Jacques Cartier Park, Gatineau, QC (across from Canadian Museum of History, past Alexandria bridge)
Friday, Aug. 15: 5pm-11p
Saturday, Aug. 16: 11am-11pm
Sunday, Aug. 17: 11am-4:15pm
Molokai Cultural Festival! Celebrating Gatineau's cultural diversity! Activities: citizenship ceremony (Aug. 15, 6pm), exhibitors, vendors,, storytelling, games for kids, folk dances from around the world etc. Performances by: Florquestra Brasil, Pirate Del Sol, Bet.e & Stef, Cheza, Miguel de Armas Latin Jazz Quartet. FREE ADMISSION all three days! More info at: http://www.festivalmolokai.ca/
JAMAICA, LAND WE LOVE!!
Sunday, August 3
Parkdale United Church, 429 Parkdale
The Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association in collaboration with the Jamaican High Commission in Ottawa invite you to the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service on the occasion of the 52nd Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence. Theme: “This is Jamaica…..My Jamaica!” Officiating Clergy: Rev. Cheryle Hanna (of Fourth Avenue Baptist Church). Please join H.E Sheila Sealy Monteith, High Commissioner for Jamaica to Canada, as she bids farewell to the community in Ottawa. More info: jamaicaottawaassn.org
Tuesday, August 5
St Joseph's Church, 174 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa
Friends of the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica Foundation
presents an orchestral benefit concert featuring the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica and music from classical to reggae. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door; $10 kids under 12. Tickets are available at: •Books on Beechwood, 35 Beechwood (cash only) •Compact Music, 785 Bank Street (Glebe) •Ottawa Folklore Centre, 1111 Bank Street •Leading note, 370 Elgin street (cash only)
Wednesday, August 6
Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue (Festival Plaza), Ottawa, ON
Jamaican Flag Raising Ceremony
Sunday, August 10
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, Cultural
Gathering Space on the 2nd floor, 299 Montreal Road
Friends of the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica Foundation presents an orchestral benefit concert featuring the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica and music from
classical to reggae. (The program for this concert includes Aboriginal youth musicians). Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door; $10 kids under 12. Tickets are available at: •Books on Beechwood, 35 Beechwood (cash only) •Compact Music, 785 Bank Street (Glebe) •Ottawa Folklore Centre, 1111 Bank Street •Leading note, 370 Elgin street (cash only)
Samedi 2 août
Porte 21:00 / Spectacle 22:00
Le Troquet - 41 rue Laval, Gatineau (secteur Hull)
Spectacle Musique du Monde: Oumar Ndiaye Xosluman et le maître Kissima Diabaté (artiste invité). Entrée $10 (18ans+). Directement de Montréal, Oumar Ndiaye Xosluman propose une rythmique parfaitement chaude et festive. Entouré de musiciens hors-pairs, Oumar nous apporte une joie de vivre bien sénégalaise!
Thursday, August 7
Catholic Centre for Immigrants - 219 Argyle Ave. Second Floor-Meeting Room
Catholic Centre for Immigrants presents: Free Information Session On Immigration and Sponsorships. Are you thinking about sponsoring your spouse, dependent children, other family member or refugees? Come and join us for an information session that will answer all your questions. How much money do I need to make to be able to sponsor someone? How much are the
government fees for the sponsorship application? How long will it take to
bring the person to Canada? When the person gets to Canada, what are my
financial obligations to the person I sponsored? If I sponsor my spouse, what
happens if we separate after (s)he comes to Canada? What if my spouse goes
on social assistance after we separate? What are the requirements to
sponsor a refugee from outside Canada? Presenter: Ronalee Carey,
Canadian Immigration Lawyer. Registration: Roya Atmar, Settlement
Counsellor (613)232-9634 Ext 305 firstname.lastname@example.org
More info: Maria Teresa Garcia, Manager of Settlement Department, Catholic Centre For Immigrants, 219 Argyle Ave., 2th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K2P2H4 Tel: 613-232-9634 Ext 337 email@example.com
Friday, August 8
Registration: Noon, Shot Gun Start 1:00pm, Happy
Hour (with complimentary Jamaican patties) 6:00pm - 6:30pm
The Anderson Links Golf & Country Club, 4175 Anderson Rd, Ottawa (613) 822-9644
14th Annual Black Canadian Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament. Format: Best Ball, Shot Gun Start. Post Game Activities: Auction, Raffle, Award of Trophies, Award of Prizes. Entry Fees: $140 (Green fees with golf cart),Dinner Only - $55. Sponsorship of Holes: Eight holes are available for sponsorship at a cost of $125 each. Form at: http://bcsf.ca/events/bcsf-14th-annual-golf-tournament/ For more registration and sponsorship info: Keith Charles, Charlesk@magma.ca Tel 613 523 0541 Cell: 613 899 6816. NB: Starting this year the provision of tax deductible receipts are permitted. Any player who would like to receive a tax deductible receipt (which will be issued by the Community Foundation of Ottawa) should email Charlesk@magma.ca All proceeds directed to the Black Canadian Scholarship Fund. The BCSF offers
annually, a minimum of three (3) bursaries, each worth $6,000, to Ottawa area high school students admitted to universities. These students must demonstrate high academic proficiency, community involvement and financial need.
Saturday, August 9
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Pressed - 750 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, ON K1R 6X5
Poetic Royalty (Urban Legends 2014 fundraiser). The first fundraiser to help send the Urban Legends 2014 team to Victoria, BC for the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. A Hip Hop/ Poetry event with performances by: G. Grand, Nakiem, Bars and Tone, Trevor Empey (DJ 2Creamz), Jamaal Jackson Rogers, Khaleefa ApollotheChild Jubber, Haneen Alhassoun (Freedom Writer), Daniel Mark Patterson, Dustin D-Zaster Pilon-Planer. Sponsored by The Home Invasion Show on CKCUfm, The Mix on CKCU 93.1 FM. Admission: $10 at the door. Help get Ottawa to the nationals!
Saturday, August 9
Faces Nightclub, 333 Montreal Road, Ottawa (Concorde Motel)
AH YAH SUH NICE LEO BASHMENT, BROOKS BIRTHDAY BASH.
Featuring: Lindo P from Toronto, Mawga K / Firesquad from Mawga K, Sligo Nebula, Silvafox. Admission $10 with Jamday bracelet // $15 without all night
Sunday, August 10
BOARDING AT 1PM, DEPARTING AT 2PM
OTTAWA!! SWEET CHUNES AND FRIENDS CRUISE. An event for
the GROWN and SEXY Professionals or as we Caribbean people say “A BIG
PEOPLE TING”. A CARIBBEAN LIME ON DE WATER!!! Experience the
ambiance of Parliament Hill, the Prime Minister’s Residence, the Canadian Museum of History! Embarking from J-Taillefer Cruise Liner with a socializing Caribbean vibe of OLE SKOOL, RNB, SOCA and REGGAE. The most experienced Captains and Ship Crew have been hired to take you through
a musical journey as we watch the sunset in the horizon! DJS: FROM OTTAWA - Captain MACE - HOT 89.9FM Throwback Fridays Traffic Jam (Old Skool and RnB) Captain SELEKTA SHELLZ - GRIND (Reggae and Soca); Captain SWEET CHUNES - CHUO 89.1FM Caribbean Flavor (Soca and Reggae) Captain DAVID SUPPERSOUND – OTTAWA’S MOST REQUESTED VETERAN. FEATURING FROM TORONTO: Captain GFACTORY – MY LIME RADIO Club Factory (Ole Skool, Soca and Reggae). HOSTED BY CHUO
DYNAMIC DUO MIKEY WIZDOM and PAPA RICHIE. BOARDING PASSES (Limited) $35 EARLY BIRD $40 FROM AUGUST 4TH. Info email: firstname.lastname@example.org Info: Selekta Shellz: 613-884-4610 | Sweet Chunes: 613-227-1655 DOOR PRIZES: CARIBBEAN FOOD PROVIDED ON BOARD BY CANADA’S BEST KEPT SECRET!! SPONSORED BY: CARIVIBE | CHUO | CANJAMMUSIK | OTTAWA BOAT CRUISE | Freshh Anderson | Queen of the Scene | Island Flava | Bananas | Mugena’s | Fades International LIMITED TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE OUTLETS from WEDNESDAY 16TH JULY!!! Boarding Passes can be purchased at the following Travel Agencies below. TRAVEL AGENCY OUTLETS: East End Bananas Caribbean Grill & Take-Out2010 Trim Rd, Orleans 613-837-5555; Downtown Island Flava 409 Dalhousie St, Ottawa 613-321-4198; Fades International 597 Somerset St. West, Ottawa 613-230-3233;South End Fades International 1800 Bank St, Ottawa 613-737-3633 West End Mugena Enterprises 911 Richmond Rd, Ottawa 613-722-8228
August 11,12, 13
1pm to 3pm
Carlingwood Library branch, 281 Woodroffe
Leadership for Newcomer Teens. Learn team building and
communication skills. For ages 13 to 18. Participants will receive a certificate for leadership, refreshments will be served, and you can win a prize. This program is free. Offered in partnership with Jewish Family Services. REGISTRATION Required:613-725-2449 ext. 22 www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca For more info, contact: Courtney Mellor, Teen Services Librarian/bibliothécaire, Services aux ados, Carlingwood Branch, 281, avenue Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2A 3W4 Ottawa Public Library/Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa tel./tél.:613-725-2449, ext./poste 22
Tuesday, August 12
The Tea Party, 119 York Street, Ottawa
Travel to the Heart of Africa: Land of Fable and Adventure, feat. Kathie Kompass, Marta Singh. Presented by Ottawa StoryTellers and The Tea Party. Admission: pay what you can ($5 suggested).
Tuesday, August 12 - Saturday, August 16
University of Ottawa, 550 Cumberland, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
YouthCanSlam Festival 2014, a week-long festival that gathers youth poets from across Canada to CONNECT in a spirit of friendship and camaraderie, DEVELOP as writers and performers and CREATE dialogue with the public at-large. All events will take place on the University of Ottawa Campus. Full Schedule: http://www.youthcanslam.ca/p/schedule.html Tickets
and festival passes go on sale soon. Please like our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=354179291389671&fref=ts
Wednesday, August 13
6pm to 10pm
Spora Restaurant, 297 Dalhousie St., Ottawa
SynSue Salon & Boutique presents A Red Affair (fundraiser). Tickets are $65, to purchase call Suzette Haywood at 613-266-9390. At this new and unique local fundraising event, guests will enjoy a decadent four-course meal courtesy of Sopra Restaurant, a fashion show featuring swimsuit designer Marina Pascale of La Maison de Pascale and live entertainment from renowned jazz & soul singer France Maisonneuve for a life-saving cause: to build a national public cord blood bank. Advance contribution to the Campaign For All Canadians online: www.blood.kintera.org/diycampaignevent/redaffair.
Thursday, August 14
Christ’s Chapel Bible Church, 2285-A7, St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa
Workshop for Aspiring Entrepreneurs, presented by Somerset West Community Health Centre. Do you have an idea you want to turn into
a business venture? Do you want to learn how to grow your start-up into
profitable venture? Do you want to be your own boss? To register please follow the link: https://business-workshops.eventbrite.ca or email Solomon Lome at: email@example.com or call 613-238-8210 x2253
Saturday, August 16
starting at noon
190 Glen Park Behind the Metro (Blackburn Community Park)
Dapo Fun Day. Activities: live entertainment, a DJ on location all day, 3-on-3 basketball and 6 on 6 soccer tournaments with prizes, raffles, BBQ, fun youth activities and much more! All proceeds go to the Dapo Agoro Foundation. A great family event! Join the Agoro family as they remember and celebrate Oladapo and his legacy as a peace maker while highlighting that violence is never the answer.
Saturday, August 16
12:00 noon - 6:00pm
Jean Piggott Hall, Ottawa City Hall , 110 Laurier Ave, West
TrinbaGo Day. An opportunity for Trinidad & Tobago nationals to celebrate their culture and heritage, as well as showcase it to the wider Canadian Community. The event will comprise of varying booths hosted by community based businesses and organizations in Ottawa. This year, the TTAO is particularly excited to have on display high quality handicraft items direct from Trinidad and Tobago. The Export Centres Company Ltd. (ECCL), a State Agency under the purview of the Ministry of Community Development, will be sending a delegation to Ottawa to showcase items produced by micro-entrepreneurs under their tutelage, guidance and support. Entertainment: Steelpan music, Afro-Caribbean dance and story telling, plus a D.J. Authentic “Trini” food prepared by Mugena Caribbean Restaurant and drinks from the TTAO Bar for sale. A fun filled day with entertainment for the entire family.
Come out and be pampered by hospitality that is uniquely “Trinbagonian”. Admission: FREE, however goodwill donations will be accepted.
Saturday, August 16
Boarding:7:30pm, Cruise: 8pm - 12am
Artistes» 895 Jacques Cartier Street, Gatineau QC. Parking available at St-François de Sales Church, 799 Jacques Cartier Street across from the wharf International Child Care Ottawa Chapter (http://www.internationalchildcare.org/) is hosting the 12th edition of their charity boat cruise on the Ottawa River. Funds raised will help support programs in Haiti and in the Dominican Republic. The evening includes a 4-hour sunset cruise aboard the J Taillefer 1, cold buffet, music, dancing, door prizes, sightseeing and a spectacular view of the Casino du Lac Leamy fireworks grand finale. Tickets: $65, children 12 years and under $40 Visit http://cruiseforhaiti.com/, call 613-746-4845 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to buy tickets.
If you can’t make it to the cruise, please consider sponsoring the event or making a donation. Donors, as well as sponsors who do not receive a material benefit like advertising in return for their sponsorship, will receive a tax receipt for the full amount of their contribution.
Tuesday, August 19
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fox & Feather; 283 Elgin St, 2nd floor, Ottawa
Network of Black Business and Professional Women (Nb2PW) Summer Mixer in the Market. It's still Summer time!!! Come join the NB2PW for the 2014 Summer Mixer series. We expect this to be a great opportunity to reconnect, and showcase your networking skills with new attendees. Please bring at least 15 calling cards and a friend and make the most of this opportunity to socialize with like-minded Black professional and business women and men. There will be door prizes and great conversation! Come! Connect and be inspired! Cost: Free for NB2PW paid up members, if you are accompanied by a Black business/professional male. 1/2 price of $10 for non-members, if you bring a Black business/professional male. 1/2 price on new membership or renewal of membership. Cost does not include food and refreshments. Networking activities guaranteed to meet and greet. Door prizes. RSVP required: email@example.com
Tuesday, August 19
Ottawa Police Association, 141 Catherine St.
Ottawa Police Service Outreach and Recruiting Team 'Speed Recruiting' event. The OPS is challenging leaders and active members of our diverse community to reach out and encourage 4 or 5 potential applicants to attend. There will be several stations set-up, hosted by current OPS
members. As attendees rotate between the stations they will be offered a
brief glimpse at what a day might look like working as a police officer in one
of these very rewarding sections. They can ask any questions that they like.
Have you ever considered policing as a career? Do you have questions about the job? Would you like a chance to speak openly and candidly with a police officer? In 2 short hours you will have an opportunity to speak individually with several officers from a variety of policing disciplines (new recruits, Community Police Officers, Detectives, Youth Investigators and more). The Ottawa Police Service Speed Recruiting concept is a fun, low-pressure, no strings attached way to get the answers you want about policing as a career. Learn about the application process and gain a valuable contact at the Ottawa Police Service. Please contact the following person if you have any additional questions: Melva Henry, Constable Selection System Coordinator, Outreach Recruitment, Ottawa Police Service 613-236-1222 ext. 5305 / 613-784-0835 (Blackberry) / 613-729-1291 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, August 21
9:00pm - 2:00am
Maxwell's Bistro and Nightclub, 340 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M6
People Social Forum present R.A.P.S (Rhythm and Poetry Showcase). an incredible collection of poets and rappers to perform for this event. ARTISTS: P-Rime the Sage, Jersey Light, Isaac Bond (Ibonic), Aspects Bloclawz, DM Tea Hawk, SoulFistikato & Dane Swan aka D.C, Missing LinX. Also, DJ Jets spinning Old School and New School Hiphop. $7 Cover/19+
Saturday August 23
Amphitheatre, Fauteux 227, University of Ottawa
FILM: AFRICOM GO HOME : No Foreign Bases in Africa is shot within the
context of the fiftieth anniversary of the "Independence" of African states (OAS 1963-2013). It's an anti-propaganda, not-for-profit film dedicated to raising public consciousness by opening up a space for discussion and building a sound information base drawn from archival records. It addresses Africa's leaders, all PanAfricanists, internationalist and especially the African Youth caught up in the maelstrom of Africa's place in the world. AFRICOM GO HOME illuminates a vision of freedom that comes down from the mothers and fathers of panAfricanism. This video helps us to understand events arising out of the "AFRICOM Go Home" Declaration and what has been achieved since then. It shines a spotlight on the history and evolution of imperialistic, neocolonial military forces within Africa over the last fifty years, as well as the responsibility to protect.
Saturday, August 23
From 10.00 pm to 2pm
Departing from Brock St. Dock. Kingston ON
It's a Blue & Yellow Affair. 23rd Annual Kingston Caribbean Boat Cruise. Wear something Blue<>Yellow o Blue & Yellow. Non-stop jamming By Ottawa's best: David SuperSound & Crew. Tickets: $45.00 (Dinner Included) For Tickets contact: Kingston: Ali >613.561.4395|Shirley >613.384.3499Montreal:Carl>514.368-4400|Swaylan >514.771.9258 Ottawa: David>613.739.0070|Ann-Marie>613.850.0070 Toronto: Maude>416.297.0771|June>416.283.1697|Dionne>416.918.1002
Sunday, August 24
Competition starts at 1pm; judging at 4pm
Ecco Lands Park, 334 River Road, Ottawa
4th Annual Curry Cookoff, "D Quack Quack" Edition! Bring out the entire family for a day of fun in the sun. Support your Wotless Crew! Music by: Selekta Shellz, Sweet Chunes, Music Master and other DJs. Food will be on sale. For ino, contact: Raj (613-867-7427), Andy (613-60-7980), Cyrone (613-796-3965).
Saturday, August 30 (Rain Date: Saturday, September 6)
From 12PM - 9PM
Bananas Beach Grill & Rum Shack, Petrie Island-727 Trim Rd.
BANANAS CARIBBEAN GRILL & TAKE-OUT 2-YEAR ANNIVERSARY BBQ. Absolutely Free Admission, Complimentary BBQ from 12pm to 2pm. Music by SELEKTA SHELLZ . D-TRAIN . MASSIVE VIBES . SWEET CHUNES . PAPA RICHIE . MIKEY WIZDOM . RAY RAY . DAVID SUPERSOUND.
Sunday, August 31
Noon to 4pm
Fairbairn Museum in Wakefield, 45
Wakefield Heights, Wakefield, Quebec
FUNDRAISING CONCERT: Wakefield Grannies' "Great Granny Concert 2014" featuring a concert of excellent African music with Senegalese sensation Élage M'Baye and his band; the a cappella singing group SIFA Choir; as well as a performance by Fiddleheads Musical Theatre with their brand new "Fiddlers History of Canada." There will also be great food, a BBQ, and an eclectic tent marketplace to explore! Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for youth and $25 for families, with children under 12 FREE. Tickets are available at Jamboree in Wakefield, from any member of the Wakefield Grannies, or at the door.
Sunday, August 31
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Parent St. (Byward market area), Ottawa
Nationless Nights: DISPLACED featuring City Fidelia & Flowtilla. Admission: $10 at the door. More info: JustJamaal or Hyf Gypsy Sun via email@example.com