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.

Friday, May 31, 2019

100th Anniversary of Wellington Village

Today, May 31, 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Wellington Village!!

The Kitchissippi Museum has many fascinating stories but local historian (and fellow WVCA Board Member!) Dave Allston. Be sure to read about how Wellington Village all started with a circus tent:

Check out the Wellington West Business Improvement Area (WWBIA) for information about upcoming events to celebrate this important milestone.

Also, look out for the June issue of the Kitchissippi Times which is Wellington Village-focused.

Looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming events and if you have an interesting story about Wellington Village that you would like to share please feel free to comment below.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Ottawa Race Weekend- Road Closures- Sunday, May 26th

Once again this year, the Ottawa Race Weekend marathoners and half marathoners will be running through Wellington West on Sunday morning (May 26, 2019). Plan to stay in the neighbourhood and cheer on the runners.

According to CBC News, here are the affected closures in the area:
  • Fairmont Avenue between Sherwood Drive and Wellington Street W. — 6:15 a.m. to 11:30 am
  • Wellington Street W. between ​​​​​​​Fairmont Avenue and Island Park Drive — 6:15 a.m.​​​​​​​ to 11:45 a.m.​​​​​​​
  • Richmond Road between Island Park Drive and McRae Avenue— 6:15 a.m.​​​​​​​ to 9:30 a.m.​​​​​​​
  • McRae Avenue between Richmond Road and Scott Street— 6:15 a.m.​​​​​​​ to 9:30 a.m.​​​​​​​
  • Sir Frederic Banting and Colombine driveways — 6:30 a.m.​​​​​​​ to 12 p.m. 
  • Scott Street eastbound between Churchill and Carleton avenues — 6:15 a.m.​​​​​​​ to 10 a.m.​​​​​​​
  • Scott Street westbound between Carleton and Holland avenues — 6:15 a.m.​​​​​​​ to 12 p.m.
  • Carleton Avenue between Scott Street and Richmond Road — 8:15 a.m.​​​​​​​ to 11:45 a.m.​​​​Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway between Booth Street and Island Park Drive — 6:15 a.m.​​​​​​​ to 12:15 p.m.

Kitchissippi Community Garage Sale- June 1st

Date: June 1, 2019 (Rain date, June 2nd)

Join in the Kitchissippi-wide Community Garage Sale!
It’s time to clean out your house and we’re here to help! Councillor Jeff Leiper & many Kitchissippi community associations are organizing a Kitchissippi-wide garage sale on June 1st (rain date June 2).
If you live in these neighbourhoods, we encourage you to participate.
-Champlain Park
-Civic Hospital
-Hampton Iona
-Island Park
-Wellington Village
-Westboro Beach
Tips for sellers:
-Promote your own sale. You can add your address to this event. However, consider putting the word out in other ways (social media; invite your friends; put up signs on your street corners)
-If June 1st is a bit rainy, YOU choose whether to hold off until Sunday (our recommended rain date) or go ahead on the Saturday. We won’t be making a decision.
-We encourage sales to start at 8am but you set your own start/end times.
-Didn’t sell all your stuff but want it gone? All garage sales (who want to) are encouraged to leave your items out throughout the afternoon with a “Free” sign. Start time for the free giveaway is your choice but please clean up by 6pm! An alternative is that Ottawa’s official Spring Give Away Weekend is June 8-9th.
More info here:
-Let’s make our Kitchissippi garage sale a bit of a community party. Kids can run lemonade stands, musicians can play on porches, and more!
-Some community associations are encouraging donations to a charity of your choice.

The Happening Festival 2019

The WVCA is happy to help promote the Happening Festival which runs from Friday, May 24th to Saturday, June 1st, 2019.
The Happening celebrates and promotes businesses, the arts and the community of Wellington West – from Island Park to the Bayview Bridge.
Festivities start with a launch party on Friday, May 24th at Vimy Brewing Company, 7pm and closes with The Happening ArtsPark on Saturday, June 1st in Parkdale Park, 10am to 10pm.
For a full list of activities please visit:

Monday, May 6, 2019

AGM: Annual General Meeting 2019

The WVCA will be holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, May 21 in room #112 at Fisher Park School, 7pm-9pm.

We will be hosting a panel discussion with MPP for Ottawa Centre- Joel Harden, Councillor for the Kitchissippi Ward- Jeff Leiper and Executive Director of the Wellington West Business Improvement Area (BIA)- Dennis Van Staalduinen