Parkways for People is a coalition working to transform the national capital parkways, with an emphasis on more active use.
September’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Olivia Wittenburg to support her project of making toadstool homes and mushrooms and leaving them around the city for people to find and take home. “I started back in May,” explains Olivia, “because I was temporarily laid off due to COVID-19 and I needed something artistic to do for […]
August’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Robin Vernell to support the construction of a full-size replica of the console that pilots the TARDIS—the time-travelling spaceship in the sci-fi television series Doctor Who.
July’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Fadhili Samba. Samba is the creator of the Princess Party Project, which aims to make royal visits more accessible for kids. Samba says, “Children should be able to celebrate their magical day regardless of their parents’ or guardians’ financial situations,” according to a press release. “I created this project so […]
Abdul is an Afro-soul artist who goes by the name KAR33M.
“I used to be a chef,” explains Richard, “but am now confined to a wheelchair and am no longer able to cook professionally… I started out making some meals for others, and eventually came up with the idea of teaching other people with disabilities how to cook—so they would feel and have more independence.”
March’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Don Kwan and John Cameron to support the distribution of a free drag queen colouring book featuring Ottawa’s very own China Doll.
Awesome Ottawa: February award to support basketball and plants project for kids struggling during pandemic
February’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Alea de Castro to support a creative project for kids who are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Awesome Ottawa: January Award to support description-rich podcast sharing visuals of current events and the world around us
January’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Christine Malec and J.J. Hunt to support Talk Description to Me, a podcast in which the visuals of current events and the world around us are discussed in description-rich conversations.