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Free Outdoor Movie Nights in Ottawa

| June 23, 2016 | 9 Comments
Free Outdoor Movie Nights in Ottawa

Free Outdoor Movie Nights in Ottawa How awesome is it to find an event that will help create fun family bonding and lasting memories? Even Better? It’s FREE! Round up family, friends, neighbours and co-workers. Arrive early, stake out your section of sand or grass. Bring a picnic, a blanket and a lawn chair, movies […]

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21 Summer Family Fun Events and Activities in Ottawa

| June 16, 2016 | 3 Comments
21 Summer Family Fun Events and Activities in Ottawa

  Summer is here! With the warmer weather finally arriving, more festivals and activities are being held all over the City of Ottawa and its surrounding areas for families to be a part of. Here is a list of summer family fun events and activities in Ottawa for you and your family to attend and […]

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Star-Studded 2016 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala

| June 15, 2016 | 5 Comments
Star-Studded 2016 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala

   2016 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards are Canada’s most prestigious honour in the performing arts. Created in 1992 by the Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn (1934-2002), then Governor General of Canada, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards recognize Canada’s most accomplished performing artists.       Each year, Governor […]

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The Great Canadian Lemonade Standemonium on June4! #lemonade2016

| June 1, 2016 | 5 Comments
The Great Canadian Lemonade Standemonium on June4! #lemonade2016

  Local kids have taken the initiative to help local families who are facing cancer – and they are doing it one glass of lemonade at a time! The Great Canadian Lemonade Standemonium began three years ago, when local Ottawa kids sparked a lemonade movement. In three years, kids across the region have joined in […]

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Explore Buildings and Architecture for Free at Doors Open Ottawa on June 4 and 5

| June 1, 2016 | 3 Comments
Explore Buildings and Architecture for Free at Doors Open Ottawa on June 4 and 5

2016 Doors Open Ottawa  Gain access to the city’s most architecturally, historically, and functionally interesting buildings, many of which are not normally open to the public.  This year’s blockbuster building line-up includes over 130 sites! If you’re interested in the downtown sites, take a ride in the Free Ottawa Citizen Doors Open Ottawa shuttle bus.  You […]

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Mayor’s Rural Expo and Food Aid Day #Ottawa ~ June 2nd

| May 31, 2016 | 3 Comments
Mayor’s Rural Expo and Food Aid Day #Ottawa ~ June 2nd

Mayor’s Rural Expo and Food Aid Day     Local food producers and businesses will share some of the best that rural Ottawa has to offer, with all proceeds supporting the Ottawa Food Bank’s efforts to supply nutritious local ground beef to those in need. Join Deputy Mayor Bob Monette and Michael Maidment, the Executive […]

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Hippo Splash Party on June 4th #Ottawa

| May 31, 2016 | 3 Comments
Hippo Splash Party on June 4th #Ottawa

You’re invited! Hippo Splash Party With the summer swim season just around the corner, it’s time for a water safety refresher and a free swim. Where better to do that than at the “Hippo Splash Party”!   Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016 Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Location: Boys & Girls Club – 2825 […]

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Celebrations for the City of Ottawa Archives 40th!

| May 30, 2016 | 4 Comments
Celebrations for the City of Ottawa Archives 40th!

  The Archives turns 40! Join the City of Ottawa Archives for: a behind-the-scene tour, community BBQ, crafts, face painting, and other fun family activities.   First 40 kids will get a free Jr. Archivist kit.   Free Admission to the event.   Refreshments will be available for purchase.   June 5 th, 2016   […]

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Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala‏ ~ Tickets Giveaway ~ Ottawa 06/05

| May 26, 2016 | 19 Comments
Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala‏ ~ Tickets Giveaway ~ Ottawa 06/05

    Dust off your dancing shoes!  The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala – one of the hottest parties in town – is right around the corner.      Created in 1992 by the Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn (1934-2002), then Governor General of Canada, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards recognize Canada’s most […]

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Being Connected at the 2016 BConnected Conference ~ Review

| May 23, 2016 | 3 Comments
Being Connected at the 2016 BConnected Conference ~ Review

This year marked the third year of the BConnected Conference in Ottawa, Ontario. I was honoured to help out the past two years and even more honoured to host a round table session this year. I love this conference for several reasons and I am going to share those with you in hopes you will […]

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STAR TREK : The Starfleet Academy Experience ~ Gala and Exhibit

| May 19, 2016 | 7 Comments
STAR TREK : The Starfleet Academy Experience ~ Gala and Exhibit

  STAR TREK : The Starfleet Academy Experience   Star Trek fans, you won’t want to miss Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum! It’s the must-see event this summer for the whole family, young and old!   I had the pleasure of attending the launch gala of the world premiere Star […]

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Free Public Seminar: Baby Comes Home ~ Ottawa May 31

| May 17, 2016 | 2 Comments
Free Public Seminar: Baby Comes Home  ~ Ottawa May 31

Free Public Seminar: Baby Comes Home – A Parents’ Guide to a Healthy & Well First 18 Months Dr. Paul Roumeliotis  (drpaul.com) Supported by the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre May 31, 2016  7:00-9:00pm at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Kanata Space is limited so please reserve your seat early using Eventbrite to register (or phone 613-591-3686 x5)   […]

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“Ten Minutes Earlier” and Blog Out Loud 2016 #Ottawa

“Ten Minutes Earlier” and Blog Out Loud 2016 #Ottawa

OK, so if you read my last post, you know the Bros are all about their stuffed buddies these days (which includes, but is not limited to, Beanie Boos). These stuffies often want to join us on outings. This makes getting out the door even more efficient, she said sarcastically, as the kids scramble to […]

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Acts of Kindness

| April 5, 2016 | 9 Comments
Acts of Kindness

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Dr. Seuss   They may be small but they have such big hearts. It’s never too early to teach children the importance of paying it forward.    I think that all children are born with a sense of compassion – parents, teachers, aunts and uncles just need […]

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Score Tickets to The Harlem Globetrotters’ 2016 World Tour in #Ottawa! #Giveaway 04/03

| March 26, 2016 | 12 Comments
Score Tickets to The Harlem Globetrotters’ 2016 World Tour in #Ottawa! #Giveaway 04/03

In their 90th year of entertaining fans around the world, the Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their family show to Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3 p.m.! In this tour, crowds will see some of the greatest athletes and entertainers show off their one-of-a-kind show in the world of family entertainment. […]

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Taking In the Wonder of Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic! #Review #DisneyOnIce

| February 27, 2016 | 3 Comments
Taking In the Wonder of Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic! #Review #DisneyOnIce

  Mickey Mouse and a gang of his friends descended on the Canadian Tire Centre as their Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic brought up the curtain on their performance last night! My kids were as close as they could ever dream to some of their favourite characters as they skated, danced and sang […]

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Parentscope Presents: Social Media, Cyber Bullying and Social Host Responsibility #Ottawa ~ Feb. 29th

| February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Parentscope Presents: Social Media, Cyber Bullying and Social Host Responsibility #Ottawa ~ Feb. 29th

  Social Media, Cyber Bullying and Social Host Responsibility   Eric Roher, LLB will be presenting at Ashbury College, 362 Mariposa Avenue, on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm.   Topics will include: Statistics, current trends and changes in social computing as well as characteristics and consequences. Mr. Roher will also discuss case laws, provincial […]

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15 Family Day Weekend Activities Around Ottawa!

| February 4, 2016 | 4 Comments
15 Family Day Weekend Activities Around Ottawa!

  15 Family Day Weekend Activities Around Ottawa in 2016! Get ready Ottawa! Many of the schools in the city are gearing up for a 4-day weekend to celebrating Family Day! No plans for this weekend? No problem! We have you covered with our guide of things to do and see around the city to […]

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Get Ready for Disney On Ice – 100 Years of Magic! #Giveaway #DisneyOnIce ~ Ottawa 01/25

| January 11, 2016 | 72 Comments
Get Ready for Disney On Ice – 100 Years of Magic! #Giveaway #DisneyOnIce ~ Ottawa 01/25

My kids are HUGE Disney fans! They love watching their favourite stories and tales that Disney has shared with families for many years, and it is fun for us to watch along with them. Now that they are old enough to start having their own favourite Disney characters, I cannot wait for them to experience […]

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Freezing – Bigger, Bolder… Colder – Fantastic Family Holiday Fun in Ottawa! Review and Promo Code

| December 29, 2015 | 3 Comments
Freezing – Bigger, Bolder… Colder – Fantastic Family Holiday Fun in Ottawa! Review and Promo Code

Last year I kept hearing about a hysterical musical out of the Gladstone Theatre called Freezing. I had thought about taking my family to see it, but with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season time slipped away and before I knew it, Freezing was no longer running.     Luckily, Freezing has become […]

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Why I am ‘Running’ into the New Year

| December 28, 2015 | 4 Comments
Why I am ‘Running’ into the New Year

It’s that time of year again – people start thinking about what they can improve on in the New Year; and even before the holiday baked goods hit the table, health and fitness are usually top of mind. As a good friend of mine coined, I have been “r-alking” (run-walking) for a couple of years […]

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Sixth Annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive #CoverOurButts

| December 23, 2015 | 5 Comments
Sixth Annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive #CoverOurButts

CHANGING DIAPERS CHANGES LIVES     Sixth Annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive aims to cover 10,000 bottoms by 2016 Well Ottawa, it’s that time of year again. Tis’ the season to drop a load….of diapers. The sixth annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive is currently underway with hopes of raising 10,000 diapers by 2016 for struggling […]

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Wrap Up Some Holiday Magic with The Magic Gift Shop at CF Rideau Centre! ‪#‎CFMagicGiftWorkshop‬

| November 25, 2015 | 4 Comments
Wrap Up Some Holiday Magic with The Magic Gift Shop at CF Rideau Centre! ‪#‎CFMagicGiftWorkshop‬

Get ready to see some magic, Ottawa, as Cadillac Fairview (CF) properties is helping Canadian families feel some holiday spirit! CF Rideau Centre will offer shoppers a seasonal spectacle with an interactive experience called the Magic Gift Workshop! Within The Magic Gift Shop, shoppers will meet the newest members of Santa’s team: The Tufties! They […]

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First Annual Clear the Room Cocktail Party ~ A Fundraiser for Causes People Don’t Like to Talk About

| November 10, 2015 | 1 Comment
First Annual Clear the Room Cocktail Party ~ A Fundraiser for Causes People Don’t Like to Talk About

  The First Annual “Clear the Room” Cocktail Party, a fundraising event for the benefit of “Voice Found” and the “Canadian Continence Foundation” championed by Ottawa’s very own Derick Fage of Daytime Ottawa! Derick Fage accepted the role as champion and ambassador for the Canadian Continence Foundation after he went public with his challenges living with chronic fecal incontinence. […]

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