Looking for a new coffee table book? “O Canada! A Celebration of 150 Years” explores themes of diversity, culture and growth. The book includes contributions from major political figures such as ex-Gouverner General Michaëlle Jean and the Director of Ottawa's Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, Allison Fisher. A portion of the book’s proceeds go towards the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, which enables underserved youth to make personal and community-oriented changes by means of the arts.
Though Black History Month has come to an end, the conversation is just getting started. I reached out to several Black public figures to ask them to contribute "reminders" concerning issues that mattered to them, which I have compiled into a list. If you're white, much like me, all I ask of you is to listen and perhaps learn from the advice, experiences and perspectives of these influential figures.
Looking for a fresh spot to spend New Year's Eve? An Italian-inspired newcomer to The Glebe’s bustling restaurant scene is quickly gaining the respect of local foodies. Though Orto Trattoria has only been open for a little over a month, it has received accolades on Trip Advisor and Google Reviews.
On his way to catch a flight to New York City, Canadian-raised international supermodel Adonis Bosso calls me to chat about the release of his first independent single, “Jungle.” He describes the song as social commentary on life, as the 27-year-old has experienced it. “I feel like life is a jungle. It’s kind of about my time in New York, trying to make it, trying to make a name for myself,” says Bosso.
OTTAWA – The Individuality Project is a film photography series by local photographer Cassie Even-Hen. Last night, The Individuality Project was exhibited alongside other local talent. The event was in celebration of Black History Month and Canada's diversity of individuals. Canadian rappers Jacob Chin, Ian Lorts and Sleezoe performed, and YouTube personality Fatima Zahra presented slam poetry.
Vivid colours, defined lines, and semi-abstract forms create coherent stories of Canada's northern indigenous heritage.