3 August 2021
Weather: ☔️ 30 per cent chance of showers. High of 27°, low of 14°
Number: $2.5 million. The amount of money spent by a group – including former La Liga soccer legend Julian de Guzman – to revitalize two soccer pitches and build a authentic European clubhouse in Carlsbad Springs. [Ottawa Business Journal]
Ottawans of the Day: The Otto Family. The family is being recognized by the Roger Neilson House for raising $1 million dollars over the past 14 years. The family's Maddy’s Gala is an annual event to commemorate five year-old Maddy who died from a brain seizure. Roger Neilson House acts as a support system for families whose children require palliative care. [Global]
Quote: ‘The garden is not inexpensive to run. Because it’s NCC land, and this is kind of a trial for them, or a pilot project, we have to truck in our water’ – Goldenrod Community Garden board member Allegra Newman. The community garden is one of two pilot projects by the National Capital Commission to work on alleviating food insecurity. Goldenrod is located between Tunney’s Pasture and the Ottawa River [Capital Current]
Sports: CPL Halifax Wanderers 2 – Atlético Ottawa 1, last night. Ottawa vists Forge on the 8th.