Things to See and Do in Ottawa
There are plenty of activities and events to enjoy in Ottawa, even though it feels like February in November. Get out and enjoy the city!
Breeding Champions – E.P. Taylor and Windfields Farm
Do you love horses? Check out Breeding Champions – E.P. Taylor and Windfields Farm at the Canadian Museum of History. This show features trophies, photographs and archival material from the museum’s E.P. Taylor – Windfields Farm collection. This unique collection documents the rise of Windfields Farm to international prominence in thoroughbred racing and breeding; it’s also a testament to the acumen of Windfields Farm owner Edward Plunket (E.P.) Taylor (1901–1989), one of Canada’s most successful businessmen.
Presented in the River Mezzanine (Level 2) until January 18, Breeding Champions – E.P. Taylor and Windfields Farm includes the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Queen’s Plate trophies won by the most famous of E.P. Taylor’s thoroughbreds, Northern Dancer. Northern Dancer was the first Canadian-bred horse to win the Kentucky Derby in 1964, and went on to become one of the greatest sires of the 20th century. Meanwhile, Taylor built Windfields Farms into one of the world’s greatest centres of thoroughbred racing and breeding.
Michael Londra’s Celtic Yuletide
Centrepointe Theatre presents Michael Londra’s Celtic Yuletide December 18 at 8 p.m.
This show presents Irish tenor Michael Londra, star of PBS’ Beyond Celtic and lead tenor of Riverdance on Broadway. It also features world champion Irish dancers along with a band of fiddles and pipes.
Michael introduces Christmas from Ireland, told in song, dance and the classic stories of his youth. The tenor, as seen on PBS, sings classic Irish carols such as The Wexford Carol from his home county, Gaelic versions of Christmas songs such as Oiche Ciuin (Silent Night) and other classics such as O Come Emmanuel and The First Noel. Michael’s original carol, Beyond the Star, has been recorded and performed by choirs worldwide. For details and tickets, see www.centrepointetheatre.com.
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