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Canada 150 Celebration Activities in Ottawa

Canada 150 Celebration Activities in Ottawa

We rang in the new year over the weekend and the Fairlawn Dental Center would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and successful 2017. As many may already know, Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday this year, and Ottawa is the place to be for all of the festivities and fun. Dr. Jaleel, having been an Ottawa Nepean dentist for over 20 years, is excited to share with you a list of the not-to-be-missed activities planned for this year.

March 3-4, 2017: Red Bull Crashed Ice

Imagine skating down a slippery slope filled with twist and turns, bumping shoulders with your competitors. It is not for the faint of heart, but you can enjoy the excitement as a spectator this March at the iconic locks of the Rideau Canal, overlooking Parliament Hill and the famous Chateau Laurier. Playing a high-impact sport like this, a sport mouth guard will protect your teeth against impact. Call us to book an appointment to get one today, before an accident happens.

March 27-April 2, 2017: Juno Awards

Big fan of music? Come celebrate the best in Canadian music in Ottawa. The Capital will come alive with an unprecedented celebration of Canadian music. Canada’s musical elite will descend on Ottawa for a week of celebrations, culminating in the 46th Annual JUNO Awards at the Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017, hosted by none other than Michael Bublé. In addition, JUNO Week will be filled with musical performances, workshops and other activities that will showcase the diverse array of talent and genres that define Canada’s vibrant music scene.

July 7-22: Sky Lounge

Food lovers, rejoice! Heighten your senses at Sky Lounge, an exclusive culinary flight of fancy that will take you 150 feet in the air to discover Ottawa’s fine dining like never before. Treat yourself to Andaz Feast+Revel’s Chef Stephen La Salle and his team’s appetizing creations — while enjoying a spectacular view of the nation’s capital. Love food, but missing teeth can make the experience less enjoyable. Contact us about getting dentures at the Fairlawn Dental Center, with Ottawa’s best dentist, Dr. Jaleel.

July 26-30: La Machine

Are you ready to see something out of this world? A North American first, La Machine will captivate audiences with its ambulatory urban theatre on the streets of downtown Ottawa from July 26 to 30, 2017. The production company, based in Nantes, France, is world-renowned for its extraordinary, large-scale machines.

November 22-26: Grey Cup

The 105th Grey Cup Festival kicks off on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 and runs through Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Lansdowne, Ottawa’s sport and entertainment destination. The Festival will transform our city and our site, and will include a number of free and ticketed events, that reflect Canada’s rich and diverse traditions, for fans from coast to coast to enjoy. Our Festival will showcase our city across Canada and around the world with events, performances, live music and activities that build a sense of pride and unity and showcases Canada’s culture.

March-December: Experience the World

Canada’s diversity is an integral part of its history, its heritage, its pride…its DNA. This is why we are inviting embassies and high commissions to mark their country’s national celebration at the Aberdeen Pavilion and the Horticulture Building in 2017. This series of world-class cultural events will promote and strengthen ties between nations on the occasion of Canada’s 150 anniversary.

All residents are encouraged to join the festivities and thus, dive into a unique multicultural atmosphere. Indulge yourself in food tasting, musical celebrations, artistic performances and more!


Things to do in Ottawa in June 2016

With the arrival of Victoria Day, Ottawa and its surrounding areas are beginning to blossom. What is better than spending  a nice weekend exploring the sights and sounds of Ottawa in June? Having been a dentist in the Ottawa-Nepean region for over 20 years, Dr. Jaleel knows where to be in June to have maximal family fun. Here are a few things around Ottawa you can do in June of 2016.


May 28-29, 2016: Ottawa Tamarack Race Weekend

The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is Canada’s largest running weekend. In 2015, more than 49,000 people participated in six events over the weekend, Participants can run a variety of distance, including 2k, 5k, 10k, half marathon and a full marathon. If running is not your thing, you can join in the celebration. Free concerts are open to the community at large and will take place in the heart of Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend festivities at Ottawa City Hall’s Festival Plaza.

Here is the line-up:

Friday May 27

7:30-8:15 p.m. – Still Winter Hills

8:45-9:45 p.m. – Michel Pagliaro

Saturday May 28

3:10-3:55 p.m. – Amanda Lowe

4:15-5:00 p.m. – Safekeeping

5:15-6:00 p.m. – The Ven Dreddies

6:45-7:30 p.m. – Lost To The River

8:00-9:00 p.m. – Hollerado

Sunday May 29 

11:00-12:00 p.m. – Dance Commander

12:15-1:15 p.m. – The Jivewires

June 3-5, 2016: Westfest

Located at Laroche Park (52 Bayview Road Ottawa, Ontario), Westfest is a free event full of music performances, Spoken Word Poetry slam, and celebration of Indigenous culture. Each year more than 100,000 people attend Westfest during the outdoor, three-day celebration of Canadian art and culture. As a free multidisciplinary art festival dedicated to showcasing Canadian artists.

June 22-26, 2016: Ottawa Ribfest

If you want to experience ribs from all over North America, join fellow rib enthusiasts on Spark Street at the end of June. Come out to find your new favourite BBQ ribs!


June 23-26, 2016: Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

If BBQ ribs aren’t your thing, maybe the spirit of Dragon Boating will boost our energy. There is fun for the entire family, including, high-intensity boat racing, free concerts with great performers, a children’s activity area and great food, drinks and vendors. You and your family can meet some scaly friends Saturday at 9 am, with Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo, or ready to be enchanted by Ottawa’s most authentic fairytale princesses, with beautiful characters that look like they have stepped off the pages of your favourite stories! Meet Ariel, Cinderella, Elsa and Anna Saturday at noon, or Sunday at 3:00 pm. There are a lot more fun activities happening; please visit the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival website to find out more. Join us at Mooney’s Bay Park on Riverside Drive Ottawa, Ontario

June 23 – July 3, 2016: TD Jazz Festival

Let’s wind down from an exerlierating June with some jazz. From the avant-garde to big band and swing, come enjoy musical stylings to suit any jazz aficionado!

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