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This Weekend

The GNC Allmax OPA Ottawa Classic is a regional drug tested event which can qualify you for the Natural OPA Ontario Championships. 2016 is the 6th year this event has been held – in 2012 they set a record with 100 entries for a natural regional show! Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/569942566504585/ TICKETS $29.75 - $91.90 Tickets available in person at the Algonquin Commons Theatre Box Office or online through Ticketfly here: www.algonquinsa.ticketfly.com DATE, TIME & LOCATION Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 10:00am & 5:00pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
June 25, 2016
Join Ottawa's own community gospel and groove choir, along with our 5-piece band for a fundraising concert to support the people of Fort McMurray. Concert takes place at St. Joseph's Parish, 174 Wilbrod. Donations at the door ($20 minimum please), or donate on-line for reserved seating. Doors open at 7:30. Concert at 8:00
June 25, 2016
613flea is a not-for-profit marketplace where Ottawa's creative community along with entrepreneurs and small businesses showcase their products and creations to shoppers. Artisans, designers, artists, musicians and makers come together with antiques dealers, independent boutiques, food merchants and vintage clothing vendors to create an amazing market that is fun, fabulous and free! It’s all happening in the Aberdeen Pavilion at the new Lansdowne Park (1015 Bank St., Ottawa K1S 3W7) from 10am-4pm on Saturday June 25, 2016. Visit website for more dates & email reminder! www.613flea.ca
June 25, 2016
Join us at La Tropiqua for our Open House on June 25, 3:00-7:00pm.We will be offering various 15-minute sample massages for only $7! We are also offering 15% off our spa services during that time. It is all about relaxation! Call, email or send us a message via Facebook to reserve your spot early. 613-695-2256; info@latropiqua.ca; info@latropiqua.ca; 1292 Wellington Street West, 2nd Floor. Part of the proceeds from this event will be going to charity.
June 25, 2016
Join us Saturday June 25 from 1:00-2:00 for Kids Yoga. Great for Kids 3 and above. Younger kids can participate with a parent. It is a great combination of yoga and storytelling. Drop-in: $10; Call us at 613-695-2256 to reserve a spot and/or for more information. 1292 Wellington Street West, 2nd Floor; info@altropiqua.ca
June 25, 2016
Workshop: "The Way Back Home" Export Tell a friend Share Sunday, June 26, 2016 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM Trillium Pronaos, AMORC 41 Rosemount Avenue, Ottawa, ON (map) Price: CAD27.00 /per person Refund policy Topic: The Way Back Home: The Temple and Initiation in Our Lives and Culture Speaker: Rose Croix University International (RCUI) Instructor, Hugh McCague CALL 613-745-8731 FOR MORE INFORMATION.9
June 26, 2016
Atlantic Voices: The Newfoundland and Labrador Choir of Ottawa shares the stage with the Aurora Women's Choir from Conception Bay South, NL. Come hear two great choirs with Newfoundland roots celebrate our shared musical traditions! Admission is by donation ($10 suggested) to cover concert expenses. Any extra funds will go to support the interfaith refugee sponsorship initiative in Orleans.
June 27, 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
at the Kanata Civic Art Gallery, Mlacak Centre, Campeau Drive, Kanata Public Vernissage: 15 June from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Show continues until 26 June 2016 in the gallery. More details available at www.kac1.ca/Shows_Sales
June 15 -  26, 2016
Three actors play a cast of thousands in this epic tour de force in which every Best Picture Oscar winner is lampooned in 60 minutes! FRINGE PATRONS’ PICK IN WINNIPEG & ORLANDO. “Hilarious and will appeal to film buffs and comedy fans alike” –Vancouverscape. “One helluva movie mashup” –Edmonton Journal. “Easily one of the funniest shows I’ve ever seen” –KingsRiverLife.com.
June 16 -  25, 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
The Ottawa International Jazz Festival is the premier music event to take place in downtown Ottawa and we are proud to be part of the continuing tradition of bringing jazz to the National Capital Region. Set on a bold path, trailblazing the most dynamic programming and innovations the Festival continues to present the finest musicians from across Canada and around the world in all genres and inspirations of Jazz!
June 22 - July 03, 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

Upcoming Events

Mountain Man Music Festival featuring the roots of all music. Folk, rock, blues, country, and more. In addition to the music there will a beer garden vendors, food, beach, hiking and of course everyone's favorite feature - mountainside camping available all weekend long. Those who attend the sister festival, Calabogie Blues & Ribfest will know the feeling of community that comes with Calabogie Music Festivals. Family friendly environment, with something for everyone! 27 artists, 3 stages, 1 venue!
June 30 - July 02, 2016
Funky-fresh fruit brews, concocted kombuchas, live funk bands and amazing food trucks will make Ontario's first outdoor sour beer festival one you won't want to miss! Hosted at Sawdust City Brewery in Gravenhurst, Muskoka on July 2nd between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Featuring one-of-a-kind sour brews from 17 Ontario craft breweries. Tickets are $15 and include entry to the first annual FunkFest Sour Beer Festival, FunkFest tasting glass, 4x drinking tokens and access to 'What Makes Beer Funky': an in-depth demonstration by Escarpment Labs. This is a 19+ event and valid photo ID will be checked with tickets at the door. More information at funkfest.sawdustcitybrewing.com.
July 02, 2016
Peter Pan, Snow White, Cinderella, Aladin and Ariel need no introduction. You know them all and your children know them even better! Their voices bring young and old into their magical and captivating universe. Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1564841807176277/ TICKETS $30.00 Tickets available in person at the Algonquin Commons Theatre Box Office or online through Ticketfly here: https://goo.gl/ZVyyBk DATE, TIME & LOCATION Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 at 3:00pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
July 03, 2016
Glebe Collegiate Institute, 9:30 am to 4 pm daily, July 4 to 15. Our 10-day camps for young string, brass, wind and percussion musicians are led by some of Ottawa’s finest professional musicians and teachers. Daily ensemble playing, group lessons, theory and ear training, for beginner to advanced players, lead up to a concert on the final day. Sports, crafts and recreation activities balance music studies. Nos camps de 10 jours couvrent les cordes, les cuivres, les vents et les percussions. Nos enseignants sont des musiciens professionnels comptant parmi les meilleurs de la région d’Ottawa. Chaque jour, nous offrons des séances de jeu d’ensemble, des leçons en groupe et des cours de théorie musicale et d’éducation de l’oreille, qui culminent avec le concert de la dernière journée. Des activités sportives, récréatives et d’artisanat ponctuent les études musicales.
July 04, 2016
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
The legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra from New York returns to Centrepointe Theatre for a one-night performance only on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm. The iconic band presents its 2-hour greatest hits show that includes the timeless classics  In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade,Chattanooga Choo Choo, Pennsylvania 6-5000, String of Pearls and Tuxedo Junction.  A must-see performance for all jazz and swing fans of the Big Band era! Tickets are now available at www.centrepointetheatre.com or by calling 613-580-2700.
July 08, 2016
Author's Market at The Byward Market, July 8th 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 8th 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, July 29th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Friday, Aug. 26th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Follow me on Facebook and Twitter for future releases!
July 08, 2016
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 Friday, July 8th 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, July 29th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Friday, Aug. 26th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Follow me on Facebook and Twitter for future releases!
July 08, 2016
LEARN A LIFELONG SKILL * MAKE NEW FRIENDS * HAVE A BLAST DOING IT Voted one of Top 10 Photography Schools by BlogTO! GTA Photography Classes is a premier photography school, offering: Summer Camps in Toronto, Ottawa and Chicago, March Break & 10 Week programs. Campers learn photography & film in a fun and interactive environment! Teen Camp 1 teaches campers to use their cameras in full manual mode so that they can artistically and confidently capture the world around them. Daily outdoor excursions to many great Ottawa locations encourage students to practice aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Creative photo activities allow campers to have fun expanding their creativity. DATES: Jul 11-15 | Ottawa Jul 25-29 | Ottawa TIME: 9 am - 3 pm AGE: 13 - 17 years old DETAILS & REGISTRATION: https://gtaphotographyclasses.com/kids-teens/summer-camps/teen-camp-1-ottawa/
July 11 -  15, 2016
Join local horror author & poet Michel Weatherall at Chapters, Centrum (Kanata) 400 Earl Grey Drive, Kanata, Ontario 613-271-7553 Saturday, July 16th, between 11 am - 3 pm Now available at Chapters, Kanata The Symbiot (Book I) The Hunt: Symbiosys (Book II) Necropolis ( Books III-V) A Dark Corner of My Soul (a selection of dark poetry)
July 16, 2016
Take a stroll with us on the cobblestone streets of love. On Tuesday July 19th at the Delta Ottawa City Centre, our French mimes will bring you to “A Parisian Street Fair”, a fundraising event to support the Children's Wish Foundation! Guests will be captivated by the taste of a Parisian themed dinner and will enjoy soothing music that will fill your heart and soul, see freestyle artistic creations, or pause to shop at the silent auction tables. Tickets are only $60.00 – for more information or to purchase your ticket please visit www.parisianstreetfair.wix.com/wish
July 19, 2016
The Classic Theatre Festival presents George Bernard Shaw's wittiest comedy, a satirical look at war. 8 shows per week, with pre-show talks half-hour before each show.
July 22, 2016
The 4th Annual Titans Heroes Cup at Mooney’s Bay beach is a free local charity Water Polo event that has raised over $15,000 in donations to the CHEO Foundation and the Royal Canadian Regiment's Education Fund for the Children of Fallen Soldiers. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, July 23rd (rain day August 6th) starting at 1pm and will feature Inner Tube Water Polo, along with regular water polo games and demonstrations. There will also be plenty of shoreline activities including beach volleyball, Yoga, a dunk tank, taekwondo, a bouncy castle, face painting for the children, and more! To enter a team or find out more, please contact:info@titanswaterpolo.ca
July 23, 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

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