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Taking Leaps and Learning From Your Children


    by Chris Read  “Go ahead, jump! I promise I will catch you.” She heard the words she wanted to hear and took the four-foot leap off the water trampoline and into my arms like the brave kid I … Continue reading

Nepean Creative Arts Centre Thriving at 25


If walls could talk, there would be numerous colourful tales about the goings-on at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre (NCAC) over the past quarter of a century. There would be stories of sharply dressed folks nibbling on canapés at artists’ … Continue reading

Ashbury students shine in entrepreneurship contest

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Move over Jim Treliving and Arlene Dickinson. There’s a new crop of entrepreneurial stars shooting up.  Four of them are from Ottawa’s Ashbury College. These four creative thinkers wowed the judges and earned spots in the finals of the provincial … Continue reading

Disney Magic for Three Generations


by Rebecca Stanisic In 1992, my parents took us four children (and my sister’s friend) to Disney World. It wasn’t our first trip as a family, but the grandeur of the long drive and the massiveness of Disney World had … Continue reading

Being Kayla Maduk

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B E L I E V E  Years ago, in a downstairs room full of mats and people, there was a little girl with a blonde ponytail, fine features and a giant load of passion and determination.  Her name was … Continue reading

Perfect Pet Fish for Mess-Free Fun


Do the kids want a pet? How about some fish – with any mess! The HEXBUG® Aquabot Seahorse, Angelfish and Jellyfish allow your youngsters to have fun with a robotic aquarium. HEXBUG® Aquabot Seahorse Introducing HEXBUG® Aquabot Seahorse! Packed with … Continue reading

Suzart presents Jesus Christ Superstar

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by Alan Viau Imagine Byward Market business owners up in arms over the latest trouble caused by Jesus and his rebels. Owners are fearful of the crowd gathering with him. They are telling authorities they need a permanent solution to … Continue reading

Lessons in Indigenous Culture and Traditions


After months of work, Pleasant Park Public School students and Algonquin Elder Albert Dumont have accomplished something pretty special. Together, they’ve created four art murals as part of the Mamawi Together Project: a series of educational activities for children and … Continue reading

Online Auction for McNabb Community Garden


Here’s a “grassroots” Ottawa effort that’s easy to support. There’s an online auction underway right now to raise funds for McNabb Community Garden. The auction items are pretty attractive. They range from restaurant and theatre gift certificates to lovely gift … Continue reading