Saturday, November 1
Centurion Conference and Event Center, 170 Colonnade Rd. South (OC Transpo # 86C)
Cash Bar: 6:00pm; Dinner: 7:00pm
The Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association Inc. Under the Patronage of the Jamaican High Commission Presents National Heroes Gala and Awards. Theme: "This is Jamaica, my Jamaica". Dress: Formal. Keynote Speaker: Mrs. Janice Miller, Jamaican High Commissioner – Designate to Canada. Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Stefan Keyes. Music By David Super Sound and Wally B. For Tickets and Info: (613) 731-5371, (613) 265-9614, (613) 748-1185, (613) 749-3703, (613) 739-0955 Admission: Adults: $65; Students: $45. Advance Tickets Only! No tickets will be sold at the door.
Friday, November 7
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Dunton Tower, Room 2017 (Arts Lounge), Carleton University
CONFERENCE: South Africa after 1994: A critical reflection of the post-Apartheid era. The Institute of African Studies is pleased to announce a one day conference focused on South Africa since the end of Apartheid. With the generous support of Carleton’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Department of History and the Institute of African Studies, we have brought together leading South African and North American scholars, public figures, and commentators who will provide their insight and analysis to facilitate probing discussions of the past, present and futures of South Africa, a leading economic and political state in Africa and beyond. The keynote speaker will be Irvin Jim, General Secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA). Other speakers include: Hein Marais (South African author and political analyst); Zine Magubane (Boston College); Dan O’Meara (Université du Québec à Montréal); Richard Saunders (York University); and Linda Freeman (Carleton University).
There will be a screening of the award-winning South African documentary Miners Shot Down (2014) about the police shooting of striking mine workers in South Africa on the evening before, Thursday November 6th. More details will follow. Conference schedule will be out later in October. •Cost: Free •Intended Audience: Anyone •Email contact: African_Studies@carleton.ca •Phone contact: 613-520-2600 ext. 2220
Friday November 7
Marconi Centre, 1026 Baseline Road, Ottawa
CanUgan Celebration. Special Guest: His Excellency John Chrysostom Alintuma Nsambu, the High Commissioner for Uganda in Canada. Entertainment will be provided by two groups: SIFA Choir and Grateful We’re Not Dead. Also featuring superb Italian cuisine and a silent auction of an extensive collection of attractive gifts and one-of-a-kind items. Tickets: $50 per person and $35 for students. A $20 tax receipt will be provided for each $50 ticket. All proceeds will go to support people with disabilities in Uganda. For tickets and info, please e-mail Ann Flynn at email@example.com or call CanUgan at 613-224-8174. Website: www.canugan.org
Wednesday, November 19
Bronson Center-211 Bronson St.
The Ottawa Philanthropy Engagement Network Stop 'n Drop POP UP. The O.P.E.N Team will be collecting donations in support of the Shepherds of Good Hope Men's-Support Services. The Shelter is in urgent need of the following items: NEW ONLY-Men's Razors, Bars of Soap/Shaving Cream, Men's Socks, Face Cloths, Towels, Toothbrushes/Tooth Paste. The O.P.E.N Team will have pamphlets on hand from various health centers on various topics including: Men's Health & Wellness, Education, Family. Local businesses are encouraged to participate in this event. Light Refreshments will be available. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 19
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fox & Feather; 283 Elgin St., Ottawa,
Mixer Series-Dress for Access, hosted by the Network of Black Business and Professional Women (NB2PW). Costs: Free with appropriate clothing donation. Otherwise - $10 per person. A portion of the funds raised and all clothing donated will go to the New Life Project. The New Life Project rehabilitates female street-workers by offering them training to develop marketable skills and clothing for mainstream employment. Please RSVP: email@example.com
Thursday, November 20
5:00pm - 9:30pm
Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Road, Ottawa.
Somali Centre for Family Services "Stars of Tomorrow" Annual Fundraising Dinner. The funds raised will make it possible for SCFS to continue offering vital programs within the community.
Friday, November 21
Ritual Nightclub, 137 Besserer Street, Ottawa, ON
PARTY: AFRICAN VS CARIBBEAN. Guest DJ, from Toronto, DJ Shannel Best along with DJs Take-Over, MBITIOU$, Nashito, Tytus. Hosted by: Ohsogood vs. MC Ebone. 19+ event - ID required. TICKETS: $10 Early bird (limited quantity), $15 Regular, more at the door. Ticket locations: The Suya Spot Restaurant (1319 Shillington Ave.)- 6136957892; Blue Revolution Ent. 6135526186; Urban Jamz Ent.-6132912604; Tickets available online at www.ticketbrite.ca