Celebrating the Flower of Freedom

May 14, 2015 12:00 pm

This month the 2015 Canadian Tulip Festival marks the 70th anniversary commemorating the close ties between Canada and the Netherlands. The close ties between the countries can be traced back to the liberation of the kingdom of Netherlands, when Holland’s Princess Juliana and her family sought refuge from the invading German military during the Second World War. In 1943, […]

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Folk Rock Hits the Road to Ottawa

May 12, 2015 12:07 pm
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Shining headlights across the country, Vancouver-based folk rock band The River and The Road are touring Canada in support of their new album. They will be stopping in Ottawa on Thursday, May 14, for a performance at Cafe Dekcuf. The band started off as a busking duo, consisting of singer […]

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Pick Zaac For Your Weekend Concert

May 7, 2015 11:11 am
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Zaac Pick will have Ottawa stargazing with his performance at the Black Sheep Inn on May 7, where he will be sharing songs from his new folk-pop album Constellations. The Vancouver-based singer-songwriter released his debut full-length album last month. Co-produced by Jonathan Anderson, the album was recorded over a span […]

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Eat, Drink, pARTy

May 6, 2015 10:13 am
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Artist: David Kaarsemaker Looking for new artwork to freshen up your home? The Ottawa Art Gallery’s leading fundraising event Le pARTy Art Auction will lead you to the perfect piece! On Thursday, May 21, prepare to be whisked away in a cultural fantasy land surrounded by Ottawa’s best food, drinks and […]

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Ready, Set, Race!

May 4, 2015 2:05 pm

There’s no denying that the Rideau Canal is the prefect route for a spring run. Runners have already dusted off their shoes and have taken to the pathway to prepare for the upcoming races across Ottawa. This season, Sporting Life will be hosting their first 10k event in Ottawa on […]

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Merivale Optometric Centre Patient Appreciation Trunk Show

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Looking for your perfect pair of glasses? Don’t settle for anything less than the best. For a wide variety of glasses and sunglasses bound to suit your style and budget, don’t miss the upcoming Merivale Optometric Centre Patient Appreciation Trunk Show on May 7! The third annual trunk show event […]

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The Musical Storm of Ash & Bloom

May 1, 2015 2:29 pm
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The powerhouse folk duo Ash and Bloom, is bringing a musical storm to Ottawa. Echoing thunderous harmonies and striking bolts of brilliant songwriting, these two are a must-see act this spring. Hamilton-based Matt McKenna and James Bloemendal have been playing music together for almost a decade, originally meeting in the […]

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Venture into the Mind of Experts with OSFAS

April 22, 2015 11:00 am

With our busy day to day lives, it’s not too often we get the chance to sit back and engage in something new. If you have a passion for arts and sciences, here’s your chance to discover new information at the upcoming presentations from the Ottawa Society for the Arts and […]

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Walk Towards a Cure

April 20, 2015 3:34 pm

When you were a kid who was your favourite super hero? Batman? Superman? Wonder Woman? No matter who it was, you always admired them for their determination and courage. These qualities are equally demonstrated by the estimated 75, 000 Canadians living with multiple sclerosis (MS), an unpredictable illness that affects […]

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Hintonburg is Happening

April 15, 2015 3:12 pm
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Ottawa has experienced a long and chilly winter to say the least, but the snow is finally melting and patches of grass are beginning to show. This can only mean one thing! It’s time for the second annual Hintonburg Happening! The nine day talk-worthy event is back! Last year the […]

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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

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

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

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

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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