2018 Park Summit – Activate Ottawa Parks

Park Summit is the biggest park gathering in Ottawa. It is the result of the partnership with Ecology Ottawa and Park People since 2016. Again this year, we are excited to have this  event come back in order to bring together the residents of Ottawa in an active and celebratory manor. The Summit gives Ottawa residents the opportunity to come together in action to support our local parks. The idea is that when communities get involved, parks get better!

The event will be held on the day before Earth Day, Saturday, April 21 from 2:00PM – 6:00PM at allsaints Event Space. Park Summit will be followed by our annual Earth Day Party starting at 8:00PM-11:00PM at 25One Community (251 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1X2). It is only a 30 minute walk from allsaints!

This unique event will be a golden opportunity to create relations with other people in your community and to generate ideas for ongoing participation and build momentum to make our city parks even better!

The event is free but registration is required now at : http://www.ecologyottawa.org/2018_park_summit

Keynote Speaker

Amanda Brandimore, Women Trail running festival

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Amanda Brandimore started her trail running adventure 6 years ago with Natural Fitness Lab, and has expanded her love in nature through xc-skiing, mountain biking and hiking. Through this time she has had the joy of experiencing how peaceful and relaxing running in nature can be. Being outdoors offers the mind to quiet and settle and also offers the body a new challenge in navigating through all of mother natures obstacles. 


Community Speakers

Feel free to join us for this unique event which will include speakers :

Ayal Dinner, Park People


Ayal is a Program Manager at Park People. Before Park People he worked as Executive Director of Greenest City, running environmental education, urban agriculture, and community development programs in Parkdale, and supporting projects across Toronto. 
Ayal has a background in community work and food security and is a founder of the West End Food Coop. He is a founding board member of the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust and the Local Food and Farming Co-ops Network. He previously worked as a community food animator with FoodShare.
In 2012 Ayal received a Diamond Jubilee Award for his contributions to the community.

Aaron Cayer, Birling

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Born and raised here in Ottawa., Aaron Cayer is a co owner of Birling and Director of the Ottawa Skateboard Association.  He has been skateboarding for over 20 years in the city. The passion he has for skateboarding is incredible. Aaron is the recent recipient of United Way’s GenNext award, for which he received in recognition of his interesting and engaging work around Ottawa’s skateboard community and beyond. Whether as an entrepreneur, skateboarder or community leader, Aaron continues to advocate for greater resources and creative solutions to promote and encourage free play.

Trevor Jamieson, River Oaks Estate

John Davindson, Odyssey Theatre


April 21, 2018 from 2:00PM – 6:00PM
allsaints Event Space
10 Blackburn Ave
Ottawa,ON K1N 6P9
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 Velta Tomsons · velta.tomsons@ecologyottawa.ca · (613) 860-5353