Fostering Change: A Night in Support of Youth in Care

Youth in Care Canada is hosting Fostering Change on Sunday, August 20th at the Rideau Carleton Raceway. Their objective is to help increase awareness about issues affecting youth in care and highlight the importance of continuing efforts to further national youth in care networks across Canada. Their goal is to raise $5,000 so that their organization can continue to provide support for youth in and from care via research, policy development, training, and continued development of community-level and provincial-level Canadian youth in care networks.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fostering-change-a-night-in-sup…

Get your kids into the swing of tennis this summer at the Manotick Tennis Club!

After-School Tennis Lessons start May 15

Two sessions for ages 6-10 and 11+

Summer Tennis Camp Registration for ages 6+ now open

http://manoticktennisclub.com/junior.html

pdf: Manotick Procedure

Tennis Day in Canada is Saturday May 13 – Free Tennis Activities at Manotick Tennis Club

All ages are welcome to visit Manotick Tennis Club Saturday May 13 from 10am to noon to try out tennis!

  • Take part in fun tennis clinics led by club pros
  • New to tennis? Try out “progressive tennis” – an easy way to learn
  • Test the speed of your serve with the smash cage
  • No racquets or balls needed – come with non-marking athletic shoes

Tennis Day in Canada is the first-ever national festival of tennis designed to promote tennis, encourage participation and showcase to all Canadians how easy and fun it is to get involved.

Manotick Tennis Club is at 5572 Dr. Leach Drive (behind the Arena), Manotick, Ontario, or online at manoticktennisclub.com. No RSVP required.

Contact lori@manoticktennisclub.com

Ottawa Children’s Festival de la jeunesse

May 10 – 14, 2017
LeBreton Flats Park & La Nouvelle Scène (Ottawa, ON) / Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau, QC)
Since 1985, the Ottawa Children’s Festival (OCF) has hosted an annual celebration of the best in live performing arts for children. Creating programs for children aged two to 15, the Festival focuses on enriching school curriculum and promoting the arts as an integral part of children’s education; strives to present work that excites and challenges audiences of all ages; and prides itself on developing and producing award winning programming that comes from across Canada and around the world. Schools, community groups, caregivers and families of children age two to 15 are the target audience of the OICF.

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 http://naturecanada.ca/initiatives/bird-day/

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.