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Outdoor Rink Still Planned For Parliament Hill

The NHL’s bid to play hockey on Parliament Hill won’t be happening for a variety of reasons, but come December, you might still be able to perform a triple lutz on the ice-covered lawn facing the Peace Tower. Canadian Heritage

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Our Cup Runneth Over

The Grey Cup is making an early appearance in Ottawa this year and you can get your photo taken with the Cup at the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday, September 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. and check

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Ottawa 2017 Celebrations – By The Numbers

Here’s an update from Ottawa 2017, the bureau established to oversee Canada 150 celebrations across the National Capital Region. It’s a snapshot of attendance numbers at a variety of special events, hosted by the city. 300,000 – The number of

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Time For Some Estate Planning

As in Mackenzie King Estate up in Gatineau Park, one of my absolute favorite spots to visit which I honestly don’t do enough of.  Sure, we may live in a big city but it’s amazing how it’s only minutes away

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LongMa Is On The Prowl

  Two giant monsters are now among us.   La Machine makes its North American debut tonight as part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations featuring Kumo, a spider, and LongMa, a dragon horse   The creatures will roam the streets through

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It’s A Great Year To Be A Tourist In Your Own Backyard!

A number of Canada 150 events have already come and gone in the Nation’s Capital… but there’s much more to come! Starting tomorrow night, you can head down to Parliament Hill for a one-of-a-kind sound and light experience of Canadian

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Don’t Miss MOSAÏCANADA At Jacques Cartier Park

Jacques-Cartier Park is hosting one the biggest horticultural event in Canada, with MOSAÏCANADA, part of Gatineau’s Canada 150 celebrations. Mosaiculture is a spectacular horticultural technique that combines sculpture for the structure, adorned with all manor of plants and flowers to

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Canada D’Eh! Fest

Petrie Island is the place to be to celebrate our nation’s 150th anniversary.   Canada D’Eh! Fest offers a full weekend of family fun. The Kiwanis Club of Orléans and other community partners have put together a great weekend featuring three days

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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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Goodyear Blimp Confirmed For Canada Day!

The Goodyear Blimp is taking part in Canada Day celebrations in the Nation’s Capital on July 1st. As the country celebrates its 150th birthday, the blimp will provide live aerial coverage of Ottawa’s festivities and fireworks, offering breathtaking views of

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Timmies Special Canada Day Poutine Donut Only Available In The States

Tim Hortons has announced a range of menu items for Canada Day, on the occasion of our 150th birthday, that will only be available in the U.S. at select locations. You heard correctly. This might not be a bad thing,

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Spectacular Horticultural Event Starts Friday In Gatineau

Starting tomorrow, Jacques-Cartier Park will host one of the most impressive horticultural events in Canada, with MOSAÏCANADA 150/Gatineau 2017. Mosaiculture involves a spectacular horticultural technique that combines a variety of art forms, including dramatic sculptures for the structure, a palette

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Bono & The Edge Will Join In The Parliament Hill Celebrations On Canada Day

Word about our BIG ‘Canada 150’ party on July 1st seems to be getting out! Rock superstars Bono and The Edge from U2 will be performing a song on Parliament Hill on Canada Day during the early show, although it’s not

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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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Canada 150 Horticulture Exhibit Opens June 30th

Something pretty incredible is taking shape in Jacques-Cartier Park, and it’ll be open to the public in time for Canada Day. For 107 days starting June 30th, Jacques-Cartier Park will host the biggest horticultural event in Canada, with MOSAÏCANADA 150. The theme

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