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Photo from the ambiSHEous Facebook page.

Girl power reimagined in the age of the solo-preneur

Girls aged 12-14 living in Ottawa have a new option when choosing extracurriculars and summer camps, that may just give them the edge when deciding on a career path. Amidst the sports camps, art and drama offerings, they can now choose to discover the entrepreneur within. Ambi-SHE-ous is an organization hoping to raise girls’ expectations […]

Photo by Celeste Lindell on flickr, used under Creative Commons license.

Creating space for Ottawa artists to put themselves on the map

A one-day conference, happening in November, will bring together local artists from across different disciplines, giving them a chance to network and to find ways to build their careers without compromising their vision. Since 2013, Artpreneur has been dedicated to helping artists succeed in their careers and build skills that will help them navigative the […]

Best use of a Bundt Pan. All photos courtesy of the author.

Hello My Name Is … Fiddleheads

Welcome to a new weekly blog feature! Every Saturday, check in to find out WTF is in season and WTF to do with all that local goodness.  This week… Fiddleheads. At this time of year, Ramps (aka wild garlic) and Fiddleheads duke it out in a veritable West Side Story brawl. They vie for the […]

Lantern by Andrew Power in the Apt613 Flickr Pool.

The Capital of espionage

Post by Devon Babin.  If you believe the stereotypes, Ottawa is a boring town that just happens to be the capital of a G7 nation. It isn’t sexy. It’s a sleepy little burg where government employees march to and from work, occasionally stopping long enough to grab a coffee at Bridgehead and maybe stroll down […]

All photos by Kelsey Sunstrum.

Foodie Friday: Sustainable eating gets a pulse

Three years ago, the United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses. To celebrate this initiative, the Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum has paired with Pulse Canada to showcase the versatile, healthful, yet oft-overlooked food group with Pulses: The Ideal Partner, an interactive travelling exhibition. Thursday, May 5 marked the Pulse Feast, where guests […]

All photos courtesy of Camp Tech.

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 […]

Photo by Sebastian Ilari on flickr, used under Creative Commons license.

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 […]


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 […]