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

March 31, 2014 11:21 am
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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

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

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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The Passage to Easter Performs this Sunday

March 21, 2014 2:36 pm

St. Xenia of Petersburg Russian Orthodox Cathedral is putting on a miraculous Easter concert performance on Sunday March 23 at 3:00 p.m. This will be the first time that an event like this will be held in Ottawa. The choral concert will highlight traditional Russian Orthodox liturgical music from Lent, […]

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Ladies Let’s Go!

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Ottawa Life Magazine is calling all women to enter for a chance to win! Our readers shall seize the opportunity to win tickets to The National Women’s Show. This event is taking place March 29th & 30th at the Ottawa Convention Centre. This means you should definitely cancel any prior […]

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Inspiring Youth: Growing We Day Movement Hits Ottawa April 9th

March 20, 2014 1:03 pm

Lazy, unmotivated, and weak are a few of the stereotypical characteristics that unfortunately define our youth. It might come as a surprise that 10,000 students are expect to be in attendance at the Canadian Tire Centre for National We Day on April 9th, an event to encourage youth to lead […]

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Body Break’s Dynamic Duo Share Inspirational Story at Ottawa Outdoor and Travel Adventure Show

March 18, 2014 11:12 am

Canoe, kayak, stand-up paddle board and BMX bike demos left many people eager to hit the water and trails at the Ottawa Outdoor and Travel Adventure Show this past weekend. But there was one show feature that inspired people to make a lifestyle change — one where participating in activities […]

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Win Tickets to the 18th Latin American Film Festival!

March 17, 2014 2:39 pm

The Canadian Film Institute, in collaboration with the Group of Latin American Ambassadors, presents the 18th Latin American Film Festival here in Ottawa and OLM is giving away 10 tickets to the event! Held March 27-April 13, the festival also includes a special food, wine and cultural fair called ¡Fiesta Latina! on March 29 […]

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St. Patrick’s Day: What Is Left of the Origin?

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In honour of the holiday, commonly associated with simply drinking green beer, OLM is taking a look at the history behind the man who inspired a global day of celebration. St. Patrick was born in Britain during the fourth century AD. His birth name was actually Maewyn Succat – he […]

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Win Mom the Gift of 2,000 Luxury Experiences From WaySpa!

March 5, 2014 2:31 pm
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It’s easy, convenient, affordable and offers mom over 2,000 options to choose from — it’s a way to really impress the woman who gives so much of herself this Mother’s Day. WaySpa has delivered all of these things into one, simple gift card that gives access to Canada’s top spas […]

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Fourth Annual Yogini Yogathon Fundraises for Free the Children

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Practicing seven hours of yoga, enjoying a catered lunch and fundraising for an international charity while networking with like-minded women isn’t what the fourth annual Yogini Yogathon is all about. The event is an opportunity for women to empower themselves, become agents of change and share their talents with others. […]

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Governor General’s Award Winners Announced Today

March 4, 2014 1:42 pm

The Governor General’s awards are a visual representation celebrating superior Canadian artists. This year’s winners were announced today at the Tiff Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Over $25,000 will be awarded to Canadian artists to recognize their career achievements as well as outstanding contributors in the arts field. The Saidye Bronfman […]

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Embrace Your Inner Geek

February 28, 2014 1:58 pm

     Are you looking to support a good cause while indulging and enjoying yourself? Let me inform you of the perfect opportunity! March 1 and 2 the Geek Market is making its way back to the Nepean Sportsplex, located at 1701 Woodroofe Avenue.      The family-friendly event will […]

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Andrew W. K. on Ottawa, Partying and Figuring Out ‘How Not to be Dead’

February 27, 2014 1:25 pm
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We should probably make Andrew W. K. an honorary Canadian — he’s a singer-songwriter, multi-talented instrumentalist, author, motivational speaker and on a mission to unite the human race through the power of positive partying. Describing his shows as loud, chaotic or electrifying really underestimate his performance. Once he pushes himself […]

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TRIXX Shatters Taboos and Brings Worldly Perspective to Ottawa’s Absolute Comedy

February 25, 2014 11:26 am

TRIXX is a comedian with a unique mission — he doesn’t want to make everyone laugh. Instead, he aims to leave every single person of any race, gender, age or background in hysterics. For him, it’s about creating an inclusive environment where anyone in the audience can relate to his […]

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