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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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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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What’s On This Weekend

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day…!

This weekend in Ottawa:

The RCMP Sunset Ceremonies go on rain or shine. This event is one of my family’s favorites. Note though that the Skyhaws parachute team was only scheduled to perform during the Wednesday and Thursday shows. The Ottawa Jazz Festival is offering free …

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What’s On This Weekend

It’s the weekend! Saturday and Sunday should be sunny, perfect for all the outdoor fun happening in Ottawa this weekend:

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is at Mooney’s Bay; The Little Italy and Ferrari Festivals are on Preston Street; The Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival is now at LeBreton Flats; (I’ve blogged about these three great …

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One festival, two festivals, three festivals, free festivals!

There are three great festivals (all free!) taking place in Ottawa this weekend. All three take place from Friday the 17th to Sunday the 19th. Here are the highlights:

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

This festival takes place at Mooney’s Bay. The Dragon Boats may be the main attraction, but there is so much more going …

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Doors Open Ottawa

Doors Open Ottawa celebrates an impressive 10 years this weekend. The list of buidings open to the public is quite extensive. Last year I got to visit the Dominican College off Somerset Street, St. Luke’s Anglican Church, and the rooftop garden at the top of the C.D. Howe Building. Remember how cold and wet is …

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Ottawa’s Really Really Free Market

Did you know that once a year, Ottawa has a market where you can do your shopping for free? That’s right, no money changes hands. It’s called Ottawa’s Really Really Free Market, and it’s happening on Saturday, June 4th at the corner of Montreal Road and Begin Street in Vanier. Kelly Wilson, the Community Liaison …

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Capital Vélo Fest

Dick Louch is a retired Bell Canada employee and avid cyclist who would like to see more emphasis on cycling in Ottawa. Dick didn’t just sit around waiting for that to happen – he’s the driving force behind Ottawa’s only bicycle festival, Capital Vélo Fest, which will take place at Ottawa City Hall on Saturday,June 4th. One …

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Win Two Registrations for Ottawa’s First “Tour la nuit”

 

Ed: Congrats Stephan, you’ve won the Tour la nuit passes! I’ll be in touch shortly! Thanks to everyone who commented – I’m taking the plunge and I’m going to start biking to work. I’ll let you know how it goes!

I consider myself to …

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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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