Festival Attractions

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Fishing Gurus

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Rob Atkinson (a.k.a. Bobber)

URL: http://www.fish-hawk.net

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, I've been fishing basically all my life. From the early days of anticipating trips with my dad, I've fished in the maritimes mainly for speckle trout, perch, mackerel, and salmon. Having moved to Ontario in 1993, I began to experience more fresh water fishing and an abundance of species to target, not to mention the many bodies of water with "adventure" just screaming at me. In 2002 I partnered with Fishhawk and began the initiative of growing and expanding Fish-Hawk.Net. Now with thousands of members from all over, support from our local retailers through advertising and sponsorship, as well as partnering with wholesalers and manufacturers to provide product and great messages, Fish-Hawk.Net continues to grow.
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Captain Pat

URL: http://fishingjustforkids.com

Captain Pat DeFazio - "Come 'n' get 'em."

The captain of the 'Fishing Just for Kids' charter boat is Patrick DeFazio of Ottawa, Ontario. Captain Pat has loved fishing since he was a child and has been an avid fisherman for most of his adult life. Now, he wants to share this wonderful sport with the families of region, as well as visitors to the Nation's Capital.

He has been a professional fishing guide on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River for the past 10 years. Over the years, Pat has appeared on sports TV shows in Ottawa and PBS in Watertown, NY. See Page 3 of his Photo Album.

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Elliott Smith Magician

URL: http://www.seethemagic.com

CLOSE-UP STROLLING MAGIC: Elliott Smith - Magician will be performing close-up minor miracles of magic through-out the grounds interacting with young and old alike. The magic happens mere inches before your eyes and sometimes right in your hands ... you won’t believe your eyes!

Elliot Smith will be present at the Ottawa Fishing Festival from 4-5pm on both days.
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Balloons Beyond Belief

URL: http://terry.balloonhq.com/

Terry Newcombe, Balloon Entertainer, will be present throughout the festival to realize your most wildest BALLOON DESIRES!


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Dan Elvis Burgess

URL: http://www.danelvisburgess.ca/home.htm


Ottawa's Dan Burgess has been an " Elvis Tribute Artists " for the better part of twenty years. In 2003 Dan was the runner up at the Ottawa's Elvisfest... where the audience reaction firmly established him as the People Choice. Then in 2005 he captured first place over all at the People Choice Competition ( for E.T.A. )

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URL: http://m.youtube.com/user/Chantykins007

Chantal Bedard is a 20 year old aspiring singer/song writer who is most commonly known by the name Chanty.

She has been singing all her life and wrote her first song at the age of 15, and has written close to a dozen songs since.

Her YouTube channel is: Chantykins007.
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Los Paisanos - Ottawa Merengue and Mariachi Singers

URL: http://www.myspace.com/lospaisanosottawa

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URL: www.youtube.com/officialceno

Andrew Yankey (born October 28th 1991),better known as his stage name Ceno or Drew Ceno, is a Canadian rapper and entrepreneur. Ceno began rapping at the age of 15 after listening to his older cousin George Junior ''Karast'' recording at a home studio. After a couple of sets and tips from Karast, Ceno began writing lyrics and developed the talent of an artist. During his years as an artist Ceno began collaboration with other artists and began doing music videos with the help of childhood friend UnderGround aka ''U.G''. With more hits and music to come, Ceno livens up an audience and has plenty more collaborations to be done.

Facebook : Drew Ceno
Twitter : @officialceno
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URL: http://www.facebook.com/ugofficial

Eben "U.G." Yusso (born June 23, 1991) better known by his stage name U.G. or UnderGround, is a Canadian musician residing Ottawa.

U.G. was born Eben Yusso on June 23, 1991, in Bulgaria, Europe. Born of Ghanian descent. He then moved to Montreal where he lived for a couple of years before moving to Ottawa where he currently persues music.

He achieved recognition after putting out multiple amounts of mixtapes since September 2009. Since then he has gone to produce many music viedos, online webisodes, and release more mixtapes.

Dance Groups

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Peru Danza

URL: http://perudanzaottawagatineau.blogspot.ca/2011/03/perudanza-ottawa-gatineau-peru-danza.html

Peru Danza is an autonomous group of volunteers created in 2005 under the auspices of the Peruvian Asociation from Ottawa-Gatineau, to promote awareness of Peru through the dissemination of the theory and practice of Peruvian dance and music.
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Contigo Peru

URL: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Grupo-Folkl%C3%B3rico-Contigo-Per%C3%BA-Ottawa-Gatineau-Canada/264347353620418

Sign up for Peruvian folk dance classes with the group “Contigo Peru” featuring Betha Foulkes and Michelle Iznardo..

Info: contigoperu@hotmail.ca
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Churun Meru

URL: http://www.facebook.com/ChurunMeruDanceGroup

The Venezuelan Folk Dance Group Churún Merú promotes Venezuelan culture in Canada. Churún Merú was founded in 1993 by a group of young Venezuelans, who were living in Ottawa when they came together and formed the folk dance group with the aim of keeping and promoting their cultural traditions in dancing, music and national customs.
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El Pulgarcito de America

URL: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151187289711562&set=oa.378500542214903&type=1#!/groups/179356945462598/

El Pulgarcito de America means "the little thumb of America". It represents the smallest country in the Americas, El Salvador. It was born out of the humble desire to promote and showcase our Folkloric dances and music. It was formed two years ago. Our main focus is to encourage the younger generations to continue tradition and for the older to reminisce on their childhood memories. We have participated in Latinoamerican and Canadian cultural, civic, and fundraising events.

Cooking demonstration

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Chef Justin R. Scott

Personal Chef working with local farmers in our community. A certified inter-provincial red seal professional performing demonstrations with healthy, sustainable, local & organic food. Member of the Canadian Culinary Federation of Chefs/Cooks Ottawa Branch & The Worlds Association of Chefs Societies. Studied Culinary Management at St. Clair Centre for the Arts.

His philosophy on food is using fresh, seasonal & natural ingredients from all cultures. Using many different types of international ethnic flavors in the kitchen, is his style of cooking. He Creates an unforgettable culinary experience with originality for all recipes, meals, and signature dishes.

Specialties: Italian, Tea Fusion & Nouvelle Cuisine.
Services: Custom Catering, Culinary Lessons, Cooking for clients within their private homes, Developing Menus, Creating Nutritional Meals, Innovative Restricted Diet Plans, Super foods & Libation.

Contact Info: Facebook: Justin Ryan Scott
scottfree.js@gmail.com (613) 799-0669

Fish Games

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Minnow Race

With the help of a volunteer, pick your own minnow from the well. Once the race starts, use a straw to blow air behind the minnow to encourage the minnow to move forward. The first minnow to cross the finish line wins a prize.

cost $1.00
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Fish Pool

A similar pool to this one will be at the event where kids can fish. A bamboo rod with corn will be use to try and catch one of dozens of Tilapia. The catch maybe taken home for a additional $5.00.

Cost $1.00
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Skill Casting Contest

The contestant will stand at the shore line of the casting pond and cast to sink the lure into different targets stationed in the water at various distances.
Points will be awarded when the contestant sinks the lure into a targets. Every target has a point value based on its location on the pond. The closest target to shore is one point, the next closest is two points, etc. The furthest target away is worth 10 points. All participants have to be 12 years and older.
A scorekeeper will track of the highest score.
The contestant with the highest score at the end of the 2 day festival will be awarded with a $100 gift certificate from Sails.

Cost $2.00
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Fish Golf

This game is very similar to golf, but spin casting rigs and casting plugs are used in place of golf clubs and balls.
Participants “cast off” from a tee marker. Instead of reeling the plug back to themselves, they walk toward the plug as they reel.
They cast again from this point and head for the “Marker” where the golf cup is replaced by a bowl. Participants cast until they land their plug into the bowl. Score is kept by counting each cast as a point and the low score for the course wins. Courses will be 4 “holes”, participants can compete in groups of four. Participants have to be 12 years and older.
A scorekeeper will track of the lowest score.
The contestant with the lowest score at the end of the 2 day festival will be awarded with a $100 gift certificate from Sails.

Cost $2.00

Inflatable Games

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Runamok Party Rentals

URL: http://www.runamokpartyrentals.com/

Runamok Party Rentals will be present at the Ottawa Fishing Festival with 4 amazing inflatables:
Carousel Bouncer: Create the feel of an authentic old-fashioned carnival with a beautiful carousel bouncer.

65’ Obstacle Course: Opponents race down two identical but completely se[arate lanes to the finish line. Be prepared to battle challenging obstacle in your way including two giant 16’ slides! Over 65’ long and fun for kids, teens and adults. This is Ottawa’s longest obstacle course!

Volcano Rock Wall: This inflatable rock wall erupts with tribal spirit! It features the exact same climb grips found on hard-surfaced climbing walls. Includes 2 professional belay systems that gently lowers climbers to the ground as they repel down the side of the mountain. Enjoy Ottawa’s tallest rock wall!

Wrecking Ball: Four players enter the demolition zone but only one will be left standing. Players stand on wiggly inflatable platforms and hurl the big foam wrecking ball that hangs from the roof at each other. They will eventually lose their balance and fall off until just one is left stand –The Winner!

Cost; One FREE entrance with admission. Additional entrance $2.00

Martial Arts Demonstrations. YouTube Contest

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Therien ottawa south

URL: http://therienottawasouth.ca/

As you can see from the photo at right, we've been at this for a while! We are very fortunate to have enjoyed full-time careers within the martial arts; but we still have a lot to offer and we still want to have fun! So welcome to Therien Jiu-Jitsu & Kickboxing Ottawa South!

This dojo is for you.
- excellence in teaching
- appreciation for your abilities, your goals and desires to achieve them
- respect for determination and perseverance
- support and camaraderie of teachers and members
- over 30 countries
- thousands of members

With our experience in running martial arts schools, we know how to deliver a rewarding experience.
Invest in yourself, with a little Sweat Equity!

More about Hanshi John Therien.
More about Jean-Yves "the Iceman" Theriault.
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Canadian Sport Martial Arts Academy

URL: http://www.csma.ca/

Our age and program-specifc curriculums will cater to anyone serious about martial arts and fitness training…from ages 3 to 73! Our programs require no experience – only the will to learn and the patience to excel.

Our professional instructors are led by co-owner and experienced black belt Sensei Jason Dupuis and 3 time World Champion Sensei Stewart Wilkinson. They will work with you and your family to ensure a safe and satisfying time at our Academy.

The Canadian Sport Martial Arts Academy trains competitors who compete in local, national and international competitions. Over the past five years more than 40 students have represented our Academy at various world championship events (WKA and WAKO) and have combined for over 60 world titles in full-contact karate, kickboxing and weapons divisions.

Our Academy is also the originator of the prestigious Xtreme Body Transformation Course (XBT) and the Women’s Evolution Bootcamp (W.E.B.). So if you are looking to get yourself back into shape – or just over your next plateau – then the staff at CSMA will be more than happy to help you reach your fitness goals and beyond
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Eastwind Martial Arts

URL: http://www.eastwindbudo.org/

Eastwind Martial Arts promotes authentic and traditional martial arts for our members established by the original ideals set down by our predecessors. We adhere to the strict principle of "doh" or "the way" of martial arts rather than focussing solely on technique and competition.
To improve the quality of life of our members so they may in turn improve the quality of life of their families, friends, co-workers and everyone they meet.
To change the public's perception of martial arts from one of violence to one of peace through setting a positive example and striving for a life of tolerance for others and their beliefs.
To preserve, protect and perpetuate the spirit of budo (the way of the warrior).
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Stronger You Martial Arts & Self Defense

URL: http://www.strongeryou.com/

Stronger You in Nepean, is a multi-discipline martial arts facility with a strong focus on self defense for children, adults and those with special needs.
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Ronin mixed martial arts

URL: http://www.ronin-mma.com/

Ronin Mixed Martial Arts has officially relaunched their childrens program! The program focuses on self defense, self awareness and aiding in the physical development and increased motor function of the child. Throughout the program they'll learn situation control, and develop strong self confidence. The program runs Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:00PM and on Saturday mornings at 10:30AM. If you register now you get 25% off. Huge group discounts are available! Come out and be a part of something special! The class is available to ages 5-13, and if you set it up right now you can have a free private class with an instructor to go over all the basics and get ready for the first group class!
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Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts

URL: http://www.oama.ca/

Call today to schedule your free trial class... 613.728.0880
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Shaolin Kung Fu Centre

URL: http://shaolincentre.com/public/home.php

The Shaolin Kung Fu Centre is an authentic, traditional, tiger-style Shaolin kung fu school. It is headed by Master (Sifu) Ly, a gold and silver medal champion at the Ontario Open Martial Arts Tournament. Sifu Ly started training in 1978 at age 11 and has dedicated the past 16 years to teaching students self-defense, chi kung breathing, proper diet, and spiritual growth. At the Shaolin Centre our students gain improved physical and mental health, learning self-defense skills that consistently place them at the top of local and international martial arts competitions.

Located in Nepean, Ontario, the Shaolin Kung Fu Centre offers a safe and rigorous kids program that encourages all children to surpass themselves and be the best they can, while having fun at the same time. Our family-style environment teaches not only martial arts but respect for self and others. The Shaolin Centre is also the only school in the Ottawa area that offers traditional lion dancing, to further augment the traditional training. For more information please visit our website at www.shaolincentre.com.

Ottawa Fishing Festival Schedule

OFF Schedule – Saturday July 14, 2012 - THE OTTAWA SUN FIELD
10:00 a.m. – 10:28 a.m. Greeting By Dr. Fong
10:29 a.m. – 11:29 a.m. Elvis impersonator (Dan Burges)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cooking Demo – Chef Justin R. Scott
12:31 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Peru Danza
1:01 p.m. – 1:21 p.m. Canadian Sport Martial Arts Academy
1:22 p.m. – 1:42 p.m. EastWind Budo Life Centre
1:43 p.m. – 2:03 p.m. Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts
2:04 p.m. – 2:24 p.m. Therien Jiu Jitsu Ottawa South
2:25 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Ronin Mixed Martial Arts
2:46 p.m. – 3:06 p.m. Stronger You Martial Arts & Self Defense
3:07 p.m. – 3:27 p.m. Shaolin Kung Fu Centre
3:28 p.m. – 3:29 p.m. Musical Break
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cooking Demo – Chef Justin R. Scott
4:31 p.m. – 4:51 p.m. Churun Meru
4:52 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. El Pulgarcito de America
5:00 p.m. Closing ceremony and awards

OFF Schedule – Sunday July 15, 2012 - THE OTTAWA SUN FIELD
10:00 p.m. – 10:15 a.m. Greeting By Dr. Fong
10:16 p.m. – 10:59 a.m. TO BE announced
11:00 p.m. – 11:29 a.m. Contigo Peru
11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cooking Demo – Chef Justin R. Scott
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Demonstration by “Big” Jim McLaughlin
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Los Paisanos (Mariachis)
2:46 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Chanty
3:01 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Viva Mexico
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cooking Demo – Chef Justin R. Scott
4:31 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Underground and Ceno
5:00 p.m. Closing ceremony and awards