McKellar Park Fall Festival, Sunday 10:30-2:30

24 09 2022

The McKellar Park Fall Festival is this Sunday, September 25 and it is going to ROCK!!

Bring your good spirits, appetite, and dancing shoes. Happening rain or shine from 10:30am-2:30pm.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Some volunteer spots remain open. Please email if you’re interested.

Draft lineup, subject to change
10:30 am – Emery Dalziel and Adelia Wood
10:45 am – Derek McKinley, Sing Song Party Time
12 pm – Zumba
12:45 pm – Fairytale Princess Parties song/story
1:15 pm – April Rick
2:00 pm – Marnie Johnstone

Other activities
Arts & Crafts
Face Painting
Storytime with Carlingwood Library
Firetruck and Police
Axe throwing (ages 13+)

Food (for purchase)
Lorenzo’s pizza
Merry Dairy ice cream
Lou’s Food Truck
Falafel Guys
Bridgehead coffee

Save the date for the 2022 McKellar Park Fall Festival

24 07 2022

After two long years, the Fall Festival is back this autumn. Please plan to join us at McKellar Park on Sunday, September 25 from 10:30 am-2:30 pm for a fun-filled day of activities, music, food, and great company. This local event is about bringing people together to celebrate our vibrant community. 

The festival is two months away and planning has already begun! If you have ideas to suggest to the planning committee, time to help promote the event throughout the summer, or are interested in lending a hand at the event, please contact us by email at

Mark your calendars and plan to be there!

Sign up for Fall Festival volunteer opportunities

13 09 2022

The McKellar Park Fall Festival is less than two weeks away! We rely on volunteers to run the festival and we hope that you will consider signing up for a shift and forwarding this message to your neighbours to help us fill all the spots.

Volunteer sign-up
We’re using SignUp to organize our upcoming McKellar Park Fall Festival.
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp:
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.

Note: SignUp does not share your email address with anyone.

Draft lineup, subject to change
10:30 am – Emery Dalziel and Adelia Wood
10:45 am – Derek McKinley, Sing Song Party Time
12 pm – Zumba
12:45 pm – Fairytale Princess Parties song/story
1:15 pm – April Rick
2:00 pm – Marnie Johnstone

Other activities
Arts & Crafts
Face Painting
Storytime with Carlingwood Library
Firetruck and Police

Food (for purchase)
Merry Dairy ice cream truck

Fall 2022 Newsletter

6 09 2022

Welcome to the Fall Edition

Sept, 2022

The McKellar Park Fall Festival is back!

After a COVID hiatus the Fall Festival is back! Thank you to our wonderful McKellar Park neighbors who are once again organizing this annual event. Join your neighbours and help spread the word by sharing this event and inviting your friends. Sun, Sept 25th at the park (539 Wavell Ave), beginning at 10:30 a.m. Rain or shine! Please see the festival poster for more info.

Changes to Ward Boundaries

Residents of McKellar Park will be voting in Bay ward in the upcoming municipal election on October 24th. The ward boundaries have been changed; McKellar Park will be no longer part of Kitchissippi ward. For McKellar Park residents, the boundary between Bay ward and Kitchissippi ward is now the centreline of Denbury Avenue. Please see the map detail of the western part of Bay ward at right, or download the ward map from

McKellar Park CA AGM Nov 20, 7PM

Please save the Sunday, November 20th date for the annual MPCA AGM. More details to follow at

Emergency Preparedness

Recent severe storms and power outages have us all thinking about how to prepare for extreme weather events. Go to the blog post at to visit the Canadian Red Cross site for preparedness suggestions.

Consultations on new Ottawa Zoning Bylaw

The new Official Plan has been passed by City Council. Once it is signed off by the province, the city will be consulting on the new Zoning Bylaw, the rubber-meets-the-road implementation of the Official Plan, although there are no consultation details as yet. This new Zoning Bylaw could dramatically change the character of our neighbourhoods. It’s important that you have your say. Go to to check with the city for consultation details.

Connect with us!


Fall Festival Poster

6 09 2022
The McKellar Park Community Association invites you to the Fall Festival. Join us on September 25, 2022 for a fun-filled day of games, music & art in McKellar Park 
Free Admission 
More info at 
Sportball, Zumba, arts & crafts, live music, food and more
While many activities will be free of charge, cash is recommended for food purchases
 Proceeds will go to the McKellar Park Community Association
Add to your Google calendar

September News from Dovercourt

2 09 2022

Notice of Detour: Westbound Richmond Road (via Ambleside) now through end of 2023

1 09 2022

via Damon Berlin, Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa

Notice of Ambleside Detour

September 2022

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Richmond Road will be closed to vehicles travelling westbound between New Orchard Avenue to McEwen Avenue. Vehicles will be detoured along Ambleside Drive.


Motorists traveling westbound on Richmond Road will be detoured onto New Orchard Avenue, Ambleside Drive and McEwen Avenue to facilitate the closure of westbound Richmond Road between New Orchard Avenue and McEwen Avenue.


Sunday September 11, 2022, until the end of 2023.


Construction of the Byron Tunnel across Richmond Road from McEwen Park takes place in a very constrained area.  From Hartleigh Avenue to Richardson Avenue the space between the tunnel area and the adjacent residential properties is constrained.  To support construction and schedule, only 1 lane (eastbound traffic) can be maintained on Richmond Road.


Westbound Richmond Road, New Orchard Avenue to McEwen Avenue.

Anticipated Impacts

Motorists travelling westbound on Richmond Road will detour to New Orchard Avenue, travel west along Ambleside Drive, travel south along McEwen Avenue and re-enter Richmond Road at McEwen Avenue.
Eastbound motorists on Richmond Road will not be impacted.
Richmond Road businesses within the detoured corridor remain open and accessible. Access to businesses on Richmond between McEwen and New Orchard for eastbound motorists remains unchanged whereas westbound motorists will follow the signage posted on site.
Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, allow for added travel time and use extra caution when moving through active construction corridors as traffic patterns change.
The sidewalk on the north side of Richmond Road will be closed from 955 Richmond (Ottawa Honda) to McEwen Avenue. Pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured along a temporary pathway north of the construction site across McEwen Park terminating at the intersection of Ambleside Avenue and McEwen Avenue, or along the new sidewalk on Ambleside Avenue.
Two new controlled pedestrian crossings have been installed on New Orchard Avenue and Ambleside Drive.
Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution and adhere to posted signage when localized detours are in-place, to ensure safety.
The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.
Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “New Orchard Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:
Damon Berlin
Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program,
City of Ottawa            

Emergency Preparedness

31 08 2022

The May Derecho and associated widespread power outage have us all thinking about how to prepare for extreme weather events.  With climate change, these extreme weather events are more likely to occur.  How are you prepared for such events?  Visit the Canadian Red Cross site for emergency preparedness suggestions.  The Association Executive is working on this issue, consulting with local city councillors, and will be providing future updates on the MPCA blog.

For more information check the City of Ottawa and province of Ontario websites:

Public Bike Parking Program

25 08 2022

Courtesy of Bay Ward Councillor Theresa Kavanagh’s Bay Ward Bulletin :

Parking Services has been hard at work with expanding its Ottawa Public Bike Parking Strategy and are excited to announce a new program that will feature several initiatives that benefits cyclists of our City. Hello Vélo, a program geared towards cyclists will begin by offering bike racks at a reduced cost to eligible businesses, non-profits, schools, and multi-unit residential properties.

While quantities last! Black 4-ring “hanger” bike racks are available to be purchased by eligible institutions for $400 plus tax, which is 50% of the City’s bulk purchase cost. Do you own a business or know of a great institution that could benefit from bike parking on their property? For more information, please view the attached poster or visit

Crossing Guards Needed

29 07 2022

Courtesy of Kristi Reynolds, Program Assistant, Adult Crossing Guard Program, Ottawa Safety Council

Do you love being outside?
Do you have spare time in the morning or afternoon?
You might love being a Crossing Guard!

Shifts are during morning and afternoon school bell times.  The average shift is 40-60 minutes and paid $17 per shift.

It’s a great way to give back to the community!
For more details and to apply please see

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