On Wednesday, January 18th, don’t miss the sixth annual MBNA Capital Hoops Classic. In conjunction with University of Ottawa and Carleton University the venue will be hosted at Scotiabank Place. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or toll free at 1-877-788-FANS (3267); online at capital tickets.
What’s the best way to end off the week, but to grab your friends, grab a pint and enjoy the food and music, come on over to the first ever, Winter Beer Festival/Festibière d’hiver, in Aylmer, Quebec, only 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa. Running January 20th and 21st, the festival boasts, artisan beers, locally hand crafted foods, music and lots of fun. There is no admission fee; all participants must be 18 and over. You can spend the night at the Chateau Cartier Hotel and receive a special rate when you mention the Winter Beer Festival, reserve your room now 819-778-0000.
Continue the party, for all ages, on Saturday, January 21st, at 1 pm. Oliver’s Pub, Carleton University Campus, is showcasing some of Ottawa’s finest local artists’ skills, from music to fashion to live art, join in the festivities at Winterfest 2012.
Grab your youngsters and participate in the annual Ottawa Children’s Gala Jan 21st, at 4pm at the Hampton Inn Ottawa and Conference Centre, being hosted by Ottawa’s CTV Morning Show, Lianne Laing. A formal gala filled with entertainment for all ages, complete with red carpet, professional photographer, classy meal and a dance.
Are you in the mood to shop, The Home Renovations Show is running January 20th-22nd at the CE Centre, a one-stop shopping spot for all homeowners that wish to renovate, upgrade or just to look for planning ideas. Come and browse the hundreds of products and services the exhibiting companies have to offer. Be sure to check out The Lululemon Athletica Warehouse Sale running Jan 20th-22nd, also at the CE Centre, open 9am – 9pm, free admission.