Social Events in Ottawa, Canada This Week

Let’s explore social events in Ottawa, on happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Are you looking to take a break from your regular ventures, build friendships or develop emotional intelligence? Social events could just be just the thing you are missing. As they always say, one’s company, two’s a crowd, three’s a party. In these events, you will get to meet a whole new range of people, engage other cultures and understand different perspectives. You get opportunities to expand your circle through the interactions and conversations elicited. Whether you are looking to improve your social or work connections, this is it for you.

There are many events held across Ottawa, Canada. Events range from backyard outings, outdoor activity events, singles events, professional networking, meaningful discussions, and more. They are all varied and interesting covering your lifestyle and preference. If you find it hard to make connections or socialize in these events, here are a few tips to save your situation.

Local Groups’ Events in Ottawa

2024 CapCHI Student Showcase

2024 CapCHI Student Showcase

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Mulligans Golf Bar

Our last and favourite event of the 2023/2024 season! Join us as we welcome emerging UX talent from Algonquin College, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. Each team will have 10 minutes to present, followed by an open discussion from the audience.

**From Imagination to Innovation: Using Participatory Design Fiction to Envision the Future of Accessible Gaming Wearables**
Georgia Loew(…)

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A TON of Demos – At the Prescott on Preston Street

A TON of Demos - At the Prescott on Preston Street

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: The Prescott

The next TON of Demos is live at The Prescott.
379 Preston St · Ottawa, ON

If this is your first time, here’s a primer of how TON of Demos works:

1. You show up and meet some great people.
2. An Ottawa innovator does a pitch of their company/product/model.
3. The rest of us get excited about a great new company in Ottawa.
4. Some people ask some questions to help the innovator move ahead or prov(…)

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Sunset Walk at Remic Rapids (8 km)

Sunset Walk at Remic Rapids (8 km)

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: NCC Bistro at Remic Rapids Park

This will be a 2 hr walk. Total distance covered will be about 8 km.

Starting from the NCC Bistro at Remic Rapids, we will be walking to the Canadian War Museum, turning up to the Pangishimo Park and the Chaudiere Falls. After we reached the Gatineau side, we will be passing through the Portageurs Park, then back to the Ontario side using the Chief William Commanda bridge, then returning to the s(…)

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OTTAWA FIERY TUESDAY SOCIAL MIXER 🔥🔥🔥 MEZCLADOR SOCIAL OTTAWA FIERY MARTES

OTTAWA FIERY TUESDAY SOCIAL MIXER 🔥🔥🔥 MEZCLADOR SOCIAL OTTAWA FIERY MARTES

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: The Office Resto Pub

Everyone is welcome! Meet new people at our social 🙂
Free to attend event!
If you have any questions, send me a message!
All you need to do is just show up 🙂

**About the Event**
Join us at the Office Resto Pub for our Tuesday Social mixer!

**Common Etiquettes**
Help support businesses by purchasing food or drink.
Keep RSVPs up-to-date. You MUST be on RSVP to attend!
Zero-tolerance policy for h(…)

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#Ignite Women’s Conference – Spring 2024

#Ignite Women's Conference - Spring 2024

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: 5 Corvus Ct

The #Ignite Women’s Conference is a one day event specially curated for women who are standing at a cross-road in their life.

It has been designed to create a safe and welcoming space to you of how beautiful and unique you are, and to help you ignite (or re-ignite) that spark that is stirring within and telling you that there is even more to your life, and that NOW is the time to begin your trans(…)

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Yoga at the Jack Purcell Park, then Tulip Festival Walk

Yoga at the Jack Purcell Park, then Tulip Festival Walk

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Jack Purcell Park

We will be outside at the Jack Purcell Park.

All you need to bring is a yoga mat or towel, if you would like to use one. We will start off the session with a brief meet and greet, followed by a standard yoga session that will last about 45 minutes.

After the session, we will make our way over to the Tulip festival! (feel free to attend only the yoga part, we will not look poorly on you because o(…)

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Saturday Mixed Board Games – Hobbiesville

Saturday Mixed Board Games – Hobbiesville

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Hobbiesville

We’ll be playing a mix of games throughout the afternoon, so come on out to Hobbiesville and meet some fellow table top game enthusiasts! If you’re brand new to board games, we’re more than happy to find you a table and teach you the rules.

We’ll have a mix of games on hand for people to choose from – but if you have a favourite game, feel bring to bring it!

**No experience is required.**

*Plea(…)

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What is Food? The Philosophy and Impacts of What We Eat And Do Not Eat.

What is Food? The Philosophy and Impacts of What We Eat And Do Not Eat.

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: The Royal Oak – Bank at Gloucester

***Note: Please order at least a drink, tea, coffee, beer from the pub. Thank you.***

Why are we talking about food within the realms of philosophy you ask; well, there’s more to it than meets the eye. Aside from the obvious that food, like air, keeps us alive, we are what we eat; what we consume and do not eat say a lot about who we are, how we live and therefore, how we affect our environments (…)

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Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Wall Kimmerer

Braiding Sweetgrass - Robin Wall Kimmerer

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Working Title Kitchen + Cafe

Hello Ladies!

This will be our 4th book of the year! Our journey of knowing each other has been beautiful. To be surrounded by powerful and inspiring women, listening to each one, your thoughts, insights, and experiences related to books and life has been a gift. This month, we will read this naturist, poetic book – Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

For the new members, please don’t f(…)

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Cancelled due to death in the family – Giggle Mingle

Cancelled due to death in the family - Giggle Mingle

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Wise Town Cafe

🌟 Get Ready to Laugh & Connect!

Join Giggle Mingle at Wisetown Cafe 🤣✨

\*\* Pls note that I WILL supply joke printouts 🙂

Imagine an event where laughter becomes the bridge to new connections, and that’s exactly what Giggle Mingle is all about.
It’s like speed dating, but with jokes! 🤣🌈

**What to Expect:**

* 🆓 **Free Admission:** Laughter should be shared freely, and so is this event!
*(…)

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Victoria Day Hike at Pink Lake

Victoria Day Hike at Pink Lake

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Pink Lake Trail / Sentier Lac Pink

Let’s celebrate the long Victoria Day weekend with a scenic hike in Gatineau Park that will pass by the famous and beautiful Pink Lake.

***Meeting Point:***
@11:00AM: We’ll meet at Supreme Court Parking Lot (near bus station) for carpool
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***Carpool:***
We’ll carpool from the meeting point to the Pink Lake Trail Parkin(…)

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IN PERSON – Weekly Knit Night

IN PERSON - Weekly Knit Night

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Feline Café

Not actually a cat cafe anymore! I just couldn’t enter the new name. But This is a new Bubble tea store called Hi-T. 😜🧋🧋🧋🧋

Looks like rain, folks! Meet us at Hi-T, in hintonburg for some boba! This is a very small space so please consider giving them your patronage if you choose to attend.

– bring your own project
– if you are new and need starting materials please post a comment and we wil(…)

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The Ottawa Travel Meetup – Touring South Korea and photographing Death Valley

The Ottawa Travel Meetup - Touring South Korea and photographing Death Valley

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: The Momo Spot

Another great meeting in April – 31 people enjoyed the talk on Phoenix and Tucson – thanks Jennsie. This followed by an animated discussion on where people have just been and where (and how) they are soon to go. Let’s keep this movement going…
The May meeting could be another good session. We’ll start off with an ice-breaking trivia session (although with the knowledge level that was there in Ap(…)

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Fairytale Princess Shoot

Fairytale Princess Shoot

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Arboretum

A fantasy cosplay opportunity…

After the popular shoot with Princess Jasmine, her organization: The [Fairytale Princess Parties ](https://www.ottawaprincessparties.com/)has kindly opened up an opportunity to shoot additional princesses.

We’ll be shooting the princesses individually and a group. While this is outdoors and natural light may be preferred but, feel free to bring additional light i(…)

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Karaoke Event May 24, 2024

Karaoke Event May 24, 2024

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: VIP KARAOKE BAR INC

May 24 at 6 PM to 9 PM we will have a Karaoke event at VIP Karaoke Bar in 610 Somerset St. W Ottawa to show off your singing skills with your favorite song or sing along for fun or just have drinks for a good time. Cost of the room and songs will be divided among the members of the group and how many show up. Feel free to bring your business cards and network. Hope you can make it :)(…)

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After Work Ottawa River Walk

After Work Ottawa River Walk

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Ottawa river

We will do a 5km walk along the Ottawa river and socialize. Wear good shoes.(…)

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Full Moon Yoga

Full Moon Yoga

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Lansdowne Park

🧘‍ Presented by the City of Ottawa and its Yoga Partners, free Full Moon Yoga classes at Lansdowne Park are back for another summer!

Use the event chat to coordinate.
Or just enjoy it with other random people as it might be hard to find other members.

![🌳](https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/t6b/1/16/1f333.png) These sessions are the ultimate way to unwind, stretch your muscles, an(…)

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First Korean Lecture

First Korean Lecture

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Starbucks Coffee Carling and Woodroffe

It’s been Long time!
I started the first Korean Lecture!
It will be held every Saturday or Friday.
I prepare the materials, but feel free to tell me how this group are going on.(…)

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BlaBla Language Exchange and make friends in Ottawa

BlaBla Language Exchange and make friends in Ottawa

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Deacon Brodies Pub

Make international friends & speak languages (local language included).
The languages spoken may vary based on the participants. Local language and English are always available options.

👉🍺🥤 You are asked to order a drink directly upon arrival to participate. 🚫 Outside food and drinks are not allowed.
Thanks in advance for your respect towards the welcoming bars.

🔔📲💬 Follow our events on T(…)

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CLUB DE LECTURE/BOOK CLUB:”FÉLIX ET LA SOURCE INVISIBLE”DE ÉRIC-EMMANUEL SCHMIDT

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Alliance Française Ottawa

En ce mois de mai, nous avons choisi de vous proposer la lecture de *Félix et la source invisible* d’Eric-Emmanuel Schmidt. Eric-Emmanuel Schmidt est un dramaturge, nouvelliste, romancier mais aussi réalisateur et comédien franco-belge. Il a publié de nombreux livres et gagné de nombreux prix. Son livre *Félix et la source invisible* fait partie de son « Cycle de l’invisible ».
Résumé/ Summary:

F(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Ottawa is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Ottawa on Ottawatourism.ca, Todocanada.ca, or Allevents.in.

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