Nickie ShobeiryColumnist / CityMakers
Hailing from England, Nickie Shobeiry is a writer. A lover of good stories, good music and good times, you can find her floating about Ottawa. Nickie is Apt613’s correspondent at Synapcity, Ottawa non-profit for civic engagement, connecting people across diverse communities to share perspectives and create positive change.
CityMakers: Robot Missions empowers communities to apply low-cost robots for environmental challenges
Founder Erin Kennedy was the recent recipient of the 100th Awesome Ottawa grant.
Black Like Me is an organisation dedicated to creating spaces for Black people in Ottawa to “find happiness, safety, support, and whatever else they need to live.” Join them at their BLACK BRUNCH: Spring Edition on Saturday May 19 from 10am-2pm at Carleton Food Collective’s G(arden)-Spot.
Jane’s Mob, the festival launching Jane’s Walk, is happening on Thursday, May 3rd at Parkdale Market Park, bringing people together to celebrate their space. There’ll be storytelling about Hintonburg, live music, speakers, a scavenger hunt, art installations, lawn games – and more!
CTV News anchor Stefan Keyes talks about how he chose his career to be in a forum of the public eye in the latest of Apt613’s CityMakers column.
The finalist cocktail reception of The Business Women of The Year Awards took place on Tuesday February 27. Nominees are split into four categories (Professional, Emerging Entrepreneur, Established Entrepreneur, and Organizational) and winners will be announced at the BYA Awards Gala taking place at the Infinity Convention Centre on Thursday, April 19
You can see Safe Wing’s Annual Bird Display this Monday, February 26th at City Hall from 3–6:30pm.
Nick Bachusky is a CityMaker extraordinaire who was nominated by Karen Secord of Parkdale Food Centre to be spotlighted in our column. Passionate about his community, we spoke to Nick about his work, and his insights into Ottawa’s volunteering eco-system.
The Richmond Hub is an independent community news site that opened following the closure of the Stittsville News, aiming to be a vibrant part of Richmond’s community life.
The Community Voice is being distributed to South Ottawa on February 15th and starts on February 22nd in Kanata-Stittsville.