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Doors Open Ottawa Launch Invitation

Please join us for the launch of Doors Open Ottawa 2017 where you will get a sneak peek at 40 new sites joining the region’s largest heritage event. Then, join us for a panel discussion about architecture in Canada, featuring:·

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Moderator: Alan Neal, CBC Radio, All in a Day

  • Barry Hobin, Hobin Architecture
  • Elsa Lam, Editor of Canadian Architect magazine
  • Donald Schmitt, Principal Architect for the National Arts Centre Rejuvenation Project,
    Diamond Schmitt Architects

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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Winsdor Park Spring Cleanup: Sat. Apr. 29, 2017

It’s the 20th Annual Windsor Park Saturday, April 29, 2017. Lookin’ fabulous darlin…

Join our community spring clean-up, as we all want to look our best... We meet at 9am at the play structures. Bring your bags, rake, gloves, coffee mug & gusto! Join us for a cup of coffee & treats to clean our park, clean up the riverbank, trim damaged trees, clear undergrowth, and to fix up the play area.

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Old Home Earth Day: Sat. Apr. 22, 2017

This is an invitation for you to drop by the Glebe Community Centre for Earth Day. We have put together a pretty fabulous program for people interested in home energy retrofits, energy incentives, new technologies, decarbonizing our homes!

We have speakers, mini-workshops, discussion corners, and tradefair-style information tables. Start is at 10am with a Power-Up light breakfast and panel discussion. Lots of stuff going on till 3pm.

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Linda Thom Park to Strathcona Park Envisaged

Originally published in the April 2017 OSCAR.

Imagine the day when Old Ottawa South’s Rideau River parks link in a green corridor all the way to Strathcona Park in Sandy Hill.

But there is a half-kilometer gap in Old Ottawa East where The Regional Group, the developer of Greystone Village on the former Oblates lands, has not been successful in giving away its river frontage to a public owner.

Neither of the identified potential recipients—the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority and the City of Ottawa—wants to be on the hook for possible soil remediation costs related to the demolition material that was used to build up the shoreline about 60 years ago.

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Hike for Hospice 2017

Originally published in the April 2017 OSCAR.

Hike for Hospice logoIt’s time to dust off your sneakers, stretch your legs and get ready to participate in “Hike for Hospice” set for the Carleton University campus on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

Hike is a major fundraiser for Hospice Care Ottawa (HCO), a community-based charitable organization powered by a small dedicated staff and more than 1,000 volunteers that offer home support, bereavement services, day hospice and residential palliative care for men and women facing end-of-life illnesses in a caring, comfortable home environment.

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Hike for Hospice: Sun. Apr. 30, 2017

Hike for Hospice logoWho: Hospice Care Ottawa

What: Hike for Hospice

When: Sunday, April 30, 2017

Registration: 8:30 AM | Opening Ceremonies: 9:40 AM | 5 km Hike: 10:00 AM

Where: Carleton University, Field House (1125 Colonel By Drive)

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Music for Holy Saturday: Waiting for a Miracle

Part of the Concerts By The Canal series, the Rideau Chorale sings accompanied and a cappella works for Holy Week and Easter by Mozart, Palestrina, Casals, Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, Willan, Hogan, Tavener, and more on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Southminster United Church.

Roland Graham, conductor; Robert Dvorkin, piano.

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