Sunday wrap up! (October 30)

Happy last week of October! We rounded up the month with some great posts by some old and new Local Tourists. 

Social media maven, Kelly Rusk, got her schmooze on at the United Way Ottawa’s Schmoozefest event that raised $22,000 for the organization.

Mike Cullen got both an art and history lesson when he checked out the National Gallery of Canada’s newest exhibition: Drawn to Art: French Artists and Art Lovers in 18th-Century Rome.

What makes your neighbourhood distinct? Pearl Pirie tells us about a new Ottawa initiative to determine just that. You are Here is an extreme mapping project that asks residents to share what they associate with a place.

Dominique Jones told us about a job fair Halogen Software held last Wednesday to recruit some of Ottawa’s brightest technology talent.

For some families, the Halloween season means a trip to pick pumpkins. Mike Reynolds tells us about his family’s trip to Millers’ Farm & Market for a day of seasonal fun (warning: post contains adorable pictures).

Autumn also means that Gatineau Park becomes even more gorgeous than usualRuvini Godakandae checks out the fall colours cross-border and tells us why she got up at 4 a.m. to start her adventure.

Well, that’s a wrap on October, Ottawa. Time flies, doesn’t it? Do you have an exciting November adventure you want to share with our readers? Drop us a line at