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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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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