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All photos courtesy of Francis Bueckert.

Bike-powered coffee for a good cause

When Francis Bueckert decided to study abroad and volunteer in Ecuador, he had no idea it would lead him to start exporting direct-trade coffee and selling it on a coffee cart from his bike. Six years after visiting Ecuador, Cloud Forest Coffee is now launching its bicycle coffee cart where you can purchase direct trade, […]

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Centre 507 finds the way forward

The most important piece in someone’s life is community… it should be a human right, but I think we’ve forgotten about it. – Richard LeBlanc When you go looking for causes to support, it’s easy to fall for the miracle stories where big problems get fixed and lives are turned around. But beyond the glossy […]

Photo by Sydney Smith

Canterbury HS takes on ambitious modernist drama with A Dream Play

Post by Ari Mazur-Mathieu and Patrick Little The Arts Canterbury High School Drama Program’s graduating class will be performing Michael Meyer’s translation/adaptation of A Dream Play by August Strindberg. A Dream Play follows the daughter of a god (played by three actresses throughout the show: Sarah Olberg, Sydney Smith, Kenna Jacobs) as she descends from the heavens […]

Hey Ocean! at Zaphod's in 2009. All photos by Ming Wu, from the Apt613 flickr pool.

Zaphod’s enters Chapter 2 under new owner

“Our philosophy: no racism; no aggression; no gender bias; entertain and enlighten; no attitude or pretensions; fair prices and fair measures; a musical and social alternative; friendly staff and fast courteous service; respecting our audience and gaining their respect; all our guests, especially women, should feel comfortable and safe here.” Ottawa’s live music landmark, Zaphod […]

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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