Sound Seekers

Past the park and under the bridge – House of PainT

This past weekend held an event unlike any other in Ottawa (to this humble city-dwellers knowledge): House of PainT’s Festival of Urban Arts and Culture. Just past Brewer Park under the bridge was a rapping, poetry, breakdancing, and graffiti party. Pizza E Panini and Broadhead beer were on hand to serve up the complementary combo as well as a few street wear vendors selling some of our favourite brands – new and second hand (scored some sweet sunnys).

Entertaining and energizing, I found myself out of my usual rainy day funk and inspired by Ottawa’s growth. Events such as this used to be heard of only in Toronto, but are now common place in our fair city. And the best part? It was literally fun for everyone: babies! Kids! Dogs! They were everywhere!

If you missed it, make sure to like the Facebook page so you’ll be in the know on future events.

Break dancing battle: Fresh Connection and Venom (in white)
One of my favourite sights: babies in headphones. This cutie was attending her second music fest




A thugged out muppets crew in progress