14 09 2017

Volunteers are needed for flyer drops on Dovercourt, Wavell, Fraser and Mansfield this weekend.  Email to mpca.blog@gmail.com to help.   Thanks


We still need volunteers for the Fall Festival at McKellar Park. We can’t do it without you!

12 09 2017

Hello everyone,

The countdown is on to the McKellar Park Fall Festival !

Thank you to those who have already signed up and those who have helped out in the past.
To make the event happen, we are once again in need of volunteers. If you can join in for a shift, please sign up here : http://signup.com/go/kVnCcfb
Please feel free to share this message with students looking for volunteer hours and others in your neighbourhood networks.
We look forward to seeing you join us on September 24th in McKellar Park !

Infill Construction Woes

12 09 2017

Jeff Leiper has published an article on the problems that residents face when there is infill construction in their neighbourhood. To read his full article please go to https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/enough-enough-infill-construction-woes

From Jeff:

Why do we need this? I’m asking you to tell me, in your own words, about the experience of infill construction that you’ve had. I’ll publish your comments. Have an infill builder you want to celebrate? Tell me! Have a horror story to share? Tell me! Send me a note at jeff.leiper@ottawa.ca.

City of Ottawa Time Capsule Project.

7 09 2017

From Fiona in Jeff Leiper’s office:

The City of Ottawa is undertaking a 2017 time capsule project and we need your help!

During the Mayor’s 2017 State of the City address, he announced that as part of the 2017 celebrations, we would be assembling a time capsule that would be opened by Ottawa residents in 50 years’ time, when Canada will be celebrating its 200th anniversary. In order for this to be a successful time capsule, the Mayor is looking for our constituent’s contributions.

What we would like you to do, is to consult with your membership to determine two possible items for the time capsule. Then, I will be taking those suggestions, as well as some suggestions we’ve been kicking around the office, and create a poll that will go out in Jeff’s newsletter for the wider constituency to vote on. I won’t specify where each suggestion came from so as to not create a bias. The item with the most votes will go in!

We need to submit our item to the Mayor’s office by September 29, so the turn around time on this is very quick.

I will need your Community Associations two preferred suggestions no later than Monday, September 11, 2017.

Below you will find some useful advice on the types of items to consider as well as items that cannot be included in the capsule.

It is important to note that the size of the capsule is 24″ wide x 36″ high x 11″ deep. Please consider this when submitting your item.

Items to consider including are:

  • medals and commemorative coins
  • documents and other publications on quality paper
  • black-and-white photographic prints
  • Cotton and polyester textiles


It is important to keep in mind a few details when choosing your item:

  • If you include Flash drives (USB), CDs or DVDs, the equipment to play them back may not be available when the time capsule is opened
  • If you include a Smartphone or other artifact DO NOT include the battery
  • All wood, especially pine and oak, gives off acid vapours and they will be sealed away from electronic equipment or metal articles in the time capsule
  • Newsprint is acidic and deteriorates easily. It will be isolated from the rest of the contents
  • Color prints and slides can fade even when kept in the dark
  • Textiles must be clean and insect free


Do not include:

  • batteries will leak corrosive chemicals & must be avoided
  • unstable documents such as photocopies and faxes
  • food & liquids
  • matches and explosives
  • rubber or objects with rubber parts (rubber deteriorates over time, releasing sulfur)
  • Any plastics with the recycling symbol ‘3’ (PVC), including plastic food wrap
  • Any plastics with the recycling symbol ‘7’ (these are very unstable)
  • Silk, because it may deteriorate
  • Wool and hair as they contain sulfur and therefore may off gas and corrode metal

7 09 2017

mcKellar fall fest poster 2017.jpg

Fuse is looking for volunteers!

17 08 2017

Hi Everyone,

Hope you’re all having a great summer!

Just touching base to ask you for your help with recruiting volunteers for our summer event taking place in two weeks, Saturday, August 26 & Sunday, August 27th, 8am-8pm both days.
Would you reach out to your community association, sport teams, organizations in your respective areas, family, friends and neighbours to ask people to give us a hand. We have some volunteers, but we need more.

The FUSE 2017 Festival Guide will,be in the Kitchissippi Times this Thursday, so ck it out. Lots of family fun and frolic for kids of all ages!  We really need the community to pitch in though.

People can register directly on line at www.westborovillage.com/fuse/volunteer This will take them directly to our Logistics company’s website, Kamp Operations, and they can sign up there.

Really appreciate you getting the word out. And thank you in advance for your help.

Hope to see you all again soon.

Warm Regards,


Mary Thorne

Executive Director

Westboro Village Business Improvement Area (WVBIA)

Parking Survey for Transportation Services

15 08 2017

Transportation Services has developed an online survey which solicits residents’ opinion on a proposal to change the general on-street parking regulations to allow parking for 6 consecutive hours instead of 3 hours between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays. The survey is now available at the following link: On-Street Parking Survey

The metrics pulled from the survey will be included in the final report to be tabled at the Transportation Committee on September 6, 2017. The survey will be on Ottawa.ca from July 21 to August 22, 2017.