On July 21, 2012, our sister and friend Charity would have celebrated her 44th birthday. Her sparkling smile and infectious energy will not be forgotten, nor will her love of children and passion for helping the disadvantaged.
In celebration of Charity's life and legacy, you are invited to join Ben and Bea Osome for a BBQ that will also serve as a fundraiser in support of the construction of a 7th
water well that will provide clean water for a school and community in rural Western Kenya.
Event details :
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2012
Time: 2- 6 p.m.
Venue: 33 Hadley Circle (Bells Corner), bus # 118 & #97
There will be a silent auction (featuring beautiful African outfits, fabrics and crafts) as well as a Raffle featuring one-of-a-kind items (tickets will be sold at the event: 1 for $3 or 2 for $5). Auction item prices range from $10 to $100. Payment by cash or cheques only accepted.
Please RSVP to Bea Osome by July 20th at 613-726-7289
Every Saturday for the summer from 5pm to 10pm..
Britannia Beach - 100 Greenview Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2B 8J8
Baja Burger Shack presents: Jammin' On Da Beach! Calling all families from Ottawa (and out of town). The summer events are on @ Baja Burger Shack, located at Brittania Beach , Ottawa Ontario.
Admission: FREE!! You will be entertained by Dj Cruss.... This event is for the entire family and again, admission is 100% FREE all summer long.
BUS: #16 East.... Will take you right there!!
Sunday, July 1
269 Pleasant Park Rd., Ottawa
St. Lucia Ottawa Association Fundraiser presented by Diaspora Committee & Jewels Of The Islands Carnival Band. ALL YOU CAN EAT BBQ – TICKETS $25 EACH. Seniors & Students $20 Each, Children under 12- free. For tickets contact 613.247.0545, 613.894.6750.
Sunday, July 1
Doors open at 9:30pm
OBSESSION - 1575 St. Laurent Blvd.
After the Canada Day fireworks...Rewind presents RETRO-CANADA- “Ain’t No Party Like A CANADA DAY Old School Party”. Admission: $10 BEFORE 11PM. Musical Journey by MACE . CASUAL . D-TRAIN SELEKTA SHELLZ . THIS N' THAT. SWEET CHUNES Retro ‘80s, Early ‘90s, Old School, Hip Hop Classics, Slow Jams, Vintage Reggae & Soca, New Jack Swing, Funk, Motown, Booty, Classic House, Disco and more…INDOOR – OUTDOOR (PATIO NOW OPEN) | MIDNIGHT BBQ | 25+ I.D. REQUIRED | BOTTLE SERVICE: 613-288-0506 | GUEST LIST: email@example.com |
Week-end Culturel africain les 7 et 8 juillet 2012
7 juillet 5 à 7 : Cocktail dînatoire en collaboration avec le restaurant Poulet DG au Bistrot de la Nouvelle Scène (333, King Edward, Ottawa)Rencontre de cultures et de saveurs…. Menu : 10.95$ - Choix de : Poulet Yassa Ou Menu Terre & Mer *Dibi Haoussa au Bœuf façon Niari Tally (Mini brochettes de bœuf marinées au Kankankan) * Duo de Crevettes et Poissons aux épices de Sandagn * Mini salade à la goréenne. 20h00 : Concert des Frères Guissé à la Nouvelle Scène. Billets en vente sur www.nouvellescene.com ou par téléphone : 613-241-2727
8 Juillet - BBQ familial au Parc Strathcona (Ottawa) à partir de midi - 16h30 : Foot: Finale de la coupe de l’Ambassade du Sénégal au Canada : Montréal vs Ottawa-Gatineau. Venez nombreux! Renseignements : 613-406-5313
Sunday, July 8
Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa, 420 Sparks Street (near Bronson)
“THE DIOCESAN CHORALE OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS IN RECITAL”. The concert will include works by Beethoven, Verdi, Handel, Brahms, Curry, Rutter, and “Old Time Spirituals”! Tickets: $20.00 for adults; $10 for Students. TICKETS FOR BOTH EVENTS are available from our new Cathedral Arts Office in Lauder Hall, Christ Church Cathedral, 439 Queen Street (at Bronson), Mon-Fri: 11:00AM to 1:00PM - Tel 613-567-1787; Online at www.cathedralarts.com; or Via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, July 9
7pm - 9pm
Library and Archives Canada - 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Canada Mathare Education Trust Presents: Film Screening of the Award Winning Documentary "Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars" followed by a Q&A Session with the band. Tickets $15 at the door. For more information on Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars visit: http://www.sierraleonesrefugeeallstars.com Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix out of the ashes of war and enflamed the passions of fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith and joy. The band is a potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere through unimaginable hardship and emerge with optimism intact. From their humble beginnings in West African refugee camps Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages and matured into one of Africa’s top touring and recording bands. The Canada-Mathare Education Trust (CMETrust) is a Canadian charity providing high school scholarships to students from Mathare, Kenya’s second largest slum. More info: www.cmetrust.org
Tuesday, July 17
Les Brasseurs du Temps - 170 rue Montcalm, Gatineau (Hull)
CONCERT by Les Frères Guissé (Senegal). Djiby, Cheikh and Alioune Guissé are three talented brothers whose distinctive musical arrangements and unique vocal harmonies have made them virtual “ambassadors of Senegalese Peulh music “. Their West African acoustic –based folk melodies, which are firmly rooted in the traditions of their native Fouta region of northern Senegal, have delighted audiences around the world over the last two decades. Formed in 1991, this group has produced several albums including Fama (1995), Ciré (1998), Ndèye (2000) , Fouta (2003) and Yakaar (2008). Dinner & show or show only. Please make dinner reservations at: 819-205-4999 ext. 1 Artist website & videos:
Thursday, July 19
6:30pm - 8:30pm.
Cyrville Community Center- 4355 Halmont Drive, Ottawa
Managing My Money: Simple concepts to money management, an educational seminar by Patrick & Racquel Joseph, advisors with Sun Life Financial. Topics include: how to get organized with your money; the importance of budgeting and how to budget; how to manage your bank account; money saving and money management tips. Please RSVP to: Racquel Joseph Tel: 613-567-9700 ext 2272 Email: email@example.com
Saturday, July 21 10am - 2am
RWANDA SPORTS DAY - OTTAWA - PART I: SPORTS & BBQ (10AM-6PM) - Soccer Tournament - Basketball Tournament - Track &
Field Tournament. Venue: St Patrick High School (2525 Alta Vista &
PART II: FUNDRAISER SOIRÉE (9PM-2AM) - Trophies & Medals -
Cultural Show (Traditional Dances, Food & Drinks) & Party! Vnue: 45, rue
Saint Jean Bosco, Hull, Qc. If you play soccer, basketball, track & field,
start getting ready or getting your team ready. Come represent your country!
Come support a noble cause (Ejo Heza for Street Kids) Info on how to register coming soon! Contacts: Geoffrey @ 6132522881 / Bertrand @ 613-513-8285 JC @ 819-682-6406 / Moses @ 6132524131 OR Ejo Heza on Facebook or At firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday July 20 - Sunday July 22
Festival Haïti en fête. The festival kicks off on Friday, July 20 at 6pm with a book fair by Haitian authors from here and abroad (Florida, Montreal) at the Shenkman Arts Centre, located at 245 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans. Saturday, July 21 from noon to 21:00 at Petrie Island in Orleans, highly acclaimed groups and artists, including T-Vice, Unik, Les Guitars, DJ Critic, Duval, and several others will make you dance to the lively rhythms of the Caribbean and Africa. Many activities are planned for all ages such as volleyball, soccer, and door prizes. Creole dishes will also be available so you may taste the wonderful flavors of Haiti. In the evening, starting at 10pm, popular Haitian artists, T-Vice, present an unforgettable evening of dancing at Shenkman Arts Centre. Sunday, July 22, from noon to 7pm, the festival continues with numerous free cultural and sports activities on the school grounds of Gloucester High School, located at 2060 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa. For more details, visit the festival website at www.haitienfete.ca. Kombite Outaouais is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to showcase the Haitian culture in the National Capital Region. For more info: Edy Joachim (613) 614-7151 email: email@example.com website: www.haitienfete.ca
Friday, July 20
Tee Off at 1:00 pm. Arrive by 12:00 pm (Shot Gun start Best Ball)
CHÂTEAU CARTIER HOTEL, GOLF & SPA RESORT - 1170 Aylmer Road,
Gatineau, Québec, J9H 7L3
Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Jamaica Scholarship Support Fund (JSSF) Under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheila Sealy Monteith, High Commissioner of Jamaica to Canada. Dinner served in Ekko de Brazil restaurant at 7:00pm. Silent Auction and other fun activities. If you're playing golf: FOURSOME: $700 / SINGLE: $175 (Includes Power Cart, Lunch, Dinner & Awards). DINNER Only: $60 For HOLE SPONSORSHIP and CONTRIBUTION: call Vivian at (613) 236-1601 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Jamaica Scholarship Support Fund (JSSF) is a Charitable Organization administered by a group of volunteers. The objective of the JSSF is to raise funds to assist students, studying in a Canadian or Jamaican post-secondary institution, who are offered limited scholarships and bursaries and who encounter serious financial difficulties in completing their studies due to inadequate financial resources.
Saturday, July 21
11am - 7pm
Andrew Haydon Park (off Carling Ave.), Ottawa
Zimbabwe Ottawa Community Association Summer Cookout. Lots of games for adults and kids. Raffle for fabulous prizes (tickets $2 each). Menu: beef, sausages, veggies, chicken, corn, hotdogs, hamburgers, watermelon and much more. Food tickets: $10 per adult, $5 for children aged 12 and younger.
Saturday July 21, 2012
12:00 noon - until...
Vincent Massey Park - Section C
Isokan Yoruba of Ottawa Canada 2012 Annual picnic
Mardi 24 juillet
Le Dépanneur Sylvestre (9, rue Fortier, Gatineau
(secteur Hull) QC J8Y 4P4 )
PROJECTION DE FILM: Les
Etats-Unis d'Afrique, Au-delà du hip hop. Film de Yanick Létourneau (2011, 75min 01s ). Les États-Unis d’Afrique suit la quête d’un pionnier du hip-hop africain, Didier Awadi, dans la réalisation d’un album en hommage aux leaders de la conscience noire qui se sont battus pour l’idéal d’une Afrique unie et indépendante. Une épopée musicale et politique qui le fait voyager à travers une quarantaine de pays et collaborer avec des artistes hip-hop engagés, tels que Smockey (Burkina Faso), M1 du groupe Dead Prez (États-Unis) et ZuluBoy (Afrique du Sud). Pour en savoir plus: http://www.onf-nfb.gc.ca/fra/collection/film/?id=56405
La projection sera suivie d'une prestation et d'un échange avec Didier Awadi. Entrée: Contribution volontaire. renseignements: 819-771-3723
Friday, July 27
Ritual Nightclub (137 Besserer Street Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7)
House of PainT Festival Launch, 2012 Festival line-up announcement, free party and jam. Hosted by local Ottawa MC Atherton, House of PainT (HoP) will announce the BIGGEST urban arts festival line-up the 613 has ever seen, alongside feature performances by local Ottawa artists including MC crew Missing Linx, dance demos, live art demos, and DJ Zattar of TimeKode
spinning all night long. FREE ADMISSION!
Saturday, July 28
Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts - 310 St. Patrick St., Ottawa ON K1N 5K4
2012 Chamberfest Ottawa Rising Stars Gala. A showcase of talented young musicians and vocalists from the National Capital region, including soprano Keena Eloise and pianist Krista Pederson. Keena Eloise's lifelong passion is to pursue a career in classical voice. Born in Ottawa, Keena started singing with church and school choirs from a very young age. A recent graduate of Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance, she has performed in Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, Purcell’s Dido and Aenaes, the role of Hansel in Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel and the title role of Bizet’s Carmen as part of the Queen’s Student Opera Company during her undergraduate career. For info on tickets to this and other concerts, visit www.ottawachamberfest.com
Saturday, July 28
Starting at 2pm
Brewer Park (off Bronson Ave., across from Carleton Univ.), Ottawa,
5th Annual African Sports Day, presented by the East African Students Association in collaboration with African students clubs at Carleton University (CUSA, CUNSA, CUGSA, CUROOTS). Activities include: soccer, basketball, activities for kids, live DJ music all day, and more! For more info: Elvin - 6138841695, Zandile - 6132623348 or Mariam -6138639394.
Saturday, July 28
6:30pm to 11pm
Palais des congrès de Gatineau (50
Boulevard Maisonneuve Gatineau, QC J8X 4H4)
Egyptian Fundraising Gala/Iftar. Presented by Egyptian youth in collaboration with ESA Carleton and Human Concern International. The proceeds of the dinner and the money fundraised will be used to support a micro-financing project for Egypt’s poor and needy. This event will include: Dinner (halal) / Iftar; program for children (0-9 years of age); performances; Silent auction; Speakers. For families with children 9 years of age and under, we will have a set program including movies and pizza free of charge. Children over the age of 9 can join their parents for dinner / iftar at the student rate. Price: $30 Students, $40 Adults, $300 Table of 8. Purchase your tickets online at handinhand.eventbrite.com or contact: Alya Othman 613-700-8125; Ramy Hamza 613-263-5042; Taha Rabiya 613-884-4809; Kareem Sami 613-818-8787. For info on our partners and the cause please visit: http://www.humanconcern.org/ and http://www.gozour.org/
Starting Saturday July 28 (last saturday of every month)
at 7pm, live show from 8:30 - 10:00 pm
Mercury lounge, 56 Byward Market Square, Ottawa
Afrobeat No Go Die !! Our monthly mission to spread the spirit of Fela
Kuti is coming back on July 28th. This is the only place in Ottawa that you can experience authentic Kalakuta style Afrobeat live. Join us the last Saturday of every month at Mercury Lounge for "Nuit Afrobeat Night" Afrobeat is a complex fusion of Jazz, Funk, and African style percussion. Admission: $8
Saturday, July 28
10:00pm - 3:00am
Boarding at 11pm at 1, Jacques Cartier St. & Greber Blvd., Gatineau
5th Annual Safari Boat cruise aboard the Ottawa River Queen. Presented by SoulChild Ent. Music by: DJ SKILLZ. Hosted by ByB. "We go hard or we go home!" Tickets: $25 until July 22, $30 after July 22. Age 19+ (ID). For more info and tickets: 613-513-8285 / 613-322-6628
Sunday, July 29
Start 11:00 AM ( Rain or Shine)
Petrie Island, 727 Trim Road
6th Annual Community Family Fun Day Picnic & Kites4Cancer Fundraiser this is a free event open to the Ottawa community. The day will consist of live entertainment by some of the city performers, some traditional games and kite flying. The Social Organization of Caribbean Cultural Activities as their contribution to the community raise money for the Ottawa Hospital Foundation via the sale of kites, raising pledges and various other activities on this day. Please visit our blog for updated information or call 613.739.0070 or email: email@example.com.
Sunday, July 29
Strathcona Park on Range Road near Somerset St E. (Sandy Hill area)
Caribbean Fitness Fete at Strathcona Park. Meet us at the stage located at the north end of the park. Fee is $10 and you are more than welcome to invite your family and friends as space will not be an issue. For those of you who have yet to try Tarah's sessions now is a great time to check it out.
The kids can have fun in the park (there's also a wading pool) while we get our sweat on but more importantly, celebrate that our bodies work and to set it free within that hour at least. Please wear proper footwear and bring lots of water. There is a parking lot (space is limited) at the end of Somerset at Range Rd. For more info, contact Tarrah at firstname.lastname@example.org