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Rapp retires after 30 years with Dovercourt

After 30 years, John Rapp is stepping down as executive director of Dovercourt Recreation Centre. We connected with Rapp to hear about his time with the organization and what’s next for him.

PFC looks back on two years of pandemic

Parkdale Food Centre Executive Director Karen Secord reflects on the pandemic’s two-year impact on the organization and its neighbours as well as the programs they’ve been running to support the community.

Hintonburg Pottery celebrates 10 years

Hintonburg Pottery is celebrating a decade in the neighbourhood with free workshops as a way to say thanks for the years of support. We spoke with owner Ginger McCoy and community partners Meredith Kerr and Danielle Rolfe about the anniversary.

Ecologist leads local bat walks

Ecologist Nicole Nolan led this year’s bat walks in Hampton and Carlington Parks throughout April and spoke with Kitchissippi Times about conservation and bat habitats.

What's happening in the 'hood 

COVID-19 note: This page has been updated to reflect the developments in Ottawa during the pandemic. 

Stay safe and healthy, Kitchissippi! 


April 1-May 7: Mother's Day Sweets & Scones Sale

The women at Woodroffe United Church (207 Woodroffe Ave. N.) will be putting together boxes of goodies for Mother's Day on May 8. Boxes are $15 each. Pre-orders only, which can be made online as of April 1. Please visit the website for details.

April 20-May 8: Orange Art Gallery Exhibition - Joejene C. Santos - Vivere

"'Vivere' (To Live, Be Alive) is a collection of my recent works painted during this time of the pandemic. Creating these paintings is my way to inspire us to live life and to keep living by doing the best we can no matter what our situation is. So, I tried to go back and remember all the things that make me happy and make me feel alive and used these beautiful memories and experiences as inspiration throughout my creative process in translating them into beautiful works of art," states Joejene C.Santos on the Orange Art Gallery website. The exhibition runs April 20-May 8 at the gallery—290 City Centre Ave. Visit to learn more!

May 7: Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club Open House

Looking for a fun, new activity, outdoors in fresh air? Try lawn bowling! Lawn bowling provides gentle, healthy exercise and competition in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Fun – Fresh air – Friendship. Saturday, May 7 from 2-4 p.m. (*Rain date: Sunday, May 8 from 2-4 p.m.) Evening Open House: Tuesday, May 10 from 7-9 p.m. Contact to learn more or visit

May 11-29:  Orange Art Gallery Exhibition - Gwendolyn Best - New Works

The exhibition runs May 11-29 at the gallery—290 City Centre Ave. Visit to learn more! 

May 12: Wall Space Gallery - Spring Jewellery Event

“WALL SPACE is excited to ring in the spring season with a special celebration for all of our exceptional jewellery artists,” the Wall Space Gallery website states.” The event runs Thursday, May 12 from 5-7 p.m. at 358 Richmond Rd. To learn more, visit 

May 12-30: Wall Space Gallery Exhibition - Nicole Allen

“Wall Space Gallery welcomes Nicole Allen in her upcoming presentation of a new body of floral paintings, the Wall Space Gallery website states. The exhibition runs May 12-30  at 358 Richmond Rd. To learn more, visit 

May 13: Westboro Legion - Live Band

Local classic rock favourite Albert and The Collection entertains from 7-11 p.m. in the Westboro Legion’s Upstairs Bar & Lounge, 391 Richmond Rd. General admission: $5. (Legion and Ladies Auxiliary members: $2)

May 15: Westboro Legion - Jazz Night

When Peter Turner, Rene Lavoie and Tim Bedner come together, the result is a unique blend of traditional jazz, swing and Latin grooves. Catch them in the Westboro Legion’s Upstairs Bar & Lounge, 391 Richmond Rd. from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Admission: $15.

May 20-22: Ottawa Horticultural Society Online Plant Auction

The OHS spring online plant auction is back. Mark your calendar for this popular event. Friday, May 20, 10 a.m. to Sunday May 22, 6 p.m. Plant pick-up for successful bids will be at St. Mark's Anglican Church (1606 Fisher Ave.) on Tuesday, May 24. Location: Online. The link for the online auction will be posted a few days before the event:

May 24-June 4: Great Canadian Theatre Company - Speaking Vibrations

Speaking Vibrations was created by Jo-Anne Bryan, Carmelle Cachero, King Kimbit and Jordan Samonas and runs May 24 to June 4 at the Great Canadian Theatre Company (1233 Wellington St. W.). 

“Speaking Vibrations is the next evolution of theatre: an immersive, inclusive and multi-sensory experience in ASL song/poetry, music, rhythm tap & dance. Sound, song and story are experienced visually through projected graphics and dynamic captions, as well as tactically through feeling and vibration; in-person audiences will get to wear and hold vibrotactile stimuli (vibrating vests, seats, belts & pillows) during the performance while audiences at home experience the show with remote technology,*” the Great Canadian Theatre Company website states. Visit to learn more. 

May 27: Westboro Legion - Live Band

The Rick King Band brings country music to the Westboro Legion from 7-11 p.m. in the Westboro Legion’s Upstairs Bar & Lounge, 391 Richmond Rd. General admission: $5. (Legion and Ladies Auxiliary members: $2)


Every Monday at 6:45 p.m. (except holidays). Have the jitters each time you need to present a speech? Visit us online. Learn how to communicate better in a relaxed atmosphere and hone your leadership skills. Impromptu speaking is one of our highlights. It’s fun, fun, fun! We would love to have you join us on Mondays. Contact our club at to receive the link.


Although the choir is not able to prepare for public performances, we will be meeting online each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. We will be learning some new music and maintaining our vocal cords in a relaxed environment, with plenty of musical and technological help. We will all be experiencing this new way of meeting and singing together and are happy to welcome new members, men and women, to join us. For more information, see our website at


Bingo at Westboro Legion Downstairs Hall, 389 Richmond Rd. Door opens at 4 p.m., kitchen at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information: 613-725-2778.

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Ontario Election 2022: It’s time to vote once again! With the provincial election approaching, we’re heading back to the polls in Ottawa Centre.
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