WBCA News


WBCA Winter Carinival

posted Jan 16, 2013, 8:21 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association

Hello;

trading strategy The Westboro Beach Community Association's 2nd annual Winter Carnival is coming up.  We hope you can attend with family and friends.

Have a good day.

WBCA Executive

AGM: Reminder

posted Nov 25, 2012, 2:52 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Nov 25, 2012, 8:24 PM ]

A Reminder

 

The Westboro Beach Community Association (WBCA) Annual General Meeting is tomorrow:

Monday, November 26, 2012

7:00 p.m.

Churchill Seniors Center, 2nd floor Town Hall

 

The evening will include a talk “Your Garden & Trees & More”

Our guests will include:

Landscape Designer Jessica Templeton

City of Ottawa Arborist Bruce Reaney

And Westboro Beach “Master” gardeners

 

There will be elections, followed by a Q & A session and what we hope will be a fruitful discussion on issues we should collectively address, social events and fundraising ideas.

 

Hope to see you tomorrow at the AGM.

Westboro Youth Centre Board Members Wanted

posted Jun 28, 2012, 6:37 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association

Hello;

The Westboro Youth Centre is looking for board members.  The Westboro Youth Centre offers  recreational programs for youth 10-17 years of age. This program is held in Steacy Hall (aka "the Gym") on the second floor of All Saints' Anglican Church on Friday evening. The program is supported by funds from the local community including  businesses, individuals, the All Saints Church and  the Dovercourt Recreation Centre. A youth counsellor organizes sports, activities and outings.  It is well attended. If you are interested in sitting on the board, please send your name and contact information to wyc@allsaintswestboro.com  Be involved in your community and make a difference.

 WBCA Executive


Meet You at the Van

posted Jun 27, 2012, 6:50 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association

Hello;

getting started properly in cryptocurrency trading Youths aged 6 to 13 years can meet every Thursday night (5 to 7 pm) at the All Saints Church Hall for sports and activities July 5 to August 30.  The entrance is at the rear of the building off Madison. Look for the Dovercourt van.  The program is sponsored by the Dovercourt Recreation Centre, Carlington Community Health Centre and United Way Ottawa. For more information, please contact Breanna Gibbon at 613-722-4000 extension 325 or bgibbon@carlington.ochc.org

WBCA Executive



Van Lang Playgroup Monkey Rock Music

posted Jun 27, 2012, 5:17 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Jun 27, 2012, 5:27 AM ]

Hello;

currency trading strategy The Roy Duncan Park will host a playgroup in the park featuring Monkey Rock Music. The programs will be held every Monday from July 9 to August 20 at 9:30-11:30. The program is a fun, entertaining and creative music program for young children and their caregivers. Snacks provided. For more information, please call Anisa at 613-722-4000 extension 236.

 The program is sponsored by the Ontario Early Years Centre, the Carlington Community Health Centre and Mothercraft Ottawa.

 

WBCA Executive

Beach Closed Record Number of Days- WBCA to Issue Annual Report Card on City Action

posted Jun 27, 2012, 5:04 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association

Hello:

The Westboro Beach Community Association (WBCA) will monitor the City of Ottawa’s 50- year plan to improve water quality at Westboro Beach and issue an annual report card to the community. Westboro Beach was closed to swimmers 26 days in the summer of 2011.

 In October 2011, the city approved a 50-year $43 million plan aimed at cutting the amount of stormwater that pollutes Westboro Beach and the Ottawa River. Unfortunately, only $2 million will be spent this year. The WBCA will track city expenditures and actions and will issue a passing or failing grade in an annual report card. The factors determining the passing or failing grade will be projects implemented, money spent and days the beach is closed to swimming.

 The planned retrofit program will help manage stormwater from the Westboro neighbourhood as well as the Pinecrest Creek watershed which drains into the Ottawa River just north of the beach. Westboro was built without the proper infrastructure to control water run-off from the surrounding streets. Infill and redevelopment in the area have also contributed to the problem.  The retrofit plan includes stormwater ponds and pilot programs such as water cisterns, rain gardens and porous pavement on city properties.  Other measures include narrowing parts of streets, building rock-filled trenches and creating rain gardens to catch run-off. The program also calls for two oil and grit separators and pair of stormwater management ponds.

 Any Westboro Beach resident wanting to get involved in monitoring the beach quality and working on the annual report contact should contact Ben Abraham or Mari Wellman or Bonnie Campbell.

Archives of Beach Quality for 2011

 http://www.petrieisland.org/waterquality/City%20of%20Ottawa%20-%20Archives%20of%20Beach%20Water%20Quality%20for%202011.htm

 Pinecrest Creek/Westboro Stormwater Manager Retrofit Study

 http://www.ottawa.ca/calendar/ottawa/citycouncil/ec/2011/10-18/03-ACS2011-ICS-PGM-0114-Pinecrest-Westboro.htm


WBCA Executive

Beach Opening BBQ Has Been Cancelled

posted Jun 2, 2012, 5:21 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association

Hello;

I am sorry to announce that the Beach Opening BBQ has been cancelled.  Once again the weather is not cooperating.  I looked at both weather websites and rain is likely.  Even if there is no rain, the weather will be cloudy and cold.

Thank-you for those who contributed books/baked goods/etc. or volunteered to work at the BBQ.  Even though the BBQ is not going ahead your help is appreciated.

WBCA Executive

Beach Opening BBQ

posted May 18, 2012, 6:39 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association

Hello;

The annual WBCA beach opening barbaque is a longstanding tradition that we hope you will attend.  Not only is it a good way to meet your neighbours for an afternoon of fun in the sun, but this is also the WBCA’s primary fundraiser.  We need your support to continue to host community events and to provide community feedback on issues that affect both our neighbourhood and the city.

Date: Saturday, June 2nd
Location: Under the trees at the entrance to the Beach Café pavilion patio.
Time: Food will be available from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Traditional barbaque foods such as hamburgers and hotdogs will be available.  For the non-meat eaters, we will be serving veggie burgers.  An assortment of pop, juices and water will be available.   We will have tap water that you can fill up your own water containers with.

The barbecue’s activities are as follows:

  • Barbaque
  • Scavenger hunt

How can you help?  We need volunteers to make the Westboro Beach Opening Barbeque a success.  If you would like to volunteer to work at the Beach Opening Barbeque, contact the WBCA at info or telephone Peter Bruton at 613 798-0880. 

Bake Sale: Anyone who wishes to donate baked goods can drop them off at 272 Atlantis Avenue on June 1 or drop them off at the BBQ.

Additional information will be posted as the date for the BBQ approaches.

Thank-you, WBCA Executive

Proposed Development at 335 Roosevelt Avenue

posted Mar 15, 2012, 5:18 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Mar 19, 2012, 4:38 AM ]

Hello;

Please note that there will be a public meeting of Westboro and residents who remain very concerned about Uniform Urban Development's proposed 14 and 16 storey towers on the Fendor site.  This will have serious impacts in Westboro Beach, including winter shadowing.  The case is now before the OMB.  Please come out to show your support! 

Date - Thursday, March 22
Time - 7:00 pm
Location - 345 Richmond Road Churchill Seniors Centre (upstairs)

See the attached flyer for additional details.

WBCA Executive



Wellington West Community Design Plan

posted Jan 16, 2012, 5:23 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Mar 16, 2012, 8:51 AM ]

Hello;

The following post is to inform residents of the Westboro Beach area about a public forum for a Community Design Plan for the Wellington West area.

WBCA Executive

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Community Design Plan: What does it say? How will it be implemented? Your chance to ask questions!

When: January 19, 2012, 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: St. George’s Church, Piccadilly Ave.

The Wellington Village Community Association is holding a public forum to explore the Wellington West Community Design Plan. We hope to better understand what the CDP calls for in terms of development heights and densities along Wellington Street, and how the City envisions implementing these policies.

Invited speakers include Councillor Katherine Hobbs, who will address how the community can be better involved in the planning approvals process, and Yasir Nagvi, who will explain his proposals for reforming the process of appealing development decisions to the Ontario Municipal Board. City Planning Dept. staff will also speak.

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