The Legacy Conference opens doors for Generation Y

November 9, 2012 9:30 am
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On Saturday, November 17, The Legacy Conference will be held at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre. The Legacy Conference is a meeting of like-minded individuals dedicated to creating open dialogue about the worlds of entrepreneurship and business. The conference is aimed at Generation Y in order to give these young people […]

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The Ottawa Pet Expo – The FIRST-EVER Ottawa festival for pets and their owners

November 7, 2012 2:14 pm
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Ottawa-Gatineau pet lovers unite to celebrate their love of pets on November 10 and 11 at the CE Centre. The Ottawa Pet Expo, in support of the Ottawa Humane Society, welcomes your whole family to the show, including four-legged family members. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a weekend with your pets! […]

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Well, That’s The Kind of Life It’s Been — Lloyd Robertson at the Ottawa Writers Festival

October 30, 2012 11:20 am
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On October 26, Knox Presbyterian was filled with people excited to once again hear the familiar voice of former CTV News chief anchor Lloyd Robertson. Robertson appeared to do a talk about his impressive career as the longest-serving news anchor in Canadian and international history. Over his 59-year career in broadcasting, Robertson has […]

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The Gospel of Nick Drake — Coming to a church near you

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British poet and singer-songwriter Nick Drake was not the kind of musician, admittedly, that I’d had much exposure to, or even had much knowledge of, when my appetite for music first kicked in. My exposure to Drake had always consisted primarily of other songwriters’ mentions of him: people like Elvis […]

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Power Shift Returns to Ottawa

October 25, 2012 10:16 am
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Power Shift represents a series of annual youth summits on an international level.The first Power Shift was held in 2007 in Washington, D.C., where over 20,000 young Americans gathered together outside their nation’s capital to promote environmentalism and lobby for government action to combat global climate change. Since then, the […]

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Community Mediation Ottawa – Solving Disputes!!

October 22, 2012 3:21 pm
Coordinator/Coordinatrice, Meredith St. Denis, gives a speech about the services provided by Community Mediation Ottawa. Photo Courtesy of Alessandra Gerebizza

Have you or someone you know had trouble with neighbours, parking, dogs, landlords, tenants, or within a volunteer organisation? Too often, disputes are dealt with by arguing, increased frustration, calling the police or Bylaw Services, or even a lawyer. These approaches can be costly, emotionally draining, and time-consuming. While these […]

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Ottawa Artist Crystal Beshara Excels in Detailed Realism

October 18, 2012 10:28 am
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MEET THE ARTIST at the opening January 10th, 7-10pm. Fine Artist & Illustrator Crystal Beshara learns to embrace her multiple artistic personalities in her newest solo exhibition FIGHT or FLIGHT at Orange Art Gallery, January 2013. It’s no wonder Crystal Beshara is feeling a little fearless. In 2011, she was […]

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9th Hour Theatre Company presents Agnes of God November 1-10 at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre

October 17, 2012 1:06 pm
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9th Hour is proud to share with audiences its fourth and final production of the 2012 season, Agnes of God, in the studio theatre at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, playing for a 12-performance run November 1-10. In this drama by John Pielmeier, a court psychiatrist, Doctor Martha Livingstone, is […]

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Outdoor Work Experience: The West End’s Most Unique Summer Day Camp

October 11, 2012 10:52 am
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A rising percentage of young Canadians are being diagnosed with developmental disorders ranging from Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to Tourette’s syndrome and Down’s syndrome. One would expect to see a concomitant increase in the number of public and private programs designed to treat Canadians with developmental disorders […]

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Are you ready for Canada’s largest independent literary celebration?

September 28, 2012 10:43 am
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By Clayton Andres When his father Neil first came up with the idea of a writing festival in Ottawa, Sean Wilson thought his dad was insane. “At the time, I had been noticing that just about everyone I knew in the creative community had the sense that they had to […]

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Ottawa’s first board game cafe hopes to monopolize entertainment in the capital

August 22, 2012 5:18 pm
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David Narbaitz is opening up Ottawa’s first board game cafe. He is hoping to bring a truly unique experience to the entertainment scene in the capital.

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Persona Non Grata: Art by Lesotho’s Orphans

August 20, 2012 9:05 am
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Persona Non Grata, an art show to benefit the orphans of Rachel’s Home is taking place on October 10th, 2012 from 7-10 PM. This event will be held at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick St., in Ottawa Ont. to raise funds for post-secondary scholarships and awareness about the ongoing AIDS epidemic in Lesotho.

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Celebrating Ottawa’s Colourful Community

August 16, 2012 5:40 pm
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Known as Ottawa’s most colourful festival, Capital Pride will be hosting various events and activities in celebration of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community. “Once a year, our community has the opportunity to come together and celebrate its positive contributions to the greater community, the National Capital Region,” says Mark Power, vice-chair of communications of Capital Pride.

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August 7, 2012 9:00 am
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The cornucopia of offerings in Ottawa’s theatre scene is brimming with exciting plays-from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s dream and Henry the Fifth to The Great Canadian Theatre Company’s production of the father and son drama, The Secret Mask, and Theatre-Nouvelle Scene’s Quelques Humains-these plays present poignant plots steeped in a common theme: the human dilemma.

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Shakespeare in Ottawa’s Great Outdoors

July 27, 2012 9:00 am
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Every summer, local theatre enthusiasts gather in parks around the city to experience theatre productions from a Company of Fools. As part of Torchlight Shakespeare, the company has presented an outdoor production during the summer season since 2003.

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Summer Sizzlers: Stacey and Kania FLAUNT it all

July 18, 2012 9:00 am
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Local fashion designer, Stacey Bafi-Yeboa knows how to throw a party. Flaunt was part cocktail party, part spa, part boutique and a brilliant way to throw a fundraiser. The third, semi-annual event was held on the rooftop of the National Arts Centre on June 29 in benefit of the Canadian Pulmonary […]

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War of 1812 Veterans Celebrated in Musical Showcase

June 27, 2012 12:36 pm
Group photo of the cast members from the live production of A Musical Taste of our Canadian Heritage / Notre patrimoine canadien, une odyssée musicale. Courtesy of Brian Goldschmied

With the War of 1812 bicentennial anniversary very top of mind these days, 2012 marked the launch of the 12th season of A Musical Taste of Our Canadian Heritage / Notre patrimoine canadien, une odyssée musicale – a bilingual musical showcase paying tribute to Canada, including a new sequence on the War of 1812.

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