Fall Festival is 1 month away, volunteer NOW

22 08 2019

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The best volunteer slots are still available at our signup page.

 





McKellar Park Fall Festival: Countdown is on!

21 08 2019

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The countdown is on and a great day in the park is in store, we look forward to seeing you on September 22.





21 08 2019

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Thank you from Ottawa Embraces!

20 08 2019

Ottawa Embraces is a group of local McKellar Park/Westboro neighbours and friends who have joined together to sponsor a Syrian refugee family to come to Canada. 

After almost 2 years of waiting, our family finally arrived in Ottawa on August 20th! 

We wish to thank all those who contributed to our fundraising appeals posted by the McKellar Park Community Association.  By the end of July, we had raised about $8,800 of our $15,000 goal, so were well on our way. 

We so appreciate the support.





Fall Festival, Sunday 22 September

31 07 2019

fallfest1Mark your calendars for the McKellar Park Fall Festival happening on Sunday 22 September 2019 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm–rain or shine. The event will offer activities for everyone in our community from kids’ games to musical entertainment and delicious food. Come show your spirit and pride in this incredible neighbourhood in which we live, work and play. For more information, contact mpca.blog@gmail.com





Let Us Know If Your Home Was Flooded

23 07 2019

Have you experienced home flooding from storm drain backup, frozen hydrants or other causes this last winter or spring? If so, please let the community association and the local councillor know. Please contact the MPCA at mpca.blog@gmail.comand Councillor Jeff Leiper at  jeff@KitchissippiWard.ca

Here at the McKellar Park Community Association, we know of a number of home flooding incidents which occurred last winter and spring.  We would like to know if these are isolated incidents or part of a larger systematic issue. We’re not talking about spring flooding from the Ottawa River; we’re interested in flooding that might be related to city infrastructure and extreme weather events such heavy rain and extreme cold.





Support Rescue-Westboro in its Battle against Condo Development on Roosevelt Avenue

17 07 2019

Rescue-Westboro finally got a court date for its Legal Challenge against the condo development proposed to replace three single-family homes at 398, 402 and 406 Roosevelt Avenue. November 19th and 20th 2019 it is.

Although they have already raised over $41K, they need additional funds to continue the appeal. Visit their revamped GoFundMe page to donate:

https://www.gofundme.com/rescue-westboro

This particular development is important because, if successful, it would set a zoning precedent of transferring a ‘Traditional Mainstreet’ zoning from a major road (Richmond) to an adjacent residential side street.

From the Rescue-Westboro GoFundMe page:

We are a group of Westboro residents desperately trying to prevent the City of Ottawa from allowing a developer to tear down three single-family houses on the small dead-end street Roosevelt Avenue in order to build a six-story condo. To permit this, the City has disregarded its zoning bylaws as well as the recommendations of its own planning committee and board of architects; both of whom thought a six- story condo too large for the street.   If this condo is permitted to be built it will set a dangerous precedent allowing other developers to do the same thing on other small residential streets in other communities.  We have retained a lawyer to challenge the City’s ruling but our costs are immense as we are up against the combined resources of both the City and the developer’s legal teams. It’s truly a David and Goliath situation. We have already contributed a very significant amount, but we are in need of additional financial support to help us defend the character and safety of our streets.