9:00am until completion
National Hotel and Suites, 361 Queen St, Ottawa, ON K1R 7S9
International Black Summit-Prerequisite Course of the International Black Summit. The Facilitator Body and Leadership Council will be meeting in Ottawa May 31st - June 2. Anyone who has ever attended a Summit annual event or any other Summit event is invited to the Leadership Council Meeting June 1 and June 2. Cost for registration : $100 Adults; $75 Young Adults; $25 Youth. Registration : firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, June 1
Registration: 9:00 am; start time: 9:30 am sharp;end time: 11:30 am
Central Experimental Farm: Starting Point: Merivale Rd. at Central
Park Drive, across from Tim Horton's (parking available on side
Black Canadian Scholarship Fund 7th Annual 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; 620-1382; or 791-1612 www.bcsf.ca
Saturday June 1
10pm - 3am
SPIGA Restaurant & Lounge - 271 Dalhousie St., Ottawa
Danceafrica Island party presents "CHOP MA MONEY, I MAKE IT RAIN" bash on the 1st, 15th and 29th of June 2013. Deejay Khalid and DJ Blaze all from Montreal will be spinning the hottest tracks. Music: (African music, Zouk, Kizomba, Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae) for your dancing pleasure. Cover charge: $15 Sponsors will be giving away prizes to lucky attendees on those nights. Contact Info: 613-413-3644 (Call to book your tickets as they are selling out fast- It's SUMMER TIME!!!) Dress code: Dress to impress, its summer time!!!
Thursday, June 6
Immaculata High School Gymnasium - 140 Main Street, Ottawa
King Boloko Memorial Foundation 8th Annual Memorial Celebration. On July 23rd, 2005, at the age of 15, King Boloko drowned while swimming with friends in the Ottawa River . An Immaculata H.S. student with a strong sense of community, King was a member of many youth groups, his church choir, the East Ottawa Generals' football team and the Governor General’s Foot Guards 2784 Cadet Corps. The King Boloko Memorial Foundation carries forth his legacy by providing low-income children access to swimming programs. Refreshments and African delicacies will be provided.
R.S.V.P. to email@example.com or (613)276-8484 by June 1st, 2013. Memorial donations can be made at the event, online at www.cfo-fco.ca or sent to the Community Foundation of Ottawa at 301-75 Albert St, Ottawa , ON , K1P 5E7 . Please specify the King Boloko Memorial Foundation when you make your donation; a charitable tax receipt will be issued for all donations over 30 dollars.
Friday, June 7 (6pm-10pm); Saturday, June 8 (12pm-10pm); Sunday, June 9 (12pm-8pm)
Marion Dewar Plaza (Ottawa City Hall, at Laurier Ave & Elgin St. )
Carnival of Cultures, Ottawa’s unique international folkloric festival, is a celebration of Ottawa’s vibrant and diverse community of international folk arts performers. This year, the festival celebrates its 20th anniversary. The festival day pass costs $10 and allows holders to attend a variety of performances on the day of their choice. Entrance is FREE for children under 12 years of age and all children MUST be accompanied by an adult. See schedule at: http://www.carnivalofcultures.com/program/
More info: Tel: (613) 742-6952 / firstname.lastname@example.org /
Saturday, June 8
Sun Life Building - 333 Preston Street
6pm Sharp, arrive early
CashFlow Game, with special guest: Mortgage Specialist John Walsh,
B.Eng, also the founder of the Ottawa Real Estate Investors Organization
(OREIO). CashFlow 202 is an expansion on CashFlow 101 and focuses on Technical Investing including: a simple system for accounting, insurance, options and short sales. It's not just a game, it's THE GAME for real. Come and refine or develop your Financial Intelligence. Don't forget to invite a friend. Please arrive 15min early as the organizer will only go downstairs once to gather guests and go upstairs (after hours security).
Sunday, June 9
11:15am and 1:15pm
Fatboys Southern Smokehouse - 34 Murray St., Ottawa, ON K1N 5M4
Gospel Brunch. Come enjoy Southern BBQ and Gospel Music by Ottawa's own Voices of Praise!! All you can eat buffet: $21.99. It's an "All you can handle" Holy Ghost Party!!
Friday, June 14
Parking Lot Lime is at 10:00pm
Boarding (Quai des artistes docks, in Gatineau) is at 10:30pm
Departure is at 11:00pm Aboard the MISS GATINEAU.
SOCA BOAT 2013. Start your carnival weekend off the right way! Join us for an enchanting evening as we give you the full Soca experience on the Ottawa River! Revel to the sounds of the most precisely chosen DJs representing Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. Music by Toronto's MARXMAN from the New KOS and The Planet X Wake Up Show on 105.5fm CHRY Montreal's TNT STYLES the Soca kings representing Montreal worldwide Ottawa's MASSIVE VIBES from HEATWAVE 93.1fm CKCU, band leader for WE LiMiN' Ottawa's DAVID SUPERSOUND pioneer DJ for CARIBBEAN FLAVOUR 89.1fm CHUO. 3 CITIES, 2 BARS, 1 LEVEL OF SHEER EXCITEMENT. Get your
limited $25 BOARDING PASS today, exclusively from ISLAND FLAVA - 409 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, ON 613.321.4198 Visit SOCABOAT.ca
Saturday, June 15
Econolodge Hotel - 112 Montreal Rd.
DOUGAN PRESENTS CURLING CLUB REUNION SHORT PANTS PARTY. Music by Original TNT Styles & David Supersound. ADM: $10 advance, $15 at the door. Prizes for best short pants. Tickets available at: MUGENA’S, FISHY’S TROPICAL GRILL. Info line: 613-698-8478
Saturday, June 15
Doors Open at 10pm
MAMBO - 77 Clarence St.
CARIVIBE WEEKEND. Ebony & Ivory Entertainment presents "Grown Folks Business", an upscale social dedicated To Canada’s mature professionals & tastemakers. Grown Folks Music . Grown Folks Conversations . Grown Folks Business. Soundtrack provided by DR. JAY . SPEX . MACE . D-TRAIN. Bottle Service: 613-894-2333. Upscale Style Dress Code. Admission: $20 advance tickets available at:www.eventbrite.ca 1-855-286-9808 CLAIRA/MAMBO – 613-894-2333; FADES – 1800 Bank St. 613-737-3633; FADES – 597 Somerset St. 613-230-3233; BANANAS – 2010 Trim
Rd. 613-837-5555. Official Facebook Event Group: https://www.facebook.com/events/203870783084340/?fref=ts
Wednesday, June 19
Fat Tuesdays - 62 York Street, Byward Market, Ottawa
Network of Black Business & Professional Women Social Mixer. Bring
your cards! Bring a friend! Cost: FREE (menu available for ordering).
Please RSVP reservations are required... email@example.com
Thursday, June 20
6pm - 11pm
Rideau Carleton Entertainment Centre, 4837 Albion Rd, Ottawa ON
Barbados Night at the Races. Featuring *All you can eat Bajan buffet *Life Harness Racing *Live Entertainment. Make your dreams come true Win a trip for 2 to Barbados. Sponsored by Elite Island Resorts Barbados. Prize includes 5-7 night stay for two. Valid one year from date of event excluding peak-season travel December 20-March 31, 2014. Only $19.99 (taxes & gratuities extra). Group Rates Advertising Opportunities. All guests must be 19 years of age or older with two valid Government issued photo
identification in order to enter OLG Slots and the dining room. For
reservations contact 613-822-2211 ext. 255 or 235
Friday, June 21
Doors open @ 6:45pm, party starts @ 7:30pm
Woodvale Pentecostal Church, 205 Greenbank Rd, Ottawa #Takeover13! End of school year party...FREE concert...Celebrate the end of the school year! The night will be featuring PROSPER & GPM, as well as special guest Open Sky, live DJ, and much more! Bring a friend or two-hundred...you don't want to miss this. It's going to be hype...and it's FREE admission! More info: www.woodvalestudents.com
Friday, June 21
6pm to 9pm
THE EXCHANGE Pub & Restaurant, 50 Rideau Street, Ottawa
Ottawa Young Black Professionals presents: “How to Stay in the Game”, career development workshop presented by Musset Pierre-Jérôme, Executive Human Resources Advisor for the Government of Canada. Looking for ways to advance your career development? Want to prepare yourself for your next big move? Don't miss this event! Cost: Participants are welcome to make a donation to a local charity. Space is limited. RSVP by June 14th at info@OttawaYBP.com to reserve your seat! Check out Fare Blend's African-inspired menu at: http://fareblend.com/ Have Questions? Post them in advance for Mr. Pierre-Jérôme on OYBP facebook event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/175568929275345/?context=create
Friday, June 21
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Tropical Heat Restaurant, 1036 Merivale Road, Ottawa
The CUSO International and Guyana: Collaborating for a Better Future
event will bring together members of the Caribbean communities, CUSO
International alumni and supporters, and those with an interest in CUSO
International’s work in Guyana and the Caribbean to learn more about CUSO’s work in the region and to enjoy entertainment by iconic arts and cultural figures Ken Corsbie and Peter Jailall. Register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, June 21
Boat departs at 9:00pm, returns at 1:00am
Cathedral cricket Club Annual Boat cruise (on the Ottawa river). Music by DJ David Supersound. Tickets: $25. Tickets & info: Ra (613-867-7427), Andy (613-601-7980), Malcolm (613-723-1980), david (613-727-1413)
Friday, June 21- Sunday, June 23
CornerStone House of Refuge Apostolic Church - 1196 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Z5
CornerStone House of Refuge Apostolic Church Annual General Convention. Theme: “Get Ready for an Abundant Blessing” (GRAB) with accompanying scripture taken from I Kings 18:41-46. Speakers: Friday at 7:30 PM: Pastor Raymond Grant (Bibleway Apostolic Church) Ottawa; Saturday at 4:00 PM: Bishop Mark Tolbert (Victorious Life Church) Kansas City MO; Sunday at 11:00 AM & 6:30 PM: Pastor Kevin Chantilou
(Vision Worship Center) Fort Lauderdale FL . The Official Pastoral Installation for Elder Desmond Hutchinson will take place on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. More info: Email: email@example.com / Telephone: 613-725-1432 / www.chorac.ca
Saturday June 22 (Please RSVP by Monday, June 10, 2013)
10:00 am -
Venue to be determined.
Home Country Leaders’ Forum on the
health of the African, Caribbean and Black people in Ottawa.
Home-country leaders are critical service providers, and play a vital role
in the health and social well-being of ACB communities. SWCHC is therefore
seeking partnerships with home country leaders in order to better serve ACB
populations. The health status of African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB)
populations is lower than that of the general Canadian population. Somerset
West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) has a mandate to address the social determinants of health impacting ACB communities in the Ottawa region. The purpose of the forum is to bring home country leaders together to talk about our health, discuss the social determinants of health, and develop a network for service providers working with ACB communities. Lunch and
snacks will be served. Contact details: Jane Karago-Odongo, African &
Caribbean Strategy Coordinator, Somerset West Community Health Centre,
Phone: 613-238-8210 Ext. 2292; Fax: 613-238-7595; 55 Eccles Street, Ottawa, ON. K1R 6S3
Saturday, June 22
16 Bériault, Gatineau, QC J8X 1A3 (Arthur Guertin Community Ctre)
Ottawa Gatineau Youth Cultural Showcase. A cultural event to mark the beginning of summer et celebrate the best talents in our community. This cultural and family oriented event will feature young talented music artists from our community. DJ JUMA will have all the vibes ready to make
you get up and dance. Admission: $15-advance; $25-Per couple (for couples who purchase their tickets before June 22). Free admission for children 12yrs and under accompanied by their parents. For more info & tickets:
Jean-Pierre : 819-210-5221, Émile : 613-627-4733, Jovithe : 819-210-3651
Saturday, June 22
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Club Caliente - 110 York St., Ottawa, Ontario k1N 5T5
Hot n Sweaty Caribbean Fit-Fete. Bring your flag and your rag! Get ready to sweat to the beautiful rhythms of the islands! Show the dance floor no forgiveness while DJ Hypnotx Soundz 'PUMPS - IT- HOT' and Instructors Tarrah and Syreeta raise your temperature with a storm of pulsating moves. Tickets: $10 adv. / $12 at the door. Contact Chalè Entertainment on FaceBook, Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-404-4190.
Sunday, June 23
Parkdale United Church, 429 Parkdale Ave (corner Gladstone)
Southwest Children's Chorus from Dallas, Texas, performs at Parkdale
United! The Chorus is a musical performance and education program for children and youth, emphasizing the development of musical skills and understanding. The mission of the organization is to provide quality music instruction with the goal of attaining the highest level of artistic excellence in choral music performance. Their presentation will be part of a combination worship-concert event beginning at 10:30am. Following the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to meet and interact with the children of the chorus over a light lunch. All are welcome. For more information, please contact Don in the church office @ 613 728-8656.
Sunday, June 23
St Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, 2112 Bel-Air Drive, between Woodroffe and Maitland in Nepean
CONCERT: Public performance of the Watoto Children’s Choir. The Watoto Children’s Choirs have toured internationally since 1994 and have brought a message of hope to many parts of the world through their soulful blend of African rhythm, contemporary gospel and ethnic dance. The Choir tours the world raising awareness of orphaned children in Africa and raising support for Watoto projects on the ground in Africa. The choir consists of orphaned children, ambassadors raising awareness about the plight of the vulnerable children of Africa and proclaiming a message of hope with their inspirational stories and vibrant music. Admission is by donation. For more info: parish web site at www.stmichaelandallangels.ca and Watoto Children’s Choir website: http://www.watoto.com/home
Thursday, June 27
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Delta Ottawa City Centre - 101 Lyon St. – First floor, Ottawa, Ontario
2nd Annual Ottawa Immigration Forum. Theme: The Building Blocks of a Welcoming Community. Co-hosted by The OLIP Council and le Réseau de soutien de l’immigration francophone de l’Est de l’Ontario. Please register online by May 31st. Seats are limited.
REGISTRATION: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4978167834?utm_source=Forum+2013+Invitees&utm_campaign=eaa8d543e7-Forum_2013_Invitation5_7_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4caa2b2341-eaa8d543e7-64031941# If you have any questions, please contact Sherri Anderson by email email@example.com or phone 613 232-9634 ext. 385 Forum material will be emailed to confirmed participants and made available on the OLIP Portal www.olip-plio.ca by June 7th 2013.
Thursday, June 27
from 6:00 p.m.
Rideau Carleton Entertainment Centre, 4837 Albion Rd., Ottawa
A Caribbean Night At The Races, presented by The Trinidad & Tobago Assoc. Of Ottawa and The High Commission of Trinidad & Tobago in Canada. Includes: Buffet dinner & Trinicentric Entertainment. All guests to the Rideau Carleton Raceway dining room must be 19 years of age or older and in possession of a valid, government issued, photo identification; guests 19 - 25 years old will be required to present a second piece of i.d. with a signature on it. Admission: $30.00 per person. For tickets : (613)834.0983;
Saturday, June 29
3:00pm until 6:00pm
Ottawa Farmers' Market (Brewer
Park, 100 Brewer Way, Bronson at Sunnyside)
The Power of Mezmur (gospel) Fundraiser. This event aims to raise money for the Zamar Gospel Music Band in Ethiopia who are currently unable to produce their first album due to lack of funds. Zamar is a gospel music band which started 8 years ago with a team of students at A.A.U. Yared School of Music, in a fellowship. The organizers of this Ottawa event plan to raise the $2,500 needed to complete production of Zamar's new album. The event will feature a gospel rap song by the Mc (http://abenezer.com/), a slam poetry piece by Terhas (Carleton U student), one slide show presentation on the history and progress of gospel music in Ethiopia, as well as an Ethiopian Dinner buffet. ADMISSION: $25/person (includes food).
Saturday, June 29
St. Anthony's banquet Hall (523, St. Anthony St., off Preston), Ottawa
21st Annual Ottawa Oldies Dance. Music by popular "Oldies" DJ, Terry Cheong (DJ Tee Cee). Admission: $20 adv., more et door. Tickets & info: Brenan (613-482-4181), Marcia (613-721-9397), james (613-829-7189), Ann (613-723-1980, DJ Tee Cee (905-497-1541).
Saturday June 29 – Monday July 1
AyitiOCanada 2013 UNHO Solidarity Campaign events.
UNHO invites you, members, friends / supporters of the Haitian
community to participate in AyitiOCanada 2013, three days of family fun events to be held from June 29 to July 1, 2013. The Ottawa Haitian Community Centre (CENCHO) provides services to members of the community, contributes actively to keeping the Haitian culture well and alive in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Funds raised during these events will help UNHO volunteers proceed with important administrative work and make ongoing programs available at the centre. Saturday June 29 (11:30am to 4pm) Lave-o-thon UNHO-Bolides Car Wash, Ottawa Splash Wave Pool, 2040 Ogilvie Rd. Sunday June 30 (1pm to 9pm) - BBQ at City Park, City Park Rd, intersected by Ogilvie Road (back of Future Shop). at City Park (home field to Bolides d’ Ottawa Soccer club). Monday July 1 (from 11am)- Culture at the Centre: UNHO invites you to 629 Center Street to celebrate Canada with Haitian culture and traditional games. For more info: Darlène Lozis or Kerby K. Official -Tél: 613 702-3852 / 819. 665-1185 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ou email@example.com
Sunday, June 30
8:30am to 5:00pm
Brewer Park, Ottawa (100 Brewer Way - corner of Bronson and Sunnyside, across from Carleton University)
Community Cup 2013 - A recreational co-ed soccer tournament bridging and connecting cultures, ethnicities, and generations. A free multigenerational and multicultural community building and activity filled day-long event designed to engage the community and reduce isolation and challenges faced by many newcomers. Activities include: 7-on-7 adult co-ed recreational Soccer Tournament (Registration required. See website). Community Connections Tent hosting 25 Ottawa-area non-profit and community service organizations. Interactive Multicultural Dance Stage. Kids Zone. Seniors Zone. Canadian Citizenship Re-affirmation Ceremony. For all the details visit: http://www.communitycup.ca/community-cup-2013/
Sunday, June 30 (THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED)
Rhema Christian Center-Rhema Ministries, 1550 Chatelain Ave., Ottawa, ON K1Z 8B5 / Phone (613) 321-1781
CONCERT: Soweto Gospel Choir 10th Anniversary Tour. The Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel choir have been touring the world for the past ten years, singing for Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, President Clinton and audiences of thousands on shows such as Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon. They have won numerous accolades and awards including several American Gospel Music Awards, Billboard Awards, and an amazing two Grammy Awards. But no amount of glittering international recognition and praise has diverted Soweto Gospel Choir from the mission it holds close at heart. In 2003 the choir founded its own aids orphans foundation, Nkosi’s Haven Vukani. To date, the choir has collected over 4 million for their foundation. Artist website:www.sowetogospelchoir.com
Sunday, June 30
Mansion Nightclub - 400A Dalhousie, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J9
ROUGE, An "A" List Affair with a splash of RED! Music by: MACE & SPOONZ With special guests: KEN L JONES, FRANK PLAY, JETSON. Style Code: Summer Chic with a splash of RED! Non-ticketed event; tickets available at the door only. Admission: $15. VIP Booths | Bottle Service | Birthday Packages: 613-878-8110, 613-590-1588 Guest List: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com Twitter: @iamdjmace
Sunday, June 30
Atomic Rooster -TOMIC ROOSTER, 303 Bank St., Ottawa
Club SOCCA & Friends present: Pre-Canada Day RED & WHITE
AFFAIR. Music By: David SuperSound & Massive Vibes. Advance tickets only:
$10:00. Info: 613.739.0070; 613.850.0870; 613.862.9324