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Things get ‘Rio’ serious in Ottawa

Ahead of Tuesday’s ‘Road to Rio’ game at TD Place, Apt613 previews the game, and spoke with rising star fullback Kadeisha Buchanan. This Tuesday, June 7th, Christine Sinclair and the Canadian National Women’s Team will face Brazil (ranked 8th in the world), in the second of two games against the Olympic host nation. The two […]

Hello My Name Is… Nettle

Every Saturday, check in to find out WTF is in season and WTF to do with all that local goodness. This week, I set about gathering stinging nettle (or stinging metal as a certain Lastborn calls it).  Nettles are full of vitamins and because they are one of the first greens available each year, they […]

Canadian Brewing Awards – 613 represents!

The 14th Annual Canadian Brewing Awards and Conference was held May 26-28 in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. If you are unfamiliar with the competition, it is a nation-wide contest open to all breweries (and cideries) of any size to complete in a blind tasting over a variety of style categories. 40 Certified Beer Judges (BJCP) consider five […]

Registration open for DIY Audio Tech Workshop for Women

Soundboards can seem intimidating to many people who are less familiar with the world of audio tech. We’re used to watching sound technicians, often male, sitting alone in their booths at the back of a music venue, their fast hands sliding over the many complicated-looking dials and buttons of the soundboard like a wizard waving […]

Weekend Roundup: What to do?

After last weekend’s heat wave, I think it’s safe to say summer has arrived in our fair city. And with it comes a slew of festivals and other fun events. Enjoy! One of my favourite events takes place this weekend: Doors Open Ottawa gives you the chance to take a look inside some of the […]

Thar be treasure in that ocean, maties!

A Pirate Adventure is waiting for you on the Pirate ship at Mooney’s Bay, and no, it is not a mirage. The Pirate ship is a real, Transport Canada certified, functioning ship on which you can climb aboard and go on the pursuit of treasure. Pirate Adventures offers Pirate themed parties and activities for kids, […]

BRAIDS kick off banner year at Ritual this Saturday

Nearly one year after their celebrated show at Arboretum Festival, Montreal synth trio BRAIDS is returning to Ottawa. On Saturday June 4, they’ll be playing at Ritual, colloquially known as “Ottawa’s most cocktail-filled basement” (a title the Manx is currently contesting). In between the two shows, so much has happened to the band, one would be forgiven […]

The Wheelhouse talk zines ahead of Ottawa’s first zine fair

In my interview with Lee P, published earlier this week, I learned that the organizers of the Ottawa Zine Fair are pleased at the range of exhibitors eager to support the event. One such exhibitor is The Wheelhouse, a not-for-profit supporting resource based in Toronto. Amongst its activities, the organization serves as a distributor (‘distro’) for […]