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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 […]

An evening of singer-songwriter pop on a grand scale

Are your ears craving big, lush sounds, tired as they are from tiny speakers and lossy mp3s? Do you feel pangs of nostalgia for the days when concerts were “had to be there” experiences? Luckily, there’s a cure on offer at Southam Hall on Friday May 6 when the ever dapper Royal Wood and special […]

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

A musical afternoon in paradisum

The Capital Chamber Choir and the Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra teamed up to present a concert at St. Joseph’s Church on May 1 that felt like a church service set entirely to music. The title of the concert and the opening presentation by the Choir was In Paradisum, an Eriks Esenvalds composition which means “In […]

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 […]

Ramp season is in full swing

Ramps, also known as wild garlic, are one of the most prized foraged foods.  In Quebec, they’re somewhat of an obsession.  As a result, the plant has spent the last 20 years on the vulnerable species list, a fact that makes harvesting more than 50 bulbs illegal in that province.  But there’s gold in them […]

Belles Soeurs is an absolute home run

Les Belles Soeurs is Michel Tremblay’s most frequently produced and translated play.  Alive with caustic joual-speaking women its strong matriarchal themes fairly rocked Quebec society in the late 60’s. Tremblay ignited controversy with his use of low-brow dialect, mockery of the restrictive grip of the church and his straightforward presentation of disillusioned, pining working class […]

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