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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

Welcome to the first weekend in June. This weekend promises to be another great one, with a whole lot going on. There are art shows, comedy shows, a fashion show, and some great dance parties. Plus the Canada Dance Festival opens this Saturday. For more than 25 years, CDF has been presenting high quality dance […]

Magnetic North: Opera carnival comes to the Canal

[youtube][/youtube] Every once in a while, a really special show comes to Ottawa that just makes you go “wow”.  One such event is Fiamma!, an outdoor opera that is taking place on Sunday, June 7 at 9 pm on the shores of the Rideau Canal near the National War Memorial. Performed by Edmonton’s Mercury Opera, […]

Still from #OttawaIndieFilm, episode five: Roger D. Wilson.

Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa Indie Film, Episode Five

Today we bring you the fifth episode in Jith Paul’s series, Ottawa Indie Film. This installment features Roger D. Wilson. Roger’s films have screened at festivals across Canada. Roger describes himself as an experimental film scientist.  His films are infused with thematically-related techniques such as layering images, adding textures and hand processing and printing the […]

Through the Woods, by Emil Mateja. Photo from his website.

Ottawa Creatives: Emil Mateja

This June, Ottawa Creatives is looking at emerging artists in the city. This place is full of incredible talent and we hope this space is an opportunity for our readers to discover new artists. Additionally, if you think there is an amazing poet, musician, dj, or artist that we need to hear about, please email […]

Summer Reads

Librarian in Residence: Summer Reads for 2015

Jessica Green is a book addict and library card holder since the age of 3. She’s a librarian at the Ottawa Public Library and currently the Apartment613 Librarian-in-Residence, sharing a compendium of literary thoughts and tips. Now that summer is on its way, with the weather hopefully changing for the better, everyone starts thinking about […]

Pianist Alain Lefèvre gives a compelling performance of laureate Walter Boudreau's,
"Asylum Waltz", conducted by Boudreau himself. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Highlights from the GG Performing Arts Awards

Artes nos tenent et inspirant is the latin phrase emblazoned on the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award emblem which means, “the arts engage and inspire us”. It is the same wording inscribed on the medals given to each of the publically elected awardees each year since the GGPAA’s inception in 1992, an event set in […]


The oil dream may be over, but Canada’s future is not

Shortly after Prime Minister Stephen Harper assumed office in 2006, he laid out his vision of Canada as an energy superpower. In the eyes of the new Conservative government, Canada would use its massive supply of oil to grow the economy. Given the seemingly insatiable appetite for energy around the world, as well as increasing oil […]