Korea Film Festival Presented in Ottawa: June 26 – 29

June 24, 2013 10:49 am

The Canadian Government has announced that 2013 is officially designated the Year of Korea in Canada. The Canadian Film Institute, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Ciné-Asie, embrace this opportunity to put the spotlight on Korea by presenting Ottawa with the Korea Film Festival. “With this […]

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Come to the 2013 Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival & International Competition Pow Wow.

June 21, 2013 10:43 am

In its 16th year, the Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival continues to provide a great opportunity for the Aboriginal community to celebrate National Aboriginal Day. Everyone is invited to come out and share in the celebration. Building on the success of the 2012 event where over 30,000 people joined in […]

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Let The Magnetic North Theatre Festival Draw You In

June 13, 2013 6:42 pm

When it comes to unique theatre festivals, Magnetic North is definitely on the list. Truly Canadian, as the name implies, its eclectic, diverse theatrical offerings move around the country from its home base in Ottawa to a different Canadian city every other year. (Over the past decade, the festival has […]

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Ottawa: City of Summer Festivals

June 12, 2013 11:07 am
The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers will be at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, which takes place from June 20-July 1 This summer, there’s a veritable cornucopia of cultural carnivals coming to the capital! Ottawa Life has your guide to the best of the fests!   Italian Week When & where: June 6-16, Little Italy What: Italian […]

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Cirque du Soleil Is Bringing Back Its Blue-and-Yellow Big Top to Ottawa!

June 11, 2013 11:50 am

Cirque du Soleil will return to Ottawa with a big top production for the first time since 2008. TOTEM, written and directed by internationally-acclaimed multimedia artist Robert Lepage, opens on July 11, 2013 for a limited engagement through July 28, 2013 under the trademark blue-and-yellow big top next to Scotiabank […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2013: Electronic Acts and Rapid-Quick Raps

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Marc DesRosiers - Bluesfest

From Bob Dylan and the Black Keys to Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco, these are among the various musical artists who have performed for thousands of crazed Canadian fans at Ottawa’s Annual Bluesfest. An internationally praised event, RBC Bluesfest has been cited by Billboard Magazine as one of North America’s […]

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Breast Cancer Survivor Tells Her Story and Hosts Raw Food Workshop

June 10, 2013 1:00 pm
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Looking for inspiration to help you transform your lifestyle into one which is centered on nutrition and good health? If your answer is yes, then come down to Orange Grove Spa in Kanata to experience Catherine Eitzen’s Raw Food Lecture & Cooking Demo Workshop at 11:00 am & 3:00 pm, […]

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Athletes, Health Experts Celebrate Y Kids Academy Graduation

June 7, 2013 12:14 pm
Y Kids Grad

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

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

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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Kicking ass and taking names!

 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

  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

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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