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  • National Canadian Film Day 2024

    Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 6:00pm
    105 minutes

    Not your average film about hockey, nor your average musical, Score delivers loads of action, laughs and romance. Seventeen-year-old Farley (Noah Reid) has the stick-handling skills of the next Sidney Crosby – not that Farley has any idea who Crosby is.  

    He’s led a sheltered life, home-schooled by parents (Olivia Newton-John and Marc Jordan) whose idea of extra-curricular activities are trips to an art gallery or an ashram.

    His only real friend is Eve (Allie MacDonald), the girl who’s lived next door nearly his entire life. Much to the dismay of his parents, Farley loves to play shinny with the local rink rats (Dave Bidini and Hawksley Workman, among others). When the coach of a local hockey team (Stephen McHattie) spots him, Farley is drawn into the seductive hockey arena – while trying to stay true to his non-violent principles and juggling an ever-changing relationship with Eve.

    Rated: PG
    Run time: 93 minutes

    In partnership with REEL CANADA

  • Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 6:00pm
    90 minutes

    Dans ce conte décalé, plein de magie et d’émerveillement, la petite ville de Saint-Élie-de-Caxton décide d'éliminer la mort une fois pour toutes. Lorsque l’incarnation de la Mort arrive dans le village, apparemment résolue à s’emparer de leurs âmes, ses formidables habitants décident de lutter pour leur immortalité du mieux qu'ils peuvent. Dans cette histoire, la mort n'est pas une fin, mais plutôt le début d'une incroyable légende. Basé sur le roman acclamé de Fred Pellerin, L'arracheuse de temps a été un succès aux guichets en plus de recevoir 5 nominations aux Prix Écrans canadiens, notamment pour le scénario de Pellerin.

    In this quirky tale full of magic and wonder, the small town of Saint-Élie-de-Caxton decides to eliminate death once and for all. When the character of Death arrives in their village seemingly determined to take their souls, the extraordinary townsfolk decide to fight against their mortality as best as they can. In this story, death is not an end, but just the beginning of a fantastic legend.

    Based on the acclaimed novel by Fred Pellerin, L’Arracheuse de temps was a box office success and received 5 Canadian Screen Award nominations, including for Pellerin’s screenplay.

    2021. 105 min. French with English subtitles.

  • English Conversation Group

    Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    120 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. 

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - May 29, 2024
    90 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Improve your English, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre anglais, partager des histoires et faites des amis!

  • Community Arts & Craft Swap

    Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Got a portable craft project? Bring it along and chat with some fellow crafters while you work! Share your expertise if you're comfortable, and learn about what other folks are working on (or just make friends and bond over your latest tv show obsession)! Knitting, crochet, embroidery, felting, beading, and more.

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    60 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    **Note: No program March 13, 2024. 

  • Groupe de Conversation

    Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    75 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Improve your spoken French in a relaxed setting. This group is for those at an intermediate level. No registration required. / Améliorez votre français parlé dans une ambiance décontractée. Ce groupe est de niveau intermédiaire. Aucune inscription requise.

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    90 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Learn and practice new English language skills and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly environment. Offered in partnership with the Catholic Centre for Immigrants of Ottawa.  All are welcome to this drop-in program!

    Apprenez et pratiquez votre anglais parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. Offert en partenariat avec le Centre catholique pour immigrants d'Ottawa. Tout le monde est bienvenue à ce programme sans inscription!

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - May 08, 2024
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    2024 will be one of the most consequential years in the history of democracy. Elections have been or will be held in many countries ranging in size and power from El Salvador to India. The decisions of voters will determine whether the worldwide growth in authoritarianism over the past twenty years will continue or democracy will begin to make a comeback.

    The US Presidential and Congressional elections on Tuesday November 5 stand out as an especially critical democratic moment for two reasons: first because they will be a supreme test of American democracy; and second because they will send a powerful message to the rest of the world, including the dictatorships and wannabe dictatorships.

    The group will discuss the background and issues of Democracy on Trial and week by week follow the important democratic events and developments of 2024.

    Mr. Robert Miller will lead the discussion. He is the author of Canada and Democratic Development and, prior to his retirement, served as President and CEO of the Parliamentary Centre, Canada’s leading institution promoting and supporting international democratic development.

    Session #1 Wednesday, April 3: Is History Repeating Itself?

    Session #2, Wednesday April 10: Democratic Fatigue and the Appeal of the Strong Man

    Session #3, Wednesday, April 17: Big Countries and Small: The Cases of El Salvador and Rwanda, Russia and India

    Session # 4, Wednesday, April 24: The Fire Next Door: The Authoritarian Impulse in the United States

    Session #5, Wednesday, May 1: Donald Trump and the Invention of Trumpism

    Session #6, Wednesday, May 8: Can it Happen Here? If Trump wins, is Canada next? A discussion with John Ibbitson, Globe and Mail columnist and one of Canada’s leading authors on politics and public affairs.

    Registration recommended.   

  • Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Movie Night!!!​ / Soirée cinéma!!!

    National Canadian Film Day (CanFilmDay) is a massive, coast-to-coast-to-coast salute to Canadian cinema!​

    ​Join us for the movie Ru, based on the book by Kim Thuy.

    Le JourCineCan est une grande célébration du cinéma canadien d’un jour qui a lieu partout au Canada!

    À l'affiche :  Ru.  À partir du livre de Kim Thuy. 

    Wednesday April 17th at 6:30pm / le mercredi 17 avril à 18h30