Saturday, March 1
4:00pm - 7:00pm
University of Ottawa- Fauteux Hall - 57 Louis Pasteur (King Edward & Laurier)
Disrupting Violence: A Community Discussion on "The Interrupters" (MOVIE SCREENING). Presented by The Black Law Students Association and Muslim Link. This powerful documentary follows CeaseFire, a Chicago-based group -- staffed by former gang members -- that is dedicated to wiping out urban violence. The organization treats violence like an infection and seeks to eradicate the root cause. Local youth are invited to participate in a dialogue about violence, how it effects their lives, and how they can make a positive difference in their own communities. They will also have the opportunity to meet and be inspired by Danardo Jones, a Black Canadian
lawyer from Toronto who went from dealing drugs in high school to going on to finish university as a Straight A student and graduate from Law School! The event will be moderated by Muslim Link's Editor in Chief Chelby Daigle. EVENT IS FREE! Pizza and light refreshments will be served.
Saturday, March 1
Doors open at 7pm, Performances start at 8pm sharp!
Ukrainian Hall, 1000 Byron Avenue, Ottawa
Annual Flavours of the East Cultural Gala, one of the biggest annual East African fundraisers. Brought to you by Ottawa’s East African Associations: East African Students Association at Carleton University (EASAC); Canadian Association of Rwandan Youth (CARY Ottawa); The Ugandan Association Of Ottawa; Eternal Hope Burundian Association. In Collaboration with TAP Magazine! http://www.tapmagazine.ca/ Tickets: $15 before February 23rd,$20 after. Tickets/info: 613-612-3946, 613-863-9394 , 613-410-3943)
Dress Code: African attire or formal wear. Proceeds for this event will go to The Umuko Project. http://www.umuko.ca/
Saturday, March 1
6:00pm - 1:00am
MIFO center Orleans - 6600 Carrière St, Gloucester, ON K1C
Black History Month event in celebration of Pascal Tabu Ley Rochereau's career and legacy. Cultural evening featuring Tabu Ley's music. Free light buffet and cash bar. Admission: $15/person, $25/couple. Contact: Dr Claude T. Yenge at 613-883-1001
Saturday, March 1
FACES, Concorde Motel, 333 Montreal Road, Ottawa
10 p.m. until ……
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean Carnival Fever! Music by Sunshine International and Selekta Shellz. ADMISSION: $10 before Midnight / $15 after. More info: Lp /Dr Soul www.lpdrsoul.com 613-230-1279
Monday, March 3
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chambers, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa Police Recruitment Information Session for Women. The Ottawa Police Service would like to invite all women interested in a policing career to attend an information session during which participants will
meet policewomen from different ranks and have the opportunity for on-the-spot mentoring. Those interested in being mentored should bring their resumes. Registration for this event is not required. For further information, please visit our website at www.ottawapolice.ca
Thursday, March 6
6pm Cocktail reception, 7pm dinner
Hellenic Banquet Centre (1315 prince of Wales Drive)
IWSO's 25th Anniversary Gala, an evening of fine food, entertainment, and reflecting upon 25 years of creating positive changes in women’s lives. Includes Community Awards and silent auction. Individual tickets: $75 (tax receipts available), Corporate table (10 persons) $1500. Buy tikets online at www.immigrantwomenservices.com or contact email@example.com 613-729-3145
Saturday, March 8
Restaurant Prime 360. 433 Laurier
Avenue West (corner of Lyon Street) Free Parking.
NB2PW and BWCEN International Women's Day Brunch. Women: Tested & Triumphant! Guest Speakers: The newly installed, Rev. Cheryle Hanna/Fourth Ave. Baptist Church in the Glebe; Ms. Lynette Cox/ Asst. Deputy Minister, Environment Canada. 2 different ministers, 2 amazing stories. This is a not-for-profit event...we are just celebrating women! RSVP because space is limited. firstname.lastname@example.org. The restaurant’s posted brunch price: Adults $16.95+tax, children $10.95. All RSVPs are through email@example.com on a 1st come 1st served basis. Tel. 613-422-9188....Come, connect, & be inspired!
Samedi 8 mars
Centre des Arts Shenkman - 245 boul. Centrum, Orléans, ON
8e édition du Gala des Prix du RAF. Animée par Barbara Laurenstin, co-animatrice de l’émission Entre-Nous (TV Rogers, câble 23). Cette année, le RAF est heureux d’accueillir Marie Élise Lebon comme marraine de notre évènement. Mme Lebon qui est coordonnatrice de projet au Réseau de soutien à l’immigration francophone de l’Est de l’Ontario, un programme d’accueil du Conseil économique et social d’Ottawa-Carleton (CÉSOC). Finalistes 2014 - Prix Étoile - Catégorie jeune: Nelly Alexandre; Nahomie Morency; Mélissa Rose-Charles / Prix Étoile - Catégorie Adulte: Yvette Yende-Ashiri; Varda Elivert; Ketcia Dorsainville-Peters; Ange Diaquoi, Mendjaly et Medjine Hyppolite / Prix Étoile - 65 ans +: Fulvie Bellevue. Les billets sont de 50$/adultes et 25$ (jeunes et aînés) disponibles à la billetterie du centre.
Sunday, March 9
Ottawa City Hall, Jean Piggott Place (110 Laurier Ave. West)
5th Annual "Strength of a Woman" IWD event, presented by Sigma
Beta Phi Sorority. Theme: "Snapshot of the Female Mind". Event includes hot brunch, guest speakers and entertainment. Admission: $30 in advance, $35 at the door. More info at SigmaBetaPhi@gmail.com and 613-864-3289.
Friday, March 14
Parkdale United Church Hall (429 Parkdale Avenue)
BOOK LAUNCH: We Come From Jamaica -The National Movement 1937-1962 by Ewart Walters. Already generating much interest and positive comment, the book covers political, union, sports and cultural developments from 1943 to 2012, but focuses on the years of national development 1937-1962 with Osmond Fairclough, Norman Manley, Bustamante etc.; it deals with the role of music, sports, social workers and the remarkable Chinese contributions in the development of the nation (naming, for instance, Herb McKenley, Merlene Ottey, George Headley, Lawrence Rowe, Michael Holding, Usain Bolt, Shelley-Ann, Asafa, Michael Lee-Chin, Tessanne Chin, Jessica Yap, Bob Marley, Yellowman, Buju Banton, along with several others), and chronicles the life and activities of people like Una Marson, Eddie Burke, Thom Girvan, Amy Bailey, Dr. TP Lecky, Bishop Percival Gibson, Edna Manley, Sir Philip Sherlock, Father Sherlock and Boys Town, Cobbla, 4-H Clubs, co-operatives, and many other individuals and facets of Jamaican life. Both Ottawa’s Millicent Byrne, who as Millicent Norman was playmate of Rachel Manley and was often at Drumblair, and Toronto’s Keith Ellis, Professor Emeritus of Modern Languages at the University of Toronto, have written sparkling entrees by way of introduction/preface to the
book, and retired journalist and lawyer Errol Townshend says it is “an
absolutely stunning piece of journalism.”
Samedi 15 mars
Ouverture des portes: 18 h, Spectacle: 19h à 22h
Centre Bronson, 211 avenue Bronson, Ottawa K1R 6H4
Concert de Maggie Blanchard et de Julien Janvier. Présenté par Christian youth Network Entertainment. Billets: $20 à l'avance et $30 à la porte.
Pour achat ou réservation, composer: (613) 407-2936 /613-304-3134 /
Saturday, March 15 at 7pm
Sunday, March 16 at 2pm
Bibleway Ministries International (500, Bride Private, Ottawa K2J 0J1
PLAY: OMG (On My Guard) - Private Pain In Public Schools, written and
directed by Dr. Elaine A. Brown Spencer. If you love Tyler Perry's Family
Reunion plays, you will absolutely love this. OMG tackles bullying in
schools head on and it is aimed at youth and adults. Lively music, great
acting and lots of laughs suitable for your family. Tickets are on sale at
Salem Storehouse for $25. Seating is limited so support this event. For
more info: Christine at (613) 838-4238 or visit http://bibleway.ca
Saturday, March 15
Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, 34 Murray St., Ottawa, ON K1N 5M4
DESTINY PARTY! Ottawa's funkiest dance band bringing back the funk! Come shake it like you wanna break it! Admission: ??
Saturday, March 15
Doors Open at 10:30 PM
La Discoteka Lounge, 349 Dalhousie St., Ottawa
Ottawa Netball team Daisies invite you to join them at their fundraising party, Dazzle. Music by DJ Sunshine International, Afro-Caribbean Drummers and direct from Toronto Spectrum Entertainment's DJ Code Play & DJ Prime. Advance tickets at $10.00 are available by contacting 613.868.5686 | 613.816.1020 | 613.806.1346 or $15.00 at the door. Space is limited and Id required.
Thursday, March 20
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lorraine Fritzi Yale Gallery, 1233 Wellington St. W., Ottawa, K1Y 0G7
VERNISSAGE: Dancing with Rage (Exhibition runs from March 18th until June 1st, 2014). The paintings and sculptures in this group exhibit are a representation of the human figure in all its vibrancy and strength, looking to themes expressed in the play "Dancing with Rage", by Mary Walsh, this exhibition highlights the idea of a strong individual, questioning, commenting and understanding their present environment and situation. Addressing the subject of dance, the works encompass the idea of movement through brushstrokes and bronze work. Join artists Csaba Andras Kertesz, Allan André, Janet K. MacKay and Rosemary Breault-Landry at this vernissage! FREE ADMISSION
Friday, March 21
Doors open at 10 pm
Discoteka nightclub, 347 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa
ADORN, VOL. 2. Tribal Threat DJ crew is offering a great night of Afro Vibes, EAST, WEST, SOUTH AFRICAN music. There will also be HipHop, Dancehall, Club anthems and more! 10$ before midnight, arrive early as tickets
were sold out last year. Do not miss this annual event by creative djs from
Southern Africa! For more info: 613.219.3377 or 613.806.3996
Saturday March 22
12:00pm - 3:30pm
York Public School - 310 York Street, Ottawa On K1N 5V3
Jaku Konbit's Ujima Job Fair - the micro job fair designed
with our community in mind. Developed on the Kwanzaa principle of collective
work and responsibility, our aim is to build and maintain our community
together. We take it upon ourselves to identify needs and problems, to own them and to solve them together. Encourage someone between 15 - 30 to come out and meet some potential employers and get information on what employment is available this summer in Ottawa. Remind them to brush up their resume and make lots of copies, to put on their best face and to dress to impress. They could be meeting a potential boss! Pre-registration is not required and there will be materials and other resources available on hand. Don't forget, Jaku Konbit is also hiring. They have several summer employment opportunities. Please call the office at 613-567-0600 or visit the website www.jakukonbit.com for more details on both initiatives.
Tuesday, March 25
Ottawa Public Library (downtown) auditorium - 120 Metclafe St.
SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION: "The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo". Panelists: Kirsty Duncan, MP (women's rights advocate); Anita Vandenbeld (international consultant with experience in DRC);
Désiré Kilolwa (Congolese human rights activist). Event presented by: Women's Federation for World Peace Canada, National Capital Peace Council, Congo Yetu Initiative. Free admission. More info: Desiré Kilolwa (613-600-2421, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, March 26
Silent Auction Viewing starts at 5:30 Dinner served at 7:00 pm.
Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Drive (Beecroft Hall),
Fundraising Dinner & Silent Auction for the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre. Tickets are $35. Find out more about the work of this
amazing centre: http://www.davesmithcentre.org For
more info contact: Sean Anderson, 613.890.4232 email@example.com
Friday, March 28
10:00pm - 3:00am
FACES - 333 Montreal
PARTY: Maxime Music Vibe, featuring Dj Ben Jammin!
No gimmicks, no tricks, no extra electronics...One Dj, one mixer and two
turntables, that's it!! Remember the days when one Dj could give you all
that?... 'Live interaction' with the dance floor...and hit you with another
genre before you even switch your dance stylee?!?! From R&B to reggae,
to hip hop, to New Jack to calypso to House to "Booty" to soca...and finish
with that slow jam...to let you whiiine and unwiiind! Cover charge: $10
before midnight, $15 after. More info: Len at 613-230-1279, www.lpdrsoul.com
Samedi 29 mars
18h30 à 21h00
Amphithéâtre, Centre communautaire Hardini, 235
rue Donald, Ottawa Ontario K1K 1N1
L’UP-MREF, région de l’Est vous convie à une rencontre d’échanges entre ses membres et sympathisants dont l’objectif est la collecte d’informations sur les besoins des communautés des minorités raciales et ethnoculturelles francophones de la région de l’Est de l’Ontario. Votre Conseil d’Administration veut vous écouter pour mieux vous servir. RSVP : M. Justin Materania (firstname.lastname@example.org) Téléphone: 613-862-5534 ou Mme Darlène Lozis (email@example.com) Téléphone: 819-665-1185