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This Weekend

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
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
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
Enduring love and the anguish of love lost—that is at the heart of Puccini’s La Bohème presented by Pellegrini Opera on Friday and Saturday April 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper Street, Ottawa. Pellegrini Opera is the creation of “Canada’s Butterfly,” international soprano Maria Pellegrini, to showcase young Canadian opera talent. The company is non-profit and its mission is to make quality opera available to everyone at an affordable price. Come see the operatic stars of the future in this heart-wrenching tale of unforgettable characters. Tickets Tickets are available at the following locations: Compact Music, The Leading Note, Singing Pebble, Books on Beechwood, Librairie du Soleil, Perfect Books, and Glebe Video, and through www.pellegriniopera.net (Note: Paypal account is NOT required). Advance Tickets: $35 (general), $25 (seniors), $15 (students). Tickets at the door: $40 (general), $30 (seniors), $20 (students). Children 12 years and under are free. Set in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1830s, the struggling playwright Rodolfo meets and falls for Mimì the fragile seamstress from another apartment. Mimì attempts to help him be successful, but Rodolfo appears to be sabotaging the relationship. In reality, Rodolfo is discouraged that he cannot provide for her and persuades her to find a wealthier suitor. But still their love prevails until Mimì’s untimely death.
April 24 -  25, 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
106 minutes English sub-titles This impressive, sweeping historical drama chronicles five incredible stories of people who helped build the famous canal and Panama itself. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
April 25, 2015
The Together exhibition is driving change across Canada – and Ottawa is the first stop on the tour. Housed in a custom-built truck, Together is an interactive, bilingual experience for all ages, highlighting Canadian contributions to positive change around the world. The exhibition features powerful photography and film; one-of-a-kind artefacts; an interactive world map; and a global citizen skills quiz. The exhibition is free, and will be open to the public on April 25 & 26 from 9:00am until 5:00pm at the Canada Agriculture & Food Museum. Visit akfc.ca/together for more dates and locations in Ottawa. #AllForChange
April 25 -  26, 2015
Spring is in the air and Mother's Day is right around the corner; it must be time for the Capital Artisans Guild's Spring Craft Show. The event features over 35 of the area’s best artisans offering unique and beautiful hand-made items. Bring you kids along to make a beautiful free craft for Mom for Mother’s Day. The show takes place on April 25 and 26 at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, 1515 Tenth Line Road in Orléans. Doors are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Parking and admission are free, but the public is encouraged to make a donation of non-perishable food items or cash for the Orléans-Cumberland Emergency Food Program. For more information, go to www.capitalartisansguild.org. Join us on Facebook at “Capital Artisans Guild” and join our Facebook event “Spring Craft Show”.
April 25 -  26, 2015
Aylmer United Church, 164 rue Principale, Aylmer, Roast Beef Buffet Dinner, Saturday, April 25, 2015 - two sittings: 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Take out available. Adults $13.50; children 12 and under, $6. Reserve your tickets for pick up at the door by E-mailing aylmeruc@lycos.com or call 819-684-7993. Visit us at http://aylmeruc.wikifoundry.com/ for more information.
April 25, 2015
Calling all non-fiction readers! Join us for a lively discussion of current non-fiction titles on the last Thursday and Saturday of every month. Book titles can be reserved and picked up at the branch of your choice prior to each month's meeting. Bring your suggestions for future months! Nepean Centrepointe Public Library 101 Centrepointe Room 1B Last Thursday of the month - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Last Saturday of the month - 10:30 am to 11:30 am Reading list: April 25th & 30th - Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer May 28th & 30th - Behind the Beautiful Forevers [Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity] by Katherine Boo June 25th & 27th- The Power of Why by Amanda Lang.
April 25 -  30, 2015
Looking for a fun event Saturday night?! Like laughing and drinking beer?! The Barley Mow Comedy show has Canada's top comedians every Saturday night in an intimate pub atmosphere! From Just For Laughs to CBC's The Debaters, we have all of the headliners from Absolute Comedy! This Saturday, April 25th come see Arthur Simeon! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o116jx4egJc Professional host and headliner, beer and food specials - all for ten bucks! The Barley Mow - Saturday April25th @ 9:00. 1060 Bank Street, reservations required @ (613) 730-1279 Come have a beer and a laugh at The Mow! Check out our FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheBarleyMowComedyShow/
April 25, 2015
Come join us and several local artisans at our Spring Craft Sale! Our Christmas Craft Sale was such a success we got a bigger, brighter room to accommodate more vendors and we hope you can come out to support these amazing local businesses. There will be plenty of goodies for both people and their beloved pets. As usual, we will have our always delicious bake sale, free on-site parking and information on all of our adoptables. Stop by and help us raise funds for our rescue dogs! Location: The Plant Recreation Centre - Preston Room, 930 Somerset St. W K1R 6R9 Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
April 26, 2015
98 minutes English sub-titles It’s 1968 and it’s the last summer three friends will share before they begin university. Manolo, Guille, and Bobby share a desire to be cool and the thirst for adventure, rock and roll, and, of course, sex. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Sunday, April 26, 2015, 4:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
April 26, 2015
Victoria's Quilts Canada (VQC) is holding its second annual Gayle Madely Memorial Quilt-a-thon on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Congregation Machzikei Hadas, 2310 Virginia Drive. The Quilt-a-thon was established to honour Gayle Madely, wife of CFRA radio's Steve Madely, who is a staunch VQC supporter. Gayle passed away two years ago from cancer and the quilt she received from VQC during her illness brought her great comfort both physically and spiritually. Registration is limited and therefore required. The cost is $15.00 per person, payable at the door. You don't need to be a member of VQC to participate. The DEADLINE TO REGISTER is April 19, 2015. For more information, or to sign up, visit the Victoria's Quilts Canada website.
April 26, 2015
For just $40 receive a wash, cut, and blow dry PLUS a fabulous gift pack courtesy of our sponsor, JOICO. All appointments must be made online through the Cut-A-Thon website. All funds raised through Cut-A-Thon are put towards research, advocacy, education and support services for Canadians living with Parkinson's and their caregivers
April 26, 2015
On Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2:30 pm, the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy (OYO) comprised of student musicians 13 to 18 years of age will perform its annual spring concert at St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa, featuring Ethan Balakrishnan as soloist. Tickets are sold in advance and at the door- Adults $20, Seniors/ Students $10, Children under 12 $5 - and at a discount on line at https://www.oyoa-aojo.ca/public/eng/index.php?p=tickets From the adaptation of Jaques Offenbach's music for the ballet La Gaite Parisienne to the well-loved Concerto for Violin in E-Minor by Jules Conus, this music will thrill and transport the audience. Please join the OYO and see what these fine musicians can do.
April 26, 2015
81 minutes In French, with English sub-titles Stories and commentary of Haitians themselves, aided by economists, historians, anthropologists, humanitarians (including Sean Penn), voodooists and young survivors in a working-class neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Monday, April 27, 2015, 7:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
April 27, 2015
Media Club of Ottawa presents Is Crowd-Supported Journalism Viable? Guest Speaker Joe Banks Coordinator/Professor, Journalism, Algonquin College Honeywell Room, City of Ottawa 110 Laurier Ave W. Monday, April 27 6pm - 8pm Journalism students (ID) free Media Club & CAJ members $15 Non-members $20 Food/refreshments RSVP before April 25 mediaclubofottawa1@gmail.com
April 27, 2015
Carlingwood Library 281 Woodroffe Ave. April 27th at 7:00pm. Get some tips and tricks to organize your surroundings and gain a sense of control, prepare for downsizing or get your home office under control. Presented by Jennifer Dawson – Owner of Adventures in Organizing and Vice-Chair of the Professional Organizers of Canada - Ottawa Chapter. Offered in partnership with Adventures in Organizing. Registration required.
April 27, 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
Spring into Art! Children / Enfants Kick-IT Choreography Workshop A prep workshop with The DanceXperience in-house dance crew to practice some moves for Kick-IT dance club events at Centrepointe Studio Theatre. Nepean Creative Arts Centre 4-10 years Sat. 2-3:30 pm Apr 11 $16 927722 Youth / Ados Family / Famille Dramatic Storytelling Workshop Take a journey through the creative process re-imagining folk stories using voice, movement and sounds. Characterisation and storytelling will be explored to achieve a deeper understanding of culture. Find your creative voice within! Nepean Creative Arts Centre Instructor: Jacqui Dutoit May 3 Sun. 1-4 pm 5-14 years $31.75 957562 15-18 years $36 957563 19+ years $47 957561 Lasting Silhouettes Workshop Create a family memory together. Share in the experience of painting a family portrait on canvas. A great Mother's Day activity! Two canvases and supplies included. Additional canvases may be purchased. Nepean Visual Arts Centre Family Sun. 9 am-noon Apr 26 $49.50 956803
April 11 - June 11, 2015
This program is a call to action directed at youth between the ages of 14-18 with the goal of increasing volunteerism. This program runs from April 12-May 24. Dozens of organizations will send us their events and volunteer need and we post them on our website allowing students to uniquely choose what interests them. All hours raised are tallied up and reported. This year we are hoping to surpass last year's totals of 7000 participants and over 30,000 hours raised. All participants will receive a Change the World certificate with their volunteer hours recorded. Depending on how many hours an individual raises they have a chance to win some incentive prizes.
April 12 - May 24, 2015
Anxiety Prevention Program for children 7-9yrs old with mild to moderate anxiety This 9 week program has proven to be effective in building emotional resilience and teaching strategies that are practical and useful for coping with times of worry and change. It's fun too!
April 15 - June 17, 2015
From April 16-30 shoppers can enter to win a surf and yoga eco-getaway to El Coco Loco Nicaragua Surf and Yoga Resort. The only way to enter is at Bayshore Shopping Centre in the Conscious Closet in front of H&M, for contest details visit our website. Join us in the H&M Conscious Closet at Bayshore for ELLE Canada to preview the H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection and present their top Spring Trends. SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH 1:00PM ELLE Canada Contributing Editor and Fashion Stylist, Erica Wark SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH 1:00PM ELLE Canada Contributing Editor and Fashion Stylist, Erica Wark Visit us on Sunday April 19th and 26th at 10:00AM for a complimentary yoga class! Enjoy a smoothie from Booster Juice after the class. DONATE Plus, donate your unwanted clothes and home textiles at the H&M Conscious Closet and get $5 off your next purchase at H&M*. *with a $30 purchase (before applicable taxes).
April 15 -  30, 2015

Upcoming Events

95 minutes English sub-titles Recently divorced Jean Louis decides to spend a week at his family’s villa in Casa de Campo: an exclusive tourism complex. Upon arrival, he meets a beautiful, intriguing woman named Rosa. Jean Louis will soon question whether he is living a reality, a dream or a nightmare. A stylish, sexy thriller. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
April 28, 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
Presented together El tigre y el venado(The Tiger and the Deer) 46 minutes, English sub-titles Don Chelino, a 103 year-old man, teaches a young apprentice how to play the indigenous flute called “pito de Carrizo”. Abrazos 44 minutes, English sub-titles The journey of a group of U.S.-born children who travel to Guatemala to visit their parents' homeland and meet their grandparents for the first time. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:00 pm $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
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
Healthy parenting skills are essential, though they do not always come naturally. Some of these parenting skills can be learned from a book, some from the internet, but we believe that the best teacher is another human being, like this presentation. This presentation will give practical tips and perspectives to take on parenting, with special consideration to the blended family. Presenter: Dr. Martin Rovers, Psychologist, RMFT, and professor at Saint Paul University Where: 223 Main St., Ottawa, Saint Paul University, Guigues Hall, Auditorium (Room # 203) When: April 30th, 7-9 pm. Cost: 20 dollars/person, 10 dollars/student
April 30, 2015
119 minutes English sub-titles Damián, Facundo, Luciano and Marcelo have been friends since childhood, all sharing a passion for classic rock & roll on vinyl. When a gorgeous pop singer approaches one of them to start writing music with her, sparks fly and the lives of all four friends are suddenly turned upside down. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
April 30, 2015
Meet 12 singles in one night! Hosted by the premier speed dating company; 25Dates.com (as featured on CNN Headline News). This event is for Men and Women ages 25-35. Come out for this fabulous night which includes hors d'oeuvres and your chance to meet up to 12 singles. If you don't get a match, you get to come back for free! 25Dates.com; your chance to find love! Sign up for this and other singles events at: http://www.25dates.com
April 30, 2015
Canadian experimental cinema with guest filmmakers presenting their work and engaging in extensive discussions with audience members for a PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN ADMISSION. The films of Aboriginal artist Shelley Niro challenge stereotypical images of Aboriginal identity and history, merging fiction, documentary, and experimentation into surprising and unforgettable storytelling. This screening, curated by Niro herself, will present a selection of her films from over two decades of film work. Niro will attend the screening to introduce and discuss her films. All films are in English, and some contain short segments in Aboriginal languages. Club SAW (67 Nicholas St.) Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:00 pm.
April 30, 2015
104 minutes English sub-titles Rosa Elena’s and Ernesto’s happy marriage will face its own crisis as the truth about her sex reassignment surgery years ago comes out. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2014 Havana Film Festival. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
May 01, 2015
The next New Ottawa Doll Show and Sale will take place on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, at the Ernst and Young Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr., Ottawa, ON, from 10:00 to 4:00. Featuring dolls, toys, teddy bears and miniatures. Admission: a cash donation to the Ottawa Food Bank (minimum $2.00 please).
May 02, 2015
Have you heard the first few notes of a song and been transported to a different place and time? Join the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers and Junior Jubilees as we sing the songs and themes of your favourite movies and TV shows from the past 50 years. Concerts are Saturday May 2 at 7:30 pm and Sunday May 3 at 2 pm at Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata. Advance tickets are $15 adults/$10 children/seniors or $20 at door. Contact any member, call 613-832-4423 or email bonnyhoughton@hotmail.com.
May 02 -  03, 2015
Come celebrate National Scrapbook Day on Saturday May 2 from 9:30AM to 11:30PM at the Knights of Columbus, 260 McArthur Ave. This bilingual event is open to all crafters! Day Includes •8 feet of cropping space •Goody bag •14 hours to focus on your crafting •Contest and Games and Prizes •Free parking and easy access - no stairs PRICING $35.00 + meals + workshops For more info and a registration form, contact Dominique dominique.fun2cre8@gmail.com. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
May 02, 2015
ACTIVATE Ottawa Health and Fitness Expo is an engaging two-day fitness festival that will leave you feeling inspired to live an active and healthy life! Get unparalleled access to top, local, international and celebrity fitness classes and nutrition experts, all under one roof! This fun-filled weekend will provide education, motivation and inspiration for fitness newbie’s, seasoned enthusiasts, fitness professionals, athletes and weekend warriors! ACTIVATE is more than just an expo, this is your opportunity to take your fitness to the next level by engaging in master fitness classes, workshops and clinics or by simply immersing yourself in the high-energy atmosphere of the trade show floor. Explore, shop and learn what the Nation’s Capital and the industry’s best have to offer. Get inspired to become and stay active! www.activateexpo.ca
May 02 -  03, 2015
108 minutes English sub-titles When successful construction mogul Herman Noble accidentally stumbles on his children's credit card statements, he discovers their spending habits are out of control. Herman decides to teach them some life lessons before it’s too late. Let the hilarity begin! River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
May 02, 2015
Ottawa Soul Sista's is one of Ottawa's premier networking groups for real women making real change happen. Join us for our Signature fundraising luncheon where we will have inspirational speakers, focused networking, delicious hot gluten-free buffet lunch and door prizes. Sat May 2nd, 2015 12:00pm to 3:00pm The Ottawa RA Centre Clark Hall 2451 Riverside Drive Ottawa, ON $50.00 in advance
May 02, 2015
River Building Theatre, Carleton University, 2:00 pm. Miguel Santos, a.k.a. Sugar, is a 19-year-old pitcher from the Dominican Republic, struggling to achieve his dream of playing professional baseball and pull himself and his family out of poverty. $13 (General Admission) $9 (CFI Members, Students, 65+)
May 02, 2015
River Building Theatre, Carleton University, 4:30 pm. When her daughter runs away, América's abusive lover unleashes his rage against her. Leaving everything behind, América escapes to New York City. $13 (General Admission) $9 (CFI Members, Students, 65+)
May 02, 2015
Come and sing and play Schubert's Mass in G, one of his most popular works, with Laura Hawley. Times: 2:00-4:30 reading 4:45-6:00 AGM followed by reception Location: St. Matthias Anglican Church, 555 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa Cost: by donation. Non-CAMMAC members are welcome Pre-registration is necessary for choristers and instrumentalists. Please contact Elizabeth at arts.lizajane@gmail.com or 613-724-3719. http://cammac.ca/en/activites-regionales/ottawa-gatineau/activities/#agm
May 02, 2015
Vendors at the annual Fabric Flea Market will be selling bargain priced fabrics and many other sewing related items. The $2 entry fee supports The Salvation Army Grace Manor long term care home. The event takes place at the Hintonburg Community Centre 1064 Wellington Street on May 2nd, 2015 from 10 am to 3pm. If you would like to have a table at the event the cost is $30. Please email fabricfleamarket@hotmail.com or call 613-729-8434.
May 02, 2015
Koffee Korner is new to the Ottawa area and the Ottawa Community and we are so thrilled to be here. The feedback from citizens has been so positive and we are so excited to finally have our grand opening. It's only been three short months and we have two amazing stores that we want to share with Ottawa and will be doing so on the weekend of May 2nd and May 3rd. Both store will be featuring 10% off everything in the store. K-cups in more than 520 flavors, Tassimo, Nespresso pods, and our amazing staff who are just waiting to meet all of you. Gifts will be given out to the first 66 customers (since we are the store for the 66 cent k-cups..LOL), chance to spin the wheel for additional prize, and so much more. Come on out and join in the fun!! Pick the location of your choice. 351 St. Laurent Blvd, or 2249 Carling Ave. See you soon!!
May 02 -  03, 2015
Come and Join us for a lovely afternoon in celebration of St. Patrick's Home 150th Anniversary. St. Patrick's Home 2865 Riverside Drive Ottawa, K1V 8N5 Hats, Heels & High Tea includes Fun, Food & Fashion We encourage a bevy of stylish hats and heels. Spot prizes will be given the three best ladies on the day! Tickets are $35.00 per person and must be purchased in advance. Call Sue Robertson @ 613-731-4660 ext 352 to book your spot In support of Seniors living in long-term care at St. Patrick's Home of Ottawa
May 03, 2015
72 minutes English sub-titles Alfonso is a treasure hunter who digs up the long buried treasures of the 19th century Paraguayan War. After facing great personal tragedy caused by the greed of others, he survives by working as a recycler and dedicates himself to collecting empty cans. Once again, his life is soon twisted between fortune, tragedy, love, and revenge. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Sunday, May 3, 2015, 4:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
May 03, 2015
76 minutes English sub-titles Jorge Chicaiza Cisneros meets a beautiful Colombian who shares his desire to acquire wealth and ascend the social ladder at any cost. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Sunday, May 3, 2015, 7:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
May 03, 2015
River Building Theatre, Carleton University, 1:00 pm. Sonia Fritz (Puerto Rico), Hugh Gibson (Canada) and Paul Mezey (U.S.A). Panelists will discuss the challenges associated with co-productions alongside themes such as cross-border relationships, immigration, language/cultural differences. FREE event. Seating is limited, please arrive early.
May 03, 2015
River Building Theatre, Carleton University, 2:00 pm Four stories about the lives of newly-uprooted Latin American immigrants in New York City. $13 (general Admission) $9 (CFI Members, Students, 65+)
May 03, 2015
Amy Henderson, guest conductor, leads a concert of music for choir and string ensemble examining the themes of rebirth and awakening. Works by O’Regan, Beethoven, Elgar and others. Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. St. Joseph’s Church, 174 Wilbrod Street Adult: $30; Senior: $25; Student: $10; $5 Advance discount (Adult and Senior) Tickets are available at Compact Music, The Leading Note, or online at www.cantatasingersottawa.ca.
May 03, 2015
On Monday May 4th The Arena at TD Place will be hosting one of rock’s all-time great bands in Ottawa’s new downtown concert venue. Def Leppard will undoubtedly shake the foundations and electrify the air with their “Rock of Ages” mega hits, melodic rock anthems and classic ballads. L’Aréna à la Place TD est prêt pour du rock ! Le lundi 4 mai, nous accueillerons un des plus grands groupes rock de tous les temps au nouveau site pour les concerts au centre-ville d’Ottawa. Def Leppard pourra sans doute secouer la fondation et électrifier l’air avec leur mega-succès de " Rock of Ages ", des hymnes rock mélodiques et chansons classiques.
May 04, 2015
Since 1985, the Ottawa International Children's Festival (OICF) has hosted an annual celebration of the best in live performing arts for children. Creating programs for children aged four to 15, the Festival focuses on enriching school curriculum and promoting the arts as an integral part of children's education; strives to present work that excites and challenges audiences of all ages; and prides itself on developing and producing award winning programming that comes from across Canada and around the world. Schools, community groups, caregivers and families of children age four to 15 are the target audience of the OICF. (French) http://ottawachildrensfestival.ca/fr/
May 04 -  13, 2015
102 minutes English sub-titles After a decade of living in the U.S.A., aspiring novelist Antonio returns to his native Costa Rica for a short visit. Forced by circumstances to stay longer than expected, he is confronted with everything he has desperately struggled to put in the past. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
May 04, 2015
Join us and see Canada’s top five geography students answer the gambit of questions in a game show-style competition. One student will emerge to become Canadian champion and win the title and prizes. Come see what it takes. Tickets are free by contacting Sara Black, Education Program Coordinator at black@rcgs.org Seating is limited so please contact us early. Monday, May 4th at 12:45 p.m. ET Barrick Salon Canadian Museum of Nature 240 McLeod Street Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2R1
May 04, 2015
129 minutes English sub-titles Bolívar is in the Colombian city of Bucaramanga awaiting news of developments at the Ocaña Convention, which is expected to generate a constitution for Colombia. In dramatic days marked by intrigue and treachery at the hands of General Francisco de Paula Santander, the future of Grán Colombia is decided as Bolívar recalls key moments in his life. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
May 05, 2015
74 minutes English sub-titles Sofia and her husband Gustavo live in a small village in the Colombian countryside. Their life has just been a long repetition. Sofia has a dream: to go to the seaside. Gustavo stubbornly refuses to entertain such an idea. Frustrated, Sofia decides to take charge. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
May 06, 2015
Wednesday May 6, 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 Vanderlee, who has decades of experience as a life coach, executive 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. Learn more: 819-459-3580 | linda@lindavanderlee.com | www.lindavanderlee.com
May 06, 2015
98 minutes English sub-titles n addition to being 76 years-old, rather eccentric and visually impaired, Mr. Kaplan finds himself in the midst of an unexpected, late-life existential crisis. Offbeat and droll, Mr. Kaplan was Uruguay's submission for 2014 Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
May 07, 2015
 
 
This solo exhibition will feature local hyper-realist painter, Sheryl Luxenburg's acrylic on linen canvas paintings of The Elusive Window Reflections of The Ottawa Conference Centre. A significant portion of the proceeds of the sales of the paintings will be donated to The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation, namely The Women's Heart Health Centre. Income tax receipts will be issued to those who buy a painting. The show opens at Wallack Gallery, 203 Bank St. Ottawa, the vernissage is on Friday, May 8 from 6-8pm and the show continues to May 23, 2015.
May 08 -  23, 2015
St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in the Glebe is presenting Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde (Noah’s Flood) on Friday, May 8 at 7 pm, and Saturday, May 9 at 2 pm. The children’s opera combines a handful of professional and semi-professional performers along with many children who will perform the theatrical and singing parts of the animals rescued by the Ark. Directed by St. Matthew’s music director Kirkland Adsett, the performance will star baritone Mark Wilkinson as Noah and mezzo-soprano Lydia Piehl as Noah’s wife. Fabulous music. A great family event for all ages. Offered on a freewill basis. St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 130 Glebe Ave., near Bank St. Telephone 613-234-4024
May 08 -  09, 2015
102 minutes English sub-titles João, a solitary truck driver, rides the seemingly endless highways of Brazil, headed nowhere. By chance - or luck - João comes across a youngster, full of faith in life and its promises, who is searching for the father he has never met. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Friday, May 8, 2015, 7:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
May 08, 2015
Curious about tango? Looking for the perfect mothers’ day gift? Come check out an intro tango lesson and contribute to a good cause. On Friday May 8th, Ottawa will be having its first Dance for Hope Milonga. Dance for Hope offers a beginner's Argentine tango class for the curious, and a full-on milonga for the avid dancer. Net proceeds from this special night will go to the World Partnership Walk –Canada’s largest event raising awareness and funds for alleviating global poverty. 100% of donations raised by the World Partnership Walk support meaningful projects identified and implemented by local communities in Africa and Asia. To learn more about this cause, visit thewww.worldpartnershipwalk.com Come dance and contribute to bringing hope to these vulnerable communities. $10 Beginner Lesson @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM $10 Milonga with DJ Lihui @ 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM $15 class & milonga
May 08, 2015
The arts for Leukemia fundraiser was created for funding the research for Leukemia/Lymphoma by having the Performing Artists, Visual Artists and Creative Artists come together for one evening to have fun and support a very important cause. This year the show is on Sat.May 9th 7pm at the Barrhaven Legion on Fallowfield rd. There will be music all night long , silent art auction and baked goodies as well as amazing crafts.....all for a $10 donation entry .
May 09, 2015
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies Saturday, May 9 at 3 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. OttawaFuryFC.com
May 09, 2015
Join award-winning local author Perry Prete at Chapters Kanata, 400 Earl Grey Drive, Kanata, on May 9th from 12-4 pm. Perry will be signing and discussing his thrilling mystery novels set right here in the familiar streets of Ottawa!
May 09, 2015
105 minutes English sub-titles Inspired by images from a Swedish explorer at the beginning of the 20th century, Andrés embarks on a journey into the world of the Guaraní and to study and observe this indigenous society isolated and uncorrupted by the western world. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Saturday, May 9, 2015, 4:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
May 09, 2015
85 minutes English sub-titles For most of his life he's been an absent and rather immature father. Perez now decides to try to make it up to his 22 year-old daughter, Roma, whom he has only seen a few times in his whole life. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
May 09, 2015
92 minutes English sub-titles The Great Madcap concerns a family's attempts to change the patriarch's somewhat indulgent and hedonistic ways by fooling him into thinking his large fortune is gone. They assume a life of poverty in Mexico in an attempt to teach him a lesson. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
May 09, 2015
Come join us at the Giant Tiger in Stittsville (6081 Hazeldean Road) from 11am to 3pm as we sell hamburgers, hot dogs, home baked treats and our Cookbooks. 100% of the proceeds will go to our many charitable projects and programs. Many thanks to our sponsor Giant Tiger.
May 09, 2015
You are invited to Ottawa Idol's 8th Annual Red Carpet Concert! The 2014 Ottawa Idol winner was Bernice Reyes! Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/619032868196232/ TICKETS $20.00 - General Public Tickets available online through Ticketfly here: http://www.algonquinsa.ticketfly.com/event/815287-ottawa-idol-8th-annual-red-ottawa/ DATE, TIME & LOCATION Saturday May 9th, 2015 at 8pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
May 09, 2015
LUNCH and BRIDGE on May 11th at noon. Queenswood United Church, 360 Kennedy Lane East, Orleans. Tickets $12.00 each. Purchase your ticket(s) in advance and bring a bridge partner with you. Call 613-837-6784.
May 11, 2015
Under the expert direction of Betsy Mann this workshop looks at: understanding anxiety, child-friendly strategies to reduce anxiety, coping strategies for parents, where to go for more resources.
May 12 -  26, 2015
VOLBEAT, with special guests Anthrax and Crobot, will bring their tour to The Arena at TD PLACE on Wednesday May 13, 2015. VOLBEAT, avec invités spéciaux l'Anthrax et Crobot, apporteront leur spectacle à L’Aréna de la Place TD le mercredi 13 mai 2015.
May 13, 2015
REGISTER FOR OUR NEXT “INCREASE YOUR WEALTH THROUGH REAL ESTATE” SEMINAR Ottawa's Most Informative and Action Packed Real Estate Workshop! INCREASE YOUR FINANCIAL IQ and join us on, Wednesday, May 13th 2015 REGISTER ONLINE TODAY at bennettseminars.com or at 613-233-8606 Seating is Limited Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket! A must attend event for all investors. As a Bennett VIP Investor you will gain access to AMAZING HOME DEALS - hot foreclosure properties, below market value homes, homes NOT on the Internet and exclusive properties not yet on the market. GOOD news is that we are living 20 years longer. BAD news is that we may run out of money! More MILLIONAIRES have made their fortunes in real estate than anything else! ANYONE CAN DO IT, NOT EVERYONE WILL...WILL YOU? Find out how ordinary Canadians become millionaires! Get your monthly retirement pay cheque. New Central Location with FREE underground parking! Location and Time will be sent to you upon confirmation.
May 13, 2015
Same Day Theatre’s The End of Civilization by George F. Walker Directed by Mary Ellis Henry and Lily Cape may be having a rough time these days but they certainly aren’t alone! Joining them on their journey to The End of Civilization are Sandy, the practical and resourceful prostitute who lives next door at the motel and Donny and Max, homicide detectives investigating an escalating series of threats. Rest assured they all have issues of their own …
May 13 -  31, 2015
Open to parents of children all ages. Discover new strategies for making parenting more effective, less stressful and more rewarding - for everyone. Topics include: reasons for misbehaviour, communication skills, building positive relationships, effective discipline techniques…
May 14 - June 11, 2015
Various individual houses in our community will be holding garage sales between 8am and 2pm. Please drive by and take a look. We are located between Cedarview Rd and Fallowfield Rd just south of the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club. You can enter the Community from Woodsia Ave off of Cedarview Rd or from O'Keefe Rd off of Fallowfield Rd. Look for the signs.
May 16, 2015
Music and Beyond is holding a very special fundraising concert featuring Canadian outstanding pianist, Janina Fialkowska. The event will take place on Sunday May 17th, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Dominion-Chalmers United Church in Ottawa. There will be a silent auction from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and during intermission. Ms Fialkowska will perform works of Grieg, Ravel, Chopin and Beethoven. Ticket prices are $30 and $60 with special Fundraising tickets for $150. Student tickets are $10 and $20. Tickets are available online www.musicandbeyond.ca, at Music and Beyond (51 William St., 613-241-0777) and the following outlets: Leading Note, Granata Music, Compact Music, Books on Beechwood, Librairie du Soleil, Ottawa Folklore Centre, Book Bazaar and St. John's Music. Proceeds go to support Music and Beyond summer programming.
May 17, 2015
Don’t miss the world premiere of Brian Doyle’s Up To Low, adapted for the stage by Janet Irwin. Up To Low is populated with strangely familiar and heart warming characters. They are born storytellers with a taste for wit, music and poetry, living larger-than-life, and family and place. Join us and a cast of remarkable local actors and musicians for a memorable journey from Lowertown, Ottawa, to Low, Quebec in the summer of 1950. Up To Low is a unique theatrical event for audiences of all ages. Thursday May 21, Preview, 7:30pm Pay what you can Friday May 22, Preview 2, 7:30pm $20.00 Saturday May 23, Preview, 2:00pm $20.00 Saturday May 23, opening night, 7:30pm $40.00 Sunday May 24, Saturday May 30, Sunday May 31, Saturday June 6, Matinees, 2:00pm Pay what you can FOR TICKETS WWW.UPTOLOW.COM
May 21 - June 06, 2015
IODE Walter Baker Chapter will meet May 21st from 6-9pm. Women of all ages are invited to attend and discover ways to help in their community. For meeting place & more information please contact Alia at 613-864-6779.
May 21, 2015
The Kiwanis Music Festival is responsible for preparing and presenting a competitive Music Festival annually. All types of performers of all ages and degrees of education and ability will have the opportunity to perform and be adjudicated by teachers and performers of the highest professional standing from across North America. Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1461057660852404/ TICKETS $20.00 – Children (Ages 6-12)* $20.00 – Guests of Volunteers $27.00 – Adults (Ages 13+) A limited number of tickets are available in person at the Algonquin Commons Theatre Box Office in E104. Tickets are also available in person at the Kiwanis Music Festival office, (934a Hamlet Road). DATE, TIME & LOCATION Friday May 22nd, 2015 at 7:30pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
May 22, 2015
NEW AND UNIQUE IN OTTAWA OTTAWA SOLEIL Your Unique and Fabulous Intercultural THEMED DINNER-SHOW-DANCE in Ottawa Discover and experience fine gastronomy with our French Top Chef, enjoy the show, and dance with our artists like you were in a paradise and tropical island This is a great and fun evening to meet new and exciting people. Buy your tickets now! They are selling very fast. A fabulous party in Ottawa! Don’t miss it!
May 23, 2015
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on the Indy Eleven Saturday, May 23 at 3 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. OttawaFuryFC.com
May 23, 2015
Tone Cluster presents nonSense and inSensibility Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3pm First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier Avenue W. Ottawa K1P 5J4 Whether it’s style, logic, political correctness or outright censorship that’s in question, Tone Cluster - quite a queer choir – presents an entertaining concert of playful, silly, and moving pieces by Canadian and international composers. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, with a $10 student rush price at the door. There is free admission for accompanied children under 12, with tickets available at Leading Note, Books on Beechwood, Venus Envy, After Stonewall, Compact Music and online at www.tonecluster.ca
May 24, 2015
Atlantic Voices salutes the musical legacy of one of Canada's songwriting greats with "From Fogarty's Cove to Freshwater: Celebrating Stan Rogers". With director Scott Richardson and accompanist Theresa Clarke, the choir sings pieces from throughout Stan's remarkable but tragically brief career, presenting songs from each of his albums, reimagined by some of Canada's leading choral arrangers. Main show starts at 3:00 pm; pre-show with Fumblin' Fingers starts at 2:15 pm. Reception and silent auction follow the show. Advanced tickets $15 until May 22: at Leading Note (370 Elgin St.) or call Hannie (613.722.9240). $20 at the door. Free for children 12 and under.
May 24, 2015


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