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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 …

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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 …

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I heart Rideau Hall

I’ve been on vacation as of 4 pm Friday afternoon – yipeeeeee! I’ve got quite a line-up of vacation-worthy activites planned. In fact, probably more than we’ll actually be able to do. So in order to start my vacation off at a leisurely pace, we headed over to Rideau Hall yesterday to take in one of the free outdoor concerts.We decided that as long as …

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“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 …

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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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Free Summer Music*

*Sunshine and warm weather not guaranteed

As far as I’m concerned, the only thing better than hearing the NAC Orchestra perform is getting in for free. Don’t get me wrong, I think we should support the arts – some day I will have seasons tickets to the symphony. (Someday being when I have more time, more money, and kids who …

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Win Two Tickets to see the TorQ Percussion Quartet at Chamberfest!

Congrats Amanda – you’ve won the tickets to see TorQ at Chamberfest - I’ll be in touch shortly!

Ottawa Chamberfest takes place from July 23rd to August 5th at various Ottawa venues. This year’s lineup includes plenty of classical favorites, and a lot more. One of the great things about Chamberfest is that it …

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Win Four Canada Day Festival Ride Vouchers!

Everyone seems to love midway rides, so I’m really happy to have four Canada Day Festival ride vouchers to give away to one lucky winner! The Canada Day Festival will take place at Andrew Haydon Park from June 30th to July 4th. This year’s schedule isn’t up yet, but last year’s activities …

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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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