Parkdale Food Centre brings lived experiences of food insecurity in the city of Ottawa to the forefront through storytelling and film.
THE HOUSE PODCAST is determined to bring a great change within our community. We are a community of creatives who believes that we have a given purpose and we are on a mission to make a difference in our community. We accomplish this by providing our events, tools to equip, challenge, and prepare the youth for their future.
A great conversation between our host Peggea and Faqrudin "Turtle" Ali, a community developer for the Carlington Community Health Centre. He sat with us to discuss his upbringing in the Caldwell area and the struggle the youths are facing now compared to before the pandemic. Turtle also shared with us his basketball coaching journey and the style of coaching he uses with the youths. He explained how trust and consistency is BIG. He also talked to us about the Bellevue basketball team he and Sean McCann started together and the friendly on court rivalry they have with the Ritchie basketball team in the Boys & Girls Club Summer Basketball League and more. Hope you enjoy!
A great conversation between our host Peggea and BYG Media's co-owner, Sagal Osman on black youth talent, confidence and ownership and how we can help. She speaks on her childhood in Ritchie; the path she took after leaving the neighbourhood. She discloses how her upbringing inflicted career decision. She also shares with us information about BYG Media, where the name comes from, what they are about and more!
A great conversation between our host Peggea and our new BWCH Executive Director, Faduma Yusuf. Faduma, speaks on her childhood in Ritchie; the path she took after leaving the neighbourhood. She discloses how her upbringing influenced her decision career path. She also shares with us her hope and aspirations for the community now that she’s back and working in the community. And more!
An insightful conversation between our host Peggea and our guest Melissa A. Ilunga who spoke about how she stayed away from all the negative distractions growing up in Ritchie St. and her experience working at The House. Melissa also shared elements that helped her remain grounded and people who played a major role in her life.
A very difficult but important conversation between our host Peggea and Britannia Woods Community House Executive Director, Mohamed Sofa. This episode addresses the recent event that affected the whole community and how to recover from it together. Testimonials from family & friends at the end of the conversation and a tribute video for Manyok Akol. #LLM
A great conversation between our host Mika LeGacy and Emil O'Neil aka Coach O. who's a mentor to many of our youths at Pathways Education Canada, in Ottawa during the school year and the neighbourhood's basketball team coach in the summertime. Emil spoke about how important basketball is for a lot of the youths. Some say It's the most important thing in their lives, and how he connects with them at a deeper level through basketball. Furthermore, he goes on to explain how he got into coaching. The impact it has on the youth in numerous communities, and how this "little" summer league basketball team became a culture and Ritchie a home for him.
An insight conversation between our host Peggea and JD Muila who is currently playing and studying at Indian Hill Community College in Iowa. JD spoke on his experience playing in the US, he shared elements that helped him remain grounded and people who played a major role in his life and brings out the importance of having a mentor.
An insightful conversation between Peggea, Madie Joe and Mika LeGacy who spoke on some of the struggles they faced growing up in a single parent household in Ritchie St., how they stayed away from all the negative distractions, spending time at The House and their experience working at The House. Madie explained how the fear of being uncomfortable stops talented youths in pursuing their dreams, seeking for better opportunities and the reason to why he started Maximum Athletes. Mika LeGacy shared elements that helped him remain grounded and people who played a major role in his life to start a business like Prophetic Cutz.