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Month: February 2011

The University of Ottawa Alumni Association Etiquette Dinner

The University of Ottawa Alumni Association cordially invites you to the Etiquette Dinner. Set yourselves apart from the competition as you climb the corporate ladder. Take an evening to learn the finer points of table manners, dining and business etiquette. . Invitation–Annual Etiquette Dinner . Presentation and dinner in French–Wednesday, March 9th . Presentation and […]

Looking to find locally produced food? There’s an app for that

Ever wanted to find out where you could buy local food in February? Confused about what’s in season for the winter months? Don’t want to have to drive out to individual farms to get fresh produce or meat?  Well, there’s an app for that. Chris Wise of Murmur Informatics developed GoLocavore for the Apps4Ottawa contest […]

The Big Sexy O-Town Survey results, part two!

Last week, we posted the results of Apartment613’s first ever Big Sexy O-Town Survey. However, because there was just way too much information (both literally and figuratively), we split those results up into two parts. Today, we’ll be revealing how our readers learned about sex and how they now put that knowledge into practice. The […]

Weekly News Review: Green bins, Apps4Ottawa winners, Genie Awards and more!

A number of apartment dwellers will soon be able to compost with the launch of a trial green bin program in select apartment buildings across the city. City officials know this won’t be easy, as recycling in apartments has not been as successful as they had hoped. It will also have to find different solutions […]

Sunday afternoons at the Wakefield International Film Festival

[vimeo width=”600″ height=”450″][/vimeo] Need to infuse a WIFF of fresh air into your Sunday afternoons? Catch the fabulous lineup of documentaries at the Wakefield International Film Festival, running from now until March 13, with a big wrap up on March 18. Following up on the success of last year’s inaugural festival, this year’s doc fest […]

Flash Mob on the Canal!

[youtube width=”600″ height=”344″][/youtube] Pretty sweet idea by the Carleton University folks – over 400 people participated in last Tuesday’s Flash Mob. The Mob also benefited the Ottawa Mission by way of non-perishable donations. Well done guys and gals!

I challenge you! Duelling Chefs 2011

By Chris Cline and Yasmin Nissim This Monday night local chefs will ‘meat’ their match in a head to head, high-‘steaks’ cook-off extravaganza! The Duelling Chefs return for a second year to entice attendees with fast-paced culinary creations from some of Ottawa’s top gastronomic gurus. Last year, Juniper Wine Bar and Kitchen launched the first […]

Weekend roundup: Stuff to do in Ottawa!

Apologies to those federal employees out there – the rest of us are really, really sorry that you don’t get Monday off. Because you’ll have to miss a free pancake breakfast among other things.. But you can rub it in later this year when you get your special long weekends, we promise! As for the […]

Stone Soup: Real soup made with real stuff

Post by Kim Bosch It’s freezing. You’re starving. The wind is blasting you from all angles like an actress in a cosmetics commercial. The skate home on the canal you were so looking forward to earlier in the day has now slapped you into exhaustion. In moments like this a (albeit delicious) Queues de Castor […]

Five Minute Policy Primer: Public Transit

Post by Peter Raaymakers, the brains behind Public Transit in Ottawa, a great resource for anyone interested in knowing more about transit issues in the capital city, and the publisher of the peer-reviewed Journal of Public Transit in Ottawa. Peter kindly provided this summary of what’s hot and what’s not on transit issues for Apartment613 […]

Rich Aucoin returns to Ottawa for some more dancing and 3D fun

I had so many of my friends rave about Rich Aucoin that I was convinced that I wouldn’t like him. I reasoned, “Come on, nobody is that good. Besides, I’m into bands right now, not folky singer-songwriters.” Well, as it turns out, I was dead wrong on all counts: He was that good, I did […]