Research subjects

Barrhaven mother Heather Critsch participated in Drs. Shi Wu Wen and Mark Walker’s folic acid clinical trial while pregnant with her son Truman Pickering, pictured with Critsch, joining almost 2,500 other women from five countries recruited to join the study over four years.

Badass Dash

Participants in the 2015 Badass Dash at Wesley Clover Parks attempt to cross a water obstacle as part of the seven kilometre long race.

Walking for a cause

Cy Leman (left) and Earl Windsor, volunteers at the Rural Ottawa South Support Service Walk of Care, were soaked with rain at last year's event. This year's fifth annual event on Sept. 10 hopes both to raise $5,000 to support ROSSS's adult day program and for better weather.

Cruising for a cause

Nearly 300 bikers and supporters of the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre's annual Cruise don't Bruise event kicked off in the parking lot of Casey's, 1889 Ogilvie Rd., on Aug. 20. The fundraiser supports programming aimed at ending domestic violence, elder abuse and help children who witness violence.

Ottawa Senators

Fans will have the opportunity to meet players, watch a team practice and take part in interactive games at the Ottawa Senators Fan Fest in Kanata on Sept. 25.

Panda Game takes place Oct. 1

The annual Panda Game will take place to Lansdowne’s TD Place on Oct. 1, where two long-time rivals, the Carleton University Ravens and the Ottawa University Gee-Gees, will take the field.

Justice for Abdirahman

Protesters chant "No justice, no peace" and "no racist police," during a rally outside police headquarters on Elgin Street on Aug. 24. The rally was organized by Black Lives Matter, No Justice No Peace and the Ottawa Black Diaspora Coalition one month after Abdirahman Abdi's death after a confrontation with police outside his Hintonburg apartment.

Canal crossing

Old Ottawa East resident John Dance (left), Capital Coun. David Chernushenko and Old Ottawa South Community Association past president Michael Jenkins celebrate the news that a long desired pedestrian bridge across the Rideau Canal will be built.

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