The Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) invites you to come together virtually for their 5th Annual Virtual Round Dance, a group healing practice and community gathering. This year’s theme is “Honouring Our Ancestors.” The lineup of special guests and performers has not been announced yet. However, for the second year in a row, Harvey Dreaver will be The Stickman, […]
Blue Monday is supposedly the most depressing day of the year. While that statistic might come from a travel agency, it’s easy to get stuck with the Winter blues. So, here are some local mental health resources to keep in mind for this Blue Monday (and every other day of the year). Ottawa Mental Health […]
Schools are closed today today in Ottawa – both the Public and French boards are moving to online learning. The Upper Canada District School Board has also shut things down, with teachers reaching out to parents and students. Buses cancelled in Renfrew County – but the board says schools are open. There will be a […]
Dust off those skates! The Rideau Canal Skateway will open for it’s 52nd annual season Friday, January 14th at 8:00 AM. For the first time in 20 years, the entire 7.8 kilometre stretch will open to the public on the very first day. The skating rink is the largest of it’s kind in the world. […]
Canadian Heritage announced Tuesday, January 11th that all in-person Winterlude activities are cancelled with public health and safety in mind. This includes the Snowflake Kingdom in Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau. However, the second annual National Ice Carving Competition will continue on February 5th and 6th, 2022. Ice sculptures from talents across the country will be on display virtually throughout February […]
You will soon be able to get some exercise, without dodging traffic on the Queen Elizabeth Driveway. The National Capital Commission has announced that Queen Elizabeth Driveway will be closed to vehicles between Somerset and Fifth Avenue on weekends from 9 to 5, starting next Saturday. This comes after a similar closure was implemented last […]
The City of Ottawa has suspended most in-person counter services to keep Covid-19 cases in check. Some changes takes effect today, January 6, while others will begin to move online starting Monday, January 10. Click here to see what’s changing.
The province of Ontario continues to announce pop-up locations for residents to get a free rapid antigen test kit. Follow this link for the list of times and locations. New locations are updated Fridays. Next up for Ottawa, the Walter Baker Rec Complex at 100 Malvern Drive, on Friday, December 31st, at 7am.
The holiday season has arrived! Here’s a guide to what’s open and closed in the Capital around Christmas and New Years. Retail All of the city’s malls will be closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day with some operating with modified hours on Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, and Boxing Day. Most grocery […]
Winterlude will make its in-person return in 2022 with COVID-19 protocols in place. The beloved celebration highlights the beauty of Ottawa and Gatineau while showcasing local artistic talents and businesses. Next year’s festivities will mark the second annual National Ice Carving Competition on February 5th and 6th, 2022. Ice sculptures from talents across the country […]