COVID-19 ONLINE EVENTS
If you know of any local events that are being hosted online, please let us know. We’d like to build an electronic community calendar during the pandemic.
THE THIRD HOSTS E-KARAOKE
Every Friday, Hintonburg’s The Third is hosting a virtual karaoke party. The event is free of charge and runs from 7-10 p.m. Check out their Facebook and Instagram pages for more information (or see our story online!)
Feline Café – Cat Videos and Livestream
Hintonburg’s coffee shop and cat lounge is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 but the staff are working to connect cat lovers with their favourite felines electronically. There are videos available on the shop’s Youtube channel and a livestream is coming soon. Check in on the local kitties here: felinecafeottawa.com/pages/cat-videos
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.
Ottawa Trivia League
The city-wide league has moved its games online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Livestream trivia games run Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m. To register or learn more, visit the league’s Facebook page at facebook.com/Ottawa-Trivia-League.
National Arts Centre – Canada Performs
“#CanadaPerforms is a $600,000 short-term relief fund that pays Canadian artists for their online performances. It was launched by Facebook Canada and the National Arts Centre to help ease the financial strain for Canadian artists impacted by the closure of performance venues across Canada related to COVID-19, and to lift the spirits of Canadians during the crisis. Artists who are selected will receive $1,000 and their online performance will be announced and listed on the NAC’s Facebook page.” Visit the National Art Centre’s website for more information on upcoming performances: nac-cna.ca/en/series/canadaperforms
COVID-19 Note: This page has been updated to reflect the developments in Kitchissippi during the pandemic. Most public events have been cancelled or postponed — we are updating as the information is confirmed.
Under provincial law, public events and social gatherings of more than five people have been banned effective March 28, in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. Please visit ontario.ca for more information.
Stay safe and healthy, Kitchissippi!
April 6 – Pollinator gardening presentation – POSTPONED.
Join Berit Erickson for a virtual photo tour of her pollinator garden and backyard habitat gardens. She’ll share what she’s learned about pollinators, their favourite flowers and habitat requirements. Discover how to design, plant and maintain your own pollinator garden. The presentation will take place on Monday, April 6 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the McKellar Park Fieldhouse, 539 Wavell Avenue. For further information, visit cornerpollinatorgarden.net.
April 11 – Ukrainian Easter Bazaar – CANCELLED.
Ukrainian lunch. Take home Easter breads, baked goods, perogies, cabbage rolls, borshch, kobassa. Locally made products, embroideries and handicrafts, Ukrainian Easter egg decorating supplies, White Elephant table. Ukrainian Orthodox Hall, 1000 Byron Ave. Free parking. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 24 and 25 – Kitchissippi United Church Spring Rummage Sale – CANCELLED.
A fine selection of clothing, jewelry, boutique items, shoes, books, collectibles, household items, toys and more make this a popular event. Friday April 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, at 630 Island Park Drive (at the Queensway). For information 613-722-7254 or http://www.kitchissippiuc.com
Mondays – Toastmasters – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Learn confidence. Hone your Leadership skills. Above and Beyond Toastmasters meet every Monday (except Holidays) at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on the Main floor in the Bickell Room. Relaxed atmosphere. Meet great people. Everyone 18 and up are welcome. More info contact email@example.com.
Tuesdays starting January 21 – Alpha Dinner and Film Experience – CHURCH CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Come and explore the big questions of life, meaning, and faith at our Alpha Dinner and Film Experience – Tuesday evenings starting January 21. Check-in 6:28 PM. Register via http://www.stmarysottawa.ca/alpha, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 613–728–9811 x701. St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 100 Young Street. Access via parking lot. Alpha is free, the experience priceless!
Wednesdays – Beautiful Feet Foot Care – FACILITY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Every Wednesday, Beautiful Feet will be at Churchill Senior Community Center. Please call 613-798-4783 and leave a message and we will book you an appointment time and answer any questions.
First Wednesday of the month – Knit Night at Parkdale Food Centre – DROP-IN SPACE CLOSED.
From: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring your enthusiasm and curiosity. We’ve got the tools to help you get started.
January- June – Homework Club Program – PROGRAMS SUSPENDED.
Starting in January , Frontier College will be offering a Homework Club program for children ages 6–12 at the Carlingwood Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. The program will run Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Learners at the Homework Club will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with volunteer tutors in an environment adapted to their individual needs. No prior registration is required and all programming is free. For more information, please contact the Carlingwood branch of the library, or else email email@example.com
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