Hintonburg & Wellington Village

To kick off our November / December GIVING season, we asked our Facebook followers to nominate a Wellington West business owner or employee who gives back to their community. Here are just a few.

Iron North Fitness

Jenna Lad – Owner, Iron Studio North 
“Not only did she create an amazing 6 week challenge to improve the health of our neighbours, her and her team did a burpee for each $1 donation to the Parkdale Food Centre at TASTE of Wellington West.”
~ Mandala Moynahan

Wellington Diner

Jeff Frost – Owner, Wellington Diner
“He has a strong dedication to mental health with even a menu item that donates to DIFD each time it’s ordered. He donates his season Ottawa Senator tickets to DIFID or often takes time to take community members to games. Parkdale Food Centre is also the first place he thinks of when the restaurant is overstocked, and has on multiple occasions handed out warm meals at shelters that would go to waste after photo shoots or new menu testing.”
~ Tia Quinn

Mint Hair Studio

Kristen Atkinson – Owner, Mint Hair Studio
“Kristen has been such an amazing part of the community, she can always be counted on to donate a gift certificate to any fundraisers going on in the neighbourhood. She donated a women’s haircut to be included in a Christmas basket for one of her neighbours. Mint Hair Studio hosts an amazing haunted house every year collecting food for the Parkdale Food Centre as the fee for entry.”
~ Mandala Moynahan

The Feline Cafe

Katherine Clements – Manager, Feline Café
“ Always greeting customers with a friendly smile, making some excellent latte art, helping potential adopters find their perfect cat match, creating a beautiful community of volunteers to care for the cats, and of course, stepping in when the rescue cats need some extra love and care.” 
~Michelle Cyr 

CrossFit Hintonburg

Connor Oakley – Owner, CrossFit Hintonburg 
“He gives so much back to Ottawa and the community – to train kids with disabilities and help them achieve goals they thought they never could.”
~ Jo Arbuthnot

The Flava Factory

Sami Elkout – Studio Owner, The Flava Factory
“He has gone above and beyond to give back to the Ottawa dance community, is always open to feedback and suggestions, supports Ottawa dance teams, and truly appreciates every member of his team.” 
~ Laura Bacic