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!
June 5-6 – WEST Bonus Spring Tour
The West End Studio Tour (WEST) is pleased to add an open-air Spring 2021 Tour to its quarter-century tradition of fall tours. This special one-time spring tour will take place on the weekend of June 5-6, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artists will display their work outdoors, in their yards and on their porches, strictly following the guidelines for physical distancing and access recommended by Ottawa Public Health.
May 27-June 19 – Wall Space Gallery Exhibit – “River Variations”
“WALL SPACE GALLERY is proud to present River Variations, a collaborative exhibition from Vanessa McKernan and guest artist Julie Gladstone. Exploring ideas about the connected strengths and mysticisms of rivers and family mythology,” the Wall Space Gallery website states.
The exhibit opens May 27 at 10 a.m. and closes June 19 at 3 p.m. To learn more, visit wallspacegallery.ca
June 24-July 17 – Wall Space Gallery Exhibit – “Richard Ahnert: Home Bound”
“Celebrating the work of Richard Ahnert as he [painted] intimate moments of what we, and our animal brethren, have been up to this last year,” the Wall Space Gallery website states.
The exhibit opens June 24 at 10 a.m. and closes July 17 at 5 p.m. To learn more, visit wallspacegallery.ca
June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day
National Indigenous Peoples Day recognizes and celebrates the history, cultures and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the day. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, most events have moved online.
June 21 – Connecting to Nature: Backyards and Beyond
The Westboro Community Association is pleased to partner with the Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre to present a Zoom presentation on June 21 at 7 p.m. for all ages. We are very fortunate that in the nation’s capital, not only do we have an abundance of nature to explore at our fingertips, but we also have a significant range of species that live in and around our city. The Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre will talk about some of the amazing species that we share our spaces with. This will include what actions we can take to help mitigate human/wildlife conflicts in our backyards and neighbourhoods. When we learn to coexist with other species, it allows us to connect and enjoy the natural world. There is growing evidence of the benefits nature has to offer people of all ages. It is far-reaching, encompassing mind, body and spirit. For 30 years, the Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre has been educating people about wildlife and helping to foster an appreciation of the natural world.
To attend, please go to the westborocommunityassociation.com website and join the Zoom presentation. We would love to have you join us.
MONDAYS – ABOVE AND BEYOND TOASTMASTERS
Every Monday at 6:45 p.m. (except holidays)
Have the jitters each time you need to present a speech? Visit us online. Learn how to communicate better in a relaxed atmosphere and hone your leadership skills. Impromptu speaking is one of our highlights. It’s fun, fun, fun! We would love to have you join us on Mondays. Contact our club at email@example.com to receive the link.
TUESDAYS – BYTOWN VOICES COMMUNITY CHOIR
Although the choir is not able to prepare for public performances, we will be meeting online each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. We will be learning some new music and maintaining our vocal cords 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. 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
Got a Kitchissippi area virtual or COVID-19-safe event to share? We’d love to hear about it. Send your info to email@example.com