Tag: Bradley Turcotte

The Happening Festival Ottawa

Our #HappeningHood

By Bradley Turcotte –  Kitchissippi multidisciplinary arts festival The Happening is back for its fifth year of highlighting local artists beginning May 24 and culminating with its signature ArtsPark event June 1. Happening co-founder and Hintonburg Public House (HPH) owner, Summer Baird, conceived the event in 2014 as […]

Kimana Mar

Kimana Mar: Golden girl of McKellar Park 

By Bradley Turcotte –  Nineteen-year-old McKellar Park resident Kimana Mar triumphantly returned from the 2019 Special Olympics (SO) World Games in Abu Dhabi with seven gold medals from her stellar performances in rhythmic gymnastics.  Five of Kimana’s top-of-the-podium results were in individual events and two came from group […]

Brewing up brighter futures in Nicaragua

By Bradley Turcotte –  What began in 2006 with the simple act of providing a notebook and pencil to a child in Nicaragua, SchoolBOX’s operations in Central America has percolated to include classrooms, educational packages and a library program.  However, instability in Nicaragua has hindered the organization’s ability […]

Westfest celebrates the art of diversity

By Bradley Turcotte –  Kitchissippi’s annual multi-disciplinary festival celebrated fifteen years of music and art June 8-10 at its new Tom Brown Arena location. Westfest founder Elaina Martin’s pleas for a weekend of perfect weather prevailed. Elaina told Kitchissippi Times “mother nature” played a large part in the weekend’s success. […]

Rocking out like a Bad Parent

By Bradley Turcotte – After “coming out of the basement” for last year’s edition of Porchfest, cover band Bad Parent, which includes four Kitchissippi residents, is set to take the stage at the fifteenth anniversary of Westfest this summer. Bad Parent traces its birth to a catastrophe. When […]

University of Ottawa Heart Institute expands

By Bradley Turcotte –  Canada’s largest cardiovascular health centre can be found right here in Kitchissippi and now the University of Ottawa Heart Institute’s patients and specialized teams are flowing to a new, innovative facility. The expansion provides 145,000 square feet of space, an additional surgical critical care […]

Lynne Hanson (left) has teamed up with long time collaborator Lynn Miles (right) to form a folk country duo called The LYNNeS. Photo by Brittany Gawley

Seeing double with The LYNNeS

By Bradley Turcotte –  Kitchissippi singer-songwriter Lynne Hanson has teamed up with long time collaborator Lynn Miles to form The LYNNeS, a folk country duo whose debut album Heartbreak Song for the Radio dropped February 2. Accomplished solo artists on their own, Lynne won the Colleen Peterson Songwriting […]

Railbender’s Alex Neron has found himself in the middle of a fundraiser. File photo by Ted Simpson.

Remembering Alex Néron

By Bradley Turcotte –  Railbender Tattoo and Art Gallery proprietor Alex Néron passed away peacefully on the evening of January 17, two and a half years after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Alex was 40-years-old. Alex tattooed many clients at the Hamilton Ave. N. studio, however, his bright, […]

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