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Summer Solstice Aboriginal Festival and Competition Pow Wow

 Source: Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival Facebook page Come celebrate National Aboriginal Day with 3 days of FREE family fun. Experience and celebrate the diverse Aboriginal cultures of the National Capital Region. The International Competition Pow Wow attracts hundreds of singers and dancer from across North America for a vibrant and lively display of our living culture including the new Hoop Dance competition. Visit the Family Fun Zone with Sports themed activities for the kids including Jumpaï – Bungee Trampoline and inflatables galore, Bubble Soccer, Hoop Head- a strolling stilt walking basketball comedian, “Endangered Ontario” Show with Little Ray's Reptile Zoo, a new “Colour Run” for all ages and abilities much, much more! Catch non-stop cultural programming and family friendly...

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Sobeys Urban Fresh Ottawa

Last weekend Sobeys opened up its newest Sobeys Urban Fresh store in Ottawa. The Sobeys Urban Fresh brand of stores first started in 2008 in cities like Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and then in Toronto. As implied by the name, the store caters to folks living in urban locations, tailoring to the needs and tastes of people populating newly constructed condos in the downtown core by offering things like a fresh salad bar, ready-made meals, and an even in-store café. The Ottawa store is located at 193 Metcalfe Street, in the heart of the downtown core. This is most convenient (and a selling point) for buyers of the newly constructed 27-storey apartment/condo building from Claridge Homes called Tribeca directly above the...

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Critics at crEATe

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by the Shaw Centre and asked for my mailing address. Hours later, I came home to find a mysterious black box tied with a blue bow and this inside.   It was an invitation to an exclusive event for Ottawa’s Top Food Critics and Bloggers at Shaw Centre’s crEATe kitchen. This is the most innovative invitation for an event that we have received to date, and it’s a real cutting board too. I have to admit, I was shocked (and honoured) that we were included in this group. The invitation left me intrigued and curious to know more of what the night was all about. Admittedly, I didn’t know a lot about crEATe...

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Celebrating the grain with Canadian Club

A few weeks ago we received an exclusive invitation from Canadian Club to “Celebrate the Grain” at their first-ever portfolio tasting and dinner in Ottawa at the SOCIAL. Admittedly, we didn’t know much about whisky so we thought this would be a great opportunity for us to learn more, experience an exclusive event at a great restaurant, and rediscover a brand that has been a Canadian intuitionfor so long. The evening had three components: the portfolio tasting, dinner, and one-on-one cocktail-making demo.  We arrived at the SOCIAL to find a small, intimate crowd gathered at the back sipping specialty Canadian Club cocktails and nibbling on cheese and charcuterie.   First up was a portfolio tasting led by Canadian Club Brand...

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Ladies Who Lunch

Yesterday, I attended my first Ladies Who Lunch (LWL) event! The theme was: “Where the wild Things Are” and it was held at the Canadian Museum of Nature. LWL is the brain child of Catherine Landry, well-known in the Ottawa area for not only being an organizer of some of the hottest events but also for her tireless charitable efforts. She does all of this on-top of her day-job. She’s CEO of Cherry Pie Productions and Call Betty! and Head of Marketing for Big Rig Brewery. Whether it’s helping the homeless, rescuing animals, or raising money for numerous local organizations or individuals in Ottawa, she has a way of inspiring people to pay it forward and get involved in the...

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