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12 Jan, 2013

Ottawa Giveaway alert: an idea for your next date night, from the Museum of Nature

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Fishbowl patrons|Giveaways and product reviews

We have a winner! Thanks everyone! This giveaway is now closed.

I have two tickets to give away to a new evening program at The Canadian Museum of Nature called de Natura.

De Natura invites the public to connect with other curious minds to explore and discuss current and pressing topics. Loosely resembling the Museum’s former Café Scientifique discussion series, de Natura offers a flexible and frequently changing format that may take the form of a book launch, film screening or debate from one month to another.

De Natura launches January 17 with author Maurice Hladik and an insightful look at food production.

Maurice Hladik, author of Demystifying Food from Farm to Fork, will talk about modern agriculture “in a hungry world”. His presentation will look at trends in agriculture, the reality of genetic modification and its benefits, future technologies, the sustainability of organic food production and the author’s thoughts on the future. The audience will then discuss the subject over a drink or engage the speaker in a debate. A book-signing will follow the discussion. The event runs from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

Interested? Read on!

  • This giveaway is for one pair of tickets to the January 17 edition of de Natura and does not include admission Nature Unleashed or the 3D movies. (But since it’s taking place on a Thursday admission is free after 5:00! So squeeze in a quick little wander beforehand. TOTAL DATE MATERIAL PEOPLE!)
  • In order for your entry to qualify, please leave a comment below. That’s it!
  • This giveaway is void in Quebec, sorry.
  • If you can’t post your comment for whatever reason you can email it to me for posting at andrea at quietfish dot com. Please note, I cannot be responsible if your entry is misdirected or gets stuck in my Spam folder!
  • One entry per person please! We want lots of people to have the opportunity to win.

That’s it! I will draw one name using Random.org at 9:00 a.m EST on January the 16th. The winner will have to pick their passes up at the Museum.

If you don’t win and you’re still keen to go, reserve your ticket by calling 613-566-4791. You can also email reservations@mus-nature.ca. Tickets are $20 each (tax included). You can also see what topics will be up for discussion in the coming coming on the Museum website.

16 Responses to "Ottawa Giveaway alert: an idea for your next date night, from the Museum of Nature"

1 | coffeewithjulie

January 12th, 2013 at 10:00 am


I would love to go! I’d take Stella with me! :)

2 | Lauren

January 12th, 2013 at 10:14 am


Woooo! Date night at the museum! Every nerdy girl’s dream! :)

3 | Carolann Barton

January 12th, 2013 at 1:05 pm


Oh, this would be so much fun. Thank you for offering the tickets. CA

4 | Tuesday

January 12th, 2013 at 3:12 pm


I named the whale at the Museum of Nature, and I’d love to take a date and say hello to Logan!

5 | Carolyn

January 12th, 2013 at 7:48 pm


Would love to even think my husband and I could have a date night – winning would be a good start!

6 | Jan

January 12th, 2013 at 9:11 pm


Count me in please – a subject close to our hearts so appropriate for a date night:)

7 | Cath in Ottawa

January 13th, 2013 at 8:33 am


We’d love this – thanks for the giveaway. One of our favourite places!

8 | Miranda

January 13th, 2013 at 10:04 am


We’d love to go. What a great giveaway.

9 | Carla

January 13th, 2013 at 3:33 pm


I’d love to go and make it a date night, we love this kind of nerdy/fun/interesting activities. Plus, we have two babysitters in the waiting we could call on.

10 | Suzanne larkin

January 13th, 2013 at 4:41 pm


Would love to go. Could really use a date night!!!

11 | Siobhan

January 13th, 2013 at 8:58 pm


Ooohh. We’d love love love this!

12 | Sean

January 13th, 2013 at 9:36 pm


I would bring the wife out for this geek night out, lol

13 | shaun

January 14th, 2013 at 9:39 am


Date night? Sign me up.

14 | Emily Lynne @ The Best of this Life

January 15th, 2013 at 1:12 pm


Oooh, sounds like a perfect date night for Mr. Smith and I! Would love to win :) Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

15 | andrea

January 16th, 2013 at 9:02 am


Comments are officially closed to new entries.

16 | andrea

January 16th, 2013 at 9:04 am


The winner is commenter number 12, Sean, who writes:

“I would bring the wife out for this geek night out, lol”

Congratulations! You’ll be receiving an email from me shortly.

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