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RICHMOND: Kid-designed winter banners proudly fly

A damp and rainy December day could not deter the GT Signs crew, (Andrew and Blair) from their annual assignment of hanging the Kids Winter Banners.

As 2018 marks Richmond’s bicentennial this edition of banners feature the 200th logo with the sponsor name on one side and the young artists creation and name on the opposite side.

A total of 27 banners were installed along McBean and Perth Streets. When added to the existing 17 anniversary banners the Village is now graced with a total of 44 bicentennial themed banners, the most ever displayed for any event. These banners represent just one of the many 200th Anniversary activities held to date with more events scheduled as we count down to the big 2018 weekend party on June 15-17.

The Richmond Village Association and the 200th Organizing Committee wish to thank all the participating children and families for their great artistic creations. We also thank all of the local businesses who make this event possible with their generous sponsorship.

For more information on Richmond’s 200th Anniversary please visit richmond200.ca.

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Richmond Curling Club is Richmond’s 200th Anniversary newest community sponsor

(via Richmond Village Association)

The 2018 Organizing Committee wishes to thank the Richmond Curling Club for their generous in-kind use of their facilities for the June 15-17, 2018 weekend festivities of Richmond’s 2018 celebration. All other local clubs and businesses are encouraged to show their support. Pictured is Club President Brenda Lawton. Continue reading


Richmond Village Association meets on October 18

(via Richmond Village Association)

OnWednesday Oct. 18th at 8:00pm, the RVA will be holding their monthly board meeting at the Richmond Community Centre (upstairs at the Arena) in which the public are welcome to attend.

Cydney Green, Chair of the 2018 Organizing Committee, will be presenting an update on Richmond’s 2018 Anniversary.

So, mark your calendars and drop by to learn more about the status of this memorable celebration being planned for next year.


Richmond Village Association invites you to their monthly board meeting (Sept 11)

On Monday Sept. 11th at 7:30 pm, Arena, the Richmond Village Association (RVA) will be holding their monthly Board meeting in which the public are welcome to attend.

In addition to the Board’s planned agenda, Frank Cairo from Caivan Developments has been invited as a guest speaker to provide updates & answer questions about the new subdivision development on the west side of Richmond. Continue reading


REVIEW: Danby’s breakfast is worth the road trip to Richmond

If you know where the Richmond Bakery used to be, you know where Danby’s Roadhouse is now. There is a Danby’s in Munster too (Danby’s Bar and Grill) but for this trip we went to the Richmond location, at 6127 Perth Street.

Not our first visit, it seemed unusually quiet when we entered around 11:15am. The restaurant/bar area at the back is darker and offers booths but tends to be noisier, so we headed for a table by a window in the bright restaurant part at the front, where there was one lone diner. However, that didn’t last long as other people began to arrive. Families, couples, and friends. The quiet restaurant soon became filled with animated voices and every plate that went by looked delicious. Our own meals were no exception.

Three of us each chose a different breakfast from the specials on the board and the extensive two sided menu which includes a children’s section. This offers smaller meals at smaller prices, for those 9 and under.

The pancake lover chose strawberry and chocolate pancakes (pictured above), one of the two breakfast specials. A previous breakfast special had been banana and chocolate pancakes, with the banana cooked in the batter. However, today’s plate came with three chocolate chip pancakes heaped with fresh strawberries and a generous dollop of whipped cream. The pancakes were described by my friend as “chocolate chips with pancake”. No shortage of chocolate chips here and the strawberries were so good he shared them to prove his point. This enticing plate was priced at $10.

Danby’s traditional two egg breakfast comes with a choice of bacon, sausage or ham plus your choice of two sides, from a list of nine options. Home fries and a pancake were selected on this occasion, costing a mere $7. Today was a first time at Danby’s for this friend, and she was impressed.

Danby's traditional two egg breakfast. Photo by Janice Blain.
Traditional two egg breakfast. Photo by Janice Blain.

For an extra $1 each, one or both of your side choices could be from the eleven upgraded sides offered, or you could even indulge in breakfast poutine for an extra $3. Maple syrup is one of the upgraded sides, should you want that for your pancake instead of the corn syrup on the table. I had to count again, but yes, 21 side options available at different price points.

I chose the three egg veggie omelette, loaded with mushrooms, onions, peppers and tomatoes, plus sides of mushrooms and fresh fruit. Fresh sautéed mushrooms and real fresh fruit! I am always disappointed when a menu offers mushrooms which turn out to be canned. And more so, when fresh fruit is not fresh fruit but a mix of fresh fruit and fruit from a jar or can. Or worse, no real fresh fruit at all. At $9, this meal didn’t disappoint on any level.

Danby's three egg veggie omelette. Photo by Janice Blain.
The three egg veggie omelette. Photo by Janice Blain.

Coffee or tea is included with all breakfasts making this restaurant, in my opinion, unbeatable for choice and value for money. Three excellent breakfasts, quality food, with coffee for under $30!

The servers were very attentive and pleasant, while the kitchen staff proved their efficiency by delivering a wide range of food in good time.

Clean bathrooms and attractive decor round out the package causing Danby’s Roadhouse to become one of my favourite weekend brunch stops.

Breakfast is served on Fridays and Saturdays from 8-11 and on Sundays from 8-12, after which the menu changes and lunch is served.


Jabulani supports Richmond’s 200th anniversary

The Richmond 2018 Organizing Committee thanks Jabulani Winery for their generous support.

Tom and Janet Moul, proprietors of Jabulani Winery presented a cheque to the Richmond Village Association for $717.00 at their recent South African dinner event. They were thrilled to have sold all 717 bottles of the 1818 wine they produced in such a short time. In Janet’s words “they flew off the shelf” A generous donation was made to the 200th Anniversary of $1.00 from each bottle. Now that is community spirit! Continue reading


MOFFATT: Update on wastewater from the Richmond Pumping Station

(via Scott Moffatt,Councillor for Rideau-Goulbourn)

When we get these extreme weather events, there can tend to be adverse effects on certain operations. Last week’s rain was no exception as the Richmond Pumping Station was impacted.

This past Friday afternoon (April 7), the Pumping Station was nearing capacity and a by-pass was put in place to prevent a potential failure of the system. The by-pass diverted overflows directly into the Jock River. By-pass pumping from the Royal York Street Pumping Station ceased at 9:00pm that same evening. Continue reading


Fire on Fowler Street in Richmond displaces family of five

UPDATE: Neighbours have set up a fundraising page to help the family displaced by the fire: “The Purdy family from Richmond ON suffered a devastating loss yesterday when a fire completely destroyed their home. My son attends school with one of their children and I have reached out to the family to see where assistance is most needed. They are extremely appreciative and a little overwhelmed at the outpouring of community spirit. They are currently figuring out the logistics of where they will live, etc so although donations of clothing and furniture are thoughtful, at this point in time the family has nowhere to store anything. This page has been set up so that those who wish to help can provide some financial relief to the family during a very difficult time. There may be other ways to donate/help in the future, this is just a starter so that they can purchase the basic necessities for their family for the time being.”


(via Ottawa Fire Services)

Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) received a call from a resident at 3:02 p.m. indicating that there was thick black smoke coming from their home at 27 Fowler Street in Richmond.  The caller confirmed that there were no persons inside the residence.  Continue reading


Richmond Bakery sign goes up for auction

(Richmond Bakery circa 2014. Photo via Google Streetview.)

The Richmond Bakery sign has been put up for auction. The owners of Danby’s Roadhouse, who took over the building earlier this year, posted this note to Facebook today:

We are auctioning off the Richmond Bakery sign online in conjunction with the reopening of the Richmond Bakery – Grand opening this Saturday and Sunday August 20 and 21st.  All bids in minimum $10 increments and bids must be on the picture attached to this post on Danbys Roadhouse FaceBook page. Bid starts at $100. All proceeds to the Richmond Food bank. Bidding starts effective August 16, 2016, closing August 21st at 4pm (last bid time stamped at 3:59pm wins). Good luck to all! Continue reading


Precautionary Boil Water Advisory in effect for Kings Park communal well water users in Richmond

UPDATE: The boil water advisory has been lifted as of Sunday evening.

(press release from Ottawa Public Health)

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has issued a precautionary Boil Water Advisory for users of the communal well water system in the Kings Park community in Richmond. The advisory is being issued due to a depressurization in the communal well system in the area. This advisory is in effect until further notice.

City staff will be on location in Richmond delivering notices to affected residents.

Water users in the affected area are asked to bring their water to a rolling boil for at least one minute before using it for all consumption purposes, including drinking, making juice, ice and infant formula, as well as for use in food preparation.

After boiling, if water is not needed immediately, it should be placed in clean containers to cool in the refrigerator. Boiled water should be used when brushing teeth. Boiled water should also be used to rinse dishes after washing. Other non-consumption uses, such as showering, are safe.

If you are unable to boil water, you should consume only bottled water. More info available here:What you should know during a boil water advisory.

This advisory will be rescinded once Ottawa Public Health is satisfied that water quality has been restored and tap water is safe to drink.

Additional information is available at ottawa.ca, or by calling 3-1-1, or Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.  You can also connect with Ottawa Public Health on Facebook and Twitter (@ottawahealth).


PHOTOS: 2016 edition of the Upper Jock River Race

Dozens of paddlers raced down the Jock River on a cold but sunny Saturday, taking part in a tradition dating back to 1971. All photos by Barry Gray.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddling down river at the Jock River Race. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. First paddlers down the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
First paddlers down the Jock River.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddlers on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Splashing through some rapids on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

Nearing the finish on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Nearing the finish.
RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Splashing through rapids on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Splashing through rapids on the Jock.
RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddlers passing the church in Richmond and nearing the finish. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Paddlers passing the church in Richmond and nearing the finish.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddling down the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddling down the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Shooting through some rapids on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Shooting through some rapids
RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Bundled up for the cold on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Bundled up for the cold.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Jock River paddler. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Nearing the finish line. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Nearing the finish line.
Pirates of the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Pirates of the Jock River.
RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. All kinds of pirates on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
All kinds of pirates on the Jock River. There was a prize for best costume this year.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddlers on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Finish line at the Jock River Race. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Chili and hot chocolate at the finish line. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Chili and hot chocolate at the finish line.
RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Finish line. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
At the finish line.
Going to the dogs on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
The race goes to the dogs.
RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Celebrations at the finish line at the Jock River race. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Celebrations at the finish line.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddle boarders on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Approaching the finish line at the Jock River Race. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
A crowded field approaching the finish line.


Proposed pipeline project would include 20 megawatt pumping station

Hydro One and Hydro Ottawa are planning extensive infrastructure upgrades to support the power requirements of the proposed Energy East pipeline, including 20 megawatts for a pumping station near Richmond.

“Initial plans to service this customer will require extensive infrastructure upgrades due to the proposed remote location of their station and the size of the load they require,” said Dan Seguin, a spokesperson with Hydro Ottawa.

He said it was too early to say how much those upgrades would cost, or who would pay for them. Continue reading


Vintage Richmond Bakery sign uncovered during renovations

“Coolest find ever! Painted on the block under the old sign,” wrote Deb Mallett on a Richmond community Facebook group where this photo was posted.

It was uncovered when the “old” back-lit Richmond Bakery sign was removed during renovations. Mallett is converting the old bakery building into a pub-style restaurant to be known as Danby’s Road House.

Do any of our readers know how old the uncovered sign may be?

Richmond Bakery
Richmond Bakery / Photo from Google Streetview


Rideau-Goulbourn community leaders prep for breakfast meeting with the mayor

From the Richmond Village Association web site:

Mayor Jim Watson has invited our RVA President, Tino Bevacqua, as well as other community leaders in the Rideau-Goulbourn Ward to join him and Councillor Scott Moffatt for breakfast on Nov. 30th.  The purpose of the meeting is to open communication between the Mayor and community leaders.  Our President plans to raise two broad topics with the Mayor, the coming 2018 celebrations and Richmond’s need for Community space.  Are there other topics that should be considered in the context of this breakfast meeting?”

You can share your topic ideas here.


Saturday craft and flea market at Ritchie Feed and Seed in November

(Press release)

The sun poured through the greenhouse as vendors set up their wares at the first of four Saturday craft and flea market events last weekend at Ritchie Feed and Seed in Richmond.

The first Saturday opened with a variety of goods and goodies for the buyer at 5901 Ottawa Street. Ritchie invited vendors with wares ranging from garage sales type items to elegant crafts. Tables that otherwise would be full of plants for the gardener were heaped with selections of items to appeal to the treasure hunter and the gift buyer. Continue reading