Shaw Centre – Canada Hall
Welcome: 5:00pm / Program & Dinner: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Community Builder of the Year Awards Gala. Every year, United Way Ottawa hosts local community leaders, politicians, and celebrities, along with Ottawa’s best and brightest, to recognize extraordinary community contributions at this gala. The CBYA’s highlight the achievements of people, organizations, partnerships, agencies and neighbourhood groups that work tirelessly, passionately and collectively to help make change happen in our community. Tickets: $125.00 per person. Buy tickets online at:
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Doors at 9pm show at 10pm
Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Street, Byward Market, Ottawa
Mercury Lounge & Disco Lab present Chaka Khan Tribute - a 12 piece live band, with Resident DJ Trevor Walker and Visuals by Matt Cameron. Exeprience Chaka khan tribute show featuring the hardest hitting 12 piece LIVE band around. Featuring the marvellous Lisa Gaye Pryce as Chaka Khan along with the London Gentleman Records (LGR) back up singers. Followed up by Disco Lab Scientist & DJ Trevor Walker playing the best disco tunes all night long. Dress up in Disco, glitter, platforms, senquence, gold and shiny items! Tickets in advance at $10 online at www.mercurylounge.com more at the door
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Laroche Park, Westboro, Ottawa
Yaa-Hemaa Live at Westfest! Westfest is a party like no other! Each year more than 100,000 people attend Westfest during the outdoor, three-day celebration of Canadian art and culture. As a free multidisciplinary art festival dedicated to showcasing Canadian artists and their work in an accessible and inclusive setting, this year’s Westfest will take place at Laroche Park, filling this riverside green space with a variety of artistic disciplines, such as music, contemporary dance, visual art, media art, performance art, spoken word, poetry and fiction readings, Aboriginal art forms, children’s entertainment, buskers, street performers, and much more. Tickets available at westfest.ca
Sunday, June 5
Origin Studio Arts & Community Centre - 57 Lyndale Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2M6
Writing While Black Tour (OTTAWA). Writing While Black is a community centre, people-powered workshop series is tailored to black writers at all stages of their writing journey (beginner, emerging, mid-career, established) writing in any genre or discipline (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, journalism, dramatic writing, spoken word etc.). The main goal of the workshops is to create a safe space and develop a community of black writers who can provide support to one another's artistic projects. Through dialogue, discussion, readings and writing exercises, we will support one another in the space and offer feedback on our upcoming writings. Even if you don't "think" you're a writer, come through, this workshop is for you too. Let's get to work! Eventbrite Advance: $10
At the Door: $15. All Ages event. #BYOW (Bring Your Own Writing)
Monday, June 6, 2016
Great Hall of Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa
Cathedral Arts presents George Elliott Clarke on Monday, June 6 at
Enjoy a 5-course Nova Scotia inspired dinner with Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate. Tickets: $60 includes dinner and talk. You must purchase tickets by June 1. The Cathedral Arts Box Office in Lauder Hall at Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario.Phone: 613-567-1787 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: Cathedral Arts Ottawa Twitter: @cathartsottawa
Friday June 10, 2016
Doors at 9pm | Show at 10pm
KINKI Lounge Kitchen - 41 York Street, Ottawa
Ottawa's beloved songstress, Rita Carter, will grace the KINKI LOUNGE PATIO stage with her band for her LAST concert before the release of the highly anticipated, collaborative album, "ALL OF WE: Gift to the City"KINKI AFTER DARK & RITA CARTER MUSIC present: Some of Ottawa’s best LIVE Acoustic/Hip Hop/R n' B/Soul Music w/ special guests: ASPECTS, DREAM & REJUNO. Delicious food, good drinks, live music, and great company - What more can I say? Make sure to arrive early as it will fill up fast!No Cover Charge.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
4 PM - 8 PM
Westboro Legion, 389-391 Richmond Road, Ottawa, Ontario K2A 0E7
Canada-Mathare Education Trust Kids for Kenya - A musical celebration for education! A fun, family-friendly event with live music from local Hey Buster children’s band and Cameroonian-Canadian Wise Atangana, and a dance workshop with the Luv 2 Groove Dance School. MC Adrian Harewood (Host | CBC News Ottawa)
Food, cash-bar, a huge silent auction and activities for the whole family!
Tickets are $20 each or $50 for a Family Pass (The Family pass includes a $20 tax receipt). All funds raised go entirely to sending promising youth from the Mathare Slum in Nairobi, Kenya to high school and post-secondary school.
Help us achieve our fundraising goal of $5000 - which pays for five one-year secondary school scholarships. Learn more about this 100% volunteer-run organisation: www.cmetrust.org
Saturday, June 11, 2016
11am - 11pm
On June 11, CKCU and Reggae in the Fields, Canada’s longest running Reggae radio program, invite you to celebrate its 40th anniversary under the Distinguished Patronage of Her Excellency Janice Miller, High Commissioner for Jamaica. Join us for a FREE admission family picnic at Vincent Massey Park, Heron at Riverside. The sudden death domino tournament which starts at 11:00 am will crown the “Best Domino Player in Ottawa” with a trophy donated by CanJam Music and a cash prize award. Register your domino team with Nervall at 613 797-4736 by May 22nd. Registration fee is $10 for each player.
Between Noon and 6:00 pm, CKCU and CHUO will carry a double simulcast - live from the park. This radio marathon will be hosted by O’Shea Adagio, Papa Richie, Junior Smith, Mikey Wizdom and a variety of special guests.
Join us on the pitch between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm for a “Soccer Festival” hosted by Rockers United Soccer Club. All children 5-13 years are welcome to participate. Register with Peter at (613) 769-5141 by May 22nd.
Other activities include card games, prizes and surprizes. Limited edition Reggae in the Fields anniversary t-shirts for sale. Caribbean cuisine available. The day’s activities conclude with a dance to be held at St Joseph’s Parish Hall, 174 Wilbrod Street. Music starts at 9:00 pm SHARP so come early to enjoy a variety of Oldies but Goodies and more recent tunes. David Supersound, DJ Cruss, Music Master, Nebula, SilvaFox and Upfront will keep you entertained throughout the evening. more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/256592274690463/
Advance tickets for the dance are $20 for singles with limited advance only $35 couples’ tickets. Tickets available at the door for $25.
Claudette’s Coiffure, L&F Montego, Tropical Heat, Tropical Gardens, Savannah, Ocho Rios and Fades both locations.
Be a part of this family picnic and dance to celebrate Reggae in the Fields 40th anniversary on Canadian radio. There will be something for everyone.
Contact Junior Smith at email@example.com for more information.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
6 pm to 8:30 pm
Fox & Feather; 283 Elgin St, (room behind the billiards room), Ottawa
Nb2PW June Mixer in the Market Series. We expect this to be a great opportunity to reconnect, and showcase your networking skills with new attendees. Bring your business cards and a friend and make the most of this opportunity to socialize with likeminded Black professional and business women.
Costs: $5.00*** Not including food and refreshments.*** Networking activities guaranteed to meet and greet.*** Please bring your business cards
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Rideau Carleton Entertainment Centre
Trinidad and Tobago Night at the Races Fundraiser hosted by the Trinidad Tobago Association of Ottawa in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission. This is the main fundraising event for the C.L.R. James Scholarship fund. Ticket prices are Adults $35, Children 6-12 $20 and Children 5 and under Free.