Dinner at 7pm
Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West
Black Canadian Scholarship Fund (BCSF) Annual December Dinner &
Dance. 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. Featuring: dinner,
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 or call
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.com
Sunday 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.aspx
Tuesday, 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 OR
Chelby Daigle, M&M Ottawa Regional Coordinator; firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 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: 613-837-9046
Saturday 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.org
Saturday December 8
Fatboys 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-college
Tuesday 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. 385
Thursday- 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
Party. 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.com
Saturday, 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.