Before the doors closed in March, the NAC’s public space programming thrived in the many ways we’d hoped they would. Since the “new” NAC opened its doors in 2017, our public spaces have provided a unique opportunity to engage with Ottawa and all its communities in new and exciting ways.
Amanda Baumgarten, the Associate Producer of Public Spaces, says that over the past couple of years, she has seen first-hand how these programs change lives. In the spring of 2019, a regular attendee of Toddler Tuesdays wrote a heartfelt letter to Christopher Deacon, President & CEO of the NAC. She said:
“Although the groups are often large and tumultuous, Jesse [the instructor] finds a way to draw the children in and connect with each tiny person. In the case of our granddaughter, this has meant finding a lovely way of accepting and communicating with a little girl who struggles with speech and language delay. Because of Jesse, we have experienced the thrill of seeing our granddaughter find words to respond.”
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we were able to create inspiring free programming for children and for people from all walks of life.
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