Cultural Diversity, Ottawa

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  • St. Matthews in the Glebe.
    St. Matthews in the Glebe.
    by Regina1965
  • A church in Chinatown.
    A church in Chinatown.
    by Regina1965
  • A beautiful church by O' Connor and Somerset.
    A beautiful church by O' Connor and...
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    Various churches in Ottawa.

    by Regina1965 Updated Jan 11, 2013

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    A church in Chinatown.
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    On my walks in Ottawa I came across so many churches, they were almost on every corner. It came as a pleasent surprise seeing how strong the Christian church is in Canada, seeing that Canada is a melting point of different cultures and religion. 75% of Canadians are Christians, but with immigrants almost flooding the country the number of Muslims, Hindu, Buddists and Shikh - to name the largest groups - are ever increasing.

    The oldest survining church in Ottawa is the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica.

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    Cultural diversity in action

    by Assenczo Updated Feb 4, 2012

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    Exploring the Shafia matriarch’s motives
    judith timson
    From Friday's Globe and Mail
    Published Thursday, Feb. 02, 2012 5:37PM EST
    Last updated Friday, Feb. 03, 2012 9:27AM EST

    Feminists everywhere, male and female, need to act as compassionate but unrelenting ambassadors for freedom. Religions and cultures have to be refashioned – and then monitored – to ensure women gain and then maintain an equal voice.

    For the full text refer to the Globe and Mail webpage

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    Local Indian Dance

    by victorwkf Written May 1, 2006

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    During the welcome dinner of the working meeting which I attended in Ottawa, the organisers invited a famous local Indian dancer which performed a very nice traditional dance using hops (see photographs). During the dance, he used the hops to tie around his body and formed various shapes e.g. birds. This was a memorable occasion for me.

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    • Arts and Culture

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    Busy downtown

    by janika Written Mar 25, 2006

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    Busy downtown street

    This is Ottawa downtown with many people and many cars on the road. Ottawa is a metropolitan city and this is visible in downtown. You can see many tall office buildings and hotels, tons of cars and all sort of people. Sometimes all you have to do is sit-down on a bench and just look at the people coming and going. Parking can be difficult and expensive from Monday to Friday. Downtown Ottawa is flooded with office workers and most of them drive. The large majority of these folks are form the other side of the river, and they just work in Ottawa, but on the weekends it is nice and quiet and you can see more tourists around the city.

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    Birch Bark Canoe - in the making

    by kenHuocj Written Jul 30, 2004

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    Any visitors to Ottawa always visits the Museum of Civlisation, even if it just driving past to see Cardinal's architectural masterpeice.

    I spent a few hours enjoying the skills of Algonquins from Maniwaki who were buidling ~ demontsrating the use of Mother Natures original materials to make the most incredible little canoe for kids

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    Avoid publicly expressing...

    by Mauswara Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Avoid publicly expressing excessive enthusiasm or joy, pain or grief in Ottawa. The cultural norm for public behaviour runs a more moderate range from pleasant to mild, controlled frustration. Always be polite. Seek out compatible sub-cultures if you must emote -- they do exist and make Ottawa a pretty cool place once you find them.

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