Athletes, Health Experts Celebrate Y Kids Academy Graduation

June 7, 2013 12:14 pm
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On Saturday, June 8, families from across the National Capital Region (NCR) will gather to celebrate their child’s successful completion of the Y Kids Academy – a free, 12-hour program that provides Grade 6 students with instruction on fitness, nutrition and healthy living habits. Following the graduation ceremony, the graduates […]

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Ottawa Horse Day: A Big Hit with Families

June 6, 2013 6:44 pm
Families welcomed Ottawa Horse Day and took advantage of the many opportunities to learn more about these great creatures. The "mini" horse foal, a big hit with kids, belongs to Golden Valley Miniature Horses of Carp.

Families welcomed Ottawa Horse Day and took advantage of the many opportunities to learn more about these great creatures. The “mini” horse foal, a big hit with kids, belongs to Golden Valley Miniature Horses of Carp. Ottawa Horse Day, a free event held on June 2 for area families, was […]

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Summer of Luck

June 4, 2013 9:16 am
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We’re finally here – it’s officially summer and we’ve even had some sun to prove it. Every inch of greenery is covered with families, couples and kids, having picnics, chucking around balls and just hanging out. Two days of sunshine in a row and we can convince ourselves we’re on the Riviera instead […]

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A National Illustration of Peace at the Canadian War Museum

June 3, 2013 10:26 am
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Peace – The Exhibition at the Canadian War Museum (CWM) explores Canada’s unique involvement in the pursuit of peace and retells the vivid stories of Canadians whose actions have been a shaping force in history. Focused on 12 historical episodes, the exhibit is divided into three themes – Organize, Negotiate […]

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A Truly International Celebration of Indigenous Art

May 30, 2013 7:46 pm
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By Laura Chapman The not-to-be-missed exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada is Sakahàn – an international collaboration of indigenous arts from around the globe, featuring the work of 80 artists whose pieces represent a broad spectrum of media: from drawing and painting, through video and sculpture; to site-specific pieces created especially […]

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Ottawa’s Yogini Yogathon raises $17,000 for charities

May 28, 2013 1:30 pm
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Kimberly Lochhead Five hours of practicing yoga. $17,000 in fundraising efforts for local, national and international charities. Countless connections with inspiring, like-minded women. One empowering experience. The Third Annual Yogini Yogathon took place Sunday at the Glebe Community Centre with 80 participants. Making its debut this year in Toronto, the […]

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Pow! Zap! Boom! Revenge of the Nerds: The Art of Story and of the Spaces in Between

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 Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts. Salman Rushdie When I was a boy, I always saw […]

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Put Your Best Foot Forward at Dress for Success’ Annual Stepping Out Fundraiser

May 27, 2013 12:24 pm
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  Dress for Success Ottawa, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women, is hosting its third annual Stepping Out fundraiser on Thursday May 30th starting at 7pm at Lago Bar & Grill in the Dow’s Lake Pavilion. In the words of Marilyn Monroe: “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” Dress […]

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Air France Is Back at Osheaga

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Air France announced on May 23 that it will sponsor Montreal’s 8th Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, which runs from August 2 to 4, 2013 at Parc Jean-Drapeau. This festival is hugely popular and thousands of people from Ottawa and the National Capital Region attend it each year. Air France […]

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Ottawa International Children’s Festival Celebrates 28 Years in the Capital

May 24, 2013 4:00 pm
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The Ottawa International Children’s Festival (OICF), the largest children’s festival in Ontario, is gearing up to celebrate its 28th year in the Capital, May 28-June 2, 2013 at the LeBreton Flats Park and Canadian War Museum sites. Each year, the OICF proudly presents some of the finest visual and performance […]

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Special Needs Children Get Day at the Fair All to Themselves

May 23, 2013 12:36 pm

Clowns, rides and activities spelled a day of fun and excitement for children and their caregivers at Hydro Ottawa’s 13th annual Special Needs Day. Around 1,500 children with physical and mental disabilities and their caregivers enjoyed exclusive access to the midway grounds at Gloucester Fair on May 22, the day […]

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Calling All Artists: Belleville Plein Air Festival … Where the Light Is Best

May 22, 2013 12:32 pm
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Downtown Belleville, its Riverfront Trail and Old East Hill will come alive with artists painting “en plein air” from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2. Up to $4,500 in prizes will be available to the winning artists. The Belleville Plein Air Festival is a three-day event where artists complete their works […]

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And the Tiara Goes to Miss Caledonia at the NAC

May 21, 2013 10:47 am
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It is endearing, entertaining and very humorous. The play is Miss Caledonia and it follows the dreams of 1950s’ Southern Ontario farm girl Peggy Ann Douglas, who longs to become a movie star.  She pins her hopes on winning a local beauty pageant to get her started — but not […]

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PEACE – The First Exhibition of its Kind – Is Coming to the Canadian War Museum

May 16, 2013 6:29 pm
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Canada has been shaped by people taking action to make peace possible: by acting as skilled negotiators, providing humanitarian aid, shouldering arms or demonstrating against wars and weapons. Peace – The Exhibition is the first major exhibition to explore the many ways Canadians have acted for peace. It features more […]

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Hydro Ottawa and Christie Lake Kids Collaborate on Leadership Centre

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Christie Lake Kids is going green. Today, Hydro Ottawa and Christie Lake Kids announced their partnership to establish the new Hydro Ottawa Sustainable Youth Leadership Centre. At the new facility, to be built at Belle Island on Christie Lake, near Perth, Ontario, kids will have the chance to learn about […]

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Edward Burtynsky: Oil – Unsettling Photo Exhibit Coming to Canadian Museum of Nature

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Edward Burtynsky: Oil – a unique and internationally acclaimed exhibition of 56 captivating large-scale images by renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky will be on view at the Canadian Museum of Nature from May 31 until September 2. Edward Burtynsky: Oil depicts the lifecycle of oil and society’s dependence upon this […]

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Wicker Emporium Opens Second Ottawa Store

May 15, 2013 12:30 pm
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Popular Canadian home retailer Wicker Emporium is continuing its expansion into Ontario with the grand opening of its 25th store, and its second in Ottawa, this spring. Offering unique, handpicked furniture and accessories from Indonesia, India and Vietnam in a treasure hunt experience, Wicker Emporium is a household name in […]

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