Celebrating culture, good food and winter! Published on November 28, 2017

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O CANADA! A CELEBRATION OF 150 YEARS

The Melbourne Group, Great River Media and Ottawa Media Group collaborated to create a commemorative hard-cover book, which was launched this fall as the “Official Book for the City of Ottawa.” This souvenir highlights the expansive beauty of Canada and shines a spotlight on the innovative events of Ottawa2017.

A perfect Christmas gift for friends and family, you can purchase O Canada! A Celebration of 150 years online at 10kfeet.myshopify.com/products/canada150book

KIDS CELEBRATE AT THE CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY

Looking for a fun family activity over the holidays? Visit Kids Celebrate at the Canadian Museum of History! The new exhibit, which runs until January 2018, is an interactive opportunity to celebrate cultural diversity in Canada and to learn more about the special occasions that mark our daily lives.

Participate in Awesome Winter Celebrations on Sunday, December 3 from 10 am to 4 pm to learn about how cultures from around the world make the most of dark winter days with celebrations of light, music, food and family fun. The museum is open daily from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm at 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec.historymuseum.ca.

ORTO TRATTORIA

Celebrated Ottawa chef Rene Rodriguez has embarked on a new culinary adventure. After closing his popular restaurant Navarra, and a brief stint at Dish Catering, the chef who garnered fame as the winner of Top Chef Canada in 2014, is excited to return to the restaurant scene.

Orto Trattoria opened recently at 151 C Second Avenue bringing a taste of southern Italy to the Glebe. Orto, meaning “kitchen garden”, offers a progression of courses focusing on simple, tasty food with attention to fresh, seasonal ingredients. The restaurant is open for lunch Monday-Friday and every night for dinner.


Sandy Connell

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