Ottawa Week (WOW) is an annual, week-long series of dialogues, cultural
and celebratory events, sports activities, documentary screenings, and
other fun events designed to convey the genuine welcome and hospitality
of Ottawa to newcomers. It provides opportunities for quality
interactions among residents, long-term and new.
Check out the calendar of events. All events are free to the public. Register for events such as:
Immigrant Heritage Walking Tours
Chinatown - June 21 and 30
Guided walk throughout Chinatown to learn about the contribution of immigrant communities to the neighbourhood, along with its history, people and vibrant culture. Learn about the multicultural village this neighbourhood has become, not only including Asian cultures, but also influences from French Canada, the Middle East, Latin America and more.
Little Italy – June 18, 26 and 28
Take a leisurely stroll down Preston Street, hearing about the Italian community and other immigrants who settled in the area. Learn about important institutions like St. Anthony’s Soccer Club and visit many landmarks.
Lowertown East and West – June 19, 24, 27 and 29
Walk though this vibrant neighbourhood to learn about the evolving social history, architecture and commerce and how this area was the heart of early Bytown (Ottawa’s original name).
Vanier – June 20 and 22
See the rich and interesting heritage of this historically francophone neighbourhood. Participants will visit a series of fascinating murals that depict the neighbourhood’s diverse history, along with churches, a historic cemetery and much more.
Indigenous Walking Tours
June 28 and 29
Guided walk through downtown Ottawa that explores monuments, landscape, architecture and artwork from an Indigenous perspective.
Baz'Art Call to artists
Shenkman Arts Centre is announcing a call for local and regional (from within 150 km of Ottawa) artisans and visual artists to participate in the 9th annual Baz’Art winter arts market and exhibition.
The Baz’Art 2018 artisan market will take place in the upper and lower lobby areas from 11 am to 4 pm Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25.
Please send your proposal no later than 4:30 pm June 29, 2018. Submission details can be found on shenkmanarts.ca.