Brenda Dunn: “I am lying on my back, in an ocean of space. There is a whole galaxy above me. It is absolutely silent, utterly isolated, and completely peaceful. It is also a geodesic dome located in the centre of the Train Yards industrial complex.”
Aaron’s Butterfly Run on Saturday October 14 is a 1 mile or 5 km walk/run aims to raise funds for the Roger Neilson House.
A team of local engineers and entrepreneurs has made it to the semi-finals of one of the world’s top prizes in climate solutions. Tandem Technical, headquartered in Ottawa, is one of just a handful of teams worldwide to advance in the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a global challenge to convert carbon dioxide into valuable products.
Victoria Sloan: “This a monument which embraces the complexity and contradictions of Canadian history. As such, it will long have relevance in Ottawa’s landscape.”
David McGee started the Lost Ottawa Facebook site to find out if people in Ottawa are interested in their own history. The answer, it turns out, is very much yes.
The Gather-Ring, the latest piece of public art commissioned by Heritage Canada under the Art in the City Program, is open to public interaction from now until July 2018.
Recovery Day is an annual event hosted by the Community Addictions Peer Support Association. It is a public event designed to include the entire community, not just those currently in recovery.
This year’s event will feature performances and speeches by Daphne Willis, Séan McCann and Cody Coyote, among many other inspiring stories.
“You are happy!” says GCTC Artistic Director Eric Coates. “It’s definitely an instruction.”
Dr. Shelley Ball will speak at the soldout TEDxOttawa event at Algonquin College on September 28.
Fred Penner has a storied musical career that spans 45 years, 12 children’s albums, and countless live shows. He will be performing at CityFolk Festival on September 16 and chatted with Apt613 ahead of his show.
Having spent the last decade as an opera singer in Toronto, Justin recently moved back to Ottawa and discovered his true passion is folk music.
Remixed is a festival celebrating local culture in the Somerset West area. On September 16 they’ll be closing Somerset between Bay and Percy to provide a day’s worth of free activities.
JAD performs two sets on Saturday September 16. First at Aroma Espresso Bar (200 Marché Way) from 2–2:30pm and then at Irene’s Pub (885 Bank St) from 3–3:30pm.
Étoile Noire perform two sets on Friday September 15. Admission is free to all Marvest series concerts presented by CityFolk.