6pm – 11 pm
Centurion Conference and Event Center, 170 Colonnade Road South,
OCISO Awards Gala - Celebrating Our Community. A spirited evening of fine dining, delightful conversations, spectacular entertainments, awards, dancing, and auctions. OCISO shines a light on the accomplishments and successes of some Ottawa community champions who work passionately to support many immigrants in their journey to citizenship. The recipients of this year’s community leadership awards are: Ayda Khan for the Youth Leadership; Charanjit Wadehra for the Heroes Among Us Award and both L’école secondaire publique Omer Deslauriers and Juniper Networks for the Organizational Leadership Awards. Nishith Göel, President and CEO of Cistel Technology Inc. will be the Chair of the Gala. Graham Richardson, Chief News Anchor of CTV Ottawa, and Sarah Onyango, host of Fontonfrom on Rogers TV, and host/producer of the shows Black on Black and Afrika Revisited on CHUO 89.1FM, will be the hosts of the evening. Tickets are $85 each ($25 tax receipt), $145 for a couple ($25 tax receipt), $50 for staff and volunteers, and $30 for youth, students and seniors. To reserve or buy Gala tickets, call 613-725-5671 ext. 332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For more info about the 2011 Awards Gala Sponsorship opportunities, contact Joycelyn at 613 725 5671 ext 334 or email email@example.com or visit www.ociso.org.
Thursday, March 3
University of Ottawa, Arts Hall, Room 509,
“Translating the Spoken Word in The Book of Negroes / Traduire l’oralité dans Aminata.” Presented by The Literary Translators’ Association of Canada (LTAC) http://www.attlc-ltac.org/. Lawrence Hill and Carole Noël will read excerpts from The Book of Negroes and its French version, Aminata, and discuss what is involved in translating the spoken word. How does an author express the many layers of spoken language, including different dialects, different languages and different language abilities? And how does a translator reflect those subtleties in her translation? Luise von Flotow, professor of literary translation and director of the School of Translation and Interpretation at the University of Ottawa, will moderate the event. Lawrence Hill is the son of civil rights activist Donna Hill and Daniel G. Hill, a sociologist who descended from Africans enslaved in the United States. Growing up in Toronto in the 1960s, Hill was influenced by his parents' work as pioneers in Canada's human rights movement. Much of Hill's writing touches on issues of identity and belonging. Lawrence Hill's third novel was published as The Book of Negroes in Canada and the UK, and as Someone Knows My Name in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. It won the overall Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the Ontario Library Association's Evergreen Award and CBC Radio's Canada Reads. Hill is also the author of the novels Any Known Blood and Some Great Thing, the memoir Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada, and, recently, the non-fiction book The Deserter's Tale: the Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraq (written with Joshua Key). After earning a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Dietetics and a certificate of competence in Professional Translation in 1971, Carole Noël worked for eleven years as translator and editor at the Centre de recherche en nutrition at Université Laval. In 1976-1977, she spent a year at the University of Leningrad perfecting her knowledge of Russian language and culture. In 1984, she completed a Master’s degree in Translation at Université Laval, her dissertation focusing on translation problems of six Russian short stories. In 1985, she was awarded the LTAC’s John-Glassco prize for her translation of a collection of short stories by Russian author Olga Boutenko, titled On n’en meurt pas. From 1985 to 1994, she held the position of publisher for the Presses de l’Université Laval. She then took on the position of assistant to the rector at Université Laval until 2004, the year she left Université Laval in order to devote her efforts entirely to translation. Also in 2004, she was a finalist for the Governor General’s award for her translation of Aislinn Hunter’s What’s Left Us (Ce qu’il nous reste, published by éditions Les Allusifts). Event contact: Trish Van Bolderen, firstname.lastname@example.org Free admission. Refreshments to follow the discussion. More info: ttps://sites.google.com/site/spokenwordoralite/home
Thursday, March 3
University Centre Room 180, Carleton University
FILM SCREENING: "We Are Together". Hosted by the Institute of African Studies Student Association and Carleton Cinema Politica. Synopsis: WE ARE TOGETHER tells the remarkable and moving story of a group of children who use music to overcome hardship and loss. It is the story of an orphanage, unlike one you've ever seen before, and of the drive of these remarkable young singers and their teachers to make it to London for a series of concerts. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpX4JGn4PzU Life has not been easy for 12-year-old Slindile, her siblings and her friends at the Agape Orphanage in South Africa, where most of the children have lost their parents to AIDS. But they are still kids and teenagers, bashful around boys, squabbling with each other. And when they lift their voices in song, something extraordinary happens. As the kids at Agape orphanage continue to train for what they hope will be their big break, Slindile and her siblings are hit with more hard news - their oldest brother Sifiso, who has been ick for months, has AIDS. With unforgettable kids, soaring music and a plot full of surprises, WE ARE TOGETHER arrives as a stirring and uplifting theatrical documentary.
Saturday, March 5
6:30pm to 1am
Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Road
Ghana’s 54th Independence anniversary dinner/dance. Admission: Adults (13 yrs & over)– $30, Children 5 to 12yrs-$15, Children under 5yrs: Free. Tickets available at: M&J Tropical Foods – (613) 224.3204; NaNa’s Beauty & Fashion – (613) 321.5112; Mama Cee Beauty Supplies - (613) 741.5952; African Queen – (613) 736.5369; Mugena – (613) 722.8228; Ebenezer Tropical Market – (613) 726.7488. For more info: Kwaku Agyei – (613) 843.0498; Florence Odoi – (613) 747.2863; Samuel Bonti-Ankomah – (613) 271.6303; Margaret Fatona – (613) 824.6173; Kwame Amponsah – (613) 447.4366; Beatrice Domeh – (613) 440.0754
Saturday, March 5
6pm (dance starts at 10pm)
Villa Marconi Banquet Hall, 1026 Baseline Road
St. Lucia Ottawa Association independence gala under the patronage of OECS High Commissioner Brendon Browne. Theme: "Recovering with resilience, rebuilding with determination". Entertainment: DJ David Mason, DJ Junior (from Montreal). Tickets: $60 per person (Dance only - $20); Door prizes, raffle prizes, surprises and more. Contact info@ stluciaottawa.com or (613) 894-6750.
Sunday, March 6
Carleton University Art Gallery
Free admission and parking
“Conversation Pieces” panel discussion with Lisa Aronson, Catherine Hale and Barbara McCann. In conjunction with Conversation Pieces: African Textiles from Barbara and Bill McCann’s Collection, Carleton University Art Gallery invites you to participate in a discussion about the diverse and exciting range of African textiles presented in the gallery. Highlights of the exhibition include an intricately-appliquéd raffia woman’s skirt from the Democratic Republic of Congo, a cotton hunter’s shirt from Mali adorned with leather amulets and mirrors, a richly-embroidered cotton man’s gown from Nigeria, a Moroccan wool hooded cloak featuring a vivid red “eye” motif, and a three-part bridal outfit from Egypt’s Siwa Oasis region. Conversation Pieces explores the many ways that textiles initiate dialogue about and between people in Africa and elsewhere. Dr. Lisa Aronson (Skidmore College) specializes in African art and visual culture with particular expertise in the area of textiles. She has conducted extensive research in Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana; her research and writing has focused mainly on the impact of trade and colonialism on African textile production and gender issues in African art. Catherine Hale, the exhibition’s curator, is a PhD Candidate in the history of art and architecture at Harvard University. Her doctoral research focuses on the material culture of the Asante peoples of Ghana and the impact of cross-cultural exchange on African art. Barbara McCann, a textile collector from Ottawa, is a graduate of anthropology from University of Western Ontario. She worked for CUSO and CIDA in international development, traveling the globe in her work on gender equality rights. She and her husband Bill built up their collection over four decades, purchasing many textiles in the markets of the countries of origi! n, sometimes meeting with the artists who produced them.
Conversation Pieces: African Textiles from Barbara & Bill McCann’s Collection
Curated by Catherine Hale
14 February – 17 April 2011
web page: http://cuag.carleton.ca/index.php/exhibitions/73/
Gallery hours: Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 10 – 5
Saturday – Sunday: 12 – 5
Admission is free.
Tuesday, March 8
La Nouvelle Scène, Foyer Roger-St-Denis (Bistro) - 333, avenue King-Edward, Ottawa
5e Édition-Prix du RAF. Le Regroupement Affaire Femmes (RAF) attribue annuellement des prix à des femmes haïtiennes exceptionnelles qui se sont distinguées par leurs réalisations personnelles, leur implication sociale et leur apport à la cause des femmes auprès de leur famille et de la communauté dans le cadre de la Journée internationale de la femme. Regroupement Affaires Femmes (RAF) awards to exceptional Haitian women in recognition for their personal achievements, social involvement and contribution to the women’s cause through their families and the community. Pour plus d'infos: email@example.com
Thursday, March 10
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Senate Room, 608 Robertson Hall, Carleton University
Metered Public parking is available in Parking Garage P9, adjacent to Robertson Hall.
Centre for Security and Defence Studies (CSDS) Speaker Series Presents: The Struggle Against Impunity in Kenya: Transitional Justice without the Transition - or the Justice. In this talk, Stephen Brown will analyze the various accountability mechanisms for the mass atrocities committed in Kenya after the December 2007 elections. These include the International Criminal Court's ongoing investigations, the proposals for a special national or hybrid tribunal, and the activities of Kenya's Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission. He argues that as long as high-level perpetrators and their allies remain in government, there are few reasons to believe that more than a handful of individuals will be held accountable. Though even a few convictions would be a remarkable break from Kenya's record of total impunity, it is unrealistic to expect the country's transitional justice mechanisms to serve as an effective deterrent against future electoral violence. Stephen Brown is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Ottawa. His main research interests are foreign aid, democratization, political violence, conflict prevention and peacebuilding, mainly in relation to Sub-Saharan Africa. He is currently working on two research projects. The first is on Canadian aid policy in comparative perspective. The second analyzes accountability mechanisms for the 2007-08 post-election violence in Kenya, conducted jointly with Chandra Lekha Sriram of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Light sandwich lunch will be provided. Registration is requested by Monday, 7 March to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 613.520.2600 ext 6671. The CSDS Speaker Series events are free and open to the public. For more information visit carleton.ca/csds or call 613.520.2600 ext 6671
Thursday, March 10 & Friday, March 11
Government Conference Centre - 2 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON K1N 8X5
Equal Voice Tenth Anniversary Leadership Summit and Recognitions Reception. Over one hundred of Equal Voice members and supporters, elected representatives, academics, members of the media and young women from across the country will gather in the Nation’s Capital to explore the challenges and opportunities facing women in politics in Canada today. Hon. Jean Augustine, the new South African High Commissioner to Canada, HE Mohau Pheko, Hon. Yolande James, Bernadette Clement, Prof. Joanne St. Lewis, and Gwen Madiba will be among the exceptional Black women speaking at this event.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Trine Skei Grande, Leader, Liberal Party, Norway; Jennifer Lawless, PhD, Director, Women & Politics Institute, Associate Professor, American University. To learn more about EV's Keynote speakers, click here: http://www.equalvoice.ca/speaks_article.cfm?id=427
Equal Voice is also hosting a Youth summit on Friday afternoon (March 11th 2011) so that young women can discuss strategies and tools to getting more involved in the political process. Thursday, March 10th 2011, Equal Voice will host a Recognitions Reception to honour ten women at the national level who have paved the way for women in politics. Special Guest: Mary Walsh, Perfomer/Writer. REGISTRATION: now open at www.equalvoice.ca. One day: $37.50; Two days: $75.00; Recognitions reception: $25. Equal Voice has also reserved up to one hundred spaces for students/young women under the age of twenty six to register- FOR FREE. A $10 fee for the Recognitions Reception will be charged. Due to the demand for these spaces, student ID or proof of birth date will be required at the door.
Saturday, March 12
Arts Court Theatre - 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa , ON K1N 6E2
Capital Slam at VERSeFest!! Capital Slam is the longest running slam in Ontario and the two-time defending Slam Champions. Come out to see members of the 2010 championship team presented by Capital Slam and the Capital Poetry Collective. VERSeFest is a poetry festival project of VERSe Ottawa, a collective of poetry groups whose purposes are to operate an annual poetry festival, to provide administrative support to the member series and to act as an unified and effective voice presenting the interests of its members to relevant cultural decision-making bodies. For more info: www.versefest.ca Tickets can be purchased by calling 613.564.7240, or can be purchased at VERSe members’ events and through the following outlets:
Arts Court | 2 Daly Avenue | 613.569.4821
The Manx | 370 Elgin Street | 613.231.2070
Collected Works | 1242 Wellington | 613.722.1265
Sunday, March 13
Room 360, Tory Building, Carleton University
Carleton University Art Gallery invites you to: "Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui". Film screening followed by a discussion with director Susan Vogel, moderated by CBC News Ottawa's Adrian Harewood. "Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui" is a powerful portrait of the Ghanaian artist who is acclaimed internationally for his gorgeous and opulent wall hangings. These shimmering metallic "tapestries," made entirely from discarded metal bottle-tops that are laboriously flattened and stitched together with copper wire, evoke the Ghanaian practice of weaving and assembling the vivid fabrics known as kente cloths. El Anatsui came to worldwide attention at the Venice Biennale in 2007. In the film, we see the artist in Venice, where one of his massive works is draped over the entire façade of a 16th-century palazzo. We follow him home to Nsukka, Nigeria, and to the studio, where he directs his assistants in the construction of a new work. El Anatsui explains how his artworks have become a marriage of painting and sculpture, objects that speak of African history but also reach for the ethereal, and talks about his aspirations for artworks he has yet to make. Susan Vogel is an internationally-acclaimed curator and African art expert based in New York City. Founding director of the Museum for African Art, Vogel has also worked as curator of the Metropolitan Museum's African collection and professor of African art and architecture at Columbia University. Her book BAULE: African Art / Western Eyes (1997) received the Herskovits Prize, the African Studies Association's highest honour for a book of original research on Africa. She currently has four films in distribution with Icarus Films through her production company, Prince Street Pictures. Free admission; free parking is available everywhere on campus. cuag.carleton.ca. This event is presented by Carleton University Art Gallery in conjunction with the current exhibition Conversation Pieces: African Textiles from Barbara and Bill McCann's Collection. For more info: Visit the film's website: www.susan-vogel.com/Anatsui. Visit the gallery's website: cuag.carleton.ca Contact Sandra Dyck: email@example.com or (613) 520-2600, ext. 1357.
Thursday, March 17
Carleton University, 208 Tory Building
Sahan Literary Forum & Carleton University’s Institute of African Studies and Department of English Literature Present: Nadifa Mohamed, author of Black Mamba Boy. Black Mamba Boy (2010) is a stunning debut novel set in 1930s Horn of Africa and Middle East and based on the story of Nadifa Mohamed’s father, Jama. The book is both the real-life account of the young Jama’s life growing up alone in the streets of Aden, Yemen, and a work of fiction. Jama’s story inspires hope, courage and the importance of resilience in the face of hardship . Nadifa’s lecture will shed light on Somali history of migration, and will reflect on the connection between young Jama’s experiences and the strug-gles of many first and second generation Somalis in the Diaspora. Black Mamba Boy won the Betty Trask Award, is short-listed for John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for young writers and was long-listed for Guardian First Book Award and the Orange Prize.
For inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Le jeudi 17 mars
Salle Jean-Despréz, 25, rue Laurier (secteur de Hull), Gatineau, QC J8X 4C8
CONCERT: Lorraine Klaasen. Chanteuse de mère en fille, chorégraphe, musicologue et promoteure de la paix et des droits de l’homme au Canada, elle est une des plus vibrantes ambassadrices de l’Afrique du Sud et de la musique zoulou. Sa fabuleuse voix et ses mouvements de danse ne manquent jamais de divertir son public. Une soirée d’émotion et de motions, expression très distinctive de la chanson sud-africaine. Site Web de l'artiste: www.lorraineklaasen.com
Billets: billetterie de la Salle Jean-Despréz: 30 $ (adultes) , 27 $ (aînés) , 25 $ (étudiants)
Vendredi 18 mars
18 h 30 à 21 h 30
Salle F-0129-0130 du pavillon Alexandre-Taché, 283, boulevard Alexandre-Taché, Gatineau (secteur Hull)
Dans le cadre de la Semaine internationale de la Francophonie, le Département d’études langagières, le Module des lettres et la Chaire Senghor de la Francophonie de l’Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) présentent une table-ronde d’information. Thème : « Crise postélectorale ivoirienne 101 : vers un Rwanda-bis? » Depuis plusieurs semaines, la Côte d’Ivoire, pays francophone de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, défraie la chronique dans les médias. Le pays se retrouve aujourd’hui avec deux présidents, et une population sous embargo occidental et victime de violences. Pourquoi ce qui semble être un simple contentieux électoral est-il en train de replonger le pays dans une impasse encore plus délétère et meurtrière, et que d’aucuns comparent déjà au cas rwandais? Que peuvent faire le Québec et le Canada pour éviter cette tragédie? Pour mieux comprendre cette crise ivoirienne, venez assister nombreux à cette table-ronde d’information. Conférenciers invités : M. Yves Rocheleau, ex-député fédéral de Trois-Rivières (1993-2004); M. Mathieu Adjagbé, chercheur en sciences politiques (U. d’Ottawa); M. Bernard Desgagné, chroniqueur et traducteur parlementaire. Pour information et confirmation : Téléphone: 819 595-4433;Télécopieur: 819 595-4450;Courriel : email@example.com
Le vendredi 18 mars
Centre des Arts Shenkman (Salle Harold Shenkman) - 245, boulevard Centrum, Ottawa (Ontario) K1E 0A1
CONCERT REGGAE: Tiken Jah Fakoly - Tournée African Revolution, présenté par : CJCA, Les Productions Akwaaba en association avec Live Nation.
Billets: 43.75 $ - rangées AA-CC, 38.75 $ – rangées A-E, 33.75 $ – rangées F-Q. Renseignements généraux et service à la clientèle Téléphone : 613 580-ARTS (2787). L'Ivoirien Tiken Jah Fakoly, de son vrai nom Doumbia Moussa, est le nouveau symbole du reggae africain. Il cultive un reggae 100% roots aux couleurs de l'Afrique, son pays, mais aussi profondément inspiré par les vibes jamaïcaines. Que ce soit la batterie, lourde ou rapide, les cocottes de guitares agitées, l'énergie militante des cuivres, les plaintes fatalement régulières des choeurs ou le chant envoûtant de Tiken Jah, tout est rythme. Sur scène, sa réputation n'est plus à faire. Il remplit des stades entiers en Afrique. Véritablement charismatique, il sait parler aux foules n'hésitant pas à fustiger son auditoire et à calmer les esprits surchauffés. Un chanteur de reggae plutôt remuant de plus en plus incontournable.
Saturday, March 19
6:30pm - 9:30pm
The Mercury Lounge (56 Byward St., Byward Market), Ottawa
Capital Slam feat. SHAUNTAY GRANT! Shauntay Grant is a writer, spoken word performer, broadcast journalist and musician. She has shared her blend of poetry and music internationally at festivals and events, most recently the Vancouver International Writers' Festival (Vancouver, October 2010), the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (Ottawa, October 2010), the Atlantic Jazz Festival (Halifax, July 2010), and the10th Anniversary Launch of the Freedom Schooner Amistad (Havana, Cuba, March 2010). As Halifax’s third Poet Laureate (2009-2010) Shauntay organized Canada’s first national gathering of Canadian Poets Laureate. Her own original works of poetry and music have been featured nationally on radio and television, and in several publications. Her first children's book, called Up Home, won her a 2009 Atlantic Book Award for Best Atlantic Published Book. Shauntay was a Poet of Honour at the 2010 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Ottawa. She is the host of All The Best, a music program that airs weekly on CBC Radio One in the Maritimes. $7 at the door, free for performers. All ages are welcome.
Sunday, March 20
1:00p.m – 4:00p.m
University of Ottawa ’s Desmarais Building room 12102, 55 Laurier Avenue East
International Women’s Day, Strength of a Woman event. This year’s theme is "Women and the Economy". Topics explored includes financial independence and owning capital assets, home-making and micro-financing, economic development and education, career development and mentorship. Tickets: Adults: $25 / Students $20 / Children (12 and under): $15. Proceeds from this fundraising brunch will go towards funding the Sigma Beta Phi’s Step-Up Program. Donations are also gratefully accepted. more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, March 20
Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton University
Rhythm Parade with Samba Ottawa & West African Rhythm Ensemble. An evening of drumming and dance - music from Ghana and Brazil. Presented by Carleton Music Department. Admission: $5 only!
Monday, March 21
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Humanities Theatre, 303 Paterson Hall, Carleton University ("PA" on campus map, http://www2.carleton.ca/campus/)
TALK by Prof. Aggrey Abate, Vice Chancellor, University of Juba in South Sudan. Dr. Aggrey Lei Abate is a specialist in Food Security/Poverty Reduction; Smallholder/ Communal Livestock Production Systems; Research and Development; HIV/AIDS; and Environmental Vulnerability. He currently serves as Vice Chancellor at the University of Juba, South Sudan. He has previously held the position of and Dean of the College of Natural Resources & Environmental Studies at the University of Juba, teaching and lecturer positions at the Universities of Namibia and Nairobi, and served on the committees and task forces at all three universities. Dr. Abate has edited and authored multiple magazines, books, reports and journals. Dr. Abate is a member of several Government of South Sudan Ministries including the Ministry of Environment and Physical Development. He is also a member of the following scientific bodies: South Sudan Nature Conservation Organisation; African Research Network on Agricultural By-products; Pasture Network for Eastern and Southern Africa; African! Feeds Research Network; Small Ruminant Research Network; Animal Production Society of Kenya; International Goat Association; Forage Network of Kenya; Eastern Africa Environmental Network; Tanzania Society of Animal Production; Agricultural Scientific Society of Namibia. Dr. Abate has a studied in Europe and East Africa, and holds a PhD from the University of Bonn in Germany. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. Presented by: International Development Research Centre and the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University.
Monday, March 21
5:30pm - 9:00pm
Ottawa Public Library Main Branch Auditorium (120 Metcalfe St. at Laurier Ave. West)
Ottawa Youth Poetry Slam March Edition feat. Shauntay Grant. Come on down to check out our next incredible slam event with the amazing Shauntay Grant from Halifax! Slammers aged 20 and under will have a one-hour "rap session" workshop followed by the slam. If you want to participate, bring 2 poems 3 minutes long or less, and bring it to the stage! Rap Session Workshop 5:30 pm; Slam 6:30 pm *Priority on the slam list given to workshop participants and to those who did not slam in February*
Wednesday, March 23
Centre communautaires des Haitiens d'Ottawa - 876 Montreal Rd., suite 203 (Oc Transpo # 12, Carson Rd. stop)
Presentation by Cuban Doctor on Cuba's Humanitarian Medical Mission in Haiti. From March 19 to April 3, 2001 Dr. William Álvarez Consuegra, a member of Cuba's medical internationalist mission to Haiti, will speak in a dozen Canadian cities on Cuba's Humanitarian Medical Mission in Haiti. Dr. Álvarez will raise awareness of Cuba's extensive and unprecedented solidarity with the peoples of the world which illustrates what can be achieved when self-serving interests do not direct the aid provided. Dr. Álvarez himself has extensive experience in Cuba's many medical internationalist missions across the globe. In 2010, he was a director of campaign hospitals for the Cuban medical mission in Haiti. From 2006-2008 he served in the medical mission to Honduras sent in response to Hurricane Mitch. In 2005 he participated in the mission to Pakistan dispatched in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in that country. Dr. Álvarez is an Orthopedic specialist and currently works and teaches at the Dr. Ernesto Guevara General Educational Hospital in the city of Las Tunas, and has been recognized for his outstanding work in the medical field. He is 39 years old and speaks Spanish and English.
More info on Dr. Alvarez's Canadian Tour at: http://www.cpcml.ca/Calendar/110309-CubaAlvarezTour.htm
Thursday, March 24
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Government Conference Centre, 2 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario
BWCEN International Women’s Day Awards. The Black Women’s Civic Engagement Network (BWCEN) and their Founding Patron, Hon. Marlene Jennings, M.P., present a Cocktail Reception marking International Women’s Day. During this event, the BWCEN will be recognizing the contributions of two extraordinary black Women whose professional achievements and service to community have helped strength Canadian society. Free Admission (Donations encouraged and gratefully accepted). To RSVP, to sponsor the event and for more info: email@example.com
Thursday, March 24-Saturday, March 26
National Arts Centre - 53, Elgin St., Ottawa
DANCE: "Southern Bound Comfort", feat. Gregory Maqoma and Shanell Winlock. Three immensely talented dance artists come together in this program of duets marking the NAC debut of South African Gregory Maqoma’s internationally recognized Vuyani Dance Theatre. Performed with longtime creative partner and award-winning dancer Shanell Winlock (celebrated for her work with Akram Khan’s company), Maqoma’s Southern Comfort looks at how perceived ideas shape the human experience. A mirror of behavior, attitudes and reactions, this humorous and passionate piece peels back the fragile veneer concealing the power games people play. The second duet, Bound, commissioned from collaborator and friend Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, unites all three artists in a desire to see contemporary dance as a space where traditions fuse and foster new expression. In this piece, the dancers investigate the bonds we have to one another, to our heritage, our desires and our expectations. Each duet will be performed to original music performed live by musicians chosen for their diverse backgrounds and traditions. Production: Théâtre de la Ville (Paris). Duration: 84 minutes including a 20-minute intermission. Tickets: Adult: $29.06, Student: $15.88. For info on special group rates, box office hours etc., visit: www.nac-cna.ca
Friday, March 25
Rideau Carleton Raceway -4837 Albion Road, Ottawa, ON K1X 1A3
Jamaica Night at Rideau Carleton Raceway, a fundraiser supporting the Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association Inc. and the National Institute of Jamaican-Canadians. The evening includes: all-you-can-eat Jamaican buffet, live harness racing beginning at 6:30 pm, a 50/50 draw and a raffle. Cost: Single tickets: $35.00, Couples: $65.00. Each ticket includes the Jamaican buffet, live racing, coffee or tea, a race program, a $5.00 slots voucher, $5 RCR voucher & taxes and gratuity. Deadline date for ticket sales is March 20th, 2011 - there will be no sales at the door. For Info. or to purchase tickets call: Joanne Robinson - 613-739-0955 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Joyce Smith - 613-526-4345; Barbara Wilson - 613-731-5371; Paulette Barker - 613-723-9255; Alic Edgar - 613-596-1059; Rideau Carleton Raceway 613-822-2211 ext 340 or ext 260 / Attn. potential sponsors: Advertise your business or group to over 700 people in one evening. All sponsors will receive a black & white advertisement in the official race program, a race named after their group or business, 1 colour television display of your ad simulcast to over 593 different off track locations and a live welcome announcement from our track announcer. Race dedications are assigned on a first come first-serve basis so book right away! Business Card Size advertisement $30.00 ¼ page advertisement; $50.00
½ page advertisement; $75.00 Full page advertisement $125.00. All advertising copy must be emailed to email@example.com by March 18th in a high resolution JPG or PDF format.
Friday, March 25
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market, Ottawa, ON
Once Upon A Slam feat. dub poet Klyde Broox. It is time for the March edition of Ottawa's story slam series Once Upon A Slam and we have the amazing Klyde Broox coming up from Hamilton to show us what dub storytelling is all about. Hosted by Greg "Ritallin" Frankson. Got a story to tell? Sign up for the slam and you get 5 minutes to TELL it (and we mean tell, not read). Judges randomly chosen from the audience will score each story and the highest score wins all the marbles.... After the slam, Klyde Broox will give us a full-hour feature set of poetry, story, rhythm and song. Doors and sign up for the slam start at 7 and the show starts at 7:30. Cover $7, free for slammers.
Saturday, March 26
Elmdale House Tavern - 1084 Wellington St. W., Ottawa
African Dance Party -Tine Rufaro Marimba Band in Concert.$10 at the door.
Samedi 26 mars
Ouverture des portes: 21h, Début du spectacle 22h
Sala San Marco - 215 rue Preston, Ottawa
CONCERT: Moment Inoubliable avec ALAN CAVE & TEEYAH. Invités speciaux: J.Creole and DJ Flex. Kompa – Zouk – Coupe Decalé et plus! Spectacle présenté par WOW-CAP Entertainment. Né à New York, Georges Alan Cavé, est un chanteur de Kompa d'origine haitienne notamment au sein du groupe Zin. Il a enregistré plusieurs albums avec ce groupe Zin, dont "O Pa" en 1988 et "Kanpe sou yon bit" en 1999. Il participa également aux albums de Malavoi (1999), N'jie (1999), et Les ténors du zouk (2000). En 2001, il sortit un album solo à succès intitulé "Sé pa pou dat". Teeyah est une chanteuse de zouk/coupé décalé d'origine ivoiro- antillaise dont le premier album, "Métisse" (2003, produit par Keysha) lui permit de se faire connaître en France, aux Antilles, en Afrique et aux Etats-Unis. Son deuxième album, intitulé "Je veux vivre", sortit en 2006 suivi de "Mise à Nue" en 2010. Billets: 35$ à l’avance et 45$ à la porte. Disponibles aux lieux suivants: Tropicks, 381 Rue Dalhousie (613) 241-3333
Your Style Cuts 408 Rue Dalhousie (613) 562-2887
African Queen, 13-2430 Rue Bank (613)736-5369
Gigi's Market (Lalane), 274-A Ch. Montreal (613)744-1411
M'S HAIR SALON, Orleans (613) 841-7613
Island Flava 409 Dalhousie (613) 321-4198
Salon Royal 1-411 Av McArthur (613)746-6761
Warren grocery 259 York Street and Nelson (613)741-7832
Afrimania Boutique, 23 Rue Selkirk (613)241-1271
Marché Tropicale, 184 Blvd ST Joseph (819)773-8003
Info: (613)600-5276 - (613) 600-2356 - (613)276-8715
Sunday, March 27
Westin Hotel (11 Colonel By Dr., Otawa ON), Governor General Ballroom
HOPE JAPAN: Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Charity Reception and Silent Auction. Presented by: CJSO(Canada Japan Society of Ottawa) and JETAA(Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Alumni Association) Ottawa. Master of Ceremonies: Stefan Keyes, CTV news reporter. Performance by Ms. Noriko Hashimoto, Soprano,and Ota-Wa Taiko, Japanese taiko drumming group. Ikebana by Yumiko Tsunakawa Toma. VIPs in attendance: His Excellency Kaoru Ishikawa, Ambassador of Japan, and Mr. Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa. Silent Auction, including items donated by the Prime Minister of Canada and the Embassy of Japan. Admission: $40 per person payable, at the door, by cash or cheque.($30, tax deductible) Proceeds from ticket and silent auction sales will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross Japan Earthquake/Asia-Pacific Tsunami fund. No registration needed, however your R.S.V.P. would be appreciated. Additionally, you can donate at [ http://www.redcross.ca/CJSOottawa] http://www.redcross.ca/CJSOottawa
Tuesday, March 29
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Humanities Theatre, 303 Paterson Hall, Carleton University ("PA" on campus map, http://www2.carleton.ca/campus/)
"Africa Dialogue Series" talk: "Africa and the Politics of Climate Justice" by Dr. Patrick Bond, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Presented by the High Commission for the Republic of South Africa in Canada and the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University. Refreshments will be served. SPEAKER BIO: Patrick Bond is a political economist at the University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Development Studies in Durban, where since 2004 he has directed the Centre for Civil Society (ukzn.ac.za/ccs). Amongst his authored, edited and co-edited books are: Zuma’s Own Goal (2010); Climate Change, Carbon Trading and Civil Society (2009); The Accumulation of Capital in Southern Africa (2007); Looting Africa (2006); Talk Left, Walk Right (2006); Fanon’s Warning (2005); Elite Transition (2005); Zimbabwe’s Plunge (2003); Against Global Apartheid (2003); Unsustainable South Africa (2002) and Cities of Gold, Townships of Coal (2000). Through an informed presentation concerning one of the complex and substantive policy issues facing policy-makers and societies at large in the continent, the Africa Dialogue Series aims to engage students and the wider public in Ottawa-Gatineau in a dialogue concerning the implications of global issues for Africa.
Wednesday, March 30
Roosters [4th floor Unicenter, Carleton University]
Engineers Without Borders-Carleton hosts Great African Scandal - Movie Night. Join us for a 45 minute movie, followed by discussion. In this thought-provoking documentary, made with the help of Christian Aid, academic Robert Beckford undertakes a challenging, emotional journey to Ghana in West Africa. This is where, two centuries ago, Robert Beckford’s ancestors were seized and taken as slaves to Jamaica. Now he is making a journey to the land of his roots to discover the hidden costs of rice, chocolate and gold.
Thursday, March 31
Reception-6:00 to 6:45 p.m.; Dinner-7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
National Arts Centre, Panorama Room - 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario
United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) 65th Anniversary Dinner. For sixty-five years UNA-Canada has worked with Canadians from coast to coast to coast to foster proactive engagement and made-in Canada solutions to global challenges at the local, national and international levels. This special evening will celebrate UNA-Canada’s 65 years as a national charitable organization engaging the Canadian public in the work of the United Nations and the critical international issues which affect us all. Special speakers include the Hon. Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (TBC), Allan Rock, President of University of Ottawa and former Canadian Ambassador to the UN and L. Yves Fortier, Chairman Emeritus and Senior Partner of Ogilvy Renault LLP and Former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations. Tributes by retired Canadian Peacekeepers and a performance by the Charley Gordon Jazz Trio will make this an evening to remember. Tickets: $100.00 (with a tax receipt available for a portion of this amount). Event contact: Denise Siele firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-232-5751 ext 255). More info at UNAC website: visit www.unac.org
Thursday, March 31
My Condo Cocktail Lounge (34 Clarence St., Byward Market, Ottawa)
Carleton University Caribbean Students' Assoc. 3rd Annual Culture Weekend: "Dream, Drive & Persevere". Featuring Motivational Speaker Lance Constantine (for more info: www.lanceconstantine.com). Cost: $2 minimum donation. Attire: all black, clean, classy & current business casual. Cocktails and hors-d'oeuvres will be available. More info: www.carleton.ca/csa