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It’s only $10/year per household - less than 3 cents a day. You get an awful lot for that!
And welcome to our website. This is the place to come for constantly updated news, event information, contacts, history, and fun stuff about our West River area.
We hope you enjoy it and tell your neighbours about it.
Our Annual WRRA Picnic in Forster Park
will be on
Saturday, June 18
from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Don't miss our popular BBQ/Fun Day for the whole family.
Admission is always free.
Lots of games for the kids along with
music, tattoos, hairdos, face and nail painting,
music and other entertainment,
as well as our popular fish pond and bake sale.
Free popcorn and inexpensive hot dogs, pop,
and raffle tickets for some nifty prizes.
Be there or be square!
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The Oakville Milton Humane Society is located at 445 Cornwall Road.
The WRRA has just installed a little book lending library in Forster Park. You can find it near the crossway of the paths, near the children's playgorund.
WRRA VP Paul Jemison with the
Book lovers are encouraged to take advantage of this new lending library.
It's absolutely free - just stop by and browse the available books. If you like one, take it!
When you have a chance, donate your own book or books and keep it going.
WRRA member Peter Lorimer did the carpentry and WRRA VP Paul Jemison did the construction on the library.
The Little Library will be officially inaugurated at our Annual Picnic on Saturday, June 18.
Oakvillegreen is hosting its 11th annual GIANT GARAGE SALE at Town Hall on Saturday, May 28, and they hope you will support this fundraising event in at least 1 of 4 ways!
These roles are simple, fun and pretty short too! They span from 30 minutes to 3 hours in commitment depending on the role. For more information and to sign up to volunteer at the garage sale click here.
Long-time West River resident and WRRA member Paul Musiol celebrated his final Earth Day clean-up with about 50 other residents on Saturday, April 23. Paul has been one of the leaders of the Earth Day clean-ups in our community for the last 20 years!
Thanks so much, Paul, from all of us!
The first of the outdoor Handmade & Vintage Markets in Kerr Village will take place on Saturday, June 11. This is the first time a market like this has taken place in Kerr Village.
Aproximately 20 to 25 vendors will be at each market.
There will be a mix of many different types of handmade items from paper goods to clothing, jewelry and body care items. On the vintage side there will be dishware, clothing, home items and vinyl records. There will also be a few food vendors.
For more info, go to www.handmadevintagemarket.ca .
St. Aidan's invites the WRRA to a FREE Community Barbecue.
Join us for hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, etc.
Rain or Shine on
Peter Pook, a West River Resident and WRRA member since 2009, has volunteered to join the Board of Directors. He takes the place of former member Kristin Morrison, who moved out of our neighbourhood several months ago.
Peter is a toy designer and painter (you can see his work at www.peterdavidpook.com) who is married with four children, six grandchildren, and two beautiful golden retrievers. You can read more about him here.
The Fourth Line Project was not fully completed prior to Christmas in 2015 as there was a delay in receiving the railway signal equipment and the availability of track time closures with Metrolinx. The result was that the rail portion of the project had to be deferred to this spring.
While the new road has been opened to traffic, there were only two lanes available across the tracks over the last 4 months.
CharterAbiiity is holding its 14th annual Spring Event on Saturday, June 4.
Other than great food and great tunes the auction and raffle have some great prizes like: a kayak, golf rounds including simulator, zip-lining, great dining, a great spa, exotic car rental/racing, The Hilton Hotel, horseback riding, salmon/trout fishing & more!
All monies raised go directly to getting people with disabilities, from children to seniors, out on the water, all by volunteers.
Karmah is a plant-based eatery featuring an on-site bakery and cold-pressed juicery.
It's a quick service restaurant operating between the hours of Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Especially if you're into raw and vegan style meals, go and check them out.
Karmah is located at 343A Kerr Street. 905 808-8560. www.karmah.ca.
Forster Park has served as a hub for the West River Area since its development in the late 1950’s. Over the years the amenities available in the park have improved. The most significant recent addition has been the popular splash pad used by kids and adults alike during the often sultry summer days. Next on the Town’s list of improvements is the replacement of the washrooms. Built in 1960, the washrooms do not meet contemporary standards for accessibility and have been deemed to be at the end of their useful life.
Members of the WRRA Board participated in a planning process with the Town that included consultation on the design options and timeframe for the project. The Town also held a broader community consultation. The final designs included integrated display surfaces for public art in order to accommodate an earlier project initiated by the WRRA Board with input from the community.
Demolition of the existing washroom and construction of the new were to begin during January, 2016 with a completion date sometime during the summer of 2016.\
Unfortunately, the tender process undertaken by the Town to select a builder was unsuccessful in producing a suitable bid which complied with the Town’s approved budget. Town staff, in concert with the architect for the project, will now explore other design considerations as well as submit a request for more money for the project.
The bottom line is that the project will not proceed as planned during 2016. If the redesign and increased budget proceed as hoped, the Town will award the contract in early 2017.\
\If there is a positive side to this delay, it is that the current washroom facilities will be available for public use over the coming summer and there will be no construction disruption to park activities, including the annual WRRA neighbourhood picnic.
A number of West River residents filled out a survey in September on the impact of the Oakville Hospital move.
The results have been collected and the report has been presented to the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network and passed on to the Mayor and Councillors.
You can read the report by clicking here.
Two doctors at our local walk-in clinic right next door to Leon Pharmacy
Dr. Daudi, female, is at the clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dr Deen, male, is at the clinic from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Kerr Medical Centre Walk-in clinic is located at 344 Kerr St.,
There is plenty of parking behind the
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Little things like the flowers that the WRRA plants in the neighbourhood can bring a smile to a person. Can you volunteer just a few hours a year to help out?
If you can't spare the time, please support your Residents Association by paying your $10.00 annual membership. You can drop your dues off at any Street Captain's home. Locate your nearest Street Captain by clicking here.
Or simply and easily pay your dues online by clicking here.