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Winston Square Grand Opening - June 6!

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For months the buzz has been building, and we're a few short days away from the Winston Square urban park grand opening! The whole city is invited to the party on June 6.

Winston Square is a new urban space in the heart of Westboro designed for people to gather with neighbours and friends over coffee, lunch or simply conversation. The space combines a sleek modern design with an architectural theme that completes the street, and mimics the Winston Avenue homes roof lines. This spring, the living walls will start to come to life as plantings are ongoing, and the addition of a custom-designed chandelier will add a warm, welcoming glow, celebrating the flora and animials indigenous to the area.

Located between the Dairy Queen and Royal Canadian Legion on Richmond Road, Winston Square is your space. It will be the focus point for businesses, residents and visitors to gather, celebrate and refresh. It will be a new, first-of-its-kind venue in our community for performance, programming and pop-ups, all summer long!

Join me, Mayor Jim Watson, the Westboro Village Business Improvement Area, and special guests to officially open the space. There will be musical performances, activities and more for much of the day, and the official ribbon-cutting happens at 2:00. See you there!

  • What: Grand opening of the new Winston Square urban park
  • Where: Next to the Westboro Legion at 391 Richmond Road
  • When: Saturday, June 6 - starting at 10:55 through 4:30. Full schedule to follow. Ribbon-cutting at 2:00
  • Who: Media availability and photos at 2:00-2:45 with Mayor Jim Watson, Kitchissippi Councillor Jeff Leiper, and Westboro BIA leaders

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Winston Square Grand Opening Weekend – June 6 & 7, 2015


Official Flag Raising Ceremony


Saturday, June 6th

The Westboro Legion will raise the flags on their new flag poles in Winston Square, welcoming the Square as their new neighbour. At the same time, the ceremony will commemorate D-Day, June 6th, a historical event in Canadian history.

BBQ with The Piggy Market

11:30am onward

From start to finish, The Piggy Market will be grilling up a variety of delectable barbequed delights for the whole family. Refreshments also available for sale. A portion of the proceeds will go to the programming of Winston Square.

The Lee Anne Fredrickson Quartet


Lee Anne Frederickson, owner of Dream Weaver, has a passion for Jazz Standards made famous by singers such as the Great Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. Last January, Lee Anne teamed up with Jean-Pierre Allain on piano, Tom Denison on bass and Scott Latham on drums to form a jazz quartet. Come for lunch and enjoy them in the Square.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Mayor Watson


Mayor Jim Watson, along with Councillor Jeff Leiper and Westboro Village BIA Vice Chairman, Bill Bourk will cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of Winston Square - Westboro’s newest urban public space to meet, gather, experience and have fun! Don't miss the special cupcake cake to mark this special ceremony, and enjoy complimentary samples of The Cupcake Lounge's all-natural, gourmet cupcakes.

The Nepean High School Junior Jazz Band


Tap your toes  the super sound of The Nepean High School Junior Jazz Band, an extra-curricular activity project comprised of 27 members, all in 9th and 10th grade. Their mission? Exploring and performing in a variety of Jazz styles at a high level of musicianship for the benefit of their school and local communities.

The Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa


A popular dance group at Westboro’s Churchill Seniors Recreation Centre, the Ardbrae dancers will perform reels, jigs and strathspeys in the traditional Scottish Country Dance style to traditional Scottish music. Everyone is welcome to join in afterwards to give Scottish dancing a try.

Sunday, June 7th


Yoga with Santosha


Santosha Yoga kicks off their Sunday morning Yoga series for June and July! Bring your yoga mat and start your day with breath and body in these FREE introductory classes brought to you by Santosha Yoga. Suitable for all student levels.


Lunch Hour Bingo


Try your luck in the Square on the squares! Join the Westboro Legion for an outdoor mini Bingo game…prizes to be won!

Square Dancing…in the Square


Put on your dancing shoes! Date Squares is an LGBT square dancing group based out of Ottawa. Their performance will feature a demonstration of their gay and lively style, followed by crowd participation.

Posted May 21, 2015