Here’s to fair season!

By: Serge Guenette

Here’s to fair season!

Tags: Fair, summer, fun, family

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Canada Day

By: Serge Guenette

Canada Day

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Parliament Hill may be the expected Canada Day outing, but there are plenty of other options if braving the sea of revellers is not your thing on July 1 and Canada Day weekend. Here are several to choose from. An early start: Mayor Jim Watson holds his annual Canada Day Breakfast for Seniors at the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park. While the event is free, tickets are first-come, first served,...Read More

5 fun ways to celebrate Father’s Day

By: Serge Guenette

5 fun ways to celebrate Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is coming soon — it’s on Sunday, June 16 this year. What better way to show Dad how much he means to you than by finding a fabulous way to spend time with him, doing something he loves? Here are 5 fun ways to celebrate his special day with him: Go fishing: What says “a day with Dad” more than going fishing? Recognizing that, the province has set aside Fa...Read More

Late Spring Chores

By: Serge Guenette

Late Spring Chores

Tags: Late Spring Chores

Now that we’ve had our first long weekend of the season, you’ve got some work to do to set you and your home up for summer. If you tackled your spring maintenance list early, good on you! But if you’re like most of us, some of those checklist items have slipped through. So, here’s your reminder and, of course, there’s no need to do them all at once — a few at ...Read More

The Tulip Festival

By: Serge Guenette

The Tulip Festival

Tags: Tulip Festival 2019

Following a winter that felt like it would never end, it might seem hard to imagine the Tulip Festival is already here but, believe it or not, the tulips are blooming! The Tulip Festival is one of the biggest draws in the capital. Did you know it’s the largest of its kind in the world, attracting more than half a million visitors every year? And it starts this weekend! The 67th editio...Read More

Magnificent for Mom

By: Serge Guenette

Magnificent for Mom

Tags: Mother’s Day

Looking for ideas to spoil Mom for Mother’s Day this year? Why not pamper her with a spa day where she can escape, relax and unwind, without a care in the world? Best of all, if you book one of these on off-peak days and times (or get her a gift certificate so she can pick her own day), she won’t feel rushed and you’ll still get to enjoy her company on Mother’s Day itself....Read More

Family Day 2019

By: Serge Guenette

Family Day 2019

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Family Day is right around the corner, and whether you get the day off or not, it serves as a reminder of how important family is. So, take the time — on Family Day itself (it’s Monday, Feb. 18) or the weekend before — to enjoy an outing, an event, or even some down time with the ones you love. Here are 9 suggestions. Have a PJ day What with the mountains of snow we’ve bee...Read More

Would you pass on a perfect home if...?

By: Serge Guenette

Would you pass on a perfect home if...?

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Would you pass on a perfect home if it doesn’t meet your dog’s needs?  As a realtor, I will meet clients who are planning to buy their first or next home — and it must be perfect not only for themselves but for their furry friends, too. Key factors include, but not limited to: large, fenced yards; nearby dog parks and walking paths; even dog washing stations! Deluxe a...Read More

Chaudière Falls – A Stunning Natural Landmark

By: Serge Guenette

Chaudière Falls – A Stunning Natural Landmark

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Before they were tamed, the Chaudière Falls thundered through the region and were considered to be a “second” Niagara Falls. Local Indigenous Peoples revered them and early European settlers marveled at their power. But then the falls were cut off from the public, harnessed for electricity and shielded behind concrete, brick and ultimately chain link for more than 100 years. N...Read More

Let Loose Your Inner Child

By: Serge Guenette

Let Loose Your Inner Child

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CNN has called it one of its top 10 “global must-see exhibitions” and it’s right here in Ottawa. “It” is the fantastic display at the Canada Science and Technology Museum featuring artworks created from one of the world’s most recognizable children’s toys: Lego. Called Art of the Brick, it’s the brainchild of artist Nathan Sawaya, a corporate lawyer...Read More