Skip To Content

News & Ideas

Photos provided by Kelsey Walsh, Dandelion Dance.

Celebrating Canada through Diversity and Dance

Dandelion Dance is a youth performance company located in the west end of Ottawa and is taking part in Neighbourhood Arts 150. Its mission is to promote the values of diversity, inclusivity, equity and accessibility. They will perform Celebrating Canada through Diversity and Dance at Bayshore Shopping Centre May 13.

Photo from Twitter (@JanesWalkOtt)

Leave the car at home and explore Ottawa with Jane’s Walk

This weekend, keep your eyes out for knowledgeable volunteer tour guides all over the city, participating in the annual civic engagement event, Jane’s Walk. In a capital crisscrossed with tours catering to out-of-towners, this weekend is an opportunity to improve your urban literacy with a focus on local history, planning, design and culture in the hands of our own passionate citizens.

North Easton at STRONGwriter. Photos by Terry Steeves.

STRONGwriter: a workshop essential for the songwriter at heart

Ottawa’s North Easton is a man who never stops thinking, learning, creating, dreaming, re-inventing himself, and delving deep to learn more about the human condition and the world we live in. He has taken this drive and created STRONGwriter, a one day workshop based on his own experiences and data gathered throughout years of research and actual songwriting.

Photo by J. Michel Carriere (Apt613 Flickr Pool)

Ottawa’s first-ever health hackathon is taking place this weekend

Ottawa’s first-ever health hackathon is taking place this weekend at Shopify with an ambitious goal: solve challenges faced by children and their families in order to improve their healthcare. Over the course of the weekend, 150 participants will collaborate to create innovative prototypes for the benefit of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre.