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urbanfête: A Paper Party!

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 […]

Weekend roundup

So you’ve survived the crippling heat of this week’s soaring temperatures, and finally have enough energy again to actually move around without breaking into a sweat. What to do? If you discovered that your entire wardrobe was best suited for winter, head to the 3rd annual Love the Clothes, Hate the Cancer clothing swap. Or, […]

Ravenswings Craft and Zine Fair

The Ravensing Craft and Zine Fair has become an Ottawa Spring tradition. Every year, a group of eclectic artisans and artists converge on Minto Park (Elgin and Gilmour) to sell their wares, talk with other craftspeople and enjoy the (hopefully) beautiful weather. Don’t expect doilies and barbie doll toilet paper covers here; Ravenswing’s goods range […]

Weekend roundup

Hey Ottawans – it’s May Day weekend! While we may not celebrate by dancing around a large pole with ribbons, there are still many ways to mark this occasion (and be thankful you’re not living in Calgary – at least for today). Do you remember seeing large groups of people on the street at this […]

Ottawa Writers Fest: a novel idea! (Plus, free tickets!)

By long-time Ottawan Samantha Everts, who ended up out west for love but quickly came back to the city she truly adores. It’s that time of year again!  Yes, friends, April 22-27 is the time when dozens of brilliant writers crawl out of their offices and studies into the spotlight to answer their dear readers’ […]

Weekend round up

You’ve got your days filled with scavenging for treasures – but how to fill your evenings this weekend? Well, Hawksley is coming to the Bronson Centre if you’re interested. (And you should be!) And the next installment of the Blackbox Concert Series is on Sunday, featuring guitar virtuoso Don Ross. Giant Hand will be taking […]

Weekend round up

So this long weekend is feeling awfully like the May two-four weekend – summer-like weather, open patios, lots of sunshine… If you don’t have the usual May camping trips organized, however, you’ll be fine: there’s still plenty to do out and about in Ottawa. First off: Ottawa Roller Derby is hosting Roller Disco on Saturday […]

Weekend round up

It’s been a busy week here on the blog – we’ve been posting like mad and had some great meetings with contributors. So while some of us here might just want to kick back, eat sushi and play Perudo, for those of you hankering to go out on the town, there’s plenty to do this […]

Roadtrip makes a strong impression

The people behind Trustfund opened a new store on Feb. 27 with cheaper goods and smaller price tags. (We like). Roadtrip is located right next to the expanded Planet Coffee behind Librairie Le Soleil at 24b York St. The store is bigger, brighter and carries products similar in style to its up scale sibling featuring […]

Making Waves with Ripple Adventure

By Aneka Rao This year marked my first winter in Ottawa. I’d heard horror stories about the wet, bone-chilling cold and snow piled up above your head. Stay inside and hibernate, that was the advice I got. But four months is a long time to be cooped up, so in January, I signed up for […]

Weekend round up

So, in the interests of giving us all as much time to spend outside as possible (it’s supposed to be 10 above this weekend!), here’s your short and sweet weekend round up: Music! Babylon has two great nights (one and two) in store if you’re looking for a little dancy action. Especially exciting is GOOD2GO […]

Show Us Your .CA

Do you have a .ca website? Would you like your site to get more exposure? If so, get excited because the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has a great contest for you. CIRA is inviting all .CA website holders to make a short video explaining why their website is the best, awesomest, most useful thing on […]

Weekend Round Up

So we’ve had a lot of music posts this week, but only because this weekend has at least a dozen great opportunities for you to pick and choose from. If you’re in the mood for cooking up a delicious musical stew this weekend, start out with a bit of classical strings on Friday, add in […]

Adieu Winterlude! Pictures of the Urban Cozy Project

This year, Winterlude was gone faster then a snow bank in Vancouver (oh snap!). While we generally don’t cover the well-known festival (which hardly needs plugging from lowly bloggerati such as ourselves) we were happy to showcase Spins and Needles terrific public art project. The Urban Cozy Project gave a little homey charm to suckuary […]

Weekend round up

So it’s the last weekend of that winter festival, but if you’re hankering to stick to indoor activities this weekend, there are a few to keep you occupied. Sadly, we’ve heard the Owen Pallett shows at the Blacksheep are all sold out, but have no fear – other music options abound. Tonight’s show at Raw […]

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