Friday, April 1, 2016
George Town Pub, 1159 Bank Street, Ottawa
Jazz Jam session. Alex Eloise has organized a group of jazz musicians to join him in entertaining you for an hour (7.00 p. to 8.00 p.m.) after which anyone who is willing, can participate to express their musical talents (there will be lots of other musicians there as well). Please come early to get a good seat. The food is great, no cover charge, the music will be excellent and more importantly, you can bring your friends and just have a fun time.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Doors 6:30PM -Screening at 6:45pm
Bytowne Cinema, 325 Rideau Street, Ottawa
The Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW) presents "The Mask You Live In" – Documentary Screening & Fundraiser. All proceeds toward the I Can MANifest Change program to teach boys and men how to prevent and stop violence against women. " Listen to boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity." Tickets $10. You can buy tickets online on Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/1V7dBmi or at the door. Tickets may also be purchased to allow young males to attend the screening for free.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
RA Centre, Clark Hall - 2451 Riverside Dr.
Let's Chat about Bias-Neutral Policing Strategies. The Ottawa Police Service, in partnership with the Ottawa Police Services Board, invites you to join the ongoing conversation about bias-neutral policing strategies to address racial profiling: Keynote Renée Bazile-Jones of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion will talk about bias and creating strategies for change; Executive Director of the Catholic Centre for Immigration and Ottawa Police Services Board member Carl Nicholson will be discussing the challenges and opportunities of policing today. Share your input through workshops on policy, training, recruitment, and more! *Note that keynote presentations and workshops will be delivered in English. Documentation may be requested in French. Get Involved. Give Your Input. Be Part of the Solution. Register now at ottawapolice.ca/pia #letschat #biasneutral
Saturday, 9 April 2016
30 Rosemount Ave
WORKSHOP: Changing lives through the volunteerism: “Engaging the Heart, Head, Hand, and Feet”. Somerset West Community Health Centre is hosting African, Caribbean and Black Volunteer workshop. This event will bring together all volunteers for a fun filled interactive training. This workshop is designed to cultivate and nurture the spirit volunteerism within African Caribbean and Black people in Ottawa. We naturally feel the sense of satisfaction when we help others in one way or the other. This workshop will help you become engaged in our community through volunteerism and service. Specifically, it will teach you on how to properly engage your Heart, Head, Hands & Feet (3H & F) in a service to the community without getting burn out. You will also learn the benefits of volunteerism. Guest speaker: Professor Josephine Etowa from University of Ottawa, a Loyer-DaSilva Research Chair in Public Health Nursing. Topics to be discussed include:·“Engaging the 3H & F “ ·Benefits of volunteering ·The gift of volunteers. FREE ADMISSION. Please register at https://swchc-volunteer.eventbrite.ca or contact James Asaph Mutyaba,
African & Caribbean HIV Prevention Strategy Worker, Somerset West CHC at
Saturday, April 9, 2016 - THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!
The Centurion Conference & Event Center, 170 Colonade Rd. South, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 7J5
Fourth Annual Afro-Caribbean Cotillion. What is an Afro-Caribbean Cotillion. The Afro-Caribbean Cotillion is a formal ball at which young women of African or Caribbean descent are presented to the greater community after training and guidance by Mentors who are specialist in their field of mentorship. The vision of The Afro-Caribbean Cotillion is a modern combination of the African and Caribbean rites of passages and values creating a valuable and unique experience that emphasize positive social interaction, showing respect to others and increased self-confidence for young women of African and Caribbean decent in an ever changing society. HIGHLIGHTS: Presentation of 2016 Protégés; Grand Cotillion Dance by Protégés and Cavaliers; Cultural Interlude; elegant three-course dinner; Keynote address by Ms. Rubie Jean-Baptiste (ACCA 2015). Master of Ceremony: Ms. Toni Francis. Music by DJ Kane. Advance tickets: $60 Cultural Arts Studio of Afro-Caribbean Dance 613-863-3495 or online at www.afrocaribdance.webs.com
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Shaw Ottawa - 40 Elgin Street, Suite 1400
Equal Voice-National Capital Area (NCR) Chapter presents: "To Run or Not To Run... What Questions Should I be Asking?" This workshop will aim to introduce participants to the important questions they should be asking when deciding whether or not to run for elected office. Whether it is municipal, provincial or federal politics that hold your interests, this panel style workshop will provide a platform for dialogue and discussion on how to approach this question, and all the professional and personal angles participants should consider. This panel will be composed of elected officials who will share their experiences running for office, what they learned and what they would do differently. Confirmed Panelists include: Marilyn Gladu, MP, Chair of the Status of Women Committee (Conservative), Celina Caesar-Chavannes, MP (Liberal). Refreshments will be served at the event. Attendees will be greeted at the reception for registration. Cost, including tax:•$16.51 for student members •$21.80 for Equal Voice members •$27.11 for non-members. Purchase online at:
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
6pm to 8:00pm
Fox & Feather; 283 Elgin St, room 1, Ottawa
Nb2PW Monthly Mixer. We expect this to be a great opportunity to reconnect, and showcase your networking skills with new attendees. Rev. Dr. Cheryle R.C. Hanna will lead a discussion on topics that have emerged from the International Women's Day Femmy Awards Expo, including finding the middle ground with what feminists have to say & loyalty to race as a means of protecting career and business. Bring your business cards and a friend and make the most of this opportunity to socialize with like-minded Black professional and business women. Cost: Member $5 and Non-Member $10 ***Not including food and refreshments. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Paroisse Notre-Dame-de-l’ Île, 115 Boulevard Sacré-Cœur, Gatineau, QC J8X1C5
Flower Ceremony at the Ottawa River, and Memorial Mass
Thursday, April 14, 2016
7:00pm – 9:00pm
2017 Dunton Tower (Arts Lounge, room 2017), Carleton University
“The South Sudan Crisis: Human Rights and the Challenges of Governance” with Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada & Hüstin Läkü, Center for Peace and Development (University of Juba) and Seed for Democracy for South Sudan. Moderator and Discussant: Professor David Carment, NPSIA (cross-appointed to African Studies, Carleton University). This event is part of the African Studies Umeme: African Flashpoints Series Umeme: African Flashpoints brings together experts in a roundtable format to discuss such current experiences which confront the people in different locations in Africa, and which roll across media screens and pages across the world. Umeme is KiSwahili for lightning, the perilous bolt of electricity flashing across the sky which demands attention and reactions. Free admission. Email contact: African.Studies@carleton.ca
Friday, April 15, 2016
70 Boulevard Saint-Joseph, Gatineau, QC J8Y 3W4
Candlelight vigil and testimonials
Friday, April 15, 2016
Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm
Cultural Explosion, Celebrating Guyana's Golden Jubilee of Independence. Presented by the Guyana Ottawa Cultural Association. Featuring humour, dances, storytelling and more. Door prizes! Tickets: $25/person. To purchase tickets and get more info: Orson: 613-257-7285, Archie: 613-686-3202, Ryan: 613-795-1544, Shenese: 613-862-7498
Saturday, April 16, 2016
10:00am – 3:00 pm
Public Service Alliance of Canada, 233 Gilmour Street (JK Wyllie Room), Ottawa
Health & Wellness Seminar: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles. Presentations & panel discussions on: Kidney Disease; Health Travel Insurance: Things you should know; The Frailty Paradox; Losing your independence: Are you ready? $5.00 Registration. Registration starts at 9:30am. Light lunch included.
Pre-registration and information: 613-834-1718, 613-523-9085, 613-567-0600 Presented by: The National Institute of Jamaican-Canadians, Racially Visible Action Committee, The Trinidad & Tobago Association of Ottawa, Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association Inc., Jaku Konbit, Guyana Ottawa Cultural Association Inc., St. Vincent and The Grenadines Ottawa Association, Black History Ottawa. Project funded by Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Dunton Tower, Room: 2017, Carleton University, Ottawa
Film screening "We Will Win Peace" followed by expert Q & A on conflict minerals in Democratic Republic of Congo. We Will Win Peace goes behind the scenes of humanitarian advocacy and activism in the United States – via the forests and mines of the eastern Congo – to reveal the limits of good intentions, in an unexpected story that follows the lives of two Congolese miners as they react to the competing pressures placed upon them by Hollywood celebrities, rebel soldiers, student activists, and, ultimately, their own families. Film screening of We Will Win Peace followed by Q & A with Doris Buss (Law & Legal Studies, Carleton) and Gisèle Eva Côté (Partnership Africa Canada). Event co-organized by Partnership Africa Canada and the Institute of African Studies.
Friday, April 22, 2015
Rideau Carleton Entertainment Centre, 4837 Albion Rd, Ottawa, ON K1X 1A3 (613) 822-2211
JAMAICA NIGHT AT THE RACES, a fundraiser for JAMDAY 2015. Presented by Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association Inc. & Rideau Carleton Entertainment Centre. Tickets: $35/person (includes Jamaican buffet, $5 in slot play, $5 Buffet voucher). There will also be a 50/50 draw. As part of this fundraising event, RCR is offering advertising space in the program for the evening. This program reaches far and wide, so your business/organizations will be seen not just by the Raceway patrons but others as well. Half and Full page ads receive a Pace Card Ride (limited space - first come) Business Card: $25.00; 1/4 page: $50.00; 1/2 page: $75.00; Full page: $125.00 For more info and/or tickets: Adeline (613) 231-5517, Joyce (613) 526-4345, Myra (613) 733-6619.
Friday, April 22, 2016
8PM - 2AM
Cafe Nostalgica, 601 rue Cumberland St., Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
FUNDRAISING CONCERT: A Great Night of Music with Yaa-Hemaa to Raise Money for Paipir Primary School in Uganda. Join us for a great night of music. The night begins with the sounds of Duo D'Accord and then you will be treated to the soulful sounds of Yaa-Hemaa as she treats us to her favourite classica and contemporary pieces. The proceeds for the night will go to installing solar power at Paipir Primary School in Uganda. Tickets $12 students / $15 for non-students at the door. African jewellry will be available for purchase. Spread the word!
Friday, April 22, 2016
9 PM - 12 AM
Brookstreet Hotel, 525 Legget Dr, Ottawa, ON K2K 2W2
Jazz Night Friday at the Brookstreet Hotel with the Jamie Holmes Trio Featuring Michael Curtis Hanna. The Jamie Holmes Trio including Pianist Nick Gummeson and bassist Jp Lapensee will be in performance with special guest singer Michael Curtis Hanna for a night of Jazz and blues!
Saturday, April 23, 2016
2 PM to 2 AM
Ottawa Masonic center, 2140 Walkley Rd., Ottawa, Ontario
De BIG Bajan Lime! FREE EVENT presented by The Barbados (Ottawa) Association Inc. Feat.: *FOOD Hot & cold Bajan treats and other refreshments on sale - plus alcoholic beverages. Enjoy cutters, fish cakes, mini rotis, pizza, patties, rock cakes and lots, lots more! *FUN Karaoke (6 p.m. - 10 p.m.) Dominoes, hearts, tonk, chess, checkers, lucky dip & more! Enjoy fun Bajan videos, and after 10 p.m. we pump up the music with DJ Selekta Shellz! *FOR ALL Everyone is invited. Bring out the whole family! Show up anytime! And, we invite you to bring along donations of non-perishable food items for The Ottawa Food Bank.
***Save the Date***
The Golden (50th) Anniversary Dinner & Dance will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at The Centurion Conference & Event Centre.
Saturday, April 23, 201
EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 2N6
Somali Hope Academy Foundation 6th Annual Gala. The Gala will include a Silent Auction, Dinner, and More! Tickets: $80 per person or $640 per table of eight. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the operating costs of the school.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - WORLD BUY AFRICAN PRODUCTS DAY!
Friday April 29, 2016
6pm - 10pm
Département de Théâtre, 135 seraphin-marion rd.,ottawa ON,
Seshat Wave: An Open stage night/FUNDRAISER: Join us for a great night of music, art, design and poetry. The night begins with music by local dj's and ice breaker games. Then, the stage will be opened to anyone and everyone who would like to share their art. Order for a seshat hat may be made at the event. The proceeds for the night will go to purchasing books for The Plunge, an organization that hopes to help underprivileged Schools in Ethiopia. Entry fee is only $2. Got a couple if old books that you would like to donate to the cause? Great! Bring them on the day of the event, #seshatWave would be thrilled. Also, orders for a seshat hat may be made at the event.