COVID-19 note: This page has been updated to reflect the developments in Kitchissippi during the pandemic.
Under provincial law, public events and social gatherings have been restricted in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. Please visit ontario.ca for more information.
Most regular, local events have been cancelled or postponed. We encourage readers to check websites and social media pages to see if virtual or smaller-scale events are being held instead.
Stay safe and healthy, Kitchissippi!
Oct. 1 – Hampton Iona Community Group AGM
This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually via Zoom and Zoom telephone (long distance charges may apply to telephone use) due to COVID-19 restrictions. The event will take place on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. All those who live within HICG Boundaries are eligible to attend and vote on HICG matters. Hampton Iona is located in the Westboro area of Ottawa. Jeff Lieper, councillor for Kitchissipi Ward, will be the guest speaker. In order to facilitate voting and the sharing of background documents for the meeting, community members must register on EventBrite (via the HICG website). If you have questions, please send them to email@example.com or access our webpage at hamptoniona.wordpress.com/
Oct. 15 – Wellington Village Community Association AGM
The Wellington Village Community Association is holding its 2020 Annual General Meeting on Oct. 15 from 7-9 p.m. The meeting will be opened at 6:45 to allow community members time to join. This year, the meeting will be held virtually using Google Meets. Free pre-registration is required. To register, visit www.wvca.ca
MONDAYS – ABOVE AND BEYOND TOASTMASTERS
Every Monday at 6:45 p.m. (except holidays)
Visit us online to enjoy time with members learning to communicate better while honing your leadership skills. This new reality has taught us much. We are learning new skills and still relating great stories. Join our family of joy by contacting Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lucille, our webmaster, at email@example.com to receive the link.
TUESDAYS – BYTOWN VOICES COMMUNITY CHOIR
Although the choir is not able to prepare for a December Concert this fall, we will be meeting online each Tuesday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (from Sept. 8 to Dec. 8). We will be learning some new music and maintaining our vocal chords in a relaxed environment, with plenty of musical and technological help. We will all be experiencing this new way of meeting and singing together and are happy to welcome new members, men and women, to join us. For more information, see our website at bytownvoices.com
WEDNESDAYS – SHOUT SISTER! CHOIR
There are 25 Chapters of Shout Sister! Choir in Ontario and we are constantly growing. Shout Sister! takes an unorthodox approach to choral singing. We learn from recorded tracks, so we require no reading of music. Our method is fresh and fun, and we are a warm and welcoming community. Shout Sister! has created a unique, enjoyable choir experience while singing from the comfort of your own home. We use Zoom to meet virtually every Wednesday afternoon (1-3 p.m.) and Thursday evening (7-9 p.m). Everyone is welcome. We would love to have you join us! For information on joining, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit shoutsisterchoir.ca.
FRIDAYS – CHASE THE ACE RAFFLE
The not-for-profit Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club is raising funds to KEEP WESTBORO GREEN with a widely enjoyed game of chance, CHASE THE ACE. Tickets are available at four community locations: the Clocktower and Barley Mow pubs, Whispers and the lawn bowling clubhouse (439 Golden Ave. at Byron). The game rules are posted at all four sites. Tickets cost $5 for five and are sold in multiples of 5. A weekly draw will award 20 per cent of the week’s sales to the lucky ticket holder, 30 per cent will be added to the jackpot and 50 per cent will help the bowling club stay green. The jackpot increases weekly until the lucky winner draws the Ace Of Spades and is awarded its entire contents. The maximum jackpot allowed under this license is $30,000. At that point, a new raffle will commence. The current jackpot stands at $580.50 (Sept.19) The weekly draw is held every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Clocktower (418 Richmond Rd.). For more information, please contact Harry Tremain at hmtremain1@gmail or visit highlandparklawnbowling.
Ottawa Live Music Streams!
This Facebook group was created during the pandemic “as a virtual venue to showcase our region’s musical talent.” There are live streams, and announcements of upcoming live stream performances, of artists from the National Capital Region. To tune in, visit facebook.com/groups/ottawalivemusicstreams.
National Arts Centre – Canada Performs
#CanadaPerforms is a short-term relief fund that supports Canadian artists financially for their virtual performances during COVID-19. Visit the National Art Centre’s website for more information on upcoming performances: nac-cna.ca/en/series/canadaperforms.
Got a Kitchissippi-area virtual or COVID-19 safe event to share? We’d love to hear about it. Send an email to email@example.com.