Articles by: Julie Cormier-DoironJulie Cormier-Doiron
Julie Cormier-Doiron is a writer and event planner with a passion for arts and culture. A graduate from the University of Ottawa and La Cité collégiale, she works in the not-for-profit sector as a communications manager. Originally from NB, Julie has called Ottawa home for almost ten years. In her free time, she is most likely attending concerts, watching UFC or volunteering. To contact, please email: cormierjulie@gmail.com

Celebrating Ottawa’s Colourful Community

August 16, 2012 5:40 pm
Celebrating Ottawa’s Colourful Community

Known as Ottawa’s most colourful festival, Capital Pride will be hosting various events and activities in celebration of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community. “Once a year, our community has the opportunity to come together and celebrate its positive contributions to the greater community, the National Capital Region,” says Mark Power, vice-chair of communications of Capital Pride.

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Shakespeare in Ottawa’s Great Outdoors

July 27, 2012 9:00 am
Shakespeare in Ottawa’s Great Outdoors

Every summer, local theatre enthusiasts gather in parks around the city to experience theatre productions from a Company of Fools. As part of Torchlight Shakespeare, the company has presented an outdoor production during the summer season since 2003.

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Ottawa’s Urban Artists Connect at Ravenswing

May 23, 2012 9:12 am
Ottawa’s Urban Artists Connect at Ravenswing

With summer rearing its head, Ottawans are getting excited for the multitude of community events coming up. For local art enthusiasts, Ravenswing is an event not to be missed. The event is free of charge and will take place on May 27 in Centertown’s Minto Park.

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SOS Mayfair: Orleans Cinema Seeks More Support

May 16, 2012 5:53 pm
SOS Mayfair: Orleans Cinema Seeks More Support

Since opening on December 2nd back in 1932, the original Mayfair Theatre, located in Lower Town, has become a landmark in the community. A second location of the independent cinema opened on December 2, 2011 in Ottawa’s East end, near Place d’Orleans. Although the Mayfair Orleans is still in its early stage of operations, it is on the edge of calling it quits.

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New Burger Place Opens Downtown

April 18, 2012 6:39 pm
New Burger Place Opens Downtown

Watch out, Ottawa; there’s a new burger place in town. Burgers on Main is located on Sommerset between Bank and O’Connor. Also referred to as BOM, Burgers on Main first opened in Manotick in October 2011. Since then, the restaurant has been quite successful and is quickly becoming an important member of the community.

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Sleeping on the Streets: University Students “Homeless” for 5 Days

March 23, 2012 10:27 am
Sleeping on the Streets: University Students “Homeless” for 5 Days

Last week, students from Carleton University and the University of Ottawa hit the streets of Ottawa to raise awareness on homelessness in Canada. A national campaign, 5 Days for the Homeless invites university students to live “homeless” on their campus and raise money and awareness for a local charity of their choice.

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Toque Tuesday: Buy a Toque, Help a Youth

January 31, 2012 9:00 am
Toque Tuesday: Buy a Toque, Help a Youth

On Tuesday, February 7th, buy a toque and help homeless youth in Ottawa. Toque Tuesday is part of Raising the Roof’s National Toque Campaign. Raising the Roof is a national charity whose mission is to bring about long-term solutions to homelessness in Canada.

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Ottawa Food Bank Hits Record Numbers With Holiday Campaign

January 16, 2012 8:47 am
Ottawa Food Bank Hits Record Numbers With Holiday Campaign

Every year the Ottawa Food Bank provides assistance to families in need in our nation’s capital; this year was no exception. During its 2011-2012 annual Holiday Food Drive, the Ottawa Food Bank collaborated with 430 local organizations to collect canned goods, 50 more than the 2010-2011 campaign.

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Wedding Show Woos Future Brides

January 9, 2012 10:32 am
Wedding Show Woos Future Brides

During the holidays, many lucky ladies got the surprise of a lifetime: a wedding proposal. Newly engaged women in Ottawa now begin the process of wedding planning. Luckily for them, the season of wedding shows has begun.

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Supporting Our Youth

November 18, 2011 2:57 pm
Supporting Our Youth

Growing up is not easy. As adults, we sometimes forget how many challenges youth face on a daily basis. Since the tragic suicide of 15 year old Jamie Hubley on October 14th, many questions have been raised. Luckily, Ottawa has many resources available for youth. Many organizations work with youth; here are just a few of them.

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