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BIPOC Yogis of Ottawa celebrate two years, reflect on work still needed in community

In summer 2020, Kethy Sosso-Kolle and Stéphane Ippersiel co-founded BIPOC Yogis of Ottawa. Two years later, the local yoga instructors look back on the progress the organization has made and the work that still needs to be done in Ottawa’s yoga spaces to make them more diverse and inclusive. 

Hampton-Iona history: Standard Bread and a community on the rise

We’re exploring the history of Hampton-Iona again in the second part of the Early Days series this summer: Did you know that the area had a very successful bread company, Standard Bread, during the 20th century? 

Letter on building pollinator gardens: Goldenrod Community Garden

The Goldenrod Community Garden (GCG) wrote a seasonal Letter to the Community this month. The GCG shared information about pollinators and why they are vital for our natural ecosystems and our agri-food system.

NCC working to rehabilitate Maplelawn Garden wall

The National Capital Commission's restoration work is underway at Maplelawn Garden following the collapse of several sections of the historic wall. We learn about the efforts being made to preserve the national historic site in Westboro. 

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! 


June 9-26: NAK Gallery - Arcade Latour- Solo Exhibition

“In this digital age and era of virtual reality, artist Arcade Latour offers intriguing works of intense color created through the use of the age-old medium that is printer’s ink. Latour discovered this medium and its potential while still a teenager. Fascinated by the intensity of these colors and the density of their texture, he made it his mission to explore and master its possibilities,” the NAK Gallery website states. The exhibition runs June 9-26 at 1285 Wellington St. W. To learn more, visit

June 9-30: Wall Space Gallery - Nate Nettleton - Bright Before Me

“Wall Space is proud to present the latest body of abstract sculptures by Ottawa artist Nate Nettleton. Nate Nettleton is a conceptual sculptural artist.  His art practice explores and constructs physical representations of empowerment, progress, and possibility through the simplicity of abstract form,” the Wall Space Gallery website states. The exhibition runs June 9-30 at 358 Richmond Rd. To learn more, visit 

June 9-30: Wall Space Gallery -  Florence Solis - Doppelgänger

“Wall Space is proud to present the latest works of Florence Solis in her first solo exhibition with the gallery. Florence Solis is a Filipino-Canadian artist practicing in Toronto, Canada. She received her B.Des in Environmental Design from OCAD University in 2012. Her multi-disciplinary background is reflected through the process and aesthetic of her work. As a self-taught artist and professional designer, her work intersects between traditional portraiture and digital design to create dynamic contemporary compositions,” the Wall Space Gallery website states. The exhibition runs June 9-30 at 358 Richmond Rd. To learn more, visit 

June 24: Westboro Legion - Live band

The Grumpy Old Men performs a mix of classic rock, blues and country 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.

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

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