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2021 FESTIVAL EDITION
Ottawa Grassroots Festival
In this issue --> 
- Announcing the FULL 2021 OGF Lineup!
- Tickets and Passes ON SALE NOW!
- - Collaboration with Algonquin College
- Aisha Lesley Bentham workshop, Apr 11
- Virtual Silent auction, seeking items
- Sponsors
- Information for our volunteers
Coming soon -->
OGF will be offering tech support for the virtual festival
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The Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF) occurs entirely online over the weekend of April 23, Friday, through Sunday, April 25. Attendees of this year’s festival will be able to enjoy the weekend’s events virtually from the safety of their home or bubble.
April 23, FRIDAY Evening Concert - 
Individual Ticket- → CA $10.00 + $1.62 fee*$11.62
Family Ticket: CA $15.00 + $1.93 fee = $16.93

April 24, SATURDAY Evening Concert - 
Individual Tickets  → CA $10.00 + $1.62 fee*$11.62
Family Ticket:  CA $15.00 + $1.93 fee = $16.93

Festival Passes
Per person →CA $15.00 + $1.93 fee = $16.93
Family Festival Pass → CA $20.00 + $2.23 fee = $22.23

 *fees are to eventbrite for processing
The 2021 Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF) occurs entirely online over the weekend of April 23, Friday, through Sunday, April 25. Attendees of this year’s festival will be able to enjoy the weekend’s events virtually from the safety of their home or bubble.
 
The festival will be hosted on zoom, and OGF will be sharing tips and techniques on how to watch.
Thank you to our local supporters! Check out our Local Heroes page to support small business by ordering food or goods: 

http://ottawagrassrootsfestival.com/about-us/local-heroes/

We hope you will think about visiting them for a delicious take-out meal or drink, or to check out their local goods and services.

Our New Website is Live!
http://ottawagrassrootsfestival.com
Thank you Graham & Ryan at Wavelength Media!
Irene's will feature festival specials available for pickup or delivery.


Irene's will feature festival specials available for pickup or delivery! More information coming soon, in the meantime, visit Irene's online here.

Long-running, laid-back watering hole with a large whisky selection & a full calendar of live music.

There will be a virtual Silent Auction fundraiser for the Ottawa Grassroots Festival just before and during the Festival this year. There are a lot of great items to choose from! We continue to gather donations for the Silent Auction. If you or someone you know wishes to donate an item to help support the Ottawa Grassroots Festival, please contact auction@ottawagrassrootsfestival.com.
Collaboration with Algonquin College
The Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF) is pleased to announce the second year collaboration with the Performing Arts Program at Algonquin College. This showcase, ACES (Algonquin College Entertainers Showcase) will have students in the Performing Arts program prepare a virtual variety of acts highlighting their talent and creativity and will be reviewed by a celebrity panel of judges. The top 3 will earn a spot in the OGF virtual lineup!
Aisha Lesley Bentham - Navigating New Landscapes
WORKSHOP April 11, 2021 FREE on ZOOM

As our work environment has moved online, many of us are feeling unequipped.

This workshop will take you through some support strategies on the best ways you can not only feel confident online, but efficient.

Register for this free, interactive workshop -->  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/147289842885 
 Although the festival will be live-streamed to your homes, we still need help from volunteers. If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, below are the key positions we are looking to fill.
  • Social media support – Follow, like, share & repeat!
  • “Help desk”
  • Chat monitors
  • Silent  Auction & Sponsors
  • Posters (put up posters in local stores)
  • Zoom assistance
  • Online accessibility
  • Community Outreach (phone calling) to seniors residences to let them know about the festival
Our volunteer coordinator this year is one of our longtime volunteers, Joni Feldman. To sign-up, complete the form via the Ottawa Grassroots Festival website. Joni will be in touch with registered volunteers in the coming weeks. 
 

The 2021 Ottawa Grassroots Festival Virtual Choir - UPDATE 
from Andy Rush
 

Tomorrow, Friday , April 2, at noon Up Where We Belong is due. For this one only our audio will be used… you can  send either just audio, or a video… but the product will be a photo recognition of Bob Nesbitt, with us singing one of his favourite songs. You are still welcome to register for the choir. 

On Friday - April 23 the 2021 Grassroots Festival Choir will make it’s debut!  

You can participate at any level you choose. There is no audition and all voices are welcome. 
Register here
https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/129/51156.htmlThank you CKCU radio for your support! Listen to CANADIAN SPACES with Chris White's tribute to Bob Nesbitt show here:  https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/129/51156.html
Tribute to Bob Nesbitt (1939-2012). Bob created countless opportunities for people to develop, learn, connect and celebrate through the teams, organizations and events he created. Bob led the Ottawa Folk Festival site construction crew for many, and founded the Ottawa Grassroots Festival in 2012. The entire Canadian Spaces show on April 10 will be a celebration of Bob's many gifts and contributions.
 
We are extremely grateful for all our sponsors. They ensure we have free daytime programming, which makes this festival affordable for young families to attend and sharing with the community is what we are all about. Without sponsor support, this would be an entirely different festival and it's safe to say, the OGF would not be possible!
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Ottawa Grassroots Festival, please contact Alison Bowie
 alison@ottawagrassrootsfestival.com
We graciously acknowledge the support in grant funding from the Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage and the City of Ottawa.
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