November is a busy time for Ottawa – concerning holidays and festivals, that is. If you’re looking for things to do this month, check out these upcoming events happening soon.
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Remembrance Day falls on a Sunday this year on November 11. The National Ceremony of Remembrance will begin at 11 a.m. at the National War Memorial, following a traditional parade of veterans and pipers.
The Canadian War Museum in Lebreton Flats will allow members of the public to see the headstone of Canada’s Unknown Soldier framed by light at 11 a.m. Limited free tickets will be made available that day at the Information Desk.
Two Festivals to Watch Out For
The Free Thinking Film Festival runs from November 1 to November 4 at Library and Archives Canada, close by to Centretown. The festival will feature over 20 films, discussion panels and food. Ticket prices vary, with $10 student tickets for evening events. Volunteers are needed to help out.
The 27th annual European Union Film Festival starts November 15 and ends December 2 at the Library and Archives Canada Building. Past festivals have showcased award-winning dramas and comedies from European filmmakers. Be sure to order tickets if you’d like to attend.
Something Fun for the Family
The Ottawa International Story Telling Festival starts November 15 at the St. Brigid’s Centre in Ottawa’s Walking District. The festival will include musicians, actors, authors and poets of various cultures in a wide range of performances. Opening night will feature Stephen Tobolowski, who will share stories from his recognized podcast: The Tobolowsky Files. Tickets are available now.
What festival are you most looking forward to? How do you plan to celebrate Remembrance Day? Don’t hesitate to leave us a comment – we’d be happy to hear from you!