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

October 11, 2012 10:52 am
Kathleen Rooney, Founder of Outdoor Work Experience Summer Day Camp

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

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
Board games lay stacked to the ceiling, waiting to be lined up for the opening of Monopolatte

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

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

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

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
Photo: Andrew Alexander

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

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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Summer Sizzlers: Escape to Indulgence with Flaunt

June 19, 2012 4:50 pm

Flaunt is an opportunity to escape to indulgence. Shop the most fabulous independent Canadian designer fashions and accessories. Enjoy the most delectable sweets. Be pampered from head to toe, all whilst grooving to the beat of the hottest DJ’s. The Third annual Flaunt event will be held on the rooftop of the glamourous National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

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Persona Non Grata

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Canadian fashion designer Adrian Wu is hosting a collaborative event with Stephanie Vizi, founder of the Persona Non Grata Art Initiative, on June 22, 2012 to benefit orphans of the AIDS epidemic in Lesotho, Africa.

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An Evening of Nordic Music

June 4, 2012 3:50 pm
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Opera Swedish style is coming to Ottawa with a performance this week by one of that country’ most talented young opera singers.

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Lace up for CHEO on June 2nd.

May 28, 2012 9:26 am

Looking for another race to get your fix? Here’s one for you. Next Saturday, June 2nd at 11:00 a.m., you can lace up your runners and head out to participate in the 5 km “Walk, Run or Sprint” for CHEO. It is being organized by the Ottawa Health Group (www.ottawahealthgroup.com) and it will be an incredible day.

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Ottawa’s Urban Artists Connect at Ravenswing

May 23, 2012 9:12 am

With summer rearing its head, Ottawans are getting excited for the multitude of community events coming up. For local art enthusiasts, Ravenswing is an event not to be missed. The event is free of charge and will take place on May 27 in Centertown’s Minto Park.

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SOS Mayfair: Orleans Cinema Seeks More Support

May 16, 2012 5:53 pm

Since opening on December 2nd back in 1932, the original Mayfair Theatre, located in Lower Town, has become a landmark in the community. A second location of the independent cinema opened on December 2, 2011 in Ottawa’s East end, near Place d’Orleans. Although the Mayfair Orleans is still in its early stage of operations, it is on the edge of calling it quits.

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The Tympanic: Beat Goes On

May 11, 2012 9:37 am

For six years, Ottawa groove-rock band Tympanic has been rocking stages across the country and at home in the Capital. The band loves jamming has set its sights on a life filled with bigger gigs, never-ending “boombastic” beats and a new recording within the next two months.

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Gypsy “Now Playing” in Cornwall

May 4, 2012 2:56 pm

The Cornwall based band, Gypsy, is releasing “Now Playing” – their second album. Gypsy will perform on Saturday, May 5th at 9:30pm at Lola’s Pub 616 Pitt Street, Cornwall, Ontario. Admission is free.

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