Saturday, April 5
The Centurion Conference & Event Center, 170 Colonade Rd. South, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 7J5
The 2nd annual Afro-Caribbean Cotillion - a formal ball at which young women (ages of 15 to 22)
of African or Caribbean descent are presented to the greater community. It’s a celebration of the journey that these young women have taken after training and guidance by volunteer Mentors who are specialists in the areas of social graces & etiquette, life skills and youth empowerment. Mission: Sharing the Wisdom to Plan, the Courage to Execute and the Beauty to Adorn. Tickets are $50.00 and include a three course meal, a cultural interlude and evening of dancing. Keynote Speaker: Ms. Gina Hargitay (Miss Jamaica World 2013; Miss World Caribbean 2013). MC: Ms. Toni Francis. Music provided by David "D-TRAIN" Mason (Carivibe)For more info, tickets, sponsorship opportunities, contact Suzan Lavertu, Cotillion Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-863-3493, School Of Afro-Caribbean Dance www.afrocaribdance.webs.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/529254673791453/
THIS EVENT IS NOW COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!
2pm to 3:30pm
The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, 199 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Pluralism Forum - Pluralism and Public Accountability: Implementing Kenya’s 2010 Constitution. Book Launch for Ethnicity, Nationhood and Pluralism: Kenyan Perspectives, Yash Ghai & Jill Cottrell Ghai, Eds. (Nairobi: Katiba Institute/Global Centre for Pluralism, 2013) Following devastating inter-ethnic violence in 2007-08, Kenya adopted a new Constitution in 2010. Kenya is now at a crossroads, between the popularity and expectations of a new Constitution, and the challenges of reconciling diversity with a common identity. Along with creating new governance arrangements and institutions, the Constitution seeks to give Kenyans a shared stake in the country’s future. Given the history and effects of ethnic politics in Kenya, what challenges face the implementation of the Constitution? Does political will exist to dismantle ethnically-based political mobilization, and what role might greater public accountability mechanisms play? REGISTER at www.pluralism.ca
Friday, April 4
Cocktail at 6:00pm, followed by dinner at 7:00 pm
St Elias Banquet Hall, 750 Ridgewood Ave, Ottawa, ON K1V 6N1
Helping With Furniture Annual Fundraising Gala. New beginnings, that's what Helping With Furniture is all about. Since 2005, HWF has been transforming houses into homes by free cycling tables, sofas, linens and much more and keeping furniture out of the landfills! As you know, HWF is as an entirely volunteer based non-profit organization without sponsorship or government funding. This fundraiser helps us pursue our goal : delivering full household contents, including tender loving care, to those in need. It is a celebration of our accomplishments and hard work, which was recognized by the community with the United Way Community Builders of The Year...and many other prestigious awards. Savour a great meal, take bids in our silent auction, sit back and enjoy the entertainment! Tickets: $60. For tickets: www.helpingwithfurniture.org or 613-612-6228
Tuesday, April 8
5:30pm - 7:30pm
25 One Community Centre, 251 Bank St. Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1X3
An Evening For Mineral Justice. The Just Minerals Campaign team invites you to participate in our event in support of M.P. Paul Dewar's Conflict Minerals Act which is currently being considered before Parliament. "Evening for Mineral Justice" features presentations by keynote speakers and information from key civil society partners in support of the Bill. Participants will also be invited to sign letters to Minister John Baird in support of the Act. Light refreshments will be provided. To register, please visit: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-for-mineral-justice-tickets-11020678145?aff=rss
Thursday, April 10
Lieutenant's Pump, 361 Elgin Street, Ottawa
CMETrust Annual Trivia Night. Ever argue over a fact in a pub? Here's your chance to prove yourself right! Come join us for a scintillating night of trivia, prizes and refreshments...all for a great cause! Registration is $10.00 per person, with teams composed of 3-5 people. You can show up at the
door (space permitting) or pre-register here: http://cmetrustpubquiz.eventbrite.com/
Simply go to the eventbrite link, select the number of people on your team, and then click "register." When you get to the next page, you can fill in
identification info for the entire team, or just put it all in your name. As
long as we know the number of people, we don't necessarily need the other names. Other people on the team do not need to register, it can be done by one person. All event proceeds will go to the Canada-Mathare Education Trust, an organization supporting secondary scholars in Mathare Valley Slum, Kenya. For more information on CMETrust, visit www.cmetrust.org
Saturday, April 12
9:30am - 2:30pm
Public Service Alliance of Canada Bldg, 233 Gilmour St., Ottawa, ON
Health & Wellness Seminar - " Our community - improving your health through partnership". Topics: "Elder Abuse & Awareness, Legalities of Care Giving and Legal Guardianship" followed by a panel discussion on "Youth & Mental Health". Admission: FREE - Donations appreciated. Light lunch served. Pre-registration: email@example.com More Info: 613-800-2596 ? 613-834-1718 ? 613-523-9085 ? 613-567-0600 Register
now - space is limited! This event is a collaboration between: The National
Institute of Jamaican-Canadians, Racially Visible Action Committee, The Trinidad & Tobago Association of Ottawa, Jamaica (Ottawa) Community Association Inc., Jaku Konbit, the Guyana Ottawa Cultural Association Inc., & St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ottawa Association.
Saturday, April 12
10:00am – 2:00pm
Ravines Retirement Residence, 626 Prado Priv., Ottawa ON K2E 0B3
AROHA : A tool for building and sustaining a good life for people with disabilities! AROHAs: What are they? Who can they help? Wherever they live, families with a disabled son or daughter are often stressed by the same sorts of things. Ensuring that this vulnerable person they love is safe, secure and respected. And of course, worrying about how, even if they solve all of these problems for today, the solutions could be sustained in the future, when the parents are gone. Aroha is the “legal core” to the circle of friends. Being legal entities, they can enter into contracts and in other ways look out for the interests of the person at their centre in ways that an association of friends cannot. They are sometimes referred to as Microboards. Registration: COST: $35.00 – Lunch included Purchase Ticket here: http://guestli.st/234660
More info. 613-761-9522 | firstname.lastname@example.org Register NOW
– spaces are limited!
Saturday, April 12
Start time: 7:00pm
PIXY's Place, 259 York Street, Ottawa.
The Chaconia All Fours Club Game Evening. Game Fee: $10. Light
refreshments will be provided so please R.V.S.P. to assist us in planning.
Sunday, April 13
The Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S
3X3 (613) 730-6552
FILM: Through The Fire. A film by Eunice Lau and Arthur Nazaryan. The acclaimed documentary, Through the Fire, will screen in Ottawa. Hosted by the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation and Human Concern International, the screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Dr. Deqo Mohamed, CEO of the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation and daughter of Dr. Hawa Abdi.
After over two decades of war, Somalia has been portrayed internationally as a lawless state marred by piracy, conflict, and famine. However, Through the Fire presents a different side of Somalia, telling the stories of three
courageous Somali women who never gave up on their country. The three
women, Dr. Hawa Abdi, Dr. Edna Adan, and Ilwad Elman, are icons of strength and resiliency.
Funds raised from the screening will go directly towards supporting
the Pediatric Department at the Dr. Hawa Abdi General Hospital
in Somalia. Additional donations are welcomed at the event.
Admission: Adult $15; Students $10. Click on the link below
for early reservation: https://humanconcern.org/through-the-fire-ottawa
Monday, April 14
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Citizen Advocacy – 312 Parkdale Ave., Ottawa
FILM: HOLDING in the STORM – My Life with Autism. Premiering a
Guelph-produced short dramatic film. Movie followed by a facilitated discussion regarding community inclusion. Admission: FREE (Light refreshments served). RESERVE your spot…Spaces are limited!! Pre-register at 613-761-9522 OR email@example.com For a Short Preview of the Film Click here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiA9-Ufz69k
Wednesday, April 16
Fox & Feather, 3rd floor, 283 Elgin Street, Ottawa
Network of Black Business & Professional Women Mixer in the Market: The Power of Networking Edition. Spring is finally here!!! Come join the NB2PW for the 2014 Spring Mixer. We expect this to be a great opportunity to reconnect, and showcase your networking skills with new attendees. Bring your business cards and a friend and make the most of this opportunity to socialize with likeminded Black professional and business women. There will be prizes and great conversation, so miss this and blame yourself! Admission: Members $5 and Non-Members $10. Attendees are responsible for purchasing their own food & drink. RSVP (mandatory): firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 19
Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson St. (room 103)
Black Ottawa Business Network Social Group casual “Meet & Greet"
Networking session geared to black business owner(s), non profit/profitable
organizations, social and community groups, entrepreneurs and individuals
seeking employment. Attendees will get a chance to meet and mingle, exchange business cards, hand out resumes, and build a broader network. Also a selected few will take the floor and have an opportunity to give a more in-depth look at the brand they represent. To help assist those who are unemployed, represent a non-profit organization, community group, has a new start up business, this networking session is FREE of charge. RSVP e-mail: email@example.com rsvp details: please leave your name, contact info, and number of guests (limit 3) ~Light refreshments will be served ~ ~Gifts and Door prizes~ Contact: Sophia Jacob Founder, Community Organizer Black Ottawa Business Network Social Group
(613) 282-2922 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 19
Dinner starts at 7:00pm; band performs at 9:00pm
FARE BLEND Restaurant, 337 Somerset St., W. Ottawa
Tel: 613 567-3700
Spring Fever Bash with The Vibes Band, featuring Juno award
nominee, Ras Lee. The 3-course dinner/dance, with the live musical
performance, is only $89:00 per person. Seating is limited, so
please reserve as soon as possible should you be interested in this event.
Kindly visit us at www.fareblend.com for further details call 613 567-3700.
Sunday, April 20
Living Room on Elgin - 360 Elgin St.
REWIND *SWEET 16*-Celebrating 16 Years Of Rewind Parties, Old School
Music, Old School Friends & Old School Memories. Music by MACE &
Surprise Special Guests. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ONLY. 25+ | Strict Upscale Style Code | For Guest List, Bottle Service & Birthday Packages,
Email: LivingRoomOttawa@gmail.com or call (613) 688-1350
Tuesday, April 22
The Unitarian Church 30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa
Conflict Minerals: The Violence Must Stop! Panel presentation, audience discussion and reception (home-made goodies served).
panel presentation, audience discussion and reception (home-made goodies
served) PANEL: Paul Dewar MP, Janet Siddall, Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN) Joanne Lebert, Partnership Africa Canada. The ISSUE: Congo's conflict minerals leave a trail of destruction as they make their way from the mines in eastern Congo to the mobile phone in your pocket -- including mass rape (48 rapes per hour) and brutal violence against women, children, grandmothers and other civilians. You can play a role in ending the violence. Come and get informed. Hosted by Grandmothers Advocacy Network Sponsored by the Unitarian GoGos Admission is free. Donations at the door to further the work of GRAN gratefully accepted.
Friday, April 25
Starting @ 6:00pm
Walkley Bowling Lane, 2092 Walkley Road
JOCA Bowling Night! $15.00 adults (2 games, shoes and chance
for door prize). $10.00 Children (2 games, shoes). Please register by April
19th, 2014. Information and Tickets: (613) 739-0955, (613)523-9085, (613)
Friday, April 25
Fourth Avenue Baptist Church (corner of Bank & Fourth, in the Glebe)
CONCERT: "Let your Light Shine" - Confidence Booster Spring Recital. Voice and piano students will have an opportunity to share what they have learned by entertaining YOU. Admission: $7.
Saturday, April 26
Church of God of Prophecy - 930 Merivale Road, Ottawa
"Family & Friends Night" - Domino Games Night. Admission: $15 for Adults.
Saturday, April 26
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Avenue, Old Ottawa South
CONCERT: Friends of the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica Foundation Presents "Making Dreams Come True", a special
fundraising concert with proceeds going towards bringing the National Youth
Orchestra of Jamaica on tour to Canada this August. Featuring Big Soul Project Community Gospel Choir and Band. Tickets: $20 ($25 at the door), Children 12 & Under $5Tickets Available at: Leading Note, 370 Elgin St., Suite No. 2 (cash only), Ottawa Folklore Centre, 1111 Bank St. (cash only), Savannah Afro Caribbean Products, 1838 Bank (cash only), Mugena African Caribbean Foods & Restaurant, A-911 Richmond Road (cash only)
On-line www.friendsofnyojfoundation.ca (credit or debit)
Saturday 26 April, 2014
Doors open 6pm - party 'til 12pm
32 Colonnade (CUPE 4000) Suite 200- 32 Colonnade Rd., Ottawa
Zimbabwe Ottawa Community Association (ZOCA) presents: Zimbabwe Day Dinner & Dance. Celebrate Zimbabwe's 34 years of Independence, lots of Zimbabwean food, music and dance and a lot more entertainment. Featuring: The dynamic Colour of Diversity Marimba Band, Harambee Choir, African drumming and fashion show. Admission: Adults : $10.00 and Students with School ID $5 (includes food and drink). Please RSVP space is limited and is on a first come first serve basis. RSVP: Ruth 613-700-4983, Zvondai, 613-818-9785 Shingi 613-240-5114 Angie 613-866-1454
Saturday, April 26
9pm - 2am
Canadian war Museum - 1 Vimy Place, Gatineau QC
2014 Ottawa Gala: Spies & Dolls edition. secret agents and femme
fatales will gather incognito at the Canadian War Museum. Their mission: to put an end to child hunger in Ottawa… while having a great time, of course! The Ottawa Gala, presented for a tenth year by TELUS, and featuring HOT 89.9, is the city’s premiere event for young professionals and has raised over $700,000 for local youth initiatives since its inception in 1993. Bid on fabulous silent auction items, enter the grand prize draw, enjoy fine catering and drinks. The stellar entertainment lineup will feature Ottawa Gala favorites HOT 89.9 and DJ ACRO, and newcomers The Hornettes. 2014 General Admission Ticket = $65.00; 2014 VIP Ticket = $115.00 (The Ottawa Gala's VIP experience features an exclusive area from 8:00 to 11:00,
where our guests will have access to a complimentary bar, upgraded catering and exclusive entertainment). Tickets are now available at www.ottawagala.ca.
Saturday, April 26
Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, 34 Murray Street,
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M4.
A DESTINY Party: Round 2! Admission: $10 at the door.
Tuesday, April 29
Knox Presbyterian Church • 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)
The Ottawa International Writers' Festival will close with three acclaimed narratives that delve into lives overshadowed by political
unrest and uncover the real human costs that underlie headline news. One of the featured writers will be Ondjaki, from Angola, you can read his bio at http://www.writersfestival.org/authors/spring-2014/ondjaki
For info on how to get tickets: http://www.writersfestival.org/events/spring-2014/another-word-for-nothing-left-with-padma-viswanathan-ondjaki-and-nadia-bozak
Mardi 29 avril - jeudi 1er mai 2014
École secondaire publique De La Salle,
501 ancienne rue St-Patrick, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3
SEMAINE AFRICAINE 2014 - MINI FESTIVAL DE CINÉMA AFRICAIN ET CRÉOLE. Des films à découvrir, des réalisateurs à rencontrer et des moments
de partage et d'apprentissage uniques : La Semaine africaine 2014, un
rendez-vous incontournable ! La Nouvelle Scène, en collaboration avec le
festival international Vue d’Afrique à Montréal, présente pour la 6e année
consécutive la Semaine africaine, un mini-festival de cinéma africain et créole
du mardi 29 avril au jeudi 1er mai 2014 à 19 h. Cette année, la Semaine
africaine offre une programmation encore et toujours aussi passionnante qui
transportera les spectateurs du Sénégal jusqu’en Guadeloupe, en passant par
l’Angola, le Cameroun, la Côte-d’Ivoire, la France la Belgique et la Martinique. Le prix d’entrée est de 7 $ comptant par soir. Les portes de la billetterie ouvriront dans le foyer de l’école à 18 h et les films débuteront à
19 h. Les films diffusés lors de la Semaine africaine donnent aussi l’occasion d’ouvrir un espace de débat et de réflexion avec les réalisateurs et notamment le long métrage documentaire Laurent Gbagbo : Despote
ou anti-néocolonialiste de Saïd Mbomno Penda qui sera présenté mercredi de cette semaine. Pour plus de détails sur la programmation de la Semaine africaine 2014, visitez le site Web de La Nouvelle Scène au www.nouvellescene.com<http://nouvellescene.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=88efd7a757434069e954d1919&id=9dbd53323e&e=a205bcdb5d>.
Mardi 29 avril à 19H
7 $ comptant à la porte
Vivre de Maharaki (France, Guadeloupe et Martinique) Fiction / 2013,
13 min. Langue : Français
Tango Negro de Dom Pedro (France, Angola ) Documentaire / 2013,
93 min . Langues : Français, espagnol
Mercredi 30 avril à 19H
7 $ comptant à la porte
La radio de Armand Brice Tchikamen et Fidèle Kofi (Côte-d’Ivoire )
Fiction / 2014, 15 min . Langue : Français
Laurent Gbagbo : Despote ou anti-colonialiste… de Saïd Mbombo Penda
(Cameroun, Côte-d’Ivoire, Belgique ) Documentaire / 2014, 100 min .
Langue : Français