What's coming up in the 'hood:
June 1 - Lemonade Standemonium
Since the first Lemonade Standemonium in 2013, this event has raised more than $620,000 and those funds are making a huge impact in the lives of those touched by cancer. Money raised through Lemonade Standemonium helps provide the very best cancer care here in our community by supporting programs at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs. Look for a lemonade stand near you!
June 1 – The Happening Arts Park
Kitchissippi multidisciplinary arts festival The Happening highlights local artists and culminates with its signature ArtsPark event June 1.
June 1 – Summer Spectacular Kitchissippi Community Garage Sale
Councillor Jeff Leiper and many Kitchissippi community associations and volunteers are organizing a Kitchissippi-wide garage sale on June 1 (rain date: June 2). Interested in clearing your closets and selling your goods? Maybe you’d like to promote a lemonade stand or porch performance on that day? This is going to be a BIG event, right across Kitchissippi. Post your info (and find details and tips) on the official FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/400388430796433/.
June 1 – The Big Give 2019
The Big Give (www.thebiggive.ca) is an annual opportunity for local churches across Canada to provide their community with free goods and services. On Saturday, June 1, St. Mary’s Catholic Church (at the corner of Bayswater and Young Streets) will host its second annual Big Give for all members of the community. This year’s event will feature free services like haircuts and bicycle repairs, free goods like clothing and baked goods, and much more. There’ll also be a BBQ and a bouncy castle for the kids. The Big Give 2019 at St. Mary’s Church runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. Everyone is invited!
June 1 & 2 - Shop the Village
Explore what Westboro shops have to offer (and get some great deals too).
June 3 – Daytripping: Ottawa and Beyond
Travel doesn’t have to be far away to be exciting. Join author and local travel expert Laura Byrne Paquet to hear about her favourite day and weekend trips in and around Ottawa. Discover ideas for short, easily accessible trips to explore the exotic locales in your own backyard! Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.
June 7 – Brain health presentation
Ottawa West Community Support (OWCS) (1137 Wellington St.W.) will be hosting a presentation by the Dementia Society of Ottawa about brain health at 9 a.m. Free! Stop by to learn more about brain health, OWCS, and the Dementia Society. For info: www.owcs.ca or call 613-728-6016.
June 7 – Night Market on Fox
The Salvation Army Bethany Hope Centre’s Night Market on Fox (located at the corner of Woodroffe and Fox Crescent) returns Friday evenings beginning June 7, 2019 through August 23, 2019. Unique to Ottawa, the Night Market brings together vendors offering local fresh produce and locally made food and crafts. Every Friday night we invite our community to the table by having dinner at the market, enjoying our playground and performers and connecting with neighbours. For more information go to www.nightmarketonfox.ca. We are accepting vendors and entertainment. Apply by calling 613-725-1733 ext 216 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 7 and 8 – National Bowls Day
June 7 to 9 – Westfest
The Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club will be celebrating National Bowls Day. There will be a Friday Fun Night on June 7 at 7 p.m., and an open house on Saturday June 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by ParticipACTION Canada. No experience necessary! Equipment will be provided. Flat soled shoes are required. For more information contact email@example.com or visit highlandparklawnbowling.ca.
One of Kitchissippi’s favourite festivals, and it’s free! Join your friends and neighbours at Tom Brown Arena park for a three days of music, art, and community. Food trucks, workshops, crafters, and buskers, will round out the weekend. Check the full schedule at westfest.ca.
See our community calendar for a full listing. Do you have a non-profit event to share with Kitchissippi readers? Send your info to firstname.lastname@example.org.