Five Unique Ways to Enjoy Ottawa’s Nightlife

May 2, 2016 1:04 pm

Clubbing and bars not your thing? Fortunately, Ottawa has so much more going on once the sun goes down. From fantastic quick food to quirky stops downtown, there’s always a way to turn your evening into a blast. We have a list of five off-the-wall things you can try in […]

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Get Your Geek On!

April 9, 2016 9:01 pm

All photos by Andre Gagne. Lock up your Tardis and park your DeLorean because there’s still time to get your geek on this weekend at the 2016 Ottawa Geek Market and Capital Gaming Expo at the Nepean Sportsplex. Where else are you going to see the Hulk hobnobbing with Hobbits, […]

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Weekend What’s Up – April 8th to 10th

April 8, 2016 12:49 pm
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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. St. Joseph’s Church, Ottawa University Orchestra, Friday April 8th (8:00 p.m.)  Go out to support our local talent by […]

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Smells like Pancakes: Russian Community Celebrates Maslenitsa in Ottawa

March 29, 2016 10:04 am
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Head Sister Irina Shiraeva poses with dancers from Ottawa’s School of Modern Dance and their teacher, Anna Kamsha. All photos by Damira Davletyarova. A little parish on 412 Booth St. smells like blini. You might call them pancakes or crêpes. It’s getting hotter in the kitchen. Flour particles disperse in the air. […]

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Local Musicians Pay Tribute to Photographer with Ming Break

March 28, 2016 12:06 pm
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All photos by Andre Gagne Ask yourself how many concerts you’ve attended in the last couple of years. Can you count them on your fingers? Perhaps they are in the higher double digits? Are you approaching triple? Now, if a few of those were in Ottawa chances are you’ve seen […]

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Souljazz Shakedown!

March 26, 2016 1:20 pm
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All photos by Andre Gagne The crowd outside Babylon Nightclub was ready for a shakedown. The clock struck ten and they began to hunt. They rushed through security, eyes scanning every inch of the club. Some flicked on phone flashlights and started scanning the ceiling. Others pushed by them to […]

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Westfest All-Star Fundraiser Packs Orange Gallery With Music, Art and Support

March 10, 2016 1:58 pm
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All photos by Andre Gagne “Don’t make me cry now,” said Elaina Martin, founder and producer of Westfest, as she took the stage in the Orange Gallery to thunderous applause from those gathered Sunday evening at what was touted as an All-Star Fundraiser for the summer festival. A sold out […]

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Tomlinson Pledges $1 Million over the Next Five Years at Opening of New Outdoor Rink in Kanata

February 24, 2016 10:00 am

Kanata, ON – Freezing cold temperatures couldn’t keep residents of the Bridlewood community in Kanata inside last Sunday. Locals came out to sip some hot chocolate, sample sweet maple taffy and enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides at the grand opening of the Meadowbreeze Park public skating rink, hosted by Tomlinson. Ottawa […]

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A VERSe For Every Ear

February 19, 2016 12:54 pm

2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac, Johnny MacRae and shayne avec i grec. All photos by Pearl Pirie. VERSeFest, Ottawa’s International Poetry Festival, is back. Returning for its sixth annual edition, VERSefest will run from Tuesday, March 15th until March 20th, and it will host more than 60 local, Canadian […]

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Supporting Local Musicians Sounds Simple in Hintonberg Concert Series

February 18, 2016 4:02 pm

All photos by Andre Gagne, “Home is where I want to be / pick me up and turn me round,” the Moonfruits sang in a folky rendition of the Talking Heads hit to those gathered last Thursday night at the Wellington Eatery (1008 Wellington Street West). The husband/wife duo of […]

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Spray-Net Visits the Den

February 4, 2016 10:56 am

Photo courtesy of CBC. At the age of 19, Canadian franchise entrepreneur Carmelo Marsala started his own company, Spray-Net. This Wednesday, Marsala took his award-winning outdoor painting company to the Dragons. The Dragons in CBC’s Dragons’ Den, that is. Marsala boosted his business by developing an exceptional exterior paint formula […]

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Winterlude Opens with Fire and Colour

February 1, 2016 1:13 pm
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While expectations for ice quality weren’t high Friday night, everyone who went out to see the Winterlude launch knew it would be a great show. As per usual, they didn’t disappoint. Our slideshow features some fire, great face paint, plenty of purple and, of course, an Ice hog. All photos […]

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

January 13, 2016 2:07 pm

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

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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Mike’s 2015 Photo Roundup

December 23, 2015 1:16 pm
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Allie X, RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, July 2015 – © Ottawa music photographer Michael Wing from MIKE’S MEDIA saw everyone from Ed Sheeran to Rob Zombie onstage this year. His 2015 slideshow will make you feel like you’re standing right on the stage, no earplugs required.

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Ottawa Life’s Top 10 Activities to Get You Into the Holiday Spirit

December 2, 2015 2:07 pm
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Holiday lights are twinkling and the first snow of the season has fallen, so we declare the holiday season officially begun! Ottawa is brimming with great holiday activities this month, from theatre and music to shopping, food and outdoor adventures, there is something for everyone. We’ve put together a list […]

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It’s Time to Clear the Room

November 12, 2015 3:22 pm
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There are certain things that we just don’t discuss at cocktail parties. However, Rogers Daytime host Derick Fage is looking to change that on November 12th. As the spokesperson for the Canadian Continence Foundation, Derek is looking to raise awareness and funds for an organization that deals with this taboo […]

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