Awesome Ottawa

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

Cellfie

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

The Art of Guilloché and Enamel

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 first of the two is to Chris Manning, for demonstration […]

Oct 13

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