The Unshaven Mavens made their 5K fundraising goal in support of breast cancer research at this weekend’s Oktoberfest. Check it: These bold and beautiful women grow their underarm hair for the entire month of October, all the while raising funds for Rethink Breast Cancer. The group zeros in on the armpit because early breast cancer symptoms can also be […]
Siu Hong Yu is a scientist working at the National Research Council. Outside the lab, he tries to stay out of trouble with live music, food outings, photography, gallery visits, running, hiking, good reads and cinema. What do delicious seasonal vegetables, a conversation about Ottawa’s sustainable economy, and a Belarusian violin/guitar duet have in common? They […]
Greg Searle (@gregorysearle) is Executive Director of BioRegional North America (@BioRegional_US) where he runs @OnePlanetLiving and the ecoConcierge program, and is currently crowdfunding to support a book he is writing on sustainable behaviours and healthy urban living. He is the co-organizer of @HarvestNoir, loves working out of @HubOttawa, and once drove a Peugot with a […]
Our friend Alex Hosselet likes to keep it real, and help out when he can. He’s recently gotten involved with a great charity and would like to tell you about it. Ottawa is home to a lot of phenomenal organizations and groups striving to make a difference in our community and abroad. A good friend of […]
Sara Rose is a Carleton University student and the Fund Development and Event Coordinator for the Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre. She’s been in living in Ottawa for the past 16 years. Her favourite part of the city is going to all the festivals, especially Bluesfest. Recently, the United Way called Ottawa the most generous city […]
Chantal Sarkisian is a fundraiser for the Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health, a local and national charity that raises funds to support research in women’s sexual and reproductive health. She dropped by Local Tourist Ottawa to talk about a fun local event she’s driving forward. Ottawa has a lot of walking/running events: what makes yours […]
Amanda Earl has published poetry chapbooks with above/ground press and Book Thug. Amanda is also the managing editor of Bywords.ca and the Bywords Quarterly Journal, the angel of AngelHousePress and the curator of Experiment-o.com, an annual journal that celebrates the art of risk. Today she is inviting you to Bywords.ca’s 7th Annual Cornerstone Fundraiser and […]
Bronwyn Lefebvre is a high school student who will be attending Carleton University in the fall. In February she organized an ambitious fashion show, fundraising for Lupus Ontario – a disease she has lived with for 13 years. This is Bronwyn’s very touching thank you speech: Seven months ago the planning began to create and […]
We just wanted to send a quick shout out to the organizers of Ottawa Twestival 2011, who together with all of the attendees, raised $12,321 for the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health. There were a ton of Local Tourists that showed up in support of the event, including Jessey and Amy, Hilary Duff, Jane […]
ROUGE champions itself as Ottawa’s “ultimate bachelorette party,” where brides-to-be can take the wedding show experience out of the conference centre and into the nightclub. In fact, ROUGE calls itself an un-wedding show! Featuring local-only vendors, ROUGE takes place on March 26 at Mansion Nightclub, with proceeds from the $10 tickets going to support the […]
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