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 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. 29-Oct. 17: Orange Art Gallery Exhibition – “Sweet Life”- Lorena Ziraldo

“Orange Art Gallery is delighted to host Artist Lorena Ziraldo in her Solo Exhibition ‘Sweet Life’ in Ottawa, Canada. Her work continues to amaze us with her beautiful brushwork, vivid use of colour and human emotional connection. In 2000, Ziraldo completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in painting at the internationally esteemed Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University). Ziraldo has established herself as an exciting Canadian Contemporary Artist and her works make a “sweet” addition to any art collection!” the Orange Art Gallery website states. 

The exhibition runs from Sept. 29-Oct. 17 at the gallery—290 City Centre Ave. Visit to learn more. 

Oct. 14-Nov. 6: Wall Space Gallery Exhibition – Michelle Valberg: Eye to Eye

“Celebrating the photographic feats of Canadian artist Michelle Valberg. Valberg is a globally celebrated photographer, author, and philanthropist. This collection commemorates her recent expeditions throughout the Canadian wilderness. It honours important ecological marvels such as the bears of the Great Bear Rainforest, and BC coastal wolves, and our arctic circle,” the Wall Space Gallery website states. 

The exhibition runs from Oct. 14-Nov. 6 at the gallery—358 Richmond Rd. Visit to learn more. 

Oct. 22: Folk night concert at Westboro Legion

The Big Train Wreck performs for a maximum audience of 50 people from 7-11 p.m. in the Westboro Legion’s Upstairs Bar & Lounge (391 Richmond Rd.) on Oct. 22.

Tickets are $10 and all attendees must be fully vaccinated. For more information, call 613-725-2778.

Oct. 26: Ottawa Horticultural Society October online webinar

“An Engineer’s Approach to Houseplant Care”

Speaker Darryl Cheng is the author of The New Plant Parent and creator of House Plant Journal. Darryl’s passion for plants and engineering approach to plant care have turned him into the most trusted houseplant advisor! What was initially a hobby Tumblr page has turned into an Instagram account with over 500,000 followers, a go-to blog for anything plant-related, his very own houseplant care book, and plant time-lapse videos that have gone viral around the world. 

This presentation – “An Engineer’s Approach to Houseplant Care” – will be a free webinar running from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 26.  There is no registration required. A recording will be available for members only for 14 days after the presentation. Visit to learn more.

Oct. 29: Westboro Legion Poppy Campaign

The Westboro Legion’s 2021 Poppy Campaign begins on Oct. 29 and continues to Nov. 10. Poppies will be available (and donations welcome) at 391 Richmond Rd. Wednesdays-Sundays or at a number of community businesses and other organizations that support local veterans. Wear a poppy to show you honour and remember serving, retired and fallen veterans.

To learn more, visit


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 to receive

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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


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 or visit

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