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Category: Recreation


Cangames convention returns to Ottawa after three-year pandemic hiatus

After a three-year hiatus, friendly mayhem is set to return this weekend to Ottawa in the form of Canada’s oldest board gaming convention, Cangames.  The event runs from Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21 and will be held at the Rideau Curling Club in Centretown. Established in 1977, the annual conference features a wide selection of miniatures, roleplaying games…


City still faces lifeguard shortage after COVID closures halted training programs

It’s an advisory that can be found on websites and at recreational facilities across Ottawa: “Please note that some regular public swims may be cancelled on short notice due to a shortage of lifeguards.” The message was recently sent to local residents on Family Day — as it had been previously on Remembrance Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Truth and Reconciliation…


Community groups across Canada encourage BIPOC inclusion in outdoor recreation

Community organizations across Canada are working to make recreation and wellness spaces more accessible for those who are Black, Indigenous or People of Colour (BIPOC). Organizers say social and economic barriers often prevent racialized communities from accessing and feeling comfortable in outdoor recreation spaces. Through free outdoor gear libraries and inclusive outdoor group activities, organizers across Canada aim to make…