Tuesday, 11 February 2020

City of Ottawa - At Your Museum - February 2020

Play in the past

 
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Baking, wildlife, and construction. Oh my! We have heritage-inspired playdates awaiting your preschooler and you at Billings Estate National Historic Site. Each week we’re exploring a different theme with hands-on activities. There’s even time after each program to let the little ones play while parents catch up. Registration is required.
  • Friday, February 14 – Heritage Cookies (deadline: February 11)
  • Friday, February 21 – Animal Tracks (deadline: February 21)
  • Friday, February 28 – Billings Bridge Village (deadline: February 28)
 

Your mission, should you choose to accept it…

 
The Mid-Winter Challenge is back at Billings Estate and we’re ready to test both your wits and endurance as you race against the clock. Gather your team of 2 to 5 people and prepare to explore the museum, and the history of Gloucester Township, as you never have before. Will your team finish at the top of the leaderboard? To reserve your preferred time slot, call 613-580-2088.
  • Saturday, February 15 and 22 with time slots available at 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:15 pm.
 

March break on the homestead

 
Kids ages 6 to 9 can travel back in time this March Break to explore life as an early settler at Nepean Museum. Each morning, they’ll discover a new skill that would have been essential to life on the homestead from leather working to bread making. Registration is required.
 

Around the World with the Ottawa Public Library

 
Check out the great programs being hosted by Billings Estate National Historic Site, Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, and Pinhey’s Point Historic Site at an Ottawa Public Library branch near you this March break. Registration opens Wednesday, February 12.
 

Explore Pinhey’s Point under the stars

 
Pinhey's Point Historic Site
Limited spaces remain for the popular Snowshoeing Under the Stars program on Saturday, February 22 and Saturday, February 29. Register today to explore this unique heritage site with stunning views of the Ottawa River.
 

Learn the ins and outs of sourdough

 
Join our guest expert, Elle Crevits, at Billings Estate National Historic Site on March 14 as we demystify all things sourdough. Learn step-by-step how to prepare your dough and leave with a loaf that’s ready to bake and everything you need to continue this tradition at home. Registration is required.
 

Live History returns to Billings Estate

 
Something isn’t right at the museum and you’ve been called in after hours to help discover the source of the disturbances. How does the strained relationship between Sally and Sabra Billings connect to the mischief? Is the house still divided to this day? Characters from the exhibitions have come to life and are eager to share their sides of the story but which one is responsible for the present troubles? Tickets available now for Saturday, March 21 at 10 am, 2 pm, and 8 pm.
 

Artefact spotlight

 
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Upcycling. DIY. Tinkering. The terminology may have changed over the years but this spirit of innovation has long been a part Ottawa’s history. For example, an up-close look at the wooden bicycle (circa 1890s) currently on display at Billings Estate National Historic Site reveals interesting details about its unique construction. Did you know that the chain and sprocket were “upcycled” from a retired binder – a piece of agricultural equipment that cuts and bundles wheat or other grain? In fact, all the pieces teenage James Henry Blair used to build the bicycle were salvaged from his family’s farm in Gloucester Township. The Canada Science and Technology Museum visited Billings Estate last year to learn more about the history of this artefact and explored how it was made in a blog post.
 

Happy Heritage Day

 
Join the Heritage Day celebrations at City Hall on the morning of Tuesday, February 18 to learn how history is being shared in your community and to connect with local heritage organizations, volunteer opportunities, and more.
 

Volunteer at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

 
This summer, experience what life was like for rural residents during the 1920s and 30s in Eastern Ontario by portraying a store merchant, a teacher, a farmer, a quilter, or a homemaker.

To learn more, or to register for the information session, visit ottawa.ca/volunteer, go to ‘Browse all volunteer opportunities’, search ‘Animator’, and click the link entitled Volunteer Animator Information Session - 2020 Summer Season. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older.

Please note that the deadline to register for the information session(s) is March 1, 2020. Feel free to contact heritagevolunteers@ottawa.ca with additional questions.
 

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Friday, 7 February 2020

Special Advisory: Winter weather parking ban will be lifted at 7 pm

The winter weather parking ban will be lifted tonight at 7 pm for the City of Ottawa.

Be in the know about snow

Follow us on Twitter @ottawacity to receive updates, or subscribe to our electronic email alerts. If you subscribe to e-Alerts, you will receive notification each time a winter weather parking ban is in effect, if the ban continues over more than one night and when the ban has been lifted. The service is free and you can unsubscribe at any time. Sign up today at ottawa.ca.

For more winter parking information, please visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

QTSR Community Skating Party - February 15th

The QTSR Community Skating Party is happing on Saturday, Feb. 15th in Kilreen Park!

Come out and enjoy skating on our community's skating rink and free light refreshments.

When: Saturday, February 15th, 2:00-4:00
Where: Kilreen Park

No cost - all are welcome!



QTSR Community Association Meeting - Monday, February 10th, 7:30pm at Sonny's

The next QTSR Community Association Meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 10th, 7:30pm. A copy of the meeting's agenda is available at this link. All are welcome to attend!

When: Monday, February 10th, 7:30 pm 
Where: Sonny’s Bar and Grill – 1119 Baxter Rd

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Special Advisory: Winter weather parking ban will be in effect

Due to weather conditions, the Winter weather parking ban will be in effect Friday starting at 7 am across Ottawa to complete winter road operations. The end time of the parking ban will be based on the overnight snowfall. Please avoid parking on any streets that are not cleared.

During a winter weather parking ban, residents are reminded that there is no parking on city streets so that crews can plow easily and effectively. Vehicles parked on the street during a winter weather parking ban may be ticketed and towed. On-street parking permit holders are exempt from this restriction.

Be in the know about snow

Follow us on Twitter @ottawacity to receive updates, or subscribe to our electronic email alerts. If you subscribe to e-Alerts, you will receive notification each time a winter weather parking ban is in effect, if the ban continues over more than one night and when the ban has been lifted. The service is free and you can unsubscribe at any time. Sign up today at ottawa.ca.

For more winter parking information, please visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Monday, 27 January 2020

Special Advisory: Winter weather parking ban lifted

The winter weather parking ban is now lifted for the City of Ottawa.

Be in the know about snow

Follow us on Twitter @ottawacity to receive updates, or subscribe to our electronic email alerts. If you subscribe to e-Alerts, you will receive notification each time a winter weather parking ban is in effect, if the ban continues over more than one night and when the ban has been lifted. The service is free and you can unsubscribe at any time. Sign up today at ottawa.ca.

For more winter parking information, please visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Special Advisory: Winter weather parking ban will be in effect

Due to weather conditions, the winter weather parking ban will be in effect today, Sunday beginning at 3 pm until Monday at 7 am. These hours may be extended if necessary, to complete winter road operations.

During a winter weather parking ban, residents are reminded that there is no parking on city streets so that crews can plow easily and effectively. Vehicles parked on the street during a winter weather parking ban may be ticketed and towed. On-street parking permit holders are exempt from this restriction. Non permit holders can avoid fines by not parking on the street.

For more winter parking information, please visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.