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The Great Westboro Beach Garage Sale

posted May 18, 2017, 7:02 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated May 18, 2017, 7:03 PM ]


Community Kitchen

posted May 18, 2017, 6:43 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association

Community Kitchen

Welcome to Spring

Monday May 29 2017 9:15 am

Field House 29 Van Lang Private

 

The menu will feature spring vegetables like fresh asparagus and rhubarb (from Westboro Beach gardens)

Everyone is welcome to attend and help with the cooking (starts at 9:15 and goes through the morning)

For more information, please call Andrea at 613-722-4000 extension 225

The kitchen is a program organized  by the Westboro Beach Community Association, the Carlington Community Health Centre and the Van Lang Tenants Group.  A big thank you to the Dovercourt Recreation Centre and Ottawa Community Housing for their supports of the event.


Catherine Casserly wins the Volunteer Ottawa Mayor’s Award for Volunteer Spirit

posted May 18, 2017, 6:27 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated May 18, 2017, 6:28 PM ]

It was with pleasure that the Westboro Beach Community Association (WBCA) nominated Catherine Casserly for the Volunteer Ottawa Mayor’s Award for Volunteer Spirit. Catherine embodies volunteer spirit for her work to build a better Ottawa. She has worked for years to improve her neighbourhood in Ottawa and to offer refuge for those who have lost their community and country as a result of war and strife in their homeland. The award was presented on April 26, 2017 at City Hall.  Congratulations and thank-you Catherine!



Byron Linear Park Renewal & Cleary and New Orchard Planning Study

posted May 18, 2017, 6:15 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated May 18, 2017, 6:18 PM ]

Notice from the Westboro Branch of The Canadian Legion

posted May 18, 2017, 6:04 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated May 18, 2017, 6:04 PM ]

At a recent meeting of the Executive of the Westboro Legion it was decided to discontinue the Battle of Atlantic (May) and Battle of Britain (Sep) parades and follow-up activities due to cost and the low amount of Legion and public participation. We would like to thank all the people and organizations that have been involved over the many years. The November 11th service will continue.

A Celebration of Canada's Wildlife - April 6, 2017

posted Mar 22, 2017, 6:09 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 6:12 PM ]

Speaker: Michael Runtz, Carleton University

Thursday April 6, 2017
Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive
6 p.m. Wildlife Expo
7 p.m. Opening remarks and Presentation

Admission is free.

In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, and leading up to National Wildlife Week (April 9 to15), the City invites residents to learn more about Canada’s iconic wildlife.   This event includes displays by local organizations and a presentation by renowned naturalist Michael Runtz.  Canada’s rich diversity of wildlife is part of our national heritage, and continues to shape our country’s global identity.  Beavers, loons and moose are all readily recognized as Canadian symbols, and can all be found living in Ottawa.  Come celebrate our wild neighbours!

Register online before April 4, 2017

Jump on the Bus

posted Mar 22, 2017, 6:04 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 6:05 PM ]

A free shuttle bus runs for a free swim at the Dovercourt pool every Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm. The pick-up time at Van Lang is 2:15 pm with a return time of 4:45 pm.

Come out and enjoy a warm swim.

Community Kitchen - Welcome to a Latin American Style Meal

posted Mar 22, 2017, 6:00 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 6:00 PM ]

Monday March 27 @ 9:15 am @ 29 Van Lang Private

The menu will feature broccoli cheddar soup, ground beef tacos, guacamole, rice, salads and apple tarts.

Everyone is welcome to attend and help with the cooking.

For more information, please call Andrea at 613-722-4000 extension 325

This event is co-sponsored by the Westboro Beach CommunityCarlington Community Health Centre, the Van Lang Tenants Group. A big thank you to the Dovercourt Recreation Centre and Ottawa Community Housing - OCHfor their support of the event.

Millennium Learning Centre at Van Lang Field House

posted Mar 22, 2017, 5:49 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 5:50 PM ]

Millennium Learning Centres (MLC) are small user-friendly centres where people can learn to use computers and the Internet, get help from trained volunteers or simply use the computer and Internet in a welcoming and supportive atmosphere. A Millennium Learning Centre in opened on March 21, 2017 in the Van Lang Field House located at 29 Van Lang Private.

Hours:
Tuesdays - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wednesdays- 9:30 am to 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Thursdays - 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

NCC Capital Urbanism Lab - Heritage: A Driver of Sustainability

posted Feb 4, 2017, 5:42 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Feb 4, 2017, 5:43 AM ]

Canada’s 150thanniversary inspires us to think about the past, present and future of heritage in Canada and in the Capital. Can what we value as heritage in our communities, architecture and public spaces help us to shape a more sustainable future? This is an issue we face every day in the capital, and is one that is being discussed by the international community in the context of United Nations sustainable development goals.

Kicking off Heritage Week  with a conversation among several distinguished speakers on this essential link between heritage and sustainability.

Guest speakers on Thursday February 16, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm include:
  • Jean Carroon, Goody Clancy Architects, Boston and author of Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings
  • Mark Brandt, MTBA Architects and lead author of Building Resilience, Practical Guidelines for the Sustainable Rehabilitation of Buildings in Canada
  • Brenda Odjick, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg
  • Heather Thomson, Manager, Heritage Program, National Capital Commission (moderator)
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