Announcements

Ottawa Event Announcement – MARVEST Line Up is Announced

MARVEST NEWS RELEASE CityFolk organizers set to stage MARVEST 2019 in ‘the Glebe’ Unique Marvest venue ~ credit Gilles Vezina OTTAWA, August 28, 2019 —  CityFolk music festival organizers today announced the line-up for their 2019 edition of MARVEST—a harvest of music and so much more. The programming team has ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Hopped and Confused Festival

Today, Dine Alone and Mill Street Brewery are announcing the fourth annual Ottawa Hopped & Confused, which will be taking place on August 23rd and 24th at Mill Street's Ottawa Brewpub. The event will feature perennial chart-toppers July Talk, Canadian legends Sloan, multi-time Polaris and Juno nominees Weaves and Born ...
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What to do for Canada Day in Ottawa!

Happy almost Canada Day!!! I’ve put together a list of all the events going on in Ottawa for our nation’s birthday! I’ve included what I can find for both the major community events as well as some of the smaller parties throughout this city. If you are hosting a party ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Fringe Festival

After two years of increasingly frequent theatre reviews, I've developed a love for liver performances. This year's Fringe Festival looks amazing, and I've really taken the time to look into the schedule! How have I been missing out on this for so long!!! It looks fantastic with way to many ...
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New Ottawa Attraction: William Street Pedestrian Plaza

There's a new cool attraction in the Byward Market! I attended the official opening of the William Street Pedestrian Plaza Monday morning. It looks like it'll be a great addition to an already fantastic part of the city! The even have a rail system (see photo below). Official Press Release: ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: CITYFOLK Festival Announces Amazing Line Up

NEWS RELEASE CityFolk announces amazing line-up for September For immediate release OTTAWA, May 21, 2019— CityFolk festival organizers today announced the initial line-up for their 2019 program. Confirmed acts to date include Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters (Sep 15); Leon Bridges (Sep 14); Summersault — Our Lady Peace, +LIVE+, Bush ...
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Ottawa’s Newest Activity: ESCAPE ROAD

If you're a fan of escape rooms and/or treasure hunts, check out this new activity that requires players to venture around a selected part of the city to collect clues and work their way out of a major problem. All the details about how it works can be found on ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Annual Lawyer Play: War of Two Worlds

The annual CCLA/CGTC (Carleton County Law Association/Great Canadian Theatre Company) Lawyer Play has a cast composed of lawyers, law students, paralegals, judges and magistrates. It is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, thanks to the ongoing and generous support of sponsors and theatre enthusiasts. This year’s play – War of Two Worlds - is ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Harmony Concerts Presents: Twin Flames Concert and Indigenous People Bursary

The always entertaining and amazingly talented Twin Flames are returning to the nation's capital for a one-night only event on Monday April 29th at the St. Barnabas Church on James Street. This captivating duo combines two award-winning unique singer-songwriters Jaaji an Inuk Mohawk from Quqtaq, Nunavik and Chelsey June Algonquin ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Ottawa Dragon Boat Races Concert Line-Up

TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL UNVEILS CHAMPIONSHIP LINEUP OF FREE CONCERTS FEATURING HEADLINERS HALF MOON RUN, ALAN DOYLE, JESS MOSKALUKE, AND USS Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, running June 20th to 23rd, is proud to announce the 2019 lineup presented by the Rideau Carleton Casino. Headliners for the ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Brew Donkey to begin offering cannabis tours

From April Fools Joke to reality, cannabis tours will be offered in Canada's Capital. OTTAWA, ONTARIO – April 17th, 2019 – Brew Donkey, Ottawa’s first and only brewery tour service, will now start offering tours featuring legal cannabis producers. With federal regulations now in place legalizing recreational cannabis, Brew Donkey ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Salus Ottawa Presents: Let’s Party with The PepTides!!

This won’t be just any old Saturday night! On Saturday, May 18, you’re invited to celebrate with us and our friends The PepTides for a very special anniversary celebration in the Alma Duncan Salon at the Ottawa Art Gallery. For 40 years, Salus has provided mental health support services in Ottawa. In ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Bluesfest Line-Up is RELEASED!!

The highly anticipated annual event has finally arrived! Each year Ottawans look forward to having a look at the year's most exciting music festival: RBC Bluesfest! There were a couple sneak peaks already announced this year with Eric Church, and the Back Street Boys (enter squealing sound here). #backstreetsback For ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events January 28th February 3rd

Another week finished up and almost another month too! Half the winter is pretty much over!!! Well, kinda. It was a wintery past couple weeks, but from what I saw, that didn’t keep people hiding at home, we were all out and about despite the weather! This coming week is ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Come See and Hear the World

The Team Behind Bluesfest announces new festival in conjunction with Winterlude Ottawa, ON, January 23, 2019 – RBC Bluesfest organizers today announced they will launch the inaugural ‘Come See & Hear the World’ festival during this year’s Winterlude event. The festival will take place on February 15 and 16 and ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events January 21st – 27th

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all survived the exciting weather day on Sunday! Just such a fun mix of disgusting cold, lots of wind, and a ton of snow. Happy Ottawa weather!! The great news is that we’ve got a couple more shivery days to start the week, then ...
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Exciting Sens Book Release!! The History of the Sens Jersey

Hey there, this isn't my usual kind of post, but I thought it was a really cool idea, and it's put together after years of work from some local Ottawa peeps! This would be perfect for any Sens fan so I thought I'd pass it along, as we can all ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events January 14th – 20th

Last week, I mentioned in my post that we’re back to reality here in Ottawa after the Christmas break. Well, as expected, reality kicked in this weekend and we had our first really cold weekend. With that, we all got to see Facebook pictures of our friends and family enjoying ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Orpheus’ 2019/2020 schedule has been released!!

Orpheus Musical Theatre has announced the 2019/2020 season line up!! If you're not familiar with Orpheus, they put on extremely high quality performances throughout the year. I have attended many of them and written reviews for these shows. I invite you to have a look at my reviews. It seems that ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events January 7-13th

Christmas holidays are over and it’s back to reality for most of us. The roads were much busier this morning, with all the daily commuters and office drones making their way back to their cubicles. I am one of those drones, so don’t take it personally. Haha This weekly newsletter ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Kemptville Live Line-Up is Out!!

Happy New Years everyone!!! As a celebration, I wanted to point out that the first major music festival headliners have been announced for the Kemptville Live 2019 Music Festival!! This festival runs from July 18th - 21st this year. They've been bringing in amazing acts for several years and 2019 ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events December 31st – January 6th

Happy New Years everyone!!! Out with the old, and in with the new! I hope everyone had a great 2018 with an even better 2019 in store! It’s been a great year for us here at Covert Ottawa Guy! Obviously, the biggest events of the week this week are the ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events, December 24th – 30th

Merry Christmas!!! I hope everyone is having a great holiday with their families and friends and are all set for celebrations! This past weekend, I myself relaxed with some family and watched the greatest Christmas movie of all time, Die Hard!! This coming week is a little slower than what ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience

Christmas has come early to the Ottawa region as, Starvox Entertainment and Potted Productions have announced that London's West End hit Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff, presented by Algonquin Commons Theatre, will be coming back to Ottawa by popular demand after a ...
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Ottawa Event Review: Elf: The Musical

Thursday night was a Sparkle Jolly Twinkle Jingle time thanks to Suzart’s latest production of Elf: The Musical!! If you’re a fan of the classic Christmas film “Elf” starring Will Ferrell, then you’ll absolutely love this performance! Directed by the talented Ellen Seguin, produced by Cass Marks (who beautifully choreographed ...
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2019 New Years Eve Events in Ottawa

Here we are into December, and I’ve been working diligently on my New Years Eve post. I’ve been asked by a couple people when it will be posted, so I guess people actually want to see it!! 😊 This list is my starting point and it’s broken down by area ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events December 3rd – 9th

Christmas season is in full swing, and the holiday related events are continuing in full force. Once again this week, I’ve tried to select only the most attended events, as listing every craft sale would be tedious for all of us. It’s a heavy week in sports and theatre around ...
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Ottawa Event Review: Nature Nocturne

“When darkness falls, the museum comes to life!” I had the privilege of attending this iconic monthly party this past Friday night, and what an amazing night!! Perhaps you’ve attended these in the past, but if you haven’t, it truly is an incredible experience and a do-not-miss event for Ottawa. Nature ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events November 26th – December 2nd

It’s now official with December starting, the Christmas season is on us, and winter arrives! Although both of these things seemed to be early this year, I’m making it official now. 😊 December hits this weekend, but we’ve got just as many activities going on as usual, just more and ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events for November 19th – 25th

As the winter weather continues early this year, and we inch closer to Christmas, take some time to celebrate another great week in Ottawa!! Also, just a shout out to the Redblacks for their big win on Sunday to advance to the Grey Cup!!! You can catch that game out ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events November 12th – 18th

November is continuing to be a very busy month with such a great variety of events going on throughout the city for all tastes. Here are some of the highlights for the week: Concerts: After a busy week last week, you’ll find just as many great shows this week too! ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events November 5th – 11th

Another full week is in store for Ottawa! Live performances lead the way this week with an astonishing line up of theatre and concerts! Concerts: This week has plenty of great concerts for music lovers of all tastes. For the country fans, Tim Hicks takes the stage on Thursday at ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events October 29th – November 4th

With October wrapping up and November starting, Gala season is underway, so hopefully you’ve dusted off your gowns and tuxes because this is the first week of a busy winter season. Galas: This week has many opportunities for you to get all dolled up and hit the town at some ...
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Weekly Newsletter – Ottawa Events October 22-28th

Here we are with the last full week of October, and aside from the start of Halloween events, there is so much going on in Ottawa! I’ve broken down my highlighted events by category: Concerts: What a huge week for concerts in Ottawa! Monday night features Chilly Gonzales at the ...
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2018 Halloween Events In Ottawa

As Halloween approaches, once again this year, I’ve compiled a full list of all the parties and activities that I can find and put them into one place! The list this year is much longer than last year’s list so hopefully I’ve found something for you to enjoy!! There are ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events October 15th – 21th

Another huge fall week in Ottawa is in store for us! So much going on for all interests. I’ll set it up by theme once again: Sports: The Ottawa Senators have two home games this week, Monday night against the visiting Dallas Stars, and Saturday they’ll be taking on the ...
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Announcement: Access MBA Tour: Top MBA Event in Ottawa

Meet Top international Business Schools at Ottawa Conference and Event center! Don’t miss your chance to meet representatives from the best business schools and ask them your questions about admission criteria, scholarship opportunities, job openings after an MBA or an Executive MBA. Whether you have 2 years of work experience, ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events October 8th – 14th

Happy Thanksgiving!! This week, I’m thankful for a very, very busy week in Ottawa! There is so much going on, that I really have to pare down the list so it’s not overwhelming. I’m going to group the activities by theme this week: Sports: The Ottawa 67’s have three home ...
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Where to Watch UFC 229 in Ottawa!!

Hey UFC fans, this weekend features Conor McGregor entering the octagon vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor always puts on a good fight and therefore draws a crowd. Although I normally don’t promote UFC fights, I have put together a list of locations in Ottawa that I have found who are playing ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: MARVEST Lineup is out!!!

As many of you festival goers know, Cityfolk is always accompanied by MARVEST that runs in local bars/restaurants and even stores around the area. This year has expanded to so many different locations with 70 bands!! It's an amazing way to catch local artists and visit some great establishments! The ...
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ in Concert featuring the NAC Orchestra

Harry Potter™ fans, young and old, pay attention! I am absolutely thrilled to announce that tickets are on sale for an amazing upcoming event in Ottawa! Coming to the Canadian Tire Centre, January 26th 2019, is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: The MBA Tour

The MBA Tour Ottawa Have you been considering furthering your Business education, but are unsure of where to start? There are SO many options out there to consider! Imagine having the opportunity to meet with admissions staff from all of your top school choices; an opportunity to ask questions, present ...
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Pre-Sale On NOW: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ in Concert featuring the NAC Orchestra

Harry Potter™ fans, young and old, pay attention! I am absolutely thrilled to announce an amazing upcoming event in Ottawa! Coming to the Canadian Tire Centre, January 26th 2019, is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ in Concert featuring the NAC Orchestra! ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Hopped and Confused Line Up is OUT!!!

Today, Dine Alone and Mill Street Brewery announce the 3rd annual Ottawa Hopped & Confused Festival taking place August 17th and 18th on the grounds of the Mill Street Ottawa Brewpub. The 2-day event features Toronto alt rock veterans I Mother Earth, their fellow JUNO Award winners Bedouin Soundclash, Birds of Bellwoods, and Rural Alberta Advantage fresh off the release ...
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Bluesfest 2018 Wrap Up Message

Media release from Bluesfest: RBC Bluesfest News Release Superb weather, stellar line-up add up to great results for RBC Bluesfest Ottawa, ON, July 15, 2018 – Mother Nature came through in a big way for music fans from Ottawa and beyond during RBC Bluesfest’s 10-day run, this year. Throughout the ...
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Things to do in Ottawa for Canada Day!!!

Hi there, I’ve prepared a list of all the activities in Ottawa for Canada Day! I’m going to include as many locations as possible, so if I miss something, please let me know! This information is not part of my weekly post as it would dominate the post. Details are ...
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Cityfolk Line Up is Released!!!

CityFolk festival organizers today announced the initial line-up for their 2018 program, in celebration of their 25th anniversary. Confirmed acts to date include David Byrne; Hozier; Nick Murphy (Chet Faker); Janis Ian; Belle and Sebastian; Kaleo; The Decemberists; Michael McDonald; Tedeschi Trucks Band; Steve Earle & The Dukes; Lindi Ortega; Allan Rayman; ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Ottawa Jazz Festival Line Up is Out!!

As spring gets closer, more and more music festivals are releasing their line-ups. Today we hear from Ottawa Jazz! This eleven day music festival takes place right downtown at Marion Dewar Plaza and Confederation Park from Thursday June 21st - Sunday July 1st. The location has changed a little bit ...
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Event Announcement: Ottawa, Welcome to Soirée

Welcome to Ottawa's latest unique fine dining experience. This event runs from April 29th - May 28th with three seatings per day (5:00pm, 7:00pm, and 9:00pm). Tickets are now on sale as of February 17th, and will sell out FAST!! What a really cool experience, especially eating outdoors in the ...
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Thank-You Message, and Update for Covert Ottawa Guy!!

After a full year of development and growth of Covert Ottawa Guy, I’m preparing to make some great changes to the web-site and work on some strategic partnerships and arrangements for the content of the site. Thanks entirely to my followers, these changes are necessary to meet the increased demand ...
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2017/2018 New Years Eve Party List For Ottawa!!

Note this is last year's post. Click here for New Year Eve 2019!!! As per usual, I’ve put together a large list of Ottawa event options for an upcoming party night!! Celebrate this New Year’s Eve in style (or not in style if you so choose) with any of these ...
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Announcement: Cirque du Soleil – Corteo AND Dirty Dancing!!

Today is apparently the day of announcements. I'm happy to report that this spring/summer will feature two more exciting events, both announced just this morning. First, Cirque du Soleil's latest show, Corteo, will come to Ottawa from Wednesday, June 27 until Sunday, July 1st at the Canadian Tire Centre! Tickets ...
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G.S.P. Vs. Bisping – Where to watch the Fight in Ottawa

Hey UFC fans, this weekend welcomes back George St-Pierre to the Octagon after a long-awaited return. As the headliner of the night, he’s fighting Michael Bisping in one of three different title fights on the ticket. Find the full ticket here: http://www.ufc.com/event/UFC-217?id. I’ve compiled a list of locations that are ...
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2017 Halloween Parties and Events in Ottawa (Full List)

Halloween weekend is upon us and I’ve compiled a list of all the events I can find to celebrate this “holiday” weekend!! This list is by no means complete, and I ask event organizers to send me their information and I’ll add to it while the week progresses. Additionally, under ...
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Grey Cup Festival Schedule and Information

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, the 105th Grey Cup is being hosted by Ottawa this year. As with all the Canada 150 attractions, Ottawa2017 is planning a huge party to celebrate this magnificent sports event. The Grey Cup Festival begins on November 21st with the arrival of the ...
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Announcement: Ottawa Water Dance Returns this Weekend!

Back by popular demand!   Ottawa 2017 is making a splash this Saturday with a repeat performance of Waterdance   Ottawa – Ottawa 2017, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, invites media to capture captivating and colourful images of Waterdance, a free Ignite 150 event taking place throughout the city this Saturday. In an ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Cityfolk Marvest line up is out!!

Check out the festival media release for a listing of all the bands coming to play at Cityfolk's Marvest festvial this year. There are so many locations and bands that are not to be missed!!! CityFolk News Release CityFolk organizers set for MARVEST encore in ‘the Glebe’ August 29, 2017, Ottawa, ON— CityFolk music ...
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“The Money Fight” Mayweather vs McGregor: Where it’s playing in Ottawa

Hey fight fans, as I’m sure you know, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor are taking it to the boxing ring in one of the most anticipated and highest paid and promoted events seen in boxing or UFC history! I’ve sorted through websites and facebook and tried to pull together ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Canada’s Table Culinary Series

Please find a media release for the upcoming Culinary Series by Canada's Table: Canada’s Table culinary series   Top chefs from across the country pair-up with top local chefs to offer unique dining experiences   Ottawa – Ottawa 2017, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, Restaurateur Stephen Beckta and Chef Mike ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Guns N’ Roses Concert!

This may simply be a reminder, but the time has come for this amazing concert!! Probably the most anticipated concert in Ottawa in a very long time! Here's the official media release and reminder from the City of Ottawa! Ottawa 2017 rockin’ the capital with Guns N’ Roses, Our Lady ...
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Essential Guide to Ottawa Events This Weekend

I know I’ve done a weekly post already, but there are so many exciting things going on this weekend within a small geographical area that I really wanted to highlight! If you head downtown to the Byward Market/Parliament Hill area this weekend, there are a ton of great things to ...
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Ottawa Event ANNOUNCEMENT: World’s Largest Scavenger Hunt!

Please see the press release below for this really exciting event that's part of the Ottawa 2017 celebration!! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WORLD’S LARGEST SCAVENGER HUNT TO TAKE PLACE IN OTTAWA Ottawa to make history this September 10th, 2017, with an attempt to break the Guinness Record for the World’s Largest ...
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2017 Canada Day Activities in the Ottawa Area

I’ve prepared a list of all the community/regional activities in Ottawa for Canada Day! I’m going to include as many locations as possible, so if I miss something, please let me know! This information is subject to change so please take a look at the sponsor’s website for any changes ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Arcade Fire tickets now on sale

As I'm sure you've heard, Arcade Fire will be coming to Ottawa on September 9th at the Canadian Tire Centre. As of 10:00am this morning (June 9th), tickets are on sale so don't miss out! http://www.canadiantirecentre.com/event/arcade-fire/  ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Canada Day on the Hill…WOW!!

I'm a little late on this post, but it's so amazing, I have to put it out even late. Life gets in the way from a one man show sometimes I guess. This year's Canada 150 celebrations as expected is centered around Canada Day on July 1st. As many of ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Learn to Sail!

What a great opportunity to learn how to sail!! Get out on the water and get this free course to learn everything you need to know! ONEC offers a 45 min introduction to sailing, rowing (sculling) and brigade canoeing. We are offering you the chance to try either or all ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: MOZAIK, mural unveiling!

Discover the rhythm in the heart of Vanier Time: 1 pm – 9 pm Location: 261 Montréal Rd The QVBIA and House of PainT Festival of Arts and Culture present: MOZAIK, a community celebration to unveil the TALLEST mural in Ottawa painted by artist team: Mique Michelle and Kalkidan Assefa! ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: CITYFOLK line-up released!

The long anticipated line up announcement was made overnight for this year's edition of Cityfolk. This now 5-day festival features artists such as Jack Johnson, Amanda Marshall, Nathaniel Rateliff, Broken Social Scene, The Philosopher Kings, Matt Mays, Scott Helman and Fred Penner plus more to be announced later! Cityfolk will ...
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THANK YOU MESSAGE!!!

Hi there everyone, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all my followers and readers for your remarkable support. I started Covert Ottawa Guy as a hobby by teaching myself how to use social media and how to make a website. After learning this within a week, I went ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Dragon Boat Festival Concert Line Up

Each year the Dragon Boat Festival is held in Ottawa during the month of June. This four-day free event features a great festival with vendors, fantastic food, concerts and of course, the dragon boat races. Despite living in Ottawa my whole life, I hadn’t attended this event until last year, ...
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Movie Releases: March 31st

Each week, I will be publishing a list of movies which are promoted to be in theatres on the upcoming weekend (Friday). I will only be indicating which movies are being released, but you’ll need to check local listings for movie times and locations. In my opinion, it looks like ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables

Broadway Across Canada has made a couple huge announcements for the newly renovated National Arts Centre: Just announced, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will come to Ottawa as part of a brand new North American Tour. Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Jazz Festival Line up and Tickets

The Ottawa Jazz Festival released it’s line up this week, and as expected, another year of stellar names are coming to the Capital to compliment an already excellent music festival season. The bigger names (but not necessarily Jazz names) coming are highlighted by Feist, Serena Ryder, Kenny Rogers and Caravan ...
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Movie Releases: March 24th

Each week (usually Wednesday but I missed it this week), I will be publishing a list of movies which are promoted to be in theatres on the upcoming weekend (Friday). I will only be indicating which movies are being released, but you’ll need to check local listings for movie times ...
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Week at a Glance: March 20-26

Here's my weekly event post for your planning. It's a bit of a lighter week in my opinion, with only three Galas, two major concerts (Lumineers with Kaleo on Tuesday, and Tom Cocherane on Sunday) and two major trade shows (Home and Garden, and the Travel and Vacation Show) plus ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Tulip Festival activities announced!

Today, the Ottawa Gatineau Tulip Festival announced it’s line up and plans for the 65th edition of the festival while celebrating Canada’s 150th. The Tulip Festival draws thousands of people to Ottawa every year as one of our biggest festivals. Please find below the media release outlining all the exciting ...
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Movie Releases: March 17th

Each Wednesday, I will be publishing a list of movies which are promoted to be in theatres on the upcoming weekend (Friday). I will only be indicating which movies are being released, but you’ll need to check local listings for movie times and locations. There’s a couple long anticipated films ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events March 13-19

Welcome to the new week! The theme of this week is Hockey. With three Sens home games and three 67s home games, we also have the Stanley Cup in town with various activities including the Stanley Cup tribute concert on Friday night featuring Metric, The Sheep Dogs and Bobby Bazini ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: GGPAA laureates and ticket release

This morning I was honoured to be invited to attend the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards laureates announcement. The press conference took place in the offices of the Performing Arts building on Elgin Street. The gala will be held at the National Arts Centre on June 29th. This annual event ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Escapade Music Line Up

I think I might have been a little slow on this one, but the Heineken Escapade Festival line up is coming together nicely!! This two day electronic music festival held at the Rideau Carleton Racetrack is a huge draw every year and will be held June 24th and 25th! This ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: The Book Of Mormon Tickets on Sale NOW!

The NAC has The Book of Mormon playing for 5 days (7 shows) the last week of April. Tickets officially go on sale at 10:00am today!! (so they're not on sale RIGHT NOW....but at 10:00am if you're reading this at posting time) Go to https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/13799 for information and to buy ...
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Movie Releases: February 24th

Each Wednesday, I will be publishing a list of movies which are promoted to be in theatres on the upcoming weekend (Friday). I will only be indicating which movies are being released, but you’ll need to check local listings for movie times and locations. We have six new movies this ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT!! Bluesfest Line-Up Is out!!! GOOD MORNING!!!

Here I am at midnight, trying to go to sleep and my little bell rings on my phone. The Line up is out!!! And OMG what a crazy line up as hoped and expected!! I don't even know where to start but the tag line "A World Class Lineup!" is ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Bluesfest Teaser Line Up

Bluesfest has announced a portion of their line up prior to the major release! I'll be announcing the full line up as soon as possible, but so far, here is a summary of who has been announced: 1.) Lil Yachty 2.) Death From Above 1979 3.) Johnny Swim 4.) Madeline ...
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Movie Releases for February 17th

Each Wednesday, I will be publishing a list of movies which are promoted to be in theatres on the upcoming weekend (Friday). I will only be indicating which movies are being released, but you’ll need to check local listings for movie times and locations. Personally, I feel like it's a ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Special Olympics Fundraising Ottawa Events

Please take a moment to read this post and have a look at two great events that Special Olympics Ontario (twitter: @SOOntario) is putting on at the beginning of March. Come out and have a blast and support this great cause to raise money for our Special Olympics team. IndulgeSavetheDate ...
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Week at a Glance: Feb 13-19 Ottawa Events!

Here's your installment of events for this upcoming week. I know I say this often, but this weekend looks pretty crazy and very concert/live show heavy especially Saturday night. There are a lot of great concerts through the week including the Arkells, Blue Rodeo (twice), Scott Helman, Lisa Loeb, David ...
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Movie Releases for February 10th

This week's movies being released on Friday are found below. I will be publishing a list of movies which are promoted to be in theatres on the upcoming weekend (Friday). I will only be indicating which movies are being released, but you’ll need to check local listings for movie times ...
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Week at a Glance: Feb 6-12 Ottawa Events

Good morning and happy Monday everyone! I try to get this out Sunday nights but I'm vacationing with limited WiFi availability at the moment. This week is another busy one in Ottawa continuing to prove that fun does exist in our beautiful city.  Winterlude continues with a variety of events, ...
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Movie Releases for February 3rd

Each Wednesday, I will be publishing a list of movies which are promoted to be in theatres on the upcoming weekend (Friday). I will only be indicating which movies are being released, but you’ll need to check local listings for movie times and locations. Although not many releases this week, ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Westfest Line-Up is released!!

The Westfest line-up is now out and this signals one of the great starts to the year as it often represents one of the first festivals of Ottawa's great festival season as it takes place at the beginning of June. The headliners for this years event are DJ NDN (from ...
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February Ottawa Events!

Here's a list of what I've compiled for the month of February in Ottawa. This list will change as time goes by, but this will give you an idea of what to expect. We've got quite a few concerts and obviously there’s Winterlude  (http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1416239267950) running for most of the month so there ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Big Brothers, Big Sisters Bowling for Kids Sake *register now*

Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Ottawa have an annual Bowling for Kids Sake event in Ottawa to raise money for their youth mentor program and they're looking for teams and individuals for this years event. For those of you who raise money for this great program, there are impressive prizes ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT!! H.O.P.E. Volleyball WinterFest Registration is Open!

H.O.P.E. Volleyball WinterFest registration is open now! This great Ottawa event takes place on Saturday March 11th at the Louis Riel Dome on Bearbrook Drive in Blackburn Hamlet. Visit the website at http://www.hopehelps.com/the-event/winterfest/ to register and learn more about the event sponsors and charities. From the website: Can’t stop thinking ...
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Movie Releases for January 27th

Each Wednesday, I will be publishing a list of movies which are promoted to be in theatres on the upcoming weekend (Friday). I will only be indicating which movies are being released, but you’ll need to check local listings for movie times and locations. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Milla ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Robbie Burns Brewmaster’s Dinner

This Ottawa event is fairly last minute, but Mill Street Brewery is putting on a Brewmaster's dinner on Thursday, January 26th, Robbie Burns style!! This includes a 5 course meal with Haggis! I've been to the Brewmaster's events before, and it's a really fun experience to enjoy a few pints ...
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Week at a Glance: Jan 23-29 Ottawa Events

It's a busy weekend coming up!!! Have a look at this huge list of events for all ages and all interests. There's some decent concerts coming for the country fans, some great theatre, and lots of hockey this week!! I'm quite excited to attend the Faces Magazine Awards banquet on ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Celiac Association Ottawa Event Free Pizza Lunch

As a recent inductee to the gluten-free diet "club", I have learned of the Canadian Celiac Association and I think it’s a great resource for people who either suffer from Celiac Disease or a gluten intolerance/sensitivity. The Ottawa Chapter (http://www.ottawaceliac.ca/ ) is hosting a gluten-free pizza lunch and event with ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Ottawa Fire and ICE Event **now sold out

Update 19 Jan 2:00pm: SOLD OUT in under 4 hours!! Just announced that a Fire and Ice culinary adventure is coming to Ottawa as part of the #ottawa2017 line up. Tickets JUST went on sale at 10am this morning, January 19th. It is a culinary adventure where passion and originality ...
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Movie Releases: January 20 2017

Each Wednesday, I will be publishing a list of movies which are promoted to be in theaters on the upcoming weekend (Friday). I will only be indicating which movies are being released, but you’ll need to check local listings for movie times and locations. XXX: Return of Xander Cage Vin ...
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Ottawa Events Week at a Glance: Jan 15-22

Welcome to a new week!! It’s a pretty packed weekend coming up for activities in all age groups. The highlight of the week is the 2017 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships that go on pretty much all week at TD Place. I haven’t noted the specific schedule here, so refer ...
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Ottawa Events Week at a Glance: January 8-14

Greetings all. Please find my list of events compiled from about a dozen websites for the upcoming week. If you have any questions or seek further details about these or other events, feel free to contact me at any time. Also, please forward this to your friends and subscribe to ...
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Week at a Glance: January 1-8

Welcome to 2017. With that, I will create my first weekly event post! The intent is to have one every week (aiming for Sunday night of the preceding week). I will highlight all the events coming up in Ottawa so you're able to plan your week and hopefully discover events that ...
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New Year’s Eve Options for Ottawa!!!

In previous years, I’ve been “that guy” who is sitting at home on December 30th wondering what I’m going to do for New Year’s Eve the next day. Then once plans are made, I get annoyed that events are sold out, or everyone else has plans. The problem with New ...
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Ambush Coming to Greenfields Gastro Public House THIS WEEKEND!

I just learned this myself!!! Ambush is returning to Greenfields this Friday night, December 23rd!! Based on the Facebook event site, it has snuck up quietly as there aren't the usual huge numbers YET.....but I know for a fact they always sell out!!! Come and see these guys especially if ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Cirque Du Soleil – Volta

Cirque Du Soleil - Volta is coming to Ottawa/Gatineau to be held at the new Zibi development off the Eddy bridge in Gatineau. Dates are confirmed for August 3rd - 27th. Tickets starting at only $39 so will likely sell fast. If you've never been to a Cirque show, I ...
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