Tag Archives: community

Becoming a Family of Five

How Three Children Changed a Couple’s Life Forever
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Hat’s Off to Kanata’s Pyjama Patrol

Over 1,000 Pairs of Pyjamas Donated to Kids in Need First-time community outreach program is a dream come true for area agency and kids in need in Kanata. The Pyjama Patrol, a group of moms and concerned community members, created … Continue reading

It Takes a Community to Raise a Child

Have you ever heard the expression, “It takes a community to raise a child?” Before having our son, I heard it a lot from friends and family. I shrugged it off not realizing how much this would play a role … Continue reading

Leading the Way with Music

The Leading Note Foundation Hits a High Note in Ottawa, by Bringing the Joy of Music to All Children

Story and photo by Iris Winston

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Let’s raise our voices about mental health

Just days ago, in a crowd of Ottawa families, I was chatting with some people when the volume of the conversation dropped to whisper-level. I found out later that a fellow parent – friend, neighbor, beloved individual – had committed suicide. Continue reading

Operation Come Home

Preventing homeless youth from becoming homeless adults When Audrey Hayes was 17, she slept on her friends’ couches. “I’ve spent a couple nights on the streets,” the young Ottawa woman reveals, “but I mostly was in shelters and couch-surfing.  It … Continue reading

Pay it Forward and Recycle

Now’s your chance to share your stuff with people who could really use it and appreciate it.  The City of Ottawa’s Fall Give Away Weekend is taking place this Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, all across town. Continue reading

Pedal for a Good Cause at Moffat Farm Cycle Club

  Want to do yourself and the community some good? Sign up for classes with the Moffat Farm Cycle Club. Launched last December at 430 Rahul Crescent in the Moffatt Farm area, this club provides indoor cycle classes with 100 … Continue reading

Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre at the OPL

This July, the Ottawa Public Library is hosting the Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre to bring favorite Canadian songs and stories to life for Canada’s 150th birthday. Continue reading

Share the Food

Donating to the Food Bank helps insure kids don’t go to bed hungry Continue reading

The Community Calling

by Julie Harrison
photos by John Major

As an entrepreneur, wife, mother and, last but not least, community advocate, Denise Siele is a woman who makes things happen. and the community of Ottawa is better off for it. Continue reading

Vote for Clifford Bowey Public School!

Clifford Bowey Public School needs your help. When you vote once a day for the next three days, you can help give Clifford Bowey the chance to build a new accessible playground. Located in the Bank Street/Walkley Road area of the city, this school … Continue reading