Awesome Ottawa

Percy Station

March’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Jackpine Labs, led by Liam Mooney and John McClelland, and to Atelier Ruderal, led by Luisa Ji, Lee-Michael Pronko, and Monique St. Pierre, for their project “Percy Station,” a […]

Mar 13

Forever Young Roller Disco

February’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Simone Healey and Zara Ansar, to support a 1970s roller disco event next month at Landsdowne Park. “On March 12th,” explains Simone, “we are planning to transform the Horticulture […]

Feb 16

Hintonbeasts, the Guardians of the ‘burg

January’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Brenda Dunn and Shawn MacDonell, to support interactive art that the entire Hintonburg community can build and play with together. “I will be placing small monster sculptures in Hintonburg […]

Jan 21

Bike Brite Ottawa

December’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Philippe Dessaint-Ash, to support his distribution of free bike lights to other cyclists in the city. “As an avid downtown cyclist,” explains Philippe, “I find it incredibly important that […]

Dec 14

The Roller

November’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Jean-François Jacques, to support the construction of a cylindrical roller that prints patterns in snow, grass, and sand. “Imagine it’s early morning,” says Jean-François, “and there’s a virgin inch of […]

Nov 17

Ottawa Zine Fair

October’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Lee Pepper to support a zine fair in the city. “Ottawa has an amazing community around zines—self-published books,” explains Lee, “that reflect views, stories, and resources that are outside […]

Oct 25


Together with Artengine, Awesome Ottawa is giving two special $1000 Awesome Maker awards to support exhibitors at next month’s Maker Faire at Landsdowne Park. The second of the two is to Tina Haase and Dan […]

Oct 13