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Taking Leaps and Learning From Your Children


    by Chris Read  “Go ahead, jump! I promise I will catch you.” She heard the words she wanted to hear and took the four-foot leap off the water trampoline and into my arms like the brave kid I … Continue reading

See The Comedy of Errors in an Ottawa Park


Did you know that today—Thursday, July 2—is A Company of Fools Day in Ottawa? It’s true. Mayor Jim Watson has declared it to be so, in honour of A Company of Fools and the 25th anniversary play in its popular … Continue reading

Discover Hot Stuff for Summer


Looking for summer must-have items to make the next two months fun and easy? Check out this hot stuff: Not looking forward to wearing a bikini or skimpy bathing suit? If you’d prefer more coverage and comfort when you head … Continue reading

Strawberry Quinoa Kale Salad


Looking for an easy make-ahead salad for your Canada Day celebration? This strawberry quinoa kale salad is as simple to prepare as it is delicious. It’s full of nutrition too! Ingredients Salad 2 cups baby spinach 2 cups kale, chopped
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This evening walk starts  5:45 pm and ends at the RA CENTRE, Sundeck Patio area next to the EAST Wing entrance at 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7X7. Free registration and participation for a five or ten non-competitive pre-mapped walk … Continue reading


Enjoy a five or 10 non-competitive kms mapped by the Ottawa Voyageurs Walking Club starting from the Taggart Family Y – 180 Argyle St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1B7. Free registration and participation; join in or observe the many festivities on … Continue reading

Incentives to do Energy-Saving Renos


We all know there are a variety of incentive programs designed to encourage energy conservation. The trouble is knowing how to find the right program for the right location, building type or energy-efficiency upgrade. To simplify the search, NAIMA Canada … Continue reading

Jenna Glatt onstage at the Ottawa Jazz Fest

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Getting your jazz on this weekend? There are tons of great shows in the lineup for the Ottawa Jazz Festival. Today’s lineup (Friday, June 26) includes The Jivewires on the Laurier Avenue Music Stage in Marion Dewar Plaza at noon, … Continue reading

Applause for Black Box Theatre


On a Sunday morning, there’s a lively group gathered in a cavernous, black-painted space at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre (NCAC). You can hear the laughter and bubbly chatter as you walk through the door. And you can’t miss Marika. … Continue reading