Since her arrival in Ottawa in the 1990s, Elaina Martin has become a fundamental part of the community. Mainly recognized as the founder of the popular Ottawa arts and music festival Westfest, Elaina has expanded her role from creative entrepreneur to community leader in a short span of time.
That’s a wrap on Westfest 2018. See you next year!
Westfest celebrates their 15th Anniversary from Friday June 8 to Sunday June 10 at Tom Brown Arena and Park.
Westfest celebrates their 15th Anniversary from Friday June 8 to Sunday June 10 at Tom Brown Park.
Get out there and enjoy your weekend. Take lots of photos and be sure to tag them with #APT613.
Bella Straight takes to the stage on Sunday June 10 at the 15th anniversary of Westfest.
The Pursuit of Happiness headline Westfest on Saturday June 9 from 8:30-10pm.
Ottawa’s singer-songwriter Kimberly Sunstrum plays Westfest on Saturday June 9 from 5:50-6:40pm.
Westfest 2018 will take place June 8-10 in the heart of Hintonburg. This past weekend, the free festival was celebrated at the lineup launch.
June is here and with it comes double digit temperatures. Slap on your sunscreen and go find a patio because summer is here!
Deejay NDN headlines opening night of Westfest 2017 and Queer Mafia will host the afterparty – 06.02.17
With summer on the doorstep, the 14th annual Westfest takes place this weekend from June 2–4 at Laroche Park.
As founder Elaina Martin put’s it, Westfest is “the people’s festival.” With Westfest in it’s 14th year, Apt613 talks to Martin about what Westfest is all about, its efforts towards reconciliation, and making Westfest Ottawa’s most accessible and diverse festival.
Terry Steeves hosts her first radio show as festival season in the Capital takes off. Listen to a collection of music from featured performers at Westfest and catch a snippet of Terry’s conversation with the festival’s founder and producer, Elaina Martin. You can find our in-depth article on Elaina Martin here and photos from the fest […]
Westfest, now in its 13th year, was a lively mixture of music, art, food, and fun. Our contributor Terry Steeves was on the scene to capture these photographs. Check out our interview with founder Elaina Martin on the festival’s history and future.
After last weekend’s heat wave, I think it’s safe to say summer has arrived in our fair city. And with it comes a slew of festivals and other fun events. Enjoy! One of my favourite events takes place this weekend: Doors Open Ottawa gives you the chance to take a look inside some of the […]