June’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Sarah Hogg and the Sweet Sanctuary Animal Rescue to support a paradise for 14 awesome pigs.
May’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Carolyn Mackenzie to support advocacy around walkable communities in the city.
April’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Ariane Bédard, Isabelle Poirier, Firdous Nizar, and the Ottawa Design Club to help create a strong community of local creative people.
Awesome Ottawa March award to support street art shedding light on precarious immigration status in Ottawa
March’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Sinda Garziz to support street art shedding light on the barriers experienced by those in Ottawa with precarious immigration status.
February’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Beth Tyler to support exploration of microscopic life at Ottawa’s Mud Lake, near Lincoln Fields.
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.
December’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Marianne Connors of the Le Phare Elementary School Council to help create a culture exchange between Le Phare and Carson Grove students in the city’s east end.
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.
Awesome Ottawa: Latest award to support a local photo and story project honouring Black and Indigenous women
Merritt Decloux, Michaela Van Beinum, and Zainab Muse are working together as Tessellate Collective, which they describe as a group of creatively diverse individuals with a shared mandate