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Great Canadian Theatre Company adapts The Sting for this year’s Lawyer Play

The GCTC is combining the worlds of stage and screen this summer in this year’s edition of Lawyer Play with an adaptation of the Oscar-winning screenplay of the 1973 film The Sting. Director Kate Smith and lawyer and actor Siggy Pantazis share more about this year’s show.

Royal visit: Charles and Camilla stop by

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla recently stopped by the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral on their royal tour. Cassian Soltykevych, national secretary of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, and Father Taras Kinash, the church's new priest, tell us about the visit and what it meant to the community.

HOK: Meet Molly van der Schee

Molly van der Schee spoke with us for Humans of Kitchissippi this month. van der Schee not only lives in Kitchissippi, she works here too! She's the owner of Westboro’s Village Quire. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog and spending time on local patios.

Annual tree giveaway biggest one to date

The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa held its third annual tree giveaway, and this year’s was the biggest one yet, with over 150 trees given away this spring. It was a joint effort by the Unitarian GoGos, the GoGo Grannies of Aylmer and Ecology Ottawa. Mike Fletcher, chair of the environment committee, tells us more.

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! 


June 1-19: Orange Art Gallery - Jian Zhang - New Works

The exhibition runs June 1-19 at 290 City Centre Ave. To learn more, visit

June 9-26: NAK Gallery - Arcade Latour- Solo Exhibition

“In this digital age and era of virtual reality, artist Arcade Latour offers intriguing works of intense color created through the use of the age-old medium that is printer’s ink. Latour discovered this medium and its potential while still a teenager. Fascinated by the intensity of these colors and the density of their texture, he made it his mission to explore and master its possibilities,” the NAK Gallery website states. The exhibition runs June 9-26 at 1285 Wellington St. W. To learn more, visit

June 9-30: Wall Space Gallery - Nate Nettleton - Bright Before Me

“Wall Space is proud to present the latest body of abstract sculptures by Ottawa artist Nate Nettleton. Nate Nettleton is a conceptual sculptural artist.  His art practice explores and constructs physical representations of empowerment, progress, and possibility through the simplicity of abstract form,” the Wall Space Gallery website states. The exhibition runs June 9-30 at 358 Richmond Rd. To learn more, visit 

June 9-30: Wall Space Gallery -  Florence Solis - Doppelgänger

“Wall Space is proud to present the latest works of Florence Solis in her first solo exhibition with the gallery. Florence Solis is a Filipino-Canadian artist practicing in Toronto, Canada. She received her B.Des in Environmental Design from OCAD University in 2012. Her multi-disciplinary background is reflected through the process and aesthetic of her work. As a self-taught artist and professional designer, her work intersects between traditional portraiture and digital design to create dynamic contemporary compositions,” the Wall Space Gallery website states. The exhibition runs June 9-30 at 358 Richmond Rd. To learn more, visit 

June 10: Westboro Legion - Live band

Enjoy classic rock and country music courtesy of Two Steps More from 7-11 p.m. in the Westboro Legion’s Upstairs Bar & Lounge, 391 Richmond Rd. General admission: $5 (Legion and Ladies Auxiliary members $2).

June 12: Westboro Legion - Jazz Night

Sean Duhaime & Friends brings a blend of fusion and R&B to the Westboro Legion’s Upstairs Bar & Lounge, 391 Richmond Rd. from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission: $15.

June 21 - National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day recognizes and celebrates the history, cultures and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. This year marks the 26th anniversary of the day. 

June 24: Westboro Legion - Live band

The Grumpy Old Men performs a mix of classic rock, blues and country from 7-11 p.m. in the Westboro Legion’s Upstairs Bar & Lounge, 391 Richmond Rd. General admission: $5 (Legion and Ladies Auxiliary members $2). 


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


Bingo at Westboro Legion Downstairs Hall, 389 Richmond Rd. Door opens at 4 p.m., kitchen at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information: 613-725-2778.

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

Ottawa storm: On May 21, Ottawa was hit by a devastating storm. In the hours after, KT photographer Ellen Bond captured scenes from around the neighbourhood.
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