What's Happening This Weekend in Ottawa and Area

Be rocked like a hurricane at Aero 150. This is a once-in-a-lifetime aviation spectacle. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds, those beloved and winged ambassadors of Canada, kick off their 2017 show season right here in Gatineau by hosting La Patrouille de France, the world-famous jet aerobatic team of France’s Armée de l’Air.

April 30, 2017

L’Aeroport Exécutif Gatineau-Ottawa

Gates open 9am


Be sure to tune in to Newstalk 580 CFRA from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, for your chance to win tickets to Game 2 of the Ottawa Senators vs. the New York Rangers at the Canadian Tire Centre. Cheer on the Sens in the second round of the NHL playoffs! There are hourly giveaways on Sens Fun Day Friday, April 28, ONLY on Newstalk 580 CFRA!

This weekend at the Mayfair Theatre, the Ottawa Premiere Born of Woman showcases some unique short horror films from the Fantasia Film Festival. Also, a Botswana prince creates political turmoil by marrying a white British clerk in A United Kingdom. Plus, cinema's favourite monster terrorizes an all star cast in Kong: Skull IslandSaturday Night Sinema presents another late night secret cult film for Mayfair members only, and the maritime drama Maudie, starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke, returns for a second week.


For the first time, Scouts Canada is partnering with the Canadian Red Cross to offer free introductory first aid training to Canadian youth between the ages nine to 16 to bring the spirit of Good Turn Week to communities from coast to coast. Participants will learn how to prevent injury, compression only CPR, assess an emergency and respond in a first aid or emergency situation while keeping themselves safe.

WHEN:             Saturday, April 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. AND 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m

WHERE:           Red Cross Ottawa Office – Roy Jenkins Room

                        340 Catherine Street Ottawa, ON

This Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30, from 9 am to 2 pm, the Vanier Museopark Sugar Shack will be open for its last weekend of the 2017 season.

320, des Pères-Blancs Avenue, in the Richelieu Forest, in Ottawa. 


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

Friday April 28th at 7pm - Nominated for 12 Academy Awards and winner of 3 (inc Best Picture) plus 3 Golden Globes the beautiful classic returns for one screening only!  THE SONG OF BERNADETTE (g) in Dolby Digital plus Door Prizes.

Saturday April 29th at 2pm - The magical adventure returns to the big screen! Prizes for Potter costumes! HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISIONER OF AZKABAN (pg) in Dolby Digital plus (G) and Door Prizes.


On Sparks Street, you can stuff your face with all the curdy goodness of Poutinefest. Admission to Poutinefest is free, you only pay for what you eat. Poutinefest is on from Thursday to Sunday.


Spring is kicking off with the annual Alive to Strive Race on April 30 at Hog’s Back Park and the Terry Fox Athletic Facility.

The race is the main fundraiser for the Alive to Strive Kidney Fitness Project, a local non-profit organization that offers fitness grants to patients of the Ottawa Hospital who are on dialysis or with kidney function below 30 per cent.

Participants can choose from the 1km, 5km, 10km walk/run, the 5km Team Challenge, and the 5km Wheelchair Race.


Runners and walkers will gather on Sunday, April 30th for the 26th annual Mandarin MS Walk. This year’s MS Walk will take place at 70 Colombine Driveway, Tunney’s Pasture.

The Mandarin MS Walk is the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada’s largest and most visible national fundraising activity, with Walks taking place in over 160 communities across Canada throughout April and May. The Ottawa Mandarin MS Walk has raised $6.1 million dollars since its inception in 1992. This year organizers are hoping to raise $272,000. This year’s Walk festivities will kick off at 10:30 am.


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