Better to Give then to Receive

December 18, 2009 11:55 am

Hoopla Guru Lainie Towell gave the gift of Ottawa Life, and introduced her new company Stunt Woman
in a Pencil Skirt
, on one of December’s most frigid mornings.

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The Canadian War Museum : An Inspirational Walk Through Time

October 7, 2009 12:00 am

In a quiet corner of the Canadian War Museum, Julian Krajewski stares at a poster from the Second World War. “Yes, you boys and girls can help win the war,” the poster declared. Krajewski, a 16-year-old resident of suburban Montreal, scrutinized the poster with 21st-century eyes. “That’s actually a really good ad,” he said finally. “It hits everyone. It’s cool.”

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Canada Army Run

September 18, 2009 10:14 am

Jody Mitic, a soldier who lost both legs below the knee after stepping on a landmine in Afghanistan two-and-a-half years ago, has set his sights on completing his first-ever half marathon, in Canada Army Run, on September 20. Fitted with two prosthetic legs, Mitic will be joining 10,000 civilians and military personnel in what many describe as the most unique running event in Canada. From the canon used as a “starter’s pistol” to the dog-tag finishers’ medals, this run has a military theme from start to finish, and provides a great opportunity to say “thanks” to the men and women who do so much for us at home and abroad. Find out more at www.armyrun.ca

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Feeling Your Pain

September 10, 2009 10:03 pm

Feeling Your Pain
Dr. Hillel M. Finestone, an Ottawa doctor and specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Bruyère Continuing Care, Elisabeth Bruyère Hospital, is the author of a new book called The Pain Detective, Every Ache Tells a Story: Understanding How Stress and Emotional Hurt Become Chronic Physical Pain.

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Girls Night In

June 28, 2009 5:40 am

Girls Night In, from The Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division), is a flexible fundraising program in support of women’s cancer research. Unlike other fundraising programs, Girls Night In works with any schedule or lifestyle, by inviting you to host a get-together with the girls and to ask your guests to donate what they might typically spend on a night out.

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Celebrate the Year of the OX at the NAC with the SPRING FESTIVAL GALA 2009

January 13, 2009 4:00 pm

In a highly anticipated celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Canada China Art Association will present an enchanting performance of Chinese artists at the National Arts Centre’s Southam Hall, at 8pm on January 16th. The Spring Festival Gala 2009 (www.springfestivalgala.ca) is an extraordinary production with stunning costumes and mesmerizing backdrops that draw the audience through a sequence of eras honouring the cultural diversity of China and sharing its beauty with the world.

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Reel Women

3:45 pm

From January 2-31, 2009, Ottawa photographer Gavin Murphy will exhibit his latest works entitled Reel Women at Francesco’s Coffee Company (857- A Bank Street) in support of CanHave Children’s Centre. Since 1994, the Ottawa-based charity CanHave has continued its benevolent work improving the lives of Ugandan HIV/AIDS-affected orphans through care and educational support.

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Ottawa-born Keshia Chanté bares her SOUL

3:42 pm

Ottawa-born R&B artist Keshia Chanté is getting ready to bare her SOUL on the small screen. The Juno Award winner will take on her first major acting role in a new six-part drama series, premiering Feb. 11 on VisionTV. Filmed in Halifax, SOUL stars Chanté as a young gospel singer on the verge of leaving the safety of church and family for the fast and dangerous track to pop stardom.

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