Pink Lounge opens

Carrie Irvine, left, marketing director at the St. Laurent Shopping Centre, Trina Fraser, Bust a Move co-chair, Nicole Burris, Bust a Move honourary co-chair, Melissa Shabinsky, co-chair, and Krista Kealy, co-chair, cut a ribbon to open up the Bust a Move Pink Lounge at the St. Laurent Shopping Centre on Feb. 6. The lounge is a decorated space dedicated to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation event.

Giving back

CHEO patient and Nunavut resident Monica Sheapik, 15, shows a photo of her puppy dog to Melinda Currey, right, girlfriend of Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson. Several of the players’ wives and girlfriends made pre-Valentine’s Day crafts with patients during their first group visit to the hospital on Feb. 10. It wasn’t Currey’s visit to the hospital. As a child growing up in the Billings Bridge community of Alta Vista, Currey and her parents often visited CHEO kids.

Contortion

A contortion performance is just one of 29 performances in the Echoes of Winter variety show supporting CHEO on Feb. 13 at Kailash Mital Theatre at Carleton University.

Polar Plunge at Algonquin College

Ottawa polar plunge organizer Insp. John McGetrick climbs out of icy water during the 2015 polar plunge at TD Place, with help from some fellow officers. The Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics will take place again this year, hosted by Algonquin College on Feb. 27.

Family Day at city hall

The Sens Rink of Dreams at city hall will be the place to be for family fun on Family Day on Monday, Feb. 15.

Winding down

Danika Fleury, a Grade 4 French immersion teacher at Berrigan Elementary School, demonstrates one of the relaxation and mindfulness activities outlined in MindMasters 2 with a group of the school’s second and fourth grade students during the launch of the program on Feb. 9.

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