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Holiday fun, and a contest!

Congrats to Shannon B., winner of the Skate & Movie Event tickets! There’s still time to enter my NAC Orchestra contest for tickets to a Family Adventure Series concert - the first draw for tickets to see The Mozart Experience will be held on January 3rd.

Ed. to add: I’ll be updating this post throughout …

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What’s On This Weekend

I can’t believe this is the last weekend before Christmas! I did 98% of my Christmas shopping in two hours on Thursday. I am a shopping super star! :)

This weekend in Ottawa:

Friday is family movie night at the Glebe Community Centre, with a free showing of The Polar Express at 7pm; Take …

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Christmas Bead Crafts

I’ve only recently discovered the incredible array of topics covered in YouTube videos. Neither my work computer nor our desktop at home are equipped with speakers; since I didn’t have volume I never really caught on to YouTube. Now that I have an iPad, I went searching for craft ideas – and boy, did I …

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What’s On This Weekend

This weekend in Ottawa – lots of Christmas fun!

Take in Christmas Lights Across Canada at Parliament Hill and other downtown locations; The Currency Museum is offering a new exhibit, Holiday Traditions Around the World; The Home for the Holidays celebration continues at Cumberland Heritage Village Museum Friday through Sunday (Almost Frugal); Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides and holiday choirs in the …

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Christmas 2.0

Christmas Star by brockvicky (Flickr Creative Commons)

Christmas is fast approaching, and I thought I’d share some great Christmas websites and videos that I’ve discovered over the years.

A few years ago I discovered Sympatico’s Magic Santa site. You’re asked to enter various details like your child’s name, age, province,and the toy they’d most like …

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What’s On This Weekend

Welcome to December - I so need to start my Christmas shopping…!

This weekend in and around Ottawa:

Take in Christmas Lights Across Canada at Parliament Hill and other downtown locations; Celebrate Christmas in Merrickville on Friday; The Light up the Village ceremony will take place at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum on Friday, and their Home for the Holidays celebration continues Friday through …

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Win a Family Four-Pack to see Disney Live!

I’ve had some great contests lately, and this one is no exception! Feld Entertainment has graciously provided Frugal Fun Ottawa with a family four-pack of tickets for Disney Live – Three Classic Fairy Tales to give away. For details on how to enter, please visit my contest page. Good luck!

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Win Four Tickets to Angel Square!

The Ottawa International Children’s Festival takes place every summer here in Ottawa, and last summer Festival organizers provided Frugal Fun Ottawa with tickets to Barbieri to give away. B.G. and I were also invited to take part in opening night, and we had such a good time that the Festival made it into …

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Win Four Tickets to see The Wind in the Willows

I’ll attribute the fact that I’ve never read The Wind in the Willows to my French-Canadian upbringing. I know it’s a classic first published in the early 1900′s, and as I did a bit of research for this blog post I noted that it’s been presented in many formats over the years, including …

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