Archives for Community Engagement

Hidden Gems in Richmond

Hidden Gems in Richmond Richmond, Ontario: an up and coming village just west from downtown Ottawa. Founded in 1818, this quaint community that spans the Jock River is the perfect place for anyone who’s looking to reside a little further away from the hustle and bustle of city life (not to mention ideal for those that favour the historic and economic roots that this town uniquely has to offer). From great restaurants, charming neighbourhoods, and quality schools; to animal farms, parks and wineries, Richmond has it all. And like any small town, the community of Richmond has some really great
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The Hidden Gems of Barrhaven, Ontario

The Hidden Gems of Barrhaven, Ontario Originally established in the 1960’s by a developer named Mel Barr, Barrhaven is one of Ottawa’s fastest growing communities. Known for its sprawling suburbs, Barrhaven has a population of almost 100,000 people. Although, the Greenbelt separates this suburb from the rest of the city, Barrhaven has its fair share of amenities including parks, schools, recreation, and shopping. It’s a community where the central focus is family and that is apparent everywhere you look!   La Porto a Casa: Ask anyone in Barrhaven where to find the best Italian food, and La Porto a Casa
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The Hidden Gems of Manotick, Ontario

The Hidden Gems of Manotick, Ontario Originating from the phrase “Island in the River”, Manotick was given its name back in 1859 by founder Moss Kent Dickinson who, with the help of partner Joseph Currier, built and established the ever-growing village that we know and love today. Since then, it’s become our community and our beloved home; one for us to shop at the best stores, eat at the best restaurants, and stroll along the best streets. Though, with every village, comes a hidden gem or two – something you’ve yet to discover, but absolutely must! Here are a few
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Hidden Gems of Riverside South

Hidden Gems of Riverside South Riverside South: our community, our neighbourhood, our home. We know the ins and outs like the back of our own hands; the best restaurants, the best shopping districts, even the best parks and/or walking trails with even better views. But, no matter where we reside, we’re always open to discovering a few hidden gems that we might not have otherwise known about – that’s where we chime in. In fact, we’ve done our homework! Here’s a taste of what we’ve discovered in your neck of the woods: Zizi’s Kitchen and Wine Bar: open for lunch,
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Clean, Clean, Let it be Spring!

Spring Clean-Up Time in the Capital As spring speckles and the snow begins to melt, it’s time to get busy cleaning up our capital after Jack Frost’s long hold over us. Littered across this beautiful city, left out in the winter’s cold we’ll find discarded coffee cups, old cigarette butts, stray plastic bags and papers – the list could continue ad infinitum. Something about winter’s frozen grip seems to allow this build up of trash, so it’s only natural that the sun’s welcomed melt brings along with it a much needed clean up. The Capital region has a month-long challenge
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April Community Guide: Main Springtime Spots to Be

April Community Guide: Main Springtime Spots to Be With the warming temperatures, comes the season of sunshine, laughter, and outdoor activities across the city. There’s no better time than the present to head outside be it to take a walk, participate in a neighbourhood clean up, or just simply enjoy being outside again. With winter slowly receding, around us now are the joys of spring and nature beginning again. In each corner of the city, Ottawa offers so many natural outdoor activities, and beautiful landscapes to enjoy. As the summer sun begins to enter the city, festivals of all kinds
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It’s a Wonderful Day in the Neighbourhood: The importance of Good Neighbours

It’s a Wonderful Day in the Neighbourhood: The importance of Good Neighbours We can all recall the famous song from Mr. Rogers, “It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood, a beautiful day for a neighbour…” and of course, we know this childhood song rings true. But just how important is having good neighbours when it comes to buying a home? More important than you may think. The quality of your home life can depend greatly on whether you have good neighbours around you, or not. Neighbours who are trustworthy, take pride in their homes, and are generally friendly and considerate people
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Ottawa Updates

Ottawa’s Updates: Spring is in the air as March festivities are already underway. From festivals, to plays, to concerts, there are many opportunities for all throughout Ottawa this month. Here’s a quick look at what’s going on across the city in the upcoming weeks: West Ottawa St Patrick’s Day Party – March 17th Trivia Night at The Glen – March 24th Hoppy Easter Family Event – March 24th Easter at the Carp Farmers’ Market – March 31st Central Grease! – Centerpointe Theatre – March 9th – 18th Blood, Sweat & Heels – Charity Drag Show & Silent Auction March 16th
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Ottawa Updates

Ottawa Updates:  With fresh snow on the ground, and that crisp winter feeling in the air, Ottawa has a multitude of activities, events, and fun opportunities awaiting you. Be it a show, a museum, a skate on the Rideau Canal, or a quick stop at Winterlude, Ottawa is ready to show anyone how to have fun in the winter snow. Some highlights to watch this coming month includes the ending of Parliament Hill Ice Skating, the closure of the Rideau Canal, and of course Ottawa’s famous Winterlude Celebration. Winterlude: On now until February 19th, 2018 Come join your friends for
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