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!
Nov.24 to Dec.24 – Holidays at the ByWard and Parkdale Markets
Join us at the ByWard and Parkdale Markets to pick up your holiday tree, wreaths and check out some crafty and delicious offerings that will help make this holiday season extra local!
Dec. 6 – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women
The Ottawa Women’s Event Network will be hosting a virtual vigil on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. To access the link, visit Women’s Event Network’s Facebook page.
While there is no in-person vigil in Ottawa this year, the network stated that individuals are welcome to bring a real or handmade rose to the Women’s Monument in Minto Park (102 Lewis St.) on Dec. 6. All are encouraged to stay physically distanced from one another.
To learn more about the national day, visit the Facebook page or visit the Ottawa Coalition To End Violence Against Women’s (OCTEVAW) website at http://www.octevaw-cocvff.ca.
Dec. 2 to Jan. 10 – Orange Art Gallery exhibit: The Orange Christmas Show
The Orange Christmas Show exhibit features gallery artists. There is an opening reception Dec. 3 from 6-10 p.m. To learn more, visit orangeartgallery.ca.
Dec. 5-31 – Wall Space Gallery + Framing exhibit: Patti Normand, Otherworldly
“WALL SPACE is excited to share Patti Normand’s latest collection, Otherworldly. This exhibition features new works across a variety of media, including ceramics, painting, and diorama sculptures. Normand finds inspiration in her connection to the lives and personalities of animals,” the Wall Space Gallery website states.
Artist reception for Patti Normand: Dec. 12 from 2-4 p.m. Visit wallspacegallery.ca/events to learn more.
Dec. 5-31 – Wall Space Gallery + Framing exhibit: Tiffany April, When You Sense the Forest Breathing
“WALL SPACE GALLERY proudly hosts Tiffany April for her debut solo exhibition since completing her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Ottawa. In When You Sense the Forest Breathing, April expands on post-humanist theories and explores a layered symbiosis between humanity and the natural world. The artist’s paintings shimmer with abstraction and reveal thin, gauzy layers that position the human figure as an intangible but irremovable part of the natural plane,” the Wall Space Gallery website states.
Meet and greet with Tiffany April: Dec. 5 from 3-5 p.m. Visit wallspacegallery.ca/events to learn more.
Dec.1 to Jan. 7 – Holiday lights around Ottawa
The Mayor’s 20th Annual Christmas Celebration at City Hall (Dec. 5) has been cancelled due to COVID-19 safety concerns. Holiday lights will be turned on at city hall from Dec. 1 through to Jan. 7, 2021. To learn more, visit ottawa.ca.
For details on other light shows around the city, like the annual Christmas Lights Across Canada event on Parliament Hill, visit ottawatourism.ca for the most up-to-date information.
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 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.
FRIDAYS – CHASE THE ACE RAFFLE
Due to COVID-19 closures of the “sales” outlets, the Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club “Keep Westboro Green” Chase the Ace raffle, and therefore sale of tickets, has been suspended until further notice.
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