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28 Jan, 2013

A bit about Nature Nocturne

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Ottawa

ETA: Now with video! On Friday night Mark and I went to check out the first Nature Nocturne event at the Museum of Nature. (Transparency alert: the Museum is a Fishbowl patron.) Imagine a party, after hours, at a place you’ve been to dozens of times but with dancing, music, food, and oh, 2000 people. […]

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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 […]

I’m giving away passes to Ottawa’s Museum of Nature today.

Thanks for your entries! We have a winner! Some of you may already be familiar with the Museum of Nature. They are a patron of the Fishbowl and a great member of the Ottawa community. They are so passionate about sharing knowledge and making learning fun. There are always plenty of interesting things going on […]

25 Apr, 2012

The Ultimate Ottawa bucket list

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Easy ways to make kids happy|Ottawa

A list of “must see must do” activities and events in the Ottawa area including top picks in Gatineau, the Ottawa Valley, and a bit beyond. It’ll give you a good starting point if you’re looking for things to do in Ottawa, especially with the family.


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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark. We have two daughters: Emma (19) and Sarah (17). I am the managing editor of our community newspaper, the Kitchissippi Times. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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