Archived Community Events

2007 03 Feb
9:00am - 5:00pm

Sounds Unlikely Grand Opening

On Thursday February 1st, Sounds Unlikely opens it's doors to fans of eclectic music and hard to find film. A new independent record store located at 5 Arlington Ave. on the corner of Bank St., Sounds Unlikely will have a wide range of new and used CDs, LPs, and DVDs to choose from.

2007 03 Feb

Your Community, Your Choice: The Future of Fair Trade in Ottawa

Host: Ottawa Fair Trade Network & OXFAM Canada's Ottawa Fair Trade CommitteeLocation: YMCA-YWCA, 180 Argyle, Ottawa, ONWhen: Saturday, February 3, 9:30amPhone: 613 565-1793 / 613 220-8529To facilitate the education and training of both those currently participating in the Fair Trade movement and those interested in becoming involved, by providing a forum and an opportunity to learn from knowledgeable persons in the field. This event is a chance to consolidate the local Ottawa Fair Trade movement, to build connections and to define where we would like to see Fair Trade in the future.A vegetarian lunch will be catered by the Depanneur Sylvestre, a community-based social enterprise in Hull. Please indicate if you are vegan or have any food allergies and we will try our best to accommodate you.Immediately following the conference there will be a Social gathering at the TransFair Canada office, 328 Somerset Street, to allow us an opportunity to get to know one another better. Light food fare, drinks and music will be on the menu.In order to cover some of the costs of this conference a registration fee will be collected from attendees.Waged: $25 Students and semi-waged: $15Please confirm attendance by January 26, 2007.Advance payment by cheque is preferred as it will help us co-ordinate the conference costs; however, payment in cash will also be accepted at the door. Please make cheques payable to the Ottawa Fair Trade Network and send with the competed registration form (below) to the attention of:Caitlin PeelingLa Siembra Co-op4 Florence St, Suite 210Ottawa, ON K2P 0W7

2007 01 Feb

Launch of People's Commission report on Immigration Security Measures

POPULAR ASSEMBLY PEOPLE'S COMMISSION ON IMMIGRATION SECURITY MEASURES Launch of Report and Follow-up Campaigns :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Thursday, 1 February, 2007, at 6:30pm

2007 01 Feb

Five minutes of Darkness

Pass it on! Join the Action This Thursday at 1:55pm At 1:55 am on Thursday, February 1st turn off your lights, computers and other electrical items for 5 minutes and join people all over the world who are

2007 29 Jan

Proposed Widening of the 417 - Consultations Begin

With reports of global warming and climate change is widening the 417 really what Ottawa needs? Contact Your MPP To view the Study Design Report and proposed changes (including a map) visit

2007 27 Jan

Stop the Surge!!! Call on the US government to stop the Bush administration from sending more troops to Iraq

All over the world, people will demonstrate on Jan. 27 in solidarity with the US Peace Movement to call on the US government to stop the Bush administration from sending more troops to Iraq. The newly elected Democratic Congress, now in power because of the unpopularity of the war in Iraq, is reluctant to refuse funds for Bush's escalation. THE WORLD MUST LET THEM KNOW THEY HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO ACT!

2007 25 Jan

Close Guantánamo!

Join the Ottawa Day of Action January 25th , 2007On January 11th , 2007 , it will be five years since the first detainees were transferred to the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay , Cuba . More than 400 remain there today in legal limbo.This January, Amnesty International and human rights activists around the world will demand that the U.S. government respect human rights - and close Guantánamo.Join us!

2007 23 Jan

Susan Walsh to talk on Terminator Seeds

Terminator/Genocide seeds: Report from Curitiba, Brazil, where the International Community managed to call a temporary halt to their progress & dissemination last year. This was in opposition to the policy of USA ,Canada, Australia & New Zealand & of course Monsanto where it was planned to sell pesticides and fertilizers to accompany them. This did not reach our Press.

2007 23 Jan
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Ottawa Launch: "Canada's Deadly Secret" by Dr. Jim Harding

Ottawa Library Public Auditorium 120 Metcalfe St, Ottawa, Ontario Please join us for a talk and signing by Dr. Jim Harding, author of "Canada's Deadly Secret: Saskatchewan Uranium and the Global Nuclear System."

2007 19 Jan

Food Fight: Anarchist Movies inc "Grilled Cheese Sandwich"

The Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG-Carleton) Presents...Food Fight: Anarchist Moviesby Jonathan CulpSatan MacNuggit Popular ArtsJonathan will be available for Q&A after the films.

2007 18 Jan
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Civil Liberties and Security: Finding the Balance: A Moslem Point of View

The Second in a Series of Presentations on Civil Liberties in a Climate of Increasing Security ConcernsDr. Aisha SheraziBiologist, WriterFormer Principal, Abraar Islamic School

2007 16 Jan

*Divergence Movie Night presents Tongues Untied*

 "Using poetry, personal testimony, rap and performance, Tongues Untied

2007 11 Jan

Lessons From A 7 ft. Penis

Hilarious! Provocative! Useful!From one of Canada's funniest sex advocates,Norman Nawrockiperforms at Carleton UniversityThursday, January 11, 20078 pmThe Commons Grill (Res Commons)

2007 08 Jan

NOWAR-PAIX Assembly for all Individuals and Groups Against Canada`s Role in the War in Afghanistan

LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO PLAN HOW TO BRING THE TROOPS HOME FROM AFGHANISTAN IN 2007.How best can we apply effective pressure to bring the troops home, to counter the propoganda from Harper's government, imbedded journalists, and media supporters of the war? Let's assemble together to strategize and see how we can work together to create a sum that is greater than its parts!

2007 05 Jan
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Stop Israel's Wars Boycott Chapters / Indigo

1PM, SATURDAY, January 5, 2007 At the Chapters at Rideau and SussexAs the Israeli Occupation passes its 40th year with continuing brutality and theunflinching support of the Canadian government, it's integral for all Canadians whobelieve in justice and peace in the Middle East to take a stand. The boycottcampaign against Chapters has picked up steam across Canada and has become a regularevent in many cities. NION (Not in Our Name - Jews Opposed to Israel's Wars) hopesto make this a regular event in Ottawa as well – holding a two-hour boycott everyother Saturday outside the Chapters/Indigo on Rideau.

2006 11 Dec

Justice for Mohamed Harkat Committee Meeting

END THE SECURITY CERTIFICATE! END SECRET TRIALS! In order to further organize and develop the Campaign Justice for Mohamed Harkat, The Justice for Mohamed Harkat Committee will meet:

2006 10 Dec

National Rally and March for women's rights - Ottawa

Join the Campaign for Women's Equality and Human Rights in Canada1:30 PM Sunday, December 10, 2006 Supreme Court of Canada 310 Wellington Street, Ottawa The City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) is one of many organizations across the country who receives funding from Status of Women to promote gender equality. The recent announcement by the federal government to reduce funding and change the funding priorities is a serious concern for women. See the information and call to action below. Contact your MP to let them know you want this decision reversed. National Rally and March for women's rights, for equality for access to government and courts

2006 09 Dec

Concert for Six Nations

In recognition of the rights of the people of Six Nations of the Grand River, as International Human Rights Day approaches, Ottawa’s Cross-Cultural Sound Exchange invites the people of Ottawa to a benefit concert, a night of music and culture at ODAWA Native Friendship Centre (corner of Scott Rd & Stirling Ave) December 9th at 7 pm in support of the people of Six Nations. Celebrate culture and music with Tito Medina (Guatemala), Kevin Dooley (Ireland), Elage & friends (Cameroon), and others. Crafts and food by indigenous people from around the world willbe available for purchase with portions of profits to the Six Nations people. Entry fee is $10 or pay what you can.

2006 07 Dec

Octopus Book Launch - Two Aspirins and a Comedy: How Television Can Enhance Health and Society

Please join us for the Ottawa launch with author Metta Spencer Thursday December 7th, 7:00pm Octopus Books 116 Third Ave *refreshments will be served* Can television become a positive force in society? Can socially conscious entertainment change the world?

2006 06 Dec

Ottawa Haiti Solidarity meeting

The Ottawa Haiti Solidarity Committee/Kozayiti continues to work! The next meeting is set for this Wednesday, December 6, at 7:00pm, at the usual location: CUPE Boardroom, 21 James St. (entrance at back) Proposed Agenda: 1) Welcome/introductions 2) Acknowledgement of Dec. 6 as anniversary of the Polytechnique Massacre 3) Benefit Concert/Art Show/CD Launch in February (Marcie) 4) Plans for CHAN Speaking Tour with Delegation from Haiti - report on discussion from CPA Convention - logistics associated with upcoming tour - building for tour, what can be done between now and then 5) Brief report on struggle in Oaxaca Mexico, and birth of Oaxaca Solidarity Ottawa; other developments in Latin America; 6) NGO Watch Update 7) Financial report 8) Website report All are welcome! Bienvenue à tous!

2006 06 Dec

Vigil to honour women victims of male violence

On Wednesday, December 6th at 6pm there will be a vigil to honour and grieve all women who have died as a result of male violence. This event is for women and children to greive in solidarity and will

2006 01 Dec

World AIDS Day Demonstration - Ottawa

HARPER’S SILENCE = DEATH At the international AIDS Conference last August, the Harper Government first scheduled, and then at the last minute postponed, a major announcement on Canada’s commitment to international and national AIDS programs. Four months later we are still waiting. In the meantime thousands of people around the world have died from lack of treatment and thousands more have been infected.

2006 30 Nov

Octopus Book Launch: Missile Defence Round One

Please join Octopus books for the launch of the important and timely new book
Missile Defence: Round
- with
author Steven Staples
Octopus Books
116 Third Ave
(Bank & 3rd, in the Glebe)

2006 23 Nov

Buy Nothing Day - Friday November 24th 2006

Buy Nothing Day celebrations at Octopus Books are quiet to say the least - we close the store. Buy Nothing Day is held each year on the first day after American Thanksgiving, the day that has traditionally been known as the busiest shopping day of the year in the United States. The campaign was started by Adbusters in 1992 and questions the rampant consumerism associated with the Christmas shopping frenzy. It is an exercise of consumer awareness that asks shoppers to think about what they buy, from whom and how they often spend without thinking about the implications.

2006 23 Nov

Indigenous Peoples of Colombia: Lives Under Threat

Inter Pares and Amnesty International Invite You to Hear Lisardo Domico National Indigenous Organization of Colombia - ONIC and Emmanuel Raison Project Counselling Service - PCS