Two year update

Time to blog! It's been slightly over two years since we started the project. We jumped into the colouring book frenzy at the peak of the trend sharing what we loved about Ottawa. We've kept busy this last year by giving back to the community and inspiring the young at heart. We are proud to share that our rate of donated/sponsored books is 43% of all books distributed into people's hands. One of most eye opening experience last year was going directly to the Toy Mountain before the winter holidays. https://www.instagram.com/p/BdBENcQlIbP/?taken-by=ottawaincolour One of artists, Art in Jest is working on a new project. We've said to much! One can only assume it's going to be something big.
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One year anniversary in review

Thank you Ottawa in Colour has now been around for an entire year. What an incredible time, thank you! Thank you for supporting us and spreading the word. It’s been a blast! [caption id="attachment_1545" align="alignnone" width="800"] Cupcake credit: bakearama[/caption] Over a 1000 books sold and 250 given out By sustaining the project, we were able to pay it forward by participating in over a dozen community events and giving books to charity. We were optimistic, but it’s really sinking in that we’ve reached over a thousandth of Ottawa’s population in distribution, not counting household. We will now increase our social contributions! How people have used the book - Different hues for different humans Through the year, we’ve heard truly touching stories about people’s experiences. A new Ottawa resident shared the…
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2017 – A new year of colour

The last 6 months have been a blast! Here are a few recent highlights of our adventure: There are now over 800 books sold! The book was recently featured on TV with @giftsandotherblunders. We then recently went on Rogers Daytime TV Ottawa to share our experience with the project We survived our 3rd arts & craft show which tallies us to 12 total events. We met a lot of interesting crafters and awesome people through it all! We dropped off 100 books for a donation to women shelters for the holidays through the Shoebox Project Ottawa. If you are a Rogers customer you can view our TV segment video at Rogers Daytime TV Ottawa (starts at 43 min.).  
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Holiday activity update 2016

The holidays are approaching quickly and we’ve once again kept busy! Lately we’ve brought colours to the following events: CanUX – Canada’s largest user experience conference WellnessWeek at the University of Ottawa for some relaxation The FreeWheeling holidays craft sales We have one more to go before a well-deserved break. This time we will be at Capital Pop Up! in the Glebe on December 17th. We are still progressing in our own colouring books! See below :)  
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Milestone – 500 books sold!

We had a little surprise planned for a lucky recipient at this weekend's book signing. When Mark and Kathy purchased our book, they officially became our 500th customer! They received a complimentary Ottawa in Colour book signed by many of its artists of as well as a $25 gift card at Indigo Chapters. [caption id="attachment_1122" align="alignnone" width="800"] Mark and Kathy receiving their surprise prize at Gloucester Chapters with Ottawa in Colour's Jason Cobill.[/caption]
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One crazy summer update

It's been a while since we've posted! We are now in 20 amazing stores of all shapes and sizes. Throughout the summer, we've met a lot of interesting and passionate folks! We sold a whopping 460 copies of Ottawa in Colour! We've also been keeping busy while trying our best to stay organized. Notably, we've had artist signings at a few Ottawa Chapters and Coles stores, completed a custom order with Tourism Ottawa, got to see some amazing coloured art (we get awed every time we see a new one), survived the Canada Post strike scare, continued filling up posters on Canada Day, did some colouring ourselves, met a bunch of new organizations, signed up for the Freewheeling Christmas Indie Craft Pop-up, lined-up for East Feast, and finally donated books. Overall it's…
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Ottawa in Colour launch day success

We officially launched the Ottawa in Colour book on June 25th, 2016. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson stopped to visit and surprised us with a plaque in recognition of collaborators of the project. More than half of the 22 artists participated at multiple locations of the Chapters and Coles in Ottawa. They mingled, pen were drawn and books were autographed! [caption id="attachment_815" align="alignnone" width="700"] Mayor Jim Watson presenting congratulations to featured local artists, collaborators and community partners of the Ottawa in Colour project at the launch event on 25 June 2016.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_851" align="alignnone" width="600"] Credit: Amber Warren[/caption] [caption id="attachment_859" align="alignnone" width="700"] The team at Chapters Rideau. Credit: Amber Warren.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_852" align="alignnone" width="600"] The team at Chapters Gloucester.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_885" align="alignnone" width="600"] Credit: Emilie Darlington[/caption] [caption id="attachment_850" align="alignnone" width="600"] The…
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Ottawa in Colour launch day – 25 June 2016

Ottawa in Colour launch day! On Saturday June 25th, meet the artists at Indigo Chapters On Saturday June 25th 2016, join us to celebrate the launch of Ottawa’s very own colouring book! You will have the chance to: meet the artists and founders, discuss about the art, participate in a cool activity and finally get your very own signed copy! We have partnered with !ndigo Chapters for the launch. The event is taking place at the following four locations, however the book will be available at all Ottawa purchase locations : Chapters Pinecrest Time: 12 to 4 p.m. Address: 2735 Iris Street  Coles Carlingwood Shopping Centre Note: Activity for children! There will also be a fun kids colouring event taking place in front of the store at the same time…
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Books are in!

Hey folks, we didn’t forget about you. The last couple of weeks have been very busy! Check out our progress: We just got our books from the printers and they look great! The book now features 30 drawings, 22 artists and sleek colour covers We are officially launching our book on 25th of June 2016! Save the date in your calendars folks. Our artists will be at four locations in Ottawa to sign your books, talk about their projects and art!
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