Tag: westboro

Parents get a better Broadview

After years of working together and many late nights at Ottawa Carleton District School Board meetings, Westboro parents’ hard work has finally paid off. The province announced that Broadview Avenue Public School will receive funding for a rebuild, and the new school could open as early as the […]

Making people a priority

Chaim Dov Ber Chein – or Dovi Chein, as his friends call him – was only six years-old when he moved with his family to Churchill Avenue in 1996. Growing up in Kitchissippi Ward, he has seen the community change over the last 18 years. But now, he […]

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 […]

Hot times for Westboro Beach

The focus of last month’s column was the Trocadero dance hall at Westboro Beach. This month, despite the snow and sub-zero temperatures outside, we’re continuing our look at the development of Westboro Beach and the community’s involvement in regards to its use. It is impossible to date the […]

To the top of Kilimanjaro

Two Westboro men are climbing Africa’s tallest mountain with two goals: to reach the summit and to bring clean water to people in some of Africa’s poorest regions. [View some photos from their trip at the end of this story.] Jason Thomson and Simon Mead are joining a […]

Giddy up and get better

The workshop – hosted by Dovercourt and the Westboro Brainery – began with a short session of chair yoga. Participants were guided through peaceful mindfulness exercises; asked to reconnect with their breath and bring a closer focus to the sights, sounds, and feelings of the moment. After a few minutes […]

Going beyond the classroom

By Anita Grace – Shauna Pollock is passionate about preparing her students for the 21st century. In recognition of her dedication and avant-garde approach, the Churchill Alternative School teacher recently received the Prime Minister’s Teaching Award for Excellence. Churchill principal Megan Egerton describes Pollock as a teacher who […]

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