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Digital Day Camp for Adults

Camp Tech is a Canadian technical education hub born in 2012 that offers workshops to adults wishing to build their technical savvy. They provide half- and full-day in-person training sessions on a myriad of technical and digital subjects, from web design, social media, podcasting, WordPress fundamentals, and so much more. The beauty of CT is […]

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Romance writers share tips on building Facebook following

Laurie Cooper and Marissa Caldwell of Pub-Craft joined the Ottawa Romance Writers’ Association (ORWA) to share their trade secrets for making Facebook into an effective marketing tool for authors. Pub-Craft is a local company that has been providing marketing and promotional support for romance authors since 2013. They’ve taken a number of authors and put them […]

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Canada’s humanitarian agenda to be discussed in Ottawa

Guest Post by Julia Sanchez (President-CEO, Canadian Council for International Co-operation) Ottawa cares. From the Syrian refugee crisis to sustainable local development, Ottawans are committed to engaging responsibly and proactively with global issues and as global citizens. And amidst such great global humanitarian need, there is no better place or time than this to think […]

Maple-Pickled Ramp Bulbs (with Ramp Kim Chi). All photos by the author.

Ramp season is in full swing

Ramps, also known as wild garlic, are one of the most prized foraged foods.  In Quebec, they’re somewhat of an obsession.  As a result, the plant has spent the last 20 years on the vulnerable species list, a fact that makes harvesting more than 50 bulbs illegal in that province.  But there’s gold in them […]

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A Kickstarter card game that might make you ‘Blush’

Do you remember having “the talk” with your parents when you were a teen? Maybe your mom and dad sat you down to layout the laws of the birds and the bees. Maybe your high school gym teacher gave you the basics, holding a banana in one hand and a condom in the other. Or […]

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Impact Hub Ottawa presents: Open Project Nights

Impact Hub Ottawa is taking their successful formula for collaborative innovation and expanding it beyond their membership to the greater Ottawa public. It’s like an open source movement for community development. If you are not familiar with Hub Ottawa, they are the local “collaboration, innovation and incubation ecosystem for people and organizations working to better the […]

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Ottawans offered A Taste of the Arctic next Monday

While Ottawa has the largest Inuit population outside of the Arctic, many Ottawans who don’t have ties to the North have few opportunities to experience the richness and diversity of Inuit culture. Next Monday, an event offers Southerners an opportunity to sample the NAC kitchen’s take on a variety of Inuit culinary delicacies, with ingredients […]

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