Councillor’s Corner

Submitted by Jeff Leiper, Kitchissippi Ward Councillor – 

Time flies Kitchissippi! August is already upon us and we in the ward are determined to make the most of the remainder of the summer. Read on to find out what’s happening in the area this month.

Westboro FUSE is coming up on August 18 and 19. Richmond Road will be closed between Golden Avenue and McRae Avenue from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday to fill the street with family-friendly fun! A bevy of busker, live performance for all ages, and events showcasing the best of what Westboro has to offer will give you lots to look forward to. There’s still time to sign up to volunteer. Visit the Westboro Village website for more info.

We held a community consultation session on July 25 regarding the Laroche Park and Community Building Redevelopment plan. Last year’s Cash-In-Lieu funds ward-wide consultation put a new field house for Laroche Park at the top of our priority list. This project will also include the construction of the long-awaited Sens Rink and some extensive environmental remediation measures. We are looking forward to ongoing consultations as the project moves forward.

There are several fun events coming up in August to help you celebrate summer. On August 10, the Parkdale Food Centre is having their annual street party and barbeque in front of 30 Rosemount Ave. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Swing by and support this amazing organization. On August 14, head down to Westboro Beach for the Riversong Concert, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This event honouring the Ottawa River and advocating for its protection will include a variety of music from folk to Celtic tunes. Rounding out the month, there’s a Dog Movie Night coming up in Parkdale Park on August 25. Stay tuned to our channels for more information about that event as we get closer to the date. Stay cool, Kitchissippi!

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