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The Mayor’s Canada Celebration For Seniors

Jewel 98.5 is a proud sponsor of The Mayor’s Annual Canada Day Celebration for Seniors at The Aberdeen Pavilion.   Returning to the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park again this year, the sponsored event with Mayor Jim Watson, includes breakfast, served

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TD Ottawa Jazz Festival

  The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is back! From June 22-July 2, 2017 you’ll have a chance to experience some of the best musicians when they come to Ottawa!     The TD Ottawa Jazz Fest uses venues all over downtown

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Taste Of Ottawa-Gatineau – Topkapi Turkish Restaurant

  Every week, Jewel 98.5 will showcase a different restaurant from the Ottawa-Gatineau region that makes our area so unique.  Learn more about the restaurant’s history, specialties, and delicious menu items.   Plus we’ll give you a chance to taste their

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Ever Wanted To Fly In A Blimp? Here’s Your Chance!

Look up, way up… or look down, if you’re lucky enough! The Goodyear Blimp is coming to Ottawa this summer in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary! To mark the occasion, the company announced a contest on its website today, offering

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Canada Post Unveils Same Sex Marriage Stamp

Canada Post just unveiled a stamp commemorating the 2005 passage of the Civil Marriage Act, which made marriage equality the law throughout Canada. The unveiling ceremony took place in Toronto on Tuesday at a local centre that serves as a

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Ottawa’s Annual ‘Open House’ Is Happening Soon!

Doors Open Ottawa is happening again soon! Doors Open is a free annual ‘open house’ event that celebrates our community’s building heritage. Did you know the Nation’s Capital hosts the second-largest Doors Open architectural event in North America? During the first full weekend in

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ByWard Market ‘Inspiration Village’ Taking Shape

The city has installed 40 shipping containers on York Street in the ByWard Market, in preparation for an event space that will have free programming all summer. As part of Ottawa 2017, the city is creating a one-block “Inspiration Village,” with free

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Bank Of Canada Unveils A New Banknote For Canada 150

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance Ginette Petitpas Taylor unveiled a commemorative $10 bank note today, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation. It marks the first time an indigenous Canadian and a

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Ottawa Chosen For Another Exciting Red Bull Event

Red Bull is adding a stop in the Nation’s Capital to its 2017 Global Rallycross racing series this June, marking the first time one of the events has been held in Canada. The two-day race event on June 17th and 18th will

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Google Asks Canadian Students To Submit A Canada 150 Doodle Design

Calling all budding graphic designers and artists! Google is asking Canadian students to submit a design for a “Canada 150” banner that will sit at the top of the search engine home page on July 1st. Students from kindergarten to Grade 12

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Tiptoe Through Some Very Special Tulips

The official tulip of Canada’s 150th anniversary has been unveiled.  Thousands of  “Canada 150” tulips will be blooming across the National Capital Region this spring, and they are pretty spectacular!  The tulip’s elegant white bloom with red flames bears a striking resemblance to our maple

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