News and Updates
Two year update -
Time to blog! It's been a bit over two years since we launched the Ottawa in Colour colouring book. 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 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! Over a 1000 books sold and 250 given out By sustaining the project, we were able to pay it forward by participating in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s a date! Pre-purchase online this Friday, 27 May 2016! - We’ve been busy building our product and establishing partnerships. We are super happy to announce that you will soon be able to get your very own copy of the Ottawa in Colour book! Come back this Friday to pre-purchase our book online. Stay tuned for freebies and more announcements 🙂
CBC radio and news last week – Pre-ordering coming soon - CBC Radio and news Last week continued with progress. We were invited for an interview on the CBC Ottawa Morning interview. Following this we were featured Saturday morning on the CBC Ottawa news website. Unfortunately our website provider database crashed at the same time which resulted in frustration for everyone. Nonetheless, we are moving forward […]