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July 02, 2014

OttawaStart's Weekly Event Round-Up: July 3-9, 2014

Canada D'eh 2014
Photo: Canada D'eh 2014 by Luciana Nechita, from the OttawaStart Flickr Group

Here's our crowdsourced list of the best events in Ottawa this week.

Thursday, July 3: "Happiness At Work" (Hub Ottawa's Brown Bag Lunch Series)Take one hour out of one week to help make all hours of all other weeks more enjoyable! (How can you resist that pitch?) This interactive session, based on positive psychology and neuroscience (ie: real stuff), promises to empower participants with the ability to take better control of their happiness at work and in the rest of their lives. Come out to learn, reflect, chat, and feel better, dammit!
-- Jake Naylor

Thursday, July 3: Final Show - Farewell to CarrawayLast chance to see Carraway before they take on new projects and two other great bands playing too.
-- Laura Gauthier

Thursday-Friday, July 3-4: Jane Bunnett & Maqueque at GigSpaceFor decades, Toronto saxophonist Jane Bunnett has been playing and promoting Cuban music, and mentoring many well-known Cuban jazz musicians. But they've all been men -- until now. Maqueque is a group of five Cuban women musicians, who, plus Jane, play strong, vibrant rhythms, with tight vocal harmonies above. It's summery music, and perfect for our current warm weather! Their melodies will enliven the intimate hall at GigSpace on Thursday and Friday nights (two shows each night).
-- Alayne McGregorOttawaJazzScene.ca

Friday-Sunday, July 4-6: Sabstock 2014
As I stride through this wonderful experience known as life, there are at least two basic truths I have come to learn. Rock'n'roll: good. Camping: good. Come get all the truth you can handle at Sabstock 2014! Having made a career from blasting faces off in Northern Ontario, Peter "Sab" Sabourin is now making his mark in Eastern Ontario (in part) with this annual music festival. Grab your gear, grab your beer, and head up to this party in Pembroke! (Disclaimer: I am from Kirkland Lake and it would be disrespectful for me to not promote anything touched by Sab.)
-- Jake Naylor

Saturday, July 5: Capital Poetry Collective presents Avonlea Fotheringham6:30pm at Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward. $10. A night of spoken word performance & a slam competition.
-- Amanda Earl, Bywords

Sunday, July 6: Grownups Read Things They Wrote As KidsOn Sunday evening at Pressed CafĂ©, some brave people will read stuff they wrote when they were kids—could be old diary entries, unsent love letters, bad (or good) poetry or other poignant or hilarious surprises. Submit a request beforehand to read something of your own, or just come and cheer them on. The open mic event is part of a CBC Radio cross-Canada tour presented by Dan Misener, and will be broadcast and available as a podcast.
-- Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Sunday, July 6: Brew Donkey Charity Tour SeriesThis tour will feature a winery, two breweries and an on bus education session on craft beer and the Ottawa scene - and a lunch!
-- Laura Gauthier

July 3-August 23: Children's Activities at Rideau HallEnjoy “Storytime at Rideau Hall,” in collaboration with Frontier College. Fridays and Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., from June 28 to August 23. Learn about heraldry by designing your very own coat of arms. Daily, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Stroll the grounds, bring a picnic and enjoy the children’s play structure.Watch the Relief of the Sentries of the Ceremonial Guard. Daily, every hour on the hour, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 25 to August 22.
-- Sara-Lynne Levine, Macaroni Kid Ottawa

June 24-August 23: Changing the Guard on Parliament Hill
See a Canadian tradition at its most colourful! The Ceremonial Guard brings stirring military drills and music to Parliament Hill. Daily at 10:00am on Parliament Hill. And it's free.
-- Sara-Lynne Levine, Macaroni Kid Ottawa

All summer long, June-August: Beaches, pools and splash padsCelebrate summer, enjoy a mini-holiday or cool down at one of Ottawa’s four public beaches, 56 wading pools and almost 100 splash pads, or Gatineau’s three public beaches, 10 or so wading pools and more than 30 splash pads. They’re open, they’re free and they’re fun.
-- Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Have a great week!

See also: Ottawa Events Guide
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