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Canada Day at the Bank of Canada Museum

Canada Day on the Hill is fun, but you need a break. Drop into the Museum for family activities, trivia, crafts, photobooth and giveaways. There’s plenty to keep the kids busy and you can learn a thing or two taking our trivia challenge. Dry, cool and FREE! Open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. See our […]

Critter Jungle’s Summer PetFest

Pet lovers from across Ottawa! Critter Jungle and Friends welcome you and your pets to our brand new summer celebration on Saturday, June 8! Join us at the single largest event we’ve ever hosted in our 33 years! We’re proud to present you the faces behind some of our favourite, quality brands, and also bring […]

WWF Kids’ Run for Nature

World Wildlife Fund Canada’s Kids’ Run for Nature is a 1 kilometre (km), 3 km and 5 km fun run that gives kids the chance to get active in nature and raise funds for the conservation of the wildlife they care deeply about.

Shilo Riding Club Western Show

Looking for something fun and thrilling to do with the family? The Shilo Riding Club shows fit the bill. Come out and discover this incredible event that has been hiding in your backyard since 1971. You’ll see some really talented western riders [of all ages and skill levels] compete in some fast paced western gaming […]

Shaping Parenthood Community Resource Fair + Launch Event

After months of dreaming, planning, and collecting feedback from our communities, Kind Space and the Ten Oaks Project are launching a new project called Shaping Parenthood, a discussion group for 2SLGBTQ+ communities in Ottawa to explore and reflect on the possibilities, challenges, and appreciation of queering family-making and child-raising! Our hope is to support reflection […]

Babies, Business + Breakfast ‘How She Built It’: Spring 2019 Pop-Up Event

We believe parenthood and professional development don’t have to be mutually exclusive. People have families and they want to invest in themselves. It shouldn’t be an either/or situation and we are creating a community that welcomes primary caregivers AND their children to talk about business in a safe and welcoming space (coffee and croissants included!) […]

Opera Candy : The Gourmet Adventures of Hansel and Gretel

This delectable introduction to opera and lyrical singing is a treat for the eyes and ears! Once upon a time – so ti do mi fa! – there were two cheerful singers who wanted to tell the tale of Hansel and Gretel in music. Their mischievous pal tried to lend them a helping hand, but […]

Sound Stories – A Creative Concert for Children

With “Sound Stories” violist Kathryn Cobbler and violinist Mika Posen will take children on a live musical adventure. Weaving melodies, rhythms, sounds, and electronic effects into stories, this concert will allow audiences to join in the music-making experience through interactive activities. Following the performances, there will be a ‘string petting zoo’ allowing concert-goers to try […]

O’ Sweet Maple Vegan Brunch – Family Day

If you’re looking to have more vegan/plant-based options in the city, come support this event; Vegan Series Ottawa aims to bring more vegan options in local restaurants by partnering with different plant-based products suppliers and manufacturer. This is the first event of a series, and we’ll be approaching other restaurants around town with that success […]

Harbour Harvest

2019 Harbour Harvest breaking the ice for a good catch Ottawa – Drop In Sports will host their 4th annual recreational Ice Fishing Derby on family day weekend at the Nepean Sailing Club in Ottawa (3259 Carling Avenue) on Sunday February 17th from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Likely the most accessible and welcoming ice fishing event […]

My Furry Valentine Family Event

Looking for the “purr-fect” Valentine’s Day activity? Need some “puppy love” in your life? This February, love is in the air at the OHS. Come visit the shelter on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the annual My Furry Valentine Family Event. We welcome animal lovers big and small to share some unconditional love […]

Great Canadian Kilt Skate

The perfect event to nurture your inner Scot! Come to a skating party with a spirit of Scottish fun and fortitude wearing tartans and kilts.  And yes, people do wear their kilts! And skate!  The Kilt Skate was started in Ottawa, and the phenomenon is spreading and now includes North Glengarry, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, […]

Fringe Review: Miss Bruce’s War

80 minutes | Canadian, Family, Historical | G Don’t wait to get your tickets to the next performance of Miss Bruce’s War. Get them now. Really. I say this not just because there is only one more opportunity to see it, but also because it’s simply 80 minutes well spent. The play, written by Jean […]

Fringe Review: Alpha Delta 86

By Sandy Gibson 55 minutes | Clown, Comedy, Family | G Do you remember the first time you ate something you were hesitant to try but were greatly surprised by how good it tasted? For me, it was homemade guacamole with its odd combination of ingredients, greenish colour and the presence of the word “mole” […]