OCISO Run for a New Start Fundraiser
For the fourth year “running,” the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) is launching our “Run for a New Start” fundraiser as part of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge in the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend (May 25-26).
In a special campaign this year, all funds raised will go to Refugee 613, which works with OCISO and other groups and individuals to build a stronger Ottawa by ensuring that refugees feel welcomed and supported in our City. For details, contact David Rain at email@example.com or visit ociso.org/run-for-a-new-start/. To learn more about the work of Refugee 613, visit refugee613.ca.
Fletcher Wildlife Garden Annual Native Plant Sale
Help pollinators and butterflies, attract birds to your backyard. We’ll show you which native plant species are favourites with wildlife at the FWG and which species will do well in your growing conditions. We have milkweeds for monarchs, asters to suit any garden location, goldenrods, blue-eyed grass, bergamot, beardtongue, a few native grass species and hundreds of other species from our own garden. New this year: Native Lupine, Blue False Indigo (not locally native), New York Ironweed, Fringed Gentian (we hope). A plant list will be available closer to the sale date.
Our guest vendor this year will be Beaux Arbres Nursery (beauxarbres.ca). The Fletcher Wildlife Garden (FWG) is a long-term project of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club, run by volunteers for the enjoyment and education of all Ottawa residents, and open for everyone to walk the trails, enjoy the garden and pond area, and learn about native plants. Our Annual Native Plant Sale is an opportunity for people to buy local plants and find out which ones are suitable for their own garden. See details at ofnc.ca/programs/fletcher-wildlife-garden.