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What’s Happening in Ottawa This Week (February 20th-26th, 2012)

What’s Happening in Ottawa This Week (February 20th-26th, 2012)


So Winterlude is done, and spring isn’t quite here yet. This is the dead time for Ottawa isn’t it? False! There is still a lot going on in our great city this week.

Monday, February 20th: Family Day

Take advantage of the long weekend and the many events that are planned for Family Day.  For example, two of Ottawa’s biggest museums, the Museum of Nature and the Museum of Science and Technology, both of which are typically closed on Mondays, are opening their doors and hosting special events for the family holiday.

Tuesday, February 21st: Tapping Your Hidden Sources of Energy Workshop

Don’t we all feel run down and overworked, especially in the middle of winter?  Led by Dr. Paul Newton, this free workshop teaches you how to understand and decode your internal feelings, emotions and stresses in order to fully maximize your potential– And get ready to take on the world! More information can be found here.

Thursday, February 23rd – Sunday, February 26th: Boat and Sportsman Show

Do you enjoy the outdoors? Do you own a cottage and are starting to think about getting it ready for summer 2012? Do you like to make believe drive large boats to let your imagination create a summer feeling, as a cure for the winter blues? (I think that last one’s just me).  If you answered yes to any of the above, head down to the CE Centre for the Annual Boat and Sportsman Show. Heck, even going to see the new CE Centre is good enough reason to go!

Saturday, February 25th: RAD Women’s Self Defense

Ladies, learn to kick some ass!! Carleton University is hosting this free all-day course on self-defense which will teach you everything you need to know about self-defense, such as awareness, reduction, and of course, physical training.  You can register here.