SITE A0150, University of Ottawa
FILM: Cinema Academica presents:The Agronomist. "The Agronomist" tells the story of Jean Dominique, a groundbreaking Haitian activist, journalist and freedom fighter who at one point lifted the hopes for liberation in Papa Doc Duvalier's Haiti to new heights. Trained as an agronomist but lacking land, Dominique turned to film and radio to give expression to his people's aspirations in the tradition of Paolo Freiere's Pedagogy of the Oppressed. As the operator of his nation's oldest and only non-governmental radio station, Dominique was frequently at odds with Haiti's repressive government and spent much of the 1980s and 90s in exile in New York, where filmmaker Jonathan Demme interviewed him several times over many years. Demme found inspiration in Dominique's tireless fight against injustice, oppression and poverty in Haiti but it was the activist's shocking and still-unsolved assassination in April of 2000 that gave Demme the impetus to assemble more than a decade's worth of material into a celebration of tis dynamic man and his legacy. English and French with subtitles. 91 min. Discussion after the film.
Friday, April 1
Jean Albert’s Soul Food, 494 Somerset St. W
Ottawa Young Black Professionals presents…FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. This month is a themed event entitled: Focusing You! Don't miss this interactive conversation that will help you: unlock your passion; mobilize your personal power; and leverage your networking skills. As part of our “Taking You to the Next Level” series, we bring you coach and facilitators Ketziah Rhule, founder of Koachme and Dominique Dennery, founder of Dominique Dennery Resources Inc. and Dennery International. Ketziah Rhule started her career in Human Capital Management where she was a headhunter and coach. Over the years Ketziah has worked with hundreds of people to help them identify their gifts, talents and strengths in order to help them define and articulate their purpose. Ketziah believes strength based development is key to success. Ketziah will provide you with strategies to assist you discover your talents, gifts and strengths to move you closer to unlocking your passion. Dominique Dennery, is a certified coach, facilitator and management consultant who is now contemplating her third career. She started her professional life in the Federal Public Service, first in Public Affairs, then HR Policy and Planning and finally Senior Appointments. She was curious about the private sector, and left government for a large international consulting firm where she led executive search, succession planning, diversity management and team building assignments. Restless, she decided to start her own firm where she focused initially on the same areas, and has been expanding her practice to work with individuals and teams who want to explore new ways of being and realize their full potential. Dominique will speak to you about defining your core purpose, connecting to your passion and engaging in a transformative journey to achieve your dreams. We will be hosting our event at Jean Albert’s Soul Food where you will be treated to owner Leroy Albert’s grandmother’s authentic Georgian Southern Fried hicken, Sweet Cornbread, Mashed Potatoes, Mac n’ Cheese and Coleslaw. Come relax with good food, engaging conversation, and walk away with strategies to help you move forward. Cost: $30. The price of the event will go towards the meal (drinks excluded), the rental of the space and a small honorarium to our guest speakers. Limited seating, please register in advance by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 2
Door Opens @ 6pm; Concert Starts @ 7pm
Ottawa Church of God, 1820 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON
CONCERT: Reggae music icon Judy Mowatt and special guests Zina Edwards (Montreal), Kathy Grant and the London Sisters (Ottawa).
Judy Mowatt is one of Jamaica’s most gifted artists. Her talents have blessed audiences for over four decades and she has also had a successful solo career. Teamed with Rita Marley and Marcia Griffiths, Judy has toured the world with Bob Marley as a member of the I-Threes receiving international acclaim. (see "concerts" page on this website for more info). Tickets $25.00 in advance; $30 at the door.
Sunday, April 3
2pm - 5pm
Knights of Columbus Hall- 260 McArthur Ave, Vanier ON
TEA PARTY with a Caribbean twist celebrating Club S.O.C.C.A.'s 20th anniversary. Come and enjoy some tasty delicacies and live entertaining performances by some of Ottawa’s young & upcoming artists
Tickets: $12.00 in Advance, available at: Mugena - 613-722-8228 <> Fishy’s - 613-746-5600. Info: 613-862-9324 <> 613-739-0070 <> 919-777-2522 . Web: www.clubsocca.com
Tuesday, April 5
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Humanities Theatre, 303 Paterson Hall
The Institute of African Studies annual lecture by its African Visiting Scholar: "Enhancement of Women to Participate in Competitive Postions in Tanzania:Progress, Problems and Future Prospects" by Dr. Rose Shayo, Visiting Scholar at Carleton University from University of Dar es Salaam.
Rose Shayo is a Senior Lecturer from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) based at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), where she has been working for almost thirty years. Currently, Dr. Shayo is a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University for the year 2010-2011. Her work involves teaching, research and consultancy on various issues related to gender and development. Her specialization is on Gender Analysis and Development Economics. She obtained her education for her first and second degrees at the university of Dar es Salaam in 1983 and PhD in Manchester University(1998). She has extensive experience in conducting consultancy and research activities on various gender issues to international organizations and NGOs based within and outside of Tanzania. Some of these include: evaluation of gender sensitivity of multilateral and bilateral programmes; the design and implementation of training manuals on gender mainstreaming and gender! budgeting to government and NGOs based in Tanzania; and involved in diverse research projects such as rural innovations, micro-credit, social-economi! c impacts of HIV/AIDS, and gender impacts of trade policies. Dr. Shayo is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of two books and more than 30 publications. Everyone Welcome. Reception will follow. For more information, please email email@example.com or visit www.carleton.ca/africanstudies. (for a map of Carleton, please go to http://www1.carleton.ca/campus/)
Thursday, April 7
Parliament Hill (outside in fron of Centre Block)
Ceremony Launching 17th Annual Commemoration for Victims and Survivors of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide. Free admission. More events on "Remember Rwanda" page...
Saturday, April 9
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for registration)
Library and Archives Canada, Room A, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
HEALTH & WELLNESS SEMINAR: A comprehensive and participative seminar designed to enhance your knowledge of: Diabetes, Long Term Care Insurance/Loss of Independence, Trillium Gift of Life Network. Presented by: The National Institute of Jamaican-Canadians & UMOJA Networks. Cost: FREE – however a Goodwill offering will be appreciated. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is a “must” for catering purposes. Info and registration: Telephone: 613-739-0955; 613-731-5371; 613-596-1059; 613-834-1718 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday April 9
4.00pm – 7.30pm
Amphitheatre of Saint Paul University Ottawa - 223 Main Street, Ottawa ON
FILM & DISCUSSION: Screening of two films highlighting mediation success stories from Africa. Saint Paul University is collaborating with Initiatives of Change Canada to organize an event entitled “African Solution – An Important Answer”. Two 40-minute documentaries on healing and reconciliation in Nigeria & Kenya and the possibility it brings to the world…Participating in this event are representatives from Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), the Nigeria High Commission, and the Diplomatic Community in Ottawa. Traditional African food will be served following the film screening!
Admission is free for all!!! RSVP: Victor Osas Wilson at email@example.com or (613) 218-2795
April 8 - 8:00PM; April 9 - 4:00PM & 8:30PM ; April 12- 8:00PM ; April 13- 8:00PM ; April 14- 8:00PM ; April 15- 8:00PM ; April 16- 4:00PM & 8:30PM
April 17- 2:00PM
GCTC(in the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, 1233 Wellington St. W. Ottawa, ON K1Y 0G7
PLAY: The Middle Place, a play by Andrew Kushnir. Directed by Alan Dilworth. Cast:Akosua Amo-Adem;Antonio Cayonne;Monica Dottor;Kevin Walker
1 hr. 10 min (No Intermission). Created from interviews conducted at a youth shelter, The Middle Place brings to the stage the extraordinary voices of 16 homeless teens, 3 tireless caseworkers and 1 well-intentioned outsider. Lauded by critics, this piece of documentary theatre explores the lives of society’s forgotten youth. When was the last time you stopped to think about them?
More info on tickets, box office hours etc.: http://www.gctc.ca/plays/next-season/the-middle-place
Saturday, April 9
Doors open 8pm - $5 at 8pm, $7 from 10pm
Mercury Lounge (56 Byward St., Byward Market, Ottawa)
Fela Night - A Tribute to Fela Kuti
Mercury Lounge - A 21st Century Soul Club And The Ottawa International Drumming Festival Present: "FELA NIGHT" - A Tribute to Fela Kuti. Come celebrate the music of this multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of Afrobeat music. Event starts with an early evening of drumming circle from 8:00 pm - 10:00pm. Followed by Ottawa legendary D.J. Trevor Walker, spinning a mix of Fela Afrobeat. I'll be there, You'll be there, We'll all be there...
Tuesday, April 12
Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper Street (corner Cooper and O’Connor)
CONCERT: The Ottawa International Jazz Festival present's: SALIF KEITA, the Golden Voice of Mali!. Reserved tickets are $45. General admission is $37 and Student prices (11 to 25 years, with valid student ID) are $22 (HST included). Tickets are on sale at the Ottawa Jazz Festival office: 294 Albert, Suite 602, 613-241-2633 or through our website at ottawajazzfestival.com; Compact Music (2 locations); CD Warehouse (all 3 locations) and Ottawa Festivals – 47 William St. in the Byward Market.
Tuesday, April 12
7:30pm - 9pm
Amnesty International Canada (English Branch), 312 Laurier Ave East, Ottawa ON
A talk by Swazi Human Rights Lawyer Thulani Maseko: "Tunisia...Egypt...and SWAZILAND? Human Rights and the Pro-Democracy Movement in Swaziland". Thulani Maseko is an expert in human rights and democracy in Swaziland. He has been an active member of the pro-democracy movement in Swaziland for almost 2 decades and has handled a number of human rights cases in Swaziland. Thulani himself was arrested in 2009 for speaking at a public gathering, and was charged under the Sedition and Subversive Activities Act, a law which is used along with draconian counter-terrorism legislation to suppress political dissent in Swaziland. He is currently completing a 1-year Fellowship in Washington as part of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program (More detailed info on "Speakers" page on this website) . This event is presented by: Amnesty International, the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University and Swaziland Solidarity Canada. For More Information Contact: Mackenzie Kinmond, Swaziland Solidarity Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Josée Filion, Amnesty International (email@example.com)
Friday, April 15
10pm - $7 at door
Mercury Lounge (56 Byward St., Byward Market, Ottawa)
DJ Mari Rossi - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mercury Lounge presents A jazztronic evening with Resident DJ Lance Baptiste and Guest DJ Mari Rossi from Sao Paulo, Brazil Friday April 15th 10pm A pioneer of the Brazilian electronic music scene, DJ Mari Rossi graces the Mercury Lounge for a 3rd consecutive performance, enlightening us with her unique combination of jazzy Drum n’ bass, broken beat & sultry house; resulting in a sensual, soulful and progressive mix that will set the club on fire!! So, come on out to the hottest dance floor in town. Club: Rossi / Bsaptiste - Lounge: Rayaz - Underground: Balu
Saturday, April 16
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Chinese Canadian Heritage Centre - 397 Kent St., Ottawa
VOTE 2011 event: Ottawa's Chinese Community Service Centre will host an all-candidates' debate for Ottawa Centre with a strong focus on immigration.
Saturday, April 16
Government Conference Centre, 2 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON
2011 Ottawa Gala - Midnight in Marrakech : The 2011 Ottawa Gala takes you on a journey to Morocco while raising funds for the School Breakfast Program. From the hustle and bustle of the night markets—vibrant colours, alluring music and wealth of flavours - to the majesty of Moroccan palaces and gardens. Let yourself be seduced by the region's charms while helping improve the lives of children in our community. Entertainment to include: DJ ACRO, Mel M’Rabet Quartet, Jeff Rogers Trio (VIP), Bianca Pittours (VIP), belly dancers, henna artists and more! Tickets available at www.OttawaGala.com. Buy online by April 1st and receive a free $30 gift certificate for CanvasPop! You can also buy in person at Soma Health & Fitness (700 Sussex), Fresco Bistro Italiano (354 Elgin), or from any committee member. General admission: $60 (or two for $110). VIP: $125 (or two for $225) includes upgraded catering, exclusive entertainment and open bar from 8-11pm. The Ottawa Gala is the event of the year for the region’s young professionals! Get your tickets now before they sell out and help support the Ottawa School Breakfast Program, which feeds 11,000 children in 148 schools across the city.
Saturday, April 17
6pm - 9pm
Club Saw – 67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa
NEW VIEWS: A Special Fundraising Art Auction Event. An evening of music (feat. DJ Ron Lavoie), spoken word, and an auction of wonderful drawings, paintings and photographs by New Canadians. Food on sale. For more info: Chiko at 613-265-1822.
Monday, April 18
5:30pm - 9:00pm
Ottawa Public Library (Main / Centrale Downtown)-120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ottawa Youth Poetry Slam April Edition feat. Zaccheus Jackson. Here we come again, with the next installment of the Ottawa Youth Poetry Slam! The last few shows have been amazing, and we have another great one in store with Zaccheus Jackson joining us from Vancouver! Poets 20 years old and under come with two poems for slamming, and be sure to attend the 1-hour "rap session" workshop with our feature performer to hone your skills! Workshop 5:30 - 6:30 pm / Slam 6:30 - 9 pm hosted by World Poetry... Slam Champion Ian Keteku. Event is FREE! ABOUT ZACCHEUS JACKSON: Raised by wolves since birth, Zaccheus Jackson came of age on the streets of Western Canada. Having battled through addiction, apathy and a nasty case of 'Virgo' - Zaccheus has twice been honoured to represent Vancouver and Western Canada at the Individual World Poetry Slam, placing 26th in 2009. Usually infusing rapid-fire delivery, gritty street tales, intricate rhyme patterns and social criticism, this 'East Van ghetto poet' will leave you counting syllables in your sleep.
Tuesday, April 19
4:30 to 8 p.m.
Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
Lead the Way to Creativity, hosted by Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. The purpose of the event is to: connect people from the OCDSB community with people from a variety of other organizations; create and engage in dialogue about the conditions under which healthy and creative individuals and organizations thrive; celebrate our collective accomplishments. Renowned author and speaker Margaret Wheatley will guide us as we discover and explore the conditions under which creative initiatives flourish and people engage. Through this process we hope to enrich the understanding of learning, leadership, and organizational excellence, and in so doing maximize the opportunity to reach and teach all of our students. Please join us on this amazing journey!! OCDSB parents, partners, and the broader community - please register by contacting: Lorri Huppert, Administrative Assistant to Peter Gamwell, Superintendent of Instruction, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board 613-596-8211, ext. 8391. firstname.lastname@example.org A cash bar and finger foods will be available.
Thursday, April 21
(Good Friday is a public holiday)
Doors open at 10:00pm
TRELLA (345-A Preston St.)
Admission $15 before Midnight
Ebony & Ivory Entertainment presents: <<REWIND Canada’s #1 Old School Party! “THE HOUSE PARTY EDITION” Featuring the return of the “ALL REQUEST SLOW JAM SET” X 2 Experience REWIND in an intimate HOUSE PARTY setting designed for music lovers only. Sing like no one’s listening and dance like no one’s watching as MACE, CASUAL & D-TRAIN take you on a musical journey like no other. It’s all about positive vibes, feel good music, you and your closest friends!
Music by Rewind All Stars MACE . CASUAL . D-TRAIN. old school / retro 80's / early 90's / new jack swing / classic house / classic slow jams / motown / funk / disco / classic soca / classic reggae and more…Style Code: Spring Chic. Age: 25 & over, I.D. required. Email your classic SLOW JAM requests to email@example.com for a chance to win exclusive VIP tickets and complimentary bottle service.
Saturday, April 23
Centre Town United Church, 507 Bank Street, at Argyle (former-McLeod Stewarton Church)
The Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Assn Inc. Annual Variety Gospel Concert, featuring The Peoples’ Choice Big Soul Community Choir. Tickets: Adult: $20,Student with I.D $15, Children 10 to 14 yrs $10, Children under 10yrs Free. Refreshments on sale. For Tickets: Ms Adeline Hardie : 613-231-5517 / Ms Lurline Wright 613-741-5977 / Mrs Judith Headley 613 -824-4802 / Mrs Joyce Smith :613 526-4345 / Mrs Edith Allen 613 830-3736 / Mrs Pauline Johnston 613 731-6657 / Ms Delreta Freemantle 613-321-0453/ Mrs Lynette Walker : 613 741-7647. For more info: Mr Luke Campbell 613-738-1661 Website: www.jamaicaottawaassn.org
Saturday, April 23
7:30pm - 10:30pm
Café Paradiso - 199 Bank Street, Ottawa (Tel. 613-565-0657;
CONCERT: Saturday Night Jazz at Café Paradiso: Abel Maxwell and Tevet Sela. Abel Maxwell - piano, vocals; Tevet Sela - saxophone, flute; According to Jazz Hot (March 2006), Abel Maxwell is “one of the most expressive musicians blending jazz with soul and gospel music”. A successful musical director for bands and choirs, Abel Maxwell is an accomplished and inspiring artists who has performed across Canada, in France in Holland. Tevet Sela from Israel, “undoubtedly one of the most influential saxophonists of the 21st century” (according to Saxtalk.com, April 2005), soon became a much sought after session player at the most popular Israeli television shows . His solos are featured in soundtracks and artists' releases, both in Israel and over the world . Both Abel Maxwell and Tevet Sela will create an atmosphere of joy for those who love innovative and exciting jazz and soul music. Cover: $10.
Le samedi 23 avril
20h00 à 2h00
Centre National des Arts, 53 rue Elgin (Ottawa)
GALA: La Communauté Congolaise du Canada Ottawa-Gatineau en partenariat avec la fondation de la Cité Collégiale vous invite au 1er Gala bénéfice au profit de la fondation afin de créer un fond des bourses pour venir en aide aux étudiants Congolais. Coût : 50$ par couple (buffet inclus) / 30$ par personne (buffet inclus) / 25$ pour les étudiants (buffet inclus). Faites vite! Nombre des places limités. Un reçu d’impôt vous sera remis pour tout don à la Communauté ou à la fondation de la Cité Collégiale. Pour réserver vos places et la billetterie, veuillez contacter : - André Ntela : 819-319-5970 - Sympho Mutombo : 613-255-0150 - Papy Mukalayi : 613-297-7987
Sunday, April 24
31-5375 Bank Street, Ottawa
Easter Family Brunch, feat. hot and cold buffet, assorted desserts and beverages. DJ music starting at 4pm. Cost: $20/adult, $9.95/child (5 - 10 years), kids under 5 eat free. Deadline for reservations and ticket purchase: April 20. For more info and tickets, 613-822-9309 – Martha or 613-220-1569 – Raphael.
Sunday, April 24
10pm - 3am
PARLIAMENT-151 George St.
$15.00 before 11:30pm, $20 After, First Come – First Served
JET CITY & MODERN TRENDZ present: DO NOT DISTURB- Easter Long Weekend Edition – Music by T-DOT . CRITIK MACE . D-TRAIN & MENDEZ. Strict upscale style code – ZERO TOLERANCE. Red Carpet Entrance. I.D. Required. Info: 613-590-1588 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, April 27
Various venues (see participating restaurants at www.atasteforlife.org)
A Taste for Life 2011, a fundraiser to support people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. How can you help? Dine out and have some fun... it's that simple. Here's how: 1. Book a table at one of many participating restaurants on April 27th. 2. Go out for dinner with your friends and family and have a great evening! 3. The restaurant will donate 25% of the cost of your meal (food and alcohol, before tax) to Bruce House www.brucehouse.org and the Snowy Owl AIDS Foundation. www.snowyowl.org Make your reservation early to avoid missing out! Plus, everyone who dines out on April 27th will get a chance to win great prizes. In its first twelve years, Ottawa has raised over $750,000 to support people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, providing education and outreach to prevent new infections right here in our community. Help us make 2011 our best year yet!
Samedi 30 avril
Centre Bronson d'Ottawa - 211 rue Bronson, Ottawa, ON
AYITI VIVAN 2011 Artistes unis par et pour Haiti, un concert-bénéfice pour soutenir l’œuvre AKASAN (Haitiens au service des Haitiens). Voir le site Web www.akasan.org VOX SAMBOU, artiste haitien basé à Montréal, présentement en tournée sur le continent africain. AKASAN invite un groupe d'artistes de la mouvance hip-hop progressiste de Montréal dont EMRICAL, Nomadic Massive et Vox Sambou à rejoindre une superbe collection de talents d’Ottawa, dont nombreux nous avaient honorés par leur présence l’an dernier sur la scène du Centre Bronson. Ouvert à tous! contribution: $10 ou plus. Info: (613) 482-2549
Saturday, April 30
Seating at 7PM, Dinner Served at 7:30PM
Island Flava Caribbean Restaurant- 234 Montreal Road
Black Star Tutoring Fundraising Dinner. Acoustic Performances by Lay-D Shelz, Aspects and Paul Napash. Tickets: $40.00. Please consider making a donation to this worthy service regardless of your attendance. Please confirm your attendance by April 20th. For more info and to make reservations, please call 613-567- 0600. *Jaku Konbit’s Black Star Tutoring service is an established program which offers students grades 3 through 12, a highly specialized, one-on-one personal tutorials in all subjects from the best and brightest instructors available. website: www.jakukonbit.com
Saturday, April 30
Richelieu Vanier Community Centre, 300 Pères Blanc Ave., Vanier (OC Transpo #5)
KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives invites you to help KAIROS Support the Women of Eastern Congo. Dinner at 6 p.m., followed by cultural activities and reports from the field. Price: Tickets $30, two for $50 - FREE PARKING. For Tix Call: 613-565-0408/526-2269/491-0882 Email: email@example.com Web: www.kairoscanada.org
Saturday, April 30
St. Jean Bosco, 45 St. Jean Bosco, J8Y3E8, Gatineau, QC
DANCE by Malian Community of Ottawa-Gatineau: "Hé On va danser koye!"... Celebrate the end of the semester, the end of the winter.... just celebrate! Tickets: $10/person. Must be 18 yrs+. For more info: - Aïché : 613-290-6867- Cheick : 613-600-6791- Aïcha : 819-923-5151