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The Early Days of dog sled races

Can you imagine tens of thousands of people lining up along Byron Avenue during the winter to watch teams of dogs race by? You don't want to miss Dave Allston's latest column about Ottawa's sled dog races. There are extra photos in the web edition too. Find it all right here.

... speaking of winter sports

Many of you may not know Peter Edmison by name, but if you've been on the SJAM Winter Trail you have probably seen him. Peter is our latest Human of Kitchissippi!

“A space to stretch, sweat, sit, and savasana”

Erin Harris is only 22, and she's managed to bring a passionate idea to life over the course of only a handful of months.

Five things about the new principal of NHS

Our student correspondent, Bella Crysler, reveals some surprising facts about Krista McNamara, the new principal of Nepean High School. One of these is a very interesting tie to Newfoundland and Labrador's obstetric history

Who Lives Here: the grand ol' dame of Highcroft

Some of you will remember when this house was painted a bright sunny yellow! It's a stately grey now, and the interior holds some nice surprises. Have a peek.

Meet the Queen of Mechanicsville

Sandra Walby was born, raised, married, mother of three and grandmother – all from the same house on the same street in Mechanicsville. She's a big fan of Westfest too. In fact, From June 7 to 9 you might find her in the VIP tent, named in her honour, the “Sandra Walby VIP Tent.”  You can read more about her right here.


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What's going on in the 'hood:

March 21 – Fraud Protection for Seniors
March 28 – Duplicate Bridge
April 5 - Trivia challenge for charity at the Westboro Legion
April 5 & 6 – Fibre Fling Textile Art Show and Sale

See our community calendar for a full listing. Do you have a non-profit event to share with Kitchissippi readers? Send your info to

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