Ottawa City Café

Written by guest blogger Denise Deby, who writes on local and global social and environmental issues.

Spacing Ottawa has created a very cool new series of events called Next City Café. Each month they bring together planners, community experts, “urban enthusiasts” and anyone interested at the Alpha Soul Café to talk about making Ottawa a great place to live. The first two Cafés were on “Everyday Cycling” (in September) and “The Future of Food” (in October).

This month’s Next City Café is on Reimagining our Community Green Spaces. It’s on Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m. at the Alpha Soul Café, 1015 Wellington Street West. Panellists will be Chris Osler, Community Developer of the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre and Aamina Bedran, Co-founder of the Ottawa Children’s Garden.

The Café will be a chance to dream up alternatives for some of Ottawa’s underused and neglected green spaces. The organizers say “Bring your imagination, a pen and your wish list for a local community space.”

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