CORTEO by Cirque du Soleil @ Canadian Tire Centre
Jun 27 @ 07:30:00 PM – Jul 1 @ 10:30:00 PM
CORTEO by Cirque du Soleil @ Canadian Tire Centre

CORTEO by Cirque du Soleil

After thrilling more than 8 million people worldwide, CORTEO will embark on a new journey next March as the same enchanting production but now in arenas, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town. The show will visit Ottawa at the Canadian Tire Centre for a limited run of seven performances, from June 27 to July 1, 2018.


This unique production directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca premiered in Montreal in April 2005 and has visited 64 cities in 19 countries. CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music, by turns lyrical and playful, carries CORTEO through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.


The cast of CORTEO includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.



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RBC Bluesfest 2018 @ Lebreton Flats
Jul 5 @ 05:00:00 PM – Jul 15 @ 10:30:00 PM
RBC Bluesfest 2018 @ Lebreton Flats

RBC Bluesfest returns to the nations Capital July 5-15, 2018 at Lebreton Flats with The Foo Fighters, Shawn Mendes, Colin James, Bryan Adams, Hanson and more!

Ticket Information:

  • On-sale date(s) include 1-Day Presale Thursday, February 15 at 10 a.m. (Ends at midnight.)
  • Presale tickets
    • U19 Full Festival Wristband *Under 19 – Non-Transferrable* starting at $109 + HST.
    • U25 Full Festival Wristband: *Under 25 – Non-Transferrable* starting at $139 + HST. This new pass is to accommodate patrons who made our youth pass successful over the past few years and are now transitioning into adulthood.
  • Adult Full Festival Pass: starting at $209 + HST
  • Acura VIP Club Full Festival Pass: starting at $605 + HST


FULL FESTIVAL LINE-UP INCLUDES: Foo Fighters; Dave Matthews Band; Shawn Mendes; Bryan Adams; Beck; Rae Sremmurd; Sturgill Simpson; Rise Against; Brett Eldredge; Three Days Grace; Jethro Tull; Zeds Dead; Jessie Reyez; The War On Drugs; Courtney Barnett; BROCKHAMPTON; Chromeo; Colin James; St. Paul & The Broken Bones; Shaggy; Oh Wonder; Ghostface Killah; Lighthouse; Passenger; Machine Gun Kelly; Naughty By Nature; The Strumbellas; M. Ward; Greta Van Fleet; Keys N Krates; Grandtheft; Yaeji; Hanson; Benjamin Booker; Noname; Dear Rouge; Kimbra; Kodie Shane; Lauv; Beth Hart; The Spencer Lee Band; Chelsea Cutler; Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets; Larkin Poe; RL Boyce; The Julian Taylor Band; Fortunate Ones; Jupiter & Okwess; Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones; Molly Tuttle; The Suitcase Junket; Sweet Crude; John Németh; Hat Fitz & Cara; Steve Hill; The Texas Horns; The Split; MonkeyJunk; Red Young; Liza Anne; Mr. Sipp; Bob Log III; A.J. Croce; The Lachy Doley Group; Anthony Geraci; Brandon Santini; Vanessa Collier; TJ Wheeler; Alanna Sterling & The Silvers; Amos the Transparent; Andrew Cassara; Andrew Waines; Animal Confession; Aspects & Rita Carter; Black Iri$h; Brock Zeman; Catriona Sturton; City Fidelia; Cody Coyote; Graven; Her Harbour; Hevve; Joe McDonald & the Walkin’ Hawks; JW-Jones; Kimberly Sunstrum; Krystal Jyl and the Jacks; leMeow; Lyle Odjick & The Northern Steam; Morris Ogbowu; Okies; Ray Montford Group; River City Junction; Stone Age Man; TAPAS; Tara Shannon; The Angelina Hunter Trio; The Bank Street Bonbons; The PepTides; The Town Cryers; and Vicki Brittle  . . . with more to be announced in the weeks ahead.


“It’s always challenging to put together a diverse yet compelling line-up, year in and year out, but this year we’ve definitely hit on some great names from a lot of different genres” says the festival’s executive and artistic director, Mark Monahan. “Since we’ve been stuck in quite a deep freeze this winter, I’m really looking forward to our summertime celebration of great music with the greatest music fans in the world.”


RBC Bluesfest runs from July 5 to 15. The festival site at LeBreton Flats Park offers a wide variety of food and merchandise concessions and is fully licensed.  Check the website for more to come in the weeks ahead.




Aug 25 @ 09:00:00 AM – Aug 26 @ 06:00:00 PM

Planning for back to school should be fun! That’s why the BACK TO SCHOOL EXPO is your one stop shopping experience.

August 25th and 26th at the EY Centre. Clothing and school supplies. Health and wellness. Sports clubs, tech stuff, and home organization. Everything back to school is at the BACK TO SCHOOL EXPO.

Admission: Seniors $8.00 Adults $12.00, Children and Parking is FREE!!

For more info, CLICK HERE.

International soccer returns to TD Place as Canada’s Women’s National Team hosts Brazil on Sunday, September 2nd.
Sep 2 @ 02:00:00 PM – 04:00:00 PM
International soccer returns to TD Place as Canada’s Women’s National Team hosts Brazil on Sunday, September 2nd.

International soccer returns to TD Place as Canada’s Women’s National Team hosts Brazil on Sunday, September 2nd.

Led by superstar captain Christine Sinclair and a collection of dynamic rising stars, Canada is aiming to continue their climb up the FIFA world rankings following their historic back-to-back Olympic bronze medals.

Listen to win tickets or buy them today at

CityFolk Festival @ The Great Lawn at Lansdowne Park
Sep 12 – Sep 16 all-day

One of Ottawa’s greatest music festivals turns 25 this year!  CityFolk returns to the Great Lawn at Lansdowne Park September 12-16, 2018.  This year’s line-up includes Hozier, David Byrne, Kaleo, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Steve Earl and the Dukes, Lindi Ortega, Michael McDonald, Skydiggers, MonkeyJunk and much more!


Ticket Information:


  • On-sale May 25th at NOON
  • Click here to buy tickets!


For more information click here!



Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Tour @ Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre
Sep 28 @ 08:00:00 PM – 10:00:00 PM
Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Tour @ Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre

Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Tour is coming to Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre Friday, September 28, 2018!


Friday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. – Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre

Tickets are available Friday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m.

After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the cultural landscape and seen Elton John claim his place as a true global icon, the superstar today announced via an exclusive VR180 live stream on YouTube, details of his final tour called the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, which will make a stop at Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre on Sept. 28.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting, by phone at 1-877-788-FANS; in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall, Place d’Orléans and in the ByWard Market, Algonquin College, Superior Photo and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.

Tickets are $56.10, $121.10 and $221.10; reserved seating (plus CRF and service charges).

Kicking off in the United States on Sept. 8, the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents, hitting North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia before reaching its conclusion in 2021. These dates mark the superstar’s last-ever tour, the end of half a century on the road for one of pop culture’s most enduring performers. Elton’s new stage production will take his fans on a musical and highly visual journey spanning a 50-year career of hits like no one has ever seen before.

“Performing live fuels me and I’m ecstatic and humbled to continue to play to audiences across the globe,” said Elton. “I plan to bring the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades to my final tour. After the tour finishes, I’m very much looking forward to closing off that chapter of my life by saying farewell to life on the road. I need to dedicate more time to raising my children.”

The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour pre-sale is powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan (Ticketmaster’s fan-first technology, built to help artists combat ticket bots and get tickets into the hands of fans that intend to go to the event). Tickets for the tour will be available through registration using Ticketmaster Verified Fan. Registration will open today and will continue until Jan. 27. The pre-sale will begin on Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. and run until Jan. 31, at 10 p.m. Please note that supplies are limited. Registration is required to participate in the TM Verified Fan Pre-sale. For more information and to register, visit

“It is truly an honour to be associated with Elton John, one of music and pop culture’s most legendary, innovative and unrivaled performers,” said Jay Marciano, chairman and CEO of AEG Presents, promoters of the global Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. “In a manner and style that could only be conceived by such a renowned artist, Elton’s Farewell Yellow Brick Roadconcerts will be the ultimate and final opportunity for his millions of fans around the world to experience this generation’s most incomparable and iconic entertainer.”

The news was announced to the world in the very manner that has defined Elton and his creative output over a dazzling career – innovative, daring and constantly taking bold strides into the future.

Centred around a marquee event at Gotham Hall in New York City, the announcement was live streamed globally exclusively on YouTube in VR180 and simultaneously transmitted to venues in Los Angeles and London. The immersive experience at the event – and all around the world thanks to YouTube’s VR180 technology – allowed fans to revisit some of the defining moments that set Elton on his unstoppable path to global superstardom. Transformation, after all, is part of Elton’s DNA, and he adeptly used the latest technology to help him defy space and time, connecting his past and future. Event footage along with additional ‘behind the scenes’ videos in VR180 tracking Elton’s journey, supported by YouTube, will be available at

“Elton John is always up for doing things differently, using technology to push the boundaries of storytelling and reach fans in new ways. Last year, Elton’s YouTube-supported project The Cut gave undiscovered talent the chance to create new music videos for his iconic hits, and now his final farewell tour announcement takes experimentation to the next level – live streaming in VR,” said Vivien Lewit, global head of artist services at YouTube. “We’re honored to deepen our relationship by supporting the exclusive live stream and ‘behind the scenes’ videos in VR for this special moment in pop music history.”

It was also announced at today’s launch that Gucci will be exclusively designing Elton’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour wardrobe. Resplendent at Gotham Hall in a bespoke outfit, Elton discussed his passion for the Italian fashion house which last year unveiled its S/S 2018 collection – designed by creative director Alessandro Michele and inspired by Elton’s inimitable style, referencing original items taken from his iconic style archives.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit Keep up with Elton on social media via his TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube pages.

Ticketmaster is the only authorized ticket vendor for Canadian Tire Centre events. Tickets purchased through unauthorized ticket vendors are subject to cancellation and purchasers may be denied access to the event. Only those tickets purchased through authorized vendors are guaranteed seating.

Sale Dates and Times:

  • Public Onsale : Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Rocket Club VIP Member Presale : Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at 08:00 AM
  • Front Of The Line by American Express : Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Verified Fan Presale : Tue, 30 Jan 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • VIP Packages Presale : Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Venue Presale : Thu, 1 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM
CEO Talk with Kevin Ford @ Brookstreet Hotel
Oct 4 @ 11:30:00 AM – 01:30:00 PM
CEO Talk with Kevin Ford @ Brookstreet Hotel | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada


Date/Time Information:

11:30 a.m. Registration; networking
12:00 p.m. Opening remarks
12:05 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Keynote presentation
1:15 p.m. Audience Q&A
1:30 p.m. Event concludes


Keynote: Kevin Ford, President and CEO, Calian

Kevin Ford was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in April 2015. Prior to becoming Calian’s CEO, Kevin served as Calian’s Business and Technology Division President for over 4 years.

Kevin’s enthusiastic leadership style and team building skills have created a motivated environment in which total customer satisfaction is the ultimate goal. Capitalizing on the strength of Calian’s highly qualified Senior Management Team, Kevin focuses his considerable energy and talents on nurturing and expanding the company’s client base.

Prior to joining Calian, Kevin has worked in professional services for over 30 years, including 11 years at IBM as a Partner in Global Business Services.

Topic: How to Successfully Execute Acquisitions: A CEO’s Perspective

CUPE 503 Presents After the Storm @ TD Place
Nov 10 @ 06:00:00 PM – 11:00:00 PM
CUPE 503 Presents After the Storm @ TD Place



Saturday November 10th, The Arena at TD Place 6-11PM

On September 21, 2018, a devastating storm ripped through our region. Multiple tornadoes causing significant damage to houses and local hydro grids touched down in the Ottawa/Gatineau area. Many were left without power—more than 170,000 households were affected. Homes were lost, food was spoiled, and communities were forever changed. Many of the region’s leading organizations have responded, forming After the Storm — an important partnership where all members are committed to coming together and planning for recovery. The mission of the group, which now includes our local music industry, is to collaborate to raise, invest and deploy resources where they are needed most and will have the greatest impact.

In response to the devastation and ongoing need for help, CUPE 503, in partnership with Ottawa’s music industry, are proud to announce the AFTER THE STORM: Tornado Relief Concert featuring The Jim Cuddy Band and an all-star lineup including Matt Mays, Sarah Harmer, Kellylee Evans, Le Groupe Swing, Jim Bryson, Rebecca Noelle, Kira Isabella, Craig Cardiff and Jeremy Fisher with more names being added daily. This FREE concert will raise much needed money for victims of the September tornadoes and the long-term recovery effort required. The concert will be held at The Arena at TD Place on Saturday November 10th from 6pm – 11pm (doors at 5:30pm).
All are welcome.

During the concert, attendees will be asked to donate to United Way’s work and support those hardest hit by the storm and tornadoes in the region.
Donations will address needs in the short and long-term. Support includes:

  • Providing counselling and information supports for residents where the storm caused the most damage
  • Reaching out and offering help to vulnerable seniors, who may be more isolated because of the storm
  •  Ensuring that food banks in the areas affected by the storm are restocked

CUPE 503, who traditionally host an annual fundraising concert in Ottawa to celebrate the efforts of its members in the region, saw an important opportunity to partner with the city’s music industry on behalf of storm relief. “When the music industry contacted us we didn’t hesitate” said Brian Madden, CUPE 503 President. “We all have a part to play, and this level of collaboration really demonstrates just how resilient we truly are as a community.”

Jim Cuddy has written songs that have been woven into the fabric of Canada for more than 35 years. As a founding member of legendary band Blue Rodeo, he has received nearly every accolade Canada can bestow upon a musician, from the Order of Canada and induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, to countless JUNO Awards.

“Ottawa has always been very supportive to us, explains Jim Cuddy. “We are so glad to be able to give back to this community and perform at the After The Storm benefit concert.”

The After the Storm: Tornado Relief Concert will also acknowledge and celebrate the role of the everyday heroes, organizations and first responders who were – and continue to be there – for so many. “From first responders to neighbours to complete strangers, we have seen an outpouring of support for those hit hardest by the storm,” said Michael Allen, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way Ottawa. “Weeks have passed but the incredible generosity continues with CUPE 503 and Ottawa’s music industry coming together to address the long-term needs of those most affected by this natural disaster.”
Erin Benjamin, Ottawa resident and Executive Director of Music Canada Live – representing Canada’s live music industry, originally reached out to local colleagues to organize the event.

“We felt we had a responsibility as the music industry to do whatever we could to help. We hope everyone will come – from across the region – and join us for this incredible night.” she said. “Live music bring us together, and has an extraordinary healing quality. Live music is what we know, it’s what we do. This night is our way of trying to make a difference.”

The Snowsuit Fund Radiothon
Dec 5 @ 06:00:00 AM – 06:00:00 PM

Help make a difference with 1310 News and join us Wednesday December 5th for the Snowsuit Fund Radiothon!


With each Ottawa snowfall, children rush outside to build snowmen! Ski! Skate! Make snow angels! To kids, winter means fun! But for thousands of children who have to face the cold without warm clothing – winter is harsh. This winter 17, 000 snowsuits are needed to help keep children warm and make a difference in their life.


Each $45.00 donation buys one snow suit. See below for ways you can donate!

Ways to Donate:



Join Us for the Second Annual Alumni Mix & Mingle @ Meryle Cameron Hall
Mar 21 all-day
Join Us for the Second Annual Alumni Mix & Mingle @ Meryle Cameron Hall

Thanking the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa!

Bringing together Club Alumni from all eras and Clubhouses (including Camp!) it will be a night full of old friends and familiar faces. Celebrating all that the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa has done for it’s Members, past, current, and future!

As well, take part in celebrating the “Alumni of the year” award recipient, a few drinks, games and some great conversations with some good old friends/family!

Click HERE to buy your tickets or to donate!