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I still heart Rideau Hall…

…even in winter!

This past summer I blogged about all the great summer fun to be had at Rideau Hall. The fun continues in the winter with Rideau Hall’s historic outdoor skating rink, which is open to the public on weekends. And this weekend will be extra-special - a Winter Celebration will take place on Saturday from 12:30 …

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Fall Fun in Gatineau Park

Pink Lake – Gatineau Park by Christopher Policarpio. (Isn't this photo amazing? Gotta love Flickr's creative commons.)

Is it too early to start talking about the joys of showshoeing in Gatineau Park? It is? Ok then, I’ll stick to events that are a bit more seasonal. :)

The Visitor Centre in Gatineau Park offers …

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The best things in life are free…and close to home!

We’ve had a crazy, busy, terrific summer. (I realize that the crazy and busy parts are mostly due to my inability to sit still, and to my inability to say no – I’m working on both!) Things did slow down a bit at one point, and I was looking for something to do with B.G. that was simple …

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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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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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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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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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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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