Saturday, June 9
10am - 3pm
|Black Ottawa 411 ...information for and about Ottawa's African & Caribbean communities||
Friday, June 1
Atomic Rooster - 303 Bank St. (near MacLaren St.), Ottawa
HOT n' SWEATY Caribbean Fitness Fete: Celebrating Tarrah's Birthday. In addition to Tarrah, there will also be special guest instructor, Syreeta. Attire: Come-ready-to-sweat wear, running, towel More info: Contact Chalè: www.chaleentertainment.com email@example.com 613 404 4190 facebook.com/ChaleEntertainment twitter.com/Chale_Ent
Saturday June 2
Registration: 9am, Start time: 9:30am sharp, End time:
Central Experimental Farm. Starting Point: Merivale Rd. at Central
Park Drive, across from Tim Horton's (parking available on side streets)
Sixth Annual Black Canadian Scholarship Fund 5K Walkathon. Entertainment: Live steel pan music. Light Refreshments: Water, coffee, & breakfast bites. For more info and Pledge forms please call: (613) 230-5435; 228-2675; 866-2080; 224-4457 or 620-1382 Website: www.bcsf.ca
Saturday June 2 & Sunday June 3
10am-5pm (both days, rain or shine)
Central Park in the Glebe (Bank St. @ Clemow, just south of the 417)
Shebamakeda @ the New Art Festival 2012 (BOOTH: #7 North), one-of-a-kind
hand-made beads, jewellry and sculptures. See artists's work at www.shebamakeda.com Free admission, be ready to shop til you drop! You'll enjoy a beautiful park setting, family-friendly and community-oriented environment, local food vendors. Artists' work will be juried by artists & arts professionals in several award categories.
Saturday June 2
Hunt Club Community Center - 3320, Paul Anka Drive, Ottawa
Fundraising dinner for Yorubaland Health Initiative (Free Diabetes Screening). Proceeds of this event go to support the fight against Diabetes and health promotion. Come and enjoy the taste of West African Cuisine,
music & entertainment, arts & culture while supporting a great cause!
There will be door Prizes! Tickets $40.00/Adult $20.00/Child, available from:
Ms. Bisi Bashorun 613.736.1652 | Dr. Sola Womiloju 613.822.1029 Dr. Bankole
Adams 613.843.8431 | Mr. Tunji Bello 613.424.1706. Your generous donation will
Sunday, June 3
Ukranian Hall - 1000 Byron Ave., Ottawa
Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association Annual Spring Brunch. Entertainment & fashion show by Claudella Gillies (Montreal). Tickets MUST be purchased by May 26th. Tickets: $25 (adults), $12.50 (children aged 5-10). Info & tickets: Luke Campbell 613-523-9085 www.jamaicanottawaassn.org
Sunday June 3
The Black Sheep Inn - 753 Riverside Drive, Wakefield, Qc J0X 3G0
SANKOFA CONCERT- A Youth Concert. Baobab Youth Performers engages students from all over the capital region to perform the vibrant music and dance of Ghana. Since being founded in 1995, the group has performed for many audiences from the National Arts Centre, to Ottawa Bluesfest, to Blue Skies Music Festival to the town square in Elmina, Ghana. They continue to give back to development causes in Ghana.$10 Adults $8 Students, Seniors, kids under 12 free. Tickets available at www.theblacksheepinn.com or at the door. For more info: call (613) 725-6994 or visit www.baobabtree.org
Saturday, June 9
7pm - 8:30pm
270 Crichton Street, Ebinger Memorial Hall, New Edinburgh,Ottawa, Bus route # 9
"Africa Night" Benefit Concert. Featuring: * Afrobeat Project (Complex fusion of Jazz, Funk, psychedelic rock and traditional West African style percussion) * Thai Dance Troupe Of Ottawa (Traditional Thai dance of Thailand), * Drum 4 Life (Rhythms of Afro-Cuban & West African).Bring the family, friends, and kids!
Price: Admission by donation. All proceeds go towards the construction of a school in Liberia and to fund a medical clinic for homeless women in the Ottawa area.
Presented by the Ottawa International Drumming Festival in collaboration with St.John Lutheran Church. More info: ottawaidf.com - 613-749-7840; stjohnlutheran.ca - 613-749-6953
Sunday, June 10
8:30am until 12:30pm
Queen Juliana Park
Canadian QUES TELUS Walk for Diabetes 2012. This is an excellent opportunity to raise funds to continue essential JDRF-funded research, raise awareness about type 1 diabetes, and is a great way for organizations, families and communities to connect. The TELUS Walk is an outdoor celebration where families, friends and organizations can raise funds and awareness and make a difference in the lives of over 300,000 Canadians living with type 1 diabetes.JDRF’s signature fundraising event, the TELUS Walk raised over $7.5 million in 2011, thanks to the incredible efforts of participants, sponsors and volunteers. In 2012, JDRF, with your support, is targetting to raise $7.9 million through the TELUS Walk, directing more funds to research than ever before! To exceed our goal, we need your support!
Sunday, June 10
175 McArthur Ave, Ottawa, ON K1L 6P8
Island Bowling Nite! Bring family and friends, sign up, represent your island! If you have your own team, please register as a team of four (maximum) and which island you would like to represent. You can have six people on your team. If you are a single person signing up, please sign up as a single player and indicate the island you would like to represent. Registration : $6.75 per person (1 game and shoes included). Please indicate how many games you would like to play. A tournament can be organized if there are enough teams signed up. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org with your- name - number/email address - island name. Once signed up you will receive an e-mail indicating where we will be in the Bowling Centre. For more info call 613-800-4198.
Tuesday, June 12
3pm and 6pm
Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Road
"Jamaica 50 Canada Agency Outreach 2012". Three Jamaican Agencies are coming to Ottawa to provide application services, they are: National Land
Agency, Registrar General Department and Passport, Immigration and Citizenship. For more info, please contact the Jamaica High Commission office directly.
Friday, June 15
Groovy’s Roti Hut, 292 McArthur Road, Vanier ON
Jewels of the Islands Dance Party and Costume Showcase. Join the St Lucia Ottawa Association band at this fun dance party. Meet the models and win door prizes. Admission - $10/person. For more info about costumes and registration for the band: www.stluciaottawamas.tk, email - email@example.com Tel.: 613.894.6750
Saturday, June 16
Gates open at 12:00pm
PETRIE ISLAND – 727 Trim Rd., Orleans ON. Park and Ride (Trim Road and Hwy 174) shuttle bus will be running directly to Petrie Island and back, all day from 12pm to 8pm.
CARIVIBE BEACH FESTIVAL 2012. Join us at Petrie Island for Canada’s Largest Caribbean Beach Party. Thousands of people of all ages will enjoy 9 hours of non-stop entertainment and plenty of Caribbean cuisine. ENTERTAINMENT & ACTIVITIES: Cuisine & Beverages, Licensed Tent Children’s Play Area, All Ages Section, Steel Bands & Drummers, Masqueraders, International Entertainers, DJ’s, Dance Groups, Arts & Crafts, Carivibe Booty Camp w/ Dionne Sinclair and more…
Starring: LIL’ RICK . EDWIN YEARWOD . DR. JAY . SPEX . MACE . D’ENFORCAS . DAVID SUPERSOUND. EBONY & IVORY . MASSIVE VIBES . CRUSS. T-DOT . CRITIK . MAWGA K . TYTUS DIONNE SINCLAIR & more…Hosted by: MARLON PALMER a.k.a @ThatDudeMCFLY, JARRETT JAMES a.k.a @SlynkyDaSlyGuy & LAITH HAKEEM a.k.a @LaithHPoetry TICKETS: $12 CARIVIBE BEACH FESTIVAL TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW WHILE QUANTITIES LAST!!! Children 12 and under are FREE $12.00 advance tickets available until June 1st. After June 1st tickets will be available for $15.00
Please see "Carivibe 2012" page on this website for ticket outlets and more info CARIVIBE TAKES PLACE RAIN OR SHINE , Check out www.carivibe.com
Samedi 16 juin
16h à 21
Place de la Cité de Gatineau (570, Boulevard de la Cité J8T 0A7)
Pique-nique dansant en plein air du Club culturel et social Salsa Loca. Venez vivre entre amis et en famille une ambiance tropicale endiablée au rythme de la salsa cubaine et d’autres musiques latines et caribéennes, ateliers, animations et spectacles. Entrée: gratuite! Visitez : http://www.salsaloca.ca/Salsa-a-la-Cubana---Summer-2012.php
pour les informations détaillées.
Saturday, June 16
Concorde Motel, Faces-333 Montreal Rd, Ottawa ON
The Original Short Pants Jam Returns hosted by Lenny P(Dr. Soul) music by Sunshine International and guests. Kicking off the summer in fine style with a the complimentary atmosphere-not to be missed. Playing some of your favourites from 2K12 and introducing some of the summer's hottest tunes currently climbing the charts. Tickets are $10 in advance more at the door. Please call 613.327.4819, 613.230.1279 or 613.698.8478 for further information or tickets.
Sunday, June 17
Side Door - 18 York Street Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5
The Gala Fusion. In partnership with Blackberry RIM, In Da Industry is proud to invite you to be part of our second annual gala Fusion. This will be an evening filled with social networking games, fashion show and live music. If you are a business or an entrepreneur, The Fusion Gala is definitely a MUST event for you to attend. All our guests will be treated by a discovery of the potential of the Blackberry Playbook through our showcase and might get a chance to win one in the process. In Da Industry, teaming up with the Society of Revellers Web Agency once again has come up with interactive games through Live Twitter interaction and BBM quizzes to make this event notable.Make sure to bring your business cards and get ready for a
pleasurable night of ideas exchange through networking.Tickets are $10 in
advance and $15 at the door. The gala Fusion tickets are on sale at Slaysh located at 775 Bank in the Glebe and Island Flava Restaurant located at 409 Dalhousie.
About In Da Industry: In Da Industry Services is an creative event planning company originated in the city of Ottawa to bring full service event coordination and project management to its local businesses. It is also an organization that works in the community to provide the opportunity for activities that are no longer readily available within the school system, by continuously providing workshops and classes such as dance, creative written expression, painting and acting.
Tuesday, June 19
12pm - 1:30pm
Sheraton Ottawa Hotel - 150 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G2
Equal Voice Luncheon: International Women's Panel feat. Green Party Leader, Elizabeth May, Her Excellency Edda Mukabagwiza (high commissioner for Rwanda), Her Excellency Else Berit Eikeland (ambassador of Norway) and Her Excellency Elena Stefoi (ambassador of Romania). Moderator: Susan smith (Principal, Bluesky Strategy Group). Individual tickets: $40; table of 8 persons: $300. Reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org For more info about
Equal Voice visit www.equalvoice.ca
Wednesday, June 20
Location 1: Fritzi Gallery & Studio, Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC). 1233 Wellington St. W., 7pm - 10pm
Location 2: Alpha Soul Cafe, 1015 Wellington St. W., 7pm - 10:30pm
New Eyes, New Visions Soiree. Join OCISO, in partnership with Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) and Alpha Soul Café to celebrate World Refugee Day with an evening of art and music from new Canadians. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) World Refugee Day is an annual event that recognizes the resilience, courage, creativity and contributions of newcomers from around the world. There will be two celebrations happening simultaneously at 2 different locations. Free admission. Cash bar available.
Samedi 23 juin à 16h & dimanche 24 juin à 17h
Tournoi de Basket-ball / tournoi de Football (Soccer) et BBQ
Samedi le 23 juin 2012, 16h-21h au Parc Daniel Johnson, rue Daniel Johnson (près de Mont-Bleu): Basket: 3 vs 3; 5 joueurs par équipe - minimum 1 fille sur le terrain; Dimanche 24 juin 2012, 12h - 17h: Foot: 11 vs 11;Parc Chars D’Assaut, Boul. St-Joseph (près de Taché). Pour plus d'information ou inscrire une équipe: - Basketball 15$/équipe: 613-302-2118 (Mamadou) - Football 20$/équipe: 613-286-0523. Pour plus d'info: Regroupement des Maliens de la Capitale Nationale via les site web : http://malienscn.ca/ ou http://wayajoa.com/
Sunday, June 24
9:30am to 4:30pm
Brewer Park, 100 Brewer Way (across from Carleton University)
2012 Community Cup Festival. This is a free multigenerational and multicultural community building and activity filled day-long event or “festival” featuring a recreational co-ed soccer tournament bridging and connecting cultures, ethnicities and generations. This fun-filled day also boasts international foods, music, demonstration sports, a citizenship ceremony, kids’ activities, live entertainment and much more. We invite you to take full advantage and plan a “Picnic in the Park!” Schedule Highlights: (visit www.communitycup.ca for the full schedule, other highlights, and details)All Day – Face painting, demo sports, splash pad park, Musical Language Village, soccer, and more. Bring a perishable food for the Ottawa Food Bank Bin located in the info booth and receive a free blanket (to the first 100 participants) to enjoy a picnic in the park with delicious food from the “Ottawa Farmer’s Market.”
Tuesday, June 26
CATHEDRAL ARTS GARDEN PARTY hosted by His Excellency Mr. Michael Smith, High Commissioner to Canada for The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Mrs. Suzanne Smith at their Rockcliffe Park Residence (Full Address provided at time of Ticket Purchase). A limited number of tickets still available. DEADLINE FOR PURCHASE: June 21, 2012 at 1:00PM. Tickets: $50.00 per person (Tax Receipt $25.00)
Friday, June 29
6pm - 10pm
Rideau Carleton Entertainment Ctre -4837 Albion Rd., Ottawa, ON K1X 1A3
Caribbean Carnival Soiree at the Races to support Chalè Entertainment’s participation in Carivibe, Ottawa’s Caribbean festival. The all-you-can eat buffet at Rideau Carleton will tantalise your palette with sumptuous Caribbean cuisine while revelling in a tropical ambience. The evening will also include live harness racing and entertainment in the true spirit of the islands to ignite the carnival spirit. Tickets: $30 per person. Includes an all you can eat Caribbean buffet, a race program, $5.00 SLOTS coupon, $5.00 dinner coupon for your next visit to Rideau Carleton, $5.00 Bingo voucher and all taxes and gratuities! Advertisement opportunities available for your business. More info: www.chaleentertainment.com
Email: email@example.com; Tel: 613-404-4190
Friday, June 29
Jim Durrell Community Centre - 1265 Walkley Rd., Ottawa
Somalia – Canada Day Celebrations. This popular event features folk dances, Somali book fair, live entertainment, free food and refreshments. Celebrate Somalia and Canada! For more info or direction please call (613) 878-1960. this event is organized by: Canadian Friends of Somalia in collaborations with Arladun Somali Canadian Society, Somali Resource & Heritage Center, Council for Somali National Unity, Somali Women’s Circle and Scansom
Friday, June 29
7pm - 12 am
National Arts Centre (rooftop) - 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa
FLAUNT - Ottawa's most stylish girl's night out! Guests can shop 25 independent Canadian designers, sip delicious cocktails, be pampered from head to toe, enjoy the most delectable sweets and treats, dance to
the beats of the hottest DJ’s and mingle with Ottawa’s most fashionable
citizens. Tickets: $30 (adv.) or $40 at the door, include a complimentary
cocktail, manicure, makeup & hair touch up, a fabulous swag bag and
delicious treats! Web: http://flauntottawa.com
Samedi 30 juin
Terrain de Soccer Saint–Laurent High School, (Équipes Multiculturelles)
52e Anniversaire de l’Indépendance de la République Démocratique du Congo: Tournoi de Football, BBQ, Musique et ambiance gratuite. Réception : 20h00-01h00; Centre Communautaire Tétrau 361 Boul. de Lucerne (Hull) 20e Anniversaire de la Communauté Congolaise du Canada Ottawa-Gatineau. (Vidéo, prix de reconnaissance et discours des leaders). Participation aux frais symbolique : 3.00$ (adultes) et 1.00$ (enfants moins de 18 ans) inclus la nourriture et l’ambiance. Tenue: Congolaise obligatoire ou africaine. Musique : DJ Cédric Mulex, Connexion Mortel, Espoir Umoja Hope et Blaise Kashunga. La Communauté Congolaise du Canada Ottawa-Gatineau tient à remercier tous nos partenaires : FTO, Caisse Populaire Desjardins, Western Union, la Cité Collégiale, Patrimoine Canada et La ville de Gatineau. Pour plus d'info: firstname.lastname@example.org
site Web: www.ccc-og.ca