What's Happening This Weekend in Ottawa and Area

This weekend, Canada remembers the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This historic battle has been described as the “birth of a nation.” The Canadian War Museum is hosting special events to mark the start of the battle. The Museum will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday and admission will be free.

Sign up for one of the new highlight tours of the Museum with a special focus on Vimy and its legacy, offered for free on April 8 and 9. English and French guided tours starting at 10 and 11:15 a.m., and 12, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Register in the Lobby.

Gather to watch the broadcast of the official commemorative ceremonies. The Museum will present the televised ceremonies for all to see. In English: LeBreton Gallery, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. In French: Barney Danson Theatre, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

On April 8 and 9, join special guest presenters for an interactive play-by-play of this iconic event, featuring model soldiers and a detailed reproduction of the battlefield. Lobby, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


A Sugar Lumber Fest is coming to town for one day only! This Saturday, the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne will turn into a sugar shack. Get ready for a three-course meal! From barbecue pork ribs to bacon arancini, your taste buds will be satisfied. Beau’s beer is one of the sponsors, so there will be lots of beer to go around. This event has been selling out so fast that organizers had to create another time slot.


The Ottawa Wedding Show is returning to the EY Centre on April 8 and 9 from 11 am to 5 pm each day.

The Ottawa Wedding Show features an amazing selection of more than 150 exhibitors  from some of the industry's most respected suppliers including 25 beauty, health and wellness companies; 11 bridal fashion providers; 13 wedding planning and decor companies; 6 florists; 26 caterers and cake decorators; 7 jewellers; 13 musicians and entertainment companies; 20 photo and video professionals; 4 travel companies; and 28 venues. Attendees can touch and see beautiful decor features throughout the show. The Reception Room brings all the beauty and decor of a reception, courtesy of LouLou Lounge, to the show floor. It will showcase bridal fashion from All That Glitters Bridal Salon and Encore Bridal, and feature informative speakers and fun games.


The National Women’s Show is the ultimate girls’ day out. Shop ‘til you drop at over 250 exhibits and find the best selection of the newest products and services to hit the market for women! Find products and services you can’t find anywhere else! On this weekend at the Shaw Centre. Saturday, April 8, 2017: 10am - 6pm and Sunday, April 9, 2017: 10am - 5pm


This week the Mayfair Theatre features the premieres of the documentary David Lynch: The Art Life (plus a late night showing of Lynch's cult classic Eraserhead) and the Canadian horror film The Void. Plus, the Oscar nominated WWII drama from Germany, Land of Mine, the civil rights documentary I Am Not Your Negro, family matinees of The LEGO Batman Movie, and encores of the feline doc Kedi


Here are the listings for The Ottawa Family Cinema, Notre Dame Auditorium 710 Broadview Avenue (north of Carling) Ottawa 613-722-8218

Friday April 7th at 7pm Nominated for 6 Oscars including best picture, an incredibly powerful true story, "LION" (pg) plus Door Prizes.

Saturday April 8th at 2pm: Your last chance to see it on the big screen!  The new family comedy-adventure! "MONSTER TRUCKS 3D" (pg)  Door Prizes! Plus CARTOON (G) in Dolby Digital 3D.


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