On Wednesday we had our summer resident appreciation BBQ on the rooftop of 860 Blackthorne. Luckily, we did not get rained on and it turned out to be a beautiful breezy evening. We enjoyed hot off the grill burgers and hotdogs while chatting with the lovely residents. Plus, we had a great city view of Ottawa! Thank you to all the residents who came out and joined us for a great BBQ. We had a bl[...]
Every summer, thousands of people flock to Ottawa to take in one of the greatest music festivals around – Ottawa RBC Bluesfest. For 25 years, Bluesfest has been the largest blues festival in Canada and the second in North America. And each year it has showcased bigger performers from all music types and industries and has now transformed into a festival showcasing a whole variety of artists. Some [...]
Boredom isn’t an option when you live around the Hamilton area. There are always fun and exciting festivals happening during this time of year that let you embrace your creative and crafty side. To help you plan out your calendar of events, here are five art festivals to check out around Hamilton this summer!   Artfest Ontario This annual artfest takes place every year in the historic Di[...]
Looking to discover the best-kept secrets in Montreal this summer? Discover what this vibrant and charismatic city has to offer with our list of the best-hidden gems of Montreal.   Floating Spa in Old Port If you’re eager for some spa time to relax and rejuvenate this summer, check out the Bota Bota spa located in Old Port. This floating spa lets you soak in their water circuit while ta[...]
People always talk about the vibrant communities and festivals found throughout Ottawa, but they don’t often mention all the incredible green space that exists here. In fact, our capital city offers so many exciting opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to relax and play outdoors. So if you’re looking for a stunning lookout point, family-friendly picnic area, or a nature trail to discover, check o[...]
This past weekend, CLV Group attended the National Women’s Show in Ottawa at the Shaw Centre. The event took place April 27 & 28 with over 20,000 visitors. The show featured food and wine sampling, fashion shows, celebrity guests, complimentary makeovers, health, wellness & beauty secrets, cooking demos, home renovation and décor advice, travel ideas and much more! With our location at [...]
New to Burlington or just looking to meet others who live in the area? Here’s our quick list of the most popular groups and best places to meet new people in Burlington to expand your social network in the community.   “Live & Play” Community Programs   The City of Burlington offers a number of recreational programs aimed at 19+ and the 55+ age groups. There are hundreds of a[...]
It’s that time of year once again, the holidays are over, your New Year’s resolutions are fizzling out (good for you if you’re still going strong) and the road to financial and physical recovery is well on its way. Although things are starting to look up, you may be experiencing the January blues. Here are a few tips and tricks to turn that frown upside down and help you survive the homestretch th[...]
On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018, the 24th annual AFP Philanthropy Awards dinner was held at the National Arts Centre’s new Canada Room. The annual dinner features the charity, corporate and business communities of Ottawa who have displayed outstanding philanthropy and dedication towards bettering their communities. Eight individuals were honoured at this ceremony, including the late Johnathan[...]
New to Ottawa? Or just wondering how to make the most of this holiday season? Well, you’re in luck because Ottawa is one of Canada’s most festive cities during this time of year! From winter festivals, to light shows, to quaint Christmas markets and more - there’s something for anyone to enjoy and get into the holiday spirit. Just don’t forget to bundle up before heading out! The Christmas Marke[...]