Stats – 5 August 2021

5 August 2021

Weather: ☀️ Mainly sunny. High of 29°, low of 16°

Number: 50. The number of Ottawa Festivals that will be sharing $5.9 million in Provincial funding to recover from COVID-19 lockdowns.  Bluesfest, CityFolk, Beyond Van Gogh, each received $250,000.[Ottawa Festivals] [The List (PDF)]

Ottawan of the Day: Stefanie Doucett. Doucett will inline skate 100 km through Ottawa and Gatineau August 14 for Inline for the Mind, raising money for the Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre in Pembroke. [Ottawa Citizen] [Inline for the Mind donations]

Quote: ‘I wish somebody told me how long it would take me to get to the music part’ – Kwende Kefentse, the first executive director of Carleton radio station CKCU, on how much work it is taking to modernize the station's administration. [Apartment 613]

+ Related Court dismisses Ontario's Student Choice Initiative appeal. The Student Choice Initiative was a law that made funding for services created by students’ unions – such as newspapers, clubs, and radio stations like CKCU – optional by incoming students. The Court overturned the law in 2019. 

Sports: CEBL Ottawa BlackJacks 71 – Saskatchewan Rattlers 69, last night. Ottawa goes to Guelph tomorrow. 

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