Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

       rss feed    Find me on facebook
Contest Sponsors:
OICF

What’s On This Weekend

This weekend in Ottawa:

The final free guided tours of the NAC take place on Friday – children welcome! The International Music and Dance Festival continues Friday and Saturday on the Sparks Street Mall; The Capital Pride Parade takes place on Sunday; There will be Dancing in the Street on Saturday at Bayshore Mall, and performers …

Continue reading What’s On This Weekend

What’s On This Weekend

Even though summer is quickly drawing to a close, I think this is the longest weekend update yet – in addition to a lot of recurring activities, there seems to be an abundance of interesting one-off activities to talk about this weekend!

This weekend in Ottawa:

Ottawa Greekfest continues this weekend with Family Day on Saturday; BOB …

Continue reading What’s On This Weekend

What’s On This Weekend

This weekend in Ottawa:

Shakespeare in the Park continues at a park near you - a Company of Fools is putting on Antony and Cleopatra (daily except Sundays); Special wading pool programming continues at the Ridgemont and McNabb wading pools on Friday (there are events at other wading pools during the week too; check the link for details); …

Continue reading What’s On This Weekend

Fortissimo!

Fortissimo has a very special place in my heart for a couple of reasons. When Hubby and I first moved to Ottawa shortly after we were married, I saw a poster for it at Place d’Acceuil, in Gatineau. If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you probably know that I love bagpipes. Fortissimo, with its …

Continue reading Fortissimo!

What’s On This Weekend

This weekend in Ottawa – busy, busy, busy!!

Shakespeare in the Park continues at a park near you - a Company of Fools is putting on Antony and Cleopatra (daily except Sundays); Special wading pool programming continues at the Iona wading pool on Friday (I should probably mention that there are events at other wading pools during the …

Continue reading What’s On This Weekend

Lunchtime Performing Arts Series – for kids!

We’re lucky to have four great parks within walking distance. B.G. and Bonhomme love them all, but they especially love the wading pool at McNabb Park and the the terrific splash pad at Memorial Park. Some days our most difficult decision is which of these nearby parks to go to! As if the mere presence of a …

Continue reading Lunchtime Performing Arts Series – for kids!

And now, a short musical interlude brought to you by Chamberfest

Last Thursday did not start out well.

Hubby is taking an online summer course and had a deadline Thursday evening, so he was on edge from the moment he woke up Thursday morning. B.G. was completely out of sorts after having spent an extra-long weekend with grandma (getting spoiled rotten) and then spending a few days in Montreal with me, visiting my sister. She was whiny and …

Continue reading And now, a short musical interlude brought to you by Chamberfest

The Ottawa Lumière Festival, and a Contest!

July 28th: Congrats Kim D.! You’re the first lumiere workshop winner.

July 30th: Congrats Nicole, you’ve won the second set of workshop passes.

Aug. 1st: Congrats Jan M. you’re the third workshop pass winner! I’ll be in touch shortly.

The 8th Annual Ottawa Lumière Festival runs from August 1st to the …

Continue reading The Ottawa Lumière Festival, and a Contest!

“Bored” is a Four-Letter Word

It may happen as early as the second day of summer break; it may not happen until mid-August, but if you’re the parent of a school-aged child you’ll probably hear these dreaded words at some point this summer: “I’m bored!”

As much as we hate to hear those words,we parents get bored of doing …

Continue reading “Bored” is a Four-Letter Word