Awesome Ottawa


November’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to the glee club at the Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OCAPDD), to support expanded activities. Members of the glee club — the “GLEEKs” — number around 20 […]

Nov 23

Project Cold Days

October’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Stephen R. Coleman, to support the completion of a documentary about homelessness during the cold Ottawa winter. Stephen and his team have been working on the film, unfunded, for […]

Oct 18

Picturing the Past

September’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to the Bytown Museum’s Youth Council, to support the Council’s development of a permanent photo exhibit depicting 100 years of Ottawa’s youth. “Museums often overlook youth when depicting history,” explain […]

Sep 19

CSArt Ottawa Community Launch

August’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Megan Piercey Monafu to support the launch of CSArt Ottawa, a community-supported art start-up inspired by the “farm box” model of community-supported agriculture. “Patrons purchase a subscription at the […]

Aug 21

Bike Repair and Pizza Fair

July’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Clayton Dignard to support a bike fair in the Bayshore community — a low-income, mostly-newcomer neighbourhood in Ottawa’s west end. In addition to free bike repairs, distribution of lights […]

Jul 20


June’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Kim Kirton, Maria Anghelidis, and the Enactus uOttawa “Sprout” team to support their pilot project getting fresh produce into convenience stores. “Sprout is an innovative solution that tackles the […]

Jun 19

Love Letters from Anonymous

May’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Brittany Paulhus, to support groups of community volunteers making cards with messages of kindness and support for people who might need a little extra love. The project is called […]

May 17