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Join us for a fun Family day on Monday, May 20th! Our gymnastics facility will be open from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. You and your family can enjoy playing in our state of the art facility, running through various obstacle courses and playing games! There will be lots of prizes to be won, as well as a Barbeque. Cost is $5 for children ages 1-12. We hope to see you there!
May 20, 2019
Everybody knows coffee, that dark brew in a cup. But there’s a growing interest in the usage of all the coffee by-products that typically make their way into waste water and rivers, or worse — just rot. Increasingly, scientists are discovering highly-valuable ingredients like antioxidants, dietary fibre, and pectin in these coffee by-products. In fact, the first consumable products have already hit the market: Cascara (dried coffee pulp, steeped like a tea or used as a base for soda), coffee honey (from mucilage), and coffee flour (from the dried pulp). And that’s just the beginning; in a couple of years you might be surprised at the places you’ll find coffee by-products…coffee’s reach is expanding beyond your morning cup of Joe!
May 23, 2019
Everybody knows coffee, that dark brew in a cup. But there’s a growing interest in the usage of all the coffee by-products that typically make their way into waste water and rivers, or worse — just rot. Increasingly, scientists are discovering highly-valuable ingredients like antioxidants, dietary fibre, and pectin in these coffee by-products. In fact, the first consumable products have already hit the market: Cascara (dried coffee pulp, steeped like a tea or used as a base for soda), coffee honey (from mucilage), and coffee flour (from the dried pulp). And that’s just the beginning; in a couple of years you might be surprised at the places you’ll find coffee by-products…coffee’s reach is expanding beyond your morning cup of Joe! Visit the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum's website for more details!
May 23, 2019
Fairfields Heritage House 3080 Richmond Road Nepean, ON K2B 7J5 613-726-2652 museums@ottawa.ca www.facebook.com/nepeanmuseum Saturday, May 25 from 12 pm to 4 pm Ages: 16 and up Cost: $50 (registration is required) Discover the art of crochet as Mandi from Ginger Snap Handmade (link is external) leads you loop-by-loop through the creation of your very own basket. Learn all the essential stitches you need to take up this relaxing and productive hobby. All supplies are included. Participants in this workshop will enjoy a tour of Fairfields Heritage House and light refreshments will be served. It is recommended that participants bring a water bottle. Registration The registration deadline is Friday, May 17. A minimum of 3 participants is required for the session to run. Barcode: 1477950
May 25, 2019
 
 
The Museum is more than just aircraft. The world-renowned collection also provides the backdrop for incredible concerts. Three talented musical partners provide unique, inspiring afternoon performances. Musical Partners The Museum’s musical partners include: The Centralaires Concert Band The Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces The Governor General's Foot Guards Band
May 26, 2019
Ottawa - Hintonburg residents have the opportunity to help Canadians with medical or physical disabilities obtain Dog Guides at no cost by participating in the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides this spring.
May 26, 2019
To mark the 69th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration - known as Europe Day - the Delegation of the European Union to Canada and the Embassies of EU Member States are hosting a day-long cultural fair at Lansdowne Park on Sunday, 26 May. The celebration features live music, folk dance performances, games and activities for children, in addition to sampling of European traditional foods and beverages.
May 26, 2019

Ongoing Events

Join us for our Grand Opening! "Unwind. Relax. Breathe" Touch Therapy Spa is a brand new luxurious spa conveniently located in the downtown core. We are committed to excellence and exceeding client care. The spa provides exceptional standards of the ultimate relaxation experience. Services- We will make your experience the best it can be : Massage therapy: Therapeutic Hot stone Deep tissue Trigger point Sport injury Relaxation Address 133 besserer 6135628266
October 13 -  15, 2020
During the Canadian Tulip Festival, spring into the Bank of Canada Museum for some special activities. It’s not all about flowers, either, though there will be lots of that. Guided tours on unusual money, an interactive presentation on e-money and crypto assets, kids’ self-discovery adventures and lots of paper crafts will be on the menu for this year’s festival. FREE. Bank of Canada Museum 30 Bank Street, Ottawa ON K1A 0G9 T: 613-782-8914 museum-musee@bankofcanada.ca @BoCMuseum
May 11 -  20, 2019
“A Noteworthy Woman,” an exhibition that explores the imagery on our new vertical $10 bill, featuring human rights inspiration Viola Desmond. This exhibition puts a spotlight on the life and work of this remarkable trail-blazer—the first Canadian woman to appear on a regular bank note. Drop in for a visit or take a tour this summer. FREE. Open daily, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Bank of Canada Museum 30 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0G9 T: 613-782-8914 museum-musee@bankofcanada.ca @BoCMuseum
May 12 - September 02, 2019
For ONLY $5 get a piece of pizza or hot dog and a drink plus 2.5 hrs of awesome live music. Music performed by musicians of all ages and genres it's family friendly and a dry event - NO alcohol is served. Hosted by Capitol City Briker's Church all welcome with or without a bike! Every Saturday - 155 Carillon St, Ottawa 8pm - 10:30pm.
May 18 -  28, 2022

Upcoming Events

4 days of music, dancing, food and good vibes all around. We’re transforming Ottawa into Havana for the weekend! Latin Sparks is a 4-day festival from Thursday, May 30th to Sunday, June 2nd! Join us for a weekend full of music, live shows, food trucks and a whole lot of dancing. Tickets: latinsparks.ca/tickets Full Schedule: www.latinsparks.ca/schedule
May 30 - June 02, 2019
Seventeen Voyces directed by Kevin Reeves presents World Premiere. Was Count Orlok played by a German actor or a real vampire? A “behind the scene” account of the filming of Nosferatu, one of the greatest silent films of all time. Composed by Kevin Reeves. Guest artists:  Joel Allison, baritone; Jean-Philippe Lazure, tenor; Janelle Lapalme, soprano. With an instrumental ensemble. Tickets ($20-$30) at www.seventeenvoyces.ca or at Compact Music, Leading Note, Book Bazaar or Herb & Spice Wellington. At 7:30 pm. Glebe St. James United Church, 650 Lyon St. S./ First Ave.
May 31, 2019
The heartwarming, dazzling adventures of Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to develop a show together and take it to the middle of the Australian outback aboard a battered old bus they name “Priscilla”. The three embark on unknown roads and end up finding everything they need. Performances run May 31 to June 9, 2019 at the Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe (Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm). Tickets are $27 to $57 in advance or through new rush seating, $49 (orchestra) or $39 (balcony) (one hour before curtain, in person at the box office only).
May 31 - June 09, 2019
Do you have memories you would enjoy writing about or some that you want to better understand? Guided Autobiography provides a structure to help you begin to capture your life in writing. By writing and sharing your life stories with others, you find new meaning in life and gain new perspectives. You don’t have to be a writer, just willing and interested in exploring memories! Ages 18 - 100 Introductory webinar, May 31, 12:30 to 1:30
May 31, 2019
Seventeen Voyces directed by Kevin Reeves presents World Premiere. Was Count Orlok played by a German actor or a real vampire? A “behind the scene” account of the filming of Nosferatu, one of the greatest silent films of all time. Composed by Kevin Reeves. Guest artists:  Joel Allison, baritone; Jean-Philippe Lazure, tenor; Janelle Lapalme, soprano. With an instrumental ensemble. Tickets ($20-$30) at www.seventeenvoyces.ca or at Compact Music, Leading Note, Book Bazaar or Herb & Spice Wellington. At 7:30 pm. Glebe St. James United Church, 650 Lyon St. S./ First Ave.
June 01, 2019
https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/doors-open-ottawa Doors Open Ottawa On June 1 and 2, 2019, Doors Open Ottawa is proud to feature over 130 historically, culturally, and functionally significant buildings! From Carp to Cumberland, over 80,000 visitors will explore some of the city's most interesting spaces! It’s free, it’s fun, and it’s the perfect way to discover how Canada’s Capital has become the beautiful city it is today. For full event information, visit ottawa.ca/doorsopen. Free Event doorsopen@ottawa.ca 613-580-9674 ottawa.ca/doorsopen 110 Laurier Ave W. Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 https://www.facebook.com/doorsopen.ottawa/ 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019 Sunday, June 2, 2019 https://ottawa.ca/fr/residents/arts-culture-et-patrimoine/musees-et-lieux-historiques/portes-ouvertes-ottawa
June 01 -  02, 2019
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum 2940 Old Montreal Road Cumberland, ON K4C 1G3 Tel: 613-833-3059 ext 221 museums@ottawa.ca www.ottawa.ca/museums www.ottawa.ca/cumberlandmuseum www.facebook.com/cumberlandmuseum https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/cumberland-heritage-village-museum#collections-and-exhibits Fire Fighter Day Saturday, June 1 from 11 am to 3 pm Cost: Free admission Join Ottawa Fire Services for their annual Fire Fighter Day. This all-ages event includes firefighting and special operations demonstrations, games related to firefighting, and a skills competition between fire fighters. Check out the modern and antique fire equipment on display. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to learn about fire safety. While on site, explore all the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum has to offer including activities to complement the Fire Fighter Day celebrations. Admission to the museum is free on June 1 and June 2 as part of Doors Open Ottawa
June 01, 2019
Join us on June 1 and 2 for Westboro Village's Shop the Village event - a perfect weekend to explore what our shops have to offer (and get some great deals too!). Kitchissippi is having a neighbourhood-wide garage sale and the merchants of Westboro Village are joining in with a sidewalk sale shopping event. We will be handing out Shop the Village canvas bags filled with special offers and coupons from Westboro businesses along with the chance to win some fun prizes!
June 01 -  02, 2019
This annual commemorative event, hosted by The Royal Canadian Legion, brings Veteran motorcycle enthusiasts, organizations, and supporters together to remember and commemorate Canada’s Veterans. The public is welcome to attend the procession and/or the ceremony
June 02, 2019
Thirteen Strings presents “Day and Night” its Final Concert of the Season Ottawa’s premier chamber orchestra, Thirteen Strings is delighted to present acclaimed Odawa composer Barbara Croall who will debut her new Timpani concerto with Timpani soloist Edward Reifel on Monday, June 3 at Dominion Chalmers Church at 7:30 pm. In keeping with the light and darkness theme, the concert also features Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) and Mozart’s Serenata Notturna (Evening Song). Tickets at $10-$40, are available at The Leading Note, Compact Music and Books on Beechwood and by contacting info@thirteenstrings.ca or calling 613-738-7888. Visit: www.thirteenstrings.ca
June 03, 2019
Join us for our 3rd annual in support of the Music Therapy Trust Fund! Join us for the 3rd annual Creemore/BATCH Street Pub at the corner of Victoria Street and Lombard, right outside BATCH Brewery! Celebrate Cold craft beer from Batch and Creemore Springs Brewery, along with fantastic food and great live music. We are closing down Lombard Street to bring some small-town hospitality to the heart of the city, right on Batch's doorstep in the heart of downtown Toronto. 4 -9 pm. 19+ only. THIS IS A BECK TAXI SPONSORED EVENT. BECK TAXIS WILL BE ON HAND TO GET YOU HOME SAFE. PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY See you on June 6th on the corner of Victoria Street and Lombard.
June 06, 2019
MoveCamp Come move your body this summer with some great outdoor workouts!! Events happen every Thursday throughout the summer! Two great locations in Ottawa check the details below and through the links. ----------------------------------------------- Where: Parliament Hill, 111 Wellington Street https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movecamp-ottawa-free-lunchtime-fitness-events-at-parliament-hill-tickets-58900366582 When: 12:15-1:00pm — June 6, June 13, June 20, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22, August 29 ----------------------------------------------- Where: City Hall Courtyard City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W (June 27th-July 18th) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movecamp-ottawa-free-lunchtime-fitness-events-at-ottawa-city-hall-tickets-58689753633 When: 12:15-1:00pm — June 27, July 4, July 11, July 18
June 06 -  13, 2019
2019’s Men’s Volleyball Nations League will be taking place at TD Place from June 7 to 9. Three-day ticket packages are now on sale. Come and check out some of the very best volleyball in the world! Team Canada will go up against Australia, Germany and Serbia in Ottawa on week 2 (June 7 to 9) of the five-week pool play stage of the event. Tickets include two-matches per day. • June 07: 4:40 pm - Serbia vs. Germany & 7:40 pm Canada vs. Australia • June 08: 4:10 pm - Serbia vs Australia & 7:10 pm Canada vs. Germany • June 09: 1:10 pm - Germany vs. Australia & 4:10 pm Canada vs. Serbia Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.tdplace.ca/event/volleyball-nations-league/
June 07, 2019
The Salvation Army Bethany Hope Centre's Night Market on Fox (located at the corner of Woodroffe and Fox Crescent) returns Friday evenings 5 to 9 pm beginning June 7th, 2019 through August 23rd, 2019. Unique to Ottawa, The Salvation Army's Night Market brings together vendors offering local fresh produce and locally made food and crafts. Every Friday night this summer we invite our community to the table by having dinner at the market, enjoying our playground and performers and connecting with neighbours. For more information www.nightmarketonfox.ca We are accepting vendors and entertainment Apply (613) 725-1733 ext 216 or nightmarketonfox@bethanyhopecentre.ca
June 07, 2019
Sign up for an email reminder on the website so you don't miss the next 613flea! The Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park will be filled with over 120 vendors! 613flea has an ever-changing inventory of eclectic goods, hand made treasures, vintage finds and one-of-a-kinds. Makers and bakers, antiques and vintage clothing (records and comics too)! Cool huh? FREE ADMISSION! Aberdeen Pavilion, 1015 Bank Street, Ottawa K1S 3W7 Sat. June 8, 2019 10am-4pm www.613flea.ca
June 08, 2019
Sign up for an email reminder on the website so you don't miss the next 613flea! The Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park will be filled with over 120 vendors! 613flea has an ever-changing inventory of eclectic goods, hand made treasures, vintage finds and one-of-a-kinds. Makers and bakers, antiques and vintage clothing (records and comics too)! Cool huh? FREE ADMISSION! Aberdeen Pavilion, 1015 Bank Street, Ottawa K1S 3W7 Sat. June 8, 2019 10am-4pm www.613flea.ca
June 08, 2019
"Great Moments in Genealogy" - several members will present their amazing research discoveries, 10:00 am to 11:30 am in The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa. Free admission and parking. Memberships available. Further information: https://bifhsgo.ca
June 08, 2019
Sixteen-time GRAMMY® award-winning songwriter and one of the most successful producers in history, Canadian icon David Foster is embarking on his first-ever Canadian tour, performing songs from his unparalleled catalog. Foster will be accompanied by his four-piece band along with stellar guest singers Fernando Varela, Pia Toscano and Sheléa.   Foster's most popular hits, written and/or produced for artists such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Barbra Streisand and many others, include "You’re the Inspiration," "The Prayer," "The Glory of Love," "After the Love Has Gone" and so many more. Few other individuals can claim to have their fingerprints on more major moments in all of popular music than David Foster. Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 8 PM National Arts Centre VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j64CUQ9Yubo TICKETS: https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/21648 or 1-888-991-2787
June 08, 2019
Help Farm Radio International celebrate 40 years of broadcasting excellence with an evening of food and fun in support of small-scale farmers across Africa. Enjoy a dinner of authentic East African cuisine, music and special live and silent auctions — all taking place surrounded by the beauty of Ottawa’s historic experimental farm. All proceeds from the event will go to support the work of Farm Radio International, a Canadian non-profit dedicated to the use of radio as a means of reaching small-scale farmers and rural people with the information they need to improve their lives and livelihoods.
June 08, 2019
IODE Walter Baker Chapter's 7th Annual Charity Garage Sale. Please come to 5 Shamrock Place in Ottawa on Saturday, June 8th from 7-3pm. Tons of new and gently used items for sale by donation.100% of the proceeds will go to our many charitable projects and programs.
June 08, 2019
The Foyer Gallery presents a solo show by Paul Vincent PAC, June 4th to June 23rd. Vernissage is Saturday, June 8th, 1-4 pm. Nepean Sportsplex Entrance #1, 1701 Woodroffe Ave. Ottawa www.foyergallery.com
June 08, 2019
Carrie Underwood will be live in concert with special guests Maddie and Tae & Runaway June in Ottawa at the Canadian Tire Centre on Monday, June 10, 2019. Tickets are on sale now at ClickitTicket.com.
June 10, 2019
Kellylee Evans is an award-winning vocalist praised by the Latin Jazz network as "gorgeous voice (that) rises to the heavens in rapturous wonder as if in consanguinity with a chorus of angels". Runner-up in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Vocals Competition (2004), she received the Juno Award for her tribute to Nina Simone, titled “Nina”, in 2011. Her most recent album, “Come on”, lies at the frontiers of jazz, soul and groove. On June 14, she will sing standard jazz and will be accompanied with Mark Ferguson (piano) and John Geggie (bass).
June 14, 2019
 
 
Join the Canadian Liver Foundation on Saturday, June 15th for Ottawa's 13th annual Stroll for Liver, a day of entertainment, lunch, health fair, raffles, bouncy castle, and fun activities for adults and children! The Stroll takes place at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre in Britannia Park, overlooking the Ottawa River. Michael O’Byrne from CTV Ottawa News at Noon will be the emcee and Mayor Jim Watson will be there too! This event will promote awareness about liver disease and liver health, as well as raise much-needed funds to continue funding essential liver research and local education programs. Of course, a day in the sun is an excellent way for organizations, friends and families to get out and enjoy some fun and fitness! We hope to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/516209148902109/
June 15, 2019
Nepean Museum 16 Rowley Avenue Nepean, ON K2G 1L9 613-580-9638 museums@ottawa.ca www.ottawa.ca/nepeanmuseum www.ottawa.ca/museums www.facebook.com/nepeanmuseum https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/nepean-museum Father’s Day Builders Sunday, June 16 from 10 am to 4 pm Cost: $17.50 per family (2 adults + children) or $6.75 per person Work together as a family to complete three different building challenges! First build a modern structure, then give constructing an early settler log home a try, and finally explore the themes in our latest exhibition, Water: A Journey to the Source, by engineering a pipe line. Explore tools, building materials, and more! Snacks will be available for cash purchase. This is a drop-in style program. No registration is required.
June 16, 2019
Pinhey’s Point Historic Site 270 Pinhey’s Point Road Dunrobin, ON K0A 1T0 613 832 4347 www.ottawa.ca/pinheyspoint www.facebook.com/pinheyspoint museums@ottawa.ca www.ottawa.ca/museums http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/pinheys-point-historic-site Father's Day Challenge - Interactive experience with Live History Sunday, June 16 from 10 am to 4 pm Cost: $6.75 per person Recommended for ages 16+ Travel back in time to the era of the March Township Gentry and interact with costumed actors to complete a series of challenges before time runs out and you alter the course of history. Will your group be able to complete the challenge in time and save the day? Live History (link is external) is Governor General’s Award nominated theatre group that specializes in bringing local history to life. *The experience takes approximately 60 minutes to complete and will run at regular intervals throughout the day. Final admission is at 3 pm.
June 16, 2019
Billings Estate National Historic Site 2100 Cabot Street Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6K1 613-580-2088 Fax: 613-247-4832 museums@ottawa.ca www.ottawa.ca/museums www.facebook.com/billingsestate www.ottawa.ca/billingsestate Email: museums@ottawa.ca https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/billings-estate-national-historic-site Vintage Car Show Sunday, June 16 from 10 am to 4 pm Cost: $17.50 per family (2 adults + children) or $6.75 per person Antique car owners are invited to display and share stories about their vehicles. Cast your vote for the fan favourite car! The Billings’ 1959 Cadillac Sedan de Ville will also be available to view. In addition to the vintage cars, visitors can enjoy a tour of the museum, check out the icehouse, and explore the cemetery. Families with younger children can participate in an interactive scavenger hunt for added fun. Cash barbecue available. Live music by the Grumpy Old Men band (11 am to 2 pm).
June 16, 2019
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum 2940 Old Montreal Road Cumberland, ON K4C 1G3 613-833-3059 221 museums@ottawa.ca www.ottawa.ca/museums www.ottawa.ca/cumberlandmuseum www.facebook.com/cumberlandmuseum Father's Day Heritage Workshops Sunday, June 16 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Treat the father figure in your life to a unique museum experience with a heritage-inspired workshop. Workshop themes include woodworking, letterpress printing, gardening, and acrylic painting. Bring the whole family to the museum and enjoy fun and games on the grounds while Dad learns the ins and outs of his new trade.Registration required use barcode to register using Service Ottawa’s online registration system.deadline June 7 All that is fit to print letterpress printing Age: 18 and up Cost: $50 per person Barcode: 1510744 Woodworking Age: 18 and up Cost: $50 per person Barcode: 1510743 Gardening in small spaces Age: 18 and up Cost: $50 per person Barcode: 1510745 Acrylic Painting Age: 18 and up Cost: $50 per person Barcode: 1510746
June 16, 2019


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