Awesome October Events

October

Kathy, John and Russell of Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre.

The Nepean Creative Arts Centre (NCAC) is presenting a series of three shows, all performed by Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre, the award-winning children’s puppet theatre troupe.

Zoom at Sea is Friday, October 6. In this production, based on the Zoom books by Tim Wynne-Jones, Maria and a young cat called Zoom follow clues across the globe to nd Zoom’s seafaring uncle, Captain Roy.

A Promise is a Promise is onstage Friday, January 26. It’s based on the book by Robert Munsch and Inuit storyteller Michael Kusugak. When Allashua ignores her parents’ warning not to fish in the Arctic sea ice, she meets terrifying (and hilarious) Qallupilluit monsters. Will she find a way to keep her promise?

The Wind in the Willows is Friday, April 27. This show is based on Kenneth Grahame’s classic. Shy Mole, kind Rat, and boisterous Toad stand up to bullies, get lost in the Wild Wood, and learn to hear the wind whisper in the willows, all along the river. See www.ragandbone.ca/boxoffice for details and tickets.

October October

Ottawa’s Amazing People

Put on your disco suit and celebrate the city’s many amazing world changers. The fourth annual Amazing People Gala is happening Saturday, October 21, at the Westin Hotel. This red carpet event will raise funds for charities, including HERA Mission of Canada, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, Project North and SchoolBOX. To date, over $200,000 has been raised for the causes.

This year’s theme is Disco Inferno and 40 of Ottawa’s amazing people will be recognized, with one named the Amazing Person of the Year. Nominees range from Ibrahim Musa, a youth who launched the Cuts for Kids Foundation to provide free haircuts for children of low-income families, to Sean O’Leary, a local dad who formed We The Parents to address the opioid crisis that’s killing kids. Catherine Landry, the spark plug behind Ladies Who Lunch in Ottawa, and Pierrette Raymond, founder of Women Living Fully, are also on the impressive list of nominees. See www.amazingpeople.ca for details and tickets.

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