Events in Ottawa: April 7 to 9, 2017

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I. Family & Kids Activities this Weekend in Ottawa

1. Harlem Globetrotters

With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family creating memories that will last a lifetime.  Details

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Friday, April 07, 2017 | 7:00 PM

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Canadian Tire Centre – 1000 Palladium Drive, Kanata

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$11 – $130

 

2. KinderNACO

Featuring ensembles of the NAC Orchestra (KinderNACO). Drums, cymbals, timpani, marimbas, xylophones, and an inexhaustible supply of “toys” – these are all part of the percussion section of the orchestra. From Bach to Rock, let Bangers & Smash show you all the sounds and colours percussion instruments can produce!  Details

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Saturday, April 08, 2017 | 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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Richcraft Theatre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Ottawa

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$15 to $20

 

3. Sugar LumberFest

The horticulture building at Lansdowne will be transformed into a huge urban sugar shack. Reserve your seat for one of four sittings and come indulge on a non-traditional gourmet menu prepared by rituel’s chef jean-philippe ménard. Come test your lumberjack abilities with an axe throwing, log sawing and log throwing competition. In total, 7 stations will be available to help you embrace your inner-lumberjack side. A kids’ competition is also planned with challenges for children 12-years old and under.  Details

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Saturday, April 08, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Outdoor festivities begin at 11 AM

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Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park – 1015 Bank Street, Ottawa

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$18 – $49

 

4. Hoppy Easter at the OHS

There are no egg-scuses this year for missing A Hoppy Easter at the OHS! Hip hop your way to the shelter for some free family fun. Easter themed activities and treats will include egg races, Easter Bunny visits and photos, scavenger hunt, OHS Auxiliary craft and bake sale, Easter-themed crafts and activities, and Sweet Easter Cupcakes.  Details

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Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

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Ottawa Humane Society, 245 West Hunt Club Rd.
Ottawa

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 Free

 

5. Stanley’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Children and adults alike delight in meeting the Easter Bunny’s Helpers and helping them find their lost eggs!  Pile aboard the wagon for a ride out to the Sugarbush. Hunt through the bush in search of the Easter bunny’s lost eggs, and add them to your basket. Soon we’ll dump them all into the Bunny’s Giant Basket and head back to visit the baby animals in the barn. Family fun for all – and each child leaves with something special!  Details

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April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 2017

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Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm, 2452 York’s Corners Road
Edwards

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 $5.25 to $7.75 – Tickets

II. Live Music

1. Concerts on Weekedays

Ottawa Symphony Orchestra  Details

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Monday, April 03, 2017 | 8:00 PM @ National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin St, Ottawa

 

Hank Williams: The Lonesome Tour: Starring Jason Petty  Details

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Monday, April 03, 2017 | 7:00 PM @ Algonquin Commons Theatre, Ottawa

 

The King Is Back  Details

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017 | 8:00 PM @ NAC Southam Hall, National Arts Centre – 53 Elgin St, Ottawa

 

Said The Whale  Details

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017 | 7:45 PM @ Bronson Centre Theatre, Ottawa

 

2. From Paris to Broadway

NAC Orchestra Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly takes you on a musical journey with old and new from the French music halls and artists who have inspired the world for decades, to the biggest and brightest Broadway show tunes.Details

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April 6 – 8, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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NAC Southam Hall – National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin St, Ottawa

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$15 – $99

 

3. Frank D’angelo & His 15 Piece Band

Get ready for a night to remember with an evening of extraordinary music and entertainment with one of Canada’s great R&B singers. Frank d’Angelo with his dynamic voice and music will have you sing and dancing to infectious hit songs influenced from the sounds of 60s-70s and 80s. Singer, song-writer, actor and tv personality, Frank d’Angelo will have you screaming for more!  Details

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Friday, April 07, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Theatre du Casino du Lac-Leamy – 1 Blvd du Casino, Gatineau

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 $39.95

 

4. John K. Samson & The Winter Wheat

John K. Samson’s new full-length album, Winter Wheat,is a sprawling, masterful and timely work by a writer at the peak of his powers. The spare and thoughtful arrangements also feature Greg Smith of The Weakerthans on electric bass, Ashley Au on double and electric bass, Leanne Zacharias on cello, and Shotgun Jimmie on electric guitar.. Details

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Friday, April 07, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Bronson Centre Theatre – 211 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa

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$20.00

 

5. A Night with Sinatra and Friends

Annerin Productions, producers of Rain, Let It Be and The Pink Floyd Experience, are proud to present A Night with Sinatra and Friends. Fresh off a western Canadian tour, including a sold out show at Edmonton’s Winspear Centre, Rick Michel and Jeff Parry Promotions return again to wow audiences with A Night with Sinatra and Friends. Anchored by Sinatra’s biggest hits like “Come Fly with Me”, “My Way”, “Strangers in the Night” and “New York, New York”, A Night with Sinatra re-imagines the variety show by bringing the biggest personalities of a generation to life to share the stage with Frank once again. The best part? Everyone is played by master impressionist Rick Michel, without him ever leaving the stage. Details

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Friday, April 07, 2017 | 8:30 PM

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Centrepointe Theatre, Ottawa

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$60.50 – $76.50

 

6. Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers

Performing everything from expressive poetry to frenetic gypsy anthems, Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers has already gained a following in more than a dozen countries around the world. Pulling off poetic ballads through rough bar-room stomps, the group plays a wide variety of instruments that combine acoustic sounds from a breadth of cultural traditions, amplified by call-and-response choruses that will have you singing along to their effusive music all night long. Details

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Friday, April 07, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Harold Shenkman Hall, Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa

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$38.00

 

7. Celtic Legends

Celtic Legends brings you 100% live traditional Irish dance, music and song. The show was created by a small team of young talents with a huge reputation for their Irish music and dance. The music is traditional at its raw and unique base uniting some of Irelands most loved national instruments, the fiddle driving frenetic reels, the Bodhran beating out the driving rhythms of the band, the plaintive Uileann pipes calling back with beautiful and haunting slow airs.  Details

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Saturday, April 08, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Theatre du Casino du Lac-Leamy – 1 Blvd du Casino, Gatineau

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$49.45 – $78.2

 

8. Lisa LeBlanc

Lisa LeBlanc, with Jonathan Becker and the North Fields. A true show-woman, Lisa LeBlanc has already played over 400 shows across Canada and Europe. With her always is her energy, her love for life, her charisma, her sincerity and, of course, her beautiful voice and her music. Her goal is pretty simple: to sing and perform as often as possible! possible!  Details

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Saturday, April 08, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Zaphod Beeblebrox – 27 York St., Ottawa

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$29.50

 

9. Vimy – A Commemoration in Words and Music

The evening will appeal to an audience of music lovers, history enthusiasts and all Canadians, alike. Vimy – A Commemoration in Words and Music will be emceed by celebrated CBC personality Lucy Van Oldenbarneveld, internationally renowned Canadian historian, Margaret MacMillian, will be speaking, while the main focus of the the evening will feature Canadian composer, Andrew Ager’s, The Unknown Soldier. This original oratory, presented by a combined choir with baritone soloist, Gary Dahl, and orchestra, under the direction of Andrew Ager, is an enlightened musical masterpiece. This one hour and ten minute presentation includes select readings from letters written by soldiers of the Great War. Details

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Sunday, April 9,  2017 | 7:00 PM

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Canadian War Museum Lebreton Gallery, Ottawa

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Adults: $30; Students: $20; Children Under 12: $1

 

10. Scott Requiem

Join the Choir of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church and the Strings of St John’s for this Easter-time performance of a Requiem by American composer K. Lee Scott. Details

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Sunday, April 9,  2017 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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St John’s Anglican Church, 154 Somerset St W, Ottawa

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$5 to $15

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

1. Vigilante

A raucous, wall-of-sound rock opera, Vigilante tells the explosive true tale of a ruthless Irish immigrant family and an entire town bent on revenge. Based on the unsolved 1880 massacre of Ontario’s notorious Donnelly family, Vigilante is a stomping, swaggering and compulsively watchable story about frontier justice. This outlaw offspring of Sweeney Todd and The Threepenny Opera walks the razor’s edge – aggressively inventive, visually stunning and absolutely electrifying. Vigilante marks the return of Edmonton’s astonishing Catalyst Theatre (Nevermore), following major tours to London and New York.  Details

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March 29 – April 15, 2017

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NAC Theatre, National Arts Centre – 53 Elgin St, Ottawa

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$25.00 – $75.00 + charges

 

2. Marion Associates

Three women in their thirties come “home” to the East Coast to be with their dying mother. Each in their own way tries to deal with the painful loneliness brought about by the lives they have chosen for themselves. The three women are a curious, troubled bunch. Agnes, whose hand is rarely without a drink, fled their rural Canadian home to make her way as an actor in Toronto; she’s brought her personal theatrics with her on this trip home. Theresa is a nun who farms with her convent; a sliver of doubt has entered her life. And then there’s Louise, who has all but retreated from adult life in favour of disappearing into the world of soap operas and serials.  Details

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March 22 – April 8, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Avenue
Ottawa

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Adult – $27 , Senior (60+) – $24; Student – $12

 

3. The Melville Boys

This classic Canadian comedy by Norm Foster explores sibling rivalry and resentment as well as themes of love, loyalty, and compassion. Two brothers, Owen and Lee Melville, arrive at the family lakeside cabin toting beer and anticipating nothing more strenuous than a relaxing weekend of fishing. However, the arrival of two sisters, Loretta and Mary, throws their plans out of whack. The women spend the night and are the catalysts to a tender, unsentimental, and often hilarious look at what happens when four lives in transition touch common ground.  Details

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March 28-April 1 & April 4-8, 2017

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Kanata Theatre, 1 Ron Maslin Way
Kanata

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$20.00

 

4. American Heretics Comedy Tour

Equal parts stand-up and philosophy, the American Heretic Comedy Tour features the collective talent of Tom Simmons, Stewart Huff and Jay Whitecotton. While separately they’ve been featured by the likes of NPR, Comedy Central, HBO, The Wall Street Journal, FOX and Hulu – together they are forming one of the most powerful comedy tours of 2017.  Details

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April 6 to 9, 2017

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Yuk Yuks Ottawa, 292 Elgin Street

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$12.39 to $17.70

 

5. Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy

Superstar comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will reunite on the “We’ve Been Thinking” tour to bring an unforgettable night of comedy across the United States. During this momentous event, both comedians will deliver a laughter-packed evening of all new material before they come together on stage for an uproarious encore you won’t want to miss!  Details

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Thursday, April 06, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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Canadian Tire Centre – 1000 Palladium Drive, Kanata

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$69.50

 

6. PLAN B

Negotiations did not go as planned last night? Afraid you made a mistake in your intergovernmental relations and there may now be unexpected developments? Don’t worry you can always try “Plan B” the next day for some relief!  After all, what can be more fun than seeing how Federal/Provincial negotiations are “made”?  Details

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March 31 to April 8, 2017

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The Gladstone Theatre, 910 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa

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$18 to $20.00

 

7. Fiddler on the Roof

GNAG Community Theatre proudly presents a heart-warming and memorable experience, as they recreate Anatevka and its life 100 years ago. Details

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April 5 to 9, 2017

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Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue, Ottawa

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$15 to $25

 

8. Fringe Encore Double Bill

An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein & The Root of All Squares. Details

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April 6 to 8, 2017

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Arts Court Theatre, Ottawa

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$15–$25

 

9. Compagnie Virginie Brunelle

Virginie Brunelle is an exciting young choreographer at the forefront of the Montreal dance scene. With this new creation, she offers a poetic work that is sometimes romantic, sometimes crude, but always informed by her ongoing investigation of human relations. Here, she explores our connection to each other, a link that can never be truly broken, one that leaves behind traces, residue, a memory. Details

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April 6 – 8, 2017 | 08:00 PM

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NAC Studio, National Arts Centre – 53 Elgin St, Ottawa

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$31 + charges

IV. Sports,  & Related events

Ottawa Senators 

vs. New York Rangers

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 12:30 PM

Canadian Tire Centre, Kanata

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V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Originals Spring Craft Sale

Originals – The Spring Craft Sale is Ottawa’s most unique spring shopping event, bringing together the very best handmade talent, from all across Canada to the Nation’s Capital, for four unforgettable days. Details

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Thursday, April 06 to Sunday, April 09, 2017

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EY Centre – 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa

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$7.00 general admission
FREE for ages 17 & under

 

2. Spring Artisan Craft Fair

Fantasea Spring Artisan Fair 2017 welcomes Artists of all kinds creations in Jewellery, Artworks, Knitted & Crocheted items, Gastronomic delights, Fashion and Clothing design, Gardening products, Musicians, and company reps selling their wares in cooking, health & beauty.
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Saturday, April 8 & Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 9:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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All Saints Ottawa, 10 Blackburn Ave., Ottawa

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Free

 

3. Neighbourhood Arts 150 Official Launch

Discover twelve of Ottawa’s inspiring artists and arts groups and their community partners from all corners of Ottawa who are joining together to celebrate what it means to be Canadian in 2017!   Details

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Friday, April 07, 2017 | 07:00 PM

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 Innovation Center, 7 Bayview Rd., Ottawa

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Free

 

4. Ottawa Wedding Show

Learn about the latest trends for wedding fashion, food, and decor…Taste the very best in fine catering and wedding cake creations…Explore the region’s most unique event venues and exotic honeymoon destinations…Details

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April 8 & 9, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa

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$15

  

5. National Women’s Show

Shop ‘til you drop at over 250 exhibits and find the best selection of the newest products and services to hit the market for women! Find products and services you can’t find anywhere else! Details

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Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Shaw Centre,
55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

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$12. Children 12 & under are free.

 

6. Forever Sevdah

Come and join us for a view into the richness of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s diverse cultural heritage through its music, poetry, dance and cuisine. Details

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Saturday, April 08, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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Centrepointe Studio Theatre, Ottawa

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$25

 

7. Irish Céilí

Have some good fun with live music, cheap drinks, and friendly faces. No partner and no experience necessary. Intermission features local artistic talent. Details

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Saturday, April 8,  2017 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Blessed Sacrament Church Hall
194 Fourth Avenue, Ottawa

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$5 to $15

 

8. Other Events

1. To the Ends of the Earth Screening

SolarShare is pleased to present this incredible documentary which examines the rise of extreme energy extraction in Canada and its impact on the environment, economy and local communities. The fossil fuel industry’s intensive hunt for unconventional non-renewables, including Arctic drilling and shale gas fracking, also gives rise to a formidable array of scientists, authors and activists who envision a post-growth economic future premised on co-operation, social justice and ecological stewardship. Details 

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Tuesday April 4th from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM @ Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa | $8 student $10 adult

2. The TD Place Job Fair:

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Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 09:00 AM TD Place, 1015 Bank Street, Ottawa

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