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New Advertiser Welcome: Canada’s National Arts Centre!

 Orchestras in the park 2010
Photo credit: Orchestras in the Park 2010, NAC Flicker Stream

As a former gleek, it gives me particular joy to welcome Canada’s National Arts Centre as an advertiser with Coffee with Julie!

My most recent visit to Canada’s National Arts Centre was with my husband to take in The Massey Lecture Series with Douglas Coupland, and some of my very first visits to the National Arts Centre were with my mom when she took me to see The Nutcracker Ballet. And now, as a mom myself, I am so looking forward to taking my eight-year-old daughter to her very first Nutcracker this Saturday.

It is one of my fondest hopes that she too grows to appreciate the many joys of live theatre, dance and music. The National Arts Centre is my helping hand in this endeavour with its programs specific to youth. The Kinderconcert Series is really fabulous for the very young (I described my experience here), while the Live Rush program goes a long way to help students (remember living on butter pasta as a university student?!) afford a special night out.

So, dear readers, as a supporter of my little coffee spot here, I hope you will consider the National Arts Centre if you’re looking for a special gift for someone on your holiday list — as either a family outing, a date night or a girlfriends’ night on the town! There’s something for everyone, really.

p.s. Don’t forget — Glee‘s on tonight! 😉


  1. Nice to meet a fellow Gleek. But who isn’t, really. I love hearing about people who encourage the Arts with their children. That’s how I was brought up, and how I’ve enriched my children’s lives. Wonderful!!

  2. Great news!!! Congrats!!

  3. Congrats Julie, the NAC holds a special place in my heart too…the proudest moment of my youth was dancing on that stage with Les Grands Ballet Canadiens in The Nutcracker, even if I was just a lowly rat, LOL. Keep on encouraging the arts, girl!! :)

  4. The NAC is a great place for all art lovers in Ottawa :-)

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