Campers from Richard Robinson's 2023 fashion camp. Photo Credit Francois Mittens

Catwalk style in Ottawa? You bet

Richard Robinson Fashion Design Academy offers young artists a unique camp experience Your young designer’s dreams of catwalks, high fashion and red carpets can come true right here in Ottawa. This summer, your fashion-obsessed child can attend the same school […]

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A quiet discrimination

One in five Canadians will be over the age of 65 by 2030, yet the World Health Organization states that ageism is a global health epidemic “Ageism—the bias or prejudice based on age—continues to be socially acceptable, going largely unnoticed,” […]

Vintage Photo Credits. Photos Courtesy of CBC Still Photos Collection

Recreating magic

A documentary introduces a new generation of children to beloved Canadian icon Mr. Dressup through ‘The Magic of Make-Believe’ Photo Credits: Documentary Cover Art Credits: Amazon Canada Vintage Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of CBC Still Photos Collection Tickle Trunk Craft Credits: Prime […]

Visit Parc Safari from the comfort of your own vehicle. Photo Courtesy Parc Safari

Are you ready to go on a safari adventure?

By Paul Edwards   With more than 450 animals and 45-plus species, Parc Safari in Hemingford, Quebec, is full of surprises and wonders.  The visitors can see the animals from the comfort of their vehicle, or from an electric bush […]

Young eastern screech owl. Photo Credit Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre

Living the wild life

The return of spring means more animal sightings. Three local wildlife rehab organizations educate us on what we should — and shouldn’t — do when nature calls When the city thaws and the ground cover makes its long-awaited reappearance in […]

Lauren Faulkner, right, and her daughter Alex. Alex is in virtual school. Photo Courtesy Lauren Faulkner

An effective alternative

For many students, virtual learning works   School was always difficult for Cameron Ward. With autism and ADHD, Cameron struggled in a regular class, says his mother, Sarah-Jane Ward. “Then along came the pandemic and everything changed.” Ward says there […]

Learning to give

Ontario high school students have long been required to complete volunteer hours as a condition of graduation. Here’s why it’s beneficial     Volunteering fulfills two criteria for students. Students discover their passions, develop their talents and get involved in […]

SWOOS members (from left to right) Anna Cuylits, Terrance Hunsley and Carolyn Inch. Photo Credit SWOOS

A place to grow old in

An Ottawa-based organization is working to make communities age friendly and intergenerational. SWOOS shares their ideas with Sheryl Bennett-Wilson   In response to Canada’s aging demographics, a local group is planning for the future.  Senior Watch Old Ottawa South is […]