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Bright Lights, Great Family Outing

Mosaika: Canada Through the Eyes of Its People is a blockbuster multi-sensory show screened on the Centre Block buildings on summer nights

Photo: National Capital Commission

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Carmen Aguirre’s Blue Box

Carmen Aguirre’s Blue Box runs January 15 to February 3 on the GCTC Main Stage at 300-1227 Wellington St. West.  Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, at 4 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Continue reading

Extraordinary Arctic for Earth Month

This year, how about honouring Earth Month, April, and Earth Day, April 22, by learning  about the great white north? Continue reading

Family fun at Ottawa Fury game

There’s plenty of excitement at an Ottawa Fury soccer game. There’s also a family zone with a bouncy castle, slide and penalty shot area to keep kids happy. Continue reading

Five Fun Indoor Activities to Stave Off Winter Boredom

As we move into mid-February, and closer to March Break, parents may start running out of ideas for things that they can do with their children. These five fun indoor activities you can do with your kids should help banish those winter blahs. Continue reading

Parc Omega: “Super Cool”

By Stephen Johnson

My son, David, loves animals.   He dreams of visiting the Amazon Rain Forest or the Great Barrier Reef.   Unfortunately, our pocketbook does not extend as far as his imagination so we visit places closer to home to see animals.  One spot that I thought would be a hit with David was Parc Omega. Continue reading

Play Celebrates Black History Month

How’s this for an inspiring, educational community event? Students at Glashan Public School are presenting their annual black history play today and tomorrow, February 18 and 19.  Open to the public, the show honours African Canadians who have protected, developed and farmed this country. Continue reading

Sweet workshop

What could be sweeter than maple season? Enjoy an annual family tradition by heading to the local sugar bushes and enjoying a pancake breakfast or two. You can also sign up for the Backyard Sugar Baker’s Workshop at Fulton’s Sugar Bush.

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Weekend Fun: ArohaFest celebrates arts of India

Head to the Shenkman Arts Centre for ArohaFest Aug 12 and 13. This celebration of the arts of India features live performances, workshops and demonstrations. Continue reading