Where are the Accessible Toilets Ottawa? GottaGo!

December 12, 2014 10:20 am
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Nowadays, the most vulnerable members of our population—children, seniors and persons with disabilities—are in search for clean and safe public washrooms in Ottawa. But Rachel Canham, a Carleton University researcher, is steering the pursuit for public toilets in a whole new direction. “I feel like while the need for public […]

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The Sound of Strings: Stellae Boreales

December 9, 2014 10:49 am
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The Ottawa Suzuki Strings Music School has a vision to “create a music school that is internationally recognized for the quality of its pedagogy and the achievements of its students and faculty, resulting from a culture of innovation in training and development.” The Stella Boreales Violin Ensemble is a perfect testament to […]

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’Tis the Season for Handel

December 4, 2014 1:38 pm
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More than 250 years after its completion, George Frideric Handel’s joyous Messiah continues to be appreciated by audiences around the world. Coming to the capital region this holiday season, Finest Moments from Messiah will be presented by the combined effort of the Ottawa Classical Choir and the New World Philharmonic […]

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A Guide to Christmas in the Capital

November 28, 2014 12:29 pm
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The weather outside may be frightful but there are plenty of opportunities, both indoors and outdoors, to get in the Christmas spirit. Read this list, check it twice and have some fun this holiday season! Christmas at the NAC The National Arts Centre features many different festive productions during the […]

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Art Exhibit Showcases Grandeur of Local Environment

November 24, 2014 3:00 pm
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Inspired by nature, award-winning Ottawa artist Margaret Chwialkowska will be featuring her solo exhibition “Gatineau Sublime” at the Galerie Old Chelsea from December 4 to December 31. Ever since Chwialkowska moved to Canada from Poland in 1979, she has been overwhelmed by the natural beauty of North American landscapes. Capturing the magic […]

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Nordstrom Pre-Gala Celebration

November 21, 2014 12:20 pm
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Photo courtesy of John Smith You could feel the excitement at the pre-gala party held at LAGO Bar for the soon-to-be-opened Nordstrom store at the Rideau Centre. It was a night of celebration and recognition of the two charities that will benefit from the gala scheduled for Wednesday, March 4th. […]

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European Union Film Festival: One Mile Away

November 13, 2014 12:00 pm
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The European Union Film Festival will snitch the dirty, yet exhilarating details behind the often concealed truths of gang wars with the film ‘One Mile Away.’ Unveiling social progress is possible when two rival groups adjoin with a purpose. Street gangs generally operate on the pretense of restricted solidarity, power claims, disturbance […]

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Wining and Dining at the Ottawa Wine & Food Festival

November 12, 2014 10:05 am
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I have lived in Ottawa for a mere two months, but the city has already given me so many unforgettable experiences. Entering my third month of life in the capital, I made a conscious decision to make the most of my time here and find new ways to embrace the […]

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Remembrance Day

November 11, 2014 8:00 am
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Photo credit: Jon Babulic The Fields of Honour By Frank Baile Ranked by no rank, Lie the fallen, Testaments to a courage that, Few foreknew until that time. When something stirred in them, Like a sign, but more, That made each say, There must go I! Not all are here, […]

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Timeraiser: A Win-Win-Win Situation

November 7, 2014 10:55 am
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Going once, twice and sold, for volunteer work! Timeraiser is far from the standard silent auction: It matches people with volunteer organizations, finds non-profits eager help and supports visual artists. Coming to the Canadian Museum of History on November 8, attendees will pledge volunteer hours instead of money for artwork. “This […]

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A Magnitude of Inspiration: momondays

November 5, 2014 2:03 pm
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If you’ve ever wanted to inspire or be inspired, momondays is the place for you. In short, momondays is real people, with real stories, generating real inspiration. Michel Neray founded momondays in February 2012. He was teaching public speaking and wanted to give his students a platform from which to practice […]

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Pass the Wine and Cheese, Please!

October 31, 2014 2:11 pm
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Perusing over a showcase of signature wines from Ontario wineries unavailable at the LCBO sounds like a great night. Join Savvy Company for A Wine and Cheese with a Twist! This taste and buy event will allow you to stock up on your new favourite Ontario wines from Casa Dea […]

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Oscar Wilde Still Going Strong at the NAC

October 30, 2014 10:02 am
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Alex McCooeye, Christopher Morris. Photo by Andree Lanthier He may be one hundred and sixty years old, but there is no question Oscar Wilde still has what it takes to please a crowd. Even when it’s done badly, you love it. Thankfully, The Importance of Being Earnest, the season opener for […]

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Eat, Drink and Be Sustainable

October 27, 2014 12:30 pm
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Ecology Ottawa has done it again. For the eighth consecutive year, the local environmental organization completely sold out the annual Eco Gala on Oct. 9. Just over 565 attendees gathered at the St. Elias Banquet Centre to celebrate the bountiful autumn harvest and the city’s active environmental community. It featured […]

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Calling All Comedy Lovers

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For Luigi Saracino, acting has been a life-long involvement. Having been an actor for nearly 30 years, Saracino has seen many different sides of the industry. He is now taking on a new challenge with fellow actor friends Peter M. Dillon and Gregory Wilson. CBC is running a contest called […]

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Ottawa Strong

October 23, 2014 3:42 pm
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Yesterday marked a confusing time in Canada’s history. Today we are thinking of everyone in Ottawa as the news continues to come in. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and loved ones of Corporal Cirillo and everyone else in Canada’s Capital. Thank you to the officers […]

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Get Great Vision from Fish Eyes at the GCTC

October 20, 2014 2:41 pm
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Beyoncé, eat your heart out. When it comes to shaking your booty and making the moves on the dance floor, there is nobody like Anita Majumdar. Majumdar, the star, playwright and choreographer of the current double bill at the GCTC, Fish Eyes and Boys with Cars, has Beyoncé beat by […]

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