Posts Tagged 'Local Events'

Hopeful Hearts’ “Once Upon a Fairytale”

Dress up as your favourite fairytale character for a good cause! Enjoy a local, fund raising event, while having fun cookie decorating, face painting, crafting, and playing games. Bring the family! Hopeful Hearts, an extra-special dog rescue charity, will be holding a fabulous event that everyone can enjoy. Tickets are $20 per child, while parents attend for free.

When: March 27th, 2011

Where: Ukranian Hall, 1000 Byron Avenue

For more information: Hopeful Hearts

If you have a few spare minutes, I encourage you to visit their website, and read about each dog they’ve rescued. Some stories are heartbreaking, but always hopeful. Mason, the Belgian Shepherd, Pip, Solo, and Taffey are all waiting to find a new and loving home! You’ll want to adopt them all!

More (Mostly Free) Family Fun in Ottawa!

What: The Good, The Bad, and The Fake: A Story of Money Gone Bad

Where: Currency Museum

When: January 11th through July 3rd

Cost: Free!

In a comic-strip format, the exhibition tells the story of Zoë and Dave—teenagers who find a bag of money in an alley. At first, they think they’re rich, but the money turns out to be counterfeit—just worthless paper. Throughout the exhibition, Zoë and Dave learn some valuable tips about how to use the many security features found on Canada’s paper money to help identify fake bills—a valuable skill to have as these teens enter the workforce.

If you’ve lived in Ottawa for many years, it’s easy to forget the many museums at our fingertips. However, the Currency Museum can fade into the shadow of larger, more high profile museums. There are so many interesting and fun exhibitions available at the Currency Museum! The entire family will be sure to enjoy a fresh and unique Canadian history lesson. Educational and entertaining. Always a handy combination!

What: Movies for Mommies

Where: Rainbow Cinema at St. Laurent Shopping Centre

When: Check Schedule

Cost: $8

Movies For Mommies is Canada’s Original Parent & Baby Event. We’ve just celebrated our 9th birthday of screening grown-up movies in a baby-friendly environment. All our movies run with reduced sound to protect the sensitivity of baby’s ears. All our theatres are equipped with change tables that have complimentary wipes and diapers. All theatre concessions have bottle warming for your convenience.

The sound at a regular movie can sometimes be quite loud. A Movies for Mommies event allows parents to bring their young children or infants knowing that the sound has been reduced for the safety of the youngsters in attendance. Not to mention, Rainbow Cinemas is very reasonably priced!

What: Organic Potluck sponsored by the Canadian Organic Growers

Where: Sandy Hill Community Centre

When: February 27th, March 27th, May 29th, June 26th

Cost: BYO Organic Dish

Gather for some great food, conversation and a documentary with other foodies. Bring the family (and some plates) and try a variety of organic dishes contributed by other members of the community. To participate, simply contact the organizers by e-mail or telephone (613-244-4000, ext. 2/

What: Stories Alive!

Where: The Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre

When: March 6th, April 3rd

Cost: Free!

Passionate about books? Each month, OYP Theatre School will host a story session. Snuggle and read with some of the wonderful artists who live and work in Ottawa, but rarely get to share their talent with children. These staged readings will incorporate puppets, music and more, giving families an experience they can relive time after time – through the magic of books!

What: Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind Open House

Where: Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind

When: June 30th

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind will host an Open House at our National Training Centre from 11am-3pm. Stop by for a tour, visit our kennels, meet our dogs, and watch training demonstrations. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Stay for lunch too with our fundraising barbecue.

What a lovely idea! Introduce your children to a wonderful cause and learn about dog training from an entirely new perspective. Who doesn’t love puppies!?


Bhat Boy Puzzle by Ravensburger

Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s has just received stock of Bhat Boy’s puzzle by Ravensburger! Bhat Boy will be featured as part of the Canadian Artist series. For more information, visit our site or one of our 5 Ottawa locations.

Bhat Boy, a well recognized Ottawa artist from The Glebe, has been creating art since he was fifteen. Ravensburger has selected Bhat Boy’s painting of a winter scene of the Rideau Canal in the Glebe as a feature 1000 piece puzzle. This painting was originally a commission piece for Aurthur Hodgins, owner of Patty’s Pub in Ottawa. Initially entitled “Warm for February”, Bhat Boy renamed it “Winter on the Rideau Canal” This beautiful puzzle will make a perfect gift for any who have lived or visited Ottawa and The Glebe.

Family Fun in Ottawa

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Are you struggling to find fun, family friendly events in Ottawa? Tired of going to the movies all the time? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to! After perusing the internet for local events in our Nation’s Capital, I compiled a list of interesting and unique parties, resources, and locations where families can go to have fun.

1. Pomme Party!

Being held at Billings Estate National Historic Site (on Pleasant Park), the Pomme Party is a great place to discover the many ways in which apples were used during the Pioneer days. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, too!

When: September 26th 2010

Time: 11 am- 4pm

Admission: $6 per person, $10 per pair, $15 for family

2. The Mud Oven

If you haven’t had the chance to check out The Mud Oven on Bank Street, I highly suggest you take an afternoon to visit this super crafty, unique little shop. Spend a couple of hours painting a plate, mug, or bowl, or create a hand print tile. A great alternative to the television.

Where: 1065 Bank Street @ Sunnyside

Cost: Prices vary depending on pottery piece selected

3. The 22nd Annual Wiggle Waggle Walkathon

A chance to raise money for Ottawa’s animals! It’s a great way to get some exercise, fresh air, and sunshine. You can choose to do either 5K or 2K, with or without your furry friend. Explore the Pet Pavillion Marketplace and enjoy a BBQ lunch.

Registration Costs: $25 for individuals and $40 for families

When: September 12th, 2010

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