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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.

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)
More information

NCC Public Board Meeting Recap

posted Feb 4, 2017, 5:35 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Feb 4, 2017, 5:36 AM ]

NCC launches Nepean Point design competition

The NCC launched an international design competition for the redevelopment of Nepean Point, one of the most spectacular lookouts in Canada’s Capital Region.

Design concept approved for Les Terrasses de la Chaudière Complex 

The NCC Board approved the Design Concept for the Recladding Project(PDF) for Les Terrasses de la Chaudière Complex. This project is an opportunity to reimagine a federal complex in the heart of Gatineau.
Celebrating Canada’s 150th in the Capital

Dr. Mark Kristmanson, the NCC’s CEO, provided the Board of Directors with an overview of our initiatives for Canada’s 150th anniversary. We are kicking things off with the opening of the Rideau Hall Winter Pavilion on January 28th, one of the NCC’s Confederation Pavilions in the Capital region.
City of Ottawa Western Light Rail Transit Project
The NCC Board approved the alignment and functional design of the Western Light Rail Transit (WLRT)(PDF) project on NCC land. This will allow for improved access to the Ottawa River shoreline, enhanced green spaces and pathway connections.

Fun at the Winter Carnival

posted Feb 4, 2017, 5:04 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Feb 4, 2017, 5:04 AM ]

Thank-you for coming out to the Winter Carnival! A special thank-you to everyone who volunteered and had a hand in making this event a success.

Winter Carnival

posted Jan 18, 2017, 6:01 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Jan 18, 2017, 6:09 PM ]

The Westboro Beach Community Association welcomes everyone to our annual winter carnival on Saturday, January 28 from 1:30 p.m.  to 4:00 p.m.  

The winter celebration will feature a bonfire, tobogganing and snow building.  Hot chocolate and cookies will be available. Everything is free but donations are very welcome. 

For more information, please check out the Facebook Event or contact

Annual General Meeting Minutes - Updated

posted Jan 3, 2017, 8:10 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Jan 3, 2017, 8:10 AM ]

Updated Minutes

Happy New Year!

posted Jan 3, 2017, 6:10 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Jan 3, 2017, 6:12 AM ]

The Board of the Westboro Beach Community Association wishes a happy new year to all Westboro Beach residents. We hope you will get out and enjoy the beach area and the new winter trails along the Ottawa River in the new year. 

Thank-you to Meredith Rodger for this photo of the festive tree at Roy Duncan Park.

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