Submit your Ottawa-based event to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 613-232-9055 by Friday at 5 p.m.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.
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 email@example.com
Diplomatic Soccer Games—The winners of games on June 2 face off. 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.
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff's Garden Party—Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff and Zsuzsanna Zsohar will host a casual dinner in the garden at Stornoway. 7 p.m. Invitation only. 541 Acacia Ave., Ottawa, Ont. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY, JUNE 10Portugal celebrates its National Day or the anniversary of the death of national poet Luis de Camoes in 1580. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-729-0883.
Global Parliamentarians' Summit—Canadian Parliamentarians will meet their counterparts from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas to lay the groundwork for G8 and G20 discussions on maternal and child health. Presented by the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development. 613-992-2659.
Fête Champêtre—French Ambassador François Delattre and his wife host the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra's 22nd annual garden party at their official residence on Sussex Dr. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear their best hat. $75. Tickets can be ordered by phone: 613-231-2561.
Turkish Movie Nights—The Turkish Canadian Cultural Association and the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey presents a screening of Children of Secret, a film about the homeless of Istanbul. Dir. Ümit Cin Güven. In Turkish with English subtitles. 6:45 p.m. $6-$9. Bytowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St. www.bytowne.ca
FRIDAY, JUNE 11IDRC Lecture/Webcast—Guest speaker Romila Thapar will discuss "India's Past and present: How history informs contemporary narrative." 2-3:30 p.m. Free. IDRC, W. David Hopper Room A, 150 Kent St. 8th floor, Ottawa, Ont. 613-696-2101 or www.idrc.ca/events-thapar
SATURDAY, JUNE 12
The Philippines celebrates its National Day. It declared independence from Spain in 1898. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-233-1121.
Russia celebrates its National Day. Russia marks the its declaration of sovereignty in 1990. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-235-4341.
SUNDAY, JUNE 13
The UK celebrates the Queen's birthday. For information on any celebrations, please call the High Commission at 613-237-1530.
Stride to Turn the Tide—Hundreds of grannies in the National Capital Region set off from Parliament Hill on a 3- or 5-km walk to contribute to an 8,000 km target by grandmothers from coast to coast in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and African grandmothers raising orphaned grandchildren. All welcome. 10 a.m. Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ont. 613-730-6442.
Screening: Lebanon—The film centres on four members of a tank crew who find themselves in a really tight spot. Dir. Samuel Maoz. Israel, 2009. 7 p.m. 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 15Breakfast and Screening—Liberal MP John McKay (Scarborough-Guildwood) invites you to a breakfast screening of clips from four award-winning documentaries which focus on international mining operations. The films range from a unique look at an Ecuadorian village, to a film about an activist in El Salvador narrated by Martin Sheen. 7:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. Parliamentary Restaurant, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ont. RSVP to 613-992-1447 or email@example.com
Panel Discussion: Key Issues Facing the G20—The Canadian International Council presents a panel discussion with three former Canadian deputy ministers and sherpas for "Summits on the Key Issues Facing the G20 and Canada's Role." Panelists include Peter Harder, former deputy minister of Foreign Affairs, and others. 5:30 p.m. Rideau Room, Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert St. Register to 613-520-3916 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16World Refugee Week Celebrations—International NGOs and activists will gather for World Refugee Week Celebrations, a festival of theatre, dance, multimedia displays, and music. Performances range from spoken word from Darfur to feminist poetry from Afghanistan. A series of talks will also be presented, including an address by Hy Shelow of UNHCR. Runs until June 20, 1-10 p.m. daily. Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St. 613-253-7007 or www.refugeeweek.com
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