Tag: westboro

Dave Neil, co-owner of Westboro’s Piggy Market, is more than ready to renovate. Photo by Andrea Tomkins

Nip and a tuck for Piggy Market

By Andrea Tomkins – The Piggy Market is getting a facelift on their fifth anniversary. The Market’s owners, Dave Neil and Warren Sutherland, have announced that they will be closing their doors in order to renovate. “The business has evolved quite a bit over the past five years, […]

Homeless for a night

Dovercourt Recreation Association is hosting their first annual SleepOut for Youth, a new event that will raise funds for the Youth Services Bureau and homeless youth living in Ottawa. SleepOut will take place outdoors at Westboro Kiwanis Park (behind Dovercourt Recreation Centre) on November 22.  It’s a fundraising […]

Jazz Vespers with Wesley Warren conductor, choir of St.Barnaba, and Billy Boulet on sax. Photo by Al Goyette.

Praise the music

By Judith van Berkom – All Saint’s Anglican Church, at 347 Richmond Road near Churchill Avenue, hosts Jazz Vespers – or evening song – every first Sunday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, an intimate setting with excellent acoustics. The Chapel, […]

Westboro kids get snappy

How does our neighbourhood look when you are two and a half feet tall? What’s important about your community when you are eight years old? (Hint: check out this web gallery.) Ten families from Churchill Alternative School picked up their cameras and set off to explore the streets […]

What to do about Byron

A map showing a strip of the Byron Linear Park was filled with suggestions at a public meeting that took place at the Churchill Seniors’ Recreation Centre on October 7 – including play structures, a natural sitting area and a “Welcome to Westboro” sign. Councillor Katherine Hobbs invited […]

A whole new level of pumpkin carving will 
be demonstrated at Wickedly Westboro. 
Photos courtesy of Maniac Pumpkin Carver

Something wicked this way comes

By Denise Deby – The Westboro Farmers’ Market will be showcasing some unusual vegetables on Saturday, October 26. Local pumpkins will be transformed into wicked witches, fanciful figures and intricate works of art when the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Maniac Pumpkin Carvers work their magic at Wickedly Westboro 2013. The […]

Kitchissippi Q & A: Pushing buttons

Is there an issue in your corner of Kitchissippi that’s been puzzling you? Perhaps there’s something you’ve always wanted to know but didn’t know who to ask and it’s keeping you up at night. Send your burning questions (Kitchissippi-related of course) to 
editor@kitchissippi.com and we’ll help find the […]

Relays to end children’s cancer

Two years ago, Scott Perry just needed a sport that would keep him in shape throughout the winter. He started running on a treadmill and has been running ever since. “Buying new clothes is expensive,” the Westboro resident laughs. “I just needed some sort of exercise that would […]

Gnome-napping in Westboro

  When Andrea Tomkins placed Walden – a garden gnome complete with shades, jeans, and arms crossed in clear attitude – in a local flowerbed, she wasn’t expecting a gnome-napping. The well-known Westboro blogger had intended to hide Walden in various locations around the neighbourhood throughout the summer, […]

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