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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

Well Ottawa, summer is finally here and fun events are non-stop! All weekend The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival takes place this weekend at Mooney’s Bay, and there’s lots to enjoy! From family friendly activities to concerts Thursday, Friday and Saturday, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Another great summer staple kicks off […]

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Juxtaposing Time, Art & Culture: Our Masterpieces, Our Stories at the National Gallery of Canada

Greeted by bright blue walls, visitors who enter Our Masterpieces, Our Stories, the exhibition opened this month as part of the new Canadian and Indigenous Galleries, are struck with three noticeable changes: the open-concept exhibition design, the bold juxtapositioning of cultures and timelines, and a clear new focus on showcasing Indigenous art.

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Museum Preview: Canada Goose Arctic Gallery at Museum of Nature

A contemporary take on Canada’s Arctic, as seen through its rich natural diversity and connections to people, is ready to open June 21 at the Canadian Museum of Nature. The permanent Canada Goose Arctic Gallery represents the museum’s legacy project to the mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. Gallery Overview Upon entering the 8,000-sq.-ft. gallery, a unique […]

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The National Gallery of Canada undergoes a major transformation

On June 15, the National Gallery will open Canadian and Indigenous Art: From Time Immemorial to 1967. This represents the final stage of a complete changeover of its permanent Canadian galleries, with includes the contemporary galleries (Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present), and Photography in Canada, 1960 to 2000). It’s huge installation that includes some 800 work.

Foodie Friday: Heart & Crown turns 25, still gets carded

If you’ve ever visited the ByWard Market, you’re probably no stranger to the Heart & Crown Irish Pub. Established by two Irish immigrants, Larry Bradley and Pat Kelly, the pub gets its subtle charm from a not-so-subtle commitment to its roots. From the “snug rooms” to the the floor tile, to the bars made of Irish wood, there’s a clear intent on preserving the spirit and culture for anyone who has been to or yet to visit Ireland.

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