The 2024 Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival Promises New Hits and Old Favourites

June is Indigenous History Month, which means it’s almost time for the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival. This year’s festival promises to delight patrons with new attractions, while still offering all of the classic staples that make this festival the perfect way to kick off the Summer. New to the festival this year is the Glow […]

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Ottawa and the Rideau Canal have officially broken up for the 2024 season

Rideau Canal with ice looking good and no one skating. Parliament in the background.

On February 25th, 2024, the NCC made the decision to close the Rideau Canal skate-way for the season at 10pm, officially ending Ottawa’s on-again, off-again relationship with the Canal. Many skaters and Rideau Canal lovers are upset by this closure, as it is no longer temporary. The ice conditions of the Canal were in poor […]

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Ottawa to receive $176M in housing funds from federal government

Photo of a house with a contruction trailer filled with debris inside.

After revealing on January 24th that the city of Ottawa signed a deal with housing minister Sean Fraser to be part of the Federal Governments four-billion-dollar housing accelerator fund, Ottawa has finally been given a budget: $176 million dollars. Mayor of Ottawa, Mark Sutcliffe, claims that “the city worked hard to get as much money as […]

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Wabano Celebrates 25 Years on November 10th

The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is celebrating 25 years of supporting Indigenous communities in and around the Ottawa area. The celebration kicks off on Friday, November 10th with not one, but two events. The main event is an evening celebration and fundraiser featuring appetizers, refreshments, and an intimate performance by Crystal Shawanda. Tickets are […]

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Pibòn (Winter) Festival is Back at Madahoki Farm From December 8 to 11

Indigenous Experiences has announced that the Pibòn (Winter) Festival will be back at Madahoki Farm, just in time for the holiday season. Taking place from Thursday, December 8 to Sunday, December 11, the Pibòn (Winter) Festival will feature live performances, storytelling, delicious winter food, as well as an Indigenous Makers Market among other events. Attendees […]

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