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Atlantic University Pub Night: How I wish I was in Sherbrooke now

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Photo credit: Jeffrey Meyer Photographer.Photo credit: Jeffrey Meyer Photographer.

Many of the degrees hanging on the walls of our nation’s capital were minted in Atlantic Canada, I’ll tell ya right now. For the seventh year in a row, Ottawan alumni of the fine educational institutions to the East will congregate to celebrate all things Atlantic. I recently chatted with Jennifer Henderson, the event’s lead organizer, to explain what it’s all about. The event has the simple and noble goal of “welcoming alumni and friends from Atlantic Canadian universities. Our focus is on connecting friends and having a good time”.... | Continue reading article

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A Ravenswing 2013 retrospective

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Photo courtesy of Adria May on Flickr.Photo courtesy of Adria May on Flickr.

Ravenswing stands out as being one of the more interesting, fun, and accessible grassroots creative events in Ottawa. I went last Sunday, May 26, and there were zines, live music, as well as Do it Yourself (DIY) arts and crafts vendors offering quality stuff. The event had gotten bigger and more bustling than years past. The diversity of participants of all generations and interests, as well as a group of passionate and dedicated volunteers gave the event an incredible energy. “Ravenswing is a labour of love.” said co-Director Lauren Potosky,... | Continue reading article

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The Fringe Festival adds even more value with a free concert series

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Photo courtesy of Devan M from flickrPhoto courtesy of Devan M from flickr

Last week, details emerged for this year’s Fringe Festival, and what a festival it promises to be. This year, Ottawa’s biggest theatre festival will get even bigger, sporting 54 productions over its ten day run. Beginning on June 20th, fringe-goers will be treated to some of the most eclectic theatre out there, and for only ten bucks a ticket, it’s hard to resist spending a night or two enjoying the unpredictability and energy found at the Fringe. And this year, there’s even more reason to get down to Arts Court. In addition... | Continue reading article

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Tour de blogosphere: Running ultramarathons (and blogging) for charity

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Photo courtesy of Joe Rios, who is on the right holding the sign.Photo courtesy of Joe Rios, who is on the right holding the sign.

Joe Rios has come a very long way since becoming a runner more than three years ago – thousands and thousands of kilometres to be more precise. Back in 2009, Rios paid little attention to fitness, a problem given his family’s long history with diabetes. When a friend convinced him to register for the Ottawa Army Run half-marathon, however, he surprised himself by signing up. “I was inactive, I was asthmatic, I was overweight,” says Rios of his physical condition at the time. During an initial training run, he recalls, he... | Continue reading article

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Ottawa Velo Vogue raising funds with fashion

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Calling all fashion-forward cyclists! Our favourite bike blog Ottawa Velo Vogue (OVV) is raising money for Cycle Salvation tomorrow night at Kichesippi Beer Co and they want you to be there! Zara Ansar and Michelle President (of OVV) have been busy putting together Velo Vogue: A bicycle fashion show, which highlights the latest trends in clothing, accessories, and bikes (vintage and new) from local and international designers. The event is sure to be a fun time – what with China Doll playing host, great beer and tasty food, door prizes, a silent auction – and it’s... | Continue reading article

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Building on Dutch-Canadian relations with Enriched Bread Artists

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Enriched Bread Artists studios, Ottawa (Darlene Genoway) and Quartair, The Hague (Joyce Westrop)Enriched Bread Artists studios, Ottawa (Darlene Genoway) and Quartair, The Hague (Joyce Westrop)

Post by Tianmo Zhang Enriched Bread Artists is about experimentation. As one of the most prominent (and largest) artists-studio collectives in Ottawa, Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) strives to assert its relevance and dedication to both art and artists, while continuously challenging artistic and social exchange within the community and abroad. Tonight, EBA brings those qualities to light with the opening of Dutch Settlement, the first segment of a two-part exhibition project in collaborative exchange with artists from Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives of the Netherlands. Initiated by Ottawa curator and artist... | Continue reading article

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Fringe fave Countries Shaped Like Stars arrives at the Ottawa International Children’s Festival

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Photo courtesy of Micasa TheatrePhoto courtesy of Micasa Theatre

This week, thousands of children are getting the opportunity to explore their creative side at the Ottawa International Children’s Festival. We may not have that many readers in the 12 and under crowd (email and correct me if I’m wrong, kids), but there was one show in the festival program that struck us as pretty cool for kids of all ages: Mi Casa Theatre’s production of Countries Shaped Like Stars. If you’re a parent with any hipster credibility at all, you must take your kids to Countries Shaped Like Stars —... | Continue reading article

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Instagram real life with Mark Stephenson’s HipsterMonocle

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Photo courtesy of the artistPhoto courtesy of the artist

This week, Ottawa is welcoming some 150 delegates to the city for the Creative City Summit. The summit presents an opportunity for people who work in arts and culture across the country to come together and discuss some of their common challenges and goals. We thought that having a group of cultural thinkers in the city was a pretty good time to show off, so we’ve launched a special guide highlighting Ottawa’s artistic hot spots. One of the artist’s the city selected to create work for the summit was local... | Continue reading article

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Keep calm and game on: Ottawa International Game Conference puts the city on the map

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Photo by Angelo Failla on flickrPhoto by Angelo Failla on flickr

“A rising tide raises all ships.” It’s a phrase that Kyle McInnes — organizer of the  Ottawa International Game Conference (OIGC), currently running until May 31st at the Ottawa Convention Centre — used a few times during our interview, as a way to describe the rapid change occurring in Ottawa. In this context, the “rising tide” is Ottawa’s growth in becoming a major player in the gaming industry, and the “ships” are the industry itself, and all of its complex components. “Ottawa is changing into a major gaming hub”, says McInnes, who’s... | Continue reading article

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By Day By Night: Your guide to local happenings in Ottawa

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Design by Steve St. PierreDesign by Steve St. Pierre

It’s here, folks. The long-awaited, much anticipated By Day By Night guide… Brought to you by Apartment613. Developed in collaboration with our favourite local designer Steve St. Pierre, and through a partnership with the City of Ottawa for the Creative City Network of Canada 2013 Summit (starting tomorrow), By Day By Night is your source for innovative projects by artists and makers, as well as some of the galleries, shops, restaurants and cafés that make our city unique. We’ll be distributing copies over the next few days in various downtown locations (you can download a version... | Continue reading article

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