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Thinking Big About What’s Possible Spur – Ottawa Style (May 8-10)

[Press Release: Spur] Spur, a national festival of politics, art and ideas, launches in Ottawa, May 8-10. Spur will bring together today’s most provocative thinkers, scholars, artists, activists, journalists and entrepreneurs, from across ... read more »


New home for Bluesfest School of Music and Art

[Link: Kitchissippi Times] The former Westboro United Church may no longer be filled with parishioners singing hymns, but the 100 year-old building will ring with music once again. This spring it will house the Bluesfest School of Music and Art.


Governor General to Celebrate National Volunteer Week

[Press Release: Governor General of Canada] Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will participate in a variety of activities to highlight National Volunteer Week, from April ... read more »


Another wonderful skating season, proudly brought to you by the NCC

[Press Release: National Capital Commission] National Capital Commission (NCC) Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mark Kristmanson thanked staff on Tuesday for all their hard work over the course of the 44th Rideau Canal Skateway season, which ... read more »



[Press Release: Camp Tech] The tech world is exciting and fast-paced, but it can be intimidating and confusing. That’s where Camp Tech comes in. First launched in Toronto in 2012, Camp Tech is bringing its most popular workshop, WordPress for ... read more »


City completes another milestone for Ottawa Art Gallery expansion and Arts Court redevelopment

[News Release: City of Ottawa] A new milestone has been reached in the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) expansion and Arts Court redevelopment project, a project that was approved by City Council in November 2013. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) ... read more »


NCC Launches Ottawa Riverfront Placemaking Initiative

[Press Release: National Capital Commission] Through a request for expressions of interest process, the National Capital Commission (NCC) is seeking innovative proposals for pilot projects that will enliven and bring more vitality to public ... read more »

Family New Year's Eve

Come Bring in the New Year with Councillor Rick Chiarelli and his Family!

What: Pirate and Princesses Theme, Family Oriented New Year's Eve Event Where: Ben Franklin Place; 101 Centrepointe Drive When: Dec. 31 from 6 - 10 p.m. Why: To Raise Money and Awareness for the Anti-Impaired Programs MADD and OSAID Ottawa ... read more »


Trans Day of Remembrance

[Press Release: Capital Pride] Six Flag Raising Ceremonies to Commemorate the Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) will be held at Ottawa City Hall, Gatineau City Hall, Ottawa Police Headquarters, Ottawa Paramedic Headquarters, Ottawa Fire ... read more »


Local business executives say it’s time to kickstart capital’s economy

[Link: OBJ] I think we need to leverage our G8 status more effectively. I think we need to turn up more in different places. I think we need to leverage our tourism opportunities. We need more Canadians to come to Ottawa and provide them a reason ... read more »