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This Week: May 24 to 30, 2012

This week in Ottawa:

Thursday is Taiwan Movie Night at the Ottawa Public Library’s Main Branch; The Taiwan Sublime Photo Exhibit continues at the Stittsville and Blackburn Hamlet branches of the Ottawa Public Library; The Ottawa Dressage Festival takes place Friday through Sunday at the Nepean National Equestrian Park – admission and parking are …

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This Week: May 17 to 23, 2012

This week in Ottawa:

The Taiwan Sublime Photo Exhibit continues at the Stittsville and Blackburn Hamlet branches of the Ottawa Public Library; Enjoy free admission to the Museum of Nature on Friday in honour of International Museums Day; The Currency Museum’s special exhibit, ComODDITY, will take place Friday through Monday; Participating Cineplex Theatres are offering …

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This Week: May 3 to 9, 2012

This week in Ottawa:

The Taiwan Sublime Photo Exhibit continues at the Stittsville Branch of the Ottawa Public Library; The Tulip Festival kicks off on Friday! Participating Cineplex Theatres are offering family favourites for $2.50/person – this Saturday’s movie is Short Circuit; Jane’s Walk takes place on Saturday and Sunday (if you’ve never participated, I highly …

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Win Four Ride Vouchers for the Victoria Day Festival!

Ed: Congrats Cari, you’ve won the ride vouchers! I hope you and your family have a great time. Thanks for all the terrific comments, I really got a kick out of reading them. I’ll have a contest for passes to the Canada Day Festival on my contest page starting on June 13th, so keep an eye …

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It’s a Boy Thing

Ed: Congrats Jenn, you’ve won the family pass! I’ll be in touch shortly!

At least it is in our house.

When B.G. was born, we were determined not to surround her with girly-girl toys or dress her in pink from head to toe every day. I remember coming home with a big yellow Tonka …

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I’m Giving Away a Tulip Festival Passport!

Tulipe by abdallahh (Flikr, creative commons)

When I think tulips, I think of vibrant color, sunshine, spring…

Of course, hoping for spring at this time of year is sometimes wishful thinking!

One of our family traditions is to go to the Tulip Festival to take family pictures among the tulips. Combine two young children with Ottawa’s unpredictable weather, and …

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Jane’s Walk

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about how Jane’s Walk was looking for walk leaders. Community experts have stepped up in a big way, and there are over 40 walks scheduled for this weekend. Though they all look really interesting, I’ve listed a few of my top picks:

Not Just A Pretty Space: Dominican …

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What’s On This Weekend

After yesterday’s crazy winds, I’m happy that the forecast for the weekend is calling for warm temperatures and (mostly) sunny skies. Here’s what’s free and frugal this weekend in Ottawa:

The Ottawa Art Gallery is hosting its last Art, Paper, Scissors Creative Sunday of the season (Sunday, 1-3 pm); The Ottawa International Writer’s Festival has some free events …

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Jane’s Walk

Every day on my walk home from work, I head up the hill on Bronson Street between Albert and Laurier, next to the old Ottawa Technical High School. If you’re familiar with the area, you’ve probably noticed the mural on the concrete retaining wall in the old school yard:

Ottawa Technical High School Playing Field 5 – Photo by Douglas …

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