Join Us For Cleaning the Capital Oct. 2

Update: – Event Details – Delayed 2 Weeks! Next weekend is thanksgiving and it’s too wet this weekend…

If you wish to help out cleaning up the Community, come to Maki House on Saturday Oct 16th (rain day the 17th) between 9-10am to collect your bags and gloves, we’ll mark down your garbage picking territory on a map and off you go! Bags will get picked up at 2pm. After 10am the map and supplies will be left at the front doors of Maki for self service. Hope to see you there!

Let’s try this again. The previous wave of the pandemic put a halt to the Cleaning the Capital event. On the upside, there will be more trash to pick up! Don’t laugh — in the past, we had a (happy) problem filling all our bags. 

We plan to do this on Saturday, October 2, with Sunday, October 3 the rain day. 

I will use an email list from last time to contact people who expressed an interest in participating to see if they are still want to join the clean-up posse. If you want to participate but forget if you signed up last time — or want to sign up for the first time! — send an email to with “Cleaning the Capital” in the subject line. Include the number of people in your party and prepare to stretch out those garbage-grabbing hands. 

Rest assured, it will be COVID friendly, outdoors, and in small bubble groups.

By way of background, the Cleaning the Capital campaign is not-for-profit initiative administered by the City of Ottawa and that relies on sponsors such as 1-800-GOT-JUNK. Cleaning the Capital is a way for residents to foster community pride by cleaning up their parks, bus stops, woodlots, ravines, shorelines, and pathways, while enjoying the outdoors.

Kevin Brewer

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