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Maple syrup magic

It's been another great spring at Red Squirrel Cottage! In a letter to the editor, Max Finkelstein tells us about the latest maple syrup season and recent visitors they had at the cottage: Dagii and Gungaa Jamts from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

GCTC takes new programming direction

Over the last year, the Great Canadian Theatre Company took time for introspection. After months of consultations, the organization has decided to shift its programming and take a new and more inclusive course.

PFC reflects on last year

We caught up with the Parkdale Food Centre to hear how year one of the pandemic went for the organization. Did you know that the PFC’s Cooking for a Cause program distributed over 115,650 meals last year?

The SconeWitch lands in Westboro

It was a long road, but The SconeWitch has officially opened its fourth location in Westboro. We spoke with owner Heather Matthews on the business’ journey.

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! 

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April 20 - Master Gardener Lecture

“Our Gardens and Climate Change'' by Lesley Peace, part of the 2021 Master Gardener Lectures, will run April 20 from 7-8 p.m. The lecture will be hosted on Zoom by Friends of the Farm and Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton. For more information about ticket prices, visit friendsofthefarm.ca

 

April 22 - Earth Day Webinar

The Hampton Iona Community Group is pleased to host a webinar at 7:30 p.m. led by Sharon Boddy, titled “Urban Foraging 101. Introducing people to the ethics of foraging. How to identify and harvest sustainably, versatile and nutritious plants and use in everyday recipes.” To register, please email urbanweedeater@gmail.com 

 

April 24 - Cleaning Wellington West! 

A Cleaning the Capital event brought to you by your Hintonburg & Wellington Village Community Associations. Sponsored by Giant Tiger Xpress & Morris Home Hardware. Supported by the Wellington West BIA.  Event runs April 24, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. *Rain date May 1. Please bring your own gloves and rakes if possible. Hintonburg registration table: Hintonburg Community Centre at 1064 Wellington St. W.; Wellington Village registration table: Fisher Park School, west entrance on Harmer Ave.

 

April 24 - GCTC - Cranium Festival 

Ottawa’s hip-hop, R&B and urban music festival hosted by the Great Canadian Theatre Company this spring. “CRANIUM supports the development of Ottawa and Canada’s Urban Music community via performance opportunities, professional development activities, networking and by connecting Ottawa based professionals to others around the world,” the GCTC website states. The festival runs from 7:30- 9:30 p.m. on April 24. To learn more, visit gctc.ca 


April 27 - Ottawa Horticultural Society Webinar

“Growing More Butterflies.” Butterflies come from caterpillars, and caterpillars can only eat very specific plants. To attract adult butterflies, a garden needs to have good nectar-producing plants to feed the adults and, just as importantly, the specific native host plants for the next generation.  Speaker Trish Murphy will look at some of the diverse species of milkweeds that attract monarch and some other garden-worthy wildflowers that nurture local butterflies as caterpillars and as adults. The webinar is free and runs from 7:30-9 p.m. To learn more, visit ottawahort.org 


May 1 - Clare Gardens Park Clean-Up

The Volunteer Gardeners of Clare Park and the Westboro Community Association are hosting the bi-annual Clare Gardens Park clean-up on Saturday, May 1. Join us and bring a broom, a rake or a shovel. We’ll bring rubber gloves and large plastic plus garden bags. To stay safe, we will be practicing COVID-19 physical distancing measures. The clean-up runs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Note: The rain date is Sunday, May 2. Get some fresh air and help us keep our park beautiful. For more information, contact volunteergardenersofclarepark@gmail.com or hellowestboro@yahoo.ca
 

MONDAYS - ABOVE AND BEYOND TOASTMASTERS

Every Monday at 6:45 p.m. (except holidays).

Visit us online. Learning how to communicate better and honing your leadership skills can be fun. March 2021 holds another special meeting called “Open House” on March 22. Two speeches each week help us learn new skills as well as relating great stories. Join our family of joy with our five meetings in March. It is double the enjoyment each Monday.  Contact our VP-Education or our webmaster at aandbtoastmasters@gmail.com to receive the link.

TUESDAYS - BYTOWN VOICES COMMUNITY CHOIR

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 bytownvoices.com

WEDNESDAYS - SHOUT SISTER! CHOIR

There are 25 chapters of Shout Sister! Choir in Ontario and we are constantly growing. Shout Sister! takes an unorthodox approach to choral singing. We learn from recorded tracks, so we require no reading of music. Our method is fresh and fun, and we are a warm and welcoming community. We use Zoom to meet virtually every Wednesday afternoon (1-3 p.m.) and Thursday evening (7-9 p.m.). Everyone is welcome. We would love to have you join us! For information on joining, please contact members@shoutsisterchoir.ca or visit shoutsisterchoir.ca 
 

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