Summer fun at GNAG


Summer is the best time for fun and adventure! Whether you go away on vacation or stay in the city, there is no better feeling than heading out of the house in sandals with the promise of sunshine. I hope to see many of you about town over the summer months – you can spot me wandering around the Glebe drinking a hot tea. Yes, I know, I should try it iced, but for some reason I still like it hot, even when it’s 40 degrees. (Feel free to tease me about it!)

GNAG Arts and Christopher Griffin Donation Auction

GNAG Arts was back at the Glebe Community Centre this May, featuring more than 50 gorgeous pieces from local and emerging artists! This art show allows community members to purchase pieces directly from the seller and connect with the artist. Thank you to Clare Davidson Rogers and her volunteers, Kathrin Von Dehn and Clare Pearson, who hung each piece with care on our walls! The show will be up till June 14, so please come by and take a peek.

Christopher Griffin, a local professional artist, donated an auction piece as a spring fundraiser for GNAG. His piece (pictured above) “Gentle North Allows Grace’’ is valued at $1,700 and was auctioned off online on June 8. Proceeds are earmarked to hire an Integration Support Worker to cater to children with special needs who participate in our Summer Camps. Thank you, Christopher, for your kind support and the beautiful work of art.

Unleash your talent with GNAG’s Summer Acting Workshop Series

Ignite your passion for acting and your creative potential this summer! Join us for an exclusive acting workshop series led by some of Ottawa’s most experienced actors and directors. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced performer (or just curious), this immersive program is designed to teach you the art of improvisation, the tricks of the trade and the essential audition techniques that will elevate your acting skills.

Led by a talented lineup of industry professionals, this workshop series offers a transformative experience. Through dynamic improv exercises, participants will enhance their spontaneity and collaborative skills. They will also gain invaluable insights into character development, script analysis and impactful storytelling. Plus, expert guidance on audition techniques will give you the edge you need to shine in auditions and secure coveted roles.

Whether you dream of hitting the stage or getting in front of a camera, join us this summer. These are stand-alone workshops, so register for one or many, the choice is yours – who knows where it will lead!

Glebe House Tour

September 17, 2023

Would you like to sponsor one of GNAG’s most popular fundraisers? This fall, the annual Glebe House Tour will feature five unique homes in the neighbourhood for 400 ticket holders to visit. This year, the fundraiser is dedicated to supporting our Integration Support Program for 2024. Our dedicated integration support workers utilize their unique expertise to enhance the well-being, dignity, development and independence of children and youth with special needs during their camp adventures. By removing barriers and fostering a positive environment, these workers ensure an enjoyable camp experience that would otherwise be challenging to attain. We are hoping to raise enough funds from the House Tour to extend this role into specialty programming throughout the entire year.

This sell-out event has often been featured in the Homes section of the Citizen and gets excellent coverage in the Glebe Report. We have also been covered in many online design blogs and in the Ottawa Magazine House and Home edition.

If you are interested in more details on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Clare Davidson Rogers at

Summer Camp Availability

Tykes (3 years- entering JK)

We still have space left in this weekly half-day camp filled with crafts, games, adventure and learning – the perfect combination to get your little tyke hooked on summer camps! It’s also a great way to introduce your child to programming at GNAG and will help prepare them for Q4 or any after-school activities they may attend next year.

We also have a selection of adult programs this summer, including the acting mentioned above, belly dance, pottery and morning fitness. Check out the program guide online.

Happy Summer Glebe!

The entire team wishes you and your families a safe and happy start to this summer season. We hope it is filled with family, vacations, barbeques . . . and maybe some GNAG programming!


“Gentle North Allows Grace’’

by Christopher Griffin

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