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April 29, 2018 @ 1:30 pm

The food is free and the picnic is happening rain or shine!

Come and bake pizzas with us! We will have pizza basics (dough, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese), space, tools and directions as needed for you to bake your own pizza. Bring your special toppings and your enthusiasm to bake pizza together in a wood-burning community oven.

Featuring a performance by Moonfruits!

Escorted by a banjo and a parlour guitar, Moonfruits’ soaring harmonies captivate listeners and celebrate common ground. Partners on and off stage, they summon music from a place where ideals and imagination intertwine.

Groupe sur scène, couple dans la vie, le duo Moonfruits crée un folk qui donne voix à ses valeurs et son imaginaire. Guidées par le banjo et la guitare, les harmonies envoûtantes de Moonfruits transportent le public dans un univers qui célèbre le pouvoir rassembleur du quotidien.


Our friends at Fight for $15 & Fairness Ottawa will be holding a drop-in clinic on workers’ rights at the Community Picnic. Visit the Fight for $15 table to ask any questions you have about your rights at work, to learn more about the new changes to labour law under Bill 148 (Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act), and what can be done to protect these new rights.

As of January 1, 2018 workers’ rights have changed in Ontario! But which rights, and by how much? How do you stand up for your rights against bad bosses? At the Workers’ Rights clinic you’ll learn about your rights and how we can enforce them together!

Bayshore Park Community Oven is a place-making initiative which aims to address food security and community development challenges in Bayshore – a rental neighbourhood with one of Ottawa’s highest rates of new Canadian and low-income families. Built by a resident-led group with City support in November 2014, it is the only wood-fired oven in a public park in Ottawa. From April to December each year, a team of oven operator volunteers regularly organize community bakes every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. At each bake Bayshore residents and visitors from across town share their skills and their food as they make pizzas, roast vegetables and break bread together.

During the three years since it began its operation, the community oven has grown to be a gathering place and hub of diverse communal activities, such as pizza-making workshops, bike repair and education initiatives for children, youth camps in urban farming and sustainable gardening, making authentic street foods from across the globe, friendly competitions among amateur and professional bakers. All residents of Ottawa are eligible to receive training and be part of the oven operator team; everyone is welcome to join the free community bakes, use the dough and simple ingredients of the team to make their own pizzas upon a suggested donation to cover the operating costs of the oven or book the oven on a date of their own choice for their group activities upon a nominal booking fee.



April 29, 2018
1:30 pm


Bayshore Community Garden and Oven
175 Woodridge Crescent
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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