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Boutique Blues & BBQ Festival: Fundraiser, food, & fun, all in one.

Moose McGuire’s, Trevor Denault, and “Blues Bud” Brent Diab, in association with Ottawa Rock and Roots Society (ORRS) are hosting a boutique Blues and BBQ festival in support of one of the founding members of the Ottawa Blues Society (OBS) – Jed Rached, on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016, at Moose McGuire’s on 3320 McCarthy Road. There are 100 Early Bird […]

All photos by Aaron Cayer and Sarah Robinson.

Hops and Fodder: Community brunches for lasting change

Aaron Cayer, owner of Antique Skate Shop has been leading a movement for community-built-change in Ottawa under the banner “For Pivot’s Sake”. The goal of this initiative is to pay-it-forward by engaging youth to develop confidence, to get active and to get involved in their own communities. Hops & Fodder is one of For Pivot’s […]

SuzyQ Doughnuts - Vanilla Fruit Loop by Justin Van Leeuwen in the Apt613 Flickr Pool. SuzyQ will be vending at Dessertfest on June 11 and 12, 2016.

Foodie Friday: Indulge in Dessertfest this weekend

Post by Caroline Healy. Dessertfest is finally here and the perfect place to indulge this weekend! It’s all happening at Landsdowne Park on Saturday and Sunday.   Can you picture all your favourite desserts under one roof with a pinch of savoury surprises and loads of activities? Co-creator Chelsea Boissonneault sure did! She’s bringing her passion for event planning and […]

Aus & Lauren. Photo courtesy of The Wheelhouse.

The Wheelhouse talk zines ahead of Ottawa’s first zine fair

In my interview with Lee P, published earlier this week, I learned that the organizers of the Ottawa Zine Fair are pleased at the range of exhibitors eager to support the event. One such exhibitor is The Wheelhouse, a not-for-profit supporting resource based in Toronto. Amongst its activities, the organization serves as a distributor (‘distro’) for […]

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