Amanda West Lewis is dedicated to words. Words on the page and words on the stage. Her eight books for children and youth range from non-fiction books to historical novels. She has a particular interest in creating historically relevant stories for young people.
When was Ottawa’s first pub built? Was there ever a nuclear reactor at Tunney’s Pasture? What is James Bond’s connection to the nation’s capital? One Ottawa man could confidently answer all three questions: Andrew King, local artist, animator, and history-sleuth-turned-author.
Artpreneur 2020 is going virtual, with three days of talks, panels, and presentations on November 21, 23 and 25. It’s an annual conference presented by Arts Network Ottawa, Wallack’s, Invest Ottawa, and SHIFTER Agency that brings together local and national creative experts in the same room—err, Zoom call—with business leaders and entrepreneurs to help artists build their professional capacity.
Cyber security is a complex, overwhelming topic for many Canadians. But let’s not focus solely on the tech. Toothbrushes, zombie attacks, and a current hack spreading on Facebook offer alternative ways to spark awareness and safer online habits. Upfront and honest, I’m an ’80s baby, which probably explains why Janet Jackson’s 1996 hit song “What […]
Social Media Marketing for Media Artists was a free, live workshop that is part of a series of free digital workshops DARC is offering the community during COVID-19. Our goal is to make independent artists and creators understand that there are digital marketing strategies they can run on their own to promote their work.
Teacher, student, actor, town crier, and legend-teller are all part of Daniel Richer’s resume.
These kinds of educational exhibition go a long way toward putting us in touch with the reality that sometimes gets lost during our modern lives. Bravo, Museum of Nature.
“We’re at a very ground-level stage here where we don’t even necessarily know what tree species we have within 20 kilometres of Ottawa,” says field naturalist and tree expert Owen Clarkin. “There’s a lot of change happening. There’s a lot of clear-cutting occurring. There is climate change. Our push has been documenting what’s there today, […]
In previous geotours we’ve focused on specific 613 locations to visit for your geographic education and edification. This week though, we’re doing the exact opposite: telling you where not to go. This geotour is all about viewing the fall colours and we’re suggesting you NOT go to Gatineau Park.
This week’s geotour starts and ends where the Rideau Canal enters the Ottawa River, just below the Chateau Laurier. The tour will feature a moderate walk or bike ride between two provinces and reveal the history of why the Rideau Canal ends where it does.
If you’re planning a visit to any of Ottawa’s museums or galleries, be sure to visit the museum’s website to book your tickets and learn about the new safety measures in place before you head out.
This week’s geotour will take you to a newly reopened NCC site – the Carbide Willson ruins in Gatineau Park. You’ll get a moderate hike, a scenic ruin with lots of Instagram cred, and a dose of local history that you may not be aware of.
Carleton University will deliver its long-running Learning in Retirement (LinR) program entirely online this fall. So far, there are 15 lectures and six-week lecture series scheduled, with more to come.
Whether we like it or not, COVID-19 is here for a while longer and this is our new normal.
Have you ever wondered why it was called Mer Bleue, since it’s neither a sea nor particularly blue?