Sample European Culture Right Here in Ottawa!

For the next two weeks, Ottawa audiences have the unique opportunity to sample some of the best independent films coming out of the EU. The European Union Film Festival is hosted by the Canadian Film Institute (the oldest film institution in Canada) and takes place…

This past Monday, the National Capital Commission (NCC) held a press event to announce this year’s Taste of Winterlude, a festival I once  dubbed Ottawa’s response to Toronto’s Winterlicious. We arrived late. The press event was wrapping up. The speakers, members of the NCC’s Media…

How do you turn poutine into $1266 to fight cancer? You find a great cause. In this case, Isabelle Rivard’s (@spoonsie) Give to Live challenge (isaonabike.com) to cycle from Vancouver, BC to Austin, TX (a 4300 km trek) and raise $10,000 to fight cancer. Proceeds…

Judging from the flurry of blog posts and Flickr sets, locals can probably discern another Taste of Wellington West has come and passed. Last year, the Wellington West Business Improvement Association (WWBIA) experimented with holding the fund raising event in the fall. This year, the…

Ottawa is becoming more wine educated every day! On Friday night (February 12th) I attended a Winterlude event at the Lord Elgin Hotel called, “Be a Winemaker for a Night” that was hosted by Savvy Grapes founder Debbie Trenholm (www.savvycompany.ca) and Yummy Mummy Club founder Erica Ehm (www.yummymummyclub.ca)….