Saturday, June 1
National Hotel & Suites Ottawa, 361 Queen St., Ottawa, ON K1R 7S9
Prerequiste Course for the International Black Summit.
This one-day course will introduce you to or, if you've attended a Summit in the past, immerse you once again in the conversation of the International Black Summit. The purpose is to prepare you "to create the space of listening to people authentically" - a powerful tool for your life - and to prepare you to fully participate in the Summit. This course will provide you with the Summit distinctions, the Summit questions/declarations, and with today's Summit conversation. The experience is one that you can use to become present to your vision and who you are being.
Adults - $100; Young Adults (18yo-35)+) - $75 ; Youth (8yo -17yo) - $25Saturday, June 1
Registration: 9:00 am; start time: 9:30 am sharp;end time: 11:30 am
Central Experimental Farm: Starting Point: Merivale Rd. at Central
Park Drive, across from Tim Horton's (parking available on side
Black Canadian Scholarship Fund 7th Annual 5K Walkathon.
Entertainment: Live steel pan music. Light Refreshments: Water, coffee, &
breakfast bites. For more info and Pledge forms please call: (613) 230-5435;
228-2675; 866-2080; 620-1382; or 791-1612 www.bcsf.caThursday, June 6
Immaculata High School Gymnasium - 140 Main Street, Ottawa
King Boloko Memorial Foundation 8th Annual Memorial Celebration.
On July 23rd, 2005, at the age of 15, King Boloko drowned while swimming with friends in the Ottawa River . An Immaculata H.S. student with a strong sense of community, King was a member of many youth groups, his church choir, the East Ottawa Generals' football team and the Governor General’s Foot Guards 2784 Cadet Corps. The King Boloko Memorial Foundation carries forth his legacy by providing low-income children access to swimming programs. Refreshments and African delicacies will be provided.
R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org
or (613)276-8484 by June 1st, 2013. Memorial donations can be made at the event, online at www.cfo-fco.ca
or sent to the Community Foundation of Ottawa at 301-75 Albert St, Ottawa , ON , K1P 5E7 . Please specify the King Boloko Memorial Foundation when you make your donation; a charitable tax receipt will be issued for all donations over 30 dollars.Friday, June 14
Parking Lot Lime is at 10:00pm
Boarding (Quai des artistes docks, in Gatineau) is at 10:30pm
Departure is at 11:00pm Aboard the MISS GATINEAU.
SOCA BOAT 2013.
Start your carnival weekend off the right way! Join us for an enchanting evening as we give you the full Soca experience on the Ottawa River! Revel to the sounds of the most precisely chosen DJs representing Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. Music by Toronto's MARXMAN from the New KOS and The Planet X Wake Up Show on 105.5fm CHRY Montreal's TNT STYLES the Soca kings representing Montreal worldwide Ottawa's MASSIVE VIBES from HEATWAVE 93.1fm CKCU, band leader for WE LiMiN' Ottawa's DAVID SUPERSOUND pioneer DJ for CARIBBEAN FLAVOUR 89.1fm CHUO. 3 CITIES, 2 BARS, 1 LEVEL OF SHEER EXCITEMENT. Get your
limited $25 BOARDING PASS today, exclusively from ISLAND FLAVA - 409 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, ON 613.321.4198 Visit SOCABOAT.caSaturday, June 15
Econolodge Hotel - 112 Montreal Rd.
DOUGAN PRESENTS CURLING CLUB REUNION SHORT PANTS PARTY.
Music by Original TNT Styles & David Supersound. ADM: $10 advance, $15 at the door. Prizes for best short pants. Tickets available at: MUGENA’S, FISHY’S TROPICAL GRILL. Info line: 613-698-8478Friday, June 21
Doors open @ 6:45pm, party starts @ 7:30pm
Woodvale Pentecostal Church, 205 Greenbank Rd, Ottawa #Takeover13! End of school year party...FREE concert
...Celebrate the end of the school year! The night will be featuring PROSPER & GPM
, as well as special guest Open Sky
, live DJ, and much more! Bring a friend or two-hundred...you don't want to miss this. It's going to be hype...and it's FREE admission! More info: www.woodvalestudents.com Friday, June 21
Boat departs at 9:00pm, returns at 1:00am
Cathedral cricket Club Annual Boat cruise (on the Ottawa river).
Music by DJ David Supersound. Tickets: $25. Tickets & info: Ra (613-867-7427), Andy (613-601-7980), Malcolm (613-723-1980), david (613-727-1413)Saturday, June 22
16 Bériault, Gatineau, QC J8X 1A3 (Arthur Guertin Community Ctre)
Ottawa Gatineau Youth Cultural Showcase.
A cultural event to mark the beginning of summer et celebrate the best talents in our community. This cultural and family oriented event will feature young talented music artists from our community. DJ JUMA will have all the vibes ready to make
you get up and dance. Admission: $15-advance; $25-Per couple (for couples who purchase their tickets before June 22). Free admission for children 12yrs and under accompanied by their parents. For more info & tickets:
Jean-Pierre : 819-210-5221, Émile : 613-627-4733, Jovithe : 819-210-3651Thursday, June 27
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Delta Ottawa City Centre - 101 Lyon St. – First floor, Ottawa, Ontario
2nd Annual Ottawa Immigration Forum. Theme: The Building Blocks of a Welcoming Community.
Co-hosted by The OLIP Council and le Réseau de soutien de l’immigration francophone de l’Est de l’Ontario. Please register online by May 31st. Seats are limited.
# If you have any questions, please contact Sherri Anderson by email email@example.com
or phone 613 232-9634 ext. 385 Forum material will be emailed to confirmed participants and made available on the OLIP Portal www.olip-plio.ca
by June 7th 2013.Saturday, June 29
St. Anthony's banquet Hall (523, St. Anthony St., off Preston), Ottawa
21st Annual Ottawa Oldies Dance.
Music by popular "Oldies" DJ, Terry Cheong (DJ Tee Cee). Admission: $20 adv., more et door. Tickets & info: Brenan (613-482-4181), Marcia (613-721-9397), james (613-829-7189), Ann (613-723-1980, DJ Tee Cee (905-497-1541). Sunday, June 30
Rhema Christian Center-Rhema Ministries, 1550 Chatelain Ave., Ottawa, ON K1Z 8B5 / Phone (613) 321-1781
CONCERT: Soweto Gospel Choir 10th Anniversary Tour.
The Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel choir have been touring the world for the past ten years, singing for Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, President Clinton and audiences of thousands on shows such as Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon. They have won numerous accolades and awards including several American Gospel Music Awards, Billboard Awards, and an amazing two Grammy Awards. But no amount of glittering international recognition and praise has diverted Soweto Gospel Choir from the mission it holds close at heart. In 2003 the choir founded its own aids orphans foundation, Nkosi’s Haven Vukani. To date, the choir has collected over 4 million for their foundation. Artist website:www.sowetogospelchoir.com
Wednesday, May 1
Tory Building, room 208, Carleton University, Ottawa
Beatrice Mtetwa, the award-winning Zimbabwean human rights lawyer,
will be at the Canadian premiere of the film, “Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law,”
at Carleton University. Professor Linda Freeman (Carleton University) will facilitate the discussion More information at http://www2.carleton.ca/africanstudies/cu-events/beatrice-mtetwa-film Jeudi, 2 mai
Université Carleton, Édifice Tory, salle 208
PROJECTION DE FILM: « L’affaire Chebaya, un crime d’État? ».
Présentée dans le cadre de la Conférence annuelle de l’Association canadienne des etudes africaines (ACEA), l’Entraide missionnaire, en collaboration avec le Forum Afrique-Canada, le Centre canadien pour la justice international et l’Institut des études africaines de l’université Carleton. Le film documente un procès historique en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) sur l'assassinat de Floribert Chebeya, l'un des défenseurs des droits de la personne les plus respectés dans le pays et au niveau international. Historique parce qu'il a suscité l'attention nationale et internationale autant que le process portant sur l'assassinat du Président Kabila en 2001. Le procès tente (sans succès) de briser le règne de l'impunité dans un pays qui peine à sortir des conflits armés et à rétablir un état de droit. Le film nous montre d'un côté, comment les dés sont pipés pour obtenir justice, de l'autre, les efforts des gens concernés pour que cela change. Entrée libre.
Information et renseignements : Denis Tougas 514 270-6089 firstname.lastname@example.org www.concertationgrandslacs.orgFriday, May 3
5:30 – 8:00 PM
1076 Wellington St. West, 2nd Floor
OPENING of In Da Industry Studios at the Sarah McClurg Music School.
Participate in Class Demos. Vintage Fashion Show. Special Guest Performances. Light Refreshments. Class Registration. Please RSVP by April 28th. In Da Industry Studios offers workshops on a variety of stage and performance based skills. Focusing on singers, models and anyone looking to improve their stage presence, our classes range from freeze-pose modeling, to jazz dance to stage performance and even event planning. More infO: JEWNE .L. JOHNSON, Event Coordinator/ Performance Teacher, IN DA INDUSTRY www.indaindustry.com
@indaindustryFriday, May 3
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Maskali Restaurant - 23 Selkirk St., off Montreal Rd., in Vanier ON
Summit Share of the International Black Summit.
PURPOSE OF THE INTERNATIONAL BLACK SUMMIT - to provide an opportunity for
participants to bring into being their vision for the black community and the
world. The 23rd edition of the International Black Summit will be hosted here
in Ottawa August 1 - 4. As part of our HOST Team commitment to enfolding as many people in our communities to participate in this opportunity, we have been holding Summit Shares every first Friday of the month leading up the event. A Summit Share is an opportunity for those of us who have been involved in the Conversation of the International Black Summit to "SHARE" what that experience has been for us. Please RSVP if you are able to join us!Friday, May 3
Fourth Avenue Baptist Church (corner of Bank & 4th, in the Glebe)
CONCERT: "Let your Light Shine!" Confidence Booster Spring Recital. Admission: $7. More info about Confidence Booster at www.confidencebooster.ca
Saturday, May 4
St Anthony Soccer Club - 523 St Anthony Street, Ottawa
PARTY: IGLOO : RIPPED JEANS EDITION.
Featuring FIRE BLACKS (AREA CODE 876) Live from Jamaica! NEBULA SOUND, JUBBA (solid rock) Hosted by Stacy Limits. Tickets:$25 in advance available at Tropical Garden (Fishy) 556 Montreal Rd. 613-746-5600; Fades - 597 Somerset W (613) 230-3233 .. Mama Cee Beauty Supplies- 613-741-5952 1020 St. Laurent BlvdTuesday, May 7
Azrieli Theatre 101*,Carleton University
Carleton University's Institute of African Studies and the Film Studies program present: A screening of Robert Mugabe ... What Happened? and discussion with director, Simon Bright.
Billed as the definitive account of Robert Mugabe’s life, from director Simon Bright, comes Robert Mugabe... What Happened? - a film that had its World Premiere as the Opening Night film of the Encounters South Africa International Documentary Festival in Cape Town. The film is said to dramatically illustrate Mugabe's successful liberation and development of the country (Zimbabwe) but also his ruthless and cunning retention of power at all costs. For the film, several people were interviewed, including Trevor Ncube, Geoff Nyarota, Lovemore Maduku, Simba Makoni and the recently deceased Edgar Tekere in what was sadly his last ever interview. Watch the screening of the film and stay for a Q and A with the Zimbabwean director, Simon Bright. FREE admission and open to the public. For a trailer, please go to: http://vimeo.com/24822228
For more info., please contact African_Studies@carleton.ca
For a campus map, please go to: http://www1.carleton.ca/campus/ Thursday, May 9
Villa Marconi Centre-1026 Baseline Rd., Ottawa
Fashion Show for Ethiopia.
in conjunction with Dream Mountains Foundation & I Am Powerful Ottawa featuring the designs of Judy Joannou, Canadian-made clothing for real women www.judyjoannoudesigns.net
organizers have decided to take ACTION and raise funds to support CARE Canada, a leading humanitarian aid and development organization. Help us empower women and girls in Ethiopia fight poverty! Contact Colleen Johnston at (613) 225-9250 or email@example.com
for tickets to attend this event, or make an on-line donation to secure your evening of fun! http://my.e2rm.com/personalPage.aspx?registratio
nID=1804506. Can’t make it but want to show your solidarity? Make a secure
online donation on our fundraising page (same website as above).Saturday, May 11
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 boul. Centrum Boulevard, Orleans ON
18th Annual BALLET TROPICAL Showcase,
a dynamic and colourful presentation by the students of The Cultural Arts Studio - School Of
Afro-Caribbean Dance. Tickets: $20 all taxes & surcharges included. Tickets
on now!http://shenkmanarts.ca/en/events_evenements/may_mai_2013/ballet_tropical/index.htmSaturday, May 11
2:30 - 5:30 pm
Chateau Laurier Hotel, Ottawa ON
The Network of Black Business & Professional Women present: Body Talk: Using the Power of Body Language, with renowned motivational speaker Linda Clemons.
Do you know how your unspoken words impact your everyday interactions, your work, your relationships and ultimately your success? Learn from the Master...With her contagious enthusiasm and captivating energy, Linda Clemons motivates audiences everywhere to achieve their maximum potential. She is the CEO of Sisterpreneur, Inc., an international business empowerment organization and a popular radio and television personality. More info on event: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch Linda in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TbeXf9Q9G9Y
#! More info on Linda Clemons: http://www.lindaclemons.com/
Buy your tickets now at the B2PW website: www.nb2pw.net Saturday, May 11
FACES, 333 Montreal Road
Caribbean Connection & FACES present: A Mother's Day Weekend to Remember.
Music by Dynamic Wally B, david Supersound, M2K (from Montreal). Door prizes and surprises. $5 before 11pm, $10 after. For more info: 613-230-1279, 613-850-0870, 613-698-8478 Saturday, May 11
Masonic Centre- 2140 Walkley Road
A Mother's Day party themed "She's Royal" hosted by Angel Productions.
There will be door prizes, a special give away to the first 50 ladies, complimentary hors d'oeuvre and food on sale. Music by Sunshine International, Koolphete (Mtrl) and DJ Fresh (Tdot) with special guests Afro-Caribbean Drummers and more. Playing music that is guaranteed to make you move from Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Salsa & Rnb. Sponsored by Savannah Afro-Caribbean Products, Capture De Timez. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for more info or tickets contact: 613.295.7404 or
613.261.7806Sunday, May 12
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Good Companions Centre - 670 Albert Ottawa, ON K1R 6L2
Guyana Ottawa Cultural Association (GOCA) Annual Mother's Day Luncheon.
Enjoy the day with family, friends and food! Tickets: $20/adult, children 12 and under free. Please contact Martine Gittens (613-889-04850) or Simone Waithe (613-828-5779) for more info and to purchase tickets. Wednesday, May 15
255 Centrum Blvd, Orleans ON
Official launch of the Caribbean event season at Petrie Island (Orleans).
Hosted by Bob Monette (Ward 1 Ottawa City Councillor). Ottawa’s Mayor Jim Watson will be in attendance to support this initiative. The focus of this launch is to highlight an initiative spearheaded by Councillor Bob Monette based on Caribbean influenced and inspired events that have embraced Petrie Island annually. CARIVIBE BEACH FESTIVAL in June, HAITI EN FETE and the COMMUNITY FAMILY FUN DAY PICNIC & KITES4CANCER FUNDRAISER in July. Representatives from these organizations will be speaking about their respective events. Free admission.Wednesday, May 15
Ottawa Police Headquarters, 474 Elgin St., Ottawa
Haitian Flag Day
- To recognize the birth of the Haitian flag, the Ottawa
Police Service will proudly unfurl the Haitian flag at Ottawa Police Service
HQs. Light refreshments will be provided. Dress: Business attire or
cultural dress. Parking: On street free and metered parking is available
in the general area. Bus: OC Transpo Routes 5 and 6.
RSVP: Staff Sergeant Shaun Brabazon, Diversity and Race Relations 613-236-1222, Ext.5010; email@example.comThurs., May 16; Fri., May 17; Sat., May 18 & Sun. May 19
6:00-8:00 P.M. nightly; 10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon on Sunday
Christ's Chapel Bible Church - 2285-A7 St. Laurent Blvd.
Four-day convention at Christ's Chapel Bible Church. Theme" “Can See These bones Live”. SPEAKER: Rev. CHANDRAKUMAR MANICKAM,
International VP of International Graduate School of Ministry, U.S.A. PERFORMERS: COLIN BERNARD
(JUNO award nominee, 2013), KRYSTAAL
(3 multiple award-winning Congolese-born brothers from Toronto).No pre-registration or tickets required. Everyone is welcome to this time of spiritual refreshing and fellowship! Friday, May 17
The Rainbow Bistro- 76 Murray Street, Byward Market, Ottawa
CONCERT: Berekete Afrobeat Band
, a multicultural groove machine that gets live music fans up on the dance floor wherever they play. What
started as a one-off tribute to the creator of Afrobeat and Nigerian political
figurehead Fela Kuti turned into permanent band with a seven-month residency at Ottawa's Mercury Lounge that has built a loyal following. Berekete Afrobeat Band is Ottawa's finest purveyor of the legendary West African sounds of the Afrobeat giants, with a blistering horn section, soulful singers, and a monster rhythm section holding down the groove. Cover charge TBA.Saturday, May 18
Tom Brown Arena Hall - 141 Bay view Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4M3
First annual Igbo Day Celebration in the National Capital Region.
Featuring: Masquerade (Mmanwu) Display, Igbo Women Traditional Dances, Traditional foods and drinks. This will be a Fund Raising Event Towards acquiring a Community, Cultural and Language Centre in Ottawa to promote and teach Igbo language. SPECIAL ATTRACTION: Odinala Igbo Cultural Mmanwu Display. For tickets and more info: Mazi Fidelis Ifedi-
613 513 9380Saturday, May 18
6:00pm - 1:00am
Ukrainian Hall - 1000 Byron Ave, Ottawa, ON
Canadian Association of Rwandan Youth (CARY) 2nd Annual Gala.
Celebrate with Rwandan youth and friends of CARY-Ottawa. Awards ceremony, music & dance performances, and much more. Black tie event (Formal dress code). Music by Ottawa's #1 African DJ, the one & only DJ Skillz. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For tickets to the CARY gala, contact Yves at 613-513-8285Sunday, May 19
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Guild Galerie 240 240 Guigues ave. Ottawa, ON K1N5J2
Rinude Resale Flash Sale. Hosted by Rinude Resale.
your fashionable dollar and ri-new your wardrobe at the Rinude Resale Flash
Sale. Get your hands on new and fashionably recycled brand name, vintage and unique women's wear, shoes and accessories. Don't forget to bring your
friends! 2$ entrance fee which enters you in a draw for a chance to win 1 of
2 Arbonne gift baskets. Credit card or cash accepted. For more info:
613-262-6262 Sunday, May 19
Doors Open at 10pm
LOBBY - 158 ½ Rideau St., Ottawa, ON
GROWN FOLKS BUSINESS:
An Upscale Social Dedicated To Canada’s Mature Professionals & Tastemakers. Grown Folks Music. Grown Folks Conversations. Grown Folks Business. Reintroducing the 1:15am SLOW JAM SET. Soundtrack provided by MACE & D-TRAIN. Upscale Style Code. Admission $15. Bottle Service: 613-878-8110. Guest List & Birthday Packages: firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday, May 19
From 10pm until...
ATOMIC ROOSTER - 303 Bank St., Ottawa
Club SOCCA 3rd Annual Pyjama Party.
Music: David Super Sound & Sunshine Intl. Tickets: $10.00 adv. - More at the door. Available at: Fades: 613.230.3233; Fishsy's: 613.746.5600; Mugena's: 613.722.8228; Atomic Rooster - 613.569.1000 Info: 613.862.9324 - 613.739.0070 819.777.2522 – 613.850.0870 http://clubsocca.blogspot.ca/
– Email: email@example.comTuesday, May 21
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Ottawa Convention Centre - 55 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2
2013 Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards.
This for youth, by youth event celebrates the extraordinary achievements of Ottawa's youth. From athletes to young entrepreneurs, budding artists, activists for social change, and those who have overcome personal obstacles - young people are making a difference in their schools and communities all around the Nation's Capital. We invite you to join us as we honour their passion, dedication, creativity and perseverance. 2013 Award Categories: •Academic Perseverance •Community Compassion •Arts and Culture •Global Innovation •Technology 4 Change •Youth Entrepreneurship •Young Athlete Award •Max Keeping award for Personal Courage •Introducing The New Hot 89.9 Jr. Hottie Award. Tickets include plated dinner, dessert and coffee. Live youth entertainment also displayed throughout the evening! Single adult ticket: $75, single youth ticket: $35. Info and tickets: Website: http://www.youthottawa.ca Jeudi 23 mai
17h30 à 20h30
Grande salle de l'UQO - 283, boul. Alexandre-Taché, Gatineau (secteur Hull)
Cocktail dînatoire, sous la présidence d'honneur de la très honorable Michaëlle Jean.
Événement bénéfice au profit du Programme de bourse d'excellence de la communauté haïtienne de l'Outaouais, co-présidé par L’honorable Mauril Bélanger, député federal d’Ottawa—Vanier, et Madame Mireille Apollon, conseillère municipale à Gatineau. Au programme: des bouchées chaudes et froides, du vin et divers breuvages, quelques courtes représentations sur scène de la culture haïtienne ainsi qu’un encan silencieux; il se terminera par une soirée dansante. Billets: $125 par personne. Les fonds recueillis serviront à la création d’un fonds, auprès de la Fondation de l’UQO, pour l’attribution d’une bourse d’excellence à des jeunes canadiens issus de la communauté haïtienne de l’Outaouais. Pour des informations complémentaires, vous pouvez vous adresser à la Fondation de l’UQO au 819-595-3915; firstname.lastname@example.org
.Friday May 24
Ottawa mennonite Church - 1830 Kilborn Ave., Ottawa
Jamaican Self-Help (JSH) and Ni Wewe Tu jointly present, under the
patronage of H.E. Sheila Sealy-Monteith (Jamaican High Commissioner to Canada) a “Caribbean Cultural Extravaganza
”, a fundraising event. Proceeds in support of JSH programs in Jamaica and Camp Jumoke (camp for children with Sickle Cell Disease). Jamaican patties and soft drinks will be sold at the event. Tickets: $20/adult, $10/child ages 7-12, free For more info & tickets: email@example.com
or 613-843-1762 / 613-862-9827. Saturday, May 25
8pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)
Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper St (at O'Connor)
CONCERT: "Movin' on Up" featuring Roxanne Goodman & some of her
favourite performers from Montreal and Ottawa. A terrific evening
of jazz, blues and gospel music. Roxanne Goodman is a passionate and
dedicated singer-songwriter, arranger and composer. She has performed at
the Montreal Jazz Festival, the International Gospel Festival and at many
stages and events in the Ottawa area. She is the Artistic and Musical
Director of Ottawa's Big Soul Project, who performed in the finale
with Barbra Streisand at a sold-out concert in Ottawa in the Fall of 2012.
Other artists on May 25th include: Bertram Boldon (steel pans) Bill Green
(bass guitarist) John Dapaah (piano) Zeek Gross (sax) and Jamie Holmes
(drums). Tickets are $25, with children under 12 free. Tickets available at COMPACT Music (190 Bank St. & 785 Bank St.)Sunday, May 26
Options Jazz Lounge - Brookstreet Hotel, 525 Legget Drive
PERFORMANCE: Ms. Yaa-Hemaa Obiri-Yeboah presents her second Options Jazz Lounge performance. Enjoy the soulful stylings of this gifted singer-pianist in a warm, sophisticated setting.
Thursday, May 30
St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, 2112 Bel-Air Drive
Ottawa K2C 0W9) Directions: www.stmichaelandallangels.ca/contact-us/
CONCERT: Special performance by The internationally famous Newark Boys Chorus School. Come see and hear 32 African-American kids, aged 11-14, sing their hearts out! Artist info and video: http://nbcs.us/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09-anbif5xM FREE ADMISSION!! (Free will donations accepted).
Thursday, April 4
Ottawa City Hall, Colonel By Room (2nd Flr), 110 Laurier Ave. West
CAWI(City for All Women Initiative)'s next Women’s Action Forum: Informing How the City Engages the Public.
Co-sponsored with City of Ottawa. Please register by contacting Jenny Gullen at (613) 798-0149 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Thursday, April 4
Mike's Place, University Centre, 2nd Floor, Carleton University
Pub Night with Paul Dewar - Conflict Minerals Awareness.
follow up to the bill recently introduced by Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar
requiring electronics firms to exercise oversight when purchasing minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Carleton New Democrats will be hosting a pub night and information session. Paul Dewar will be speaking on the issue and answering questions, everyone from the campus community and beyond is more than welcome to attend. A brief summary of the issue - The Democratic Republic of Congo has been plagued by war since the overthrow of dictator Mobutu Sese Seko in 1997, the conflict which is the most costly since 1945 has claimed approximately 5 million lives and witnessed interventions by numerous African states, horrendous war crimes and the exploitation of civilian labour. The nation's vast mineral resources have been used to fuel the conflict and prolong the misery of the Congolese people. The proposed legislation will ensure that companies inform the general public of the potential presence of conflict minerals within their products, this will empower Canadian consumers to make informed and ethical choices.Friday, April 5
7:00PM - 8:30PM
HAVANA CAFE - 1200 Bank Street, Ottawa
International Black Summit - Summit Share.
This month's gathering will
take place at Havana Cafe in support of those who have attended any of the 3 previous Shares or any other event while also inviting anyone who would like to learn some more about the experience, gathering and conversation of the International Black Summit -- hosted in Ottawa August 1 - 4.
Email your intention to participate to email@example.com Friday, April 5
Dinner: 7:30pm; Tango: 9:30pm-1:30am
Mugena’s Restaurant - 911 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Black Canadian Scholarship Fund (BCSF) Spring Fundraiser.
An evening of fun, excellent Caribbean cuisine and dancing for a great cause. Take a Spring Break and shake off the winter "blues"! Vegetarian meals will be provided upon request. Cost: Dinner and Dancing: $40.00; Dance only: $10.00. Music By Ottawa’s David Supersound. For Tickets and Information Call: Marcia Mathoo:( 613)265-7096 Elizabeth: (613)723-1980; Patrick:(613) 791-1612; Kenton: (613)620-1382. All proceeds go to BCSF.Saturday, April 6
Algonquin College, Gymnasium (Building A)
BASKETBALL COMPETITION: OC Transpo Basketball Team vs Ottawa Police Service.
Fundraiser for the Canada-Africa Community Health Care Alliance (CACHA) – Uganda project. More info on CACA at www.cacha.ca
Tickets available at the door for $5, Children 12 and under FREE! FREE parking in Lots 8 and 9 at Algonquin College.Sunday, April 7
9:00am until 4:00pm.
Overbrook Community Center, 33 Quill St., Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4E7
AFRO BRAZILIAN Workshop!
With Emilio Martins. Presented by The Ottawa International Drumming Festival. Emilio is a percussionist, composer, and producer from Sao Paolo, Brazil, who has performed and recorded with many well know Brazilian artists. This workshop is sponsored by Instrumentos Musicais. Emilio Martins brings to this Workshop an evolution of Afro Brazilian drumming. Focusing on Religions rhythms like Candomblé, Cabula, Conga/, Ijexá. Street sounds like Ilê Aiê, Bahia's Merengue , Samba Reggae, Samba Duro and other advanced rhythms. This workshop is open to all level percussionists and the instrumentation will be: Djembe, Conga, Bongo, Pandeiro, Rebolo and many more…Learning material (manual, CD) will be provided to all students attending workshop. Please bring your own instrument, some will be provided during workshop. Contemporânea instrument available for sale at the workshop. Price: $80.00 (75$ for early ticket purchase before March 25th) 15% of proceeds will be donated to the Galai school project for Liberia, West Africa. Tickets for sale at: In person: Ottawa Folklore Centre 1111 Bank Street. By phone: Jesse 613-294-3842 or Mehdi 613-262-6773Sunday, April 7
11am - 1pm (Navin will speak at noon)
Broadway Bar & Grill, 345-A Preston St., Ottawa ON
CanUgan Disability Support Project Brunch.
Navin Parekh, Project Manager for CanUgan, visited Uganda in February of this year. Come and hear the latest news and developments about CanUgan'sor projects. RSVP by April 5: Margaret Bott at 613-820-9595 or Ann Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the website: broadwaybarandgrill.ca to view the breakfast/brunch menu. Separate bills will be issued.Sunday, April 7
Ritual Nightclub - 137 Besserer Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N9J9
CONCERT: WFM is honoured to present Zimbabwean music
ambassador - one of Africa's top music icons - Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi.
Special guest Rwandan / Burundian musician and Ottawa-favourite, Mighty Popo,
will also perform a rare solo acoustic set. Tickets $20 in advance available at: Compact Music (190 Bank St., 613-233-7626 & 785 Bank St., 613-233-8922), The Record Centre (1097 Wellington St W., 613-878-5740), Vertigo Records (193 Rideau St, 613-241-1011) and online at WWW.WORLDFAMOUSMUSIC.NET Monday, April 8
Centrepointe Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean
CONCERT: Boyz II Men.
Boyz II Men have won fans the world over
with their soulful multi-octave sound and incredible vocals. Given the
monumental success of their albums and the timeless quality of their vocals,
it’s easy to see why Boyz II Men remains the most popular R&B group of all
time. Artist website: http://www.boyziimen.com/
Cost: $75.75 Info: Phone: 613-580-2700 Toll Free: 1-866-752-5231Wednesday, April 10
Scotiabank Place, Ottawa
An Evening with Oprah Winfrey
Presented by TD Bank Group. Media mogul and international icon Oprah Winfrey is coming to Scotiabank Place as part of a three-event tour that includes Montreal and Hamilton. Ms. Winfrey will share stories and insights from throughout her life and illustrate ways attendees can take control of their lives to reach their full potential. This will be followed by a question-and-answer session. For more info on Oprah Winfrey, visit www.oprah.com
Tickets for her Ottawa show, which range from $79 to $299 plus taxes, are on sale through Capitaltickets.ca or by phone at 613-599-3267. Thursday April 11
5pm to 8pm
Heartwood Gallery - 153 Chapel Street Ottawa, ON
VERNISSAGE: Visual Conversation (2) An Art Exhibition by Hamid Ayoub.
Info on artist at www.hamidayoub.com
Contact: 613-297-5379. Finger foods and refreshment will be provided. Exhibition runs from March 2, 2013 to April 29, 2013. Gallery hours: Monday –Thursday – 4:00pm – 6:00pm; Friday - 3:00pm – 5:00pm OR by appointment – please contact Maureen- 613-241-5937 Thursday, April 11
Babylon (317 Bank st.)
CONCERT: Hip Hop/RnB show by "The Blak Denim Affair", an 8-piece Hip Hop band.
BlakDenim brings together hip-hop, funk, rock, soul, jazz and dance hall in a dangerously good way. The bands lyrical content ranges from the serious to the absurd, their tone from sweet to heavy, all connected by head-nodding melodies. Hailing from Ottawa, Ontario, the band includes:
Precise Kenny Creole- MC; Erin Tomkins- Female vocalist; Jessie Ayigah aka VCX-Male vocalist; Karl Acelin- Bass; Sacha Contant-Nagy- Drums; Daniel Nehlawi- Saxophone; Mark Onderwater aka My Neural Thumb- Keys/DJ;
Philippe Ferrus- Percussion. Though they may be a relatively new act, members of the band are seasoned performers having worked with and performed alongside notable acts including Ducarmel (Montreal), Dim Life, Dialekt, LaDynastie, VerbalTech, William Mansion (Miami/Toronto), Atlas da African (Uganda), Billian (Kenya), DL Incognito (Toronto) , Philly Moves (Ottawa/Toronto), D.O. (Halifax), Cashtro Crosby (Pittsburg/Ottawa), Existence International Beat Maker (UK), M.O. (Montreal), Soke, Internal Quest (New Jersey) and Hyf GypsySun of Missing Linx (Ottawa).Admission: $5 at the door, no advance tickets.
BlakDenim Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se99thRCtMU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOwg4iNfnx8
Facebook: Blak Denim ; Twitter: Blak_DenimFriday, April 12
12pm - 2pm
University of Ottawa Health Sciences Campus, room 2111
Defying Expectations: Black Nurses, Education, Training, and Work in Canada, presentation by Karen Flynn, PhD
(Department of African
American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Dr. Flynn’s book, Moving Beyond Borders: A History of Black Canadian and Caribbean Women in the Diaspora will be available for sale at a special price of $20. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Jayne Elliott email@example.comFriday, April 12
6:30pm - 9pm
Gezellig restaurant - 337 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Ottawa Young Black Professionals Supper Club.
Ottawa has an array of
restaurants worth exploring. Come and join the YBP Supper Club as we take you through Ottawa's culinary scene. Restaurants will range from Ottawa's
underground hidden gems to some of the city's high-end must try at least once restaurants. Discover what pleases your pallet in Ottawa's emerging foodie landscape. Friday, April 12
7pm to 10pm
Room 270 Residence Commons, Carleton University, Ottawa
Drumbeats for the Iroko: A Festival of Life in honor of the "Father of African Literature", Chinua Achebe (1930-2013).
Organized by: The
Nigerian High Commission and Nigerians in Canada. Featured performers &
speakers: Beautiful Nubia (poet, folk singer and musician, and Kora award winner based in Ottawa and Lagos); George Elliot Clarke (winner of the
Governor-General's Award for Poetry, and the inaugural E.J. Pratt Professor of Canadian Literature at the University of Toronto); Titi Sonuga (Edmonton-based award-winning spoken word poet); Obiora Udechukwu (poet and Distinguished Dana Professor of Arts and Art History, St Lawrence University, USA); Komi Olafimihan (Toronto-based artist and poet); Olu Oguibe (poet, artist and Professor of Art and Art History and Associate Director of the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut); Keisha Monique Simpson (Toronto); Okey Ndibe (author of Arrows of Rain and Visiting Professor, Brown University, USA). Hosts: Bola Asaju (The Nigerian High Commission, Ottawa - firstname.lastname@example.org
Blair Rutherford (Director, Institute of African Studies, Carlton University);
Nduka Otiono (Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of African Studies,
Carleton University); Pius Adesanmi (Winner of the Penguin Prize for African
Writing and Associate Professor, Department of English and the Institute of
African Studies, Carleton University). For more information, contact
Mr. Nduka Otiono at email@example.comSaturday, April 13
10:00am to 3:00pm
The Good Companion Centre, 670 Albert Street, Ottawa
You Are Not Alone! Alzheimer, Mental Health, Loneliness/Isolation
. Information booths and presentations to answer your every question. Presented by The National Institute of Jamaican-Canadians, The Trinidad & Tobago Association of Ottawa & Jaku Konbit. Admission is free – donations accepted. Please pre-register by calling: (613) 739-0955, (613) 834-1718, (613) 731-5371, (613)883-1974Saturday April 13 - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Sun Life Building - 333 Preston St., Ottawa (visible from the 417 at Rochester)
First game of CashFlow 202.
Featured speaker: Mortgage Specialist John Walsh, B.Eng, also the founder of the Ottawa Real Estate Investors Organization (OREIO). CashFlow 202 is an expansion to CashFlow 101 that focuses on Technical Investing including a simple system for accounting, insurance, options and short sales. It's not just a game, it's THE GAME for real. Come and refine or develop your Financial Intelligence. Please arrive 30mn early
for light refreshments, The entrance to the front of the building is right before the Southeast side of the 417 overpass on Preston, then up the hill - Free parking at the front of the building- ignore time limits as it is after hours. RSVP no later than April 12TH via email at Patrick.Joseph@sunlife.com
- LOTS of room for LOTS of people to play. Any age (10-110) any level of experience.Saturday, April 13
Doors open at 6:30pm; Tasting 7pm to 10pm
Divine Infant Parish Hall - 6658 Bilberry Drive, Orleans ON
South African Wine Tasting Fundraiser. Hosted by South Africa Rainbow Nation Association (SARNA)
and Knights of Columbus7873. An opportunity to discover South African Wines in support of fundraising for South African children in need: ~ Missionaries of Charity, Stakaneng, North West ~ St. Leo's School, Molweni, KwaZulu-Natal. The evening will be guided by sommeliers Debbie Trenholm from Savvy Company and SARNA’s Norman Barwin. South African snacks and desserts. Silent auction and door prizes. Cost: $35.00. Limited tickets available - reserve yours by e-mail today! Contact: Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel:613-830-0287 or Debbie at email@example.com Saturday, April 13
Doors open at 9pm (general admission); 8pm (VIP)
Government Conference Centre, downtown Ottawa
The Ottawa Gala
, presented by Telus (featuring HOT 89.9, Muskoka Brewery, Barrick Gold, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, and Shopify) is the city’s premiere event for young professionals from the private, public, and university sectors. The Gala, in its 20th year, has been organised annually by the Fund for a New Generation and has since raised over $700,000 for local charities. The majority of funds raised by the Gala have been contributed to the Ottawa Network for Education’s School Breakfast Program, which feeds over 11,000 local children in 148 schools across the city. The remainder of funds are directed to various local initiatives to help alleviate the effects of poverty on children and families in our community. TICKETS: General Admission ($70) and VIP Tickets ($135 each, doors open at 8pm). The VIP experience includes open bar from 8-11pm, upgraded catering and exclusive entertainment. Tickets are available at Fresco's on Elgin (354 Elgin St.) or online at www.ottawagala.com
Questions ? Contact : firstname.lastname@example.orgSaturday, April 13
Drumming circle from 7pm-9pm
Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Street, Market square, Ottawa
Mercury Lounge & the Ottawa International Drumming Festival present: Fela Night 2013 ! A tribute to Fela Kuti.
Come celebrate the music of this multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of Afrobeat music, human rights activist, and political maverick. Afrobeat is a complex fusion of Jazz, Funk (especially the music of James Brown), psychedelic rock, and traditional West African chants and rhythms.
Afrobeat also borrows heavily from the native "tinker pan" African -style
percussion. Drumming Circle followed by D.J . Elorious Cain from CKCU FM, and Ottawa legendary D.J. Trevor Walker, spinning originals and remixes of Fela Afrobeat. Admission: $8.00 from 7:pm-10pm, $10.00 from 10pm onwards. For more info: 613-294-3842Sunday, April 14
6pm - 9pm
Options Jazz Lounge - Brookstreet Hotel, 525 Legget Drive, Kanata
Showcase Performance by singer/musician Ms. Yaa-Hemaa
Yaa-Hemaa recently offered up her first ever performance in the Ottawa area at the intimate GIG Space Studio and is now set to delight the audience with more of her smooth and soulful renditions at the Options Jazz Lounge! Wednesday, April 17
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hampton Inn, 100 Coventry Road, Ottawa
A Date with Diversity: Connecting Communities for Student Success.
Join the conversation! Ask community members and staff your questions about different dimensions of diversity. Together, let’s explore how to foster an equitable and inclusive culture to support learning, well-being and a sense of belonging for the entire OCDSB community. Community organizations and agencies will also be invited to share resources that they believe could enhance the District’s capacity to serve an increasingly diverse student and parent population. This event is open to staff, students and community members. Light refreshments will be served. Register now at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Fp21pdbgN7fbJSU_ZPiOgi103En1MH-AhNQfETpwhPw/viewform
For more information, email email@example.com
or visit our
.Thursday, 18 April
6pm -8 pm
945 Wellington Street West, Ottawa
Performance by Ottawa-based gospel singer Ferline Regis at the Meet and Greet for the Coalition of New Canadians for Arts and Culture (CNCAC).Thursday, April 18
The HUB Ottawa, 71 Bank St., 6th Floor, Ottawa ON
FILM: Ethiopiaid Canada presents: screening of the award-winning
documentary A Walk to Beautiful.
Engel Entertainment's 1-hour, feature
documentary tells the story of five Ethiopian women who suffer from devastating childbirth injuries and embark on a journey to regain their health and reclaim their lost dignity. Follow them as they make the choice to take the long and arduous journey to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in search of a cure and a new life. Ethiopiaid Canada has supported the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital's valuable work since 2009 and is proud to partner with this incredible organization to provide compassionate care to women in need. Admission is free. Snacks and beverages will be available with donation. You can register for this event online at http://walktobeautifulethiopiaid-es2004.eventbrite.ca/?rank=1
#Thursday, April 18
Octopus Books - 251 Bank St., Ottawa ON
BOOK LAUNCH of Rediscovering Sankara : Martyr of Liberty & Screening of Burkina Faso : A Revolution Rectified.
S. Fall, Political Scientist & GRILA Co-ordinator of the International
Campaign for Justice for Thomas Sankara. Bilingual (English & French) event. **This event is jointly organized by GRILA– www.grila.com
; Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Institute of African Studies Student Association, Carleton University, CERCLECAD, Octopus Books. FREE ADMISSION. For more info: E-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday, April 20, 2013
Doors open @ 6:00pm
32 Colonnade Rd N. Suite 200, Ottawa, ON K2E 7J6
The Zimbabwean Ottawa Community Association (ZOCA)
Proudly presents: 33rd Zimbabwe Independence Day celebration in Ottawa.
FREE ADMISSION. The program includes: 7:00pm: Dinner –Delicious food from back home and more 8:00pm: Entertainment featuring: • ZOCA young singing stars Beatboxing • Spoken word • Zimbabwean drumming, singing, and dance • Poetry reading • African dancing • Fusion Folklorica Esmeraldas de Colombia Ottawa-Gatineau • Drumming by Chiko Chazunguza • Music by DJ Dzzi. Silent auction and raffle.Saturday, April 20
Doors open at 10pm
La Discoteka - 349 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa
SOCA EXPLOSION: Music By Toronto's LOUDMOUTH CHINEY (Feteshop, Hello Kitty, Bajan Invasion), MASSIVE VIBES (HEATWAVE 93.1fm), DAVID SUPERSOUND (89.1fm Caribbean Flavour).
Expect all the latest SOCA, CALYPSO, CHUTNEY, ZOUK & DANCEHALL mixed with the CLASSIC HITS of the past all together in one night where we join unity and community with dancing and Caribbean music. 19+ ID Required. $10 Admission before Midnight. Dress 2 SWEAT - Come 2 FETE. Arrive
EARLY or WINE 2 DE SIDE. For more info: email@example.com
613.261.5106. Follow us on Twitter for your chance to win your way in and for some great prizes @massiveVIBESApril 24 - May 11
Matinées: 12:45PM - 2:00PM (Saturday, April 27,
May 4 & May 11)
National Arts Centre - 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa
NAC English Theatre - Big Mama! The Willie Mae Thornton Story.
Running time is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. Produced by Belfry Theatre (Victoria, BC). Conceived and written by Audrei-Kairen; directed by John Cooper; starring Jackie Richardson. Before Elvis sang “Hound Dog” and Janis Joplin belted out “Ball & Chain”, Willie Mae Thornton had already been there and done that. Her powerful voice, sexy songs, and larger-than-life stage presence made her a blues legend. In this musical, written for and starring Jackie Richardson – “Canada’s first lady of jazz” – you’ll be part of the scene at a ‘70s club in L.A., where Big Mama tells her story and sings the blues. Order by phone (TicketMaster): 1-888-991-2787 (ARTS) Purchase in person: NAC Box Office: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 53 Elgin Street, OttawaThursday, April 25
ByTowne Cinema - 325 Rideau Street, Ottawa
FILM SCREENINGS: The Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa Inc. (IFCO) presents 10 new Super 8 and 16mm short films.
This year’s screening will feature three new short films which were created through the support of IFCO’s micro filmmaking grants; these films were also created with the support of donated film stock from Kodak, Canada. And as well, IFCO’s always proud to be supporting strong female voices! FILM NATION levels the playing field for independent female filmmakers; we have five films all directed by women, alongside five films directed by men! More info: Patrice James; Executive Director 613-569-1789, firstname.lastname@example.orgFriday, April 26
Overbrook Community Centre - 33 Quill Street, Ottawa
INFORMATION SESSION by The Jamaican Ottawa Diaspora Group
Under the Distinguished Patronage of Her Excellency Sheila Sealy Monteith High Commissioner for Jamaica to Canada. Guest Speaker: Ms Andrea Bacsfalusi, International Volunteer Program and Recruitment Advisor, CUSO International Learn: How you can participate and contribute to the 2013 Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference to be held June 16-19, 2013 in Montego Bay, Jamaica; about the Government of Jamaica’s Diaspora engagement thrust and how you can be a part of the process. For more info: Donette Grant-Anderson 613-291-4483; Chris Harris 613-282-1528; Stephanie Reid 613-862-1043; Rowland Gordon 613-897-2386 RSVP:
613-233-9311 ext. 224 / email@example.comFriday, April 26
Starting @ 6:15pm
Walkley Bowling Lane (2092 Walkley Road, Ottawa)
COME BOWL WITH US!! Presented by the Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association Inc.
Door prizes & 50/50 Draw. Please register by April 19th, 2013.
Info and Tickets: (613) 748-1185, (613)739-0955, (613) 282-1528. Admission: $15/Adult & $10/Child http://www.jamaicanottawaassn.org/Saturday, April 27
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Road, Ottawa (613-733-0437)
Lecture jointly organized by the Methodist Church of Ghana, the Emmanuel United Church in Ottawa and the Ghanaian Association of Ottawa.
Theme: Religion as a Resource for Peace: Creating a Congenial Environment for Peace in a Developing Nation - The Ghana Experience. Speaker: the Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante
, the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, Chairman of the National Peace Council of Ghana & Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana.Saturday, April 27
Sandy Hill Community Centre 250 Somerset St. East, Ottawa
Enebla! Let's Eat! An Ethiopian Feast with Music and Dance.
Come enjoy a wonderful and warm evening of Ethiopian food, music, and dance in support of young farmers in Ethiopia. Our friends at the Solomon Dawit Foundation (SDF) are organizing a fundraising dinner as a way to give back to Ethiopia - and $25
gets you a seat at the table for some wonderful food and entertainment! Aside from the delicious meal, you'll have the opportunity to hear renowned Ethiopian scientist, Dr. Melaku Worede
. Melaku is a fascinating storyteller and one of the founders of our Seeds of Survival program. He's spent a lifetime bringing to light the role farmers in Ethiopia and elsewhere have played for millennia, developing the thousands of food crop varieties that the rest of humanity depends on to this very day. He'll be on hand with engaging stories of Ethiopian farmers, and will underscore the Ethiopia-Canada connection. Come celebrate the food and culture of Ethiopia. Proceeds from this event support USC's work in Ethiopia with rural youth. Seating is limited, so pick up your tickets asap at Habesha Restaurant (574 Rideau), Blue Nile Restaurant (577 Gladstone), or USC Canada (705-56 Sparks). Questions? visit www.usc-canada.org/feast
or call USC (613.234.6827) or SDF (613.884.7487).Saturday, April 27
6pm Arrival, 7pm Dinner by Krackers Catering
Plant Recreation Centre, 930 Somerset St. West, Ottawa
Annual Gil Levine Fundraising Dinner for Canadian Dimension,
the magazine for people who want to change the world. SPEAKER: Clayton Thomas-Muller, indigenous rights activist and member of the CD editorial collective. Tickets are $50/person and include a new one-year subscription to Canadian Dimension magazine! Organizations/unions invited to reserve tables for 8 or 10 For tickets and to sponsor, call: Jane/Geoff 613 234-6933, or Peter 613 728-7980Samedi 27 avril
Église Presbytérienne St Andrew’s - 82 rue Kent, Ottawa
L'artiste de musique gospel, Ferline Regis chantera pour La Fondation Marco Depestre d’Ottawa au Concert bénéfice Haiti.
Entrée: $15:00 (Adulte 16+); gratuit (15 ans et moins). Pour l’achat de billets, contacter Yvette Depestre (613 830-4714). Billets également disponibles à l’entrée. Sunday, April 28
2pm - 5pm
Masonic Centre, 2140 Walkley Rd, Ottawa
3rd Annual Afternoon Club SOCCA Tea Party.
Guests will be treated to the usual delicacies included with admission. Special guest speaker, live entertainment by local artists and music supplied by DSS and Company. Tickets are $10 in advance and available at Mugena's and Tropical Grill. For more info contact: 613.862.9324/ 613.739.0070/613.850.0870 www.clubsocca.caSunday, April 28
3:00pm - 5:00pm
225 McClellan Road, (Arlington Woods Free Meth. Church), Ottawa, K2H 8N5 (at the basement entrance, behind the building)
Church Service at Ghana Methodist Church, Ottawa SocietyLundi 29 avril
19 h 30
Les Brasseurs de temps - 170, rue Montcalm, Gatineau QC
SPECTACLE: Caridad Cruz et Miguel de Armas
: Rappel. Présenté par
Les Brasseurs du temps. Une soirée de rythmes cubains. Entrée: 15 $ Téléphone : 819 205-4999, poste 1 http://www.brasseursdutemps.com http://www.ville.gatineau.qc.ca
Friday, March 1
7:30pm to 2:00am (presentations end @ 9:30pm; dancing until 2:00am)
The Fox & Feather Pub & Grill (283 Elgin Street)
Caipcom Anniversary Pubnight,
an evening of networking, presentations and appetizers, followed by lively music and dancing as the Canadian-African Initiative for Peace and Conflict Management (CAIPCOM), celebrates its 1st Anniversary! Tickets will be available at the door of the event for $5 per ticket. Please come early for your ticket(s) to avoid disappointment. CAIPCOM is a non-profit organization that builds capacity for conflict management, good governance, inclusive leadership and a unifying culture of peace across the continent of Africa. Our human development education program is focused on youth, whom we believe will become active collaborators and future leaders across the continent. More info at: www.caipcom.orgSaturday, March 2
Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa, 420 Sparks Street (near Bronson)
Cathedral Arts 10th Anniversary CONCERT: "Amazing Grace" featuring The Elmer Iseler Singers & The Nathaniel Dett Chorale.
Two of Canada’s finest choirs join together for the first time to present a celebration of black and white spirituals of North America. Forty professional singers make a joyful noise in such beloved songs as Deep River, Going Home and, of course, Amazing Grace. THE ELMER ISELER SINGERS was founded in 1979 by Dr. Elmer Iseler, the dean of Canadian choral conductors, and is now conducted by Lydia Adams. The choir has built an enviable international reputation through its concerts, broadcasts and recordings throughout Canada, the United States and on the international concert stage. Known for the unique beauty of their sound, the Elmer Iseler Singers bring to life exciting repertoire that spans 500 years of great choral music. The choir regularly commissions and performs new works. It is featured at national and international festivals. THE NATHANIEL DETT CHORALE is dedicated to the performance of Afrocentric choral
music of all styles, including classical, spiritual, gospel, jazz, folk and
blues. The Chorale was founded in 1997 by Dr. Brainerd Blyden-Taylor. The 21 classically trained vocalists have performed with artists such as Juno
Award-winning jazz pianist Joe Sealy, singers Molly Johnson and Jackie
Richardson, opera star Kathleen Battle and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The ensemble has performed for opera singer Jessye Norman, Dance Theatre of Harlem founder, Arthur Mitchell; and, has performed at events honouring Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Muhammad Ali and pianist Oscar Peterson and was invited to perform at celebrations surrounding the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January of 2009. TICKETS: Students $15; Silver $25; Gold: $35; Platinum: $45.PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: www.cathedralarts.ca
Telephone (613) 567-1787; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OFFICE: Lauder Hall, Christ Church Cathedral, 439 Queen Street Entrance OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Friday from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Thursday, March 7
6:00 pm: Registration, cash bar, and silent auction
Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), Carleton University Annual Benefit Soirée. Keynote speaker, The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean
, will discuss development challenges and policy solutions in her talk entitled “On the Path to Reconstruction: the Challenges of International Development in Haiti.” This premier event will include dinner, a silent auction, and discussion with students, academics and professionals with all proceeds going to charity. This year, the charity is the Fondation Michaëlle Jean Foundation, which supports youth arts initiatives that transform young lives and revitalize underserved communities across Canada. Early Bird Raffle for NPSIA Students: Buy tickets before Friday, February 15 and be entered into a raffle for one of two seats at the head table with the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean. Student Prices: $75 for NPSIA students, or $85 for other students, Alumni Prices: $110 for NPSIA alumni, General Admission: $130 per person or $1000 for a table that seats 8 peopleRegistration: Register on-line at http://www.npsiasoiree.com/drupal/tickets
or contact the Soirée Committee by e-mail at email@example.comDeadline for registration is Tuesday, February 26, at 5pm. Deadline for refunds is midnight Monday, February 25.
March 8 - 17, 2013
11th DiverCiné Film Festival: World Cinema from La
Francophonie. DiverCiné: A World View of La Francophonie
aims to express the identities, imagination and cultures of the French-speaking world in all its diversity. Its programming showcases films selected for major international festivals and gives Canadian audiences an opportunity to see first-rate movies by filmmakers from across the world’s French-speaking countries that are rarely screened in Canada. DiverCiné is a cultural event that celebrates the creativity of the Francophonie in Canada and around the world. DiverCiné is organized by the Embassy of France in Canada and the Department of Canadian Heritage, in partnership with the Canadian Film Institute and the ByTowne Cinema. FULL SCHEDULE AT: http://www.divercine.com/Friday, March 8
ByTowne Cinema - 325 Rideau St Ottawa, ON
FILM: La Pirogue (The Pirogue).
11th DiverCiné Film Festival: World
Cinema from La Francophonie. Moussa Touré • Senegal •
2012 • 87 min • In Wolof and French, with French sub-titles (no English subtitles)Friday, March 8
National Arts Centre: Studio Theatre, 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa
CONCERT: Jazz artist Molly Johnson.
Molly Johnson has earned
her reputation as one of Canada's greatest voices... She has rocked
standing-room only audiences in nightclubs and bars from coast-to-coast as a pop artist, and seduced the patrons of salons and lounges with her luscious
interpretations of jazz and blues standards. In 2008 she was honoured with
becoming an Officer of The Order Of Canada. In the fall of 2008, after creating a critically acclaimed body of original music, Molly released her fourth full length album; a long awaited record of standards entitled LUCKY via Universal Music Canada & Universal Music France. LUCKY won the 2009 JUNO for Best Vocal Jazz Album. Molly also received the 2009 National Jazz Award for Best Female Vocalist. Ticket Price: $39 INFO: http://nac-cna.ca/en/presents/event/3450Saturday, March 9
Rainbow Bistro - 76 Murray Street, Ottawa
Concert to benefit the Instruments For Africa initiative, feat. Berekete Afrobeat Band (a 15-piece multicultural groove machine), The Tony D Band (blues), Tindervox, Burnt Reynolds (a country-tinged acoustic duo).
Presented by The Ottawa Folklore Centre in support of the Linda School in Livingstone, Zambia. Ottawa's premier talent has banded together to raise funds for Instruments For Africa, an Ottawa-based initiative that sends musical instruments to needy schools in Zambia. More info at www.instrumentsforafrica.com
All ages welcome. Admission: $15. Every ticket comes with a coupon for a free cappuccino or gelato at Stella Luna Gelato Cafe. Tickets available at the Ottawa Folklore Centre, 1111 Bank Street.Samedi 9 mars
18 h 30
Centre des arts Shenkman-245, boul. Centrum, Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1
7e édition des Prix du Regroupement Affaires Femmes (RAF) dans le cadre de la Journée internationale de la femme.
Regroupement Affaires Femmes est un organisme à but non lucratif est créé par et pour les femmes noires francophones de la région de la capitale nationale. Sa mission est de motiver les femmes et leur entourage en offrant des activités sur la santé, le bien-être et l’épanouissement personnel et de briser l’isolement des personnes âgées. Soulignons et honorons ensemble les réussites de ces femmes noires dans la région d’Ottawa-Gatineau. RSVP avant le mercredi 6 mars 2013 au courriel suivant : firstname.lastname@example.orgSaturday, March 9
National Hotel and Suites-361 Queen Street.
The Saint Lucia Ottawa Association presents Saint Lucia 34th Independence Independence Gala.
Tickets are $70 before February 17th and after $75. Invite family and friends to join you at this colourful celebration! For more info & tickets: Raymond at email@example.com
or 613.799.1142. Billetterie: •Par téléphone : 613 580-2700;•En personne : Centre des arts Shenkman (245, boulevard Centrum, Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1)Saturday, March 9
6:30pm to 1am
Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Road
Ghana’s 56th Independence anniversary celebration.
The theme for the celebration is showcasing Ghana’s Cultural diversities in costume and
dancing and promoting youth talents in the community. In attendance will be DSP Kofi Sarpong, a very popular and talented Gospel Musician in Ghana.
Admission: Adults (16yrs & over) – $25;Children 0 to 15yrs --$10. Tickets can be purchased at one of the following shops: M&J Tropical Foods –
(613) 224.3204; NaNa’s Beauty & Fashion – (613) 321.5112;African Queen –
(613) 736.5369; Ebenezer Tropical Market – (613) 726.7488. For info: Bismark Otoo – (613) 447.1446; Florence Odoi – (613) 747.2863; Eddie Peprah - (613) 762.7253; Edinam Aggor – (613).263.9744; Ken Dapaah – (613) 867-4509. Saturday March 9
Gig Space Studio - 953 Gladstone Avenue
CONCERT: Songs of Love. Ms. Yaa-Hemaa Obiri-Yeboah
presents her first solo show featuring her original interpretation of classic and contemporary songs about love. The evening promises to be chilled-out, relaxed and intimate – just voice and piano. Tickets: $10 in advance by calling 613-729-0693 or $15 at the door. Proceeds from the show will benefit Jaku Konbit, a non-profit, educational, community-based, family-oriented organization that supports and improves the lives of minority and disadvantaged youth in the Ottawa region.Sunday, March 10
Heron Road Community Centre (1480, Heron Rd.)
Networking and Information Sharing Session.
The Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities-Ottawa invites all members of the community for an information and networking session on the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. Please join us for a discussion with knowledgeable speakers and a light lunch. ASL interpretation will be provided. If you know a deaf or hard of hearing person then please invite them to the event. For registration and info about this event: firstname.lastname@example.org
General info: www.camd.ca February 15 to March 20, 2013
Hours: Mon. to Thurs.: 8:30 am - 9pm, Fri: 8:30am-6pm,
Sat.: 10am-5pm, Sun.: 1pm - 5pm or during performances at the theatre
The Atrium Gallery, Ben Franklin Bldg, 101 Centrepoint Drive, Nepean
“Global Village” The Art of Hawa Kaba
featuring new mixed media paintings by the artist. This series expresses meaning and understanding by placing on canvas photo transfers of images of multiple languages, musical notes, photos and other Canadian and African cultural materials. The works contain stories that speak to the universal values of equality and social justice. The result is a sense of harmony and oneness within diversity.
Presented with the support of the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council Mardi 12 mars
l’Hôtel de ville d’Ottawa - 110, avenue Laurier ouest, Ottawa, ON
CONFÉRENCE: L'Ambassade du Sénégal à Ottawa en partenariat, avec le département de philosophie de l'université d'Ottawa et l'Alliance française, organisent une conférence consacrée au thème : Le postcolonial et la question de l'universel et animée par Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Professeur à l’Université Columbia (New York).
Souleymane Bachir Diagne est un philosophe sénégalais. Sa pensée se développe autour des traditions philosophiques Africaine et islamique. En outre, son domaine de recherche comprend l'histoire de la logique, l'histoire de la philosophie, la philosophie islamique, la philosophie et la littérature africaine. Né à Saint Louis, il passe son baccalauréat au Sénégal puis s'envole vers Paris afin d'intégrer les classes préparatoires hypokhâgne et khâgne au lycée Louis-le-Grand de Paris. Suivant ainsi les pas de Léopold Sédar Senghor. Ancien élève de l'École Normale Supérieure, il est titulaire d'une agrégation de philosophie et a obtenu son doctorat en philosophie à la Sorbonne. Souleymane Bachir Diagne est l'un des 50 penseurs de notre temps selon Le Nouvel Observateur et fait parti des 100 personnalités qui font l'Afrique, selon l'hebdomadaire Jeune Afrique. lnfos et inscription: Ambassade du Sénégal à Ottawa, 57 avenue Marlborough Ottawa, Ontario KlN 8E8 613.238 6392 poste 34 email@example.com Thursday, March 14
10 am to 2 pm
Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre - 2525 Carling Ave
Pinecrest-Queensway Employment Services Hiring Fair.
Employers include: Avon, Wine Rack, Fido, Lowe's, Minto, Carefor, Rogers, Ottawa Festivals, Boston Pizza, Guess, Scotiabank, Children's Aid Society, Quality Hotel, The Home Depot, Old Navy, Impark, Chase, Commissionnaires, OLG Slots, Sun Life Financial, Aloette, GPStoGo.Friday, March 15
Rideau Carleton Entertainment Centre - 4837 Albion Road, Ottawa
Jamaica Night at Rideau Carleton Raceway
, a fundraiser supporting the Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association Inc. Event includes a Jamaican-inspired buffet, a race program, a $5 SLOTS voucher, $5 RCR voucher & taxes and gratuity. Tickets: $35/person, with part of the proceeds going to the Jamaica50 Ottawa - Sickle Cell Legacy Project. All guests must be 19 years of age or older with valid Government issued photo ID to enter the
SLOTS & Dining Room; Monday to Saturday. Guests under 26 years of age will be required to present a 2nd piece of ID. For more info and tickets: Myra Flash - (613) 733-6619; Courtney Williams - (613) 302-5673;Debbie Thomas - (613) 282-1528; Adeline Hardie - (613) 231-5517;Lurline Wright - (613) 741-5977; Eleth Park - (613) 521-2506;Joanne Robinson - (613) 739-0955 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association - (613) 523-9085Friday, March 15
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cuso International, 44 Eccles Street, Ottawa
CUSO International presents: Diaspora Volunteering Info Session.
Learn all about exciting African diaspora volunteering opportunities
through Cuso International, Presentation and Q&A session with Nana Osei,
Diaspora Advisor at Cuso international. Share your skills! Cuso International
has great opportunities for African-Canadians who want to make a difference back on the continent. Share skills. Reconnect with roots. Change lives. Join us to learn about our African diaspora program and how you can contribute. Visit www.cusointernational.org
to register. Phone 888.434.2876, email email@example.com Friday, March 15
Knox Presbyterian Church Ottawa - 120 Lisgar St., Ottawa K2P 0C2
Urban Legends VerseFest
, annual event where 12 of the top Urban Legends slammers will square off in a no holds barred slam to see who this year's VerseFest champion will be. This edition will mark its third time U.L comes together in the month of March for a night of competition outside of our regular schedule. This event is always a hit, and sure to give
audiences the best of poetry in a 2 round $400 slam. Come out and cheer on these 12 poets to victory: 1. PrufRock 2. DMP 3. ArRay-of-WoRds 4. Gavin
Russell 5. Sir Realist 6. Kimbit 7. Roots n Rhythm 8. Cannon 2x 9. FreedomWriter 10. Mia Morgan 11. CauseMo 12. D-ZasterFriday, March 15
ByTowne Cinema - 325 Rideau St Ottawa, ON
FILM: Rebelle (War Witch).
11th DiverCiné Film Festival: World Cinema
from La Francophonie. Kim Nguyen • Canada, Congo (DRC) • 2012 • 90 min • In Lingala and French, with French sub-titles (no English sub-titles)Sunday, March 17
ByTowne Cinema - 325 Rideau St Ottawa, ON
La Pirogue (The Pirogue).
11th DiverCiné Film Festival: World Cinema
from La Francophonie. Moussa Touré • Senegal • 2012 • 87 min •
In Wolof and French, with English subtitles (pas de sous-titres en français)Wednesday, March 20
180 Argyle Ave, 4th Floor
Employer MEET & GREET.
Stock Transportation. Looking for a new career? Want to work part-time hours? Come and learn about being a School Bus Driver. Free training & Licensing Competitive Pay Average of 20 hours weekly. Registration: Please call 613-788-5001 to register. Must have a valid Ontario driver’s license.Friday, March 22, 2013
University of Ottawa Campus, Fauteaux Building Room 302
FILM NIGHT -- Rebelle.
The International Law Student's Association (ILSA)
is proud to host a Film Night presenting "Rebelle" (in English: "War Witch") Kim Nguyen's Oscar nominated Film for Best Foreign Language Film."Rebelle" tells the moving story of Komona, a young girl who is kidnapped and forced into a rebel armed group to act as a child soldier. Rachel Mawanza won the award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Komona at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012. The film will be screened in French with English subtitles. INFO: firstname.lastname@example.orgFriday, March 22
Cocktail hour/dinner/show -7:00pm - 10:00pm
After party - 10:00pm-1:00am; Performances start at 8pm sharp!
Ukrainian Hall (1000 Byron Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A 0J3)
Annual Flavors of the East Cultural Gala.
Brought to you by Ottawa's biggest East African Associations: EASAC (East African Students Association at Carleton), C.A.R.Y OTTAWA, (Canadian Association of Rwandan Youth), Ugandan Association of Ottawa, Kenyan Association in Ottawa,
E.HOPE Burundi Association. In collaboration with Tap Magazine! http://www.tapmagazine.ca/
East African Dances, Performances, Music and Food! Music will be provided by East Africa's very own DJ Skillz. Admission: $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more info or tickets please contact: Elvin - 613-884-1695, Bertha - 613-612-3946. NOTE: This will be a formal event.Friday March 22 @ 7:00pm & March 23 @11:am
Best Western Plus Macies Hotel, 1274 Carling Ave. Ottawa ON Information session and seminar.
Presented by The Jamaican Ottawa Diaspora Group in collaboration with the Jamaica National Building Society –Toronto Representative office. Come Learn how : you can participate in and contribute to the 2013 Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference to be held June 16-19, 2013 in Montego Bay Jamaica and find out more about JNBS.
RSVP @ 613-291-4483 Or email – email@example.comSunday, March 24
1pm to 3pm
245 Centrum Blvd. | Shenkman Arts Centre, Orleans, ON, K1E 0A1
CHIKO CHAZUNGUZA's latest art show: 3 TIMENSIONAL (SEKUNGE). Reception: Meet the artist!
Free to the public - Everyone welcome. Works will be on display from March 22 - April 21, 2013. INFO Tel.: 613.580.2765 / artottawa.caSunday, March 24
Doors open at 5:30 pm, show starts at 6:00 pm
Rooster's Cafe (4th floor University Center), Carleton University
CONCERT: Carleton University Gospel Choir.
** $2 Entry Fee at Door.
** Please note: Seating is very limited (small venue) so please come on time.Tuesday, March 26
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Councillor’s Lounge, City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West
SPECIAL EVENT featuring Fartuun Adan, CAWI graduate and recent recipient of the 2013 International Women of Courage Award, presented by U.S. First Lady Michele Obama in Washington on March 8th.
She will share stories of her outstanding work as the Executive Director of the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre, and founder of Sister Somalia, the country’s first rape crisis centre which encourages women to be valued, confident and heard in the move toward democracy. Fartuun Adan was a resident of Ottawa for many years, raising her three daughters. During that time, she joined the Somali Women’s Organization, and graduated from CAWI’s Civic Participation Training, to later become a member of CAWI’s Steering Committee. Now she has become a national leader, standing for the rights of women and children in support of democracy in Somalia. Inspired? Come join us to hear her stories, to learn from women in Somalia and to let her know how proud Ottawa is of her amazing achievements. If you ever you doubted that you can make a difference, she can show you otherwise!
Light refreshments will be served. Wednesday, March 27
9am - 3pm
Gloucester Centre (Unit 214, 2nd floor)
Full-time Positions Available! RSVP at www.onpath.comSaturday, March 30
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Ottawa Convention Centre - 55 Colonel By Dr , Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2
The Berdy Elegance Fashion show
is a presentation of men’s custom suits and shirts for the 2013 Spring Season. It’s a great occasion to see and touch more than 100 fabrics swatches and catalogs that will be display on the site. Nyira Elegance & Arts by Jennifer Djamboleka will open the show. Our pre-show VIP cocktail will give you the occasion to network with some of the city's most influential personalities while enjoying the complimentary drinks & hors-d'oeuvres. Don't miss this unique male fashion show on Easter weekend! You can buy tickets from Berdy Dessapes by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. The price of the tickets is 40$/person but Berdy has some 20 tickets left at 25$. www.berdyelegance.comFriday, March 29, 2013 - Good Friday
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 31 - Resurrection Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CornerStone House of Refuge Apostolic Church, 1196 Wellington St. West, Ottawa ON
In remembrance of our Lord’s Death and Resurrection, special Easter celebration services with featured performances & Melodrama presentation "No Greater Love". Senior Pastor: Dr. Desmond A. Hutchinson. More info: 613-725-1432 | email@example.comSaturday, March 30
Show time: 10pm
FACES (inside the Concord Motel) - 333 Montreal Road, Ottawa ON
CONCERT: Stop the Violence Against the Youth!
Featuring these great artists: Artisan Kings, Junior Walker, Ras Lee, Shavor Alton and more! Admission: $15 before midninght, $20 after midnightSunday, March 31
Doors open at 7:30pm, live show from 8pm - 11pm
Mercury Lounge - 56 Byward St., Byward market, Ottawa
Come dance the night away with Ottawa's own "Berekete Afrobeat Band".
Afrobeat is a complex fusion of Jazz, Funk (especially the music of James Brown), psyche...delic rock, and traditional West African chants and rhythms. Afrobeat also borrows heavily from the native "tinker pan" African -style percussion. Live show followed by D.J. Trevor Walker. Admission:$10.00 at the door.
FEBRUARY is Black History Month
in North America...but Black History is a 365-day event! Please do your part especially in helping increase awareness of and elevate the status of CANADIAN black history by seeking out primary sources at the Archives, in your own home and within your family tree as well as taking advantage of educational resources at our public libraries.
The Underground Railroad; the West Indian Domestic Scheme; civil war in Somalia, Ethiopia, the DRC, Rwanda, Liberia, Sierra Leone; dictatorial regimes in the Caribbean and Latin America; enlistment in the Canadian military from the Civil War to World War II... We may have migrated to Canada during different centuries and decades, in different waves, from different countries and under different circumstances; however, we blacks all have common African origins and are part of a continuum of "black experience" in Canada. Let's not only celebrate this but honour those who came before us in this land; those whose courage and sacrifice have blazed trails so that we might thrive and prosper in THIS land! Du 31 janvier au 13 février
Centre sportif (850, boulevard de la Gappe, Gatineau)
Exposition: Le Rwanda, pays des mille collines.
D’un cachet festif,
instructif et énergisant, l’exposition Le Rwanda, pays des mille collines
présente le Rwanda, son riche patrimoine naturel, son peuple chaleureux, sa
culture exceptionnelle et les Rwandais établis au Québec avec leur contribution à l’enrichissement collectif et la solidarité entre nos deux peuples. Une exposition qui dévoile tout simplement les secrets de la résilience! Renseignements : Ciro_og@yahoo.ca
ou 819 332-1870 Présentée par la Communauté des immigrants rwandais d’Ottawa-Gatineau (CIRO), en collaboration avec Amitiés Canada Rwanda et la Ville de Gatineau.Friday, February 1
The Lorraine 'Fritzi' Yale Gallery 1233 Wellington Street West (at Holland Avenue), Ottawa 2nd Floor Level
VERNISSAGE: mixed media art exhibition celebrating of cultural visual arts, showcasing the works of 3 local artists, Chikonzero Chazunguza, Allan Andre, and Elbagir Osman.
FREE ADMISSION. The paintings, prints, and drawings will centre on the notion of identity and culture and the many forms in which it is represented. The works deal with the idea of cultural hybridity and the influence the experience of different cultures bring. This exhibition will be a dynamic colourful display of the ambiguous nature of culture.Works on display from February 1st-28th 2013.
For more info: Malika Welsh, Curator at firstname.lastname@example.org
and (613)558-2162Vendredi 1er février
Cabaret La Basoche (120, rue Principale, Gatineau-secteur Hull)
SPECTACLE: H’SAO, Vol 235.
Incontestable virtuose de la musique a cappella, H’Sao, groupe afro pop de Montréal, s’inspire du gospel, de la musique traditionnelle africaine et de ses racines tchadiennes pour créer un son unique, résolument contemporain et teinté de pop, de soul, de jazz et de rhythm and blues. Droits d’entrée : 28 $ (adultes), 25 $ (aînés) et 23 $ (étudiants). Réservation : 819 243-8000. Présenté par la Ville de Gatineau.Saturday, February 2
Hintonburg Community Center, Wellington Room (1064 Wellington Street West)
Guyana Ottawa Cultural Association Presents: "W.A.R. Stories: Walter Anthony Rodney" a film by Clairmont Chung.
Film Screening and discussion with Clairmont Chung. This film covers the life of world renowned, historian, author, and activist, Dr. Walter Rodney who was assassinated on Friday, June 13, 1980, at age 38, in his native Guyana. It’s a story of a man who dedicated his life, and ultimately, gave his life in the struggle for equal rights and justice. Autophgraphed copies of "Walter Rodney, a promised of revoluntion" written by Clairmont chung will be on sale. Admission: $5, children 12 and under free. Info: 613 291-3915.Samedi 2 février
18 h à 22 h
Maison du citoyen, salle Gatineau (25, rue Laurier, Gatineau-secteur Hull)
Souper littéraire Haïti : une langue, l’organisation de tout un pays.
Prenez part à un souper littéraire sur la thématique Un aménagement linguistique pour le développement d’Haïti. Toute une soirée animée en français et en créole agrémentée de musique d’ambiance et d’un récital de poèmes. Présentation du livre intitulé Aménagement linguistique par M. Longfosse et M. Placide, suivi de discussions. Droits d’entrée : 35 $ par
personne (14 ans et plus). Réservation : email@example.com
ou 613 738-9202 auprès de Michel-Ange Hyppolite. Présenté par Les Soirées
littéraires.Saturday, February 2
6:00pm to 9:30pm
Library & Archives Canada - 395 Wellington Street
African Heritage Centre, African festival and Jumba Dambe present: KARIBU-AFRI-CANADA.
Program includes traditional dances, belly dance, Salsa, Venezuelan dances, African drumming & guitar; African art exhibition, emerging rap artists, a live fashion show & much more.....Tickets: $10 (Adult) in advance & $15 at the door. Free for children 12yrs & under. Tickets are available at DJ Market & Money Mega Mart at 362 Rideau st.(There are more places to get tickets. Info: 613-860-3022;
613-791-4487;613-297-5379 &819-595-3583. Saturday, February 2
Doors open at 7pm, showtime 8pm
LAGO - 1001 Queen Elizabeth Driveway (Dows Lake Pavilion)
Ebony & Ivory . CARIVIBE . @iamdjmace present: The Fab Five Comedy Tour. Comedians TRIXX, Jean Paul, Patrick Haye, Jay Martin & Cedric Newman
come together for a comedy show like no other. Get ready to laugh until you cry! Mood music by DJ MACE & MASSIVE VIBES. Tickets: $30 advace, $40 at the door. $1 for every paid patron that attends this event will be donated to the SHELDON O'GRADY FUND. Limited
advance tickets available at:
The Pita Pit – 373 Dalhousie St. 613-789-2239; Norml Clothing – 184 Rideau St. 613-562-2043; Fades – 597 Somerset St. W 613-230-3233, 1800 Bank St. 613-737-3633; Phresh Barbershop - 3098 Carling Ave. 613-321-1447;
Tropical Garden – 556 Montreal Rd. 613-746-5600; Island Flava - 409 Dalhousie St. 613-321-4198; L&F Montego Place - 2211 St Joseph Blvd.
613-830-8377; Bananas – 2010 Trim Rd. 613-837-5555; Massive Vibes – 613-261-5106; Ebony & Ivory Ent. – 613-590-1588, 613-316-1113, 613-797-9104, 613-291-3975Saturday February 2
10.00 p.m. - 2.00 a.m.
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street
Caribbean History: Back to Basics After Party.
Admission: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Organised by the West Indian Student Ensemble (W.I.S.E) to showcase the culture and music of the islands. With live performances, a presentation plus music and dancing. DJ: Hypnotx Soundz
Information: Eventscoordinator.firstname.lastname@example.orgMonday February 4 &Tuesday February 5
Monday : 9.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday : 9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.
Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Avenue
Ottawa African & Caribbean Health symposium for service
Free admission. Pre-registration required. Goal: to
create a collaborative network to address social determinants of health for
African, Caribbean and Black communities. Service providers and community
leaders are invited to this important event. Info:Jane Karago 613-238-8210 Ext. 2252 Wednesday, February 6
Octopus Books at Under One Roof, 251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor
PANEL DISCUSSION: Connecting struggles: Remembering Amilcar Cabral Forty Years On.
Presented by OPIRG Carleton, Institute of African
Studies, Institute of African Studies Student Association, Octopus Books.
January 20th marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Amilcar Cabral, guerrilla, revolutionary thinker and theorist who worked for the liberation of Guinea Bissau, Angola and Cape Verde, and towards the emancipation of the so-called “third-world.” Film followed by panel discussion. Film: “African Leaders”. Panel Discussion: Firoze Manji, Founder of Pambazuka news; Adrian Harewood, CBC journalist; Wangui Kimari, Ph.D Candidate, York University. Thursday, February 7
4.00 – 5.00 p.m.
Ottawa Police Service
Headquarters, 474 Elgin Street
Ottawa Police Service Black History Month Celebration.
Free Admission. Come and join the Ottawa Police Service as they raise their Black History Month banner in celebration of Black History Month. Music and refreshments provided. OC Transpo Buses #5 and #6. Info: 613-236-1222 Ext. 5011 / Coburnz@ottawapolice.ca Thursday, February 7
6:30pm - 1:00am
Club SAW - 67, rue Nicholas Street, Ottawa
CHUO 89.1 FM Auction & Dance Party.
Featuring a live auctioneer,
Colin Latreille from Colin Latreille Auction Services. Viewing of items
is from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
with some backing music provided by Michael Dubue of the Hilotrons' record collection. Auction starts at 7:30pm and ends by 9:30pm
followed by an awesome dance party featuring DJ Sweetcheeks (Kitchen Party), DJ Zattar (TIMEKODE / TK FM) & DJ Alive (Good Fridays / Beats, Rhymes & Life) & DJ lambrabbit that will go on into the night! Admission is absolutely free but you have to bring some $ to win some of these awesome prizes or to purchase a refreshement from the bar! Friday February 8
Overbrooke-Forbes Community Resource Centre (225 Donald Street, Suite 120)
Diabetes, What You Should Know (in French).
Free Admission. Are you at risk for diabetes? Ottawa Public Health invites you to come and get your blood pressure and waist circumference measured, to see if you are at risk for diabetes! Partners: Overbrooke-Forbes Community Resource Centre,
Lowertown Community Resource Centre, Vanier Community Services Centre,
Community Diabetes Education Program of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health.
Info: Carole Legault 613-745-0073 ext. 147 / Carole.Legault@ottawa.ca Saturday, February 9
11:00am until 4:00pm
Knox Presbyterian Church Ottawa - 120 Lisgar St., Ottawa
CRAFT SHOW: For The Love Of Winter,
presented by CURIOUS. Featuring the works of 30 local artists, including CHIDIMA DEZIGNS!
The perfect place to come in from the cold, enjoy some tasty treats, and take in some of the beauty that the artistic community in Ottawa has to offer. There will also be tarot readings, and the always popular craft supply swap! With so many unique, one-of-a-kind creations, and free gifts to the first 25 people in the door, make sure you get there early! Saturday, February 9
6:00pm Champagne Cocktail
Reception; 7:00pm Dinner
Ottawa Police Association -Russell Lounge, 141 Catherine St. Ottawa
Vivante is a celebration of the style, culture, gastronomy, rhythm and the remarkable diversity that is Ottawa. This one of a kind Gala brings together movers and shakers from the community for an enchanting evening in support of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). In 2011, we were delighted to welcome the President and CEO of CHEO, Alex Munter
as our Keynote Speaker, John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs and numerous other dignitaries as guests. Under the theme: Live to Give. Joie de Vivre! guests to Vivante will enjoy a Champagne Cocktail reception, a fashion installation by Kania Couture, live art installation by Allan André
, a gourmet
dinner, Keynote Remarks by Dr. Carrol Pitters, Chief of Staff, CHEO
and Vivante's Honorary Patron Senator Don Meredith, and spend the evening dancing to the riveting sounds of the best of iconic music. The event will be hosted by Solange Tuyishime, Miss Galaxy 2013 and UNICEF Canada
Honorary Patron, Vivante. Tickets: $65.00 per person Visit www.vivantegala.com for more information or email email@example.com Saturday February 9
8.00 p.m. – 2.00 a.m.
Club Saw, 67 Nicholas Street
A Roots Rock Reggae Night
of Education, Entertainment & Grooving. Documentary presentations on Rastafari and paying tribute to reggae greats Alton Ellis, Lucky Dubé and Peter Tosh. Performances featuring local artists followed by an Irie Vibes Dance Session. Music by DJs Wally B, Oscar and Hypnotx Soundz. Admission: $10.00 advance tickets, $15 at the door.
Info:Jaimanne Leopold Chale.Entertainment@gmail.com
/ 613-404-4190 Saturday, February 9
Concorde Motel - 333, Montreal Rd.
FACES presents: T n'T Caribbean Carnival Style Dance Party.
Showcasing 2013 Calypso and featuring: Island Tempo Band, Mr. T ( CHUO Caribbean Flavour) & Len P Dr. Soul/Mr. Music. $5 before 11pm, $15 after. Info: 613-230-1279, firstname.lastname@example.org
, www.lpdrsoul.comSunday, February 10
2.00 - 4.00 p.m.
Ottawa Public Library, Nepean Centrepointe Branch, Children's Program Room 101 Centrepointe Dr. (OC Transpo Baseline Stn)
Children’s Stories in the Diaspora.
Free Admission. Listen to readers from the black community share children's stories written by black authors from the diaspora. Books from the library will be on display and a local bookseller will have books for sale on site. All are welcome to attend this family event. A partnership between the Ottawa Public Library and Black History Ottawa.
Info: email@example.com Sunday, February 10
2.00 - 4.00 p.m.
St. Alban’s Church - 454, King Edward Avenue, Ottawa
Free admission. Reconciliation Day 2013 marks the 145th anniversary of the February 1867 marriage of Agnes Bernard of Jamaica and Sir John A Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada and a Father of Confederation. Tribute will be paid to Lady Agnes for money she raised to pay off the construction of the church, built in Confederation year, to serve the poor. This social justice mission continues today through Centre 454, serving the homeless or persons at risk of homelessness. The tribute will include a reconciliation service, installation of a memorial plaque near to Sir John A's pew marker; and request for donations in her name, to support for Centre 454. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday, February 10
3pm - 5:30pm
Ottawa Citizen Dance Studio, Shenkman Art Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd., Orleans
WEST AFRICAN DANCE & DRUMMING WORKSHOPS.
Drums will be provided, but by all means, bring your own djembe if you have one. Wear clothes to move and sweat in! We dance in bare feet, but if you need to wear your athletic shoes, please bring a clean, inside pair out of respect for the dance floor (which is lovely). Cost: 1 Workshop - $15 or Both
Workshops - $25 (ages 12 and up only please). Drumming teacher: Fana Soro (former member of the Ballet National de Cote d'Ivoire). Dance teacher: Kesseke Yeo (former member of the Ballet National de Cote d'Ivoire). Live Drum Accompaniment: The Soro Family. Register in advance: by email email@example.com
; by text 613.552.3566Wednesday, February 13
945 Wellington Street, Ottawa (OC Transpo #2)
6pm - 8pm
PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION: Making Canadian Black History a
by Sarah Onyango. Join us as we explore the reasons why Canada's Black communities are not more active in promoting Canadian Black history...
COST: $30 (Non-member); $15 (Member). RSVP required at firstname.lastname@example.org
More info on NB2PW: www.nb2pw.netWednesday, Febuary 13
Doors open at 7pm. Showtime: 7:30pm
Richcraft Theatre, Shenkman Art Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd., Orleans
AFRICAN SNOW! Artists: Fana Soro, Jean Pierre Makosso, Kesseke Yeo, Mohammed Diarra, Kaly Soro, Nadjema Soro and Zié Soro.
Special Guest Master of Ceremonies: Ahmadou Gitteh from the Gitteh Foundation. There is an explosion of warmth and energy when Masabo hits the stage! This dynamic ensemble of hereditary West African master musicians, dancers and storytellers fills the air with soaring melodies
and driving rhythms as the ancient arts of West Africa are brought to life. Led
by renowned Fana Soro, the performance is a feast of traditional songs, stories, athletic dance and absolutely stunning musicianship. Cost: Adults $20, Students/Kids $15 Where to buy tickets: at the door from 6pm to 7pm day of concert. By text 613.552.3566 and by email at email@example.com
at Carleton University in the Atrium on Tuesdays, Feb 5 and 12 from 12pm to 1pm; from Fana 613.618.8114 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Tous les événement sont bilingues!Thursday February 14
Travelodge Hotel & Conference Centre - 1376 Carling Ave. , Ottawa
Jamaican Ottawa Diaspora Information Session
, presented by Jamaican
Ottawa Diaspora Group, in collaboration with The Jamaica National Building
Society-Toronto Representative Office, under the Distinguished Patronage of the Jamaica High Commissioner to Canada, Her Excellency Sheila Sealy- Monteith. Come learn how: you can enhance the lives of Jamaicans through life-quality improvement projects; you can participate in national development, while achieving individual development; you can participate in the 2013 Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica to be held June 15-18, 2013. Refreshments will be served. For more info: Donette Grant- Anderson 613-291-4483 Debbie Thomas 613-282-1528, Rowland Gordon 613-897-2386 Renford Thomas Jr 613-863-0762.Jeudi 14 février
Salle Jean-Despréz (25, rue Laurier, Gatineau-secteur Hull)
un duo endiablé avec des performances vocales à couper le souffle. Barbara et Kim revisitent leurs influences musicales à travers un répertoire d’hier à aujourd’hui en y ajoutant une pointe d’humour et plusieurs brins de folie! Droits d’entrée : 28 $ (adultes), 25 $ (aînés) et 23 $ (étudiants). Réservation : 819 243-8000. Présenté par la Ville de Gatineau. Friday, February 15
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
150 Gloucester Street, Ottawa (Operation Come Home offices)
3rd Annual Ujima Job Fair.
Free admission for all youth and job seekers. Organised by Jaku Konbit’s youth leaders, in collaboration with “Operation Come Home”, West Indian Student Ensemble and local community businesses and organizations in Ottawa. The job fair will promote opportunities and resources available to youth seeking employment, volunteer and entrepreneurial experience. Info: Tayo Olaf email@example.com
613-567-0600 Friday, February 15
Reception 5:45pm;. Speech: 6:45pm; Dinner: 7:45pm
Sheraton Hotel - 150 Albert Street, Ottawa
26th Annual Humanitarian Gala by the Royal Commonwealth Society Ottawa Branch (www.ottawa.rcs.ca).
Annual gala and membership registration featuring guest speaker Dr. Roseann Runte, BA, MA, PhD, President and Vice-Chancellor, Carleton University. The presentation is entitled "Do we have a common wealth in a time of bursting bubbles?" The beneficiary is CANHAVE CHILDREN'S CENTRE INC. Children’s Centre
aims to improve the well-being and opportunity of Ugandan HIV/AIDS-affected orphans through educational support and care www.canhave.org
Cost: RCS members: $85.00; Non-members $125 and a year's membership in the RCS. All tickets include a $20 tax receipt that will be emailed to you after the event. Note: Please note there is an online transaction fee to ease the burden of volunteer administration. Order tickets online at: http://www.eventbrite.ca/event/5291599316/?ref=enivtefor001&utm_source=eb_email&utm_media=email&utm_compaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=readmore&invite=null
If you are unable to complete an online credit card transaction please contact
us by phone or email at Julie Davidson 613-741-9974 firstname.lastname@example.org
or Joy Tilsley 613 747 7318 Saturday, February 16
Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa -420 Sparks Street (near Bronson)
CONCERT: Cathedral Arts Young Artists' Showcase.
Special guest New York bass Gregory Sheppard
, who has performed in opera, concerts, and recitals throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada, will host this wonderful event. Host Gregory Sheppard will perform songs written or
arranged by black composers Leslie Adams and Leo Edwards. The concert will
feature a multicultural representation of Ottawa’s finest rising talent
including: Award-winning cellist, 15-year old Bryan Cheng
; Gospel and jazz vocalist Welile Nxumalo
will perform songs written by Luther Vandross and Prince; noted pianist
and Carleton University alumnus John Dapaah;
Ottawa Kiwanis Festival 2012 Vocal Open Trophy winner, soprano Keena Eloise
; outstanding young saxophonist Jacob Armstrong; ultra-talented young Ottawa opera singers, soprano Maria Gubbels and bass Gabriel Sanchez Ortega
. Tickets General $20; Students $10.Purchase Tickets Online www.cathedralarts.ca
Telephone: (613) 567-1787 Email: email@example.com
Cathedral Arts Box Office Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa, Lauder Hall, 439 Queen Street (Accessibility Entrance) Office Hours: Monday to Friday:
11am-1pmSaturday, February 16
Table d'hôte dinner from 6pm; show at 9pm
FARE BLEND Restaurant- 337 Somerset Street, W., Ottawa
Grand Opening & Valentine Dinner Dance
featuring: The Legendary Maytones (from Jamaica)
, with special guest, Juliet Nelson. Advance tickets: $125+tax/person (downstairs dinner seating), $150+tax/person (upstairs dinner seating). reservations: Tel: 613 567-3700 More info on the restaurant: www.fareblend.comSaturday, February 16
6.30 - 8.00 p.m.
2200 Benjamin Ave. Highway 417 / Woodroffe Ave.
CONCERT: Singing in the Spirit.
Free Admission. A celebration of gospel music and spirituals by the Ottawa Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Info: Joan Grant or Janice Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org
613-728-3558 or 613-728-8178 Samedi 16 février
19 h à 21 h
Centre communautaire des Haïtiens de l’Outaouais (CENCHO),629, rue Centre, Ottawa, K1K 2N8
CONFÉRENCE: Civilisation «nègre» et devoir de promotion. Conférencier : Dr. Yves Antoine (auteur).
Venez passer un bon moment entre nous, tout en dégustant des bouchées à la saveur haïtienne, dans une ambiance de discussion amicale. Profitez de cette occasion pour appuyer notre campagne de financement du CENCHO. Pour plus d'info: (613) 702 – 3852 ou email@example.comSunday, February 17
Beginning at 10:45am
Fourth Avenue Baptist Church (Bank and Fourth Avenue in the Glebe)
Annual service in celebration of Black History Month.
There will be special music for the occasion and the sermon will be preached by Ewart Walters, Moderator of the church. The sermon title is “The Black Woman’s Religion.” After the service there will be a special time in the church parlour celebrating Jesus’ love for us. Cake and other treats will be served. Sunday, February 17
Mugshots Bar - 75 Nicholas St., Ottawa, ON K1N 7B9
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Pros vs Joes Youth Poetry Slam.
Presented by DUSTY OWL &
3Dreads and a Baldhead. Hosted by John Akapata & Jacqueline Lawrence.
Admission: Your passion & a perishable ethnic food can for the Food Bank.
Donations welcomed to support the 2013 Black Youth Conference.
Info: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.3dreads.com Monday, February 18
412 Preston, Ottawa (in the heart of Little Italy)
“The Underground Comedy Railroad”,
the 1st All Black Canadian Comedy tour across Canada. Featuring Rodney Ramsey, Andrew Searles, Daniel Woodrow, Keesha Brownie, and special guests! Tickets are only $15. For ticket reservations, call Absolute Comedy at: 613-233-8000 www.absolutecomedy.ca/RailRoad.htmlLundi 18 février
19 h 30
Les Brasseurs de temps - 170, rue Montcalm,
CONCERT: L'artiste d'origine cubaine Caridad Cruz
, avec l'incomparable Miguel de Armas au piano. Entrée: 15 $ Tél.: 819 205-4999, poste 1
Site Web : http://www.brasseursdutemps.comWednesday, February 20
Saint Paul University, Guigues Hall, Alumni Amphitheatre, Room 1124, Ground floor - 223 rue Main Street, Ottawa
Africa Study Group meeting including a presentation by H.E. Mr. Membathisi Mdladlana, High Commissioner of South Africa, provisionally entitled: Africa and Canada: A South African Viewpoint"
Speaker Bio -- Born in the Eastern Cape, and reared both there and in Cape Town, Mr. Mdladlana trained as a teacher and taught in Cape Town 1972-81, following which he was principal of a primary school from 1982-93. He became involved in teacher struggles and was founding president of
the South Africa Democratic Teachers Union, an affiliate of the Congress of
South Africa Trade Unions (COSATU). A veteran of the African National Congress (ANC), he was a National Executive Member until 2007 and served on the Education Committee, in which capacity he visited the Canadian Teachers' Federation and several of its provincial affiliates. Mr. Mdladlana became a Member of Parliament in 1994, later serving as whip before being appointed by President Mandela to his Cabinet as Minister of Labour in 1998. In that capacity he has served all four South African presidents, from Mandela to Nzuma, until 2010. He was then posted as South Africa's Ambassador to Burundi before being named High Commissioner to Canada.Wednesday, February 20
Doors at 6pm; Performances at 6:30pm
Pressed Cafe - 750, Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, ON
The Great Black North - Ottawa Launch Urban Legends Poetry Slam.
Featuring poetry readings and performances by the Nation's Capital Poets feat. Scruffmouth at Urban Legends Poetry Slam.Wednesday, February 20
Ottawa Police Association, 141 Catherine Street
Ottawa Police Services Board and the Ottawa Police Service presents:
awarding the annual Thomas G. Flanagan S.C. Scholarship
to a woman from a racialized or Aboriginal community who expresses an interest in policing as a career with the Ottawa Police. The Thomas G. Flanagan S.C. Scholarship Award was established in 1993 in honour of the late Thomas G. Flanagan who served as Chief of Police of the Ottawa Police Service between 1989 and 1993. Help raise funds for the continuation of the scholarship by purchasing a ticket to attend a cultural wine and cheese show which will include music, a silent auction, and a variety of food from some of Ottawa’s finest restaurants. Ticket: $25/person. Tickets available from Chelby at 613-709-3799 or email@example.com Mercredi 20 février
À compter de 18 h
Cafétéria de La Cité collégiale (Pavillon G)
Mois de l’histoire des Noirs à La Cité collégiale
. L’occasion par excellence de reconnaître l’apport des communautés noires à La Cité collégiale. Leur présence enrichit chaque facette de la vie au Collège et nous sommes fiers de leur appartenance à la grande famille de La Cité collégiale. Venez fêter cette présence nous vous invitons à venir célébrer avec nous et vos amis. Au programme: des prestations musicales, une exposition, un léger souper
et des prix de présence vous y attendent! Droit d’entrée : 5 $ pour les
étudiants et 10 $ pour les employés et les participants externes. Les billets
sont en vente au Complexe sportif (pièce H1060) et à la Direction du recrutement et du marketing (pièce C2020). Pour info: Albert Kayumba, 613-742-2483, poste 2853 ou avec Alain Cyr-Russo au poste 2028.Thursday February 21
7:30 - 10.00 p.m.
National Arts Centre Fourth Stage - 53 Elgin St
Beyond the Railroad - Black History in Canada.
Ottawa Storytellers celebrates Black History Month, telling the stories of Black Canadians from 1608 to today with a blend of stories and spoken word poetry. Join storyteller Ruthanne Edward and spoken word artist Greg 'Ritallin' Frankson, as they share tales of the men and women of African origin and descent who made their homes in Canada and helped build this country. Hard times and good times, tragedy and triumph, their stories have it all. Admission: $20
Info: Caitlyn Paxson: firstname.lastname@example.org
/ 613-322-8336Friday, February 22
8:30am - 4:00pm
St. Paul University, 223 Main Street, Ottawa
The Black Youth Conference & BlackYouthaPalooza: "Be More CommUnity".
Presented by the Be More Academy of 3Dreads and a Baldhead. Admission: Students $15, CommUnity $20, includes lunch and t-shirt. Info: Email: email@example.com
Website: www.3dreads.com Friday, February 22
MANSION - 400A Dalhousie St., downtown Ottawa
Ebony & Ivory . Jet City . @iamdjmace present: NOIR The All Black Wear Affair 2013. Music by LISSA MONET, SPOONZ & MACE. Strict formal dress code: ALL BLACK FORMAL ATTIRE A MUST.
For Bottle Service & VIP Booths call 613-878-8110, firstname.lastname@example.org
@iamdjmace $20 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Textures 613-241-8977, The Pita Pit 613-789-2239, Norml
Clothing 613-562-2043, Fades 613-230-3233, 613-737-3633, Ebony
& Ivory 613-590-1588, 613-316-1113, 613-797-9104, 613-852-9980, L&F
Montego Place 613-830-8377, Bananas – 613-837-5555, Phresh Barbershop -3098 Carling Ave. 613-321-1447 .Saturday, February 23
9:00am - 4:00pm
St. Paul University, 223 Main Street, Ottawa
Prerequisite Course of the International Black Summit.
Purpose of the International Black Summit is to provide an opportunity for
participants to bring into being their vision for the black community and the
world." Adults $100, Youth $25 (8yrs old - 18), Young Adult $75 (18yrs old
- 25yrs old). You must register to participate. Info: Email: email@example.com
Website: www.3dreads.com Saturday, February 23
3pm - 4:30pm
Canadian Museum of Civilization, 100, rue Laurier St., Gatineau, QC K1A 0M8 / Tél. 819 776-8531
One More River to Cross: Tales of the Underground Railroad.
The story of the Underground Railroad is one of suffering and courage, and is not only about escaping slavery but also about beginnings. Join historians and masterful storytellers Shannon and Bryan Prince as they bring to life this remarkable true story with hauntingly beautiful songs by Denise Pelley and Tom Starks. Tickets: $5. Tickets available online, at the Museum Box Office, or by calling 819 776-7000. To purchase tickets online, please follow these steps: click on the “Tickets” button above to reach our main ticketing page, then select “Special Events” from the menu on the lefthand side, and proceed with your order. Theatrehttp://www.civilization.ca/event/one-more-river-to-cross-tales-of-the-underground-railroad Saturday, February 23
5pm - 7pm
Orange Art Gallery - 233, Armstrong Street, Ottawa
BlackYouthaPalooza: "Dear Ottawa" Project: Ottawa thru the lens of Black Youth.
Admission: Your passion & a perishable ethnic food can for the Food Bank. N.B. Wine and Olive Oil Tasting. Donations welcome in support of the Be More Academy. Info:: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.3dreads.com Saturday, February 23
Cocktails 6:30pm Dinner @ 7:30pm
St. Anthony's Banquet Hall (523 St. Anthony Street @ Preston)
Guyana Republic Gala
: Under the distinguished patronage of High Commissioner to Canada for Guyana, His Excellency Harry Narine Nawbatt, the Guyana Ottawa Cultural Association Inc. celebrates it's 43rd year as a Republic. Music by: DJ Thomas (Montreal) and Massive Vibes Sounds and Guest DJ's. Dinner/Dance $60; Dance only $20. Info: Razor Barber Shop 613 218-8062 (631 Somerset St. West); Phresh Barber Shop 613 321-1447 (3098 Carling Ave); Mugena African Caribbean Foods & Restaurant 613
722-8228 (911 Richmond Road)); Martine 613 889-4850; Simone 613 291-3915 or Denise 613 692-5224. Portion of the proceeds from this event will go to the GOCA Scholarship & Charities Fund. Saturday February 23
Centre Communautaire Tétreau, parc Moussette (361, Boulevard de Lucerne, Gatineau Hull)
We Salsa, We Jamming!
Salsa-Reggae Night Salsa LOca invites you to a great night of Afro-Latin salsa and reggae to celebrate Black History Month and pay to tribute Bob Marley. Dance workshop and show for your enjoyment. Traditional African and Caribbean attire encouraged and welcome! For more information, please visit www.salsaloca.ca
. Admission: 8$ per person (14 and more) Reservation: email@example.com
or tel: (819)208-9484 Presented by Club Social Salsa Loca Dimanche 24 février
12 h à 16 h
Agora Gilles-Rocheleau de la Maison du citoyen (25, rue Laurier)
Toute une célébration pour avoir un « Fun noir »! Venez célébrer et vous imprégner de la richesse culturelle des communautés noires de Gatineau! Spectacles rythmés, mets typiques, foire artisanale et expositions à la « Manière-noire ». Découvrez la culture et les sonorités de ces peuples! Noir-Si-Sons est un après-midi de détente en famille
autour de spectacles colorés sur une grande scène, des délices culinaires et une foire artisanale. Faîtes un beau voyage à travers les sonorités et saveurs de l’Afrique et des Caraïbes et découvrirez les habiletés des artisans de ces
communautés. Présenté par le Conseil des Communautés Noires Sunday, February 24
Arlington Woods Free Methodist Church (225 McLellan Rd, Ottawa, K2H 8N5 (@ the basement, separate entrance)
The Ottawa Society of the Ghana Methodist Church invites you to a Black History Month Service
celebrating the rich heritage and many achievements of blacks throughout history and encouraging our youth to make a positive difference. Theme: Endeavour to Reach Your God-Given Goal. Key Note Speakers: Dr. Sam Kwofie, accomplished dentist and community leader; Mr. Obed Okyere, former president, Carleton University Students Association. Guest of Honour: His Excellency Samuel Valis-Akyianu, High Commissioner of Ghana to Canada. Officiating Minister: Very Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Asare-Kusi, Superintendent Minister in charge of the Ghana Methodist Church Mission in Canada. For more info: A. Mensah - 613 823 2291 or A. Adoquaye - 613 823 3035 Sunday, February 24
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Ottawa Little Theatre - 400, King Edward Ave., Ottawa
WORDS OF A POET- Vol.IV.
Since 2008, Words of A Poet has not only showcased some of Ottawa's finest poetic talents but also introduced many internationally acclaimed artists such as Shihan, Black Ice, Amir Sulaiman, Alysia harris, and B.Yung. WORDS OF A POET-Vol.IV will feature : RALIQ BASHARD - Formerly known as B.YUNG (New York, NY), KOMI OLAF (Toronto, ON), IKENNA ONYEGBULA (Ottawa, ON), HODAN IBRAHIM (Ottawa, ON), BRANDON WINT (2-time Canadian National Slam team champion), RAGAEEB SYNONYMOUS, IBN NAJEEB (Ottawa, ON).
Tickets: $15 in Advance | $20 at the door.Monday, February 25
University of Ottawa Faculty of Social Sciences Building, 120 University, room 4004
TALK presented by CIPS: "Africa: New Hopes and Old Illusions" with Stephen Ellis (African Studies Center, University of Leiden.).
Leading business publications and business analysts have recently become very optimistic about Africa, noting its high growth rates and enthusing about its potential as the world’s last emerging market. This is in notable contrast with so much writing about Africa from the last century, which often tended to focus on Africa’s perceived failures and on its potential for development rather than on its rather modest achievements at that period. This presentation will argue that Africa is indeed developing, but in ways that
few people foresaw. In particular, it is unlikely that many African states, even
those with high economic growth rates, will evolve in the directions generally
recommended by development experts. Stephen Ellis is a historian with a broad range of interests in contemporary history and politics. His most recent book, Season of Rains: Africa in the World, is an overview of Africa’s place in
contemporary history. In addition to his work at the ASC, Stephen Ellis is the
Desmond Tutu Professor of Youth, Sport and Reconciliation at the Faculty of
Social Sciences at the VU University, Amsterdam. He is a member of various
editorial boards, including that of the journal African Affairs, of which he is
a former editor. Free. In English. Registration is not required.Monday, February 25
River Building, Room 2200, Carleton University
DOCUMENTARY NIGHT, hosted by Eritrean Ottawa Student Association. Featuring the documentary "Eritrea's Struggle to
Enjoy fine Eritrean cuisine while learning about one of the youngest African nations. Eritrea's Struggle to Survive is an award-winning documentary that focuses Eritrea's shining example of how religious and cultural strife can be overcome through a shared sense of nationhood. This Baney Media film has won the Cine Golden Eagle Award and, more importantly, has been selected for airing by no less than 51 PBS stations across the United States.
January 2 - February 28, 2013
Hours: Mon. - Sat. 8am-10pm, Sun. 9:30am-4pm
Richelieu-Vanier Community Ctre, 300 des Pères Blancs Ave, Ottawa
Grand Opening Party (+ meet the artist): Sat. Feb. 2, 2013, 4-7pm
2-Month Art Show - In Awe of Creation by Prea Zwarych.
Preview of Prea's work:
3 VIDEOS: http://hypnosisyoga.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/prea-zwarych-mixed-media-and-fashion-artist/
Prea's Website: http://www.preazart.wix.com/paintingsTuesday, January 8
The Arts Lounge, 2017 Dunton Tower, Carleton University
TALK: The Institute of African Studies presents: From Hopelessness
to Hope, Africa on the Rise, with Hon. Tendai Biti, Minister of Finance,
Government of Zimbabwe.
Hon. Tendai Biti is a lawyer who was the
youngest partner ever at the Harare law firm, Honey and Blackenberg. As a
practicing lawyer, he handled thousands of labour and human rights litigation, including successfully repealing section 6 of the Law and Order Maintenance Act (which does not allow anyone the right to demonstrate without police clearance) and various constitutional cases like those of Margaret Dongo and Ndabaningi Sithole. He is a founding member of Zimbabwe Lawyers For Human Rights and the National Constitutional Assembly. He also is a founding member of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and crafted the “RESTART” - their economic blueprint. He was elected MDC MP for Harare East Constituency in 2000 and has held that seat in the following two parliamentary elections. In 2005, he became the
Secretary General of the MDC. He became Finance Minister in the Inclusive
Government in February 2009 and remains in that cabinet position to the
present. For more information, please contact the Institute of African
Studies at 613-520-2600 ext. 2220 or African_Studies@carleton.ca
*For a campus map, please see: http://www2.carleton.ca/cu/campus/Friday, January 11
Metropolitain Brasserie - 700 Sussex Drive
Ottawa Young Black Professionals present: 5 à 7
@ Metropolitain Brasserie. Celebrate the new year with other professionals in the city! Let’s kick off the new year with a relaxing and informal meet and mingle at the Metropolitain Brasserie!Saturday, January 12
2285 St. Laurent Blvd, (Unit A7), Ottawa, Ontario. K1G 4Z4
IPLF Community Meeting, featuring a 40-minute presentation
by Deputy Staff Sergent Shawn Drabazon (Diversity and Race Relations Dept., Ottawa Police) on the topic "What can we do to alleviate the problem of disproportionate incarceration among our youth" - incorporating the role of spiritual leaders and Pastors in reshaping the future of our youth in this society."
The presentation will be followed by a Question and Answer period. All clergy and interested community members are invited to this important session aimed at finding solutions for some of our most pressing social problems. For more info, contact 613-247-9977 (Church office), 613-299-8886 (Bishop Jacob Afolabi) Saturday, January 12
10:00am - 2:00pm
Hillcrest High School - 1900
Dauphin Road (by Smyth Rd., near Ottawa General Hospital)
Rockers United Soccer Club Youth Community Soccer Clinic.
January 12th 2013 - March 9th 2013. Every Saturday from 10am-2pm. closed february 16th 2013. PROGRAM COST: $50 per child. 8 weeks of enjoyable soccer. Early bird registration: $40/child before Jan 12th 2013.
AUDIENCE: Ages 5-16 yrs: boys and Girls; Beginners to advanced players. PROGRAM: Sessions run by certified Coaches. Adopting the new Canadian soccer associations LTPD model. 5-7yrs & 8-12 yrs. - 10am-12pm (2, 1-hour long sessions per age group); 13-16 yrs.- 12pm-2pm. Learn: - Fundamentals of the game, team work, respect to you teammates, opponents and officials - scrimmage. For registration and more information please contact: Peter Nesbeth @ firstname.lastname@example.org
613-769-5141 or Alic "Oscar" Edgar @ email@example.com
- 613-596-1059Saturday, January 12
9:00pm - 3:00am.
Faces /Concorde Motel - 333 Montreal Rd.
Len P (Dr Soul) Capricorns Birthday Bash.
Admission: $5 before 11pm, $10 after. Info: 613-230-1279 or firstname.lastname@example.org
website: www.lpdrsoul.com Monday, January 14
12pm - 1:15pm
Ottawa City Hall (110, Laurier Ave. West)
Eighth Annual City of Ottawa Celebration of Martin Luther King Day.
Guest Speaker – Human Rights Lawyer Joanne St. Lewis, Faculty of Law,
University of Ottawa. Topic: “The state of your Human Rights”. Event also
includes presentation of DreamKEEPERS Citation for Outstanding Leadership award to Brian Charania
, the Queensway Angel, entertainment and refreshments. More info: Daniel Stringer: (613) 792-1431 Monday, 14 January
Government Conference Centre (entrance on Colonel By Drive, across from the Westin Hotel)
Eighth Annual Canadian Celebration of Martin Luther King Day, presented by the Canadian Martin Luther King Day Coalition.
Guest Speaker: June Girvan on the topic “Daughter of Slavery or Mother of Confederation: Resolving Canada ’s issues with Jamaican-born Agnes Bernard Macdonald, Sir John A. Macdonald’s second wife. Presentation of the 2013 DreamKEEPER Life Achievement Award to Patricia Bebia Mawa, President of Planet Africa Group
, Toronto. Entertainment: Ashbury Choir & Classical Violinist Anna Baksheeva. ADMISSION: Free but RSVP mandatory. You MUST RSVP by Friday, January 11, 2013 in order to get past Security. If your name is not on the RSVP list at the entrance, you will be turned away. Please RSVP right away to: Daniel – email@example.comWednesday, January 16
6pm - 8pm
945 Wellington Street, Ottawa
NB2PW Presents: Women Taking the Lead in Science & Technology
presentation by Maxine Ifill, BSc. Honours, MBA. Ms. Ifill discusses the
emergence of women in the technology field. Currently a Director at Service
Canada, Maxine has held executive level positions in the Federal Public Service for the last six years. In her ten years of private sector business experience, she managed marketing campaigns while working with Bell Canada and national research studies of thousands of Canada post business customers. Join us as she shares insights from her experience. Come, Connect, Be Inspired...Cost: $15 Members; $30 Non-Members. RSVP to Network of Black Business & Professional Women: firstname.lastname@example.orgThursday, January 17
(Doors open at 6:30 pm) Presentation,Q&A Session - 7pm- 8:30pm
Auditorium, The Royal - 1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa
Conversations at The Royal - "Getting the low-down on prescription opioids: Learn how to notice the signs and seek help".
Opioid addiction is a large and growing problem. Drugs like Oxycontin and Fentanyl are highly addictive and have become readily available on our streets. However, there are options for safe and effective treatment with a goal of either abstinence or maintentance using opioid replacement therapies. This session will provide participants about: 1.The current state of prescription opioid abuse and addiction in Ontario; 2.How to recognize when you or someone you love is in trouble with prescription opioids;3.The Royal's new Regional Opioid Intervention Service – treatment of opioid addiction and related mental health issues. Presenters: Dr Melanie Willows and Dr. Kim Corace: Substance Use and Concurrent Disorders Program at The Royal. Registration is requested. Register by clicking <https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3WZZ65R
FREE admission. For more info: Sue Riley (Community Relations) at email@example.comFriday, January 18
Mambo NUEVO Latino ● 77 Clarence Street, Ottawa
EUPHORIA - a Cultural evening
of food, drink and live performances. Tickets: $40/person and includes Cover, 3-course GOURMET meal of your choice from the table d'hôte menu, LIVE entertainment from Ottawa’s finest poetic talent, DJ performances. Featuring the poetic talents of Just Jamaal, Jenny Tenn-Yuk and more www.facebook.com/jamaalrogers
Also, the Tribal Threat DJs will be setting the mood with rhythms of Afro-centric Jazz, Southern African house music and a variety of soothing tunes! Facebook event - and Reservation http://www.facebook.com/events/498329650187221/
Strict Dress code . No runners, sports gear or caps.Need Tickets? Online: http://tribalthreat.eventbrite.com/
# Phone: 613.806.3996 or 613.219.3377 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter : @tribalthreat www.facebook.com/tribalthreat Tuesday, January 22
Portobello Manor, 691 Valin St., Orleans ON
Rotary Club of Orleans third annual Open House.
The Rotary Club of
Orléans is a relatively new club, serving the Orleans community since 2008.
Rotary Clubs strive to serve the communities that they are part of, as well as
our international community. In our case we have chosen to focus our
international efforts in Dominica. We also contribute to our Rotary Foundation
to assist in our shared humanitarian goals such as the eradication of Polio.
During a friendly wine-and-cheese reception, community members network with one another and our club has the opportunity to demonstrate some of the work we do as Rotarians. Please RSVP to Peggy Gilmour
613-824-8819 by end of day January 17, 2013.
Thursday, January 24
10am to 3pm
Nepean Sportsplex - Halls A and B
2013 Ottawa High Tech Job Fair
Register at: www.itoinsight.com
Some of the employers that will be attending our 2013 High Tech Job Fair will be from the following
sectors: IT, Software Development,Engineering, Business Development, Design, plus many more...Employers include: Telus Security Solutions, Thinking Phone Networks, Wesley Clover, Fortinet, Business Sherpa Group, Innovapost, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Calian, Coradix / Dalian, Experis, InGenius People, Randstad, RHT, SiSystems, TEKsystems, Zylog, Davis & Henderson, Abbott Point of Care, Fidus Systems, Fuelled Networks, Amita, Plasco Energy Group, Pythian, Renaissance Repair & Supply, Skywave, 2 Keys, Pleora Technologies, Rockwell Collins, Hightech Genesis, Ian Martin Group, JP Morgan Chase, VectorFace, Kinaxis, Lixar, Macadamian Technologies, Nova Networks, Fuel Industries, Grade A
TEchs, Hallogen Software, Media Miser, Canaire, bitHeads, Epocal, In-TAC,
Adecco. Register at: www.itoinsight.com Saturday January 26
Brunch 11:30am – 1:30pm
Prime 360 Restaurant -
433 Laurier Avenue - Minto Suite Hotel
Ottawa Young Black Professionals Black History Month Pre-Launch Brunch. Let’s connect at Prime 360 Restaurant for brunch and gather together in
support of the Official Launch and Opening Ceremony of Ottawa’s Black History Month celebrations. Please RSVP by Thursday January 24th.Saturday, January 26
2pm – 4pm
Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Black History Month Launch & Opening Ceremony
. An afternoon of inspiration and entertainment reflecting the theme “Our Canadian Story: I, too can be a hero!”, to highlight the importance of volunteerism and community building in creating a vibrant inclusive community. Proclamation of the 2013 Black History Month by the Mayor of Ottawa and presentation of 2013 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Awards. Free admission (donations to BHO encouraged). Information: email@example.comSaturday, January 26
La Grange de la Gatineau - 80 chemin Summer, Cantley, QC
Tel.: 819-827-3164 Web: www.grange.ca/CONCERT: Caridad Cruz: Cuban Journey at La Grange de la Gatineau. Featuring: Caridad Cruz - vocals, percussion •César Ricardo - guitar, vocals •Yoel Diaz - piano.
Cuban beat and spicy Latin tunes served with Caridad’s exuberance. Caridad Cruz Vilain was born in Havana, Cuba, into a musical family deeply rooted in Afro-Cuban culture. Caridad studied music for three years at Havana's Escuela Superacion Tocnico Profesional Ignacio Cervantes under the tutelage of Argelia Fragoso, while at the same time taking private vocal training from Margarita Orutinier. In 2006, Caridad toured New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut, accompanied by some of
New York's leading Latin jazz players, like bassist Ruben Rodriguez and conguero Chembo Corniel. In Montreal, backed by the powerful 9-piece salsa band Ritmo Caribeno, she sang a Celia Cruz retrospective, which was repeated in the 2006 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. In 2007, Caridad exploded onto the Ottawa scene, with appearances in the National Arts Centre's Quebec Scene festival, the Ottawa Jazz Festival and the Ottawa Bluesfest. MORE ARTIST INFO: www.caridadcruz.com
Arriving in Montreal from Cuba in 1997, Yoel Diaz has been a local hit. Check out Yoel Diaz here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuNASdJUdfI
A talented songwriter, a brilliant guitarist and a soulful baritone singer are
just a few words to describe César Ricardo. As a soloist, César's charming
nature and baritone Cuban trovadores-son-jazz style is a must at any event! Cover: $20 (includes one beverage); $50 for dinner and a show. Reservations required: email firstname.lastname@example.org , pay via PayPal at www.grange.ca, or phone 819-827-3164 Sunday, January 27
12pm – 7pm
Glebe Community Centre - 175 Third Avenue
Art Child Second Annual Event.
Featuring: arts & crafts, storytelling, face-painting, dance party. FREE Event for Kids of all ages presented by In Da Industry. Art Child’s mission is to provide children from all backgrounds with the guidance, support and the opportunities necessary to effectively develop their artistic expression, form positive relationships and enhance academic performance. More information: 613-875-6651 email: email@example.com
website: www.indaindustry.comMonday, January 28
River Building, Room 2200, Carleton University
The People of the Kattawapiskak River Film Screening.
Free public screening of a new documentary about Attawapiskat by Governor General’s Award-winning filmmaker, Alansi Obomsawin. The film includes personal accounts, political debates in the House of Commons, and footage from the federal court trial on Attawapiskat third party management. Obomsawin is the director of over 30 films including Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993), a documentary about the 1990 Mohawk uprising in Kanehsatake and Oka , which has won 18 international awards. She was present in Attawapiskat in 2011 when the housing crisis on the reserve came to national attention. Her new documentary intervenes in current debates about who is accountable for the conditions on this reserve, and many others like it in Canada. Parking pay and display in lots P1, P2 and P3Thursday, January 31
6:15pm - 9pm
Clark Hall, RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive
Let’s Chat Race: Have Your Say- public consultation on Traffic Stop
Race Data Collection Project (TSRDCP).
Get involved, provide feedback, and assist in the development of the project. Register today at ottawapolice.ca/race For more info: Hamid Mousa, Community Development Coordinator, Ottawa Police Service | Community Development Section | Office of the Chief Directorate. Phone: (613) 236-1222, ext. 5028
Saturday, December 1
Dinner at 7pm
Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West
Black Canadian Scholarship Fund (BCSF) Annual December Dinner &
Includes: delicious dinner, cash bar, fabulous door prizes, 50/50 draw, music by Dj David Supersound and lots of surprises!Tickets are $65/person. For tickets contact: 613-225-8028, 613-723-1980, 613-523-0541, 613-224-4457 or visit www.bcsf.ca
All proceeds support the provision
of annual bursaries. Saturday, December 1
Sainte Genevieve Church Hall, 2210 Arch Street, Ottawa.
Noble Women of Ottawa annual fundraiser.
Ugandan Cultural Dancers and a DJ. Some of the proceeds will go to support a local charity which supports vulnerable women and the less fortunate (shelters, food banks etc.)Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Advance tickets and info: by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
613-261-8654/613-296-5616 Saturday, December 1
Admission $5 before 11 pm, $10 after
Faces (inside the Concorde Motel)- 333 Montreal Road
One Love, a Tribute to Jamaica at 50.
Music for Big People. Featuring DJ Wally B and General High Power. For more info: Tel.: 613-230-1279 and www.lpdrsoul.comSunday December 2 & 16
Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, 34 Murray St. (near Sussex in the Byward Market)
Voices of Praise Gospel Brunch Sundays.
Voices of Praise (VOP) delivers high energy praise, with funky Rhythm 'n Blues with a new urban attitude, soulful a cappella and reggae/calypso beats. VOP has performed with various internationally-renowned artists including Paul Anka, Deborah Cox, Gordon Lightfoot, Celine Dion, The Chieftains, Measha Bruggergossman, Wayne Rostad, and more as well as beingd regularly featured at the Ottawa
Bluesfest. Reservations: www.fatboys.ca
or phone 613-565-5599. Choose either the all-you can eat Brunch buffet or refreshments only.
Tuesday, December 4
6:15 pm – 9:00 pm
RA Centre, Canada Room, 2451 Riverside Drive
Community consultation session on OPS 2013-2015 Business Plan ~ Let’s Chat about Priorities: “A Plan Where Everyone Matters”~
The Ottawa Police Services Board (OPSB) and Ottawa Police Service (OPS) are currently developing the 2013-2015 OPS Business Plan. The plan will outline the future direction of our police service. The session will be an opportunity for existing community policing partners and residents to contribute to our three year plan through discussions around four priority areas: Community, Members, Service and Value. It's going to be a great opportunity to explore the questions and issues that matter to you in small group table chats. Together we can make a safer community for all. Register today: http://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/ServingOttawa/20132015BusinessPlan.aspxTuesday, December 4
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Rm 140 (lounge) 90 University Residence, University of Ottawa
UNA-Canada’s Multimedia & Multiculturalism Initiative (M&M) in partnership with WAM!Ottawa (Women, Action and Media) and GSAED (Graduate Students Association of the University of Ottawa) Presents: “Beyond the Sound-byte”: A Panel discussion on independent media and diversity within diversity.
Register online at: http://mmunac.eventbrite.ca/
Panelists: Elisha Lim (Toronto); Specs and Veil (Fartousa Siyad & Kayf Abdulqadir) (Ottawa); Vera Wabegijig (Ottawa); Myron Khatheer (Ottawa). This event will feature independent media makers who use new media to explore issues of identity using new/social media as a tool to build social awareness and cross-cultural dialogue. The panel will include 5 independent makers from diverse groups who will share their work and their viewpoints on how social media can be used a tool to convene diverse groups and explore diversity within diversity. For more information, please contact: Simmi Dixit, M&M Project officer; email@example.com
Chelby Daigle, M&M Ottawa Regional Coordinator; firstname.lastname@example.orgFriday December 7 & Saturday, December 8
Parkdale United Church - 429 Parkdale Avenue Ottawa, ON
CONCERT: 3rd Annual Christmas Gospel Celebration featuring Rev. Ernie Cox and band.
Come celebrate Christmas with two unforgettable evenings of joyous gospel music feat. Vanessa London, the London Trio Plus and guest soloists. Tickets: $35 (includes the ticket + HST + handling). Open
seating. Buy Tickets in person from the following locations: •The Leading Note (370 Elgin St., 613-569-7888) •Compact Music in the Glebe (785 1/2 Bank St., 613-233-8922 •Compact Music at Bank & Gloucester (190 Bank St.,
613-233-7626) •CD Warehouse in Kanata (499 Terry Fox Dr., 613-599-4700) •CD Warehouse in Nepean (1383 Clyde Ave., 613-255-9027( •CD Warehouse on St. Laurent (1717 St. Laurent Blvd., 613-523-0110) •Fourth Avenue Baptist Church (Fourth Ave. and Bank St., 613-236-1804) •Parkdale United Church (429 Parkdale Ave., 613-728-8656) Tickets Will Also Be Sold at the Door (cash only at the door). December 7, 8, 14, 15
Theatre du Casino du Lac-Leamy,1 Blvd du Casino, Gatineau QC Black Diva’s – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.
This musical unites two of Quebec’s greatest voices, Kim Richardson and Marie-Alice Depestre, in a tribute to some of the greatest black women singers of our time (Josephine, Ella, Billy, Diana, Nina, Tina, Aretha, Sarah, Gladys, Etta, Whitney etc...). Cabaret extra-style Dinner show sttarting $97.95+tax. Check availability of other tickets and seats at http://www.ticketmaster.ca/Theatre-du-Casino-du-LacLeamy-tickets-GATINEAU/venue/131869
Information: 1-877-977-7970 www.ticketmaster.ca
Tickets available at
the Théâtre du Casino box office.Saturday, December 8
Centre Richelieu-Vanier - 300, ave. des Pères-Blancs
(OC Transpo bus#5)
Rwanda social services of Ottawa Multicultural Pre Christmas Dinner and Dance.
Guest of honor: Honourable Mauril Belanger, MP. Featuring: dances from different communities, food, music and lots more! Formal dress code! Tickets: $25/person. Contact: Odette (613-298-2256), 613-265-6817, Samantha (613-816-3545), also email@example.com Saturday, December 8
7pm - 1am
Good Companions' Seniors Centre (670 Albert St. Ottawa, K1R 6L2)
6th Anniversary Celebration of Midezor.
A celebration of Ewe culture! Featuring a performance by the Baobab Tree dance ensemble, delicious authentic African cuisine and fabulous music! Dress code: formal and traditional African. Tickets: $25 (adults), $15 (students). Tickets can be bought in advance at various local African businesses or at the door. For more info: 613-837-9046Saturday December 8
Christ Church Cathedral, 420 Sparks Street (at Bronson)
Annual Christmas Concert featuring award-winning Haitian-born Canadian Soprano, Marie-Josée Lord
and the Christ Church cathedral Girls' Choir. Tickets: Platinum $100 (includes a $50 Tax Receipt from the charities) Gold $45; Silver $25; Students $15. This concert will will serve to raise awareness and provide funds to support the work of Centre 454, an organization that provides drop-in support services for individuals who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness (www.centre454.ca
), and The Well-La Source, a Day Program for women and women with children (www.the-well.ca
) The Cathedral Arts Box Office is open 11:00 – 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is located in Lauder Hall at Christ Church Cathedral, 420 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario. Phone: 613-567-1787 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgSaturday December 8
8:00pmFatboys Southern Smokehouse, 34 Murray St. (near Sussex), Ottawa
oices of Praise O Nite Divine Christmas Concert.
High energy RnB praise at its best, featuring Ottawa’s Gospel Sensation. VOP Christmas CD will also be on sale for $7. Eevent ticket info: VIP Party Package (Dinner/Show) $35 @ 8pm; Show Only $10 @ 9pm. Online Reservations: www.fatboys.ca
on Facebook or phone 613-565-5599. For show only customers, doors open 8:30pm.Sunday, December 9
Network of Black Business and Professional Women (NB2PW) Christmas Cocktail.
Bring along your favorite bottle of wine and join us as we toast the season. Cost: $30 Non-members; $15 Members. RSVP required
(This is a pre-paid event) RSVP at email@example.com
Meeting monthly, NB2PW presents its members valuable networking time and informative presentations from a variety of speakers. Tuesday, December 11
1:00pm – 4:00pm
180 Argyle Avenue, YMCA-YWCA, 2nd floor
JOB INFO SESSION: Learn how to find and obtain employment at Algonquin College.
HR staff will explain everything you ever wanted to know about working there. To register for this session, please go to http://www.ottawa-worldskills.org/EN/index.php?q=content/learn-how-find-and-obtain-employment-algonquin-collegeTuesday December 11
7:30pm - 9:30pm
CTV Ottawa Studios - 87 George Street (Byward Market), Ottawa, ON
The HERA Mission of Canada 2nd Annual Fundraiser
(supporting projects in Western Kenya), presented by HERA Mission staff and volunteers and their friends at Tumaini Children's Project. Enjoy a variety of Kenyan delights, wine, cheese and sweets. Find Special Gifts from our expanded Silent Auction as well as from our Kenyan Market Place. The evening will also include raffles and other special prizes. Make a difference in the lives our our widows and orphans, purchase a cow, chickens or goats. Change a life through sponsorship. TICKETS: $50.00 (tax receipts will be issued). RSVP to: Peggy Taillon (firstname.lastname@example.org
)Thursday, December 13
5pm to 8pm
Catholic Centre for Immigrants - 219 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa
Open House for Immigrant Leaders, organized by Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP).
Learn about new programs and services for immigrants in Ottawa!Understand OLIP’s work and how You can participate!Bring your voices and concerns and be part of OLIP! Opening Remarks by Mayor Jim Watson. Light refreshments will be provided.Please RSVP to Sherri Anderson at email@example.com
or 613-232-9634 ext. 385Thursday- Saturday December 13 - 15
NAC - Southam Hall (53 Elgin Street, Ottawa)
CONCERT: A Night in Havana!
Bright colours, festive sounds and hot tropical nights. Transcending classical, jazz and Cuban music the NAC
Orchestra heats up the stage with Cuban sensations Tiempo Libre and vocalist Malena Burke
for this irresistibly seductive concert. (See Tiempo Libre bio at: http://imgartists.com/artist/tiempolibre
) The three-time Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre brings their authentic tropical sound to perform alongside the incomparable Malena Burke. Raised in the heart of
Havana, the soulful Burke hails from the famed Cuban nightclubs of the Tropicana and Riviera. Together with the Orchestra, audiences will be transported to a sizzling and sultry musical night in Havana. Buy tickets online at http://nac-cna.ca/en/orchestra/event/2400
or at NAC box ofice.Friday, December 14
Syn Sue Salon & Boutique (332 Cumberland Street, Ottawa, Ontario)
Holiday Shopping Event!
Come into the SynSue Salon and Boutique to enjoy some wine, snacks and up to 60% off product purchases and salon services. For salon services, certificates will be given to use at a later date. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
to confirm your attendance to the event as there is limited space.Saturday, December 15
Cocktails at 6pm; dinner at 7pm; event ends at 2am
156 Cleopatra Drive, Ottawa
Kenyan community of Ottawa presents: Jamhuri Day Gala
in honour of the 49th Independence Day of Kenya. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and this includes drinks, food, entertainment and fun. All Kenyans and friends of Kenya are invited to this grand celebration!Saturday, December 15
Masonic Centre - 2140 Walkley Road
The Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association Annual Christmas
Great food! Music by DJ Oscar and Wally B. Tickets: Members: (in
good standing) $20, Non-Member: $30, Children 12 & under $10. Limited
Quantity. Ticket deadline: December 10, 2012.
For Info and
Tickets: Ms. M. Flash: (613) 733-6619, Ms. L. Wright (613) 741-5977, Mrs. A. Hardie (613) 231-5517, Ms. J. Smith (613) 526-4345, Mrs. D.G. Anderson (613) 599-7720, Ms. Joanne Robinson (613) 737-0955.Sunday, December 16
1pm - 9pm
Ukrainian Banquet Hall - 1000 Byron Avenue, Ottawa
Jaku Konbit presents: Ujamaa Market and Kwanzaa Celebration.
Ujamaa Market brings together vendors and businesses from the African and Caribbean community under one roof for your Holiday Shopping pleasures. Kwanzaa Celebrates families, community and culture. Like any market environment, Ujamaa Market Day & Kwanzaa celebration will be alive and vibrant; with music, drumming, cultural dancers , and local artist throughout the day. FREE ADMISSION (donations appreciated). Bring your entire family! * Food and Refreshments will be on sale. Come and join in as we celebrate our community’s richness and wealth in one market place. For more info, call Jaku konbit at 613-567-0600 or visit our website at www.jakukonbit.comSaturday, December 22
7pm - 2am
Centre Richelieu-Vanier - 300, ave. des Pères-Blancs (OC Transpo bus#5)
African & Reggae Music Christmas Extravaganza
feat.: Empress Nyiringango & The Highlight Band, Ras Lee, Africanova, Sangwa Dance Group, Miss Holly & Roots Band, Rurangwa, Deborah Ikirezi, Willy Thandax (comic), DJs Nebula Sound, Sligo, SoulChild, DJ Skillz, and more. Hosted by CHUO 89.1FM's Papa Richie ("Rockers"). Tickets: (early bird) $20, $25 at door. Tickets available at Bon Marché (101-290 Montreal Rd.), FADES, Mama Cee, Royal Barbershop, Savannah Groceries. For more info and tickets, contact Patrick at (613)255-2027 Saturday December 29
Doors Open: 6:00pm
Villa Lucia Restaurant -3430 Carling Avenue, Ottawa
Albert Productions and La Perla Cubana Productions Present: Pre-New Year's Eve Dinner Gala Party. Live Music by
: ColbaCan Band
integrated by Danilo Rondon Perez (Piano and Vocal), Jose Hernandez
(percussion), David Flores (percussion and Vocal), Rino Montero "El Sonero de Cuba" (Singer and Small percussions) y Moraima Rodriguez (Singer) Performances by
: Yanisleidis Perez Dickinson, Yury Vincens Flores's Dance Company from Montreal, Zumbero Cubano Show DJ'S: Albert, Sonero & EL Padrino. Silent Auctions: Lilia Faulkner (Latin American Art Agent). SCHEDULE:
Dj's Music: 6:00pm - 8:00pm; First Live Show: 8:00pm - 9:00pm; Zumbero Cubano: 9:00-9:30pm; Dj's Music: 9:30pm-10:00pm; Second Live Show: 10:00-11:00pm; Zumbero Cubano: 11:00-11:30pm; Dj's Music: 11:30pm - 2:00 am. Free Parking. Cover Charge:
With Dinner:$40 before Dec 20. $50 after Dec.20. ($60 with transportation); Without
Dinner: $10 before Dec. 20, $15 after Dec 20, ($35 with Transportation); Dinner for Children Pasta $12.50; Dinner Menu: White rice, Pork or Chicken, Salad, Vegetables, Dessert, Coffee or Tea. If you have any allergies please let us know when you purchase your ticket or contact Mamma Lucia (613) 596-1346. For Tickets please contact: (613) 710-2297/ (613) 596-1346/ (613) 709-6786/ RSVP before December 20, 2012 Capacity limited!
Saturday, December 29
Centurion Conference & Event Centre - 170 Colonade Rd S., Nepean
Pre-New year Dinner & Dance
featuring: Full Buffet dinner featuring an assortment of dishes including Ghanaian, a variety of desserts, drinks and cash bar. Tickets: $50/person. Tickets available at: Gifty’s Tailoring in Orleans – 613-841-7300; African Queen Shop (Bank & Huntclub):
613-736-5369. Please note: No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets must be purchased by the 30th of November, 2012
in order to make booking arrangements. Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis. Saturday, December 29
Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Street (Byward Market) Ottawa
Door sopen at 7:30 PM - live show @ 8:30 PM
Afrobeat Project's last performance of 2012!
Dance and groove to live Afrobeat music by a local band. Cost of admission? Saturday, December 29
Faces-Concorde Motel, 333 Montreal Rd, Ottawa
A Capricorn Affair
to celebrate 50 years of culture & friendship within our communities. Live performances by Jadah Band, Captain Sunshine, Chalawa & company, Rungu, Highlight Band, Jr Walker and some special guests. The first 50 guests will receive a complimentary drink on the promoters, door prizes, giveaways and the 50th person is free. Supporting these performances will be Sunshine International, DJ Kool K, Selecta Harvey and
Dr. Soul. Please call 613.230.1279 information and tickets are available at
Pam's Hair, most African and Caribbean outlets. Sponsored in part by Savannah Afro-Caribbean Products, Kool Runnings Caribbean Groceries, Club 747, M&J Tropical Supermarket. Admission: $12 Adv | $20 at the door. Monday, December 31
Doors open: 9:30 PM
Masonic Centre, 2140 Walkley Road, Ottawa
Diamond's Angels Productions presents 2012 New Year's Eve Gala
for the mature, savvy and sophisticated clientele music by DJ Sunshine International. Complimentary champagne to usher in 2013, party favours and door prizes. Food on sale. Admission: Adv $25 per person | $40 per couple. For tickets or further information please contact 613.295.7404, 613.261.7806 or 613.807.2866. This has been a sold out event every year, so get your tickets early and be prepared to dance the night away. Free parking and convenient location.Monday, December 31
Westin Ottawa Hotel - 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9H4
STARFISH creative events + inspiration present: "Welcome to Miami", Ottawa's BIGGEST & Best Countdown to 2013!
South Beach Miami is coming to Ottawa so expect lots of white decor, loads of palm trees, over 10 bars, and yes, the amazing DJ Ray Ray is back! Also, one lucky guest will win a trip for a week-end for two to South Beach Miami! There'll be lots of other suprises! $65+up/person. Why not spend the night at the stunning Westin Hotel! Take advantage of our special hotel room rate of $159 (regular $289). Visit www.NYEOttawa.com for
all the details. Tickets: This event proudly supports UNICEF.
Thursday, November 1
Parliament Hill (between eternal flame and the stairs to Centre Block
)Head for the Hills! Pass Bill C-398.
Join grandmothers and grand-others coast-to-coast to send a message to Ottawa, confirming that Canadians care. Bill C-398 licenses Canadians to save lives. The program begins promptly at at 3:30. There will be protests, and singing and dancing and drumming to celebrate the work of the grandmothers of sub-Saharan Africa and our solidarity with their situation.Right now, there are millions of people in developing countries dying of treatable diseases. Bill C-398 is designed to make affordable generic versions of essential medicines available to the world’s poor in countries that are unable to manufacture their own medicines. In 2004, MPs and Senators unanimously passed Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR) legislation. CAMR allows generic drug companies to obtain special licences to manufacture and export, to developing countries, affordable medicines still under patent protection. Sadly, CAMR procedures are so complex that the legislation has been used only once. It will not be used again unless it is fixed. Bill C-398 unties the red tape. Bill C-398 faces a second reading vote in the House of Commons expected at the end of November. For the bill to survive, there must be a groundswell of public support. Low-cost, life-saving Made-in-Canada generic medicines can be marketed to developing countries and save countless lives.Thursday, 1 November
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Parliament Hill, Centre Block, Room 256-S
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity will be hosting a photography exhibit by Emily Cavan Lynch,
who spent 8 months as a humanitarian aid worker in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ms. Lynch will give a short presentation on her personal experience with this humanitarian crisis and she will be available to answer questions. This event is open to Parliamentarians, staffers, and members of the community. RSVP required. Please visit: http://preventiongenocide.eventbrite.ca
For more info: Justin Mohammed at email@example.com
or call 996-7040.Thursday, November 1
Azrieli Theatre 101, Carleton University
Institute of African Studies and Carleton New Democrats present a
screening of: Blood in the Mobile - Is There Blood in your Pocket
, with Paul Dewar, MP for Ottawa Centre (NDP).The Documentary Blood in the Mobile (2010) shows the connection between our phones and the civil war in the Congo. Director Frank Poulsen travels to DR Congo to see the illegal mine industry with his own eyes. He gets access to Congo’s largest tin-mine, which is being controlled by different armed groups, and where children work for days in narrow mine tunnels to dig out the minerals that end up in our phones. After visiting the mine Frank Poulsen struggles to get to talk to Nokia, the Worlds largest phone company. Frank Poulsen wants them to guarantee that they are not buying conflict minerals and thereby is financing the war in the Congo. Nokia cannot give him that guarantee. Blood in Mobile is a film about our responsibility for the conflict in the Congo and about corporate social responsibility. * for a campus map, please go to: http://www1.carleton.ca/campus/Thursday, November 1
Main Auditorium - Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa 3rd Annual Free Thinking Film Festival 2012 presents: Losing Our Sons.
69 minutes, 2012 United States. Americans for Peace and Tolerance. A searing true story from America’s heartland, Losing Our Sons tells of two American families whose lives intersected through a shattering act of violence. Melvin Bledsoe, a small business owner in Memphis, watched with
pride as his son Carlos went to Tennessee State University in Nashville to
better his life through education. Daris Long, an ex-Marine, felt honored that
his son, Andy, chose to follow in his footsteps by joining the military. But
when Carlos Bledsoe murdered Andy Long in Little Rock, Arkansas, both fathers are forced to confront a new kind of American nightmare. As Melvin traced the trail that led Carlos from Nashville to Yemen and then to Little Rock, Daris confronted an American government that seems to be in denial about what happened to his son. This powerful documentary provides a moment of clarity for people who care about their families and their country’s future. Admission: $20. All tickets are available from TicketWeb. Toll-Free: 888-222-6608. Tickets also available at : Compact Music (785 1/2 Bank St. and 190 Bank St.), Ottawa Festivals (47 William St.) Collected Works (1242 Wellington St. West) Friday, November 2 & Saturday, November 3
NAC Fourth Stage, 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa
IN CONCERT: Alex Cuba.
Born Alexis Puentes in 1974 into a musical family in Artemis, Cuba, Alex Cuba, is a Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter who sings in Spanish and English. He has built a very successful career since moving to British Columbia in the late 1990s. He has won two Juno Awards for World Music Album of the Year: in 2006 for Humo De Tabaco, and in 2008 for his second album, Agua Del Pozo. In 2010 he won the Latin Grammy for Best New Artist. His music reflects primarily Latin and African influences, but with a mix of funk, jazz and pop. Alex is on the vanguard, crafting a cross-cultural sound that mirrors his geographical journey. For more info, visit artist website: www.alexcuba.com
Tickets on sale now! From $33. Order by phone (TicketMaster): 1-888-991-2787 (ARTS). Purchase in person: NAC Box Office Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa. Saturday, November 3
1pm - 4pm
Assembly Hall, McNabb Recreation Centre (Percy Street at Gladstone Avenue), Ottawa
St. Lucia-Ottawa Association (SLOA) public discussion: How would you like your Government’s Diaspora Policy to work for you?
The Government of St. Lucia issued a Draft Diaspora Policy to strengthen and deepen relations with St Lucian Nationals Overseas. Stay Tuned: Dr. Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister of St. Lucia, is scheduled to visit Ottawa in December. He will speak about his Government’s Diaspora policy and other issues. Sponsoring committee: SLOA Diaspora Committee
Info. Richard (613) 986-9204; Raymond (613) 799-1142Saturday, November 3
Cyrville Community Centre - 4355 Halmont Drive (off Ogilvie Road)
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Worship and Restoration Ministries fourth anniversary celebration.
Admission is free but a freewill offering will be collected. For more info, please contact Pastor Trevor Hall at 613-837-4126. Dimanche, 4 novembre
Agora, Maison du Citoyen, 25, rue Laurier, Gatineau, secteur de Hull
Brunch annuel de Solidarité-Haïti.
Comme à l’automne de chaque année, la tradition du Brunch annuel de Solidarité-Haïti se poursuit. Nous vous invitons à participer à cette activité annuelle de solidarité internationale, ou bien encore, si la distance vous en empêche, à manifester votre soutien généreux et constant à l’œuvre de développement communautaire que nous poursuivons en Haïti. Pour réserver vos billets d’ici le 29 octobre, veuillez
communiquer au 819-827-0284 ou firstname.lastname@example.org
. www.solidaritehaiti.org Sunday, November 4
Ottawa City Hall (110, Laurier Ave. West)
A Taste of CHUO!
The public is invited to meet CHUO 89.1FM volunteers
and staff and taste culinary delights by some of the best restaurants in town
that complement and represent our communities! All to the soundtrack of the
station!! CHUO will also be making a very exciting announcement about the
station's ON DEMAND launch!! There will be Kichesippi beer and food from the following restaurants: Simply Raw, Pressed, Island Flava, Bananas Caribbean Grill, Imperial Gastro Diner, Hang Ten Tacos, El Tucan, Habesha Ethiopian, P'tit Grecque, & Bombay Gardens! Sage Wellness, Fall Down Gallery, Live art, Slam poetry, and live music performances too!!
Admission: $5 Sunday, November 4
1pm - 2pm (David's talk starts at 1:30pm)
Capitale Room - Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel, 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa
Farming after conflict in Uganda: Farmers in Northern Uganda.
Farm Radio International is pleased to invite you to meet David Okidi, our first African-based board member. Mr. Okidi, former station manager of Mega FM in Gulu, Uganda, will share his experiences in running diverse participatory radio programs in an area which is rebuilding after years of conflict—a place where farmers are now learning to farm again. FREE ADMISSION.
Light refreshments will be served. Register for free at: http://ottawaokidi.eventbrite.ca/ November 5 - 17
Running time is approximately one hour 20 minutes, no intermission
NAC Studio - 53, Elgin Street, Ottawa
NAC English Theatre Production: "thirsty", by Dionne Brand.
In 1978, Alan, a Jamaican man, was killed in his Toronto home by police. But for the women in his life – his widow, daughter, and mother – the memory of the event still reverberates, fresh and raw. Winner of the 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize and NAC Playwright in Residence, Dionne Brand evoked this heartbreaking experience based on her lyrical poem, thirsty. Her gripping adaptation for the stage adds a new dimension to this story of loss, suffering, and abandonment, revealing the scars left on the family and society. Cultural confrontation turns into tragedy, captured in the victim’s dying word: “thirsty”. More info. at: http://nac-cna.ca/en/englishtheatre/event/2675 Tuesday, November 6
Groovy’s Roti Hut, 292 McArthur Ave., Ottawa
Keeping HOPE Alive…America Votes 2012
…Where will you be when History Repeats Itself! Join the celebration in support of President Obama! Admission: $5.00 of Personal Care Items (i.e toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant etc.) * Contribution to the Vanier Food Bank. Thursday, November 8
10:30am - 1pm
Room 2017, Dunton Tower, 20th floor, Carleton Univ., Ottawa
Where are we now? Women, Race, and Class in Academic Life, a Panel Discussion
presented by The Joint Chair in Women’s Studies (Carleton University) and the University of Ottawa. Speakers: Wendy Robbins,
Professor, Department of English and co-founder of UNB’s Women’s Studies Interdisciplinary Program, University of New Brunswick; Carmen Gonzalez,
Professor, School of Law, Seattle University; Joanne St. Lewis, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa; Manon Tremblay,
Senior Policy Advisor, Aboriginal Affairs, Student Academic Success Service (SASS), University of Ottawa; Monia Mazigh,
Holds a Ph.D. in Finance from McGill University, and is an Author and Human Rights Advocate. Moderator: Pamela Walker, Joint Chair in Women’s Studies at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. A question and answer period will follow. The event will be bilingual with simultaneous translation. Light refreshments will be offered. Please RSVP
to Hélène Boudreault, at 613-520-6644 or hboudre@uOttawa.caThursday, November 8
National Arts Centre (NAC) Fourth Stage, 53, Elgin Street
CONCERT: Cécile Doo-Kingué et Le Paysagiste. Cécile Doo-Kingué:
Soul, Versatility and Passion compose the triumviral force behind Cécile
Doo-Kingué’s sound. Born in New York City, first generation from Cameroon,
Cécile Doo-Kingué has lived in France, USA and is now an adopted Montrealer. This meeting of cultures is reflected in the eclecticism of her music. She has rapidly become one of the city’s most renowned musicians. Her bewitching and incomparable fretwork as well as her deep and suave voice are no longer secret to Montreal’s night-owls. Cécile has sizzled and dazzled with Montreal cult bands Dibondoko and Aliens, played or recorded with Corneille, Senaya, Tricia Foster, Montreal Jubilation Choir, Bernard Purdie, Ismael Isaac, Soul City, to name but a few, as well as opened for Manu Dibango and Youssou N’Dour. She has also done her share of mixing, including United Steel Workers of Montreal’s albums Broken Trucks and Bottles and Kerosene & Coal, producing (Dibondoko) and musical directing, including Passion Francophonie, the main show at the Sommet de la Francophonie. Dayv Poulain-Le Paysagiste:
A native of Sudbury,
Ontario, Dayv Poulin has been passionate about music from an early age. When he was just 11, he announced that his life’s ambition was to be able to play (flawlessly) the Guns and Roses song “Patience"....Thursday, November 8
Centrepointe Theatre - 101 Centrepointe Dr. K2G 5K7 Ottawa, ON
CONCERT feat. The Temptations.
For more than forty years,
The Temptations have been an essential component of the Motown machine. They have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world. The Temptations were born in Detroit in the early sixties and recorded hits like “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” and “Beauty Is only Skin Deep.” The group continues to be strong, “The crowds are bigger, the sales are sizzling,” says one industry report. The
current Temptations consist of Otis Williams, Terry Weeks, G.C. Cameron, Ron Tyson, Joe Herndon. Tickets: (Premium) $76.25 / Regular $66.25 / Front + Centre (Premium) $69.25 / Front + Centre (Regular) $59.25www.centrepointetheatre.comSaturday, November 10
Christ Church Cathedral, 420 Sparks Street, Ottawa
CONCERT: Remembrance & Commemoration.
National Capital Concert Band and guests commemorating: ◊ the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 ◊ the 95th Anniversary of the Vimy: Hill70; and, Paschendaele ◊ the 70th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid ◊ 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Coast Guard. Tickets: Reserved: $25, General: $20, Students: $15. RESERVED SEATING = Platinum Section (front of church), Gold Section (middle of church). For more info: The Cathedral Arts Box Office is open 11:00 – 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is located in Lauder Hall at Christ Church Cathedral, 420 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario. Phone: 613-567-1787 or e-mail email@example.com Saturday November 10
3pm - 4:30pm
Leo Ebinger Memorial Hall, 270 Crichton St., New Edinburgh, Ottawa
Ottawa International drumming Festival in collaboration with St. John Lutheran Church proudly present: 'Opening Ourselves To Africa' Bi-Annual Benefit Concert
featuring: * Roots & Unity Youth Band - Enjoy the fabulous guitar rhythms of Ottawa's Latin American youth from the latin American cultural community centre; * ‘Ni Wewe Tu’- Voices of Ottawa’s hilarious and sensational Afro-Caribbean Group; * El Pulgarcito De America-The irresistible Salvadorian Folkloric Dancers; * Drum 4 Life-Rhythms of Afro-Cuban & West African.Visuals by Matt Cameron. Admission: by donation. All proceeds go towards: * The construction of a school in Liberia * The building of a house & school supplies in Mali with Opening Ourselves to Africa project. Bring the family, friends, and kids ! Info: 613-749-7840, 613-749-6953 website: www.stjohnlutheran.ca Saturday, November 10
6pm (cocktails) followed by dinner, dance starts at approx. 10pm
Tudor Banquet Hall 3750 North Bowesville Road, Ottawa
(OC Transpo Bus #87)
The Uganda Association of Ottawa (U.A.O) presents: Celebrating Uganda’s 50th Independence Anniversary.
Event includes: cocktails, a dinner, guest speakers, live entertainment (traditional dances and fashion show from Uganda), live auction, followed by an evening of dancing until 1am! Tickets : $50/person (dinner & dance), Dance only (after 10pm) $20. For more info and tickets : Ugandan Association at (613) 290-6118 or
(613) 762-2967.Saturday, November 10
FACES, Concorde Motel, 333 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, Ontario
SHOW TIME: 9pm
FACES first anniversary celebration highlighting Trinidad and Tobago’s 50th year of Independence and 36th year as a Republic. This event will showcase some of the Island’s strong cultural heritage. No event promoting the culture of the Island would be complete without the National Instrument, the Steel Pan featuring Ottawa Pannist, Eddie Alleyne, Calypso artists, Skippy (Montreal), Guney Cedeno (Toronto), as well as Ottawa singers Sydney Bostic and Roshan. ADMISSION: $10 before Midnight / $15 after
For more information, contact: Len Puckerin — Tel: 613-230-1279 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
FACES promoted by Club 747Sunday, November 11
Ottawa Little Theatre - 400 King Edward Ave.
When Brothers Speak (Ottawa) Spokenword Showcase.
When Brothers Speak, originally a Toronto showcase, is the largest poetry showcase in Canada and the longest running poetry concert in North America. Poets for the Ottawa show include: Dwayne Morgan & Ritallin (Toronto), 2011 Canadian National Champion Knowmadic (Edmonton), 2011 Toronto International Poetry Slam Champion Prufrock (Ottawa), Marc Marcel (Baltimore), Just Jamaal (Ottawa). Tickets in Advance: $15 students, $20 regular. Tickets at the door: $25. Advance tickets available at:
Ever Afters Cafe (319 Rideau Street, 613-421-7612); Norml Clothing Store (184 Rideau Street, 613-562-2043). For more info: email@example.com Tuesday, November 13
OCISCO: 945 Wellington Street
Top 10 Thoughts on Leadership, with Joanne John (Director General for the NRC Communications Branch).
Presented by Network of Black Business & Professional Women. ADMISSION: Joanne is a champion for professional growth and leadership, organizational change and sound people management. She joined Natural Resources Canada in January 2010 to steward the final phase of NRCan’s consolidation of corporate communications functions. Joanne has extensive public service
experience in the field of communications and marketing and has also worked in both the private and political sectors. She has acted as a coach and mentor for many junior managers and staff and, has concurrently contributed to her
community through a myriad of volunteer activities. Join us as she shares her
Top 10 Thoughts on Leadership. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.orgTuesday, November 13
7pm - 9pm
Desmarais Bldg, DMS 12102, Univ. of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Avenue East
Public Discussion: Obama, Race and American Democracy.
Speakers: Professor Jeremy I. Levitt, uOttawa, Fulbright Research Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice; Professor Matthew C. Whitaker, Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, Arizona State University. Presented by Human Rights Research and Education Centre and the
Centre on Governance of the University of Ottawa. Registration is not required for this event. Thursday, November 15
11:30am to 1 pm
University of Ottawa - 55 Laurier Street, Desmarais Hall, Room 12110
PANEL PRESENTATION - Human Rights in Africa: Market Place or Basket Case? Presenters: Prof. Jeremy Levitt,
Distinguished Professor of International Law, Florida A&M University College of Law and University of Ottawa Fulbright Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice. Prof. Pacifique Manirakiza
, Commissioner, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and Associate Professor, Faculty of Common Law, University
of Ottawa. Presentation wil be held in English. A light lunch will be served. Limited space so please RSVP by November 12 at email@example.comSaturday, 17 November
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Rideau Curling Club,715 Cooper St Ottawa, ON Canada, K1R 5J5 Africa Rocks! Farm Radio International fundraising Bonspiel.
Come out and join in the fun for a great cause! A fundraising bonspiel is being held to support Farm Radio International. No experience necessary! It’s a great event for family and friends. Every $150 raised provides training for a new radio broadcaster in Africa to share local knowledge with others about proven techniques for better land and crop management. Registration from 9 – 9:15 am; Curling lesson at 9:15am & games begin at 9:30am. Event ends at 4 pm
Cost: $60 per person (includes 3 – four end games, lunch and door prizes. A $30 receipt will be sent out by mail). If you raise $200 your entry fee will be waived. There will be a prize for the top fundraiser. For more info, visit event registration page at http://farmradiobonspiel.eventbrite.ca
or sign up at http://www.farmradio.org/english/donors/events.asp Saturday November 17
1:30pm – 4pm
Hintonburg Community Ctre - 1064 Wellington St. W. (Basement #2)
Buurhakaba Water Project Update.
An informative afternoon on water and medical projects implemented in Somalia. Featuring slide show, snacks, entertainment. Free admission. Presented by CBEN & AfrikArt Konnexion. For more information: 613-790-7736 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgSaturday, November 17
Centre Communautaire Tétreau, 361 Ch. Lucerne, Gatineau, Quebec
Agaciro Gala in Canada featuring Juno award-winning artist, Mighty Popo.
This past summer, Rwanda launched the “Agaciro Development Fund”, a homegrown initiative based on voluntary donations from Rwandans and friends of Rwanda. The underlying spirit of the fund is self-reliance; a desire for Rwandans to shape their own progress and development and reduce dependency on foreign aid. Money raised will be used to support national priority projects that are in line with the country’s Vision 2020. For more info: Jacques Murigande (aka Mighty Popo) 613-255-2678; Dr. Egide Karuranga at 418-650-6056.Saturday, November 17
Cocktails @ 6 PM/Dinner @ 7 pm
Hampton Inn Conference Centre - 200 Coventry Rd, Ottawa, ON
Jamaica50 Ottawa Grand Gala - An Elegant Evening of Celebrating Out of Many, One People! $80 Before September 30, 2012, $100 After.
(Four course dinner with wine, live entertainment, dance) Corporate Table: $1500 (Table of 10, Four course dinner with wine, live entertainment, dance, Jamaica 50 Souvenir, recognition in evening program) Sponsorship opportunities available. FOR MORE INFO: Tel: (613) 699 6023 / Email: email@example.com
Web: www.jamaica50ottawa.com November 17
Saint Brigid's Centre. for the Arts 310 St. Patrick St.,. Ottawa ON
Man, Woman, Life, and Love: Stories from Africa, the Caribbean, and Beyond – Jan Blake.
Join one of the world’s leading storytellers for stories of shape-shifters, lovers, and the wise and the foolish. Specializing in stories from Africa, the Caribbean, and Arabia, Jan Blake has a reputation for dynamic and generous storytelling. Her artistry, humour, and boundless female energy make her an absorbing performer who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre of England, and many other institutions. Tickets $25. For more info: www.ottawastorytellers.ca/festival Saturday, November 17
Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 10:15pm
Concorde Motel - 333 Montreal Rd., Vanier ON
Benefit Concert in support of the Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort for Cuba.
Featuring live performances by: Singers CESAR RICARDO, RINO MONTERO, MORAIMA RODRIGUEZ, pianist DANILO RONDON as well as MELANIE GALLARDO (from Chile), MARCOS ALFARO (From El Salvador), JORDAN LUIS (from the Dominican Republic) and DJs ALBERTO,SONERO SONERO, LUIS EL PADRINO SOLIS, CHAVA CHAVA...and many more! Also, Cuban food, raffle, silent auction. Free Parking. ADMISSION: $10 donation. Funds raised go to the Hurrican Sandy victims in the province of Santiago de Cuba. For Tickets and info: (613)710-2297 or (613)857-8759 Sunday, November 18
Doors open: 2:30pm / Show time: 3pm
Ukrainain Banquet Hall - 1000 Byron, Ottawa
3's COMPANY & Club S.O.C.C.A. present: Ottawa's Parang/Soca Lime, featuring LOS PAJAROS
(Toronto’s No.1 Parang Group), Araguaney Venezuelan Folk Dance Group, Cultural Arts Studio. Music by: David
SuperSound. Also feat. "Trini Style" food & refreshments On sale. Tickets:
Adults: Early Bird Tickets : $20.00 Til October 31st, $25.00 - ($30.00 at the
door); Children 12 & under _ $10.00 at the door. Available @ MUGENA’S: 911A Richmond Rd, L & F: 2211 St. Joseph Blvd Orleans (Proceeds towards
local youth scholarship). Info: 613-834-4282, 613-726-1235, 613-850-0870,
613-834-1718, 613-739-0070 Sunday, November 18
Fall Down Gallery - 288, Bank Street, Ottawa
The Art Carnival : Fundraiser for Art Child and cancer awareness
hosted by Dream.Love.Grow (D.L.G) and In Da Industry. The event includes: art on exhibit by 4 local artist, live painting, games, prizes, a concession stand, a marketplace and a fun house. Ottawa's Skoser Clothing will be selling t-shirts to raise money for cancer research. Together with D.L.G, Art Child aims to provide children from all backgrounds with the guidance, support and the opportunities to effectively develop confidence, artistic expression, positive social relationships and help enhance their academic performance. For more info: Mailyne at 613.263.1078 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
/ Jewne at E-mail: email@example.com
613.875.6651 www.indaindustry.comTuesday, November 20
Amphitheatre, Guigues Hall, Saint Paul Univ., 223 Main St., Ottawa
Screening of Barbadian Film - Chrissy.
An inspirational film for the entire family! Q&A Session with the film directors follows. Event presented under the patronage of His Excellency E. Evelyn Greaves, High Commissioner for Barbados to canada. Admission: Adults - $10, Children under 12 - $5. Proceeds will assist the Hope Foundation in Barbados. Watch the film trailer at: www.BIT.LY/TuXLOk
Due to limited seating you are required to RSVP to the Barbados High Commission 613-236-9517 | firstname.lastname@example.orgWednesday, November 21
11:30am - 1pm
Room FTX 351, Fauteux Hall, Univ. of Ottawa, 57 Louis-Pasteur Street
“Race, Representation and Black Women in Public Life: Imagining Michelle Obama”, by Professor Joanne St. Lewis
(University of Ottawa Faculty of Law). Presented as part of The Shirley E. Greenberg Chair for Women and the Legal Profession and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre Joint Speaker Series. Lunch included. Free admission.Tuesday, November 20
Dominion-Chalmers United Church -355 Cooper Street, Ottawa
Ottawa International Jazz Festival presents: Brazilian music icon Gilberto Gil.
Gilberto Gil has played a key role in the constant modernization of Brazilian popular music. Having been a part of the music scene for 46 years, he has built one of the most relevant and prestigious careers as a singer, composer and guitarist. Tickets - $55.00 ; Reserved or $45.00 GA. More Information: www.ottawajazzfestival.comThursday, November 22
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Hellenic Banquet Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
Roses and Candles Gala 2012
, an evening of celebration and recognition hosted by Immigrant Women Services Ottawa and Honorary Chair Nazanin Afshin -Jam MacKay. Featuring inspiring stories, live entertainment, fine foods and live and silent auctions. Tickets: $95 per person. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities call us at 613-729-3145 or email us at email@example.com Thursday, November 22 - Saturday, November 24
WFM, Mercury Lounge & House of PainT present the 2012 Ottawa NuJazz Festival
featuring: NuJazz Launch Party feat. Jazz Amnesty Sound System (Montreal) - Thursday, Nov 22
@ Mercury Lounge, 10PM presented by Hub Ottawa | $10 general / $5 for Hub Members | www.hubottawa.org Soul Motivators (from Toronto) + DJ Lance Baptiste - Friday, Nov 23
@ Mercury Lounge, 10PM | $10. Advance tickets for Soul Motivators & Jazz Amnesty Sound System are available online only: www.mercurylounge.com
/ www.worldfamousmusic.net Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (from Chicago) + DJ Zattar - Saturday, Nov 24
@ Ritual Nightclub, 10PM | $22. Tickets available at Compact Music(s), Record Option (Hintonburg), The Record Shaap, Vertigo Records, and online at www.worldfamousmusic.net NuJazz Festival Pass:
3-day guest-list passes only $30, provides all-access for all three nights, available online only at: www.worldfamousmusic.myshopify.comFriday, november 23
Jean pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall (110, Laurier Ave W)
Joining Hands for Our Communities: a charity fundraiser dinner in support of Aboriginal communities in Canada.
Hosted by Youth for Northern Communities in collaboration with Human Concern International. Joining Hands for Our Communities is a networking opportunity and a celebration of Aboriginal culture including a three course meal, live entertainment and a silent auction. With guest speakers Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Dr. Pam Palmater and guest MC Waubgesig Rice, all funds raised will support the First Nations Family and Caring Society. Organizers hope to raise a minimum of $10,000. Tickets: $50-Regular, $35-Student, Table of 8 - $400
or 613-742-5948 x21 . Youth for Northern Communities is a small organization founded by a group of young Aboriginal women in the Ottawa area. These women volunteer their time to raise funds for Aboriginal youth across Canada. Friday, November 23
Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton University
Gahu, eh! A Distinctly Canadian Presentation of Ghanaian Drumming,
Singing and Dance.
Featuring Carleton University Music Department’s West African Rhythm Ensemble
and the Baobab Youth Performers
, both under the direction of Kathy Armstrong. This performance is the culmination of an artist residency program featuring the vibrant and magnetic performance of Ghanaian musician and dancer Nani Agbeli. Nani Agbeli is an engaging and talented drummer and dancer from the Volta Region of Ghana. He is the son of the late master drummer Godwin Agbeli, who trained him in his art form from a young age. Nani led many performances and workshops in Ghana before moving to the USA. He currently lives in Boston where he teaches and performs at Berklee College of Music and Tufts University. The performance will involve over 50 drummers and dancers who will combine forces for the feature pieces Tokwoe and Gahu, both rich textures of
sounds and sights, and a reflection on the power of community. This artist in
residence program i a joint educational project between Baobab Community and Carleton University, with a generous donation by recent Carleton Music Graduate, Julia Walmsley. Admission: Tickets $20 Adults, $10 Students and Seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets please contact: Baobab Community www.baobabtree.org
(613)729-0987 or Carleton University Dept. of Music www2.carleton.ca/music (613)520-5770Saturday, November 24
10am-11am: Dancers 12 and under; 11:30am-12:30pm: Dancers 13+
Hintonburg Community Center 1064 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario
Ghanaian Dance Workshop by Special Guest Instructor Nani Agbeli, Master Teacher & Drummer.
Nani Agbeli, the director of Woezo, gives workshops and performances in traditional arts and culture from tribes in Ghana, West Africa. He hails from a family of artists and spent his
life learning the dance, music, and craft of Ghana, and the historical
beginnings of these. He is passionate about sharing these with others. For
additional information please visit: www.woezo.com
“Fun-raiser” Admission: A suggested donation of $5.00 for TSoACD students and $10 for guests towards Cultural Arts Studio of Afro Caribbean Dance costume fund is very much appreciated. More info: 613-863-3493 or visit www.afrocaribdance.webs.com Saturday, November 24
9:30am - 5:30pm (or by appointment)
661 Kochar Drive, Ottawa, K2C 4H2 (closest cross streets are Prince and Wales Drive and Normandy Crescent)
Memory and Passion: An Exhibition of Mixed Media Paintings by Hawa Kaba.
Hawa creates mixed media paintings that evoke the artist’s West
African heritage and her life in multi-cultural Canada. Using photographic
images, words, printed matter, paint, and found materials she evokes the
landscape and culture of Africa, the richness of lives of women, the struggle
for social justice, and her own personal memories. She has exhibited extensively across Canada and the United States. One of her pieces hangs in the Canadian embassy Paris France. To view a collection of Hawa's work, visit www.hawakaba.com
More info: Victoria McTaggart, Tel. 613-680-6500 Saturday, November 24
National Arts Centre (NAC) – 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa
Cocktails at 6:30 pm followed by Dinner at 7:00 pm
The Barbados (Ottawa) Association Inc. Celebrates the 46th Anniversary of Barbados’ Independence
and of the Barbados (Ottawa) Association Inc. An evening of elegance and celebration, come and celebrate the 46th Anniversary of Barbados’ Independence and Barbados (Ottawa) Association Inc., Dinner & Dance under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency E. Evelyn Greaves. Events of the evening includes: cocktails, dinner, a guest speaker and dancing until 1:00 am! Music by DJ David Supersounds. Tickets: $65/person. To purchase tickets or for more info: Sandra at (613)843-1448 or Leslie at (613)261-4170 or Joyce at
(613)721-0820Saturday, November 24
7pm - 11pm
Orange Art Gallery, 233 Armstrong Street
CMETrust-Ottawa fourth annual Mathare in Focus, a vernissage of
photos by Canada-Mathare Education Trust scholars.
Each year CMETrust scholars capture photos that offer a glimpse of life in the slum through their own eyes. Besides scholars’ thoughtful artwork, the event will feature entertainment, refreshments, and a silent auction. Drinks and CMETrust merchandise will also be available. Funds raised at the event will contribute to secondary school scholarships for students from Mathare Valley Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Single tickets: $40; $35 per ticket for groups of four or more. Tax receipt issued for $20 along with eac ticket. For more info., including updates on special guests and entertainment as the event draws nearer and to buy tickets, please visit facebook.com/CMETrust/events. Sunday, November 25
Library and Archives Canada - Auditorium, 395 Wellington Street , Ottawa ON
The National Film Board of Canada the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada are pleased to present the Ottawa premiere of the film "We Were Children",
a co-production of Eagle Vision, Entertainment One and the National Film Board of Canada. As young children, Lyna Hart and Glen Anaquod were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools. The trauma of this experience was made worse by years of untold abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives. In this emotional film, the profound impact of the Canadian government's residential school system is conveyed unflinchingly through the eyes of two children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. We Were Children gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit. Free admission. Seating is limited, please arrive early. Sunday, November 25
2:30pm - 5:30pm
Bronson Centre, Mac Hall - 211 Bronson Ave., Ottawa
"Bridging the Gaps" Variety Show.
Club SOCCA proudly presents an afternoon of arts vocal, visual and spoken from some of the best local artists. This year we are fortunate to have Chartwell Senior Housing as presenting sponsor thus allowing access to the top 3 winners from the 2012 Senior Stars competition (Ottawa/Gatineau Region) in addition to Megan Landry, Roshan Dookeran, Eric Sarah and many more. This is a family-oriented showcase bringing the young, young at heart, culturally diverse, and various art forms together in an intimate and interactive setting so that, as an organization, we can be a catalyst for creating positive experiences within our community that will assist in a better understanding of each other. Refreshments will be on sale, Arts & crafts will be on display. Tickets: Adults $10 Adv | $15 at the door; Seniors & Children (7-13) $5 and Children 6 & under free. For further info or to obtain tickets: 613.739.0070| 613.850.0870 | 613.261.7806 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
.Tuesday, November 27
7pm - 8:45pm
The Tea Party, 119 York Street, Ottawa (in Byward market area)
Ottawa Storytellers present "Stories and Tea".
Ruthanne will be telling stories about the history of slavery in Canada. Admission: Pay what you can. Phone: 613-322-8336 Email: email@example.com
More information: http://www.ottawastorytellers.ca/stories-and-tea/Thursday, November 29
6:30pm (Dinner served at 7pm)
Saint Brigid's Centre
for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick St., Ottawa (entrance on Cumberland St.)
Join Ethiopiaid in Ottawa for an exciting dinner & silent auction event.
A Silent Night for Ethiopia(id): In Celebration of AIDS Awareness Week will feature speaker Lauchlan Munro, Director of the School of International Development & Global Studies at the University of Ottawa, and Montreal-based musician Gabriella Hook. Delicious food will be served by Blue Nile Ethiopian Cuisine and True Food Ecosterre. All proceeds from this event will support a Vocational Training Program based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which is truly breaking the cycle of poverty for AIDS-orphaned and vulnerable youth. An evening of good food, good music, and good company... all for a great cause! Tickets: $20 Individual Tickets, $100 for Table of Six. Purchase tickets online or arrange in-person sale by phone (613.697.4843) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org
). Tickets include dinner. Dinner will be served at 7:00pm, but arrive early to get a good seat and check out our awesome silent auction items! There will be a cash bar. Sponsors: Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts and Blue Nile Ethiopian Cuisine.Thursday, November 29
5pm - 6:30pm
IDRC, 150 Kent Street, 8th floor, W. David Hopper Room, Ottawa
IDRC Book Launch and Panel Discussion : Jamaica in the Canadian Experience: A Multiculturalizing Presence
. Panelists: • Carl E. James, Director of the York Centre for Education and Community in the Faculty of Education at York University • Andrea Davis, Acting Director of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean at York University. Moderator: IDRC President, David Malone. This event is free but seating is limited, so please register at www.idrc.caLe jeudi 29 novembre
Salle Jean-Despréz - 25, rue Laurier, Gatineau
CONCERT: Kellylee Evans - Nina.
Figure montante de la
nouvelle génération jazz au pays, Kellylee Evans revisite avec sa voix de
soprano les grands succès de Nina Simone. Adultes 30 $; Personnes âgées
27 $; Étudiants 25 $. Téléphone : 819 243-8000 http://www.ville.gatineau.qc.caFriday, November 30
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Overbrook Community Center- 33 Quill St., Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4E7
International Black Summit : Summit Share.
The International Black Summit is coming to Ottawa. There wasn't a single Canadian in the room back in 2011 when Ottawa was aligned upon as the host site for the 2013 annual Summit event. We have been preparing ourselves since then for what that will mean for our community and all communities. To say that we
are excited is an underestimate for sure. This will be the first of many on
a long road to August. At this first Summit Share, we hope to spark in YOU the same excitement that we feel. It's also an opportunity to learn about what the International Black Summit is and to participate in creating the incredible experience participants will have when the come to Ottawa to 'Be More CommUnity', our theme for the event. Your participation is very important to us and we look forward to seeing you at all of the events we are creating to enfold you.
Tuesday, October 2
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Arts Lounge, 2017 Dunton Tower, Carleton University (“DT” on campus map, http://www2.carleton.ca/campus/)
Africa Dialogue Series talk: " The Africa Capacity Indicators Reports: The Promise and Challenges Ahead, feat. Dr. Moses Kiggundu.
The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) was founded in 1992. It was conceived as an African institution designed to forge partnerships between African governments and the international donor community to help build critically needed development capacities in support of the reforms. It has evolved as the leading African institution in Africa in the areas of capacity and capacity development. This presentation will provide a brief background and introduction of ACBF’s Africa Capacity Indicators (ACI) and the Africa Capacity Indicators Reports (ACIR). It will summarize some of the key
findings, policy and research implications, and lessons so far learnt. Looking
ahead, the presentation will identify some of the challenges of producing
indicators in general, and ACI in particular. Moses Kiggundu is Professor of
Management and International Business at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. His research focuses on international development management, managing globalization and creating conditions for the development of a competitive, equitable and inclusive economy and society in developing countries and emerging economies. He is currently working on various aspects of African capacity building including China-Africa legal and judicial systems for mutual benefits. The Africa Dialogue Series at Carleton University
seeks to promote the better understanding and discussions of current policy issues facing the African continent. Through an informed presentation concerning one of the complex and substantive policy issues facing policy-makers and societies at large in the continent, the series aims to engage students and the wider public in Ottawa-Gatineau in a dialogue concerning the implications of global issues forAfrica. The Africa Dialogue Series is jointly organized by the South African High Commission in Canada and Carleton University’s Institute of African Studies.
Refreshments will be served. More information: http://www2.carleton.ca/africanstudies/cu-events/the-africa-capacity-indicators-reports-the-promise-and-challenges-aheadSunday, October 7
11am - 2pm
Fatboys Southern Smokehouse - 34 Murray Street, Ottawa, ON Voices of Praise Gospel Group of Ottawa's Gospel Brunch.
Enjoy good food, and VOP's Ministry in a Southern Atmosphere. Their rich and diverse Caribbean, West Indian, African, Canadian backgrounds, inspires their music and message. This gospel group's musical style ranges from funky Rhythm and Blues with a new urban attitude, to soulful a cappella and reggae/calypso beats. Sunday, October 7
My Condo - 34 Clarence Street, in the Byward Market
The 747 Reunion Dance Party.
Dance to the Music of Whitney Houston,
live performance by VJs Groove Machine, and Rogers Stylus DJ Hall of Fame
Inductees, Tony (Butcher T) Jamaica/Montreal & Len (Dr Soul) Trinidad
/Ottawa. Selection Motown, Philly, Soul R&B,Dance Calypso,Reggae, of
the70,80,and 90s." Music Just the Way You Like It". 25+ mature clientele. ID
required. dress to impress! No running shoes, baseball caps, jeans. $10 before midnight, $15 afterwards. For info & tickets: 613-230-1279 or email@example.com Wednesday, October 10
7pm - 10pm
Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts- 310 St. Patrick St., Ottawa K1N5K4
Persona Non Grata: Art by Lesotho's Orphans.
Persona Non Grata is a charity art show held to benefit the orphans of Rachel’s Home, an orphanage and school in Maputsoe, Lesotho. This event will raise funds for post-secondary scholarships for the orphans, and educate about the ongoing AIDS epidemic in Lesotho. The show will feature thought-provoking photography and paintings by the orphans of Rachel’s Home. Attendees will experience art, African music, spoken word poetry and a Lesotho marketplace. Unfortunately, there is stigma and discrimination associated with those
affiliated with HIV/AIDS in Lesotho. We believe the only way to break the stigma is to provide the children with a post-secondary education in order for them to become functioning members of their community. Stephanie Vizi is the founder of Persona Non Grata. She is a fourth-year Carleton student. She has had the opportunity to travel to Lesotho twice to volunteer at Rachel's Home. She started Persona Non Grata because she feels privileged to
receive a post-secondary education and she believes her friends in Lesotho should be able to do the same. Thursday, October 11
5pm - 7pm
National Arts Centre, Fountain RoomINTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL: "Canadian Ground-Breakers and Shakers", a public panel presentation and networking reception.
Join the United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) (with support from
the Canadian Commission for UNESCO) for the launch of the International Day of the Girl, designated by the United Nations for October 11 of each year, starting in 2012. The Government of Canada, under the stewardship of the Hon Rona Ambrose as Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, led the international effort to have the Day proclaimed, with key support from Peru and Turkey. The Day provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Canada’s leadership on the global stage, along with Canadians’ contributions and commitments to girls and women in Canada and around the world. Moderator :
Kathryn White (President & CEO of UNA-Canada and Chair, World Federation of UNAs). Panelists:
Tilly O’Neil Gordon, MP (Miramichi-Escuminac, New Brunswick), Senator (Rt'd) Landon Pearson (longtime champion of rights of the child), Monique Brand (former UNA-Canada UN Professional Placement Programme intern with UNHCR in India and UNICEF in Namibia and coordinator of UNA-Canada’s Sport-in-a-Box programme in Namibia). Admission:$25/adults, $10/student (payable in advance or at the door). To register or for more info: Joan Broughton at 613-232-5751 ext 230 or firstname.lastname@example.orgThursday, October 11 - Sunday, October 14
Library and Archives Canada-395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
23rd Annual One World Film Festival.
The One World Film Festival brings together filmmakers, activists, students, and members of the public concerned about human rights and environmental sustainability. Now in its
23rd year, the OWFF features documentary film screenings, panel discussions, Q&A's with visiting filmmakers, kiosks, and presentations from NGO's. Africanist films being shown include: When the Drum is Beating
. US, 2011, 80 min. Directed by Whitney Dow. The 20-member band Septentrional has been making music for 62 years as Haiti's most celebrated big band. This inspirational doc charts the history of Haiti from its independence from French colonialism to 2010's devastating earthquake-all set to the vibrant music of Septentrional and punctuated with personal memories. Ghetto Millionaires
. Belgium, 2010. 53 min.Directed by Gilles Remiche. The Sapeur is a "Congolese Jet Setter". He may never go unnoticed and must, at all times, show off his general elegance and designer labels. Competition between Sapeurs is fierce. They love to proclaim their superior elegance in televised jousts eagerly watched by the youth of Kinshasa. The Sapeurs embody success and access to the riches of the West. But how do you come across as wealthy when in fact you're living in poverty? You Decide!
Sweden, 2011, 70 min. Directed by Maj Wechselmann. A Swedish journalist investigates business practices of a key Swedish oil company,
Lundin, owned by Canada's Talisman Energy Inc., and discovers major human rights abuses and unethical business practices in its African operation that are tied to civil war in Sudan and Ethiopia and also South Africa in the past. One Day After Peace
. Israel/South Africa 2011, 86 min. Directed by Miri Laufer and Erez Laufer. After losing her son, an Israeli soldier, to a Palestinian sniper, Robi Damelin sets out on an emotional crusade to find answers, reconciliation and peace of mind. She writes a letter to her son’s shooter in hopes that direct contact can lead to healing, understanding and a precedent for future generations. Her concept echoes an experiment created in her native South Africa. More info: http://www.oneworldarts.ca/film/aboutSaturday, October 13
Sainte-Genevieve Church, 825 Canterbury Ave., Ottawa ON K1G 3A2
Nigerian 52nd Independence Day Celebration
: An evening showcasing Nigerian cuisine, culture and talent...and providing plenty of laughs! Join the Nigerian Canadian Association of Ottawa to celebrate this community event, tagged 52 Years of Difference. This celebration will feature the very best of Nigerian entertainment, including MC Polo, DJ Khalid, Comedian JP Versace, an Edo cultural dance group, a Children's showcase, and lots more!! The Suya Spot and authentic Nigerian cuisine will also be available for your enjoyment. Tickets prices: Adults - $20, Students (with valid ID) - $10, Free for Children aged 16 yrs and younger. Tickets available from: Victor (613-218-2795), John (613-697-0860), Angela (613-700-4874), Kenneth (613-769-6172), Christiana (613-698-8468), Jumoke (613-262-0555). N.B: Entrepreneurs: If you would like to showcase your business, service, or product, there will be tables available for this purpose. The cost for this is $15 for one table. Please contact Mrs. Angela Obiora (613-700-4874) to reserve your table. Saturday, October 13
St Joseph Parish, 151 Laurier St. East, near Univ. of Ottawa
Humura Association Day of Hope
, celebrating the victory of life and optimism over the despair and fear that came with the 1994 genocide against Tutsis in Rwanda. Event includes: traditional Rwandan dances, live musical performances (old school kinyarwanda aka karahanyuze, as well as modern songs), stand-up comedy, Life of Hope testimony, drinks (Happy Hour is back), humor, and a DJ's soirée with the trendy music, African and more! Tickets: Tickets cost $20 and $50 for VIP. On sale at BON MARCHÉ SHOP on 290 Montreal Rd., Ottawa or call 613-816-4080Sunday, October 14
Auditorium, St Paul University, 223 Main Street, Ottawa
BOOK LAUNCH: Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon, part of author Paola Gianturco's 35-stop North American tour.
Paola Gianturco has made news around the world with her photography and commentary, and Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon, her fifth book, has continued that trend. She has had rave reviews wherever she goes and has appeared on radio and television frequently - including NPR, CNN and Oprah - and has given talks on Ted.com, at UNESCO HQ in Paris, and hundreds of other places. Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon is more than a book of photographs. It features stories of activist grandmothers around the globe who are working effectively for their children and grandchildren, to build a better world. Paola theorizes that there is a real and growing movement of grandmothers globally, working towards social justice. Her photographs and stories from every corner of the 'developed' and 'developing' world - 15 countries on five continents - bear witness to this new international
women's movement. see the book at: www.globalgrandmotherpower.com ADMISSION: by donation. October 13 & 14, 10am-4pm
Nepean SportsPlex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave.
Health Fest: Ottawa's Healthy Living Show.
Health Fest is the fall
version of the ever-popular Eco-Expo, Ottawa's Healthy Living Show. This year, the focus will be on health & wellness, local foods, and a green lifestyle.
Come check it out! You can find out more about the event at HealthFest.ca.
Admission: By Donation. Parking is free.Tuesday, October 16
Outside the Chateau Laurier hotel, Ottawa
Protest Against Canadian Exploitation of Africa, organized by Tyler Paziuk (email@example.com). This protest will be held at noon as Canadian business and government leaders meet to discuss the deepening of economic relations between Canada and African countries. Details of the protest can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/209325659198023/Tuesday, October 16
1pm - 10pm
Chateau Laurier-1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N8S7
Canada-Africa Symposium: Looking Forward - The Next Decade (marking 10th anniversary of the Canadian Council on Africa).
What to expect: -Top level gathering of Canadian leaders in African relations, Africa – Canada symposium brings together African diplomats, Canadian policy makers, parliamentarians, business people, researchers and Africa friends.-Unique networking opportunity; Africa–Canada symposium and our 10th anniversary gala provides company directors a platform to expand their professional networks, identify potential partners and establish new business relationships. -A chance to brainstorm and share ideas for Africa partnerships. Take this opportunity to share your expert know how, ideas and views on what Canada- Africa relationship should be all about. Main Themes: -Canada`s role in Africa: private sector and public sector, aid, trade and diplomacy.-Next ten years: what will change? Is the change better or worse – or just different?-Good governance and economic growth: how are they related? Does one cause another?-Population dividend – African youth and new middle class of consumers and democratizers. *Early bird
registration until September 21, 2012 on individual tickets and on table.
For more information, go to: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e66kvvfxae625631&llr=sv6vjyiab
Or contact: Chris Kianza, Canadian Council on Africa at firstname.lastname@example.org
613-565-3011 Tuesday, October 16
6pm - 8:30pm
OCISO - 945 Wellington Street
Prevention is the Cure: Breast Cancer Awareness - A New Perspective.
Join the ladies of NB2 as we are guided through a new perspective on preventing and treating cancer with Wendy Knight Agard, Doctor of Heilkunst; followed by survivor stories with Stacey Hines-Walker. COST: $30 (Non-member); $15 (Member). RSVP required at email@example.com
More info on NB2PW: http://www.nb2pw.netThursday, October 18
The Cube Gallery - 1285 Wellington St. West, Ottawa, ON
25th Anniversary Celebration & Live Art Auction in support of
Harmony House. Look out for beautiful African art by Ms Hawa Kaba. Saturday, October 20
9am to Noon, Doors open at 8:30am
Bronson Centre - The Theater - 211 Bronson Ave, Ottawa
The National Capital Peace Council and The Women’s Health Project present a "Congo Yetu Initiative" :"Breaking the Silence: On Sexual Violence in the Congo".
Expert Speakers and Panelists: Andrea Boweya (Congolese Women Rights Activist), Rev. Oscar Boloko (DRC Political Organizer), Heather Menzies (Women’s Health Specialist), Samba Matabaro (African Civil Society Lecture), Eric Schiller (DRC 2011 Presidential Elections Observer). Key Issues: Rape and Child Abuse as Weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Role of Canadian Mining Companies in the DRC Conflict; The way forward: Peace, Justice and Reconciliation. Also: entertainment, door prize of a Couch donated by Dufresne Furniture - $500 value. Admission: FREE but please bring some non-perishable food for the Shepherds of Good Hope. For more info, call Daniel Stringer at 613-218-1431 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.congoyetu.caSaturday, October 20
Lunasole Restaurant- 5935 Jeanne D'Arc Blvd
(Youville & Jeanne D'Arc)
Rotary Club of Orleans presents: Domino/Card Dinner at Lunasoles.
Bring family and friends for a fun games (Domino or Cards) night. Enjoy a meal of soup or salad and a choice of main courses at your leisure. Proceeds go to support our Youth Exchange Program and Special Needs Education in Dominica. Fee: $25/person.Samedi 20 octobre
MIFO - 6600 rue Carrière, Orléans, ON
Soirée musicale de style Cabaret troubadour Haïtien,
présentée par les membres du Chapitre d'Ottawa de l’International Child Care (ICC) (http://ca.internationalchildcare.org/
) L'objectif principal de l’événement est d’amasser des fonds pour financer les projets de la ICC en Haïti et en République dominicaine.Animation musicale par le groupe Guitarz, défilé d’artistes, délicieux hors-d’œuvres, prix de présence, tirage, etc. seront au rendez-vous. Le coût du billet est de 60$. Billets: par courriel à email@example.com
ou par téléphone au 613-862-7718 Saturday, October 20
Doors open at 6pm, Dinner served at 7pm
National Hotel & Suites, Algonquin Rm (361, Queen St.)
Jamaica's National Heroes Awards Gala,
under the distinguished Patronage of Her Excellency Sheila Sealy Monteith, High Commissioner for Jamaica to Canada, and presented by Jamaica (Ottawa) Community Association Inc. An evening honouring those who have made a difference in our community as our nationa celebrates 50 years of independence. Evening features sit-down dinner with wine, guest speaker Hon. Margarett Best, MPP, awards and special tribute to Mrs Norma McNamee. Music by DJ. Dress code:
semi-formal attire. Tickets: $75/person. Info: Mr E. Campbelle (613-738-1661), Donnette (613-599-7720). Tickets: 613-733-6619, 613-231-5517, 613-723-2471, 613-526-4345, 613-741-5977, 613-739-0955.Thursday, October 25
Carleton University, Tory Building, Rm M432
Talk @ Carleton: A discussion on independent media in Mathare, East
Africa's second-largest slum.
Independent media in the heart of East Africa's second-largest slum? Talk about an underreported story! Yet for the
approximately 300,000 residents of the Mathare estate in Nairobi Kenya, where most live on less than $1 a day, community-controlled media is a key platform for articulating social struggles and building collective solutions to pressing problems. Young people make up the energetic majority of the working-class Mathare neighbourhood. Always willing to take up new challenges, two organizations of young people have established Mathare-based independent media groups to share issues and generate conversations relevant to their own lives. Liberation Cooperative Organization (LCO) publishes a quarterly magazine, Liberation, and offers video and print media training workshops to expand knowledge of media production and advance equality and solidarity. Mathare Radio is an up-and-coming project dedicated to coperation and equity, aiming to start an online and physical radio station in the heart of Mathare. To this effect, Mathare Radio has produced two features including one for L'Association mondiale des radiodiffuseurs communautaires (AMARC) in Montreal. Workers from these allied organizations are pleased to welcome you to presentation and group
discussion on the role of independent media in our communities both in Nairobi and Ottawa. For more info, contact Wairimu Gitau at firstname.lastname@example.orgFriday, October 26, 2012
Centurion Conference Center 170 Colonnade Road South, Nepean
CANHAVE's Annual Fundraising Dinner
promises to be a night of joy. Experience the joy of bringing hope to children and young adults in Uganda by giving them the opportunity of attending primary and secondary schools as well as attending the CANHAVE Trade School in Kisubi. (More info needed)Friday, October 26
8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)
Mercury Lounge - 56 Byward (Upstairs) near George St., Ottawa www.mercurylounge.caCONCERT feat.: Caridad Cruz
(vocals) and her Septet: Miguel de Armas (piano), Marc Decho (bass), César Ricardo (guitar, vocals), Rick Rangno (trumpet, flugelhorn (bugle), Arien Villegas (percussion), Reynier Garcia (congas). Steeped in Afro-Cuban culture from an early age, Caridad Cruz had a formal musical education in her native country, followed by a 10-year career her native country, followed by a 10-year career singing in its tourist hotels and night clubs. She immigrated to Canada in 2003, and the following spring her Canadian debut performance, broadcast nationally by CBC, garnered rave reviews. Tickets: $20 (at the door or via www.eventbrite.com
) Saturday, October 27
2pm – 7pm
Sandy Hill Community Centre - 250 Somerset St. East, Ottawa
Jounen Kweyol Celebration, presented by St. Lucia Association of Ottawa.
Featuring: entertainment, raffles, Caribbean food on sale, Market place and more. Rent a table for $25 to sell your craft or non food products. Network with local St. Lucians while enjoying a taste of Creole culture! Admission $10 – Children under 12 yrs $5, free under 3. Email email@example.com
to reserve/buy your tickets.Samedi 27 octobre
Université d'Ottawa - Salle du Sénat de l’Université d’Ottawa (sous-sol du pavillon Tabaret, Salle 083,) 75, avenue Laurier Est ou 119, rue Waller ou 550, rue Cumberland).
Conférence Cercledad: « En Afrique, tout passera par l’éducation : réflexions sur des stratégies efficaces et des projets porteurs », par M. Levit Koloko
. Biographie (extrait): M. Koloko travaille à Ottawa comme enseignant, au niveau secondaire, pour le CEPEO (Conseil des Écoles Publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario). Il quitte le Cameroun en 1999 après une Licence en Économie Internationale et une Maitrise en Relations Internationales (IRIC). Il obtient ensuite à l’IPGD (Institut de Politique et de Gestion du Développement) d’Anvers en Belgique, une maîtrise en gestion internationale, avant de s’établir en 2002 au Canada, où il obtient un Baccalauréat en éducation de l’Université d’Ottawa. Il est aujourd’hui président-directeur général de la CEPAP (Coopérative Enseignants Pas A’ pas), une dynamique coopérative regroupant une trentaine d’enseignants ethnoculturels francophones d’Ottawa issus de plus de 10 pays d’origine (Cameroun, Haïti, Algérie, Burundi, Liban, Cote d’Ivoire, RD Congo, Tunisie, Mali, Maroc…) qui offre des services pédagogiques bénévoles aux enseignants, aux parents et aux élèves. Après la conférence: réseautage autour de beignets, de brochettes, de liqueurs et du vin. En vente: revue, « Afroscopie I & II » (20 $/l’exemplaire) et DVD du colloque du 18 décembre 2010 (15 $/la copie). Saturday, October 27
5pm - 9pm
The Barbados (Ottawa) Association Trivia Night.
If you have ever attended a Trivia Night before you will know it is lots of fun, competitive and just good times. STEP 1. Round up 2-6 friends; STEP 2: Pick a fun team name; STEP 3: Register your team. Food and snacks will be on sale. Cost is only $5.00 per player. For more information or to register, contact Gail at 613.315.4700 | firstname.lastname@example.org
, or Sandra at 613.843.1448Saturday, October 27
Doors open at 5:30PM, event begins at 6PM
Overbrook Community Centre - 33 Quill St, Ottawa
Oak Tree Lounge fundraising concert for First Place Options. Featuring: Sheril Shaw
, and special appearances by Kathy Grant and past or present singers with present or past members of some of the following groups: Cornerstone, GPM, Voices of Praise. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. For more info and tickets: 613-769-0971 or 613-863-0762Saturday, October 27
Doors open @ 7:30Pm, Live show at 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm.
Mercury Lounge 56 Byward St, Market square, Ottawa
NUIT AFROBEAT NIGHT.
Live show followed by D.J. Trevor Walker. Come dance the night away! Our monthly event at the Mercury Lounge is back! This is the only place in Ottawa that you can experience authentic style Afrobeat live. Join Ottawa 's own, "Afrobeat Project", a 15 member band, the last Saturday of every month. Afrobeat is a complex fusion of Jazz,Funk, psychedelic rock, and West African style percussion. Admission: $10. For more info, contact: email@example.comSaturday, October 27
9:00pm - 3:00am
Saw Gallery - 67 Nicholas St., Ottawa
Caribbean Connection presents: The $5.00 Dollar Party.
Music by Mikey Wizdom, David Supersound, Dynamic
Wally B and Sunshine International. Advance tickets $5.00 before 11pm, $10.00 after. Info: 613-698-8478 or
613-850-0870Saturday, October 27
9pm - 2am
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray St. in Ottawa's Byward Market
CONCERT: The Hammerheads.
The Hammerheads music pays hommage
to the grandmasters of 70s funk (P-funk,Cameo, Chic, the JBs,Kool & the
Gang, Rick James, Ohio Players, BT Express, SOS Band, etc) and in concert the band uses classic dusties along with their originals as the foundation of a
non-stop jam...a hip-hop sensibility of mixing applied to a live band. More
artist info at: http://www.thehammerheads.comSaturday, October 27
9:00pm - 2:30am
BIJOU - 129 Bank St. (Bank & Slater) Ottawa, ON K1P 5N7
DANCE PARTY - @iamdjmace presents: #MusicLovers.
We are #MusicLovers. We take the long way home to hear our favorite track in its entirety. Music takes away our worries, fears and cares. Music is our addiction and there is no cure. We celebrate our love for music EVERY SATURDAY at BIJOU. Musical journey provided by MACE & FRIENDS. Dress Code Strictly Enforced: Stylish, Upscale, Sexy, Do it up!!! For Guest List & Premium VIP Booth Reservations Message firstname.lastname@example.org
@iamdjmace on twitter
Saturday, September 1
12 noon - 11:30pm
Twin Elm Rugby Club - 4075 Twin Elm Road, Nepean, ON
The Ottawa Rhythm Festival, an outdoor music event celebrating the best in Caribbean, Latin, and Soul music from around the world.
For this inaugural year, the festival will commemorate the Jamaican and Trinidadian 50th year of Independence, with special performances by its leading artists. Hosting this exciting lineup will be Carrie Mullings, host of "Rebel Vibez"on CHRY 105.5 FM (Toronto).
Local artists performing include Ras Lee (reggae)
and Caridad Cruz (afro-cuban).
This year's headliner will be none other than Alison Hinds.
Crowned the undisputed “Queen of SOCA” by fans worldwide, her powerful, emotional vocals and high-energy live shows are legendary in Caribbean music. Alison’s musical journey has taken her throughout the Caribbean islands and the Diaspora worldwide. This is an all ages event, encouraging audiences young and old to celebrate the culture and rhythms of the Caribbean. Cost: All-Day Appleton Pass, $35; All-Day VIP Access Pass, $50. More info at www.rhythmfest.caSaturday, September 1
6pm (cocktails), 7pm (dinner)
Ottawa Convention Centre - 55 Colonel by Drive, Ottawa
Trinidad & Tobago Independence 50 Gala.
You are invited to
celebrate with TTAO and its partners. Formal Dress. Music by Dj David
Supersound. Tickets are $100/person. Please check the Association’s website: www.ttao.com
or send and email to email@example.com
for more details.Sunday, September 2
Boarding at 10pm sharp
1, rue Jacques-Cartier (at boul. Greber, Gatineau QC)
5th Annual Safari Boat Cruise.
Music by DJ Skillz. 100 TICKETS LEFT @$20 (after Aug. 31, tickets will be $30). Contacts for tix: Call/text 613-513-8285 & 613-322-6628.Tuesday, September 4
Auditorium, Library & Archives Canada - 395 Wellington St., Ottawa
“Celebrating Jamaican Literary Excellence” - Perspectives on the Literary Heritage of Jamaica.
Under the distinguished Patronage of Her Excellency Sheila Sealy Monteith, High Commissioner for Jamaica to Canada, and presented by Third World Players. Readings & Book Signing featuring Olive Senior (winner of the 1987 Commonwealth Writers Prize) and Rachel Manley (1997 Governor General's Prize for Non-Fiction)). Music by Ottawa pianist Fay Jarrett. Admission: $10/person. Refreshments will be available. Ticket reservations (advance purchase highly encouraged) 613-745-4125.Thursday, September 6
Rideau-Carleton Entertainment Centre - 4837 Albion Rd., Ottawa, ON K1X 1A3
South Africa Night at the Races.
Join the South African High Commission in celebrating the sights, sounds & flavours of South Africa with live harness racing & our fabulous all-you-can-eat buffet! Cost of buffet: $19.99+tax per person. Reservations required : call 613-822-2211 and ask for ext. 255 (Chantal) or ext. 235 (Stephanie). Guests must be aged 19 yrs and older
(w/valid governement-issued photo ID) to enter OLG slots and dining
room.Saturday September 8 (Rain date Sat. Sept. 15)
10am - 2pm
Woodvale Pentecostal Church - 205 Greenbank Rd, Ottawa ON
"Fall Frenzy" event
featuring: Free BBQ, draw for Sens Tickets, live band, Sens autographs, kids' clothing & toy giveaway, guided tours of Woodvale, bouncy castles & games for Kids. Donations accepted for Candlelighters (childhood cancer support programs). More info: 613-829-2362 www.woodvale.caSunday, September 9
Collected Works bookstore - 1242 Wellington St. W. Ottawa,
BOOK LAUNCH: Beyond Sangre Grande, Caribbean Writing Today:
An Anthology of Caribbean Literature (edited by Cyril Dabydeen). Caribbean literature has always been exciting and diverse, including over the past decades some of the world’s most highly regarded writers. Beyond Sangre Grande brings together a contemporary selection in English from some of the key writers living in Canada, the US, and the UK, as well as various countries of the Caribbean. Cyril will be reading from "Short Stories" and "Beyond Sangre Grande: Caribbean Writing Today".Sunday, September 9
4pm - 5pm
RavenLaw Stage, Hog's Back Park, Ottawa
Omara "Bombino" Moctar performs at the Ottawa Folk Festival.
A young Tuareg guitarist and songwriter, Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for independence and violent suppression by government forces. His electrifying jams capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion while echoing with guitar riffs reminiscent of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré, not to mention rock and blues icons such as Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Page. Already a superstar in the Tuareg community, with the release of ‘Agadez’ on Cumbancha Records, Bombino's stature as one of Africa's hottest young guitarists has been revealed to the world. See also http://www.cumbancha.com/bombino
For more info about the Ottawa Folk Festival, including tickets and location, please visit http://ottawafolk.com/ Sunday, September 9
Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa (420 Sparks Street, Ottawa)
Choral Evensong to Mark the Tenth Year of Cathedral Arts, with offertory being donated to the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, for the Sahel Crisis Matching Fund
to assist West Africa’s Sahel Region where a debilitating food crisis is unfolding in nine countries because of a severe drought, poor harvests and rising food costs. Eighteen million people are affected in Chad, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Gambia, Cameroon and Northern Nigeria. Info: The Reverend Canon Catherine Ascah, Tel.(613) 236-9149 Ext. 11Thursday, Sept. 13- Sunday, Sept. 16
Various times & downtown locations
House of PainT, Canada’s Hip Hop festival. Thurs. Sept. 13:
Slam 500 feat. special guest judge MAESTRO FRESH WES (8pm-1am at Fall Down Gallery); Fri., Sept. 14:
Main EvenT feat. DJs, MCs, Graf writers, Bboy / Bgirl breakdance battle, plus youth workshops and artist market; Sat., Sept. 15:
All-Canadian hip hop concert feat. Shad, Maestro Fresh Wes, Kid Koala, Flight Distance, Masia One, Radio Radio, D-Track, Atherton, with DJs Killa Karyen & Magnificient (12 noon-dark, under Dunbar Bridge); Sun., Sept. 16:
Under Dunbar Bridge, 12-7pm. Ticket and other info: www.houseofpaint.ca Thursday, September 13
doors open at 7:30pm, trivia night gets underway at 8pm sharp
The Lieutenant's Pump - 361 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M9
CMETrust Trivia Night.
Your $7 admission fee will help to send deserving
students from Mathare to secondary school, and will gain you access to a great evening of brain teasing trivia hosted by comedian Charlie Ebbs, with prizes for the winning teams of each round! We recommend teams of 4 to 6 people. Please register your trivia team through firstname.lastname@example.org
. We recommend you register your team by September 10, 2012
to secure your spot, although we will accept entries after that date if space permits. See you there and may the best team win! Friday, September 14
6:30pm - 10:30pm
Tabaret Hall - Univ. of Ottawa, 550 Cumberland St, Ottawa, K1N 6N5
4th Annual I AM FASHION: Rip The Fab Lane!
Founded by Gwen Madiba and directed by Grace Mayele, this runway fashion show showcases local Canadian designers who will be presenting their Fall 2012 collections. Also, some of the proceeds from this event will be donated to a charity in Haiti, Fanm Deside. Tickets are 25$ for early birds (until Monday Sept. 10) and will be 40$ at the door. General admission tickets are available at the following locations: KANIA COUTURE (145 York Street, Ottawa Tel: 613.695.4171),
HAIR DESIGNS BY PAULA(198 Greenbank Rd., Nepean, Tel: 613.820.2205),
TRESS EXQUISITE SALON (1189 St Laurent Blvd., Ottawa ON 613-741-2999). Tickets can also be purchased directly from Event Producers, Gwen Madiba and Grace Mayele at the following numbers: 613.620.7990 or 613.240.3201. More info at www.ripthefablane.com Friday, September 14
Rideau-Carleton Entertainment Centre - 4837 Albion Rd., Ottawa, ON K1X 1A3 (613) 822-2211
"Guyana Night at the Races"
hosted the Guyana Ottawa Cultural Association to raise funds for the three charities it supports in Guyana (Joshua House - a home for abandoned children; Bernice Manasell Foundation which works with school dropouts as well providing support for the aged; and the GOCA Scholarship Fund which provides financial suport to a needy secondary school student in Guyana. Tickets: $30.00/person include: a welcome cocktail, the all you can eat fabulous raceway buffet (including Guyanese food), coffee, tea, a racing programme, a $5.00 voucher for the casino that night, and a $5.00 voucher each for bingo and dinner at another date. Drinks from the bar are extra. For info/tickets call: 613 727-8249, 613 692-5224 or 613 828-5779 or email at email@example.comFriday, September 14
7pm - midnight
383 Cumberland St., in the Byward Market
Ottawa Young Black professionals Cooler Party.
Music by Bo Jangles.
Admission: $10/person. This event will launch OYBP's new year, website, theme, projects and calendar of events. The second half of this event will offer members the opportunity for free-flow networking. This year YBP is striving to be Courageously Unrealistic. We are also challenging members to do the same: push beyond their limits and breakthrough to reach their immeasurable potential. Projects around this theme will be discussed throughout the night. Don't Forget: This is a Cooler Party!! That means you bring your own drinks and we’ll supply the refreshments and music. Bo Jangles will be joining us once again to provide music for the night and local artists will be on site to profile their work, as well as network with members. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.orgFriday, September 14
7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Dominion Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper Street, Ottawa
Concert feat. HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR.
An evening of musical inspiration and energy! Harlem Gospel Choir is the premier American Gospel Choir. It has traveled the world for 26 years; sharing its joy of faith & raising funds for children's charities. Allen Bailey founded the Choir in 1986, & today the Choir presents the finest singers & musicians from the black churches in Harlem & the New York City area. Tickets: Reserved- $40, General-$35, Senior-$30, Student-$20. Online Tickets: Purchase your tickets online at http://harlemgospelchoir.eventbrite.com/
Tickets also available at: Leading Note, Compact Music and Books on Beechwood.For more info: www.arsnova.ca Saturday, September 15
St. John Lutheran Church - 270 Crichton street (New Edinburgh)
33rd Annual Garage Sale.
All proceeds will go directly to the
construction of a school in Liberia and to fund a Medical clinic for homeless
women in the Ottawa area. Our prices are unbeatable ! More info: www.stjohnlutheran.caSaturday, September 15
9am - 12pm
Jack Purcell Community Center - 320 Jack Purcell Lane, Ottawa, ON
Jaku Konbit Black Star Tutoring Walk for Education.
Black Star Tutoring is a mobile tutoring program (the tutor comes to you) that provides in-home tutoring services to all elementary and high school students, with a special focus on children and youth of African and Caribbean descent, especially newcomers and immigrants who may need assistance overcoming academic barriers and cultural challenges. The “Walk for Education” is a fundraising and community event held by Jaku Konbit in support of the Black Star Tutoring program. The purpose is to promote education as a pathway to success by empowering students in need of academic assistance. All proceeds will go directly towards the Black Star Tutoring program, specifically for supplies, promotions, and subsidies for students in need of tutoring. No donation is too small: $5, $10, $15, $20… We appreciate all contributions. Saturday, September 15
2285 St. Laurent Blvd, Unit #7, Ottawa
"Jamaica Mi Soon Come", Drama Presentation celebrating Jamaica's 50th anniversary of independence
featuring Ottawa Afro-Caribbean group "Ni Wewe Tu". Tickets: $10/adult, $5/child (6-12yrs). Proceeds from the event on September 15 will be sent to a charity in Jamaica. A special church service will take place on Sunday, September 16, from 10am-12pm at the same location. For more info, call 613-526-1753Saturday, September 15
Carleton University, Dunton Tower, Arts Lounge
Sahan Literary Forum presents: Citizens of Nowhere: From Refugee Camp to Canadian Campus
. Debi Goodwin, the author will give a lecture and there will be a Q&A period at the end.Sunday, September 16
Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa, 420 Sparks Street (near Bronson)
CONCERT: Cathedral Arts presents Ken Lavigne, a leading Canadian lyric tenor, award-winning singer, composer and consummate entertainer
recognized widely as “superlative – on an international level”. An afternoon of music that will touch every heart with his sincere delivery of well-loved ballads, show tunes and classical crossover hits. More about the artis at: www.kenlavigne.com
This concert also aims to to promote the work of CARE Canada (www.care.ca
). TICKETS: $15 (Students); $25 (Silver); $35 (Gold); $100 (Platinum - includes a tax receipt of $50 from CARE Canada). PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: www.cathedralarts.ca
Telephone (613) 567-1787; Email: email@example.com
OFFICE: Lauder Hall, Christ Church Cathedral, 439 Queen Street OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Friday from 11am-1pm.Tuesday, September 18
Merivale Bowling Alley, 1916 Merivale Road
“Taking back Ottawa West Nepean”: Ade Olumide Nomination Campaign Launch & Fundraiser.
ADE OLUMIDE is seeking the Ontario PC Nomination in Ottawa West-Nepean. Ade is the founder of the Ottawa Taxpayer Advocacy Group he has been fighting to lower your tax and hydro bills. He persuaded 37 municipalities across Ontario to pass his motion for Affordable Hydro. To find out more and help get him elected, so he can continue fighting for you, attend an upcoming meeting: $10 donation with online registration or $10 Ontario PC Party annual membership for Ottawa West Nepean residents (Donations to Nomination Campaigns are not tax deductible) Register: www.adeolumide.ca
(online registration required) Info: Tel.:(613) 265-6360, Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWednesday, September 19
1pm – 4pm
Taggart Family YMCA-YWCA (180 Argyle Ave., 2nd Flr, RBC Community Room)
Employment Access Centre – Career Fair.
Employers: Value Village, Innovapost, Rogers, Sears, City of Ottawa, Loblaws, The Westin, Abbott Point of Care, Prime Choice Auto Parts Factory Outlet Store, La Coccinelle and many more...Bring your resumes! Info: www.ymcaywca.caFriday, September 21
Dinner (Buffet) available at 6pm
Rideau-Carleton Entertainment Centre - 4837 Albion Rd., Ottawa, ON K1X 1A3 (613) 822-2211
Black Canadian Scholarship Fund Night at the Races.
The evening includes: a delicious fulsome buffet, a silent auction of valuable pieces, an opportunity for friendly networking, fabulous door prizes. Support the Scholarship Fund and enjoy yourself to the fullest! Ticket Prices: $50.00 per person (Includes Tax Receipt for $30.00) For ticket information please call: 613-224-4457; 613-723-1980; 613-837-9498; 613-866-2080 All proceeds go to the Black Canadian Scholarship Fund bcsf.caVendredi 21 septembre
Maison du Citoyen, 25 rue Laurier, Gatineau, Qc J8X 4C8
Pour la paix au Mali - Gala Humanitaire.
Le Regroupement des
Maliens de la Région de la Capitale Nationale vous invite à vous joindre à eux
pour célébrer les 52 ans d'indépendance du Mali lors de cet évènement dont une partie des bénéfices ira aux populations démunies du Mali. Au programme: chants, danses, expositions, contes, gastronomie etc. Billets: à l'avance: 25$, à la porte: 30$. Renseignements: www.malienscn.ca
613-286-0580 613-302-2118Vendredi 21 septembre
18 h 30
École Secondaire Du Versant (808 Boul. De La Cité, Gatineau, Qc)
Tout ce que vous voulez savoir sur les hommes!
Rachel Leduc reçoit 5 merveilleux hommes qui ont aimablement accepté d'être dans l'eau
bouillante en répondant sincèrement et sans gêne à toutes les questions que nous allons leur demander! Vous savez ces choses que nous avons toujours voulu savoir sur les hommes, mais que nous n'avons jamais osé demander? Et bien, nous allons ENFIN avoir nos réponses! Entrée: 40$ à la porte, 35$ à l'avance (auprès de Sabine Daniel à email@example.com
) Pour entrevues
médias et plus d'info: Rachel Leduc à firstname.lastname@example.org
ou 819.568.2209 Site Web : www.RachelLeduc.com Vendredi 21 sept. - dimanche 23 sept.
Place de la Cité, Intersection du boul. de la Gappe et du boul. de la Cité, Gatineau, QC
5e Festival des culture du monde de Gatineau
, présentée par Le Village Molokai. Spectacles et répresentations. À NE PAS MANQUER
: 21 sept.: Elage Mbaye, 19H - 20H; Boucar Diouf, 20H - 21H; Linda Thalie, 21H - 22H30; samedi 22 sept.: Prosper & GPM; dimanche 23 sept.: Troupes de dans rwandaise et congolaise, entre autres artistes. Expositions. Gastronomie. ENTRÉE GRATUITE!
Tél.: 819-743-4447 www.marchemolokai.com Friday, September 21
Doors open at 10pm
Mansion (400A Dalhousie Street, Ottawa)
REWIND with RUSSELL PETERS.
Directed by Ebony &
Ivory Entertainment & Rewind "Canada's #1 Old School Party" Music by
STARTING FROM SCRATCH, SPINBAD, RUSSELL PETERS, MACE. For The First Time On Four Turntables. Featuring old school | retro 80’s | early ‘90s | classic house new jack swing | classic slow jams | motown | funk | disco classic hip hop & more…Tickets available at: Mansion - 613-878-8110; The Pita Pit - 613-789-2239; Norml Clothing – 613-562-2043; Bananas – 613-837-5555; Fades – 613-737-3633, 613-230-3233; Limited tickets will be available at the door. INFO: email@example.com
613-878-8110Saturday, September 22 - POSTPONED TO 2013
(doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm)
Albert Street Auditorium: Entrance 440 Albert St., Ottawa
The Roxanne Goodman Show "Moving on Up”.
Join us for an evening of music and inspiration! Featuring:Roxanne Goodman Special Guests: Zeek Gross, Bertram Boldon, John Dapaah, Jamie Holmes, Lionel Charles, Brian Chhangur, Big Soul Project Community Gospel Choir & Band & other invited guests. Tickets are $20 and available at Compact Music, Carleton U. School of Music, and Aziz and Company. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ottawa Food Bank. www.confidencebooster.caMonday, September 24
7pm - 8:30pm
Orange Art Gallery (233 Armstrong St., in the Parkdale Market)
"An Evening with Dirshaye" - co-hosted by CAP/AIDS and Ethiopiaid Canada.
The event will feature a talk by Dirshaye on his experiences with HIV-affected youth in Ethiopia. Representatives from Ethiopiaid Canada and CAP/AIDS will share updates and case studies from their work in Ethiopia. Both Ethiopiaid and CAP/AIDS support vocational training initiatives
for HIV-affected youth and this will be the focus of the evening. Light
refreshments will be served, and guests will have an opportunity to meet
Dirshaye and other like-minded Ottawans. For more information about CAP/AIDS: www.capaids.org
. Information about Dirshaye at: www.capaids.org/ethiopia.html
. For more information about Ethiopiaid Canada: www.ethiopiaid.caWednesday, September 26
7pm - 9:30pm
Cube Gallery - 1285 Wellington Street
West Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A8 (613) 728-1750
The Network of Black Business and Professional Women official launch and cocktail gala in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Tickets: $75/person and a tax receipt for $25 will be issued to each purchaser. All remaining net proceeds from the evening's activities will go directly to the H&S Foundation. Launch chairperson will be the Honorable Dr. Hedy Fry. For more info: Stacey Walker, VP Marketing & Communications, NB2PW, firstname.lastname@example.org
613-979-1184Thursday, September 27
Breakfast:7am, Program: 7:30am-8:45am
CE Centre - 4899 Uplands Drive - Complimentary Parking
United Way Ottawa’s 2012 Campaign Launch.
Join us, together with Ottawa’s top business and government leaders, community partners and the great people who live, work and play in our city, for the 2012 kick-off! Enjoy breakfast served by local celebrities, meet the 2012 Campaign Cabinet, and connect with your community to celebrate the start of United Way Ottawa’s Campaign, where together we can help make lasting change in our city.Tickets: $39.00 per person. Purchase tickets online at: http://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=228&EID=12854Thursday, September 27
8:30pm - 10pm
Absolute Comedy Club - 412 Preston Street, Ottawa
ICAfrica Comedy Night :
Enjoy a good laugh and help raise funds for a great cause. The evening will feature Ward Anderson, TRIXX, and Scott White as the MC. There will also be a silent auction and a 50/50 draw. Seats are limited so get your tickets early: $15 per ticket (2 for $25) online ticket purchase: (http://www.eventbrite.ca/event/1750392471
). More info on ICAfrica at: www.icafrica.comSamedi 29 septembre
Pavillon Tabaret Université d’Ottawa, au sous-sol du (Salle 083, 75, Avenue Laurier Est ou 119, Rue Wallers ou 550, Rue Cumberland)
données par le professeur Benoît Awazi Mbambi
(« Face à la crise économique et politique mondiale, quelles sont les
stratégies proprement africaines pour s’en sortir ? ») et par M. Kalifa Goita
président de l'ADAC (Association de la Diaspora Africaine du Canada) intitulée « Quelques défis de l’adaptation des immigrants d’origine africaine au
Canada ». Modérateur: Nestor Ngako. La revue, « Afroscopie I & II », sera en vente (20 $/exemplaire) ainsi que les DVD du colloque CERCLEDAD du 18 décembre 2010 (15$/copie). Pour plus d'info: B. Kungua à email@example.comSaturday, September 29
6pm – 8pm
174 Bank Street – (Bank and First Ave., Ottawa)
Fundraising concert for Nicholas Ngwafusi
–a young talented hockey player who plays with the Ottawa Junior 67 AAA Team. Care for hockey? Care for your community? Come out and help this gifted Ottawa athlete make our community proud on the ice! Enjoy an evening of live music, drumming, (snacks and drinks for sale). Tickets: $15.00 adults / $8.00 children. Tickets sold at the door or call to reserve: Tel. 613.276.0847 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday, September 29
Kailash Mital Theatre, former Southam Hall, Carleton University
CONCERT: A Classical Evening featuring Jamaican Violinist Jessica Yap
and special guests. Tickets: Adults: $25, Students and Children: $15. For tickets: 613-800-2596; Tropicks Boutique, Dalhousie; Mugena Food & Restaurant, Richmond Road; Savannah, Bank & Walkley. Part proceeds to the Jamaica50 Ottawa Sickle Cell Project. Presented by the National Institute of Jamaican-Canadians.Saturday, September 29
12pm to 3pm
Brewer Park (off Bronson Ave., across from Carleton University)
Cricket Workshop & Networking Event.
No experience necessary! Learn and tryout your cricket skills. Connect with professionals. FREE admission! Snacks and drinks included. Register at Registration@communitycup.ca
or call Laurie at 613-232-9634, Extension 345Saturday, September 29
Concorde Motel - 333, Montreal Rd., Vanier ON
Faces presents: Nostalgia Party - Relive the Good Times! Music by David Supersound, Sunshine International & special guest. Also, 2012 Ottawa Rhythm Fest highlights! Cover: $5For info contact Len at 613-230-1279 or email@example.com
Sunday, September 30
Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre (300, Des Pères-Blancs Avenue)
Prea Zwarych's art exhibited at "Canvas in Colour: Art in the Park". See http://www.culturedays.ca/en/2012-activities/view/4fe49e04-3704-4a8d-a4d1-4b3f4c4a89be