What's happening in the 'hood:
Feb. 1-28: Black History Month
This year, Black History Month will be celebrated virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic with speaker series and other events. To learn more about the virtual activities going on in Ottawa throughout the month of February, visit blackhistoryottawa.com. And to find out more about the celebrations taking place throughout the province, visit the OBHS website blackhistorysociety.ca.
Feb. 20 - Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY)
CNOY is a national, annual winter walk to “raise money for charities serving people experiencing homelessness, hurt, and hunger.” The second annual event in Westboro is being organized once again by Cornerstone Housing for Women to fundraise for women’s housing. The event is virtual this year for COVID-19 safety — participants can walk the 2 or 5 km route by themselves or with their households. To learn more about the event, or to register for CNOY Ottawa Westboro, visit cnoy.org.
Feb. 23 - Ottawa Horticultural Society Webinar: Ecology, On-line Learning and Saving the World One Garden at a Time
Please join teacher/author David Ward and witness his sincere, open lecture style as he comments on our individual journeys of lifelong learning, adventure however you define it and anything else his heart feels compelled to share. An award-winning author of two critically acclaimed books, and a winner of the Charles E. Pascal Award for Excellence in Teaching, Ward is pleased to now be sharing his long and varied history of working in horticulture, with learners at the University of Guelph. No registration required. Instructions for participating can be found at ottawahort.org. The Feb. 23 event runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
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