All posts by evvelde

Britannia Yacht Club: Historical Spotlight

Located in Ottawa’s west end neighbourhood of Britannia Village, the Britannia Yacht Club (BYC) is one of Canada’s oldest yacht clubs. Its roots are based on a gathering of cottagers who spent summers at Britannia-on-the-Bay. Once known as the Britannia Aquatic Club, the association met for nine years in an old saw mill. The name […]


Enjoying the Rideau River

Over 145 kilometres long, the Rideau River offers picturesque views. The river flows north from the Upper Rideau Lake and empties into the Ottawa River at Rideau Falls. The Rideau Canal was formed by joining the River River with the Cataraqui River. To help reduce flooding, city workers often utilize ice blasting to eliminate the ice […]


Spotlight: Dow’s Lake Pavillion

An Outdoor Paradise Dow’s Lake Pavillion, located in the heart of Dow’s Lake, offers a variety of recreational activities throughout the year. If you’re looking to enjoy the Rideau Canal and Dow’s Lake, this is the place to be! The Pavilion is easily accessible from points around the city with an abundance of parking to […]


Bells Corners: A Movie Set

Directed by Jo Marr and written by Maher Baroud, “Going Thru a Thing” is a comical account of a middle-age man who quickly learns that growing up never stops, and that one can always change their path. Filmed in Bells Corners in 2010, the film featured an actress from Stittsville. Sammy, played by the Stittsville […]


Winterlude In Ottawa

The National Capital Region winter celebration is on its way in Old Ottawa East! Held in Ottawa-Gatineau each Feburuary, Winterlude was created in 1979 to enjoy Canada’s northern climate and culture. Activities for Winterlude are located in three primary locations: The Rideau Canal Skateway – meandering through downtown Ottawa you will find the world’s largest […]





Highlight: Sustainable Living In Old Ottawa East

More than ever, sustainable living practices are increasing in popularity. The Sustainable Living Ottawa East (SLOE), a committee of the Ottawa East Community Association, is paving the way for this initiative in their community. The SLOE is charged with planning, developing, networking, and fundraising for these projects that support their mandate of ensuring that the […]


A Night Out On The Town In Overbrook

A Night Out On The Town In Overbrook A great suggestion for a night out in Overbrook begins with a delicious pizza at Louis’ Restaurant and Pizzeria, topped off with a couple of friendly games of bowling at McArthur Bowling Lanes. First stop is Louis’ Restaurant and Pizzeria, located at 181 McArthur Avenue. It is […]