What does it mean when we talk about a "heritage house". We know it means "old-fashioned", but how can we SEE that ?
Would you like to know a fair bit about heritage houses after just one walk around the block ? Join us on June 4th at Bingham park for our Kids' Heritage Walk and we will bring your attention to: the shapes of the house, the detailing, and the materials used. We will also chat about some reasons why houses have changed, and will see how some modern homes are bringing some of heritage looks back!
This fun and interactive walk for children and adults, will take place at 10 am and 4 pm, we will start at Bingham Park, go down Cathcart street, left at Cathcart Square, down Bolton street and back to start.
PSST! If kids "check off" some of the features on the visual list, they get a surprise at the end !
Come for some fun and bring your kids to Bingham Park next Saturday morning June 4th! BBQ, perennial exchange, Art Appreciation and a very special Heritage walk for the kids, young and old! For those new to the community Bingham park is located just off Dalhousie and Cathcart. Fun starts at 9:30am.
This weekend there will be a multitude of Janes walks to choose from. Here is the list below. For more information visit: http://janeswalk.herokuapp.com/sessions/9
Put your cleaning gloves on and give residents a hand at cleaning up beautiful Bordeleau park located right by the Rideau River! See you at 10:30am today Saturday May 7th. Refreshments will be served! C'est le temps de mettre ses gants de jardinage et aider à ramasser des déchêts au parc Bordeleau! L'événement à lieu aujourd'hui samedi le 7 mai à 10h30. Des rafraîchissements seront servis!
Spring is finally arriving and it's time to get together to help make our city green and clean again! Residents are invited to Jules Morin park Saturday April 30th at 10am to help with the cleanup. Free BBQ for all those participating! More info below:
We are proud to partner with 30 organizations across Ottawa to co-sponsor the visit of Janette Sadik-Khan, former Transportation Commissioner of New York City and co-author of Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution. She will talk about how she re-imagined public spaces and helped transform the streets New York – one of the world's greatest, toughest cities – into dynamic spaces for pedestrians and cyclists. To help Ottawa accelerate the urban revolution for people-centred street design, Sadik-Khan will share tips on how to rethink, reinvigorate and redesign our city for safer, more livable streets. Her book Streetfight will be available for purchase and signing. Free, but RSVP required: ecoott.ca/urbanrevolution
Janette Sadik-Khan, co-auteure de Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution et ancienne Commissaire au Transport de la ville de New York sera à Ottawa le 27 avril pour parler de comment elle a réinventé les espaces publics et aidé à transformer les rues de New York (une des villes les plus grandes et compliquées du monde) en des espaces dynamiques pour les piétons et les cyclistes. RSVP: ecoott.ca/urbanrevolution
City officials presented 'A New direction for ByWard market' at the monthly LCA meeting April 11. For those of you who missed it here it is below in English and in French.
Every life holds many stories. Has your life been "normal" or wildly unconventional? No matter which, there's bound to be something fascinating about it. A memoir - whether it is one short piece about a family trip or a whole book about your childhood - offers your personal truth to others in a way that is deeply gratifying and transformational. This workshop will teach you some basics about memoir and the literary devices you can use to tell your story in a clear and compelling way.
Instructor: Suzanne Nussey holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. She works as a freelance editor, focusing on texts in biblical studies, spirituality and psychology, and coaches authors of memoir and biography. She has taught creative writing classes at the university level and has facilitated a writing workshop in a local women's shelter. Short-listed in several Canadian literary competitions, Suzanne won the Creative Non-Fiction contest for EVENT magazine and the Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest, and published "Telling the Truth: Some Thoughts on Memoir Writing" in the New Quarterly. She has lots of stories to tell about living in Old Ottawa East for over 20 years.
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 19 - May 31 (6 weeks), no program May 10
Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
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