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Canada vs Brazil. Photo courtesy of Canada Soccer.

Things get ‘Rio’ serious in Ottawa

Ahead of Tuesday’s ‘Road to Rio’ game at TD Place, Apt613 previews the game, and spoke with rising star fullback Kadeisha Buchanan. This Tuesday, June 7th, Christine Sinclair and the Canadian National Women’s Team will face Brazil (ranked 8th in the world), in the second of two games against the Olympic host nation. The two […]

NASL match between the Ottawa Fury FC and Fort Lauderdale Strikers at TD Place Stadium on May 27, 2016. The game finishing 2-1 for the Strikers. PHOTO: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography

The Whitecaps are coming!

Can the Fury beat Vancouver and move on to the Voyageur Cup finals? Ottawa, this is a big deal.  On Wednesday, June 1, Fury FC will host the Vancouver Whitecaps, Canada’s most storied pro soccer team, in the second round of the Voyageurs Cup (or Amway Canadian Championship).  Ottawa earned that second round berth after […]

All photos courtesy of Paddlefit Canada.

Stand Up Paddling (Why not try it!)

Post by Caroline Healy. Want to try something different? Spice up your workout or explore the local waterways from a different view? Why not try stand up paddling ? (commonly referred to as SUP). As the name suggests, the popularity of modern SUP likely took roots from Hawaii surfing, however it has been around prior […]

Photo from the Ottawa Fury Twitter feed.

Fury look to clinch date with Vancouver Whitecaps

“But I thought the Fury and the Whitecaps played in different leagues” a casual Ottawa sports fan might say. “Well spotted!” I’d exclaim.  Then I’d go on to explain, at length, the competition known at the Amway Canadian Championship. The Amway Canadian Championship, or as it’s more affectionately known, the Voyageurs Cup, is the closest […]

Livia Belcea (left) attends an AquaMermaid class. All photos by Tristene Villanyi-Bokor.

Mermaid for a day

I’m not a very good swimmer. In fact, I’m a terrible swimmer. I’m afraid of the deep end, I’m very bad at holding my breath and I panic when I go a little deeper under water. Diving? Forget about it. But when the opportunity came for me to learn to swim like a mermaid, I […]

Baseballs. Photo by Kris Robinson on Flickr.

Let’s play ball!

Post by Jim Shortz. The Blackburn Men’s Fastball League is looking for a few good men. About 25 of them, to be specific. And, as it turns out, you don’t have to be any kind of superstar to get involved. The long-running local league for enthusiasts of a “friendly competitive” level of softball will hold […]

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 […]

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