Bird Day Ottawa – May 13th

Get Up Close to the World of Birds

International Migratory BIRD DAY 2017

Saturday, May 13, 10 am to 1 pm

Brewer Park (Bronson Ave. across from Carleton University)

FREE, Family-friendly, Fun


Watch an owl fly silently to a perch and learn how they manage to be so quiet. Discover special places along the Rideau River that shelter birds, and why they need our protection. Hear storytellers share a bird’s migration journey and other fascinating bird tales.

Activities include guided bird-watching walks, a nature scavenger hunt and games. Trained hawks and owls will be part of a predatory bird demonstration, and local groups will be on hand to share more information about the incredible lives of birds and how we can help them.

Co-hosted by Nature Canada and the Canadian Biodiversity Institute. More info at

NCC – Youth Engagement in City Building

As we plan for the future of the Capital, we must not forget to include the voices of millennials and Generation Z. After all, they will be the ones implementing these plans!

At our next Capital Urbanism Lab on April 6, we’ll explore how various groups are engaging youth in city building to strengthen our communities. Our guest speakers will address how they empower youth to take action on local issues, such as housing, transportation and community development.

More information available on the NCC Website.

Culture Days 2016 is almost here!

Culture Days is almost here, and this year we’d like to see the Riverside South Community Association join the movement with your own activities. The work you do is important and Culture Days provides a great opportunity to celebrate your community.

Culture Days is the largest annual celebration and participation initiative undertaken by the arts and cultural community in Canadian History. In 2015, over 2 million Canadians participated in more than 7,500 free arts and cultural activities in nearly 900 cities and towns. The seventh annual Culture Days will take place September 30, October 1 & 2, 2016, and we want you to be involved!

Join the movement by organizing a Culture Days event in your community. Almost any activity can be presented during Culture Days, as long as they are free, participatory, take place on the Culture Days weekend and are registered online at Check out our 1-page invitation for all the details.

If you’re unsure how you can play a role in Culture Days or you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Hana. For more tips and ideas, you can also visit the Resources Section on the Culture Days website and subscribe to the newsletter.

Hana Elniwairi
Communications Assistant
Ontario Culture Days
416 – 964 – 7555 |

Manotick Soap Box Derby 2016

Sunday, August 28th.
Beaverwood Rd, Manotick.

Registration is now open! Don’t miss out!

What would summer be without Manotick’s Annual Soap Box Derby? This is a chance to get the family together, learn some new skills building and decorating your soapbox cart, get outdoors and away from screens and most importantly, have some fun!

  • If designing a soapbox cart is too daunting, you can buy a cart kit ready for assembly. Search the web or email* for further information.
  • No-one needs to be left out for lack of a cart. In advance of Derby Day, you can contact us* to make the necessary arrangements to borrow a cart (subject to availability).
  • This year again children with special needs can experience the thrill of the hill in Super Kids races in our dual seat carts driven by experienced derby drivers.
  • Volunteers and Sponsors please email* us to indicate how you would like to be involved.

The pre-registration form can be found at –
The registration form for Super Kids at
And, information about cart specifications and racing rules at –

*Please email queries to

We’ll see you at the races!


OCHF/recLINK is Hiring a Summer Student!

We are inviting applications from students between the ages of 15-30 for a paid summer job as an Operations Assistant with OCH Foundation in the recLINK office. We especially encourage applications from Ottawa Community Housing tenants, aboriginal individuals, those living with a disability, and visible minorities.

Please note the short turnaround time. Applications must be received by e-mail no later than Tuesday, June 28th at 2pm. Interviews will take place between June 29/30. The successful applicant must be available to begin their full-time 8 week contract on Monday, July 4th.

More details can be found in the job ad by clicking here.

Tara Howlett, BA, HBSW, MSW
Director, Community Engagement
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities
Office: (613) 422-1555
Mobile: (613) 784-0420
Fax: (613) 422-4556
Dalhousie Community Centre
755 Somerset Street West, 3rd Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6R1