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Win 2 entries to Capital Vélo Fest’s “Tour la nuit”!

Last year I blogged about a new bicycle festival that took place in June - Capital Vélo Fest. I’m pleased to say that last year’s event was such a great success, this year’s festival has been expanded to a full weekend of fun!

Capital Vélo Fest 2012 will take place on Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd, …

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Running Off the Freshman Five

I started running in my second year of university. The freshman five had turned into the freshman fifteen, then creeped up to the freshman twenty. My “fat” pants were getting uncomfortably tight and I had no money for new clothes, let alone a gym membership, aerobics classes, or whatever the exercise trend was at the time. I remember …

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Win Two Tickets to The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

 

I’ve heard a lot about The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but I have to admit that I’ve never seen it. I’ve always avoided watching it on television, because I understand that seeing it in a theatre is quite the experience. I imagine that there’s no better time to see it than at Halloween, …

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A Night at the Improv

How does a fun night out with three friends sound? Last week I gave away two tickets to see Secrets of a Soccer Mom at Arts Court (won by Kate – congratulations!); this week I have four tickets to see My Summer Crush: An Improv Show to Fall For to give away!

The show …

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Win Two Tickets to See Secrets of a Soccer Mom !

I’ve seen the Arts Court building at 2 Daly Avenue a million times when walking near the Rideau Centre, but until I started Frugal Fun Ottawa I didn’t know what it housed. As I researched various events and activities happening in Ottawa, I kept coming across references to various art exhibits and performances …

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Ottawa Chamberfest: A New Contest, A New Idol

I’ve got a great contest on right now for two tickets to see Joe Trio Presents Joe Canada at Chamberfest; you can find all the contest details on my contest page.   

Have you heard about Chamberfest Idol? Chamberfest organizers are looking for new concert hosts to entertain audiences for several minutes before …

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Guest Blog over at LTO

I was a guest blogger over at Local Tourist Ottawa yesterday, blogging about the second activity to make it into my exclusive “Not frugal but worth it!” category, an Urban Quest that Hubby and I had the pleasure of participating in recently.  Please join me there!

About my “Not frugal but worth it!” category:

This category …

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Win Two Tickets to the Jazz Festival!

Ed. May 13th: Congrats Amanda, you’ve won the Jazz Festival tickets! I’ll be in touch shortly!

This year’s Jazz Festival will take place from June 23rd to July 3rd at Confederation Park, with additional venues including the National Arts Centre, the Rideau Centre, Mercury Lounge and Arc the Hotel. The concert lineup is incredible, …

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Have You Ever Flown a Squirrel?

My latest contest is up on the Frugal Fun Ottawa contest page. The winner of this latest contest will win a Squirrel model airplane for every child in one lucky classroom, thanks to Darcy Whyte, a local model airplane enthusiast.

I first came accross Darcy Whyte and his Squirrel model planes shortly after I started Frugal Fun Ottawa.  I discovered that …

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KidSportâ„¢ Ottawa

My husband is a middle school teacher who loves teaching gym and coaching various teams; he’s seen first-hand the wonderful effects that participating in sports has on kids. Getting kids involved in sports definitely improves their physical fitness, but it also does so much more! It raises their self-esteem, develops their leadership skills, teaches …

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