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All photos courtesy of Renaissance Press.

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 […]

All photos courtesy of Hub Ottawa.

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 […]

Photos by the author.

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 […]

Photo of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat from Wikimedia Commons.

Lecture: Preserving Heritage in the Developing World

Founded in 1980, the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a private sector enterprise supporting economic, social and cultural development and various development programs in Asian and African countries where poverty is rampant. Through a holistic approach, the foundation incorporates aspects of environment, health, poverty and illness in the hopes of providing long-term solutions for […]

Left: Photo from Right: Steve Morrison, photo by Hollie Davies.

Understanding myself better – through my handwriting! + giveaway

Hollie Davies lives in Wellington West with her boyfriend and cat, and loves sharing her experiences that the lovely city of Ottawa has to offer. Catch up with her as @Hollie_Grace7 on Instagram andTwitter. At one time or another, a fellow by the name of Steve Morrison had a measly $5 in his pocket (which […]

Bank and Wellington, ca. 1900. Photos courtesy of Library and Archives, Canada, unless otherwise noted.

Streetscape Memory Bank: The lost neighbourhood of Uppertown, Pt. 4

Last time, we looked at the residential area of Uppertown’s Cliff and Vittoria Streets.  To refresh: in Ottawa, on February 27, 1912, the Federal Government expropriated all properties located in Uppertown, an area bounded by Bank, Wellington, and Bay Streets and the cliff along the Ottawa River.  On March 9, 1912, a notice of expropriation […]


Librarian in Residence: New year, new skills

Jessica Green is a book addict and library card holder since the age of 3. She’s a librarian at the Ottawa Public Library and currently the Apartment613 Librarian-in-Residence, sharing a compendium of literary thoughts and tips. Ottawa is a very crafty place and only seems to be getting more so the longer I live here. […]

All photos by Kelly Hotte.

Black Squirrel Books celebrates Bookmas

Amidst yummy treats, friendly chatter, and the smell of freshly ground coffee,  the first annual Bookmas was held this past Saturday (December 19th) at Black Squirrel Books & Cafe. More than 110 bookworms participated in the community Secret Santa event that organizers Vaughan MacDonald and Alexandra Ekstrom referred to as “literature and giverature” – books and giving. […]