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This Week

Diamond Jubilee Tea This is one of the many events The Good Companions is hosting to celebrate its 60th Anniversary. Come celebrate with us! Wednesday, July 29th 2015 1pm Cost $5 Entertainment will be provided by musical performer Jean-Guy and Suzanne Bénard The dessert will feature Cherries Jubilee, Coffee and Tea. Deadline for ticket purchase is July 27th by 3pm. If you have any dietary restriction, please notify Front Reception when buying your ticket. We can always accommodate your needs. You can buy your ticket over the phone if paying by credit card. For more info or to buy tickets call (613) 236-0428. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99
July 29, 2015
On Wednesday, July 29, 2015, get a glimpse into the world of guide dogs, as Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind opens its National Training Centre to the public from 12:00pm-3:00pm. The Open House will provide tours, training demonstrations and the chance to meet working guide dogs and guide dogs in training. Admission and parking are free, but donations are appreciated. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is located at 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North, Manotick. Please note that pet dogs are not permitted on the property; only guide dogs. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided more than 760 professionally trained guide dogs to Canadians who are visually impaired from coast to coast. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind also operates an Assistance Dogs Division, which trains assistance dogs for individuals in the local area with mobility-related disabilities. To learn more about this event or Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, visit www.guidedogs.ca or phone (613) 692-7777.
July 29, 2015
Capital Ribfest, a new Big BBQ Foodie Experience July 30 to August 3, 2015 in beautiful downtown Ottawa at Festival Plaza beside City Hall. #CapitalRibfest features mouthwatering Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Sweet Pulled Pork, Live Entertainment, BBQ Demos, Beer Gardens and Tiki Caesar & Wine Bar, Desserts, Treats, Cornhole Championship and more.
July 31 - August 03, 2015
August 1 2015 is Food Day Canada – a chance for all Canadians to join hands in a celebration of farmers and fishers; chefs and researchers; and home cooks and foodies. Visit the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum on this day to celebrate! Visit the animal barns and learn where your food comes from, participate in demonstration kitchen activities, or walk through the Central Experimental Farm to see what is growing on!
August 01, 2015
 
 
Food, beer, music, and family fun. At the Aviation Museum. 12:00-8:00pm. See website for full details and to purchase tickets.
August 01, 2015
Celebrate Nepean Creative Arts Centre’s 25th Anniversary ! There is a special Jazz Concert Series coming soon, from Bells Corners Academy of Music in honour of the Nepean Creative Arts Centre’s 25th Anniversary. There are three dates to attend and all concerts are free of charge. Come out and support NCAC while enjoying performances from talented musicians. Jazz Concert Series August 2, September 25 Free Admission Denison 4+1 Sunday August 2 2 p.m. Nepean Creative Arts Centre - Rehearsal Studio/Recital Hall A concert by an internationally renowned jazz ensemble. Patrick Denison, tenor saxophone. Tom Denison, bass. Emily Denison, trumpet. Lucas Denison, drums. Yves Laroche, pianist.
August 02, 2015

Ongoing Events

Experiencing Ottawa's diverse dining scene has never been so easy! Whether you visiting from out of town or are a long time local, Ottawa ByWard Market Tasting Tour has something new and exciting every night of the week. Our food and wine tours you will get to experience four of Ottawa's best restaurants in one evening. Take an adventure and book Ottawa's contemporary food and wine tour today! There are 109 restaurants, 22 retail food outlets and 24 night life establishments in Ottawa's ByWard Market. Sometimes the decision on where to go for dinner can be difficult to make. Experience an evening in the Ottawa ByWard Market as we guide you on a dining experience stretched across four of the nations capital best restaurants. Choose from one of our tours led by our knowledgeable guides ready to fill you in on the city's rich history and its celebrated cuisine. Whether you are part of a large group or if it just a dinner for two, Ottawa tasting tours has something for every one.
June 23 - October 29, 2015
1837: rebellion and economic disorder provide an ideal environment for phantom banks, fictional banks represented by phoney paper currency. An exhibition from the Bank of Canada Museum Swindle! tells a spirited tale of shysters, suckers, hard times and worthless money. Compelling artifacts and fun, historical tableaux provide a picture of the precarious economy of 1837 and the lives of Canadians who lived in this turbulent era. Located at the Canadian Museum of History - Behind the Grand Hall (Level 1, next to the Canadian Stamp Collection)
June 26 -  19, 2016
Level 1 (Beginner) Bellydance classes in downtown Ottawa Wednesdays from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM This is a fun introductory class where students will be learn the foundation movement vocabulary of Bellydance, and use these in variations and combinations. Instruction is always tailored to the needs of the students. No previous dance experience required. Location: Studio X Ottawa, 122-250 City Centre Ave
July 08 - August 26, 2015
Figurative Paintings and Beyond explores Rachel Boisvert's unique interpretations of figures, July 16 to August 6 at Galerie Old Chelsea, 783 Route 105, Chelsea QC, beside Restaurant Les Fougères. Wednesday to Saturday, 11 to 6, Sunday, 11 to 5. Meet Rachel, Sunday, July 19 from 1 to 4. www.galerieoldchelsea.ca info@galerieoldchelsea.ca
July 16 - August 06, 2015
Behind Closed Doors: Body of Evidence Solo exhibition by Natascha Niederstrass July 18-August 15, 2015 Opening Saturday, July 18, 3pm Roundtable discussion 4pm Roundtable with the artist and James D. Campbell Behind Closed Doors: Body of Evidence examines the question of the artist as criminal. This reflection leads Natascha Niederstrass to wonder about the artist's research process and the way he/she oscillates between the acceptable rules and limits of art without transgressing them.
July 18 - August 15, 2015
Odyssey Theatre, Ottawa’s premier outdoor summer theatre company launches its milestone 30th anniversary season with "The Things We Do For Love", an evening of three Spanish one-act plays that celebrate the passion and pursuit of love! Featuring original compositions, puppet artistry and Odyssey’s signature mask work, classic tales from Spain’s great literary figures will come to life under the direction of Odyssey’s award-winning artistic director Laurie Steven, joined by nine professional Canadian actors. The three one act plays are: "Saving Melisendra!" based on a chapter of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote; "The Love of Don Perlimplin and Belisa in the Garden" by Federico Garcia Lorca and "Whether You Like it or Not" by Tirso de Molina. Tickets on sale now for performances presented Tuesday to Sunday from July 23 to August 23, 2015, in Ottawa’s historic Strathcona Park.
July 23 - August 23, 2015
Last summer, 9th Hour Theatre Company brought you sold out performances of The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, nominated by the Capital Critics Circle for ‘Best Production’ and ‘Best Director’ in the 2013-14 Ottawa professional theatre season. This summer, 9th Hour Theatre Company presents: The Creation of the World and Other Business By Arthur Miller July 23 – August 8 at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, 1233 Wellington Street West This summer, the circus comes to town with the Greatest Show On Earth! The Creation of the World and Other Business is being presented in circus style this season in celebration of the 100th birthday of world renowned playwright, Arthur Miller (The Crucible, Death of a Salesman). Tickets are available ONLINE and through the Great Canadian Theatre Company box office.
July 23 - August 08, 2015

Upcoming Events

A musical revue with skits and songs drawn from our history. Travel in time as the boys run the rapids on the Gatineau River, baffle their teacher in a one room school, witness the great Hull fire through the eyes and words of Sarah Wright, work in a logging camp and confound the prohibition police. Toe tapping summer fun and it’s free. When and where: Throughout the Gatineau Hills August 5th to 31st, 2015 For performance locations, dates and times check our website: http://www.theatrewakefield.ca/bridge-to-the-past/
August 05 -  31, 2015
Established artists and artisans, and undiscovered talents, will come together to sell their work directly to the public and to raise public awareness about mental illness. More than just original art, Art in Strathcona Park also offers jewellery, pottery, stained glass, wood carvings, hand-made soap and honey, to name just a few, and will also feature a silent auction and a BBQ - something for just about everyone!
August 08, 2015
ORD'S LAST HOME BOUT OF THE SEASON AND SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENT TO BENEFIT OUR FRIEND MATTHEW THE BRAVE Read about Matthew the Brave and his fundraising campaign here: https://www.facebook.com/matthewthebrave This is Ottawa Roller Derby's LAST HOME BOUT OF THE SEASON and therefore the last chance to see the Bytown Blackhearts play here in Ottawa. Come see an incredible, action-packed game of roller derby, and help support an incredibly brave kid while doing so. Who: ORD’s Bytown Blackhearts vs Renfrew County Roller Derby’s Valley Valkyries Where: Bernard Grandmaitre Arena, 309 McArthur Avenue, in Vanier When: Doors open at 6:30pm, game starts at 7:00pm Cost: Tickets will be available at the door but will also be available to purchase online in advance of the game, at the following link: ordmatthewthebrave.brownpapertickets.com As this bout is to benefit our friend Matthew the Brave, tickets are $12, but free for children age 10 and under.
August 08, 2015
Falls Prevention and Barrier-Free Living in Your Home Presented by Kyla Cullain, Robin Bourke and Catherine Bennet Wednesday, August 12th 2015 - Free OC Transpo rides for Seniors on Wednesdays. 10:30am—11:30am Are you aware of the services that can help you safely stay in your home? Learn from the experts on how to live a healthy, accessible and enjoyable life in the home that you love for years to come This is a free lecture. Members and non-members are welcome and extremely encouraged to attend. Space extremely limited. Please call 613-236-0428 or stop by our Front Reception to register. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
August 12, 2015
Repeat Performance and Craft Studio Boutique Fashion Show and Tea Pianist Keith Murfy will be playing for us and Beryl McKale will host this special event. Wednesday, August 12th 2015. Free OC Transpo rides for seniors on Wednesdays 1pm. Cost $5 Don’t miss our Annual Fashion Show and Tea. Summer and Fall fashions from our very own Repeat Performance Store and Craft Studio Boutique. Our models will give you an idea of how creative we can be and what we can do with pieces of fashion that you thought you could not use anymore. Deadline for tickets purchase is Friday August 7th by 3pm. If you have any dietary restriction, please notify Front Reception when buying your ticket. We can always accommodate your needs. You can buy your ticket over the phone if paying by credit card. For more info or to buy tickets call (613) 236-0428. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
August 12, 2015
Calabogie Blues & Ribfest will feature Eastern Ontario's BEST blues music lineup. In addition there will be ribbers from across North America, vendors, kids' zone, food, beer garden, and of course everyone's favorite feature - mountainside camping available all weekend long. Calabogie Blues & Ribfest is a family friendly environment, with something for everyone! With over 16,000 in attendance at the 2014 festival, the 2015 festival is set to be bigger and better than ever! Announced so far: Shemekia Copeland Jack DeKeyzer David Gogo Jerome Godboo Drew Nelson Guy Belanger Fathead Steve Strongman Keb’ Mo’ Al Wood Grady Champion
August 14 -  16, 2015
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on the Minnesota United FC Saturday, August 15 at 7 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. OttawaFuryFC.com
August 15, 2015
6th Annual Nepean Kiwanis Charity Car Show, August 15th, 9am to 2pm. Loblaws parking lot in Bells Corners, corner of Robertson Road and Moodie Drive. Dash plaques, t-shirts, food truck, great music, door prizes, raffle. Registration fee of $10 per vehicle. All proceeds to Tools With Impact. For more information, see www.nepeankiwanis.com
August 15, 2015
FREE ADMISSION! Come buy or sell gaming items at the Capital Gaming Expo Garage Sale at the Nepean Sportsplex from 9-5 on August 15th! What kinds of items can you sell or expect to see at the garage sale? Video games, Board games, Role-playing games (RPGs), Miniatures, Collectible card games (CCGs), Live action role playing (LARP) items, Living card games (LCGs), and, Traditional card games. There'll be more than just shopping...we'll also have an area where you can come and play board games and video games for free! LOOKING TO SELL ITEMS? We'll be accepting used games on consignment (at a rate of 15%), meaning that we'll do the work for you! All you need to do is fill out a form found on our website, bring in the items, and we'll take care of the rest. Do you have so many gaming items that you'd like your own set up? No problem! We're selling table spaces at $50 each. We only have a couple left, so sign up today! For more info, visit http://cgexpo.ca/garage-sale/
August 15, 2015
Have you ever travelled to the Middle East? On August 15, hop on a magic carpet and travel to the lands of Arabia. The night consists of an authentic Arabian bazaar (street market), live performances and a night of dancing. The moment you enter the gates of the Bazaar, every one of your senses will come alive. As you walk through the narrow pathway, you’ll see all types of merchants and exotic booths. Some of the highlights include traditional costume rentals, fortune tellers, and henna stands. After experiencing the bazaar, the dancing begins! A royal entrance will lead you through the gates with drummers and dancers by your side. Then, the night is yours to dance away to the rhythms and melodies of Arabia, including one the region’s most revered dances, dabkeh. At the stroke of midnight, visitors to Arabia will bear witness to a live belly dance performance. Enjoy a night like a no other at 1001 Nights: An Arabian Night in Ottawa.
August 15, 2015
In this unique collaboration between Ottawa's Single Dating Diva and 10Fourteen Wine Bar, you will not only get to sample some great wines with other singles like you, you will also learn about pairing and how to choose a wine on a date, surrounded by great people in an easy going environment. Included in your ticket price is: - sampling of two red & two white wines paired with charcuterie - tips on wine selection & pairing - dating toolkit discussion Tickets are $30 and event is targeted to ages 30-45. This event is limited to 10 women and 10 men only! Get your tickets early! Please note: This is not a speed dating event, only wine tasting & pairing as well as dating workshop.
August 16, 2015
Licensed event with a cash bar Tuesday, August 18 2015 Cost: $11 12p.m. Lunch Menu: Roll, Choice of 3 Salads, Grilled Greek, Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Rainbow cake, Coffee and tea. 1p.m. Entertainment provided by singer song-writer Jamie Anderson. Deadline for tickets purchase is Friday, August 14 by 3pm. Members and non-members are welcome to join in our pride celebration. If you have any dietary restriction, please notify Front Reception when buying your ticket. We can always accommodate your needs. You can buy your ticket over the phone if paying by credit card. For more info or to buy tickets call (613) 236-0428. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99
August 18, 2015
Watch and discuss a good film in a relaxed atmosphere in this book-club style chat about a particular film and cinematography. Free- Registration required.
August 19, 2015
The Pineview Golf Course presents The Grace Manor Charity Golf Tournament on August 21st 2015. Get your four person team together and join us for a round of golf in support of The Salvation Army Grace Manor. Shotgun start at 1 pm followed by dinner at 6:30 pm. Cost: $360 for a foursome and includes golf, cart, meal and prizes. To register please contact Azra 613-722-8025 x 135
August 21, 2015
Petrie Island Nature Walk Series: Saturday August 22, 10:00 am Petrie Island is well-known for its relatively pristine natural environment, given the close proximity to Ottawa. This low island contains a well-preserved natural plant community, with good examples of regionally uncommon woody plants such as Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis), Black Willow (Salix nigra), and Bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia). Come discover this unique ecosystem with us! This guided walk will emphasize interaction and public education, with all questions from participants welcome. Registration is required – limited spots for all tours. Tour Price: $10 (individual) $20 (family) More details at www.petrieisland.org
August 22, 2015
 
 
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on the NY Cosmos Wednesday, August 26 at 7 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. OttawaFuryFC.com
August 26, 2015
Presented by Ann Nowak, from Ottawa Public Health Wednesday, August 26th 2015 - Free OC Transpo rides for Seniors on Wednesdays. 10:30 0 11:30am Getting a good night’s sleep is important to your health and well-being but can be a challenge sometimes. There are things you can do to improve your sleep. Come and learn how you can get a better night’s sleep. Free lecture. Members and non-members are welcome and extremely encouraged to attend. Space extremely limited. Please call 613-236-0428 or stop by our Front Reception to register. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
August 26, 2015
Friday, August 28th 2015 1:15pm Entertainment will be provided by Dominic D’arcy. Cake, Ice-cream, Coffee or Tea will be served after the show. There is no charge to members celebrating birthdays; $4 for all others. Guest tickets are available at Front Reception on the day of the party. Inform Front reception about dietary restrictions. We always try to accommodate your needs. Parking available.OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99. The Good Companions- 670 Albert St. Call (613)236-0428 for more information.
August 28, 2015
The Ottawa Craft Beer Festival is back! We will be at Aberdeen Pavilion in Landsdowne Park from August 28th-August 30th, 2015 to host a weekend full of great beer, food and fun! Our festival showcases some amazing craft beers as well as fantastic local eateries and is designed to promote the appreciation of Craft Brewed Beer. Come on out and taste some exceptionally crafted regional beers from over 40 artisan breweries from the Ottawa area, Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec! For more information on the festival/ticket prices, check out our website and social media: https://www.ottawacraftbeerfestival.ca/ https://www.facebook.com/craftbeerfestivals https://www.twitter.com/ottbeerfestival
August 28 -  30, 2015


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