October’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to David Narbaitz and Jesse Burcsik to support their facilitation of COVID-safe hugs in the city.
September’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Ashley Proulx, Laura Wheeler, Steven Lafond, Garret Brink, and Zach Counsil to produce a fictional web series set in Ottawa that seeks to answer the question “In the wake of so much change, how can we stand for something better?”
August’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to the Elderflower Project, an initiative to bring flowers to isolated seniors; and building a social movement to do so at an even greater scale next summer.
July’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Community Supported Gratitude to facilitate weekly giveaways in recognition of everyday people.
June’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to the Young Arts Leaders Collective to support the inclusion of free art with takeout orders at local restaurants.
In a rare move, Awesome Ottawa selected two projects for their monthly micro grant. They’ve done this a couple of times in the past, but not since 2018. “We figured this was a good time to give some extra support to some awesome local projects,” says trustee Avi Caplan.
Awesome Ottawa: April award to support self care and self love for BIPOC youth through natural hair care
Awesome Ottawa is part of a global movement forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe, $1,000 at a time.
March’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Erin Austen and the Ottawa chapter of Medical Makers to support a Medical Make-a-thon in the city.