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Fall for the Arts: Mayor Jim Watson's gala for the arts

This past Saturday, Mayor Jim Watson hosted a sold-out crowd of 250 guests for his inaugural Fall for the Arts, Mayor’s Gala held at the historical Horticulture Building at Lansdowne. I was fortunate to be invited as media to this very important event supporting and recognizing local artists new and established. There were two beneficiaries for 2016, Ottawa Arts Council and the Ottawa Art Gallery. Mayor Watson announced that $75,000 was raised with proceeds going directly towards the Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion and the Arts Court Development Project. Guests at the event included Ottawa Liberal MP, Catherine McKenna, many city councilors, including Mathieu Fleury, Jan Harder, Diane Deans, and Tim Tierney along with a number of corporate sponsors like Rogers,...

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Guinea Pig night at Atelier

A month or so ago, I checked Instagram and saw an amazing post by local chef/owner Marc Lepine of Atelier. He was asking for about 60 taste-testers for new menu items – FREE!! -- with the caveat that guests would need to fill out a comment card before leaving. All you needed to do to get in on this special event was call and leave a message – the first callers would be added to the guest list. So I called right away and within a few minutes, he called me back to confirm that I was able to get the four seats I had requested. Award-winning Chef Marc Lepine is well known for his out-of-the-box style with a focus...

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