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This Weekend

Vincent Massey Park, Ottawa Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada's Capital with fabulous Indigenous music, art, food and fun. FREE admission! Learn about Inuit, First Nations and Métis cultures. All weekend long, everyone is welcome to the Pow Wow, Family Fun Zone, Indigenous food, art and fashion marketplace, and cultural pavilions. On June 21st, the festival hosts 5000 elementary students during "Education Day," and a free screening of Indian Horse. APTN's Indigenous Day Live Concert is on June 23rd. NEW, for our 2018 theme “From The Land”: An Indigenous Culinary Experience! Our Indigenous chefs, David Wolfman, Cezin Nottaway, Brian Yazzie and others, will offer exquisite indigenous fusion dishes crafted from local ingredients. Join us June 22nd for Long Table Lunch and Dinner Feasts, with entertainment by Silla + Rise and Cris Derkson.
June 21 -  24, 2018
Join us for an evening of music, dancing, good food and cold beverages. Our Send-off fundraising event to raise funds for the local charity Christie Lake Kids is coming up. The fundraising event will be going on Friday June 22nd at 7 pm at The Senate Tavern (1159 Bank Street). There will be live music from a local band, dancing, silent auction, raffle and all around fun. Tickets are available for $20. Nathalie Roy, Sophie Roy and myself will be part of a team of 17 trekkers who will be undertaking an 11 day trek in Peru climbing at 5200m to raise funds for Christie Lake Kids. This will be our final fundraising event before our departure for The Rainbow Mountains of Ausangate Peru in early August this summer. The 17 climbers are also personally raising funds for the charity. If you would like more information about this endeavor your welcome to visit the Climb for Kids site or contact Christie Lake Kids. Tickets can be purchased on line or at the door. Hope to see you there!
June 22, 2018
Friday 22nd June 2018 Monthly Session (Seisiún) ... 7:30 PM ‘ till whenever! No Cover Charge! ..... Brigid’s Well Pub is the real deal – an authentic Irish experience with an authentic Irish feel. ... Gather up your family and friends and come and have some fun. .... Brigid’s Well an ideal place to unwind, come out for some FRIDAY FUN, with some of Ottawa`s best musicians for an Irish Trad Session!! ..... Whether you are alone or with a group of friends you will always feel at home. .. Grab a beverage and a bite to eat and let the evening begin!​ ... Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts - Brigid's Well Pub - CUMBERLAND St.
June 22, 2018
Huge Yard Sale, Strawberry Social, BBQ with Live Entertainment. Saturday June 23, 8:30am - 2:30pm St. James Anglican Church (Bank St.@ Leitrim)
June 23, 2018
 
 
Welcome to Genealogy: Back To Basics! Time: 10:30 to 12:00, at City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive (Room 115). Genealogy B2B is a short lecture on a genealogical topic, followed by a Q & A session with Ottawa Branch members. If you are new to family history research or need a refresher, come out and join us! Sessions are free and open to all.
June 23, 2018
The Japanese floral art exhibition, entitled “Harmony,” will be open to the public Saturday, June 23, 10:00 – 16:00, and Sunday, June 24, 10:00-15:00. “Harmony” is a concept that is ever-present in Sogetsu-Ikebana. The title is also a tribute to the 90th Anniversary of Japan-Canada diplomatic relations. Please note that this event is free. The event will take place at the Embassy of Japan in Ottawa, located at 255 Sussex Dr.
June 23 -  24, 2018
Just Food Presents: The Urban Farmer, Curtis Stone! Curtis Stone is a successful small farmer who grows $100,000 of vegetable production on 5 urban lots totaling a quarter acre. Come to this training to learn about Curtis’s systems and get started on your own Urban Farm. At the full day training at Just Food Farm’s Big Red Barn you will learn about: Curtis's production system; the business of urban farming; site selection and building your farm; equipment and crop planning for small scale and much more. Session is $133.85 tax. Event is June 24 from 9:00am-3:00pm. Register at: justfood.nationbuilder.com/curtis. Event is at Just Food Farm, 2391 Pepin Court, Ottawa. For info call 613-824-7771 or visit justfood.ca.
June 24, 2018
A Nine & Dine Golf Fun Day & Lobster Dinner will take place on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the Canadian Golf & Country Club, 7800 Golf Club way, Ashton. Proceeds will support Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. The day features 9-holes of golf with cart, plus a scrumptious, full lobster dinner to follow (chicken and vegetarian options too). Shotgun start is 2:00pm, with dinner at 5:30pm, and plenty of prizes, including the chance to win $10,000 cash on a par 3 hole-in-one or participate in the $5,000 Putting Competition. This is meant as a fun day of golf. Experienced players are certainly welcome. However, new or occasional golfers are encouraged to join in the fun, with no pressure! Cost is $105 per player. Sign up to play today or get more information at guidedogs.ca or phone (613) 692-7777. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided more than 840 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.
June 24, 2018
spectrasonic presents Australian musical nomad, Xavier Rudd on his Storm Boy Tour! Already one of Australian music’s all-time greats, Xavier Rudd has touched people’s lives worldwide. He has earned accolades of every kind, Gold and Platinum certification, and legions of fans who love him with an inextinguishable passion. Yet, with each new release, Xavier Rudd continues to surpass expectation and produce his finest work to date. TICKETS $30.00 - $39.50 Tickets are available online through Ticketfly.com, in person at the Algonquin Commons Theatre Box Office. Get yours here: https://ticketf.ly/2qc4AOD
June 25, 2018
The Salvation Army proudly presents the 2018 Salvation Army Ottawa Golf Classic on Monday, June 25, 2018 at the Hylands Golf Club. This 18-hole, best ball tournament kicks off at 1:30 p.m. with a scrambled shotgun and concludes with an exceptional gourmet dinner and reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. Funds from this event will support The Salvation Army’s Emergency and Disaster Services program in Ottawa as well as sending more children in need to Salvation Army summer camps. This tournament will feature exquisite silent and live auctions which are sure to impress along with fabulous on course contests and prizes. For more information or to register please visit www.salvationarmyottawa.ca/golf
June 25, 2018
LUNCH and BRIDGE. Come join us at 12:00pm on June 25th at Queenswood United Church, 360 Kennedy Lane East, Orleans for a bite to eat and Bridge. Tickets $15.00 each. Purchase your ticket(s) in advance and bring a bridge partner with you. Call Pat at 613-834-9559 or Lynda at 613-824-9205.
June 25, 2018

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
The exhibition Picturing Arctic Modernity – North Baffin Drawings From 1964, offers vivid insight into Inuit identity and culture, through an eloquent series of drawings that examine daily life during a period of tremendous social change.
February 16 - September 03, 2018
The SPAO Centre Gallery presents an exhibition of photographs by artists from across Canada, including Ed Burtynsky, David Craig, Denis Farley, Chris Gergley, Lorraine Gilbert, Angela Grauerholz, Mary Longman, Shelley Niro, and Greg Staats. Thanks to a partnership with the Canada Council Art Bank, the exhibition features choice works selected by Johanna Mizgala from the Art Bank’s rich collection. According to the curator, the photographers in this exhibition seek to trouble the idea of Canadiana by upending old mythologies and by telling new stories in their place. The exhibition at SPAO (77 Pamilla St.) is open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 pm. For more information call 613-562-3824 or email gallery@spao.ca
May 11 - July 01, 2018
The Canada Science and Technology Museum is thrilled to announce a BRICK-buster exhibition – coming to Ottawa from May 16 to September 3, 2018. Named one of CNN's Top Ten "Global Must-See Exhibitions," THE ART OF THE BRICK exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artworks is made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: the LEGO® brick. From child's toy to sophisticated art form and beyond, the world's largest display of LEGO art ever features original pieces as well as re-imagined versions of the world's most famous art masterpieces like Van Gogh's Starry Night and Da Vinci's Mona Lisa as well as a gallery showcasing an innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO brick infused photography produced in tandem with award-winning photographer Dean West.
May 16 - September 03, 2018
Presented in partnership with the Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists (OSBA), Plant Portraits: Native Plants of Canada is an impressive collection of modern, botanical art. Through more than 30 original artworks – in watercolour, graphite, and mixed media – the exhibition examines our native plants as seen through the eyes of artists. Many of the plant subjects are from the Ottawa region – including the Fletcher Wildlife Garden – and as far away as British Columbia. The exhibition includes a commissioned sculpture from celebrated local sculptor Rosemary Breault-Landry, and will feature tours and workshops. Throughout the summer, a group of OSBA members will be venturing out to two of Ottawa's foremost urban gardens – the Ornamental Gardens at the Central Experimental Farm and the Civic Gardens at Lansdowne Park – to enjoy a morning of sketching. The public is welcome to attend and pose questions to the artists.
May 18 - October 31, 2018
Présentée en partenariat avec la Society of Botanical Artists d’Ottawa, Portraits de végétaux : plantes indigènes du Canada est une impressionnante collection d’œuvres d’art botanique moderne. À l’aide de plus de 30 œuvres originales (aquarelle, graphite, techniques mixtes), l’exposition examine nos plantes indigènes telles que vues par des artistes. De nombreux sujets proviennent de la région d’Ottawa, dont le Jardin écologique Fletcher et d’aussi loin que la Colombie-Britannique. L’exposition inclut aussi une sculpture commandée à une sculpteuse locale de renom, Rosemary Breault-Landry, et offrira des visites et des ateliers. Tout au long de l’été, des membres de l’OSBA se rendront dans deux des plus importants jardins urbains d’Ottawa pour une matinée de dessin. Ils se feront un plaisir de répondre à toutes vos questions! Créée en 2012, la Society of Botanical Artists d’Ottawa est une communauté d’artistes qui partagent une passion pour le monde végétal. Portraits de végétaux : plantes indigènes du Canada est l’une de cinq expositions régionales qui seront présentées par des sociétés d’art botanique canadiennes partout au pays cet été. Les expositions auront également lieu à St. John’s, Wolfville, Hamilton et Calgary et font partie de la contribution du Canada à une série inédite d’expositions dans 25 pays pour souligner l’importance des plantes indigènes de chaque lieu.
May 18 - October 31, 2018
An exhibition on the art of medal and coin design. Three pre-eminent Canadian artists are featured and their work, from coins to bronze sculpture are on display. Visit the pencil rubbing station to create your own souvenir. FREE ADMISSION Bank of Canada Museum Open 10:00 –17:00 30 Bank Street (corner of Wellington Street) 613 782-8914 museum-musee@bankofcanada.ca @BoCMuseum https://www.facebook.com/BoCMuseum/
June 04 - November 25, 2018
The School of Dance and The National Arts Centre are offering FREE dance classes for all ages and abilities! No experience required! Classes will prepare you to shine in a community dance performance on July 1st at the National Arts Centre. This year’s theme is environmental stewardship. It is a great chance to get some exercise and have fun. Gather your family, friends, neighbours, and co-workers and get dancing! To learn more about NBS Sharing Dance please visit: sharingdance.ca. Schedule: Monday, June 11 – 5:00-6:15pm at The School of Dance, 200 Crichton Street, Monday, June 11 – 6:30-7:45pm at The School of Dance, 200 Crichton Street, Thursday, June 21 – 4:45-6:00pm at The School of Dance, 200 Crichton Street, Saturday, June 23 – 1:00-2:15pm at the National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Monday, June 25 – 6:00-7:15pm at the National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street Cost: Free Website: sharingdance.ca Contact: sharingdance@nbs-enb.ca
June 12 -  23, 2018
June 13 – 24, 2018. “Foyer Gallery comes to Kanata”, a show hosted by the Kanata Civic Art Gallery, features eight Foyer Gallery artists: Elisabeth Arbuckle, Margaret Chwialkowska, Sharon Collins, Eiko Emori, Erika Farkas, Susan Ragheb, Katrin Smith, and Roy Whiddon. The Kanata Civic Art Gallery is located in the John Mlacak Centre at 2500 Campeau Drive, Kanata. Visit our show there starting June 13th! For gallery opening hours, visit the KCAG website at http://www.kanatagallery.ca/Kanata_Civic_Art_Gallery/About___Contact_Us.html
June 13 -  24, 2018

Upcoming Events

Cobario <> Doors open 5:00 pm ....The concert starts at 7:00 pm! ... (First come, first served). ...(food and drinks available for purchase). ... The roots of this instrumental acoustic project lie in Barcelona, where the two guitarists Mario Chehade (aka Rio Che) and Jakob Lackner (aka El Coba) used to perform as street musicians. In 2006 the violinist Herwig Schaffner (aka Herwigos) joined the duo and the trio Cobario was born. The music of the threesome is stylistically very diverse and unites influences from many different sound traditions. Thus, the songs of Cobario – who have in the meantime performed concerts all over Europe – include a strong orientation towards Spanish folklore, but also have many Irish, Oriental and Slavic influences. Garnished with elements of classical music, the compositions of this trio have a very unique lyrical vibe that invites listeners to lean back and let the music carry them away. ... Intersection of St.Patrick St./Cumberland/Murray St.
June 26, 2018
Learn the basics of drawing plants with botanical artist, Kerri Weller. Perfect for art journaling! Kerri will guide the class through practical exercises to increase observational and sketching skills. As Chair of the Art of the Plant exhibition, Kerri has led an exceptional, country-wide team in its creation. Her paintings have been published in PleinAir and Fine Art Connoisseur magazines, juried into international exhibitions of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Art Renewal Centre, and acquired by the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Cost: $20 plus museum admission. Art materials supplied. Coffee and muffins served. Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. Registration required: https://bit.ly/2l86HRD (Maximum: 20 participants. Please arrive fifteen minutes early to check in. After the workshop, be sure to visit the Art of the Plant exhibition plus the wonderful permanent galleries.) Address: 240 McLeod St., Ottawa
June 27, 2018
 
 
Gipsy Ghosh presents Mr. & Ms. Multicultural Canada! Mr. & Ms. Multicultural Canada is a not-for-profit Federal incorporation, based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Let’s celebrate the co-existence of diverse cultures, values, patterns of thinking, and communicative styles together. The multicultural pageant with live performances will be held on Saturday, June 30th, 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. TICKETS $23.50 - $28.50 Tickets available in person at the Algonquin Commons Theatre Box Office or online through Ticketfly here: https://ticketf.ly/2qb5J9n
June 30, 2018
The Canada Aviation and Space Museum and NAV Canada invite everyone to a great day of fun and entertainment! Celebrate Canada like never before at this country’s premier aerospace museum, with dynamic activities for the whole family. The Museum is the ideal venue in any weather: sun, rain or summer heat. Admission is free all day on July 1st! The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is located at the intersection of the Aviation and Rockcliffe Parkways, just 10 minutes from Parliament Hill. The Museum will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Canada Day, with special activities ending by 4:00 p.m. Presented by NAV CANADA
July 01, 2018
On Canada Day, come in out of the sun (or rain) for some family fun activities at the Bank of Canada Museum. This year’s theme is Women on Currency and there’ll be opportunities to learn all about the women who’ve appeared on bank notes and coins both here and around the world. There will also be trivia, origami, a strike-your-own-coin station and a Canada Day tradition at the Museum: free frozen treats for all (but you have to work for it). Visit our tent on the plaza for information or to get a temporary tattoo. FREE ADMISSION Open 10:00 –17:00 30 Bank Street (corner of Wellington Street) 613 782-8914 museum-musee@bankofcanada.ca www.bankofcanadamuseum.ca @BoCMuseum
July 01, 2018
It’s time to celebrate! The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is highlighting Canada’s birthday with lots of exciting activities for the whole family. Our special demonstrations will offer visitors the chance to learn about Canadian agriculture and learn about different Canadian breeds of livestock. There will be games, a craft, ice cream making and tasting, as well a chance to sample a Canadian classic: Nanaimo bars. Admission is free. See full list of events online!
July 01, 2018
C’est le temps de célébrer! Le Musée de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation du Canada souligne l’anniversaire du Canada en offrant plusieurs activités pour toute la famille. Nos démonstrations offrent la chance d’en apprendre davantage à propos de l’agriculture canadienne en découvrant des races canadiennes d’animaux de ferme. Il y aura des jeux, un bricolage, la fabrication et dégustation de crème glacée ainsi que la dégustation d’un classique canadien: les barres Nanaïmo. L’admission est libre. Voir le site web pour la liste complète des événements.
July 01, 2018
Celebrate Canada Day with a variety of fun activities for the whole family! Stroll through our new galleries, and discover how science and technology touches the lives of Canadians. Don’t miss the chance to take part in exciting, hands-on activities—and see the premiere of our new demonstration, Cryo-Genius. Free admission to visit the museum (parking fees and ticket fees to THE ART OF THE BRICK exhibition still apply). See website for the full list of activities.
July 01, 2018
Venez célébrer la fête du Canada! Il y aura des activités amusantes pour toute la famille! Faites le tour de nos nouvelles galeries et découvrez comment les sciences et la technologie touchent la vie des Canadiens. Ne ratez pas la chance de participer à des activités pratiques et palpitantes, ainsi que la chance d’assister à la première de Cryogénie, notre nouvelle démonstration. Entrée gratuite au musée (les frais restent en vigueur pour le stationnement et l’exposition THE ART OF THE BRICK (L’art de la brique). Voir le site web pour la liste complète des activités.
July 01, 2018
The Canada Aviation and Space Museum and NAV CANADA invite everyone to a great day of fun and entertainment! Celebrate Canada like never before at this country’s premier aerospace museum, with dynamic activities for the whole family. The Museum is the ideal venue in any weather: sun, rain or summer heat. Admission is free all day on July 1, but donations are welcome. See website for the full list of activities.
July 01, 2018
Le Musée de l’aviation et de l’espace du Canada et NAV CANADA vous invitent à une superbe journée de divertissement ! Célébrez la fête du Canada comme vous ne l’avez jamais fait au plus grand musée de l’aérospatiale du pays. Des activités dynamiques attendent toute la famille. Quelle que soit la météo, le Musée est un rendez-vous à ne pas manquer le 1er juillet. Ce jour-là, l’entrée est gratuite, mais les dons sont bienvenus. Voir le site web pour la liste complète des activités.
July 01, 2018
Music and Beyond is a classical music and multi-disciplinary arts festival which features various classical music artists.This year the festival will be taking place from July 4th to July 18th.There will be a total of 75 concerts over the span of the two weeks at various locations. Music and Beyond is a classical music and multi-disciplinary arts festival which features various classical music artists.
July 04 -  18, 2018
Get the facts on pediatric concussions with Dr. Andrée-Anne Ledoux. Learn about the factors that may predict symptom duration, the natural recovery trajectory and the question of how early to resume physical activity. Dr. Ledoux is a Research Associate at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Her research interest includes the development of novel approaches for the assessment, treatment and understanding of concussion, neurocognitive and mental health disorders. This is part of a series called Talk Brain, presented by the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Ontario Brain Institute. Free but registration required. https://my-mon.nature.ca/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=10511&lang=en&_ga=2.211351381.1197146672.1526998441-1992822922.1515085764 Time: 7 pm. **We recommend you arrive early and visit our special exhibition, Brain: The Inside Story ($10). Address: 240 McLeod St., Ottawa.
July 05, 2018
Upasana Dance Company has the great pleasure in presenting Pandit Birju Maharaj and his group on Friday, July 6, 2018 at the Canadian Museum of History at 7:30 P.M. Artistic Director, Saveeta Sharma is delighted to be celebrating Maharaji ji’s 80th birthday with him in this hallmark tour. Please join us in celebrating this incredible lineage of dance music and storytelling with performances by Pt. BIrju Maharaj, his disciple VIdushi Saswati Sen, and Ottawa disciples Saveeta Sharma and Deepti Gupta and the next generation of dancers at Upasana.
July 06, 2018
All ages comedy fundraiser to support independence of Ottawans with disabilities! The Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre (OILRC) will be hosting its second annual family-friendly comedy night and fundraiser on July 13 at the Gladstone Theatre from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The OILRC has been assisting in the empowerment of all persons with a disability in Ottawa for more than 15 years, providing them with important tools to enrich their lives and help them participate fully in the community. In partnership with Yuk Yuk’s and the Gladstone, An Evening of Laughter will feature Chris Borris, Tim Riel, Dylan Gott, Jenn LaBelle, and Michael Lifshitz. All proceeds raised will be invested in the OILRC’s programs and services, which include one-on-one facilitation, and skill-building workshops like confidence, self-esteem, fitness, cooking, and overall healthy living. An Evening of Laughter will also feature an amazing array of raffle prizes to win, a 50/50 draw, and even some comedy presented by OILRC participants.
July 13, 2018
Learn about the journey from cow to cone at the Ice Cream Festival at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. You can practice your milking technique on the Museum’s wooden cow, and learn how dairying technology now includes milking machines and even robotic milkers. Help make ice cream with an old-fashioned manual ice cream maker, and then taste the fruits of your labour. Step back through time to the 1950s and discover the history of ice cream scoops as well as of sundaes, including a sample of this delicious treat. Other activities include crowd-pleasing performances by Capital City Jumpers, The Cowguys, Monkey Rock Music, and a steelpan musician. Also on the schedule are sampling ice cream bread, and kids’ corner with crafts and games. A variety of food services and local ice cream vendors will also be on site. This will be a tasty treat of a day not to be missed! See the full list of activities online!
July 15, 2018
Venez explorer les diverses étapes de ce délice estival au festival de la crème glacée au Musée de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation du Canada. Essayez de traire la vache en bois du Musée et découvrez les techniques utilisant des trayeuses dont certaines sont robotisées. Vous êtes également invités à aider les interprètes du Musée à fabriquer de la crème glacée dans une sorbetière à manivelle comme dans le bon vieux temps. Vous pouvez ensuite goûter la crème glacée que vous avez aidé à faire. Remontez dans les années 1950 où les sundaes étaient devenus un dessert très populaires parmis les jeunes et les jeunes de cœur. Il y aura aussi des spectacles de groupes Capital City Jumpers, The Cowguys, Monkey Rock Music et un musicien qui jouera des tambours métalliques. Il y aura également une dégustation de pain à la crème glacée, ainsi qu’un coin pour enfants incluant des bricolages et des jeux. Plusieurs services alimentaires incluant des vendeurs de crème glacée seront sur place.Ce sera une journée à savourer!
July 15, 2018


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