After that record snowfall, we’ve got no shortage of events and activities for anyone who loves getting outside and breathing in that frosty fresh air.
The new popup location of the Ottawa Outdoor Gear Library, at the Overbrook Community Centre, offers a full range of sports gear to the community, including skis, snowshoes, and more.
“Viola” by JFUN from his newly released EP Be What you Wanna Be is a new addition to the #ottmusic weekly Spotify playlist where Apartment613 music writers highlight new local releases—it’s just like Release Radar but for #ottmusic only. Today, we’re hearing from JFUN to learn more about their new release and chat specifics.
In April 2020, just after the start of the pandemic, Apt613 contributors created a gigantic roundup of local restaurants offering takeout while indoor dining was limited or prohibited. Nearly two years later, with indoor dining closed once again, we have updated the list and are once again urging readers to support their favourite places in this difficult time.
A big shoutout to everyone who’s pivoted, clamped down, postponed and reshuffled their plans, events and businesses once again as we try to get through this wave of the pandemic. Don’t forget to check out your fave local businesses and restaurants to see what they’re offering online or as takeout to help them get through this too!
We can shop local and eat local, so why not listen local? More and more Ottawans have been producing podcasts since the pandemic began, on everything from bike polo to Canada’s healthcare system. Audiophiles now have endless hours of locally-made storytelling at their fingertips. Christina Vietinghoff explores the scene.
It’s like Release Radar for #ottmusic. Subscribe on Spotify.
Karen Munro Caple is a registered massage therapist and illustrator who created the pandemic comic book The Lighter Side of the Pandemic or What day is it, again? as a way to capture moments of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with a humorous twist.
In his new series, Bruce Burwell plots out Urban Retail Walks to get you outside in the winter while sticking to safer, navigable downtown streets. Follow the series on Apt613!
December’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Marianne Connors of the Le Phare Elementary School Council to help create a culture exchange between Le Phare and Carson Grove students in the city’s east end.
Due to new pandemic restrictions, this week’s roundup does away with our traditional Roundup in favour of a curated pile of ideas to get you through the weekend and hopefully the next little while!