Friday December 24, 2021

Stats – 24 December 2021

Weather: ☀️ A mix of sun and cloud but beware of snow and ice pellets overnight. High of -8°, low of -8°

Number: $28,000. The amount raised by fans of the O'Brien Cinema in Arnprior to keep the doors open. The O'Brien was in jeopardy because of, you know, but also because new rules mean that cinemas cannot sell concession food, the actual profitable part of the business.  O'Brien Cinema fans initially had a $12,000 goal. [CBC

Ottawans of the Day: Paige Marincak, Mathieu O’Brien, Scott Miley, and Taraneh Dohmer. The four run Ottawa Games, which create events promoting Ottawa as a video game development centre. [COGConnected] [Ottawa Games]

Quote: ‘That moment brought me to a place of enlightenment. I felt like I was a raindrop in a storm of Indigenous coherency’ –Broadcaster Earl Wood who will be doing the play-by-play on Hockey Night in Canada in Cree. Wood’s next match in the Plains Cree language will be Winnipeg Jets against the Ottawa Senators on January 15 on the APTN channel.  []

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