If you are somebody who has ever struggled with addiction, know someone who has struggled, are celebrating recovery or simply want to learn more about how to support others – come out to Recovery Day.
As founder Elaina Martin put’s it, Westfest is “the people’s festival.” With Westfest in it’s 14th year, Apt613 talks to Martin about what Westfest is all about, its efforts towards reconciliation, and making Westfest Ottawa’s most accessible and diverse festival.
More than 200 graffiti artists, dancers, hip hop artists and DJs of all levels will gather underneath the Dunbar Bridge for the 14th annual House of PainT Festival (August 24–27, 2017).
This year’s event will feature performances and speeches by Daphne Willis, Séan McCann and Cody Coyote, among many other inspiring stories.
Recovery Day is an annual event hosted by the Community Addictions Peer Support Association. It is a public event designed to include the entire community, not just those currently in recovery.
It’s the last weekend of January, everybody! Why, that’s almost February. And February, with its relative lack of days, might as well be March. We’ll get through this winter yet, and the events this weekend will help.
Cody Coyote performs on January 25th on the National Arts Centre Fourth Stage at 8:30pm.
Westfest 2018 will take place June 8-10 in the heart of Hintonburg. This past weekend, the free festival was celebrated at the lineup launch.
Watch this space for gig photos every day of the festival. MEGAPHONO runs until February 10, 2018.
Expect more artists to be announced between now and July.