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Wild things in Wellington West

There’s a turkey wandering Wellington West, and we’ve been quite amused by the tweets. Read on to see what your community has been saying about it! //[View the story “Turkey Wellington anyone?” on Storify]

Yoga instructor Megan Martin, along with Winston Square organizers Lee Ann McLellan, Westboro BIA Executive Director Mary Thorne, and McKellar Park resident Patti Church are leading the transformation of Winston Square. A call for talent has been issued. Photo by Andrea Tomkins.

Winston Square comes alive

By Anita Grace – Beside the Westboro Legion Hall on Richmond Road is the non-descript dead end of Winston Avenue. But in the coming months this space will be transformed into a vibrant public space. Winston Square will soon be transformed into a pedestrian plaza decorated with paving […]

Four year-old friends Evan O’Brien (left) and Jacob Hatcher compare their treasure after hunting for eggs in McKellar Park. Photo by Anita Grace.

Easter bunny visits local parks

By Anita Grace – The Easter bunny was very generous to Kitchissippi kids this year. He hopped through two local parks and left them filled with treats. On the Easter weekend, both McKellar Park and Iona Park hosted Easter egg hunts for children. But while the Easter bunny […]

Click image to enlarge. This aerial photo of McKellar Park Golf Club shows the area it occupied in 1932. Carling Avenue, at the bottom of the photo, was the southern boundary. The eastern boundary of the club was a line mid-way between Fraser and Denbury Avenues. The western boundary is approximated by Redwood Avenue in the north, a piece of present-day Sherburne Avenue in the middle, and Manitou Drive in the southern part. The northern border of the golf club was quite irregular, falling between Dovercourt and Keenan Avenues. Windemere Avenue, previously known as 4th Avenue, divided the golf club into two parts, with the front nine holes to the east of Windemere and the back nine holes to the west.

18 holes in McKellar Park

By Bob Grainger – For years, residents of McKellar Park have been unearthing golf balls when they dig in their gardens. They are relics from the past, as over 60 years ago the entire neighbourhood was occupied by McKellar Park Golf Club. The golf course opened in 1928. […]

Lauren Goodhew of Westboro, in her sixteenth year as a professional bike mechanic, says fixing bikes is her job, but also her passion. She and other volunteer mechanics spruced up around 25 bikes during the “On Your Bike” event. Photo by Denise Deby.

Westboro Beach is on the move!

By Denise Deby – People living in and near the Westboro Beach community stepped out to learn about sustainable transportation options. Three events organized by EnviroCentre were part of the City of Ottawa’s Westboro Beach On the Move project. “Seniors On the Move,” held March 27 at the […]

Going out guide: May 1 edition

Landscape Art Exhibit Renowned Canadian painter Barbara Gamble brings her latest collection of Canadian landscapes to Cube Gallery with a vernissage May 8. Gamble works in oil paints combined with layers of coloured wax to create luminous surfaces on the canvas. Her landscapes cover the range of Canadian […]

GCTC turns 40

Presenting to an enthusiastic and responsive full house, Kitchissippi’s Eric Coates, GCTC’s artistic director, entertained supporters with a jam-packed hour of information, laughs, glimpses into the 2014/2015 season’s plays, and a very creative ‘subscription’ notice who periodically wandered onto the stage in his birthday suit (well, almost). GCTC […]

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