Parking lot lime (8pm), boarding (8:30pm), boat leaves (9pm sharp!)
Boat leaves Quai des artistes docks in Gatineau
SOCA BOAT 2k11 – The End of Summer Labor Day Caribbean Boat Ride. Catch de WAVE and MISBEHAVE on the 8thannual SOCA BOAT aboard the Ottawa River Queen. Enjoy music by the MarXman from Toronto’s Kingdom of Soca (KOS), official DJ for Soca Therapy alongside Ottawa’s choice massive VIBES, David SuperSound, Selekta Shellz & Bojangles! Advance boarding passes are $25 and are available at Phresh Men’s Salon and both Island Flava locations. Finish off your summer the right way with an experience on board the SOCA BOAT like no other! If you like Caribbean music – this is for you! On board the Ottawa River Queen: 3 bars, 2 levels, fully covered decks, Outdoor smoking patio, friendly staff, Immaculate view of downtown Ottawa under the moonlight, cruise past the Parliament Buildings sound and light show spectacular. Caribbean food to be sold on docks after cruise. Call 613.261.5106 for more information or visit massiveVIBES.ca. Click here to download the official SOCA BOAT 2k11 CD for free: http://www.mediafire.com/?wr6m76sym163s8d
Tuesday, September 6
Raw Sugar Café, 692 Somerset St W. (just west of Bronson Ave., Ottawa,
Octopus Books invites you to a Book Launch of the inaugual winner of the Penguin Prize for African Writing (non-fiction) - You’re Not a Country, Africa! A Personal History of the African Present (Penguin Books) by Pius Adesanmi. Professor of English and African Studies at Carleton University and Director, Project on New African Literatures (PONAL); Dean John Osborne (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Carleton) will introduce Professor Pius Adesanmi who will then do a short reading from the book, with a book signing afterwards.
Wednesday, September 7
East African restaurant, 376 Rideau St., Ottawa ON
Reception by Afro-Caribbean Alliance for Fred Sherman (PC candidate for Ottawa-Vanier). Special Guest Speaker, Senator Don Meredith. Minimum Donation: $25.00 RSVP: email@example.com (613) 747-0440 Info: www.fredsherman.ca
Thursday, September 8
ByTowne Cinema (325 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON; 613-789-3456
FILM SCREENING: “An African Election”, a fundraiser for the One World Film Festival. All tickets: $10. “An African Election” is a remarkable documentary that grants viewers unprecedented access to the anatomy of Ghana’s 2008 presidential elections. Capturing the intrigue of electioneering, the intensity of the vote-counting process, and the mood of the countrymen whose fate lies precariously in the balance, director Jarreth Merz’s coverage unfolds with all the tension of a political thriller, revealing the emotions, passions, and ethical decisions that both threaten—and maintain—the integrity of the democratic process. “An African Election” illuminates a beacon of hope for Africa and for the value and vitality of democracy today. [Description courtesy of Sundance Institute] Amanda Coffie (Ph.D. candidate, Political Science, Carleton University) will facilitate discussion of the film afterwards at a nearby location. For additional information about the One World Film Festival, please visit: www.oneworldarts.ca
Thursday, September 8
8PM Doors open/ 9PM Show starts
Ritual Nightclub - 137 Besserer St., Ottawa ON
CONCERT: HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE + Daughters of the Revolution featuring Ian Keteku + DJ Zattar Tickets: $22 Advance at Compact Music(s), Vertigo Records, The Record Shaap, and online at: www.worldfamousmusic.net
Saturday, September 10
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Christ’s Chapel Bible Church - Unit A-7, 2275 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa
Christ Chapel Bible Church Deluxe Canadian Breakfast. Theme: “Our Youth &The Law”. Speaker(s) TBC. Adults: $10, Children (5 – 10 yrs): $5. Tickets and contact for more info:(613) 824-9192, (613) 837-2411,(613) 824-9082.
Saturday, September 10
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Ben Franklin Place, The Chamber, 101 Centrepointe Drive
The First Voice of Muslim Youth Provincial Election Engagement Session. This is a unique opportunity for Muslim youth to discuss issues that are important to them with Candidates from each major Political Party running in this year's Provincial Election. Provincial Party Candidates speaking at this session: Wali Farah, New Democratic Party of Ontario, Ottawa-South; Alex Hill, Green Party of Ontario, Ottawa-West Nepean; Yasir Naqvi, Liberal Party of Ontario, Ottawa Centre; Fred Sherman, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, Ottawa-Vanier. For more info: Chelby Marie Daigle, Coordinator of the First Voice for Muslim Youth Provincial Election Engagement Session; cell: 613-709-3799 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, September 10
9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Casino du Lac-Leamy, Theatre, 1, Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau
CONCERT: Live from Barbados: The Merrymen. Performing one night only, in support of the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation’s “Care Grows West” $35 million Hospital Expansion Campaign.Limited Tickets: $40 | Strict Dress Code: Formal | www.QCHFevents.ca | For tickets call (613) 261-1588 or email email@example.com
Sunday, September 11
Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa, 420 Sparks Street (near Bronson)
CONCERT: Cathedral Arts presents SALSA BAROQUE featuring ENSEMBLE CAPRICE, and Canadian Soprano Shannon Mercer. Prices: Reserved: $35; General $25: Students $15. Purchase Tickets: Online at www.cathedralarts.com, or, at the Cathedral Arts Box Office, Lower Lobby, 420 Sparks Street (near Bronson) – Monday to Friday: 11:00am to 1:00pm. Information:
Tel. (613) 567-1787.
Sunday, September 11
4pm - 7pm
Sankofa Bookstore - 430 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON (613) 667-9161
Presentation & Book signing. Dr. Jewel Pookrum, former consulting physician to Nelson & Winnie Mandela, will be in Ottawa for an evening of critical information for Balancing the Brain. Dr. Pookrum is the founder of the Perfect Health Institute of Nutritional Medicine, a world renowned author, speaker, and groundbreaking natural healing expert. See video at: http://www.revivenaturally.com/dr-jewel-pookrum. Books will be available for purchase on site and be signed by Dr. Poorum after the presentation. Suggested contribution $20.
Monday, September 12
5pm – 8.30pm
Ottawa City Hall, Council Chambers (Laurier Ave. West & Elgin St.)
2011 Hydro & Municipal Affairs Debate. Moderator: moderator Steve Madely, CFRA Radio Host. Participants: Liberal MPP Ottawa West Nepean , Bob Chiarelli; NDP Candidate Ottawa Centre, Anil Naidoo; PC Candidate Ottawa West Nepean , Randall Denley. For more info: Ade Olumide, firstname.lastname@example.org
There is limited seating, to attend register online wwww.municipaltaxpayer.com
Wednesday, September 14
6pm - 9pm
Good Companions Centre (670, Albert Street, Ottawa)
All-Candidates Meeting presented by Racially Visible Action Committee (RVAC) of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). The participating candidates are running in the Ottawa-Centre riding in the upcoming Ontario Election. Members from the community are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be available. For more info: Zelma at email@example.com
Thursday, September 15
Rideau Carleton Entertainment Ctre - 4837 Albion Rd, Ottawa , ON K1X 1A3, (613) 822-2211
South Africa Night at the Races! Join the South African High Commission in celebrating the sights, sounds & flavours of South Africa! Evening includes live harness racing and a fabulous all-you-can-eat buffet! Cost per person: $19.99 plus tax. For reservations: 613-822-2211 ext. 245 (Jody), ext. 235 (Stephanie). N.B.: All guests to the Rideau Carleton Raceway dining room must be 19 years of age or older and in possession of valid, government issued, photo identification; guests 19 - 25 years old will be required to present a second piece of i.d. with a signature on it.
Saturday , September 17
6am to 4:30pm
St. John Lutheran Church - 270 Crichton St. Ottawa (off Beechwood & Vanier Pkwy)
New Edinburgh Garage Sale. Proceeds from garage sale will go directly to the Gaila School Project in Liberia, West Africa. Lots of good deals! Also, hot dogs, drinks, etc.
Saturday, September 17
Doors Open at 6:30 PM, ,Movie Starts at 7:00 PM, Dance will follow
Ukrainian Banquet Hall - 1000 Byron Avenue, Ottawa ON
Movie and dance celebrating Trinidad & Tobago's independence. Feature Film: Calypso Dreams by Geoffrey Dunn."Winner of the Best Caribbean Documentary at the International Jamerican Film Festival and Audience Favorite at Filmfest DC"Music By David Supersound and the CrewAdults: $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. Children: $5.00Roti and Patties will be on sale throughout the evening until supplies last. Tickets will be available at the TTAO Annual General Meeting Sept. 9, 2011 at the Trinidad and Tobago High Commissionor by calling 613 850-0870 * 613 862-1177 * 613 723-0785
Samedi 17 septembre
Resto-bar culturel Franco-Présence (447 chem. McArthur, Ottawa (613-695-7868).
CONCERT: "Soirée de la rumba". Le musicien Daniel Kasongo en concert! La 1ère partie du concert sera plutôt du style "rumba acoustique"( avec 5 musiciens seulement). La 2e partie sera consacrée aux percussions de la rumba, avec une interaction avec le public ( le jam). Une prestation de la danse rumba ( la vraie, par des rumberos et des rumberas!!!) est prévue au programme. Apportez vos percus et votre bonne humeur !!! Pour plus d'info: Daniel Kasongo au
Monday, September 19
7pm - 9pm
Nepean High School - 574 Broadview Ave (Broadview & Carling)
OCETF, OSSTF and OECTA host an All Candidates Meeting for Ottawa Centre Candidates....because Education Matters. For the first 45 minutes candidates will field questions related to Education. The rest of the meeting will be questions from the floor. BBQ at 6pm. Free hamburger and drink to the first 300. Parents, students and community members are all invited!
Wednesday, September 21
4th Avenue Baptist in the Glebe, Ottawa, ON..
NB2PW's Inaugural Networking Session. Networking Works!! Let NB2PW show YOU how....Join us for the first networking session for The Network of Black Business & Professional Women. Prepare yourself for an evening of creative conversation as we introduce you to the Network and the concepts for building a network that works. Refreshments will be provided.More info at www.nb2pw.net
Thursday, September 22
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.; Program and entertainment: 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.
Lansdowne Park, Aberdeen Pavilion (Free parking*)
United Way Community Campaign Launch 2011. Join 2011 Campaign Chair Max Keeping, together with Ottawa’s top business and government leaders, agency representatives and the general public, for breakfast served by celebrity servers. Meet the 2011 Campaign Cabinet and connect with your community to celebrate the start of United Way Ottawa’s Annual Campaign and help make change happen in our city. Tickets: $30.00 per person To purchase tickets call 613-228-6721. To sponsor a table, please contact Emily Bolton at 613-228-6737 or firstname.lastname@example.org. *Please note that the Bank street road closure – between Isabella and Holmwood is still in effect so please consider alternate routes to Lansdowne Park.
Friday, September 23
Babylon Nightclub (317 Bank St., Ottawa, ON)
CONCERT: Souljazz Orchestra "Back in Babylon", w/ DJ Zattar(of the legendary Timekode nights at the Eri Café's Pan African Social Club). Learn more about the artist at: http://www.souljazzorchestra.com/, http://www.myspace.com/souljazzorchestra and http://www.facebook.com/souljazzorchestra
Friday, September 23
Doors open at 10pm; Ladies get in free before 11:30pm
Island Flava, 234 Montreal Road (beside the LCBO)
Ladies Love Soca ; de "All Request Fete"! Request your favourite soca tracks...ALL NIGHT!Music by D-Train, Sunshine International and a special guest playing the best in Soca and Reggae! Email email@example.com, text 613.797.9104 or bbm 21711559 for $5 guest list before midnight and song requests!
Saturday, September 24
Fieldhouse, Carleton University
Ravens Community Cup. the goal of this event is to provide an opportunity for New and establish Canadians to establish connections through soccer, as well as joining nationwide efforts to raise funds to help drought and famine victims in East Africa. All proceeds, including team registration fees, will support this cause.Space only available for 12 teams 16+ so please register early. Registration ends on September 14, 2011. For more information and registration, please contact OSA’s Soccer and Settlement Team Javier Clavelo or Audra Sherman at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 613.233.6561
Le samedi 24 septembre
salle du Sénat de l’Université d’Ottawa, au sous-sol du pavillon Tabaret (Salle 083, 75, Avenue laurier Est ou 119, Rue Waller ou 550, Rue Cumberland)
Conférence inaugurale de l’année 2011/2012 du Cercledad. Modérateur: Professeur Jean Paul Mbuya Mutombo (PhD, Département de Sociologie de l’Université d’Ottawa, vice-président du Cerclecad). Il y aura la traduction simultanée du français à l’anglais. La revue, « Afroscopie », sera vendue au prix de 20 dollars l’exemplaire, ainsi que le DVD du colloque du 18 décembre au prix de 15 dollars la copie. Quelques ouvrages des auteurs du Cerclecad (notamment : De la Postcolonie à la Mondialisation néolibérale. Radioscopie éthique de la crise négro-africaine contemporaine, L’Harmattan, Paris, 2011) seront exposés pour la vente. Pour plus d'info: http://www.cerclecad.org/annonces.html
Saturday, September 24
Tom Brown Arena (141, Bayview, Ottawa ON)
Ottawa Fundraiser for Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia. You can find out more about this dam construction project at the website www.renaissancedam.ca Artists performing at this event include: Gezahegn, Ali Birra and Wedi Shuk. Tickets: IN ADVANCE - $40/person, $65/couple, $25/student; AT THE DOOR - $50/person, $70/couple. For more info and tickets, contact 613-867-1621
Saturday, September 24
Doors open at 7:30pm
Obsession (1575 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa)
FNL Special Edition. YBP is hosting a special Saturday Night Lights networking event to discuss YOU, Branding YOU! Call it your image, your aura or your brand, whatever it is, your actions, your words speak to who you are on a daily basis and sends a message to those around you -- In every communication you enter into, you are constantly expressing your brand. So...How do you improve on your brand? How do you make YOU, a good brand, even better? How do you communicate the image you want others to see in a competitive job market and in the era of social media? Let Kevin "Jedi Barton, branding-guru, director, creator of "Universal Urban," Canada's largest urban music department ( www.jedifm.com) And.. Merrick Palmer, former professional basketball player, Technical Director for the Gloucester-Cumberland Basketball Association, founder and owner of Capital Courts, the first basketball-training centre in Eastern Ontario (www.merrickpalmerbasketball.com) Cost: $20 (The price of event includes the after party)
Tuesday, September 27
Walkley Bowling Lane - 2092 Walkley Road, Ottawa
Bowling Night with the Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association & Friends. $15.00/Adults & $10.00/Children (includes a ticket for a door prize). 50/50 Tickets Will Be On Sale. Info and Tickets: (613) 749-1185, (613)739-0955,
(613) 282-1528, (613) 731-5371.
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 9:00pm; Wednesday, Sept. 28, 9:00pm; Thursday, Sept. 29, 9:00pm
Bytowne Cinema - 325 Rideau St. Ottawa K1N 5Y4
FILM: Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest. Directed by Michael Rapaport. 97 min. Rated 14A; Coarse Language. Michael Rapaport’s riveting hip-hop documentary Beats Rhymes & Life gets uncomfortably close to A Tribe Called Quest, one of the most important and influential groups of the past 25 years. Read more at http://www.bytowne.ca/movie/beats-rhymes-and-life
TICKETS: $10.00 for Non-Members, $7.00 for ByTowne Members (with card), $7.00 for Seniors (age 65 and over, with I.D.),$7.00 for Children and Youth (age 17 and under, with I.D.)
Wednesday, September 28
Ben Franklin Place (Chambers) 101 Centrepointe Dr.,
Ottawa Police Venturers Recruitment Information Night. Audience: Youth 14-18 attending high school. Info: (613) 236-1222 ext. 6034. for more information: http://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/community/teenlounge/youth_ventures.aspx
Thursday, September 29
7pm - 10pm
Lago Bar Restaurant, Dow’s Lake Pavillion (Bus Route #85, lots of parking across from the restaurant)
Amazing AFRICA! A Fun, lively and vibrant reception celebrating the people and wonders of Africa and in support of a school expansion in the Kibera Slum of Nairobi Kenya in Partnership with the Kenyan National Council of YMCAs. A great “connector” event. Come with friends, meet new friends – people from Africa, people doing great things in Africa, people who’ve travelled to Africa. African music - feel the grove. Drumming for those who want to move. Info on great organizations working for a peaceful and sustainable future for Africa. No speeches! An empowering and enjoyable event for all. The Cause: Kibera is the largest slum in Africa with 1 million people crammed into a zone ½ the size of Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm. The project involves raising $120,000 for: Expanded School Facilities for 350 new students, teacher training and support; student fees supports; kitchen facilities and water tank; electrical upgrades desks, and school supplies. Receipts for tax purposes will be issued by the National Capital Region YM-YWCA.Tickets: $50 per person, Kids 9-12 half price $25, Kids 8 and Younger free. 100% of ticket revenues will go to the project and tax receipts will be issued. Each participant will receive a complimentary alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink and finger foods will be available. A cash bar will also be open. Checks payable to the “Ottawa Y Service Club’.
For tickets, contact: CHRIS HENDERSON, email@example.com, 613-562-2005 x 225; ANDREA PRAZMOWSKI, firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-722-2629 or DAVID HALL, email@example.com, 613-225-3882. Cheques payable to: ‘OTTAWA Y SERVICE CLUB’.