Submit your Ottawa-based event to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 613-232-9055 by Friday at 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22Mali celebrates its Proclamation of the Republic. It gained independence from France in 1960. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-232-1501.
Governing The Far North—The Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars present a conference entitled "Governing the Far North: Assessing Co-operation Between Arctic and Non-Arctic Nations." 3:30-7 p.m. Free. Ottawa U, Desmarais Building, 12th floor, 55 Laurier Ave., Ottawa, Ont. RSVP to email@example.com or see www.fesdc.org for detailed information.
16th Annual APMC Dinner—The Association of Progressive Muslims of Canada hosts its 16th annual Parliament Hill Dinner. House Speaker Peter Milliken is the keynote speaker and recipient of the APMC 2010 Award. For tickets and more information, please call Mobeen Khaja at 613-230-8084 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Afghan Art Exhibition—The Embassy of Afghanistan presents a selection of Afghan art, created by artists living and working in Afghanistan. The works range from traditional miniatures and drawings to calligraphy. Runs until Sept. 26. Afghan Embassy, 240 Argyle St. 613-563-4223.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23Saudi Arabia celebrates its National Day. It celebrates the unification of the kingdoms of Nejd and Hejaz in 1932. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-237-4100.
Economic Freedom and Canada After the Recession—Join Trade Minister Peter Van Loan and Fred McMahon, Fraser Institute VP of international policy research, for a discussion about the results of the 2010 Economic Freedom of the World report, focusing on Canada's ranking and prospects for the future. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Rideau Club, 99 Bank St., 15th floor, Ottawa, Ont. Contact: Trisha Gerard at 1-800-665-3558 ext. 578 or email@example.com
Europe's Arctic Defence Agenda—Join guest speaker David Rudd, Department of National Defence, for a talk on "Europe's Arctic Defence Agenda." Presented by CSDS at Carleton University. 12:30-2 p.m. Free. Room 2017, Dunton Tower, Carleton University, 1125 Col. By Dr., Ottawa, Ont. Register to 613-520-2600 ext. 6671 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thinking Culture—The Canada Conference of the Arts presents a new cultural forum, which kicks off with a talk with Marc Mayer, CEO and director of the National Gallery of Canada. 4:30 p.m. $5-$15. Desmarais Building, University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Ave. E. www.ccarts.ca
Trinidad and Tobago 34th Republic Day Celebrations—The High Commission of Trinidad and Tobago hosts its 34th Republic Day celebration. By invitation only. 6 p.m. 200 First Ave. 613-232-2418 ext. 22.
Screening: Inside Hana's Suitcase—The Embassy of the Czech Republic and Ashbury College present a special screening of the documentary Inside Hana's Suitcase, with special guest George Brady. All proceeds go to the Hana Brady Family Legacy. 6 p.m., $5 voluntary donation. Theatre, Ashbury College, 362 Mariposa Ave. RSVP to email@example.com
FRIDAY, SEPT. 24Security and Human Rights in Foreign Policy—The theme for this year's Group of 78 Annual Policy Conference is Security and Human Rights in Canadian Foreign Policy. 6 p.m. dinner; 7 p.m. keynote address with Reid Morden, former director of CSIS. Panelists include Gar Pardy, Monia Mazigh, and panel topics include international interventions and treatment of Canadians under national security. Sept. 24-26. Cartier Place Suite Hotel, 180 Cooper St., Ottawa, Ont. 613-230-0860. Register to: http://www.web.net/~group78
Concert: Marc Grauwels—Belgian Ambassador Bruno van der Pluijm and his wife, on the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, invite you to a recital by Belgian flutist Marc Grauwels and pianist Frederic Lacroix. Reception to follow. 7:15 p.m. Auditorium, Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., RSVP to 613-236-7267 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25Chopin Concert—The Polish Embassy presents a concert with in celebration of Fryderyk Chopin's 200th anniversary. 7 p.m. Free. First Unitarian Church Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Ave. 613-789-0468 ext. 34
The Concerto According to Pinchas, Live!—NACO conductor Pinchas Zukerman will discuss some of Mozart's violin concertos with broadcaster Eric Friesen, and then perform some of his works. 8 p.m., $20.45-$94.17. NAC, 53 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ont. 613-947-7000 or www.nac-cna.ca
AIDS Walk for Life—This event is an annual fundraiser held in memory of those lost to the disease. Proceeds go to seven Ottawa-area HIV/AIDS non-profit organizations. Marion Dewar Plaza, 110 Laurier Ave. E., Ottawa, Ont. www.aidswalkottawa.ca
SUNDAY, SEPT. 26Screening: Caché—A well-to-do Parisian family starts receiving sinister videotapes that threaten to unravel a dark family secret. Dir. Michael Haneke. Austria, 2009. With English subtitles. 7 p.m. Presented by CFI as part of a Michael Haneke retrospective. Auditorium, Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St. www.cfi-icf.ca
La Vendemmia's Grape Stomp—Form a team and stomp some grapes, toss pizza dough and make pasta to support the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. Other activities include wine tasting, seminars and cooking demos. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 613-691-0668 ext. 120 or www.prestonstreet.com/lavendemmia
MONDAY, SEPT. 27The Dilemma of Refugee Claims Policy and Practices—Join guest speaker Gerry Van Kessel, former director general for refugee policy, Citizenship and Immigration Canada. 12-2 p.m. Presented by CSDS and CCISS. Naval Officers' Mess, HMCS Bytown, 78 Lisgar St. Pre-register to Dr. Kurt Jensen at email@example.com
CSDS Lecture—The Centre for Security and Defence Studies at Carleton University presents a talk with Sanela Dursun, Department of National Defence. She will discuss "Adaptation of Canadian Forces Members and Their Spouses to the Demands of Military Life." 12:30-2 p.m. Free. Alumni Boardroom, 617 Robertson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Col. By Dr., Ottawa, Ont. Register to 613-520-2600 ext. 6671 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, SEPT. 28University of Regina Alumni Reception—Join University of Regina alumna Senator Pamela Wallin and others for a reception. 6-8 p.m. Rideau Club, 99 Bank St., 15th floor, Ottawa, Ont.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29IRPP Working Lunch—IRPP presents a working lunch panel discussion titled "Making Parliament Work," regarding the September issue of Policy Options on parliamentary reform. Guest speakers include Nik Nanos and Michael Chong. Sept. 29, 11:45 a.m-2 p.m. Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert St., Ottawa, Ont. Contact: Suzanne Lambert at 514-787-0746 or visit www.irpp.org
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