Postcards from Manotick

Ottawa’s best winter festival is back!

28 January 2015 Ottawa Family Fun

Looking for winter family fun in Ottawa this weekend? Forget the crowds at Winterlude and head out to Manotick to celebrate Shiverfest! The Shiverfest fun starts on Friday January 30 at the Manotick Arena with an exhibition figure-skating show by the Rideau Skating Club at 6 pm. At 6:30 pm, come warm up by a […]

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Win tickets to the YOMA Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction Fundraiser with Mayor Jim Watson

19 November 2014 Postcards from Manotick

In the past year, the Youth of Manotick Association (YOMA) has been offering regular activities for local youth, primarily through Friday night drop-ins. YOMA’s activities provide a safe, inclusive and socially accepting environment that helps support local and area youth in building positive relationships, experiencing new opportunities and connecting them to their community. They focus […]

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A dozen reasons to visit Manotick for Dickinson Days this weekend

5 June 2014 Ottawa Family Fun

Did you see the weather forecast for this weekend? Sun, sun and more sun, with a side of heat and a little more sun. Helllloooooo summer, we are *so* glad to see you! You know I love summer. You know I love free family fun. You know I love Manotick. What’s not to love about […]

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Photo of the day: An unexpected red canoe

22 May 2014 Photo of the Day

We live on an island, so you don’t have to go far to find water. No wonder I have moisture issues in my basement! But even on the island, there are little patches of water, like this small, nearly hidden pond a block from my house. If you walk past at dusk, you can hear […]

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Manotick families – have your say about George McLean park

15 April 2014 Mothering without a licence

This blog post is part PSA and part rant. The PSA part is that the city is planning to update the play structures at George McLean park in Manotick. (Thanks to the Manotick Village and Community Association for the notification on this one!) According to the MVCA parks and recreation page: The City is replacing […]

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Weekend winter family fun: Shiverfest 2014

29 January 2014 Ottawa Family Fun

The forecast for the weekend looks wintry without being bone-numbingly, cheek-searingly cold – perfect weather to come out and celebrate the season at Manotick’s annual Shiverfest Winter Carnival! There’s a full schedule of events for indoor and outdoor activities. Here’s the full list of what’s going on where and when: Friday, January 31 at Manotick […]

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This week in pictures: Winterlude and winter magic

17 February 2013 Photo of the Day

This week’s lesson in photography is about carpe-ing the diem. On Sunday morning I was up early and restless. I was twitchy to get outside when I saw the morning sun, but when I checked the temps it was still around the -20C mark. WAY too cold to go outside. After a bit of restless […]

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This week in pictures: winter family fun – and an award!!

2 February 2013 My 15 minutes

How cool is this? I just found out that Postcards from the Mothership won third place in the “Art and Photography” category of the Canadian Weblog Awards!! I had been nominated in three (!) categories: Best Parenting Blog, Best Blog about Life and Best Art and Photography Blog. (And a HUGE thank you to whomever […]

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You’re shivering anyway, so come out this weekend for Manotick’s ShiverFest!!

24 January 2013 Ottawa Family Fun

Hoo boy, is it cold out there or WHAT? If I understood the forecaster correctly, this is the coldest stretch of weather in Simon’s entire lifetime, and he turns nine next week. Brrrr! But this weekend, we’re warming up to a temperate minus 15C, so it will be perfect to come out and play during […]

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The one where Santa rescues her from a ditch in a red tractor on Christmas Day (true story!!)

25 December 2012 Happy holidays

I swear on everything dear to me that every word in this story is true and absolutely without embellishment. This is exactly and honestly how it happened. We went to Granny and Papa Lou’s house for a late breakfast visit this morning. My brother and his family were going to stay an extra day, but […]

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