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Match Preview: Fury look to outshine Cosmos’ stars

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Romuald Peiser takes the field at TD Place. (Picture courtesy of Ottawa Fury FC)Romuald Peiser takes the field at TD Place. (Picture courtesy of Ottawa Fury FC)

 Romuald Peiser No one can get a shot passed you You can make any stop Even if you’re standing still And if a striker Thinks he knows just what to do He might make it through And then get stopped by you     -Lost lyrics to Finger Eleven’s “Paralyzer” (They’re big Fury fans) Get ready, Ottawa.  Wednesday is a Fury FC gameday! Wednesday night, Romuald Peiser and the rest of your Ottawa Fury take on legendary forward Raúl and the New York Cosmos at 7pm at TD Place.  Ottawa is... | Continue reading article

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Savour Ottawa brings farm to fork in style at Harvest Table 2015

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Participants at a previous Harvest Table. Photo provided by Savour Ottawa.Participants at a previous Harvest Table. Photo provided by Savour Ottawa.

Debate it all you want this is the best time of year and the tastiest. The vines are laden, the stalks are high and the fields are full of food. The Harvest is coming in. You’re invited to celebrate with local foodies and some of the city’s best farmers and chefs over a multi-course, gourmet luncheon at the 5th annual Harvest Table presented by Savour Ottawa. Eager to learn more I got in touch with Trevor Haché from Savour Ottawa who attended Harvest Table for the first time last year... | Continue reading article

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Arboretum Festival marks a special celebration on Albert Island

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Tweens play #ARB2015. All photos by Kabriya Coghlan.Tweens play #ARB2015. All photos by Kabriya Coghlan.

Friday night was a very significant and special occasion on Albert Island: when Arboretum Festival began welcoming people onto the grounds, it was the first time the island had been used for a public event in over 200 years. An organizer from Arboretum took to the main stage before the performances to tell the crowd that the island they were standing on is part of unceded Algonquin First Nations territory and to highlight that they were honored to be there. It was clear early on that it was going to... | Continue reading article

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A Place Apart: A photo exhibition by Jim Lamont

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Boulder field and peaks, Baffin Island. Jim Lamont. 50 by 75 cm. 2014. Photographic pigment print.Boulder field and peaks, Baffin Island. Jim Lamont. 50 by 75 cm. 2014. Photographic pigment print.

Mountains as sanctuaries. Artist in photography Jim Lamont makes this inviting proposition in a remarkable series of black and white prints on display at the Redwall Gallery. Lamont’s photographs are incantational.  As one walks from one print to the next along the gallery walls, one gets slowly drawn into the universe of the artist. Nothing comes up as a distraction, nothing pulls the mind away, visually or conceptually. And at the end of the visit, there is only one urge: to go back and look at the prints again. In... | Continue reading article

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Nimkii (Thunder) Experimental Indigenous Music: DJ Mad Eskimo

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Madeskimo. Photo by Christine Hamel.Madeskimo. Photo by Christine Hamel.

On Saturday night, the Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival will be showcasing experimental musicians from a variety of Aboriginal backgrounds, including Melody McKiver, Yuma Hester, Madeskimo and Rise Ashen + Cynthia Pitsiulak.  If you’re an avid fan of experimental music, it’s hard to miss the strong presence of a number of Aboriginal artists who have been at the forefront of creating new and exciting works of art.  While many Canadians are already familiar with A Tribe Called Red and Tanya Tagaq, there is a whole world of experimental artists... | Continue reading article

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Flying arrows with ‘marshmallow’ tips: Archery Tag comes to Ottawa

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All photos by Kenneth Ingram.  Left: Archery Tag co-founders Ramsay Jackson, Qi Hu, and Brian Seto. Right: Qi Hu demonstrates technique.All photos by Kenneth Ingram. Left: Archery Tag co-founders Ramsay Jackson, Qi Hu, and Brian Seto. Right: Qi Hu demonstrates technique.

Apt613 was invited to Archery Games, a new recreational facility that celebrates its grand opening in Ottawa this weekend. Inspired (in part) by dodgeball and paintball, the sport is guaranteed to make you sweat and won’t hurt if when you get hit. Standing outside an 8,000 square foot arena before game time, Ramsay Jackson focuses on a foam target in the distance as he shows how to load and shoot “marshmallow tipped” arrows. “Hold the bow with your non-dominant hand and avoid chicken wing arms,” he says, raising his elbow... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

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Still from Inuit High Kick, a short film that will be screened at UnMENtionables: Indigenous Masculinities at Club Saw on August 22, 2015.Still from Inuit High Kick, a short film that will be screened at UnMENtionables: Indigenous Masculinities at Club Saw on August 22, 2015.

Hey Ottawa! Don’t know about you but I am loving this heat. It looks like it’ll cool down a bit for the weekend – good news for all the outdoor events happening. Here’s the rundown. Arboretum Festival kicked off last night at St Alban’s Church and moves to Albert Island for the weekend. A fine mix of new music, local food vendors, cultural discussions and all-night parties under the stars, check out the full lineup. Also underway, is the Asinabka Festival screening award-winning Indigenous films from Canada and around the... | Continue reading article

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Apt613 Live for August 18, 2015

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Allison Brown and accompanist Uncle Dan Henshall. Photo courtesy of the artist.Allison Brown and accompanist Uncle Dan Henshall. Photo courtesy of the artist.

We interview and play music by Allison Brown, folk/country singer who is cruising through Ottawa this weekend. She’ll be at Avant Garde bar on Thursday, August 20 and Pressed on the 21st. We also briefly talk about #ARB2015 and some of their featured events. And, we feature Tudor Robins in Back Cover Blur. Have a listen: Catch Apt613 Live every Tuesday at 6pm on CHUO 89.1 FM.

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Apt613 Fellowship: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Tyrin

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Ottawa’s Compliments & Complaints Department is a featured column supported by the Apt613 Fellowship Program. The aim is to spotlight locals from different hoods of the capital, letting them celebrate this city and share their constructive criticisms. Name: Tyrin Kelly About: Tyrin is 18 years old. He works at Tim Horton’s and plays music. In September, he’ll study Journalism in university. Hood: I met up with Tyrin in Centretown, by the Herb & Spice. He was grabbing a bite to eat after his band practice. Check out his band, Weed Mom,... | Continue reading article

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Find out what Ottawa’s making at Makerspace North’s Open House

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Makerspace North will be marking its official opening this Saturday with what can only be described as a carnival for crafty-type people. Its open house will be a showcase for many of the multi-talented individuals that call Ottawa home and will feature activities and amusements for all ages. It’s a chance to see what cool companies will soon be causing a buzz in our city. From 10am to 4pm on the 22nd, the city’s maker community will be out in full force, filling the 19,000 square foot space within City... | Continue reading article

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