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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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Andaz opens up in Ottawa

At the end of August, Ottawa’s newest hotel opened its doors in the heart of the Byward Market. Developed by Claridge Homes this opening marked the first Andaz in Canada and also the first Hyatt brand hotel in Ottawa. The Andaz is a 16-storey boutique hotel with 200 guestrooms located at 325 Dalhousie Street where there once was an office building. The Andaz also has over 4500 sq. ft of meeting space with six studios spaces. The Andaz brand of hotels says they’re different from other boutique hotels because of its individualized service, modern style, backed by the Hyatt brand history. Ottawa joins other major cities like London, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Tokyo to host an Andaz hotel....

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Keeping busy in September

September has been a busy month! Take a look at all the things that kept us busy: September was Childhood Cancer Awareness month and Ottawa Foodie Girlz wanted to help spread the word. Our founder, Judy was on the organizing committee for the second year in a row for Gold on the Hill. With hundreds in attendance, this event took place on Parliament Hill and was MC’d by Stuntman Stu. It included a walk of heros; a speech by Mayor Jim Watson who also proclaimed September 13 Childhood Cancer Awareness Day in Ottawa; an opportunity to learn more about a family affected by cancer; and a speech by Dr. Johnson (Head of Oncology at CHEO); performances by Ella Berman and...

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Ottawa Farmers' Market

The Ottawa Farmers' Market Lansdowne location opened today for the 2015 season, outside in Aberdeen square at Lansdowne Park. The season was officially kicked off with a ribbon cutting by Mayor Jim Watson. The market made its return last December for a series of weekends leading up to Christmas located inside the old Cattle Castle. It then continued inside from January to today. (This was after the market was temporarily located at Brewer Park for three years during the Lansdowne Park redevelopment project.)   The Ottawa Farmer's Market first opened at Lansdowne Park in 2006 with 19 vendors, today it has grown to over 100 local vendors at three different locations: Lansdowne, Westboro and Orleans. The market at Lansdowne has...

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