Submit your Ottawa-based event to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 613-232-9055 by Friday at 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17Kosovo celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from Serbia in 2008.
Canada-US Black Studies Mini Film Festival—Featuring actor/director Anthony Sherwood and a screening of several documentaries including Black, Copper & Bright, The District of Columbia's Black Civil War Regiment, and 100 Years of Faith. 6:15 p.m. Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St. 613-947-5770.
19th Century French Photographs—The National Gallery of Canada presents an exhibition of 19th Century French Photographs. Runs until May 16. National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr. www.gallery.ca
THURSDAY, FEB. 18Gambia celebrates Independence Day. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1965.
FRIDAY, FEB. 19UN Security Council Today—IDRC presents a lecture with Colin Keating, Columbia University, who will discuss "The UN Security Council Today: Implications for Canadian Membership." 2-3:30 p.m. IDRC, David W. Hopper Room, 150 Kent St., 8th floor. Free. Register to www.idrc.ca/events-keating
Concert: Fantasia—Thirteen Strings, under the direction of Simon Streatfield, will perform pieces by composers including Sibelius and Henry Purcell. 8 p.m. $35-$40. St. Andrew's Church, 82 Kent St. 613-738-8888.
SATURDAY, FEB. 20CJSO Annual Food Festival—Join members of the Canada-Japan Society of Ottawa for the CJSO Annual Food Festival, an evening of Japanese food and entertainment. 6 p.m. Ottawa Sheraton Hotel, O'Connor Hall, 150 Albert St. www.cjso-ottawa.com
Haiti is Alive Fundraiser—Local artists unite for Haiti fundraiser. 7 p.m. $10. Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave. 613-482-2549.
SUNDAY, FEB. 21Year of the Tiger Banquet—Chinese Ambassador Lan Lijun and his wife, along with the Canada-China Friendship Society of Ottawa, are hosting a sumptuous Chinese banquet to celebrate the Year of the Tiger and Chinese New Year. 6 p.m. $35 members; $40 non-members. Mandarin Ogilvie Restaurant, 1137 Ogilvie Rd. 613-986-1858; http://www.fccfa.ca/Ottawa/events.htm
MONDAY, FEB. 22CIPS Lecture—CIPS presents a lecture with Colin Keating, Columbia University, who will discuss "The UN Security Council Today: Implications for Canadian Membership." 5 p.m. Free. Room 3120, Desmarais Bldg., University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Ave. W. www.cips.uottawa.ca
TUESDAY, FEB. 23Brunei Darussalam celebrates its National Day. For information on any National Day events, please call the embassy at 613-234-5656.
Financial Intermediation in the "New Normal"—
Stephen Poloz, vice-president of Export Development Canada, will address a luncheon meeting of the Ottawa Economics Association. Feb. 23, $30 members; $45 non-members. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St. Register to www.cabe.ca
Guyana celebrates its Republic Day. For information on any National Day events, please call the embassy at 613-235-7249.
G78 Luncheon Speaker Series—The Group of 78 presents "Guerilla Diplomacy: Some Implications for Canadian Diplomacy," with guest speaker Daryl Copeland. 12-2 p.m. $30 lunch & presentation, $5 presentation only. Courtyard Restaurant, 21 George St., RSVP by Feb. 19 to 613-230-0860 or to email@example.com
Africa Dialogue Series—The High Commission of South Africa and Carleton University present a talk with Dr. Moses Kiggundu, Sprott School of Business. He will discuss "China and Africa in the Teens: Growing Pains, Challenges and Opportunities." 6-8 p.m. Humanities Theatre, 303 Paterson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Col. By Dr. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24CIPS Lecture—CIPS presents a discussion with Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution who will talk about his new book Toughing it Out in Afghanistan. 1:30 p.m. Free. www.cips.uottawa.ca
Nuclear Industry Conference Trade Show—The Canadian Nuclear Association presents the Nuclear Industry Conference Trade Show 2010. Guest speakers include Natural Resources Minister Christian Paradis , Senator Pamela Wallin and others. Feb. 24-26. Westin Hotel, 11 Col By Dr. Register online at www.cna.ca
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