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Motorcycle Ride to benefit training of guide dogs

The 31st annual Guide Dog Motorcycle Ride will take place on Sunday, September 8, 2019. It’s an all-brand motorcycle ride in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, meaning all riders are welcome, no matter what brand of motorcycle you ride. Continue reading

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Three Top Tips For Starting A Home Based Business

Owning your own business is a life-goal for lots of people, and when you consider the benefits, it’s not hard to see why; spending your days earning a living doing something you love, flexible hours that fit around family and being your own boss are all wonderful plus points Continue reading

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FAMILY FEUD IS COMING TO CANADA!

CBC is looking for families to be part of the TV show “Family Feud Canada” and wondered whether you would mind sharing some info on your Facebook page in the hope some local families might be interested in applying to … Continue reading

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Warm Summer Night

By Stephen Johnson Perhaps one of the most enjoyable activities in Ottawa during a warm summer evening is to attend an Ottawa Fury FC match at Lansdowne Park.  My parents were visiting us from Saskatchewan which made it that much … Continue reading

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Magic, Dance, Theatre, and a Dash of Wonder

The Station Theatre is bringing the world-class magic show OUTERBRIDGE – Clockwork Mysteries  to Smiths Falls on Saturday evenings this summer at 7:30 p.m. July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 24 and 31. Critics across the globe have hailed Ted … Continue reading

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5th Annual West End Food Truck Rally

The 5th Annual West End Food Truck Rally in support of the FAMSAC Food Cupboard (west Nepean’s emergency food assistance program) takes place on Saturday, August 10, in Bells Corners and is a perfect event for people of all ages. … Continue reading

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Make a Splash with Water Activities

One of the perennial pleasures of living in Ottawa is the opportunity each summer to enjoy all kinds of water activities with your family. We have rivers and lakes galore in these parts, not to mention a world-famous canal plus … Continue reading

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Summer Memories for the Making

You don’t need to head to the airport or embark on a cross-country odyssey to make summer memories with your family. Why not explore the wonders of Canada’s capital city and take short trips to enjoy the amazing offerings in … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Fooled

By the award that keeps on taking
By Iris Winston | Jan/Feb 2019

I just turned down $350,000. More accurately, I turned down the promise of a $350,000 prize that had all the hallmarks of being a scam.

According to the silky-voiced man who called, I was the lucky winner of a major financial award from Publishers Clearing House.

“Did I remember entering the competition?” he asked.

No, I didn’t, because I hadn’t. Continue reading

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Pump up the volume of activity

There’s good reason to lace up your sneakers, round up the kids in the family, and get going places beyond the living room couch. Sure, the fresh air is amazing and, yes, Ottawa is full of enticing green spaces, but those aren’t the real motives for leaving the car and the remote control behind now that the spring thaw is here. More active living is a smart — and necessary — health move for both youngsters and oldsters. Continue reading

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