Archives for Community Engagement

Give Away Weekend!

City of Ottawa website The fall Give Away Weekend will take place on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017 Don’t put your unwanted stuff in the garbage. Set them out at the curb on Give Away Weekend. Tour your neighbourhood, community and city to find hidden treasures. Examples of acceptable items Books, CDs and DVDs Old furniture and small appliances Construction materials including drywall and hardware such as nails, bolts and screws Kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans Unwanted gifts Please consider safety when deciding which items to set out to the curb. The Consumer Product Safety Bureau(link is external)of Health Canada advises
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It’s fall..sort of!

  It sure doesn’t feel like autumn, does it? But, nonetheless, today is the first day of fall. With this summery weather though, we really have to ask what the rest of the year is going to look like as winter approaches. Does this unusual warm weather mean we’re going to pay dearly with a cold, bitter winter? According to Environment Canada senior climatologist Dave Phillips: Not so much! “It is so Canadian to worry about winter before summery weather is even over.” Well, can you blame us? “There is going to be something for everybody. There are going to be
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Do It Now! Tips To Get Ready For Back-To-School

Move over, summer–a new school year is coming! With the start of school, families face new organization challenges. School bells ring–and so do early-morning alarm clocks. Paper piles swell as hand-outs and homework stream into the house. Shorter autumn days bring a hectic round of sports, activities and events, and calendars fill with cryptic notes. Can the holidays be far behind? Get organized now for the best school year ever! Use these ideas to prepare your home and family for the busy days ahead. Read the full article here
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Have you had a chance to check out this must-see attraction yet?

  This experience of sound and light is a thrilling thematic journey through Canada’s history. Combining bold digital technology with the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings, the show illuminates Canadian stories of nation-building, partnership, discovery, valour, pride and vision for a country. Key figures, events and achievements from Canadian history are brought to life using five distinct artistic styles. All are presented in spectacular detail, with stirring narration and an original score, against the backdrop of the Centre Block and Peace Tower.   Click here for more info
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Ottawa Bluesfest starts tomorrow!

Bluesfest is one of the largest international music events in the world, with over 220 varied musical acts on several outdoor stages, attracting more than 300,000 music fans each year.   Click here for all the info
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