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Livia Belcea (left) attends an AquaMermaid class. All photos by Tristene Villanyi-Bokor.

Mermaid for a day

I’m not a very good swimmer. In fact, I’m a terrible swimmer. I’m afraid of the deep end, I’m very bad at holding my breath and I panic when I go a little deeper under water. Diving? Forget about it. But when the opportunity came for me to learn to swim like a mermaid, I […]

Baseballs. Photo by Kris Robinson on Flickr.

Let’s play ball!

Post by Jim Shortz. The Blackburn Men’s Fastball League is looking for a few good men. About 25 of them, to be specific. And, as it turns out, you don’t have to be any kind of superstar to get involved. The long-running local league for enthusiasts of a “friendly competitive” level of softball will hold […]

Photo by Danielle Williams

Axe throwing: Even more fun than running with scissors

Put on your plaid and channel your inner Mufferaw Joe because we are going to BATL (Backyard Axe Throwing League). BATL was started in founder Matt Wilson’s backyard in 2006 and quickly gained popularity around Toronto. Since then, it has exploded, and BATL locations can be found in eight cities across Canada, including one here […]

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Video of the Week: Football Journeys – #32COLINFALVEY

On the heels of Ottawa Fury FC’s historic 2-1 win against Minnesota yesterday, we bring you Football Journeys – #32ColinFalvey, a short documentary by our contributor Neil Dowling. “Irish footballer Colin Falvey talks about his journey as a professional player that has taken him to four different continents. Meanwhile his current team Ottawa Fury is on […]

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Write On Ottawa: Stories of courage in cancer fight

For almost two decades, the Ottawa-based Busting Out dragon boat team has been offering inspiration and hope to women who have survived breast cancer. While there is no age limit to join (members range in age from their mid-30s to early-80s), all team members must have completed cancer treatment, and also recovered sufficiently to be able […]

Fury fans. Photo by Steve Kingsman.

Win tickets to Fury FC’s home finale!

Fall is here, the hoodies are out, and Ottawa is starting to look like a Group of Seven painting (a Thomson though, not a Jackson.  Ugh).  Point is, it’s getting colder.  So what better way to warm up than by getting tickets to see the hottest team in Canada (Blue Jays): Ottawa Fury FC! Apt613 […]

Photo by Jordan Duff.

Foodie Friday: Making the Link – Sausages and Beer

Aren’t sausage puns the wurst? Beer and sausages: a perfect pairing. Below I’d like to call attention to two venues in Ottawa’s east end where you can indulge your palate with these two German delicacies. Beechwood’s newly opened Clarkstown Kitchen and Bar (formerly El Mason) has modernized the historical beer and sausage marriage and taken it […]

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