Art therapy and mental illness: Can you paint away the winter blues?
A familiar SAD feeling is blowing into Ottawa with the cold weather, but proponents of art therapy say that art can be a powerful tool to combat mental illness.
OrKidstra aims to empower youth, build community through music education
OrKidstra is an after school program provding music education to children in under-served communities.
Ottawa Murderinos shock and delight with true crime stories at open mic event
At the Art House Café, stories of murder, ghosts and criminals are a safe way to engage with the unsafe.
Music helps Jewish community mourn and remember the Holocaust
Ottawa’s Jewish community commemorated the 80th anniversary of the Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, when close to 90 German Jews were killed and had their businesses and places of worship were vandalized. The community has more to mourn following a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Canadian War Museum adds another Victoria Cross to growing collection
The Canadian War Museum has been actively gathering as many Victoria Crosses awarded to Canadians as it can. They have 39 now, including four from the battle of Hill 70 in the First World War.
Swiss German artist Paul Klee featured in Canada for first time in nearly 40 years
The National Gallery of Canada is presenting an exhibition of the works of Paul Klee.
Exhibition of photos at Canadian War Museum reveals diversity of soldiers in First World War
Far From Home is an exhibition at the Canadian War Museum that features photographs that reveal the diversity of the soldiers who fought in the war.
Architects chosen for Ottawa’s new central library
The joint facility between the Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada was approved by city council last year and is expected to open in 2024.
Insults fly in the bold, gritty world of Ottawa rap battles
The city’s battle rap scene is growing, culminating last month in the largest Ottawa rap battle in recent history.
A taste of Brazil waits just across the Champlain Bridge in Gatineau
As a Brazilian who has not been home for almost a year I will say that it was worth it. And of course, being able to speak Portuguese, made me feel at home.
Creating creatures and community on Ottawa sidewalks
Libby Abella is decorating the streets of Centretown with chalk drawings of magical lands, kind messages and Pokémon.