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StopGap Ottawa Community Ramp Build

StopGap Ottawa is having a Community Ramp Build. We are going to be making ramps for about 10 businesses with 1-step entrances. Come and help us build, meet your community, and create awareness for accessibility!  

Critter Jungle’s Summer PetFest

Pet lovers from across Ottawa! Critter Jungle and Friends welcome you and your pets to our brand new summer celebration on Saturday, June 8! Join us at the single largest event we’ve ever hosted in our 33 years! We’re proud to present you the faces behind some of our favourite, quality brands, and also bring […]


For all the TED Talks fans! TEDxKanata returns in just a couple of weeks in Kanata, Ontario. If you are interested in hearing from a diverse group of engaging speakers who will share their ideas worth spreading under the theme “IMAGINE” get some friends together and join us on Feb 28th from 3:30 to 9:30 […]

Giant Book Fair at Kanata United Church

We are large group of volunteers with a love for books and community.  The Annual KUC Book Fair will be held at 33 Leacock Drive from Feb 21 -23.  Over 40,000 books are organized by non-fiction (category), fiction (alphabetical), children’s area, and very old books.  No admission fee and most books are $3 or less.  […]

Great Canadian Kilt Skate

The perfect event to nurture your inner Scot! Come to a skating party with a spirit of Scottish fun and fortitude wearing tartans and kilts.  And yes, people do wear their kilts! And skate!  The Kilt Skate was started in Ottawa, and the phenomenon is spreading and now includes North Glengarry, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, […]

Yarn bombs blanket Vanier as C’est Chill takes over

It seems like Vanier residents are already way beyond debates of whether the neighbourhood could possibly be “the next Westboro.” While the debate continues, some Vanierans (for lack of a better demonym) are instead choosing to direct their energy toward projects that actually make Vanier a cool place to live. Enter C’est Chill, an appropriately […]

May 2 @ 3:00pm: The (Great) Apartment613 Blog Walk at Jane’s Walk Ottawa

Editor’s Note: The (Great) Apartment613 Blog Walk is now scheduled for May 2 at 3:00pm. Come out and visit some of our favourite places on Dalhousie St. We’ll be blogging the walk for those of you who can’t attend (but we really think you should!) Jane’s Walk Ottawa is a free series of community walks […]