A mob of 120 amateur dancers from across Ottawa-Gatineau shimmied and shuffled outside the National Art Gallery last Saturday, performing choreographer Sylvain Émard's "Le Grand Continental." The 30-minute performance was a highlight of this year's Canada Dance Festival. Dancers spent two months learning and perfecting the routine.
The audience verged on tears, listened with captivated ears, and then boogied to the music May 25 as Tone Cluster, "quite a queer choir," joined voices with two Ottawa high schools to present "Words: no more bullying. it has to end now."
The city was alight with fireworks fit for a queen Sunday, May 18 as Ottawans lined the shores of Dow's Lake to watch the "Lake of Fire" show arranged by the Canadian Tulip Festival. The Victoria Day weekend spectacle capped off the 61st edition of the 18-day festival.
Brewers and pubs in Ottawa are starting to take notice of a group of gals and their love of craft beer. The Ottawa chapter of Barley's Angels, an international club for female beer lovers, started up this past February and has grown quickly since. The women meet at local pubs and breweries across Ottawa and the surrounding area to learn about beer and socialize.
Rediscover Centretown's streets and landmarks and learn about the history behind their names. Researched and written by Centretown News reporters, this feature also showcases both contemporary and historical images.