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Eric Litwin Live! At the Ottawa International Children’s Festival ~ Review

Eric Litwin Live! At the Ottawa International Children’s Festival ~ Review

Polka-dot doo doo doooo… Polka-dot pants, polka-dot pants… Sorry. Just saw Eric Litwin live at the Ottawa International Children’s Festival, and I’m still dancing around to that number.  I think most people with little kids know who Eric Litwin is. His best-selling Pete the Cat books (the first four in the series) sit on most Kindergarten […]

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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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Excitement and Learning for All at The Ottawa Children’s Festival! – #Review

| May 20, 2016 | 5 Comments
Excitement and Learning for All at The Ottawa Children’s Festival! – #Review

One sign that spring has arrived for our family is when we attend the Ottawa Children’s Festival. We are always excited to see what will be in store for us with our annual visits. We are never disappointed with the world class performers that this festival attracts every year. It was their 31st year of […]

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

| February 27, 2016 | 4 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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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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5 Tourist Attractions to Visit in Montebello #OutaouaisFun

| November 24, 2015 | 9 Comments
5 Tourist Attractions to Visit in Montebello #OutaouaisFun

Montebello is located in the Papineau Regional County Municipality of Western Quebec in the Outaouais region. It’s about 45 minutes north-east of Ottawa. I had the pleasure of visiting this picturesque city with my family this summer and would like to share my 5 favourite attractions to visit in Montebello.     ChocoMotive ChocoMotive is an artisanal […]

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Imagination Takes Flight with The Rag & Bone Theatre – A Review

| August 27, 2015 | 6 Comments
Imagination Takes Flight with The Rag & Bone Theatre – A Review

Live theatre in the outdoors are a favourite activity for people to attend during the summer. It is especially great for kids because they are not in an enclosed space and they are getting some fresh air while being entertained. The Odyssey Theatre’s Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre holds matinée performances each year to give […]

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Marvel Universe Live in Ottawa ~ A Review

| August 13, 2015 | 11 Comments
Marvel Universe Live in Ottawa ~ A Review

I stood at the front door and yelled. ” Avengers Assemble!” Captain America and Spider-man came running at me and then through me out the door, to the car and they hopped in. One quick picture and we were off to see Marvel Universe Live at the Canadian Tire Centre and all their favourite super heroes […]

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Six Reasons Calypso Waterpark Is the Perfect Date Destination for Adults

| August 4, 2015 | 12 Comments
Six Reasons Calypso Waterpark Is the Perfect Date Destination for Adults

Not long ago I wrote about family fun at Calypso Waterpark, but this time I am going to explain why Calypso is the perfect summer date day destination for adults (also known as, the big kids). My family hadn’t even left the Calypso parking lot when my husband exclaimed that he would return to Calypso in […]

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A Swashbuckling Time at Pirate Adventures – Review and Tickets Giveaway #KidsGiftGuide ~ Ottawa Area 08/02

| July 9, 2015 | 61 Comments
A Swashbuckling Time at Pirate Adventures – Review and Tickets Giveaway #KidsGiftGuide ~ Ottawa Area 08/02

Pirates. My family loves them! They having pretend sword fights, trying to find illusive buried treasure, and saying “Arrrrrrrrr!” while they do it all. The one of the aspects of pirate life we have yet to experience is getting to sail the open seas to put all of our “pirate skill sets” into play. We […]

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Michel Lauzière at the Ottawa Children’s Festival

Michel Lauzière at the Ottawa Children’s Festival

Earlier in the Spring, I was contacted by the Ottawa International Children’s Festival and invited to take my family to a show of our choice in exchange for cartooning about our experience. How’s that for an awesome deal? I was honoured and psyched all at once.  In case you aren’t familiar with it (and I […]

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Family Fun at the Ottawa International Children’s Festival

| May 28, 2015 | 9 Comments
Family Fun at the Ottawa International Children’s Festival

The Ottawa International Children’s Festival ran from May 4 to 13, 2015 at Lebreton Flats. My daughter’s birthday was last week so it was a perfect way to celebrate. I went to see Les Parfaits Inconnus, a circus and live music show from Quebec. They incorporated humour, live music, bike tricks, acrobatics and juggling into […]

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Watching The Thrills and Skills of the Harlem Globetrotters

| May 4, 2015 | 7 Comments
Watching The Thrills and Skills of the Harlem Globetrotters

“Basketball is Life” has become a mantra in our home. I played the game throughout my teen years, and now my kids are in love the game. We even had to get each of them their own ball so they can practice their shots and their dribbling skills without having to share a ball. When […]

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Watching Magic On Ice with Elizabeth Manley and Friends

| March 19, 2015 | 10 Comments
Watching Magic On Ice with Elizabeth Manley and Friends

It was a magical night of bright lights, amazing music, and phenomenal skating at on Valentine’s Day as Elizabeth Manley and Friends took over TD Place made audience members watch the special performance they put together in support of the Youth Services Bureau as well as the Physical & Mental Wellness Program of the Ottawa […]

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Riding the Rails with The Railway Children: A #Review

| January 15, 2015 | 9 Comments
Riding the Rails with The Railway Children: A #Review

A book that has captured the imaginations of children for over a hundred years has been made into a play for the Ottawa Little Theatre’s 102nd season. Directed by Jim McNabb, The Railway Children turned the small stage inside of this theatre into various locations, allowing its patrons to experience what these children did throughout […]

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Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival – A Rockin’ Review

| December 15, 2014 | 12 Comments
Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival – A Rockin’ Review

My daughter is a fan of all things Disney and has not only been to Magic Kingdom where she was lucky enough to witness the fun, dance, music and magic of their daily parades, but has also attended a couple of the Disney ice shows, which also feature the perfect mix of music and fun. […]

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Rockin’ Out with Will Stroet of Will’s Jams in Concert! #Review #Ottawa

| November 27, 2014 | 6 Comments
Rockin’ Out with Will Stroet of Will’s Jams in Concert! #Review #Ottawa

Award-winning bilingual children’s singer/song-writer, Will Stroet , began his tour through Ontario with a stop here in Ottawa! He and The Backyard Band performed at the Bronson Centre – Mac Hall. Rock the Arts, an Ottawa-based puppet company, was also on hand for the event, opening the concert for Will Stroet and the Backyard Band. […]

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Getting to Know Will Stroet of Will’s Jams

| November 17, 2014 | 7 Comments
Getting to Know Will Stroet of Will’s Jams

My children love music.  When they a great song, they cannot help but to get up and dance and sing along to it! I also love if there is a video for my children to watch so they can see the performer and have fun with them on the screen.  This is why we are […]

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A Once in a Lifetime Performance – Once #Review

| November 13, 2014 | 9 Comments
A Once in a Lifetime Performance – Once #Review

Drama. Music. Dance. Oh, and great comedy make up Once, the Broadway Across Canada musical that is showing at the NAC from October 21-26. I took my eldest for a Ladies Night Out to attend the Opening Night performance of this show. Once is about a Dublin busker and Hoover repairman simply known in the […]

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Rag and Bone Puppet: A First Theatre Experience and #Giveaway ~ #HolidayGiftGuide ~ Ottawa 12/07

| November 12, 2014 | 16 Comments
Rag and Bone Puppet: A First Theatre Experience and #Giveaway ~ #HolidayGiftGuide ~ Ottawa 12/07

This past weekend I celebrated a bit of a milestone with my daughters. I took them to their first live theatre experience: Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre’s The Nightingale at Shenkman Arts Centre in Orleans. As a fan of almost any type of live theatre or dance (really, I’ve had visions of Nutcracker annual traditions dancing […]

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Imagination Movers! – A Review on their Recent Ottawa Concert!

Imagination Movers! – A Review on their Recent Ottawa Concert!

Recently my family and I got the chance to go see the all amazing Imagination Movers. My son Marshall is in love with them, and when I saw the chance to get to their show, I jumped on it! (Literally, I was laying in bed and I saw the opportunity to go and I jumped out […]

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Getting Animated at the 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival

| October 9, 2014 | 16 Comments
Getting Animated at the 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival

The animation world descended upon Ottawa September 17-21, 2014 for the 20th edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF). This festival showcases the best, the up and coming and the brightest in animation from all over the world. The OIAF also honours studios that have made significant contributions to the field of animation. This […]

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The Imagination Movers “Back in Blue” – An Interview

| September 16, 2014 | 5 Comments
The Imagination Movers “Back in Blue” – An Interview

If you’re a parent of a preschooler then you have probably heard of the Imagination Movers. Fans young and old will be thrilled to hear that this fun and energetic band is taking their hit Disney Junior television show on the road in a rock-concert style event that is sure to knock your kid’s socks off […]

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Review: Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular

| September 11, 2014 | 4 Comments
Review: Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular

“Spectacular” is the right word to describe this unforgettable experience. Mary and I were joined for this fun night out by her friend Liam and his mother, as well as friends and brothers, Emile and Antoine, and their parents. Though the kids ranged in age from almost 3 to almost 6 years old, they all […]

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