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All photos by Andre Gagne. The first holiday party of the season rolled through downtown Ottawa today with thousands lining up to see that jolly old man in the big, red suit. The help Santa Toy Parade, now in it's 47th year,has been the annual kickstart to the holidays ever since
Ein Prosit! It’s Oktoberfest!
All photos by Andre Gagne. When you’re a reporter at Beau’s Oktoberfest and you’ve forgotten your notepad you have to rely on some relatively hazy memories coated in a layer of partially transparent jelly once morning rolls around and you sit down at your desk. Am I really recalling a
Hop To It — Ideas for Easter!
Every part of Easter should be touched with laughter and fun if you plan a little ahead of time. Thinking about the celebratory meal, family together and festivities. My highlight is having family together and gathering around the Dining Table for endless hours of conversation and celebration. As the table is
The Benefits of Airsoft Gaming
One of the most popular gaming experiences around involves airsoft guns, and people from all walks of life love to play. In most cases, ex-military and law enforcement professionals like to play airsoft games because it helps them keep their skills sharpened. There is a fair amount of equipment that
January 15th to 17th
Here at Ottawa Life we are always looking out for great things to do on a weekend! Check out some of the events that are happening right here in our city this weekend. TD Place Stadium, Ottawa 67’s vs. Niagara IceDogs - Jan.15th (7:00pm) This Friday, come support your local OHL
Old Favourites and New Horrors at Saunders Farm
Photo courtesy of saundersfarm.com. That chill in the air is a spine-tingling reminder that Halloween is approaching, and the place to be during the ghoulish season is Saunders Farm. It’s a little known fact that Mark Saunders, the Director of Fun and co-owner of Saunders Farm (along with his wife
Beguiled by Belugas and Charlevoix’s Charm – Part 1
Photos courtesy of Charlevoix tourism. The colours of autumn are once again upon us, and while many flock to Gatineau Park for a taste of the glory, a short drive east will truly get you away from the fray of life. In about the same time it takes to drive to
Vacation like a VIP
Bret Michaels, international rock star and front man for the popular band Poison has teamed up with the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Mexico to bring you the ultimate in rock n’ roll luxury travel. Located on the Caribbean Sea, the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is a music lover’s
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Looking for a fun summer appetizer? Try Nanny Hudson's sweet and sour meatball recipe! Prep Time: 20 minutes Makes: 6 to 8 servings Cook Time: 50 minutes Ingredients Meatballs: 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef 1/4 cup (60 mL) gluten-free breadcrumbs 1/4 cup (60 mL) grated onion 1 egg, beaten 1 clove
Adrenaline Junkies Rejoice: Cliffhanger is Back
All photos by John Enaje Are you looking for an adventure? A challenge? A thrill? Well, look no further, you can get all three right here in downtown Ottawa on August 20. The YMCA-YWCA is bringing back their Cliffhanger event for a second year. Put your helmet on, strap in and get read
A MARVELous Must-See Performance!
All photos courtesy of Feld Entertainment Grab your cape, mask, helmet or hammer and fly on over to the Canadian Tire Centre! Marvel Universe LIVE! is coming to the Capital for six thrilling performances at the CTC from July 31 to August 2. This spectacular and technologically advanced touring production brings
An Old Guitar and an Ottawa Bar
Union Duke’s soaring vocal harmonies and throbbing beats have enlivened hearts and dance floors across the nation. The quintet is sure to have Ottawa concertgoers heel-stomping and hip-swaying with their performance at the Black Sheep Inn on July 31. Balancing a mixture of soulful indie rock, bluegrass and country, the
Fun, fresh and often associated with the warmer months of the year, yellow is a worn-to-be-seen colour that will liven up your wardrobe this season. The sunny shade was seen on the Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Burberry Prorsum and Naeem Khan runways and the statement shade is also a sunshine basic at budget-friendly stores. Whether
Photo courtesy of Steve G The RBC Ottawa Bluesfest is here! As the festival plays on, OLM will continue to highlight must-see performances by some of the acts that you may have not yet discovered–so Ottawa music lovers listen up! An exciting variety of bands and artists will rock the festival this
Taylor Swift Sparkles at the Canadian Tire Centre
Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images for TS “After five long years of not coming to see you, it is so good to be back in Ottawa," Taylor Swift told the screaming fans at the Canadian Tire Centre on July 6. The pop powerhouse and singer-songwriter stopped by the Capital along
Celebrate Canada Day early at Nature Nocturne!
Photo credit: Martin Lipman © Canadian Museum of Nature Canada Day in the Capital is one of the most iconic events of the year! People come from all over to celebrate our nation’s birthday. But what about the night before? The Canadian Museum of Nature is throwing a Canada Day
Try Orange Grove’s 14-Day Skin Care Challenge
Are you in need of a spa day but don’t have time to make the trip? Orange Grove is bringing the spa to you with two weeks of easy tips and tricks! You’ll learn about everything from beauty to building flexibility with this online event. Starting on June 22, Orange
Using Mental Rehearsal to Bring Your Sports Game to the Next Level
Every athlete, from the beginner to the professional, can benefit from using mental rehearsal to improve their game. This holds true for athletes and competitors in every sport arena including the weekend warriors or duffers, to the skilled martial artist, dancer, bowler, dart player, hockey and / or soccer player.
March Break at the Canadian Museum of Nature
Photo credit: © C.W. Clark Trying to put together a fun list of family-friendly activities for you and the kids over March break? Look no further than the Canadian Museum of Nature! They have a schedule jam-packed with hands-on learning, exhibitions and some on-screen entertainment. A few highlights include: Arctic
Raise a glass – it’s the holidays!
However you deck the halls, here are someholidays tips & recipes that will make everything brighter. Pop those corks! It’s always a nice touch to serve bubbly when your guests arrive. We do this at every Savvy Event. The sound of popping corks sets the mood and the rush of bubbly
Pass the Wine and Cheese, Please!
Perusing over a showcase of signature wines from Ontario wineries unavailable at the LCBO sounds like a great night. Join Savvy Company for A Wine and Cheese with a Twist! This taste and buy event will allow you to stock up on your new favourite Ontario wines from Casa Dea
Drop a Few Coins to See The Financier (Turcaret)
One of the great mid-summer treats in Ottawa is the return of Odyssey Theatre to Strathcona Park and its masked Commedia dell’ Arte productions. This year’s show is the adaptation of Alain-René Lesage's play, Turcaret, translated by Joanne Miller and Odyssey’s Artistic Director Laurie Steven. The Financier (Turcaret) follows the
Keep Life Simple With a One-Stop Site for Gaming and Gambling
We all like simplicity in life, and that goes for our entertainment as much as for the day to day organisation of life. That’s why so many of us have now started gaming on our mobiles. Why bother firing up the desktop or laptop when you can sit on the
Wardrobe Woes: What Will I Wear Today?
It happens to me almost every day--whether I have to be out the door in five or 50 minutes. You can find me in front of my closet, starring at the assortment of skirts, shirts, tees and jeans that only seem to be starring right back. Nothing jumps out, nothing
Burger of the Week: Crunch Burgers
Chips and burgers make us think of summer barbeques with family all around. Nothing could be better, or tastier--unless we married the two! This week's Burger of the Week is the ultimate in summer-time flavour. Pile the chips on top of your burger and hear the crunch as you pack
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