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[Video] Re-discover The Night And The Magic Of Light At Lumière 2019 Festival of Light!

The fairies and sprites will be gathering along the banks of the Rideau River this weekend at Stanley Park in New Edinburgh for the Lumière 2019 Festival of Light! The Lumière Festival, presented each year by the New Edinburgh Community

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[Video] Ottawa’s Greekfest Starts Today! Opa!

The Ottawa Greek Festival is an annual event that features live Greek music, traditional Greek dances, excellent Greek Cuisine, cooking demonstrations, Greek language lessons, craft and cultural exhibits, souvenirs, raffles, children’s activities, Church tours and ecclesiastical displays. The admission is

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Ottawa Ranks #3 On McLean’s List Of Cities & Towns With The Best Quality Of Life In Canada

Ottawa Mayor, Jim Watson, was quick to Tweet about this earlier today. Maclean’s Magazine has just unveiled a list of the top-25 cities and towns that offer the best quality of life in Canada, and the City of Ottawa was

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Ottawa’s Kite Festival To Fly High At Andrew Hayden Park

Ottawa’s Second Annual Kite Festival is happening this weekend! It’s an all-day family event at Andrew Hayden Park (3169 Carling Avenue, Nepean) on Saturday, July 13th, from 11 AM to 8 PM.   featuring: – A variety of kites for purchase

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A First! A Canada-Shaped Coin!

This proudly patriotic piece was inspired by Canada’s geography and it’s animal icons. The coin’s contour wraps around the edges of the colour-over-engraved map of Canada. The bird and mammal mascots that make up the design are uniquely suited to

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Museum Of Nature Marks 50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing With New Exhibit

The Canadian Museum of Nature is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing with an exciting “moon season” of exhibits and activities, ranging from a giant, suspended Moon, to a real moon rock. The most visible component of

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Foot Bridge Ahead Of Sked!

Well say what you want about the LRT and it’s schedule but one can take  pride in the fact that our footbridge is ahead of schedule and set to open this weekend. That’s right after months of being stopped by

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Another Sign Of Summer! The Changing Of The Guard Ceremony Starts This Sunday

On summer mornings, the lawn in front of Parliament’s Centre Block comes alive with sights and sounds of the impressive Changing of the Guard ceremony. The free event, which is modeled on the one in London, England, is a parade

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The Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival Starts Thursday

The Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival & Competition Pow Wow starts on Thursday at Vincent Massey Park, in Ottawa, and continues through Sunday. This year, the festival celebrates UN International Year of Indigenous Languages. The heart of the Festival is the

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This May Be The Last Summer To Enjoy Royal Swans On The Rideau

After more than 50 years, the Royal Swans may spend the rest of their days at Parc Safari, in Hemningford, Quebec. A new report coming to the city’s Community and Protective Services committee is asking council to consider gifting the

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Viva Italia! Ottawa’s Italian Week Festival Gets Underway Today!

Today marks the beginning of an annual festival that celebrates all that is Italian Art, Culture, food and history, for ten special days. Italian Week is back! The Ottawa Italian Week Festival was started in 1974 by St. Anthony’s Church

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Ottawa’s Gaby Dabrowski Continues Her Winning Ways At The French Open

Chalk up another doubles victory for Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski! She and her doubles partner, Xu Yifan, moved into the round of 8 at the French Open with a win earlier today. On Tuesday, she and her mixed doubles partner, Mate

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New Amazon Fulfillment Centre Looking To Fill 600 Jobs Locally

The new Amazon fulfillment centre, slated to open in the Ottawa-area, is looking to fill more than 600 full-time positions. Anyone interested in working at the facility on Boundary Road, in Carlsbad Springs, can apply online. In a statement, Varun

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Bring On The Burst Of Colour – It’s Tulip Festival Time!

The Tulip Festival was officially launched at noon today. For the next 3 weekends, bands will be playing along the boardwalk at Commissioners Park and Dow’s Lake for visitor’s enjoyment, along with the thousands of tulips. New this year, the

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Jane’s Walk Neighbourhood Walking Tours Are Happening This Weekend

Jane’s Walk is a festival of free neighbourhood walking tours that help put people in touch with their city, the things that happen around them, the built environment, the natural environment, and especially with each other. Jane’s Walks are named

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