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Sign up for an email reminder on the website so you don't miss the next 613flea! The Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park will be filled with over 120 vendors! 613flea has an ever-changing inventory of eclectic goods, hand made treasures, vintage finds and one-of-a-kinds. Makers and bakers, antiques and vintage clothing (records and comics too)! Cool huh? FREE ADMISSION! Aberdeen Pavilion, 1015 Bank Street, Ottawa K1S 3W7 Sat. August 24, 2019 10am-4pm www.613flea.ca
August 24, 2019
Lace up your runners, grab your water bottles, and get ready for the Ultimate Ottawa Adventure! We are looking for 20 AMAZING teams to compete in the 2nd Annual Ottawa Rotary Home Foundation Amazing Race. Join this spectacular two-day Amazing Race themed fundraiser. The Amazing Race raises funds to help support the Ottawa Rotary Home Foundation help improve the quality of life for caregivers and individuals with disabilities. This is a weekend-long race with many mental and physical challenges designed to test our racers strengths, will and wit. The race takes place over 2 days in August, throughout the wonderful city of Ottawa.
August 24 -  25, 2019
Seed to Savour Saturday August 24 2019 10 am to 4 pm Cost: Admission is by donation Learn what produce was grown during early years at Horaceville, get hands-on in the heritage garden, and observe traditional methods of preparing and preserving food with a different theme each week. (Schedule is subject to change). August 24 – Green Beans Pinhey’s Point Historic Site 270 Pinhey’s Point Road Dunrobin, ON K0A 1T0 613 832 4347 www.ottawa.ca/pinheyspoint www.facebook.com/pinheyspoint museums@ottawa.ca www.ottawa.ca/museums http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/pinheys-point-historic-site
August 24, 2019
Pinhey’s Past-Times Sundays from June 23 to August 25 10 am to 4 pm Cost: Admission is by donation Enhance your museum experience with a natural science or social history demonstration. Visiting experts will be sharing their knowledge on a different theme each week. (Schedule is subject to change). August 25 – Heritage Trades Pinhey’s Point Historic Site 270 Pinhey’s Point Road Dunrobin, ON K0A 1T0 613 832 4347 www.ottawa.ca/pinheyspoint www.facebook.com/pinheyspoint museums@ottawa.ca www.ottawa.ca/museums http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/pinheys-point-historic-site
August 25, 2019
The Salvation Army proudly presents the 2019 Salvation Army Ottawa Golf Classic on Monday, August 26th, 2019 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. Register your team today www.salvationarmygolf.ca
August 26, 2019
Studio X Ottawa (near downtown Ottawa) is having their annuel Free Open House week from August 26 to 30. Come and try some dance and fitness classes totally free during that week. The classes included: - Babywearing dance/cardio class - Zumba Gold class (55 years and plus & people new to exercise) - Yoga - Zumba - Zumba Toning / Sentao - Strong by Zumba (Bootcamp) - Pound Fitness - Bachata - Cha Cha Cha - Salsa - Hustle - West Coast Swing Sign up online to reserve your spot! See details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1700664693532892
August 26 -  30, 2019

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
“A Noteworthy Woman,” an exhibition that explores the imagery on our new vertical $10 bill, featuring human rights inspiration Viola Desmond. This exhibition puts a spotlight on the life and work of this remarkable trail-blazer—the first Canadian woman to appear on a regular bank note. Drop in for a visit or take a tour this summer. FREE. Open daily, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Bank of Canada Museum 30 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0G9 T: 613-782-8914 museum-musee@bankofcanada.ca @BoCMuseum
May 12 - September 02, 2019
For ONLY $5 get a piece of pizza or hot dog and a drink plus 2.5 hrs of awesome live music. Music performed by musicians of all ages and genres it's family friendly and a dry event - NO alcohol is served. Hosted by Capitol City Briker's Church all welcome with or without a bike! Every Saturday - 155 Carillon St, Ottawa 8pm - 10:30pm.
May 18 -  28, 2022
On-View: July 19 - September 21, 2019 Closing Event: Friday, September 20, 2019; Panel Discussion: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; Reception: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM The SPAO Centre Gallery (77 Pamilla St.) is honoured to present Cosmic Surgery by German-born Alma Haser from July 19 to September 21, 2019. This is the first exhibition in Ottawa to feature the acclaimed London-based artist. With Cosmic Surgery she creates portraits of futuristic beings that blur the distinctions between two-dimensional and three-dimensional imagery. The SPAO Centre gratefully acknowledges the German Embassy in Ottawa’s partnership in the presentation of a panel discussion and a closing reception with the artist in attendance on Friday 20, September 2019.
July 22 - September 21, 2019
The Ottawa community is invited to “Play,” a solo art exhibition running from July 25th to August 27, 2019 at the Shenkman Arts Center (Trinity Gallery, Salon A). This art show features over 20 paintings of jazz musicians and cityscapes from around the world and investigates the connection between music and travel. Each painting is inspired by a jazz song forming an overall playlist for the art show. The “Meet the Artist Event/Vernissage” will take place 7pm to 9pm at the Shenkman Arts Center and will feature the music of Tariq Amery (Sax). To view paintings, and the artist's bio and statement please visit: www.AnNguyenArtist.com Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/an.nguyen.96592836/videos/2499342870129862/ Instgram:@An_Nguyen.Artist Facebook Artist Page: @AnNguyenOttawaArtist
July 25 - August 27, 2019
Cirque du Soleil is coming to Gatineau this summer with the revival of Alegría, one of its most iconic productions. In 2019, Cirque du Soleil reinterprets Alegría through today’s creative lens, including updated acrobatics and visual design, as well as new musical arrangements. Led by an intangible wind of change, the show tells the story of an emerging movement that strives to shake the established order, instilling hope and renewal to bring light to a world in perfect harmony. Alegría energizes the audience with a joyful spirit, allowing them to relive – or discover for the first time – the emotions that left a mark on millions of people. WHEN: August 1 – September 1, 2019 WHERE: Under the Big Top on the Zibi Site Gatineau, QC TICKETS: Tickets start at $59 and are available for purchase by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/alegria.
August 01 - September 01, 2019
The Foyer Gallery presents “Perspectives of Nature”, a three-week focus show featuring the works of Claude Bélisle, Maurice Dionne and Erika Farkas. The show, which starts on August 6th, can be seen until August 25th. Gain perspective on the natural world with the artistic interpretations of these three talented local artists. Foyer Gallery Address: Nepean Sportsplex (Entrance #1) 1701 Woodroffe Avenue Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1W2 Tel: (613) 580-2424 ext. 42226 E-mail: info@foyergallery.com Website: www.foyergallery.com Gallery Hours: Mondays: Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 10 am – 1 pm, 6 pm – 9 pm Thursdays & Fridays: 9 am – 3 pm, 6 pm – 9 pm Saturdays & Sundays: 10 am – 4 pm
August 06 -  25, 2019

Upcoming Events

Experience Maritime Hospitality - onstage and off! Join Ottawa’s Movers and Shakers on Aug 29, 2019 as Emond Harnden presents Broadway for Bruyere Come From Away Gala, Bruyère Foundation’s electrifying signature event built around Broadway Across Canada’s hit musical Come From Away - the remarkable true story of the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed the world! VIP ticket holders will be dazzled by a multi-chef culinary experience as part of the pre-show Kitchen Party. There’s also valet parking, Celtic music, Canadian craft beverages, spirits and wine and lots of surprises. After the show there’s a Celtic Ceilidh with high energy live Celtic music, dancing and a chance to mix it up with the Come From Away cast. Tickets and information at www.bruyere.org/broadway Your investment in Bruyère allows us to continue our work. With our deep roots in the community and extensive offerings of programs and services, we know that if you live in Ottawa, you or someone you love will be cared for by Bruyère.
August 29, 2019
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 28-43. 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: https://www.25dates.com/speed_dating/kinki-10759/na
August 29, 2019
In the culture of 'busy,' we can forget to savour the joy of everyday things. JoyFest is a two-day summer festival on Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st, that gives us a break to sing, dance, drum, > make art, or just kick back and enjoy the spell-binding performances happening all around you. Laugh, walk, talk, and remind yourself how easy it is to bring joy and wonder back into your life, your family, your everyday.
August 31 - September 01, 2019
Smash iT is a unique, high energy event combining ping pong, music and food and beverage, all while raising funds to support the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. The event will feature both a singles and doubles tournament with round robin play and then playoffs, ultimately crowning the first ever Singles and Doubles Smash iT Champions! Hosted at Brookstreet Hotel the event is guaranteed to provide 5-star fun!
September 05, 2019
"The Voice of your Skin in the Ear of my Palm" by Florquestra is a show of sun-kissed melody, harmony, rhythm and rhyme, a land between Rio, Cohen, Brassens and Bahia, where audible gold is extracted with voice and instrument from the celebrated mines of love, bossa nova, samba, baião, xote, samba-reggae, afoxé, marcha, folk, chanson… and more. Reservations and more informations: www.grange.ca
September 06, 2019
Parkinson SuperWalk is Canada’s only nationwide fundraising event benefitting Canadians living with Parkinson’s. With more than 80 sites from coast-to-coast-to-coast, the event currently engages more than 10,000 active participants. Parkinson SuperWalk is an annual commitment to demonstrate solidarity with others impacted by Parkinson’s. Moreover, it is an annual opportunity to come together in solidarity and celebrate life, all the while knowing that each participant and their family are a part of a growing Parkinson’s Movement. Parkinson SuperWalk generates roughly 20% of Parkinson Canada’s annual income and serve’s as an important point of first contact with future clients and donors. Funds raised through the event support our core activities in the realms of research, education, support services and advocacy
September 07, 2019
Community Barn Dance Saturday, September 7 from 5:30 pm to 11 pm Ages 19 and up Cost: $40 Tickets:613-580-2988 Barcode: 1513189 Step back in time to the 1920s and 30s and enjoy an evening of dinner and music at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. Treat yourself to a delicious roast supper and locally brewed beer. Put on your dancing shoes and hit the dance floor as our guest caller takes you through the steps for an authentic barn dance experience. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of the era-appropriate museum grounds for a truly unique evening out with friends and family. Music by DJ Hokum. Live music and calling by Le Grand Portage. Cumberland Heritage Village Museum 2940 Old Montreal Road Cumberland, ON K4C 1G3 613-833-3059 extension 221 museums@ottawa.ca www.ottawa.ca/museums www.ottawa.ca/cumberlandmuseum www.facebook.com/cumberlandmuseum https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/cumberland-heritage-village-museum
September 07, 2019
Ottawa Porchfest is a FREE community based arts festival that allows local artists to entertain and express on volunteered porches and businesses around the neighborhood. Multiple acts go on simultaneously on porches and in shops throughout the local community. We aim to expand on the idea that local artists have a great silent talent. http://ottawaporchfest.ca/
September 07, 2019
Back to school is the most wonderful time of year… for some. But whether you’re happy or sad about the start of a new school year, everyone will enjoy Ottawa Roller Derby’s Back to Ol’ Skool Roller Disco! Join us at this family friendly event to skate around to some awesome tunes! Skate rentals are available on a first come, first served basis. $7 for adults, $5 for kids. Cash and credit accepted. Admission fee for those not renting skates is $4. **Anyone under 13 is required to wear a helmet**
September 07, 2019
Love music? Ever wanted to sing a cappella, or know someone who does? Harmonic Generation is looking for new, talented singers to join us! We are an upbeat vocal group with a contemporary repertoire ranging from Pentatonix and Portugal. The Man, to Queen, The Beatles, and more. Auditions will be held Saturday. September 7th from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Ottawa Public Library (Metcalfe and Laurier), room B125. To book an audition, contact Janet at 613-816-5688. Bring a piece of music to the audition you can sing and plan on an audition time of 15-20 minutes. For more information, go to http://harmonicgeneration.ca or check us out on Facebook or Twitter (harmonicg613)
September 07, 2019
The 2019 Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run presented by Hill's Pet Nutrition is a great way for our community to come together with their four-legged friends to raise money for the nearly 10,000 animals that the OHS cares for each year. Now in its 31st year this event offers a wide variety of activities including: a K9 fun zone, family fun zone, puppy PAWcasso booth, pet pavilion as well as a VIP area for eligible fundraisers. Produced by Run Ottawa, there are a number of races for runners and walkers of all skill levels.
September 08, 2019
The 31st annual Guide Dog Motorcycle Ride will take place on Sunday, September 8, 2019. It’s an all-brand motorcycle ride in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, meaning all riders are welcome, no matter what brand of motorcycle you ride. Show up the morning of September 8 between 9:00am-10:00am, grab a free coffee, and register on-site for $30. Depart once you’re signed up and begin the 180 kms. ride through Eastern Ontario. Admission includes the ride, prizes, a bbq, and a chance to meet guide dogs in training, including the Ottawa Redblacks #RPuppies. The Guide Dog Motorcycle Ride is a rain or shine event, with 100% of the proceeds directed to Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. The ride starts and finishes at the National Training Centre of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, 4120 Rideau Valley Dr N, Manotick. This is Ottawa’s longest-running charity motorcycle ride. To learn more about this event or Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, visit www.guidedogs.ca or phone (613) 692-7777.
September 08, 2019
I am reaching out on behalf of Peggy McColl a fellow grandparent committee member. As some of you may remember, Peggy expressed interest in hosting a fundraising event in support of CHEO on Grandparent’s Day. When: Sunday September 8th @ 2PM – 6PM Where: The Marshes Golf & Country Club – 320 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata What: Fundraiser in support of CHEO and the purchase of a portable EEG machine ($100k goal) How you can support this event: 1) Attend the event – purchase tickets here: https://cheofoundation.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=ticket.start&eventID=612 2) Can’t attend the event? Consider making a donation in support of Peggy’s goal to purchase a portable EEG machine – make a donation here: https://cheofoundation.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=612 3) Share & check out Peggy’s event webpage: https://go.peggymccoll.com/cheograndparents
September 08, 2019
Living with Epilepsy? Please join us! We’re going to enjoy tasty BBQ picnic lunch while in the beautiful fall nature surroundings at Vincent Massey Park for our Community BBQ: Family Frolic. From noon to 2 p.m., we will be in Section F at Vincent Massey Park. While the BBQ is cooking, take part in activities, including: Nature-themed scavenger hunt Creative and beautiful SunPrint art craft Lots of bubble-blowing and open space! In order to help us make sure we have enough tasty lunch for everyone, please RSVP here: http://epilepsyottawa.ca/calendar/fall-bbq/
September 08, 2019
Join author Catherine Mckercher for the launch of Shut Away, her new memoir about her brother's life "shut away" with Down Syndrome. Thursday September 12th at 6pm at the Metropolitan Brassiere 700 Sussex Street. Books will be sold at the event courtesy of Books on Beechwood. This event is free and open to the public.
September 12, 2019
The Ottawa Lapsmith and Mineral Club (OLMC) presents its 53rd annual Gem, Mineral & Jewellery Show and Sale on September 14-15, at the Nepean Sportsplex Curling Rink. Almost 60 dealers with something for everyone: rough and polished stones, fossils, meteorites, one-of-a-kind jewellery, carvings and other stone crafts, books and machinery. Demonstrations and special presentations about local geology and mineralogy. Mineral identification. Children can fish for polished stones at the Fish Pond, and learn how to make "rock critters" and other creations at the Children's Craft Table. All of this activity is packed into two days. The daily entrance fee is $8 at the door, but children 12 years old and younger may enter at no charge.
September 14 -  15, 2019
Fitness and fun come together in the ultimate night run experience. Join Michelob ULTRA and The Running Room as we light up the night with a one-of-a-kind 5K and 10K running course with a neon-lit course and live DJs to help keep you moving. Following the run, celebrate with us in our epic beer garden, where there will be live performances and ice-cold Michelob ULTRA to keep the night going. Round up your team and get ready for one unforgettable night of fitness and fun. Find more information and register www.ultranightrun.ca
September 14, 2019
Join us at Freiman Hall, University of Ottawa on September 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon) for our Mysterious Barricades Ottawa concert. Mysterious Barricades annually hosts a cross-Canada concert for suicide awareness, prevention, and hope. These concerts include performances by some of Canada's finest musicians, and are completely free to attend. To ensure your place at the concert, we encourage you to reserve a free ticket through our website. To reserve your ticket now or to learn more, please visit www.mysteriousbarricades.org
September 14, 2019
Calling all Night Owls! Take a break from adulting and stay overnight at the museum "castle" in the new Nature Sleepover for grownups. Enjoy cocktails and a three-course meal in the historic rotunda. Explore the exhibits, or join in the dinosaur flashlight tour. Then camp out in a gallery — or stay up for the all-night movie marathon. $165. Must be 19 years or older. Details and tickets at nature.ca.
September 14, 2019
Dog owners and dog lovers are invited to participate in the 35th annual Dollar$ for Dog$ Fundraising Dog Walk on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Andrew Haydon Park, 3169 Carling Avenue, in Ottawa. Registration and the dog social start at 9:30am, followed by a 4-kms. walk at 10:30am, free pizza and plenty of prizes. Show up on September 15 and pay a $30 registration fee or sign up online at www.guidedogs.ca to create an online profile and start collecting pledges today. Get a hard-copy entry form by emailing events@guidedogs.ca or pick one up at Ren’s Pets in Barrhaven. Raise $100 or more to receive an exclusive Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind t-shirt. Collect $500 to receive a $50 major retailer gift card, or $1,000 for a $100 gift card. All funds raised are directed towards the training of guide dogs and assistance dogs. Take your pooch to Andrew Haydon Park on Sunday, September 15. Dollar$ for Dog$ is open to all well-behaved, leashed dogs.
September 15, 2019
Indulge, gourmet style Come celebrate the bounty of fall with outstanding organic and sustainable foods, wine and beer at Feast of Fields. At Feast of Fields you will be able to chat with local farmers and producers, sample sustainable wines and organic beers, meet some of our region's most talented chefs, and enjoy exquisite tastings that highlight organic and sustainable ingredients. Join us on September 17th, at Ottawa City Hall. All funds raised support vital recreational programs for individuals living with dementia. Chef Lineup: Ben Baird - Pelican Seafood Market & Grill / Pelican Streat Gourmet Jason McLelland - Grunt Joe Thottungal - Coconut Lagoon Jordan Holley - Riviera Ric Watson - Ottawa Mission Sarah Allen - Café Urban Stephen LaSalle - Feast + Revel at Andaz Hotel Tarek Hassan - Gongfu Bao
September 17, 2019
Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller sees death and dying as an integral part of life that deserves and demands acknowledgement, respect, and even a bit of lightheartedness. Join Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller and the Honorable Sharon Carstairs on September 18, 7 pm, at Dominion Chalmers Centre, for a discussion that will include practical strategies and advice for how to have conversations about the end-of-life wishes with loved ones, how to talk to children about death, how to manage family dynamics when someone is dying, how to build a compassionate workplace and support colleagues, advance care planning, and more. This free event is co-hosted by Ottawa Public Library and Compassionate Ottawa.
September 18, 2019
Operation Come Home is pleased to announce that this year’s Breakfast on the Rideau keynote speaker will be the co-founder of Second Cup, Frank O’Dea. Mr. O’Dea started his company with a kiosk in a mall, which grew to the empire that it is today, but what few people know is that he, himself, was once homeless on the streets of Toronto. The event will be catered by the talented team of FoodWorks, a social enterprise of Operation Come Home. Former youth will also take some time to share their success stories and how hope, vision and action allowed them to find their paths to success. The Breakfast on the Rideau always promises a great start to your morning as it features inspirational stories, a well-balanced breakfast and a change of scenery from the office – all while supporting a worthy charitable cause! We are very much looking forward to hosting your breakfast on the 19th of September – purchase your tickets today!
September 19, 2019
Sign up for an email reminder on the website so you don't miss the next 613flea! The Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park will be filled with over 120 vendors! 613flea has an ever-changing inventory of eclectic goods, hand made treasures, vintage finds and one-of-a-kinds. Makers and bakers, antiques and vintage clothing (records and comics too)! Cool huh? FREE ADMISSION! Aberdeen Pavilion, 1015 Bank Street, Ottawa K1S 3W7 Sat. Sept. 21, 2019 10am-4pm www.613flea.ca
September 21, 2019
Hair Donation Ottawa raises funds for cutting edge child cancer research at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), and empowers kids with hair loss by providing them with free wigs. We are excited to announce our 9th annual event will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 9:30AM - 4:30PM (during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month). Fundraising Minimum to participate: $75 per child/youth $150 per adult Any length of hair can be donated and used - even beard trimmings will go towards an environmental initiative. Minimum of 6 inches of hair for donating towards wigs. Please join us in support of childhood cancer research!
September 22, 2019

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