7:30pm to 2:00am (presentations end @ 9:30pm; dancing until 2:00am)
The Fox & Feather Pub & Grill (283 Elgin Street)
Caipcom Anniversary Pubnight, an evening of networking, presentations and appetizers, followed by lively music and dancing as the Canadian-African Initiative for Peace and Conflict Management (CAIPCOM), celebrates its 1st Anniversary! Tickets will be available at the door of the event for $5 per ticket. Please come early for your ticket(s) to avoid disappointment. CAIPCOM is a non-profit organization that builds capacity for conflict management, good governance, inclusive leadership and a unifying culture of peace across the continent of Africa. Our human development education program is focused on youth, whom we believe will become active collaborators and future leaders across the continent. More info at: www.caipcom.org
Saturday, March 2
Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa, 420 Sparks Street (near Bronson)
Cathedral Arts 10th Anniversary CONCERT: "Amazing Grace" featuring The Elmer Iseler Singers & The Nathaniel Dett Chorale. Two of Canada’s finest choirs join together for the first time to present a celebration of black and white spirituals of North America. Forty professional singers make a joyful noise in such beloved songs as Deep River, Going Home and, of course, Amazing Grace. THE ELMER ISELER SINGERS was founded in 1979 by Dr. Elmer Iseler, the dean of Canadian choral conductors, and is now conducted by Lydia Adams. The choir has built an enviable international reputation through its concerts, broadcasts and recordings throughout Canada, the United States and on the international concert stage. Known for the unique beauty of their sound, the Elmer Iseler Singers bring to life exciting repertoire that spans 500 years of great choral music. The choir regularly commissions and performs new works. It is featured at national and international festivals. THE NATHANIEL DETT CHORALE is dedicated to the performance of Afrocentric choral
music of all styles, including classical, spiritual, gospel, jazz, folk and
blues. The Chorale was founded in 1997 by Dr. Brainerd Blyden-Taylor. The 21 classically trained vocalists have performed with artists such as Juno
Award-winning jazz pianist Joe Sealy, singers Molly Johnson and Jackie
Richardson, opera star Kathleen Battle and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The ensemble has performed for opera singer Jessye Norman, Dance Theatre of Harlem founder, Arthur Mitchell; and, has performed at events honouring Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Muhammad Ali and pianist Oscar Peterson and was invited to perform at celebrations surrounding the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January of 2009. TICKETS: Students $15; Silver $25; Gold: $35; Platinum: $45.PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: www.cathedralarts.ca TICKET INFORMATION:
Telephone (613) 567-1787; Email: email@example.com CATHEDRAL ARTS
OFFICE: Lauder Hall, Christ Church Cathedral, 439 Queen Street Entrance OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Friday from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Thursday, March 7
6:00 pm: Registration, cash bar, and silent auction
Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), Carleton University Annual Benefit Soirée. Keynote speaker, The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, will discuss development challenges and policy solutions in her talk entitled “On the Path to Reconstruction: the Challenges of International Development in Haiti.” This premier event will include dinner, a silent auction, and discussion with students, academics and professionals with all proceeds going to charity. This year, the charity is the Fondation Michaëlle Jean Foundation, which supports youth arts initiatives that transform young lives and revitalize underserved communities across Canada. Early Bird Raffle for NPSIA Students: Buy tickets before Friday, February 15 and be entered into a raffle for one of two seats at the head table with the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean. Student Prices: $75 for NPSIA students, or $85 for other students, Alumni Prices: $110 for NPSIA alumni, General Admission: $130 per person or $1000 for a table that seats 8 peopleRegistration: Register on-line at
or contact the Soirée Committee by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for registration is Tuesday, February 26, at 5pm. Deadline for refunds is midnight Monday, February 25.
March 8 - 17, 2013
11th DiverCiné Film Festival: World Cinema from La
Francophonie. DiverCiné: A World View of La Francophonie aims to express the identities, imagination and cultures of the French-speaking world in all its diversity. Its programming showcases films selected for major international festivals and gives Canadian audiences an opportunity to see first-rate movies by filmmakers from across the world’s French-speaking countries that are rarely screened in Canada. DiverCiné is a cultural event that celebrates the creativity of the Francophonie in Canada and around the world. DiverCiné is organized by the Embassy of France in Canada and the Department of Canadian Heritage, in partnership with the Canadian Film Institute and the ByTowne Cinema. FULL SCHEDULE AT: http://www.divercine.com/
Friday, March 8
ByTowne Cinema - 325 Rideau St Ottawa, ON
FILM: La Pirogue (The Pirogue). 11th DiverCiné Film Festival: World
Cinema from La Francophonie. Moussa Touré • Senegal •
2012 • 87 min • In Wolof and French, with French sub-titles (no English subtitles)
Friday, March 8
National Arts Centre: Studio Theatre, 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa
CONCERT: Jazz artist Molly Johnson. Molly Johnson has earned
her reputation as one of Canada's greatest voices... She has rocked
standing-room only audiences in nightclubs and bars from coast-to-coast as a pop artist, and seduced the patrons of salons and lounges with her luscious
interpretations of jazz and blues standards. In 2008 she was honoured with
becoming an Officer of The Order Of Canada. In the fall of 2008, after creating a critically acclaimed body of original music, Molly released her fourth full length album; a long awaited record of standards entitled LUCKY via Universal Music Canada & Universal Music France. LUCKY won the 2009 JUNO for Best Vocal Jazz Album. Molly also received the 2009 National Jazz Award for Best Female Vocalist. Ticket Price: $39 INFO: http://nac-cna.ca/en/presents/event/3450
Saturday, March 9
Rainbow Bistro - 76 Murray Street, Ottawa
Concert to benefit the Instruments For Africa initiative, feat. Berekete Afrobeat Band (a 15-piece multicultural groove machine), The Tony D Band (blues), Tindervox, Burnt Reynolds (a country-tinged acoustic duo). Presented by The Ottawa Folklore Centre in support of the Linda School in Livingstone, Zambia. Ottawa's premier talent has banded together to raise funds for Instruments For Africa, an Ottawa-based initiative that sends musical instruments to needy schools in Zambia. More info at www.instrumentsforafrica.com All ages welcome. Admission: $15. Every ticket comes with a coupon for a free cappuccino or gelato at Stella Luna Gelato Cafe. Tickets available at the Ottawa Folklore Centre, 1111 Bank Street.
Samedi 9 mars
18 h 30
Centre des arts Shenkman-245, boul. Centrum, Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1
7e édition des Prix du Regroupement Affaires Femmes (RAF) dans le cadre de la Journée internationale de la femme. Billets: 40$/personne.
Regroupement Affaires Femmes est un organisme à but non lucratif est créé par et pour les femmes noires francophones de la région de la capitale nationale. Sa mission est de motiver les femmes et leur entourage en offrant des activités sur la santé, le bien-être et l’épanouissement personnel et de briser l’isolement des personnes âgées. Soulignons et honorons ensemble les réussites de ces femmes noires dans la région d’Ottawa-Gatineau. RSVP avant le mercredi 6 mars 2013 au courriel suivant : email@example.com
Saturday, March 9
National Hotel and Suites-361 Queen Street.
The Saint Lucia Ottawa Association presents Saint Lucia 34th Independence Independence Gala. Tickets are $70 before February 17th and after $75. Invite family and friends to join you at this colourful celebration! For more info & tickets: Raymond at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613.799.1142. Billetterie: •Par téléphone : 613 580-2700;•En personne : Centre des arts Shenkman (245, boulevard Centrum, Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1)
Saturday, March 9
6:30pm to 1am
Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Road
Ghana’s 56th Independence anniversary celebration. The theme for the celebration is showcasing Ghana’s Cultural diversities in costume and
dancing and promoting youth talents in the community. In attendance will be DSP Kofi Sarpong, a very popular and talented Gospel Musician in Ghana.
Admission: Adults (16yrs & over) – $25;Children 0 to 15yrs --$10. Tickets can be purchased at one of the following shops: M&J Tropical Foods –
(613) 224.3204; NaNa’s Beauty & Fashion – (613) 321.5112;African Queen –
(613) 736.5369; Ebenezer Tropical Market – (613) 726.7488. For info: Bismark Otoo – (613) 447.1446; Florence Odoi – (613) 747.2863; Eddie Peprah - (613) 762.7253; Edinam Aggor – (613).263.9744; Ken Dapaah – (613) 867-4509.
Saturday March 9
Gig Space Studio - 953 Gladstone Avenue
CONCERT: Songs of Love. Ms. Yaa-Hemaa Obiri-Yeboah presents her first solo show featuring her original interpretation of classic and contemporary songs about love. The evening promises to be chilled-out, relaxed and intimate – just voice and piano. Tickets: $10 in advance by calling 613-729-0693 or $15 at the door. Proceeds from the show will benefit Jaku Konbit, a non-profit, educational, community-based, family-oriented organization that supports and improves the lives of minority and disadvantaged youth in the Ottawa region.
Sunday, March 10
Heron Road Community Centre (1480, Heron Rd.)
Networking and Information Sharing Session. The Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities-Ottawa invites all members of the community for an information and networking session on the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. Please join us for a discussion with knowledgeable speakers and a light lunch. ASL interpretation will be provided. If you know a deaf or hard of hearing person then please invite them to the event. For registration and info about this event: email@example.com General info: www.camd.ca
February 15 to March 20, 2013
Hours: Mon. to Thurs.: 8:30 am - 9pm, Fri: 8:30am-6pm,
Sat.: 10am-5pm, Sun.: 1pm - 5pm or during performances at the theatre
The Atrium Gallery, Ben Franklin Bldg, 101 Centrepoint Drive, Nepean
“Global Village” The Art of Hawa Kaba featuring new mixed media paintings by the artist. This series expresses meaning and understanding by placing on canvas photo transfers of images of multiple languages, musical notes, photos and other Canadian and African cultural materials. The works contain stories that speak to the universal values of equality and social justice. The result is a sense of harmony and oneness within diversity.
Presented with the support of the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council
Mardi 12 mars
l’Hôtel de ville d’Ottawa - 110, avenue Laurier ouest, Ottawa, ON
CONFÉRENCE: L'Ambassade du Sénégal à Ottawa en partenariat, avec le département de philosophie de l'université d'Ottawa et l'Alliance française, organisent une conférence consacrée au thème : Le postcolonial et la question de l'universel et animée par Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Professeur à l’Université Columbia (New York). Souleymane Bachir Diagne est un philosophe sénégalais. Sa pensée se développe autour des traditions philosophiques Africaine et islamique. En outre, son domaine de recherche comprend l'histoire de la logique, l'histoire de la philosophie, la philosophie islamique, la philosophie et la littérature africaine. Né à Saint Louis, il passe son baccalauréat au Sénégal puis s'envole vers Paris afin d'intégrer les classes préparatoires hypokhâgne et khâgne au lycée Louis-le-Grand de Paris. Suivant ainsi les pas de Léopold Sédar Senghor. Ancien élève de l'École Normale Supérieure, il est titulaire d'une agrégation de philosophie et a obtenu son doctorat en philosophie à la Sorbonne. Souleymane Bachir Diagne est l'un des 50 penseurs de notre temps selon Le Nouvel Observateur et fait parti des 100 personnalités qui font l'Afrique, selon l'hebdomadaire Jeune Afrique. lnfos et inscription: Ambassade du Sénégal à Ottawa, 57 avenue Marlborough Ottawa, Ontario KlN 8E8 613.238 6392 poste 34 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, March 14
10 am to 2 pm
Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre - 2525 Carling Ave
Pinecrest-Queensway Employment Services Hiring Fair. Employers include: Avon, Wine Rack, Fido, Lowe's, Minto, Carefor, Rogers, Ottawa Festivals, Boston Pizza, Guess, Scotiabank, Children's Aid Society, Quality Hotel, The Home Depot, Old Navy, Impark, Chase, Commissionnaires, OLG Slots, Sun Life Financial, Aloette, GPStoGo.
Friday, March 15
Rideau Carleton Entertainment Centre - 4837 Albion Road, Ottawa
Jamaica Night at Rideau Carleton Raceway, a fundraiser supporting the Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association Inc. Event includes a Jamaican-inspired buffet, a race program, a $5 SLOTS voucher, $5 RCR voucher & taxes and gratuity. Tickets: $35/person, with part of the proceeds going to the Jamaica50 Ottawa - Sickle Cell Legacy Project. All guests must be 19 years of age or older with valid Government issued photo ID to enter the
SLOTS & Dining Room; Monday to Saturday. Guests under 26 years of age will be required to present a 2nd piece of ID. For more info and tickets: Myra Flash - (613) 733-6619; Courtney Williams - (613) 302-5673;Debbie Thomas - (613) 282-1528; Adeline Hardie - (613) 231-5517;Lurline Wright - (613) 741-5977; Eleth Park - (613) 521-2506;Joanne Robinson - (613) 739-0955 - email@example.com Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association - (613) 523-9085
Friday, March 15
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cuso International, 44 Eccles Street, Ottawa
CUSO International presents: Diaspora Volunteering Info Session. Learn all about exciting African diaspora volunteering opportunities
through Cuso International, Presentation and Q&A session with Nana Osei,
Diaspora Advisor at Cuso international. Share your skills! Cuso International
has great opportunities for African-Canadians who want to make a difference back on the continent. Share skills. Reconnect with roots. Change lives. Join us to learn about our African diaspora program and how you can contribute. Visit www.cusointernational.org to register. Phone 888.434.2876, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, March 15
Knox Presbyterian Church Ottawa - 120 Lisgar St., Ottawa K2P 0C2
Urban Legends VerseFest, annual event where 12 of the top Urban Legends slammers will square off in a no holds barred slam to see who this year's VerseFest champion will be. This edition will mark its third time U.L comes together in the month of March for a night of competition outside of our regular schedule. This event is always a hit, and sure to give
audiences the best of poetry in a 2 round $400 slam. Come out and cheer on these 12 poets to victory: 1. PrufRock 2. DMP 3. ArRay-of-WoRds 4. Gavin
Russell 5. Sir Realist 6. Kimbit 7. Roots n Rhythm 8. Cannon 2x 9. FreedomWriter 10. Mia Morgan 11. CauseMo 12. D-Zaster
Friday, March 15
ByTowne Cinema - 325 Rideau St Ottawa, ON
FILM: Rebelle (War Witch). 11th DiverCiné Film Festival: World Cinema
from La Francophonie. Kim Nguyen • Canada, Congo (DRC) • 2012 • 90 min • In Lingala and French, with French sub-titles (no English sub-titles)
Sunday, March 17
ByTowne Cinema - 325 Rideau St Ottawa, ON
La Pirogue (The Pirogue). 11th DiverCiné Film Festival: World Cinema
from La Francophonie. Moussa Touré • Senegal • 2012 • 87 min •
In Wolof and French, with English subtitles (pas de sous-titres en français)
Wednesday, March 20
180 Argyle Ave, 4th Floor
Employer MEET & GREET. Stock Transportation. Looking for a new career? Want to work part-time hours? Come and learn about being a School Bus Driver. Free training & Licensing Competitive Pay Average of 20 hours weekly. Registration: Please call 613-788-5001 to register. Must have a valid Ontario driver’s license.
Friday, March 22, 2013
University of Ottawa Campus, Fauteaux Building Room 302
FILM NIGHT -- Rebelle. The International Law Student's Association (ILSA)
is proud to host a Film Night presenting "Rebelle" (in English: "War Witch") Kim Nguyen's Oscar nominated Film for Best Foreign Language Film."Rebelle" tells the moving story of Komona, a young girl who is kidnapped and forced into a rebel armed group to act as a child soldier. Rachel Mawanza won the award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Komona at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012. The film will be screened in French with English subtitles. INFO: email@example.com
Friday, March 22
Cocktail hour/dinner/show -7:00pm - 10:00pm
After party - 10:00pm-1:00am; Performances start at 8pm sharp!
Ukrainian Hall (1000 Byron Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A 0J3)
Annual Flavors of the East Cultural Gala. Brought to you by Ottawa's biggest East African Associations: EASAC (East African Students Association at Carleton), C.A.R.Y OTTAWA, (Canadian Association of Rwandan Youth), Ugandan Association of Ottawa, Kenyan Association in Ottawa,
E.HOPE Burundi Association. In collaboration with Tap Magazine! http://www.tapmagazine.ca/ East African Dances, Performances, Music and Food! Music will be provided by East Africa's very own DJ Skillz. Admission: $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more info or tickets please contact: Elvin - 613-884-1695, Bertha - 613-612-3946. NOTE: This will be a formal event.
Friday March 22 @ 7:00pm & March 23 @11:am
Best Western Plus Macies Hotel, 1274 Carling Ave. Ottawa ON Information session and seminar. Presented by The Jamaican Ottawa Diaspora Group in collaboration with the Jamaica National Building Society –Toronto Representative office. Come Learn how : you can participate in and contribute to the 2013 Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference to be held June 16-19, 2013 in Montego Bay Jamaica and find out more about JNBS.
RSVP @ 613-291-4483 Or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, March 24
1pm to 3pm
245 Centrum Blvd. | Shenkman Arts Centre, Orleans, ON, K1E 0A1
CHIKO CHAZUNGUZA's latest art show: 3 TIMENSIONAL (SEKUNGE). Reception: Meet the artist! Free to the public - Everyone welcome. Works will be on display from March 22 - April 21, 2013. INFO Tel.: 613.580.2765 / artottawa.ca
Sunday, March 24
Doors open at 5:30 pm, show starts at 6:00 pm
Rooster's Cafe (4th floor University Center), Carleton University
CONCERT: Carleton University Gospel Choir. ** $2 Entry Fee at Door.
** Please note: Seating is very limited (small venue) so please come on time.
Tuesday, March 26
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Councillor’s Lounge, City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West
SPECIAL EVENT featuring Fartuun Adan, CAWI graduate and recent recipient of the 2013 International Women of Courage Award, presented by U.S. First Lady Michele Obama in Washington on March 8th. She will share stories of her outstanding work as the Executive Director of the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre, and founder of Sister Somalia, the country’s first rape crisis centre which encourages women to be valued, confident and heard in the move toward democracy. Fartuun Adan was a resident of Ottawa for many years, raising her three daughters. During that time, she joined the Somali Women’s Organization, and graduated from CAWI’s Civic Participation Training, to later become a member of CAWI’s Steering Committee. Now she has become a national leader, standing for the rights of women and children in support of democracy in Somalia. Inspired? Come join us to hear her stories, to learn from women in Somalia and to let her know how proud Ottawa is of her amazing achievements. If you ever you doubted that you can make a difference, she can show you otherwise!
Light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, March 27
9am - 3pm
Gloucester Centre (Unit 214, 2nd floor)
CAREER FAIR: Full-time Positions Available! RSVP at www.onpath.com
Saturday, March 30
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Ottawa Convention Centre - 55 Colonel By Dr , Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2
The Berdy Elegance Fashion show is a presentation of men’s custom suits and shirts for the 2013 Spring Season. It’s a great occasion to see and touch more than 100 fabrics swatches and catalogs that will be display on the site. Nyira Elegance & Arts by Jennifer Djamboleka will open the show. Our pre-show VIP cocktail will give you the occasion to network with some of the city's most influential personalities while enjoying the complimentary drinks & hors-d'oeuvres. Don't miss this unique male fashion show on Easter weekend! You can buy tickets from Berdy Dessapes by sending an email to email@example.com. The price of the tickets is 40$/person but Berdy has some 20 tickets left at 25$. www.berdyelegance.com
Friday, March 29, 2013 - Good Friday
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 31 - Resurrection Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CornerStone House of Refuge Apostolic Church, 1196 Wellington St. West, Ottawa ON
In remembrance of our Lord’s Death and Resurrection, special Easter celebration services with featured performances & Melodrama presentation "No Greater Love". Senior Pastor: Dr. Desmond A. Hutchinson. More info: 613-725-1432 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 30
Show time: 10pm
FACES (inside the Concord Motel) - 333 Montreal Road, Ottawa ON
CONCERT: Stop the Violence Against the Youth! Featuring these great artists: Artisan Kings, Junior Walker, Ras Lee, Shavor Alton and more! Admission: $15 before midninght, $20 after midnight
Sunday, March 31
Doors open at 7:30pm, live show from 8pm - 11pm
Mercury Lounge - 56 Byward St., Byward market, Ottawa
Come dance the night away with Ottawa's own "Berekete Afrobeat Band". Afrobeat is a complex fusion of Jazz, Funk (especially the music of James Brown), psyche...delic rock, and traditional West African chants and rhythms. Afrobeat also borrows heavily from the native "tinker pan" African -style percussion. Live show followed by D.J. Trevor Walker. Admission:$10.00 at the door.