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July 16, 2014

OttawaStart's Weekly Event Round-Up: July 17-23, 2014

Rideau Canal
Photo: Rideau Canal, by Mark R. Ducharme from the OttawaStart Flickr Group

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

Friday, July 18: SNAPS for CARE & Re-Seasoning Supper
Amanda Sage of the wonderful website KickassCanadians.ca has some wonderful winterscape photos on display at Petit Bill's Bistro during all of July and August. What excuse do you need to go get great food and a chance to remember we shouldn't complain about the heat? Photos are for sale and the proceeds are being donated to CARE Canada.
If you'd like to join a special dinner for Friday evening, please see the website for info on how to join and be seated with the group. There's also a sneak peek at the pics on the site!
-- Laura Gauthier

Saturday, July 19: The 48 Hour Film Project
Come out and view a screening of the work of Ottawa-area filmmakers, who were assigned a character, prop, a line of dialogue and genre, and had to create a movie in just 48 hours. The screening takes place at the Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank Street), at 1:00 PM. Tickets are $10 (available online, through Eventbrite). I'm going to attend, to support the Ottawa filmmaking community (and a friend, who makes an appearance in the film).
-- Ross Brown

Saturday, July 19: Fau mardi sur l'herbe
The forecast is looking good for the weekend ahead so if you’d like to indulge in some free outdoor electronic music, the Fau Mardi collective has you covered with Fau Mardi sur l’herbe (Fau Mardi on the grass) taking place at the Imaginaire Park beside the Aylmer Marina. The collective is offering a free family-friendly event featuring guest DJs who’ll present a variety of electronic music styles. You can get the entire programming by clicking below.
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Sunday, July 20: Ice Cream Festival
If I wasn't going to be out of town this weekend, I would be going to the Ice Cream Festival being put on by the Canada Agriculture & Food Museum at the Central Experimental Farm this Sunday from 9am to 4pm. At the festival, you can learn all about ice cream from cow to cone, help make ice cream the old fashioned way using a manual ice cream maker, learn about the history of milkshakes and take part in an ice cream cookie sandwich making demonstration, to name but a few of the things you can see and do. Check out their website for more information. Admission to the Ice Cream Festival is included in the museum admission fee.
-- Gordon Dewis

Monday, July 21: Flux does Rideau Pines Farm
For only $65, you get transportation to and from Hooch Bourbon House (180 Rideau St), a 4-course meal from 5 top chefs from Ottawa, Beau's beer, wine and cocktails provided as well as 6 local musicians providing music. An epic deal!
-- Nick Bachusky

July 3-August 23: Children's Activities at Rideau Hall
Enjoy “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 pads
Celebrate 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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