Friday 31 May 2013

City of Ottawa Give-Away Weekend!

If you want to clear out some closets, this weekend is the official City of Ottawa give-away weekend. Set out your unwanted but reusable goods on the curb this Saturday June 1st and Sunday June 2nd. For more information check out the City of Ottawa website.

Building a Liveable Ottawa

There's an on-line consultation on the pedestrian plan and cycling plan for the City of Ottawa. Here's the link if you are interested in adding your comments - it's open for comments until June 7th!

Saturday 25 May 2013


I'm sharing a Youtube posting of our kitten playing with a wooden marble run. If it goes viral - you saw it here first!

kitten and marbles

Monday 20 May 2013

Native Plant Sale

It's the time of year when we are spending more time outside, possibly gardening! If you are interested in learning more about plants native to the region, we have a great resource in central Ottawa. The Fletcher Wildlife Garden is located next to the Arboretum off Prince of Wales Drive. If you would like to purchase some native plants for your garden, the Fletcher Wildlife Garden annual native plant sale is coming up on Saturday June 1st from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Their website outlines why the project got started:  "With habitat loss a major factor in the decline of many plant and animal species, our goal is to encourage as many people as possible to create or restore natural landscapes on their urban or rural property. Our Interpretive Centre disseminates information on conservation issues and regional natural history. Behind the centre is our Backyard Garden designed to show how anyone can transform their own garden into one that is wildlife friendly".

Monday 6 May 2013

Sunday Ride

As mentioned in a previous post, I participated in the CN Ride for CHEO on Sunday. It was a beautiful day and a fantastic ride - a great way to see the city! The event fundraising set a record - raising more than $726,000 for oncology research!