Green Dreamers and friends

Green Dreamers and friends

First, thanks to everyone who answered our call for volunteers to maintain the street gardens along Bank St. and the raingardens on Sunnyside Ave. Our neighbourhood is very proud of these gardens, and the volunteers who weed, water, and plant them are thanked profusely by passers-by. New and old volunteers have been hard at work since early May. You may also have noticed new signs in the gardens. We wanted you to know which…

Ottawa’s first biodome garden – 10 Years of raising awareness of sustainable food producing practices

Ottawa’s first biodome garden – 10 Years of raising awareness of sustainable food producing practices

If you are wondering what’s been happening lately at the Brewer Park Community Garden, located across from the Brewer arena, wonder no more. A few months ago the community garden had to face the difficult decision of dismantling their biodome garden structure. The large geodesic dome, which was a pilot project and the first of its kind in Ottawa, was spearheaded by Old Ottawa South resident Guy Souliere and former garden member Michael Oster….

Thank you, school crossing guards of Old Ottawa South!

Thank you, school crossing guards of Old Ottawa South!

We are so fortunate to have such conscientious and pleasant crossing guards in our neighbourhood. Let’s all come together and thank them for their great job! We live in a neighbourhood with high levels of traffic and a lot of drivers who break the law by running red lights and ignoring pedestrians crossing the street, especially on Bank Street. Our littlest citizens can feel well protected when a crossing guard is in place. Old…

It’s show time for this local art class

It’s show time for this local art class

Bhat Boy leans towards his canvas and, with lightning speed, he paints in a lush tulip, quivering with life. Fifteen students watch him intently. Some attempt to do the same with varying degrees of success. Others paint animals or abstracts. Bhat Boy is unfazed. He lets his students paint whatever they want, sometimes while he blasts (or sings) show tunes. The son of a “cleaning lady” and a spy, the Ontario College of Art…

The Play’s The Thing: The Company Of Adventurers Presents Hamlet!

The Play’s The Thing: The Company Of Adventurers Presents Hamlet!

*Last week of performances: June 7-9 , 2024* Hello neighbours! The Company of Adventurers invites you to our all-girls production of the greatest play ever: Hamlet! This is a first for Ottawa – did we say an “all-girls Hamlet”? – and our cast of eleven young women is incredible. We have music, we have a spooky play-within-a-play, we have two silly popcorn-eating badminton players, we have a graveyard, we have a girl gone mad,…

Plant Sale & Doors Open at Trinity Anglican Church

Plant Sale & Doors Open at Trinity Anglican Church

Is your garden calling to you now that spring has arrived? If you’re looking to add something new to your green space, be sure to check out Trinity Church’s third annual plant sale, scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2024, 10 am to 2 pm. As usual, we’ll be offering annuals, perennials, veggies, shrubs and houseplants, as well as gardening accessories. This is an opportunity to shop local and perhaps discover something new for your…

Hopewell Avenue P.S. annual consignment bike sale and fundraiser is around the corner!

Hopewell Avenue P.S. annual consignment bike sale and fundraiser is around the corner!

Hopewell Avenue Public School is gearing up for its much-anticipated annual “Anything on Wheels” consignment sale and fundraiser, set to take place on April 28, 2024 from 9 am to noon. If it’s anything like past years, this exciting event promises to celebrate community spirit, gear recycling, not to mention spring tune ups, all while supporting cycling education. Our awesome consignment bike and summer gear sale is at the heart of the event, catering to summer…

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