Festivals in the News


Winterman marathon returning to Ottawa: Runners sought for frosty event, held alongside Winterlude

[Link: ottawacommunitynews.com] The Winterman Marathon and Marathon Relays take place far from the canal, but they’ve become a growing part of the Winterlude celebrations. Scheduled for Feb. 15, the event features runs of 3K, 5K, 10K, ... read more »


Matt Wilson, Jean-Michel Pilc, Nancy Walker, Elizabeth Shepherd to play TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Next February’s 2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival will consist of an eclectic set of concerts ranging from Zimbabwean star Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi to the groups of New York jazz stars Jean-Michel Pilc and Matt ... read more »


New home, new name for Ottawa Folk Festival: Cityfolk @ Lansdowne

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] The 2015 edition of the Ottawa Folk Festival will have a slick new name and an urban home to mark the start of its third decade of existence. CityFolk will take place at Lansdowne Park from Sept. 17-20. The move to the ... read more »


Ottawa’s Winterlude to showcase sports, birthday parties

[Link: Ottawa Citizen]  Put on your party toques — the 37th edition of Winterlude will celebrate a pair of very Canadian birthdays. The capital’s annual winter festival, taking place from Jan. 30 to Feb. 16 at sites in Ottawa and Gatineau, ... read more »


Ottawa Tea Festival offers a cuppa interesting stuff

[Link: Metro] Tycho drums, Indonesian dancing, Thai music, lessons in traditional Japanese floral arrangements— if that sounds like a bit more energetic than you regular tea routine, that’s ok. There’s a lot more to tea than just your ... read more »


Around Town: Meet the new guy at the OCMS

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] What a coincidence that the clock, is if cued for celebration, began playing the Westminster Chimes just as the Ottawa Chamber Music Society’s new executive director, Maxim Antoshin, was ready to address guests at a ... read more »


‘Take a Moment’ for Tea at the Ottawa Tea Festival

[Link: Epoch Times] It’s time again for a festival that is in a class by itself—the Ottawa Tea Festival, Dec. 6 – 7 at Library and Archives Canada. The popular festival is part tea tasting, part education about the uses and benefits of tea, ... read more »


Cracking-up the Capital reveals highlights of its 11th festival

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] The comedy festival which supports many mental health initiatives will run from Feb. 3 to 7. Over the years the festival has raised more than $150 000 and is now working with a national organization called Partners for ... read more »


Susie Arioli is retro but real

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Susie Arioli at the Ottawa Jazz Festival’s annual benefit When: Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. (reception, silent auction before concert) Where: Library and Archives Canada auditorium Tickets: $50, with a $30 tax ... read more »


Sarah Thornton: Is the art market bad for art?

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Sarah Thornton could be anywhere in the world when she answers her phone. The one-time Ottawa resident and writer is based in London, England, and travels widely, sometimes to research her two books, Seven Days in the ... read more »