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Fall for the Arts: Mayor Jim Watson's gala for the arts

This past Saturday, Mayor Jim Watson hosted a sold-out crowd of 250 guests for his inaugural Fall for the Arts, Mayor’s Gala held at the historical Horticulture Building at Lansdowne. I was fortunate to be invited as media to this very important event supporting and recognizing local artists new and established. There were two beneficiaries for 2016, Ottawa Arts Council and the Ottawa Art Gallery. Mayor Watson announced that $75,000 was raised with proceeds going directly towards the Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion and the Arts Court Development Project. Guests at the event included Ottawa Liberal MP, Catherine McKenna, many city councilors, including Mathieu Fleury, Jan Harder, Diane Deans, and Tim Tierney along with a number of corporate sponsors like Rogers,...

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Beechwood Farmers Market cookoff

A few weeks ago, we received an email from Chris Penton, manager of the Beechwood Farmers Market inviting us to be a judge in the 3rd annual cook-off. We love supporting local farmers, producers, and businesses so this was most certainly of interest to us. I was happy to join fellow judges Elizabeth Kilvert, owner of the Unrefined Olive, and Councillor Mathieu Fleury this past Saturday. The Beechwood Farmers Market is located at 135 Barrette Street (Corner of Beechwood and St. Charles) on the grounds of the historic St. Charles Church. The market is open every Saturday from 9am-2pm from June 11th to October 8th . Featuring over 30 vendors from a wide variety of areas including: farm fresh, baking, prepared foods, wines, arts and crafts,...

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