Celebrate the Year of the OX at the NAC with the SPRING FESTIVAL GALA 2009

January 13, 2009 4:00 pm

In a highly anticipated celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Canada China Art Association will present an enchanting performance of Chinese artists at the National Arts Centre’s Southam Hall, at 8pm on January 16th. The Spring Festival Gala 2009 (www.springfestivalgala.ca) is an extraordinary production with stunning costumes and mesmerizing backdrops that draw the audience through a sequence of eras honouring the cultural diversity of China and sharing its beauty with the world.

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Reel Women

3:45 pm

From January 2-31, 2009, Ottawa photographer Gavin Murphy will exhibit his latest works entitled Reel Women at Francesco’s Coffee Company (857- A Bank Street) in support of CanHave Children’s Centre. Since 1994, the Ottawa-based charity CanHave has continued its benevolent work improving the lives of Ugandan HIV/AIDS-affected orphans through care and educational support.

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Ottawa-born Keshia Chanté bares her SOUL

3:42 pm

Ottawa-born R&B artist Keshia Chanté is getting ready to bare her SOUL on the small screen. The Juno Award winner will take on her first major acting role in a new six-part drama series, premiering Feb. 11 on VisionTV. Filmed in Halifax, SOUL stars Chanté as a young gospel singer on the verge of leaving the safety of church and family for the fast and dangerous track to pop stardom.

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Christmas Tree Ornament Fundraiser for the Little Elves of Breakfast Clubs Canada

November 24, 2008 9:13 am

The National Bank Financial Group has announced a fundraising campaign in support of Breakfast Clubs of Canada. Beginning November 17th, for a limited time, exclusively designed Breakfast Clubs of Canada Holiday Ornaments are available for $5 a pair.

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Ottawa THRILL Writer WINS Early Praise

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Ottawa thriller author Rick Mofina’s latest book, Six Seconds, has drawn early praise from James Patterson and Jeffery Deaver and will be released in Canada and the U.S. in January. Six Seconds, a global standalone thriller, is the story of a California mother’s anguished search for her abducted son, a haunted Mountie’s investigation into the strange death of an American reporter in the Rockies, and a plot to assassinate the pope during a U.S. visit – using the kidnapped boy as the weapon! www.rickmofina.com

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DPCR’s 50th Anniversary

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Disabled Persons Community Resources (DPCR) celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2008 and received the United Way/Centraide Ottawa’s Community Builder Award for People with Disabilities in recognition of its leadership and excellence in service delivery and programs. Founded in 1957, DPCR is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the independence, participation and integration of people with physical disabilities in the Ottawa area.

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Decorative Christmas Accessories are a Tradition at Canadian Tire.

8:47 am

This magnificent seven and a half foot, douglas frosted Christmas tree (PVC) tree comes pre-lit with 700 clear indoor lights on its 2,514 branches tipped with snow, red berries and pinecones, as well as a durable metal stand. Suggested retail price $369.99. Top your tree with Canadian Tire’s bronze and gold embossed star. This classic piece retails for $16.99. www.canadiantire.ca

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Jordan Craig: Capturing the Capital

August 19, 2008 5:29 pm

Jordan Craig was introduced to photography when a family friend, an accomplished photographer, offered to build a darkroom at his family’s home.

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OCMS Celebrates Spectacular 15th Anniversary

June 24, 2008 9:14 pm

From July 25 to August 9, the Ottawa Chamber Music Society will present the 15th anniversary edition of its world-renowned International Chamber Music Festival. Recognized as one of Canada’s most important cultural events, Chamberfest ’08 will feature over 120 concerts and more than 250 internationally acclaimed musicians.

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Class Struggles but MFA Students Flourish

April 16, 2008 3:47 pm

Controversial playwright Edward Bond’s Restoration was presented by the University of Ottawa’s Unicorn Theatre from April 8th to April 12th. Restoration, a study of class exploitation, featured lively music and songs in its portrayal of the injustices of eighteenth-century British society.

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The Ottawa Book of Everything!

3:42 pm

Behind Every Great Book Is A Great Philosophy The editors at the Book of Everything believe that a place is revealed through an accumulation of its details, one fact at a time.

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