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Westboro Beach Opening BBQ

posted Jun 14, 2017, 2:41 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Jun 14, 2017, 2:42 AM ]

June 24th - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Let's celebrate the start of summer at the beach! A family event with games for the kids, a BBQ and a bonfire.

More details available on Facebook

Community Kitchen - Welcome to Summer

posted Jun 14, 2017, 2:39 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Jun 14, 2017, 2:40 AM ]

Monday June 26, 2017 9:15 am

Field House 29 Van Lang Private

 

The menu will feature strawberry shortcake, a sandwich platter, falafels and a variety of salads. 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 ext. 225


The kitchen is a program supported 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 support of the event.

The Cleary and New Orchard Planning Study and Byron Linear Park Renewal

posted Jun 14, 2017, 2:29 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Jun 14, 2017, 2:30 AM ]

The material that was presented at the recent public information session held on May 23rd, is now online.

Tell the city what you think about the Cleary and New Orchard Planning Study by filling out an online questionnaire by June 30th. You may review the material that was presented by visiting Ottawa.ca/clearyneworchard or by clicking here.
 
To review the material that was presented for the Byron Linear Park Renewal, please visit Stage2lrt.ca/resources or click here for the presentation.
 
To review the material about the development application for 809 Richmond Road (file number D02-02-16-0030), please visit Ottawa.ca/devapps.

A note from our MPP

posted Jun 14, 2017, 2:13 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association

Dear Friends, 
 
As you know, with your support, I made changing the law to lower speed limits a part of my 2014 campaign.  I am excited to share that today the Ontario passed legislation to protect the most vulnerable users of local roads, including our children, seniors, pedestrians and cyclists.
 
The Safer School Zones Act gives municipalities more tools to fight speeding and dangerous driving in their communities.
 
Thanks to the continued advocacy of local community leaders like the Civic Hospital Neighbourhood Association and Wellington Village Safe Streets, the changes will include:

·         Automated speed enforcement (ASE) technology, which will help catch speeders.  Municipalities will have the option to use this technology in school zones and also in community safety zones on roads with speed limits below 80 km/h.
·         The ability to create zones with reduced speed limits to decrease the frequency and severity of pedestrian-vehicle collisions in urban areas.
·         A streamlined process for municipalities to participate in Ontario’s effective Red Light Camera program without the need for lengthy regulatory approval.
 




Photo: Working with local community advocates, Yasir Naqvi (MPP for Ottawa Centre) helped pass Safer School Zones Act to keep kids, seniors, pedestrians and cyclists safe on residential streets, school and community safety zones.

For years, municipal leaders, police boards and road safety advocates from across our community have asked for these tools to help keep roads safe, particularly in areas with children and seniors.  With the passage of this new legislation, municipalities will now have the option to implement road safety measures in a way that makes sense in their local communities.
Ontario’s roads have consistently ranked among the safest in North America, and these new tools will help make our neighbourhoods even safer for the most vulnerable in our community.
 
QUOTES
“I am very proud of our community’s effective advocacy to lower speed limits on Ottawa’s residential streets and in our school zones.  Thanks to their hard work, this legislation is an important step in creating safe roadways to use and enjoy, for the most vulnerable in our neighbourhoods.”
- Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa Centre
 
“The new legislation is a great step forward in giving municipalities the flexibility they need to reduce unsafe speed limits and strictly enforce new limits.  We thank MPP Naqvi and the Ontario government for listening to our concerns and pushing forward these necessary changes.”
- Lise Whitewolf and Donna Chiarelli, co-founders of Wellington Village Safe Streets

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

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