For the Love of Vintage and All Things Bridal: Heart Deco, Victoire and Sparrow Floral Design Host Exclusive Wedding Event

June 4, 2014 9:16 am
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When the amazing women behind three of Ottawa’s loveliest businesses collaborate, you get a vintage-inspired wedding event that could help complete the wedding planning trinity: the ring, the dress and the flowers. This Thursday (June 5), Victoire’s Wellington store will be showcasing a new line of cocktail-length white dresses and […]

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Attention all Beauty Insiders!

May 28, 2014 4:41 pm
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This week, Sephora at the Rideau Centre is offering you a unique opportunity with this Smashbox Photo Event! On May 30th and 31st, you can have your makeup done by professional Smashbox artists and then star in your very own photo-shoot with famed fashion photographer, Steven Khan. Having photographed all […]

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Oil and Water is On Fire at the NAC

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As the world mourns the passing of Maya Angelou, the NAC’s current  production, Oil and Water, by Robert Chafe, seems all the more poignant.  It is a compelling story and it is also true. There are a number of plot elements that weave together but never confuse throughout the course […]

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Ottawa Symphony Orchestra: 50 Years Young

May 27, 2014 10:32 am
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The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra is gearing up to start its 50th season on a high note. The OSO announced its milestone anniversary line-up at the final concert of its 2013-2014 season. The upcoming five concert series will showcase talents ranging from local composers to Juno award winners–sure to be music […]

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Bike Repair-DIY Style

May 26, 2014 10:01 am
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No amount of rain, sleet or snow will keep Ottawa pedal pushers off their bicycles. But now with spring weather officially here and summer creeping around the corner, more people than ever are hopping on their two-wheelers to get around the city. Ottawa supports the cycle culture with bike lanes, […]

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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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