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Game Night

  

I love playing board games. Since Hubby is generally less than enthusiastic about this pastime, I’m thrilled that B.G. is now able to handle games that are a bit more complicated than Candyland. I’m hoping to pass on my love of board games to her, and groom a formidable opponent in the process! She’s getting really good at checkers, Guess Who? and Chutes …

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Ottawa Culture Days

A few weeks ago I noticed that the NAC was putting on a series of free events between Friday,September 30th and Sunday,October 2nd. They were listed as “Culture Days at the NAC”, and at the time I thought that was a title that the NAC had thought up. Then I got an event submission from the …

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Fun for Kids at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, and a Contest!

September 15th: Congratulations Paul and Virginia, you’ve each won one of the passes! I’ll be in touch shortly!

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), the largest event of its kind in North America, will take place from September 21 to 25 at various venues around town. In addition to a very impressive lineup of short films, …

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Win a Family Pass to Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo!

 

Wow, this summer is just flying by. Back to school ads and merchandise are everywhere. Doesn’t it feel like summer is winding down? Before we know it we’ll be sending the kids off on the bus…yikes!

Before we do that, how about squeezing in some more summer fun?

Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo has generously provided Frugal Fun …

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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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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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UrbanQuest Discount for Frugal Fans!

I’ve hinted in some recent blog posts that UrbanQuest.com would be offering Frugal Fun Ottawa Fans a special deal. Details have been finalized, websites have been updated, and I’m ready to reveal all!

UrbanQuest.com is offering Frugal Fun Ottawa fans a discount code, “frugalquest”, that will allow you to purchase any of their $19.99+tax …

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International Day for Monuments and Sites

Edited on December 3, 2011: The NCC has revamped their website and the links below no longer work, but you can find the NCC’s new public art page here.

Today is the International Day for Monuments and Sites. In the past, the NCC has organized guided walking along routes that visited various downtown monuments. This year they’ve …

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Stargazing and Earth Hour – A Great Combo!

I’ve mentioned before that I love it when frugal fun and learning collide.  Earth Hour provides a great opportunity for kids to learn about the the importance of saving energy; the Museum of Science and Technology is adding an extra dose of frugal fun to the mix by hosting a free stargazing party during Earth Hour this year.  Earth Hour …

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This is for the Birds!

The Great Backyard Bird Count is on this weekend, from Friday, February 18th to Monday, February 21st. This activity has captured my imagination – I just love it when learning, frugal fun, and the great outdoors collide!

The purpose of the GBBC is to create a snapshot of where birds are located across the …

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