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Westboro Beach closed for the summer

In community news, Westboro Beach will be closed for the summer. The City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commission (NCC) announced in March that the local spot will be modernized in a redevelopment project.

NHS Corner: Promoting inclusivity in science

Maggie Vandenberg, Grade 12 student at Nepean High School (NHS) and a founding member of the Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (WiSTEM) club, shares why inclusivity across STEM fields is vital.  

Night soil and honey wagons: Kitchissippi’s role in early Ottawa sanitation

In Early Days, we’ve got a historic piece on public health. April’s column looks at Kitchissippi’s role in early sanitation—night soil, honey wagons and all! 

HOK: Meet Rick Prashaw!

Rick Prashaw chatted with us for this month’s Humans of Kitchissippi feature. Prashaw is a local author who has had different roles throughout his life, including journalist, priest, husband and dad.  

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! 


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 20-May 8: Orange Art Gallery Exhibition - Joejene C. Santos - Vivere

"'Vivere' (To Live, Be Alive) is a collection of my recent works painted during this time of the pandemic. Creating these paintings is my way to inspire us to live life and to keep living by doing the best we can no matter what our situation is. So, I tried to go back and remember all the things that make me happy and make me feel alive and used these beautiful memories and experiences as inspiration throughout my creative process in translating them into beautiful works of art," states Joejene C.Santos on the Orange Art Gallery website. 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 

Garden Sharing Network: The Westboro Beach Community Association wrote a letter on its Garden Sharing Network. With garden sharing, two people—a land owner and a gardener—agree to share a piece of a property to grow things like vegetables, fruit and more!
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