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- Poland And Canada Take Top Prizes At The Ottawa International Animation Festival 2014
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) competition component has come to an end with the highly anticipated award ceremonies, which were held this evening at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts.
- Night of Elegance - Red Carpet Champagne Gala
You are invited to join St. Vincent and the Grenadines 35th Anniversary of Independence Hosted by the SVG Ottawa Association.
- Ottawa Band Crunchy Flower release debut album Volume 1: Planting Seeds - CD Release Sunday Sept 21 @ Greenfield's 4pm Matinee Show
Crunchy Flower recently released their debut album and will be having its CD Release party at Greenfields Pub on Sunday September 21st @4pm - 8pm
- Watson commits to lower property tax cap of 2%
In a major speech today, Jim Watson committed to lowering the annual property tax cap from 2.5% to 2% in his second term.
- City facilities offer free Try It! passes
The City of Ottawa is offering free passes for City fitness facilities and various classes during the Try It! campaign from September 22 to 28.
- Meetings at Ottawa City Hall next week
All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted. For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for e-mail alerts or visit Public Meetings and Notices on ottawa.ca, or call 3-1-1.
- Rescheduled – Lane reductions on the Vanier Parkway
Beginning Monday, September 22 until mid-October, the Vanier Parkway will be reduced to a single lane in each direction between Coventry Road and Tremblay Road.
- Work rescheduled - Traffic impacts on Airport Parkway
There will be increased construction activity in the vicinity of the Airport Parkway pedestrian/cycling bridge that will result in temporary road closures.
- Upcoming ramp closures and lane reductions on Highways 417 and 174
Starting Monday, September 22 until Saturday, September 27 there will be occasional off-peak lane reductions on Hwy 417
- Expressions of Art 2014 Fall Art Exhibition & Sale
Vernissage Friday October 3 - 7-9pm Live music by Spencer Scharf Saturday October 4 - 8am-4pm Sunday October 5 - 10am-4pm Carp Agricultural Hall, Carp Fairgrounds, 3790 Carp Rd. Ottawa, ON K0A 1L0 Show organizer 613-839-1918
- Travelogue of Israel & Palestine
Visit both Israeli and Palestinian areas and have a look at at Jewish, Christian and Muslim cultures and historic places. See the people of this truly fascinating place with Alex Bissett -- world traveler.
- Magnificent Canada
Take a look at Canada from coast to coast to coast. View photos that were taken on many journeys by rail, bus, car, ferry, ship and foot. See a collection of photos and hear the stories of Alex Bissett's favourite places in Canada.
- Travelogue of the Baltic Republics
Take a journey through the historic republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. View picturesque old cities, villages, countryside and of course, the people in this travelogue presented by Alex Bissett -- world traveler.
- Travelogue of Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans
See Eastern Europe and travel through Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans. See the photos and hear the stories about this area and its rich cultures, complex histories, colourful people and beautiful scenery. Check out this new and growing travel destination with Alex Bissett -- world traveler.
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