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Foodie Friday: Sustainable eating gets a pulse

Three years ago, the United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses. To celebrate this initiative, the Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum has paired with Pulse Canada to showcase the versatile, healthful, yet oft-overlooked food group with Pulses: The Ideal Partner, an interactive travelling exhibition. Thursday, May 5 marked the Pulse Feast, where guests […]

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Children’s Fest launches with a bang

She Who Must Be Obeyed (but rarely is) blogs about food, travel and homeschooling five kids at travellargefamily. On May 24, you’ll find her dispensing travel tips at the Westboro Brainery. The 31st installment of the fabulous Ottawa Children’s Festival is kicking off.  Back in the day when I only had three kids, we used to […]

Horse Day 2015. Photo by Sandy Sharkey.

Saddle up for Ottawa Horse Day on June 4!

The first Saturday in June is Canada’s National Horse Day. Events across the country are organized to showcase, honour, explore and discover the world of horses. Horse Day is an Equine Canada initiative, Canada’s horse sport and horse welfare governing body. Horses have been an integral part of Canadian history, and through Horse Day, their […]

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Brew Donkey pays tribute to well crafted beer… labels?

Hintonburg Happening is a nine day event that celebrates Wellington West’s community of artists and businesses. Not only is this neighbourhood home to great brewers and craft-focused watering holes, it’s also the home of Brew Donkey, Ottawa’s favourite brewery tour provider. Owner Brad Campeau, is using this HH festival to launch a new educational series that focuses on […]

Photo by Robert Fairchild, from the Apt613 flickr pool

CycloFest: A celebration of cycling

With over 600 kilometers of bike paths in the National Capital Region, it’s easy to leave the car at home and hop on your bike. From the Rideau Canal to the Ottawa River Pathway and everything in between, Ottawa and Gatineau are great places for a ride. And how great is this? The cities of […]

Heather Lynn Song. All photos by Ming Wu.

Ming Wu Wednesday: May Day Party and Fundraiser.

On Saturday, April 30, 2016 Ming went to Club Saw for a May Day Party and Fundraiser. The event was presented by Solidarity Against Austerity and was raising funds for the Fight for $15 and Fairness. Toronto-based spoken work artist Radiyah Chowdhury hosted the night with performances by: Heather Lynn Song Just Voices Himig Masa Moonfruits

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Canada’s humanitarian agenda to be discussed in Ottawa

Guest Post by Julia Sanchez (President-CEO, Canadian Council for International Co-operation) Ottawa cares. From the Syrian refugee crisis to sustainable local development, Ottawans are committed to engaging responsibly and proactively with global issues and as global citizens. And amidst such great global humanitarian need, there is no better place or time than this to think […]

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Join us for #Grow613 Day

The region we live in is incredible for food—we can find local vegetables, eggs, fruit, honey, grains, microgreens and so much more practically in our backyards. The local farmers and growers that provide Ottawa with all of this fresh, local produce is a very long list. When you add in the food makers—those chefs and […]

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