Awesome Ottawa

Feel the Food: It’s Your Fridge Too

September’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Karen Secord to support a community fridge on a street corner. “I run a food bank in an area of Ottawa that is fast becoming gentrified,” explains Karen. “But […]

Sep 14

Design for Citizens

August’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Jeffrey Neto, Tatiana Ulloa, and Cathryne Lillian Milburn, to support the development of simple visuals that explain public policies and government services for disadvantaged groups. Jeffrey, Tatiana, and Cathryne […]

Aug 17

Dogs Playing Poker: LIVE!

July’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Leah Bartlett, to support a live-action recreation of Cassius Coolidge’s paintings of dogs playing poker for Ottawa’s Nuit Blanche. “We will have four to six ‘dogs’ playing poker, drinking […]

Jul 13

Buddy Bench

June’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Jenny Guth, to support a “buddy bench” for Stittsville Public School. “For many students,” explains Jenny, “recess is often the best part of the school day. But for others, […]

Jun 11

Quilts for Roger’s House

The second of May’s two Awesome Ottawa awards goes to Sarah Heath, to support the sewing of new quilts for Roger’s House. Sarah runs a small sewing group, the Hintonburg Sewcial Club, that makes things for local […]

May 24

Rehabilitative and Assistive Exoskeleton

The first of May’s two Awesome Ottawa awards goes to Sean Horn, to support initial development of a wearable robot for use in rehabilitation. Sean, who has recently co-founded Active Bionics Inc., explains that the rehabilitative […]

May 24

Ottawa Community Beekeepers

April’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Graeme Peterson, to support community beekeeping, as well as demonstration and education, by the Ottawa Community Beekeepers. “Ottawa Community Beekeepers,” explains Graeme, “is a community group whose purpose is […]

Apr 12