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Tips for a Mishap-Free March Break

| February 26, 2018 | 3 Comments
Tips for a Mishap-Free March Break

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.   With the end of February fast approaching, it can only mean one thing: March Break is coming! Are you ready? The kiddos sure are! It’s the perfect time for a fun family getaway, […]

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Blueberries Farms in the Ottawa-Outaouais Region

| August 26, 2015 | 8 Comments
Blueberries Farms in the Ottawa-Outaouais Region

  Nothing beats picking your own fresh fruits like blueberries! You will find below a list of farms where you can bring the family and to let your kids explore and teach them about harvesting. If you are looking for a recipe idea using blueberries, you have to make the Blueberry Mini Baked Cake Donuts!   N.B. […]

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Getting Animated at the 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival

| October 9, 2014 | 17 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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Beat the Summer Heat!

| July 19, 2013 | 7 Comments
Beat the Summer Heat!

 The City of Ottawa issues heat alerts when the Humidex is forecast to be 36 C or more and heat warnings when the Humidex is forecast to be 40 C or more for at least two consecutive days. Remember to protect yourself and help others drink plenty of water avoid heavy outdoor activity wear a […]

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Ottawa Wading Pools

| May 19, 2013 | 6 Comments
Ottawa Wading Pools

The wading pools will open on June 21, 2013 for most them (see below). The opening of wading pools is dependent on the weather. If the weather looks uncertain, call the Seasonal Recreation Office at 613-580-2590 to find out if the wading pool is open that day. Some wading pools will open at a later […]

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Ottawa Splash Pads

| May 19, 2013 | 5 Comments
Ottawa Splash Pads

All splash pads will open on May 17, 2013 and will operate 9:00 – 21:00 except Stanstead Park which will open on June 20, 2013 For your enjoyment, most splash pads are open every day for the summer! Splash pad locations: Join in the summer fun at splash pad parks! You can use this Map of Splash […]

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Festivals

| May 12, 2013
Festivals

February 2013 Feb 1-18: Winterlude undercurrents VerseFest Wakefield International Film Festival March 2013 VerseFest Ottawa Irish Festival including the St. Patrick’s Parade Maple Sugar Fest Wakefield International Film Festival Gatineau Salsafair April 2013 Kiwanis Music Festival Ottawa Writers Festival Perth Festival of the Maples Veg Fest May 2013 Heart Fest Tulip Festival MEC Bikefest Gatineau Beer Festival MEC […]

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Tennis Courts & Associations

| January 20, 2013
Tennis Courts & Associations

Tennis Associations Organization Name Contact Name(s) Phone Number(s) Barrhaven Tennis Club Claude LeBlanc 613-825-5337       Beacon Hill Tennis Club G.M. Paterson 613-749-3754       Blackburn Tennis Club Michel Haddad 613-834-1269       Blackburn Hamlet Tennis Club André Lepage 613-837-4752       City View Tennis Club Jackie Nemesvary 613-225-8599       or 613-825-4493       Craig Henry Tennis Club Clubhouse Pauline St. Pierre 613-829-8303 613-226-5889       Crystal Beach Tennis […]

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Fairs

| January 20, 2013
Fairs

Midway Magic at the Fair, sponsored by the Central Canada Exhibition Association Almonte Fair (July) Arnprior Fair (August) Avonmore Fair (July) Beachburg Fair (July) Blackburn Fun Fair (June) Carp Fair (Sept) Chesterville Fair (August) Delta Fair (July) Gloucester Fair (May) Lansdowne Fair (July) Lombardy Fair (August) Lyndhurst Turkey Fair (September) Maxville Fair (June) Merrickville Fair (August) Maberly Fair (August) Metcalfe Fair (September) Middleville Fair (September) Navan Fair (August) Perth Fair (August) Renfrew Fair (September) Richmond […]

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Outdoor Basketball Courts

| January 20, 2013
Outdoor Basketball Courts

Whether you want to enjoy a pickup game with friends or want to practice your lay-up, the Parks and Recreation branch provides seasonal basketball courts throughout the City for your enjoyment. Basketball court locations have been divided into two categories: East and West. The dividing line follows the Rideau Canal and continues south along the Rideau River. Courts are listed […]

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Ottawa Campgrounds & RV Guide

| January 5, 2013
Ottawa Campgrounds & RV Guide

   Ottawa Municipal Campground The Ottawa Municipal Campground is a non-profit organization ran in cooperation with the City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commission. Established in 1967, with the goal of promoting local tourism while offering affordable camping in a natural setting just minutes from the heart of our Nation’s Capital. Their camping ground is […]

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Farmers Markets

| January 5, 2013
Farmers Markets

Urban Markets Byward Market The entire area immediately east of Sussex and north of Rideau is now known as “The Byward Market”, a name that dates back to the historic food market that was established by Lt-Col. John By in 1826. You’ll still find fresh fruits, vegetables, crafts and other vendors in one of Ottawa’s […]

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Farms in Ottawa

| January 5, 2013
Farms in Ottawa

 Bring the family for some great outdoor fun times at one of these farms in Ottawa!  Proulx Sugar Bush & Berry Farm 1865 O’Toole Rd. Cumberland (Ottawa), ON K4C 1N2 Tel: 613-833-2417 or  613-833-9009 Fax: 613-833-0472 Email: proulx@proulxberryfarm.com  Strawberries, rhubarb, raspberries, sweet corn, and garden vegetables. March-April: Visit our sugarbush, see the maple production, enjoy a […]

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After School/Camps

| December 29, 2012
After School/Camps

After School Programs City of Ottawa March Break and/or Summer Camps in Ottawa 5-Star Camps Above the Rim Basketball School Academie de la Capitale Actua Adventures in Engineering and Science Altitude Gym Aviation, Space and Lego Camps Bear Creek Outdoor Centre Bright Math Camp Britannia Yacht Club Sailing Camp Bytown Brigantine Camp IAWAH Camp Otterdale […]

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