Message from Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey

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May - June 2022

NOTE: This article is reprinted from the Wellington West Business Improvement Association’s website at wellingtonwest.ca

Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey has been the Coordinating Minister of Parkdale United Church for the past 23 years. Originally from Barbados, his studies and training enabled him to work as a so[1]cial worker, a counsellor, a lecturer and a Minister in Montreal, Kenya, and Jamaica. He delights in contributing to the spiritual and communal life of Parkdale members as well as those in the neighbourhood. Dr. Bailey was instrumental in the creation of Parkdale’s signature outreach ministry called In From the Cold, which caringly serves those experiencing poverty, homelessness, loneliness, and mental health challenges with nutritious meals, music, art, and conversation throughout the winter months. He is proud of Parkdale United Church’s contribution to the well-being of Hintonburg and Wellington West. When Dr. Bailey is not busy giving back to his community, he’s visiting his favourite merchants in Wellington West. Take a #WelliWander with this pillar of the community: 

Dirienzo & Saikaley Automotive

I have been a loyal customer of Albert Saikaley and Nick Dirienzo for almost 20 years. They are excellent and trustworthy mechanics, as well as friendly and personable men who develop respectful relationships with their customers.

Suya Palace – Nigerian/African Charcoal Grill & BBQ Restaurant

I am so excited to have an African restaurant in the neighbourhood and surprised that it opened during the pandemic.

Giant Tiger Xpress

Not only do I shop at Giant Tiger myself, but a few years after I became the minister at Parkdale United Church, I set up a grocery voucher arrangement between our congregation and owners John and Pat Ferguson. The church funds this arrangement, in support of those experiencing poverty and/or homelessness in the neighbourhood. John and Pat have been very supportive.

Fil’s Diner

Very friendly atmosphere. Meals are simple, good, and affordable. West Park Bowling is a great venue for patrons to gather and have fun – plus, they share a kitchen with Fil’s so great food too. Very child-friendly.

Wellington Post Office

I have been using this Post Office for many years. I like the quaintness of it, nestled in a dry cleaning operation. The staff is always helpful, efficient, knowledgeable and friendly.

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429 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, ON K1Y 1H3
Phone: (613) 728-8656
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