Submit your Ottawa-based event to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 613-232-9055 by Friday at 5 p.m.WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23Canada-US Economic Relations—Former Canadian ambassador to Washington Derek Burney will address a luncheon meeting of the Ottawa Economics Association on Canada-US relations. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St. $35 members; $50 non-members. Registration and more information at www.cabe.ca
Air India Memorial—The India Canada Association is holding a memorial for the victims of Air India flight 283 bombing in 1985 that killed 329 passengers, most of whom were Indo-Canadians. 7:30 p.m. Commissioner's Park, Dow's Lake, Ottawa, Ont. www.indiacanada.ca
2010 OSA Fine Arts Diploma Graduation Exhibition—The Ottawa School of Art is holding a Sneak Peek Party for Press and VIPs of the 2010 OSA Fine Arts Diploma Graduation Exhibition. 4-6 p.m. Exhibition opens June 24, 7-9 p.m. Ottawa School of Art, 35 George St., Ottawa, Ont. RSVP to Amy Lynch at 613-241-7471 ext. 26 or email@example.com
FRIDAY, JUNE 25Croatia celebrates its National Day. It declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. For information on any events, please call the embassy at 613-562-7820.
Slovenia celebrates its National Day. It declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. For information on any events, please call the embassy at 613-565-5781.
Mozambique celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from Portugal.
Screening: Women Without Men—The film tells of a varied group of women in 1950s Tehran and their struggle for freedom. Dir. Shirin Neshat. Germany, 2009. In Persian with English subtitles. 7:10 p.m. Runs until June 28. Bytowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St. 613-789-3456 or www.bytowne.ca
SATURDAY, JUNE 26Madagascar celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from France in 1960. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-567-0505.
Djibouti celebrates its National Day. It gained independence from France in 1977.
SUNDAY, JUNE 27Screening: Eli & Ben—A young boy goes to great lengths to prove his father's innocence when he is accused of taking bribes. Dir. Ori Ravid. Israel. With English subtitles. 7 p.m. Part of the Israeli Film Festival. Auditorium, National Library and Archives, 395 Wellington St. 613-232-6727 or www.cfi-icf.ca
TUESDAY, JUNE 29The Holy See celebrates its National Day.
The Democratic Republic of Congo celebrates its National Day. It gained independence from Belgium in 1960. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613- 230-6391.
Meet CUSO-VSO in Ottawa—Join CUSO-VSO for an information session and learn more about volunteering overseas. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. CUSO-VSO, 44 Eccles St. Register by calling 613-829-7445 ext. 202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30Royal Visit to the National Capital—Her Majesty The Queen of Canada and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh make a stop in the National Capital Region on their tour of Canada. The Royal Couple visit the newly renovated Canadian Museum of Nature and the public unveiling of a new statue of Canadian jazz legend Oscar Peterson at the National Arts Centre at 1 p.m. on June 30. Then the couple will attend the Canada Day noon show on Parliament Hill on July 1. For more details, please call 613-957-5555 or visit http://royaltour.gc.ca/itiner/intiner-eng.cm
Institute on Governance—The Institute on Governance celebrates its 20th anniversary by hosting an event that highlights emerging models of governance that are citizen-led. Guest speakers include Author Barb Stegemann and Afghan Ambassador Jawed Ludin . 10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. $50. The Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Ont. For tickets and more information, please call Kate Kane at 613-562-0092 et. 234 or www.iog.ca
A Family Affair Warm Up Fête—The Trinidad & Tobago Association of Ottawa presents a pre-Canada Day party. Some of the proceeds will go to the CLR James Scholarship Fund. 6:30-11:30 p.m. $10 adv. $15 door. Ukrainian Hall, 1000 Byron Ave. Tickets at email@example.com
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