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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A Taste of the North: Canadian Nature Museum Hosts Edible Arctic Festival

April 3, 2014 2:38 pm
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Do you have an appetite for bannock bread, Arctic char, or muskox? If you’re unfamiliar with these dishes, swing by the Edible Arctic festival and immerse yourself in the culture, traditions, and culinary specialties of Canada’s North. The festival will be held from April 3 to 7 at the Canadian […]

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Fulfill your Wanderlust and Travel the World in Just One Day!

April 2, 2014 2:53 pm
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Traveling is such a beautiful thing. To see and to experience unknown culture is a definite learning experience — such picture perfect sights can be absolutely breathtaking. The only problem is being able to afford this luxurious experience as well as being able to afford taking time off work. Well, […]

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Foodie Fundraiser to Celebrate and Serve African Small-Scale Farmers

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Calling all foodies and philanthropists! A unique foodie fundraiser is coming to Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts on May 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. African Harvest is being held by Ottawa-based charity Farm Radio International to celebrate the International Year of Family Farming and its 35th anniversary. Guests will […]

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WIN Two Tickets to ‘Celebrity Studies with Lainey Gossip’

April 1, 2014 1:37 pm
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You think you know the latest celebrity gossip? Co-Host of The Social, Lainey Gossip is coming to Ottawa for an event you won’t want to miss. On Monday, April 7th the gossip maven will school you and your best plus-one on celebrity culture. Lainey will also be sharing an inside […]

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Spring Symphony Soiree

March 31, 2014 2:00 pm
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The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra is blooming with their Spring Symphony Soiree, which will take place on Saturday April 5, at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. There will be a welcome reception beginning at 6 p.m. followed by a concert at 6:30 featuring Juno-award winning violinist Alexandre de Costa and renowned pianist […]

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Tiny Pieces of Paper Tell Canada’s Story: The Canadian Stamp Collection Is Now Open

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More than 3,000 stamps are on display at the Canadian Stamp Collection. This exhibit is now open to the public at the Canadian Museum of History. Museum goers can trace Canada’s history from 1851 with the extremely rare and valuable 1851 Three Pence Beaver stamp (Canada’s very first stamp), to […]

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Talent Nation Brings the Superstar Experience to Ottawa

March 27, 2014 2:40 pm
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Calling all Ottawa performers! Open auditions for Talent Nation will be held at the Novotel Hotel on April 26th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Talent Nation will host an eclectic mix of musical and music-related performers, from singer and dancers, to rappers and specialty performers. It’s a competition geared […]

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Alex and Alistair: An Unbreakable Bond and a Head Shave

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Let’s remove any frills at the start — inspirational anecdotes or descriptions of bravery. This is a story about a boy — an ordinary/extraordinary boy, and his friend. It’s a little about shaved heads, too, but that’s less important. Alex Tourangeau is 10-and-a-half years old and he’s quite the athlete […]

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RBC Bluesfest Announces 2014 Lineup in Celebration of 20 Years

March 26, 2014 12:54 pm
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For many of us diehards, we awoke this morning to a gift in our inboxes: an email detailing this year’s musical performances at Bluesfest. Facebook and Twitter were already crowded with posts of excitement (or in some cases, disappointment) and what made the announcement particularly special was the fact that […]

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Rent, Frock, Repeat: A New Way to Snag a Designer Dress

March 24, 2014 11:50 am
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Designer gowns were all the rage at Rent, Frock, Repeat’s Shop launch on March 18, which will be open until March 30. Rent, Frock, Repeat is hosting the pop-up shop in support of the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) and has decided to set up their fabulous display to service their […]

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