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This Weekend

Tone Cluster presents nonSense and inSensibility Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3pm First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier Avenue W. Ottawa K1P 5J4 Whether it’s style, logic, political correctness or outright censorship that’s in question, Tone Cluster - quite a queer choir – presents an entertaining concert of playful, silly, and moving pieces by Canadian and international composers. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, with a $10 student rush price at the door. There is free admission for accompanied children under 12, with tickets available at Leading Note, Books on Beechwood, Venus Envy, After Stonewall, Compact Music and online at www.tonecluster.ca
May 24, 2015
Atlantic Voices salutes the musical legacy of one of Canada's songwriting greats with "From Fogarty's Cove to Freshwater: Celebrating Stan Rogers". With director Scott Richardson and accompanist Theresa Clarke, the choir sings pieces from throughout Stan's remarkable but tragically brief career, presenting songs from each of his albums, reimagined by some of Canada's leading choral arrangers. Main show starts at 3:00 pm; pre-show with Fumblin' Fingers starts at 2:15 pm. Reception and silent auction follow the show. Advanced tickets $15 until May 22: at Leading Note (370 Elgin St.) or call Hannie (613.722.9240). $20 at the door. Free for children 12 and under.
May 24, 2015
Join Tone Cluster for their last concert of the year, in air conditioned glory! We're doing lots of silly, fun songs, some madgrigals, some showtunes, an amazing version of Canon, and reprising the world premieres of Leezy Lindsay and These Hands. Tickets are 18$ in advance and $20 at the door. 3 pm; First Baptist Church, Ottawa Ontario. For more info go to www.tonecluster.ca
May 24, 2015
Chances R presents the 6th Annual Dining in the Dark; Unseen Cuisine, in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Dine in the dark on Monday, May 25, 2015 with a blacked out restaurant and served four courses meal. Tickets are $35 per person. Doors open one hour before and there are two sittings; 5:00pm and 7:30pm. You must purchase a ticket in advance to attend, and tickets do sell out quickly. Tickets are available at Chances R in the College Square plaza at 1365 Woodroffe Avenue. In the first five years, Chances R has raised over $20,000 from Dining in the Dark.
May 25, 2015
 
 

Ongoing Events

This temporary exhibition, by the Currency Museum, walks you through more than 150 years of the Canadian 1 cent piece. Featuring 12 significant coins, this exhibition evokes Canadian and world history even as it profiles our humble pennies. The coins are backed up with entertaining graphics in a fun catalogue format demonstrating the enormous change in the buying power of the cent over the last 100 years. Come and see both the first and the last pennies struck at the Royal Canadian Mint. Come see what they could buy. CENTimental Journey opens on June 27, 2014 and will run until June 26, 2015. Located behind the Grand Hall at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Québec. www.historymuseum.ca Behind the Grand Hall
June 27 -  26, 2015
What is coaching? It's when you want or need someone to help you change one or more aspects of your personal or professional life such as unhealthy, negative behaviours, and habits that no longer serve you. A coach will listen, act as a sounding board and motivate you in moving forward through life to ultimately reach your full potential. Not certain if coaching is for you? Why not call Christine for a 45-minute complimentary coaching session and see if she's a good fit as a coach for you. Still uncertain? Why not try the HEART & SOUL BEST LIFE coaching kit which includes our unique 5-step S.O.U.L. process that will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Stop procrastinating and start doing - and create the happiness you deserve. Get your kit today!
February 17 - June 30, 2015
Anger is a common experience for parents – no matter how much you love your children. We’ll look at positive ways to express your anger and practical strategies to manage your children’s behaviour.
March 09 - June 15, 2015
Spring into Art! Children / Enfants Kick-IT Choreography Workshop A prep workshop with The DanceXperience in-house dance crew to practice some moves for Kick-IT dance club events at Centrepointe Studio Theatre. Nepean Creative Arts Centre 4-10 years Sat. 2-3:30 pm Apr 11 $16 927722 Youth / Ados Family / Famille Dramatic Storytelling Workshop Take a journey through the creative process re-imagining folk stories using voice, movement and sounds. Characterisation and storytelling will be explored to achieve a deeper understanding of culture. Find your creative voice within! Nepean Creative Arts Centre Instructor: Jacqui Dutoit May 3 Sun. 1-4 pm 5-14 years $31.75 957562 15-18 years $36 957563 19+ years $47 957561 Lasting Silhouettes Workshop Create a family memory together. Share in the experience of painting a family portrait on canvas. A great Mother's Day activity! Two canvases and supplies included. Additional canvases may be purchased. Nepean Visual Arts Centre Family Sun. 9 am-noon Apr 26 $49.50 956803
April 11 - June 11, 2015
This program is a call to action directed at youth between the ages of 14-18 with the goal of increasing volunteerism. This program runs from April 12-May 24. Dozens of organizations will send us their events and volunteer need and we post them on our website allowing students to uniquely choose what interests them. All hours raised are tallied up and reported. This year we are hoping to surpass last year's totals of 7000 participants and over 30,000 hours raised. All participants will receive a Change the World certificate with their volunteer hours recorded. Depending on how many hours an individual raises they have a chance to win some incentive prizes.
April 12 - May 24, 2015
Anxiety Prevention Program for children 7-9yrs old with mild to moderate anxiety This 9 week program has proven to be effective in building emotional resilience and teaching strategies that are practical and useful for coping with times of worry and change. It's fun too!
April 15 - June 17, 2015
CHS Orange Emperor Tulip From May 1, 2015 to June 20, 2015 to celebrate the Canadian Hearing Society’s 75th anniversary and Speech and Hearing Awareness Month, CHS has partnered with Vesey’s Bulbs from PEI to bring you the magnificent Orange Emperor Tulip. A portion of the proceeds will support your local CHS office in serving people who are Deaf and hard of hearing. The Orange Emperor is an award-winning, brilliant orange tulip with a darker interior dotted with a pale, buttercup yellow base and black anthers. It is a highlight flower at the world famous Keukenhof Gardens in Holland. Bulb size: 12cm+; planting instructions included. Package of 10 Tulip bulbs for only $10 Package of 20 Tulip bulbs for only $20 Shipping & Handling: Pick up at your local CHS office: free ​Home delivery via courier from Vesey’s in PEI: $7.08 + HST Reserve your order for the CHS Orange Emperor Tulips for fall delivery by ordering here.
May 01 - June 20, 2015
Under the expert direction of Betsy Mann this workshop looks at: understanding anxiety, child-friendly strategies to reduce anxiety, coping strategies for parents, where to go for more resources.
May 12 -  26, 2015
Same Day Theatre’s The End of Civilization by George F. Walker Directed by Mary Ellis Henry and Lily Cape may be having a rough time these days but they certainly aren’t alone! Joining them on their journey to The End of Civilization are Sandy, the practical and resourceful prostitute who lives next door at the motel and Donny and Max, homicide detectives investigating an escalating series of threats. Rest assured they all have issues of their own …
May 13 -  31, 2015
7-11pm dress up and dance every Wednesday in The Black Irish Pub 15 Selkirk St, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 6N1 reservations: (613) 747-0517 presenting Blues & Jazz and everything in between with the ease of a southern breeze! TheBlackIrishPub.com is located in the Eastview Shopping Center (2 ac parking lot off Rideau St, just across the river), a really cozy neighborhood pub with lovely regulars and great vibe. The kitchen serves delicious dishes that clearly are a very tasty step up from the usual pub fare all the while being perfectly affordable. There is no cover charge, however your donation for the band is appreciated and u can leave it with the bar tender / pay as u can more info on the band and the Old School school star of the show is at https://www.briandowney.ca https://www.facebook.com/events/1054336114582464/ https://www.TheBlackIrishPub.com
May 13 - June 17, 2015
Open to parents of children all ages. Discover new strategies for making parenting more effective, less stressful and more rewarding - for everyone. Topics include: reasons for misbehaviour, communication skills, building positive relationships, effective discipline techniques…
May 14 - June 11, 2015
Black and Blue Thursdays @ The Black Irish PUB​ Proudly Presenting The Capital's "Grand Daddy" of shuffle Brian Downey on drums, Blue String Guitar Slinger Clint Everson​ on the guitar and Maren Molthan on bass. Expect some down n' dirty singing from all three of them. Committed to the style and feel of the original performers, with special guests sitting in regularly, this trio is has the license to move ya! The Black Irish Pub (www.blackirishpub.com) is located at 15 Selkirk St. in the Eastview Shopping Center, a really cozy neighborhood pub with lovely regulars and great vibe. The kitchen serves delicious dishes that clearly are a very tasty step up from the usual pub fare all the while being perfectly affordable. There is no cover charge, however donations are appreciated! (pay what u can) more info on the band @ http://www.briandowney.ca http://www.reverbnation.com/clinteverson http://www.reverbnation.com/t7t
May 14 - June 18, 2015
Greta’s Organic Gardens Plant Sale 2015 May 15th to June 24th 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Closed Wednesdays Plants available: tomatoes (over 200 varieties), Peppers hot and sweet, Eggplants, cucumbers, zucchini and lots more Also lots of Herbs Small fruits: strawberries, raspberries, blue berries, haskaps, sour cherries, elder berries, goose berries and more Sweet potato slips early June.
May 15 - June 24, 2015
Don’t miss the world premiere of Brian Doyle’s Up To Low, adapted for the stage by Janet Irwin. Up To Low is populated with strangely familiar and heart warming characters. They are born storytellers with a taste for wit, music and poetry, living larger-than-life, and family and place. Join us and a cast of remarkable local actors and musicians for a memorable journey from Lowertown, Ottawa, to Low, Quebec in the summer of 1950. Up To Low is a unique theatrical event for audiences of all ages. Thursday May 21, Preview, 7:30pm Pay what you can Friday May 22, Preview 2, 7:30pm $20.00 Saturday May 23, Preview, 2:00pm $20.00 Saturday May 23, opening night, 7:30pm $40.00 Sunday May 24, Saturday May 30, Sunday May 31, Saturday June 6, Matinees, 2:00pm Pay what you can FOR TICKETS WWW.UPTOLOW.COM
May 21 - June 06, 2015

Upcoming Events

Join Santé Restaurant for an evening of culinary discovery straight from the farm to your table with Guest Chef Justin Scott. Barbara Schaefer, owner-farmer at Upper Canada Heritage Farms, Benjamin Bercier, co-owner of Cassel Brewery and Isabelle Lessard from St. Albert Cheese, will all tell the stories behind their artisanal products while guests dine on a special farm to table menu. $85 pp 5 courses 5 beer or wine pairings Reservations 613-241-7113
May 26, 2015
EcoEquitable will be holding its first Metamorphosis Eco Fashion Show. This will showcase the power of recycling fabric and transforming clothing to raise funds for immigrant and marginalized women in the Ottawa community. Barbara Laurenstin, co-host of Entre Nous, Rogers TV, will be the host. It will take place at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, 299 Montreal Road from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. The event will include a catwalk showcasing the spring and summer fashions of EcoEquitable designers and Ottawa-based designers using recycled fabrics and upcycling of clothing. Fabulous silent auction and door prizes are sure to keep the night moving. All proceeds from the event will to go towards EcoEquitable’s “Sowing for Jobs” program, a professional sewing training that supports the economic and social integration of people in need, especially immigrant women.
May 27, 2015
Come join the Zonta Club of Ottawa, on Wednesday, May 27, from 7:30PM-9:00PM, at Rockcliffe Community Centre (380 Springfield Rd), to honour the winners of our 2015 awards in theatre, public affairs, education, and more! Our guest speaker will be Dr. Joana Rocha, Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, at Carleton University. Enjoy a delicious ice cream reception to cap off the evening! Tickets are available at the door - $20 for adults, free for children aged 16 and under.
May 27, 2015
Calling all non-fiction readers! Join us for a lively discussion of current non-fiction titles on the last Thursday and Saturday of every month. Book titles can be reserved and picked up at the branch of your choice prior to each month's meeting. Bring your suggestions for future months! Nepean Centrepointe Public Library 101 Centrepointe Room 1B Last Thursday of the month - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Last Saturday of the month - 10:30 am to 11:30 am Reading list: April 25th & 30th - Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer May 28th & 30th - Behind the Beautiful Forevers [Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity] by Katherine Boo June 25th & 27th- The Power of Why by Amanda Lang
May 28 -  30, 2015
A taste of European traditional food will be added to the mix of great cinema, courtesy of the diplomatic missions of EU Member States. The event is open to the public, FREE OF CHARGE and will be held May 28 through May 30. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. each evening at SAW Gallery. 67 Nicholas St. There will be complimentary, traditional European foods served before the screenings.This year's EU Short Film Festival features 18 shorts from various European countries. They will be presented in their original language with English sub-titles. Synopses of each film available here: http://www.cfi-icf.ca/index.php?option=com_cfi&task=showevent&id=144&Itemid=1405
May 28 -  30, 2015
A comic opera, semi-staged with bass-baritone Joel Allison as Don Quixote. Music by Georg-Phillip Telemann. Presented by Ottawa chamber choir Seventeen Voyces, directed by Kevin Reeves. With the Ottawa Baroque Consort consisting of two violins, viola, cello and harpsichord. Now two nights! Adults $25, Students $15. Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave. at Bank St. in Ottawa South. At 7:30 pm.
May 29 -  30, 2015
The Art of Meditation courses teaches the Sahaj Samadhi meditation technique. Sahaj, in Sanskrit, means effortless and Samadhi is the silent yet lively state of awareness that lies at the source of thought – a state beyond waking, sleeping and dreaming that is an unlimited reservoir of energy, intelligence and creative power and a place of infinite peace and tranquility. Schedule: Friday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration: www.artofliving.org/ca-en/program/823 Email: ottawa@artofliving.ca
May 29 -  31, 2015
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on the FC Edmonton Friday, May 29 at 7 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. OttawaFuryFC.com
May 29, 2015
Cara Q returns to the stage at Hurley’s Kanata for an evening of good cheer and great tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Call your friends and come early to enjoy selections from Hurley’s great menu! Show starts at 8:00 PM Venue: Hurley's Kanata 64 Stonehaven Dr. Ottawa (Kanata), ON K2M 2Y2
May 29, 2015
E-Waste Recycle.ca will be holding an E-Waste Collection Event Saturday May 30th at 1 Sweetnam Drive Stittsville. 10 Am to 1:00 Pm Get rid of all your old Electronics TVs, Radios, DVD / CD Players, Wires and more for FREE that have been piling up and unwanted. If it has a cord or battery we take it, We will take All Electrons and Small Appliances including Microwaves. E-Waste is processed and becomes New Products instead of going into the landfill. Volunteers welcome to assist in saving our environment. Book Now for Spring and Summer E-Waste Fundraiser Events for your group, or organization. We will be pleased to help you.
May 30, 2015
Lap the Gats for Parkinson’s is a charitable cycling event taking place on Saturday May 30th, 2015, in Gatineau Park to raise funds for Parkinson’s disease research. The event will take place along a 21 km panoramic loop within Gatineau Park where, solo or in a team, participants can see how many loops they can complete in 3 hours. The loop consists of hills and thrilling descents along smooth parkways untouched by salt and hard winter conditions. This event is for anyone passionate about supporting Parkinson’s research and has something to offer to all types of cyclists in a team or solo category. Join us May 30, 2015! Registration is NOW OPEN! http://lapthegats.org/en/registration--pledge.html
May 30, 2015
This is a Special Event for Speakers, Trainers, Authors & Experts and a Rare Opportunity to Radically Improve Your Business! Plus You Get to Take Part in the Annual CAPS Ottawa Live Silent Auction! Morning Session: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm - "Help Me Hire YOU! 21 Strategies to Get Booked and Stay Booked As a full-time speaker who spent a year booking other speakers for 160+ events, David will show you how to build your business and increase your visibility, credibility, and hire-ability! Learn exactly what gets speakers hired using 21 specific strategies from someone who booked speakers daily. Extensive handouts will be provided. Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm - Workshop: "Live Ammo Marketing Lab for Speakers" This hands-on "roll-your-sleeves-up" program is designed for both emerging and experienced professional speakers who want to grow their businesses more rapidly, stand out from the competition more clearly, and win bigger and better clients.
May 30, 2015
Bird Day Fair Presented By: Nature Canada Saturday May 30, 2015 10:00am to 4:00pm Ottawa’s third annual Bird Day Fair will take place on Saturday May 30, 2015 at Andrew Haydon Park. It will be a day to “Welcome back birds” in a public celebration of International Migratory Bird Day in the national capital region’s own Important Bird Area (IBA). There will be lots to do for the entire family including guided bird walks, a bird banding demonstration, craft and activity stations to engage visitors of all ages, and a stage where informative talks, music and other entertainment will take place all day long. The event is free and fun for all ages. ... For more information on what is happening at the Bird Day Fair, visit naturecanada.ca
May 30, 2015
The annual event provides a fun opportunity to welcome the community to our new location at 820 Woodroffe Avenue in Ottawa, and learn about the many programs available to young parents. The event on May 30 from 9 am to 2 pm will feature artisan crafts created by young parent entrepreneurs and a garage and bake sale. There will be live music provided by Ottawa band “The Split”, mascots, children’s activities and a bouncy castle. We currently are in need of donations of garage sale items; proceeds benefit The Bethany Hope Centre. We are also looking for donations of cases of soda, bottled water and juice boxes.To make a monetary or food donation or to purchase a vendor table please contact Brandi Chaffey at The Bethany Hope Centre at 613-725-1733 ext. 215. If you would like to volunteer please contact Christine Lauzon, Volunteer Coordinator at 613-725-1733 ext. 211.
May 30, 2015
Frisque Femme is back again with another fabulous variety show!!! Presenting " The Saucy Saloon of Tease"!!! This show will feature western themed entertainment with feature acts from Sudbury Burlesque and some of your Ottawa favorites!!! We encourage you to come learn some line dancing, and win prizes for " best boots", "sauciest cat- caller" and "finest dancer"!!! Come boggie, scoot and slide with us for a night of gun slinging, horse riding good times!! Remember to wear your western best!!! Featuring: Sudbury Burlesque's: Margarita Mantague, Gigi and Starlotte Satine With some of your Ottawa favorite's: Venus X machina Poi Sin Alyna Moore Miss Gypsy Jones Randi Rouge Sassy Muffin Kitty Kin-Evil Follow us at facebook.com/frisquefemme for all updates!!! 19+ event Tickets $15 advanced $20 day of/at door Doors 930pm Show 10pm Saturday May 30th, at the Rainbow, 76 Murray ST, Ottawa, ON
May 30, 2015
History (a)Live: Pasts off the Page & on the Stage at the National Arts Centre's Fourth Stage Eight powerful stories told through film, theatre, poetry and oral storytelling will illuminate the past and its impact on the present for one evening in Ottawa. Founded by three volunteer co-directors, Staging Our Histories brings performers from diverse traditions together with members of academia and the general public. An evening of performances, as well as interactive talk-backs moderated by host Adrian Harewood, will engage the artists and audience in a dialogue about the ways we express and understand our pasts beyond the page. The performances and talk-backs will be followed by a brief reception, also at the National Arts Centre's Fourth Stage.
May 31, 2015
Calling all dog owners in the Ottawa area! You and your dog can go for a walk to support the training of guide dogs and assistance dogs. On Sunday, May 31, 2015, participate in “Dollars for Dogs”, a fundraiser in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. The fun takes place at Andrew Haydon Park, 3169 Carling Avenue. All well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. You and your pooch can join in the dog social, then walk 4-kms through the park, and stay around for a barbecue and plenty of door prizes. The dog social and registration is from 9:30-10:30am, with the walk starting at 10:30. Pay $30 on-site to participate or waive the entry fee by obtaining pledges in advance. Entry forms are available at various area locations or email events@guidedogs.ca . You can also sign up for the event online at www.guidedogs.ca . Register online and create your own profile page to ask friends and family to sponsor you in this fantastic event. The first 100 to show up on May 31 receive a free grab bag. It’s a fun day for your dog, but he needs you to get him to the park; Andrew Haydon Park on Sunday, May 31 for Dollars for Dogs. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided more than 760 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.
May 31, 2015
We (author & photographer) are looking for a male & female or a couple (male Dom/female sub) to be photographed for a conceptual image to be used as a book cover. Ideal candidates will be between 25-60 years of age. The female should preferably be curvier, and the male in good physical shape. No tattoos or body modifications of any kind. Must be comfortable being nude/partially nude (identity will not be visible). The shoot will be on Sunday, May 31st, @9:30am. Must have own transportation as well. All prospective candidates will be required to send a recent photo of themselves, as well as contact information. An email address will be provided via private message to those wishing to be considered for the shoot. The date and time of shoot is firm so please, serious inquires only. Selected candidates will be financially compensated.
May 31, 2015
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) is holding its closing events from May 31 to June 3, 2015. For more than 120 years, tens of thousands of Aboriginal children were sent to Indian Residential Schools funded by the federal government and run by the churches. They were taken from their families and communities in order to be stripped of language, cultural identity and traditions. From May 31 to June 3, the TRC invites you to witness and celebrate the resilience of Aboriginal cultures and to share your truth about the schools and their legacy. Events include the Walk for Reconciliation, Education Day, Release of the TRC Findings, Honouring Survivors, Traditional Ceremonies and Cultural Performances. Visit the TRC website for locations and times.
May 31 - June 03, 2015
If you like to travel, save money and earn rewards, join us for our FREE information session. You could win a free vacation on the night. We offer a travel membership club with greatly discounted prices, 110% best price guarantee plus reward credits on everything you buy. You can keep this for yourself or share it with others and get cash rewards. We will also be discussing how you can get discounted prices by working as a part time travel agent. Alexander Community Centre, Silver Street, Nepean. Please RSVP to travelandmore@bell.net to reserve seats for you and your guests.
June 02, 2015
Join our FREE distance learning event on Conflict Management - How to professionally address conflict with confidence In this session, we will cover the best practices on how to professionally engage in conflict conversations. Yes, there is a science on how to best discuss difference of opinions, positions and views. Let's be honest, no one really enjoy these difficult conversations. Some don't sleep, some people avoids them at all cost and some actually call in sick! The problem as a leader in organization is that you are teaching other people how to treat you and your team by your actions. If someone is slipping behind schedule, or if someone yells at you or your staff, or even if someone keeps you out of the loop and you don't address it promptly, you are teaching them that it is ok to do so if you don’t address it! And they will keep doing it. Polls have found that these difficult situations actually don't go away, and that they usually compound and become more difficult to address.
June 03, 2015
Give a donation, take a piece of art! If you’ve been looking for a way to get art without shattering your budget, then stop by HealthBridge’s Art Changing Life event: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pineview Golf Course, 1471 Blair Road, Ottawa, ON With a minimum donation of $20 you can select a piece of pre-loved art as a token of our gratitude and receive a tax donation receipt for 50% of your donation. Be sure to arrive early for the best chance to pick your favourite pieces while supporting a great cause. HealthBridge, established in 1982, is a Canadian not-for-profit international development organization working worldwide to improve health and health equity for the most vulnerable populations. For more information, please visit www.healthbridge.ca/events or https://www.facebook.com/pages/HealthBridge/247318378715191
June 03, 2015
Meet 12 singles in one night! Hosted by the premier speed dating company; 25Dates.com (as featured on CNN Headline News). This event is for Men ages 35-45 and Women ages 30-40. Come out for this fabulous night which includes hors d'oeuvres and your chance to meet up to 12 singles. If you don't get a match, you get to come back for free! 25Dates.com; your chance to find love! Sign up for this and other singles events at: http://www.25dates.com
June 03, 2015
Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival celebrates innovative theatre from across the country with live performances, Pay-What-You-Can presentations, artist encounters, and free community events. As Canada’s only national theatre festival, we bring Canadian stories to life on stage to create a cultural experience that can transform lives. Get tickets and full details at www.magneticnorthfestival.ca
June 04 -  13, 2015
Dans cette session nous présenterons les meilleures pratiques en résolution de conflit. En effet, il y a une science derrière ces méthodes afin d’éclaircir les positions, les opinions et les perceptions qui existent au travail. Malgré que la résolution des différences soit nécessaire, je peux franchement dire que, je n’ai toujours pas rencontré quelqu’un qui adore ces interactions! Certains ont de la difficulté à dormir, d’autres évitent ces conversations et j’en connais même qui se déclare malade pour éviter des discussions qui peuvent être agitées. Le dilemme est qu’en tant que leader dans une organisation, vous ne pouvez pas laisser aller une situation problématique tel que: quelqu’un qui a pris du retard dans le projet, quelqu’un qui crie à vos employés, ou quelqu’un qui a été « oublié » dans des mises à jour importantes; si vous ne faites rien, vous démontrez que tout est correct, que les actions sont acceptables. Si vous ne l’adressez pas promptement, ceci les motive donc à continuer!
June 04, 2015
Please come out and support the dedicated volunteers who will participate in Walk for Lupus this spring; June 6, 2015 to show their support for lupus research, advocacy and awareness. Walk for Lupus 2015 is celebrating its 14th successful year of bringing people living with lupus and their families and friends together to generate support for a cause that has greatly affected their lives. For more information please visit; www.walkforlupus.ca
June 06, 2015
Cantiamo Girls Choir of Ottawa Spring Concert, "The Life We Give to Beauty" Conducted by Jackie Hawley Accompanied by Laura Hawley Time: Saturday, June 6th @ 7:00 PM Where: Dominion Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P-0G8 Cost: $35/Family, $15/Adult, $10 Student/Senior/Alumni
June 06, 2015
 
 
Join us and be part of the National Movement to End Brain Tumours! Sunday June 7, 2015 2.5km or 5km walk or fun-run Registration, Activities and Entertainment begins at 8:30 am Andrew Haydon Park www.springsprint.ca 1-800-265-5106
June 07, 2015
“Hurricane” Hazel McCallion began her 36 year career as Mayor of Mississauga at the age of 57, retiring only at the age of 93. At a time of life when most people are thinking of winding down their careers, she was just winding up…for her second! Discover the “how to” of aging well • Featured speaker “Hurricane” Hazel McCallion • Variety of exhibitors • Celebration cake and refreshments • Book signing • Great prizes and giveaways Tickets: General Admission $24/CARP Members and Wellness 101 Graduates $19 Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:30AM – 12:00PM Nepean Sportsplex Halls A & B, Entrance 3 Reserve your tickets today online: www.agewellsolutions.ca
June 10, 2015
Urban Forum lecture: Heart of the Nation: The Long Term Vision and Plan for Ottawa's Parliamentary and Judicial Precincts Speakers: Lyette Fortin, a Consultant in Architectural Conservation who worked over thirty-two years as a Conservation Architect with the Federal Government. Robert Allsopp, a leading Canadian urban designer, has been a key figure in the planning and design of the heart of the National Capital over the past thirty five years. Moderated by Christina Cameron, Professor and Chairholder, Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage, School of Architecture, Faculté de l’aménagement, Université de Montréal WHEN: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm WHERE: Andrew Haydon Hall (Council Chamber)
Ottawa City Hall
111 Lisgar Street
Ottawa, Ontario
June 10, 2015
Header House, Major’s Hill Park 6:00PM – 10:00 PM Join us at Blink Gallery for our Tenth Anniversary Music-Art-Performance-Libations-and-Good-Times-Party, to mark 10 years of presentations and conversations in contemporary art. The fun begins with our season opener and catalogue launch, on June 11 from 6-10 pm. On the walls we will have a collection of works by Blink Members past and present and a host of former guest artists, on the grass a special performance by Helen Lefebvre. The exhibition continues through June 21. DJ Michael Caffrey will supply the beats from his collection culled from years of digging through used records to keep us dancing. Our 10th anniversary summer long festival will encompass performances and other events by guest artists and art groups. It will also feature a new artist in residency program. You’ll find BLINK in the heritage building know as Header House, tucked in the back of Major’s Hill Park directly across from the National Gallery, at the foot of the Alexandria Bridge.
June 11, 2015
This concert is named after an orchestral piece by the rising star Canadian Greek composer Constantine Caravassilis, whose new bassoon concerto we also hear. Flamboyant soloist Nadina Mackie Jackson also plays Vivaldi's concerto in g minor, while the orchestra plays Handel’s Concerto Grosso in C (Alexander’s Feast) and the lively Upper Canada Fiddle Suite by John Burge.Thirteen Strings is conducted by Kevin Mallon. The concert is at St. Andrew's Church (82 Kent Street) on June 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10-$40 - Available online at www.thirteenstrings.ca or at the following outlets: Books on Beechwood, The Leading Note and Compact Music ( Glebe and Centretown ) (613)738-7888
June 12, 2015
Event Name: Bliss B4 Laundry Wellness Weekend for Women Dates of the weekend event: June 12-14, 2015 Location: Christie Lake Camp, Perth Ontario, Canada Event website: http://blissb4laundry.com/christie-lake-2015/ Register Here: $50 off the regular price: http://blissb4laundry.com/christie-lake-2015/ Bliss B4 Laundry Wellness Weekends present women with the opportunity to press pause on the busyness of life and pay careful attention to the wisdom within. The focus is to bring awareness, balance and rejuvenation to all aspects of ourselves by exploring mind, body and soul through workshops, discussions, communal cooking, music, social activities and time spent in nature. Contact: Sarah Hutchison 905.376.7854 Email: gabyandsarah@blissb4laundry.com
June 12 -  14, 2015
See the Ottawa REDBLACKS this summer at TD Place with the Home Opener Ticket Pack starting at just $90. Includes a ticket to the home opener plus two games of your choice. OttawaREDBLACKS.com
June 13, 2015
Dandelion Dance Company is an Ottawa-based non-profit youth dance theatre company which explores social issues through movement. The company’s repertoire is driven by the experiences, reflections and passions of young women, who range in age from ages 13 to 19. Don’t miss their upcoming performance of A Collection of Lights and Shadows in the Algonquin Commons Theatre on June 13th! Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/588549574614366/ TICKETS $23.50 – Adult $13.50 – Youth/Student Tickets available online through Ticketfly here: http://www.algonquinsa.ticketfly.com/event/791695-collection-lights-shadows-ottawa/ DATE, TIME & LOCATION Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 7pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
June 13, 2015
An intimate musical afternoon with celebrated Celtic Tenor John McDermott. In addition to his musical performance, the program will involve an opportunity to mingle with John and other guests at a meet and greet cocktail reception. Benefit concert with John McDermott presented by The Medipac Group in support of The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre Foundation and McDermott House Canada.
June 14, 2015
An Open Evening with Thomas Hübl Embracing the Challenges of Awakening in Modern Life Join international spiritual teacher Thomas Hübl for an evening of relevant conversation, timeless wisdom and enlightened understanding of the challenges of personal spiritual practice in today’s world. With a first-time-visit to Ottawa, Thomas is poised to make as significant an impact on western audiences as Byron Katie, Eckhart Tolle, and Marianne Williamson have done before him. The evening will take place on Sunday, June 14 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm in the Council Chamber of Ben Franklin Place (Centrepointe Theatre), 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa. Tickets are $25 advance (before May 24), $30 (after May 24) and $35 at the door. They are available online at http://www.thomasinottawa.info/ As seating is limited, we encourage you to get your tickets as soon as possible. For further information please contact Valerie Yersh at valerie@thomasinottawa.info
June 14, 2015
Bring your pets (on leash or caged), sunhats, lawn chairs or blanket and join Barrhaven United Church, 3013 Jockvale Rd., for a Blessing of the Animals Services at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday June 14. Guest speaker - Randy Chartrand, Canadian Veteran Service Dog Unit. Service will move inside if it rains.
June 14, 2015
Header House, Major’s Hill Park Sunday June 14 NOON – 3:00 PM Join us at Blink Gallery for our Tenth Anniversary Celebration to mark 10 years of presentations and conversations in contemporary art. The fun continues with our season opener SUNDAY PICNIC, on June 14 from 12-3pm (weather permitting). Ride Your Bike, Wear Your Whites. Bring a picnic lunch and share some of ours. Children can participate in chalk drawing on site while eating copious amounts of watermelon. Artist Karina Bergmans will perform “Lymph Nymph” as an added bonus. On the walls we will have a collection of works by Blink Members past and present and a host of former guest artists.The exhibition continues through June 21. Our 10th anniversary summer long festival will also feature a new artist in residency program. You’ll find BLINK in the stone heritage building know as Header House, tucked in the back of Major’s Hill Park directly across from the National Gallery, at the foot of the Alexandria Bridge.
June 14, 2015
A Golf Fun Day & Lobster Dinner will take place at the Canadian Golf & Country Club, 7800 Golf Club Way, Ashton, Ontario on Sunday, June 14, 2015. The day includes 9-holes of golf with cart with a 2pm shotgun start; followed by a full lobster dinner. It’s meant as a fun day of golf. Experienced players are welcome, but new or inexperienced players are encouraged to sign up and play with no pressure. Get out and hit a few balls and then enjoy a fresh full lobster, served as part of a buffet dinner, all for just $89 per person. All proceeds will be directed to Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind towards the training of guide dogs and assistance dogs. There will be a silent auction and plenty of prizes, including the chance to participate in the $5,000 Putting Challenge; where anyone can win! Sign up to play online today. Look for the Nine & Dine at www.guidedogs.ca or phone (613) 692-7777 to register or get more information. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided more than 760 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.
June 14, 2015
IODE Walter Baker Chapter will meet June 18th from 6:30-8:30pm. Women of all ages are invited to attend and discover ways to help in their community. For meeting place & more information please contact Alia at 613-864-6779.
June 18, 2015
Please join us in supporting local street engaged youth through the Ottawa Innercity Ministries Passion 4 Youth art program. We will be hosting a silent art auction showcasing their art and lives at the Canadian War Museum. 4pm-8pm http://www.ottawainnercityministries.ca/events/p4y-art-auction/
June 18, 2015
Meet 12 singles in one night! Hosted by the premier speed dating company; 25Dates.com (as featured on CNN Headline News). This event is for Men and Women ages 25-35. Come out for this fabulous night which includes hors d'oeuvres and your chance to meet up to 12 singles. If you don't get a match, you get to come back for free! 25Dates.com; your chance to find love! Sign up for this and other singles events at: http://www.25dates.com
June 18, 2015
SUMMER SOLSTICE Aboriginal Festival & Competition Pow Wow Friday June 19 – Sunday June 21, 2015 Vincent Massey Park, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B7 Heron Road and Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B7 Come celebrate National Aboriginal Day with 3 days of FREE family fun. Experience and celebrate the diverse Aboriginal cultures of the National Capital Region. The International Competition Pow Wow attracts hundreds of singers and dancer from across North America for a vibrant and lively display of our living culture including the new Hoop Dance competition. Visit the Family Fun Zone with Sports themed activities for the kids including Jumpaï – Bungee Trampoline and inflatables galore, Bubble Soccer, Hoop Head- a strolling stilt walking basketball comedian, “Endangered Ontario” Show with Little Ray's Reptile Zoo, a new “Colour Run” for all ages and abilities much, much more! Catch non-stop cultural programming and family friendly main stage performances with artists such as DJ Shub (formally of Tribe Called Red), Nelson Tagoona, Prairie Fire Jiggers & Inuit Throat singers, Kaha:wi Native Dance (family theatre), Aboriginal Canada We’ve Got talent, Metis hypnotist Scott Ward and an evening spectacle of music, dance and pyrotechnics featuring an Aztec Fire Dance group from Mexico! Participate in cultural workshops and interactive arts and crafts such as making corn husk dolls. Shop the Aboriginal marketplace featuring incredible art, food and fashions from across Canada. FREE ADMISSION & PROGRAMMING, Paid parking available on site. More info: http://www.ottawasummersolstice.ca/ (613) 564-9494 info@ottawasummersolstice.ca @OttawaSolstice Facebook.com/OttawaSolstice
June 19 -  21, 2015
Music and Beyond next charity wine auction will take place at the Residence of the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany (290 Coltrin Road, Rockcliffe, Ottawa) On Friday, June 19, 2015 Wine & Cheese + Registration at 6:00 pm Auction at 6:30 pm This Wine Auction promises to be very exciting since Stephen Ranger, widely known as Canada's leading auctioneer, is joining us once again from Toronto! Whether you enjoy the occasional glass of wine or have an established cellar, there will be something for everyone. Be sure to check our website in early June for the catalog at www.musicandbeyond.ca and get a head start by raising your paddle online! Your $25 ticket includes a wine and cheese reception and will also be credited towards any wine purchase. Tickets are available online www.musicandbeyond.ca, at our box office at 51 William St. (613-241-0777) and at Books on Beechwood. Proceeds to support Music and Beyond Summer Festival.
June 19, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015 10am-3pm The Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue, Ottawa Urban Craft is Ottawa's hip, modern, handmade craft show. Featuring 50 indie & gourmet makers from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal & beyond, Urban Craft is the place to discover new designers and makers from across Eastern Canada. Our next show is June 20. Won't you join us? Sample tasty treats from our gourmet food makers as you shop from vintage sellers, fashion designers, soap makers, and floral designers. With gems like gourmet sodas, modern screen-printed scarves, handmade cocktail bitters and vintage spoon jewelry, you’re sure to find something you’ll love! Accessible from OC Transpo Routes #1 & 7. Hop off at Bank & Third and head one block west to the Glebe Community Center!
June 20, 2015


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