Saturday, November 1
Centurion Conference and Event Center, 170 Colonnade Rd. South (OC Transpo # 86C)
Cash Bar: 6:00pm; Dinner: 7:00pm
The Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association Inc. Under the Patronage of the Jamaican High Commission Presents National Heroes Gala and Awards. Theme: "This is Jamaica, my Jamaica". Dress: Formal. Keynote Speaker: Mrs. Janice Miller, Jamaican High Commissioner – Designate to Canada. Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Stefan Keyes. Music By David Super Sound and Wally B. For Tickets and Info: (613) 731-5371, (613) 265-9614, (613) 748-1185, (613) 749-3703, (613) 739-0955 Admission: Adults: $65; Students: $45. Advance Tickets Only! No tickets will be sold at the door.
Monday, November 3
5pm to 7pm (5pm, hors d’oeuvres and networking; program at 5:30pm)
Ottawa City Hall – Jean Pigott Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West, Main floor
2014 Community Safety Awards. Crime Prevention Ottawa is hosting the 6th annual Community Safety Awards to celebrate individuals and groups making outstanding contributions to the safety of our community—and you are invited to join us. The event is held during Crime Prevention Week in Ontario. This year’s theme is Community Safety & Well Being = A Shared Responsibility. The awards program will include inspiring stories, light refreshments, entertainment and prizes. RSVP to Francine Demers, Crime Prevention Ottawa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-580-2424 ext. 22454 *Please note that space is limited. Book now!*
Thursday, November 6
Carleton University, St. Patrick’s Building 100
FILM & BOOK LAUNCH: Institute of African Studies at Carleton University and Octopus Books present veteran analyst and activist John S. Saul who will participate in the film screening of the award-winning documentary, Miners Shot Down (Director: Rehad Desai; Producer: Anita Khanna; Country: South Africa; Year: 2014; Duration: 86 min.) with a launch of his latest book A Flawed Freedom, Rethinking Southern African Liberation. As part of discussion for his book, John will offer the context of the incident depicted in the film takin place in South Africa.
The discussion will be chaired by Toby Moorson, Sessional Lecturer, Institute of African Studies and PhD Candidate, Department of History, Queen’s University. This event is part of the one-day conference, “South Africa after Apartheid: Critical Reflections” taking place on Friday, November 7th.
Friday, November 7
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Dunton Tower, Room 2017 (Arts Lounge), Carleton University
CONFERENCE: South Africa after 1994: A critical reflection of the post-Apartheid era. The Institute of African Studies is pleased to announce a one day conference focused on South Africa since the end of Apartheid. With the generous support of Carleton’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Department of History and the Institute of African Studies, we have brought together leading South African and North American scholars, public figures, and commentators who will provide their insight and analysis to facilitate probing discussions of the past, present and futures of South Africa, a leading economic and political state in Africa and beyond. The keynote speaker will be Irvin Jim, General Secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA). Other speakers include: Hein Marais (South African author and political analyst); Zine Magubane (Boston College); Dan O’Meara (Université du Québec à Montréal); Richard Saunders (York University); and Linda Freeman (Carleton University).
There will be a screening of the award-winning South African documentary Miners Shot Down (2014) about the police shooting of striking mine workers in South Africa on the evening before, Thursday November 6th. More details will follow. Conference schedule will be out later in October. •Cost: Free •Intended Audience: Anyone •Email contact: African_Studies@carleton.ca •Phone contact: 613-520-2600 ext. 2220
Friday November 7
Marconi Centre, 1026 Baseline Road, Ottawa
CanUgan Celebration. Special Guest: His Excellency John Chrysostom Alintuma Nsambu, the High Commissioner for Uganda in Canada. Entertainment will be provided by two groups: SIFA Choir and Grateful We’re Not Dead. Also featuring superb Italian cuisine and a silent auction of an extensive collection of attractive gifts and one-of-a-kind items. Tickets: $50 per person and $35 for students. A $20 tax receipt will be provided for each $50 ticket. All proceeds will go to support people with disabilities in Uganda. For tickets and info, please e-mail Ann Flynn at email@example.com or call CanUgan at 613-224-8174. Website: www.canugan.org
Saturday November 8
6:00pm: Champagne Cocktail Reception; 7:00pm Dinner & Dance
Villa Marconi Banquet Hall, 1026 Baseline Road, Ottawa ON
St Vincent & the Grenadines Dinner & Dance. A wonderful night of elegance and fun that you don’t want to miss! Exciting door prizes up for grabs, a raffle, and bidding on special silent auction items and more.. Tickets: $65.00(include champagne reception, dinner & a glass of wine going fast! ). Dance: $25 available at the door. Enjoy the luxury of walking the Red carpet, Champagne in hand, followed by a sumptuous dinner. Dance the night away with the live band Julian McIntosh and the Caribbean Thunderbolts plus Ottawa finest soca DJs. David Supersound & Selector Shellz. You can buy your tickets from firstname.lastname@example.org / 613-866-8939
Tuesday, November 11
12pm - 1:30pm
2017 Dunton Tower (“Arts Lounge”),Carleton University
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: The Institute Of African Studies Presents “Somalia: Beyond the Headlines” With Fowsia Abdulkadir, PhD candidate, Canadian Studies (Carleton), policy analyst and independent researcher on conflict analysis, transitional justice, and post-conflict justice mechanisms and Abdi Aynte, Executive Director, The Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (Mogadishu) and award-winning journalist. This roundtable will discuss current conflicts in Somalia, bringing insight into the multi-scale historical, social-cultural, and political processes and contexts which are usually downplayed or ignored in media discussions. The speakers will highlight the complex contextual, political and historical processes that shaped the development, demise and destruction of the Somali state, discussing the current situation as well as comment on the possible road ahead. This is part of the African Studies Umeme: African Flashpoints Series (carleton.ca/africanstudies/events/umeme-african-flashpoints/)
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.
For more info: contact the Institute of African Studies at 613-520-2600 ext. 2220 or African_Studies@carleton.ca
*For a campus map, please see: http://carleton.ca/campus/map/
Wednesday, November 12
Residence Commons, Carleton University
Lieutenant -General Roméo Dallaire @ Carleton: “Shake Hands with the Devil”. FPA Reads chose Dallaire’s book, Shake Hands with the Devil, as its book for 2014. Lieutenant-General the Honourable Roméo Dallaire (Ret’d), one of the best-known and most highly-respected Canadians in the world today, will speak at Carleton University as part of FPA Reads, the Faculty of Public Affairs reading program. Cost: Free. Intended Audience: Anyone. Event is free, but registration is required. *For a campus map, please see: http://carleton.ca/campus/map
Wednesday, November 12
Pressed, 750 Gladstone, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6X5.
CME-Trust Fundraiser. Have a great night out and help to change the course of a child's life! Canada Mathare Education Trust (CMETrust.org) has funded secondary school scholarships for over one hundred students from the Mathare Valley Slum in Kenya since 2006, including fifty current students. Please join us for a private viewing of the scholars' own photographs depicting life in Mathare. CMETrust, Ottawa chapter, is having its annual vernissage of photos, Mathare in Focus, on November 12, 2014, at Pressed Cafe (750 Gladstone Avenue). Besides the scholars’ thoughtful artwork, the event will feature spoken word entertainment from wordsmith extraordinaire, Ritalin, refreshments, music, food, and more interesting, cool people meeting together in one room than you can possibly imagine. Funds raised at the event will contribute directly to secondary school scholarships for students from Mathare. Tickets can be purchased at the door - $15 for general admission and a limited number of student tickets for $10.
Tickets can also be purchased online here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mathare-in-focus-tickets-13866225253
Friday, November 14
EASAC (East African Student Association of Carleton) Presents: SUSPENSE 5.0 Music by DJ TYTY, DJ KEN L JONES & DJ .MBTIOU$! $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 19+ ID required. Vip Packages Available, Buy Tickets From Any Of The Execs: Tickets Will Be Available At Carleton U, Ottawa U And Algonquin. Event Page for tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/1484894875117975/
Wednesday, November 19
Bronson Center-211 Bronson St.
The Ottawa Philanthropy Engagement Network Stop 'n Drop POP UP. The O.P.E.N Team will be collecting donations in support of the Shepherds of Good Hope Men's-Support Services. The Shelter is in urgent need of the following items: NEW ONLY-Men's Razors, Bars of Soap/Shaving Cream, Men's Socks, Face Cloths, Towels, Toothbrushes/Tooth Paste. The O.P.E.N Team will have pamphlets on hand from various health centers on various topics including: Men's Health & Wellness, Education, Family. Local businesses are encouraged to participate in this event. Light Refreshments will be available. For more info: email@example.com
Wednesday, November 19
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fox & Feather; 283 Elgin St., Ottawa
Mixer Series-Dress for Access panel discussion & clothing drive, hosted by the Network of Black Business and Professional Women (NB2PW). Costs: Free with appropriate clothing donation. Otherwise - $10 per person. A portion of the funds raised and all clothing donated will go to the New Life Project. The New Life Project rehabilitates female street-workers by offering them training to develop marketable skills and clothing for mainstream employment. Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, November 20
5:00pm - 9:30pm
Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Road, Ottawa.
Somali Centre for Family Services "Stars of Tomorrow" Annual Fundraising Dinner. The funds raised will make it possible for SCFS to continue offering vital programs within the community.
Thursday, November 20 (Universal Children’s Day)
Saint Alban’s Church, 454 King Edward Avenue (at Daly)
The Stolen Sisters: Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls, an information and awareness session on an issue of national importance. The event will feature a panel with an expert from the Native Women’s Association of Canada and a member of the family of a missing aboriginal woman. After the panel discussion there will be a question and answer period and refreshments. Event Contact: June Girvan, email@example.com
Thursday, November 20
7pm - 9pm
Amnesty International Canada, 312 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa (Corner of Laurier and Russell in Sandy Hill)
Panel Discussion: IF OUR LANDS BECOME A MINE SITE: INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND THE SOCIAL IMPACTS OF RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT. Indigenous women from Canada and Guatemala share their research and experience on violence and other, often ignored human costs of mining - Ann Marie Sam Nak'azdli First Nation British Columbia, member of First Nations Women Advocating for Responsible Mining, Naty Atz Sunuc, Maya Kaqchikel, Guatemala General Coordinator of CEIBA, the Association of Community Development and Promotion in Guatemala. Admission is free. Presented by Amnesty International Canada, Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability and KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
Friday, November 21
7:00pm – 8:30pm
The Ottawa Church of God, 1820 Carling Ave at Maitland Drive
Traffic Stop Race Data Collection Information Session. Join the ongoing conversation about racial profiling and hear about the status of the Traffic Stop Race Data Collection Project. For more info: compac.ottawapolice.ca firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, November 21
The Moonlight Bar & Club, 2583 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON k2b 7h7
Ol Skool Jam! Celebrating all sexy Sagitarians while movin n groovin to the best of R&B ol skool tunes..... led by no other than DJ Hypnotx Soundz. Ladies free before 11pm. 7$ cover after 11pm
Friday, November 21
Ritual Nightclub, 137 Besserer Street, Ottawa, ON
PARTY: AFRICAN VS CARIBBEAN. Guest DJ, from Toronto, DJ Shannel Best along with DJs Take-Over, MBITIOU$, Nashito, Tytus. Hosted by: Ohsogood vs. MC Ebone. 19+ event - ID required. TICKETS: $10 Early bird (limited quantity), $15 Regular, more at the door. Ticket locations: The Suya Spot Restaurant (1319 Shillington Ave.)- 6136957892; Blue Revolution Ent. 6135526186; Urban Jamz Ent.-6132912604; Tickets available online at www.ticketbrite.ca
Saturday, November 22
Cocktails: 6:30pm, Dinner: 7:30pm
St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall, 523 St Anthony St, Ottawa, ON K1R 0A6
2014 Barbados Independence Dinner & Dance. Come leh we celebrate Barbados! Music by DJ David Supersounds. Tickets: $65. For info or tickets: Sandra | 613.843.1448 Joyce | 613.721.0820 Leslie | 613.744.4170
Sunday, November 23
11am to 7pm
Hilton Lac Leamy (3 Boul. du Casino, Gatineau-Ottawa, QC J8Y 6X4)
The 6th annual Suhaag Show, presented by Chevrolet. As the longest running and largest show in North America, this is a must-attend event for all brides and grooms to be and their families and friends. As is their tradition, the Suhaag show promises to be the one-stop destination for all that you need to prepare for your dream wedding. A fashion and lifestyle extravaganza, the show will feature the hottest wedding trends from Ottawa/Gatineau’s top designers. With booths that cover all your needs-from wedding decor to entertainment, from catering to livery, Suhaag will bring you the most exclusive services to make your South Asian wedding picture perfect. Hosting the 6th Annual Suhaag Show will be Hunsdeep from Mirch Masala Radio and Meenakshi Sharma! Tickets are $5.00 (available at the door) and parking is free! For more info, contact: 613.291.8624 or email: email@example.com
Monday, November 24
Univ. of Ottawa, Social Sciences Bldg, 120, University St., Rm 4004
PANEL DISCUSSION: Canada and the Caribbean Community: Taking stock and moving forward. CONTEXT: Despite our extensive people-to-people links, shared business connections, long history of engagement, the launching of free trade negotiations in 2007, a $600 million development cooperation commitment by Canada to the region, and a number of joint security initiatives, the Canada-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) relationship is seen as not realizing its full potential. Why? What can be done to resolve some of the impasses? And how do we move forward? PANELISTS: Marie-Lucie Morin, Executive Director (ret.), Canada, Ireland & the Caribbean at the World Bank; Harry Nawbatt, High Commissioner of Guyana to Canada; Phil Rourke, Executive Director, Centre for Trade Policy & Law, Carleton U and uOttawa; John Graham, Ambassador (ret.) and member of CIC/NCB LACSG; Stephen Baranyi, Associate Professor at uOttawa and Chair, CIC/NCB LACSG.
Free admission. In English with bilingual question period. Registration is not required. please arrive by 3:45 p.m. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Wednesday, November 26
Moscow Tea Room, 527 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
CACHA "Get to Know Us / No Pressure / No Speeches" Mixer. $30 gets you in the door, a drink of your choice, and that warm fuzzy feeling from doing a good deed ~> you will be supporting our Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program. More info about CACHA visit www.cacha.ca Age: 19+. Buy your tickets here or give us a call 613-234-9992 x412
Saturday, November 29
6:30pm (cash bar), 7pm (program)
St. Anthony Banquet Hall, 523, St. Anthony St. (off Preston Ave.)
Black Canadian Scholarship Fund End of Year Dinner & Dance. Featuring fabulous door prizes, 50/50 draw and music by DJ David Supersound. Tickets: $60/person. Dress code: Formal attire. For tickets, contact: 613-225-8018, 613-723-1980, 613-837-9498, 613-265-7096, 613-620-1382. More info about BCSF at www.bcsf.ca