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Ottawa International Children’s Festival Review ~ A Chicken, a Street Dance, and a Red Balloon

| June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
Ottawa International Children’s Festival Review ~ A Chicken, a Street Dance, and a Red Balloon

  The Ottawa International Children’s Festival caught my attention a few years ago. I was intrigued by the festival, which brings live children’s theatre from throughout Canada and the world to Ottawa each spring at a reasonable, family friendly price. The festival runs mainly during the school week to attract the end-of-the-year school field trips, […]

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Review of Toopy and Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon

| May 30, 2013 | 5 Comments
Review of Toopy and Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon

The story begins, as those on the show, in the bedroom of Toopy and Binoo and soon moves from there to under the sea and finally to outer space. This musical features a series of song and dance numbers and very little dialogue – a key element in keeping the young audience engaged and entertained. […]

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Ottawa Mommy Club 2nd Birthday Party Recap!

| May 24, 2013 | 4 Comments
Ottawa Mommy Club 2nd Birthday Party Recap!

Last evening, we celebrated our 2nd Anniversary Birthday Party at the Options Jazz Lounge of the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata. The venue was very elegant and sophisticated as we were entertained by Jazz bands. The amazing Ian Quick dropped by to perform card and games tricks walking from table to table. Ian is a magician […]

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Desserts of the World Festival was a Huge Success!

| May 13, 2013 | 1 Comment
Desserts of the World Festival was a Huge Success!

On Wednesday May 8th,  I attended the inauguration of the first annual Desserts of the World Festival at the Shenkman Arts Centre with one of OMC Bloggers, TurnipseedTravel.   We indulge in sweets by sampling some of the finest treats provided by the best pastry shops and chefs in town, and desserts from a few […]

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Spectacular Time at National We Day!

| May 8, 2013 | 3 Comments
Spectacular Time at National We Day!

I first heard about We Day last year when one of their representatives emailed me to ask if I would promote their event on the OMC website. I have to say that I was quite intrigued by this organization, and what they were all about. I went on their website to check them out, and […]

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Playtime Program at the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) – Review

| May 2, 2013 | 1 Comment
Playtime Program at the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) – Review

This weekend I had the opportunity to once again re-connect with the Arts.  I feel like it had been years since I had been out to see a  play and in fact, it has.  I remember a time long before I had children where I could just pop out and have a coffee and grab a play […]

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The Chamber Players of Canada “Rush Hour” Concert: Four Cellos

| May 2, 2013 | 1 Comment
The Chamber Players of Canada “Rush Hour” Concert: Four Cellos

On the evening of Monday, April 22nd I had the privilege of bringing my four year old daughter to a one-hour cellist concert featuring the Four Cellos: Julian Armour, Denise Djokic, Paul Marleyn and Stéphane Tétreault. The idea behind the one hour concert held at the historic St. Andrew’s Church on Kent Street from 6 […]

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Harlem Globetrotters Show a Slam Dunk ~ Thursday Reviews

| April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Harlem Globetrotters Show a Slam Dunk ~ Thursday Reviews

When I heard that I was going to the Harlem Globetrotters basketball game show at the Scotiabank Place, I couldn’t help but be excited.  I remember when I was growing up I would go and see them at Lansdowne Park.  I was happy to see that the basketball game and performance hasn’t changed much, they still […]

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CHOICE: A Birth and Baby Film Festival 2013

| March 21, 2013 | 1 Comment
CHOICE: A Birth and Baby Film Festival 2013

“You never know how far reaching something you think, say or do today, will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.”  – B.J. Palmer In 2012 a group of Ottawa moms and childbirth advocates organized CHOICE: A Birth and Baby Film Festival.  Over 10 months, 11 films were screened, each followed by a community panel discussion. […]

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Disney On Ice: Rockin’ Ever After – A Review

| March 7, 2013 | 1 Comment
Disney On Ice: Rockin’ Ever After – A Review

As soon as we sat in our seats for Disney on Ice: Rockin’ Ever After, my daughter noticed lanterns hidden high up near the lights and then the excitement took over, “Mom! Look! Rapunzel’s birthday lanterns!” Her enthusiasm remained for the duration of the two hour show. The show begins with about a dozen talented […]

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Belly Chats – Exclusive Events for Moms-to-be from momstown Ottawa

| March 7, 2013 | 1 Comment
Belly Chats – Exclusive Events for Moms-to-be from momstown Ottawa

When I was a new mom, I felt very overwhelmed, emotional and at times, alone. A lot of my friends didn’t have children yet or their children were older. I remember wishing I had a network of new moms like myself to confide in and commiserate with. Luckily new moms in Ottawa now have the […]

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