Awesome Ottawa

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

Fungus Among Us

March’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Scott Perrie, to support a wild mushroom “easter egg hunt.” He plans to call the project Fungus Among Us. “I will inoculate recently dead trees and tree stumps with […]

Mar 15

Ottawa Tool Library

February’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Bettina Vollmerhausen and Frédéric Sune, to support memberships for those less able to pay to the tool library they are in the process of starting up. “The Ottawa Tool […]

Feb 15

Ottawa Sports Officials

January’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Wendy Liang and Tanveer Mostafa, to support the training of soccer referees from Ottawa’s homeless population. Working with Enactus uOttawa and Ottawa Street Soccer, a non-profit that offers an […]

Jan 20