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The 2024 Holiday Window Contest Winners

By BIA Admin on Wednesday, December 20th, 2023 in Giving. No Comments

The businesses of Wellington West put their hearts into creating spectacular window displays adding wonder and light to our winter evenings. Our panel of judges wandered the neighbourhood in search of the best in three categories: Small But Mighty; Most Creative, Unique, or Innovative Window Display; and Best Overall Window Display. As a bonus, you all submitted your votes for you choice for best window! Here are our winners: BEST OVERALL Maker House Co. SMALL BUT MIGHTY The Spaniel’s Tale Bookstore MOST CREATIVE, UNIQUE, OR INNOVATIVE Arc of Life Chiropractic Natural Health Group “We want to thank the Wellington West […]


Candy Cane Day 2022

By BIA Admin on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 in Giving. No Comments

Join Hintonburg and Wellington Village merchants for Candy Cane Day 2022Saturday, December 171-4 pm Join us for a FREE festive afternoon of caroling, music, crafts, games, treats, and, of course, CANDY CANES! Spend the afternoon visiting the merchants of Wellington West and vote for your favourite Holiday Window display and WIN in the annual #WelliWindows contest presented by Mann Lawyers! And of course, you’ll find CANDY CANES at all the stations all along Wellington St. West! Donations and women’s socks will gratefully be accepted to help fill gift baskets for seniors in our community! CANDY CANE DAY POP-UP STATIONS: STATION […]


NEW: Holiday GIVING Guide 2022!

By BIA Admin on Thursday, December 1st, 2022 in Giving. No Comments

We’re so excited to launch the 2022 edition of our Holiday GIVING Guide! Pick up yours in the December issue of the Kitchissippi Times, or as a printable PDF below. These Hintonburg and Wellington Village merchants are seasoned experts on all things GIVING! Take a peek and let the holiday treasure hunting begin!


#WelliWindows Holiday Display Contest 2022

By BIA Admin on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022 in Giving. No Comments

We’re lighting up the streets of Hintonburg and Wellington Village and you can WIN! Presented by Mann Lawyers From November 25 to December 21, vote for your favourite holiday window display for the People’s Choice Award! Every vote is automatically entered to win a prize package including SIX $50 gift cards from your choice of the participating #WelliWindows merchants, as well as random weekly draws for 1 of four $50 gift cards. Participating Wellington West merchants: Flamingo BoutiqueVictoireHintonburg Public HouseTrove FashionTooth and Nail Brewing CompanyPranaShanti Yoga CentreOttawa West Community SupportTerra20 HintonburgThe Cat’s Meow HairHello Dolly PastriesMotif! BoutiqueWild Willy’s Plants and […]


WelliWindows 2021 Winning Displays

By BIA Admin on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021 in Giving. No Comments

Well the votes are in from our 2021 judging panel! And as you can see from all the entries in this photo gallery, the merchants of Wellington West didn’t make it easy on them! As usual, there were SO many worthy and creative entries that the judges had to go beyond the three usual categories to create four Special Judge’s Awards – as you’ll see below. But let’s kick this off with THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD for the display that received the most mentions on Instagram: Thanks to our 2021 judges: Lucy Van Oldenbarneveld Brenda Dunn Paula Roy Mary Beth […]


#WelliWarm Mitten Drive for OCISO

By BIA Admin on Saturday, December 4th, 2021 in Giving. No Comments

Giving back to your new neighbours feels good! During December, the #WelliWarm Mitten Box can be found at different locations in Hintonburg and Wellington Village. Please drop off new mittens or gloves of all sizes for newcomers to Ottawa’s cold winter. Located in HIntonburg, Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) directly serves about 10,000 immigrants and refugees every year. Let’s give them a #WelliWarm welcome! Drop-off locations: Giant Tiger Xpress, 1085 Wellington St. WGreat Canadian Theatre Company, 1233 Wellington St. W, OttawaMetro, 345 Carleton Ave Places you can buy gloves and mittens in Hintonburg and Wellington Village: Great Escape OutfittersFresh Air […]


NEW! Holiday Giving Guide 2021

By BIA Admin on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 in Giving. No Comments

A true treasure trove for anyone looking for truly unique gifts. A hand-picked selection of the most gift-able locally owned shops across Hintonburg and Wellington Village. Also available in the December Kitchissippi Times, or as a printable PDF. Flamingo Boutique 992 Wellington Street West Whether unique, ethically sourced jewellery, a funky new kimono/top or that perfect little gift, we’ve got it all! NAK Gallery 1285 Wellington Street West Christmas is around the corner, so let us spread some artsy Christmas cheer. A painting is a perfect gift! ORESTA organic skin care apothecary 1121 Wellington Street West Shop with ease with […]


12 Days of Giving 2021

By BIA Admin on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 in Giving. No Comments

From November 30 to December 11, you could WIN a $50 gift card to Wellington West merchants! Every day, for 12 days, we’ll post a video with new 12 Days of Giving lyrics on Facebook. Each video will have a different theme (example: coffee, mittens). Tag a Wellington West theme-related business in the comments on Facebook for where you would like to win a gift card, plus tag a person you’d gift it to. You have 24 hours to enter! The next day we’ll pull a winner from the comments and post the next theme. Check back every day at […]


#WelliWindows Holiday Display Contest 2021

By Lisa Georges on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 in Giving. No Comments

#WelliWindows is back! We’re lighting up the streets of Hintonburg and Wellington Village From November 26 to December 19, vote for your favourite holiday window display for the People’s Choice Award! Every vote is automatically entered to win a prize package including 3 gift cards from some of the participating #WelliWindows merchants, as well as random weekly draws for 1 of 4 gift cards. Here’s how you can cast your vote: Take and post a picture of your favourite WelliWindow on Instagram and use the hashtag #WelliWindows. Tag the merchant. Follow and tag @wellington_west. Participating Wellington West merchants: Feline CaféFlock […]


GIVING Guide 2020

By BIA Admin on Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 in Giving. No Comments

Explore the shops and boutiques in Wellington West for creative gift ideas for everyone on your list.


Food As Gifts

By BIA Admin on Monday, November 2nd, 2020 in Giving. No Comments

Creative gift ideas from the chefs and food merchants in Wellington West