The seven principles of Kwanzaa:
Ujima (collective work and responsibility)
Ujamaa (cooperative economics)
Ottawa Public Library Main Branch Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe St, Ottawa
TOK Ottawa Symposium presents: Writing the Future: Kidlit & Young Adult. This event is free but registration is required through Eventbrite.
As a society, instilling a love of reading and literature in children and young adults is deemed important. But too often, young readers can't find characters that look like them, or storylines they can relate to.
Publishing a diverse range of appealing KidLit and TeenLit is good for everyone - good for young readers whose minds are rapidly opening up to the world around them, good for writers looking to access the fastest growing market sector in publishing, and good for publishers building successful businesses. So, what are the structural challenges that inhibit progress being made for black, Indigenous and writers of colour? How is it different or similar on both sides of our border? A mix of authors from the United States and Canada compare and contrast the differences and similarities in trends, industry and experiences and open up a spotlight on the future. Speakers include writers L.L. McKinney, Tochi Onyebuchi, Zoraida Córdova, Nadia Hohn and more.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Dinner at 7:00PM
379 Waverley Street (Bank at Waverley)
Bel-Air Cricket and Social Presentation Dinner & Dance. An Evening of Dining and Dancing. Music by: DJ CRUSS. Enjoy an evening of food & dancing. Dinner & Dance - $45, Dance ONLY - $20. For Tickets, please call: 613-314-2040, 613-266-1422, Or 613-228-6197
Thursday December 6 - Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018
National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1
Holiday Swing / Du swing plein les Fêtes! Heat up your holidays with the sizzling sounds of trumpet virtuoso and jazz legend Byron Stripling, with the NAC orchestra. Seasonal favorites Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Silent Night and Joy To The World are electrified with Byron’s vibrant vocals and extraordinary jazz trumpet.With his infectious humour Byron will have you laughing, singing and swinging in the aisles. Always with a surprise up his sleeve, expect the unexpected when Byron comes to town! If you missed his sold out performances of Night at the Cotton Club in 2016, this is your chance to catch this legendary performer!
BUY TICKETS: https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/18887
Friday, December 7, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica, 385 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 5H5
11th annual European Union Christmas Concert, including The London Trio Plus. The European Union Delegation to Canada and the Diplomatic Missions of EU Member States invite you to an evening of European Christmas carols, performed by local school choirs. FREE ADMISSION
samedi 8 décembre 2018
9H00 à 15H00
Salle du Sénat, Tabaret 083 (sous-sol), Université d’Ottawa 75, Avenue Laurier Est ou 119, Rue Waller ou 550, Rue Cumberland)
Colloque annuel du Carclecad. Conférenciers: Abdoulaye Gueye (professeur à l'École d'Études sociologiques et anthropologiques, université d'Ottawa); Meredith Terretta (professeure agrégée du Département d’histoire de l’Université d’Ottawa); Benoît Awazi Mbambi Kungua (président, Centre de Recherches Pluridisciplinaires sur les Communautés d’Afrique noire et des diasporas - Cerclecad- www.cerclecad.org)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Hooley's Pub Elgin, 292 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P1M3
CONCERT: One Night Only. Mellow Live with the Mellow Dee Trio. Soul meets Jazz and Funk mixed with love! Mellow kicking it old school with special guests PROSPER and GPM. This is a casual event with one purpose, to enjoy some great music. $10 admission.
Friday, December 14, 2018
7 PM – 8:30 PM
Church of the Ascension, 253 Echo Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 1N3
Concert: Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas, feat. the John Dapaah Trio. Come and Celebrate the Advent season with the John Dapaah Trio along with special guests Roxanne Goodman and Michael Curtis Hanna. We will bring you songs form the heart essential to the opening of this season. Tickets are $15.00 at the door
Saturday, 15 December 2018
6:30 PM Sharp - 8:00 PM
Christ's Chapel Bible Church, 2285 St. Laurent Blvd, Unit 7A
Annual Christmas Cantata at CCBC. Theme: "The New Born King". Everyone welcome! bring your family, friends, neighbours, and co-workers.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Cash Bar 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
St. Anthony Banquet Hall, 523 St. Anthony St. (at Preston Ave) Ottawa K1R 6Z9
Black Canadian Scholarship Fund End of the Year Dinner & Dance. Fabulous Door Prizes | 50-50 Draw. Music by DJ David Supersound. Formal Attire. Cost $70. For more tickets & information contact: 613-723-1980 613-837-9498 613-612-2955
Saturday, December 29, 2018
4 PM – 7 PM
211 Bronson Avenue, Rm 236, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6H5
Ottawa Kwanzaa Celebration, presented by Jaku Konbit. Celebrating Family, Community and Culture! Drumming * Singing * Cultural Dancers * African & Caribbean Cuisine and more...Space is limited so get your ticket early to avoid disappointment.Tickets: $25 for adults and seniors; $15 for youth (Ages 12 -18). Free entrance for children 11 and under but meal has to be purchased at $7.50. For more info & tickets: 613-567-0600 / 613-601-5262
Jkonbit@gmail.com / www.jakukonbit.com
Saturday, December 29, 2018
7:00 pm – 1:00 am
Centurion Conference Centre, 170 Colonnade Road, Nepean, On K2E7J5
DJ KHALID PRESENTS PRE-NEW YEAR BUFFET DINNER & DANCE. Tickets: $65 (Not Available At The Gate). Dress code: Formal. Tickets are available at
African Queen, 2430 Bank Street; Gifty's Custom Tailor, Alterations & Dry Cleaning 2449 St. Joseph’s Blvd. Orleans Or Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation by E-transfer
Monday, December 31, 2018
8 PM – 2 AM
Ottawa Marriott Hotel
100 Kent Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5R7
New Year's Eve Ottawa 2019 - NYE Ottawa - www.NYEOttawa.com Hosted by STARFISH creative events + inspiration. Join over 700 party-goers at Ottawa's best indoor New Year's Eve Celebration - www.NYEOttawa.com
Escape the cold and bring on the heat. Ring in the New Year at our city’s most creative celebration. Dance the night away with DJ Ray Ray and special guest DJ Mace playing the best in Hip Hop, R&B, Dance, Top 40 and much more.
Your ticket includes:
- Complimentary beverage of your choice
- Hors d'oeuvres from 9 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
- Party Favours
- Discounted hotel room rates of $179 (regular $319) at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel - book rooms up until Dec 27
- Complimentary Photo Booth sponsored by MDRN Photobooth Co.- And plenty more surprises. Dress to impress - it's New Year's Eve. Tickets · $55 available at www.eventbrite.ca www.NYEOttawa.com | #NYEOttawa