Category Archives: Events

Holiday Season quickly approaching…

No ” holiday themed music” here…

Subtle in front, fun in back
Subtle in front, fun in back

just a simple reminder that there will be some fun soirees in your life in the next 6-8 weeks and you might be almost ready to start looking into that modern dilemma, ” Whatever will I wear?”



If you’ve:

  • got the perfect outfit, but it needs a bit of tailoring;
  • you thought you had the perfect outfit, but now you think it could use a redesign;
  • been gifted gorgeous fabric and now want to have it made into that creative vision;
  • or just want something new and cannot find it out there already

    Bridesmaid dresses matching concept and unique for each!
    Bridesmaid dresses matching concept and unique for each!

Who you gonna call? < um, sorry, couldn’t stop myself>

Actually – Email me please… send me your details:

  • What are you looking to have done? repairs? redesign? new piece?
  • When will you be wearing it?
  • Do you have time to come for fittings and what times are you generally available?

Then we can start playing! Either fill out this contact form or email me directly –!

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Witches Gathering: October 29, 2011

Once again, Eco-TAV has contributed to the prizes in for the winning costumes!

Details from the Witches Gathering WEBSITE:

October 29, 2011

Doors Open: 7 PM

Traditional Wiccan Samhain Ritual: 8- 9 PM

Costume Contests/Drumming/Dancing/Libations: 9 PM – 12:30 AM

Dancing And Libations continue until 2 AM

Where is it?
Mavericks and Café Dekuf 
221 Rideau St. (near the corner of Rideau and Cumberland)
Ottawa ON


October 17, 2010: Ottawa Dancers’ Bazaar

Eco-TAV will be once again participating as part of the TAV Creations/ Halyma’s Belly Dancing For Fun booth at the upcoming Ottawa Dancers’ Bazaar!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Knight’s of Columbus Hall, at 260 McArthur , between the Vanier Parkway and St. Laurent Boulevard

Doors open from 12 to 4 p.m.

Free Admission and HOURLY DOOR PRIZES!

Come check out the new stock I’ll be working on – or pick up some great holiday gifts well in advance of those last minute December shopping trips!

March 6, 2010-Ottawa Dancers’ Bazaar

TAV CREATIONS PRESENTS the Ottawa Dancer’s Bazaar
Saturday, March 6, 2010

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
260 McArthur (Knights of Columbus Hall), Ottawa, Ontario.   Google Map

A Dancer’s Bazaar
The largest gathering of Ottawa area dancers with the best selection of new and used costumes, fabrics, music, accessories and more to buy, sell, swap and trade!

Open to all – free admission

Meet teachers, check out class schedules, get costume information, and much more!

Something for everyone – young and old – men and women! Come on out and enjoy the afternoon!

The Dancer’s Bazaar now hosts over 40 tables of goods and services to appeal to the shopper in us all! All booked with a variety of local and out of town vendors for your shopping pleasure!

Looking for zills? Sticks? Veils? Skirts? Music? Anything you can think of, and many things you might not have thought would come in handy – tote bags and cover-ups, baladi dresses, and accessories to complete any outfit! Whew! There will be new stock from Egypt, Turkey and of course from our local artisans and designers. And be sure to check out the many deals for used costumes as well.
There are many vendors who are connected to the belly dance community who are offering products and services that might not automatically seem like a bellydance purchase, so come with an open mind! Remember this is a cash and carry event – credit cards are not likely to be accepted by most vendors. And as in the past, many new vendors will be coming out, so there will be a huge selection of products available!

10 TIPS for Shopping at the Bazaar!

Take the online poll and tell us what you want!

Get the bilingual Miniposter (404 KB PDF) with all the details!

pARTicipate-March 29, 2009

Shakti fusion presents: pARTicipate! A Benefit for Hollis Hawthorne

As some of you may have heard, a friend I work with at Burning Man, Hollis Hawthorne, has been in a motorcycle accident while travelling in India, suffered a head injury, and is in a coma. Her family wants to bring her home to the US, and we need to raise $200,000 to cover the cost of the MedEvac air ambulance to get her to Stanford hospital, where she has been admitted as a charity case. Since the accident last week, the community has raised $41,000 and that number continues to climb through the support of her friends in the international performance arts community. Fundraisers are happening in San Francisco, New York, Portland, and Nevada, and Leslie of Shakti Fusion organized a fundraiser benefit show here in Ottawa!
The details:
Shakti fusion presents: pARTicipate! A Benefit for Hollis Hawthorne
Sunday, March 29th
7-10 at The Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward

Performers: Leslie, Shakti fusion bellydance, Francesca (Rockalily Burlesque) Dani LeBlanc, Safiya, Halyma, Joshua Tacoma, Vera Sagram, Zamira, Justin Barca, John Lloyd, Dollhouse Dance Co, and more to come!

Visuals by: The Latest Artists (AO & Deborah O’Malley)

All funds generated from this event were donated to Hollis’ family via the PayPal account they have set up. I’d like to generate at least $1000 from this event!

To learn more about Hollis and the efforts of her friends and family, or to make a donation, please visit: