October 1, 1960 -Celebrating Nigeria!
Sunday, October 1, 2017
9 AM - 5 PM
Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2L7
Immigrant Women's Small Business Expo - Ottawa 2017. Join us for our 4th annual Immigrant Women's Small Business Expo in Ottawa! Mission: To showcase resources and business opportunities available to the immigrant community. Vision: Creating a collaborative community that nourishes the entrepreneurial spirit. Event Highlights: *Great information in the form of seminars and workshops! *A great platform to network with other women with similar interests! *A chance to get one on one advice from industry leaders and representatives! *Increased Business Exposure, if you choose to become a sponsor or exhibitor! *Free Admission! Featured Workshops: Financial Advice, Marketing, Social Media, Business Planning, Personal Development, and more...
8:30 Registration Opens; 9:00 - Opening Ceremony; 10am - 11am: Panel of Experts Segment. Topic: The Changing Face of the Immigrant Community;
11:30 - 12:30 Workshops I presented by Small Business Savvy;
2:30 - 3:30 Workshop II presented by BDC; 4:00 - 5:00 Workshop III
For Sponsor, Speaker, Exhibitor and Volunteer information, go to:
http://ottawa.immigrantsmallbizexpo.ca/ or call 1-888-526-9366 Tickets by Eventbrite
Sunday October 1, 2017
12:00 noon to 4:00pm.
NAC on Elgin Street, Ottawa
NAC Culture Days: Open Gospel Choir Rehearsal conducted by Paul Wilson (Director of Academy Choir). If you know anyone who would like to join in on the Open Rehearsal, please encourage them to show up at the NAC. The rehearsal is taking place between 2:30pm and 4:00pm, in the new part of the NAC at the Susan Glass & Arni Thorsteinson Staircase. All activities are free and are geared to the whole family. This is a National Celebration that takes place yearly all around the country. Companies and Artists offer free activities for people to discover and take part in the arts. The website for this event is https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/17292
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
5:30 PM -8:00 PM
The Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, 15th Floor, Ottawa, ON K1P 6B9
WCT-NCR (Women in Communications and Technology) is delighted to invite you to our cinematic Season Opener for the 2017/18 season. This year we are doing things a little differently by inviting you to the movies! Come have a glass of wine with friends and find out all we have planned in the coming year, including parties, panel discussions, our mentoring circles, our new training initiative and much more. Then relax and be inspired by the movie Dream, Girl - the stories of some extraordinary woman and their contrasting journeys to success. As a thank you to all of our wonderful members, this event is free of charge and we encourage you to bring a friend (or few) to kick off our new season. Please ensure all attendees are registered in advance to secure a seat. Sponsored by Intuit
REGISTRATION MANDATORY: https://www.wct-fct.com/en/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=264
Thursday October 5, 2017
6pm - 8pm
Studi Sixty Six, 202 - 66 Muriel St.
Hyper/in/visibility: A Dialogue on Women of Colour in the Arts. Conversation between Nigerian-Canadian visual artist Kosisochukwu Nnebe and emerging Egyptian-Canadian artist Pansee Atta in relation to the gallery's current exhibition of Nnebe's work, Somatic Satiation (September 14 - October 14, 2017). Nnebe and Atta will discuss their experiences navigating the art world as women artists of colour and what it means to produce work that challenges conscious or unconscious systematic representational biases.
Refreshments provided. Wheelchair Accessible. All are welcome.
Friday, October 6, 2017
Southminster United Church • 15 Aylmer Ave.
The Ottawa Writers Festival presents: Something Is Always On Fire, with Measha Brueggergosman. Hosted by CBC's Alan Neal. Opera sensation Measha Brueggergosman has moved audiences around the world with her unique gifts. Among her many triumphs, she has won Juno Awards, been nominated for a Grammy, sung to a telecast of over 3 billion viewers at the opening of the 2010 Olympic Games, and soloed in the great concert halls of Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe. But her success has been matched by personal hardship. In this searingly honest and insightful memoir, Brueggergosman shares her experiences with music, but also her ongoing struggle to balance her ambition for a life fully lived with the traditions and responsibilities she has committed herself to. She reflects on the ups and downs of marrying young and the tragedy of losing children, on the efforts to understand who she has become in contrast to how she was raised, on how her health problems have changed her, on the psychological push-and-pull of being a performer and the unavoidable effects of consistent audience approval. Through it all, Brueggergosman has weathered the storms, bolstered by her faith and her family, and revelling in her appetite for music, food, yoga and sex. Books available for purchase at every event: Proceeds support our free children’s literacy programs. TICKETS: General ($15 adv., $20 at door); Reduced ($10 adv., $15 at door); Members: Free. Buy tickets online:
Friday, October 6, 2017
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
National Arts Centre
1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1
CONCERT: BLAKDENIM. Formed in a basement in Ontario, Canada, in late 2012, BLAKDENIM blends genres like no Canadian act today. The group fuses hip-hop, funk, rock and soul with lyrical content that ranges from identity issues to daily issues, like picking yourself up after a bad day, perseverance, self-esteem and hope. Influenced by artists like The Roots to Trombone Shorty, there’s no shortage of musical expertise with the line-up consisting of an emcee, female vocalist, trumpet, saxophone, bass guitar, electric guitar, keys and drummer. They soon became known as an incredible live act not to be missed within the Nation’s Capital across a spectrum of music genre fans alike. The band recently released their sophomore project, Complexus (May 2016) and have received attention from both commercial and college radio, as well as performances at top festivals. $15 /ticket | Fourth Stage
Friday, October 6, 2017
Door opens 6:30 pm; Show starts 7:30 pm
Ukrainian Hall, 1000 Byron Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2A 0J3
Nigerian 57th Independence Red Carpet Gala event. A night of cultural elegance & entertainment. feat. comedian Basket Mouth and live performance by Nigerian singer KCEE (FIVE STAR GENERAL). Admission: Children under 12yrs ticket: $30 limited; Student early bird: $40 limited; Student ticket:$50; Adult early bird: $50 limited; Adult ticket: $60. VIP ticket includes: Seat on table, line by pass, coffee and tea, Host at table, front of stage, meet & greet with basket mouth and KCEE: $80 early bird and $100 regular. All tickets include food (Jollof rice, fried plantain, Bbq chicken, fried chicken and more). Suya will be sold at this event. Dress Code - Formal Attire or Elegance with an African Flair. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE: ONLINE: EVENTBRITE.CA
PILI RESTAURANT - 205 Dalhousie st..FROM ORGANIZERS: Marthias: 1(647) 567 2242. General event info, VIP packages and group packages : 6132656119. Nigerian Canadian Ottawa association Vice President
Mrs. Christiana Ogah (Event Coordinator): (613) 698-8468
Nigerian Carleton University Studens' Assoc. president Tomi: (647) 740-2810
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Doors open at 6PM; Show starts at 7:30PM - Doors will be closed
Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, 150 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G2
Third No Limit Fashion show. Jean- Luc Muhire (Shakatell) and Dj Tyty (Ottawa's most popular female dj) have been working together to create fashion shows that are socially conscious and that showcase emerging local designers who are willing to go beyond any conventional boundaries. This year’s theme will mainly focus on UNITY - bringing people together regardless of their background. For Shakatell and Dj Tyty, fashion is about expressing your identity showing someone who you are through your fashion choices and using your clothes to tell a story.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 2: a.m.
825 Canterbury Avenue, Ottawa
Uganda Independence gala. Food - Cash Bar - performances. Special performance by Mesach Semakula.Tickets: $40.00 regular/ $20 Youth. Children: Free. For information please call: 613 662 9721 oR 613 863 9394
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Doors open at 10pm
Kavali Nightclub, 34 Clarence St., Ottawa
REWIND~SUNDAY BEST EDITION~THANKSGIVING LONG WEEKEND. Sing like no one’s listening and dance like no one’s watching…in your SUNDAY BEST! Soundtrack by DJ MACE from Ebony & Ivory Lifestyle + RayRay Phono Jones Sulaman. Admission $10 before Midnight, $15 after. For Guest List & Birthday Packages, email EbonyIvoryLifestyle@gmail.com
Friday, October 13, 2017
Octopus Books, 116 Third Ave., Ottawa
An Evening with Okey Ndibe, author of Never Look an American in the Eye, Foreign Gods, Inc., and Arrows of Rain. Okey Ndibe is the author of the novels Never look an American in the eye: A Memoir of flying turtles, colonial ghost, and the making of a NIgerian American, Foreign Gods, Inc. and Arrows of Rain, and co-editor (with Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove) of Writers Writing on Conflicts and Wars in Africa.
Saturday October 14, 2017
9:30am - 5:30pm
Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
Somali Studies in Canada: Resistance and Resilience. This day-long, multidisciplinary colloquium will showcase how Somalis have been a growing and flourishing presence in Canada and other nations in the Global North. Utilizing a critical lens through multiple disciplines, such as academic, artistic, or grassroots activism regarding reflections on the Somali-diasporic presence, the colloquium will focus on the resilience and the diversity in the experiences of Somali migrants, the active exclusion and difficulties integrating into Canadian society and the lack of support experienced by both migrants and subsequent generations in Canada and beyond. The colloqium will hold particular attention to the given politics and poetics of Somali diasporic communities, their location at the intersection of multiple identities/oppressions (Blackness and antiblackness, colonialism and coloniality, Islam and Islamophobia, refugee/new immigrant identities and xenophobia, and more), and the relationship of Somalis to other communities of colour, such as Indigenous nations and other black diasporic communities.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
120 Lisgar street, Ottawa
CanUgan Disability Support 6th Annual Evening of Celebration. Featuring African Fusion Buffet from Over and Above Catering; llive auction; and Tine Rufaro Marimba Band. Tickets are $25 for students and $35 for guests. Limited tickets available. Please contact Navin at 613-224-8174 or Juhil at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, October 14, 2017
7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Centretown United Church, 507 Bank Street, Ottawa
Grammas to Ambuyas present Raising Our Voices for African Grannies, featuring Big Soul Project with guest artist Coco Love Alcorn. Tickets are available from Sheila Jenkins (613-235-3107) ,Cindy Delage (613-232-5932) as well as BigSoulProject.com. Cost is $25.00 ($30.00 at the door) and $10.00 for children 12 and under. Proceeds go to Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Babylon Nightclub, 317 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1X9
Fiesta Cubana en Babylon. Best Cuban party in town! Come dance with stars from the Cuban salsa scene. An explosion of Cuban rythm you cannot miss! A 9-piece LIVE BAND that will sure shake the dance floor, directed by pianist Miguel de Armas, featuring Rusdell Nuñez, ex singer from the Cuban band Pupy y los que son son and gorgeous feminine voice by Sheyla Fernandez. The night will end with DJ La China, and her Cuban mixes will sure keep you dancing till you drop! All that for just $10.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Cultural Arts Studio, School of Afro-Caribbean Dance, 40 Colonnade Rd., Ottawa
Pyro Techs Dancehall Workshop. Pro Dancer Bling Evo from Team Pyro Techs is Jamaican born and raised, currently lives in New York City. He is pleased to come to Ottawa this Fall to start an exciting journey with the Caribbean community. He is known for creating an unforgettable experience through workshops and networking. If you're looking to learn the latest Dancehall steps, express yourself through the Jamaican culture then you will not want to miss this. We are going to do it for the LOVE this October! $30 (2 full HRS Learning Steps & choreography) + 1 hr FREE. The last hour is only FREE if you do the full 2 hrs! RSVP: sapphireblueent23gmail.com purchase tickets from Philroy Thomas & Paula Whitelocke
Friday, October 20, 2017
Jim Durrell Arena, 1265 Walkley Road. Ottawa
The Zambia Ottawa Youth Association (ZOYA) presents Zambia's 53rd anniversary Dinner. Come join the Zambian community in the Ottawa/Gatineau region celebrate this milestone over some delicious Zambian cuisines while dancing the night away to some good Zambian Music, plus much more entertainment. Cash Bar available throughout the night. Price: $25 early bird, $30 at the door. For Tickets and more information please call: 613-513-4490 or 613-355-6300
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Cocktails 6:00p.m. Dinner 7:00p.m.
EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa
Errol Barrow Memorial Trust Gala Dinner. Oliver Jones, famed Canadian Jazz icon will be performing at this event held to raise funds to continue providing undergraduate scholarships for students of the Caribbean Commonwealth. Guests will be treated to a sumptuous dinner featuring Barbadian cuisine and the event will also include a silent auction. A lucky guest will win a trip to Barbados. Dress semi-formal. Free valet parking
We thank you in advance for your generosity. To support us, please choose from the following: Purchase tickets at $125 each or $1000 per table of 8 (includes free half-page ad in the program booklet); purchase ad space in the Gala Dinner Program (contact us for pricing/size);donate items or services for silent auction; make a financial donation (tax receipts for more than $20). Please call 613-898-4306 or 613-824-8606 for more information, or visit www.errolbarroweducationfund.com/ebmt-annual-gala/ to proceed online.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Doors open at 6:30pm, testing at 7:00 pm till 10:00 pm
Divine Infant Parish Hall, 6638 Bilberry Drive, Orleans
SARNA - South African wine testing event. Tickets: $30. For information call or email: Ken at email@example.com / (613)830-0287
Sunday, October 22
10am - 3pm
Lansdowne Park, Aberdeen Pavilion, Ottawa
GRAND Market 2017. New & gently-used women’s and children’s clothing, collectibles for the home, jewellery and accessories at bargain basement prices. Crafts, giftware fabric remnants, children’s activity centre. All proceeds to Stephen Lewis Foundation projects in sub-Saharan Africa that support grandmothers caring for their grandchildren and other children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic. Organized by One World Grannies with the participation of 12 Ottawa-Gatineau grandmother groups. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park. Admission is free.
Monday,October 23, 2017
5:30 –7:30 p.m.
Desmarais Building, Room 12102, 55 Laurier Avenue East
The Stephen Lewis Foundation in partnership with The Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies present: LES CAFÉS FÉMINISTES THE FEMINIST CAFÉS 2017-2018. Panel discussion and book launch for "Powered by Love", moderated by Sarah Onyango. Panelists: Ilana Landsberg-Lewis, Executive Director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation; Siphalele Vailinah Khumalo, Grandmother with Swaziland Positive Living (SWAPOL) in Swaziland;Cebile Dlamini, Coordinator at Swaziland Positive Living (SWAPOL) in Swaziland.Final Remarks by Dr. Josephine Etowa, University of Ottawa. A bilingual question period will follow. INFO: fem@uOttawa.ca
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Cultural Arts Studio, 40 Colonnade Road (off Merivale Rd)
NB2PW Mixer Series-Dress for Access event. B2PW will again be hosting Dress for Access, a clothing drive in support of the New Life Project. The New Life Project rehabilitates female street-workers by offering them training to develop marketable skills and clothing for mainstream employment. On graduation from the program they are given clothing appropriate for job interviews and their new jobs. Come and participate in a free Diva Dance or Soul Line Dancing class courtesy of our host venue, the be Cultural Arts Studio. Cost: $15 donation per person** Gently used clothing and accessories for ladies, gents and children. * All clothing and accessories (as well as a portion of entry fee proceeds) will be donated to the New Life Project in Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast.