By: Bonnie Weppler
Nancy Kingsbury defines herself by her long-term volunteer involvement with Amnesty International.
As an undergraduate student at McGill University, Nancy saw a display on campus that focused on political prisoners in East Africa.
“I was a naïve, 20-something student and I had no idea that this kind of thing was going on,” she says. “I joined Amnesty immediately and started writing letters and donating Read more
By: Katie Breen
Residents of Old Ottawa East and passersby on Main Street may have wondered recently, what is that thing at the back of the Children’s Garden?
The answer is a whimsical playhouse and stunning work of art. Unlike at a museum, children are allowed to play inside this work.
The garden’s advisory board commissioned environmental artist Marc Walter to build a creative play space for Read more
By: Ian Detta
Lees Community Garden, next to Lees Avenue apartments, had a great year with many accomplishments.
On the first day of summer, under withering heat, many hardy volunteers came out to construct the garden in one day. For the rest of the season, gardeners tended their plots though drought and rain.
Community involvement kept the garden clean. Many people enjoyed the park benches and green Read more
By: Vicki Davis
On Oct. 6, volunteers organized the Brantwood Park fall cleanup.
Six people picked up garbage and helped remove and bag burdock seeds which seemed to have increased in the past year.
The park was actually quite clean, a sign most people clean up litter when they are there. Volunteers filled two garbage bags, four garden waste bags and created two bundles of burdock stems Read more