Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour @ Across Canada
Oct 7 2017 – Apr 1 2018 all-day
Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour @ Across Canada

Hometowns. Big Stars. Another season of Canada’s ultimate touring hockey festival is back! Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge will hit the road again, visiting 24 communities from coast-to-coast to tell the unique stories that unite the country through the sport it loves most – hockey.

Free of charge and open to fans of all ages, the jam-packed two-day festival features live entertainment, local celebrities, NHL alumni and a multitude of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Each week concludes with an outdoor viewing party of an NHL® game broadcast nationally on Sportsnet™ and hosted by Ron MacLean and Tara Slone. The Tour makes its first stop of 2017-18 in Niagara Falls, ON on October 7 and 8, at Niagara Parks’ Queen Victoria Park. As part of the opening weekend festivities, award-winning Canadian country star Tim Hicks will perform in his hometown on Sunday evening.

2017-18 Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour Stops

October 2017

  • Niagara Falls, ON (Oct. 7-8)
  • Haliburton Highlands, ON (Oct.14-15)
  • Charlottetown (Oct. 21-22)
  • Truro, NS (Oct. 28-29)


November 2017

  • Orillia, ON (Nov. 4-5)
  • RMC – Kingston, ON (Nov. 11-12)
  • Thomas, ON (Nov. 18-19)
  • Oakville, ON (Nov. 25-26)


December 2017

  • Winnipeg, MB (Dec. 2-3)
  • Surrey, BC (Dec. 9-10)
  • Airdrie, AB (Dec. 16-17)
  • Spruce Grove, AB (Dec. 30-31)

January 2018

  • Williams Lake, BC (Jan. 6-7)
  • Kamloops, BC (Jan. 13-14)
  • Cowichan Valley, BC (Jan. 20-21)

February 2018

  • Lacombe, AB (Feb. 3-4)
  • Canmore, AB (Feb. 10-11)
  • Regina, SK (Feb. 17-18)
  • Belleville, ON (Feb. 24-25)

March 2018

  • Markham, ON (March 3-4)
  • Brampton, ON (March 10-11)
  • Cornwall, ON (March 17-18)
  • Bathurst, NB (March 24-25)
  • Montreal (March 31-April 1)


“From having the honour of being on RMC campus over Remembrance Day weekend to shining a light on the recovery efforts in Williams Lake come January, Rogers Hometown Hockey connects Canadians all across the country,” said MacLean. “Every Sunday, we pull out the hockey roadmap and discover a part of Canada and ourselves.”

“It’s amazing to me that we are on season four of Rogers Hometown Hockey and there are still so many wonderful places in this country that we have left to discover,” said Slone. “We have been welcomed so graciously by Canadians from coast-to-coast and I’m looking forward to feeling that warmth, hospitality and excitement from this year’s group of hometowns.”


Live on Sportsnet

Each community that is visited is featured on the weekly Sunday broadcast of Rogers Hometown Hockey on Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW™. Live on location from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio, MacLean and Slone host a pre-game, intermission and post-game show that highlights the local culture, hockey history and unique stories of each hometown.

The NHL® match-ups and broadcast schedule for Rogers Hometown Hockey is as follows:

Relive the Glory

Leading into the start of the season, fans can get a taste of what to expect by tuning in to The Best of Rogers Hometown Hockey. With four 30-minute episodes, the show compiles some of the most captivating stories from the first three seasons of the Tour, with a sneak peek into how the show comes to life. The shows will air on Sportsnet on Thursdays, with multiple repeat broadcasts throughout the weekend. The first episode debuts Thursday, Sept. 7 at 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT.

Watch to Win!

All season long, fans can tune in to the Sunday night broadcast on Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW for a chance to win weekly prizes through the Rogers Hometown Hockey Contest. Join the conversation by using each week’s unique hashtag to automatically be entered for a chance to win a number of prizes, including a trip to the 2018 Stanley Cup® Playoffs. The contest begins during the first week’s broadcast on Sunday, Oct. 8 in Niagara Falls and will run right through to the final Rogers Hometown Hockey of the season on Sunday, April 1 from Montreal.

Social Media Links

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Official website, Sportsnet

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Follow Ron MacLean @RonMacLeanHTH

Follow Tara Slone @TaraSlone

About the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge

The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour rolls into 24 communities across Canada this season with a weekend of free outdoor hockey festivities for all ages.  The weekend culminates in an outdoor viewing party of an NHL game broadcast every Sunday on Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW, with Ron MacLean and Tara Slone hosting live on site from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio. For more information on the tour, please follow Rogers Hometown Hockey on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Canada’s 150 Skating Day @ Ottawa and The Valley
Dec 10 @ 12:01:00 AM

Nothing is more Canadian than a great skate on the open ice!  And to honor that tradition, December 10th is officially Canada’s 150 Skating Day.

We encourage you to join everyone in Ottawa, the valley and coast to coast to get out and have a skate.

It all kicks off in Ottawa December 7th with a ceremony to officially open the rink on Parliament Hill.

So pull out the skates, sharpen the blades and take in Canadian winter from your favorite frozen man made or natural piece of ice.

Check out the full list of participating arenas, HERE!

   Rogers Communications is the official sponsor of Canada 150 Skating Day.

Comfortably Numb – Canada’s Pink Floyd Show – The Wall Tour Retrospective 2018 @ Algonquin Commons Theatre
Feb 10 @ 08:00:00 PM – 10:30:00 PM


Comfortably Numb – Canada’s Pink Floyd Show – The Wall Tour Retrospective 2018

Performing the Music of Pink Floyd since 1993 – Canada’s Original Live Pink Floyd Experience!

After massive demand from loyal fans, Comfortably Numb – Canada’s Pink Floyd Show will be performing THE WALL in it’s entirety with a bonus retrospective set.  Over 2 hours of live music with mind blowing, lights, lasers and interative video montages.  The Wall Album will be performed live with a mix of ‘album and live concert versions’ of songs as performed live by Pink Floyd & Roger Waters.  Comfortably Numb – Canada’s Pink Floyd Show has perfomed 100’s of shows over the past 24 years and in 2016 surpassed playing to over 275,000 fans.  They have traveled as far as Panama, Central America and has toured extensively over the past 24 years.  Be a part of Canada’s Original Live Pink Floyd Experience, Comfortably Numb – Canada’s Pink Floyd Show and find out why thousands of people are calling one of the best Pink Floyd tribute experiences in the world … and proudly Canadian too!

Don’t miss Comfortably Numb – Canada’s Pink Floyd Show biggest tour yet … THE WALL TOUR RETROSPECTIVE 2018

Show Details:

  • Saturday February 10th, 2018
  • Doors Open at 7pm.  Show starts at 8pm.
  • Algonquin Commons Theatre at Algonquin College
  • All ages show with a licensed lobby.
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Investors Group Stars on Ice Presented by Lindt @ Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre
Apr 29 @ 04:00:00 PM
Investors Group Stars on Ice Presented by Lindt @ Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre

2018 Stars on Ice tour will bring Olympic atmosphere to Ottawa

Sunday, April 29, at 4 p.m. – Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre


With 25 Olympic medals in its illustrious history, Canada is a perennial global powerhouse in figure skating and the 2018 Canadian Olympic figure skating team has the potential to be among the best this country has ever seen. The 2018 Investors Group Stars on Ice presented by Lindt tour will feature many of the Canadian skaters that will be vying for gold at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Poised to deliver the same level of excitement and excellence as the games themselves, Canada’s premier figure skating tour will visit Ottawa on Sunday, April 29, 2018 for a 4 p.m. performance at Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre.

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. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more and can be purchased by phone at 613-599-0210 or email at

Tickets are $25, $45, $50, $80, $85 and $145; reserved seating (plus CRF and service charges).

The chance to experience the Canadian Olympic team live, delivering the same caliber of performance as witnessed in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will be a special opportunity for figure skating fans. The 2018 cast will include Olympic gold medalists, three-time World champions and seven-time National ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, three-time World champion, 2014 Olympic silver medalist and nine-time National champion Patrick Chan and two-time World champions, 2014 Olympic silver medalists and five-time National pair champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford.

Also gracing the ice will be 2014 Olympic silver medalist, 2017 World silver medalist and three-time National champion Kaetlyn Osmond, 2017 World bronze medalist and 2015 National champion Gabrielle Daleman and 2015 National ice dance champions and two-time World medalists Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje.

The 2018 cast is not exclusive to the current Olympic team. Also featured are two of the most decorated and beloved Canadian figure skaters of all-time – two-time Olympic silver medalist, three-time World champion, and seven-time national champion Elvis Stojko and Olympic bronze medalist, World champion and three-time National champion Jeffrey Buttle will round out the cast.

About Investors Group Stars on Ice presented by Lindt

Founded in 1986 by skating icon and Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton, the Stars on Ice tour originated in the United States. In 1991, Stars on Ice began to tour Canada and has now played more than 300 shows in the past 25-plus years. Past tour performers include Kurt Browning, Jamie Salé and David Pelletier, Kristi Yamaguchi, Brian Orser and Katarina Witt. Investors Group Stars on Ice presented by Lindt is produced by IMG, a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion.

May 20 @ 06:00:00 AM – Sep 2 @ 01:00:00 PM

In collaboration with the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada


Enjoy summer Sundays cycling along car-free roads, and experience the beauty of Canada’s Capital Region in a fun and environmentally friendly way.

Every Sunday morning during the summer, over 50 kilometres of roads in the heart of Ottawa and nearby Gatineau Park are closed to motor vehicles and open for cyclists, in-line skaters, runners and pedestrians.

This year, Bikedays participants can once again enjoy the mobile drinking water service, presented by PIPSC-Service Plus, which saved the equivalent of 9,376 (500 mL) bottles of water last year.


Car-free parkways on NOKIA Sunday Bikedays


9AM ro 1PM

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

Gatineau Park:

6AM to 11AM: A total of 27 kilometres for cyclists who enjoy steep hills!

  • Gatineau Parkway
  • Champlain Parkway
  • Fortune Lake Parkway

6 am to 1 pm: A total of 3.5 kilometres north of Chemin du Lac-Meech (parking lot P8). This section is ideal for families with young children.

In addition, a new “Fast Lane” will be offered on the Sir George- Étienne Cartier Parkway, between 7 am and 9 am, for cyclists who would like to ride faster.

For more information, visit the National Capital Commission website!

NOKIA Sunday Bikedays is cancelled on Colonel By Drive, the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway on:

  •  Sunday, May 27, for the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend
  • Sunday July 1st for Canada Day

Note: Scooter-type power-assisted bikes are not allowed on the parkways when they are closed for NOKIA Sunday Bikedays.

For more information, click here!

Get social with NOKIA Sunday Bikedays:

Ottawa Champions Game
Jun 19 @ 06:00:00 PM – 11:00:00 PM
Ottawa Champions Game

On Tuesday June 19th, 2018, Ottawa Special Events want you out to the see The Ottawa Champions Baseball Club on Tuesday June 19th! We all know it will be a great day to be out and about.


Ottawa Special Events and the Ottawa Champions have teamed up! To take YOU out to the ballgame… and YOU out to the ballgame… and YOU out to the ballgame…

Ottawa Special Events bought a tickets to anyone who wants them this Tuesday night.

YOU get a ticket,. and YOU get a ticket… and YOU get a tickets (gotta love Oprah!)

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