River Jordan Ministry, 36 Bentley Ave, (Merivale & West Hunt Club)
Tuesday, February 18, 9 am – 4 pm; Admission: Free
Organised by Somerset Community Health Centre and partners
Theme: Community Development in Practice: Improving Service Delivery through Partnerships.
Specifically the goals of the symposium include exploring ways –
- To improve the health outcomes of the ACB communities
- To improve access to services by the ACB communities
- To increase knowledge and awareness of the social determinants of health
- To improve service delivery through the Ottawa Service Providers’ Hub (OSPH) and to facilitate collaboration, sharing of resource and best practices
The Black Youth Conference # BorderlessVisions Edition
Location: To be announced
Friday February 21, 8.30 am – 4 pm
Saturday, February 22, “Dear Ottawa Project”: 11 am – 4 pm
The BeMore Academy of 3Dreads and a Baldhead invite youth young adults and adults to the space to RE-imagine, RE-image and Rejoice in the power of our visions without boundaries and DECLARE that we are enough to BE our visions fulfilled. This is a safe space of clearing designed to support, empower and inspire the “YOUth” in us all to overcome ANY and ALL challenges that may face us in being our vision fulfilled as we take a stand to BeMoreCommUNITY!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.3dreads.com
Speaking Black Hockey
Alumni Auditorium, University of Ottawa, University Centre, Main Floor
Organised by the Black Law Students Association of the University of Ottawa, and RevWord Productions, with the generous support of” TD Presents Then and Now Black History Month Series – 2014 Program” in collaboration with the Black Artists Networks Dialogue.
Coloured Hockey League, visual art by Black artists, and words from a rising young Ottawa area hockey star. Featured spoken word poets include Ottawa Legends Slam Champion Just Jamaal, spoken word troubadour John Akpata, and celebrated lyricist Doretta Charles, with a special video multimedia performance by recording artist, nth digri. The event is hosted by CHUO 89.1FM radio host, Sarah Onyango. Historian and former St. Mary’s University hockey player, Bob Dawson, will present the video “Frozen Out," an ESPN documentary on the Coloured Hockey League in the Maritimes, based on the book "Black Ice" by Darril and George Fosty. Speaking Black Hockey is also proud to present Nicholas Ngwafusi, who plays in the Central Canada Hockey League, along with talented Black visual artists who will be exhibiting their work.
Contact: Anthony Bansfield 613-219-2401 email@example.com
Global Community Alliance Gala Night & Award Ceremony
Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, 150 Albert Street
An annual event to highlight the diversity within the Ottawa community and recognize individuals, associations, businesses and organizations that have made a significant difference within our diverse community.
Featuring a keynote speaker, award recipients, and enlightening entertainment for the evening. We look forward to celebrating our fifth anniversary with you.
Information: Yomi or Kelly Pratt Yomipratt@hotmail.com
The Ottawa Church of God, 1820 Carling Ave at Maitland
Sunday, February 23 @ 6 pm; Admission: Free
Contact: Carol Campbell 613-729-3172
firstname.lastname@example.org ; http://www.ottawaocg.org/
4th Thursday each month @ 8 pm
Terry will open each evening with a set of his music then the guest will follow with a set of their music. Each will accompany the other. Don’t miss a single one.
The Georgian House special musical menu has something fresh and delicious for all budgets.
And - just so you know...we pack 'em in for this event, so come in early if you want a good table.
Rob Lutes is widely known for his superb songwriting, fingerstyle mastery and soulful vocals. With The Bravest Birds, he delivers an exquisite collection of songs that inhabits the intersection of blues, Americana and the contemporary singer-songwriter genres and includes the blazing instrumental Turning Point.
Since his first release, Gravity, in 2000, the Montreal-based musician who originally hails from the town of Rothesay, New Brunswick, has become widely known for his impassioned live performances, featuring extraordinary playing, a bit of improvisational magic and Lutes’ intense, gritty vocals. He is a former Kerrville winnerand Maple Blues, CFMAand Lys Blues nominee.
Special MC Max Keeping
Join us for music, dance, tarot card reading, crown and anchor and much more. http://www.winchesterlions.com/mardi-gras/
3:15 pm Dance lesson: Learn how to 2-step and waltz – no experience necessary!
4 – 7 pm Dance
Jody’s Louisiana Style red beans and rice will be served at the break.
Keep in mind that you need to pay for parking in the lot but there is also free parking nearby.
Started by singer and front man extraordinaire Randy Clarke and ace guitarist Mark Rankin, and later including local heavyweights, drummer Shawn Soucy and bassist Rob Marr, the band’s first year saw them playing at local clubs, pubs, casinos and private events. In 2009, they recorded their first CD, “Devil’s Advocate”, a collection of ten original songs penned by Clarke and Rankin. The CD received massive airplay being featured on blues programs in Canada, the US and Europe, including being the new spotlight artist on Canadian Brent Zwicker's show, ‘At The Crossroads’. The disc was also in regular rotation on the US's Tony Steidler Dennison's podcast, ‘The Roadhouse’, which has a listenership of over 10,000. The CD has also received the highest rating possible from John Vermilyea's famed blues website, Blues Underground Network. Locally, the band had four songs featured in the Vancouver Province’s Playlist section in 2009/2010, which with an online/print weekly readership of 920,000, enabled them to reach an even greater audience.
The end of 2010 saw group co-founder Randy Clarke forced to confront an American marijuana charge and spend two years in a US jail. Upon his return, the band was invigorated, adding new members, B3 player Kenny Boychuck (long time Jerry Doucette collaborator) and sax man JT Platt (So Tight band) to the lineup. Playing their return gig at the newly-opened Columbia in New Westminster, The Mojo Stars sold out the 300-seat-room and treated both old and new fans to freshly written material.
The Mojo Stars are once again back on track and ready to share their tunes with fans of good music, wherever they may be.
Matt Andersen (New Brunswick), Steve Hill (Montreal) & Kim Churchill (Australia)
Saturday, May 10 @ 7:30 pm
For the third season in a row, despite higher costs and inflation, the price for these nights is staying the same - $60 (plus HST) which includes a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet served up by The Cove, the Show, dancing and a donation to charity. Being able to hold the price is due in part to the support of our new Sponsor – Dan Aykroyd Wines DanAykroydWines.com – for which we are very grateful and we welcome them on board. 101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com also continues as a Sponsor and again, we are very grateful for their support.
PROCEEDS TO RIDEAU WATERWAY LAND TRUST
THE HOGTOWN ALLSTARS
PROCEEDS TO WESTPORT’S RIDEAU VISTA & ST. EDWARD’S ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
DAVID ROTUNDO BAND
PROCEEDS TO RIDEAU DISTRICT MUSEUM & WESTPORT IN BLOOM
Book ahead – most shows sell out in advance
1-888-COVE-INN or (613) 273-3636
Well-priced accommodation available at the Cove and nearby B&Bs
More information including bios, YOUTUBE & song samples of the artists at