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  • turtle in medicine wheel with text, national indigenous history month

    Friday Jun 16, 2023 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    A powwow is a gathering to celebrate First Nations culture through dance, songs, food and crafts, and is open to all. This high-intensity workout will incorporate powwow dance steps from different styles of powwow dance and the sounds of contemporary and traditional powwow music into a simple, follow-along workout. 

    Max registration: 30

    Amanda Fox is Ojibwe from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, and is based in Ottawa, Ontario. Amanda is a jingle dress dancer, singer, drummer, beadwork artist, sewing artist, powwow workout instructor, and workshop facilitator.  She started dancing as soon as she could walk and has a profound knowledge in powwow dance and protocols.  She started offering powwow workouts as a way to share her culture while promoting physical health. 

    St Laurent Branch, 515 Côté

    Friday June 16, 2 pm

    In person program: 45 mins with 15 mins Q&A.

     All ages welcomed

  • turtle in medicine wheel

    Saturday Jun 17, 2023 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Participants are introduced to traditional Métis jigging, learning the basic steps before engaging in dances including the “Red River Jig”, “Heel-Toe Polka”, “Orange Blossom Special”, and a group dance called the “7 step”. The artist begins with the basics of the dance while discussing Métis culture and history from the fur trade to today.

    Max participants: 30

    Brad Lafortune is Métis originally from Sudbury, Ontario. Brad began jigging at a young age and started providing workshops and performances in 2009 upon moving to Ottawa. Brad studied at the University of Ottawa where he received his Bachelor of Science followed by a Master’s of Physiotherapy. Brad enjoys combining his passion for physical activity and wellbeing with a deep love and understanding of his culture. Brad believes jigging is an interactive way to physically engage individuals of any age, all the while learning about the intricacies of Métis culture.

    Les participants sont initiés à la gigue métisse traditionnelle. Ils apprennent les pas de danse de la gigue de la rivière Rouge, du Polka Talon-Orteil, du «Orange Blossom Special» et d’une danse de groupe appelée Le 7 pas. L’artiste explique les bases de chaque danse tout en discutant la culture et l’histoire métisse de la traite de fourrure à aujourd’hui.

    Nombre de participants: 30

    Brad Lafortune est un Métis originaire de Sudbury, en Ontario. Brad a commencé à faire de la gigue dès son jeune âge et a commencé à offrir des ateliers et des spectacles en 2009 après s’être établi à Ottawa. Brad a étudié à l’Université d’Ottawa où il a obtenu un baccalauréat en sciences suivi d’une maîtrise en physiothérapie. Brad aime combiner sa passion pour l’activité physique et le bien-être avec un amour profond et une compréhension de sa culture. Brad croit que la gigue est un moyen interactif de faire participer physiquement les gens de tous âges, en se familiarisant avec les complexités de la culture métisse.

  • Saturday Jun 03, 2023 at 10:00am
    360 minutes

    Take a trip through a life-sized Candy Land game at the library. You will become the game piece as you follow the rainbow path through a magical land of sweet surprises on your way to King Kandy’s Castle.

    All ages are welcome. Drop-in.

  • Man reading book to children

    Saturday Jun 03, 2023 at 10:15am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

    Happens the first Saturday morning of every month!

  • Saturday Jun 03, 2023 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    Join us in our children's area to play and chat! There will be a self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and young children. Drop-in program.

    Joignez-nous au département des enfants pour jouer et socialiser. Il y aura des activités pour les tout-petits et leurs adultes. Portes ouvertes.

  • Saturdays, Jun 03, 2023 - Aug 26, 2023
    30 minutes

    12 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

    Drop In

    30 minutes

  • Saturdays, Jun 03, 2023 - Jun 10, 2023
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in. /  Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

  • Saturday Jun 03, 2023 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers.  Drop-in program.

  • Hobbies and crafts

    Saturdays, Jun 03, 2023 - Jun 10, 2023
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Join us Saturdays at 11am - 1pm for open ended art and crafting. All you need to bring is your creativity.  
    March 25th to June 10th, 2023 

  • Sensory Storytime, Mothercraft Ottawa

    Saturday Jun 03, 2023 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Our Storytime welcomes and respects the needs of children aged 0-6 years living with developmental disabilities and/or Autism, who may face barriers related to sensory experiences, show signs of, or are at risk for a developmental delay.

    A family member must be present for the entirety of the event.

    Offered in partnership with Mothercraft Ottawa.