Nuit Blanche Takes Over Ottawa and Gatineau

September 17, 2014 2:00 pm

Get ready to sleep all day so you can be up all night—The third annual Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau is this Saturday, September 20, from 6:20 p.m. to September 21 at 4:21 a.m. This one night a year event celebrates local art and culture at its finest. Nuit Blanche aims to […]

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Harvest Noir 2014: Make Magic

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The countdown is on to wear your best dark frock for Harvest Noir and take part in the annual pop-up Ottawa event. Here is just a little video of what you can expect: Harvest Noir 2014: Make Magic I will be judging the fashion show and there will be lots […]

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Get Cooking, Ottawa!

September 15, 2014 12:37 pm

Whether you live alone or with a large family, life never seems to stop. Between yoga, work and soccer practice, it is no wonder planning out meals and cooking at home has taken a back seat. Moulinex wants to change that! It is introducing the Get Cooking Challenge to help […]

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Let Opera Lyra’s Tosca Take you Away

September 11, 2014 12:00 pm

Photo courtesy of Marc Fowler. There is nothing quite grander than hearing beautiful voices singing about love, betrayal and politics. There is one chance left to catch Opera Lyra’s production of Puccini’s Tosca and you shouldn’t miss it:  Saturday night.  The singing, set, costumes and music will instantaneously transport you […]

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The ABCs of Teaching Democracy

September 10, 2014 2:12 pm

In an effort to connect Canadians with democratic values and traditions, Canada’s fourth annual Democracy Week will be this September 15-21. To celebrate Democracy Week, Elections Canada and their partners are holding or participating in several activities and events across Canada. One of these activities is a panel discussion called […]

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The Strumbellas at Ottawa Folk Festival

September 9, 2014 9:30 am
The Strumbellas photo credit Heather Pollock hi res

Photo credit: Heather Pollock.  Get ready—the Ottawa Folk Festival is quickly approaching! From September 10–14, Hogs Back Park will be transformed into a folk music mecca! Catch performances from some incredible folk artists and world-renowned stars, including Foster the People, Lorde and Joss Stone! Our top pick we will definitely be […]

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An Eye for a Picture

September 5, 2014 9:30 am
Irena Sherstyuk

Even if you have a good eye for images and detail you can still make some basic mistakes once you try to put things down on paper. If you are learning to draw or paint and teaching yourself, perhaps with the aid of the Internet you may find it difficult […]

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Industry Leaders Rally Together to Support ALS Canada

September 3, 2014 11:11 am
ALS (1280x854)

From left to right: Sir Terry Matthews, Debbie Weinstein and Bruce Lazenby Terry Matthews, high tech mogul; Bruce Lazenby, president and CEO of Invest Ottawa; and Debbie Weinstein, founding partner of LaBarge Weinstein LLP to participate in ice bucket challenge to raise funds for ALS Canada Leaders from Ottawa’s business […]

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Celebrate Jane Austen in Perth tonight

August 29, 2014 1:42 pm

There is no question Jane Austen fans were celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice in 2013. However, it’s not too late to tip your hat to the occasion. The play Elizabeth – Darcy: An Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, which had two successful Toronto runs, […]

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Emmy Awards Recap

August 27, 2014 12:30 pm

Did you watch the 66th annual Emmy Awards on Monday night? We were tuned in from the red carpet to the finale. The fabulous fashion and the hilarious hosting job by SNL-alum Seth Meyers made for a fantastic evening of entertainment. We were ecstatic to see that some of our […]

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If I only had $100…I would buy these wines at LCBO Vintages

August 18, 2014 2:49 pm
Grapes of Chile

Relax.  It’s still summer. Thoughts of snowbanks & black ice are far from our minds right now.  Advertisements might be using the F-word: Fall.  While commercials are reminding you that you need to get into back-to-school routine, we’re here to tell you sit back & sip. Relax, its mid-August and there […]

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Festival of India

August 14, 2014 2:19 pm
Festival Stage

Over 4,000 attendees took in the sounds, smells and tastes of India at the third annual festival this weekend. The festival took place in front of City Hall and the grounds were complete with a stage, vendors, food tents, a cooling tent, picnic tables and an area where various workshops […]

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Ottawa’s Summer Festivals 2014 in Pictures

August 13, 2014 2:15 pm
PROCOL HARUM with The NAC Orchestra and choir, photo © Jean-Marc Carisse 2014 0710 CMJ_7709a
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Dance Roots

August 6, 2014 11:31 am
Dance Roots

Image: When Sarah Nolan-Downs moved to Ottawa with her husband, Brandon, to find there was no dance studio in their growing community of Riverside South, they seized the chance to share their passion. The two met when they were both apprenticing with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Originally from Saskatchewan, Sarah […]

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Drop a Few Coins to See The Financier (Turcaret)

August 5, 2014 11:37 am

One of the great mid-summer treats in Ottawa is the return of Odyssey Theatre to Strathcona Park and its masked Commedia dell’ Arte productions. This year’s show is the adaptation of Alain-René Lesage’s play, Turcaret, translated by Joanne Miller and Odyssey’s Artistic Director Laurie Steven. The Financier (Turcaret) follows the […]

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Keep Life Simple With a One-Stop Site for Gaming and Gambling

July 28, 2014 2:04 pm

We all like simplicity in life, and that goes for our entertainment as much as for the day to day organisation of life. That’s why so many of us have now started gaming on our mobiles. Why bother firing up the desktop or laptop when you can sit on the […]

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The Hidden World of the First World War

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Former Underground City Beneath The Trenches

Imagine exploring the French countryside only to discover underground cities belonging to the soldiers of the First World War. Well that is exactly the situation Jeffrey Gusky, American doctor, artist and explorer, found himself in—and now he is sharing it with you! In conjunction with National Geographic, Gusky shows his […]

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