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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
April 01, 2015
DID YOU KNOW? Canada Revenue Agency allows residents of Ontario to invest directly into Canadian real estate development projects with their existing registered funds (RRSP, TFSA, LIRA, RESP). EXPLORE HOW YOU CAN EARN 8% FIXED RATE OF RETURN PLEASE JOIN US for an information session Thursday April 2nd, 2015 at 6:30pm Ottawa Public Library Rideau Branch Presentation starts at 7:00pm PLEASE BE SURE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE AS SEATING IS LIMITED INFO FOR PARKING: The Ottawa Public Library has 9 parking lot spots which are available on a first-come first-serve basis. The entrance, is accessed via an alley off Rideau St. between the library and Loblaws. On-street parking is free in the evenings and there is paid parking available under Loblaws. In addition, bus routes 7, 12, 14, and 16 stop one block from the library. RSVP: info@scenesoleil.com
April 02, 2015
TRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their second baby in April 2015. The Monarchist League, Ottawa Branch is hosting an Easter themed Baby Shower, April 2, 2015, 6:30 PM, celebrating Canada's national welcome to the new addition to the Royal Family.Games, prizes, small plates and cash bar included in admission.
April 02, 2015
Looking to connect with other researchers? Seeking ways to grow your network and develop your career? Join us on Thursday April 2 2015 from 13h to 14h30 in downtown Ottawa. We're a community of researchers creating entrepreneurial ways to ply our profession. RSVP required contact Renée Gendron at renee@vitaedynamics.com
April 02, 2015
St. John Passion, one of the great masterworks of Johann Sebastian Bach will be presented at Saint-François-d'Assise Church, 20 Fairmont Ave (corner of Wellington Street West) on Good Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. This is a free concert. It is offered in the tradition of the great cathedrals and churches of Europe, where every year, Holy Week is the ideal time to hear a choral version of the Passion of Christ. For this concert, the parish will welcome some 75 chorists, from two well-known choirs: the Chœur Classique de l’Outaouais and l’Ensemble Kô from Montreal. Under the direction of Tiphaine Legrand, the baritone Luc Lalonde will join the soloists from l’Ensemble Kô and the choirs will be accompanied by Frédéric Lacroix on the harpsichord, Rick J. Tersteeg on the cello and Gilles Maurice Leclerc, the resident organist at St-François d’Assise church.
April 03, 2015
See the Ottawa 67’s take on the Niagara Ice Dogs in Game 5 of the playoffs Friday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. at The Arena at TD Place. Tickets start at just $18 for adults, $13 for kids 12 and under. And don’t forget underground parking is available online in advance of the game for just $8. Ottawa67s.com *If necessary
April 03, 2015
Event Description: Culture Chic Affair event was designed to promote local businesses in Ottawa that cater to African, Caribbean and major cultures that exist in Canada while also supporting charities to help make the community a better place. We are promoting the event through food, music, fashion and art. Culture Chic Affair promotes local talent in our city by involving models, small business owners such as food vendors, artist, make up artists, hairstylists and fashion designers. Our main goal for this event is to help support and establish new and existing companies by providing them with the recognition that they deserve. Overview: Culture Chic Affair is aimed at promoting local businesses in Ontario, Canada. Our main focus is to be able to promote and provide exposure for local vendors in the industry that cater to all sorts of cultures. One element of the event, will be the fashion show that will showcase clothing designers from Afro/Caribbean cultures from around Ontario. The Audience: You are the audience! We invite all business individuals, students, fashion enthusiasts, local fashion designers, local artist, the media, the Ottawa community to come out and support our local vendors. You will make a difference. Charity: We will be supporting the Nelson House of Ottawa (A group that focuses on ending violence against women). To learn more, please visit: http://www.nelsonhouse.on.ca/ WHAT TO EXPECT: -Fashion show with upcoming local designers (Mostly with African elements) -Entertainment (Local drummers) -Live performance by our local artist Nancita Kapi (www.nancitakapi.com) -Food tasting from our local vendors -Beautiful display of arts that you can purchase - DJ by Tribal Threat -Vendor tables with the ability to purchase items on site Tickets details: VIP- $65.00 - A SWAG bag with goodies! (Discount vouchers to purchase items from your favourite vendors - Up to $200.00 in savings) -A complimentary Glass of Wine-Free ticket to the VIP After party Regular Tickets- $45.00 At the Door- $55.00
April 04, 2015
Billings Estate National Historic Site Saturday, April 4 from 10 am to 4 pm “Egg jarping”? What in the world is that?!? Discover what it is, and more, as we explore Easter traditions from around the world! There’ll be traditional North American Easter activities, including an Easter egg hunt, lots of candy, and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Make fun, lasting memories with the whole family as you participate in our hands-on activities such as: egg-rolling races, egg dyeing, perfume making, water balloon tosses, and, of course, egg jarping. Cost: $6/person, $10/pair, $16/family 613-247-4830 museums@ottawa.ca
April 04, 2015
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum Saturday, April 4 from 10 am to 4 pm Have you met our very own Easter Bunny? Curious Cottontail comes out of hiding once a year to help our young friends find their Easter eggs tucked away in the most unexpected places. Have fun while exploring the history of rural agriculture at our large petting zoo (with bunnies, cows, donkeys, and more!). Then, learn to make all-natural dyes and become skilled at dyeing eggs. Cost: $7/person, $5/students and seniors, $18/family 613-833-3059 museums@ottawa.ca
April 04, 2015
Fairfields Heritage House Saturday, April 4 from 10 am to 2 pm Join us for an EGG-citing Easter hunt and meet the Easter bunny! Hop on into Fairfields to learn about Victorian family Easter traditions. You’ll experiment with making all-natural dyes, dyeing eggs, and paper basket weaving. It’s sure to be a sp’EGG’tacular time for the whole family! Cost: $6/person, $10/pair, $16/family 613-726-2652 museums@ottawa.ca
April 04, 2015
Nepean Museum Saturday, April 4 from 1 pm to 4 pm Take part in our family-friendly Easter scavenger hunt! You’ll explore the museum while solving clues about Easter traditions in Nepean! Be sure to take part in making an egg-cellent craft. Cost: by donation 613-580-9638 museums@ottawa.ca
April 04, 2015
Pinhey’s Point Historic Site Saturday, April 4 from 10 am to 4 pm Celebrate Spring and Easter with us at Pinhey’s! The Horaceville Hop includes a petting zoo with adorable baby animals, our annual egg hunt, and, of course, a visit with the Easter Bunny. We’re also excited to start planting our beautiful gardens and we need your help starting seeds. We’ll even place a special tag on your seeds so you can come back and see how your plant has grown. Make sure to decorate your own pot and plant your own seeds to take home! Cost: $6/person, $10/pair, $16/family 613-832-4347 museums@ottawa.ca
April 04, 2015
IFCO presents brand new Super 8 and 16mm short films from Ottawa based film artists, at the Arts Court Theatre (#2 Daly Avenue). From experimental documentaries - Arcane Veritas, to exciting dramatic narratives - The Unorthodox Defense; I’M A FILMMAKA will give the audience a dynamic film viewing experience! So, if you’re a local, or just visiting for the holiday long weekend, and looking for something interesting to do; take a break, and come join IFCO and its filmmakers at our - I’M A FILMMAKA screening. There’ll be some eats and bites provided by The Downtown Rideau Business Improvement Area (DRBIA). Tickets are $12, and are now on sale at IFCO (Suite #140 – #2 Daly Avenue). Call 613.569.1789 to purchase.
April 04, 2015
ABSOLUTE COMEDY presents The Barley Mow Comedy Show THIS Saturday Night! (and every Saturday night!) April 4th, come out and see our feature act Ali Hassan. A Canadian Comedy Award nominee, Ali has rocked Just For Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and was the highlight of the movie 'Goon'! Professional comedians, beer and food specials - all for ten bucks! The Barley Mow - Saturday April 4th @ 9:00. 1060 Bank Street, reservations can be made @ (613) 730-1279 Join the Barley mow facebook group! http://tinyurl.com/mesedch Come have a beer and a laugh at The Mow!
April 04, 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
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
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
Come and meet with other parents to discover new strategies for making parenting more effective, less stressful and more rewarding – for everyone. Topics include: teen development, effective communication, dealing with conflict, building trust and respect, setting limits…
March 09 - April 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
Music and Beyond online auction is extended until APRIL 18, 2015 at 11:00 p.m. Hundreds of great items are up: Art, concerts, restaurant gift certificates, musical instruments, vacations, travel, recordings, music lessons, books, antiques and even a car. Watch the auction closely for new items being added and for various closing dates. Don’t miss the opportunity to win amazing items at a very good price.There is something for everyone! Start bidding today at: http://musicandbeyond.ca/festival2015/mb-auctions/. For more info, tel. 613-241-0777, info@musicandbeyond.ca
March 19 - April 18, 2015

Upcoming Events

See the Ottawa 67’s take on the Niagara IceDogs in Game 7 of the playoffs Tuesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at The Arena at TD Place. Tickets start at just $18 for adults, $13 for kids 12 and under. And don’t forget underground parking is available online in advance of the game for just $8. Ottawa67s.com
April 07, 2015
Tues, Apr 7, 5 PM @ The Aulde Dubliner, 62 William St As the constitutional challenge to the 2012 refugee health care cuts makes its way to the Federal Court of Appeal this spring, we invite you to come hear from the experts and join the conversation at this Café Scientifique, “Taking it to Court: Refugee Health Care & the Law”. Light snacks and soft drinks will be provided; cash bar available. RSVP to refugeehub@uottawa.ca This event is presented by the University of Ottawa’s: Refugee Hub; Centre for Health Law, Ethics & Policy; and Human Rights Research and Education Centre
April 07, 2015
An Introduction to Living Aligned Tuesday, April 7 6:30-8 pm @ Spirit Art Studio, All Saints Church, 317 Chapel St. Are you in the midst of a change or about to embark on one? Want to re-energize your life with a renewed sense of purpose? In this introductory session, you'll get a taste of the Living Aligned framework developed by Linda Vanderelee, who has decades of experience as a coach and facilitator. You’ll play with a blend of creative activities to explore ways you can live better aligned with your vision, values, and circumstances. Drop-ins welcome, but it would be helpful to know if you are coming in advance. You can register online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-introduction-to-living-aligned-tickets-16165255715. Learn more: 819-459-3580 | linda@lindavanderlee.com | www.lindavanderlee.com
April 07, 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
April 08, 2015
Brighter Futures for East African Youth is a fun community event with a serious goal: helping young people in east Africa overcome tremendous challenges to build a better future through education and enterprise. On Thursday April 9th we are hosting a fundraising event at the CUBE Gallery in Westboro. The evening will begin at 6pm and will feature art, live music, hors d'oeuvres prepared by a local chef, a silent auction and other fun activities. Tickets are $50.00. Proceeds will benefit CAP/AIDS, a registered Canadian charity established in 2003 with the aim of extending a hand to grassroots African organizations that are on the front lines in providing care and support to people affected by or vulnerable to AIDS. Through these organizations, our goal is to help youth who have been orphaned and/or abandoned to the street by helping them to complete their education and training, start small community businesses, and gain vital work experience.
April 09, 2015
Raise a glass to California! Discover for yourself why there really is no other place on earth quite like California. Join owners, winemakers and friends from the vineyards at the 2015 California Wine Fair and enjoy a unique opportunity to sample more than 400 premium wines from 120 of California¹s top producers. This is the largest tasting tour of California wines in Canada! Friday, April 10, 2015 The Westin Ottawa 11 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4 $75/ticket can be purchased online at www.calwine.ca
April 10, 2015
This April 10th-12th marks the 2nd Annual Capital Burlesque Expo. Join us as we celebrate the best in Burlesque and Vaudeville with over 60 local and international performers over three days in 3 great Ottawa venues. Friday Night Kickoff at Fatboy's Southern Smokehouse Saturday Night Gala at Barrymore's Music Hall Sunday Brunch at Maxwell's Bistro
April 10 -  12, 2015
Looking for the ultimate girl’s day out? Come to The National Women’s Show, a fantastic day filled with fashion, food and fun. With over 250 exhibits offering the best and the largest selection of products and services there is something for every woman! For more information, visit www.nationalwomenshow.com.
April 11 -  12, 2015
The DCB Committee would like to cordially invite you to Sparkle The 1st Annual Dental Charity Ball in the National Capital Region. On Saturday April 11, 2015 , Sparkle will take place in a spectacular and internationally renowned setting; a venue housing the world’s largest indoor collection of totem poles. The Grand Hall & River View Salon within The Museum of History will be the inception of this charitable event. We encourage you to invite your colleagues, friends and family and take advantage of our limited supply of Early-bird tickets! Sincerely, The DCB Committee Contact Us: sparkle@dentalcharityball.ca Sparkle Together www.dentalcharityball.ca | Limited Tickets Available Online
April 11, 2015
Keep your old electronics out of landfill! Bring them to our event & we'll make sure they're recycled or disposed of responsibly. Saturday, April 11, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. St. Mark Catholic HS, 1040 Dozois Road, corner of Mitch Owens & Dozois/Limebank Drive Up. Drop Off. Rain or Shine. For more info visit: http://mrh.ocsb.ca
April 11, 2015
SPRING RUMMAGE SALE on Sat. April 11th from 10:00 to 1:00 at St. Andrew's Church, 82 Kent St., Ottawa. Clothing, books, household items, surprises, low prices. Church office, tel. 613-232-9042.
April 11, 2015
Wave goodbye to winter and come enjoy the Barrhaven United Church (3013 Jockvale Road)"Canadian Spring" Concert on April 11 at 7:00 p.m. A concert of warming and eclectic music after a long, cold winter.Featured artists are Manotick Brass Ensemble (brass quintet),Group Therapy (women's barbershop quartet)and Armas Maiste (Classical & Jazz pianist). Tickets:Advance - Adults $20;Students $10 At the door - Adults $22;Students $12 Light Refreshments are included. Free parking. More information: 613 825-1707 or www.barrhavenunited.org
April 11, 2015
Monthly Meeting at The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean (Ottawa). 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: "DNA 101" (DNA for Genealogy). 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Break. Discovery Table with Sussex, England as the theme: meet with several members who are knowledgeable about this English county. 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: "My Ancestors Were All Ag Labs (Agricultural Labourers), or Were They?". Christine Jackson presents the story of her research into her Sussex ancestors, who apparently were all agricultural labourers, with one interesting exception. More info: http://www.bifhsgo.ca
April 11, 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
The show itself will start at 8pm. Tickets will be $6, sold inside. The idea of the show is for the audience to give the comics topics to improvise on. There will be an MC to take suggestions and occasionally riff with the comic on stage. At the end of the show, audience members will vote on their favourite act of the night. Top 3 winners earn prize money and bragging rights. You pick the topics, you pick the winners. Come out to the 2nd edition of the Off The Rails Comedy Competition and see Ottawa's bravest comics battle it out!
April 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
"Learning a New Jazz Tune in Your Personal Style" is a comprehensive, hands-on workshop with jazz vocalist Sharada Banman from Montreal. Learn how to build a repertoire of tunes suited to you and practice singing with accompanist Mark Ferguson on piano. Workshop will be held at the Bluesfest School of Music & Art at 450 Churchill Ave N from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Regular fee is $135 and $105 for full-time students. Please visit our website at www.jazzworkscanada.com for a detailed curriculum of the workshop. For further information, please contact us at jazz@jazzworkscanada.com or 613-523-0316.
April 12, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 6-7:30 pm, First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, K1P 5J4 Powerful pieces from the flute and piano repertoire presented by London-based flutist Lindsay Bryden and acclaimed pianist Jean Desmarais, including works by Taffanel, Schocker, Donizetti, Boulez, Roussel and Dove. The recital will take place in the lovely acoustics of First Baptist Church, corner of Laurier Ave W and Elgin Street. Admission is free; goodwill offering appreciated. For more information see www.lindsaybryden.com
April 12, 2015
Well-being Connections and Resources is pleased to offer a half-day workshop Ghost/Spirits 101- Fact & Fiction (paranormal phemenon) Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 12:30pm at Lone Star Restaurant in Ottawa located at 1211 Lemieux Street – near the St-Laurent shopping mall. Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com Cost: $25 This workshop is for those who are interested in developing and using their psychic abilities on paranormal investigations or ghost hunts. Topics will include: basic knowledge of where it all started, opening up, personal protection, working with different types of spirit communicate and obtaining information, psychometry, the challenges of using psychic skills in a haunted location, and recognizing and dealing with good or dark energies.
April 12, 2015
Awaken your own self-healing ability to live a healthy and vibrant with Gabriella Studor! Well-being Connections and Resources is pleased to offer a half-day lecture Sunday, April 12, 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 Who should attend this workshop? Anyone who wants to learn how to increase their energy, strengthen their power and become aware of how to self-heal yourself. This workshop will provide you with many practical tips and techniques to help you manage stress, let go of pain, maintain your energy level and fully enjoy a happy and abundant life! The workshop will cover: Body psychology - how and where we store the pain and stress in our body. How to raise your vibration, use affirmations and visualizations to achieve your goals and dreams. Healing meditation - be guided through several meditations for self-healing, transformation, and spiritual growth.
April 12, 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
James Raffan is a prolific writer, speaker, geographer and renowned canoeist. He is currently the Executive Director of The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario. For 19 years Raffan was also a Professor of Outdoor & Experiential Education at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Join James as he shares stories from his new book, Circling the Midnight Sun: Culture and Change in the Invisible Arctic, a warm-hearted and engaging portrait of the circumpolar world, but also a deeply affecting story of societies and landscapes in the throes of enormous change. Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. Canada Aviation and Space Museum 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa Tickets are $15 and are available at rcgs.org/speaker
April 15, 2015
Join Ottawa’s movers and shakers on April 16th as we celebrate the 170th Anniversary of Bruyère Continuing Care with Broadway’s smash hit Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage. At this magical benefit evening, stars will shine in the sky and on the stage. You and your guests will be dazzled by this unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, and sensational dancing while supporting Ottawa’s first and oldest hospital. When someone you love needs care, Bruyère is there. Proceeds from this exclusive event go directly towards the care of patients and families across all five Bruyère sites and Bruyère Research Institute. For information on ticket packages and to purchase tickets visit bruyere.org/broadway
April 16, 2015
IODE Walter Baker Chapter will meet April 16th at 1 pm at 229 Colonnade Road South. Women of all ages are invited to attend and discover ways to help in their community. For more information please contact Alia at 613-864-6779.
April 16, 2015
ORIGINALS - THE SPRING CRAFT SALE is the “in” trend for shopping this Spring! And it’s not your ordinary shopping experience! With over 180 artisans from across the country, all under one roof, there’s no telling what unique Canadian hand made product you might find!For 4 days only, the EY Centre will be transformed into your own personal “shopping mall” of specialty boutiques. It’s the perfect place to find one of a kind items made right here in Canada. From original home & garden décor, nature body care products, stunning fashion, unique handcrafted jewellery and delicious gourmet treats, you’re sure to find something you’ll love! Shop for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays & anniversaries or treat yourself to something new.
April 16 -  19, 2015
Date: Thursday, April 16th 2015 Venue: The career Fair will be held at The Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata North Address: 525 Legget Dr, Ottawa, ON K2K 2W2 There will be two time slots available: Session 1 (Open to New & Recent University or College Graduates) will be 1pm – 3pm Session 2 (Open to the general public) will be 4pm – 7pm The event is free to attend for both professionals and students and there will be more than 20 + employers in attendance. You won’t want to miss this excellent opportunity to get in front of the high tech employers of the popular Kanata North business community. Employers/Companies who wish to participate can register on the website at: www.kanatanorthbia.ca Note: JOB SEEKERS MUST PRE-REGISTER ON THE EVENT PAGE TO ATTEND.
April 16, 2015
Barbara Lewis brings her acclaimed concert, “Passionate Heart” to Ottawa’s intimate Richcraft Hall at Shenkman Arts Centre on Friday, April 17 at 7:30 PM. Join us on this magical evening to hear noted Canadian songstress Barbara Lewis lend her incomparable vocal artistry to some of the best-loved songs of Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Sting, Michel Legrand and many others. Her uniquely personal musical tribute, “Passionate Heart”, is an ode to the music that has quickened our heartbeats and given us our finest memories. Visit www.barbaralewis.com for more information. Purchase tickets online at Shenkmanarts.ca or call: 613-580-2700 • Toll Free: 866-752-5231 Regular price: 22.50 in adavance/ 27.50 at the door Seniors (65+): 17.50 in advance/ $20.00 at the door
April 17, 2015
La Grange de la Gatineau invites you to a jazz evening with bass player Fred Pauze and his ensemble (Samuel Blais on the saxophone, Gregory Burton at the piano and Mark Nelson on the drums), on Friday, April 17, at 8pm. Surrounded by some of the country’s most skillful musicians, Fred and his group offer a set of compositions that take us through the full spectrum of human emotion. At the intersection of traditional and modern jazz, seasoned with ingredients of free and classical music, the quartet’s music ranges from introspective and intriguing, to moments of sheer energy and surprise! 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
April 17, 2015
The Ottawa Orchid Society's 34th annual orchid show takes place on April 18 & 19, 2015 and will feature over 600 blooming orchids in stunning, colourful orchid displays, an art gallery of local orchid paintings, photographs and crafts, and more than 25 orchid vendors selling outstanding orchid plants and orchid supplies. Members of the Society will offer tours of the exhibits and expert advice on growing orchids. Saturday April 18: noon to 5:00 pm and Sunday, April 19: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 2H9. General admission: $12, Seniors (60+) and Children (8-12) $10.Photographers with tripods welcome Sunday 9-11am.For more information visit our website at www.ottawaorchidsociety.com.
April 18 -  19, 2015
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on the Minnesota United FC Saturday, April 18 at 3 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. OttawaFuryFC.com Voyez le Fury FC d’Ottawa affronter le Minnesota United FC le samedi 18 avril à 15 h à la Place TD. Les billets sont en vente à partir de 17 $ pour adultes et jeunes 12 ans et moins. OttawaFuryFC.com
April 18, 2015
The Archives of Ontario is a major resource for Ontario genealogy. An outreach officer from the Archives will provide a comprehensive tour of the website and discuss how to use the website & Microfilm Interloan Service to access Archives collections from a distance. An essential session whether you are a seasoned genealogist or just starting to explore your family tree. Free, but please register online at www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca/program or phone 613-580-2940
April 18, 2015
SHOP LOCAL SHOWCASE NORTH GRENVILLE MUNICIPAL CENTRE April 18, 2015 9am - 3 pm Businesses are invited to participate in the Shop Local Showcase, being held April 18, 2015 at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. The community is invited to attend this amazing event, offering food / wine / beer tasting, and to discover what local businesses have to offer. Admission is FREE and guests over 21, will have the opportunity to enter a draw for a TRIP FOR TWO TO LAS VEGAS!! The Shop Local Showcase is being hosted by the past organizers of the Kemptville Home & Lifestyle Show and the Kemptville Bride & Groom Show. They are Leah Finley and Anne Kotlarchuk, previous employees of the University of Guelph, Kemptville Campus. With over 10 years experience, they know how to plan successful trade shows! The goal of the Shop Local Showcase, is to bring entrepreneurs together, promote their business products and services, and to educate the community about what it means to shop local. This one of a kind show will host the following business products and services: Home Services & Renovations Local Dining, Wine Making and Brewing Healthy / Active Living Services Weddings - Planning, Caterers, Decor and more… Artisans & One of a Kind Creations Booths are $250 ($300 after April 1), and Marketplace tables are $150, plus HST. If you are interested in participating, further information can be found at www.alkeventmanagement.ca Follow the show activities on Facebook - /shoplocalshowcase and Twitter - @shoplocal15 Show hosts Anne or Leah, can be reached by email at shoplocalshowcase@hotmail.com Mark April 18, 2015 on your calendar and plan to attend this amazing show. Don't forget that it's FREE ADMISSION and you will have a chance to win a TRIP FOR TWO TO LAS VEGAS (must be 21 years of age or older).
April 18, 2015
The Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show, means you can shop like its 1969! Canada’s largest sale of vintage clothing is one adrenalin filled day of one-of-a-kind fashion shopping. Vintage and retro clothing, accessories, jewellery, vintage Chanel handbags, designer resale and more! Sunday April 19, 2015 10am-5pm. Shaw Centre (Ottawa Convention Centre), 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa Ontario, K1N 9J2 Admission $10 Discount pass at: www.ottawavintageclothingshow.ca
April 19, 2015
Rag & Bone Theatre adapts The Last Polar Bear in a puppet show for children aged 2 to 10 in a fundraiser for Good Morning Creative Arts school. Location: Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Ave. Cost: $10 per child. Free for accompanying adults.
April 19, 2015
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on FC Edmonton Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. OttawaFuryFC.com Voyez le Fury FC d’Ottawa affronter FC Edmonton le mercredi 22 avril à 19 h 30 à la Place TD. Les billets sont en vente à partir de 17 $ pour adultes et jeunes 12 ans et moins. OttawaFuryFC.com
April 22, 2015
Nita Strauss, guitarist currently on tour with Alice Cooper will be giving a guitar clinic at Fleet Pro Sound & Lighting followed by a meet & greet. The evening is sponsored by Ibanez, be sure to get your tickets fast as space is limited. Tickets can be purchased on line at https://fleetsound.com/nita-strauss-guitar-clinic-at-fleet.html or in the store. TICKETS $15.00 - can be purchased ONLINE or IN STORE Doors open at 6pm, the clinic will start at 7pm followed by a meet and greet at 8pm.
April 22, 2015
The fourth annual Grassroots will take place April 23-26, 2015 on three floors of the Royal Canadian Legion, Montgomery Branch,330 Kent Street, K2P 2A6, in downtown Ottawa. The Ottawa Grassroots Festival is a family-friendly gathering of folk music, dance and spoken word. Grassroots is a unique experience, accessible and indoors with FREE daytime activities designed to appeal to all ages, featuring workshops, sing-along, special kids’ activities, an instrument petting zoo, jam sessions, a Festival Choir, folk dancing, instrument building and much more. Evening performances will be ticketed. Follow the latest line-up and performer news on the OGF website, Facebook and Twitter.” It’s called Grassroots because it is! This not-for-profit organization is run entirely by volunteers. More info: http://ottawagrassrootsfestival.com Follow us on Face Book www.facebook.com/pages/Ottawa-Grassroots-Festival/210912422324113
April 23 -  26, 2015
From Toronto to Ottawa we going Full Circle celebrating the debut project Infinite Edges Dynamic aka Ya Favourite Lightskin & KingsCollege will be in attendance repping Ottawa & doing what they do best so make sure you mark your calendar & tell a friend cause we'll show you how The Home Invasion Show on CKCUfm kick it HOME INVASION ON THE RISE!!!! (18+ Event ID Required)
April 23, 2015
Coming this Spring to Lansdowne Park Ottawa- THE BEVERAGE SHOW! The craft cocktail renaissance is alive and growing. The beverage industry has been busting into a mix of renaissance and new-world mixed cocktails. Come and join today’s aficionados that are looking for that new experience when enjoying a beverage at their favorite bars, restaurants, or when they are creating them at home. Be it your national brands that consumers know or that special new taste of summer that you’ve never imagined, THE BEVERAGE SHOW is the opportunity for discovery in Ottawa on Friday, April 24, 2015 – 4pm to 10pm and Saturday, April 25, 2015 – 1pm to 10pm. THE BEVERAGE SHOW will showcase new and unique tastes of summer – from specialty cocktails, coolers, beers and other adult beverages. For further information and updates please go to; http://knowledgeableconsumption.ca/
April 24 -  25, 2015
HWF brings hope and gently used furniture to families in need... Support us by attending: Helping With Furniture (HWF) Annual Fundraising Gala Friday, April 24th, 6:00 p.m. at St. Elias Banquet Hall 750 Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa Free cocktail for every guest. Silent auction for all tastes and budgets. Wow, over 80 items! Mouth-watering 4-course gourmet dinner Entertainment Fun, relaxed atmosphere $60 per person - purchase tickets via Paypal for yourself or sponsor a family to attend. Or Donate (charitable receipt) via Internet transfer, cheque or cash. For more details on HWF: http://www.hwfottawa.org or call 613-612-6228 Heartfelt thanks for all your support! Nathalie Maoine a.k.a. The Deliverer of HWF Click to see her in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJaIEczM_M0
April 24, 2015
The Beverage Show, April 24-25 2015 Aberdeen Pavilion Lansdowne Park Ottawa’s premier beverage production team has brought you yet again another exciting beverage sampling opportunity. Come by and join us, sample some of those innovative exciting Taste of Summer 2015. We'll have a large selection of spirits, coolers, craft beers, import beers, domestic beers, wines, coffee and much more. Learn how to make cocktails for your summer parties using bourbons, vodkas, rum and tequila. Sample fine Scotches and Bourbons and other whiskeys. Meet the brewmaster from craft breweries from Ottawa and throughout Ontario. Come and spend a couple of hours with us and try some of summers newest cocktails, craft beers, coolers, wines and other varieties of ready to drink beverages. Philip Dangerfield, Executive Producer The Beverage Show Ottawa Craft Beer Festival Whiskey Ottawa 613.552.1947 Cell 877.722.4140 ext.221 Office
April 24 -  25, 2015
Under the baton of Antonio Llaca, Coro Vivo Ottawa presents Lux Aeterna: Songs of Light and is delighted to perform this uplifting piece with orchestra for our Ottawa audience. Lauridsen has described this composition as an intimate work of quiet serenity centred on a universal symbol of hope, reassurance, goodness and illumination. In addition to Lux Aeterna, this concert will feature celebrated a cappella and accompanied choral works. We invite you to experience these unique pieces Friday April 24 at 8:00 p.m, St. Joseph’s Church, 174 Wilbrod St., Ottawa. Tickets: $ 25, children 14 and under free, available at: the door, Leading Note, Compact Music or call 613-841-3902 www.corovivoottawa.ca Sous la direction d'Antonio Llaca, Coro Vivo Ottawa présente Lux Aeterna : Chants de lumière et est ravi d’interpréter cette œuvre inspirante avec orchestre devant son public d’Ottawa. Lauridsen a décrit cette composition comme étant une œuvre intime de douce sérénité centrée sur un symbole universel d’espoir, de réconfort, de bonté et d’illumination. En plus de Lux Aeterna, nous présenterons des œuvres célèbres pour chorales a cappella ou accompagnées. Nous vous invitons à venir découvrir ces pièces uniques le vendredi 24 avril, à 20 h, à l’église St-Joseph, 174, rue Wilbrod (Ottawa). Billets : 25 $, gratuit pour les enfants de 14 ans et moins, en vente à l’entrée, chez Leading Note et Compact Music, ou composez le 613-841-3902, www.corovivoottawa.ca
April 24, 2015
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers Saturday, April 25 at 3 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. OttawaFuryFC.com
April 25, 2015
The Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre relies on the generosity of our community. Raising funds for the ORCC supports the primary work (free individual and group counselling, advocate support, crisis line, public education). Every donation dollar is carefully spent, accounted for, and appreciated. Register with us and spin to break the cycle! You can sign up as an individual or as a team. Individuals can register per hour for their time on the bike and select when they prefer to spin between 9am and 4pm. Teams will receive a bike for the day for a flat rate. This is a great opportunity to rally a group (friends, colleagues, advocates, support people) and set a goal to reach together, train together and possibly win awards. Register here: http://orcc.net/orcc-4th-annual-spin-thon
April 25, 2015
600 artists, 90 events, 12 days: Experience a mind-blowing array of talent - an eclectic reflection of Ontario arts and culture - as musicians, actors, dancers and choreographers, visual and media artists, filmmakers, writers, and master chefs invade the National Capital for the National Arts Centre's Ontario Scene! Full programming will be announced March 2, 2015 at ontarioscene.ca!
April 29, 2015
Comedian and Actor Harland Williams is known the world over for his hilarious movie roles and outlandish stand up and sketch comedy routines. From his unforgettable roles in films such as Dumb and Dumber, Something about Mary, Half Baked, Rocketman, Sorority Boys, Down Periscope and so many more.
April 30 - May 02, 2015
What do you get when you cram two washed-up, pickled Broadway producers, a high-strung husband and wife songwriting duo from Wisconsin, their daredevil child, a singing chambermaid, the world’s oldest tap-dancing bellhop, and a fiendishly clever skunk into Cole Porter’s New York apartment? It’s the World of Bemused—a knee-slapping, toe-tapping, laugh riot show-biz comedy with music! Written by Peter Fenton and Scott White
April 30 - May 03, 2015
Theme: Moving Your Business Forward Location: Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The New Entrepreneurs of Ottawa Networking (NEON) Event brings small business owners together with the goal to find inspiration in one another and at the same time obtain relevant information. A panel of successful entrepreneurs from different businesses will share their experience. The panel is followed by a trade show, refreshments and networking. Local organizations who provide services to the business community will showcase their expertise and their support services to entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. Learn about business and support services in Ottawa that help entrepreneurs, and network with other Ottawa entrepreneurs. Organized by Ottawa Public Library, Invest Ottawa, World Skills, YMCA Enterprise Centre, Ottawa Community Loan Fund and World Skills. Register for this FREE event on the Eventbrite link.
April 30, 2015

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