Fall 2018 – Episode 2: Changing Seasons

Posted By 25th Hour Crew on Oct 31, 2018 | 0 comments

Changing Seasons


The leaves are falling and the days are getting shorter. How do people in Ottawa adjust to the changing season? Join us for our second episode, and watch a family transform into zombies, cider being made with apples from Canada’s first MacIntosh tree, and the Capital City Bikers Church put their kickstands down for the winter, and more.


Executive Producer: Scott Hannant

Technical Producer/Director: Dave Elliott

Co-producer #1/Editorial: Stephen Cook

Co-producer #2/Technical: Hannah Berge

Chief Writer/Teleprompter: Julia Moran

Show Editor #1: Ash Abraham

Show Editor #2: Maz Atta

Anchor/Writer #1: Evelyn Myers

Anchor/Writer #2: Connor Oke

Field Interviewer/Studio Cam #1: Allison Gram

Field Producer/Studio Cam #2: Jennifer Liu

Field Camera/Editor: Lauren McIver

Show Opener/Studio Audio Producers: Lauren Hicks

Show closer/bumper producers: Lauren Hicks and Qais Azimy

Web Producers: Tiffany Edwards and Natalie Pressman

Social Media Producer: Amanda Marsh

Associate Producer: Lisa Johnson


Family of the Living Dead


This Halloween, one Ottawa family is going ghoulish. At first, it was just fun. Now that they’re turning into zombies for the seventh year in a row, it’s a part of their identity. We witnessed their transformation.


The Last Ride


The Capital City Bikers Church in Vanier hosts public rides throughout the year’s warmer months. On Oct. 14th, the church held their annual fall colour run, which marks their final ride together before kickstands go down for the winter.


From Apples to Alcohol


Three years ago Pete Rainville left his job as an executive and did what most people only dream of- he turned his hobby into a successful business and created Ottawa’s first homegrown hard cider. Our team went behind the scenes with him to see exactly how this locally produced hard cider is made, from apples to alcohol.


Sens Under Fire


Ottawa Senators super-fans like Elysia Desmier and Melanie McDonald live for their hockey team. But this season, something’s different. Desmier has cancelled her seasons tickets, and McDonald is refusing to go to any more games. Both are angry with team owner Eugene Melnyk. In the aftermath of threats to move the team, and trading away star players, they’re using their wallets as a form of protest.


The Last Barbecue of the Season


Barbecue may bring to mind slow-cooked smoky sandwiches from the Southern US, but it’s also a common meal to share worldwide. For an immigrant community in Ottawa, barbecuing is not just about delicious food, it’s about bringing the family together one last time before the season changes.


Planting Seeds, Growing Futures


Like most farms, Ottawa’s Youth Now Farms is preparing for the changing seasons by putting their soil beds to sleep and harvesting their final produce. While farm work can be strenuous, Youth Now’s employees are already missing their shovels and muddied boots. Executive Director Mark Arnold says the effects of working with animals and connecting to the land are transformative. That’s why Youth Now employs at risk youth looking to learn teamwork, gain experience, and pick up tangible skills that will serve them throughout their lives.


A Different Kind of Winter


With the looming winter, most of us bundle up for the anticipated cold. But for these international students they have only just begun adjusting to Ottawa’s cold. For Tamar, this will be her first fight against the snow, freezing rain and slippery walks. For Carrie, its the same white weather she’s seen for years. But we aren’t there yet, so what does the changing of seasons mean to them in Canada’s capital?