June 14, 2013


Welcome to another edition of MyBindi's 
Ottawa Highlights newsletter which now also serves the South Asian community in


If you're making plans for the weekend then we ask you to think ahead and save the date, Saturday, June 22 for a memorable night out!!


After delivering sold out shows for two consecutive years, The South Asian Comedy Showcase is making its way to the nations capital! North America's HOTTEST


Click here for the full line-up and all the ticket info!


From June 20 until July 1, discerning music fans can once again enjoy jazz melodies at Confederation Park as part of the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival.


If you're in Montreal, you really should check out The Knocking Within  presented by the ANIKAI Dance Company.  This show is available from June 15 to June 23 so don't miss out!

Just coming off a tour in India, The Knocking Within performed to standing-room only audiences and received rave reviews,The Knocking Within will be at the MAI, as part of the Montreal Fringe Festival. The Knocking Within is created by performers Wendy Jehlen and Pradhuman Nayak.  Click here for more information and ticket details! 


Click HERE for a complete listing of all that's happening in and around Ottawa and find our Montreal event listings here!


If you are a business or an organization in Ottawa that would like to do outreach with the South Asian community in Ottawa or Montreal, please send me an email at syerah@mybindi.com.   


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2013 South Asian Comedy Showcase
South Asian Comedy Showcase 2013
Two years in Toronto and two sold out shows! Now in its 3rd year, The South Asian Comedy Showcase is making its way to the nations capital! North America's HOTTEST
South Asian stand up comedians will take the stage in Ottawa in the ELECTRIC Byward Market area!

Paul Varghese (NBC's Last Comic Standing, Just For Laughs, and Showtime's Russell Peters' Presents) is your headliner!

Your host and MC is Ali Hassan, (2013 Nominee for Breakout Artist of the Year by The Canadian Comedy Awards! And seen on CBC's "George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight", "Breakaway", "French Immersion", and "Goon").

Ben Mathai (Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and The St. John Comedy Festival) and Suneet Luthra (one of Canada's fastest rising South Asian comedians) will also be performing in this one night only event!

When: Saturday, June 22, 2013 
Where: Ottawa Little Theatre - Downtown Ottawa 
Time: 8pm to 10pm 
Tickets: $25 per person OR 4 tickets for $80

Click HERE to get your tickets
Anikai Dance presents the Canadian premiere of The Knocking Within
The Knocking Within

ANIKAI Dance Company comes to Montréal for the first time to present  The Knocking Within.

Just coming off a tour in India, where the show played to standing-room only audiences and received rave reviews, The Knocking Within will be at the MAI, as part of the Montreal Fringe Festival. The Knocking Within is created by performers Wendy Jehlen and Pradhuman Nayak.

Inspired by research into the neuroscience of sleep and the anthropology of dreams, The Knocking Within weaves a portrait of two lovers and the nightmares that plague them, unveiling the violence that lies just beneath the surface.

The Knocking Within draws on texts from Shakespeare's tragedies and sonnets performed in English, Hindi and American Sign Language.

When: June 15 - 23, 2013
Where: MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal
Running Time: 1 hour
Tickets: $8.00 Adults/Students | $5.00 seniors (+ $2 service charge)

Click  HERE to purchase tickets or for more information.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.

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The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival



The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival reaffirms its place as the event for discerning music fans in the Capital for another year following the announcement of headliners Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, David Byrne and St. Vincent, and Macy Gray and David Murray Big Band, as well as jazz heavyweights Chucho Valdés, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter Quartet and many more. 


When: June 20 - July 1
Where: Confederation Park 
Time: 4:00 pm - Midnight (time varies each day)
Tickets: Bronze Pass $185 / Youth $85 / Gold Pass $299

Click HERE for more information.


This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.


ICOBC Golf at The Canadian Golf and Country Club

The Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber is pleased to offer a day at The Canadian Golf and Country Club on 
Wednesday June 26, 2013!

Where: Canadian Golf and Country Club - Ashton, ON 
When: Wednesday June 26, 2013
Registration Opens: 10:30 am
Event time: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm 
Tickets: Individual $169.50 / Foursome $565

The day includes:

  • 18 Holes Green Fee with power cart
  • Gift bag with goodies
  • Samosa pit stop and a delicious boxed lunch
  • Open evening bar with exotic Indian appetizers
  • Sumptuous Indian dinner with wine
  • Entertainment and attractive prizes

Click HERE for more information. 


This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.
Celebrate Canada Day on Parliament Hill - July 1 

Ottawa, Canada's Capital, is the place to be July 1 for the country's biggest annual birthday celebration. It's a giant patriotic party on the lawns of Parliament Hill, Major's Hill Park, Jacques Cartier Park and on the closed streets of downtown Ottawa.
The crowds start to gather on Parliament Hill early, for a 9 a.m. carillon concert featuring the Peace Tower bells, followed by the official flag raising and the Changing the Guard ceremony.  
The evening show on Parliament Hill this year features a stellar lineup of Canadian performers, including Simple Plan, Feist, Roch Voisine, Jully Black, Marie Mai, Misstress Barbara and more. 
When: Monday July 1, 2013
Time: 9:00 am - Midnight
Where: Parliament Hill 
Tickets: This is a free event

Click HERE for more information.

This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com
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Kandahar :: The Fighting Season
Kandahar - The Fighting Season

An exhibition of photographs by Louie Palu, courtesy of Kinsman Robinson Galleries, presented by the Canadian War Museum.

From 2005 to 2011, Canadian soldiers were deployed to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. There they engaged in heavy combat with insurgents as part of an international effort to support the government of Afghanistan.

Award-winning Canadian photographer Louie Palu accompanied soldiers in the most dangerous districts of Kandahar. He captured their world of firefights and exhausting patrols in an unforgiving landscape.

When: On now until September 22, 2013
Time: Mon-Wed 9am - 5pm | Thurs 9am - 8pm | Fri 9am - 5pm | Sat and Sun 9:30am - 5pm
Where: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa

Click HERE for tickets and more information.

This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.
In This Bulletin
2013 South Asian Comedy Showcase
Anikai Dance presents the Canadian premiere of The Knocking Within
The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
ICOBC Golf at The Canadian Golf and Country Club
Celebrate Canada Day on Parliament Hill!
Kandahar :: The Fighting Season
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