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.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Save the date! WVCA AGM - Tuesday May 28th! + Two other Don't-Miss events this Saturday!

Good day neighbours!

We have been long overdue to hold an AGM for our community association, but a date has finally been set! Come join us on Tuesday May 28th  at 7:30 p.m. at Fisher Park School (room 111). We will hear from Kitchissippi Councillor Jeff Leiper and have time for a Q&A with him, as well as a short local history presentation from Dave Allston on the early days of Wellington Village.

We need board members! Please consider joining the WVCA board to help support the work that we are doing. Whether you have one particular area you'd like to contribute to, or help us in multiple areas, we could use you! Our board has dropped from as high as 15 members pre-Covid to about 7 now. It is not enough, and honestly, there is growing risk that our WVCA may fold sometime soon. Learn more about what being a board member is all about during the AGM. We'll be glad to answer any questions you may have.

Here is our poster for the event! Please click on it to open it up and view all the details:


This Saturday May 11th there are two big events happening in our community that the WVCA is proud to support: Spring into Active Parkways! Select your method of transportation and meet up at the Rink of Dreams at City Hall for a community meet-up at 11 a.m.!

... And, 2024 is the 100th Anniversary of the opening of Parkdale Market! This Saturday May 11th, the Market will officially open for its centennial year with opening ceremonies at 1 p.m. on the big stage in the park behind the Market. 

For more information on Saturday's event you can check out:

The following was information shared through the Kitchissippi Times from the Parkdale Public Market team last week, in case you missed it! 

100 Years of Parkdale Public Market:
Join the Celebration

The Parkdale Public Market team, in collaboration with the ByWard Market District Authority (BMDA), is proud to invite readers of the Kitchissippi Times to the Parkdale Public Market's 100th season!

We’ve planned a season of significance with programming that commemorates our history while also celebrating our bright future! Established in 1924 as the West End Market, the Parkdale Public Market has stood as a testament to resilience, enduring decades of change while remaining a beacon of tradition and vitality. The Parkdale Public Market has evolved alongside our city, adapting to the needs of generations while persevering as an important public space.

This centennial season will have something for everyone to enjoy! 

Highlights of the celebration include: 

Centennial Season Opening Ceremonies: Join us on Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m. for a special ceremony launching the 100th season of the Parkdale Public Market!

Parkdale Night Market: Every Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m., join us for a bustling market featuring shopping, street food vendors, and live music in the park! The night market runs weekly from June 5 to October 9.

100th Birthday Party: Our official 100th anniversary is on Wednesday, July 10th, and we are throwing ourselves a birthday party! You won’t want to miss the Parkdale night market of the century. It’ll get your friends and neighbours talking!

Our 100th Harvest: On Wednesday, October 9th, we’ll mark our final night market of the season with a special market honouring the 100 years of harvest our community has shared together

The Parkdale Public Market team is dedicated to paving the way for the future success of our public spaces by embracing our fondness for traditional markets while also setting an eye to unique and engaging offerings that will reinvigorate and reignite the tradition of going to market! Celebrate the past and anticipate the future with us at the Parkdale Public Market. 

Make sure to stop by 366 Parkdale Avenue to shop, eat, and share in the celebration this season and next! The Parkdale Public Market is open daily from May through October. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Parkdale Public Market’s centennial celebration!

With gratitude,
The Parkdale Public Market Team