I had a set Saturday routine as a teenager, living in Montreal. I’d grab the Metro into the centre of town, and head to Cheap Thrills and Labyrinth. There, loose change in hand, I’d scour the collection of purple, somewhat smudged, mimeographed, self-published zines. I would inevitably come home with a handful of folded, 16 […]
The first seed of Ravenswing started 11 years ago as an annual indoor fair at Jack Purcell Community Centre with the intention of creating a crafts show that was more accessible to vendors and more accessible to the public. Co-founded by Sean Zio and Lukayo Estrella who met at a zine fair, the event began […]
“How did it start…that’s a loaded question!” Sitting across the table from Westfest founder, Elaina Martin, I could see the effect the question had on her as she reached back into her mental archives to revisit her life back then, and the brewing of ideas that would lead to the creation of an event thirteen […]
There are a lot of reasons why I run. Running gives me time to myself. It energizes me and keeps me in shape. It justifies my pizza consumption (at least, in my mind it does). This year, I have another reason. I was encouraged this year to participate in the Ottawa Race Weekend’s Scotiabank Charity […]
Ottawa, I know we’ve been suffering – every winter, it seems rougher than the year before. Now that it’s finally capri weather though, let’s celebrate summer with some good vibes… it’s festival season! My street has an awesome block party every summer and I’ve never been able to make it due to scheduling conflicts, so […]
Hundreds of eager romance readers descended on Canada’s capital recently to meet their favourite authors and celebrate the diverse world of modern romance. Romancing the Capital was organized by Ottawa’s own New York Times and USA Today bestseller, Eve Langlais, and once again she delivered a fantastic weekend full of laughter, fun and, of course, […]
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 […]
This past Friday, as part of Hintonburg Happening, Maker House Co. hosted an evening of music, ghost stories, s’mores, and beers. Ming was there. For more on Ming, check out his website, radio show and Instagram.
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 […]
She Who Must Be Obeyed (but rarely is) blogs about food, travel and homeschooling five kids at travellargefamily. On May 24, you’ll find her dispensing travel tips at the Westboro Brainery. The 31st installment of the fabulous Ottawa Children’s Festival is kicking off. Back in the day when I only had three kids, we used to […]
“It’s mainly about confidence.” Spring Car Spa 2016 organizer Nicole Novotny’s succinct statement summarizes part of the goals of the recently held women-only event. “My mother was a single parent. She had to learn. She had to ask. She had to do things. Including things related to cars. Women leave Car Spa with […]
The first Saturday in June is Canada’s National Horse Day. Events across the country are organized to showcase, honour, explore and discover the world of horses. Horse Day is an Equine Canada initiative, Canada’s horse sport and horse welfare governing body. Horses have been an integral part of Canadian history, and through Horse Day, their […]
This week, Ming Wu stopped by Ottawa City Woodshop‘s first birthday celebration. For more on Ming, check out his website, radio show and Instagram.
Hintonburg Happening is a nine day event that celebrates Wellington West’s community of artists and businesses. Not only is this neighbourhood home to great brewers and craft-focused watering holes, it’s also the home of Brew Donkey, Ottawa’s favourite brewery tour provider. Owner Brad Campeau, is using this HH festival to launch a new educational series that focuses on […]
With over 600 kilometers of bike paths in the National Capital Region, it’s easy to leave the car at home and hop on your bike. From the Rideau Canal to the Ottawa River Pathway and everything in between, Ottawa and Gatineau are great places for a ride. And how great is this? The cities of […]