Better Living Through Chemistry

May 23, 2014 1:33 pm
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Flashback to the last time you actually took a chemistry class…and enjoyed it? I would say many of us are not too passionate about the kind of chemistry that exists in equations between protons, neutrons and electrons. But let me tell you the band: Better Living Through Chemistry is a […]

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Kicking Off The Season: The Ultimate Guide to Ottawa’s Summer Festivals

May 20, 2014 11:21 am
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By: Madelaine Manson Festival season in Ottawa is in full bloom. Spring has finally arrived, and with the weather warming up, it’s time to emerge from hibernation and experience all that our beautiful city has to offer. In the upcoming months, we have some fantastic events and festivals to look […]

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Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year Winners Now on Display at The Canadian Museum of Nature

May 16, 2014 9:28 am
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A Rufous Hummingbird feeds on honeysuckle at sunset in Ladner, British Columbia. Photo by: Rob McLean From a distance, these vivid photos look like oil paintings, but a closer look reveals a breathtaking, if not, a surreal moment captured in a photograph. The Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year exhibition opens […]

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The 2014 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Recognizes Canada’s Finest

May 10, 2014 9:33 am
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On Saturday, May 10, the National Arts Centre hosted the 2014 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. Canada’s most accomplish performing artists as well as Governor General David Johnston where in attendance for the black tie event The Governor General Awards were created in 1992 by then Governor General the late […]

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huff at the NAC: It will blow you away

May 7, 2014 10:04 am
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Photo Credit –  Cliff Cardinal It is poignant, powerful, funny, touching and deeply disturbing.  huff, currently at the NAC , written by and starring Cliff Cardinal, movingly tells the heartbreaking story of Wind and his brothers , (Huff who is younger and Charles is their older brother who is a […]

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The Bulbs are Back: Canadian Tulip Festival Injects Colour in the Capital

May 5, 2014 2:26 pm
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It’s been a long spring — if one could call it that. Finally, Ottawa will be exposed to bright, bold colour (and hopefully some sun) at this year’s Canadian Tulip Festival. The event runs from May 9 to 19, offering ten fun-filled days of family events and activities. Claimed to […]

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The Canada Dance Festival Leaps into Ottawa This June

May 2, 2014 1:02 pm
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The Canada Dance Festival (CDF) is a leader in the dance community and supports the development of dance as an art form, as well as emerging and established artists. The CDF has been presenting, advancing and celebrating Canada’s dance excellence since 1987. The festival is co-produced by the National Arts […]

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Almost Science Fiction: Creatures of Light Makes Canadian Debut at the Canadian Museum of Nature

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  Glowing mushrooms, jellyfish, plankton and even scorpions are all among the new Canadian Museum of Nature’s (CMN) exhibition Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence. Open from May 3 to November 9, this exhibition includes a wide array of creatures and organisms that use bioluminescence for difference reasons. Highlighting the exhibit (no […]

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Play On! Ottawa Gears Up for Another Street Hockey Season

May 1, 2014 12:00 pm
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For the 7th consecutive year, Canada’s national pastime will be celebrated in our Nation’s Capital. On June 7 and 8, the Canadian Tire Center will feature a unique brand of hockey, as over 2,500 street hockey players gather to take part in Canada’s largest sports festival – Play On! One […]

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Jane’s Walk

April 30, 2014 10:58 am
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Who Says Ottawa is Boring?  Here is the perfect opportunity to explore the outdoors of the city we love to live in. Jane’s Walk Ottawa is a weekend festival of walking tours led by local volunteers who are passionate about living in Canada’s capital city. It’s an event that concentrates […]

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Q&A With Amir Brandon: Winner of National Singer-Songwriter Competition

April 29, 2014 1:40 pm
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Q:  You grew up in the Ottawa area. What are some of your favourite local places or favourite memories of your youth? A: My experience in Ottawa was probably a little different than most. I was raised in the countryside (Cumberland). My first best friend was my next-door neighbour; we […]

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A Surreal Career: The Ottawa Art Gallery Opens Permanent Exhibit for the late Gerald Trottier

April 24, 2014 11:33 am
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Gerald Trottier The Pilgrimage of Old Age, 1982 Today, between 5:30 – 7:30pm., the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) is hosting a reception and donation lunch for the late Gerald Trottier, internationally recognized artist and Ottawa area resident. This collection contains nearly 100 pieces that were generously donated by Trottier’s wife […]

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Parasites—and their role in a healthy society—to be explored at Canadian Museum of Nature’s NatureTalks

April 16, 2014 1:13 pm
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What first comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘parasite’? Many would agree that images of insects, bacteria and squirmy, unidentifiable objects consume their thoughts. A parasite is defined as an organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the […]

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Backyard Biodiversity: The Second Session in the Wildlife Speaker Series Is On Today

April 11, 2014 2:23 pm
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National Wildlife week has officially begun. To kick things off, the City of Ottawa is hosting the event “Backyard Biodiversity: Welcoming nature into your yard, not your home,” today at 7 p.m. at Andrew Haydon Hall (Council Chambers) at City Hall. The main message in this four part series is coexistence with nature. […]

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Day of Pink: Realizing the Power of Pink

April 9, 2014 9:59 am
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Everyone can admit to being bullied in their lives, but here’s something harder to admit: that everyone has been a bully in their life too. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the International Day of Pink. On April 9, participants everywhere will wear pink shirts to raise awareness in […]

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Gossip Girl: Lainey Gossip Teaches Celebrity Studies in Ottawa

April 8, 2014 2:29 pm
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Is there such thing as Celebrity Studies? Celebrity reporter for CTV’s eTalk and co-host of the talk show The Social, Elaine Lui offered a convincing lecture at an intimate event in Ottawa bringing together media, bloggers and entertainment aficionados. Better known as Lainey Gossip, she certainly thinks the culture of […]

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Rant Maggie Rant Brings their Celtic Fusion to the National Arts Centre

April 7, 2014 1:18 pm
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Mark your calendars ladies and gentleman — the lifelong popular Rant Maggie Rant brings their Celtic fusion to the National Arts Centre on April 11. Rant Maggie Rant appeals to traditionalists as the collaboration achieves their goal in taking traditional Celtic music as their foundation, then liberally and unapologetically colouring […]

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