What's Happening This Weekend in Ottawa and Area

It’s all about the Stanley Cup this weekend! Canada is 150 years old this year, and Lord Stanley’s trophy turns 125! An entire weekend of activities is planned to celebrate these two monumental birthdays.

Friday, March 17th is the Stanley Cup® 125th Anniversary Tribute Concert at the Canadian Tire Centre from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. This original concept show features musical performances by Metric, The Sheepdogs, Bobby Bazini and Kevin Bazinet. The concert includes tales of Stanley Cup® glory from hockey legends Mike Bossy, Dave Keon, Guy Lafleur, Frank Mahovlich, Bernie Parent and Bryan Trottier, six of the 100 Greatest NHL® Players in history, in addition to rare archival footage of some of hockey’s most historic moments. The Stanley Cup® will be the guest of honour at this memorable experience for all ages. Liam Maguire, NHL historian, author and radio personality, will host the event along with renowned hockey sports anchor Chantal Machabée. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.ca

Before the concert, a FREE event takes place. From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. everyone’s invited to take part in the Stanley Cup® Pre-Show Party, where they’ll have the opportunity to take their photo with the holy grail of hockey (from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.) and enjoy hockey themed activities, giveaways and more.

On Saturday, March 18, witness the Stanley Cup® Monument Ground-Breaking Ceremony from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the corner of Sparks Street and Elgin Street. Residents and visitors will witness the ground-breaking ceremony at the site of this future national landmark on Sparks Street, 125 years to the day that the Stanley Cup® was born. The monument will be completed in December.

After that, make your way to the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park from noon to 6:00 p.m. for a chance to have your photo taken with the Stanley Cup.

You can get your photo taken with the Stanley Cup at the Aberdeen Pavilion on Sunday, as well, from noon to 7:00 p.m. but stick around afterward for a viewing party to watch the Ottawa Senators take on the Montreal Canadiens. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.

OHL hockey is paying tribute to St. Patrick’s Day this weekend.  The Ottawa 67s will be dyed green when they host the Oshawa General on March 18 at 2 p.m. at The Arena at TD Place donning green jerseys for the full game. http://ottawa67s.com/

One of the world’s most distinguished dance competitions is coming to Gatineau once again! It’s Canada’s equivalent to “So you think you can dance.”

From March 16-19, more than 2,700 dancers from studios across the country will be showcasing a range of dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, even acro – 800 routines in all!. Competing from this region are 12 dance studios: 8 from Gatineau and 4 from Ottawa.

A highlight of the four-day competition is the All-Stars Showcase – featuring the top 8 performances – along with a performance by Quest Crew, which won first place in the third season of the popular America’s Best Dance Crew television show.

It all happens at the Casino du Lac Leamy in Gatineau.


Art is in full blossom at Worldview Studio and gallery of fine art with every colour imaginable exploding off canvas gardens.  Every spring Mitchell Webster and Janet K. MacKay (partners in Life and Art) open their studio/gallery doors to the public to show off their winter’s worth of new work inspired by last year’s adventures.

210 Blackburn Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 8A8 
Event Dates and Times
March 18 – 19th, 2017
Saturday,                     noon to 9 PM
Sunday,                        noon to 5 PM


Here are the listings for The Ottawa Family Cinema, Notre Dame Auditorium 710 Broadview Avenue (north of Carling).

Saturday March 18th at 2pm don't miss your last chance to see it on the big screen in 3D the way it was meant to be seen! "ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY 3D" (pg) in Dolby Digital 3D plus STAR WARS door prizes!


This week at the Mayfair Theatre, the Ottawa Premiere of Looking For Infinity: El Camino takes you on a historical pilgrimage through El Camino De Santiago. And, we finally bring you the Oscar winning musical La La Land, Martin Scorsese's epic Silence, and M. Night Shayamalan's latest thriller Split. Plus, encores of Hidden Figures, a matinee of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and the return of The Rocky Horror Picture Show featuring the Absent Friends Shadow Cast!


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