Our city councillor has passed this message on to us:
A new bilingual website will be launched on International Women’s Day, 2020 and we want you to be part of this historical and important initiative by nominating outstanding women from your ward!
This unique website will acknowledge and document with worldwide reach, local women whose achievements and contributions have enriched the quality of life for Ottawa’s citizens. It will also act as a beacon that will inspire young women; reflect Ottawa’s rich diversity; encourage city commemorations of women; and, promote local initiatives and organizations that recognize the positive value and impact of these women to our city, to our nation and/or globally.
Femmes remarquables Ottawa Distinguished Women is a collaborative volunteer initiative currently comprised of over 30 community leaders from various cultural communities and backgrounds with a shared passion for creating a lasting legacy and conduit for recognizing the outstanding contributions and professional achievements of exceptional women in Ottawa.
Attached is a Nomination Form along with an information sheet related to Eligibility and Criteria. Please feel free to nominate as many outstanding women that you feel deserve recognition.
The next talk in the City of Ottawa Wildlife Speaker Series is:
Fish Tales: An Exploration of Ottawa’s Underwater World
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive
Speaker: Dr. Steven Cooke, Carleton University
Times: 7 p.m. Aquatic Expo 8 p.m. Opening Remarks and Presentation
Admission: Donation of a non-perishable food item for the Ottawa Food Bank. As space is limited, admission is on a first come, first served basis.
The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa is having their fair on November 16, from 9:30am to 2:30pm. Donated items are sold at low prices (you can haggle them lower as the day goes on), with a silent auction for the more valuable art and collectible items. More info at https://www.firstunitarianottawa.ca/fall-fair.html
Unitarian Fall Fair Poster.pdf
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/506124356611489/
More info about the trail: https://champlainpark.org/sjam-winter-trail/
Since the trail is funded and run by volunteers, they need to raise the money to keep it running (gasoline, snowmobile repairs and that sort of thing) this winter. You can donate to them in the usual ways, or visit the fundraiser, where they are auctioning off or giving away some interesting items (see https://twitter.com/SJAMWinterTrail for teases).
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Mill St. Brew Pub Ottawa
555 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1C5
You may not know that Champlain Fieldhouse is the home rehearsal space for Ottawa Playback Theatre. Playback theatre offers interactive performances in which personal stories from audience members are transformed into theatre on the spot by a small troupe of actors & musician. It’s sometimes called “Improv for Real Life.”
On Friday the 27th of September our theme is “Harvest Time— what has ripened in your life? What are you harvesting?”
Join us in the Fieldhouse— all are welcome!
Doors open 6:30pm
Show starts at 7:00pm
Chats & potluck snacks 9:00pm
As described in https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/garbage-and-recycling/hazardous-waste-and-special-items we have local waste depots twice this year, for disposing of paint, old electronics and other things too dangerous for regular garbage.
The depot runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tunney’s Pasture. The last one this year is on Sunday, September 15, 2019.
Some of the odder and more dangerous things I’ve brought and the chemical experts at the depot had fun looking over – old gardening chemicals with Malathion (still used for West Nile mosquitoes), DDT and Chlordane.