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Friday, January 30, 5pm-9pm Saturday, January 31, 9am-9pm and Sunday, February 1, 9am-6pm Shaw Conference Centre (55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa) Now is your chance to make your dreams of visiting Canada’s Spectacular Northwest Territories a reality. Join us to experience the wonder of the Northwest Territories at our family friendly, interactive pavilion. Take in front-row musical and cultural performances, watch artisans in action, walk the red carpet at our northern film festival, and take a selfie with a polar bear (and more wild animals!).
January 30 - February 01, 2015
There is trouble in paradise. Thompson, an Orangeman, is accidently blown up by his own gun. He wakes up in Tir-na-nOg, the land of Gaelic mythical heroes. His trial reveals prejudice and misunderstanding – and all are guilty. The second half is "The Irish Weave", a tapestry of excerpts from Irish drama and music that bring to life scenes, verse and songs from the many varied perspectives that is the Irish experience. Jan 30-Feb 1 at the University of Ottawa's Academic Hall
January 30 - February 01, 2015
On Saturday, January 31, at 7:00 pm, St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in the Glebe will present a family musical show featuring Camille Saint-Saens’s playful Carnival of the Animals and a screening of Oscar-winning short film The Red Balloon. Kirkland Adsett will play the music from Carnival on the organ and members of the church’s boys and girls’ choirs will read animal poems related to the movements in the composition. The children will also sing music from the film Les Choristes, and French café chansons and music made famous by Édith Piaf. 130 Glebe Ave. near Bank St., tel: 613-234-4024. Freewill offering.
January 31, 2015
The Chris Timms Comedy Cabaret is a showcase of live music & stand-up comedy; promoting and supporting some of Canada’s brightest rising stars! Hosted by comedian Chris Timms (voted Ottawa’s Favorite Comedian 2013 & just recently finished a cross Canada tour, doing 70+ shows in 90 days), the show features a hilarious headliner; BRENDAN MCKEIGAN (appeared on XM Satellite radio, Much More Music, CBC’s Laugh Out Loud, Bite TV, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, and more!) and three outstanding comedians; GREG SCHODER (winner of “The Funniest Person in the Valley”), KYLE BROWNRIGG & PETER GEORGE! With special musical guest DANIELLE ALLARD (www.danielleallard.com) and the cabaret’s pianist; ANDREW WATSON; filling the air with beautiful melodies throughout the show, it is a complete evening of exceptionally fun, uncensored live entertainment! It’s more than just a show. It’s a really good show! Have a drink, enjoy the show and support Canadian entertainment! Live @ The National Arts Centre- 4th Stage
January 31, 2015
Get down to Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday, January 31st as the Ottawa Senators take on the Arizona Coyotes! Proceeds from each ticket sold for Desi Night go towards South Asian Fest 2015 in Ottawa. Just go to: http://www.capitaltickets.ca/promo-and-pre-sale and use the Promo Code: DESI Come out as a community - for your community! Venir au Centre Canadian Tire pour voir vos Sénateurs d'Ottawa mise au jeu contre les Coyotes Arizone! Produit de billets iront vers la South Asian Fest de 2015 à Ottawa. Achetez vos billets ici: http://www.capitaltickets.ca/promo-and-pre-sale et utilisez le code promo: DESI
January 31, 2015
Come join hundreds of winter enthusiasts and participate in a truly unique event: This great event is one of the oldest Winterlude activities and exemplifies what winter in the Nation's Capital is all about-skating on the Rideau Canal, coupled with cross-country skiing and running. Distances include an 8-km skate, 8-km ski and 5-km run. Registration required $$
January 31, 2015
Saturday January 31 Come join us at Queenswood United Church, 360 Kennedy Lane East in Orleans at 7:00pm to enjoy an evening with MARY COOK who is an award-winning broadcast journalist, an accomplished author, a beloved storyteller and a seven-time ACTRA award winner. She also writes a column in the Orleans EMC each week. There will be time for questions and answers and she will have some of her books for sale. Dessert and coffee will be served. Tickets are $12.50 each. Please contact Queenswood United Church at 613-837-6784.
January 31, 2015
The Lakeside Players are celebrating 25 years of community theatre by inviting everyone to night of music and entertainment. Our house band, the "Also Known As ... band" will be performing as well as members of The Lakeside Players and guests from Ottawa's Writers' Bloc: Tony Turner, Terry McLeish, Jamie Anderson and Peter Bugden. $25 include refreshments and a souvenir cup.
January 31, 2015
Join us for a wonderful evening of dancing at this non profit social dance for singles and couples 35+! Saturday, January 31st at the John G Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Drive, Kanata, ON K2K 2W3. This dance is geared to the younger crowd with a club atmosphere and our amazing video DJ, SOUND IN MOTION, playing current chart topping club style dance music. There is a cash bar and canteen. We are getting rave reviews on our complimentary light buffet which is served at 11 pm. Free parking on site.
January 31, 2015

Ongoing Events

If “we are what we eat,” then we are all consumers of food science — even if we may not be aware of it. With a pinch of history and a dash of myth busting, Food Preservation: The Science You Eat highlights the role science plays in delaying food decay and keeping food nutritious and safe from farm to fork. In this interactive museum experience, explore the fascinating world of food preservation both at home and in larger scale operations. Learn the scientific reason why long-used methods of food preservation continue today and discover new innovations that will affect our food choices into the future. You’ll find something to feed your mind and imagination on the menu! Presented by Nestlé Canada. Supported by the Government of Canada.
May 13 -  13, 2015
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
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. As Canadians across the nation reflect on the war to end all wars, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum will showcase one of the conflict’s forgotten stories — the War’s horses and the veterinarians of the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps who cared for them. Life for horses in the War was hard. They often lived outdoors, subject to the elements in dirty, wet environments. At times, water and food were scarce. Fear and stress were high, and not only were horses threatened by shellfire, but disease was rampant. With artifacts from the C.A.V. Barker Museum of Canadian Veterinary History, this exhibition explores how the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps worked to prevent and treat disease and injury among horses used during the First World War.
August 04 - March 31, 2015
Dancing For Fun!Everyone is welcome.No experience necessary. Saturdays 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Fall 2014: Sep.20, Oct.18, Nov.15, Dec.13 Winter 2015: Jan.17, Feb.14, Mar.7, Apr.11, May 9 Heron Community Centre 1480 Heron Rd., Ottawa, ON K1V 6A5 (just east of Alta Vista) Heron Room (3rd Floor, go left at the top of the stairs by the main entrance) $10 per person (Families of 3 or more*: $25) For information, contact: Wendy VanderMeulen at:613-987-2711 or wendyv@sympatico.ca Or Sue Morin 613-277-5535 or Solomon_sue@yahoo.ca Singles welcome: 2 singles = 1 couple! Dress casual. Wear comfortable shoes. Take water with you. *2 Adults and up to 2 Children (ages 10-15)
September 20 - May 09, 2015
The Condors are a family of ice hockey teams for dependent individuals with developmental disabilities. players ages 6 & up of any skating ability are welcome. We have 3 teams: 2 in Kanata and 1 in Gloucester. Player learn to skate, learn hockey skills, and have a lot of fun with new friends! Our season runs from October thru March and includes: practices, games, tournaments, and lots of social events! For more information or to register, please visit our website: www.capitalcitycondors.org and look under "New Player Registration"
October 04 - March 28, 2015
The Canadian Hearing Society offers ASL classes taught by certified Deaf instructors in a supportive and interactive environment. Whether you are just starting out or you already have some experience, we have a course level that is right for you. Sign Language Classes Winter 2015 Schedule – OTTAWA for more information follow the URL.
January 14 - March 18, 2015
The next “Battle of Ontario” takes place on Saturday, March 21, 2015, when Ottawa Senators host Toronto Maple Leafs at C.T.C. in Ottawa. You can win two 100 level tickets to the game, including parking. The 100 level seats are valued at $235 each. Raffle tickets are just $10 and available now by phoning (613) 692-7777 or purchase online at www.guidedogs.ca. A maximum of 235 raffle tickets will be sold. You must be a resident of Ontario and 18 years or older to purchase a raffle ticket, License # M720338. The draw will take place on March 17, 2015. Tickets for the game have been kindly donated to Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind by William McDonald, The Co-operators, Manotick, Ontario. 100% of the raffle proceeds support Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided more than 750 professionally trained guide dogs to Canadians who are visually impaired from coast to coast. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind also has an Assistance Dogs Division, which trains assistance dogs for individuals in the Ottawa area with mobility-related disabilities. To learn more about the organization, visit www.guidedogs.ca or phone (613) 692-7777.
January 26 - March 16, 2015
Fall in love with art this February! Our workshops are a great way to warm up this winter with your family and friends. Bundled with care, just for you! Tree of Love (Family) Create a tree of love or a forest of life with your family. Take a break for a valentine snack and then create some love birds to fill your home with colour, life and joy. One fee for the whole family. Supplies included. Sunday February 15 1-3 pm $66 barcode: 929293 Love Map (Adults) Ever wanted to describe lifetime milestones using art? Create a unique collage of watercolours, ink, paint and pencil to map out landmarks in your personal and family life. Let art portray a part of you! Supplies included, just bring you! Sunday February 1 noon-4 pm $74.50 barcode: 929213 For more information or to register, visit us online at https://apps102.ottawa.ca/Start/Start.asp?LanguageId=1&LanguageIndex=1, in person at 1701 Woodroffe Ave. Entrance #3, or by phone at 613-580-2424 extension 46652.
February 01 -  15, 2015

Upcoming Events

Vernissage: Sun Feb 8th, 2015 — 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Cube Gallery presents the work of Daphne Odjig—a recipient of the Order of Canada, a winner of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts and at 95 years old, still one of Canada’s most distinguished artists. Odjig’s free-hand, sweeping imagery depicts First Nations culture—past and present—traditions and mythology. Daphne Odjig is a celebrated Canadian artist of international status and acclaim whose free-hand images draw deeply upon her First Nations Odawa-Potawatomi and English heritage. Her earliest artistic influences came from her grandfather Jonas, a stone carver who encouraged her art as a child and frequently told her Potawatomi stories as they sketched side-by-side. In adulthood, she drew deeply upon the work of Picasso as one of her favourite studies. Her art is often characterized as Woodlands Style although is can also be said that her work is not purely Aboriginal, Canadian or European but a distinctive blend of all three.
February 03 - March 29, 2015
This presentation will explain changes that happen in an aging brain. Approaches to keeping a brain young will be discussed by two brain-health experts, Dr. Frank Knoefel and Maria Giovannitti, M.Sc.(SLP). There will also be a fun and interactive demonstration of group brain exercises, with practical tips to help you start rejuvenating your brain. Dr. Frank Knoefel is a physician at Ottawa’s Memory Disorder Clinic and Clinical Scientist and Vice-President of Medical Affairs and Health Informatics at the Bruyère Research Institute. Registration is required.
February 03, 2015
Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft and Identity Fraud Presented by Ron Finnigan Tuesday, February 3rd 2015 10:30—11:30am Room 142/147 – Across from Dining Room This workshop will explore how you can protect yourself when you use the Internet, as well as when using your credit cards and bank cards to make purchases or withdraw money at the Bank. New technology makes it easier than ever for your information to be stolen without your knowledge. Learn how you can easily prevent this from happening to you. This is a free seminar. Members and non-members are welcome and extremely encouraged to attend. Free Seminars at The Good Companions. Members and Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Register in person or call Front Reception Visit our website: www.thegoodcompanios.ca The Good Companions – Seniors’ Centre 670 Albert St. K1R 6L2 (613) 236-0428 OC Transpo bus Routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99
February 03, 2015
Join Elizabeth Kilvert from the Unrefined Olive, Laurie Maus from Hawk Hill Farm and Denis Perrault from Domaine Perrault Winery, for an evening of culinary discovery straight from the farm to your table, with proceeds from the event donated to the Ottawa University Heart Institute. Guest Chef Daniel Guerra will present a 5 Course Dinner incorporating heritage livestock expertly paired with artisanal olive oils and balsamics and exquisite wines from Domaine Perrault. You will not only enjoy all natural, heart healthy and delicious food and wine, but great conversation and tips on how to create your very own Farm to Table experience!$95 pp
February 03, 2015
Winterlude Tea Wednesday, February 4th 1pm Cost: $5 (Advanced tickets required) Entertainment will be provided by musician Noel Dimar. The dessert will feature home-made Beaver Tails, Coffee and Tea. Deadline for ticket purchase is February 2 by 3pm Special Events – Tickets Required (call or stop by our Front Reception to buy your ticket). Inform Front Reception about any dietary needs when buying your ticket Visit our website: www.thegoodcompanios.ca The Good Companions – Seniors’ Centre 670 Albert St. K1R 6L2 (613) 236-0428 OC Transpo bus Routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99
February 04, 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
February 04, 2015
Are you a researcher or a scientist looking to connect with peers? Would you like to expand your network and develop collaborations with other researchers? Are you looking for other opportunities to explore your field, develop your ideas and expand your horizons? Having a community of people with similar interests will help you achieve your goals. It's far easier to tackle some of the challenges and constraints faced by researchers together than alone. We're organising a community of researchers (all fields, commercial research, academic research, NGO-based, independent scholar/researcher-at-large). All scientists and researchers (no matter where they are in their career) are welcome. Please RSVP to Renée Gendron at renee@vitaedynamics.com
February 05, 2015
Every year for Winterlude, Ottawa Art Gallery throws a party to celebrate winter cultures from around the world. In 2015, On the Rocks brings you the best in food, drink and art from Northern Japan. Join us at City Hall on Friday, February 6, from 7:30 to 10:30 pm. Admission is $25 and includes food and drink samples. Advance tickets can be purchased for $20 on OAG's website until Monday February 2 (5 pm).
February 06, 2015
Join us for an evening of live music, refreshments and a silent art auction all in support of Raising the Roof. The ORSA along with the CaGBC are excited to host a fun filled evening at the beautiful Lago Bar and Grill, all while bring awareness to a great cause in our community. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased thought www.orsa.ca
February 06, 2015
Discover the content and use of this popular genealogy database and learn some tips and tricks in this hands-on session. Registration is required. At the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe Street, Computer Lab Saturday, February 7, 9:30 pm - 12:00 noon Registration (9) For more information, contact Infoservice at 613-580-2940 or infoservice@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
February 07, 2015
Are you ready to take yourself to the next level in your journey to self empowerment? Well-being Connections and Resources is pleased to offer a half-day lecture on the Law of Attraction with Sylvie Duvnjak from SD Wellness Services on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 12:30pm at Lonestar Restaurant in Ottawa located at 1211 Lemieux Street – near the St-Laurent shopping mall. Tickets available at www.eventbrite.ca Investment: $25 – Tickets include food bites, refreshments and access to vendor tables. This lecture is meant to help people realize the active role that they play in creating their life experiences and to gain a better understanding of the true power behind the law of attraction. It is an opportunity for you to learn some practical tools and techniques towards self-empowerment that you will be able to apply in your daily life immediately and therefore begin to see positive changes in all aspects of your life.
February 07, 2015
Seeking boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13 to sing in the animal chorus of Noye’s Fludde (Noah’s Flood). Have you ever wanted to be a deer or a monkey or a giraffe? Here is your opportunity! St. Matthews Anglican Church (613-234-4024) is presenting this seldom performed opera by Benjamin Britten on May 8 and 9, 2015 under the direction of Kirkland Adsett. Please visit St. Matthew’s website (www.stmatthewsottawa.ca) to register for Saturday, February 7 auditions and to check rehearsal schedules. Looking forward to seeing you there. Walk-ins welcome. 130 Glebe Ave. at Bank St. For further information please email: noyesfluddestmatts@gmail.com.
February 07, 2015
CHINESE NEW YEAR OTTAWA 2015 FESTIVAL Come and celebrate the Chinese New Year in the warmth and comfort of the beautiful EY Centre. Ottawa Asian Festivals presents a unique event on February 8th, 2014 that features live entertainment, a fashion show and food vendors from popular local Asian restaurants. Come and ring in the Chinese New Year and experience traditional food and festivities such as the Lion Dance. ALL ARE WELCOME! Tickets soon available at T&T Supermarket, Kanata Noodle House and New Mee Fung Restaurant. Visit Us at http://www.ottawaasianfest.com/ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ottawaasianfest *Ottawa Asian Festivals is a non profit organization. Cost: $10 advance tickets
February 08, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST) Start the Week with Sunshine and Craft Beer! Come join us after work at the Clocktower Brew Pub in Westboro for an early evening appointment with craft beer sampling and tasty hors d'ouevres. You'll also have a chance to find out about three great ways to invest in solar. Make 2015 a great year to invest in green while generating a very healthy return for yourself!
February 09, 2015
Learn how to reduce taxes and enjoy more of your own money. Offered in partnership with Wade Brown, RBC Dominion Securities. 6:30 pm. Registration is required.
February 11, 2015
Back by popular demand, Don't Quit Your Day Job returns to the National Arts Centre's 4th Stage. Join Canada's Magnetic North Theatre Festival for our signature cabaret fundraiser as we invite Ottawa personalities to give up their day jobs and reveal a hidden talent on stage. Including Eric Coates, Barbara Crook, Patrick Langston, Pierre Brault, Andrew King, Terry Fitzpatrick, Margaret Beckel, Don Monet, Joseph Cull, Teri Loretto, Laurence Wall and more. Tickets on sale now for only $75. Price includes food and beverages sponsored by The Clocktower Brew Pub and Thyme and Again Catering. The event will also feature a silent and live auction full of fantastic local goods and services. For full details and tickets, go to www.magneticnorthfestival.ca/dqydj All proceeds benefit Canada's Magnetic North Theatre Festival, Canada's only national theatre festival showcasing works by theatre artists from across the country.
February 11, 2015
Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience. 6:30pm. Register for free at the link below.
February 12, 2015
Valentine’s Day Dinner (Licensed event with a cash bar) Thursday, February 12th Cost: $10 (Advanced tickets required) 5:45pm Menu: Roll, Roasted Red Pepper Cream Soup, Filet of Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce, Duchess Potatoes, Garlic Green Beans, Strawberry Mousse, Coffee and Tea Deadline for ticket purchase is Tuesday, February 10 by 3pm. Special Events – Tickets Required (call or stop by our Front Reception to buy your ticket). Inform Front Reception about any dietary needs when buying your ticket The Good Companions – Seniors’ Centre 670 Albert St. K1R 6L2 (613) 236-0428 OC Transpo bus Routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99
February 12, 2015
Valentine’s Day Dance (Licensed event with a cash bar) Thursday, February 12th 7pm-10pm Cost: $6 Members $6.50 Non-Members Featuring The Grey Jazz Combo Tickets are available at the door. Special Events – Tickets Required (call or stop by our Front Reception to buy your ticket). Inform Front Reception about any dietary needs when buying your ticket The Good Companions – Seniors’ Centre 670 Albert St. K1R 6L2 (613) 236-0428 OC Transpo bus Routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99
February 12, 2015
This event is aimed at those that want to or have successfully divested. Join your neighbours in this World Café style discussion on divestment strategies. Listen to and share your stories, thoughts, and knowledge on this important topic. Come explore the numbers of way to re-invest for a brighter future. Walk away with clear strategies to take control of your investments.
February 12, 2015
On February 13 and 14, the closing weekend of Winterlude, Lansdowne Park will host the first-ever Winter Brewfest. Event organizers and partners encourage lovers of craft beer and fine food to come out and sample a rich palette of flavours in a unique setting next to the Rideau Canal Skateway. Advance tickets are now on sale for $20 (tax included) through the Brewfest website at www.brewfest.ca. Ticket price includes admission to one session and an official souvenir glass. Check the website for full schedule of session and other activities. On-site parking is available.
February 13 -  14, 2015
La Grange de la Gatineau invites you to an intimate evening of jazz ballads with singer Steve Berndt featuring pianist Brian Browne, on Friday, February 13 at 8pm. La Grange de la Gatineau offers a candle-lit, cabaret style setting. Tickets for the show are available at $20. A dinner-show package is also offered for an additional $30. Bar service is available through the evening. Reservations are required, and can be booked online: www.grange.ca
February 13, 2015
Feb. 13 & 14, Divertimento Orchestra presents its annual POPS concert at l'Eglise St Thomas d'Aquin, 1244 Kilborn Ave. Ottawa. This year's concert is in support of Ancoura "Creating Homes and Community for Mental Health". The concert will include music by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Ralph Vaughan Williams and much more. Both concerts begin at 8:oo pm. Tickets at the door or in advance. Visit our website at www.divertimento.ca for more information.
February 13 -  14, 2015
Joined by her many talented friends Elizabeth Manley takes to the ice at TD Place on Saturday February 14, for an evening of music, skating, Cirque Aerial Acts and community involvement. This one night only event brings figure skating elite like Elvis Stojko, Shawn Sawyer, Gladys Orozco, Javier Fernandez, Kimmie Meissner, Sara Hurtado, Adria Diaz, Violetta Afanasieva, Pete Dack and many more to showcase their talent in Nation’s Capital. Special guest Alan Frew of Glass Tiger will perform much of the musical presentation for the show. Proceeds benefit the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa as well as the Physical & Mental Wellness Program of the Ottawa Senators Foundation. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit http://elizabethmanleyandfriends.com
February 14, 2015
Lou Nelson Canada’s Tom Jones Tribute With Reno Band Presents Vegas Valentine Dine & Dance Featuring non-stop music from 8 pm – 12 am Sinatra , Anka , Humperdinck , Elvis , Orbison , Darin , Bublé , Four Seasons , Beatles , Chicago , Motown , Tom Jones and more…. Buffet dinner by Frank’s Catering Place – Ukrainian Banquet Hall, 1000 Byron Ave. Date – Saturday February 14, 2015 , 6 pm to 12 am Tickets - $50 per person - Cash Bar Tickets – (613) 294-1989 or Frank’s Catering (613) 421-6661 Or buy online at http://lounelson.wix.com/lounelson
February 14, 2015
Feel the LOVE! Make your Valentine's Day special! Join us for a wonderful evening of dancing at this non profit social dance for singles and couples 35+! This dance is geared to the younger crowd with a club atmosphere and our amazing video DJ, SOUND IN MOTION, playing current chart topping club style dance music. There is a cash bar and canteen. We are getting rave reviews on our complimentary light buffet which is served at 11 pm. Free parking on site.
February 14, 2015
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of our flag with family fun! Organized by the 50 Years Of Our Flag Committee, Red and White FlagFest is a winter carnival and festival aimed at all ages as we celebrate the 50th year of our Canadian Flag. Including great activities like fireworks, a team scavenger hunt, comedy show, and sledding races, there's something for everyone here. So grab your flags, sport your red and white, and come join us for an amazing time!
February 15, 2015
The Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre will be hosting its third annual “RockRaiser”, a musical concert at Greenfield’s Pub and Eatery. RockRaiser is taking place Sunday February 15th 2014 between three and 9 o'clock. This is an all age event that showcases the talent of local Ottawa artists and bands. This year RockRaiser plays host to Sandi Skye, Megan Laurence, Lucas Haneman, Arms of the Girl, Robert Farrell, and Airliner Blues Band with DJ Noah from Live 88.5FM once again be master of ceremonies for the evening.
February 15, 2015
A unique family learning adventure awaits you at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! Explore the sights and sounds of farm life through animals, exhibitions, treasures from the collection, hands-on demonstrations, and delicious foods. How often do you let perfectly edible food go uneaten? Get the whole family to participate in creating a “garbage soup” using up those odds and ends from the veggie crisper, which often go wasted. Bring the ideas home and try it the many different combinations to make a winter comforting soup!
February 16, 2015
The Cultural & Heritage Services Branch of the City of Ottawa and the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa present Heritage Day, an annual event taking place at Ottawa City Hall, located at 110 Laurier Avenue West. Local historical societies, heritage groups, and museums will exhibit tabletop displays; while lively music and entertainment is provided and costumed interpreters greet visitors. Light refreshments will be served. Les Services culturels et patrimoniaux de la Ville d’Ottawa et Le Conseil des organismes du patrimoine d’Ottawa organisent la Fête du patrimoine, une célébration annuelle qui se déroulera à l’hôtel de ville, au 110, avenue Laurier Ouest. Les sociétés historiques, les groupes patrimoniaux et les musées de la région présenteront des expositions sur table, au son d’une musique entraînante, accompagnées d’animation et d’interprètes costumés qui accueilleront les visiteurs. Des rafraîchissements seront servis sur place.
February 17, 2015
The annual spring Craft Show at Carlingwood!
February 17 - March 01, 2015
The 40th annual Ottawa Boat & Sportsmen's Show returns to the EY Centre this February 19-22, 2015. Join thousands of boating and outdoor enthusiasts from all over the Capital region to get this year's best deals on boats at the Show's Spring Super Sale, preview 2015’s latest gear, plan an exciting outdoor getaway. This is the spot to get a head start on your summer.
February 19 -  22, 2015
IODE Walter Baker Chapter will meet February 19th at 1 pm at 229 Colonnade Road South. Women of all ages are invited to attend and learn about volunteer work. For more information, please visit our website or call Alia at 613-864-6779.
February 19, 2015
Mardis Gras Lunch (Licensed event with a cash bar) Thursday, February 19th Cost: $11 (Advanced tickets required) 12pm: Lunch Menu: Roll, Chicken Gumbo Soup, Cajun Pork Loin, Creole Rice and Beans, Tennessee Whiskey Cake with Ice-Cream, Coffee and Tea 1pm: Entertainment provided by The Original Trillium Dixieland Jazz Band. Deadline for ticket purchase is February 17 by 3pm Special Events – Tickets Required (call or stop by our Front Reception to buy your ticket). Inform Front Reception about any dietary needs when buying your ticket The Good Companions – Seniors’ Centre 670 Albert St. K1R 6L2 (613) 236-0428 OC Transpo bus Routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99
February 19, 2015
Dance to the music of the Ottawa New Horizons “Two Beats Ahead Big Band”, under the direction of Brian Asselin. The benefit dance and silent auction will take place on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:00pm at Orchard View Wedding & Conference Centre, 6346 Deermeadow Drive, Ottawa. Presented by Manotick Veterinary Hospital; 100% of the proceeds are in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Tickets are $30. Enjoy music and canapés throughout the evening. Tickets are available in person at the Manotick Veterinary Hospital, 4224 Rideau Valley Drive North, Manotick or credit card telephone orders through Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind at (613) 692-7777. The band performs many classics and standards, but also current tunes by artists such as Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake. Ottawa New Horizons is a group of over 150 adults who come together to play music in a supportive and fun environment. Bands are led by experienced professionals who are music teachers in area schools. The first Ottawa New Horizons Band was formed in January 2008 as an outreach program of Dominion-Chalmers United Church. Visit www.ottawanewhorizons.com for additional information on the band. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided more than 750 professionally trained guide dogs to Canadians who are visually impaired from coast to coast. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind also has an Assistance Dogs Division, which trains assistance dogs for individuals in the Ottawa area with mobility-related disabilities. To learn more about the organization, visit www.guidedogs.ca or phone (613) 692-7777.
February 21, 2015
Join us SUNDAY FEBRUARY 22nd for RUNWAY FOR HOPE Ottawa a charity fashion show in support of CHEO - Project Stitch . HOSTED BY : Angela Blyth from JEWEL 98.5 FM SCHEDULE : Sunday February 22, 2015 Ottawa Marriott Hotel - 100 Kent st. Reception : 6:30 PM - Victoria Room (2nd Floor ) Runway Show : 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM ( Victoria Room ) DESCRIPTION : Runway for Hope Ottawa event’s focus is to promote local fashion designers in Ottawa while also supporting charities that help make our communities better.Proceeds from the event go towards CHEO PRESENTERS : Ottawa Local Fashion Designers from Richard Robinson Academy&clothing stores CHARITY: charity fashion show in support of CHEO TICKETS INFO : Early Bird tickets - $30 Regular EFFECTIVE : Thursday Jan . 1 , 2015 $35 Regular | $45 VIP | $60 At the Door You can also purchase tickets online by visiting our website at : www.runwayforhope.ca For Ticket Reservations contact us : ( 613 ) 316-1580 | (613) 979-7290 Email: info@runwayforhope.ca
February 22, 2015
STANDING ROOM ONLY FEBRUARY TEA DANCE Fourth Tea Dance of the 2014/2015 Season (OUR NINTH SEASON!) Almonte Old Town Hall 14 Bridge Street, Almonte, Ontario Sunday, February 22 2015 1:00 - 4:00 PM Doors open at 12:30 PM. Admission is $12 plus $2 Town Hall improvement surcharge or $25 per couple (at the door, cash only, reservations are not required) COME EXPERIENCE THE EXCELLENT DANCE FLOOR, WHICH WAS NEWLY REFINISHED IN 2012. "All the experienced ballroom dancers at the dance thought the new floor was terrific!" - student with Lorna’s Dance Collective For more detailed information and directions, see our Web site at – http://www.sroteadances.org or call (613) 563-7044 Dance studios/clubs – we would appreciate your informing your students/members about this exciting event.
February 22, 2015
Join our group to discuss computer related issues or learn something new. Whether you are a beginner or a guru, we try to make your computing experience a better one. You are welcome with or without your device. 10:30am. Free drop-in program.
February 24, 2015
February 24, 2015. 7:00 PM Maxwell's Bistro, 340 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M6 Come out for three of the darkest authors ChiSeries Ottawa has ever presented... if you dare. Featuring readings by the authors, plus a Q&A. Their latest works will be available for sale thanks to our friends at Perfect Books. This event is part of The Dark Side II: Highway of Horror tour making its way through Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia. It is free and open to the public.
February 24, 2015
Discover websites and databases that are useful in tracing your Canadian military ancestors and understanding the context for their experience of the Great War. Registration required. At the Rosemount Branch of the Ottawa Public Library 18 Rosemount Avenue Wednesday, February 25,2015 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Registration (10) For more information, contact Infoservice at 613-580-2940 or infoservice@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
February 25, 2015
One of the most unique stand-up comics working today, Canadian born Jeremy Hotz has quickly become a proven international success. With another stellar performance at this year's Montreal Comedy Festival: Just For Laughs and his sold out Canadian theater tour "What A Miserable Tour This Is....", as well as performances all over the United States, Europe and Australia, Jeremy continues to grab audiences with his completely original and confused, yet very astute, observational comedy.
February 26 - March 01, 2015
Kathy Nathan, who is a psychologist and mindfulness teacher, will introduce you mindfulness as it can be applied to every day living. You will have the opportunity to directly experience an enjoyable practice as part of the evening. 6:30 pm. Free registration is required. To register, please visit the link below or contact your local library.
February 26, 2015
Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo is back! Meet with top-ranked universities from around the world to find out more about studying abroad for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, certificate or diploma. Learn about admission requirements, scholarships, program options and exciting destinations. Visit the Travel Zone for Gap Year options, volunteering, internships, language travel and work abroad. FREE ADMISSION and free seminars held throughout the day. Check out our website www.studyandgoabroad.com for more information. Friday, February 27, 2015 Fair Times: 2 pm - 6 pm Free Seminars: 1 pm - 6 pm Ottawa Salon Shaw Centre 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
February 27, 2015
February 27, 2015
Birthday Party Friday, February 27th 1:15pm Entertainment will be provided by Side by Side, featuring Mary Frances, Simpson, Bill Luxton and Kay Denison. Cake, ice-cream, coffee or tea will be served after the show. There is no charge to members celebrating birthdays; $4 for all others. Guest tickets are available at Front Reception on the day of the party. Special Events – Tickets Required (call or stop by our Front Reception to buy your ticket). Inform Front Reception about any dietary needs when buying your ticket The Good Companions – Seniors’ Centre 670 Albert St. K1R 6L2 (613) 236-0428 OC Transpo bus Routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99
February 27, 2015
Bookfest is Elmdale Public School’s annual celebration of BOOKS. This year we combine this great second-hand book sale, with its low, low prices, with SPECIAL APPEARANCES and READINGS by some of Ottawa’s best-known authors: FRANCES ITANI: Whose latest novel Tell was short-listed for a Giller Prize; MARK SUTCLIFF: Editor of iRun magazine and author of Why I Run; BOB PLAMONDON: Author of many political books, most recently The Truth about Trudeau; ROBERT MCMECHAN: Author of Allison’s Brain; CHARLES GORDON: Journalist and author of At the Cottage and The Canadian Trip. FOR INFO RE: TIMES OF AUTHOR READINGS, VISIT http://elmdalecouncil.com WHEN: Fri., Feb. 27, 9:00am to 9:00pm, and Sat., Feb. 28, 9:00am to 4:00pm. WHERE: Elmdale Public School, 49 Iona St. Books to donate? We’ll come and get them- Email: kathclaus@sympatico.ca. Funds raised at Bookfest support Elmdale Public School. Surplus books donated to worthy causes in the community.
February 27 -  28, 2015

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