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, cultural entertainment, workshops, tea culture, and of course the opportunity to buy some unique teas and teaware.
This year the festival runs over two days and the workshops and cultural performances are in different rooms from the vendor hall to minimize distractions as events are presented.]]>
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Get out of the deep Freeze that’s Ottawa and make tracks to the toasty warm Gladstone Theatre!
Freezing is a fun, family musical tale filled with magic and intrigue: Queen Gerda and her two daughters, Princess Adele and Princess Hanna rule over the beautiful Snow Globe Kingdom. The Kingdom is threatened by the evil Hans, a terrible villain who wants to rid the world of winter’s wonderland.
Local producers Sarah and Matt Cassidy are taking holiday pantomime ideas from good friend and mentor Ross Petty of Toronto’s “Peter Pan” fame, and re-inventing them for Ottawa audiences. “Freezing”, a fractured fairy tale entertaining for adults and kids alike, is a take on the űber-popular “Frozen”. Even the hit song “Let It Go”, has an original counterpart in this production called appropriately enough “Let It Snow”. Where better to set a wintery musical than in our snow and ice-bound Capital?
Headlining the show is Ottawa’s own Chad Connell who performed in local theatre before attending the Ryerson University Theatre School Drama Programme. He graduated in 2006 and has been based in Toronto since then, while starring in Canadian and American film and TV. Notable credits include: “The Mortal Instruments”, “Murdoch Mysteries”, “White House Down”, and “Sensitive Skin”. Sarah and Matt are grateful to have him as well as local ACTRA performers filling out the rest of the show’s roles.
The Cassidys have also partnered with The Candlelighters who enrich the lives of families dealing with childhood cancer. The pre-public December 17 performance is a benefit for The Candlelighters for their network of families who otherwise would not be able to see live theatre. Also, a live streaming of the show will take place on January 3 for families connected with The Candlelighters that are not able to make it to the theatre.
“Freezing” is a call out from the Snow Globe Kingdom that desperately needs Ottawans’ help. Bring the kids so they can “boo the bad guy” and “cheer on the hero”! Sing, dance and laugh the time away at this terrific family entertainment that will warm your hearts this holiday season.
“Freezing” takes place December 18 through January 4 at the Gladstone theatre (910 Gladstone, Ottawa). Tickets are available at www.thegladstone.ca and www.itsfreezinginottawa.com.
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Featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria with shorter works by Brubeck, Chatman, Gray, Handel, Hatfield, Henderson, Wilbye, and others.
JAMES MCGOWAN, conductor
SCOTT RICHARDSON, piano
JAMES CALKIN, organ
Saturday, November 29 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Centretown United Church
507 Bank Street, Ottawa
Tickets available at The Leading Note (370 Elgin Street) and Compact Music (190 Bank Street and 785 1/2 Bank Street)
Adults $20 | Seniors $15 | Students $10
Carleton University Choir presents the first concert of the 2014-2015 season. The program features Vivaldi’s Gloria and a variety of several other works, many of which are jazz-influenced or based on Canadian folk tunes. This is James McGowan’s first season directing the choir. The show features special guest James Calkin playing the organ and our regular accompanist, Scott Richardson.
A native of Nova Scotia, James Calkin is Associate Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, the Anglican cathedral in Canada’s capital. As such, he is conductor of the Cathedral Girls’ Choir and principal accompanist for the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys. James also pursues an active career as organ soloist, conductor, orchestral and chamber musician throughout Canada as well as internationally in Europe and the Unites States.]]>
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The Bluesfest School of Music and Art (BSOMA) launches the first in a planned series of seminars to support and assist independent musicians. Every year, millions of dollars in funding is available to independent musicians to support their career development. The panelists at $HOW ME THE MONEY collectively have more than 25 years’ experience in the music industry and will be discussing how bands and musicians in Ottawa can get their share. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and an open-forum networking opportunity.
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The 2015 Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF) announces masterful performer and Juno award winner, Connie Kaldor, as this year’s Saturday evening headliner. The four day festival takes place at the Royal Canadian Legion, Montgomery Branch, at 330 Kent Street, April 23-26, 2015. Kaldor, known as the performer without borders, has flourished on the folk music scene for over two decades, yet her repertoire of original material blurs musical boundaries, embracing elements of gospel, rock, country and western, folk, blue grass and adult contemporary. With nine albums and a broad devoted fan base, people come back to see her again and again because a Connie Kaldor performance is about more than just the power of music. It is also about the power of personality. What she says between songs is as intriguing as the lyrics she sings.
Festival Producer, Bob Nesbitt, is thrilled that the festival continues to grow every year. “We are now a 4 day festival and this is very exciting for the community,” said Nesbitt. “Connie Kaldor is a precious gem and will delight fans of all ages. Come find out for yourself why she is known as the Queen of the Prairies,” added Nesbitt. “We will be announcing our headliners for Friday and Thursday nights soon. The day-time activities are free and designed to appeal to everyone, while the evening performances will be ticketed. Follow us on our website , Facebook and Twitter.”
The Ottawa Grassroots Festival is a family friendly gathering of folk music, dance and spoken word. Grassroots is a unique experience, accessible and indoors with free daytime activities for all ages, featuring workshops, sing-alongs, special kids’ activities, jam sessions, a Festival Choir, folk dancing, instrument building and much more. It’s called Grassroots because it is! This not-for-profit organization is run entirely by volunteers.
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The “Nearly World-Famous” DuffleBag Theatre Company is back by popular demand and is sure to get you into the holiday spirit with their rendition of A Christmas Carol on Saturday, December 6th, 1:00pm at the Ottawa Little Theatre (400 King Edward Avenue).
Presented by the Ottawa International Children’s Festival, this humorous, interactive version of Dickens’ beloved tale of Scrooge is unpredictable as selected audience members will be brought on stage to play various roles in the story.
“In the hands of ….DuffleBag Theatre, the Dickens classic [A Christmas Carol] is a riotous romp through the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future… The show leads to non-stop laughter.” – Theresa Suart, The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton
In the spirit of the season unique draws to win great prizes will be available. Tickets are sure to sell out quickly, so act fast to avoid disappointment!
Tickets can be purchased through the Festival Office by calling 613-241-0999, by visiting the office at 294 Albert Street, Suite 602 (Mon-Fri, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm), or online at www.ottawachildrensfestival.ca. Tickets are $18.00 for adults and $12.00 for children 12 and under.
DUFFLEBAG THEATRE is represented by Prologue to the Performing Arts, a not for profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of young people by connecting them to high quality live performing arts.]]>
Curling’s biggest event will return to Ottawa in 2016, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association.
The 2016 Tim Hortons Brier will be staged March 5-13 at TD Place in Ottawa. It’ll be the first time the Canadian men’s curling championship has been played in the nation’s capital since 2001, when Alberta’s Randy Ferbey prevailed in the same building (then known as the Ottawa Civic Centre).
“Ever since the building renovations started at TD Place, we’ve been wanting to put a major event there, and the Tim Hortons Brier will be a perfect showcase,” said Canadian Curling Association Chief Executive Officer Greg Stremlaw. “Ottawa has a great tradition of hosting major championships, including three Briers, and the curling fans in this city are extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We know it will be a great event.”
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.
Tim Hortons began its title sponsorship of the Brier in 2005 and earlier this year extended its agreement through 2018.
“We’re proud to continue to be the title sponsor of the Tim Hortons Brier,” said Rob Forbes, Senior Director, Marketing and National Programs, Tim Hortons. “After many years of sponsoring first-class events like the Brier, to supporting youth curling programs across Canada, Canadian curling and Tim Hortons share such a rich history. We are thrilled for the Tim Hortons Brier to be returning to Ottawa at TD Place in 2016, and this event will no doubt be exciting.”
The arena at TD Place seats approximately 10,000 fans, and is home to the Ontario Hockey League’s Ottawa 67’s. The multi-sport facility, which is also home to the Canadian Football League’s Ottawa REDBLACKS, underwent a massive renovation, which was completed earlier this year.
“I am thrilled to have the Tim Hortons Brier return to Ottawa in 2016 at TD Place,” said Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson. “This is a perfect location to showcase our country’s best curling talent and as one of the premier sporting events in the country each year, it promises to have a major economic impact on our City.”
It will be the fourth time the Canadian men’s curling championship has been staged in Ottawa. In 1979, Manitoba’s Barry Fry prevailed. The 1993 Brier was captured by B.C.’s Rick Folk, while Ferbey’s triumph in 2001 started his amazing run of winning four Canadian men’s titles in five years.
In total, Ontario has played host to the Brier 30 times, the most of any Canadian province.
“It’s great to see the Tim Hortons Brier coming back to Ontario in 2016. Events like this attract tourists, create jobs and support economic growth, which is why we were proud to support the Ottawa Host Committee with a grant through our Celebrate Ontario Program,” said Hon. Michael Coteau, Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “Get your brooms ready — the countdown to the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier in Ottawa begins today!”
Tickets for the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier, the 87th edition of the championship, are expected to go on sale in February 2015. The winning team will represent Canada at the 2016 World Men’s Curling Championship in Basel, Switzerland, in addition to qualifying for the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier as Team Canada.
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome Canada’s best men’s curling teams, as well as fans from across the country, to Ottawa for the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier,” said Host Committee spokesperson Elaine Brimicombe, the past-president of the Ottawa Valley Curling Association. “It’s been hard to keep this a secret for the last few weeks, but now that the news is public, I know we’ll get an amazing response from volunteers and fans, both from the Ottawa region and across the country.”
The Brier has been played in 31 cities across Canada, from Victoria to St. John’s. Manitoba has won a leading 27 Briers, while Alberta is just behind with 26 victories, including last March’s win by Calgary’s Kevin Koe in Kamloops, B.C. New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut have yet to win.]]>