Windows to the Outdoors: A Storytelling Event at MEC Ottawa

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  • Date
    Tuesday, 03 December, 2019
  • Time
    From 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm UTC
  • Organizer
    MEC Ottawa
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Ottawa
    366 Richmond Rd
    Ottawa, ON

Window to the Outdoors

A Storytelling Event at MEC Ottawa

Le plein air à travers d'une vitrine

Un événement d'histoires racontées au MEC Ottawa

It is with great pleasure that MEC invites you to an event that is the first of its kind in one of our stores. Windows to the Outdoors is a storytelling event dedicated to the time we spend in nature, to the time we spend taking advantage of the many ways in which we connect with the world outside. This evening will feature six young people who are willing to convert their soul, their thoughts, their memories, their desires to words; six young people who are going to take us on an adventure of their own design through the lines that they will weave.

Nous sommes ravies de vous inviter chez MEC pour un différent genre de soirée. « Le plein air à travers d’une vitrine » est une soirées d'histoires racontées. C’est un événement consacré aux moments qu’on se passe dans la nature; aux façons multiples d’être au et de profiter du plein air. Pendant la soirée, vous allez écouter six jeunes personnes qui vous offrent le plaisir d’entendre leurs âmes, leurs pensées, leurs souvenirs, leurs désirs en mots; six jeunes personnes qui vous offrent une carte conçue de leurs pérégrinations réelles et irréelles.

The event is free of charge and will be taking place at the MEC Ottawa location. We will be providing water, coffee, hot chocolate and snacks. Bring your own reusable bottles or mugs! Come support a new storytelling initiative that highlights diversity in the outdoors and maybe be inspired at what the outdoors has to offer.

Voici une soirée gratuite chez le magasin de MEC à Ottawa. Nous vous fournirons d’eau, de café, de chocolat chaud et de collations. Veuillez apporter votre propre bouteille ou tasse réutilisable. Nous espérons de vous voir en grand nombre afin de soutenir un événement de narration soulignant la diversité au plein air, tout en souhaitant que vous êtes inspiré(e) par les paroles qui seront à votre disposition.

Register for free below to  reserve your spot!

Inscrivez-vous en bas de la page pour réserver votre place!

Event Itinerary / Programme de la soirée

6:00pm Doors open (Community Room, 2nd floor) / Portes ouvertes 
6:10pm Introductions / Introductions
6:15pm Three presentations (approx. 15 min each) / Trois présentations 
7:00pm Intermission / Pause
7:10pm Three presentations (approx 15 min each) / Trois présentations
8:00pm Conclusion 


Chuk Odenigbo

Outdoor Nation Ambassador and your host for the evening

Proud Franco-Albertan, Chúk is incredibly passionate about the links between public health and the environment. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Medical Geography after completing studies in both public health and environmental chemistry.

Having a particularly varied professional background, Chúk collaborated with the Canadian Parks Council in writing The Nature Playbook, a call to action encouraging all Canadians to get outside and connect with nature in their own way. The book offers a plethora of different ways to do it in the hopes that we can connect a new generation with nature. He was also an environmental scientist in the oil and gas sector in Alberta and director of sustainable development at CF Chinook Centre’s Club Monaco.

Chúk was named one of the Top 30 Under 30 Players for Change by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation in 2017, and is one of the top ten young Franco-Albertan leaders as listed by ICI Alberta (French version of CBC). He is also a part of the first ever Ocean Bridge cohort, a national team of Canadians put together by Ocean Wise to lead projects that address the health of Canada’s oceans.

“There are countless ways to get closer to nature, and it’s important that everyone creates this connection in their own way. I hope we value the diversity of our interests and the means we use to link them to the outdoors. I believe that the outdoor industry can be a leader in this area.”


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