a face for radio and a heart for ottawa
Stuntman Stu photographed at the Majic 100 Station in the Byward Market.
Obviously Majic 100’s morning host, Stu Schwartz (Stuntman Stu) has much more than a face for radio (as the old cliché joke goes), he’s the preeminent face for Ottawa – he’s everywhere where there’s a community event or a non-profit initiative who needs a helpful and passionate voice. Stu doesn’t stay in one place for too long, so to ask him what he loves about Ottawa is kind of a loaded question – he loves it all! He loves the summer events and festivals especially ones like the CN Cycle for CHEO (benefiting kids with cancer), the Ferrari Festival, the Lac Leamy Fireworks Festival and of course The Bluesfest in July.
When I asked Stu if he had any favorite restaurants – the list was long. He’s a self-proclaimed creature of habit when it comes to eating out so he tends to return to a handful of favorites. Giovanni’s on Preston, Fratelli’s in Kanata, Merivale Fish, Babbos in Manotick, BigRig, Bambu and “the egg-rolls at The Golden Palace on Carling are a must!”
© dwayne brown studio – the loveOttawa project
Hidden Ottawa gems mean different things to different people and I love Stu’s gem – it’s the playground at the Agriculture Museum off Prince of Wales. “After you take the kids to see all the farm animals, you can pack a lunch and let the kids run around. Sure, you can always go to a park, but this playground is fun because you’re surrounded by the animals.” What a great idea for young families!
Ottawa is with-out a doubt a town with heart and I love that Stuntman Stu and Majic 100 are no exception. They initiated an anti-bullying campaign in 2011 called No More Bullies which goes around to area schools throughout the year. The program has reached thousands of kids and continues to be a dynamic force to educate and give kids a voice through facebook as well as the twitter hashtag #NoMoreBullies. So awesome!