July 28, 2011  

Kick off the long weekend at the Rideau Canal Festival! Try paddle boating or kayaking at Dows Lake, check out the Bytown Museum, Confederation Park and lots more with friends and family. Get your festival passports today!

Celebrate the magic of light at the 8th Annual Ottawa Lumiere Festival starting August 1st! Story telling in the park, drums and dance, lantern-making, performances, summer camp and more - there's something for everyone to enjoy. Let your Light Shine!

Spend next weekend enjoying a gourmet lunch, drinks, live entertainment, boutiques and silent auction, polo and of course a traditional divot stomp at Ottawa Polo for Heart! Get your tickets today! All proceeds go to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Stomp to the beat of an amazing country music line-up at Capital Hoedown 2011! Don't miss out on the largest country music festival in North America - Purchase 3-day passes, VIP passes and/or single day tickets today! Don't forget to enter our contest to win a meet and greet with Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood or Rascal Flatts!

What's your favourite patio in Ottawa? Nominate your favourite restaurant(s) in Ottawa on our Ottawa Events Facebook Fan Page. One vote per person per day! Voting for top 10 nominated restaurants will begin August 8th. The patio with the most votes wins! We will draw a winner from the pool of votes for the winning patio. Winner gets a GIFT CERTIFICATE TO THEIR FAVOURITE PATIO!.

More upcoming events and contests can be found on our site.

Have a fun and safe long weekend!

http://www.ottawakiosk.comCapital Hoedown 2011 - Ottawa

Capital Hoedown 2011  
Date: Until August 13th, 2011 | Location: Lebreton Flats, 99 Fleet St, Ottawa Ontario

Taking place August 11, 12, and 13 at LeBreton Flats, Capital Hoedown 2011 is the largest country music festival in North America. The star-studded line-up includes: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert and many others. (more info)

http://www.ottawakiosk.comThe 8th Annual Ottawa Lumiere Festival - Ottawa

The 8th Annual Ottawa Lumiere Festival  
Date: Until August 20th, 2011 | Location: New Edinburgh Park, Ottawa Ontario

The Lumiere Festival, presented each year by the CCCC , is a month of preparations for the magical Evening of Light Celebration held this year August 20th. (more info)


Caladh Nua in Concert  
Date: July 28th, 2011 | Location: 291 Park Rd, Ottawa Ontario

The Rose of Tralee Ottawa Centre presents Caladh Nua, a very unique band that comprises of five extremely talented musicians. (more info)

http://www.ottawakiosk.comThe Canadian Guitar Festival - Ottawa

The Canadian Guitar Festival  
Date: Until July 31st, 2011 | Location: 3060 Sydenham Rd, Kingston Ontario

Come for the sensational music featuring world-renowned musicians, free guitar workshops, the impromptu campfire jam sessions, the people, the swimming or the camping! (more info)

http://www.ottawakiosk.comFish And Other Such Madness - Ottawa

Fish And Other Such Madness  
Date: Until August 1st, 2011 | Location: 240 Guigues Ave., Ottawa Ontario

Wenna & Choleena June 15th-August 31st (more info)

http://www.ottawakiosk.comRideau Canal Festival 2011 - Ottawa

Rideau Canal Festival 2011  
Date: Until August 1st, 2011 | Location: Rideau Canal from Hog's Back to Ottawa River, Ottawa Ontario

From July 28th to August 1st, it's 5 days of celebrations and family fun. Culturally diverse, rich in heritage, environment friendly and vibrant! (more info)

http://www.ottawakiosk.comHeat Wave - Ottawa

Heat Wave  
Date: August 3rd, 2011 | Location: 27 York St, Ottawa Ontario

Happening August 3rd at the always hoppin' Zaphod Beeblebrox, numerous artists and musicians are on hand for our Heat Wave show. (more info)

http://www.ottawakiosk.comWalk for Brynn - Ottawa

Walk for Brynn  
Date: August 6th, 2011 | Location: 102 Greenview Avenue, Ottawa Ontario

Entertainment for the whole family, featuring a live radio broadcast with Viv & Neil from 99.7 BOOM FM! (more info)

http://www.ottawakiosk.comOttawa Polo for Heart - Ottawa

Ottawa Polo for Heart  
Date: Until August 7th, 2011 | Location: 723 Upper Dwyer Hill Rd, Almonte Ontario

Enjoy a gourmet lunch, drinks and live entertainment. Browse the boutiques and silent auction. Watch exciting half-time entertainment shows, and participate in the traditional divot stomp! (more info)

http://www.ottawakiosk.comCanadian Guide Dogs for the Blind Open House - Ottawa

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind Open House  
Date: August 6th, 2011 | Location: 4120 Rideau Valley Drive, Ottawa Ontario

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind hosts an open house, opening the doors to the National Training Centre. Stop by to meet our dogs. (more info)

http://www.ottawakiosk.com11th Annual Mayor's Charity Golf Classic - Ottawa

11th Annual Mayor's Charity Golf Classic  
Date: August 10th, 2011 | Location: Cedarhill Golf and Country Club, 56 Cedarhill Dr, Ottawa Ontario

Come out and help us build an even greater Ottawa where the youth of today have a strong voice and have the ability to show, and be recognized for their leadership in the community! (more info)

http://www.ottawakiosk.comCIBC Run for the Cure Information Session - Ottawa

CIBC Run for the Cure Information Session  
Date: August 10th, 2011 | Location: Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue, Ottawa Ontario

Get some information on the Run for the Cure and learn about the groundbreaking breast cancer research you are helping to fund; share great fundraising tips, meet and be motivated by other team captains and fundraisers! (more info)

http://www.ottawakiosk.comThe DIVA Foundation Golf Classic 2011 - Ottawa

The DIVA Foundation Golf Classic 2011  
Date: August 10th, 2011 | Location: Loch March Golf & Country Club, 1755 Old Carp Road, Kanata Ontario

To raise money for The DIVA Foundation’s 2012 Speakers’ Series. The Speakers’ Series provides affordable education for women about important women’s health issues. (more info)

http://www.ottawakiosk.comMovies for Mommies - Ottawa

Movies for Mommies  
Date: Until November 17th, 2011 | Location: 1200 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa Ontario

Movies for Mommies - $8.00 per person. No passes. (more info)

http://www.ottawakiosk.comTurning a Negative Into Positive - Ottawa

Turning a Negative Into Positive  
Date: Until September 30th, 2011 | Location: Ottawa, Ottawa Ontario

Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System Fund Raising Campaign for Prostate Cancer (more info)

Legion Halls  
Date: Until November 20th, 2011 | Location: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa Ontario

This exhibition consists of 25 images by Toronto photographer Tobi Asmoucha. Her photos have documented community life across the country and capture a glimpse of the role that Legion Halls play in Canadian communities today. (more info)

http://www.ottawakiosk.comMissing Lives - Ottawa

Missing Lives  
Date: Until September 5th, 2011 | Location: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa Ontario

Almost 35,000 people went missing during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. Missing Lives explores this immense tragedy through the stories of 15 families, captured by photographer Nick Danziger and best-selling author Rory MacLean. (more info)

http://www.ottawakiosk.comThe Fourposter - Ottawa

The Fourposter  
Date: Until August 28th, 2011 | Location: Mason Theatre,13 Victoria Street, Ottawa Ontario

Jan de Hartog's comedic chronicle of a marriage performed by some of Canada's top theatrical talent at the Classic Theatre Festival, Ottawa Valley's only professional summer theatre company. (more info)

http://www.ottawakiosk.comTorchlight Shakespeare - Ottawa

Torchlight Shakespeare  
Date: Until August 20th, 2011 | Location: Parks across Ottawa, Ottawa Ontario

Performances begin each evening at 7:00 p.m. Admission is: “pass-the-hat-pay-what-you-can” with a suggested minimum donation of $10. (more info)

http://www.ottawakiosk.comBroadway Bound Junior Camp - Ottawa

Broadway Bound Junior Camp  
Date: Until August 12th, 2011 | Location: 174 First Avenue, Ottawa Ontario

Learn singing, dancing and acting from professional actors! Build confidence, move your body and make new friends, then "strut your stuff" in a final performance of a Broadway hit. (more info)

http://www.ottawakiosk.comSummer Camp - Ottawa

Summer Camp  
Date: Until September 2nd, 2011 | Location: 294 Picton Avenue, Ottawa Ontario

Summer at the Ottawa School of Speech and Drama is a whirlwind of fun, creative exploration, improv and music as campers from ages 6 to 17 enjoy the wide range of dramatic play we offer. (more info)

http://www.ottawakiosk.comTD Summer Reading Club - Ottawa

TD Summer Reading Club  
Date: Until August 15th, 2011 | Location: Ottawa, Ottawa Ontario

Registration for the Ottawa Public Library's annual TD Summer Reading Club starts June 22. This year's theme is Splash! and it includes a pool of activities, programs and books. (more info)


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Meet and Greet Capital Hoe Down Performers

OttawaKiosk.com will be giving away tickets to see Capital Hoedown - Country Music Fesival. Enter to win a meet and greet to either on of these great country performers. Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood or Rascal Flatts. You must be part of the Ottawakiosk.com newsletter to be eligible to win. (enter contest)

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