Jen’s Jibberish: Want to score? Get her tickets to the Viennese Opera Ball

February 14, 2012 6:05 pm
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Ok, so we’re down to the wire here. If you are in a last minute panic, can’t get out to a shop and are scrambling to come up with an original yet romantic gift, how about taking a new approach to Valentine’s Day?

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Jen’s Jibberish: Let Your Kink Out This Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2012 6:50 pm
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Looking for a unique last-minute Valentine’s Day gift this year? Even if you missed this weekend’s 5th annual adult consumer show Sexapalooza (www.sexapalooza.ca) held at the new Ottawa Convention Centre, fret not. Whether you are in the market for some lingerie, books, videos, classes or perhaps you are into exploring the wilder side, there is still time to unleash the kinkster in you or your partner.

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Spend Valentine’s at the Movies

February 10, 2012 3:49 pm
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, OLM’s Vera Grbic reviews some perfect V-day flicks to share with your loved one this weekend around the city!

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Jen’s Jibberish: Warm Your Soul this Weekend with Atlantic Voices

January 27, 2012 3:30 pm
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There is no better way to feed the soul than with the sound of music. This coming Sunday afternoon, January 29, at 3 p.m. you can feast on melodies from the Maritimes sung by local choir Atlantic Voices. The family-friendly show: “And They’re From Prince Edward Island” takes place this Sunday, January 29th!

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Ottawa Food Bank Hits Record Numbers With Holiday Campaign

January 16, 2012 8:47 am
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Every year the Ottawa Food Bank provides assistance to families in need in our nation’s capital; this year was no exception. During its 2011-2012 annual Holiday Food Drive, the Ottawa Food Bank collaborated with 430 local organizations to collect canned goods, 50 more than the 2010-2011 campaign.

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Ottawa Rock Lottery in Review

January 3, 2012 3:38 pm
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“Why have a scene when you can have a community?” This is the Ottawa Rock Lottery’s mantra, one fitting in regards to its latest friendship with the Ottawa International Film Festival (OIFF). Now that 2012 has graced us with its presence, let’s look at the last significant film event to take place in Ottawa in 2011.

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Keshia Chante at Bayshore

December 29, 2011 8:29 am
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It was a pleasant surprise for Ottawa to see Keshia Chanté perform in Bayshore’s E-Style lounge as a part of the Candlelighters event, a non-profit organization that provides support to young cancer patients and their families. From the performance, it is clear that Chanté has been in the spotlight for a long time and loves what she does.

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Wind in the Willows is a Breath of Fresh Air

December 19, 2011 3:25 pm
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Take a classic English children’s tale, add some whimsical puppetry and spice it up with gentle humor and you have the latest offering at Ottawa’s Arts Court theatre.

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Honoring Shannen’s Dream

December 14, 2011 11:40 am
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Long before the Federal Government’s planned delivery of mobile homes and food to the remote Northern community of Attawapiskat, there was Lady Evelyn Alternative School.

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A Highrise of Events

December 13, 2011 4:07 pm
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Construction in Hull is getting serious and so is the Association des Résidents de l’Île de Hull, highlighted by the lineup of events for their Mercredis de l’ARIH. “This season we wanted to cover more angles than the musical sphere,” said the President of the ARIH Paul Duval. “We wanted to reach out to more residents and members of the community,” said Duval, who unveiled the events at the Petit Chicago Bar.

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Big Soul Project Delivers Huge Holiday Fun

December 6, 2011 3:46 pm
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Big Soul Gospel Project tested their pipes last night at the Fourth Street Baptist Church during a dress rehearsal glimpse into this upcoming Saturday’s sold-out holiday concert.

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Wingin’ It is the 2011 Shaw Rocket Prize Winner!

December 2, 2011 10:49 pm
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Chosen by a jury of kids, a highly acclaimed Canadian show now in its second season edged out four other shows to take home the $50,000 grand prize for best Canadian children’s program.

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Canada: Apartheid Nation in Review

November 30, 2011 3:45 pm
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Faced with extreme poverty and a harsh climate, the remote, decaying and polluted northern Ontario aboriginal community of Attawapiskat has become a national cause célèbre, one month after the Ottawa premiere of a 26-minute documentary entitled Canada: Apartheid Nation, which depicts the plight of the inhabitants of this depressed community on the desolate western shore of James Bay. The screening – held in the Auditorium of Library and Archives Canada on October 26th – was co-sponsored by the Canadian Film Institute and Ottawa Life Magazine.

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Flaunting it all for a Friend

November 22, 2011 10:43 am
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Underwear models, pole dancers and eyebrow threading; Flaunt is not your average charity event.

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Supporting Our Youth

November 18, 2011 2:57 pm
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Growing up is not easy. As adults, we sometimes forget how many challenges youth face on a daily basis. Since the tragic suicide of 15 year old Jamie Hubley on October 14th, many questions have been raised. Luckily, Ottawa has many resources available for youth. Many organizations work with youth; here are just a few of them.

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Tea, Tranquility and Tradition

November 15, 2011 2:57 pm
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As the cold weather rushes in, many of us will reach for a steaming cup of tea. The inaugural Ottawa Tea Festival taught participants about culture, tradition, and hospitality through the history of the hot drink.

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Beloved Children’s Classic Coming to Arts Court

November 14, 2011 4:24 pm
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The buoyant exuberance of The Wind in the Willows can soon be experienced live on stage in Ottawa. The childhood classic will be performed at the Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Avenue) for two shows (at 11am and 4pm) on December 10.

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