Share Our Light

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Fifth Avenue Court, 99 Fifth Ave, Ottawa


Come, meet Canadians who are a light in the world, and learn about the Sustainable Development Goals. It’s an afternoon of music, art & fun for young and old!

RSVP now! Bring a friend, and get a free 2-pack of LED light bulbs. Limited quantities! Free soup and hot chocolate will also be served. Come warm up!

The SDGs are a plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030. It’s a call for action by all countries to end poverty while also tackling climate change, economic growth, education, health, gender equality and more.

An energy-efficient bulb is a symbol of hope that we can meet the SDGs. Change one yourself & give one to a friend. Let this simple action inspire you to talk with others about what we can do to end extreme poverty and make a better world for everyone. And join us at to push top decision makers to lead by increasing investments that can help us reach the SDGs.

We will proudly highlight Ottawa-based groups that are a light in the world: Youth Ottawa, CanUgan, Engineers Without Borders Canada, the GRAN, Help Lesotho, Somali Education Fund, The Tumaini Children's Project as well as artists King Kimbit and Baobab Tree Drum Dance Community.

PERFORMANCES BY King Kimbit ( King Kimbit is an internationally-acclaimed multidisciplinary hip hop artist, interested in telling stories that are authentic to her experiences and identities. Her poetic work details the realities of her upbringing as the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, the truths of her social vantage point as a young racialized woman, and her stance on social issues regarding racism, de/colonization, and gender inequality.

The Baobab Youth Performers ( Baobab Youth Performers brings together students from schools across Ottawa to drum and dance the music of Ghana, West Africa. Founded by Artistic Director Kathy Armstrong, the group has performed at the Ottawa Folk Festival, the National Arts Centre and the Black Sheep Inn. They have toured through Ontario, Alberta, the United States and Ghana.

Speed Painting by Youth Ottawa ( 12 young, up & coming artists will participate in an SDG-themed art battle led throughout the afternoon. Youth Ottawa provides youth in the city with resources, training and support to build the skills, confidence and strategies necessary to be successful and build a better community for themselves and their peers.