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The tail of the Hampton Park lynx

In this month's Early Days, we learn the story of the Hampton Park lynx that wandered into Kitchissippi in 1919. Yes, you read that right: a lynx!

Carleton Tavern donates $1,000 to In From The Cold program

This winter, the Carleton Tavern’s Christmas meal raised more money than expected so the business presented Parkdale United Church with a $1,000 cheque for the In From The Cold program in February.

Notre Dame High School Corner: Is it still okay to hope?

Student columnist Christian Henry discusses the "light at the end of the tunnel" and the second anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic at Notre Dame.

HOK: Meet Kathy Unsworth!

Kathy Unsworth, a public health specialist, spoke with us for March's Humans of Kitchissippi feature! Before moving to Ottawa in 2010, Kathy and her family spent eight years living in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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! 


March 5-26: Wall Space Gallery Exhibition - Eryn O'Neill - Travelling Vicariously: The High Line

“Through painting, O’Neill studies urban spaces in transition. Travelling Vicariously: The High Line draws attention to the transformation of the New York Central Railroad system into its contemporary identity as a rail trail and greenway,” the Wall Space Gallery website states.

The exhibition runs from March 5-26 at the gallery—358 Richmond Rd. Visit to learn more.

March 9-27: Orange Art Gallery Exhibition - David Cation - Famous

The exhibition runs March 9-27 at the gallery—290 City Centre Ave. Visit to learn more.

March 19 and 21: Learn to Curl!

Five Learn to Curl sessions will be offered for anyone wanting to give the sport a try!

March 19: 9 a.m and 10:30 a.m. for youth. 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. for adults who may be interested in joining evening and weekend leagues.

March 21: 9 a.m. for adults who may be interested in joining day leagues

You will get to learn the fundamentals of the game, how to throw rocks, sweeping and keep score. One-ice training will be followed by a friendly game between players! Representatives from leagues looking for new members (including our newcomers program, Rookies Rock) will be available to answer any questions and take registrations.

Everyone is welcome! Please book your ice time in advance, as spaces are limited. Registration can be done online at or contact Martin at The Granite Curling club is located at 2026 Scott street, between Churchill and Island Park. There is no cost for the sessions. Sliders and broom will be supplied for all the sessions. Note that proof of double vaccination must be provided and masks must be worn at all times in the club.

March 22-April 3: Great Canadian Theatre Company - Heartlines

"'Heartlines' traces the interaction of love, art, and war as it reimagines the lives of French surrealist and avant-garde artists Lucy Schwob (a.k.a. Claude Cahune) and Suzanne Malherbe (a.k.a. Marcel Moore), who were secretly Jewish, lesbian life partners, active in the French Resistance during the Second World War,” the Great Canadian Theatre Company website states. 

Heartlines by Sarah Waisvisz is scheduled to take place between March 22-April 3 at the Great Canadian Theatre Company—1233 Wellington St. W. To learn more, visit

March 28 – Toastmasters Open House

Visit Above and Beyond Toastmasters’ Open House on Monday, March 28 from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. in a fun and supportive environment. Learn how you can unlock your full potential. Admission is free on Zoom. RSVP:


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

Got a Kitchissippi area virtual or COVID-19-safe event to share? We’d love to hear about it. Send your info to 

Summer Camps: It's back! You can find the Summer Camps section on Pages 13-16 of the March edition. Read the latest on choosing a camp, local camp profiles and more online.  
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