Submit your Ottawa-based event to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 613-232-9055 by Friday at 5 p.m.WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2Italy celebrates the Anniversary of the Foundation of the Republic. Italy was voted a republic in 1946. For information on any events, please call the embassy at 613-232-2401.
Diplomatic Soccer Games—The winner of Group A (Asia/Pacific; Europe; MPs) play the second Group B (Africa; Americas; Press/Media team). 6 p.m. Then the winner of Group B plays 2nd Group A, 7:15 p.m. Ashbury College, 362 Mariposa Ave. For more information, call Petra at the Czech Embassy 613-286-3636.
Environment Week Film Festival—The Canadian Museum of Nature presents the Environment Week Film Festival featuring 22 thought-provoking films in the museum's new HD theatre. Until June 6. Check website for schedule. Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St., Ottawa, Ont. http://nature.ca
Exhibition: Human Drama in Gaza—Canadians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East presents a photo exhibition of 44 photos taken before, during and after the 22-day assault on Gaza by professional photographers from Israel, Palestine and the West. Vernissage: 7-10 p.m. Runs until June 10. Le Petit Mort Gallery, 306 Cumberland St., 613-860-1555.
THURSDAY, JUNE 32010 CCC Annual Public Meeting—The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) is holding its annual public meeting featuring guest speaker retired general Rick Hiller. This meeting is being held in conjunction with CANSEC and the Canada-US-UK Trilateral Symposium, organized by CADSI. 3 p.m. Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ont. RSVP to email@example.com or visit www.ccc.ca/apm
FRIDAY, JUNE 4Tonga celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from the UK in 1970.
Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue Seminar—Please join guest speakers Arthur Benz, John Erik Fossum and Sabine Kropp for a discussion on "Who is in Charge? Parliament, the Prime Minister or the provinces? European and Canadian Experience with Parliaments in Multi-level Federal Systems." 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Quebec Room, Lord Elgin Hotel, 100 Elgin St. RSVP to 4JuneParliament@carleton.ca
Canada Dance Festival—The Canada Dance Festival brings some of the best in Canadian contemporary dance. Highlights include Fortier Danse Creation and the Beijing Modern Dance Company. Until June 12. NAC, 53 Elgin St. www.nac-cna.ca
SATURDAY, JUNE 5Annual Indo-Caribbean Cultural Celebration—The Eastern Ontario Caribbean Committee presents its annual Indo-Caribbean Cultural Celebration featuring a buffet dinner, entertainment and dancing. Proceeds go to Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre. 6 p.m. $10-$35. St. Joseph's Parish Hall, 151 Laurier Ave. E. For tickets call Peter at 613-744-6495 or Jay at 613-800-1240.
Doors Open Ottawa—See the hidden Ottawa. Doors Open Ottawa 2010 is a chance to see inside buildings ranging from embassies, such as the US Embassy, to science labs, radio stations and even the Parks Canada Conservation Laboratories building. Until June 6. For a list of buildings and schedules, please visit ottawa.ca/residents/heritage/doorsopen/buildings/index_en.html
SUNDAY, JUNE 6Sweden celebrates its National Day. It marks coronation of Gustav Vasa in 1523. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy. 613-244-8200
Screening: A Matter of Size—Four overweight friends struggle with diets and fitness regimes, only to discover that there is one place where overweight men can shine—the sumo wrestling ring. Dir. Sharon Maymon & Erez Tadmore. Israel, 2009. With English subtitles. Part of the Israeli Film Festival. Runs until June 20. Auditorium, National Library and Archives, 395 Wellington St. 613-232-6727 or www.cfi-icf.ca
TUESDAY, JUNE 8Responsible Development of the Oil Sands—Join guest speaker Bruce H. March, Imperial Oil, for a talk will on "Responsible Development of the Oil Sands." Presented by the Economic Club of Canada. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $79. The Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont. www.economicclub.ca
Seeing Red: Slashing the Burden of Small and Medium Enterprises—The Fraser Institute presents a talk with Anthony Ariganello on "Seeing Red: Slashing the Burden of Small and Medium Enterprises." 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Rideau Club, 99 Bank St., 15th floor, Ottawa, Ont. 1-800-665-3558 ext. 578 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CIC's Global Positioning Strategy for Canada—The Canadian International Council presents the launch of a new report "CIC's Global Positioning Strategy for Canada" with guest speaker Edward Greenspon. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St. Register to 613-520-3916 email@example.com
Diplomatic Soccer Games—The third Group A will face Third Group B, 6 p.m. Then the two losers from games on June 2 play for third place. 7:15 p.m. Ashbury College, 362 Mariposa Ave. For more information, call Petra at the Czech Embassy 613-286-3636.
Screening: Powerful, Energy for Everyone—Living Lightly presents a new documentary Powerful, Energy for Everyone by former Green Party deputy leader David Chernushenko. 7 p.m. Museum of Civilization Theatre, 100 Laurier St., Gatineau Que. To receive an invitation, email firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9Croatia celebrates its National Day and Armed Forces Day. It declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. For information on any events, please call the embassy at 613-562-7820.
Diplomatic Soccer Games—The winners of games on June 2. 6:30 p.m. Followed by closing ceremonies. Ashbury College, 362 Mariposa Ave. For more information, call Petra at the Czech Embassy 613-286-3636.
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