Ottawa

Perth, Ontario. Photo Courtesy City of Perth

Take family fun on the road

Day tripper. One-way ticket, yeah.    With apologies to The Beatles, of course, we’ve gathered four interesting and fun day-trip destinations close to Ottawa. All can easily be expanded into a weekend, too, if that’s what your family wishes.   […]

Eddie Ekiyor, pictured in 2014, playing in an East-West high school all-star game. Ekiyor is one of the best basketball players to emerge from Ottawa, has said he will play pro somewhere in Europe this fall. Mike Carroccetto photo ***ONE TIME PUBLISHING RIGHTS GRANTED TO OPT****

Hoops catching on in the capital

In the wake of Raptors fever, grassroots basketball expected to grow locally Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know that the Toronto Raptors captured the entire nation’s interest by winning the NBA championship earlier this summer.   […]

Eric Bollman, right, began volunteering with Operation Come Home more than 15 years ago.

Back on track

Helping Ottawa’s at-risk and homeless youth through Operation Come Home is a family affair for Eric Bollman   When a friend asked Eric Bollman to spend the night outdoors in the dead of winter for the first time 15 years […]

Child jumping on colorful playground trampoline. Kids jump in inflatable bounce castle on kindergarten birthday party Activity and play center for young child. Little boy playing outdoors in summer.

Kid-tested, mom-approved

These free – or inexpensive – outings will get your kids socializing and your sanity intact. Tracey Tong – and our preschool tester – report   Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, on parental leave, or just have the day off […]