January’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to an anonymous local creator who is hiding clay gnomes around the city and posting pictures of where they can be found.
November’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Megan Kelly and Asiya Hilowle to support their free lending library for camping gear.
October’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Neil Saravanamuttoo and Erin Maher to help put the “park” back in “National Capital parkway.”
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.”