Tag: McKellar Park

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. […]

Rink attendants Aidan Worswick (left) and Patrick Johnston at the double surface McKellar Park rink. Photo by Anita Grace.

Kitchissippi likes its ice!

By Anita Grace – Lacing up your skates and heading out on a neighbourhood rink is for many a quintessential part of Canadian winters. Conveniently, there are 247 outdoor rinks in Ottawa, with 10 here in the Kitchissippi Ward. “Being able to walk somewhere to go skating, meet […]

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