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This Weekend

July 28 through August 1 Fairfields Heritage House Jr. Museum Camp (ages 4 – 7): 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sr. Museum Camp (ages 8 – 12): 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Who says the combination of history and math can’t be fun for young learners? Our Decimal Detectives series brings the two together to explore local heritage, the community’s development, and the natural world. How do we do that? For the young campers topics include patterns and mapping, simple shapes, currency and counting, and measuring. For older kids, we look at geometry, patterns, and measuring angles. Solving mysteries, building models of the museum, and making their own maps are just part of the fun! Cost: $6/participant 613-726-2652 museums@ottawa.ca
July 28 - August 01, 2014
Psychic Fair with Psychic Readers, Aura Photography, Tarot and other Metaphysical Practitioners. Hours Friday 11 AM - 8 PM Saturday 10 AM - 8 PM Sunday Noon - 6 PM
August 01 -  03, 2014
The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) is proud to present the 14th annual Muslim Summer Festival! A huge success every year, the festival attracts more than 20,000 people from various ethnic and religious backgrounds. With a colorful array of country exhibitions, engaging entertainment/activities, and appetizing refreshments, everyone is bound to have fun. Come out and enjoy the day with friends, family, and loved ones at Britannia Park on Saturday,August 2,2014.
August 02, 2014
Saturdays in August from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pinhey’s Point Historic Site Not many people nowadays know that Elkanah Billings was the first professional paleontologist in Canada and worked in the field of geology. This series of programs for budding scientists celebrates Elkanah’s efforts by using hands-on activities to teach about fossils and dinosaurs, minerals, land formations, and volcanoes and earthquakes – including building a beaker volcano using sand and wax! Ages 8 – 12. Cost: $6/participant 613-832-4347
August 02, 2014
 
 
CHOO|COPO presents, for the second year: Colonel By Night, Sunday August 3rd, 3-7 pm in the ByWard Market. This special free community event will feature the unveiling of new heritage panels, period costume characters and music, special themed food & beverage demos, and engaging talks on the contribution of different groups to the development of Bytown and Lowertown. Speakers include: Ken Clavette (Worker's History Museum), Hagit Hadaya (Author) and Jean Yves Pelletier (Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa). Afterwards, Haunted Walks Ottawa will be offering a tour! Location: ByWard Market. Colonel By Night will also kick off Colonel By Day which takes place Monday August 4th, at the Rideau Canal locks.
August 03, 2014
In 1995, The Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa’s (CHOO), initiated Colonel By Day to acknowledge this remarkable achievement, to celebrate the richness of Ottawa’s past and to create a festive annual ‘living history event’ connecting generations past and present on Colonel By’s birthday! Colonel By Day is a magnificent, fun-filled, family-friendly, day connecting generations past and present through a wide variety of heritage-themed events and entertainment. The celebration includes traditional Irish and Scottish dances, Aboriginal expressions, blacksmithing, interactive tabletop exhibits, heritage talks, walking tours, archeological presentations, costumed characters, a heritage market, food, educational presentations by Parks Canada, free admission to the BYTOWN MUSEUM and much more! For second time, it will be celebrated as a two-day event! A uniquely Canadian heritage celebration, showcasing Ottawa’s rich and colourful history.
August 04, 2014

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
Enjoy an elegant, sit-down breakfast or brunch in the beautiful Queens' Lantern of the Museum's "castle". The exquisite selection of menu items is masterfully prepared by the museum's Chef William Carter of Gourmet Cuisine. Breakfast (9 am – 11 am): Early risers can start their day off right with a hearty breakfast buffet that includes eggs, bacon, waffles, pastries, juice, coffee and more. Brunch (11 am – 2 pm): The scrumptious brunch buffet includes roast beef, glazed ham, pasta, vegetables, assorted salads, wild salmon gravlax, charcuterie, breakfast items, fruit, desserts and more. The breakfast and brunch packages include general admission to the museum, as well as the meal's gratuity. (The Creatures of Light special exhibition and 3D movies are extra). So, after brunching in style, be sure to visit the museum's world-class galleries. For prices and reservation info, go to http://nature.ca/en/plan-your-visit/what-see-do/whats/sunday-brunch / Address: 240 McLeod St., Ottawa
May 18 - August 31, 2014
Learn computer, Internet and e-mail basics every Thursday at the Emerald Plaza Library. We offer two one-on-one sessions at 3:00 and 3:30 every Thursday starting June 5th. Register at the service desk at Emerald Plaza, 1547 Merivale Rd.
June 05 - September 26, 2014
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
a Company of Fools is back with the ever popular Torchlight Shakespeare – bringing Shakespeare to Ottawa’s parks all summer long! This season the hilarious romantic comedy As You Like It will play July 3rd-August 16th in parks across Ottawa. This family friendly show is Pay What You Can with a suggested donation of $15 per person.
July 03 - August 16, 2014
Every Friday and Saturday between 1pm and 3pm for the rest of the summer, Frontier College volunteers invite Ottawa's general public, families, and youth groups to read great Canadian books with our volunteers in a Reading Tent at Rideau Hall! Join us for free and fun literacy activities in a beautiful setting! --------------------------------------------- Chaque vendredi et samedi entre 13 h et 15 h pour le reste de l'été, les bénévoles de Collège Frontière invitent les familles et enfants d'Ottawa pour lire de grands livres canadiens avec nos bénévoles dans une tente de lecture à Rideau Hall! Rejoignez-nous pour des activités d'alphabétisation gratuit et amusants dans un cadre magnifique !
July 03 - August 23, 2014
The Stone School is the home of the Pontiac School of the Arts whose mission is to “inspire creative discovery in everyone.” The school’s annual programming includes courses spanning a wide range of art and crafts for both children, youth and adults. We offer such things like drawing, stone carving, glass working, paper folding, stained glass and much more! Located in the picturesque Portage-du-Fort, QC, courses take place in the historic building that is now an Art Gallery and Art School Events (on average) are 2 days long, and we have small classes! (max 15) Hope to see you there
July 24 - August 27, 2014
Exhibition of Works - Includes paper, hand-bound books, boxes, hand printing, altered books and artists’ books. Presented by the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild Ottawa Valley Chapter August 2-31, 2014, Shenkman Arts Centre – Display Case Main Floor, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans K1E 0A1, M-F 7:45 am – 9:30 pm, S-S 9 am – 6 pm, Closed Civic Holiday (August 4)
August 02 -  31, 2014
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. As Canadians across the nation reflect on the war to end all wars, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum will showcase one of the conflict’s forgotten stories — the War’s horses and the veterinarians of the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps who cared for them. Life for horses in the War was hard. They often lived outdoors, subject to the elements in dirty, wet environments. At times, water and food were scarce. Fear and stress were high, and not only were horses threatened by shellfire, but disease was rampant. With artifacts from the C.A.V. Barker Museum of Canadian Veterinary History, this exhibition explores how the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps worked to prevent and treat disease and injury among horses used during the First World War.
August 04 - March 31, 2015

Upcoming Events

August 5 through 8 Nepean Museum Jr. Museum Camp (ages 4 – 7): 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sr. Museum Camp (ages 8 – 12): 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Did you know that our heritage is full of people who made significant contributions to the advancement of science? In this series of programs, we draw inspiration from them and delve into science with a full range of activities that explore magnets, weather, space travel, bridge building, and chemistry. Older campers will also learn about meteorology, log cabin construction, and the health sciences. Cost: $6/participant 613-723-7936
August 05 -  08, 2014
Wednesdays in August from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Billings Estate National Historic Site Unearth Ottawa’s best kept secrets by digging into our outdoor, hands-on archaeology program! Each one of these weekly programs focuses on a different aspect of archaeology, and delves into the past by having children participate in archaeological digs to discover buried artefacts. Topics range from how to set up a digging grid, to artifact dating techniques, to making a time capsule. Ages 6 – 12. Cost: $6/participant 613-247-4830
August 06, 2014
Fridays in August from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Billings Estate National Historic Site Introduce your little ones to the wonders of museums at an early age! Preschool Picnics encourage imaginative learning through role playing as Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk (and others!), making fossils to learn about natural history, doing “chores” like pioneer children would have done, and playing matching games to learn about big vs. little to help them understand the world around them. A small picnic lunch is provided. Ages 3 – 5. Cost: $8/participant 613-247-4830
August 07, 2014
Thursdays in August from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Billings Estate National Historic Site Do you have an aspiring Sherlock Holmes at home? Our History Detectives series of weekly programs presents a different mystery to solve by collecting a series of clues, studying evidence, and carrying out investigative work to crack the case! Helping children develop deductive reasoning skills and teaching them about the history of the Estate becomes fun with cases like: The Case of the Lost Lumber, the Missing Tea Biscuits, the Case of the Train Delay, and more! Ages 6 – 12. Cost: $6/participant 613-247-4830
August 07, 2014
Thursdays in August from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pinhey’s Point Historic Site Looking to instill a love of history in your children from an early age? Our Preschool Picnics encourage learning basic concepts using age-appropriate activities to promote active minds and bodies. Topics like cooking, archaeology, Voyageurs, First Nations, and agriculture are explored through crafts, storytelling, and games (like “portaging”) each week. Cost includes a small lunch that you’re encouraged to eat while picnicking on the grounds! Ages 3 - 5 Cost: $8/participant 613-832-4347
August 07, 2014
Thursdays in August from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Pinhey’s Point Historic Site Keeping young hands busy can be a challenge over the summer! Our Young Artisans program uses hands-on crafts, activities, and games to teach about a different traditional trade each session. Learn why homemade items were so important to families like the Pinheys, and the materials and tools needed to make them. Topics include candle-making, soap-making, carving, leatherwork, and needlework. Ages 8 – 12 Cost: $6/participant 613-832-4347
August 07, 2014
“Watson’s Mill Wine Tasting Event” Looking for an interesting wine tasting experience? Look no further than Historic Watson’s Mill and the Annual Wine Tasting event.Come on out on Friday, August 8th for a great evening of wine tasting, a selection of appetizers by Manotick's Sucré Salé, and upbeat tunes provided by the Swamp Water Jazz Band. The Wine Tasting Event will be held on Friday, August 8th from 7 pm to 10 pm. Admission is $35 (or $30 for WMMI members—please call us: 613-692-6455); ticket holders must be 19 years or older. Each ticket purchased comes with 5 sampler tickets redeemable at any winery station. Tickets are available in advance at Watson’s Mill and on-line through Eventbrite at http://watsonsmillwinetix.eventbrite.com/?aff=efbevent. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door. The number of tickets is limited, therefore get yours today before they are sold out! Admission includes five wine samples, with extra samples available at at $2 each.
August 08, 2014
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Road Saturday August 9th, 6:00 pm Sunday August 17th, 4:00 pm Tickets $55.00 each or table of 6 for $300 Early Bird Special! Buy before July 16 and get individual tickets for $50. Buy your table of 6 before the deadline and receive a complimentary bottle of wine. Advance tickets only. Grab your fry pan and your mining gear as Vintage Stock Theatre goes to the far north for their next murder mystery dinner theatre adventure. Murder Under the Midnight Sun is a rollicking journey back in time to the gold rush of 1898. Follow the characters as they cross the treacherous Chilkoot Pass into the Klondike in search of riches. As everyone gathers at Molly’s Sourdough Saloon, the action begins to heat up as you discover that panning for gold isn’t the only thing on someone’s mind....
August 09 -  17, 2014
Where: Strathcona Park - Laurier Avenue E. & Range Road, Ottawa, Canada When: Saturday AUGUST 9th, 2014 10 AM – 5 PM Rain or Shine! ENJOY the work of the area’s most talented artists and artisans. This 14th annual exhibition & sale is fast becoming one of the area’s most popular outdoor artistic events. Over 130 exhibitors are drawn from many fine professional associations. Silent Auction | Performers | Refreshments | Food FREE ADMISSION Ideal venue for a professional or semi-professional artist or artisan seeking to exhibit work in a low-cost, yet beautiful venue. Registration Fee Only – No Commission REGISTER now by contacting beerang63@gmail.com For event information please contact: Email: beerang63@gmail.com Ph: (613) 860-7800 Organized by: MICA (Mental Illness Caregivers Association)
August 09, 2014
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre August 9, 2014 at 6pm August 17, 2014 at 4pm Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2490 Old Montreal Rd. Tickets: $55 per person, $300 table of 6 Grab your fry pan and your mining gear as Vintage Stock Theatre goes to the far north for their next murder mystery dinner theatre adventure. Murder Under the Midnight Sun is a rollicking journey back in time to the gold rush of 1898. Follow the characters as they cross the treacherous Chilkoot Pass into the Klondike in search of riches. As everyone gathers at Molly’s Sourdough Saloon, the action begins to heat up as you discover that panning for gold isn’t the only thing on someone’s mind...
August 09, 2014
Toronto City Chase: August 9th, 2014 Ottawa City Chase: August 16th, 2014 Get ready for the event of your summer! Navigate 10 ChasePoints to conquer Canada’s biggest urban race. Teams of 2 will test their brains AND brawn by finding and completing ChasePoints scattered around the city. The first team to cross the finish line is the winner! Teams will be able to fundraise for the event, with 100% of proceeds going directly to the Children’s Wish Foundation. The Children's Wish Foundation is a uniquely Canadian charity that helps Canadian children, families and communities by granting the favourite wish of a child diagnosed with a serious or life-threatening illness. Team registration is $150 and will get you 2 high performance, moisture technology t-shirts. EARLY BIRD pricing is on NOW for ONLY $135! For more information and to see past ChasePoints, visit http://citychase.ca.
August 09 -  16, 2014
Sunday August 10th, 10 am – 12 pm (No Rain Date) 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. *Please note that we will not be harvesting plants on this tour, although you will be invited to take a nibble here and there as applicable. Our focus will be on plant identification, their uses and the principles of safe, ethical foraging in an urban environment. * Participants are encouraged to bring notebook & pen and a camera. Price: Varies ($7 Member, $10 Non-member) Registration is required – limited spots for this tour. Payment in advance will secure your spot. Full Details at Our Website: http://www.petrieisland.org/events.html
August 10, 2014
Sunday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pinhey’s Point Historic Site At Pinhey’s Point we celebrate the Ottawa River every day, but Riverfest is the day we pull out all the stops! If you’re into the outdoors and love rivers like we do, come to the site on this day and take a Voyageur canoe ride, enjoy sailing demonstrations, be inspired by the heritage boats on display, learn about forgotten arts and trades, and sit for a spell while you enjoy some live music. Don’t forget to stop by our heritage cooking demonstrations, too. You’ll go home with a new appreciation for your kitchen! Cost: $6/person, $10/pair, $16/family 613-832-4347
August 10, 2014
Ages 8 to 12 | de 8 à 12 ans AUGUST11 - 15 AOÛT MY MINI CITY | MA VILLE EN MINIATURE 180$ PER WEEK | PAR SEMAINE 144$ FOR SIBLINGS AND OAG MEMBERS | TARIF MEMBRES ET POUR LES FRÈRES ET SŒURS FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER ONLINE: http://ottawaartgallery.ca/content/2014-summer-art-camps-oag POUR EN SAVOIR PLUS, ET POUR L'INSCRIPTION EN LIGNE : http://ottawaartgallery.ca/fr/content/les-camps-dété-en-art-de-la-gao TO REGISTER BY PHONE | POUR L’INSCRIPTION PAR TÉLÉPHONE, COMPOSEZ : 613-233-8699 X 227 Ottawa Art Gallery / Galerie d'art d'Ottawa 2 Daly Avenue 2, avenue Daly Ottawa, On K1N 6E2 Canada
August 11 -  15, 2014
August 11 through 15 Fairfields Heritage House Jr. Museum Camp (ages 4 – 7): 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sr. Museum Camp (ages 8 – 12): 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Budding artists take note! This week-long series of programs gets the creative juices flowing with hands-on activities that inspire imaginative thinking. Exploring our artefact collection and age-appropriate activities like painting, sculpting, the colour wheel, and making collages will keep young hands and minds busy. Older kids will get to try their hand at tie-dyeing and papier maché. Cost: $6/participant 613-726-2652
August 11 -  15, 2014
Join us at lunch time for a free group hypnosis session. Our August theme is “Building Confidence”. When: August 12th Time: 11:45am – 12:45pm Location: Ottawa Public Library - 120 Metcalfe St, (Conference Room - Basement Level) Seating is limited so we ask that you register in advance at Info@TheSuccessRoom.ca Thank you. Courtesy of The Success Room www.TheSuccessRoom.ca
August 12, 2014
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 2013 festival, the 2014 festival is set to be bigger and better than ever! Announced so far: David Wolcox Anthony Gomes
August 15 -  17, 2014
A full day workshop and evening Planetary Dance experience facilitated by dancer and teacher Cherie Hill from San Francisco, California. An opportunity to take time for our hectic lives to experience movement and dance as a healing art - personally, collectively and globally. A full day exploration combining elements of African Dance, creative movement, Hatha Yoga, the Alexander technique and an evening Planetary Dance experience. Come for the day, the evening or both. ALL welcome! No past experience required – just an open heart and mind!
August 16, 2014
Lumière celebrates the magic & beauty of light. Shakespearean actors, artists & buskers rule the park. Costumes encouraged & bring a flashlight. This magical event takes place Aug 16 5-11pm in New Edinburgh Park, Stanley Ave. lumiereottawa.com.
August 16, 2014
SAVE THE DATE – Savour Ottawa’s Harvest Table is Sunday, August 17! Come join Ottawa farmers and chefs in a celebration of local food and culinary talent. Savour Ottawa is hosting its fourth annual Harvest Table at Brewer Park on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Guests will enjoy a multi-course gourmet luncheon highlighting the harvest and be able to sample from local wineries and craft breweries. For more information and a full list of participants please visit: http://www.savourottawa.ca/events.php Tickets are on sale now! To purchase tickets online go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/savour-ottawa-harvest-table-2014-tickets-11590131395
August 17, 2014
Sunday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Billings Estate National Historic Site Come meet the keepers of vintage motorcycles and their prized possessions! You’ll learn about different types of motorcycles from different parts of the world and can test your motorcycle knowledge with our family-friendly scavenger hunt. Cost: $6/person, $10/pair or $16/family 613-247-4830
August 17, 2014
Art Extravaganza – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fairfields Heritage House If art is already a favourite pastime, or if you’ve always wanted to get those creative juices flowing, this event is for you! Fairfields has long been an inspiration for artists. After taking special guided tours of the house that focus on the art and photography in the home, take part in our watercolour and oil painting demonstrations, and then make your own pinhole camera to take home! Cost: $6/person, $10/pair, $16/family 613-726-2652
August 17, 2014
August 18 through 22 Nepean Museum Jr. Museum Camp (ages 4 – 7): 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sr. Museum Camp (ages 8 – 12): 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Who says the combination of history and math can’t be fun for young learners? Our Decimal Detectives series brings the two together to explore local heritage, the community’s development, and the natural world. How do we do that? For the young campers topics include patterns and mapping, simple shapes, currency and counting, and measuring. For older kids, we look at geometry, patterns, and measuring angles. Solving mysteries, building models of the museum, and making their own maps are just part of the fun! Cost: $6/participant 613-723-7936
August 18 -  22, 2014
Watch and discuss a good film in a relaxed atmosphere in this book-club style chat about a particular film and cinematography. This month's film is My Prairie Home. Free registration with a valid Ottawa Public Library card. Wednesday, August 20, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr 613-580-2710
August 20, 2014
Words of Courage is a Voice Found series series that features survivors of child sexual abuse who share their stories to educate and inspire. We're incredibly honoured to have as a speaker, Matthew Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky. On, July 17, 2014, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN channel aired her interview with Matt, who broke his silence for the first time since his father's conviction on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. Matt's first Canadian visit will be to Ottawa on August 21st where he'll join other survivors, with Jean-Paul Bedard and Carrie Ann Kent, at event aimed to shatter the silence around child sexual abuse and inspire people to overcome trauma and thrive. 6:30 pm Funhaven Special Events Room 1050 Baxter Road Ottawa, ON 613-884-8457 Cynthia@voicefound.ca
August 21, 2014
The Pineview Golf Course presents The Grace Manor Charity Golf Tournament on August 22nd, 2014. Get your four person team together and join us for a round of golf in support of The Salvation Army Grace Manor. Start time is at 1 pm followed by dinner at 6:30 pm. The cost is $85 per person and includes golf, cart, meal and prizes. To register please contact Azra 613-722-8025.
August 22, 2014
48th Annual Gem & Mineral Show - August 22 – 24, 2014 at the Municipal Park and Community Center in Madrid, NY. Friday, August 22, Free Mineral rock hunt for kids starting at 8:00 pm. Saturday & Sunday starting at 9:00 am - Collectors/vendors from the U.S. and Canada will be selling Handcrafted jewelry, museum quality crystals, fossils, and mineral specimens. Free Kids Mineral Kits, club guided rock-collecting trips, gem tree and wire wrapping classes, geological presentations, a great Gem & Mineral Auction, raffles, and much more. Madrid Municipal Park/Community Center is located in Madrid, near the intersection of State Route 310 and State Route 345 beside the Grasse River. For information visit or contact club president Bill deLorraine at (315) 287-4652, or wdellie@gmail.com. Tons of fun for everyone young and those that are young at heart! Look for the yellow show signs. No charge for admission.
August 22, 2014
Please join Share The Road Cycling Coalition and Trips for Kids Ottawa for a lovely summer family fun event in support of two great causes.This year we’ve divided the Family Fun Ride into two options—a 20min ride for the younger riders and a 45min ride for the older children. The START and FINISH will be at the “New” Richcraft Recreation Centre the evening of August 23rd. Kit pick up opens at 5pm. Ride begins at 5:30pm followed by a BBQ sponsored by Giant Tiger as well as a performance by Junkyard Symphony. Please bring bikes and helmets (mandatory) and meet us under the START/FINISH banner in the parking lot at the Richcraft Recreation Centre. Everyone who rides will receive a certificate of participation. $20 per family -register at www.sharetheroad.ca
August 23, 2014
Barley's Angels Ottawa is happy to announce our first co-ed event. We thought it was time to share the craft beer fun with the men and show them how much us ladies love craft beer! We'll be hopping on a big yellow school bus and heading first to the Bedard-Brunet family hop farm to learn all about hops and the harvest. While we're there we'll have lunch which will include a sandwhich made fresh by The Lazy Pickle, chips and a bottle of water. Then we head back on our bus to Beau's where we'll receive a private tour from the brewmaster before hanging out on the patio for some pints.
August 23, 2014
Please join Share The Road Cycling Coalition and Trips for Kids Ottawa for a lovely summer ride in support of two great causes. This year’s 55k and 105k routes will take you west of Ottawa, Both routes are generally flat and on quiet roads. Ride Includes: well marked route with ride marshals, water stations, roadside assistance followed by a post ride BBQ. For more information on the routes, fees and 2014 ride jersey, please go to www.sharetheroad.ca
August 24, 2014
August 25 through 29 Fairfields Heritage House Jr. Museum Camp (ages 4 – 7): 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sr. Museum Camp (ages 8 – 12): 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Even though our community looks very different from when it was first settled, there’s still tons of natural heritage to explore. Plants and animals – whether wild or domestic – are still part of our neighbourhoods, and this series of programs encourages children to explore their environment and see it a bit differently. Young campers will learn about animal habitats, insects, gardening, and flowers. Older campers will explore suburban ecology, animal tracks, migration, and the 100-mile diet. Cost: $6/participant 613-762-2652
August 25 -  29, 2014
Curious about canning and preserving food? Join Chef Emerie Brine of Bernardin Ltd while he demonstrates how easy it is to preserve harvest vegetables and turn them into corn relish, pickles, and tomato preserves. Pick up tricks from the expert to preserve fresh fruit and vegetables for the rest of the year. Presentation in English only with bilingual Q & A $10 per person Reservations required
August 26, 2014
Pressure canning has come a long way since your grandparents’ generation. Learn how simple it is to can your own vegetables, meats, and sauces from Chef Emerie Brine of Bernardin Ltd. He demonstrates the do’s and don’ts of home canning your garden-fresh vegetables to enjoy all winter long. Presentation in English only with bilingual Q & A $10 per person Reservations required
August 27, 2014
www.carefor.ca/runwalk The Carefor 3 & 8km Run/Walk is a fundraiser for Carefor, a charity providing home health care in Ottawa and the surrounding regions since 1897. On Saturday, August 30, 2014, Somersault Event Series will host the 3Km and 8Km Fun Runs as part of their "Canadian Weekend" running series. Carefor Health & Community Services is the Official Charity of the event. All donations and sponsorships through the Run/Walk pledge program will support Carefor’s charitable work in Ottawa. Charitable Registration No 11928 4768 RR0001 There is no age restriction. Youth, families, adults, and seniors are all welcome to join the team. Members of Team Carefor must register with Carefor and agree to collect a minimum of $50 in pledges. All pledges of $20 or more are tax deductible. Carefor is also hosting a silent auction, giving you one more way to show you care. Our goal is to raise $14,500 to help individuals living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia access these vital programs.
August 30, 2014
Feeling ANTsy about back-to-school? Bug your parents to check out Bug Day at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! Visit the Taking Care of Beesness exhibition and try to spot the queen bee in the live observation hive. Get the buzz on how bugs help pollinate food crops such as blueberries and apples, and join the Entomological Society of Ontario for insect nature walks, face-painting, cockroach races, and loads more. Admission to the Museum is FREE September 6 thanks to the Ottawa Field-Naturalist’s Club.
September 06, 2014
Everyone’s back! Come share your vacation stories with each other, enjoy D’Arcy McGee’s variety of great beer & food, and be entertained by Cara Q! This band has been entertaining fans in the Ottawa area for over three years now, and has built a solid reputation as a fun group that plays familiar songs of the 60s, 70s & 80s! Hope you can join the party!
September 06, 2014
Feeling ANTsy about back-to-school? Bug your parents to check out Bug Day at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! Visit the Taking Care of Beesness exhibition and try to spot the queen bee in the live observation hive. Get the buzz on how bugs help pollinate food crops such as blueberries and apples, and join the Entomological Society of Ontario for insect nature walks, face-painting, cockroach races, and loads more. Admission to the Museum is FREE September 6 thanks to the Ottawa Field-Naturalist’s Club.
September 06, 2014
The 26th annual Guide Dog Dice Run is an all-brand motorcycle ride in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Hosted by the Ottawa River Riders, all bikers are welcome to join us, rain or shine, in a 200-km ride through Eastern Ontario to raise funds towards the training of guide dogs and assistance dogs. Registration is from 9:00-10:30. Depart on your own or as part of guided rides leaving at 9:30 and 10:00am. After the ride, stay for a barbecue, prizes, and a walk through our kennels to meet some dogs. 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. Location: 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North, Manotick.
September 07, 2014
Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a discussion of The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Free registration with a valid Ottawa Public Library card. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 1:30pm-2:45pm. Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr Room 1B
September 11, 2014
 
 
Muck MS is a 5km obstacle course that challenges participants to crawl, jump, slide and wade through mud to reach the finish line. The event is a team challenge where family and friends can get together to get muddy, have fun and raise funds for an end to MS. Are you up for the challenge? Register your team at www.muckms.ca Saunders Farm 7893 Bleeks Road Munster (Ottawa), ON K0A 3P0 Early bird registration rate ends July 19, 2014.
September 13, 2014
Learn the basics of bookbinding in this one-day workshop organized by the Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG). You will learn the terms used in bookbinding, familiarize yourself with the tools, and create samples of simple books, including stitched pamphlets, accordion fold and Japanese stab stitching. Materials, safety issues, and different styles of bookbinding will be discussed. You will go home with at least five finished books.
September 13, 2014
The Scotiabank AIDS Walk Ottawa is hosting its 25th annual candlelight Walk to continue the fight against HIV/AIDS. This fundraising event benefits seven local charities that provide direct support for those affected by HIV/AIDS, while promoting community outreach, education, and prevention. Come support this worthwhile event on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Snider Plaza, 150 Bank St.! There will be a community fair, obstacle course, food, music, painting, games, popcorn, cotton candy and much much more!
September 13, 2014
Act now to secure your team’s spot in the 2014/2015 Ottawa Senators Adult Hockey League (OSAHL) Winter Season. For the first time, Ottawa’s top adult league offered in two locations – the Bell Sensplex in the West and in the East at the brand new Richcraft Sensplex. Check out all of the details and great league benefits, including food & beverage vouchers, free ice time, Sens ticket offers and more! Early bird pricing only available until July 4 so act now! Men’s and Women’s teams can register HERE: http://www.sensplex.ca/2014-15-winter-osahl-east-rsp. Contact the OSAHL via email at adultleague@ottawasenators.com or 613-599-0269. We look forward to seeing you at the rink this fall!
September 15, 2014
Volunteer Ottawa is excited to welcome you to a night celebrating the shining stars of our community. The VOscars is a night packed with glitz and glamour, awards, food and lots of laughs. The VOscars is more than just a fundraiser – it is a way to recognize those who raise awareness of volunteering and encourage volunteerism in our community. Visit our website at volunteerottawa.ca to find out more!
September 18, 2014
The Fifty-Five Plus Lifestyle Show presented by Davidson Hearing Aid Centres, will be held at the EY Centre (near the airport) on September 19 + 20, 2014. The show runs from 10 am to 4 pm on Friday and 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Sponsors, exhibitors, lively entertainment and informative presentations round-out this exciting event! Well over one hundred exhibitors offering products and services catering to the mature market. Brought to you by Coyle Publishing Inc., producers of the award-winning 25 year-old Fifty-Five Plus Magazine.
September 19 -  20, 2014
The Fifty-Five Plus Lifestyle Show presented by Davidson Hearing Aid Centres, will be held at the EY Centre (near the airport) on September 19 + 20, 2014. The show runs from 10 am to 4 pm on Friday and 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Sponsors, exhibitors, lively entertainment and informative presentations round-out this exciting event! Well over one hundred exhibitors offering products and services catering to the mature market. Brought to you by Coyle Publishing Inc., producers of the award-winning 25 year-old Fifty-Five Plus Magazine.
September 19 -  20, 2014
Nepean Sportsplex/Sportsplex de Nepean The show features demonstrations, displays, seminars and informal gemstone evaluations. The hall will be filled with dealers, customers and onlookers shopping for some of the best gemstones and minerals in the world offered at reasonable prices. Au salon il y aura des démonstrations, différentes activités comme des expositions, de l’information et de l’évaluation informelle de gemmes. Vous y trouverez des exposants venus offrir aux visiteurs différents articles fait de pierres précieuses et de minéraux offerts à bon prix.
September 20 -  21, 2014
Save the date to join the North Grenville BR+E Alliance for a signature business event on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. We are pleased to announce that Pierre Cléroux, BDC’s Chief Economist, will be the keynote speaker. Join us as Pierre shares BDC’s latest research findings on game-changing consumer trends to help entrepreneurs grow their business. Register Now! https://september24thbusinessreception.eventbrite.ca
September 24, 2014
Muck MS is a 5km obstacle course that challenges participants to crawl, jump, slide and wade through mud to reach the finish line. The event is a team challenge where family and friends can get together to get muddy, have fun and raise funds for an end to MS. Are you up for the challenge? Register your team at www.muckms.ca Player's Paradise Sports Complex 565 Seaman Stoney Creek (Hamilton), ON L8E 5Z5 Early bird registration rate ends August 2, 2014.
September 27, 2014
11 am to 3 pm. Bring family and friends to St. Matthew’s great beer and beer mug sale to be held in the church’s atrium-like parking lot on Sept. 27. Featuring the Polished Brass Quintet. The event was inspired by the donation of a large and eclectic collection of beer mugs from the M. Erele Armstrong Collection and will include locally crafted beers from the Glebe’s Clocktower Brew Pub which is sponsoring the event. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. The collection includes mugs from breweries like O’Keefe’s and German breweries, universities, corporations, and face mugs. The mugs are stoneware, salt-glazed, porcelain, metal, glass and even wood. There will be no entry fee and children are welcome. Free mug with first beer purchase. Proceeds will go towards St. Matthew’s roof restoration, which will costs hundreds of thousands of dollars. St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 130 Glebe Ave., near Bank Street. For information call 613-234-4024.
September 27, 2014
EPIC WALK FOR CANCER CARE A 25KM WALK OF EPIC PROPORTIONS September 27, 2014 Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation REGISTER AT : WWW.OTTAWACANCER.CA
September 27, 2014
Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo is back! Meet with top-ranked universities from around the world to find out more about studying abroad for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, certificate or diploma. Learn about admission requirements, scholarships, program options and exciting destinations. Visit the Travel Zone for Gap Year options, volunteering, internships, language travel and work abroad. FREE ADMISSION and free seminars held throughout the day. Check the website for more information.
October 02, 2014
Fight to End Kids Cancer. Challenge yourself and your friends to run 100 kilometres in one day. Help us to reach the 2014 fundraising goal of $1.2 million. Take part in the Sears Great Canadian Run and create a team today. Teams of up to 20 will run from Ottawa to Montebello and raise funds in support of the Sears Canada Charitable Foundation. Join our journey at TheRun.ca and help us fight to #EndKidsCancer.
October 04, 2014
Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo is back! Meet with top-ranked universities from around the world to find out more about studying abroad for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, certificate or diploma. Learn about admission requirements, scholarships, program options and exciting destinations. Visit the Travel Zone for Gap Year options, volunteering, internships, language travel and work abroad. FREE ADMISSION and free seminars held throughout the day. Check the website for more information.
October 04 -  05, 2014
To connect, inspire and teach women to the path of becoming a successful entrepreneur by providing workshops, networking opportunities, and access to educational and start-up services in Ottawa A very special thank you to all who supported us last year in with our very first Immigrant Women’s Small Business Expo. We are very excited to announce that this year, we plan on hosting two Expos: Ottawa, October 2014 and Toronto, November 2014. We invite you to be a part of our movement to educate and inspire Immigrant Women of Canada to become successful entrepreneurs. This October, in the Downtown Toronto core, will be host to our second edition of our Immigrant Women’s Small Business Expo. We had an overwhelming response from last year’s event, so we are looking forward to doubling our numbers this year (at the very least). Last year, we were very fortunate to have partnered with outstanding companies such as WES, Plan Canada’s Because I’m A Girl, Artscape, Microskills, Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto, CSI, Professional Edge Consulting, among many others. This year, we are confident that with the help of our partners and sponsors, we will set a high standard in the Small Business Sector for years to come. WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING: EXHIBITORS, WORKSHOP CONTRIBUTORS, SPONSORS, DOOR PRIZES, VOLUNTEERS. ADMISSION: FREE IN ADVANCE Tickets: www.smallbizexpo2014Ottawa.eventbrite.ca
October 04, 2014
Muck MS is a 5km obstacle course that challenges participants to crawl, jump, slide and wade through mud to reach the finish line. The event is a team challenge where family and friends can get together to get muddy, have fun and raise funds for an end to MS. Are you up for the challenge? Register your team at www.muckms.ca Dicklands Farms 41984 Sinclair Road Chilliwack, BC Early bird registration rate ends August 9, 2014.
October 04, 2014
Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a discussion of Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro.Free registration with a valid Ottawa Public library card. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 1:30pm-2:45pm Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa 613-580-2710
October 09, 2014
What is The Box 2014? This event is structured for entrepreneurs that want to grow their company and network with like minded local business people. At the event, you will receive specialized training, learn about groundbreaking ideas, network with other entrepreneurs/business owners, and most importantly, think outside the box! Amazing networking opportunities: This is an excellent opportunity to meet new clients or business partners and develop strategic partnerships! Take Your Business to the Next Level: The event will give you the tools to go further, whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or simply looking for the next business idea. Inspiring Speakers: The stage will be filled with the widest cross-section of entrepreneurial geniuses. Get the inside scoop and expert advice from leading entrepreneurs and thought-leaders in sales, marketing, finance, accounting & more. Here are a few of the speakers and facilitators that will be guiding your business transformation.
October 10, 2014
If you write or illustrate books for children and teens, join SCBWI Canada East for “The Art of Story” on Oct. 17–19, 2014 at the Albert at Bay Suite Hotel, Ottawa. Visit the Canada East chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators website at canadaeast.scbwi.org for more information. Early Bird Draw: Register before July 30th and you could win one of two written critiques (max 2500 words) from editor Lisa Cheng (Running Kids Press).
October 17 -  19, 2014
Cool Ethan Presents is pleased to be bringing The Adam Growe Quiz Show, a comedy show with a trivia twist, to the Ottawa Little Theatre, Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. Growe, host of Cash Cab, invites audience members on stage to participate as contestants. Audience members can win money right out of Growe's pocket as he combines stand-up comedy and trivia for a funny, unpredictable show. Tickets are $30 and go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. via www.ottawalittletheatre.com or 613-233-8948. Since 2008, Adam has been the host of Discovery Channel Canada's, Cash Cab. He is one of Canada's most accomplished stand-up comedians, starring in his own Just for Laughs Gala, as well as Comedy NOW! on CTV and CBC's COMICS!. For more information about The Adam Growe Quiz Show please visit www.adamgrowequizshow.com or www.coolethan.ca.
October 18, 2014
It’s back! The National Women’s Show returns October 25 & 26, 2014 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. Buy your tickets online today at www.nationalwomenshow.com.
October 25 -  26, 2014
Glenn Greenwald, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for his work on the Snowden documents will talk about his meeting with Edward Snowden, NSA/CSE, the attack on privacy and the impact of this on Canadians. ​Glenn​ is also a NYT best selling author and frequent commenter on CBC, MSNBC, Morning Joe, and Democracy Now. Glenn Greenwald is now recognized as one of the most influential journalists in America. Glenn's latest book, "No Place to Hide" was named by Amazon as "the most important nonfiction book of 2014". ​ ​Jesse Brown will moderate and have a discussion with Glenn Greenwald after his talk. Jesse is an independent journalist who has covered privacy, surveillance and digital rights for the CBC, Maclean's, Toronto Life and The Toronto Star. He is the host of the CANADALAND podcast. Tickets and event info can be found here: ​ http://glenngreenwaldspeaks.eventzilla.net/
October 25, 2014
Hunchback of Notre Dame (Director Wallace Worsley). An evening with Lon Chaney and Seventeen Voyces chamber choir directed by Kevin Reeves. The 1923 silent film classic will be projected on a large screen and accompanied by live choral music and organ virtuoso - Matthew Larkin. Special for Hallowe’en! Adults $25, Students $15. St. Matthew’s Church, 130 Glebe Ave. 7:30 pm.
October 31, 2014
Hunchback of Notre Dame (Director Wallace Worsley). An evening with Lon Chaney and Seventeen Voyces chamber choir directed by Kevin Reeves. The 1923 silent film classic will be projected on a large screen and accompanied by live choral music and organ virtuoso - Matthew Larkin. Special for Hallowe’en! Adults $25, Students $15. St. Matthew’s Church, 130 Glebe Ave. 7:30 pm.
November 01, 2014
Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a discussion of Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan.Drop in. Nepean Centrepointe library, 101 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa, Room 1B Thursday, December 4, 1:30pm-2:45pm 613-580-2710
December 04, 2014
Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a discussion of The Bishop's Man by Linden MacIntyre. Thursday, January 15, 2015, 1:30pm-2:45pm. Drop in. Nepean Centrepointe Library, 101 Centrepointe Drive, 6135802710
January 15, 2015
An evening with Berlioz presented by Ottawa chamber choir Seventeen Voyces. Directed by Kevin Reeves. Starring Todd Duckworth. A staged production with French composer Hector Berlioz as he recounts his tumultuous life in 19th century Paris. Based on his Memoirs. Adults $25, Students $15. Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave. at Bank St. in Ottawa South. At 7:30 pm.
March 13, 2015
An evening with Berlioz presented by Ottawa chamber choir Seventeen Voyces. Directed by Kevin Reeves. Starring Todd Duckworth. A staged production with French composer Hector Berlioz as he recounts his tumultuous life in 19th century Paris. Based on his Memoirs. Adults $25, Students $15. Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave. at Bank St. in Ottawa South. At 7:30 pm.
March 14, 2015
Looking for the ultimate girl’s day out? Come to The National Women’s Show, a fantastic day filled with fashion, food and fun. With over 250 exhibits offering the best and the largest selection of products and services there is something for every woman! For more information, visit www.nationalwomenshow.com.
April 11 -  12, 2015
A comic opera, semi-staged with bass-baritone Joel Allison as Don Quixote. Music by Georg-Phillip Telemann. Presented by Ottawa chamber choir Seventeen Voyces, directed by Kevin Reeves. With the Ottawa Baroque Consort consisting of two violins, viola, cello and harpsichord. Adults $25, Students $15. Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave. at Bank St. in Ottawa South. At 7:30 pm.
May 29, 2015


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