OrKidstra’s Wheels on the Bus, presented by Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, was a thrilling musical journey around Ottawa!
For the first time ever, on Friday, July 7, 2023, OrKidstra and the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa teamed up to bring the joy of music to neighbourhoods across the city – on wheels!
OrKidstra’s Wheels on the Bus, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, was a thrilling musical journey around Ottawa, visiting 4 locations on a double-decker bus to deliver captivating LIVE performances by over 30 OrKidstra students, our Leaders in Training! Featuring pop favourites, classical pieces, and music from around the globe, this community event was a great way to share the magic and music of OrKidstra with Ottawa!
Thanks to the support of our community partner Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, “OrKidstra’s Wheels on the Bus” was a FREE one-of-a-kind, one-day-only, pop-up event that brought fun and accessible musical experiences to the community. If you’re interested in being the first to hear about upcoming OrKidstra events, click here to join our mailing list.
The four performance locations were Carlingwood Retirement Residence (Carlingwood), Sandalwood Park (Heron Gate), Minto Park (Centretown) and Rideau Community Hub (Vanier/Overbrook). At our last stop of the day on July 7, everyone enjoyed music and some tasty BBQ (by donation) and were welcome to purchase a summer treat from the on-site ice cream truck, courtesy of The Merry Dairy, a longtime supporter of OrKidstra.
If you missed the event, please check out the videos and photos below! Thanks to CBC’s Our Ottawa for covering the event (go to 3:29 in the video for the OrKidstra segment.)
OrKidstra helps empower kids and build community through the universal language of music. If you would like to join our family of supporters and help to change the lives of kids from under-served Ottawa communities through the joys and challenges of music, please click here.
A special thank you to TELUS Friendly Future Foundation for you support of OrKidstra’s Leaders in Training Program in 2023-24!