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Hintonburg artist paints Stand With Ukraine

In early March, Daniel Martelock painted Stand With Ukraine, now on display in Parkdale Park. Martelock said the intention behind the artwork is to show visual support for the Ukrainian community during the ongoing war.   

Gallery hosts Free Ukraine to fundraise for Ukrainian refugees coming to Canada

Orange Art Gallery is now hosting Free Ukraine, an exhibition featuring pieces by 20 artists. Gallery owner Ingrid Hollander tells us more about the event this month and her own experience as a military engineer.

World of Maps sees high demand for Ukrainian flags, maps

World of Maps has seen a high demand for Ukrainian products—flags, maps and more—and the business recently donated $2,500 to the Red Cross for Ukraine. Owners Brad Green and Petra Thoms share more on the story.

Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral Hall acts as hub for fundraising, volunteer efforts

Halyna Beznaczuk, director of communications for the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral Hall, spoke with us about the strong support the organization has seen over the last few weeks—with donations, volunteering and beyond.

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 30-April 17: Orange Art Gallery Exhibition - Free Ukraine

“In light of the tragic events happening in Ukraine and to show our support, Orange Art Gallery is honoured to host a special group exhibition "Free Ukraine" Mar 30 - Apr 17, 2022… ‘Free Ukraine’ is a collection of art produced by our fine Orange Art Gallery artists and were selected on their relevance to the current situation in Ukraine,” the Orange Art Gallery website states. 

The exhibition runs March 30-April 17 at the gallery—290 City Centre Ave. Visit to learn more, and check out the story on the exhibition in this edition of Kitchissippi Times. 

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 7-30: Wall Space Gallery Exhibition – New Perspectives

“Join us this April as Wall Space Gallery hosts an exhibition of new works by seven of our artists. This display will bring together the diverse mediums and thematics of artists Ian Busher, Elizabeth D’Agostino, Brian Harvey, Vanessa McKernan, Brandon McVittie, Patti Normand and Manny Trinh. Working in printmaking, sculpture, and painting, each artist approaches their respective medium with a unique voice,” the Wall Space Gallery website states. The exhibition runs from April 7-30 at the gallery—358 Richmond Rd. Visit to learn more.

April 16: Spring Egg Hunt

The McKellar Park Community Association is having a Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16, beginning for the kids at 10:30 a.m. The kids and parents will meet at the McKellar Park Field House, 539 Wavell Ave. This hunt will go ahead whether there is rain, snow or mud. Parents provide 10 peanut- and nut-free eggs per child, which they hide in the park at 9:45 a.m. Coffee and cookies afterwards. For more information, please go to

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

The exhibition runs April 20-May 8 at the gallery—290 City Centre Ave. Visit to learn more!

April 30: Hintonburg Fabric Flea Market

The annual Hintonburg Fabric Flea Market event is back at the Hintonburg Community Centre (1064 Wellington Street West.) The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 30. Admission is $3 at the door. Over 75 vendors will be on site—find the best prices on fabric, machines, buttons, thread, cotton, knits and all things sewing related! Bargains galore! Visit Hintonburg Fabric Flea Market on Facebook to learn more. 


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 

Back to the Olympics: We caught up with Lisa Weagle, Westboro’s Olympic curler. This winter, Weagle travelled to Beijing for her second Olympic Games. She tells us about her journey, including her days at the Granite Curling Club growing up.
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