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.
It feels like we’ve been dropped in the middle of a summer heatwave so this weekend is all about finding safe ways to stay cool.
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.
It’s not the kind of gender reveal party you’re thinking of…
Well friends, January seemed 80 days long didn’t it? You owe it to yourself to dig your way out of the snow mountain outside your home and venture out to kick February off with style.
Awesome Ottawa’s October grant was awarded to Ott Mahmud to support Pumpkin Alley, a community initiative in Old Ottawa South that brings neighbours together to carve pumpkins and then display them on Halloween.
CityMakers: Robot Missions empowers communities to apply low-cost robots for environmental challenges
Founder Erin Kennedy was the recent recipient of the 100th Awesome Ottawa grant.
Awesome Ottawa is awarding its 100th one thousand dollar grant since 2010.
“It brings you back to when you’re like six or seven,” says Brenda Dunn, local artist and perpetual inner child. She’s sitting in Ministry of Coffee on Wellington Street West, gesturing towards a small clay figure. His name is Bean, and he is the guardian of this establishment. Bean is one of a crew of […]
Listen here, in iTunes, or with this nifty Soundcloud widget!: Karen and Trevor kicked things off with an interview with Brian Cheung of Awesome Ottawa to talk about the third year of these awesome grants. They were joined by Kyle McInnes, a successful Awesome Ottawa applicant who pitched an idea for a dumpster pool party […]
Editor’s note: Apt613 itself received an Awesome Ottawa grant in 2012 for our lecture series. Doesn’t everyone want their city to be a little more awesome? Awesome Ottawa – a group devoted to promoting awesomeness in the universe – will be celebrating its third birthday and the contributions they have made to the worldwide ecosystem of awesome on June […]