“The Sound of the Muse” is a new series of after-dinner theatrical concerts at NeXT, featuring live music, narrative stories written for the stage, multi media projection, and original songs performed by Ottawa-Toronto recording artists “The Life of Pearls” and “SleepWalk Plaza.” Continue reading
(via Ottawa Citizen)
Ottawa chef Michael Blackie is again indulging his flair for showmanship and love of collaboration.
At his Stittsville restaurant, NeXT, he’ll stage eight events this year that will each feature two out-of-town chefs joining him in the kitchen to prepare elaborate dinners, and each dinner will be preceded by cooking demonstrations from each chef.
The first “three chefs/one dinner” event of this year is to be held Wednesday, April 12. Seven more dinners will be held in 2017, monthly on a Wednesday, except in December.
“We’ve got chefs of all different styles coming,” Blackie says. “The basic premise is get them together and expose Ottawa to chefs that most people might never get to meet or see or taste.”
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(via Canadian Blood Services)
Canadian Blood Services is encouraging residents of Stittsville to give life by donating blood in 2017. More than 72 blood donors are needed at the upcoming clinic at NEXT (6400 Hazeldean Rd) on February 13 from 5pm to 8pm.
Collecting blood during the colder winter months can be challenging because the weather can increasingly keep people indoors and many donors are away for the season.
Additionally, some donors won’t be able to donate as frequently because of new iron eligibility guidelines introduced recently to promote the health and wellness of blood donors.
In December 2016, the donation interval for women increased to twelve weeks, and beginning in March, men will need a higher hemoglobin level to be eligible to donate.
About Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Blood Services manages the national supply of blood, blood products and stem cells, and related services for all the provinces and territories (excluding Quebec). We operate an integrated, pan-Canadian service delivery model that includes leading an interprovincial system for organ donation and transplantation. Our national scope, infrastructure and governance make us unique in the Canadian healthcare landscape. Canadian Blood Services is regulated as a biologics manufacturer by Health Canada and primarily funded by the provincial and territorial ministries of health. Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization.
It was the moment we were all waiting for.
Stittsville’s Erica Wiebe won a gold medal for Canada in Olympic women’s 75kg wrestling Thursday. Continue reading
(PHOTO: Erica Wiebe celebrates after qualifying for the Olympics at the Pan Am Olympic Qualifier in Fresno, Texas in March. Photo via Erica Wiebe.)
Erica Wiebe’s journey to the Olympics in Rio started when she was in Grade 9 at Sacred Heart High School. That’s when she saw a poster for co-ed wrestling practice.
“I was playing competitive soccer from a pretty young age. I played every sport in high school and in grade 9 one of the sports offered was wrestling,” she says. “Right away I just loved it. It’s unlike anything else. You get to touch somebody, put your hands on them. But it’s tactical too, like a very sweaty chess game.”
- Above: Chef Michael Blackie in action at NeXT. Photo courtesy of NeXT restaurant
Starting this month you can bring your own bottle of wine to NeXT restaurant from Mondays to Wednesdays.
“It’s an incentive to get people out to NeXT. Monday thrrough Wednesdays are softer than Thursday through Fridays. It‘s a marketing investment to get people who know my craft to come on a odd night,” says owner and chef Michael Blackie. Continue reading