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12th Annual Upper Canada Medieval Festival – VOLUNTEERS WANTED

Missing Game of Thrones? Organizers are looking for talented and energetic volunteers who will serve as games people, gate attendees and more, at one or more days for the 12th annual Medieval Festival at Upper Canada Village, June 8,9,10. Costumes

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It Takes More Than One, It Takes A Team

Funny before I started volunteering at Alta Vista Animal Hospital, I honestly had no idea it took more than my own vet to take care of things when it came to my animal’s care. I couldn’t be more wrong, it

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Ottawa Spring Flood 2019 by the Numbers

UPDATE: Tuesday, April 30 (Information included below is current as of 10 am on Tuesday, April 30) 10, 242 volunteers have helped at the three sites since Friday, April 19, with 1,586 volunteers helping on Monday, April 29 1,175,500 sandbags

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Flood Preparation Efforts Continue With A Call For Volunteers

As floodwaters continue to rise on the Ottawa River, more help is needed to fill sandbags at three locations across the city. With the regular work week schedule resuming on Tuesday, a modified schedule is available for those residents wanting and

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Toronto’s Pearson Airport Just Hired 15 Therapy Dogs

Whether it’s long flight delays, getting pulled aside for random screening at security, or just thinking about to be thousands of feet up in the air, flying can be stressful. Toronto’s Pearson Airport has just hired 15 therapy dogs to

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My New Happy Place!

When I was a little girl, I loved animals.  An animal followed me home and they were mine much to the chagrin of my Dad, who by the way always loved animals too, it’s where I get it from.  My

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Lack Of Volunteers Threatening 14 Community Skating Rinks

The city is looking for volunteers to operate and maintain more than a dozen outdoor rinks scattered across Ottawa. City staff expects more than 250 community rinks will be up and running by January 7th, but as many as 14

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Operation Big Turkey

Come one, come all to the annual Operation Big Turkey, a free Christmas Eve meal! This year, Operation Big Turkey will be serving guests at its newest turkey destination, restaurant e18hteen in the Byward Market as well as 5 community

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Volunteers Needed For 41st Edition Of Winterlude

Canadian Heritage is looking for volunteers for the 41st edition of Winterlude! The festival is set for February 1st – 18th, 2019. A variety of positions are available, which cater to a wide variety of skills, experiences and time commitments. Anyone

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Fall Cleaning The Capital

The City of Ottawa and GLAD are pleased to announce that early bird registration is open for the  GLAD Cleaning The Capital campaign, which will take place from September 15 to October 15. Real easy to do, just visit ottawa.ca/clean

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Swearing May Not Be Appropriate But It Does Make You Feel Better

For a long time, conventional wisdom held that swearing was not a very useful pain response. Many psychologists believed that swearing could actually make pain feel worse. But Richard Stephens wasn’t convinced. Richard is a psychologist and author of Black

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