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!
Sept. 7-25: Orange Art Gallery Exhibition – Gina Bielinski – New Works
The exhibition runs Sept. 7-25 at the gallery—290 City Centre Ave. Visit orangeartgallery.ca to learn more!
Sept. 10-29: Wall Space Gallery – Stanley Wany – Remix
“Wall Space Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition of renowned artist Stanley Wany. In this body of work, Wany brings his Ice Cream Truck series to new heights. Through raw and lively scenes of 80s and 90s pop culture references, Wany explores collective memory and the ties between mass media entertainment, counterculture movements amongst marginalized communities, and their broader reflection of historical and contemporary social dynamics,” the Wall Space website states. The exhibition runs Sept.10-29 at the gallery—358 Richmond Rd. To learn more, visit wallspacegallery.ca
Sept. 11: Westboro Legion – Jazz Night
Enjoy traditional jazz and swing on or off the dance floor in the Westboro Legion’s upstairs lounge, 391 Richmond Rd., when the Capital City Stompers jazz quartet entertains from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at the upstairs bar and at the door.
Sept. 13: Nepean Choir – Open rehearsals
Nepean Choir welcomes new members – all voice types. We have a particular need of tenors, basses and sopranos. We are a community choir that draws members from across Ottawa and beyond. We meet Tuesdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Woodroffe United Church. This season, we are resuming full in-person rehearsals, with safety protocols in place. Open rehearsals begin Sept. 13 – come try us out to see if we are the right choir for you! Visit nepeanchoir.ca to learn more.
Sept. 16 – The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society – Welcome Dance
Scottish Country Dancing (Traditional Social Dancing of Scotland) — Come to the Welcome Dance and enjoy fun, fitness and friendship. FREE Introductory Dance – Friday, Sept. 16, 7:00 p.m. at Parkdale United Church Hall – 429 Parkdale Ave. No partner required, no special clothes – just soft-soled shoes. Bring a water bottle (Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination and masking required in the church hall). rscdsottawa.ca
Sept. 18-24 – Westboro Legion – Legion Week in Ontario
The Westboro Legion begins the week on Battle of Britain Sunday by honouring and remembering the Canadians who fought in this Second World War battle. The 82nd anniversary service begins at 1 p.m. in the upstairs lounge. To thank the community for supporting the branch in so many ways, a free Friday night dance (Sept. 23 from 7-11 p.m.) featuring the band Grumpy Old Men will be held in the Upstairs Bar & Lounge, 391 Richmond Rd.
Sept. 20-Oct. 1: Great Canadian Theatre Company – The Chemical Valley Project
“When artist Kevin Matthew Wong first visits Aamjiwnaang First Nation (Sarnia, ON) to learn more about one of the most polluted regions in Canada, he begins a relationship with Indigenous Water Protectors, Land Defenders and siblings Vanessa and Beze Gray. This documentary-play blends multimedia storytelling, charming solo performance, and small scale spectacle to explore reconciliation and environmentalism in Canada,” the Great Canadian Theatre Company website states. The Chemical Valley Project is a Broadleaf Theatre Production and co-created by Julia Howman and Kevin Matthew Wong. The show runs Sept. 20-Oct. 1 at the theatre—1233 Wellington St. W. Visit gctc.ca to learn more.
Sept. 24: Parkdale United Church Rummage Sale
Parkdale United Church is hosting a Rummage Sale on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be clothing, shoes, books, toys, puzzles, household items, linen and more! The church is located at 429 Parkdale Ave. Please use the Gladstone Avenue parking lot entrance. Please arrive masked and please be respectful; we reserve the right to limit entry to 50 persons for 30 minutes at a time. Visit parkdaleunitedchurch.ca to learn more.
Sept. 25: McKellar Park Fall Festival
McKellar Park is hosting its annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., rain or shine at McKellar Park, 539 Wavell Ave. It will be a day of fun-filled activities for everyone, live music and great food. This is an opportunity to come out and connect with your neighbours; it has been a long two years. Visit mckellarparkcommunity.wordpress.com to learn more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 – WEEKLY BINGO
Westboro Legion Downstairs Hall, 389 Richmond Rd. Door opens at 4 p.m., kitchen at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Cash prizes. For more information: 613-725-2778.
THURSDAYS – WEEKLY DARTS