Tuesday, October 2
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Arts Lounge, 2017 Dunton Tower, Carleton University (“DT” on campus map, http://www2.carleton.ca/campus/)
Africa Dialogue Series talk: " The Africa Capacity Indicators Reports: The Promise and Challenges Ahead, feat. Dr. Moses Kiggundu. The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) was founded in 1992. It was conceived as an African institution designed to forge partnerships between African governments and the international donor community to help build critically needed development capacities in support of the reforms. It has evolved as the leading African institution in Africa in the areas of capacity and capacity development. This presentation will provide a brief background and introduction of ACBF’s Africa Capacity Indicators (ACI) and the Africa Capacity Indicators Reports (ACIR). It will summarize some of the key
findings, policy and research implications, and lessons so far learnt. Looking
ahead, the presentation will identify some of the challenges of producing
indicators in general, and ACI in particular. Moses Kiggundu is Professor of
Management and International Business at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. His research focuses on international development management, managing globalization and creating conditions for the development of a competitive, equitable and inclusive economy and society in developing countries and emerging economies. He is currently working on various aspects of African capacity building including China-Africa legal and judicial systems for mutual benefits. The Africa Dialogue Series at Carleton University seeks to promote the better understanding and discussions of current policy issues facing the African continent. Through an informed presentation concerning one of the complex and substantive policy issues facing policy-makers and societies at large in the continent, the series aims to engage students and the wider public in Ottawa-Gatineau in a dialogue concerning the implications of global issues forAfrica. The Africa Dialogue Series is jointly organized by the South African High Commission in Canada and Carleton University’s Institute of African Studies.
Refreshments will be served. More information: http://www2.carleton.ca/africanstudies/cu-events/the-africa-capacity-indicators-reports-the-promise-and-challenges-ahead
Sunday, October 7
11am - 2pm
Fatboys Southern Smokehouse - 34 Murray Street, Ottawa, ON Voices of Praise Gospel Group of Ottawa's Gospel Brunch. Enjoy good food, and VOP's Ministry in a Southern Atmosphere. Their rich and diverse Caribbean, West Indian, African, Canadian backgrounds, inspires their music and message. This gospel group's musical style ranges from funky Rhythm and Blues with a new urban attitude, to soulful a cappella and reggae/calypso beats.
Sunday, October 7
My Condo - 34 Clarence Street, in the Byward Market
The 747 Reunion Dance Party. Dance to the Music of Whitney Houston,
live performance by VJs Groove Machine, and Rogers Stylus DJ Hall of Fame
Inductees, Tony (Butcher T) Jamaica/Montreal & Len (Dr Soul) Trinidad
/Ottawa. Selection Motown, Philly, Soul R&B,Dance Calypso,Reggae, of
the70,80,and 90s." Music Just the Way You Like It". 25+ mature clientele. ID
required. dress to impress! No running shoes, baseball caps, jeans. $10 before midnight, $15 afterwards. For info & tickets: 613-230-1279 or email@example.com
Wednesday, October 10
7pm - 10pm
Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts- 310 St. Patrick St., Ottawa K1N5K4
Persona Non Grata: Art by Lesotho's Orphans. Persona Non Grata is a charity art show held to benefit the orphans of Rachel’s Home, an orphanage and school in Maputsoe, Lesotho. This event will raise funds for post-secondary scholarships for the orphans, and educate about the ongoing AIDS epidemic in Lesotho. The show will feature thought-provoking photography and paintings by the orphans of Rachel’s Home. Attendees will experience art, African music, spoken word poetry and a Lesotho marketplace. Unfortunately, there is stigma and discrimination associated with those
affiliated with HIV/AIDS in Lesotho. We believe the only way to break the stigma is to provide the children with a post-secondary education in order for them to become functioning members of their community. Stephanie Vizi is the founder of Persona Non Grata. She is a fourth-year Carleton student. She has had the opportunity to travel to Lesotho twice to volunteer at Rachel's Home. She started Persona Non Grata because she feels privileged to
receive a post-secondary education and she believes her friends in Lesotho should be able to do the same.
Thursday, October 11
5pm - 7pm
National Arts Centre, Fountain Room
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL: "Canadian Ground-Breakers and Shakers", a public panel presentation and networking reception. Join the United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) (with support from
the Canadian Commission for UNESCO) for the launch of the International Day of the Girl, designated by the United Nations for October 11 of each year, starting in 2012. The Government of Canada, under the stewardship of the Hon Rona Ambrose as Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, led the international effort to have the Day proclaimed, with key support from Peru and Turkey. The Day provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Canada’s leadership on the global stage, along with Canadians’ contributions and commitments to girls and women in Canada and around the world. Moderator : Kathryn White (President & CEO of UNA-Canada and Chair, World Federation of UNAs). Panelists: Tilly O’Neil Gordon, MP (Miramichi-Escuminac, New Brunswick), Senator (Rt'd) Landon Pearson (longtime champion of rights of the child), Monique Brand (former UNA-Canada UN Professional Placement Programme intern with UNHCR in India and UNICEF in Namibia and coordinator of UNA-Canada’s Sport-in-a-Box programme in Namibia). Admission:$25/adults, $10/student (payable in advance or at the door). To register or for more info: Joan Broughton at 613-232-5751 ext 230 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, October 11 - Sunday, October 14
Library and Archives Canada-395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
23rd Annual One World Film Festival. The One World Film Festival brings together filmmakers, activists, students, and members of the public concerned about human rights and environmental sustainability. Now in its
23rd year, the OWFF features documentary film screenings, panel discussions, Q&A's with visiting filmmakers, kiosks, and presentations from NGO's. Africanist films being shown include: When the Drum is Beating. US, 2011, 80 min. Directed by Whitney Dow. The 20-member band Septentrional has been making music for 62 years as Haiti's most celebrated big band. This inspirational doc charts the history of Haiti from its independence from French colonialism to 2010's devastating earthquake-all set to the vibrant music of Septentrional and punctuated with personal memories. Ghetto Millionaires. Belgium, 2010. 53 min.Directed by Gilles Remiche. The Sapeur is a "Congolese Jet Setter". He may never go unnoticed and must, at all times, show off his general elegance and designer labels. Competition between Sapeurs is fierce. They love to proclaim their superior elegance in televised jousts eagerly watched by the youth of Kinshasa. The Sapeurs embody success and access to the riches of the West. But how do you come across as wealthy when in fact you're living in poverty? You Decide! Sweden, 2011, 70 min. Directed by Maj Wechselmann. A Swedish journalist investigates business practices of a key Swedish oil company,
Lundin, owned by Canada's Talisman Energy Inc., and discovers major human rights abuses and unethical business practices in its African operation that are tied to civil war in Sudan and Ethiopia and also South Africa in the past. One Day After Peace. Israel/South Africa 2011, 86 min. Directed by Miri Laufer and Erez Laufer. After losing her son, an Israeli soldier, to a Palestinian sniper, Robi Damelin sets out on an emotional crusade to find answers, reconciliation and peace of mind. She writes a letter to her son’s shooter in hopes that direct contact can lead to healing, understanding and a precedent for future generations. Her concept echoes an experiment created in her native South Africa. More info: http://www.oneworldarts.ca/film/about
Saturday, October 13
Sainte-Genevieve Church, 825 Canterbury Ave., Ottawa ON K1G 3A2
Nigerian 52nd Independence Day Celebration: An evening showcasing Nigerian cuisine, culture and talent...and providing plenty of laughs! Join the Nigerian Canadian Association of Ottawa to celebrate this community event, tagged 52 Years of Difference. This celebration will feature the very best of Nigerian entertainment, including MC Polo, DJ Khalid, Comedian JP Versace, an Edo cultural dance group, a Children's showcase, and lots more!! The Suya Spot and authentic Nigerian cuisine will also be available for your enjoyment. Tickets prices: Adults - $20, Students (with valid ID) - $10, Free for Children aged 16 yrs and younger. Tickets available from: Victor (613-218-2795), John (613-697-0860), Angela (613-700-4874), Kenneth (613-769-6172), Christiana (613-698-8468), Jumoke (613-262-0555). N.B: Entrepreneurs: If you would like to showcase your business, service, or product, there will be tables available for this purpose. The cost for this is $15 for one table. Please contact Mrs. Angela Obiora (613-700-4874) to reserve your table.
Saturday, October 13
St Joseph Parish, 151 Laurier St. East, near Univ. of Ottawa
Humura Association Day of Hope, celebrating the victory of life and optimism over the despair and fear that came with the 1994 genocide against Tutsis in Rwanda. Event includes: traditional Rwandan dances, live musical performances (old school kinyarwanda aka karahanyuze, as well as modern songs), stand-up comedy, Life of Hope testimony, drinks (Happy Hour is back), humor, and a DJ's soirée with the trendy music, African and more! Tickets: Tickets cost $20 and $50 for VIP. On sale at BON MARCHÉ SHOP on 290 Montreal Rd., Ottawa or call 613-816-4080
Sunday, October 14
Auditorium, St Paul University, 223 Main Street, Ottawa
BOOK LAUNCH: Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon, part of author Paola Gianturco's 35-stop North American tour. Paola Gianturco has made news around the world with her photography and commentary, and Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon, her fifth book, has continued that trend. She has had rave reviews wherever she goes and has appeared on radio and television frequently - including NPR, CNN and Oprah - and has given talks on Ted.com, at UNESCO HQ in Paris, and hundreds of other places. Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon is more than a book of photographs. It features stories of activist grandmothers around the globe who are working effectively for their children and grandchildren, to build a better world. Paola theorizes that there is a real and growing movement of grandmothers globally, working towards social justice. Her photographs and stories from every corner of the 'developed' and 'developing' world - 15 countries on five continents - bear witness to this new international
women's movement. see the book at: www.globalgrandmotherpower.com
ADMISSION: by donation.
October 13 & 14, 10am-4pm
Nepean SportsPlex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave.
Health Fest: Ottawa's Healthy Living Show. Health Fest is the fall
version of the ever-popular Eco-Expo, Ottawa's Healthy Living Show. This year, the focus will be on health & wellness, local foods, and a green lifestyle.
Come check it out! You can find out more about the event at HealthFest.ca.
Admission: By Donation. Parking is free.
Tuesday, October 16
Outside the Chateau Laurier hotel, Ottawa
Protest Against Canadian Exploitation of Africa, organized by Tyler Paziuk (email@example.com). This protest will be held at noon as Canadian business and government leaders meet to discuss the deepening of economic relations between Canada and African countries. Details of the protest can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/209325659198023/
Tuesday, October 16
1pm - 10pm
Chateau Laurier-1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N8S7
Canada-Africa Symposium: Looking Forward - The Next Decade (marking 10th anniversary of the Canadian Council on Africa). What to expect: -Top level gathering of Canadian leaders in African relations, Africa – Canada symposium brings together African diplomats, Canadian policy makers, parliamentarians, business people, researchers and Africa friends.-Unique networking opportunity; Africa–Canada symposium and our 10th anniversary gala provides company directors a platform to expand their professional networks, identify potential partners and establish new business relationships. -A chance to brainstorm and share ideas for Africa partnerships. Take this opportunity to share your expert know how, ideas and views on what Canada- Africa relationship should be all about. Main Themes: -Canada`s role in Africa: private sector and public sector, aid, trade and diplomacy.-Next ten years: what will change? Is the change better or worse – or just different?-Good governance and economic growth: how are they related? Does one cause another?-Population dividend – African youth and new middle class of consumers and democratizers. *Early bird
registration until September 21, 2012 on individual tickets and on table.
For more information, go to: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e66kvvfxae625631&llr=sv6vjyiab
Or contact: Chris Kianza, Canadian Council on Africa at firstname.lastname@example.org 613-565-3011
Tuesday, October 16
6pm - 8:30pm
OCISO - 945 Wellington Street
Prevention is the Cure: Breast Cancer Awareness - A New Perspective. Join the ladies of NB2 as we are guided through a new perspective on preventing and treating cancer with Wendy Knight Agard, Doctor of Heilkunst; followed by survivor stories with Stacey Hines-Walker. COST: $30 (Non-member); $15 (Member). RSVP required at email@example.com More info on NB2PW: http://www.nb2pw.net
Thursday, October 18
The Cube Gallery - 1285 Wellington St. West, Ottawa, ON
25th Anniversary Celebration & Live Art Auction in support of
Harmony House. Look out for beautiful African art by Ms Hawa Kaba.
Saturday, October 20
9am to Noon, Doors open at 8:30am
Bronson Centre - The Theater - 211 Bronson Ave, Ottawa
The National Capital Peace Council and The Women’s Health Project present a "Congo Yetu Initiative" :"Breaking the Silence: On Sexual Violence in the Congo". Expert Speakers and Panelists: Andrea Boweya (Congolese Women Rights Activist), Rev. Oscar Boloko (DRC Political Organizer), Heather Menzies (Women’s Health Specialist), Samba Matabaro (African Civil Society Lecture), Eric Schiller (DRC 2011 Presidential Elections Observer). Key Issues: Rape and Child Abuse as Weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Role of Canadian Mining Companies in the DRC Conflict; The way forward: Peace, Justice and Reconciliation. Also: entertainment, door prize of a Couch donated by Dufresne Furniture - $500 value. Admission: FREE but please bring some non-perishable food for the Shepherds of Good Hope. For more info, call Daniel Stringer at 613-218-1431 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.congoyetu.ca
Saturday, October 20
Lunasole Restaurant- 5935 Jeanne D'Arc Blvd
(Youville & Jeanne D'Arc)
Rotary Club of Orleans presents: Domino/Card Dinner at Lunasoles. Bring family and friends for a fun games (Domino or Cards) night. Enjoy a meal of soup or salad and a choice of main courses at your leisure. Proceeds go to support our Youth Exchange Program and Special Needs Education in Dominica. Fee: $25/person.
Samedi 20 octobre
MIFO - 6600 rue Carrière, Orléans, ON
Soirée musicale de style Cabaret troubadour Haïtien, présentée par les membres du Chapitre d'Ottawa de l’International Child Care (ICC) (http://ca.internationalchildcare.org/) L'objectif principal de l’événement est d’amasser des fonds pour financer les projets de la ICC en Haïti et en République dominicaine.Animation musicale par le groupe Guitarz, défilé d’artistes, délicieux hors-d’œuvres, prix de présence, tirage, etc. seront au rendez-vous. Le coût du billet est de 60$. Billets: par courriel à email@example.com ou par téléphone au 613-862-7718
Saturday, October 20
Doors open at 6pm, Dinner served at 7pm
National Hotel & Suites, Algonquin Rm (361, Queen St.)
Jamaica's National Heroes Awards Gala, under the distinguished Patronage of Her Excellency Sheila Sealy Monteith, High Commissioner for Jamaica to Canada, and presented by Jamaica (Ottawa) Community Association Inc. An evening honouring those who have made a difference in our community as our nationa celebrates 50 years of independence. Evening features sit-down dinner with wine, guest speaker Hon. Margarett Best, MPP, awards and special tribute to Mrs Norma McNamee. Music by DJ. Dress code:
semi-formal attire. Tickets: $75/person. Info: Mr E. Campbelle (613-738-1661), Donnette (613-599-7720). Tickets: 613-733-6619, 613-231-5517, 613-723-2471, 613-526-4345, 613-741-5977, 613-739-0955.
Thursday, October 25
Carleton University, Tory Building, Rm M432
Talk @ Carleton: A discussion on independent media in Mathare, East
Africa's second-largest slum. Independent media in the heart of East Africa's second-largest slum? Talk about an underreported story! Yet for the
approximately 300,000 residents of the Mathare estate in Nairobi Kenya, where most live on less than $1 a day, community-controlled media is a key platform for articulating social struggles and building collective solutions to pressing problems. Young people make up the energetic majority of the working-class Mathare neighbourhood. Always willing to take up new challenges, two organizations of young people have established Mathare-based independent media groups to share issues and generate conversations relevant to their own lives. Liberation Cooperative Organization (LCO) publishes a quarterly magazine, Liberation, and offers video and print media training workshops to expand knowledge of media production and advance equality and solidarity. Mathare Radio is an up-and-coming project dedicated to coperation and equity, aiming to start an online and physical radio station in the heart of Mathare. To this effect, Mathare Radio has produced two features including one for L'Association mondiale des radiodiffuseurs communautaires (AMARC) in Montreal. Workers from these allied organizations are pleased to welcome you to presentation and group
discussion on the role of independent media in our communities both in Nairobi and Ottawa. For more info, contact Wairimu Gitau at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, October 26, 2012
Centurion Conference Center 170 Colonnade Road South, Nepean
CANHAVE's Annual Fundraising Dinner promises to be a night of joy. Experience the joy of bringing hope to children and young adults in Uganda by giving them the opportunity of attending primary and secondary schools as well as attending the CANHAVE Trade School in Kisubi. (More info needed)
Friday, October 26
8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)
Mercury Lounge - 56 Byward (Upstairs) near George St., Ottawa www.mercurylounge.ca
CONCERT feat.: Caridad Cruz (vocals) and her Septet: Miguel de Armas (piano), Marc Decho (bass), César Ricardo (guitar, vocals), Rick Rangno (trumpet, flugelhorn (bugle), Arien Villegas (percussion), Reynier Garcia (congas). Steeped in Afro-Cuban culture from an early age, Caridad Cruz had a formal musical education in her native country, followed by a 10-year career her native country, followed by a 10-year career singing in its tourist hotels and night clubs. She immigrated to Canada in 2003, and the following spring her Canadian debut performance, broadcast nationally by CBC, garnered rave reviews. Tickets: $20 (at the door or via www.eventbrite.com)
Saturday, October 27
2pm – 7pm
Sandy Hill Community Centre - 250 Somerset St. East, Ottawa
Jounen Kweyol Celebration, presented by St. Lucia Association of Ottawa. Featuring: entertainment, raffles, Caribbean food on sale, Market place and more. Rent a table for $25 to sell your craft or non food products. Network with local St. Lucians while enjoying a taste of Creole culture! Admission $10 – Children under 12 yrs $5, free under 3. Email email@example.com to reserve/buy your tickets.
Samedi 27 octobre
Université d'Ottawa - Salle du Sénat de l’Université d’Ottawa (sous-sol du pavillon Tabaret, Salle 083,) 75, avenue Laurier Est ou 119, rue Waller ou 550, rue Cumberland).
Conférence Cercledad: « En Afrique, tout passera par l’éducation : réflexions sur des stratégies efficaces et des projets porteurs », par M. Levit Koloko. Biographie (extrait): M. Koloko travaille à Ottawa comme enseignant, au niveau secondaire, pour le CEPEO (Conseil des Écoles Publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario). Il quitte le Cameroun en 1999 après une Licence en Économie Internationale et une Maitrise en Relations Internationales (IRIC). Il obtient ensuite à l’IPGD (Institut de Politique et de Gestion du Développement) d’Anvers en Belgique, une maîtrise en gestion internationale, avant de s’établir en 2002 au Canada, où il obtient un Baccalauréat en éducation de l’Université d’Ottawa. Il est aujourd’hui président-directeur général de la CEPAP (Coopérative Enseignants Pas A’ pas), une dynamique coopérative regroupant une trentaine d’enseignants ethnoculturels francophones d’Ottawa issus de plus de 10 pays d’origine (Cameroun, Haïti, Algérie, Burundi, Liban, Cote d’Ivoire, RD Congo, Tunisie, Mali, Maroc…) qui offre des services pédagogiques bénévoles aux enseignants, aux parents et aux élèves. Après la conférence: réseautage autour de beignets, de brochettes, de liqueurs et du vin. En vente: revue, « Afroscopie I & II » (20 $/l’exemplaire) et DVD du colloque du 18 décembre 2010 (15 $/la copie).
Saturday, October 27
5pm - 9pm
The Barbados (Ottawa) Association Trivia Night. If you have ever attended a Trivia Night before you will know it is lots of fun, competitive and just good times. STEP 1. Round up 2-6 friends; STEP 2: Pick a fun team name; STEP 3: Register your team. Food and snacks will be on sale. Cost is only $5.00 per player. For more information or to register, contact Gail at 613.315.4700 | firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sandra at 613.843.1448
Saturday, October 27
Doors open at 5:30PM, event begins at 6PM
Overbrook Community Centre - 33 Quill St, Ottawa
Oak Tree Lounge fundraising concert for First Place Options. Featuring: Sheril Shaw, and special appearances by Kathy Grant and past or present singers with present or past members of some of the following groups: Cornerstone, GPM, Voices of Praise. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. For more info and tickets: 613-769-0971 or 613-863-0762
Saturday, October 27
Doors open @ 7:30Pm, Live show at 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm.
Mercury Lounge 56 Byward St, Market square, Ottawa
NUIT AFROBEAT NIGHT. Live show followed by D.J. Trevor Walker. Come dance the night away! Our monthly event at the Mercury Lounge is back! This is the only place in Ottawa that you can experience authentic style Afrobeat live. Join Ottawa 's own, "Afrobeat Project", a 15 member band, the last Saturday of every month. Afrobeat is a complex fusion of Jazz,Funk, psychedelic rock, and West African style percussion. Admission: $10. For more info, contact: email@example.com
Saturday, October 27
9:00pm - 3:00am
Saw Gallery - 67 Nicholas St., Ottawa
Caribbean Connection presents: The $5.00 Dollar Party. Music by Mikey Wizdom, David Supersound, Dynamic Wally B and Sunshine International. Advance tickets $5.00 before 11pm, $10.00 after. Info: 613-698-8478 or
Saturday, October 27
9pm - 2am
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray St. in Ottawa's Byward Market
CONCERT: The Hammerheads. The Hammerheads music pays hommage
to the grandmasters of 70s funk (P-funk,Cameo, Chic, the JBs,Kool & the
Gang, Rick James, Ohio Players, BT Express, SOS Band, etc) and in concert the band uses classic dusties along with their originals as the foundation of a
non-stop jam...a hip-hop sensibility of mixing applied to a live band. More
artist info at: http://www.thehammerheads.com
Saturday, October 27
9:00pm - 2:30am
BIJOU - 129 Bank St. (Bank & Slater) Ottawa, ON K1P 5N7
DANCE PARTY - @iamdjmace presents: #MusicLovers. We are #MusicLovers. We take the long way home to hear our favorite track in its entirety. Music takes away our worries, fears and cares. Music is our addiction and there is no cure. We celebrate our love for music EVERY SATURDAY at BIJOU. Musical journey provided by MACE & FRIENDS. Dress Code Strictly Enforced: Stylish, Upscale, Sexy, Do it up!!! For Guest List & Premium VIP Booth Reservations Message firstname.lastname@example.org or
@iamdjmace on twitter