International Canadian Golden Gloves / NAV CENTRE / Cornwall

July 18, 2013 12:30 pm
Justin Trudeau is an enthusiastic supporter of International Canadian Golden Gloves.

By Raquel Ruiz An outdoor tent with two boxing rings has been set up at the NAV CENTRE in Cornwall to receive 200 boxers – starting the first chapter of the International Canadian Golden Gloves. From July16 to 20, boxers from all over Canada will have an outlet to get at least one bout […]

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Johnny Vegas Announces Big Band Show

July 9, 2013 8:48 am

By Johnny Vegas I’m sending this out to let you know about a fantastic show I’m putting together as part of The Gladstone Theatre’s One Night Only series this summer. The July 20 show features The Johnny Vegas All-Star Band with very special guests The Stan Clark Orchestra. The night […]

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Jamie’s Run: Real-Life Superhero Reaches Ottawa in 8,000-km East Coast-to-West-Coast Sprint

July 8, 2013 10:41 am
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By Nick Williams British adventurer Jamie McDonald is making a pit stop in Ottawa on his 8,000-km cross-country journey to raise money for children’s hospitals in Canada and the United Kingdom. On July 4, Jamie crossed the border into Ontario, the fourth of the nine provinces he will need to […]

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Beach Water Polo Fundraiser Comin’ at Yuh!

July 3, 2013 5:53 pm
Water polo

By Hank Reardon The Ottawa Titans Water Polo Association is hosting a very cool event at Mooney’s Bay on July 27: the Titans Heroes Cup, pitting a Canadian Military team, an Ottawa Police team, an RCMP team, a team of Ottawa lifeguards against each other in a friendly beach water […]

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Just as Impressive: Bluesfest’s Indie Lineup

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Yukon Blonde is one of the many indie acts that will be at this year’s Bluesfest There’s only one time of year in Ottawa when you can get some of the most eclectic and impressive names in indie music in one place. This year, the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest is […]

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50 Years of Our Flag Dedication Ceremony

July 1, 2013 11:52 am

To celebrate almost 50 years of the Canadian flag,  the “50 Years of Our Flag” committee will be holding a special Flag Pole dedication ceremony today. A 160 foot flag pole has been installed with a plaque detailing the anniversary. The event will be held in Brockville “Birthplace of Canada’s Flag,” at […]

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Bluesfest: The Ultimate Week of Music in Ottawa

June 27, 2013 2:45 pm
Great big sea - Willie P. McElligot

RBC Bluesfest ranked by Billboard Magazine as one of the TOP 10 most successful outdoor music festivals in the world! July 4-14, 2013 The coming of July marks the beginning of one of the city’s most anticipated events: RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest 2013, one of North America’s top 10 music festivals. […]

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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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