Going Local: Last Minute Shopping Made Easier

December 23, 2013 12:36 pm
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If you’re one to leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute, fear not, there’s a way you can avoid that last minute panic and come away with a gift to suit any taste. Samba Days and Blackhawk Network (Canada) Ltd. have teamed up to provide Canadians with a new […]

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Ottawa to Ring in the New Year Scottish Style

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The people of Ottawa will have another chance to get their Celt on this New Year’s Eve. After the success of last year’s first-ever Scottish Hogmanay at Ottawa City Hall, the Scottish Society of Ottawa has announced it will host another free downtown party on December 31, presented by TD. […]

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Make it one of your favorite things this holiday season… The Sound of Music at the NAC

December 14, 2013 11:19 am
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It doesn’t matter what kind of day you’ve had. If you’re grumpy or sad, once the lights go down and Maria (Eliza-Jane Scott) takes the stage, The Sound of Music will take you away and lift your spirits high. I believe it is impossible to not like any rendition of The […]

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Warm your heart and soul with Ethan Claymore at the Gladstone

December 11, 2013 9:46 am
Sarah Finn (Teresa), Tim Oberholzer (Ethan) and Paul Rainville in 'Ethan Claymore'.

If you are looking for a warm and fuzzy theatrical experience this holiday season, then head to The Gladstone Theatre and catch its current production, Ethan Claymore.  It has all you want in a feel-good escape play:  great acting, heart-warming plot and a happy ending. Ethan Claymore is a subdued, naïve, shy, […]

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Ottawa Mourns the Death of Beloved Former CTV News Anchor Leigh Chapple

December 10, 2013 5:01 pm
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Ottawa Life mourns the untimely passing of former CTV Ottawa anchor Leigh Chapple. Chapple died suddenly at the age of 58 in her Ottawa home on the morning of December 10. For 36 years, Leigh Chapple was part of the CTV Ottawa family. She was proud to serve viewers in […]

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The Bitcoin Alliance of Canada launches

December 9, 2013 2:49 pm
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In a bid to help Canadian citizen’s understand and embrace the new virtual currency, the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada launched nationwide last week. The Alliance, which was founded by Bitcoin entrepreneur Anthony Di Lorio, will be based in Toronto and aims to unite both Bitcoin users and businesses by providing […]

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Kathleen Battle to perform in Ottawa for a very special Christmas concert

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Soprano Kathleen Battle one of the supreme musicians of our time will be performing in Ottawa on Saturday, December 21st with the Chamber Players of Canada as part of their annual Christmas concert. All proceeds from the Christmas with Kathleen Battle concert will be contributed to the Children’s Hospital of […]

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Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week

December 6, 2013 12:04 pm
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On December 3rd, members of Parliament and the public attended the Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week Breakfast on Parliament Hill. Hosted by the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) and Healing our Nations, this breakfast was meant to inform and educate about the HIV and AIDS issues Canadian Aboriginals face today with […]

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It’s Back … Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)… and it’s better than ever!

December 5, 2013 2:09 pm
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 It was great back in 1996 the first time it graced the stage of the GCTC and it is fabulous today. Anne-Marie MacDonald’s Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is at the GCTC and once again this production is a complete theatrical treat from beginning to end. In fact it’s even better the […]

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Clear with a Chance of Start-ups: Ottawa Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

December 4, 2013 3:20 pm
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Jessie Pierre mingles among the buzzing crowd at the Heart & Crown pub on Preston Street. She came to celebrate the launch of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). It’s a week of events and activities celebrating successful entrepreneurs – with the aim of inspiring more people to start their own businesses. […]

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Federal Employees And Retirees Raise $20.1 Million To Date To Support Their Communities

November 29, 2013 9:37 am
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On November 28 at the Canadian Museum of Nature, hundreds of federal employees and retirees celebrated the success to date of this year’s Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC), which raised $20.1 million in the National Capital Region. Thanks to these generous contributions, thousands of people in the National […]

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Thirteen Strings presents its ever-popular Christmas Candlelight concert!

November 22, 2013 12:35 pm
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Thirteen Strings Christmas Candlelight Concert takes place on December 3rd at Dominion-Chalmers United Church in beautiful downtown Ottawa. (The concert starts at 8pm sharp.) The Thirteen Strings is renowned for presenting an intimate and heartwarming early Christmas concert in the beautiful candlelit atmosphere of Dominion Chalmers. This year’s concert opens […]

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INTERTWINED: A New Kind of Dance Show

November 19, 2013 2:39 pm
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Intertwined – a dance show for the 21st century – will be presented at Centrepointe Studio Theatre on November 28 (showtime is 7:30pm). Intertwined will feature the choreographic works of Tressa Wilson and Claire Berry – local choreographers who are inspired by contemporary dance movement, while honouring the traditions of […]

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Get Lost in the Magic of Hamlet

November 18, 2013 9:16 am
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There is something fundamentally mesmerizing about Shakespeare’s masterpiece Hamlet. First, the brilliance of the language and the wily combination of words and expressions offer incredible, timeless insight into human behavior. There is also the richness of Shakespeare’s characters, of course.  However, Shakespeare peers into the human soul exposing frailty, innocence, vulnerability […]

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Two artists explore “singular narratives” at Arts Court’s ODD Box Studio Theatre November 21-23 (Showtime at 7:30pm)

November 14, 2013 4:00 pm
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Series Dance 10 – the curated presentation series of the Ottawa Dance Directive – presents two women artists revered for multidisciplinary and interactive works of dance, theatricality, and art and sound installation. Still Here – choreographed by Toronto performer Heidi Strauss – and The Goodbye by Ottawa’s own Laura Taler […]

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Benjamin Britten’s Britain Presented by Ottawa Symphony Orchestra

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The centennial of Benjamin Britten’s birth is the perfect reason to celebrate the music of 20th-century Britain, so for the second concert of its 2013-2014 season, Maestro Jean-Philippe Tremblay will lead the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra (OSO) in performances of Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem and Variations on a Theme of Purcell, […]

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Shaken or Stirred? Who cares? Just get to the 007 Spy/ “Funraiser” Bash on Saturday

November 13, 2013 1:33 pm
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Martinis, live music, great food, dancing, Prosecco and 007: a Saturday night can’t get much better than that. It all goes down this coming Saturday, November 16 at the Firehall on Sunnyside in Old Ottawa South. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill neighborhood party. Local designers have teamed up with event coordinators […]

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