July’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Community Supported Gratitude to facilitate weekly giveaways in recognition of everyday people.
Ottawa in late spring cannot be beat. Take time this weekend to enjoy our 400 shades of green, maintain a safe distance, and please wash your hands
There are some new outdoor activities to enjoy this weekend. We are now able to kick a soccer ball around, play a round of disc golf, shoot some hoops, or pop an ollie at the skate parks. Picnics are also now a thing. While we agree that this is very exciting news, please make sure that you enjoy these newfound freedoms safely and respectfully, while keeping your distance from others.
You may not have even realized it, but here we are, May 2-4 again and turning a corner weather-wise right on time.
The days are warming up, the sun is setting later, and flowers are beginning to bloom. While things are a bit different this year, there are still ways to enjoy some classic Ottawa moments.
Ottawa is hungry for business: Visibility for BIPOC-, immigrant-, and refugee-owned small food businesses during COVID-19 and beyond
Apt613 has compiled a geotagged map of BIPOC-, immigrant-, and refugee-owned places you can shop for all your grocery, meat, and bakery needs.
A new month is upon us—and so is the weekend, for those of us who are having a hard time keeping track of what day it is anymore. Don’t worry, it’s understandable; we’ve been in physical isolation mode for how long now? Despite the challenges thrown our way, we adaptable creatures have taken this new “normal” in stride and there is still a whole lot going on—a safe distance from other people.
Were it any other time but now, we’d all be rejoicing about the arrival of the Easter long weekend and an extra couple of days off of work but, for a lot of us, this past month has been the longest weekend ever.
Consider this part three in our new series of “how to spend your time when the days of the week all feel the same”.
How to support Ottawa businesses through COVID-19: Local volunteers manage a website with info on delivery, pick-up and gift card options
They’ve invested years worth of time and money to contribute to the vibrant culture of our city. Ottawa is Ottawa because of the many small businesses that have decided to set up shop, and the volunteers behind together-apart.ca want to help them survive.