Ottawa Celebrates Diverse Cultural Roots

April 14, 2015 1:07 pm
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Photo Credit: Connie Kaldor Embrace a return to your roots by taking part in the fourth annual Ottawa Grassroots Festival. The Grassroots Festival plans a spring weekend of family-oriented concerts and workshops each year thanks to its 100 per cent volunteer-run organization. The festival particularly focuses on folk music, dance […]

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Shave for a Cure

April 7, 2015 10:05 am
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During cancer treatment, patients often tend to lose their hair. A common way people show their support to family, friends and others going through treatment is by shaving their heads. It binds people together in an effort to show their love and care. On Wednesday, April 8, from 4 p.m. […]

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Take Me Back to Coles Notes before Take Me Back to Jefferson

April 3, 2015 12:06 pm
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Photo Credit: Katherine Fleitas Before you head to the NAC for its latest production, Take Me Back to Jefferson, do yourself a favour and dig out your high school English class copy of As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, or at least your Coles Notes version if you still have […]

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Around the World in a Day: The Ottawa Travel & Vacation Show

March 23, 2015 10:29 am
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Photo courtesy of Lois Siegel Bit by the travel bug? Your timing couldn’t be better. The Ottawa Travel and Vacation Show is back to guide you every step of the way in planning your next trip! Whether you want to bask in the sun on a tropical beach, immerse yourself […]

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Calling All Superheroes!

March 20, 2015 10:32 am
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Are you a geek? Well, it’s time to celebrate! The Ottawa Geek Market is back at the Nepean Sportsplex to celebrate all things superheroes and gaming from March 27 to 29. Imagine 40,000 square feet of shopping, games and superhero-themed activities! Is there anything else you would rather be a […]

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The Best Brothers at the GCTC

March 17, 2015 1:18 pm
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Photo credit: Andrew Alexander They say weddings and funerals bring out the best and worst in families. Old rivalries and wounds resurface with a vengeance together of moments filled with tenderness and love. You get both in Daniel MacIvor’s play, The Best Brothers, playing at the Great Canadian Theatre Company. […]

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Outstanding Obaaberima

March 11, 2015 2:14 pm
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Photo credit: Jeremy Mimnagh Looking for something incredible to do this week? Head to the National Arts Centre to see its latest production Obaaberima. Playwright and actor Tawiah M’Carthy won a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Outstanding Production in 2013 for his masterpiece. The play actually won three Doras in total: […]

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Nepean Fine Arts League Spring Show and Sale: Buying Local Art

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Forty years ago, I bought my first painting at a local art show. It was the first of many. Today, I am one of the 124 area artists who belong to that same association. The Nepean Fine Arts League is now 51 years old, still going strong and about to […]

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Upcoming Festival Launch for Westfest

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Ottawa’s favourite free arts festival is coming back to town! Westfest will be launching the line-up and programming for their 2015 event on Thursday, March 12, at 10 a.m. sharp. The public announcement will be made at Clocktower Brew Pub on Richmond Road. Each year more than 100,000 people attend […]

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Travel With the Tourist Company

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The Tourist Company is living up to their name this spring. Cities across Canada are welcoming the Vancouver experimental folk band throughout February and March as they tour the country. Be sure to catch the Tourist Company when they stop at the Raw Sugar Café in Ottawa on March 12. […]

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Jump! Start Your Broadcasting Career

March 10, 2015 10:00 am
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Local Ottawa radio station JUMP! 106.9 has started a nine-week, city-wide search for a new morning show co-host. And that co-host could be you! No experience? No problem! Jump! is offering a rare chance to bypass all of the studying, less-than-ideal radio jobs and work for an almost instantaneous shot […]

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Meme Girls: Ottawa’s Comedy Extravaganza

March 5, 2015 12:04 pm
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Get ready to laugh, Ottawa! On March 7, 2015, Toronto Comedy All-Stars arrives at Ottawa’s Arts Court Theatre with MEME GIRLS, featuring the hilarious Aparna Nancherla. After a series of sold-out shows in the nationʼs capital, Toronto Comedy All-Stars are back with some of Canadaʼs most loved comedians. Toronto Comedy […]

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Nordstrom Opening: What You Need to Know

March 4, 2015 12:45 pm
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Photo courtesy of The Rideau Centre This week, Nordstrom will be opening their doors to the public after months of renovations at the Rideau Centre. The long awaited opening follows extensive staff training and preparations for the Pre-Opening Gala Celebration. Ottawa isn’t the only lucky city, Nordstrom has already opened […]

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Café Ex: Celebrating Canada’s Extraordinary Filmmakers

February 25, 2015 3:00 pm
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Join in tomorrow evening as Café Ex celebrates the inventive works of A. Megan Turnbull at Ottawa’s Club SAW! Season 17 of the Canadian Film Institute’s intimate and interactive experimental cinema series, Café Ex, continues with screenings from the works of A. Megan Turnbull, filmmaker and former Ottawa resident. Inaugurated […]

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Be Spellbound with the Magic of the Arthritis Society

February 17, 2015 2:20 pm
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Do you believe in magic? The Arthritis Society is hosting an evening of wonder and awe at the National Gallery of Canada with Spellbound, in support of childhood arthritis. On Thursday, March 12, the National Gallery’s Water Court will be magically transformed into a spellbinding street fair. Featuring the entertaining […]

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Winterlude: The Key to Enjoying Winter in Ottawa

February 11, 2015 10:04 am
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Photo courtesy of Canadian Heritage From Jan. 30 to Feb. 16 Ottawa’s winter comes to life as people gather from all over to enjoy Winterlude in the nation’s capital. On the weekend of Feb. 7 and 8, many gathered in the frigid cold to enjoy ice-skating, beavertails and fun for […]

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Poetic Songs from Canada’s North

February 9, 2015 2:13 pm
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Canada’s own northern star is shining bright from the humble community of Whitehorse, Yukon. Nestled within the magnificent landscape and vibrant cosmopolitan lifestyle of the city is singer-songwriter Sarah MacDougall. She is gearing up to release her new album Grand Canyon. “I am excited to share it with the world,” […]

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