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Ottawa Park Summit: Sat. Apr. 22, 2017

Registration is now open for the inaugural Ottawa Park Summit and Ecology Ottawa would like you to join us at our event – an innovative event that will bring together people from across the City of Ottawa that are active in their local parks to generate ideas and build momentum for better parks in our great city.

The event will be held on Earth Day – Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Makerspace North. We will have a brief reception afterward, which will be followed by our first annual Earth Day Celebration starting at 5:30 p.m. at the same location.

You can register for the Park Summit here. 


Brewer Park Reimagined

The first public consultation on the future of Brewer Park took place March 23, 2017 at Southminster United Church. This was the initial step in a multi-year process providing opportunities for community feedback.

To date, no decisions have been made, no budget has been set, and no firm timeframe established. This is envisioned as a 5 to 15 year project.


Brewer Park Reimagined Public Meeting: Thurs. Mar. 23, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017   7 – 9 p.m.
Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave.

How would you like to see Brewer Park in Old Ottawa South transformed?


Ottawa Grassroots Festival: Apr. 20-23, 2017

The eclectic line-up for both the daytime and evening performances at the Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF) is finalized. Now in its sixth year, this not-for-profit music event will take place April 20-23, 2017 at Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Avenue, in Old Ottawa South. Anne-Marie Brugger (CHUO host) will be the MC Saturday evening which will start with an opening address/prayer by Algonquin elder Albert Dumont. Canadian folk/roots singer-songwriter Ken Whiteley and The Beulah Band will headline the evening which will draw folk enthusiasts to watch a legend perform.


Hopewell Musical: Thurs. Mar. 9, 2017

Come and see the first musical Hopewell students have presented in several years!  S'Cool is a new pop/rock musical that explores the feelings and frustrations experienced by today's young teenagers.  It combines the elements of Greece, Fame, and Rent, complete with hip songs, jocks, class clowns, teachers pets, and of course, a basketball coach who somehow found himself in an administrative role.


Register for Cleaning the Capital

The City of Ottawa is pleased to announce the annual GLAD Cleaning the Capital campaign will take place from April 15 to May 15, 2017. Early-bird registration is now available.


  • Go to, or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) to register for the cleanup. The interactive map on our website will show you which locations have already been claimed, allow you to register your own project site and choose the cleanup supplies that you need.
  • Select a location such as a park, ravine, shoreline, bus stop, pathway or any public area that requires litter pickup or graffiti removal.


Hopewell Band Showcase: Wed. Feb. 22, 2017

The talented students of Hopewell Elementary School share their music on February 22, 2017 at Southminster Church, featuring the Junior and Senior Concert Band & the Hopewell Jazz Band, with Marya Woyiwada, director. Freewill offerings for this noontime concert are accepted to help ensure the continuation of this great concert series.


Synapcity's Spring Workshops

Spring is in the air and we are excited to share some upcoming events that will put a little skip into your steps! 

We get excited about citizen movements. And we are so happy to power up and debut 100in1day Ottawa—a festival of citizen-led interventions ranging from whimsy to social justice to art to food or whatever inspires you. Look out for the official website launch in the upcoming weeks. We can't wait to see what you are dreaming up and willing to put into action on June 3, 2017.


Pitching Your Artistry

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get booked to perform at music festivals or at any artistic event? Bob Nesbitt, Founder and Producer of The Ottawa Grassroots Festival, will conduct a workshop specially designed to help participants build their confidence to approach Artistic Directors. Southminster United Church at 15 Aylmer Avenue near Bank Street provides the setting for this Sunday afternoon event, which will take place on March 19, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.