Awesome Ottawa

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

Ottawa in Colour

April’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Jason Cobill and Maxime Gauthier-Kwan, to support the development of an adult colouring book showcasing Ottawa through the eyes of local artists. “The artists will have total creative control […]

Apr 22

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