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Attention craftsters: Get creative with CPAWS-OV and Wabi Sabi for Earth Day 2011

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Post by Allison The Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS-OV) is teaming up with Wabi Sabi to get crafty for Earth Day 2011. To raise awareness about wildlife and wilderness in Ontario (and the need to protect it!), CPAWS-OV and Wabi Sabi are inviting volunteers to knit, crochet, felt, sew, or weave some woodland critters and plants to create a nature scene for Wabi Sabi’s window display. The display will show off these creations from April 1-22 at Wabi Sabi (1078 Wellington St), and an... | Continue reading article

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The Lab: Inventing the perfect play at undercurrents

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Andrea Grant is a volunteer facilitator for The Lab, and she is looking forward to colLABorating with Apt613 readers before and in-between undercurrents shows. If you led a theatre company, how would you design the perfect play? Is it even possible to create such a “perfect play”? If so, how could you incorporate a whack load of toilet paper rolls? These are some of the questions that seeded the growth of The Lab – an interactive theatre project, taking place alongside the undercurrents theatre festival at the GCTC. Every evening... | Continue reading article

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Wed By Hand returns – plus, win free tickets!

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Head to the end of the post to discover how you and your sweetheart (or your best person) can win two free tickets to the Wed By Hand show! While the weather outside may crush any dreams of summer sunshine and fragrant bouquets, there’s a chance for a sneak preview of the summer wedding season to come on Feb. 6 down at the Glebe Community Centre. Wed By Hand, the DIY wedding show, has returned due to popular demand – and this year, they’re going bigger and better. Similar to... | Continue reading article

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Vote now for your favourite: the 72-hour film challenge

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If the Ottawa International Film Festival’s 72-Hour Film Challenge was a blog post, it might look a little somethin’ like this: “Hey, it’s Ryder!” proclaimed a voice in the nerd crowd at an Ottawa IT Fashion Week soirée. At the sound of his distinctive southern drawl, I jumped up immediately, surprised that my friend was home early from Taiwan. In my excitement, I sent a nearby display of hockey sticks crashing down on my lovely companion. Usually a well-behaved public relations film enthusiast, she screamed from the bottom of the... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: Things to do in Ottawa!

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Home reno fanatics, this is the weekend for you – start dreaming about those spring projects! If your humble abode is already pretty great (or your landlord wouldn’t look kindly on tearing down walls or building additions), you’ll also have plenty to keep you occupied… I know that many Centretowners have a fear of crossing bridges, but prove me wrong tonight, Ottawa! Head over to Hull to hear electronica master Steve Aoki. If you do feel like staying closer to home, you’ve also got a good option in The Golden... | Continue reading article

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B’ball + Parlovr = Awesomeness!

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This Friday, Carleton University Athletics is managing to merge two of my favourite things in one awesome night: rock’n'roll and basketball. The event, dubbed “Ravenspalooza Part Deux,” kicks off that evening with Montreal band Parlovr rocking The Fieldhouse, followed by the Ravens undefeated men’s basketball team taking on Laurentian in Alumni Hall. Alex Cooper from Parlovr shared his thoughts on the night, the year that’s been and the year to come. Apt613: How did the Carleton connection come about? Alex Cooper: Romy Nehme from Carleton saw us play in New... | Continue reading article

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Bode Spa for Men: We got the dirt on guys getting clean

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For Daniel Francoeur, owner of Bode Spa for Men, the biggest obstacle to his business isn’t competition, but stereotypes. Visiting a spa isn’t about cucumbers on the eyes and gossiping with your friends, regardless of what you’ve learned from Reese Witherspoon films or the epic saga of Carrie Bradshaw. It’s about fitness, hygiene, and health, and Francoeur wants to make “spa” a part of the male lexicon. Apartment613 visited Bode in Sandy Hill, and got the dirt on getting clean. Bode Spa for Men offers a range of services for... | Continue reading article

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Voting is now open in the Apps 4 Ottawa contest

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We all know that it’s just a matter of time until Skynet takes control of the city and makes us all slaves in the robot army. I tend to take the “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” approach… You now have an opportunity to embrace the growing role of machines in our lives with the apps 4 Ottawa contest at city hall. As part of its open data initiative, the city of Ottawa has been releasing sets of data in formats that allow machines to read it and developers... | Continue reading article

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Apt613 Guide to getting a bike on the cheap.

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Post by Dev Marr Picking your first bike (or simply a replacement bike) can be a daunting task. If I hadn’t had help from a friend I wouldn’t have known where to start. In fact, even if I had known where to start, having a friend come along to give a second opinion is always a good idea. Lets face it, bikes can be expensive. Even lower end ‘Walmart’ bikes can cost upwards of $200. If you’re a full time student like myself and fall into the category that I... | Continue reading article

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urbanfête: A Paper Party!

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To some people, this admission will come as no surprise: I love paper. Not your everyday white 90lb 8.5 x11, but paper – printed, patterned, textured paper. I learned this love of all things pulp from a dear friend, who is also one of the best card makers I’ve ever met. She was the one who stumbled across urbanfête, Ottawa’s newest paper store. Owned by two friends who finally found their paths cross in the same metropolis, urbanfête has it all – beautiful paper, invitation services and – hopefully! –... | Continue reading article

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