12 July 2021
Weather: ⛅️ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 28°, low of 18°
Number: 776,000. The number of people employed in the Ottawa-Gatineau last month, which is 4,500 higher than the 771,500 employed the month before the pandemic was called in March 2020. [Ottawa Citizen]
Ottawan of the Day: Tiffanie Tri. Tri is the chair of Girls + Rock Ottawa, which is encouraging girls and women to get involved with Ottawa's music scene by loaning out instruments. [CBC] [Girls + Rock Ottawa]
Quote: ‘All of my co-workers were playing on Google to see who had the most famous name. I said, "No way, my name is so weird. There are not very many people called Melly Shum." And one of the other people had a similar name to a serial killer in the USA, right? I said, "You will be the one." And then we found out that I had the most famous name of all’ – Melly Shum, who was the subject of a Ken Lum photo while a University of Ottawa art student in 1989. That work, Melly Shum Hates Her Job, was the inspiration of the new name of Rotterdam's most important contemporary art centre, the Kunstinstituut Melly — the Melly Art Institute. [CBC]
Sports: CPL Calvary FC 0 – Atlético Ottawa 2, last night. Atlético meets Valour FC Thursday. CEBL Ottawa BlackJacks 90 – Fraser Valley Bandits 84, last Saturday. The BlackJacks visit Guelph tonight.