Giving Bikes a Sunny New Home

February 5, 2016 10:55 am
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Defying the 2,600 kilometre distance, Ottawa’s biking community is helping to make a difference for bike riders in Cuba. McCrank’s Cycles’ mechanic extraordinaire Angie Nellis has been a large part of this project. Nellis, who is one half of the two-person McCrank’s team, has been working at the bike shop […]

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Ottawa Reclaims a Guinness World Record

February 2, 2016 10:58 am
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All photos courtesy of Sofie Sharom What’s more Canadian than building a snowman? Answer: building 2069 of them in less than an hour! This past Sunday over 1500 eager Ottawa area residents came out to help the city proudly reclaim the Guinness World Record for the most snowman made in […]

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Another Major Gift for the OAG

February 1, 2016 10:57 am
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Left to right: Chris and Mary Ann Turnbull, OAG Director and Chief Executive Office, Alexandra Badzak, Member of the OAG Capital Campaign Committee, Tom Houston. Photo courtesy of David Barbour. The Ottawa Art Gallery has received a major gift of $100,000 by Chris and Mary Ann Turnbull for the Art […]

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On The Rocks: In the Caribbean Brings The Heat

January 29, 2016 1:00 pm
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Oh, the weather outside may be frightening, but inside Jean Pigott Place, City Hall on February 5th, the Caribbean awaits. Year after year the Ottawa Art Gallery (much to the delight of many cold Ottawans) celebrates a country or region around the world for its annual Winterlude fiesta: On the […]

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Thriving in a 24-7 World

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We all know what it’s like to live in a 24-7 world. The portability of our cellphones and laptops allow us to communicate at any time, anywhere. What we aren’t taught is how to handle this constant pressure technology puts on us when we are demanded to stay constantly up […]

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The Art of World Peace

January 28, 2016 5:48 pm
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Edith Betkowski and Dominik Sokolowski in front of the artist’s Heart painting. Photo by Eric Murphy.  From February 10 to 21, Alpha Art Gallery is completely dedicating its walls, and plenty of the floor, to love. In their Love and Peace exhibit, gallery owner Edith Betkowski and artist Dominik Sokolowski […]

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Coeur de Pirate Brings Treasured Performance to Ottawa

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Photo by Etienne St. Denis. Béatrice Martin, better known by her stage name Coeur de pirate, will set sail on her global tour beginning with a show in Ottawa at the Bronson Centre on February 5. After growing up in Montreal, the young singer-songwriter brought a new face to Canada’s francophone music industry […]

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January 29th to 31st

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Here at Ottawa Life we are always looking out for great things to do on a weekend! Check out some of the events that are happening right here in our city this weekend. National Arts Center, Peter Katz – Jan. 29th (7:30 PM) This Saturday the NAC presents Juno-nominated singer-songwriter […]

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Soi Dog Gives Back This Valentine’s Day

January 27, 2016 1:51 pm
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If you are an animal lover, why not spread some love to a pup or kitty in need this Valentine’s Day? Soi Dog Canada is a non-profit organization that helps homeless, abused and neglected dogs and cats in Thailand. The organization will be holding a fundraiser on February 13th and […]

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Film Review: “Ip Man 3” is a Hard-Hitting Conclusion to a Classic Kung Fu Trilogy

January 25, 2016 1:56 pm
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Directed by Wilson Yip Written by Lai-yin Leung, Chan Tai-Li, and Edmond Wong Produced by Dreams Salon Entertainment Culture et al.     Early on in Ip Man 3, a young Bruce Lee approaches the Kung Fu master and asks to become his student. Ip Man pelts him with cigarettes […]

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The Ottawa Art Gallery Celebrates Winterlude 2016

January 15, 2016 2:45 pm
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It’s that time of the year, Ottawans. Winterlude is here again, beginning on January 29th! The Ottawa Art Gallery has announced a partnership with Winterlude and Chill Factor of the Downtown Rideau BIA. This partnership will bring a series of events that are sure to delight attendees of all ages. […]

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January 15th to 17th

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Here at Ottawa Life we are always looking out for great things to do on a weekend! Check out some of the events that are happening right here in our city this weekend. TD Place Stadium, Ottawa 67’s vs. Niagara IceDogs – Jan.15th (7:00pm) This Friday, come support your local OHL […]

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Before the National Inquiry: Countering Stereotypes Through Education, Employment and Art

January 13, 2016 2:07 pm
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Aboriginal community members at the annual Sisters In Spirit Candlelight Vigil in Ottawa in October. Photo by Damira Davletyarova. “I embrace you my sisters; and myself too We will go forward with strength anew Our friendships will travel with us down the road Fortified by the stories we now hold…” Excerpt from […]

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Ottawa Native Barbara Ann Scott is a Legend Among Champions

January 12, 2016 9:58 am
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For many Ottawans, January puts a focus on setting personal goals and maintaining new-found commitments. Whether the plan involves a new diet and exercise regime or an increased dedication to your job, the aim of any New Years Resolution is to improve day-to-day living. The question for many is where […]

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Weekend Roundup for January 8th to 10th

January 8, 2016 2:21 pm
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Canadian Museum of History, Vikings exhibit – Jan. 9th (9:30am) Vikings are definitely in vogue right now. With the History channel show of that name gearing up for its fourth season and a new Netflix series based around the famously brutal raiders just starting, there’s no better time to dive into […]

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Speaking the Language with Julie Corrigan

January 6, 2016 10:52 am
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Photo courtesy of Jen Squires Born and raised in Shawville, Quebec, to a family of musicians, it’s no surprise that Julie Corrigan took easily to strumming the guitar. With a fiddle-playing grandfather, a guitarist for a father and a mother who’s a natural on the piano and mandolin, music is in Julie’s […]

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A Corporate Stay is a Cozy Stay

January 4, 2016 1:57 pm
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Whether you’re travelling for business or for pleasure, homesickness is out of the picture with Corporate Stays. With multiple options in every major Canadian city, as well as locations in NYC, Miami, Mexico, Europe and South America, a Corporate Stay’s executive apartment provides you and your family with a comfortable, luxuriously furnished and […]

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