WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
Ottawa Economics Association Luncheon—The Ottawa Economic Association Luncheon features a talk on "The OECD's 2012 Economic Survey of Canada" with Peter Jarrett and Alexandra Iwanchuk Bibbee. 12 p.m., $50 members; $60 non-members. Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert St. Details and registration at 613-837-9415 or www.cabe.com.
Screening: Taiwanese documentaries—The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada presents a screening of two Taiwanese documentaries, City of Cathay and Taiwan's National Palace in Transition. 12 p.m. Coffee and light refreshments served, outside food permitted. Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe St. 613-231-4203.
1812—The Canadian War Museum presents 1812. Learn the history behind the conflict that helped shape Canada into the nation it is today through the perspectives of the four central participants: Canada, the United States, Britain and indigenous peoples. Until Jan. 6. Lt.-Col. John McCrae Gallery, Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Pl. www.warmuseum.ca.
Ottawa Theology Launch and Reception—All are welcome to attend the launch and reception of the Ottawa Theology College. 7 p.m. St. Peter & St. Paul Church, 152 Metcalfe St. www.ottawatheologicalcollege.ca.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14
The Decade that Changed Canada and the World—Speaker Fen Hampson will discuss "The Decade that Changed Canada and the World." Presented by CIC-National Capital Branch. 5:15-8:30 p.m., $45-$55. Sheraton Hotel, Rideau Room, 150 Albert St. email@example.com.
Screening: Melting Away—When middle-aged patriarch Shlomo discovers women's clothing in his son Assaf's room, he decides to teach the boy a lesson. A surprising and moving drama of love, tolerance, family and forgiveness. Director, Marco Carmel, Israel, 2011. Part of the 9th Israeli Film Fest presented by the CFI. 7 p.m. Auditorium, 395 Wellington St. www.cfi-icf.ca.
Ottawa Fringe Festival—The Ottawa Fringe Festival presents 10 days of theatre, music and more. Highlights this year include New York's Martin Dockery and Ottawa's May Can Theatre. Until June 24. Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave., Ottawa, Ont. 613-232-6162 or www.ottawafringe.com.
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
Grand Picnic—The Ottawa Diplomatic Hospitality Group is hosting its annual grand picnic for diplomatic families. It includes a barbecue lunch, entertainment by Maurice Auger, face-painting, a talk about golf, and more. 10 a.m., Cedarhill Golf and Country Club, 56 Cedarhill Dr.. $15 for adults, children and family members. Feel free to bring musical instruments. Those interested in playing nine holes of golf after the picnic at 3 p.m., contact Patricia Downey: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Ulle Baum, 613-240-4622. $20 plus HST for nine holes. Pre-registration is required by June 13 to attend the picnic/golf. Contact: Ulle Baum at email@example.com or Flora Tulus at 613-739-9696.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
The United Kingdom celebrates the Queen's birthday by raising the flag every second Saturday in June. For more information, call the High Commission at 613-237-1530.
MONDAY, JUNE 18
The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States celebrates OECS Day. For more information, please call 613-236-8952.
Seychelles celebrates Constitution Day. It gained independence from Great Britain in 1976 and a new constitution was approved in 1993.
Canada with Richard Ford—Richard Ford, one of the most acclaimed writers in the world, will discuss his latest novel Canada. Presented by the Writers Festival. 7 p.m., $10-$15. Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St. www.writersfestival.org.
TUESDAY, JUNE 19
Equal Voice Luncheon—The national capital region chapter of Equal Voice presents "Women in Politics: Some International Perspectives," a bilingual luncheon panel discussion featuring distinguished women from around the world. Panellists include Norwegian Ambassador Else Berit Eikeland, Romanian Ambassador Elena Stefoi, Rwandan High Commissioner Edda Mukabagwiza, and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. 12-1:30 p.m. Sheraton Hotel Ottawa, 150 Albert St., 17th floor. $40 per ticket. Seats are limited. Reserve at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group of 78 Luncheon Speaker Series—Earl Turcotte and Paul Hannon will speak on "Cluster Bomb Law: What is wrong and how to correct it." 12 p.m., $5 presentation only; $30 luncheon & presentation. Palais Imperial Restaurant, 311-313 Dalhousie St. Pre-registration required to 613-230-0860 or email@example.com.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
World Refugee Day—UNCHR will hold a variety of events worldwide and will launch a new global awareness campaign. http://www.un.org.en/events/refugeeday/.
Published: Wednesday, 06/13/2012 12:00 am EDT
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