CUBE Gallery - 1286 Wellington St W, Ottawa ON
BECOMING ZIMBABWE,a free evening with Brian Raftopoulos & Shari Eppel. Oxfam Canada & The Institute of African Studies at Carleton University present...a public lecture on the current situation in Zimbabwe will be followed by a book signing of Becoming Zimbabwe (Harare: Weaver Press, 2009) organized by Octopus Books.Refreshments will be served. FREE ADMISSION.
Professor Brian Raftopoulos is a leading Zimbabwean scholar and activist. Formally an Associate Professor of Development Studies at the University of Zimbabwe, he is currently based in South Africa and is the Director of Research and Advocacy in the Solidarity Peace Trust, an NGO dealing with human rights issues in Zimbabwe. Prof. Raftopoulos is also Mellon Senior Research Mentor at the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape. He was a member of the founding Task Force of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) 1998-2000, the editor of the NCA journal Agenda from 1999-2001, as well as the first Chair of the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition from 2001-2003.
A born and raised Zimbabwean, Shari Eppel has been Executive Director of Solidarity Peace Trust since 2003. She was formerly Director of Amani Trust, Matabeleland. She has 16 years of working with empowerment of tortured communities and individuals and documenting torture and human rights abuses in Zimbabwe. She is the primary author of Breaking the Silence, Building True Peace (CCJP and LRF, 1998) and winner of the Barbara Chester Award (USA) in 2000 (for clinicians working with victims of violence).
Sunday, September 5
Black Sheep Inn is at 753 Riverside Drive, Wakefield, Quebec
CONCERT: BIG SOUL PROJECT – OTTAWA'S GOSPEL CHOIR + GROOVE BAND. Advance tickets are available and affordably priced at $10.00, $12.00 at the door. They can be purchased at www.theblacksheepinn.com or through Big Soul Project, www.bigsoulproject.com. To book Big Soul Project for your next event, go to www.bigsoulproject.com and click on Bookings.
Sunday, September 5
THE CLARENDON - 15 George St., Byward Market, Ottawa
Admission: $15.00 Before Midnight
BACARDI & I LOVE SOCA present SLOW WINE “The Original Bump and Grind Fete” LABOUR DAY LONG WEEKEND EDITION. Groovy Soca, Lovers Rock, Slow Jams, Smoothed Out R&B…All Night! Starring MACE . MASSIVE VIBES . CHRIS DUBBS. Fashion Forward Dress Code, Absolutely No Sports Apparel Of Any Kind!! Management Reserves The Right To Be Selective! Birthday / Bottle Service Call 613-590-1588. 21+, I.D. required.
Friday, September 10
Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Avenue West)
The Ottawa Young Black Professionals (YBP) along with Umoja and the African Diaspora Association of Canada (ADAC) Together are presenting a themed event entitled: Black Votes Matters 10.25.10!!! Did you know that there is a municipal election happening in Ottawa October 25th? Do you know who is running?? Do you even care??? If you answered “No” to one or more of these questions you need to come out and see why Your Vote Matters! This year Ottawa has a record 82 new candidates running, of which 5 are Black. Together, YBP, Umoja, and ADAC are bringing you an event that will allow you to meet some of Ottawa’s potential councilors and provide a forum to express how you would like to see the Nation’s Capital improve for you. Light refreshments will be served. Come early as seating is limited.
Saturday, September 11
Noon to 8PM
Dunbar Bridge, Brewer Park - RAIN OR SHINE (under Bronson Ave, next to Carleton U, beside the Rideau River)
The House of PainT: Ottawa’s biggest 4-disciplines of Hip Hop event. FREE – All Ages.This is Ottawa's biggest 4-elements of Hip Hop event, with Bboy battles, DJs, MCs, and over 60 graffiti artists on the largest legal graffiti wall in Canada. Now in its 7th year, this is one of the most unique all-ages events in the country with participation from over 200 multi-disciplinary artists. The main event is on Saturday afternoon, but we've got events happening all week long (see below for details), including pre-parties, after parties, satellite events, a grant writing workshop for Urban Artists, and a special appearance and workshop led by legendary NYC Bboy Ken Swift! House of PainT is a grass roots hip hop event brought to you by the House of PainT Collective with support from the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council, official paint sponsor Molotow, Red Bull, and campus-community FM radio stations CHUO 89.1 and CKCU 93.1. From the community, for the community...More info, phone 613-853-9310 (cell) or
613-567-2875 or visit www.houseofpaint.ca
Samedi 11 septembre
Auditorium des Anciens de l'université d'Ottawa (UCU-Jock Turcot)
SPECTACLE de danse,chant,théâtre et plus par la communauté congolaise mettant en Vedette: Orphée the Myth, ZPN,Herléo Muntu, Congodrama et plusieurs invités surprises.
Entrée: 15$ (Pré-Vente), 20$(à la porte). Pour plus d'information concernant la soirée (réservations et autres): Emma au (613)726-0179 ou à Emma.firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, September 13
5pm - 9pm
“No New Money” Mayoral & Council Debate
AS. Haydon Hall, Council Chambers, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, K1P 1J1
The City of Ottawa is like a ship sailing through the waves of new spending requests without a sail or rudder of spending control. In October we will have an opportunity to elect or re-elect a new captain and crew to put this City in the same financial discipline league as NO debt old city of Nepean, NO debt Mississauga and 12 year tax freeze Winnipeg. In order to better inform residents, the Ottawa Taxpayer Advocacy Group is hosting a debate on tools to control the spending problem at City Hall. “No New Money”, the brain child of Ottawa Citizen City Hall Columnist Randall Denley; simply means that any new spending initiatives have to be paid for by an equivalent cut in existing services or administration costs. This is also a very public debate in the US where one political party insists that every increase in spending be paid for by a cut in other areas of the budget. We shall provide each participant with a prioritized list of core and non core services as a tool to implement “No New Money”; however
candidates should feel free to propose their own tools to control a 2 billion dollar budget. Other ideas include a 2 year freeze on the compensation and consulting envelope for each department similar to an initiative by the Federal Government, wage freeze by the Provincial Government, zero means zero, 2.5 etc. What we are looking for is how candidates will provide direction to managers that always miss the efficiency targets given by Council. For example we often hear “the rate of inflation” being mentioned as a tool, but inflation from 2001 to 2008 is 16.9%, total compensation at the City is up 54% and benefits are up 84% or 5 times the rate of inflation within the same time period. We shall be providing the list of participants shortly. Admission: $10. To attend, register online at www.ottawataxpayer.com or mail cheque to PO Box 93, 2808 Dunrobin Road, Ottawa, ON K0A 3M0 Tickets Are Not Available At The Door, Registration Deadline is September 8, 2010. For more information contact us: email@example.com Ottawa Taxpayer Advocacy Group, firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. Box 93, 2808 Dunrobin Road, Ottawa, ON K0A 3M0
Friday, September 17
Room 209, West Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
AfriGrand Caravan! The AfriGrand Caravan is an opportunity for Canadians to get involved with a gl obal issue HIV/AIDS. Meet African grandmother Regina Mokgokong, Director of the project Tateni Home Based Care Nursing Service and Granddaugther Nonkululeko (Nkulie) Mathilda Nowathe, age 17 from Tateni. Security on the Hill requires you to RSVP the organizers, get your name on their attendees list and present ID at the security desk to gain entry on the day of the event. Contact: Marjorie Kort email@example.com (613) 761 1386 to fin out what arrangements have been made. For more information about the Stephen Lewis Foundation, please visit: www.stephenlewisfoundation.org Also: Grandmothers to Grandmothers/One World Grannies.
Saturday, September 17
Ottawa Church of God's 35 Anniversary concert. Featuring: Danny Eason & the Abundant Life Choir, from Montreal, and Echoes of Praise, from TorontoAdmission: $25 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under. For more information, please call 613-729-3172
Saturday, September 18
7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Fourth Avenue Baptist Church (109a Fourth Avenue, Ottawa)
Divine Connection Choir annual concert. Find out more about the artists by visiting Divine Connection's web site at www.dcdivineconnection.com Tickets: $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 5 to 12 years old. For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 819.329.0279
Tuesday, September 21
Doors Open at 7:30pm
Mercury Lounge - 56 ByWard Market, Ottawa
"Dance your Ass Off for Change" Fundraiser for the Oni Joseph Campaign in "Sensational" Bay Ward. Featuring Caridad Cruz and Cesar Ricardo, from Cuba. Admission 10$
Thursday, September 23
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Ritual Nightclub - 137 Besserer Street, Ottawa ON
CONCERT: NOMADIC MASSIVE, DJ Prufrock and spoken word artist Ian Keteku (Emcee E). Montreal’s own Nomadic Massive has firmly established itself as a group of premier performers and skilled musicians representing an open-minded Hip-Hop which finds its inspiration in the traditions of the past; combining live instrumentation, samples, and a wide array of vocal styles. This multilingual, multicultural, super-group has become synonymous with energetic and crowd-moving live shows. The group has also left its mark internationally; initiating socio-cultural exchanges with like-minded artists. Functioning somewhat as ambassadors, Nomadic continues to redefine what Hip-Hop can achieve on a global level. Bios of the group's members at: http://www.nomadicmassive.com/bios.htmIAN KETEKU aka EMCEE EWebsite: http://www.ianketeku.com/ and facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ian-Keteku-Emcee-E/48125836776?v=info Minimum Age: 19+ Tickets $10 at the door. Media Contact: Rob Reid – email@example.com and 613-853-9310
Saturday, September 25
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Richelieu Community Centre - 300 Des Peres-Blancs Avenue (Off Marier) Ottawa, ON K1L 6L7
Christ’s Chapel Bible Church Annual Fund-raising Dinner & Youth Show. Tickets: Advance Sales only. Adults - $30: Children: 5yrs – 12 yrs - $10. Info & Tickets: 613-824-9082; 613-862-9827
Saturday, September 25
Seating at 7pm, Dinner Served at 7:30pm
Mugena Restaurant - 911 Richmond Road, Ottawa
JAKU KONBIt Black Star Tutoring Fundraising dinner. Tickets, $35. For more information and to make reservations, please call 613-567- 0600. *Jaku Konbit’s Black Star Tutoring service is an established program provider which offers students grades 3 through 12, a highly specialized, one-on-one personal tutorials in all subjects from the best and brightest instructors available.Please consider making a donation to this worthy service regardless of your attendance. Jaku Konbit. Phone: 613-567-0600, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.jakukonbit.com
Saturday, Sept 25
118 Lisgar Road, Rockcliffe, Ottawa
Hon. David Kilgour & his wife Laura cordially invite you to a Fundraising Event in support of Oni Joseph, Candidate for Ottawa City Council, Bay Ward.Entertainment : Sifa Choir.Donations By personal cheque made payable to Oni Joseph Campaign. The City of Ottawa will send out a rebate cheque to residents of Ontario. RSVP : email@example.com
Monday, September 27
7pm - 10pm
Great Canadian Theatre Company - 1233 Wellington St., Ottawa
“PROJECT CHANCE AFRICA” Fundraiser for education centre in Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya. Join us in the celebration, including African culture, and LIVE and silent auctions featuring the work of local artists. Proceeds from this event go to purchase a new building, the Centre’s permanent home, allowing more local children the benefit of care and an education. Project Chance Africa Inc. is a not for profit organization comprised of a group of Canadians, who are committed to addressing the needs of the children of the Mathare slum in Nairobi, Kenya, by raising funds to support a struggling primary school and local community based organization, the Loving Concern Education Centre. The Centre provides meals, medicine and education to children who live in Mathare. For more info, visit http://www.projectchanceafrica.com/events.htm Tickets $85 ($50 tax receipt). Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance through Kathryn Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, September 29
7:30 am to 9:00 am
National Arts Centre - Elgin St., Ottawa
You are invited to join us at the Nominations Launch of the 16th YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. At this special breakfast, we will celebrate the opening of 2011 nominations and welcome Ms. Marie Lemay, President and CEO of the National Capital Commission, as our guest speaker. Tickets are $30 (including HST). Please call 613.788.5043 or email to reserve your ticket. Visit YWODA at their new website - www.ywoda.ca Y Women of Distinction Awards - 180 Argyle Ave | Ottawa, ON | K2P 1B7 613.788.5043 | email@example.com | www.ywoda.ca Y's Charitable Number 11907 2072 RR0001
Thursday, September 30
Room 2017, Arts Lounge, Dunton Tower, Carleton University
The Nigeria High Commission, Ottawa in collaboration with the Institute of African Studies of Carleton University present: a symposium to mark Nigeria's 50th Independence Anniversary (1960-2010) - Celebrating Greatness. Topic: Nigeria at 50 - Challenges and Prospects. SPEAKERS: Dr. John Yima Sen, Former Presidential Advisor & Writer Jos, Nigeria; Prof. Benedicta Egbo, University of Windsor; Prof. Pius Adesanmi, Carleton University; Majekodunmi Adega, Barrister & Solicitor in Toronto. Free admission.