Noon hour concert by Blackwell on tap for this week’s free activities at City Hall

For immediate release:
August 20, 2015


Ottawa – This summer, the City of Ottawa is hosting free programs and special events at City Hall for every taste and interest.


Here are the events scheduled for the upcoming week:


Tuesday, August 25


Salsa Babies and picnic (*last class)

10 a.m. to noon

Jean Pigott Place

Salsa Babies is a great opportunity to workout and socialize, while introducing your child to music and movement. Bring snacks or a lunch and enjoy a picnic after the class. Families with children of any age are welcome.


Hatha Yoga – Rama Lotus Yoga Centre

Noon to 1 p.m.

Marion Dewar Plaza (in the event of rain, the class will be held in Jean Pigott Place)

The instructors from Rama Lotus Yoga Centre will lead the class, which is open to all levels. Some yoga mats will be available, however, bring your own if possible.


Circus Jam

7 to 9 p.m.

Marion Dewar Plaza

Presented by the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group and Ottawa Circus School, Circus Jam is open to all who are interested in the flow arts (bring your poi, hooping, juggling, slack line, partner-acro and fire dancing, to name a few). Children are welcome, but they must be supervised.


Wednesday, August 26

Tai Chi and Dragon Dance – Taoist Tai Chi® (*last class)


Noon to 1 p.m.

Marion Dewar Plaza (in the event of rain, the class will be held in Jean Pigott Place)

The regular practice of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts promotes health and relieves stress. Join us for free beginner classes. In celebration of the 45th anniversary of Taoist Tai Chi® this class will feature a special performance by the Taoist Tai Chi® dragon.


Salsa @ City Hall (*last class)

6 to 11 p.m. 

Marion Dewar Plaza (in the event of rain, the lesson may be held in Jean Pigott Place)

This event is sponsored by Azucar! Latin Dance Company and Salsa Force, and is suited for people of all ages. Start the evening off with an hour-long dance lesson before dancing the night away under the stars. All skill levels welcome.


Thursday, August 27


Noon hour concert with Blackwell

Noon to 1 p.m.

Marion Dewar Plaza

Blackwell is a country vocal trio led by singer/songwriter Braiden Turner along with singer/songwriter/guitarist Carey Blackwell and brother, Dan Blackwell. All three share a love of vocal harmony, original songs and their desire to showcase their brand of originality.


Street Food Celebration

Noon to 2 p.m.

Marion Dewar Plaza

Join the Capital Street Food Association for lunch to celebrate the end of summer.

Please note: this is not a free event.



Lansdowne Park


Lansdowne Park is also presenting free summer activities, including:


  • Full Moon Yoga offers an evening of relaxation on Saturday, August 29.
  • Momentum Fridays run until September 4 from noon to 1 p.m. and features various workouts, such as dance and yoga.
  • Summer Art Series – Sunday evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. throughout August for free arts performances in the park. Bring a picnic, buy an ice cream treat from a local vendor, relax and enjoy the talented local performers.


For the full line-up of City Hall and Lansdowne Park summer activities and all of the attractions, festivals and events happening across the city and in your community, visit the Summer in the City listings on It’s your guide to family fun.



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