Westboro Villager October 2019

Thankful this fall

Westboro Village BIA wants to thank everyone who participated in the survey we conducted for the Churchill mural. We received 118 responses—mostly from Kitchissippi residents. Our next step is to meet with the community associations and solicit a proposal from local mural artists.

We want to wish everyone a very warm and cozy Thanksgiving. Please consider those in our community who need our help and support at these times: Westboro Region Food Bank, Cornerstone Housing for Women and Salus Ottawa. On October 26, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., we welcome everyone (including dogs) to Wickedly Westboro to enjoy free outdoor entertainment and trick or treating at the businesses. Enjoy the family friendly frightfest and check out the business storefronts and jack-o-lanterns—provided by Real Canadian Super Store.

Salus has been selected as our supported charity for this year’s Wickedly Westboro—they are our neighbours in Westboro who offer housing for adults with serious mental illness and concurrent challenges. Farm Boy is generously providing food for a yummy fundraiser Salus is running at the former Avenue’s Garage lot.

This month, after 20 years at 261 A Richmond Road, Westboro Village BIA office will be moving. We will be located at 290 Picton Avenue Suite 203.

Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Halloween!


Wickedly Westboro Returns

Time to get spooky; don’t miss this year’s Wickedly Westboro! Back by popular demand, this FREE, family and dog
friendly Halloween event will be held on Saturday, October 26, from 1 to 5 p.m.in the heart of Westboro Village. Bring your little ghouls and goblins decked out in their best Halloween costumes and wander down jack-o lantern-decorated sidewalks while you take in the hauntingly frightening festivities. Adults can be kids, too! Dress up the whole family and get into spine-chilling spirit together. Go ahead and dress up the dog while you’re at it—in the cutest doggone costume you can find. (See how long it stays on.) All  ages are welcome at this thrillingly mysterious afternoon!

Expect some seriously sweet trick-or-treating, thanks to participating local businesses handing out candy at their locations, while supplies last. Not sure what to explore first? Not to worry, there will be plenty of volunteers handing
out trick-or-treating maps and guiding your crew throughout the Village in case you get spooked or lost. Be sure to stay tuned for updates on Facebook.

How about a Fangtastic Ghoulfriend party? These ain’t no ordinary ghoulfriends! They will be hosting loads of fun activities for the whole family including a “fear-leading” cheer lesson! Expect ghoulish party games, spooky stories, monster makeovers and more. Watch and learn how to juggle with Dawn Dreams, and check out the circus performers and the balloon animals made by World’s Greatest Balloons. How do they do that?

Need to burn off energy following mass candy consumption? We’ve got the perfect solution: Dovercourt’s family favourite Bouncy House. Let the kids bop around in full Halloween style while your little ones let out their scariest blood-curdling screams! Enjoy kids being kids in a parade of adorable and impressive costumes of all shapes and sizes. Don’t forget to capture some candy-charged candid moments and share online using #WickedlyWestboro.


‘Tis the beginning of the seasons, the Holiday seasons in Westboro!

Kick the holiday seasons off by enjoying plenty of local artisanal Thanksgiving fare from the heart of Westboro Village.  Connect with family and friends through the art of entertaining. Enjoy an abundant autumn season which will lift your spirits high all the way through to the sparkly Christmas holidays! Westboro Village has everything you need, including thoughtful and unique gifts-from-the-heart for your hosts and hostesses.

When it comes to holiday home-cookin’, you can fake it or you can make it! Let artisan butchers at The Piggy Market (400 Winston Avenue) be your secret culinary weapon. Enjoy maximum flavour from the finest quality of locally sourced poultries, pork and red meats. For quick and easy appetizers, discover the perfect festive guides to the best cheeses, charcuteries, house-made sausages, and fresh baked pastries and breads. Sign up for one of their sausage making classes and make your own to share over the holidays! Don’t want the hassle of cooking? Let them do the grunt work for you: bring home gourmet ready-made holiday meals, stress free! Pre-order ahead of time.

Kitchenalia (274 Richmond Rd) has the best gift ideas to ensure quality entertaining all throughout the holiday seasons. Have a Masterchef in the family who has everything but needs more culinary tools and gadgets to cook with? Browse their online catalogue to get a headstart on gift ideas. Perhaps you’d like to reward the pastry-chef-in-you with some sleek new baking gear to fill the house with the smell of sweet baking spices this holiday season! Get premium cookware, knives (including onsite sharpening), bar ingredients, coffees, teas, artisanal condiments, linens and dinnerware to step up your entertaining and gift-giving game! Find the perfect foodie gift ideas for your gracious holiday hosts.

Need to escape winter as soon as it arrives? Start planning an unforgettable family vacation with your favourite neighbourhood agent: Merit Travel at 375 Richmond Rd. Book now and plan the perfect family get-away this Christmas season! Take the family on an unforgettable journey.  Whether it’s tropical beaches or more adventurous locations, get your gears motivated and allow their experienced travel agents guide you on your best journey – worry free!