Learn the technique of competitive walking during next week’s free activities at City Hall


This summer, the City of Ottawa is hosting free programs and special events at City Hall for every taste and interest.




Festival of India Luncheon

Friday, August 7

11:30 am to 1 p.m.

Marion Dewar Plaza


Milonga – Tango Soirée
Saturday, August 8

6 to 11 p.m.

Councillors Lounge


Here are the events scheduled for the upcoming week:


Tuesday, August 11


Salsa Babies and picnic

10 a.m. to noon

Jean Pigott Place


Salsa Babies is a great opportunity to workout and socialize, while introducing your child to music and movement. Bring snacks or a lunch and enjoy a picnic after the class. Families with children of any age are welcome.


Hatha Yoga – Rama Lotus Yoga Centre

Noon to 1 p.m.

Marion Dewar Plaza (in the event of rain, the class will be held in Jean Pigott Place)


The instructors from Rama Lotus Yoga Centre will lead the class, which is open to all levels. Some yoga mats will be available, however, bring your own if possible.


Fitness and Competitive Walking

Noon to 1 p.m.

Marion Dewar Plaza


Stay active, healthy and give purpose to your walking by transforming your normal walk into a technique that maximizes fitness and cardio. Learn about this low-impact activity for all ages and participate in a 1.5 to 2 km walk. Presented by, the Bytown Walkers Club.


Circus Jam

7 to 9 p.m.

Marion Dewar Plaza


Presented by the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group and Ottawa Circus School, Circus Jam is open to all who are interested in the flow arts (bring your poi, hooping, juggling, slack line, partner-acro and fire dancing, to name a few). Children are welcome, but they must be supervised.


Wednesday, August 12


Tai Chi – Taoist Tai Chi®

Noon to 1 p.m.

Marion Dewar Plaza (in the event of rain, the class will be held in Jean Pigott Place)


The regular practice of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts promotes health and relieves stress. Join us for free beginner classes.


Salsa @ City Hall

6 to 11 p.m.

Marion Dewar Plaza (in the event of rain, the lesson may be held in Jean Pigott Place)

This event is sponsored by Azucar! Latin Dance Company and Salsa Force, and is suited for people of all ages. Start the evening off with an hour-long dance lesson before dancing the night away under the stars. All skill levels welcome.


Thursday, August 13


Lunchtime Volleyball

Noon to 1 p.m.

Lisgar Field


Everyone is encouraged to come to City Hall this summer to play recreational pick-up grass volleyball. For more information, contact cws-psm@ottawa.ca.



Lansdowne Park


Lansdowne Park is also presenting free summer activities, including:


  • Full Moon Yoga offers an evening of relaxation on August 29.
  • Momentum Fridays run until September 4 from noon to 1 p.m. and features various workouts, such as dance and yoga.
  • Summer Art Series – Sunday evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. throughout July and August for free arts performances in the park. Bring a picnic, buy an ice cream treat from a local vendor, relax and enjoy the talented local performers.


For the full line-up of City Hall and Lansdowne Park summer activities and all of the attractions, festivals and events happening across the city and in your community, visit the Summer in the City listings on ottawa.ca. It’s your guide to family fun.

OttawaStart Staff



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