly integrated with the neighbouring communities and that the governmental, commercial and residential elements in each option do not appear to be particularly integrated with each other. We suspect that, without greater integration, the site will remain as lifeless as it is today and nothing will happen there outside of government working hours. That both options appear to push cliff-like buildings to all sides of the site - giving it the impression of a walled city or fortress - reinforces this concern.

Our secondary concern is that the September 17 presentation did not seem like a consultation. The members of our Association who attended the presentation came away feeling that decisions had already been made and that we were simply being informed. One of our board members was, for example, taken aback by the casualness with which staff at the presentation told him to get ready to accept significant gridlock.

We hope, however, that we are wrong about our principal concern and that PWGSC will take the opportunity to make Tunney's Pasture a place that truly connects with the City and the NCC parkland. Perhaps some of the ornamental green space could be replaced with playing fields? Perhaps there could be a dedicated bike path or cross-country ski trail through the site to the river? Perhaps the Plan could make a firm commitment to amenities such as a new YMCA or purpose-built daycare facilities that will benefit both government workers and the community at large?

We look forward to the October 15 follow-up session and to working with you, the neighbouring communities and the City of Ottawa.

Yours truly,

Duff McLeod

President, Wellington Village Community Association