Every community has them; they’re the people, places, events and local wonders you can’t find anywhere else that put a smile on our faces and make us feel a bit more proud about where we live.

Today, as part of our SunnySide series, Metro is calling on the people of Ottawa to help us celebrate what makes living in our city so special: The people, places, events, architecture — you name it — that seem to take those worries away.

We want you to submit the names of the people and things that set Ottawa apart, and do their part to make you feel good about being an Ottawan.

Submit your suggestions on who and what deserve recognition, and we will share their inspiring stories with readers across Canada.

So get writing, emailing, commenting and tweeting your SunnySide suggestions to ottawaletters@metronews.ca, metronews.ca, or on Twitter @metroottawa.
We will highlight the top five people and “things” and give them the recognition you think they deserve.

It’s time for you to tell the rest of Canada — and your neighbours — what makes Ottawa so unique and a great place to live.