Cultural Event Listings
16 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM
The Eagle Spirit Camp is a 1-week health and science camp hosted at McGill University. The aim is to empower and encourage Indigenous youth to realize their full potential in the areas of education, career, health, leadership and personal development. They welcome Indigenous youth (First Nation, Inuit, Métis) in grade 7/8 (Sec I/II) apply to our 2018 camp. For older youth, we encourage the to apply to be a junior counsellor and connect with our team to attend the Eagle Spirit Science Futures Camp.
The Eagle Spirit Camp was created in 2005. Since 2016, the Faculty of Medicine has taken over leadership with the goal of engaging, welcoming and recruiting Indigenous youth to consider their post-secondary studies and careers in health. Our mission is to offer a welcoming environment and expose our campers to a variety of academic, athletic, social and cultural opportunities available at McGill University.
Camp takes place July 14-21. Applications open March 1, 2019.
Learn more here.
25 Apr 2019 | 6:00 PM
The evening arts celebration will feature 3 time Juno award winner Susan Aglukark singing/presenting on the “Critical Role of the Arts in Reconciliation” with arts performances and National Challenge highlights.
Come early to shop and bid on our Silent Auction items.
Doors open at 6:00pm. Show begins at 7pm. Underground Parking available in the Brooks lot.
Register for free tickets here: https://bit.ly/mamawitogether
26 Apr 2019 | 7:00 PM
Our very own Afternoon Drive host, Missy Knott, is headlining at the Juke Joint Soul Kitchen!
- LIVE at Juke Joint Soul Kitchen
- Friday April 26th 2019
- 7PM – 10PM
- 3840 Carp Road, Carp, ON
- K0A 1L0
27 Apr 2019 | 7:30 PM
An all-Indigenous evening beginning with opening words by long-time OGF friend Albert Dumont.
Doreen Stevens, a daytime performer at OGF2018 and opening act for Ian Tamblyn at the NAC in 2007, will open the musical part of the show.
Juno award-winning Digging Roots (ShoShona and Raven) will headline this very special evening.
Learn more and get tickets here.
30 Apr 2019 | 5:00 PM
Join Wabano’s Chef and internationally known Sommelière Véronique Rivest to experience a guided tasting of specially selected Canadian wines paired with Indigenous flavours.
Indigenous cuisine meets Canadian wine!
At this exclusive event, you will enjoy seven flavorful food and wine pairings, Indigenous entertainment and a silent art auction.
Internationally known Sommelière Véronique Rivest has earned many prestigious awards and accolades and is one of the most respected sommeliers in Canada and abroad.
Véronique is genuine, approachable and has an infectious enthusiasm about sharing the great pleasures of wine. At this event, you will have the opportunity to meet with her and chat about her experiences!
For more information, contact Wabano Meeting and Event Centre:
613.748.0657 ext. 233
299 Montreal Road
Ottawa, ON K1L 6B8
11 May 2019 | 6:00 AM
A community event, in partnership with the Mamidosewin Centre, this is the 5th annual fundraising run in support of Families of Sisters in Spirit, a grassroots initiative that supports loved ones of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and transgender and two-spirit people. Since 2015, his annual marathon, Theland’s Journey, has raised more than $5,000 for Families of Sisters in Spirit. The group, Tolley says, offers money and supplies to the children’s caretakers and also organizes events, such as a free supper in Ottawa in February 2018, where Indigenous women could pick up clothing, toys and household goods. Theland’s run, she says, has become a key fundraiser for the organization, which has helped about 400 families so far.
12 May 2019 | 10:00 AM
This Mother’s Day, join Wabano for a delicious buffet style brunch! Proceeds from this event will help our Early Years program create a generation of strong and self-confident Indigenous children who are connected to their culture, families, and their community.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
1st seating: 10 AM
2nd seating: 12 PM
Buffet Style Brunch
$25 per person
$13 children aged 3-10
FREE children under 3
22 May 2019 | 11:00 AM
The most celebrated event to happen at Tunney’s!!
Arts, crafts, dance, music, teachings, workshops, food and friends – Everyday May 22 to 24th from 11am to 1pm.
Learn more here.
16 Jun 2019 | 12:00 PM
All are welcome!
Join Us to Complete the Circle!
Join us in celebrating First Nations, Inuit and Metis cultures!
Join us on Sunday, June 16, 2019 for our 6th Annual National Aboriginal Day/National Indigenous Peoples Day Parade!
Bring your drums! Bring your banners! Bring your flags!
WHO WE ARE: The Ottawa Aboriginal Parade Committee is a grassroots committee with the goal to promote cultural awareness of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples by hosting an annual parade/procession in conjunction with National Aboriginal Day/National Indigenous People’s Day in downtown Ottawa. “It’s a wonderful idea and hopefully many will support this event! “ ~ Julie Vachon
WHAT IS NAD: In 1996 former Governor General Romeo LeBlanc declared June 21st as National Aboriginal Day, a day for all Canadians to celebrate the unique and diverse cultures of the First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples. In 2017 Indigenous and Northern Affairs requested June 21st to be renamed National Indigenous People’s Day.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR CRAFT VENDOR?
Contact Sharon Land Fisher, OAPC Chairperson/Founder via FB messenger or at email@example.com or on Instagram @ land_fisher
Miigwech! Qujannamiik! Thank you!!
20 Jun 2019 | 5:00 PM
Celebrate National Aboriginal Day at Wabano’s Annual Igniting the Spirit Gala. Enjoy an unforgettable experience at one of Ottawa’s premiere fundraising events featuring a live cultural performance with Indigenous dancers from across Turtle Island, sit-down dinner, silent and live auctions, raffles and more.
Learn more here.