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This Weekend

Held every July, the Ottawa Lebanese Festival celebrates five days of marvellous Middle Eastern food, entertainment and genuine traditions on the grounds of the St. Elias Cathedral and Banquet Hall. The Festival is proud of its world-wide recognition and success as a family-oriented festival celebrating the culture of Lebanon. A couple of non-cultural features: The Millennium Limousine Main Entrance - With free shuttle service from the Canada Post parking lot, Millennium Limousine Services offers free entry to the festival everyday until 5pm. The Gabriel Pizza Family Midway - Open every day at 11am. There are plenty of rides and games for children, as well as the young at heart. The pay-one-price ride bracelets are $25 per person, per day. Location: St. Elias Cathedral
July 20 -  24, 2016
Experience the life, joy and heritage of Ukrainian culture … vibrant music, delicious cuisine, refreshing drinks, stunning artwork, handmade crafts, informative displays … along the scenic banks of the Rideau Canal in the heart of Ottawa. Wish table mates "Smachnoho" (Bon appétit!) and toast friends "Na zdorovia!" (To your health!). 952 Green Valley Cres. Ottawa, ON Free admission, free parking
July 21 -  24, 2016
SEE ART TAKE SHAPE. On July 22nd, 23rd and 24th, stone carvers from Canada, the U.S. and Europe will congregate in Perth, Ontario to display their skills and creativity. Using hand tools only, participants will have 18 hours over three days to complete their pieces. This event is modeled on European stone carving festivals that take place every year all over the EU. The grand finale of this event will be a public auction of the finished pieces. Enjoy the works of art created during the festival and perhaps even bring home your own special piece!
July 22 -  24, 2016
Enjoy “UK Day”, a garden party & tea, in the tradition of British High Tea on Sunday, July 24, 2016. The event will take place at the National Training Centre of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North, Manotick, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Authentic cream tea will be served with imported English Double Devon cream, and scones, prepared by the Chef of Earnscliffe, the residence of the British High Commissioner to Canada. There will be live music with the terrific sounds of Kontrast the Band. Check them out at https://soundcloud.com/kontrast-the-band. Imported British food and wares will be available on-site with Clarence & Cripps Inc. from Hudson, Quebec. Tickets will be $15 at the door. Purchase in advance and save, as advanced tickets are just $12. This is a rain or shine event with indoor & outdoor seating. Call 613-692-7777 for tickets or information or email events@guidedogs.ca. All proceeds are directed towards the training of guide dogs and assistance dogs. Please note that no pet dogs are permitted at this event. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided more than 780 professionally trained guide dogs to Canadians who are visually impaired from coast to coast. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind also operates an Assistance Dogs Division, which trains assistance dogs for individuals in the local area with mobility-related disabilities. To learn more about this event or Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, visit www.guidedogs.ca or phone (613) 692-7777.
July 24, 2016

Ongoing Events

The Ottawa Rowing Club is the oldest rowing club in Canada (established in 1867!) and one of Canada's largest clubs. The Adult Rowing League is just one of the amazing programs we offer. ARL is perfect for the brand new rower or rower with some experience just looking for fun. Register as a team, with friends, or on your own and we will set you up with a crew, a boat and coaches! Practices are held weekly in June, with race nights held weekly in July. The BBQ is on and the bar is open. ARL is all about FUN! Visit www.ottawarowingclub.com to find out more.
May 31 - July 28, 2016
Running June 22 to August 28, Wed. to Sun, 11 am to 12 noon, this family-friendly "play that moves," focuses on early interactions between European settlers and the Algonquin people who have lived here some 8,000 years. Heritage Perth.
June 22 - August 28, 2016
Introduction to letter carving in stone Learn how to carve beautiful letters into Limestone using traditional hand tools and methods. This skill can be used to embellish art works, create your own house numbers or a commemorative plaque. Students will work at their own pace to draw and carve the Roman alphabet. Topics include: - Preparing the surface of the stone for carving - Setting out and drawing letters - Carving “V” cut letters into stone Independent projects will be possible later in the course, time permitting. Tools and materials will be provided, apart from a 9H pencil and a white pencil eraser. Note: Students are responsible for personal protection, such as safety glasses, gloves, closed toed shoes, etc. Personal tool kits can be purchased through Smith & Barber – Sculpture Atelier, should you wish. Please see the instructor during the course. Course is on Thursdays from 5:30pm - 8:30pm, June 23 to August 11, 2016. For more information contact danny@smithandbarber.com.
June 23 - August 11, 2016
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
Duelling knights, dastardly pirates, proper princesses, promiscuous prostitutes, an ancient goddess and not one but two shipwrecks! How could the Fools have waited so long to tell the thrilling tale of Pericles, Prince of Tyre! When our hero discovers a dark secret about the evil king of Antioch, Pericles is forced to flee for his life. So begins an epic voyage that takes him across several seas to far off lands where he discovers adventure, love and just maybe what life is all about. Don't miss this exciting, fast paced escapade set in a mythical world and played against the backdrop of Ottawa's parks. Fun for the entire family! Artistic Team: Director: Catriona Leger Costume Designer: Vanessa Imeson Set Designer: Stephanie Dahmer Composer: Mishelle Cuttler Cast: Pierre Brault, Jennifer Cecil, AL Connors, Mary Ellis, Mahalia Golnosh Tahririha, Mekdes Teshome
July 04 - August 20, 2016
The Ottawa Rowing Club is Canada's oldest rowing club (established in 1867) and one of Canada's largest clubs. We offer a variety of amazing programs, including Discover Rowing Summer Camps! Discover Rowing Summer Camps are a great way for boys and girls ages 12-17 to learn about rowing and decide whether to take up the sport more seriously. For those who have already tried and enjoyed rowing, camp is a way to improve their skills! Camps run in week-long sessions from 8:30pm-3:30pm, except on public holidays. The camps are directed by experienced rowers and coaches who are qualified in first aid and CPR. Campers get out on the Ottawa River daily, and learn water safety, boat rigging and maintenance. The camp also features other age-appropriate indoor and outdoor activities. The following camp weeks are offered: July 4-8 July 11-15 July 18-22 July 25-29 August 8-12 August 15-19 August 22-26 Visit www.ottawarowingclub.com to find out more.
July 04 - August 26, 2016

Upcoming Events

Collective Concerts and Spectrasonic Present Beirut, an American band which was originally the solo musical project of Santa Fe native Zach Condon, and later expanded into a band. Beirut's music combines elements of indie-rock and world music. Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/254994218176141/ TICKETS $35.00 - $40.00 Tickets available in person at the Algonquin Commons Theatre Box Office or online through Ticketfly here: https://goo.gl/rhQa7s DATE, TIME & LOCATION Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 7:30pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
July 26, 2016
Spectrasonic and the Algonquin Commons Theatre present The Cat Empire live in the ACT July 28th! Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1711154512488849/ TICKETS $32.50 Tickets are available at Vertigo Records. Tickets available in person at the Algonquin Commons Theatre Box Office in E104 ($1.50 Facility Fee applicable). Tickets are also available online through Ticketfly. (Tickets purchased online will be subject to an additional service charges.): http://ticketf.ly/1ViL12S DATE, TIME & LOCATION Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 8:00pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
July 28, 2016
Have you ever wondered what exactly a guide dog does, or how a guide dog leads a person who is blind or visually impaired? Now, you can find out. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind will host an Open Tour Day on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 12:00pm-3:00pm. It is a rare opportunity to see the National Training Centre first-hand. Learn more about guide dogs, meet working guide dogs, puppies and guide dogs in training, tour the kennels, and watch a training demonstration. Admission to this event is free, but donations are appreciated. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is located at 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North, Manotick. Pet dogs are not permitted at Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Remember, your dog will be happier left at home than in a hot car! Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided more than 780 professionally trained guide dogs to Canadians who are visually impaired from coast to coast. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind also operates an Assistance Dogs Division, which trains assistance dogs for individuals in the Ottawa area with mobility-related disabilities. To learn more about this event or Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, visit www.guidedogs.ca or phone (613) 692-7777.
July 28, 2016
The Authors' Market presents local horror author and poet, Michel Weatherall The Authors' Market. Did you know the City of Ottawa Markets Management has launched an initiative at the Byward Market? Outdoor space amongst the Market vendors allow local authors to highlight, showcase, promote and sell their works! I will be there on the following date (with another possible, as of yet unconfirmed, date coming!) Friday, July 29th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Come down! Meet and greet with me! Check out my work! Get your books signed! I you miss me at this date, I will be returning, Friday, Aug. 26th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
July 29, 2016
What did the Butler see? Murder and intrigue abound in 1948 Cumberland... and not all suspects are served on a silver platter. Dinner theatre with all proceeds going to the Vintage Stock Theatre's costume collection. Tickets starting at $55
August 06, 2016
Join OSSC on August 6th at OTLBC for our 2nd Annual SAND JAM Charity Beach Volleyball Tournament! Be a part of the party of the summer, with over 50 teams competing! Choose between Rec 6's, Int 6's, Int 4's, Adv 4's, or Comp 2's! Relax courtside at the Beau's Beer Garden or take a dip in the pool! https://www.facebook.com/events/937554663030400/
August 06, 2016
Artists and artisans and undiscovered talents will come together to sell their work directly to the public and to raise public awareness about mental illness. More than just original art, Art in Strathcona Park also offers jewellery, pottery, stained glass, wood carvings, hand-made soap and honey, to name just a few, and will also feature a silent auction and a BBQ - something for just about everyone! Art in Strathcona Park is a fundraising and public awareness event sponsored by Mental Illness Caregivers Association.
August 06, 2016
We'll be hopping on a big yellow school bus and heading to the Bedard-Brunet family hop farm once again this year to learn all about hops and the harvest. This is one of our only Co-ed events of the year!!! We'll have a delicious BBQ dinner of chicken breasts with salad and corn while at the farm. *Note: If a vegetarian meal is required please email barleysangelsott@gmail.com in advance of the event. Here is the full itinerary for the day: 1:00 pm - PIck up at Real Canadian Superstore, Westboro (parking lot near LCBO) 1:45 pm - Arrive at Hop farm 1:45 - 2:45pm Buggy ride to the farm 3:00 - 5:00pm Hoplympics - Barleys Angels and co. will pair up with breweries to complete fun-filled tasks 5:00 pm dinner 7:00 leave farm to head back to Ottawa 7:45- 8:00 Drop off back at Superstore So grab your ticket and get ready for a fun-filled + educational beer-y day! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/3rd-annual-hop-on-the-bus-to-the-hop-farm-with-barleys-angels-co-ed-event-tickets-26693919231
August 06, 2016
Come and join Ottawa Beer Events at The Lieutenant's Pump for a Sunday afternoon beer tasting!! You will learn about: - The brewing process from A to Z - How to taste beer - Beer serving tips - Beer style identities - the characteristics of each style - the Ottawa brewing scene - Beer History - Whatever beer-y topic may interest you!!! Tickets include (6) 7oz beer samples + charcuterie
August 07, 2016
The prestigious International Conference on Food Chemistry and Hydrocolloids to be held on August 11-12, 2016 at Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel, Toronto, Canada will focus on the theme “Recent Advancement and Progress in the field of Food Chemistry and Hydrocolloids”. We are confident that you will enjoy the Scientific Program of this upcoming Conference.
August 11 -  12, 2016
LARGEST South Asian Gathering in the Nation’s Capital! THE EVENT IS SOUTH ASIAN ... but YOU don’t have to be! A true glimpse of the Indian Sub-Continent with Folk Dances, Songs and Regional representation of South Asian Arts, Culture and Culinary Delights in the heart of Canada’s Capital. Headline Acts: ARJUN, Rupan Bal, Sabrina, Dhol Circle. Stay tuned! 3 DAYS OF FUN! THURSDAY AUGUST 11th OTTAWA CITY HALL (Jean Pigott Hall)- VIP RECEPTION & ART EXHIBITION the FOCUS is ART!(Free Entrance) FRIDAY AUGUST 12th- SPLASH! Boat Cruise Boarding at Jacques Cartier Park SATURDAY AUGUST 13th OTTAWA CITY HALL (Marion Dewar Plaza)- Mirch Masala Mela- Outdoor Festivities & Non-Stop Performances (Free Entrance)
August 11 -  13, 2016
Come in and enjoy homemade sandwiches, salads, desserts, cold drinks, pie & ice cream, tea and coffee in the air conditioned Navan Curling Club Hall. Gluten free & vegetarian options also available. Queenswood United Church Members will be serving up these tasty meals. Aug. 12 (10:00am - 5:00pm), Aug. 13 (10:00am - 5:00pm), Aug. 14 (10:00am - 4:00pm)
August 11 -  14, 2016
Calabogie Blues & Ribfest will feature Eastern Ontario's BEST blues music lineup. In addition there will be ribbers from across North America, vendors, kids' zone, food, beer garden, and of course everyone's favorite feature - mountainside camping available all weekend long. Calabogie Blues & Ribfest is a family friendly environment, with something for everyone! With over 16,000 in attendance at the 2015 festival, the 2016 festival is set to be bigger and better than ever!
August 12 -  14, 2016
When: August 13, 2016 ​Where: Hammond Golf and Country Club ​600 Golf Road Hammond, ON BEST BALL FORMAT 1:00 SHOT GUN Registration: Registration (Team of 4) $125/per person Includes: Golfing, Golf Cart & BBQ Steak/Chicken/Salmon or Veggie option. Buffet supper. Registrants must be in by July 31st Register by July 1st to be entered in the Early Bird draw (Dinner and Hotel stay for 2) To Attend ONLY the Supper and dance cost is $45/per person Must let us know by July 31st ​ We will also have 50/50 tickets as well as a silent auction and tons of prizes Hole Contests: Hole # 9 longest drive for men. Hole # 12 longest drive for ladies Hole # 5 closest to the pin for ladies Hole # 16 closest to the pin for men. Register here https://form.jotform.com/61175358069967 www.facebook.com/justforedogs http://justforedogs.sitey.me/
August 13, 2016
I'll be at the Parkdale Market's Book Fair Saturday, August 13th between 10 am - 4 pm The entire Symbiot Trilogy will be available at a fantastic price unavailable at bookstores! "In The Symbiot, Weatherall has created a spine chilling tale reminiscent of the style of Stephen King"TDC Book Reviews “Lovecraftian atmosphere and themes at their best. Michel Weatherall is a master of this style of horror - he’ll keep you up all night reading, then for days just thinking about it.” Laurie Stewart, Author "One man's musical passion leads on a temporal hunt through a Lovecraftian world on a collision course with extinction! Reminiscent with Guy de Maupassant's The Horla"'Seph Sayers, Blogger & Book Reviewer Come down! Meet and greet with me! Check out my work! Get your books signed!
August 13, 2016
Just Fore Dogs Golf Tournament is a charity event aimed at raising money to save dogs through Ottawa Dog Rescue and Freedom Dog Rescue. The event costs $125 per person, which includes the golf fee, cart, and bbq dinner! Visit http://justforedogs.sitey.me/about-the-tournament for more information and to sign up for this incredible event to help dogs!
August 13, 2016
The Cambridge Music Conference is dedicated to music and healing and is featuring a new program dedicated to the theme of Rebuilding Our Humanity. Two new works by Squamish First Nation Elder Wendy Charbonneau and British Composer Professor Nigel Osborne have been composed to be premiered at this event. These two pieces, among others, will be accompanied by the oboe, piano and cello, and eurythmy performances.
August 13, 2016
Cool down deep underground with the Diefenbunker and Ottawa Beer Events. Guests will be led through a 5-sample tasting of some of Ottawa's finest craft beers throughout the evening, each paired with a small bite that showcases local products. Come learn a bit about what makes each style of beer unique, and what breweries are producing in your own back yard! This year's featured breweries are: Kichesippi, Tooth and Nail Brewing, Stalwart, Big Rig,Calabogie and Covered Bridge. Tickets: $55/person $50 for Inner Square Cardholders and Diefenbunker Members (Please phone museum for code) This is a 19+ event.
August 13, 2016
The Classic Theatre Festival presents a mystery in which a body is found and everyone is suspect. Running 8 shows a week, with pre-show talks a half hour before each performance.
August 19 - September 11, 2016
The Salvation Army Grace Manor Charity Golf Tournament will be held on August 19th, 2016 at Pineview Golf Course at noon and will feature 18 holes with cart, dinner and silent auction. Registration on the day begins at 11:30 am. Fee is $100 per golfer. To register contact Sandra Rowsell srowsell@ottawagracemanor.ca at 613-722-8025 x 139 www.gracemanor.ca
August 19, 2016
RedBlacks vs. Alouettes, Friday, August 19th, 7PM, TD Place. Join Prostate Cancer Canada Network Ottawa,the Black Walnut Prostate Cancer Support Group (Winchester & Eastern Ontario) and the Ottawa Hospital Foundation to raise Prostate Cancer Awareness and promote the importance of annual PSA testing. The Ottawa Sports Entertainment Group (owners of the RedBlacks) have made a block of 300 ticket available in section H, North Side, between rows 6 and 15. The tickets have a face value of $56.00 but are being offered at the discounted price of $45.00 each. At this price they won’t last long ! For tickets: cash or cheque, or securely with an Interac eTransfer through your online banking (send an eTransfer request to events@pccnottawa.ca). Tickets delivered upon payment. Full details at http://pccnottawa.ca/news/redblacks Ottawa Area: Chuck Graham, events@pccnottawa.ca, Tel: 613-862-6227 Winchester Area (Iroquois, Morrisburg etc): Tom Clapp, tomclapp@pccnottawa.ca, Tel: 613-774-3565
August 19, 2016
Get ready for hard-hitting, adrenaline packed action when the MONSTER ENERGY PBR CANADA TOUR invades The Arena at TD Place on August 20. For two heart-stopping hours, fans will witness the best bull riders in Canada and the world battle the rankest bulls on the planet. This is not a rodeo; it’s the Toughest Sport on Dirt. Tickets are on-sale now starting at $25.
August 20, 2016

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