Oct
23
2:00 PM14:00

The Importance of Staying Socially Connected as You Age

Join the Council on Aging in Ottawa for this interactive discussion. We will define social isolation and loneliness, identify the benefits of social connections and explore ways you can connect socially and also provide you with resources to help you stay socially connected. Registration recommended but not required.

Wednesday October 23 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

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Oct
24
2:30 PM14:30

Visitor Visa Application

Learn about how to apply for a Visitor Visa, how to prepare documents, and how to extend your stay in Canada. Offered in partnership with the Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre. Registration recommended but not required.

Thursday October 24 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

 

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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Five Money Questions for Women Seminar

  • Ottawa Public Library - Ruth E. Dickinson branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Women and men can have differing considerations when it comes to long-term financial goals. For instance, because of a woman’s average longer life span, your needs may be significantly different from those of your spouse or others. Does your financial strategy fit your lifestyle and needs? Presented by Shannon Van Luven Financial Advisor. Registration recommended but not required. 

Thursday October 24 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

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Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Ultimate Aquatics Workshop @ Jock River Landing

City Stream Watch, the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority and the Ottawa Flyfishers Society are pairing up on October 26 for an exciting aquatic insect, fish and flyfishing workshop! The event will be held from 10:00AM – 2:00PM, however you can come and go as you please. The morning session will be reserved for the aquatic sciences/monitoring demonstrations, while the afternoon will focus on fishing and recreational practices.

From 10:00AM to 12:00PM participants will learn how to sample and identify fish and benthic macro-invertebrates. This portion will be of a “hands-on” nature and will be taught by Rideau Valley Conservation Authority staff. 

After lunch, the Ottawa Flyfishers Society will take over, providing fly casting demonstrations and pairing up with other participants for a little more “hands on” experience of a fishing nature.  Equipment will be provided.  This part of the program should run from about 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

The workshop will be carried out at the Jock River Landing, located just off Prince of Wales Dr/Lodge Rd (https://goo.gl/maps/j6SYn9VeL3bLSWAb6). Lunch and refreshments will be provided for the event. Given that this event tends to be quite popular, if you need to cancel please let us know right away to free up space for others on our waiting list.

Due to the nature of the program, we must limit the session to 30 people.  To avoid disappointment, please RSVP early by emailing citystreamwatch@rvca.ca. There will be a waiting list for those who email after signup is full, in case of cancellations. 

If you are interested in participating, please RSVP for chest waders

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Nov
6
6:45 PM18:45

Creative Writing Circle

Join friends and fellow community members to share your writing and listen to others. The Creative Writing Circle meets on the first Wednesday of every month and encourages creativity and fresh writing. Challenge your imagination and write away! Each participant presents their prepared piece of creative writing using the Word and/or Phrase of the Month. Each writer has eight minutes or less (up to 1000 words) to present their prose. Everyone welcome.

Registration recommended but not required.  1st floor program room. 

Word of the Week: Heat (July 3); Illusion (Aug 7); Jam (Sept 4); Keepsake (Oct 2); Letter (Nov 6); Music (Dec 4). 

Phrase of the Week:  Last but not least (July 3); For the most part (Aug 7); Sitting pretty (Sept 4); Beyond the pale (Oct 2); Present company excepted (Nov 6); Off the shelf (Dec 4).

Wednesday September 4, October 2, November 6 & December 4

6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

 

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Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Effective strategies for keeping your computer files safe

Whoa, Backup!

Think about everything that is on your computer; videos of the grandkids playing in a park, photos of your trip to Patagonia (lucky you!), tax records, emails… Now think about whether those files exist anywhere else. If the answer is no, you need to think about backup.  

You could lose data due to viruses, fire, theft, tornado, hard disk failure, making an unintended change to a file, or a wayward finger deleting a file rather than copying it. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will discuss various ways you can ensure your important data survives any catastrophe.  Registration Recommended.

Thursday November 7 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

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Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

My Audiobook Journey

My Audiobook Journey

Are you an author -- published or not -- who has considered recording your book to audio? Come learn the process of hiring a voice-over actor or recording it yourself. 

Patrice Lefebvre, local author, publisher, and narrator of Saying Yes: An International Love Story shares her learning curve and experience of recording and publishing her debut book to Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. Registration Recommended.

Thursday November 7 7:00 p.m. –  8:00 p.m.

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Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Elements of Writing Fiction

For local writers or self-published authors who want to make the leap to getting published and improve their creative writing.  Local author and editor Ian Thomas Shaw will examine the elements of writing fiction that will be of interest to publishers. 

•      The difference between literary fiction and genre fiction 

•      Read before you write - studying the style of winning writers

•      Figure out the basic setting and plot

•      Decide what point of view (POV) you want for your story 

•      Create a plot outline - Plot diagram or snowflake method

•      Create flawed characters and unique story ideas

•      Find and use beta readers to refine your novel

•      Use technology to clean up your manuscript

Local author Ian Thomas Shaw is a novelist and editor. He is also the founder of the Ottawa Review of Books and Deux Voiliers Publishing. His latest novel, Quill of the Dove, has been optioned for a TV limited series.

Thursday November 14, 2019 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

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Community Theatre for Ottawa South Presents The Importance of Being Earnest
Nov
15
to Nov 24

Community Theatre for Ottawa South Presents The Importance of Being Earnest

November 15th-24th 2019

The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde's comedies. It's bright and witty and it remains a favourite of modern audiences. The play tells the story of two bachelors, John 'Jack' Worthing and Algernon 'Algy' Moncrieff, who create fictional excuses to escape their conventional lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, inconveniently though enchantingly, claim to only love men called Ernest. The fellows struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure.

There will be 2 matineé performances, November 17th and 24th, two dinner theatre performances November 16th and 23rd, and two regular evening performances, November 15th and 22nd. Tickets go on sale October 1st, 2019.

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Nov
16
10:30 AM10:30

How to Take Better Vacation Photos

  • Ottawa Public Library - Ruth E. Dickinson branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your vacations through pictures. Learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to create a better picture that needs no captioning. Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Registration recommended but not required.

Saturday November 16 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

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Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

Tax and Bookkeeping Help for Small Business

Are you starting a small business?  Do you have questions about taxes and accounting?  Come to meet the Liaison Officer for Small Business, an accountant from the CRA, for a workshop that will answer your tax and accounting questions such as:

- possible business tax deductions

- your tax obligations

- how to avoid common errors that could end up costing time and money

- financial benchmarks for your industry or others like it

- bookkeeping concepts and best practices

The CRA Liaison Service can follow up with free in-person support and guidance to owners of small business that are not incorporated. Registration recommended but not required.

Thursday November 21 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

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Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Stocks the Nuts and Bolts

Starting the conversation with basic information to help investors evaluate if stocks fit into their overall strategy. Discuss common versus preferred stock, the role of dividends, different ways to own stocks. Presented by Shannon Van Luven Financial Advisor. Registration recommended but not required.

Wednesday November 27 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

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 Kellylee Evans Show
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Kellylee Evans Show

Juno Award winner Kellylee Evans is going to be shaking it up in “The Tick” at our next “Music on Main” show: Saturday, October 19, 8PM, at Music On Main, 5541 Manotick Main Street (Manotick United Church). As usual, I can reserve for you. With minimal advertising, tickets are already selling well. If you want to make it a date night, Babbos Cuccina, The Vault and The Mill Tavern offer discounts to concertgoers. Here’s some info. Hope to see you if it works for you.  

Info:

Her Voice: “a stunning crystalline voice, both powerful and emotive”  The Yukon Arts Centre

Her Most Recent CD, “Come On”: From the stirring soul-stomper “Come On” - which combines an effervescent Motown feel with traces of psychedelia – and the funky groove-a-liciousness of “Hands Up” to the string-and-horn-spiced magnetism of “Know His Worth,” the 10 songs of Come On find Kellylee at her most magically potent. Produced and co-written by Eric Legnini (Stefano Di Battista), this is post-romantic soul at its finest; a project of strong vision and great execution that signals the return of Kellylee Evans as a bold explorer and interpreter. It only gets better when you experience her live, in her element. Kellylee Evans’ time is nigh, and Come On is just the catalyst to get her there.

 

Accomplishments:

Thelonius Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition – 2004, 2nd place.[3]

Juno Awards of 2011, "Vocal Jazz Album of the Year"[4]

Canadian Smooth Jazz Award – 2007, "Female Vocalist of the Year"[14]

Barnes & Noble Discover New Artists (selected release – "Fight or Flight?", 2006)[15]

Toronto Independent Music Awards – nominee (2006)[16]

2007 Gemini Awards – Nominated, "Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series"[14][17]

Juno Awards of 2007 – Nominated, "Vocal Jazz Album of the Year"

Juno Awards of 2018 – Nominated “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year”

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Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Estate Planning

Join Diana Tebby from Mann Lawyers for an informative discussion on Estate Planning, learn about: 

•      Powers of Attorney (Property and Personal Care)

•      Living Wills, Advance Care directives and Medical Assistance in Dying

•      Digital Assets

•      Letters of Wishes

•      Duties of an Estate Trustee

•      Probate – what is it and when do you need it?

Registration recommended but not required.

Thursday October 17 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Prenatal Classes

Prenatal Class offered by Ottawa Public Health (OPH). A public health nurse will lead this mini-series of three small group sessions. Session 1. Birth Basics-Confidence & Comfort. Session 2: Breastfeeding Basics-Tips & Techniques. Session 3: Baby Basics-Preparing for Parenthood. Only 1 partner should register; but a supporting partner is welcome to attend without registration. 

Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

            September 3, 10 & 17     October 1, 8 & 15

            November 5, 12 & 19      December 3, 10 & 17

 

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Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Starting a Business

Learn what you need to consider when starting your business and what you need to do so that you can determine if your business idea is feasible. Invest Ottawa business advisors present this information-packed workshop to get you started in the right direction. Registration recommended but not required.

Thursday October 10 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

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Oct
9
1:30 PM13:30

Employment Assistance

  • 100 Malvern Drive Nepean, ON, K2J 4T2 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come meet one-on-one with an Employment Consultant to receive individual support with: career exploration, job search strategies, resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, labour market and training information, assistance with Second Career applications and referrals to other programs and services. Offered in partnership with Employment Ontario and YMCA-YWCA (National Capital Region). Drop-in or register by calling 613-580-2424 x30353.

Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

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Oct
9
10:00 AM10:00

Dickinson Reads Book Club

Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Dickinson Reads meets the second Wednesday of each month.

Drop-in.

Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

October 9 - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

November 13 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

December 11 - The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg

January 8 - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

 

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Oct
8
1:00 PM13:00

Candidate Meet & Greets

Open to all Ottawa-area voters, these events are opportunities to meet the candidates, hear about their platforms and to ask questions in a safe, non-partisan space.

Light refreshments will be available.

Tuesday October 8 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Ben Franklin Place, Council Chambers (101 Centrepointe Dr)

Featuring candidates from Carleton, Nepean, Ottawa West-Nepean and Kanata-Carleton

Hosted by the National Association of Federal Retirees, Ottawa Branch in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP).

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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Tree Planting & Monsquito Creek Walk

  • Boothfield Street (between Grand Tully Way & Wild Carrot Crescent - near St. Francis Xavier HS) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

TIME: 9:30 am to 12 pm

We have approximately 300 trees to plant. We are looking for 20- 30 volunteers.

The RVCA will provide the trees, shovels, tree mats, training. Volunteers would

need to bring work gloves and wear the appropriate footwear.

We will also be doing a CREEK WALK afterward and participants 14 years old
and up would be welcome to join us. The walk will focus on the section of creek
from Spratt going west behind Owls Cabin and Mud Creek streets. We’ll be
surveying the creek for stream health and identifying any areas that may need
help. Hip waders will be available for those who provide their shoe size in
advance.

Please contact J.D. Whall, Coordinator, Mosquito Creek Project

( mosquitocreek@riversidesouth.org ) or Bruce Lindsay, RSCA President

( president@riversidesouth.org ), if you are interested or have any questions.

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Oct
1
1:00 PM13:00

Candidate Meet & Greets

Open to all Ottawa-area voters, these events are opportunities to meet the candidates, hear about their platforms and to ask questions in a safe, non-partisan space.

Light refreshments will be available.

Tuesday October 1 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Shenkman Arts Centre, Lower Lobby (245 Centrum Blvd)

Featuring candidates from Orléans

 Hosted by the National Association of Federal Retirees, Ottawa Branch in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP).

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Sep
30
9:00 AM09:00

Invasive Species Removal (Yellow Iris) @ Hunt Club Creek

We will be removing invasive Yellow Iris from Hunt Club Creek. This event will be limited to 5 participants as it will be held in private property. This removal will be requiring some shovel work to remove the whole plant.

 

Meeting location: TBA
What to wear: Dress for the weather! Wear waterproof boots, long pants and a hat

What to bring: Feel free to bring your own gloves if you have a favorite but we will provide them; please bring your own water bottle

What we will provide: We will have drinking water to replenish empty bottles, some snacks, chest waders, shovels and gloves

 

If you are interested in participating, please RSVP, limited spots available

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Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

GLAD Clean up the Capital event @ Sawmill Creek (Towngate Plaza)

In support of GLAD Clean up the Capital event we will be conducting a cleanup in Sawmill Creek along the Towngate Shopping Plaza region. Participants will help to clean up garbage the stream and shorelines surrounding Sawmill Creek. There are several areas in the region that tend to accumulate garbage, and we will divide the group out across these locations. We will meet up in the South (back end) of the Towngate Parking lot for 9:00AM.

Parking: There is parking at the shopping plaza

Meeting location: We will be meeting at the south end of the parking lot behind the Produce Depot

What to wear: Dress for the weather! Wear waterproof boots, long pants and a hat

What to bring: Feel free to bring your own gloves if you have a favorite but we will provide them; please bring your own water bottle

What we will provide: We will have drinking water to replenish empty bottles, some snacks, chest waders, garbage bags and gloves

 

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Sep
26
1:00 PM13:00

Candidate Meet & Greets

Open to all Ottawa-area voters, these events are opportunities to meet the candidates, hear about their platforms and to ask questions in a safe, non-partisan space.

Light refreshments will be available.

Thursday September 26 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

RA Centre, Courtside A/B (2451 Riverside Drive)

Featuring candidates from Ottawa Centre, Ottawa South and Ottawa-Vanier

Hosted by the National Association of Federal Retirees, Ottawa Branch in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP).

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Community Corn Roast
Sep
21
3:00 PM15:00

Community Corn Roast

  • Nepean Woods Park and Ride on Strandherd Drive (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Councillor Meehan for a Community Corn Roast!

This is a great opportunity for all communities in the ward to come together, get to know their City Councillor, and each other!

Enjoy some corn, food, face painting, a bouncy castle, and other family friendly activities.

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CARLETON COMMUNITY BBQ
Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

CARLETON COMMUNITY BBQ

We will have entertainment, children’s activities, music, door prizes, and of course, lots and lots of food! My team and I will also be on hand to answer any questions you have. This is one of my favourite events because it gives me an opportunity to show everyone in Carleton how thankful I am to be your voice at Queen’s Park.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to join us.

Please feel free to share this event with everyone you know. Last year we had almost 1000 people show up and I’m looking forward to making my annual community BBQ bigger and better.

RSVP

RSVP not necessary, but it would be a big help! That way I can make sure we have enough food and refreshments for everyone attending.

I look forward to seeing you there!


GOLDIE GHAMARI, MPP

CARLETON

Here to Serve

613-838-4425
1-833-779-6821
goldie.ghamarico@pc.ola.org
goldiempp.ca

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Sep
18
9:00 AM09:00

Invasive Species Removal (Yellow Iris) @ Hunt Club Creek

We will be removing invasive Yellow Iris from Hunt Club Creek near the intersection of Riverside Drive. This removal will be requiring some shovel work to remove the whole plant.

 

Parking: There is road side parking at Rivergate Way

Meeting location: Rivergate Way
What to wear: 
Dress for the weather! Wear waterproof boots, long pants and a hat

What to bring: Feel free to bring your own gloves if you have a favorite but we will provide them; please bring your own water bottle

What we will provide: We will have drinking water to replenish empty bottles, some snacks, chest waders, shovels and gloves

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Findlay Creek Community Association Green Team  Community Clean Up!
Sep
14
9:30 AM09:30

Findlay Creek Community Association Green Team Community Clean Up!


It’s community cleanup time!  

Join the FCCA Green Team on this Saturday September 14th in Diamond Jubilee Park to clean up the neighbourhood!

Coffee, tea and muffins generously provided by W.O-Stinson!

 

Key Info

  • Saturday September 14th

  • Diamond Jubilee Park, 2810 Findlay Creek Drive

  • 9:30am - 11:00am

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Sep
9
6:30 PM18:30

Registration Night for 2317-30th FD Army Cadets

The Royal Canadian Army Cadets is a free program that runs during the school year. We teach numerous skills not taught in regular classrooms such as map and compass, survival techniques, and leadership training. Although distinctly operating in a military setting, what is taught easily translates to everyday life and our cadet corps is lucky to have access to a wonderful outdoor and indoor training space as well as excellent instructors all located at 307 DeNiverville Private in Ottawa.

Everything from the uniforms and regular training to the field trips, specialised training (marksmanship and biathlon teams) and summer camps are completely free of charge. This is important because it allows all youth access to special opportunities and knowledge regardless of their family budget.

https://www.2317artillerycadets.ca/

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CardioZone in the Park
Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

CardioZone in the Park

Kick it into full gear with this intense but fun cardio class that is never the same twice. We’ll work you hard but we promise you’ll leave energized!

This is a part of our FREE ParticipACTION community events in Riverside South this summer

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Aug
21
4:00 PM16:00

Free night at Canada's Agriculture and Food Museum

  • Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For two special days this summer, you and your family can enjoy free entry* to the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum — including the animal barns, exhibitions, and demo kitchen. Meet a rabbit, groom a calf or participate in an ice-cream making demonstration! Plus, you won't want to miss the chance to check out the Edible Futures exhibition; it won't be around for long.

Dates: 

  • Wednesday, July 24 (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

  • Wednesday, August 21 (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

*Please note that regular parking fees apply.

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