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This Week

The Embassy of Japan invites you to join us for a week-long festival celebrating contemporary Japanese film. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles. Free Admission, no reservation required. Seats are first-come, first-served. Date: August 31 – September 4 Location: Embassy of Japan, 255 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON For films and showtimes visit our website: http://www.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/
August 31 - September 04, 2015
La Tropiqua offers Zumba classes for beginners and more experienced Zumba goers Mondays from 6:00-7:00. Great music and great moves, for a really fun class! 5 Classes for $50. $12 Drop-in 1292 Wellington Street West 613-695-2256
August 31, 2015
Learn what happens within our bodies when we are feeling stressed; signs & symptoms as well as long-term consequences of stress; and simple/effective ways to help manage stress. This presentation also will touch upon common approaches used in Naturopathic Medicine. For more information, call 613-580-2940 Free but registration with a valid Ottawa Public Library card is required. Tuesday, September 1 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Nepean Centrepointe Branch Library 101 Centrepointe Dr Ottawa, ON
September 01, 2015
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced player come and enjoy playing bridge in a relaxed atmosphere. This program runs every Tuesday from September 1st to December 29th. Drop-in Program Free
September 01, 2015
 
 
AC/DC’s Rock or Bust World Tour is going to include a stop in the nation’s capital. There will no shortage of rock anthems when they take the stage at the Stadium at TD Place Thursday, September 3rd.
September 03, 2015
For individuals who are stock market investors and are interested in learning and in doing financial analysis. Group members will do research and share knowledge, evaluate sectors, and study market trends and economy. Individuals will share their knowledge of financial sectors – Stocks, ETF’s, Bonds, International Markets, etc. Please see full description on the Ottawa Public Library website. This program runs every Thursday from September 3rd to November 19th. Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr. Registration required Free
September 03, 2015
We Power Walk along Island Park Drive and the River Thursdays at 7:00. Proceeds go to a different charity each week. We meet up at La Tropiqua and finish up here as well. All you need is good walking shoes, comfortable clothing and water (you will sweat). 1292 Wellington Street West 613-695-2256
September 03, 2015
Dare to Care – 5 and 10 km Run/Walk in support of Carefor Date/Time Saturday, September 5, 7:30 am - 10:00 am Location Hog's Back Park and Terry Fox Athletic Facility On Saturday, September 5, 2015, Carefor Health & Community Services will be the official Charity of the the 5Km and 10Km Fun Runs hosted by Somersault Event Series as part of their "Canadian Weekend" running series. All funds raised by the auction, pledges and sponsorships will support the need for client co-payment subsidies at our Adult Day Programs and the Guest House. Our goal is to raise $27,000 to support Carefor's dementia care programs and services. Youth, families, adults, and seniors are all welcome to join the team. To join Team Carefor we need you to register with Carefor at www.carefor.ca/runwalk and agree to collect a minimum of $50 in pledges. Also, drop by the Carefor Tent on-site on Friday and Saturday to browse and bid on our silent auction. Interested in Volunteering? Contact Melissa at mmeti@carefor.ca to find out how you can help! For more event information contact Beth Monaco at bmonaco@carefor.ca or 613-740 -5784 Caring for our community / Au service de notre collectivité Registered Charity / Charité enregistré #11928-4768-RR001
September 05, 2015
Join these blossoming young singers for the Finals on September 5th in the Algonquin Commons Theatre. Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/512275058929839/
September 05, 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
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
Welcome back students, Registration is now open for the following Courses: One on one French training specializing on test of oral proficiency Grammaire descriptive (enrichie) SLE- E/E/E Grammaire française (intermédiaire) French (Intermediate) FRENCH CRASH COURSE B/B/B C/C/C E/E/E SLE - Test of Written Expression PREP COURSE B,C,E SLE-PUBLIC SERVICE SECOND LANGUAGE EVALUATION PREPARATION COURS/COURS PREPARATOIRE One on one French training SLE test preparation BBB CCC EEE Please visit our website for a complete list of courses offered, news, details on fees and some of our student testimonials visit us at http://frenchlessonsottawa.webs.com/ and please don't hesitate to connect with us on Face book as well. And of course you can contact Christine at 613 710-5597
August 20 - September 18, 2015
Practical Awakening 7-week Meditation Course offered September 10-October 22, 2015. Great for those seeking a modern, non-dogmatic approach to meditation, wellness and self-connection. Dates : Thursday, September 10 – October 22 (7 weeks) Time: 7:15-8:45 pm Location: La Tropiqua Spa & Yoga Studio (1292 Wellington) Cost: $285 (for 7 weeks) Spaces are limited therefore sign up soon Register at bala.bioenergetics@gmail.com
August 30 - September 10, 2015

Upcoming Events

The 12th annual House of PainT (HoP) Festival of Urban Arts + Culture represents and showcases Ottawa's diverse cultural landscape. HoP brings together the four elements of hip-hop: MCing, DJing, Urban Dancing and Live Graffiti. Started in 2003, House of PainT takes hip-hop back to its roots – promoting community consciousness, political awareness and professional development through live showcases of the elements, workshops, competitions and partnerships with other positive community hip hop events and projects. 'HoP' is a nationally recognized festival attracting thousands and showing Canada a new side to Ottawa arts. View our schedule here: www.houseofpaint.ca
September 09 -  13, 2015
Speakers: Colin Smith and David Smith Topic: Microsoft Surface and Windows 10 - Better Together Colin and David will talk about Surface, deployment & provisioning, the Windows Store, Improving the user experience, and what's new in Windows 10 to enhance the Surface experience. Colin Smith is the Manager of the Microsoft Consulting Practice at Cistel Technology Inc. and is a frequent author and presenter. He has over 20 years of experience deploying Microsoft-based solutions with a focus on mobile, desktop, and data center management. David Smith is an IT consultant who specializes in Windows infrastructure. As the co- host of the Surface Smith's podcast David spends much of his time with Colin learning about the Microsoft Surface, and Windows 10. Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 19:30 - 21:00 Bush Theatre, Canada Aviation & Space Museum 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, ON
September 09, 2015
The Good Companions Open House Wednesday, September 9th 2015 From 10am to 2pm Invite family and friends to come and look over the many programs and services that The Good Companions has to offer. Demonstrations of some of the programs that will be offered this fall will also be featured. We hope to see you there. Remember that OC Transpo is free for seniors 65+ on Wednesdays. For more info call (613) 236-0428 The Good Companions - 670 Albert St. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 91, 9294, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
September 09, 2015
Free educational Lecture: Conscious Aging Through Creativity and Connection Presented by Laura Golden Wednesday, September 9th 2015 11am—12pm We live in a time when many of the beliefs about aging are no longer valid. Let’s explore through sharing of information, guided imagery, movement, and fun activities. Let’s begin to discover the gifts in our aging process: how we can become the master of our bodies and minds in ways our parents and grandparents never dreamed of. This new evolutionary path for seniors leads to becoming an ElderBeauty. This is a free seminar. Members and non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is extremely limited. Register in person or call Front Reception. The Good Companions - 670 Albert St. - (613) 236-0428. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 91, 92,94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
September 09, 2015
The Embassy of Japan is proud to present its annual Bonsai exhibit. Prior to the exhibition, take part in an exclusive talk and demonstration on the art of Bonsai. Led by Vianney Leduc and Barney Shum of the Ottawa Bonsai Society, learn the history and aesthetic guidelines of this unique art form, as well as how to create and maintain your own bonsai. Free admission, but registration required. Register at: http://bit.ly/1U9I3s4 Wednesday , September 12, 6 :30 pm Location: Embassy of Japan, 255 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON
September 09, 2015
The Good Companions Welcome Back Dance (licensed event with a cash bar) Thursday, September 10th 2015 From 7 – 10 pm The dance will feature the big band sounds of The Grey Jazz Big Band. To welcome back our members the dance is free of charge. For all non-members the cost is $6.50. Light refreshment served during intermission. Tickets for the dance will be available at the door. For more info call (613) 236-0428 The Good Companions - 670 Albert St. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
September 10, 2015
Kanata Ribfest and Corn Roast (Sept 10-13) is the Big BBQ Finale of the season featuring 6 Ribbers from the US and Canada, a new Corn Roast, Live Entertainment all weekend long, Specialty Foodies, Craft Beer Gardens, Wine Bar, Potato on a Stick, Pappies Homemade Soda, Games, Best in Ribs, Pulled Pork and Corn Eating Contests and more.  
September 10 -  13, 2015
A 3-day shopping event at our Pop Up Shop celebrating all things Horror and Halloween! 129 Holland Avenue Store operations will be the following: Friday, September 11 - 11:00am - 7:00pm Saturday, September 12 - 10:00am - 6:00pm Sunday, September 13 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
September 11 -  13, 2015
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers Saturday, September 12 at 3 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. OttawaFuryFC.com
September 12, 2015
Celebrate all things bacon at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum’s Baconpalooza — a sizzling bacon festival with something for everyone! Go hog wild for the food trucks, beer and cocktail tents, and squeal in delight at the smoking and barbeque demonstrations and live entertainment. And be sure to check out the market, where you’ll be able to bring home the bacon!
September 12, 2015
The Third Annual Super Centretown Garage Sale happens on Saturday September 12th. Centretown residents will be selling cool stuff and bargain hunters can grab crazy deals. You will find books, kitchenware, clothes, collectibles, DVDs, sporting goods, jewelry, and everything else under the sun. Not only will it be fun (and environmentally friendly), vendors can voluntarily donate 10% of their proceeds to a good cause – the Centretown Community Health Centre, a non-profit organization providing health services to Centretown residents for over 40 years. See the FAQ for location and details at www.supercentretown.com
September 12, 2015
Parkinson SuperWalk is coming up on Saturday, September 12th. Parkinson SuperWalk is where thousands come out to walk, spread awareness and fundraise to support people living with Parkinson’s. Lakeside Gardens/Britannia Beach, Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, 102 Greenview Ave, Ottawa 9:00 a.m. Registration and 10:30 a.m. Walk Start Shauna Quinn 613-722-9238 squinn@toh.on.ca
September 12, 2015
613flea is making a buzz at the new Lansdowne Park in Ottawa! 613flea is a not-for-profit marketplace where Ottawa's creative community along with entrepreneurs and small businesses showcase their products and creations to shoppers. Artisans, designers, artists, musicians and makers come together with antiques dealers, independent boutiques, food merchants and vintage clothing vendors to create an amazing market that is fun, fabulous and free! 613flea is open from 10am-4pm on the following Saturdays: September 12 & 19, October 10 & 17, 2015. www.613flea.ca
September 12 -  19, 2015
Please join Big Soul Project for a great evening of music - gospel, reggae, soul and even some African music - in support of One Village, helping communities in Zimbabwe. Fourth Avenue Baptist Church. Doors open 7:00 p.m, concert starts at 7:30. Concert & ticket info available at event web site or call:613 699-0288
September 12, 2015
Join us for the Ottawa Bonsai Society’s 2015 Ottawa Bonsai Show. Ottawa Bonsai Society members will be on hand to provide insight into the horticultural and artistic aspects of growing these beautiful miniature trees in pots. Demonstrations daily from 1 to 3 pm. Free Admission. Whether you are just curious, are new to the world of bonsai, or are an experienced artist, this show will have something for you. Saturday, Sept. 12 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday, Sept 13 - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: Embassy of Japan, 255 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON
September 12 -  13, 2015
This year the tour has 39 participants at 15 stops all within an 8 km radius of North Gower, just 30 minutes southwest of downtown Ottawa. Hours are 10 to 5 and admission is free. Tour participants include visual artists in all media; potters with very different styles, materials and techniques; nature photographers; jewellery makers; blown and stained glass makers. And there is much more to view and buy: hand-woven and dyed scarves and table linens; functional wood items; terrariums; bird houses and bird feeders; yarn and hand-dyed wool; and wood, ceramic and fabric sculptures. The Tour even has something for history buffs: Rideau Township’s branch of Ottawa’s archives is a stop. Some of the artists and artisans will be demonstrating their work. Visitors have a chance to win a gift certificate redeemable at the stop of their choice. Donations to the North Gower Food Bank are welcome For information and to download a brochure: www.discovery-tour.ca.
September 12 -  13, 2015
La Tropiqua's Kids Yoga restarts on Saturday September 15th from 1:00-1:45. This class introduces yoga to kids 5 to 11. It combines yoga and storytelling for a fun, relaxing and interactive class. 8 Classes for $69.99; September 12-October 31 Drop-in $10 1292 Wellington Street West 613-695-CALM (2256)
September 12, 2015
Petrie Island Nature Walk Series: Sunday September 13, 1:00 pm Rain Date: September 20, 1:00 pm Discover the delicious, wild edible and healing, medicinal plants of Petrie Island. This walk will introduce participants to the wild food and medicine of the area through plant identification skills, ethical harvesting practices and preparation and uses of a variety of plants. We will explore plants that are in season in the fall. Registration is required – limited spots for all tours. Tour Price: $10 (individual) $20 (family) More details at www.petrieisland.org
September 13, 2015
Ottawa River Riders will host the 27th annual “Guide Dog Dice Run”, a fundraising motorcycle ride, in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. The event takes place on Sunday, September 13, 2015, starting from the National Training Centre of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North, Manotick, Ontario. All motorcyclists are welcome to join us, rain or shine, to raise funds towards the training of guide dogs and assistance dogs. Registration is from 9:00-10:30. Depart once you’re signed up and begin the 200-km self-guided ride through Eastern Ontario. After the ride, stay for a barbecue, prizes, and a walk through the kennels to meet some dogs. There will also be an Assistance Dogs Training Demonstration. Cost is $20 per person, which is paid on-site and includes ride registration, one score card, and one BBQ ticket. Call us for more information at 613-692-7777, or check the Ottawa River Riders online at www.ottawariverriders.ca. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided more than 765 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.
September 13, 2015
Join SEATS for Kids and BOOM 99.7 for a family fun day for all ages at the Huntley Community Centre, 108 Juanita Avenue in Carp! Entertainment will include Little Ray's Reptile Zoo at 10:30am, boom 99.7, face painters, emergency vehicles for kids climb all over, the real Princess Elsa (*gasp*) and a GIANT bouncy castle courtesy of MONECA KAISER DESIGN BUILD! We also need children and their caregivers to help us build the world's biggest box fort (with car seat boxes, of course!) 9am to 2pm, rain or shine. $2 per person or $10 for families (max two adults). SEATS for Kids is a non-profit dedicated to increasing the appropriate and correct use of child restraint systems of children in our community.
September 13, 2015
You won't want to miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to experience the exclusive Camelot Golf & Country Club while helping the Canadian Diabetes Association lead the fight against diabetes! Entry fees are $250 each (minimum 2 registrants) or $900 for a foursome. Registration will include a BBQ patio lunch, green fees, a power cart, samples at the tasting stations, seated dinner and the opportunity to bid on some fantastic auction items. The event will also feature a putting contest with the Ottawa Senators, hole-in-one contests in partnership with Otto’s Subaru and Pathway Hyundai, as well as longest drive and closest to the pin contests. For those looking for refreshments there will also be tasting stations on site presented by Bicycle Craft Brewery, Dominion City Brewing Co. and Whiprsnapr Brewing Co.
September 14, 2015
Valley of Amazement By: Amy Tan Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr. Free
September 15, 2015
This Pulitzer Prize finalist and Time Magazine’s “best play of the year” explores both growing up and growing old. With his backpack, bicycle, and stories of his life-changing cross-country cycling trip in tow, 21-year-old Leo lands on the New York City doorstep of his 91-year-old leftist grandmother, Vera. Their month together as sometimes combative, yet always compassionate, intergenerational roommates is simply a wonderful mix of the funny, the moving and the revealing. This insightful play delves into the intimacies and complexities of adult relationships with families, friends and lovers.
September 15 -  26, 2015
SAVE 15% - Register by Sept 7 In our 40-minute class, you’ll tone and tighten all your muscles to help give you more energy, improve your cardio endurance, and increase strength. Instructed by Coach and Certified Personal Trainer Lydia Di Francesco. All participants get a complimentary 15-minute phone call with Coach Lydia where she will answer your health, fitness, and nutrition questions. All levels welcome! There will be options to accommodate beginners and advanced exercisers. Details: • Sept 15 – Dec 17 • Tuesdays and Thursdays • 11:30-12:10 • 227 Nepean Street (at Bank St.) • Complimentary 15-minute personalized phone call Register Today 7 weeks (14 classes) – Sept 15-Oct 29: $279 7 weeks (14 classes) – Nov 3-Dec 17: $279 14 weeks (28 classes) – Sept 15-Dec 17: $499 SAVE $59 Tax not included. Payment is required in advance. No refunds given for a missed class. Early Bird Special! Register by September 7, 2015 and save 15%
September 15 - December 17, 2015
Xiha Baofu Pu presents Chinese Crosstalk Event Canada! You will not want to miss this hilarious comedy event in the Algonquin Commons Theatre! Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/793136087473175/
September 16, 2015
*WELCOME TO THE FALL SESSION* Join us for a fun and fantastic networking breakfast! We create an opportunity for business professionals to meet, mix and mingle while enjoying a delicious breakfast. Get your opportunity to meet new people who have a drive and passion to further their career Come on out , invite a friend & be a part of the conversation! Our Opportunities Breakfast is a networking speaker series. The idea is to give a platform to those who represent non-profit a chance to introduce, raise awareness,advocate, discuss funding and promote their Organization to the small, large, and corporate business community. _____________________________________________ GUEST SPEAKERS Kirsti Manuel - Fundraising Specialist Easter Seals Organization - Mr. Micheal Lifshitz - Comedian, Writer, Public Speaker and Philanthropist * In 2009 Micheal participated in the Drop Zone Challenge a fundraiser for the Easter Seals Organization. This September Micheal plans to repeat the challenge in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto in hopes to raise $1500.00, the cost to send a child with special needs to summer camp. *Micheal has sent out a "call to action' challenging the public in these 3 cities to join him and participate in the Drop Zone challenge! ___________________________________________ We are supporting Micheal quest in donating to the drop zone challenge through our Opportunities Breakfast a portion of each ticket proceed will go to supporting Micheal's quest in supporting his 3 city tour of the Easter Seals Drop Zone Challenge. ___________________________________________ AGENDA 8am: Coffee and Conversation 8:45am: Welcome and introduction of the guest speakers 9am - 9:25am Speaker Presentations 9:30am Prize draws & Business sponsor recognition 9:40am Exhibitor/Information tables open & networking Host: Sophia Jacob Thank you to our Sponsors: https://rentfrockrepeat.com/
September 17, 2015
Live Nation presents alt-rock powerhouse and feminist icon Ani DiFranco! She continues to be a symbol of activism through music, pulling no punches with her socially conscious song writing more than 20 years after her debut. Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/129913627344340/ TICKETS $42.50 – General Public Tickets available online through Ticketmaster here: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/10004EF103840D65 DATE, TIME & LOCATION Friday, September 18th, 2015 at 9:00pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
September 18, 2015
The Mystical Event is a well-being healing event for everyone that connects the mind, body and soul. The 2015 edition will showcase over 60 exhibitors, speakers who will share with visitors the benefits of meditation, yoga, energy healing, holistic therapies, alternative medicine, massage therapy, reflexology, natural products, tarot readings, aura readings, dowsing, mediumship, Reiki, shamanism, angel therapy, past life regression, life coaching, hypnotherapy, and much more.
September 18 -  20, 2015
Join us in the Algonquin Commons Theatre September 19th for an evening of a cappella entertainment! Capital City Chorus, a premiere a cappella mens chorus, will get the night started. Followed by Season 4 Champions of NBC's The Sing-Off, Home Free! Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/103664093313249/ TICKETS $32.00 - General Public $100.00 - VIP Package (available for the 7:30pm show) Tickets available online through Ticketfly here: http://www.algonquinsa.ticketfly.com/ DATE, TIME & LOCATION Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at 2:30pm & 10:30pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
September 19, 2015
One BIG Date with thousands of singles! "Singles in YOUR City" brings to Ottawa a HUGE meet-and-connect opportunity for singles. In a day filled with activities, games, contests, prizes, spin dating events, seminars and lots of fun and excitement – thousands of singles will also get access to services and products that they want and need, but may have been too busy to look into on their own. Saturday Sept. 19th 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
September 19, 2015
Cara Q returns to the stage at D'Arcy McGee's, Orleans for a late summer's evening of good cheer and great tunes! This band always get the crowd going,...call you friends and join the party! Come early and enjoy selections from D'Arcy's awesome menu!
September 19, 2015
It was passion for the arts that sparked the formation of the Nepean Creative Arts Centre twenty-five years ago. To help celebrate this milestone, there are various affordable and free workshops to take advantage of. Discover your creativity today! A glimpse of what is to come this Fall: Ballroom Social - Try ballroom with the entire family! Dance with your friends. Meet new people. Learn the basics of ballroom dance from an award-winning international competitive ballroom dancer and coach, Alexander Pauk. Experience the freedom and creativity of dance. Best of all? No partner necessary. This is a workshop for youth and adults. Friday Sep 25 from 7:30- 9:45 pm 15-18 years $24 990431 19+ years $25 990452 Printmaking- Adults Presented by Ottawa Printmakers Connective is offering an interactive drop-in workshop. Free admission. Sunday September 27 drop in between 10 am and 3 pm For a full list of celebrations planned visit our website
September 19 - November 14, 2015
ARTISAN a fair/une foire is a local urban craft fall fair highlighting Ottawa’s local artisans, happening on Sunday September 20th, 2015 -- 11am to 3pm. Our 2nd annual fair will feature around 25 local creators, from artists to sewing virtuosos, culinary masters to hand-made goods producers, and other makers-of-cool-things. In concert with highlighting these fantastic artisans from our own region, the event will raise funds and awareness for the Kidney Foundation of Canada. *Did you know our vendor applications are open until June 5th? --> Only $40/table! *Did you know you can share/co-vend with a friend? -->Two vendors/ one table! *Did you know you can SPONSOR our poster/promos ,and your name/logo will be highlighted for only $15 more -->And, these funds go 100% to Kidney Foundation ! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
September 20, 2015
Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a discussion of On the Steel Breeze by Allistar Reynolds. Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr Free 7:15pm
September 21, 2015
Don't get depressed about summer coming to an end. Come out a listen to some great fiction instead with readings by Evan Munday, Linda Poitevin and Yves Meynard. Tuesday, Sep 22, 7:00 PM Maxwell's Bistro, 340 Elgin St, K2P 1M6
September 22, 2015
Free Educational Lecture: Final Expenses Presented by Luc Gendron Wednesday, September 23rd 2015 11am—12pm Free OC Transpo rides for Seniors on Wednesday. So you’ve made your will and named your executor. But is your estate prepared? Plan to attend this informative seminar to learn more about: • Simple strategies of relieving your executor’s stress • Benefits to family on preplanning your final expenses, cremation/burial • Travel insurance • Final documents services and more. This is a free seminar. Members and non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is extremely limited. Register in person or call Front Reception. The Good Companions - 670 Albert St. - (613) 236-0428. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
September 23, 2015
 
 
Alabama Shakes tickets are now on sale! On September 24th they will fill the arena at TD Place with the soul-stirring storm of roots rock that made them the must-see buzz favourites of festivals from Bonnaroo to Coachella. More info at http://www.tdplace.ca/events/detail/alabama-shakes
September 24, 2015
Sophia J Events In collaboration with Rent frock Repeat we invite you to the Rent Frock Repeat - Fall Fashion Affair. Join us for an evening of beautiful gowns, jewelry, hair, makeup touch-ups... and women networking. Rent frock Repeat in house fashion stylists will be sitting with guests to setup your personal pampering profile, fitting and second booking. Gown sizes are available in 0 to 24. Guests will even have the opportunity for a glamour photoshoot with gown, makeup and hairdo at the end of the night! Wow! Tickets for this exclusive event also include: **Five star catered appetizers **Sparkling drinks **Wine tasting **Mini makeovers & hair touch-ups, manicures, pedicures **Consultations with accessory stylists **One complimentary digital photo **Networking, networking, networking! ~Door prizes and lovely parting gifts will also be given to our beautiful guests~ Tickets are $37.50 and ONLY 30 tickets will be sold online! Proceeds raised at this event will go to a local women's shelter. The CornerStone Housing For Women http://ottawa.anglican.ca/cornerstone/ *Products will be available for purchase at event. Grab your wallet and your planners and come out to have a fantastic time.
September 24, 2015
Chris de Burgh returns to Ottawa at the Arena at TD Place for a night of his best-loved hits and live cuts from his brand new, 20th studio album, The Hands of Man. Fans will get a special treat as Chris de Burgh and his band will be accompanied, for the first time in many years, by a symphony orchestra.
September 25, 2015
September Birthday Party at The Good Companions Friday, September 25th 2105 1:15 pm Entertainment will be provided by musical entertainer Deanne Vance. 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 any dietary needs at the time you buy your ticket. For more info call (613) 236-0428. The Good Companions - 670 Albert St. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99
September 25, 2015
Stafford Studios Ten emerging and established artists invite curious minds to indulge in conversation and interaction as the artists paint, draw, digitally assemble artworks in their studios and exhibit their work. 35 Stafford Road. Sep 25 7-9 pm Sep 26 10 am- 3 pm Sep 27 10 am- 3 pm Gamman house open house Celebrating the newest of three Artist Studio Program locations, these four artists' studios are located in a heritage building in Vanier. Collage, assemblage, mixed media artists and visual arts collaborators will be on hand to invite visitors into their studios for viewing and discussion. 306 Cyr Avenue Sep 25 6-9 pm Gardener’s house open house Inside a small white bungalow at Britannia Beach are five artists’ studios. Let curiosity get the better of you- talk and interact with accomplished visual artists as they exhibit sculpture, painting and other media in their studios. 104 Greenview Avenue (Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre) Sep 25 6-9 pm
September 25 -  27, 2015
With millions of fans across all ages all over the world, Mika Singh has given Punjabi music a distinct identity. His unique voice and style, has gained him vast critical appreciation in the last decade and also the title of a ‘Powerhouse Entertainer’. Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/660806677381554/
September 25, 2015
Come out to The Bourbon Room, where it will be all lit up in Bollywood colors and themes! Dress up bright and bold for the occasion. The entire night we will be playing Bollywood music that no one can stop dancing to. If you have any requests, feel free to suggest it on the comment section and we will put that in! We will also try and get a Henna lady to do everyone's hand. It will be an amazing flabbergasted colorful and fun night!! So make sure you are there! Regular Cover at the door. $10
September 25, 2015
AdoptWalk is a joint event between the Adoption Council of Canada and Children's Bridge organizations in Ottawa. This is our largest fundraising event bringing together adoptive families, adoptees, birth families, foster families, adoption professionals and the general public in an effort to raise awareness of the need for permanent families for all children and youth. A 5K walk is part of the event, which also includes a BBQ, bouncy castle, face-painting and tons of fun, kid centered activities. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for more information, please contact the Adoption Council at 613-680-2999 or visit our website at www.adoption.ca
September 26, 2015
Preschool teachers, caregivers and parents can learn how to teach young children (3-5) how to interact safely with dogs, both their own pets and strange dogs. Saturday, September 26, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr.
September 26, 2015
Purple Blood Cancer Gala -Crystals and Lights will be a colourful evening of glitz and glamour. The evening’s festivities will start with a light cocktail hour, followed by a silent auction and a four-course feast, during which we will entertain guests with engaging performances. The evening will wrap up with dessert, silent auction winners and spectacular door prizes. Be prepared for a delectable evening, while supporting local blood cancer patients and the Ottawa Hospital!
September 26, 2015
September 26 Mary Cook, Author is coming back to Queenswood United Church, 360 Kennedy Lane East in Orleans at 7:00pm on Sunday September 26th. Tickets are $15.00 each. For tickets please contact Kim at 613-837-6784.
September 26, 2015
You are invited to the Yellow River Cantata - a concert commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The concert is organized by eight Chinese organizations from both Ottawa and Boston. Led by the well-known conductor Mr. Wanjun Qiao, more than 10 professional artists and 250 singers from various countries including Australia, Canada, China, and the United States, will participate. Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/812047592248089/
September 26, 2015
On Sunday, September 27th, walk or cycle for someone you love at Ottawa's Kidney Walk and become part of Canada’s largest community event dedicated to raising funds for kidney research and programs that help support Canadians living with kidney disease. The Kidney Walk and Bike event is a great way for families, friends and colleagues to come together to show support for the 1 in 10 Canadians living with kidney disease. It’s where the kidney community gathers to show their unwavering commitment to kidney health and improved lives for all people touched by kidney disease. This is the eighth year for our walk and our second year hosting the cycling event.
September 27, 2015
Live Nation presents, Irish alternative rock quartet, Kodaline and special guests Good Old War! They will be in the Algonquin Commons Theatre this September! Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591538907786526/ TICKETS $32.50 – General Admission Pit $29.50 – Main Level & Balcony Seating Tickets available online through Ticketmaster here: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/kodaline-ottawa-ontario-09-27-2015/event/10004ED3CC1BB90E?artistid=1761545&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1 DATE, TIME & LOCATION Sunday, September 27th, 2015 @ 8pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
September 27, 2015
Machine Gun Kelly – Sept. 29th, 2015 RICKEY D EVENTS & KAPACITY ENTERTINMENT present for the second time in the Capital city, Recording Artist Machine Gun Kelly at the Algonquin Commons Theatre September 29, 2015. Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/518555461671600/
September 29, 2015
Fall Tea Wednesday, September 30th 2015 1 pm Cost: $5 Entertainment will be provided by the Original Trillium Dixieland Jazz band. The dessert will feature Cranberry Streusel Cake, Coffee and Tea. Deadline for ticket purchase is September 28 by 3 pm. Inform Front Reception about any dietary needs at the time you buy your ticket. You can buy your ticket over the phone if paying by credit card. For more info or to buy tickets call (613) 236-0428. The Good Companions - 670 Albert St. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
September 30, 2015
Theatre, music, dance, film, visual arts, workshops, an outside market - we have it all. Partnering with the "Artists in their Environment" Chelsea/Wakefield studio tour we offer programming for all tastes amidst the glorious fall colours. Leave the kids (5 to 10) in the capable and experiences hands of the Centre Wakefield-La Peche and enjoy art in all its forms - man made and natural.
October 01 -  04, 2015
Petrie Island Nature Walk Series: Saturday, October 3rd, 1:00 pm Plants growing in our lakes and rivers are often overlooked by naturalists but they play an important part in aquatic ecosystems by, providing habitat for fish and other animals, remove sediment and contaminants from the water, and help maintain healthy lake and river ecosystems. In some cases though too much plant growth can be a nuisance to both humans and aquatic ecosystems. Come learn about the diversity of aquatic plants at Petrie Island and how these plant communities help shape the diversity of fish and other animals found in lakes and rivers. Registration is required – limited spots for all tours. Tour Price: $10 (individual) $20 (family) More details at www.petrieisland.org
October 03, 2015
The Sogetsu Ottawa Branch in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan, presents Autumn Symphony, an exhibition of Japanese floral art inspired by music of autumn. Saturday, Oct 3- 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Opening Ceremony 11 AM) Sunday, Oct 4- 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Open to the General Public. Free Admission For Information: 613-730-6893
October 03 -  04, 2015
The Ottawa Geek Market is bringing you another weekend of geeky fun at the Nepean Sportsplex on October 3rd and 4th! Our festival features shopping, a costume contest, stage activities and live entertainment, panels, workshops, the Geek Quest, a silent auction, special guests as well as tons of activities for kids including a bouncy castle, free face painting, a craft zone and so much more! Enjoy free admission to the Capital Gaming Expo with the purchase of a ticket to the Ottawa Geek Market ticket. Children 12 and under receive free admission when accompanied by an adult. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.geekmarket.ca
October 03 -  04, 2015
The Capital Gaming Expo is Eastern Ontario’s first large-scale gaming convention, taking place at the Nepean Sportsplex on October 3 and 4. Our event features open gaming, tournaments, shopping and other activities spanning the gaming universe including video games, board games, tabletop role-playing games, collectible card and living card games, miniatures, LARPing and so much more! Enjoy free admission to the Ottawa Geek Market with the purchase of a ticket to the Capital Gaming Expo. Children 12 and under receive free admission when accompanied by an adult! For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.cgexpo.ca.
October 03 -  04, 2015
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on FC Edmonton Sunday, October 4 at 3 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. OttawaFuryFC.com
October 04, 2015
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on FC Edmonton Sunday, October 4 at 3 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. OttawaFuryFC.com
October 04, 2015
Sunday October 4, 2015; 2:00pm – 5:00pm In the Workshop you will: Be guided through a grounding meditation; Learn about Mandalas; Find out about the psychology of colours; Be introduced to the chakras; Enjoy brainstorming exercise; Learn painting techniques; Create a personal Mandala; and Relax and Enjoy making art. Includes take home art set. $30 per person; $54 for two people. Drop in at La Tropiqua or call them to register. 1292 Wellington Street West; 613-695-CALM (2256) You also register online at: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=170226 (please sign in and Click on Enrollments)
October 04, 2015
Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Free Thursday, October 8th - 1:30-2:45pm Nepean Centrepointe Libary 101 Centrepointe Dr. Ottawa, On 613-580-2940
October 08, 2015
Harvest Meal (licensed event with a cash bar) Friday, October 9th 2015 Cost: $11 12 pm: Lunch Menu: Roll, Roast Turkey with Dressing and Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Baby Carrots, Pumpkin Pie, Coffee and Tea. 1 pm: Entertainment provided by ‘Lorraine and Dave – mother and son duo’. Deadline for ticket purchase is October 7 by 3 pm. Inform Front Reception about any dietary needs at the time you buy your ticket. You can buy your ticket over the phone if paying by credit card. For more info or to buy tickets call (613) 236-0428. The Good Companions - 670 Albert St. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
October 09, 2015
Coming this October, Ottawa's most terrifying Halloween experience is back, and we want YOU to be a part of it! Help the Haunted Historic Village frighten it’s followers by joining our cast and crew. Roles are now open for hospitality service, and actors that have the skill to thrill! Contact museums@ottawa.ca for more volunteering details. Must be 16 years of age or older. Cet octobre, le plus effrayant Halloween d’Ottawa sera de retour, et nous voulons que VOUS y participiez! Aidez le Village historique hanté à effrayer ses amateurs en vous joignant à la troupe et à l’équipe. Nous recherchons des préposés à l’accueil et des acteurs qui sauront donner des frissons à tous! Envoyez un courriel à musees@ottawa.ca pour plus de détail sur le bénévolat. Doit être âgé de 16 ans ou plus.
October 09, 2015
613flea is making a buzz at the new Lansdowne Park in Ottawa! 613flea is a not-for-profit marketplace where Ottawa's creative community along with entrepreneurs and small businesses showcase their products and creations to shoppers. Artisans, designers, artists, musicians and makers come together with antiques dealers, independent boutiques, food merchants and vintage clothing vendors to create an amazing market that is fun, fabulous and free! 613flea is open from 10am-4pm on the following Saturdays: October 10 & 17, 2015. www.613flea.ca
October 10, 2015
Sometimes all you need are the right tools. Family Services Ottawa is offering fall courses: Just for Dads...parenting when you're single; Positive Discipline for 0-12 yr olds; Parenting through Separation and Divorce; Anxiety prevention program (children 7-9). 613-725-3601x 207.
October 12, 2015
Free Educational Lecture: Ottawa Public Library—Services For Seniors Presented by Vanessa Menor Wednesday, October 14th 2015 Free OC Transpo rides for Seniors on Wednesday. 1 - 2pm Vanessa Menor, Librarian at the Nepean Centrepointe Branch Library of the Ottawa Public Library, will discuss services and resources for seniors both inside and outside the library. This is a free seminar. Members and non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Register in person or call Front Reception. For more info or to register call (613) 236-0428. The Good Companions - 670 Albert St. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
October 14, 2015
The performances are held at various venues including pubs, restaurants, churches, and other locations throughout Merrickville’s beautiful historic downtown core. The Festival will open with a special event on Thursday evening October 15 and continue through Sunday night October 18, 2015. While there may be very occasional presentations of other genres of music, MJF can proudly say that it offers almost 100% jazz content For additional information, please contact: Peggy Holloway, Director, Merrickville’s Jazz Fest Telephone: 613-290-0028 E-mail: merrijaz@gmail.com Festival website: www.merrickvillesjazzfest.com.
October 15 -  18, 2015
Live Nation presents, Canadian indie pop band, Alvvays and special guests White Reaper! They will be in the Algonquin Commons Theatre this October! Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1587546251467735/
October 15, 2015
The newsroom has changed. It’s no longer about sending out press releases and hoping your message is heard. It’s about understanding and navigating the digital world to have your story rise to the top and get noticed. This course will sharpen your skills in this ever-changing industry, and provide you with tangible skills and practical knowledge that you can then put to use in your own office. This course includes: - The New Media Landscape: Learn how the newsroom has changed, adapted and morphed with the digital age and what this means to the media and public relations profession - Writing Fundamentals: Learn how to strategically pinpoint your outreach to media, create pitches and adapt the tired press release - Prepare for the Worst: Learn the fundamentals of preparing a strategic crisis communications plan for today’s media landscape - Practice Makes Perfect: Put yourself in the hot seat and practice and hone your interview skills
October 16, 2015
Art in Fashion 613 is a combined fashion show/art gallery/night market at which visitors can enjoy a visual spectacle in a party setting with food, drink and music. The event will showcase creations of 10 to 12 designers who will be participating in a fashion show, as well as 30 vendors/artists who will be showing as well as selling their creations in the night market portion of the event.
October 17, 2015
The Ottawa Antique & Vintage Market (October 17 & 18, 2015) unveils a world of antiques, vintage & retro all under one roof! Location: The Fieldhouse at Carleton University, Bronson Ave. and Sunnyside Ave., Ottawa, K1S 5B6. Hours: Saturday10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. Admission is $10. Limited time DISCOUNT PASS at www.OttawaAntiqueAndVintageMarket.ca
October 17, 2015
Oh My God Events is organizing a one-day healing fair as a fundraiser on October 17, 2015 from 9am to 6pm at the National Arts Centre at 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa. It is on the same day and location as the Deepak Chopra: The Future of Well-being Event brought to you by I Am Genie, that is held in the evening. As this is a fundraiser, 35% of the profits will go to the I Am Genie Foundation – a wish granting non-profit organization (www.iamgenie.org). The Namasté Healing Fair will bring people together to share their insights, offerings and solutions to achieve this dynamic state with practitioners, healers, and teachers via booths and yoga/meditation segments in an adjacent room to the exhibition hall. The goal is to provide an open, honest, trusting and fun environment that allows the world of healing to become accessible to people from all walks of life; to take away the mystery; to educate and provide opportunities for therapists and practitioners to do what they do best – to help people.
October 17, 2015
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on the San Antonio Scorpions Sunday, October 18 at 3 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. OttawaFuryFC.com
October 18, 2015
The Pressed zine rack has now been in existence for three years! Come celebrate with zine readings from Amber Dearest (Montreal) and local writers, a zine swap, and zine birthday cake. Pressed (750 Gladstone) 7-9pm
October 20, 2015
Free educational Lecture: Mindless Eating Presented by Emily Bell Tuesday, October 20th 2015. 10:30—11;30am Have you ever eaten more than you needed without even realizing it? Do you sometimes eat junk food when you’re feeling upset? Learn from a registered dietitian how to control these cravings and take charge of your mindless eating habits. This presentation will teach you about a healthy, balanced diet and will provide tips on making mindful eating choices.This is a free seminar. Members and non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is extremely limited. Register in person or call Front Reception. For more info or to register call (613) 236-0428. The Good Companions - 670 Albert St. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
October 20, 2015
The two-day conference, taking place at Carleton University, October 21-22, 2015, will feature startup pitches to investor panels, investor presentations, keynote speakers, one-on-one meetings with companies and investors, an exclusive dinner for startups and investors, and many opportunities for networking. For more information and tickets: www.axisottawa.com
October 21, 2015
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is staging a gala dinner to celebrate kidney transplant research successes, milestones in transplantation and the many people who have had an impact on saving lives through transplantation. To be held at the Hellenic Centre the evening will feature renal-friendly food, great entertainment and inspiring stories from those whose lives had transplants.
October 21, 2015
Canada’s Ballet Jorgen presents Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty is one of the world‘s most famous classical ballets! After more than 25 successful years, Canada‘s Ballet Jörgen will create its own unique classical ballet rendition with its World Premiere Tour during the 2015-2016 season. See this major new ballet that tells the enchanting story of Aurora and her prince complete with its inherently magical qualities and dazzling choreography. Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm Centrepointe Theatre, Ottawa 101 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa, ON K2G 5K7 (613) 580-2700 Tickets: Adult: $53 (Special discount to August 1, 2015) Senior / Child / Student: $43 Group of 4 or more+: $40/per ticket eyeGO: $5 CentrepointeTheatreBoxOffice@ottawa.ca http://www.centrepointetheatre.ca Group Sales contact number – 613-580-2424x41530
October 22, 2015
Vixens Victorious welcomes you to an extraordinary night at the movies! Vixens Victorious presents Lights! Camera! CURE! – an extraordinary fundraiser, and film festival featuring a series of women centric films in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. Guests will have an opportunity to see some of Canada’s finest talent on screen while also making a difference in the lives of so many people in the Ottawa region who have been impacted by Cancer. Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/967224580008165/
October 22, 2015
The international smash hit Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Algonquin Commons Theatre Friday, October 23rd as part of the Economic Growth Tour. Warning: Puppetry of the Penis is an adults-only, non-sexual show featuring full-frontal male nudity. Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/925177870875825/ TICKETS $48.50 - General Admission Tickets available online through Ticketfly here: http://www.algonquinsa.ticketfly.com/event/876593-jazzy-b-kaur-b-ottawa/ DATE, TIME & LOCATION Friday October 23rd, 2015 at 7pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
October 23, 2015
TGC Diamond Jubilee Gala Celebrating 60 Years! Friday October 23rd 2015 Hellenic Community Centre (1315 prince of Wales Drive) 6pm: Cocktails 7pm: 3 Course meal Cost: $35.00 per person Tickets on sale September 1st Entertainment provided by Award Winning Canadian Showtime Chorus and Dancing with The Great Grey Jazz Band You can buy your ticket over the phone if paying by credit card. For more info or to buy tickets call (613) 236-0428.
October 23, 2015
October Birthday Party at the Good Companions Friday, October 23th 2015 1:15 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by The Ladies of the Day Barbershop 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 any dietary needs at the time you buy your ticket. For more info call (613) 236-0428. The Good Companions - 670 Albert St. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99
October 23, 2015
The National Women’s Show returns October 24 & 24, 2015 at the Ernst and Young Centre. Come down for great food, fashion and fun. Shop till you drop at over 250 exhibits showcasing the best selection of products and services just for women. Watch great stage presentations, delicious cooking demos and celebrity guests on Centre Stage. Don’t miss the Ultimate Girl’s Day Out. For more information, visit www.nationalwomenshow.com.
October 24 -  25, 2015
Introduce the children in your life to our NAC Orchestra TD Family Adventures concerts. Four 60-minute bilingual concerts featuring high energy theatrics and famous classical works by composers like Mussorgsky, Grieg and Mozart! Spark a lifelong love of classical music with a fun-filled afternoon of hands on activities and interactive entertainment with the world-class NAC Orchestra. Kids get four concerts for $54. Oct 24, 2015: Trick Or Treat To A Wicked Beat! Jan 9, 2016: Symphonic Vikings; Feb 13, 2016: The Composer Is Dead; Apr 23, 2016: The Mozart Experience; Subscribe online at nac-cna.ca/familyadventures
October 24 - April 23, 2016
Samara the Witch and dancers from The School of Dance bring orchestral favourites like The Sorcerer’s Apprentice for scream-worthy Halloween fun. Alain Trudel, conductor; Annie Lefebvre, actor; The School of Dance; Merrilee Hodgins, choreographer; NAC Orchestra. 1:30pm and 3:30pm. BILINGUAL.
October 24, 2015
International award-winning Ottawa filmmaker and singer/songwriter, Lloyd Frost is set to release his debut CD, THE SUN IS RISING & OTHER TRUE STORIES on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm at the SAW Gallery (67 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7B9). In what’s been described as Frost’s “social commentary with a groove”, the CD title track is also on the soundtrack of his new short film appropriately called THE SUN IS RISING. The film looks at armed conflict and references terrorism killings at the National War Memorial in Ottawa and Charlie Hebdo in Paris, locations that appear in the film. The CD release evening will include a live performance and screenings of Frost’s two short films. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with performance start at 8 p.m. Advance tickets at $10 go on sale September 8 at eventbrite.ca and Compact Music (206 Bank Street, Ottawa K2P 1W8). They will be $12 at the door. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.) CD audio clips and film trailers are also available at lloydfrost.com
October 24, 2015
The GNC Ottawa Championships provides a competitive platform for a number of male and female bodybuilding and fitness categories including bodybuilding, physique, figure, bikini and fitness. The event is governed by the Ontario Physique Association (OPA), the province’s governing body recognized nationally by the CBBF and internationally by the IFBB. Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1675026486060462/
October 24, 2015
TOP-NOTCH BRITISH CHOIR TO VISIT OTTAWA. An English choir with musical roots stretching back centuries will perform at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in the Glebe on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7:00 pm. The Gloucester Cathedral Choir and St. Matthew’s Men and Boys’ Choir will present a joint concert of 20th and 21st century sacred music that includes the Collegium Regale Evening Service by Herbert Howells and Lo, the full, final sacrifice by Gerald Finzi. St. Matthew’s choir will sing works by contemporary composers Ola Gjielo and Canadian Rupert Lang whose haunting Kontakion, sometimes sung at memorial services, is bound to be a concert highlight. Gloucester Choir directed by Adrian Partington and St. Matthew’s by Kirkland Adsett.St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in the Glebe, 130 Glebe Ave., near Bank Street. Tel: 613-234-4024. Freewill Offering.
October 27, 2015
Oktoberfest Lunch (Licensed event with a cash bar) Wednesday, October 28th 2015 Cost: $10 12 pm: Lunch Menu: Roll, Cucumber Salad, Oktoberfest Sausage with Sauerkraut, Hot German Potato Salad, Apple Strudel, Coffee and Tea. 1 pm: Entertainment will be provided by The International Set. Deadline for ticket purchase is October 7 by 3 pm. Inform Front Reception about any dietary needs at the time you buy your ticket. You can buy your ticket over the phone if paying by credit card. For more info or to buy tickets call (613) 236-0428. The Good Companions - 670 Albert St. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
October 28, 2015
Halloween Themed Lunch Friday, October 30th 2015 Celebrate Halloween with a scary TGC lunch. Lunch will be served during regular lunch hours (11:30 am to 1 pm). No tickets in advance are required as all prices are á la carte. The featured entrée will be Roast Beast with Ghoulish Gravy, Smashed Potatoes & Creepy Carrots. The dessert will be Dirt Pudding. Members and guests are encouraged to wear a costume. A prize will be awarded for best costume. For more info call (613) 236-0428. The Good Companions - 670 Albert St. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
October 30, 2015
In a period of 20 years, MIJ Exhibition has grown into a quality event where Jewellery is presented in the distinguished occasion. Malaysia International Jewellery Festival 2015 (Autumn Edition), which taking place at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 6th – 9th November 2015. Worth leading Jewellery manufacturers, wholesalers, resellers from more than 20 countries & region including Italy, Japan, Poland, Singapore, UAE (Dubai), Hong Kong, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia and etc premiering the stunning exhibits at one location.
November 06 -  09, 2015
CanUX (formerly UXCamp Ottawa) is a locally-grown, volunteer-driven event created for people who want to learn and share their expertise about user experience, and how our profession contributes to making things work better for everyone. We cover topics like user research, usability, information architecture, interaction design, service design, and just about everything related to the creation of compelling products, services and experiences.
November 07 -  08, 2015
From Streetwear to Chanel - The Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show, means you can shop like its 1969! Canada’s largest sale of (1920'-1980's) vintage clothing is one adrenalin filled day of one-of-a-kind fashion shopping! Sunday November 8, 2015 10am-5pm. Shaw Centre (Ottawa Convention Centre), 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa Ontario, K1N 9J2 Admission $10 Limited time DISCOUNT PASS at: www.ottawavintageclothingshow.ca
November 08, 2015
Remembrance Day Service Tuesday, November 10th 2015 10:30 am. All are welcome to join us in a service of remembrance in rooms 142/147. Poppies will be available at Front Reception the first week of November. For more info call (613) 236-0428. The Good Companions - 670 Albert St. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
November 10, 2015
Don't miss out on these two exciting events! A Christmas celebration of over 60 vendors featuring local talented artisans and craftspeople showcasing their beautiful and unique array of quality handmade items and gifts. Enjoy the one stop shopping event with the whole family where you are sure to find that special one-of-a-kind Christmas gift for that special someone. Come on out and support our local artisans and small businesses. Buy local and help reduce the carbon footprint! TIME: 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. LOCATION: Tudor Hall, 3750 N. Bowesville Road, Ottawa (near Uplands Drive & North Bowesville Road). ADMISSION: FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING AND DOOR PRIZES! There will be a snack bar serving snacks, sandwiches, beverages and cold beer again. Hope to see you there! Vendors: For a copy of the registration please contact Denyse Anderson at denyseanderson123@gmail.com.
November 15, 2015
Free Educational Lecture: Navigating The Health System Presented by Paul Morris Tuesday, November 17th 2015. 1—2pm This educational seminar is geared for the individual looking for information on care options, the presentation takes approximately 1 hour and outlines public and private services, their contact information and costs. Participants will leave knowing the difference between retirement residences and long term care, what is CCAC, what is community care and what is private home care and how each option can help. This is a free seminar. Members and non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is extremely limited. Register in person or by calling Front Reception. For more info or to register call (613) 236-0428. The Good Companions - 670 Albert St. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
November 17, 2015
The Good Companions 60th Anniversary Lunch (Licensed event with a cash bar) Wednesday, November 18th 2015 Cost: $12 12 pm: Lunch Menu: Seafood Bisque, Stuffed Pork Loin with Hunter Sauce, Zucchini Rice Pilaf, Carrot and Green Bean Medley, Anniversary Cake, Coffee and Tea. 1 pm: Entertainment provided by singing sensation Ginette Hamilton. Deadline for ticket purchase is November 16 by 3 pm. Inform Front Reception about any dietary needs at the time you buy your ticket. You can buy your ticket over the phone if paying by credit card. For more info or to buy tickets call (613) 236-0428. The Good Companions - 670 Albert St. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
November 18, 2015
On Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday matinee on Nov. 22 at 2:00 p.m.. St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in the Glebe joint choirs and orchestra. Director Kirkland Adsett. Intimate Dublin version of the oratorio that recaptures the freshness of Handel’s premiere in Dublin in 1742. Bronwyn Thies-Thompson (soprano), Bó Bardos (alto), Alain Paquette (tenor), Shawn Mattas (baritone). Candlelit. Wine bar. St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in the Glebe, 130 Glebe Ave. near Bank St. Tickets $15 to $45. Purchase online at www.stmatthewsottawa.ca or at the church (weekdays 9 am to 1 pm), tel: (613)234-4024 or Compact Music, 206 or 785 Bank St.
November 21 -  22, 2015
Don't miss out on this exciting event! A Christmas celebration of over 60 vendors featuring local talented artisans and craftspeople showcasing their beautiful and unique array of quality handmade items and gifts. Enjoy the one stop shopping event with the whole family where you are sure to find that special one-of-a-kind Christmas gift for that special someone. Come on out and support our local artisans and small businesses. Buy local and help reduce the carbon footprint! TIME: 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. LOCATION: Tudor Hall, 3750 N. Bowesville Road, Ottawa (near Uplands Drive & North Bowesville Road). ADMISSION: FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING AND DOOR PRIZES! There will be a snack bar serving snacks, sandwiches, beverages and cold beer again. Hope to see you there! Vendors: For a copy of the registration please contact Denyse Anderson at denyseanderson123@gmail.com.
November 22, 2015
Free Educational Lecture: It's a Balancing Act Presented by Ann Nowak, from OPH Wednesday, November 25th 2015 Free OC Transpo rides for Seniors on Wednesday. 10:30—11:30am Falls are a significant health issue for older adults. This session provides an overview of risk factors as well as tips to prevent falls. This is a free seminar. Members and non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please register in person or call Front Reception. For more info or to register call (613) 236-0428. The Good Companions - 670 Albert St. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
November 25, 2015
November Birthday Party Friday, November 27th 2015 1:15 p.m. Come celebrate your birthday with friends at the Good Companions! Entertainment will be provided by The Chords. 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 any dietary needs at the time you buy your ticket. For more info call (613) 236-0428. The Good Companions - 670 Albert St. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
November 27, 2015
Christmas carols from around the world, presented by superb chamber choir Seventeen Voyces, directed by Kevin Reeves. At 7:30 p.m. Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave. at Bank St. in Ottawa South. Tickets: Adults $25, Students $15. www.seventeenvoyces.ca or at Compact Music, 206 Bank or 785 Bank St.; Book Bazaar, 417 Bank St.; Leading Note, 370 Elgin St.; Herb & Spice, 1310 Wellington St. West or at the door.
December 19, 2015
At 3:30 p.m. Christmas carols from around the world, presented by superb chamber choir Seventeen Voyces, directed by Kevin Reeves. Ashbury College Chapel, 362 Mariosa Ave., Rockcliffe Park. Tickets: Adults $25, Students $15. www.seventeenvoyces.ca or at Compact Music, 206 Bank or 785 Bank St.; Book Bazaar, 417 Bank St.; Leading Note, 370 Elgin St.; Herb & Spice, 1310 Wellington St. West or at the door.
December 20, 2015
This spin on Viking legends will knock your helmet off—with laughs, thrills, a dragon— and an adventurous story with a few unexpected twists! David Martin, conductor; Sylvain Lapointe, Viking Warrior, trumpet; Gaëtan Chénier, Viking Warrior, trumpet; Martin Lebrun, "Hott", percussion (triangle); Jean-Moïse Martin, "Björn", percussion (glockenspiel); NAC Orchestra. BILINGUAL: 1:30pm and 3:30pm.
January 09, 2016
Meet the orchestra, solve a musical crime and laugh along in this fun-filled event. Be warned: no one leaves until the mystery is solved! Alain Trudel, conductor; Colin Mochrie, co-host, narrator; Caroline Lavigne, co-host, narrator; NAC Orchestra. BILINGUAL: 1:30pm and 3:30pm.
February 13, 2016
Friday, March 4, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 5, 7:30 p.m. Ben-Hur & Carmina Burana. Directed by Kevin Reeves, Seventeen Voyces and the Ottawa Choral Society present the rarely seen 1925 silent classic film starring Ramon Novarro. Accompanied by music from Carl Orff’s brilliant Carmina Burana. With organ virtuoso Matthew Larkin and stunning percussion. Dominion Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper St. at O’Connor. Tickets: Adults $30, Students $15. www.seventeenvoyces.ca or at Compact Music, 206 Bank or 785 Bank St.; Book Bazaar, 417 Bank St.; Leading Note, 370 Elgin St.; Herb & Spice, 1310 Wellington St. West or at the door.
March 04 -  05, 2016
Curling’s biggest event will return to Ottawa in 2016.The 2016 Tim Hortons Brier will be staged March 5-13 at the Arena at TD Place in Ottawa. The 12-team round-robin competition will feature 11 provincial/territorial champions, along with the reigning champion Team Canada squad that wins the 2015 edition of the Tim Hortons Brier, Feb. 28-March 8 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.
March 05, 2016
The National Women's Show offers a fantastic day out with girlfriends to relax, get pampered, and have fun! Highlights of the event include great shopping, free samples, fabulous shopping, free makeovers, fashion shows, informative workshops, cooking stage demos, food and wine sampling, career and business resources, decorating and travel ideas, celebrity appearances, health and wellness advice, fantastic prizes, and much more! It’s truly the ultimate girl’s day out! For more information, visit www.nationalwomenshow.com.
April 16 -  17, 2016
An impish street musician discovers Mozart’s greatest masterpieces in this delightful show by family favourite Magic Circle Mime Company. Lucas Waldin, conductor; Magic Circle Mime Company; Gordon Carpenter, actor; Maggie Peterson, actor; Jaewon Seo, violin; Hugo Laporte, baritone; NAC Orchestra. BILINGUAL: 1:30pm and 3:30pm.
April 23, 2016
At 7:30 p.m. Directed by Kevin Reeves Seventeen Voyces will present Shakespeare’s words set to beautiful music by some of the world’s greatest composers. Starring Peter James Haworth. Tickets: Adults $25, Students $15. Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave. at Bank St. in Ottawa South. www.seventeenvoyces.ca or at Compact Music, 206 Bank or 785 Bank St.; Book Bazaar, 417 Bank St.; Leading Note, 370 Elgin St.; Herb & Spice, 1310 Wellington St. West or at the door.
June 03, 2016


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