Week at a Glance

Covert Ottawa Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events November 18th – 24th

Here we are at the start of a new week. The early winter may go on hold for just a little bit, and hopefully we’ll get some melting done this week. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty tired of winter and am ready for it to be over ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events November 11th – 17th

“Lest We Forget” Today is November 11th, Remembrance Day, so let’s please make time to remember the veterans who have died and/or suffered through multiple wars in order to define who we are as Canadians and enshrine the values that we have in our lives today. There are several opportunities ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events November 4th – 10th

Ottawa Events! Good Monday morning! I hope you all had a great weekend despite the awful weather, but at least there was a lot of indoor activities going on around the city. I got the opportunity to take in the Tea and Chocolate festival, and it was a fantastic treat! ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events October 28th – November 3rd

Ottawa Events Happy Halloween!! There were a ton of parties last weekend, and that just keeps going all week right though to Sunday the 2nd. My Halloween post is a live document and gets updated regularly with everything going on in Ottawa for Halloween. You can find it by clicking ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events for October 21st – 27th

Here’s to a beautiful fall weekend! Cheers!! We’re losing leaves like nobody’s business so get out and enjoy the sights while you still can. Christmas decorations are starting to push out the Halloween costumes in stores, so the fall season is running out! Our plowing company came by and put ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events October 14th – 20th

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone is taking some time off on Monday to relax and reflect on what it is we’re thankful for. This thanksgiving, each and every one of us should just think about the things that make our lives better, and take the time to appreciate just what ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events Oct 7th – 13th

Another fall week is upon us, but this time with nice weather in store for the whole week! Thanksgiving weekend is coming up which typically means no major events for the weekend, but lots of small-scale fun things to do! You'll have to just look through my events calendar!! I'll ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events September 30th – October 6th

What a nice weekend to celebrate the end of September. The month of spook-ies and ghouls is upon us, as Halloween events can be found throughout the area. Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village has started up, and daily hauntings at Saunders Farm have also kicked off. This coming week is ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events September 23rd – 29th

Good morning!! I hope everyone had a nice weekend and are now enjoying the rainy start to the week. We’re rolling through September, and with summer now officially over, we can start to move indoors a little more with some of the fall activities. There are still a couple festivals ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events September 16th -22nd

Well hello!! I would say “Good Monday morning” but I’m running very late this week. Cityfolk was a lot for me this year, and I’m still recovering. However, this week’s events are updated and we’re all ready to roll on a new week of fun activities! Festival season isn’t quite ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events September 9th – 15th

Good Monday morning!! School is back in, and summer holidays are over, and with fall approaching, we’re entering into the colder months of weather and events in Ottawa. Festival season is still holding on, but it’s only got a couple weeks left. This week is the final major music festival ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events September 2nd – 8th

Happy Long weekend everyone! I’m sorry the weather is not perfect today, but we can use a little rain every once in a while. The rest of the weekend was fantastic, so we can’t complain. It’s back to school now for most of the kiddies so us parents can have ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events August 26th – September 1st

Well, it’s finally here, the last week of summer vacation. This weekend is the labour day long weekend, which typically means a little slower for major events in Ottawa. It’s your last weekend with the kids and then they’re mostly off to school again soon. So let’s all enjoy this ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events August 19th – 25th

Happy Monday….I hope you had a great weekend! Based on the clicks on my website, it looks like many of you took in any number of great events over the weekend. I hope you all left some energy for this week though, there are a ton of great events in ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events August 12th – 18th

Good Monday morning, I hope you had a great weekend! Now you can kick off your new work week with a quick run down of what’s going on in Ottawa. Like last week, it’s a very busy week with plenty of festivals, sports and live entertainment. Let’s have a look ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events August 5th – 11th

The past couple weeks have been a little slower, but that’s normal for our summer. Fear not, festival season returns with a vengeance this week along with the start of small-town fair season. Since it’s a long weekend for us Ontarians, a couple of last week’s festivals are carrying over ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events July 29th – August 4th

Well, back to work this week. The #CovertWedding was a success….we said “I do” and had a great party!! There will be a full review written in the next few weeks about all the different businesses and services that we worked with for the wedding. This week, you’ll find a ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events July 22nd – 28th

This week’s newsletter is going to be a short one, as I’m taking a bit of a vacation for a week (see why in the “Where will I be” section). After a busy two weeks, festival season and major concerts seem to be taking a break in Ottawa. However, there ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events July 15th – 21st

Summer is rolling on and the heat is continuing, Ottawa is such a great place to be. At Bluesfest this year, I was talking to band management and they commented that Canada, and Ottawa specifically is such a great city to live in as we have “proper seasons” here. I’m ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events July 8th – 14th

Summer has finally hit with a vengeance with some crazy hot and humid weather. But we’re used to that here, and it beats the cold and snow any day (at least in my opinion). That weather looks to continue this week with only a few breaks here and there. That ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events July 1st – 7th

Happy Canada Day!!! What a great time to celebrate our nation’s birthday!! I hope everyone has enjoyed their long weekend and are all refreshed after some extra time off. This coming week is a big one for Ottawa. Some major festivals are kicking off so make sure to get out ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events June 24th – 30th

Happy summer everyone!!! What a great weekend that we just had! Finally some nice summer-like weather, and a whole lot of festivals to go along with it. This coming week is a little quieter than the last two, but that’s normal and expected since it’s Canada Day weekend with all ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events June 17th – 23rd

Good Monday morning! We’re entering another week in the heart of festival season here in Ottawa. Last week had four major festivals at the same time, and this week just steps that up. We’ve also got some sports in the city, and some great theatre! Let’s start this post with ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events June 10th – 17th

Festival Season is in full swing, and there’s no better week than this week to show that off! Despite the recent announcement that festival funding is being cut by the government, there are still so many to attend. Let’s all get out and help support the many Ottawa Festivals by ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events June 3rd – 9th

Welcome to June where we celebrate the start of spring this year in Ottawa. Eventually it’ll warm up and we’ll have some summer too. The cold weather isn’t stopping the events though, festival season is in full swing and there’s tons to do again this week in Ottawa! This week ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events May 27th – June 2nd

Good Monday morning!! I hope you all had a great weekend and got to take advantage of a great Sunday! Last weekend was so busy with all kinds of events, and this week coming up is no different!! There are some fantastic events going on in each area of the ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events May 20th – 26th

Happy May long weekend!! I hope everyone is taking/has taken full advantage of the extra day off! It’s been a great weekend around town, so hopefully you were enjoying it. The weather wasn’t perfect, but it wasn’t too bad either. This coming week is HUGE!! There are so many events ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events May 13th – 19th

I hope everyone had a great weekend, and you took advantage of the nice weather to get out and enjoy the many entertaining events throughout the city. This coming week is somewhat of a breather for Ottawa but there’s still lots going on. First, on the theatre side, you can ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events May 6th – 12th

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We couldn’t have asked for better weather, that’s for sure!! This next week coming up is a little lighter in volume for events, but the quality and high-profile events are HUGE!! Particularly on the weekend, there are so many choices for events that ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events April 29th – May 5th

April is coming to a close this week, and after a month of rain, it’s finally supposed to stop, and due to the rain, flowers are set to arrive over the next month. I think there’s a more concise way to say that. That brings warmer weather with it, and ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events April 22nd – 28th

Happy Easter everyone!!! I hope you’ve all enjoyed your long weekends, and to all my Government, school and banking friends, I hope you continue to enjoy it! It was a great weekend here, with the rain wiping out basically all the snow, we now just have to wait for all ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events April 15th – 21st

Happy Monday!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I also hope everyone is ready for a short work week this week with Easter Weekend upon us. Since it’s a holiday weekend, you’re not going to find any long running trade shows going on this weekend, but the week is ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events April 8th – 14th

Good Monday morning!! I hope you’re ready for another fun week in Ottawa! As usual, there’s a great variety of events in all corners of the city! Before we get into the main listing, I have to mention the best event of the week. It’s the 59th Anniversary of the ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events April 1st – 7th

Happy April Fools Day!! I was going to make up some stupid announcement for the day, but I really wasn’t feeling especially creative so you just have to accept my usual post. I’m really happy that April is here though, the snow is going fast, and should be gone in ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events March 25th – 31st

Here we are at the end of March, the snow has gone down about 18 feet, and I’ve seen robins on my lawn. Spring is officially here and it’s definitely in the air!! It was a busy weekend in Ottawa, and judging from the clicks on my site, the Ottawa/Gatineau ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events March 18th – 24th

Happy St. Patrick’s Day hangover day!!! I hope everyone was able to get out over the weekend and enjoy some green beer!! Maybe even out on the patio?? The sun was out for most of the day so why not kick off patio season early? This week starts off a ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update! Ottawa Events, March 11th -17th

I hope you all had a great weekend and are all geared up for some warmer weather! I mean really….who isn’t done with winter this year? So let’s get on with the events! First of all, worth mentioning, is what I’m NOT doing this year. I’m not providing a list ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events March 4th -10th

Good Monday morning!! I hope everyone had a great weekend! We’ve got another fantastic week of events lined up again with something for everyone! Last week was huge for concerts in Ottawa, so this week is a little toned down, but there are still two huge shows throughout the city ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events Feb 25th – March 3rd

I hope everyone had a great week! Despite my broken ankle, I was still able to get out to a few events, so I had a good time too! This upcoming week has a great variety of events, something for everyone! First off, we’ll start with live entertainment. I’m grouping ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update! Ottawa Events, Feb 18th – 24th

Wow….what an amazing weekend! There was just so much to enjoy everywhere around the city! I hope you all got out and took in the final weekend of Winterlude and took part in some amazing events such as the Beer Festival at Aberdeen Pavilion or the inaugural year for the ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events, Feb 11-17th

I hope everyone had a great weekend!! There were so many fantastic events in all corners of the city, and the weather was quite lovely, so I hope you took advantage of that! This next week coming up is another great wintery week here in the Nation’s Capital. Winterlude continues ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events Feb 4th-10th

My post is a little late this week, but I guess if you’re reading this anytime other than Monday morning it doesn’t matter much. Haha I have a reasonably good excuse though. Last Thursday night I fell on some ice and broke my leg. So, I’m hobbling around with crutches ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events, October 1st – 7th

October is starting off as a great sign of things to come! What a fun first week, I’m so excited for all the great events this month! To start off the week, I want to mention a few concerts that are running this week. Tuesday night has John Mellencamp at ...
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Ottawa Event Newsletter: September 24th – 30th

September is coming to a close, and with it, the end of our summer festival season. Even the small-town fairs are wrapping up this week as the Metcalfe Fair marks the last of the series. You can catch it Thursday to Sunday at the Metcalfe Fairgrounds. It’s a busy weekend ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events September 3rd – 9th

"Back to school, back to school to prove to daddy that I’m not a fool..." - Billy Madison. It’s that time of the year! Summer vacation is over which means that the majority of festival season is also over. However, the focus is now leading to theatre and hockey (soon)!! ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events, August 27th – September 2nd

This week, I hate to say, is our last week of summer holidays. But don’t despair, although it’s a quiet week in Ottawa, September is looking incredible and just loaded with events. I have a lot of announcements this week (see below) so please have a look. Since we’ve got ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events August 20th – 26th

I hope everyone survived the great weekend! There was so much happening, and the weather was amazing! This next week continues on with Festival season with a huge line up. Palestinian Festival runs Friday to Sunday at City Hall, the Nepean Psychic Festival is also on Friday to Sunday at ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events August 13th – 19th

Going in to the second full week of August didn’t really seem that eventful, but wow what a crazy week!!! Especially this coming weekend. Saturday looks as though it could be one of the busiest days Ottawa has seen throughout the whole year! Just go and have a look and ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events, August 6th – 12th

Happy Civic Holiday to my Ottawa readers! I hope everyone is having or has had a great long weekend! Time to start planning the next week. If you missed Buskerfest this past weekend, don’t worry, you still have Monday to take in some great acts. I made it there on ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events July 30th – August 5th

With the summer now half over, we’re well into festival season and the fun continues this week right into August. Thursday is the first day of both the Capital Ribfest at City Hall, and the International Busker Festival starts on Sparks Street. Both these festivals run until Sunday. There’s also ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events July 23rd – 29th

We’re starting up the final week of July, which seems to be a bit of a break from the major festivals, but the smaller events are taking centre stage this week. Algonquin Commons Theatre is boasting two really interesting shows this week with David Cross on Thursday, and Trixie Mattel ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events, July 16th – 22nd

Bluesfest has come and gone, and what a success it was with an estimated 300,000 in attendance this year! Don’t fret though, there are still plenty of festivals in store for the festival lover in you!! On the music side, the Music and Beyond Festival continues until Wednesday, the Kemptville ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events July 9th – 15th

This week, we’re in for a real treat! The weather looks amazing, and we’ve got a lot of festivals on the go! Blusefest continues Tuesday through Sunday featuring acts such as: Foo Fighters, Machine Gun Kelly, Dave Matthews, Naughty by Nature, Blue Rodeo, Lighthouse, Beck, Zedd’s Dead, Rae Sremmurd, Le ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events July 2nd – July 8th

Happy Canada Day (well, Canada Day +1). Now that we’re into July, Ottawa’s biggest music festival starts this week. RBC Bluesfest runs for 10 days starting this Thursday with a huge line up of bands to take the stage at Lebreton Flats. AND on that note, if you act quickly, ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events June 25th – July 1st

Welcome to the first week of summer!!! Festival season in Ottawa continues, and accented by so many other events throughout the city! Sunday is Canada Day!! I’ve created a separate post for Canada Day activities throughout the city so they’re not included in this post. You can find all the ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events June 18th – 24th

It’s the second week in a row that’s just jammed packed with music festivals!! This week, you can find Jazz Fest starting up on Thursday and running until July 1st. Escapade brings the best of EDM to TD Place on Saturday and Sunday, and the Dragonboat Races are on Thursday ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events June 11th – 17th

OK well, it’s official, this week is crazy and one of the biggest festival weeks in Ottawa each year! This week we’ve got Ottawa Fringe Festival starting Wednesday and running until June 24th, Franco Fest Thursday – Sunday, Glow Fair Thursday – Saturday, Ottawa Beer Festival Friday and Saturday, Montebello ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events June 4th – 10th

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekends and are now ready to kick off the first full week of June with some great events! Festival season continues with Orleans Beer Festival running Thursday – Saturday. Theatre continues to lead the way on events with the continuation of Orpheus’ production of Mamma ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events, May 28th – June 3rd

Another great week is in store for Ottawa. Festival season continues with Veg Fest on Saturday/Sunday at the RA Centre, the 2nd annual Eve Film Festival at Arts Court is on Friday to Sunday and Festi-Biere at the Museum of History in Gatineau runs Thursday to Sunday. It’s also a ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events May 21st – 27th

It’s a good start to the week with most people enjoying the final day of the long weekend. The weather looks amazing so you should take advantage of it! I’m sad to say that Monday is the final day of the Tulip Festival so you should go and take in ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events May 14th – 20th

This week, we’re continuing with festival season in Ottawa. As the Live 88.5 voice says “If you don’t like the current festival, just wait a few minutes until the next one”…or something like that. Well, this week is a great example.  Tulip Festival continues in various locations running daily until ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events, May 7th – May 13th

Finally, nice weather has hit Ottawa, and it’s officially festival season!!! This week kicks off the warm season with Tulip Festival starting Friday and running until the 21st of May. If you’ve driven by the war museum and have seen all the tents, no it’s not Bluesfest yet, it’s the ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events, April 30th – May 6th

This week kicks off the month of May, and with that, the arrival of great festival/outdoor weather! There’s also two very important holidays this week. Friday, we celebrate Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you), and the next day is Cinco de Mayo! Although no large trade shows, ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events April 23rd – 29th

Here we are moving further into spring weather with more opportunities to spend time out doors. This week has quite a variety of events, but the highlight seems to be on kid’s events for the weekend. You can skip the rest of this paragraph if you aren’t interested in the ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events, April 16th – 22nd

So hopefully our second winter comes to a close soon; the weather network has some big promises to keep right now so our Spring/Summer can officially start with double digits by the weekend. To kick off festival season, our first Poutine Festival runs this week from Thursday – Sunday at ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events April 9th – 15th

As April is chugging along, and we’re getting closer and closer to really great festival/outdoor weather, we can’t forget all the fun things going on indoors still! This week seems a little quieter than last, because, well….it is, but there’s still lots to take in around the city. Starting off ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events April 2nd – 8th

Welcome to a new week of great events in Ottawa! There’s no shortage of activity for this week, with many choices for all tastes. You don’t have to wait for the weekend for some great outings either, the whole week is so packed with must-attend events, that it’s hard to ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events March 26th – April 1st

Easter Long weekend has arrived this week, so we can look forward to a short work week (most of us anyway). It seems as though events have trailed off a little to allow for some more family time this weekend. But don’t fret, there’s still lots going on to keep ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events March 19th – 25th

Although it looks like winter is back with the cold temps, it’s the first day of spring this week, and events are starting to heat up!!! There’s so much going on this week, I don’t even know how to comment, so I’ll just point out the highlights. The Sens have ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events March 12th – 18th

It’s a great week to be alive!! It’s March break for most of the kiddies, which means less traffic on the roads for non-parents. Then the week ends with St. Patrick’s Day where we all like to get out and enjoy a drink or two while listening to some Irish ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events March 5th – 11th

Although this week starts off a little slower, there are still so many great events happening throughout the city. Theatre continues to take the stage (see what I did there?) around Ottawa with Normal Heart starting up at the Gladstone Theatre, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Kailish ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events Feb 26th – March 4th

Here we are finishing off February, and with the warmer weather last week, and this week, it’s looking like spring is closer than we thought (sorry to jinx it). This is a fun week in Ottawa with a focus on the Kids once again on the weekend. Disney on Ice ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events Feb 19-25

This week starts up with Family Day on Monday! There are some great activities for kids running in the city, highlighted by Family Day on the Farm at the Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum. This looks like a really fun event; if you don’t have kids, maybe just borrow some ...
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Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events, February 12th – 18th

As February chugs along, so does Winterlude, and the many events around the city for this amazing festival. The canal is in excellent skating condition and daily activities can be found all around the downtown core. Although this week is not as jam-packed as last week, there’s still lots going ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events January 28th – February 4th

A new week starts, and brings with it a new month. As most long-term Ottawa residents know, that means Winterlude starts up this weekend!! It’s the 40th anniversary of this cornerstone event in the Ottawa tourism industry. The grand opening is on Friday night, taking place at Confederation Park, with ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events January 22nd – 28th

Good Monday morning! Find below my list of events for the next seven days, and what a week it is!!! The theme this week is the formal social events that are going on so dust off the eveningwear and take advantage of some of this week’s high class functions! In ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events January 15th – 20th

Here’s my new week of events, it starts off a little slower than usual, but the weekend is quite busy with lots to do for everyone! The main trade show of the week is the Ottawa Home and Remodelling Show taking place from Thursday – Sunday. This is a good ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events January 8th – 14th

Brrrrrr….the first week of January is done, and only 8-12 more weeks of winter!! Hooray!! The great news is that the Rideau Canal is now open thanks to the unbearably cold weather. But if you’re not a fan, let’s escape the cold with some great events happening this week around ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events January 1st – January 7th

Happy New Year!!! As the calendar rolls over, so does my first year! 2018 marks my second year of operation of Covert Ottawa Guy and I think it’s been a huge success to date! This first week of 2018 kicks off with a wide variety of events including sports, charity ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events for December 27th – 31st

Merry Christmas everyone!!! After a 48 hour break, I’m back at it and loading up the events again. I’ve prepared my weekly post with what to expect for the upcoming week. I’m starting it tomorrow (Wednesday) as we’ve already missed the first couple days. The week has a lot going ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events December 18th – 24th

We’re down to only seven shopping days left until the big day!!! Hopefully you’re not all like me and waiting until the last minute to finalize those gifts. I have so much to do!!! Also on that note, with more to do, here’s a list of this week's events leading ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events December 11th – 17th

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!! The snow is falling outside as I write up this week’s post and I’m looking at a list of events for the week that involve all the fun things about Christmas. There are several light events each day including the Magic of ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events Dec 4-10th

Find below my listing of events for this week in Ottawa. I apologize for my tardiness this week, but I was moving all weekend and needed the extra time. My bad!! Won’t happen again! It’s a fun week ahead with another solid mix of theatre, sports and social outings. I ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events November 27th – December 3rd

I hope everyone enjoyed their week of Grey Cup Activities! The weather certainly didn’t scare anyone away as there were great numbers at all the events!! This week, things return to “normal” in Ottawa with no major week-long celebrations, but that doesn’t mean it’s a slow week either! There is ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events November 20th – 26th

Well, looks like winter has hit this past weekend and with the snow on the ground, I feel as though more people will be looking for indoor events. Well, there’s lots to look forward to this week! First, I’ll mention the continuation of Shrek: The Musical, which continues with week ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events November 13th – 19th

I have completed my list of upcoming events for this week in Ottawa. There’s once a gain a great selection of events for all tastes. I feel as though it’s a busy week for kids with two Santa Claus parades on the weekend, Shrek the Musical at Centrepointe Theatres and ...
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Week at a Glance – Ottawa Events for Nov 6 – 12th

Good Monday morning!! Please find my list of events in Ottawa for the next seven days. With the winter weather starting up this week, it’s great to know that there are lots of indoor options for you to avoid the cold. Music festival season is long gone in Ottawa, but ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events October 30th – November 5th

As November starts up this week, you’re going to find less and less outdoor events. This week is a great mix of events including lots of hockey games, two galas, and a great mix of concerts and theatre. My pick of the week is a different one this time. There’s ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events October 23rd – October 29th

We’re now entering the last full week of October. This week is obviously really heavy with Halloween themed activities for all ages. I’ve only included some on this post and in my events calendar, however, I’m going to be posting a full list of all Halloween options for all ages ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events October 16th – 22nd

Here we are with a new week, and what a busy week it is!! There are so many great events coming up this week, it’s tough to make time for them all. At the NAC, the Phantom of the Opera is starting up, The Gladstone Theatre continues week #2 of ...
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Week at a Glance: October 9th – 15th

I hope everyone had a great long weekend! Fall events are in full swing with another full week ahead. This week is pretty heavy in concerts and theatre as well as many other fun random events. If you’re hosting an event in the future, I now offer advertising on my ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events Oct 2nd – 8th

October is in full force now with Thanksgiving weekend coming up! The small-town fairs are finished now, and all the Halloween candy is in the stores; fall is officially here. But with fall, comes hockey….and the Sens and 67's are taking to the ice to start their regular seasons this ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events Sept 25 – Oct 1

Well, it’s time to finish off September. The last week has been the best summer weather yet, so I hope you’re all enjoying the outdoor events. This week marks the first full week of fall and with it comes Ottawa’s Oktoberfest, the Fall Home Show and Metcalfe fair….all fall favorites! ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events Sept 18-24th

Hey there, I’ve finished my five straight days at Cityfolk now and I’m ready to start a new week!! This is a fun week with some new activities you may want to try out. Since the standing events for Canada 150 are ending, it’s time to find some new social ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events Sept. 11 – Sept. 17th

My recommendation last week was to take a week off and go camping. Well, we’re back at it in the Capital with lots going on again. This week we say goodbye to two long running events with Kontinuum closing its doors after Thursday, and Saturday being the last night to ...
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A Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events Sept 4 – Sept 10

Now that the Labour Day weekend is coming to an end and everyone is back in town, we can start looking at new events popping up in the area! Monday is the final day of Inspiration Village in the market, so I hope everyone got to take it in. This ...
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Ottawa Events Week at a Glance: Aug 28 – Sept 3

I’m sad to say we’re going into September this month meaning this is your last week to enjoy the summer and then it’s back to school and back to work for many people. After loading these events into the weekly plan, I’d say this is a good week to go ...
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Ottawa Events Week at a Glance Aug 21-27

And our second last week of Summer is upon us so make sure to take in what you’ve been missing. Since you’re running out of time, make sure to see the Ottawa2017/Canada150 recurring events before they’re gone. Check out Kontinuum, MasaiCanada, Inspiration Village and the Sound and Lights at Parliament ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events August 14-20th

Here’s your Ottawa events list for the next seven days. Although no sports in Ottawa this week, it’s a Fair and Festival week for sure!! The Capital Fair opens along with the South Mountain Fair, and Arnprior Fair. On the Festival side, Greek Fest is ongoing, and is joined by ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events Aug 7-13

Week two of August starts off with some great events! Ottawa Welcomes the World series features Jamaica all day Monday as well as the final day of the busker festival and ribfest to celebrate the civic holiday. The rest of the week is rich with activities including several Champions games, ...
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Ottawa Events: Week at a Glance July 31st – August 6th

The craziness of La Machine is now over and a hugely successful event is now in the books. This week takes a little warming up with only a few recurring events for the first couple days, but by Thursday, we’re in full festival season again with BBQ Fest, Rib-Fest and ...
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Ottawa Events Week at a Glance July 24th-30th

Welcome to the last week of July. With the summer break half over, there are a great variety of events going on this week, highlighted by a four day visit from La Machine. This, in my opinion, is the true highlight of all of the Ottawa2017 events, with a huge ...
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Ottawa Events Week at a Glance: July 17-23rd

Hi there, I have finished my compilation of this week’s events. Now that Bluesfest is over and we can take a music breather, there are so many other events going on this week including two different countries featured in the “Ottawa Welcomes the World” series, the brand new “Kontinuum” and ...
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Ottawa Events Week at a Glance July 10 – 16th

Here are this week’s events in Ottawa. The Canada 150/Ottawa 2017 events are still taking place each day and the major festivals of the week are Bluesfest and HOPE Beach Volleyball. There are plenty of other events going on to keep you occupied if you’re not a concert goer. I’ll ...
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Ottawa Events week at a glance July 3-9th

Find below my summary of this week’s events. After months of anticipation, Bluesfest kicks off on Thursday with a full schedule for the next 10 days. Check the website for full details of the schedule. This week also seems to be pretty heavy with Salsa and Yoga events. There still ...
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Ottawa Events June 26 – July 2nd

Find below my summary of this week’s events. The obvious event is Canada Day this week. There are many events surrounding our 150th birthday so for the first time, I’ll admit that this list is not all-inclusive, but I’ve added as much as possible. I’ve also included two links for ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events June 19-25

Find below my summary of this week’s events! Last week was the week of festivals, but this is the week of music festivals. Leading the way is Rockfest, Jazz Festival (with Serena Ryder and Kenny Rogers this week), Escapade, and the Dragon Boat Races, but also separate concerts by the ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events June 12-18

Find below my summary of this week’s events! This would be the week of festivals including Fringe Fest, Italian Festival, Ottawa Beer Festival, Rib Fest, Chef Fest, Glow Fair, Festival Franco-Ontarian, and Caravibe!  And there’s also a ton of other fun events in all corners of the city! The following ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events June 5-11th

Here we are with another really busy week in Ottawa including tonight with lots of events going on. This weekend is yet another one that makes it hard to take in everything. Italian Week and Fringe Festival start this week as well as the first Redblacks pre-season home game. It’s ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events May 29 – June 4

Hey there, I didn’t have internet today during the day so I had to get this out in the evening. I felt like I was in the dark ages. Haha…. This week is a pretty typical week in Ottawa with something fun going on every day and then a HUGE ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events May 23 – 28th

I’m a day late on my post this week as I had a little out-of-town road trip (2 provinces and 7 states in 2.5 days) but here it is ready for you to wake up and read Tuesday morning! This week doesn’t have any major festivals, however there’s still lots ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events May 15-21

Welcome to a new week, the weather is finally starting to look seasonal and we can start hitting the outdoors without dressing for three seasons! This week is a good mix of everything with the Tulip Festival running all week. The following information is a brief summary only, and you ...
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Week at a Glance: May 8-14

This is my first weekly event post since going live with the interactive calendar function on the website. The information here is designed to offer a summary only and includes start times for events only. Click on the links to retrieve the full event information which is found in my event ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events May 1-7

We're into May now, festival season is starting, outdoor sports are starting, the tulips are blooming....let's get ready for a great summer in Ottawa. That just means more events, more work for me 🙂 and more for all of us to do!! Here's the list of events coming up for ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events April 24-30th

Here's my weekly post with all the events in Ottawa for the next seven days. It's a very busy week with lots going on around town for everyone. Monday April 24 Brewery Market VIP Launch Party 5:30pm – 9:00pm Great Canadian Theatre Company, 1233 Wellington Street West, Ottawa https://www.universe.com/events/the-brewery-market-vip-launch-party-tickets-T2W9Y7 Rotties ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events April 17 – 23

Hey there, now that the long weekend is over, hopefully everyone is well rested. I took Sunday off so my post is a day late, but I have nothing being promoted Monday so I figured you won't mind. This week is a pretty standard week in Ottawa but the only ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events April 10 – 16

Sorry I'm a bit tardy this week, but I'm out on the west coast for a little vacation this weekend and got lost in the time change and other activities. Here's my weekly post of events in Ottawa for the next seven days. With the Easter Long weekend, it appears ...
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Movie Releases: April 7th

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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Week at a Glance: April 3-9

Hey there, I'm sending this out a bit earlier than usual this week since I'm off to the Juno's for the night tonight and I wanted to make sure I got it out there! This week is a little less busy without the fan fare of the Juno's and all ...
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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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Week at a Glance: March 27 – April 2

Here we are in the first full week of Spring, and the weather appears to be cooperating finally. This week has a few features, but the biggest noteworthy mention is the 2017 Juno awards held in Ottawa (in case you hadn't heard). Although the main show is on Sunday night, ...
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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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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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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events March 6-12

After such a crazy weekend of concerts and other events, the next week seems to calm down just a little bit. There's no huge theme to the week, but there is a little bit of everything for everyone. This week's big trade show is yet another sign of spring with ...
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Movie Releases: March 3rd

Each week, 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. It's quite a busy week at the ...
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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events Feb 27-Mar 5

As a wrap up for February, we've got a great week ahead. Once again, we're very concert heavy with The Tea Party, Eric Church, Mother Mother and Billy Talent. Also this weekend is the much anticipated Red Bull Crashed Ice Championship. Plus as a sure sign of spring, the Cottage ...
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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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Week at a Glance: Ottawa Events Feb 20-26

Welcome to this week's event list!! Winterlude has finished in Ottawa so things seem a little calmer but there's still lots going on!! Highlights this week are The Ottawa Boat Show (a good sign of spring), Nature Nocturne and Disney on Ice. There's plenty more so have a look through ...
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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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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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Week at a Glance: Jan 30-Feb 5 Ottawa Events

Welcome to the new week of Ottawa Events. 🙂 The main highlight of this week is that Winterlude kicks off officially! In my event listing, you'll find Winterlude specific events included in the list. For you concert and live show fans, have a look at Saturday night, there's a lot ...
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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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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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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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