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Saturday October 27 find yourself in Westboro Village!

October 15, 2018

Saturday October 27 find yourself in Westboro Village! My kids and I are big fans of Wickedly Westboro! It’s the annual Halloween event happening along Richmond Road. You’ll find jack-o-lanterns lining the sidewalks and businesses handing out goodies to trick-or-treaters.…

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Gift Wrapping in Westboro Village

September 24, 2018

Did you know we offer gift wrapping?  And did you know it is complimentary? All you need to do is choose the wrap and ribbons and we’ll do the rest. The Village Quire has all kinds of wrapping paper and…

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September Events

September 6, 2018

Come see what events we have in-store this September at The Village Quire!   See Events

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Back to School

August 14, 2018

It’s crazy-making to think back-to-school promotions have been in full swing since the middle of July. But that they were. Something I love about shopping local, is you and I both agree there is no way we’re going to shop…

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Meri Meri Party Supplies

July 23, 2018

Shop Birthday Supplies! Get ready to party with coordinated party supplies featuring Meri Meri Party. The Village Quire in Westboro is here to inspire you with a theme that celebrates the special moments in your life! We stock the very…

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Empathy Cards

July 19, 2018

Many of you know Emily McDowell’s line of empathy cards. These cards are frank and honest. They cut to the chase and deliver a message that many of us relate to.  These are the greeting cards you give when words…

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Shop Birthday Supplies in Westboro Village!

May 28, 2018

Meri Meri really does stand out as the cutest party supplies around.  Sometimes I shut my eyes and imagine throwing the best backyard summer party. Paper pinwheels, mini garlands and bright colours. How’s this for inspiration?? See those sweet watermelon…

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Shop Meri Meri Party Supplies in Ottawa!

April 27, 2018

We have the best, most exclusive Meri Meri Party Supplies.  If you are planning a birthday party this spring, you will want to get in here! This is just the smallest hint.

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New Clayboys In Stock Today!

March 20, 2018

Funny, dirty and outrageous. That’s how we describe ClayBoy Greeting Cards. New shipment just arrived today. Some of these go pretty quick so stop in soon. p.s. Mona happens to be my Mom’s favourite 😉  

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Shop Westboro Village for Easter Gifts!

March 8, 2018

When you stay local, it’s a cinch to fill an Easter Basket with thoughtful gifts for your kids and grandchildren! Believe it or not, Easter is coming up pretty quick. It falls early this year. We will be closed Good…

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Sending Snail Mail This Fall

October 2, 2020

All the rain and grey skies this week has me packing away my flip flops and dresses. And I am kinda okay with that! I need a change. Even if it is only a change of footwear 😉 Fall has…

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Sweet, Made in Canada Birthday Cards

September 9, 2020

We’ve just received the cutest birthday cards, ever. Mythical Matters is a card line we have stocked for ages. Based in Toronto, the first time I met Storm in Shadow was right here in Westboro Village! From the minute I…

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Birthday Cards for Teenagers

August 5, 2020

Even though the kids have been home since FOREVER, I still can’t believe that it is August and that summer is half over! Our son turns fifteen this week – his birthday is always the halfway mark for us. We’ll…

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Birthday Cards for Everyone on Your List!

July 19, 2020

The Village Quire in Ottawa stocks the kind of birthday cards you are  looking for –  from sweet and sentimental to funny and maybe a little offensive, we hope you’ll find what you need! If you are  looking for Made…

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Shopping online at The Village Quire

July 6, 2020

The new normal is, indeed, weird.  The shop is *almost* back to regular hours and it has been great to see so many of you walking and poking into the shops. Westboro Village is slowly coming alive. It’s thanks to…

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Canada Day Ideas!

June 29, 2020

Canada Day is this week and, while we won’t be hosting any great big backyard parties we might find ourselves sharing some driveway drinks with neighbours. Paper napkins and paper plates are in order! These are the very best Canada…

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Shop for Mom at The Village Quire

April 27, 2020

Whether you spend Mother’s Day brunching or in the garden or just relaxing, I am pretty sure this year will be a little different for many of us. There won’t be family pictures in front of the tulips this year…

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Bullet Journal 101

January 29, 2020

Come learn the in’s and out’s of bullet journalling.

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Green Christmas

Are you planning a Green Christmas?

December 2, 2019

Many of us are making big changes to how we gift this year. The Climate Crisis is top of mind for many of us and here, at The Village Quire, we want you to know we have festive options for the upcoming gifting season!

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Sweet ideas for Thanksgiving!

October 9, 2019

I know what you are going to say….but I love an old school recipe box. For sure I still use Pinterest and I pop open my laptop or the family iPad regularly when looking for something to make for dinner.…

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