What's Happening This Weekend in Ottawa and Area

An Ottawa 2017 Signature Event is taking place this weekend! RedBull Crashed Ice. For the first time Canada's capital city will host the Ice Cross Downhill World Series Season Finale on March 3-4, 2017. All eyes in the country will be on the final showdown as Red Bull Crashed Ice joins Ottawa 2017, a year of celebrations in honour of Canada's 150th year as a nation. Athletes from around the world will gather to compete on a brand new track where Canadian favourite Scott Croxall will be looking to reclaim his title on the top of the podium.

Friday March 3
16:00 | Gates open to general public
18:00-21:30 | World Junior Championship

Saturday March 4
16:00 | Gates Open to General Public
18:00-22:00 | 2017 Ice Cross Downhill World Finals


The national Spin4Kids fitness fundraiser to help get kids active is happening this Saturday, March 4 at two Ottawa GoodLife Fitness locations -- Lansdowne and Hazeldean. The GoodLife Lansdowne event will feature a presentation from Ausome Ottawa (at 10:50 a.m.) about how they used Spin4Kids funds to create a yoga program for kids with autism.


GoodLife Fitness Ottawa Hazeldean: 484 Hazeldean Rd Unit 17, Ottawa ON

GoodLife Fitness Ottawa Lansdowne: Winnipeg Kenaston, 143 Nature park Way, Winnipeg MB


Saturday, March 4, 2017 

Hazeldean:         9:00AM – 2:00PM & 4:00PM – 6:00PM 

Lansdowne:       9:00AM – 1:00PM & 5:30PM – 8:15PM 

10:50AM – Special presentation with Ausome Ottawa 

Register at www.spin4kids.com

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is proud to announce Maple Month, a new suite of programming during the month of March. Activities for children, families, and food lovers will tap into Canada’s iconic sweet treat, maple syrup. Visitors will explore Canadian traditions associated with this emblematic ingredient, savour maple feasts, and of course, celebrate with pancakes and maple taffy on snow.

Saturday, March 4 – Canadian Traditions
o        Songs and Stories of Loggers and Lumberjacks – Bilingual presentation at 10:30 a.m.
o        Play the Wooden Spoons Workshop – Pre-registration is required, space is limited!


The Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League, a floor hockey league specifically designed for persons who require the use of an electric wheelchair, will host a celebrity game against local media and sports personalities. This years’ celebrity roster includes member of: CTV, Majic 100, KISS 105.3, TSN 1200, Carleton Ravens and Ottawa REDBLACKS.

For more information, visit www.opwhl.com or call 613-225-9204.

From tiny tots to adults everyone loves to play. The Canadian Museum of History presents all-ages March Break activities, exploring the evolution of play, inspired by the future Canadian History Hall’s three signature galleries: Early Canada (up to 1763), Colonial Canada (1763–1914) and Modern Canada (1914 to present day). Discover traditional First Peoples games such as ring-and-pin, string games, lahal, and hand-shadow puppets. Try skittles, and see how the game has changed from the version popular in New France. Help decorate a large, Victorian-style dollhouse, make your own doll to take home, and try colonial toys such as a Jacob’s ladder, jacks, and spin-tops. Events are available in English and French, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


If you have an event coming up, email details to community@cfra.com