Ottawa art contest mixes history, recycling and fundraising


Here’s an interesting news release that was posted today via the OttawaStart Community News feed.

A unique design contest to raise funds for charity will make use of recycled copper from the roofs of Canada’s Parliament Buildings. The contest, which is open to all artists in Ontario, is being held by Christmas Exchange, with help from ARC Industries and the Ottawa School of Art. The winner will receive a $100 cash prize and the honour of having their design reproduced and sold in the eleven Hallmark/Davis Agency stores in the Ottawa area.

The roof that covered the Parliament Buildings from 1918 was replaced in 1996 and the 7,000 kg of copper removed was donated by the Government of Canada to charities, including Arc Industries, which provides programs and services for people with developmental disabilities. Read on for more info…

Related: Ottawa Art Guide

Glen Gower

Glen is the owner and founder of He lives in Stittsville, one of Ottawa's most exciting suburbs.


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