A community presence in Ottawa for more than 140 years, YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region remains true to its mission of physical and social enrichment for men, women, and kids of all ages across all seven of its facilities. Staff members uphold the YMCA’s core values of honesty, acceptance, and fairness as they invest in their community’s children and strengthen family bonds critically weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. They pump up adult fitness regimens with aquatic fitness and boot-camp classes, personal training, and full gymnasiums outfitted with equipment for basketball, soccer, and rope skipping. They’ve also filled their fitness centres with free weights, cardio equipment, and weight machines. When they’re not helping adults trim down waistlines during yoga, boxing, and salsa-dance classes, staff members are getting back in touch with their inner children. They stimulate imagination, mental development, and growth as they lead children’s day camps, after-school programs, birthday parties, and outdoor education.
These YMCA-YWCA outposts are dedicated to helping all members of the community. They provide those in need with emergency and youth housing, employment services, and domestic-violence support programs. They further strengthen and unite the Ottawa community through the YActive Assist program, which adjusts membership rates to help families that can’t afford the full cost of any of YMCA’s progressive programs.
Modern Cleaners’ professional garment buffers put the pleasure of unsullied outfits back in tantalizing reach with the power of their waterless refurbishing techniques. Let the full-service staff expurgate stains from various fabrics, outfits, and sentient suits of armor, restoring everything from a queenly two-piece dress ($14.50) to a sleeping king’s plush comforter ($24). Pants, skirts, and blouses ($5.25 each) need no longer live in terror of the spin cycle, and dapper three-piece suits ($14.50) and formal gowns ($22+) can recover their unpolluted aura of elegance from the grimy clutches of last call. Efficient same-day service for garments in by 9 a.m. ensures that all clean-pressed orders return promptly and in impeccable form. Modern Cleaners also restores garments hit by nature’s wrath, fixing up couture infused with smoke, drenched by floods, or dissolved by Melf’s Acid Arrow during last week’s LARP session.
The expert interior decorators at Interiors by Cefaloni bedeck homes with custom decor and savvy advice. Clients can explore design interests and coordinate purses with paint swatches with the help of a professional during a one-hour colour consultation ($90) or can simply embellish rooms with a wide range of wallpaper ($21.99+/roll). C2 Paint ($56+/gallon) swathes walls in eco-friendly hues, and laminate sheets ($52.35+/sheet) cloak countertops in a protective casing, like a titanium rain poncho. A form of self-stick decals, Snap wall art ($29.99) easily bonds to surfaces with novelty motifs and inspirational expressions. Today's Groupon may also be used toward larger purchases, such as Grohe bathroom faucets ($151.99+) or in-home vanity laminate countertop installations ($170.80+).
For more than 12 years, the staff of LegalWills.ca has removed the barriers that keep people from documenting their wishes with lawyer-approved online services that guide tens of thousands of users and counting through the creation of their last will and testament, power of attorney, and living wills. Each step-by-step direction is written in simple language that’s easy to understand. They’ve designed the service to help thousands users account for unexpected situations and avoid common pitfalls, and they offer help and support along the way.
LegalWills.ca is maintained by PartingWishes Inc, an Ottawa-based organization that works alongside lawyers to create vital legal documents. They believe that regular people should be able to obtain the legal documents they need without paying high fees or naming their lawyer as their will's prime beneficiary.
With an eye sharpened by extensive portrait and wedding shoots, including a cover for Ottawa Wedding Magazine, photographer Christine Tripp treats photography as an investment in storytelling. In the 2.5-hour group class, Tripp teaches budding shutterbugs how to excel beyond the automatic settings on digital cameras and digital single-lens-reflex (DSLR) cameras to freeze time in manual mode. Newly armed with sophisticated photography techniques and camera-specific vocabulary, students leave ready to capture the everyday magic all around them, such as when a child takes its first steps toward renouncing video games. Classes are held weeknights and occasionally on weekdays or Sundays, depending on student demand. Pupils must bring their own encyclopedia of cheeses and DSLR camera, or any digital camera capable of adjusting shutter speed, ISO, and aperture.
Connect Sedan & Limo’s fleet of Chrysler 300 luxury cars transports passengers in style 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Chauffeurs pick up guests at a location of their choosing and cart them around for tours of the city or quick trips to the airport.