“Volunteering found me and I found volunteering,” Nancy tells me, with the sounds of skaters at Charlie Bowins in the background. Through volunteering, she found meaning and purpose. She says it helped her sort her life out, and she owes a lot to volunteering.
Adam Wawrzynczak: “Unfortunately, in light of the ongoing pandemic, we have been unable to skate with each other at all; a reality of today’s “new normal.”
On April 5 a unique new Kickstarter campaign launched for the Ottawa area: The Yard’s goal is to open Ottawa’s only indoor, year-round bike and skateboard park. Within the first week the project had already raised almost half of their $100,000 goal. With two weeks to go, they are still looking for backers to help meet their goal.
These awards celebrate the positive contributions made to Ottawa communities, neighbourhoods and industries.
Aaron envisions Birling Skateshop becoming more than just a store that sells merchandise. He is tired of mediocrity in businesses and believes that Birling has the potential to become a hub for a welcoming community.
Beau’s community achievements recognized at the United Way’s Community Builder of the Year Awards Gala
Breweries are amazing community partners. Yet even among that esteemed company, Beau’s All Natural Brewery has been setting the standard for more than a decade. On May 18, they were recognized by United Way Ottawa, winning this Community Builder Award. It’s really the perfect award for a company that has always paid it forward the support they have received from their hometown of Vankleek Hill, their greater Ottawa community and the brewing industry.
Aaron Cayer, owner of Antique Skate Shop has been leading a movement for community-built-change in Ottawa under the banner “For Pivot’s Sake”. The goal of this initiative is to pay-it-forward by engaging youth to develop confidence, to get active and to get involved in their own communities. Hops & Fodder is one of For Pivot’s […]