A cross-reference to the first overnight radio show (CKCU 93.1 FM) placing a heavy emphasis on Canadian blues and fusions of same (2007-2012). From 2012-2014, "Rockin' the Blues from Canada" was broadcast on CHMR 93.5 FM (where it originated in 2005 as "Patchwork Blues"). This 'blog' was born in 2004 as a promotional tool for arts-related news when Geocites reclaimed its free websites.
Saturday, April 04, 2009
OTTAWA KIOSK NEWSLETTER - APR. 2/09
Spring has finally arrived!
Welcome to another edition of the Ottawakiosk.com Newsletter. This week get ready for some great events that are coming your way.
During the month of April we have many contests that are happening. We have tickets for some upcoming plays, comedy shows and movies on the big screen. We will also be announcing a contest next week where you can win a Spring Cleaning for your house!
This is the last week of Genie week so don't miss out on a chance for a free public screening of the nominated Canadian films. Missing 60s and 70s music? Come and help out at Jared Way, and join a fundraising party for The Sears National Kids Cancer Ride.
Don't forget to spread the word to your co-workers and friends about our newsletter. We also have a TWITTER site for those that would like to be notified about events and contests on the fly. If you don't know what TWITTER is, check it out.
Celebrate the best in Canadian cinema! Genie Week In Canada's Capital Region The National Capital Commission (NCC) is proud to present free public screenings of Canadian films nominated for this year's Genie Awards - at venues throughout Canada's Capital Region. Up the Yangtze Thursday April 2, 2009 7 pm - 10pm Canadian Museum of Nature 240 McLeod Street, Ottawa Ontario, K1P-6P4
As part of the National Capital Commission's Genie Week activities, the Ottawa-Gatineau Film and Television Development Corporation (OGFT) and the Canadian Screen Training Centre (CSTC) are pleased to present the Genie Week Producers' Circle & Brunch, a forum bringing together this year's Genie-nominated producers to discuss the challenges and opportunities of producing feature films in Canada.
Moderator: Kevin Tierney, Bon Cop, Bad Cop
Panel: Niv Fichman, Passchendaele David Miller and Stephen Bray, Amal Carl Bessai and Andrew Boutilier, Normal
This is the only industry-oriented session included in Genie Week program of events
NMID Ottawa is thrilled to announce that Debi Lilly, the founder and president of A Perfect Event - Chicago's most successful special event company with a faithful (and famous) following, including Oprah Winfrey, will be the keynote speaker at this year's event.
Known and recognized as a premier event and wedding planner, Lilly continually serves as an industry expert for such publications as InStyle Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Bride's and Modern Bride
Ms Lilly will share her experiences in planning gala events that achieve superior profile for corporate clients and fundraising results for charitable causes.
NMID Registration Fees:
MPI Members & Non-Members: $49.00 (+ $2.45 GST) Students & Not-for-Profits: $39.00 (+ $1.95 GST) To purchase tickets please visit nmid.ca
Dare to Flair Parliament Ultra Club 151 George Street Thursday, April 2, 2009 Doors Open: 8pm, Flair Competition starts at 9pm
Join us at the Parliament Ultra Club on April 2nd and add some FLAIR to your evening. Let loose in the luxurious surroundings of the Parliament Ultra Club while the hottest up and coming flair bartenders in the Ottawa Region compete for the title of number one. All proceeds from this event will go toward helping the Children's Wish Foundation grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in the National Capital Region.
Wait there is more! Aliya-Jasmine, TV Host from MTV will treat you to a very special flair performance specially created for this event. After the competition the fun continues! Stay with us for the afterparty hosted by DJ MON-T.
Join us, if you dare... Admission: $15 for both the competition and after party For tickets please call Sophie at 613-884-8163 or Arielle at 613-862-9168.
Jaded Way Fundraising Party For Sears National Kids Cancer Ride Sat, April 4, 2009 Royal Canadian Legion Branch 632 800 Taylor Creek Drive Orleans, Ontario Tel: (613) 590-7950 E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Wow, I haven't heard this song in ages!"
Ripping Classic Rock from the 60s and 70s. $15.00 in advance, $20 at the door.
SOME GIRL(S), written by the critically acclaimed playwright Neil Labute tells the tale of an engaged man, with a blossoming writing career traveling around the country visiting ex-girlfriends to atone for past mistakes. This outrageously funny and deadly serious portrait of the artist as a young seducer casts a truthful, hilarious light on a typical young American male. SOME GIRL(S) debuted in London starring David Schwimmer of Friends fame and moved to New York with Will and Grace's Eric McCormack.
Return to Nepal St. Paul University, Rm 103 (223 Main Street) 7:30 pm, followed by a reception at 8:15 pm E- Mail: ReturnToNepal@usc-canada.org Tel: 1-800-565-6872
Return to Nepal The Ottawa Premiere of Documentary Film Featuring Bruce Cockburn Be our guests at this free film event!
Date: Friday, April 17th, 2009
Time: 7:30 pm, followed by a reception at 8:15 pm Place: St. Paul University, Rm 103 (223 Main Street)
Return to Nepal is a revealing glimpse at this little-known corner of the world whose people have much to offer: strategies for survival in a tough land. The film begins at 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm) and will be followed by a reception with snacks and music at 8:15 pm. Admission is free. Download the event poster, and share it in your community.
This film screening is organized by USC Canada - a social justice organization that promotes vibrant family farms, strong rural communities, and healthy ecosystems around the world. Visitors can learn more about USC Canada at a table set up outside the screening room. To purchase a copy of the film, or to learn more about the people of Humla and how you can share your support, email Una at ReturntoNepal@usc-canada.org.
We have local Ottawa tickets available for the WWE Wrestlemania 25 Anniversary for April 5/2009 at Silver City Gloucester in Ottawa.
In celebration of a global phenomenon that has forever changed the world of sports and entertainment, only a state the size of Texas can host more than 70,000 fans from 24 countries, including all 50 states and 7 Canadian provinces, to witness the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania. As history prepares to descend upon Houston's Reliant Stadium April 5, 2009, WWE.com is your front-row, box-seat destination to relive all the history, the glory and the spectacle befitting the Grandest Stage of Them All.
Click Hereto win tickets to Wrestlemania 25 Anniversary
The Tragically Hip Rocks the Big Screen with an Intimate, LIVE Performance Exclusively at Cineplex Entertainment Theatres for April 6, 2009 at Silver City Gloucester in Ottawa.
The Tragically Hip is a Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario.consisting of Gordon Downie (lead vocals and guitar), Paul Langlois (guitar), Rob Baker (guitar), Gord Sinclair (bass) and Johnny Fay (drums).
An event for all ages with something for everyone! Shop from over 170 of Canada's leading artists and designers offering unique, original handmade works. Meet the creators as they share their inspirations behind each piece. You'll find designer clothing, fashion accessories, jewellery, visual art, home accessories, children's items, garden art, natural body care products, gourmet foods, and so much more... all at Originals - The Spring Craft Sale. An ORIGINAL shopping experience.
And the Russians always manage to push our poetic buttons. We end our season of symphonic poetry with the love fraught Francesca da Rimini as portrayed by Tchaikovsky, Scriabin's exotic Poem of Ecstacy, and Mussorgsky's farewell to his artist friend, Viktor Hartmann, in his Pictures at an Exhibition - using Ravel's masterly orchestration.
Tchaikovsky Francesda da Rimin
Scriabin Poem of Ecstacy
Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition
Ottawa Kiosk will be giving Ottawa Symphony Orchestra Tickets .
Click Here to win tickets to the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra.