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NOKIA Sunday Bikedays
May 21 @ 03:09:00 PM – Sep 3 @ 04:09:00 PM

The National Capital Commission presents, for its 47th year, NOKIA Sunday Bikedays in Canada’s Capital Region.


The National Capital Commission presents, for its 47th year, NOKIA Sunday Bikedays in Canada’s Capital Region and invites you to hit the Gatineau Park and Ottawa parkways for NOKIA Sunday Bike Days.  Discover more of the Capital and join in on some fun activities.

Enjoy Sunday Bike Days every Sunday morning from May 21st – September 3rd, 2017(on until Labour Day Weekend).

Here in Ottawa from 9am-1pm you can enjoy these routes:

  • Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (9 kilometres)
  • Colonel By Drive (8 kilometres)
  • Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway (8 kilometres)

Sunday May 28: NOKIA Sunday Bikedays is cancelled on Colonel By Drive, Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway for the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.


In Gatineau Park:

  • 6 am to 11 am — 27 kilometres for cyclists who enjoy the challenge of steep hills!
    • Gatineau Parkway
    • Champlain Parkway
    • Fortune Lake Parkway
  • 6 am to 1 pm — 3.5 kilometres this section is ideal for families with young children.
    • north of Chemin du Lac-Meech Lake Road (parking lot P8).

On Sunday June 25, join us in Gatineau Park for ‘’Lap the Gats for Parkinson’s”. This annual cycling charity event is meant to be enjoyed by all levels and cyclists can register solo or as a team to support Parkinson’s disease research in the region. The event has a Tour de France flavor, offering prizes in different age categories and all funds raised go to the local Parkinson Research Consortium . It is Lap the Gats during Nokia Sunday Bikeday in Gatineau Park on June 25.  CLICK here for more information



A great morning to see and discover more of the Capital — and join in on some fun activities!



Festivities at Major’s Hill Park

Join us for a range of family-friendly activities and services:

  • entertainment
  • buskers
  • DJ
  • magician
  • balloon sculptors
  • face painting
  • inflatable structures
  • bike repairs
  • water stations
  • food kiosks
  • community partner booth


For more information, visit the National Capital Commission website!

Tim Hortons Camp Day
May 31 @ 12:00:00 AM – 11:45:00 PM Tim Hortons Camp Day on Wednesday, May 31!

Some kids don’t start with much. But on Tim Hortons Camp Day, every coffee you order helps send kids from low income families to a Tim Horton Camp, so they can see a world of possibility. On May 31st, 100% of coffee sales and proceeds from bracelet purchases will help brighten a kid’s future!

Camp Day will help send more than 20,00 campers to a Tim Horton Camp thanks to the generosity of Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners. Funds raised on Camp Day provide so much more than visits to camp. THCF programs are designed to help kids from low-income families think differently about themselves and their future opportunities.


Hockey Night In Canada’s Play On! @ Rockcliffe Flying Club
Jun 3 – Jun 4 all-day
Hockey Night In Canada's Play On! @ Rockcliffe Flying Club | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

Experience the world’s largest street tournament and sports festival Saturday, June 3 & Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Rockcliffe Flying Club!

Play On! is truly unlike any other hockey event in Canada or any other sports event anywhere else in the world.  The largest participatory street hockey tournament / festival on earth, Play On! allows you to have a positive hockey experience playing highly organized ball hockey for fun and with your friends.

Each Play On! involves closing down up to 1.6km (1 mile) of street, parking lot, or (sometimes, when we are lucky…) airport runway, often in a downtown (but always in an exciting and popular) destination, in order to build and operate street hockey games on up to sixty separate street hockey rinks!   Those rinks are surrounded with vendors, games, and sponsor activations (that’s a word used to describe the fun stuff sponsors like to provide for you to do when you are not playing)!

  • REGISTER NOW! (Tournament Registration Deadline: /Midnight)


Team Pricing (For 5 Players)*
Conference Pricing Extra Player

* Teams must have at least 4, and may have up to 9 players on the roster. The team fees shown in the column on the left (above) cover the first 5 players on the team. Adding more players is OPTIONAL and there is an additional player fee (shown in the column on the right, above) for each additional player added. Registering more than 9 players is only allowed in the Corporate Division.

Touch a Truck @ Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre
Jun 11 @ 10:00:00 AM – 03:00:00 PM

Big Trucks and Big Fun!

Mothercraft Ottawa presents the 10th Annual Touch a Truck Sunday, June 11th Join 1310News in the MY CAR Truck. This interactive event allows kids young and old to check out trucks that dig, dump, move, rescue and tow. Plus there’s so much more like Little Ray’s Reptiles, crafts, face painting, and a day of family fun. All proceeds to Mothercraft initiatives in Ottawa. Don’t miss Touch a Truck Sunday, June 11th from 10 till 3 at Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre.


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CHEO’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic @ Rideau Hall Grounds
Jun 24 @ 08:00:00 AM – 02:00:00 PM
CHEO's Teddy Bears' Picnic @ Rideau Hall Grounds

It’s time to gather up the kids, put on your sunblock and head to the grounds of Rideau Hall for everyone’s favorite family day out – CHEO’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic!

Once again CHEO Bear and all his friends have put together an exciting day of games, rides, activities, music and more – and the best thing is, admission is FREE!

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic is one important way for CHEO to thank this amazing community for their continued support. It is a fun-filled day in which CHEO celebrates families and children and is jam-packed with activities for kids of all ages:

  • The day begins with a celebrity breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. where pancakes, sausages, juice and coffee are available for $5 per adult and $3 per child.  The food will be served up by local celebrities.
  • At 9 a.m. the popular B*A*S*H Tent (Bear Ambulatory Surgical Hospital) will open and volunteers from CHEO will make sure to fix any boo-boo that local stuffies have sustained. Children are invited to bring their teddy bears and other stuffed animals for their yearly check-up and visit to the dentist.
  • At 9:30 a.m., another local celebrity – CHEO Bear – will lead the parade of mascots to the delight of children big and small.
  • Carnival games presented by Giant Tiger, children’s rides, clowns, face painting and free tours of the Governor General’s official residence are also on the agenda, as is the popular Build a Buddy tent presented by Bell, where for a $20 donation children can create their very own teddy bear. All proceeds from the Build A Buddy tent go to CHEO.  Family entertainment is also offered on the main stage between 10 a.m. and noon. All festivities end at 2 p.m.
  • There will be an ATM on site.

No parking on site: Because there is no parking available on site, free parking and shuttles will be available at CHEO, 401 Smyth Rd. in lots C and D starting at 7 a.m. The last returning shuttle bus leaves the Rideau Hall grounds at 2:15 p.m.  There is also free parking at NRC, 100 Sussex Dr. which is just a short walk to the picnic.

Admission is free, as are most of the activities thanks to the generous support of our corporate Good Bears including our major sponsors; Bell, Giant Tiger, PCL Construction and The Canadian Forces Health Services.


RBC Bluesfest 2017 @ Lebreton Flats
Jul 6 @ 07:01:00 PM – Jul 16 @ 11:00:00 PM

RBC Bluesfest returns to Ottawa July 6-16, 2017 at Lebrton Flats!

THE 2017 LINE-UP: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Muse, P!nk, Flume,  Sam Roberts Band, Gary Clark Jr., Melissa Etheridge, LIVE, Death From Above 1979, July Talk, Matt Andersen, Peter Wolf, Toby Keith, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, High Valley, Gord Bamford, Madeline Merlo,  Muse, Melissa Etheridge, Tegan and Sara, Brandi Carlile and more!

  • To purchase Full Festival Passes during the Presale: Go to Presale runs Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 10:00am-11:59pm (Or while quantities last).
  • Regular on-sale, including ALL types of festival passes on sale Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:00am


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Merrickville Car Show ‘Cruise and Shop’
Jul 9 @ 06:00:00 AM – 04:00:00 PM

1310News proudly supports the 17th annual Merrickville Car Show ‘Cruise and Shop’ Sunday, July 9, 2017!

Welcome to the largest one day non-judging Car Shows in Canada! Marvel at over 1200 classic cars, trucks and street rods. Enjoy live entertainment, special events, exhibits and contests that are sure to please all classic car enthusiasts. Visit over 40 quality car-related vendors, enter draws to win some amazing prizes, and be sure to support our local on-site charity food services.

While in historic Merrickville, take advantage of the exceptional shopping, unique artist galleries, great food, and diverse accommodations. There’s something for everyone at the 2017 Merrickville Car Show ‘Cruise & Shop’!

The Merrickville Car Show hours are from 6:00am to 4:00pm.


70th Glengarry Highland Games
Aug 4 @ 08:00:00 AM – Aug 5 @ 10:00:00 PM

Come out and celebrate the 70th Glengarry Highland Games August 4-5, 2017 in Maxville, ON!

There are so many great events at the Games aimed to please any Celtic fan. Some people come for the music, some for the fiddle, some for the dance and others to watch the heavyweight events. Of course, we can’t forget the pipes, the main attraction for many at the Games. Added to these events, the Games provide one of the best outdoor summer concerts at our Friday night Tattoo, and the unforgettable performance of the Massed Bands at Saturday night’s closing.

Fitting in with all of these events are two full days of the best in celtic entertainment and many special events ranging from military tug-of-wars to sheep dog demonstrations to Scotch tasting.


General Admission is only $20 per day at the gate. Children under 12 are admitted for free.

Payment for camping is made on-site upon arrival.

With the exception of service animals, please leave your pets at home.


Maxville, Ontario is a short hour east of Ottawa just off Highway 417, thirty minutes north of the Canada/US border crossing at Cornwall, and a little over an hour northwest of Montreal. During the civic long weekend in August, it is said that all roads lead to Maxville

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Support Our Troops @ Hylands Golf Course
Aug 14 – Aug 18 all-day
Support Our Troops @ Hylands Golf Course | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

The 2017 National Capital Open to Support Our Troops will take place at Hylands Golf Club, Canada’s premiere military golf course, from August 14th to 20th. This year’s proceeds will benefit Soldier On, a Canadian Armed Forces program that supports currently serving members and veterans to overcome their physical or mental health illness or injury through physical activity and sport.  The National Capital Open to Support Our Troops is an official tournament on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada schedule featuring some of the best young Canadian and International golfers in the world at a crucial point in the season.  It is your opportunity to see the “Who’s Next Generation” up close and personal before they move on to the next stage of their career.  As Canada celebrates its 150 Anniversary, we look forward to making the National Capital Region a memorable stop on the Mackenzie Tour once again.


Join and show your support to Soldier On. Take part in the free, fun family activities taking place throughout the week!


For more information, click here!


Ottawa’s Best Networking DOUBLE SHOTGUN Golf Tournament @ GreyHawk Golf Club
Aug 29 @ 10:30:00 AM – 07:30:00 PM
Ottawa's Best Networking DOUBLE SHOTGUN Golf Tournament @ GreyHawk Golf Club | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

1310News presents Ottawa’s Best Networking Golf Tournament  August 29th at the exclusive Greyhawk Golf Club!

The event that attracts corporate executives, entrepreneurs, local politicians, and community leaders for a great day on the links.It’s an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues, meet new prospects, or just enjoy the day. So sign up today to play and mingle with Ottawa’s business leaders!

Don’t miss this fun-filled day on the greens!  You will be privy to unique entertainment and networking, while playing one of the two exclusive 18-hole private courses, GreyHawk Golf Club.

  • Double shotgun tournament – Predator and Talon
  • Contests & great prizes
  • BBQ Lunch
  • Cocktail networking reception
  • Dinner

This tournament is one of the best in Ottawa and provides ample opportunity for networking and business development.

Schedule for the Day:

10:30 a.m. – Registration opens

11:00 a.m. – BBQ lunch

12:30 p.m. – Double shotgun start

6:00 p.m. – Post-golf networking cocktail reception

7:00 p.m. Dinner and prize presentation

* Driving range and practice facility included

Ottawa Chamber Members: $800 + HST
Non-members: $900 + HST

Individual Players:
Ottawa Chamber Members: $200 + HST
Non-member: $225 + HST