Eva Bee’s Jamboree: Local Cooking Show with Musical Twist Launches Website

December 18, 2012 10:31 am
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Eva Bee’s Jamboree (www.evabee.com), an inventive new local cooking show that combines music and food, launched its new website on December 5. Episodes of Eva Bee’s Jamboree air on the first Thursday of every month, and feature musicians cooking up a storm with the show’s host, Ivana Borojevic, an eccentric and colorful […]

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Saga Back in Ottawa this February

December 17, 2012 9:47 am
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Michael Sadler Returns to Front the Legendary Rockers The progressive rock band Saga will be at Ottawa’s Centrepointe Theatre on February 7 for a single 8pm performance to showcase their latest album 20/20. This album is Saga’s first since the return of singer Michael Sadler to the band. The founding member left […]

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ROYAL WOOD – Saturday, January 12, 2013 – NAC

December 14, 2012 11:11 am
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Royal Wood has kept himself busy since the release of his new album, We Were Born To Glory, in July 2012, with many amazing summer festivals and his recent European tour. Prior to kicking off his tour, Royal relocated to Montreal to spend some time there this fall. He has just finished an […]

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Ernie Cox’s Christmas Gospel Celebration

December 4, 2012 4:51 pm
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After two sold-out Christmas concerts in the past two years at the National Arts Centre Studio, Ernie Cox has brought his band and choir to Parkdale United Church for two more unforgettable evenings of Black Gospel music. Ask anyone who’s been to a carol sing with a Black Gospel choir. When you […]

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My Neighbourhood Bites!

November 30, 2012 10:48 am
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Taboo Eats presents My Neighbourhood Bites – an amateur cooking competition celebrating local foodies and their dishes across Ottawa. There will be up to 12 events this winter/early spring in various neighbourhoods with local amateur cooks competing with their best recipes, culminating in a finale bake-off between the winning cooks from each neighbourhood […]

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The Canadian Museum of Nature unveils the new Vale Earth Gallery

November 29, 2012 12:39 pm
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The Canadian Museum of Nature is reopening the Vale Earth Gallery tomorrow, after an extensive renovation. The new gallery has been expanded to 8,000 square feet and showcases new displays, activities, and interactive elements about the geological makeup of our planet. Meg Beckel, the museum’s President and CEO, expressed her […]

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Café Ex Celebrates Ottawa Filmmaker Roger Wilson

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The Canadian Film Institute (CFI) is presenting the latest installment of its guest artist series, Café Ex, with special guest Roger Wilson. On December 6, the Ottawa-based filmmaker will introduce his films and engage in a discussion with audience members at Ottawa’s Club SAW. Admission for this event will be “pay-what-you-can.” Wilson has […]

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Rare artifacts reveal the real meaning of Haiti’s Vodou tradition

November 26, 2012 12:45 pm
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A powerful new exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) brings to Canada, for the first time, over 300 objects from one of the world’s most important collections of Vodou artifacts. (“Vodou” is the new politically correct word for “voodoo”.) Vodou, which runs from November 15, 2012 all the […]

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Capital Clips: Experience Culture & Tremendous Athleticism

November 19, 2012 10:14 am
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The world-class Shen Yun Performing Arts returns to the National Arts Centre over the December holiday season. As part of the New York-based dance company’s annual global tour, there will be five shows at the NAC December 27-30, 2012. Shen Yun Performing Arts offers an exhilarating production that celebrates the […]

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Ryan’s Well® Foundation Launches Holiday Campaign Bringing Clean Water and Better Health to 2,974 People in West Africa

November 15, 2012 12:26 pm
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In one of the poorest schools in Lomé, Togo, children in pink gingham uniforms cook in a make-believe kitchen, take books from a play library and shop at a “store.” Learning life skills is part of the curriculum at Awatame nursery school. But when it’s time to go to the bathroom, these […]

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David Usher – Ushering in the End of the World

November 14, 2012 10:30 am
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Songs From the Last Day on Earth is David Usher’s eighth solo release since the heady days of Canadian super-group Moist, and seemingly the most sober in terms of subject matter and content. Usher has said that Songs From the Last Day on Earth is a “theme” record in terms of all […]

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The Canadian Mentorship Challenge Event: A Highlight of Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 10, 2012 7:56 pm
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Living at One™ and Ethos Networking™ are partnering with Startup Canada, CATAAlliance, and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation to host “Ethos Mentorship 2.0,” a local event for the Canadian Mentorship Challenge, a national initiative to mentor 10,000 enterprising Canadians over the course of Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 12-18, 2012). This free local event will […]

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Lest We Forget

November 9, 2012 12:49 pm
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Many years ago, I used to go to the Remembrance Day ceremonies at the War Memorial on Elgin Street, but once Canada became embroiled in international conflicts, the huge crowds of spectators on Confederation Square made it impossible to see, hear or park. Then I discovered Remembrance Day in Russell […]

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The Legacy Conference opens doors for Generation Y

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On Saturday, November 17, The Legacy Conference will be held at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre. The Legacy Conference is a meeting of like-minded individuals dedicated to creating open dialogue about the worlds of entrepreneurship and business. The conference is aimed at Generation Y in order to give these young people […]

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The Ottawa Pet Expo – The FIRST-EVER Ottawa festival for pets and their owners

November 7, 2012 2:14 pm
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Ottawa-Gatineau pet lovers unite to celebrate their love of pets on November 10 and 11 at the CE Centre. The Ottawa Pet Expo, in support of the Ottawa Humane Society, welcomes your whole family to the show, including four-legged family members. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a weekend with your pets! […]

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Well, That’s The Kind of Life It’s Been — Lloyd Robertson at the Ottawa Writers Festival

October 30, 2012 11:20 am
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On October 26, Knox Presbyterian was filled with people excited to once again hear the familiar voice of former CTV News chief anchor Lloyd Robertson. Robertson appeared to do a talk about his impressive career as the longest-serving news anchor in Canadian and international history. Over his 59-year career in broadcasting, Robertson has […]

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The Gospel of Nick Drake — Coming to a church near you

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British poet and singer-songwriter Nick Drake was not the kind of musician, admittedly, that I’d had much exposure to, or even had much knowledge of, when my appetite for music first kicked in. My exposure to Drake had always consisted primarily of other songwriters’ mentions of him: people like Elvis […]

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