10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Horticulture Building, 1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3 Canada
High Commission for the Republic of Kenya: Kenya Day Ottawa aims to showcase Kenya’s rich cultural diversity through song and music. It also aims at presenting tourism products and investment opportunities. Exhibitors from Nairobi, Kenya and some Members of the diaspora will jointly present and exhibit possible avenues of investing and contributing to Kenya’s national development.
Free admission and open to the public.
June 2, 5pm - June 4, 11pm
La Roche Park, Ottawa
WESTFEST 2017. YOUR OTTAWA. YOUR FESTIVAL. ALWAYS FREE. Westfest is Ottawa’s only FREE outdoor multidisciplinary art festival, dedicated to showcasing Ottawa and Canadian artists and their work. Located in the beautiful green space of Laroche Park, in Ottawa’s historical Mechanicsville, Westfest unites community, business, and the arts in a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere that is open and accessible to everyone. Join us for #Westfest2017!
Gospel group Voices of Praise perform on Sunday, June 4 at 2pm!
Saturday June 3, 2017
Registration: 9:00 am; Start time: 9:30 am sharp;End time: 11:30 am
Central Experimental Farm Starting Point: Merivale Rd. at Central Park Drive, across from Tim Horton's (parking available on side streets)
Eleventh Annual BCSF 5K Walkathon. Entertainment: Live steel pan music. Light Refreshments for all walkers (Water, fruit juices, coffee, & breakfast bites). For more info and pledge forms, email or call: firstname.lastname@example.org / 613-620-1382
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Cultural Explosion: 3:00pm—8:00pm; Dance: 9:00pm—2:00am
POLISH HALL, 379 Waverley Street , Ottawa ON
Taste of St. Vincent and the Grenadines: art. culture, fashion, food, music, tourism. Hosted by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Ottawa in honour of the 150th Anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. Featuring: Winston Soso (Toronto), Tropics Band, DJ Fusion. CASH BAR ? FOOD ON SALE ? VENDORS ? PRIZES ? SILENT AUCTION + much more. HONORARY PATRON: Mr. Fitzgerald Huggins, Consul General, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Toronto. HOST: Nneka Elliot. ADMISSION: $20; $10 Seniors & children under 12. TICKETS: 613-327-3406 ? 613-884-4610 ? 613-301-0702 ? 613-866-8939 www.svgaottawa.com
Sunday, June 4, 2017
11:00AM - 2:00PM
City Hall 110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
33rd annual World Partnership Walk- Ottawa. Our city joins others across the country for the to raise awareness and funds to alleviate global poverty. Started over three decades ago, the Walk has grown into the largest event in Canada in support of international development. For Canada’s 150th anniversary, we invite Ottawans to celebrate the longstanding tradition of Canadians’ generosity by stepping forward to join the 2017 World Partnership Walk. Sign up online as individual fundraisers or as a team with your friends, family or colleagues to make an even bigger difference in the world – and celebrate all the ways we are Canadian. Visit: https://www.worldpartnershipwalk.com/en/walk-cities/ottawa to find out more and register today!
Donations to the Walk support Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC)’s development programs in Africa and Asia—initiatives that improve access to quality education and health, increase food security, create economic opportunities for women and men, and build strong, resilient communities and local institutions that will continue to support better futures for all.
Thursday, 8 June, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
WUSC Building, 1404 Scott Street, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4M8
How Radio and Mobile Technologies are Empowering Women in Africa, feat. Dr. Dorothy Okello, founder of the Women of Uganda Network. Event presented by Farm Radio International. Don't miss this Farm Radio International event about the potential of information communication technologies to help African women access the information and opportunities they need to be agents of change in their communities and beyond. Join special guest Dr. Dorothy Okello, founder of the Women of Uganda Network, and Doug Ward, Farm Radio's board chair, as they discuss how tools such as the internet, radio, and mobile phones can help women across Africa work together to address a range of international development challenges and issues. Light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP for this FREE event by Wednesday, June 7, 2017 on Eventbrite or by contacting Brenda Jackson at 613-761-3646 or email@example.com. Parking: Parking lot and street parking
June 9 - 11, 2017
11am - 7pm
Aberdeen Pavillion - Landsdowne, 1000 Exhibition Way
Dessertfest 2017! The largest dessert festival in North America is bringing you the most unique desserts from all your favorite bakers under one roof. There's also activities for kids and funny contests to be won. Join us. Limited tickets available at Dessertfestival.com
Saturday, June 10, 2017
6 PM - 9 PM
Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6H5
FUNDRAISER: USoup Dinner #1 - "Think big, start small!" Together, let's launch a movement! USoup Dinners provide you with a unique forum to select among the most innovative project ideas from members of Ottawa's Black community, and to invest seed funding in these projects alongside other community members to make these ideas a reality.
As a USoup Dinner guest, your $10 admission gets you soup, salad, bread and a vote. Your vote will decide which one of four (4) project presenters will go home with the money collected at the door (goal is minimum of $1,000). Project ideas can be in areas such as the arts, urban agriculture, social justice, entrepreneurship, education, science, technology and more.... USoup Dinners are fun, interactive, 'impactful' community gatherings where your ideas matter and your vote counts.
What is USoup?
Ujamaa Soup, or simply USoup is a grass-roots organization that empowers the black community by investing in the innovative ideas of our community members. To learn more, follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/USoup-Ottawa-376598422727446/
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Carleton U., Richcraft Hall (formerly known as River Building), room 2200.
FILM SCREENING: The Institute of African Studies Student Association joins the biggest community screening in history! The award-winning documentary SEMBENE! will be shown as part of the “Sembene Across Africa” project.
The Galle Ceddo Project is partnering with more than 50 institutions across the world to share the story of Ousmane Sembene, the “father of African cinema,” who spent decades shaping a meaningful, visionary cinema for a newly independent Africa. Through the Sembene Across Africa project, a three-day event, schools, museums, cultural centers and NGOs are presenting free public screenings, house parties and free streaming of the award-winning documentary film SEMBENE! The documentary, created by Sembene’s biographer, premiered in competition at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, has screened throughout the world, and was included in seven best-of-2015 lists, including a top-ten-of-2015 notice from New York magazine. Event is free and open to the public. There will be snacks. You will be asked to show a photo ID at the door.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
9 PM - 12 AM
Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market, Ottawa, Ontario K1N7A2
Fiesta Cubana! This 7-piece musical ensemble combines Latin hits with their Afro Cuban roots, Salsa, Merengue, Cha cha cha in an explosive show that makes you dance non-stop.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
11:45am - 1:30pm
Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel, Ballroom, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7
Canadian Club of Ottawa presents: The Path to Canada: The Immigration Journey: From Refugees and Immigrants to Citizens. Speaker: Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. BUY TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-path-to-canada-the-immigration-journey-tickets-27131310480
Thursday, June 15, 2017
7pm - 9pm
First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Ave., Ottawa
Grandmother’s Advocacy Network presents: Day of the African Child – Education for All. An informative evening on education in Sub-Saharan Africa as seen through drama, storytelling and music. Featuring entertainment by The Big Soul Project, Notre Dame High School, and Tine Rufaro Marimba Band. Free will donation will be accepted. refreshments will be served. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, June 15, 2017
12:00-2:00 pm (Courtside A)
5:00-6:00 pm: Youth Engagement Session [Courtside B Room]
6:30-8:30 pm: Evening Community Session [Courtside B Room]
RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa,ON K1H 7X7
Ontario Black Youth Action Plan Ottawa Sessions. The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is hosting Community Engagement Sessions in Ottawa to talk about the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan. The purpose of these sessions is to ensure community perspectives are represented in the implementation of the Plan. We invite all stakeholders doing work to support black youth in Ottawa to attend and participate in these sessions. We are especially looking for strong youth representation (under the age of 25) to participate in all three sessions. FREE ADMISSION.Registration required at https://byapottawa.eventbrite. com
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Rideau Carleton Entertainment Centre, 4837 Albion Rd, Gloucester, ON K1X 1A3
Barbados Family Night at the Races. Bajan Buffet $19.99 / Children 6-12 are $13.99, and kids under 5 eat free!WIN A TRIP FOR 2 TO BARBADOS! Harness Racing, Live Entertainment, Group Rates. For reservations contact 613-822-2211 Ext. 255. All dining room guests under 19yrs of age must enter through the family entrance. Guests must be 19 yrs of age or older with valid Government issued photo ID to enter the Slots.
Friday, June 16, 2017
5:00PM – 9:00PM
Three Brewers, 240 Sparks St., Ottawa
Drinks@Manyatta Ottawa Networking Event. Free Admission. This is yet another opportunity for you to explore and expand your professional and social network within the African diaspora. Our last event drew over 120 attendees! This event is being delivered in partnership with Development Drinks. Development Drinks is a monthly networking event for development professionals passionate about working, volunteering and learning about the sector. Tickets available at this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/drinksmanyatta-ottawa-june-2017-tickets-34021657694
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
6pm - 9pm
OCISO, 945 Wellington Street West, Ottawa
Welcoming Ottawa Week Documentary Screening: 19 Days. To commemorate World Refugee Day, OCISO will screen 19 Days, a short documentary by the National Film Board of Canada. The story line follows several refugee families during their first 19 days in Canada, as they navigate an unfamiliar terrain that has suddenly become their home. Language: English. Host: OCISO. Contact: T. 613-725-5671 ext. 262
Thursday, June 22
6pm - 11pm
Rideau Carleton Entertainment Centre, 4837 Albion Rd, Ottawa ON
Trinidad & Tobago Night at the Races. Featuring all-you-can-eat Trinidad & Tobago buffet; live harness racing & racing program; play vouchers; silent
auction; free valet parking. TICKETS: $35/adult; Youth (6 - 12) - $20 Kids
under 5. Corporate packages from $500. All guests must be 19 years of age or older with two valid Government issued photo identification in order to enter OLG Slots and the dining room. Part proceeds to the TTAO's C.L.R. James Scholarship fund benefitting students in Ottawa and Trinidad and Tobago & Trinbago Day at the Horticulture Building, Landsdowne Park on August 20, 2017. For reservations contact email@example.com or (613) 822 - 221 1 x 255
June 22 - July 2, 2017
The 32nd TD Ottawa Jazz Festival returns to Confederation Park, the National Arts Centre and La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins June 22nd - July 2nd, Featuring Kenny Rogers' Final World Tour, Feist, Joss Stone, Serena Ryder, Caravan Palace, Robert Glasper Experiment, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, To Ray with Love, Starring Maceo Parker Featuring The Ray Charles Orchestra & The Raelettes, Jacob Collier, The Bad Plus and many more! Passes, packages and single show tickets are now available: http://ottawajazzfestival.com/tickets/
Check out the updated schedule here: https://goo.gl/L9DBtm
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Strathcona Park, 25 Range Rd., Ottawa (Sandy Hill)
10am - 6pm
Multiculturalism Day. The African Canadian Association of Ottawa (ACAO) invites you to the 2nd Edition of its Annual Celebration of Cultural Diversity of Canada. We are looking for performers from the following communities: - Mali, Cameroon, Senegal, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Zambia, Madagascar. Free Event for the Community - Just come and enjoy the diversity of the African culture through its food, music, dances, traditional clothes, and more...*** PERFORMERS WANTED!!! *** To reserve your space, please contact: ACAO Resource Coordinator by telephone: (613) 501-9192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, June 25, 2017
2pm - 5pm
Brewer Park (100 Brewer Way), near Carleton University, Ottawa
Welcoming Ottawa Week event: Friendly Challenge Soccer Event. This recreational soccer event brings people together in the spirit of sport, diversity and friendly competition. It could include 52 teams from community groups, friends, workplaces, new immigrants, refugees and more. Meet some Fury players, participate in the Catholic Centre for Immigrants potluck picnic, DJ music and the dance off challenge! Deadline to register your team of 6 to 12 players for a “6 on 6”, coed, adult (15+), 30 minute, recreational soccer game is June 18, 2017. Language: English. Host: Drop In Sports
Contact: Dan Dubeau, email@example.com, 613-355-0735
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
University of Ottawa, Tabaret Hall - Senate Room 083, 75 Laurier Ave East, Ottawa ON
2017 WOW Event: "Becoming Canadian and Staying Healthy" - Documentary Screening and panel discussion. This community conversation seeks to raise awareness about the social determinants of health. Episode 3 of the " Unnatural Causes” documentary titled, “Becoming American” will be screened, followed by a panel of experts response and community dialogue on the health of Canadian immigrants and refugees.Panelists: Dr. Josephine Etowa (Professor and Loyer-DaSilva Research Chair in Public Health Nursing, University of Ottawa); Dr. Salma Debs-Ivall(Project Manager, Knowledge and Innovation, The Ottawa Hospital); Mr. David Majok (Director, New Comer Information Center,YMCA).