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This Week

The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre is celebrating its 30th anniversary during its annual Open House on September 26 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 2 MacNeil Court, Kanata. This free event welcomes clients and other members of the Ottawa west community to come celebrate with the WOCRC. There will be a free BBQ (while supplies last), Junkyard Symphony, a service fair, child and youth activities, door prizes and networking opportunities.
September 26, 2016
Join trekking expert and World Expeditions CEO Sue Badyari for an inspiring free presentation on the best trekking journeys the world has to offer. Sue will provide insights in the magical corners of hikers' bucket list destinations, how to prepare for a trekking holiday and practical information. Hear about the unique experience of climbing Kilimanjaro in Africa or trekking Nepal's icons: in Everest region and around Annapurna. Closer to home, learn more about the legendary Inca Trail in Peru, before heading south to the immeasurably beautiful Torres del Paine National Park in the heart of Patagonia. This night will take your breath away before you've even taken a step. Evening is free but seating is limited. Book your seat now.
September 27, 2016
Learn about market research and how to use free, essential online business resources. This hands-on workshop in the Computer Lab demonstrates how to find industry profiles, local competition, company reports, business partners, and more. Essential for business planning! Presented by a Business Librarian. Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 6:30pm Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr Free Registration required
September 28, 2016
Join us for our Business Networking event on wed. Sept 28th at Marshes Golf Club in Kanata. Amazon will be in the house! Find out about their new office and job opportunities available in Kanata North, as well as other tech companies who are hiring in the area. Enjoy some incredible craft beer samplings by Kichesippi Beer Co. who will also be at the event! Attendance is free! Register here: http://bit.ly/2ccsmp8
September 28, 2016
 
 
To see the latest in hearing aid technology, please join Kowalski Hearing Solutions on September 28th from 9AM to 6PM for their Hearing Aid Expo at the Gloucester Shopping Center. Speak directly to Canada's leading manufacturers, learn from industry experts, and even win prizes, like a free set of hearing aids. This event is open to the public and Kowalski Hearing Solutions will provide free hearing aid cleaning and free batteries, so mark your calendar for September 28th at the Gloucester Shopping Center.
September 28, 2016
Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo! Looking for your next step in education or to travel? If you’re considering an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or a shorter-term program abroad, or are looking to travel for a gap year or in your vacation, this expo is for you! The Study and Go Abroad Fair will feature: • Top-ranked universities from around the world • Undergrad and postgrad degree programs • Gap Year options • Work abroad, volunteering, internships and language travel • Scholarship tips and info • Free seminars starting one hour before the fair opens • Your chance to win an Air Canada flight to anywhere in the world in our Grand Prize Draw • Free copy of Canadian Student Magazine • Free admission Check the website at www.studyandgoabroad.com for more info and to pre-register online to enter our Grand Prize Draw, and follow us on social media for all the updates.
September 29, 2016
HGTV’s Sarah Richardson set to headline the Ottawa Fall Home Show Housing Design Awards, Ultimate Upcycle Challenge, Kub Micro-Loft and High Low Feature Room also among this year’s top features From renovation overhaul to brand-new build, DIY do-over to one-day décor dreams, the Ottawa Fall Home Show is where big ideas, trusted advice, and fresh inspiration unite, complete with more than 150 trusted brands and local companies. It’s where the biggest names in the industry, including HGTV’s Sarah Richardson, join forces with local experts to bring the vision for your dream home to life. And it happens only once a year, for four days only: September 29 to October 2, 2016 at the EY Centre. For more information or to purchase tickets to the show, please visit: http://www.ottawafallhomeshow.com/OFHS/EventsHome.aspx
September 29 - October 02, 2016
Playing to near sold out audiences for nearly nine years, The Price Is Right Live! gives eligible individuals the chance to "Come On Down" to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games from television's longest running and most popular game show from Plinko™, to Cliffhangers™, to The Big Wheel™, and even the fabulous Showcase. The Price Is Right Live! has given away more than 10 million dollars in cash and prizes and sold more than 1.2 million tickets.
September 30, 2016
Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo! Looking for your next step in education or to travel? If you’re considering an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or a shorter-term program abroad, or are looking to travel for a gap year or in your vacation, this expo is for you! The Study and Go Abroad Fair will feature: • Top-ranked universities from around the world • Undergrad and postgrad degree programs • Gap Year options • Work abroad, volunteering, internships and language travel • Scholarship tips and info • Free seminars starting one hour before the fair opens • Your chance to win an Air Canada flight to anywhere in the world in our Grand Prize Draw • Free copy of Canadian Student Magazine • Free admission Check the website at www.studyandgoabroad.com for more info and to pre-register online to enter our Grand Prize Draw, and follow us on social media for all the updates.
October 01 -  02, 2016
Ottawa United Learning Academy with Multicultural Club and Denfar Transnational Development with Transnational Corporations Review present Bright Night Ottawa, a concert featuring Shuxiong Yuan, live in the Algonquin Commons Theatre this Fall! Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/227085044333235/ TICKETS $28.50 - $48.50 Tickets available in person at the Algonquin Commons Theatre Box Office or online through Ticketfly here: http://ticketf.ly/270M8If DATE, TIME & LOCATION Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at 8:00pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
October 01, 2016
October 1st is International 24 Hour Comics Day! Please join us at DragonHead Studio as we tackle the 'Dare' and draw for 24 hours straight. Everyone is welcome to participate in this gruelling art marathon. Either on your own, or at the studio; give it a go! Snacks and beverages provided, please feel welcome to drop in Saturday Oct 1st 9:30 am - Sunday Oct 2nd 9:30 am at DragonHead Studio, 37 Ballantrae Way, Kanata ON K2L 1N3. If you haven't given this a try, this is the year to give it a 'go'! Email suebrainpower (at) gmail (dot) com to confirm attendance.
October 01 -  02, 2016
The MAG Artists of Merrickville are simply MAGnificently happy to invite you to visit their studios this autumn: September 24, 25 and October 1st and 2nd, 10-6 pm. Check out the MAG website (www.mag-artists.ca) for profiles of each artist, images of their art, and the map of the tour. Plan your visit to include as many studios as you can. Come for a visit to Merrickville. You’ll be richer for it! For further information, contact 613-656-2178 or www.mag-artists.ca
October 01, 2016
Come learn about the two tracks of cohousing (Community Lifestyle & Development Structure) and how they work together in a way different than other forms of seniors living arrangements. It’s intentional and collaborative and members decide how they will age. Visit the website or call 613-693-1217 to register for sessions in the west end of city.
October 01, 2016

Ongoing Events

The Bank of Canada Museum presents Mining the Miners, an exhibition about a booming economy of sky-high prices and staggering profits, broken dreams and some very unorthodox banking. Presented in a beautifully detailed diorama of original Dawson buildings, see how the profits were really made in this wild and wooly frontier metropolis. Along the way, you’ll also see some bank notes specific to the gold rush, tokens good for a variety of human vices and of course, a real nugget of the stuff dreams are made of. Mining the Miners opens on 24 June 2016 and will run until the end of 2017 at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Québec. Located on the lower level, next to the Canadian Stamp Collection.
June 24 - December 29, 2017
Drop by every Wednesday night from 7:00 to 8:30 pm to the Cumberland library, 1599 Tenth Line road. The knitting club is a place to knit, relax and meet fellow knitters. Beginner, novice and expert knitters are invited to share their skills and learn new tricks.
August 24 - September 28, 2016
A Leadership "Mastermind" is an innovative peer-to-peer professional development and support group comprised of a small group from different industries and regions who help each other problem-solve, strategize and grow. It's cost-efficient, collaborative and suitable for all levels of leaders, including entrepreneurs, project leaders, mid-managers and executives. Participants are screened through an application process, and sessions are moderated by a Ubiquity Executive Coach. Selected Members join a 1-hour video conference twice monthly. Participants challenge each other to set powerful goals, and to accomplish them. It requires commitment, confidentiality and willingness to give and receive advice and ideas, and support each other with respect and compassion. Mastermind group members act as catalysts for growth and to support colleagues. There is no cost to Apply for Membership, however, Membership Fees will be applicable to each Applicant who is selected to participate as a Member.
September 06 - August 29, 2017
Elevate and refresh your spirit during these 45-minute mid-week presentations. Admission by freewill offering ($5, $10 or $20 is suggested) For more information on concerts and artists please visit www.SouthminsterUnitedChurch.com and click on the 'music' tab.
September 07 - December 14, 2016
Every Monday morning, the Cumberland Branch hosts a mandarin-language social chat for Chinese seniors/ newcomers, in partnership with volunteers from the Ottawa Chinese Community Service Center. The topics will include learning practical English; basic Computer skills; information sessions on resources, services and programs on living in Canada.
September 12 - December 19, 2016
Please join us for a FREE three part conversation series to talk about life and death and the questions that matter
September 12 -  26, 2016
Ottawa's largest art studio cooperative is celebrating its 24th Annual Open Studio with a contemporary, two-floor art exhibition. A diversity of media includes painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and digital media. Visitors can explore the studios where artists create their work. Located in the old Standard Bread factory, the Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) studios now house 22 artists. The studios will be open for two weekends, beginning with the Opening Night on Thursday, September 22nd, from 6-9 pm. The show continues through that weekend to Sunday, September 25th, and reopens the following weekend from September 30th to October 2nd. The times are Friday evenings from 6-9 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am-5 pm. EBA is located at 951 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa. Admission is free. For details on our Special Events please visit EBA’s web site at www.enrichedbreadartists.com
September 22 - October 02, 2016
The Foyer Gallery artists are opening their gallery for Gratitude, an exhibition of community photographs. At the request of the gallery, these photos were submitted by anyone who took the time to photograph something or someone that they were grateful for. This is a great project for the gallery to involve the community in a fun activity and exhibition just in time for Thanksgiving. The photographs will be shown at the Foyer Gallery and on the project website at http://www.gratitude.gallery/. The exhibition runs from September 27 to October 16, with an official opening on Sunday, October 2 from 1 to 3 pm.
September 27 - October 16, 2016
Join us at Chartwell Stonehaven in Kanata for Fit Minds- FREE The Stay Sharp program for healthy seniors is a social, cognitive stimulation therapy program that helps reduce the risk of dementia by optimizing cognitive ability. The program contains one session per week for 8 weeks that contains activities across five areas of cognition: Language, Visual/Spatial Orientation, Memory, Critical Thinking and Computation. Beginning September 29th at 2:00pm- please call to reserve as spots are limited Please call Sarah or Ashley @ 613-663-2969
September 29 - November 17, 2016
CONCERTS BY THE CANAL A New Southminster Music Production Roland Graham, Artistic Director Saturdays Evenings 7 pm October 1 – November 19, 2016 Adults $20 / Students $5 / Series pass $100 For more information on concerts and artists please visit www.SouthminsterUnitedChurch.com
October 01 - November 19, 2016

Upcoming Events

Are you approaching retirement? This presentation is an overview of the income sources available to Canadians during retirement. It will highlight important considerations that affect retirement income. In particular, recent government changes to CPP and Old Age Security and the move toward defined contribution plans by corporations are discussed. Learn how proactive planning can help improve after tax income. Presented in partnership with Elie Fakhouri, Chartered Financial Analyst. Elie specializes in tax planning and retirement strategy. Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr. 6:30-9 Free Room 1B registration required
October 05, 2016
First Responders Night! This Thanksgiving join the Redblacks for an evening of fun and football on October 7th, 2016 at 7pm in support of Ottawa First Responders. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to The Salvation Army for a new Emergency Response Vehicle. For tickets www.capitaltickets.com/TDPlacePromo use promo code SALVARMYRB
October 07, 2016
 
 
1. Pre-Meeting Education Talk: “Online Family Trees”, by Lesley Anderson. Time: 9:00 am to 9:30 am. 2. Main Talk: “Did Lucy and Isaac Actually Marry? And the Importance of Dying in the Right Sequence”, by Brian Laurie-Beaumont. Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am Where: The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario For more info: http://www.bifhsgo.ca/eventListings.php?nm=127
October 08, 2016
The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre is hosting its annual community Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings on Sunday, October 9th 2016 from 3 pm until 5 pm at 171 George St. Ottawa. Donations of frozen turkeys are appreciated. To make a monetary or food donation please contact the Ottawa Booth Centre at 613-241-1573, email tony_brushett@ottawaboothcentre.org or drop off at 171 George Street to the attention of Captain Tony Brushett. Volunteers are also needed; please contact Kristine Farnel at The Ottawa Booth Centre.
October 09, 2016
Come hear Rosemary Thompson and Diane Landry explain the strategy developed to deal with the rejuvenating construction at Ottawa's National Arts Centre while still allowing “the show to go on.”
October 11, 2016
Drop-in to work on your family tree! A genealogy specialist will be here to answer questions and help you get the most from library resources. Bilingual program, 120 mins. Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 2:45pm Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 2:45pm Monday, November 28, 2016 - 6:30pm At the Cumberland branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 1599 Tenth Line Rd, Orleans. InfoService 613-580-2940
October 12, 2016
Wednesday October 12th, 2016 Speaker: Doug McGregor, Vice-President, The Better Software Company Presentation: The Better Software Company offers a fully integrated small business software solution to help owners improve and simplify their entire business using the Software as a Service (SaaS) model. Their integrated software incorporates features such as CRM, scheduling, billing & invoicing, reporting & analytics and inventory management. Such features provide small business owners the simplicity and ease of use that will save time and money. Doug McGregor will deliver a brief description of his company, provide a brief overview of the software’s functionality, discuss key markets and the challenges faced in accessing international markets. Canada Aviation & Space Museum, Bush Theatre, 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, ON K1K 2X5 19:30 - 21:00 Members of the public are always welcome to attend OPCUG meetings.
October 12, 2016
The artists for Merrickville’s Jazz Fest (MJF) 2016 have now been confirmed and notified. There is a wonderful programme this year. Musicians will perform at the many churches, restaurants and the Legion in the historic village of Merrickville. The programme promises different gendreaus of music to meet the satisfaction of all music lovers. A wonderful weekend is promised to all who come for a day or for the weekend.
October 13 -  16, 2016
Have some good fun with live music, cheap drinks, and friendly faces. No partner and no experience necessary. Intermission features local artistic talent. Snacks are included. One céilí every month. Bring the family to enjoy the music and the atmosphere. $10 members; $15 guests; $5 students; children under 12 free. Blessed Sacrament Hall (194 Fourth Avenue) 7pm. Brought to you by local Irish-cultural non-profit: Comhaltas.
October 15, 2016
On Saturday, October 15, the fall Rummage Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m at St. Andrew's Church, 82 Kent St., Ottawa. Clothing, books, household items, surprises, low prices. Church office, tel. 613-232-9042.
October 15, 2016
We are excited to announce that Rocklands Entertainment is bringing Red Green back to the Algonquin Commons Theatre this October! Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1271379272875608/ TICKETS $62.50 Tickets available in person at the Algonquin Commons Theatre Box Office or online through Ticketfly here: http://ticketf.ly/1QFFifk DATE, TIME & LOCATION Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at 7:00pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
October 18, 2016
7-9 PM Summer is over, the days are getting shorter, and ChiSeries Ottawa is back to bring some darkness to the capital! Come join us at Patty Boland's in the Market to hear Tanya Huff, Amal El-Mohtar and Kate Heartfield read from their works. As always, this event is free and open to all—no tickets, no cover, no restrictions. Just a great evening to (re)connect with the amazing speculative fiction community—fans and creators alike—we have here in Ottawa.
October 18, 2016
The Master Piano Recital Series is the region’s uniquely dedicated solo piano series. Founded in 2013 by Ottawa-based music presenter Roland Graham, a concert pianist, teacher, and conductor, the series showcases the best and brightest piano talent from Canada and abroad to audiences in the Nation’s Capital. For the full concert line-up, artist bios,and ticket information please visit www.MPRS.ca
October 21 -  22, 2016
Leadership is a skill that can be learned like any other ability. It affects every aspect of life, including family and work. Everyone has basic leadership skills but may not have specific skills needed to lead a particular group or organization. In the workplace, talent and hard work will only take you so far; developing your leadership skills will get you to the top. LIVE2LEAD Ottawa is a half-day, leader development experience designed to equip attendees (executives to new supervisors and entrepreneurs to teachers) with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways that will teach them how to become exceptional leaders. They’ll learn from world-class leadership experts and will be primed to implement a new action plan and start leading when they get back to the office (or the home). Speakers include: John Maxwell, Simon Sinek, Liz Wiseman and Dan Cathy
October 21, 2016
In collaboration with Ottawa’s New Country 94, the Osgoode Public School Parent Council is presenting the Halloween Hoedown on October 22, 2016 at the Osgoode Community Centre. This is a fundraiser to support building a play structure at the school. It's a two part event. The Junior Hoedown is a rain or shine family-friendly afternoon with bouncy castle, facepainting, haunted house and more. The evening will wrap up with a 19+ licensed concert followed by a dance. The Hoedown Headliner River Town Saints have recently been nominated for a 2016 Canadian Country Music Award. Local artist Rory Gardiner will open.
October 22, 2016
• 40 Ottawa exhibitors, including: • New products, shopping and gifts • Parent and child fitness • Local education, French immersion, and tutoring options for your child • Talk with Ottawa private schools • Questions? Talk with local parenting experts • A special discount to our Spring 2017 Expo! And more… • Meet & Greet Dora the Explorer and Diego and other SPECIAL GUESTS!* • Enjoy music entertainment & main stage performances, included with admission price! • Create and have fun at the various playzones! • Exhibitor demonstrations! • Face painting! • Gymnastics, and Try-It Playzones and interactive play zones! • Check www.ParentandChildExpo.ca for Expo updates right up to the event, more to come! *Note: Dora and Diego appearances are free with paid admission to the Expo. You must obtain a Dora or Diego ticket when paying for admission to the Expo, and is required to enter the “Meet & Greet” line to meet Dora or Diego. There are a limited number of appearances each morning and afternoon of each day.
October 22 -  23, 2016
A national Summit on Sustainable Mobility is being held in the National Capital Region, from October 23rd-26th, 2016. Led by the Association for Commuter Transportation of Canada (ACT Canada), and hosted by the City of Ottawa, Ville de Gatineau and the National Capital Commission, this event represents the only one of its kind in Canada where the focus is on the Future of Urban Transportation. The Sustainable Mobility Summit is Canada’s only event that focuses exclusively on sustainable, multimodal and integrated mobility. Sustainable mobility strategies can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, boost physical activity, improve air quality, reduce congestion and increase access to opportunity. We expect more than 200 delegates to attend our three-day event at the University of Ottawa, a venue chosen for its proud focus on youth and dedication to evidence-based decision-making.
October 23 -  26, 2016


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