Chapman, a fourth-year communications student at the University of Ottawa, is calling all artists to join her in the fight for mental health awareness through her new website—The Ventilation Movement.
“We’re thinking of just not showing up to classes for a few weeks from December to January. That should show them.”
The event, called Tell Me Your Story: Leaving Home, saw students take to the stage in poetic or storytelling fashion to share their transitionary tales of leaving home behind to find a new one in Canada.
“I think this government understands the essential role of the arts and we look forward to continued conversations with these MPs and this government.”
“For me, as for many others, the program was truly a defining moment in my life.”
Essentially advertised as a student-friendly rave, ELE Fest featured tons of Ottawa artists, staying true to its theme of supporting the community and showcasing local talent.