Ready, Set, Race!

May 4, 2015 2:05 pm
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There’s no denying that the Rideau Canal is the prefect route for a spring run. Runners have already dusted off their shoes and have taken to the pathway to prepare for the upcoming races across Ottawa. This season, Sporting Life will be hosting their first 10k event in Ottawa on […]

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Merivale Optometric Centre Patient Appreciation Trunk Show

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Looking for your perfect pair of glasses? Don’t settle for anything less than the best. For a wide variety of glasses and sunglasses bound to suit your style and budget, don’t miss the upcoming Merivale Optometric Centre Patient Appreciation Trunk Show on May 7! The third annual trunk show event […]

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The Musical Storm of Ash & Bloom

May 1, 2015 2:29 pm
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The powerhouse folk duo Ash and Bloom, is bringing a musical storm to Ottawa. Echoing thunderous harmonies and striking bolts of brilliant songwriting, these two are a must-see act this spring. Hamilton-based Matt McKenna and James Bloemendal have been playing music together for almost a decade, originally meeting in the […]

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Fashion Goes Green

April 29, 2015 2:06 pm
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Photo credit: MIV Photography Bayshore Shopping Centre and H&M collaborate for eco-fashion initiatives through “Conscious Exclusive” line We wake up every morning, head to our closet and skim through racks of clothing. Some pieces are our favourites, some are fashion staples and some have never made the cut. Inevitably, the story […]

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Ontario’s Newest Folk Star

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Fiddler, singer, and step dancer April Verch is emerging into Ontario’s music spotlight! Recognized for her blissful voice, lively dancing and striking performances, her upcoming appearance at the National Arts Centre (NAC) is not one to miss! With impressive reviews coming from newspapers like the Huffington Post and Toronto Star, there […]

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Scotiabank’s EcoLiving Awards: Going Green with Krumpers Solar Solutions

April 27, 2015 1:43 pm
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In the weeks after Earth Day we tend to reflect more on what we’re doing to help the environment. We always try to do the best we can, but somehow it rarely feels like we’re doing enough. At this point, we turn to cutting-edge products, services and solutions to help […]

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M.C. Escher: The Mathemagician Draws an Audience

April 24, 2015 12:00 pm
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A first-hand experience of the M.C. Escher exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada An abrupt transition occurs when entering the bustling M.C. Escher exhibit from the quiet surroundings of gallery halls. Almost every work has multiple people transfixed in front of it. The exhibition’s popularity is not surprising given […]

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Venture into the Mind of Experts with OSFAS

April 22, 2015 11:00 am
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With our busy day to day lives, it’s not too often we get the chance to sit back and engage in something new. If you have a passion for arts and sciences, here’s your chance to discover new information at the upcoming presentations from the Ottawa Society for the Arts and […]

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Walk Towards a Cure

April 20, 2015 3:34 pm
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When you were a kid who was your favourite super hero? Batman? Superman? Wonder Woman? No matter who it was, you always admired them for their determination and courage. These qualities are equally demonstrated by the estimated 75, 000 Canadians living with multiple sclerosis (MS), an unpredictable illness that affects […]

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The Children’s Theatre Festival

April 16, 2015 12:22 pm
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Cast of The Spleicher Shrinker Spring has finally sprung! The sun is out, the birds are singing and, if you’re like me, you’re jumping with joy, eager to take advantage of the warm weather. While this extra bit of energy is great for spring cleaning, it can be a hassle […]

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Tie Up Your Dancing Shoes and Get Ready for Sea Perry

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Get ready to put on your dancing shoes for the single Molly’s Shoes by Canadian folk-rock band Sea Perry. The catchy and upbeat song dropped at the beginning of April from the band’s debut full-length album, Do What You Do, set to be released April 21. If this first single […]

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Hintonburg is Happening

April 15, 2015 3:12 pm
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Ottawa has experienced a long and chilly winter to say the least, but the snow is finally melting and patches of grass are beginning to show. This can only mean one thing! It’s time for the second annual Hintonburg Happening! The nine day talk-worthy event is back! Last year the […]

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Exploring Beauty at the National Women’s Show

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You cannot help but feel an overwhelming sense of curiosity and a burst of adrenaline rush through your veins when you walk into a room filled with over 250 exhibitors and thousands of excited women looking to discover the next best thing. The aisles are crowded, the discounted goods are […]

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Ottawa Celebrates Diverse Cultural Roots

April 14, 2015 1:07 pm
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Photo Credit: Connie Kaldor Embrace a return to your roots by taking part in the fourth annual Ottawa Grassroots Festival. The Grassroots Festival plans a spring weekend of family-oriented concerts and workshops each year thanks to its 100 per cent volunteer-run organization. The festival particularly focuses on folk music, dance […]

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Native Man Celebrates Sobriety with Art

April 10, 2015 10:00 am
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Donnell Taylor of the Constance Lake First Nation paints to seek wisdom of his ancestors to deal with his addiction. On April 1, 2014, Donnell Taylor set his foot on Ottawa soil. A native man from the Constance Lake First Nation was continuing his “good journey,” which started back in […]

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Not Just Another La Bohème

April 9, 2015 12:02 pm
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From its inception in 2004, the mission of Pellegrini Opera has been to make top quality operatic performances accessible to everyone in the nation’s capital. Founded by internationally acclaimed soprano Maria Pellegrini, the local, non-profit organization is dedicated to bringing opera to those who would not normally have the opportunity […]

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Must Read: The Thin Black Line by Simon Gervais

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Prepare for a whirlwind of a read. Simon Gervais’ newly released debut novel The Thin Black Line, is a must-read thriller based right here in Canada’s capital city. A first time novelist, Gervais delivers a heart-pumping, nerve-racking story with a climactic ending you won’t see coming. In The Thin Black […]

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