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Diary of Events and Happenings in Ottawa, Ontario.

Fête Frisson

February 4, 2017 8:30 am to 12:00 pmOn Schedule. Don't fight the frost! Join us and celebrate Canada's diverse history at this morning full of family fun! Enjoy complimentary musical entertainment, face-painting, art-making, storytelling, dancing and outdoor fun in the snow!Savour the most important meal of the day - a $5 pancake breakfast prepared in front of your eyes by Orléans' very own Cora's Breakfast and Lunch.Master of Ceremonies, Official Town Crier and Storyteller Daniel Richer will guide us through the morning's celebrations and share legends and stories from Turtle Island.Young imaginations run woodland-wild with Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre's whimsical excerpt from Felicity Falls, the fable of a small rabbit who just can't get to sleep, set in the Ottawa Valley.Get in the festive spirit and show off your love of art face-first! LynneART Face & Body Art is a cheeky way to wear your love of winter. Prepare to be painted!OYP Theatre School students present Roch Carrier's beloved Canadian Classic, The Hockey Sweater.Take part in a Winter Scene Community Painting with the Ottawa School of Art to be exhibited on their Wall Gallery. Or, go outdoors and catch a beautiful paper fish emerging from the ice and snow.French-Canadian folk music brightens the morning with up-beat jigs by La Ridaine.Put on your dancing shoes for swing music from the '20s, '30s and '40s with Glebop Jazz Band and learn a few steps with the Side Street Swing dance troupe.Sing along with Cameroon musician Wise Atangana as he presents his collection of African lullabies.Feel the heartbeat of the drum and honour the beauty of indigenous cultural dance with Spirit of Dance. Celebrate together and join in on the friendship dance.Be sure to look up – and not just to catch snowflakes! The Ottawa Stilt Union will bring interactive, improvisational Stilt Theatre to our snowy Saturday.The Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex and the Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA present outdoor games that embrace the winter weather and will help us hurry hard playing Curling Canada's Rocks and Rings curling game.Don't miss the Fire and Ice demonstrations presented by the Canada Science and Technology Museum.Try harvesting, sawing and hauling ice, one of the winter trades in Ottawa from long ago. Presented by the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum.. 245 Centrum BoulevardOttawa, ON K1E 0A1.. Event Details. Location: 245 Centrum Boulevard, Ottawa