“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.
We’ve got a big weekend ahead. As Ottawa enters Stage 2 of reopening, we’ll also be celebrating 613 Day, a birthday party of sorts for Ottawa and Apt613.
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.”
Centretown Movies returns to Dundonald Park with PWYC admission and concession to some outdoor summer films.
The Yard is now open at 265 City Centre Avenue.
Whether your long weekend was an end-of-summer blur, or a relaxing last hurrah at the cottage, the shortened work week means that another weekend is already upon us. This is a great chance to try something new, or spend the weekend outdoors patio sitting and taking in some fun local outdoor live events.
Be613, an Ottawa-based speaker and workshop series, is presenting their latest event on Friday June 22. BeEngaging will bring together three local creatives for a panel discussion about experimental marketing.
Get out there and enjoy your weekend. Take lots of photos and be sure to tag them with #APT613.
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.
Beer, skateboarding, and art come together for a good time and an even better cause.
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.
With sun in the forecast, this weekend looks to be a great one to spend outside. Whether you’re enjoying CityFolk or running the Army Run, now is the time to (finally!) enjoy some summer weather!
Remixed is a festival celebrating local culture in the Somerset West area. On September 16 they’ll be closing Somerset between Bay and Percy to provide a day’s worth of free activities.