Experience Trinidad and Tobago at the OWFF

October 29, 2015 9:55 am

All photos courtesy of Allison Ferguson The Ottawa Wine and Food Festival is here! This year, The Tourism Development Company Limited of Trinidad and Tobago is teaming up with The High Commission for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to bring two Trinidadian-born Chefs, Marida and Narida Mohammed, to the […]

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Sam Roberts is Coming to the TD Place

October 27, 2015 4:09 pm
Sam Roberts Band

The group behind ‘Brother Down’ is teaming up with the union who supports public servants like our health inspectors and librarians this November to put on an enormous, free concert at the TD Place. To be more specific, November 14 the Sam Roberts Band will take over the TD Place […]

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Pedal Past Dark with Tour La Nuit

September 24, 2015 11:58 am
Capital Velo Fest 2

All photos courtesy of Ottawa Vélo Fest. Every cyclist knows the dream of having an entire main road to themselves. There really isn’t anything like flying down Colonel By Drive on Sunday Bike Days or turning the art gallery corner to find the Alexandra Bridge completely empty. This Friday, Capital […]

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CityFolk Impressions

September 22, 2015 3:52 pm
The Sheepdogs - Photo by Michael Wing.

Ewan Currie from The Sheepdogs plays at CityFolk. Photo by Michael Wing.  This year’s CityFolk festival swept into the new venue at Lansdowne Park on the perfect weekend. It was warm and sunny most days, with as little rain as anyone could have hoped for. The festival line up was […]

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ACO and the Legacy Project

September 15, 2015 10:03 am
ACO location

The ACO’s new address on 19 Main Street. The AIDS Committee of Ottawa (also known as ACO) is a community-based, non-profit, social justice organization that provides free, confidential services for people living with, affected by and at risk of HIV/AIDS in Ottawa. ACO started as a small group of gay men […]

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Authentically Urszula

September 10, 2015 1:52 pm
Giraffe Trio FINAL

Photo courtesy of Urszula Kozak Photographer Urszula Kozak was born in Brenna, Poland, a former communist town near the Czech border. Surrounded by farms, animals and familial love, Kozak’s childhood was an extraordinary one. At the age of eight, Kozak arrived in Toronto with her family in November of 1984. […]

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Cue the Cure!

September 3, 2015 11:08 am

This time two years ago, Jennifer Mielke and Jennifer Mulligan probably felt like cancer was coming at them from every angle. In August 2013 Mielke found out that a lump in her breast was “indicative of cancer.” A month before that, Mulligan lost her mother to pancreatic cancer. In the […]

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Gorgeous Glasses for Vision and Adorable Dogs

September 2, 2015 10:07 am

On September 24th the Merivale Optometric Centre is hosting the ultimate win-win event. During their second annual ladies night, they’re offering exclusive discounts on all glasses & sunglasses, and each sale will raise money for cute, and incredibly important, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Aside from the great prices, […]

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James Leclaire: The Sing-a-Long Sounds of Storytelling and Sorrow

August 31, 2015 11:00 am
Leclaire 2

Album cover by Brett Clarke. James Leclaire’s fourth album, These Weights, combines the soulful storytelling of folk and country music with the anthemic energy of punk, to create a sound he calls ‘dirt country.’ “There is a country twang to it but it’s got an edginess that is a little […]

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Top Five Alternative Things to do in Ottawa

August 21, 2015 11:00 am

Instead of taking a trip around the world and picking out the best things to do in foreign lands, we’ve decided to stay closer to home this issue and highlight some of Ottawa’s finest things to do. However, in the interest of variety, we’ve decided to stray slightly from the […]

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Boater’s Paradise Heads to Auction

August 18, 2015 1:50 pm
Eagle Point 1

Eagle Point mansion has customized landscaping, two gourmet kitchens, a spa with a stone waterfall, and of course, a killer view of the water. Located in the Thousand Islands, this gorgeous 15-acre estate is going up for auction on August 22. Previously listed for $22.9 million, the mansion will be […]

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Lanark County Connections is a Nostalgic Walk Through Memory Lane

12:01 pm
Lanark 3

In her latest collection of short stories, author Arlene Stafford-Wilson remains loyal to the past; faithfully reconstructing the rural Ontario of her childhood. She has crafted these stories, once again set in Lanark County in the 1960s and 70s, with attention to detail. In Lanark County Connections, people and places, […]

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The Safe Water Project: Clean Water for the Community

August 7, 2015 1:00 pm
Dryden exterior

Above: The Keewaytinook Centre of Excellence All photos courtesy of Keewaytinook Okimakanak The issue of drinking water and boiling water advisories in First Nations communities has been a prominent concern for many years. A report released by the Council of Canadians indicated that as of January 2015 there were 169 drinking water advisories in 126 […]

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Adrenaline Junkies Rejoice: Cliffhanger is Back

August 4, 2015 3:40 pm
Cliffhanger_Ines BR3

All photos by John Enaje Are you looking for an adventure? A challenge? A thrill? Well, look no further, you can get all three right here in downtown Ottawa on August 20. The YMCA-YWCA is bringing back their Cliffhanger event for a second year. Put your helmet on, strap in and get read […]

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Gino Vannelli at Casino du Lac-Leamy for One Night Only!

July 31, 2015 12:05 pm
Gino Green Valley Promo PhotoXX

The year is 1978. It’s the year Grease hit the big screen—a year of big hair, disco dancing and great music. It was also the year “I Just Wanna Stop” by Gino Vannelli topped the charts, hitting no. 1 in Canada (and no. 4 in the US). The track’s album, […]

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A MARVELous Must-See Performance!

July 29, 2015 10:01 am
Photo courtesy of Feld Entertainment

All photos courtesy of Feld Entertainment Grab your cape, mask, helmet or hammer and fly on over to the Canadian Tire Centre! Marvel Universe LIVE! is coming to the Capital for six thrilling performances at the CTC from July 31 to August 2. This spectacular and technologically advanced touring production brings […]

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A Fashionable Round of Lawn Bowling for Cystic Fibrosis

July 28, 2015 10:01 am

All photos courtesy of Kara Taylor Imagine being 13, and finding out that you only have 20 more years to live. Imagine nearly facing your death every time you catch a cold. That’s only a glimpse into Maxwell McGuire’s life with Cystic Fibrosis. As guest of honour and returning champion, he […]

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