(Let’s take a collective deep breath. It’s almost over.)
While I can appreciate fully Joe’s sentiments, he was one reason why these past 12 months have been so memorable for me.
This opportunity became possible because a year ago I made the decision to become an Apt613 contributor.
What a good move on my part.
I have met such incredibly talented and interesting people as a result.
Local business owner told me about moving her Cardamom & Cloves bricks and mortar business to an online-only spice shop. Gina and Tony Vachhio spoke of their Italian restaurant, , celebrating 30 years in business. Diana Riabko reflected on perogies, and her family’s producing the Ukranian staple.
I’ve laughed with Kerri Ough of , and with singer-songwriter . Ottawa musicians Sonny Aiken and Mabel Beggs shared Carter Family inspired song collection. Bluegrass stalwarts helped me explore their new release, and introduced me to this genre of music.
Who knows what excitement is on the horizon?
Well, I do.
And I’m scheduled to speak with Beau’s co-founder Steve Beauchesne about the Van Kleek brewery’s newly-announced donations program to benefit community-building groups, charitable organizations, and independent arts.
Variety is certainly assured as a contributor.
That’s likely a reflection of Ottawa (“the small town city”), and Apt613 (“a place where we can learn and talk about new and exciting people, places, and goings on”).
So if you want a taste of that variety, pull out your annual (often written, always ignored) resolution list and add this: become an apt613 contributor.
This is one resolution you’ll be glad you made.
Apt613 is very grateful for all of our contributors’ hard work!
If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer contributor for Apt613, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re glad to connect you with story ideas, or feel free to pitch us a story on anything Ottawa-related. We also hold regular get-togethers for contributors and people interested in contributing. Watch this space for more details on upcoming meetings, or drop us a line to be added to our email newsletter.