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Lee Pepper

Lee loves zines, public history, and adventures. They've been writing for Apt613 since March 2013, and worked as a staff editor for the blog from May 2015 to January 2017. They're a nonbinary trans person who uses they/them pronouns.


Jenn Abrams, Amelia Griffin, Rob Chartier, Bella Bowes, Renata Soutter, and Sylvain Bouchard in ROAR.  All photos by jamiekronick.com.

“If you can breathe, you can dance”

This Friday and Saturday, the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) is presenting ROAR, a collection of three new dance pieces by Propeller Dance that challenge some common assumptions about dance. Since their founding in 2007, Propeller Dance has been striking back at conceptions of what it means for a body to be able, of the types of […]

L-R: Lee Pepper, Councillors Catherine McKenney,  Tobi Nussbaum and Jeff Leiper. Photo courtesy of CCOC.

CCOC talks with Councillor Tobi Nussbaum

On May 19th, Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC), at its Annual General Meeting, hosted a panel of city councillors. As a CCOC Board member, I was fortunate to have the opportunities to quiz the councillors about their opinions on topics ranging from zoning to gender dynamics to citizen engagement.   What followed was a lively discussion among Councillors Catherine […]

L-R: Lee Pepper, Councillors Catherine McKenney,  Tobi Nussbaum and Jeff Leiper. Photo courtesy of CCOC.

CCOC talks with Councillor Jeff Leiper

On May 19th, Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC), at its Annual General Meeting, hosted a panel of city councillors. As a CCOC Board member, I was fortunate to have the opportunities to quiz the councillors about their opinions on topics ranging from zoning to gender dynamics to citizen engagement. What followed was a lively discussion among Councillors Catherine McKenney […]

L-R: Lee Pepper, Councillors Catherine McKenney,  Tobi Nussbaum and Jeff Leiper. Photo courtesy of CCOC.

CCOC talks with Councillor Catherine McKenney

On May 19th, Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC), at its Annual General Meeting, hosted a panel of city councillors. As a CCOC Board member, I was fortunate to have the opportunities to quiz the councillors about their opinions on topics ranging from zoning to gender dynamics to citizen engagement. What followed was a lively discussion among Councillors Catherine McKenney […]

Photo by Adam Wilson on flickr, used under Creative Commons license

Gargantua Printing: Wear your politics on your sleeve

At Apt613, we love profiling the scrappy upstarts of Ottawa, people working on their dream projects, sharing an idiosyncratic vision, and reflecting the wide range of interests, backgrounds, and talents present in this city. Gargantua Printing, a new, Ottawa-based one-person print shop, caught my eye because of their cute yet outspoken designs and their commitment […]

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