Friday July 1st - CANADA DAY!
On July 1, 2011, Ottawa–Gatineau celebrates Canada’s 144th birthday! Join thousands of Canadians from across the country flocking to the Capital to show their national pride. Come out to greet Their Royal Highnesses, Prince William and Catherine, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they markCanada Day on Parliament Hill during their first overseas trip as a married couple. The festivities take place on Parliament Hill, in downtown parks and on the streets. Witness the ceremonies, take in the musical talent from across the country, see the fireworks — and more!
Detailed info at: National Capital Commission website:
July 1, 2011
Start @ 11:00 AM-9:00PM
362 Rideau Street
Canada Day Fundraising BBQ: Rep Your Colours Part II. Organized by the Pan-Afrikan Coalition of Canada in support of Ottawa African Festival.Free Admission. Music by: DJ Phoenix & Guest. For more info, Call:613-794-4487 or visit our website: www.africanfestival.org
Saturday, July 2
First Baptist Church (at the corner of Elgin St. and Laurier Ave. West in downtown Ottawa.
CONCERT: Brothers in Christ is a young male Gospel acapella group from New Jersey, USA. The Concert will also be featuring Christina A. Frezin, Jacqueline Emile, Kenny Alsenat, Xpressionz, Natural Praise and Miriam Ogalo. Tickets: $12 for Adults, $8 for young people aged 10 to 17, FREE admission for children under 9. More info and ticket purchase, call Woodlyne at 613-878-5963.
CISCO Ottawa Bluesfest
Lineup, schedule, ticket information at www.ottawabluesfest.ca
Saturday, July 9
Lebreton Flats, Ottawa- Hard Rock stage
CISCO Ottawa Bluesfest presents: World Gospel Jam! feat.: Scott Towaij 1:00pm; Jermaine Cowan 2:30pm; Rev. Ernie Cox 4:00pm; Prosper & GPM 5:30pm; Shawn McDonald 7:00pm; Kirk Franklin 8:45pm. Spend a day with your family at Lebreton Flats Park for some of the hottest local and international urban, gospel, and praise artists. Tickets and info: www.ottawabluesfest.ca
Saturday, July 9
St. Giles Presbyterian Church - 174 First Avenue @ Bank
BENEFIT CONCERT featuring:The Experience, Zvondai of Tine Rufaro Band, gospel singers and much more. Admission: $10. All proceeds go towards cancer treatment for Gladys Bailey of Antigua, diagnosed while visiting Ottawa. For tickets call Ngoza 613-297-6944;Bernadette 613-825-2907, Irma 613-841-6414,
Chrissie 613-447-7470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, July 9 - Saturday, July 30
Salamander Shakespeare Co. Presents: OTHELLO. PrufRock and Zach Raynor star in William Shakespeare's close up expose of race, jealousy, and domestic violence. Capital Region Parks Tour: July 9th - Lemieux Island @ 7pm ; July 12th - Cumberland Town Hall @ 7pm ; July 13th - Billings Estate @ 7pm ; July 14th - Central Park @ 7pm ; July 16th - Rideau Street Underpass @ 3pm ; July 17th - Pinhey's Point @ 7pm ; July 19th - Briargreen Park @ 7pm ; July 20th - Billings Estate @ 7pm ; July 21st - Central Park @ 7pm ; July 23rd - Rideau Street Underpass @ 3pm ; Suggested donations of $10. AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE: July 26th - 30th - NAC 4th Stage @ 7:30pm*; Tickets cost $15 and are available at the NAC Box Office.
*SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY* Telus support allows us to offer 40 free tickets per night to new theatre goers. To register for these tickets for any night at the NAC, please call 613-230-8503. Tickets will be available for pick up in the lobby on the night of the show.
Friday, July 15
Ottawa Masonic Centre - 2140 Walkley Road
Farewell Party: You are invited to an evening of fun to wish "bon voyage" to Ms. Hillary Williams, outgoing Deputy High Commissioner for Jamaica. Contribution of $20.00 + cash bar. Please note that space is limited, tickets must be purchased in advance. For more info and tickets please call: Judith Headley (613) 301-3529 or Donette Grant-Anderson (613) 291-4483.
Saturday, July 16
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Ottawa City Hall, Jean Piggot Hall & Patio, 110 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa, ON African Food & Arts Festival. Organized by ICAfrica, this event is an opportunity for Ottawa families to relax and be entertained in an Afro-centric environment while gaining a deeper appreciation of the countries of Africa - their foods, culture, history, geography, economic and development issues. Come and enjoy ethnic foods, arts & crafts, music & other entertainment. Representatives of several African communities will be present. Admission: $10. For more info, contact Eugene Nzeribe, Executive Director, ICAfrica: email: email@example.com, Tel.: 613-371-9800. Website: www.icafrica.com
Samedi 16 juillet
Salle Jean Desprez, Maison du citoyen (25 rue Laurier, Gatineau)
CONCERT: LES FRÈRES GUISSÉE (Sénégal). Billets: 25$ (prévente), 30$ (à la porte). Pour info et billets: 613-406-5313; 819-771-3616; 613-406-6329. Commanditaires: Ambassade du Sénégal, SITO, Les habitations Deneault Inc., Ville de Gatineau
Thursday, July 21
Mother McGinty's Irish Pub (67 Clarence Street, Ottawa)
SUPPORT FRED SHERMAN, PC CANDIDATE FOR OTTAWA-VANIER! Join PC MPP Lisa MacLeod and other special guests for a reception at Mother McGinty's Pub! Cost: Minimum donation of $25.00 RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, July 22
Parkdale United Church (429, Parkdale Ave., Ottawa)
BOOK LAUNCH: To Follow Right – a Journalist’s Journey, by Ewart Walters. Writing mostly news for over 50 years, Ewart Walters has finally turned to writing about himself. The first book of its kind by a Jamaican journalist turned diplomat and Canadian Federal public servant, it is a story of deep revelations about powerful interests, and well documented analysis. With tickling tales and moving moments, it is a captivating story of his remarkable journey from the rural innocence of the foothills of the Blue Mountains, through the plains of Kingston, Jamaica, and the snows of Ottawa, Canada, to the hurly-burly of shark-infested diplomatic waters of New York. It is a canvas of Jamaican life in the 1940s and 1950s with portraits of the transportation systems, surviving Hurricane Charlie, and life at a boy’s boarding school along with culture clashes in Ottawa and the creativity employed to overcome them. It paints the Middle Passage experience of his life which took place in the Seventies, a time in the life of Jamaica’s development that he dissected evenly between Jamaica and North America. It is a tale of journalistic development and political turmoil amidst a virtual civil war with gun crime, political murders and international intrigue, all seen and conveyed through the watchful eyes of the reporter. It is also the story of his interventions for his community through diplomacy, journalism and voluntary organisations, all sustained by his uncomplicated faith in God.
Saturday, July 23
Cocktails @ 6:00 pm and Dinner @ 7:00 pm
Hampton Inn Conference Centre, 200 Coventry Road
“MEMORIES OF JAMAICA “ Prelude Event - “Celebrating Jamaica’s Independence Golden Jubilee”. An elegant evening of Jamaican Food, Music, Sport and Dance. Live Entertainment by Tony Anthony –2011 recipient of awards for Best Male vocalist, Song Writer of The Year and Best Album at the Reggae Music Achievement Awards in Toronto. Featuring the Honourable Justice Hugh Fraser – a member of the Canadian national track and field team, 1971 – 1980. Silent Auction, Dancing to follow dinner and live entertainment, Hosted by Sarah Onyango (CHUO 89.1FM and Rogers TV) and Junior Smith (CKCU 93.1FM). Four Course Gourmet Meal, includes Jamaican jerk chicken, pumpkin bisque and much more. Cost: $80/person, $1500 per corporate table (seats 10 persons, red and white wine, company promotions). Part proceeds supporting CHEO. For more info, visit www.jamaica50ottawa.com or call 613-699-6023
Samedi 23 Juillet
Salle Jean Desprez, Maison du citoyen (25 rue Laurier, Gatineau
Concert: l'artiste sénégalais Zale Seck (www.myspace.com/zaleseck) avec ses invités Samba Diop (Paris): www.myspace.com/sambadiop; Kissima Diabaté (Allemagne) : www.myspace.com/kissimadiabate
Entrée: $20 ($10 personnes de 15 ans et moins).
Sunday, July 24
11:00am - 9:00pm
Petrie Island, Orleans, Ontario
Club s.o.c.c.a presents: Kites for Cancer fundraiser, 5th community family fun day picnic. Come fly your kites! Caribbean food on sale. Activities fo kids. Entertainment all day.
Sunday, July 24
12:00pm - 7:00pm
Vincent Massey Park (by Hog's Back Falls, northwest corner of Riverside & Heron)
Urgent Appeal for Somalia Drought: Fundraising BBQ. All proceeds go towards HCI’s campaign to raise funds for drought victims. Millions of people face severe food shortages in Somalia. Due to years of consecutive drought, the weakest people are hardest hit. With no rain in sight, livestock continue to die, collapsing the economy and forcing a mass exodus of people to other areas. Somalia is a devastated land, a country that has unfortunately, been largely forgotten by the outside world despite its enormous need for immediate assistance. Countless lives have been saved through HCI's projects in the affected areas of Somalia. We must intervene now to avert a full-scale humanitarian disaster and save the lives of thousands of vulnerable victims. We urge you to generously support humanitarian aid in drought-stricken Somalia by donating online or in person at Human Concern International:
Dimanche 24 juillet
De 16h à 20h
YKO Charcoal B.B.Q Chicken-375 McArthur Ave.
ASSIVO-Cocktail. Vous êtes cordialement invités au cocktail annuel de l’Association des Ivoiriens d’Ottawa-Outaouais. Venez rencontrer les Ivoiriens, connaître les projets de l’ASSIVO et manger ensemble . Venez échanger amicalement, vous rafraîchir et goûter aux mets typiquement ivoiriens dans la bonne ambiance Ivoirienne. Événement apolitique. Tous les ivoiriens et amis de la Côte d’Ivoire sont les bienvenus! Pour plus d'info: Mariétou Coulibaly au613-808-3982- email@example.com
Wednesday, July 27
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Catholic Immigration Ctre, 219 Argyle (between Bank & O'Connor), Rm 113
National Tour on LBGTQ Refugees Meeting. The North Star Triangle Project (NSTP) will conclude the final leg of its national tour in Newfoundland and Ontario from July 21 to 27. NSTP is a volunteer effort to educate and mobilize Canadian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities about LGBT/Queer refugees in the world. It is a cross-Canada tour to promote "Group of 5" sponsorships.
The Canadian government has expressed concern over the persecution of LGBT people in the world. Canadian GLBT persons have an opportunity to help gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people around the world through sponsorships and a federal government sponsored pilot project. Everyone is invited to attend to meet David Pepper. David is a long-time gay activist from Ottawa who is travelling across Canada to raise awareness about LGBTQ refugees and promote the idea of private sponsorships. The North Star Triangle Project is linking up individuals and communities from across Canada to mobilize around the humanitarian disaster of refugees. In particular, LGBTQ refugees from Uganda to Iran to Colombia face real and present danger. The North Star Triangle Project will allow people to find out more about what is happening in Canada and how to help around the world. Ottawa will be the 21st and final city in the tour across Canada that was launched in Winnipeg on April13, 2011.
You can read more about and follow the North Star Triangle Project at www.northstartriangle.blogspot.comor follow it on Twitter @northstartri
Contact information: Phone: 248-534-1944; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter@northstartri; www.northstartriangle.blogspot.com
Thursday, July 28
5pm - 8pm
Colonel By Room, Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Ave. West)
2011 Black Canadian Scholarship Fund Recipients Awards ceremony. This awards ceremony is a unique opportunity to honour and connect with our wonderful scholars in person. For more info, please call (613) 224-4457; (613) 866-2080;(613) 837-9498. Visit www.bcsf.ca for updates.
Thursday, July 28
7pm – 10pm
Club Saw 67 Nicholas St. (East of the Rideau Ctre in Arts Court-2 Daly Ave.)
Represent?! Exploring Ethno-Cultural Diversity in Ottawa’s Media. United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada)’s Multimedia & Multiculturalism (M&M) project invites you to the English-Language Launch of the project in Ottawa. Represent?! is a facilitated panel discussion intended to foster a dialogue among activists, journalists, artists, and community organizers about what it really means to have the perspectives of diverse ethno-cultural populations in the National Capital Region accurately and adequately represented in various forms of mainstream and community-based media.
After the discussion, please stay to listen to performances by a few of Ottawa’s dynamic Spoken Word Artists. Panellists and Spoken Word Artists include: Manjit Basi, Host of Trailblazers with Rogers Community Television; Aliaa Dakroury, Communications Professor at the University of Ottawa; Ian Keteku, 2010 World Poetry Slam Champion; Vanessa Lee, CTV Ottawa Reporter; DJ Morales a.k.a. Vocab, Spoken Word Artist; Sarah Musa, Spoken Word Artist. This is a FREE Event! Please register by e-mail to email@example.com If you have any inquiries, please contact Chelby Marie Daigle, M&M Project Ottawa Regional Coordinator, 613 709 3799 cell or firstname.lastname@example.org About the Multimedia & Multiculturalism Project:
UNA-Canada’s Multimedia & Multiculturalism (M&M) initiative reflects a commitment to social cohesion in Canada by examining and enhancing the role media plays in contributing to the inclusive representation of all Canadians and implementing innovative employment enhancement. M&M works directly with media agencies, post-secondary institutions and ethno-cultural communities to work towards strategic goals, open up dialogue and work towards creating media that is free from stereotypes, racism and other forms of discrimination. By representing the broadest possible spectrum of voices, opinions, and realities, and by being accessible to all Canadians, inclusive media provides an authentic account of the world around us and works to bring under-represented populations into the mainstream and showcase the ‘new mainstream’. To learn more about the M&M Project please visit our website: http://mmunac.org/ and Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MMUNAC
Saturday, July 30
From 12 noon to 8 pm
Brewer Park (by Bronson Avenue opposite Carleton University)
Ghanaian Association of Ottawa presents: GhanaFest 2011. A day of Sports, Games, Food, Art, Activities, and, of course, fun. There will be a display of cultural activities, African arts and crafts. Enjoy some Ghanaian food and art and take part in sporting activities such as soccer, volley all and other Ghanaian games. For more info: Florence Odoi -- 613.747.2863; Ebenezer Amponsah -- 613.447.4366; Bismark Otoo -- 613.435.5890;Kwaku Agyei -- 613.843.0498
Saturday, July 30
St. Patrick High School, Ottawa
Somali Relief Ottawa (SRO) Drought Relief Basketball Tournament to help raise money for victims of the famine in the Horn of Africa and surrounding areas. This outdoor tournament is a great opportunity for the Ottawa community to come together and enjoy a day of fun and donate towards a create cause. With cash prizes for the winners, additional raffle prizes, food and drinks there will be fun for the whole family. Contact: SRO Communication - Tel: 613-614-9766;
Saturday , July 30
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Ottawa Islamic School, 10 Coral Street, Ottawa
Somali Relief Ottawa Drought Relief Lecture to help raise money for victims of the famine in the Horn of Africa and surrounding areas. The lecture will be about the importance of charity, specifically in a humanitarian crisis. The Ottawa Somali Canadian community has been selling tickets for weeks now, over 2000 tickets have been circulated for fundraising, and Saturday is when we hope the community will come together to finalize the results. The
fundraisers are appealing to all Ottawa residents to donate to famine victims and for the Somali Canadian community to take an active role not only in fundraising but also in bringing awareness to the issue. Contact: SRO Communication -
Tel: 613-614-9766; Email: email@example.com
Friday July 1st - CANADA DAY!