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  1. The National Women’s Show – So Much More Than Just The Free Swag

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    A few weeks ago I was approached by The National Women’s Show to become one of their official bloggers.  Having attended two previous National Women’s Shows, one in Toronto and one in Ottawa, I was more than happy to be asked to promote this fun and exciting event to my...
  2. 8 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About Vacationing In New York State

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    I love New York. Everyone knows the iconic New York State logo and slogan which was designed by American graphic designer Milton Glaser in 1977. But personally, I really do love New York. Having grown up 1/2 hour from the New York State border, I have spent plenty of time...
  3. Celebrating The Grain: An Evening Of Fine Whisky, Fine Food, And Fabulous Friends #IHeartRye

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    What happens when you bring Canadian Club‘s Tish Harcus, Beam Suntory‘s Whisky Chef Matt Jones, and award-winning Canadian author (and certified Malt Maniac), Davin de Kergommeaux together in one room at Social Restaurant & Lounge in the Nation’s Capital? You end up with a room full of happy media and...
  4. Back In The Blue Oval At The Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show

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    The 2015 Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show was in town this past weekend at the Shaw Centre and, thinking Sunday afternoon would mean smaller crowds, we headed downtown yesterday to check out all the best in cars that this auto show had to offer. On X-Man’s mind? Seeing a Lamborghini...
  5. On The Road Again…To The 2015 Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show!

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    The 2015 Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show is set to cruise into the Capital at the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa on March 19th-22nd! Showcasing 27 of the world’s top carmakers, the Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show will have something of interest for the entire family! I’m officially hooked on...
  6. The Marriage Of Figaro, Bugs Bunny, and a Cake ~ WIN 2 Tickets To The Opera At The NAC!

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    OperaLyra is no “Bugs Bunny” opera company! Now that I’ve filled your head with images of that theatrical cartoon “Rabbit Of Seville?” starring that infamous white-tailed bunny himself, and his cohort Elmer Fudd, I’m going to close the curtain on Bugs and get serious for a moment. Well…not too serious!...
  7. Is The BConnected Conference For You? You Better B-lieve It Is!

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    After a very successful first year in 2014, the BConnected Conference is set to hit Ottawa-Gatineau once again on May 2-3, 2015 at the gorgeous DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Gatineau-Ottawa. What is the BConnected Conference? The BConnected Conference is a national blogging and social media conference that has a mandate...
  8. Lest We Forget. How Will You Remember?

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    The events of the past few weeks involving Canada’s fallen soldiers, and ongoing conflicts around the world, have given me more of a pause for thought this coming Remembrance Day.  While I always pay respect to fallen soldiers, our veterans, and to active military personnel, this Remembrance Day just feels...
  9. My City. My Country. My Ottawa.

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    The events of October 22, 2014 forever changed my fellow citizens, my city of Ottawa, and my country, Canada. As a writer, when tragedy strikes, you long to sit down and get all your feelings down on paper (or computer screen in my case).  It happens on a regular basis...
  10. Go Calypso! Make A Splash At Canada’s Biggest Theme Waterpark!

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    Calypso Waterpark, located in Limoges, Ontario, just east of Ottawa, and only 75 minutes from Montreal, is Canada’s biggest theme waterpark which boasts North America’s highest free-standing waterslide tower, features over 35 waterslides, and more than 100 water games. Opening 4 years ago in June 2010, Calypso Waterpark, provides hours...
  11. Camp Fortune ~ So Much More Than Just A Great Ski Hill!

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    Camp Fortune, located just north of Ottawa, in Chelsea, Quebec (Gatineau Park), is a well-known ski hill with a reputation for being one of the best in the area. Growing up, I spent a lot of time in Ottawa visiting family and friends, and I often heard many people refer...
  12. Shrine On! The Shrine Circus Is Coming To #Ottawa ~ WIN Your VIP Family Pass Here!

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    Famous circus family, the Zerbini’s are bringing back the Shrine Circus to Ottawa, for 7 great shows at the RA Centre (parking lot) August 8-10, 2014, under Canada’s most beautiful big top! If you are a regular Canadian Blog House reader, you may remember that we had the chance to...
  13. It’s HOT! It’s SUMMER! It’s MASTERMIND TOYS! WIN A $50 GC!

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    Summer is finally here and that means summer vacation for the kids!  With at least 8 weeks left to keep the little ones busy, Mastermind Toys has got summer covered with their fun Hot Summer Toys that kids are sure to love. As I recently mentioned, Mastermind Toys has just...


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