Rahim Salsa

at 275 ELGIN STREET, Ottawa, K1S 5J3 Canada

We aim to provide a release from day to day work, escape into vibrant salsa sounds,a place to make new friends and meet old ones and a sense of achievement


Rahim Salsa
275 ELGIN STREET
Ottawa , ON K1S 5J3
Canada
Contact Phone
P: 613-295-5038
Website
http://www.rahimsalsa.com

Description

After several years of training & dancing salsa in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, as well as overseas in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Australia, Dubai and Europe, I realized something important was missing from the salsa scene of the country’s Capital: a weekly social event that could bring people of many walks of life together; to socialize; to have fun; and, to feel a sense of relief from their everyday life. To achieve this, I decided to experiment with a Salsa social event on Sunday evenings at Amigos Sports Club on Merivale road. While my “mini project” lasted only for a few months, it provided me with a unique opportunity to experience and learn about the inevitable joys and challenges of planning for and organizing social events. Meanwhile, I became aware, through a friend of mine, that St. John's Parish Hall on Elgin Street had been recently renovated and available for social events. With a concrete proposal to present, I made my first contact with the Church’s facility manager, which then led to securing the necessary approvals by the Father and the Bishop. And yes, this was the beginning of my journey to the world of social salsa. Next with the help of a few of my friends, who shared my passion for salsa and community work, I officially started the first Rahim’s Salsa Friday on October 12, 2007. It has been eight years since that very first event in 2007, and not only has this event slowed down, but it has evolved into what is now much bigger and better than what I had originally imagined, with the hundreds of new faces joining the event weekly to meet, to dance and to share their joy and remarkable moments with the rest of us. So far, 500 Salsa parties have been held, with over 50,000 people from Ottawa and other part of the world joining the party in these past years. Building on the successes and lessons-learned from Rahim’s Salsa Friday, three years ago, I also initiated weekly Sunday Salsa at Amigos Sports Bar on Merivale road, where nearly 100 salsa dancers join us to get their last salsa bit of the week. I have been undertaking this challenge as an evening hobby after I finish a full of day of work in my day job. And yes, it has not been easy, but what has been my most important driver to continue has been the role that this and other similar events play in ensuring the health & well-being of our community and city. To this end, I am very pleased to see that Rahim’s Salsa Friday has become a true community effort, with an annual charity event devoted to local organizations such as Ottawa Food Bank & CHEO . As I continue through this journey, my vision for the future is to further build on the successes of this fun event; to expand on its community potentials; and, to put Ottawa on the map for international tourists to visit. These I am hoping to achieve through our first Ottawa Salsa Convention that is being planned for Summer 2016 right in the heart of Lansdowne Park in Horticulture Building. July 29th, 39th, 31st, 2016 . Stay tuned for more details . http://ottawasalsaconvention.ca www.rahimsalsa.com

Opening time

  • Fridays: 20:00- 01:00

Specialities

Price category
$ (0-10)

Company Rating

136 Facebook users were in Rahim Salsa. It's a 12 position in Popularity Rating for companies in Arts/entertainment/nightlife category in Ottawa, Ontario

4256 FB users likes Rahim Salsa, set it to 5 position in Likes Rating for Ottawa, Ontario in Arts/entertainment/nightlife category

To All Rahim Salsa Fans : Please be advised next two Friday Nights , December 25th & January 1st, we will not be having our usual Friday night social at 275 Elgin St. We will return on Friday January 8th.2016. We will be having special Christmas Eve Salsa Social on Thursday December 24th, between 8 pm to 2 am at Amigos Sports Bar ( 858 Merivale road, ) Also, don't forget to join us at our 6th year edition of New Year's Eve Dance Party 2016 at the beautiful Glebe Community Centre with your hosts Rahims & Luc Poulin of SalsaOle on Thursday December 31st ! 8 pm - 2 am ( cover: $20 advance & $25 at the door) Merry Christmas Happy Holiday www.rahimsalsa.com

Published on 2015-12-21 14:19:13 GMT

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-07-13 14:58:35 GMT

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-07-13 00:34:50 GMT

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-07-11 15:32:20 GMT

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-07-11 15:13:55 GMT

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-07-09 18:42:21 GMT

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-07-09 15:23:24 GMT

Salsa workshop by Abby & Aletta from Golden Flame

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-07-09 01:01:22 GMT

& Tonight @ Rahim Salsa Friday July 8th !!! Join Mr. Abby Ambrosee from Golden Flame Dance Studio for an hour of Salsa workshop starting at 8:00 PM then DJ Chris Feist will be spinning some of the best of the best salsa , bachata, cha cha cha y kizomba all night long till 1:00 AM ! Don't forget to purchase your full vip pass or strictly shows & socials at OSC 2016 !! www.ottawasalsaconvention.ca

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-07-08 16:25:40 GMT

This weekend at Amigos Salsa Sunday July 10th ! Join DJ Roudi Benyoucef !the host of Thursday Bachata Madness & Wednesday Salsa a la Discoteka & Saturdays Carnival Beach Parties on Petrie Island & one of our Official MC at Ottawa Salsa Convention 2016 !!! Thank you all for caring to support , Ottawa's longest Sunday Night Salsa Social at Amigos Sports Bar ! 4th year !! 858 Merivale Road ( near Carling Ave. ) Que Viva Ritmo Baile !!

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-07-08 15:45:50 GMT

Join us at Rahim Salsa Friday July 8th ( 8:00 pm -1:00 am ) Salsa workshop by Abby Ambrose from Golden Flame Dance Studio Let's all dance salsa , cha cha cha , bachata y kizomba all nigh long to the sound of resident DJ Chris Feist ! Get your tickets for Ottawa's 1st Annual Salsa Convention happening right in the heart of nation's capital LANSDOWNE PARK - HORTICULTURE BUILDING JULY 29TH - 31ST , 2016 www.ottawasalsaconvention.ca

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-07-07 17:41:06 GMT

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-07-07 13:36:30 GMT

Welcome to City of Ottawa Salsa @ City Hall Que Viva Celia Cruz !! www.ottawasalsaconvention.ca

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-07-07 01:59:47 GMT

Rahim Salsa Friday July 8th . Salsa workshop by Abby Ambrose from Golden Flame Music by Resident DJ Chris Feist Don't forget to buy our Strictly Shows & Social at Ottawa Salsa Convention 2016 for only $65 online or directly from the host . www.ottawasalsaconvention.ca

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-07-06 05:27:59 GMT

Ottawa Salsa Convention 2016 ; Les Suites Hotel Ottawa ( https://www.les-suites.com/ ) will be our host residence hotel is providing a super DISCOUNTED RATE to accommodate you all making sure you have a great stay while dancing for all weekend long at Lansdowne Park . please contact us or Marie-Jo Decosse to get the promo code . Please follow the link on osc official site : http://www.ottawasalsaconvention.ca/#accommodations

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-07-05 14:22:09 GMT

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-07-04 14:51:12 GMT

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-07-03 13:00:34 GMT

Welcome to Ottawa's 1st Annual Salsa Convention summer 2016 Nation's Capital most hottest & sexiest Dance Festival July 29th - 31st Lansdowne Park - Horticulture Building Over 50 Dance Performances by locals & cross Canada / Mexico 3 Nights of Social Dancing all night long to the sound of some of the Best Salsa DJs ( Jim D Vo Nilson Diaz Gury Gury Verrinder Patrick Peter Chris Feist ) Two full days Dance Workshops @ one of the best & most entertaining centre right in the heart of nation's capital Lansdowne Park - Horticulture Building Fully licensed cash bar www.ottawasalsaconvention.ca

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-07-02 23:16:27 GMT

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-07-02 14:00:54 GMT

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-07-02 01:10:18 GMT

Mc Roudi JUST DO IT

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-06-30 06:59:08 GMT

HAPPY CANADA DAY 2016 ! Come visit Ottawa this summer to enjoy all the attractions & discover the beauty of our city & by night simply DANCE SALSA at this 3 days event " Ottawa's 1st Annual Salsa Convention right in the heart of Lansdowne Park ( Horticulture Building ) July 29th - 31st , 2016 www.ottawasalsaconvention.ca

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-06-30 06:30:48 GMT

TaggerWear will be one of the two official Dance Wear at Ottawa Salsa Convention 2016 ! At TaggerWear display you will find your favourite dance shoes as well dance outfits and costumes and more TaggerWear will accept cash . eTransfer, credit cards & PayPal ! for more information , please check out the official website : with Susan Trott www,taggerwear,com

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-06-30 01:23:56 GMT

Are you all 5000 latin dance & music lovers ready for Salsa @ City Hall " Grand Opening " on Wednesday July 6th , 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm ! with your hosts Jeff Huang & Ana Gherasim from Azucar Latin Dance Company !!!!! Salsa workshop by Jose Sandoval UOSalsa 6:00 pm Musical Guest DJs : DJ Peets ( Patrick Peter ) & Rahim Salsa Dance will be playing your most favourite salsa bachata cha cha cha kizomba y merengue all night long !

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-06-28 18:51:39 GMT

COUNT DOWN STARTING TO OSC 2016 ! July 29th - 31st , Lansdowne Park , Horticulture Building We would like to thank all our participants ( DJS , Performers , studios , event organizers , dance teachers , convention organizers & volunteer team & everyone of you local and out of town dancers who making time to promote , share and say something about OSC on your social media page etc , we truly thank you all ! OSC 2016 is just a beginning of nation's capital first major convention , as Canada will be celebrating 150th big bash next year , there will be a GIGANTIC NEWS Release for OSC 2017 ! www.ottawasalsaconvention.ca

Published Rahim Salsa on 2016-06-28 16:23:18 GMT