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Karen Diepeveen

Karen is one of the co-founders of Apartment613. She's had all sorts of roles since it started in 2008, from financial guru and writer to board member and Support Local month coordinator. A big fan of Ottawa and its residents, she's always game to talk new ideas over a local brew (beer or tea, but no coffee, thanks).

Photo of Arms of the Girl by Sean Sisk.

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

It’s another gorgeous weekend in the Capital, and we’ve got so many events to choose from! Foodies will congregate Saturday down at Saint Paul University for the second annual Food Truck rally. Also that day, art meets soup at the Experimental Farm, while the West End Well Co-op holds their grand welcoming all weekend long. Music […]

Photo courtesy Amos the Transparent.

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

So The Little Mermaid turns 25 this week. What better excuse to get out and party like it’s 1989? 1989 isn’t the only reason to party – 5th birthdays are a pretty good reason, too. Auntie Loo’s Treats marks their 5th year with all things vegan, including a taco bar, drag sensations, and local roller […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[vimeo width=”600″ height=”450″][/vimeo] You’d think that with back to school and the re-start that comes every September, things would quiet down around the city. Except it’s Ottawa, where we organize as many events as possible to take advantage of any warm-ish weather. Spend the whole weekend outdoors at the Ottawa Folk Fest, with a diverse […]

Photo by Sean Sisk Photography, courtesy The Red Rails website.

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

The long weekend is upon us, Ottawans! Kick things off with Soup Ottawa, the local micro-grant participatory dinner event. Who doesn’t love soup, and who doesn’t love hearing great ideas? This event has plenty of both. My Summer Crush improv series continues, tickling your funny bone with some musical comedy, Ladystache from Toronto, and a […]

Photo of Fevers by Melanie Broguet, courtesy the Fevers website.

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

The rain isn’t sticking around for long, so there’s no excuse for missing a mini maker faire, a little treasures sale, a big wild challenge, or any of the other-sized events going on around town. There are myriad ways to tickle your funny bone this weekend, with My Summer Crush Improv heading into their three weeks […]

Weekend roundup + Festival of India giveaway

[vimeo width=”600″ height=”450″][/vimeo] Take a gander at the events going on this weekend – once again, we’ve got a full lineup. Read on to find out how you can win tickets to the Festival of India! In music, Thee Silver Mount Zion is playing with Scattered Clouds out at the Black Sheep tonight, while the […]

Strawberries. Photo by Derek Mellon from the Apartment613 Flickr Pool.

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

It’s shaping up to be a lovely weekend, Ottawa. Get out and enjoy the city! If you’re hankering for a trip across the ocean but your budget won’t allow it, head to the Parkdale Market for Paris in July – Ottawa Velo Vogue and The Studio Cafe are teaming up to help you create a […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

Can’t see this post? Head over to our Facebook page to check it out! The one thing you need to know this weekend? Sunday is National Ice Cream Day. Yes, there’s more to do than just gorge on ice cream. There’s also a film about coffee, and a brunch crawl in the Market. We’ve got […]

Weekend roundup + Bluesfest giveaway!

Fill up your long summer days with picnics, music, theatre and more – Ottawa’s got it all this weekend. The sounds of Bluesfest can be heard across the downtown core – over the next few nights, you might hear strains of Blondie, Young the Giant, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), and Said the Whale, while […]