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Hidden Harvest Ottawa is the winner of the Ottawa Social Impact Awards in the Social Enterprise category. In 2017, with a veritable army of 400 volunteers, they were able to harvest more than 200 trees and rescue more than 6,400 pounds of fresh, local fruit from going to waste.
It might not be a long weekend, but there are more than enough events to fill your weekend.
With some 150 members, Big Soul is Ottawa’s largest community choir. For over 20 years, it has been serving up generous portions of roots, R&B, Gospel and Motown music. On April 7, they are hosting One Voice Benefit Concert, with all proceeds going to an Ottawa-based charity called TEMBO that funds programs for women and children in northern Tanzania.
Algonquin College Public Relations Agency named Future Leaders at the 2nd Ottawa Social Impact Awards
Over the last three decades, Algonquin College Public Relations Agency has raised over $300,000. This student-run organization is the winner of the Ottawa Social Impact Awards in the Future Leaders category.
This March, Carlington Community Health Centre announced that the new Carlington Community Health Hub will have an expanded Community Health Center. It will be connected to 42 affordable 1-bedroom units, of which 12 are accessible units that will help an underserved segment of the housing market.
Ausome Ottawa wins in the Community Initiative category in the 2nd edition of the Ottawa Social Impact Awards
Ausome Ottawa won the Ottawa Social Impact Award in the Community Initiative category. The organization works with families touched by autism to play and be physically active like any typical family.
If you like your theatre strong, make sure to catch the Tennessee Williams classic A Streetcar Named Desire playing at the Ottawa Little Theatre through to April 7.
They’ll be in Ottawa on March 29th at House of TARG.
On Monday March 26, Soup Ottawa will be holding their first event of 2018 at Impact Hub Ottawa where for only $10, you get a bowl of soup and a vote towards your favourite community project.
Comedy duo Christina Muehlberger and Ryan Mulligan are hosts of the podcast Scene Partners, focusing on improv and stand up comedy, pop culture, television shows, movies, relationships and life.
On this week’s podcast, we chat with Eugster and Battersby about their experiences in the industry and what draws them to children’s literature.
We adore Ottawa’s beautiful parks, delicious donuts and indie theatres. But it’s the Community Builders that really take our breath away.
Each year, on it’s anniversary (March 17), the studio holds a special celebratory event that’s open to the public. Proceeds from this open day are earmarked for a specific charity. Last year, that charity was Refugee 613. This year’s event will raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS).
Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition runs until September 30 at the Canadian Museum of History (100 Rue Laurier) in Gatineau.
This week on the show, we’re chatting with Carl Haworth, longtime member of Ottawa Fury FC, who was recently named team captain for the upcoming USL season.