What's on in the Outaouais, September 28-October 4

Published on September 28 2018

Cover photo credits: Marion Michele

Fall has well and truly arrived, and this week we’ve lined up some activities that will boost your well-being. Taking care of yourself, celebrating local artisans and trailblazers, admiring the first fall colours, and laughing out loud—those are just a few suggestions for fun fall activities in the Outaouais!

Festivals and Events!

2018 Salon mieux-vivre de l’Outaouais

The Salon mieux-vivre is the ultimate can’t-miss event for people interested in maintaining their energy and their physical and mental health. Yoga and Pilates sessions, posture and breathing workshops, guided self-awareness meditations, and many vendors and exhibitors await you at this unique trade show that’s all about well-being and life balance.

Where

Palais des congrès de Gatineau – 50 Maisonneuve Blvd., Gatineau.

When

Friday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

$10–$60 depending on activities selected. Free for children age 12 and under.

Good to know

You can save a few dollars by buying your tickets online on the Salon du mieux-vivre de l’Outaouais website. Special $5 admission fee for public servants at lunch hour on September 28, on presentation of federal government ID.

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Fall fairs

This weekend, you’re invited to visit the Foire marchande de Gatineau craft fair and the Buckingham Fall Fair to meet and mingle with more than 100 local merchants and artisans. An ideal opportunity to discover some new products and support local vendors. Happy shopping!

Where

Foire marchande de Gatineau – 255, St-Redempteur Street, Gatineau. | Buckingham Fall Fair – 176 Joseph Street, Gatineau.

When

Foire de Gatineau: Sunday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Buckingham Fall Fair: Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

Free.

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Folk picnic in Meech Creek Valley

The National Capital Commission (NCC)’s annual celebration of fall colours is back in style this year, with activities lined up all month long. To kick off the season, there’s a folk picnic in Gatineau Park, with a craft fair, children’s activities, kite demonstrations, various workshops and more. Bring your friends, your kids and your lunch, and enjoy a beautiful day in the great outdoors!

Where

Meech Creek Valley – P15 and P16, Cross Loop Road, Chelsea.

When

Sunday, September 30 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost

Free.

Good to know

On Saturdays and Sundays from September 29 to October 21, the NCC provides a free shuttle service between downtown Ottawa and Gatineau and various places in Gatineau Park, so that everyone can get out there and enjoy the fall colours.

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Speaking Up, Speaking Out: Trailblazing Women in Canada

To celebrate Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Canada, the Canadian Museum of History in partnership with Historica Canada presents an evening of storytelling. Historian Charlotte Gray hosts five remarkable women as they share their stories and celebrate the women who have fought, and continue to fight, for equality.

Where

Theatre, Canadian Museum of History – 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau.

When

Wednesday, October 3 at 5 p.m.

Cost

Free. Reservations required.

Good to know

The event will be in English with simultaneous interpretation in French.

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Launch of the 20th season of Les Mercredis de l’humour

Yes indeed, Les Mercredis de l’humour comedy nights at Mardi Gras are back in force this year! Hosted by Marko Métivier for the second consecutive year, the 2018 season promises to be full of surprises, talent and laughs. And in case you need another reason to come to opening night next Wednesday, Mardi Gras will be serving spaghetti for just $3 a plate!

Where

Mardi Gras – 117 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau.

When

Wednesdays at 8 p.m., October 3 to December 19.

Cost

General admission $13. Tickets available on Facebook (Messenger).

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September

Music

Cindy Doire

National Arts Center

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September

Music

The Weather Station

National Arts Center

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28
September

Music

Jill Barber

National Arts Center

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28
September

Theatre

Les enfants d'Adam

Salle Odyssée (Maison de la culture de Gatineau)

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28
September

Comedy

Mathieu Cyr - En rodage

Salle Desjardins (Carrefour culturel Estacade)

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28
September

Theatre

Les Belles-Soeurs

Théâtre du Casino

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29
September

Theatre

Les Belles-Soeurs

Théâtre du Casino

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29
September

Music

Gabrielle Papillon

National Arts Center

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03
October

Comedy

Simon Leblanc - Malade - Supplémentaire

Salle Odyssée (Maison de la culture de Gatineau)

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03
October

Comedy

Les mercredis de l'humour

Mardi Gras Gatineau

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04
October

Comedy

Michel Barrette - Drôle de vie - Supplémentaire

Salle Odyssée (Maison de la culture de Gatineau)

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04
October

Music

Karim Ouellet & Gros Big

Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)

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04
October

Music

Tom Wilson and Lynn Miles

National Arts Center

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04
October

Music

The Commotions

National Arts Center

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04
October

Theatre

Quills by Doug Wright

NAC French Theatre

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