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Join us for #Grow613 Day

The region we live in is incredible for food—we can find local vegetables, eggs, fruit, honey, grains, microgreens and so much more practically in our backyards. The local farmers and growers that provide Ottawa with all of this fresh, local produce is a very long list. When you add in the food makers—those chefs and […]

All photos by MTKS Adventures.

Gamers and Geeks unite for popular fest

Post by Justin Francoeur. From April 8 – 10, 2016, the Ottawa Geek Market held it’s bi-annual festival at the Nepean Sportsplex in conjunction with the Capital Gaming Expo. The weekend saw two popular events filled with local gamers and fans of sci-fi, fantasy, anime, steampunk and horror congregate under one roof. As far as modern “geek […]

Three of the entries into Ravenswing's design contest.  See the rest at their Facebook page.

Ravenswing celebrates its 10th year with a launch party

It has been ten years since Ravenswing, an annual fair of local artisans, live music and free skill-sharing workshops, first took flight and, in celebration of bringing arts, culture, and community to Centretown for a decade and counting, they are throwing a launch party to mark the occasion. The launch party will be an opportunity for […]

Photo by Kim Elliott, from the Apt613 flickr pool

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

After moving to Ottawa from BC nearly a decade ago, Hannah has made it her mission to explore Ottawa. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter. It may be the last weekend of winter, but from the awesome line up of events this weekend it’s clear that Ottawa is ready for spring. Dig out your rain […]

Photo by Danielle Williams

Axe throwing: Even more fun than running with scissors

Put on your plaid and channel your inner Mufferaw Joe because we are going to BATL (Backyard Axe Throwing League). BATL was started in founder Matt Wilson’s backyard in 2006 and quickly gained popularity around Toronto. Since then, it has exploded, and BATL locations can be found in eight cities across Canada, including one here […]

Photos from the Harmony House Facebook page.

Red & White Gala for Harmony House celebrates 10 years

The Red & White Gala for Harmony House on Wednesday, Mar. 23, will celebrate its 10th year, and has become one of the city’s highly anticipated annual events, offering yet another exciting and well-rounded evening of culinary delights, food vendors, wine/beer selections, raffles, live/silent auctions, and live entertainment. The fundraising event has been organized by, […]

Photo courtesy of City of Ottawa

City steps into fashion with new March Break camp

I’m extremely envious of the children and youth of today. What my younger self wouldn’t do for the playful apps I now hold so dearly, the insanely cool toys available, or the beautiful children’s books that line the shelves at Chapters. (Full disclosure: I wouldn’t be too overjoyed with the new apple slices option for […]