Fun fundraising this week
▪️ The Low Waste Project has collaborated with Plantables and One Tree Planted to create PlantAid, a cool fundraising initiative that will give your garden a boost. This is your chance to purchase herb plants like Basil, Parsley, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme and Lavender for $5 each. Pick up is in Orléans. One native Ontario tree will be planted for every $1 raised by the sale.
▪️ Top Shelf Distillers is participating the Cat Food & Supplies Drive for the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS), a no-kill shelter that re-homes hundreds of cats each year (and a few dogs too). If you live near or in Perth, on May 15-16 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm you can drop off items at Top Shelf Distillers, 14 Warren Street. The shelter, which is also located in Perth, is hoping to collect canned Friskies Pate and Kitten Food, powdered kitten milk replacement KMR, Greenies Pill Pockets--Feline, liquid laundry detergent, dryer sheets, and gift certificates from Staples, Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Home Hardware, TSC, and Walmart
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Number: 20. The number of years that the City of Ottawa has been officially bilingual, guaranteeing services in French as well as English since... 2001? Is that right? That seems a little late. [City of Ottawa]
Ottawans of the Day: Meaghan Lalande and Kirstin Graystone. The two are raising funds for gift cards to give to intensive care unit nurses for meals during their shift. They are looking to raise $15,000. [CTV] [Go Fund Me]
Quote: “I've been accused of hating absolutely everybody: dogs, children. I'm the Wicked Witch of the West. Whatever. It's a knee-jerk reaction. You've got to take it in stride. [But] it's not about me. It's about this place” – Sharon Boddy, who says that too many people are using Hampton Park woods, inhibiting new growth and harming wild animals. [CBC]
Sports: Ottawa Senators 4 – Winnipeg 2, last Saturday. Calgary Flames 6 – Ottawa Senators 1, last night. The Sens play host to the Leafs on Wednesday.
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#WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️ Transport group wants to find out what rural Ottawa thinks about their lack of buses. Places like West Carleton and Cumberland aren't served by OC Transpo. Rural Transportation Solutions would like to know what you think about this, and how are you getting around in the first place. [West Carleton Online] [The Survey]
▪️ Nepean family receive $880 fine from Ottawa ByLaw after son uses skate park. Ottawa ByLaw's stance is parks are open but skate parks are closed. The family says that there were no signs at the skate park. The ticket itself is issued to the mother, who was in her car, and not to the son who was skateboarding. [CBC]
▪️ A kangaroo crossing Highway 17 has been killed by a car. Willow had escaped from the Papanack Zoo, a private company about 50 kilometres east of Ottawa. [Ottawa Citizen]
▪️ A woman has been arrested after breaking into a home, setting off bear spray, and abducting a newborn baby. Neighbours gave chase and detained her. Police say the woman befriended the mother on social media, and has been active with other new mothers. [CTV]
▪️ Chamberfest announces a 2021 season – with many live events. Everything will be streamed, but some events will be open to live audiences. Details of events will come in June, Chamberfest runs July 22 - August 4. Chamberfest features [Ottawa Festivals] [Chamberfest]
▪️ A poll by Faces magazine says 61 per cent of people in Ottawa surveyed prefer pineapple on their pizza. The Hawai‘ian pizza was invented in Ontario, in 1962, so we don't know why this is so surprising [Faces]
▪️ North Grenville municipal council is unwittingly used as a pawn in a advertising scheme by Michael Bublé. The singer jumped in on a Zoom meeting of the south-of-Ottawa council, and proceed to advertise the Pepsi-owned canned water business of which he is spokesperson. Clips of the interaction will be used by Bublé in a future ad campaign. It will probably be intended to be hilarious. [Nation Valley News]
▪️ The winners of the Capital Music Awards have been announced.
Artist of the Year
Album of the Year
Single of the Year
Group of the Year
Best Production & Arrangements
Video of the Year
Virtual Performance of the Year