Friday, September 3, 2021
Mark your calendar
▪️Ottawa Artisans is holding a Community Party tomorrow (Saturday September 4th) at the St. Laurent Shopping Centre parking lot. In addition to Ottawa area artisans and businesses, vendors will include local reps from Epicure, Scentsy, and more. This family friendly event will also feature food, fresh coffee, and music. 1200 St. Laurent Blvd.
▪️Ottawa's latest craft distillery, Ogham Craft Spirits, officially opens tomorrow, Saturday September 4th with bottles of their inaugural batch of gin for sale. They'll also be serving up G&Ts in the tasting room. 767 Silver Seven Rd. Unit 23, Kanata.
▪️Fauna is throwing a block party after dinner service on Sunday night, September 5th (it is a long weekend, after all). The menu has been crafted around amaro, featuring cocktails, slushies, and flights. The seating is limited so give them a shout to book a table. 425 Bank Street.
▪️The Bytowne Cinema reopens next Wednesday September 8th under its brand new ownership. In addition to a schedule showing recent independent releases, restored prints of classics, and documentaries, the Bytowne offers subscription and membership packages, a fully stocked bar, and venue rentals. 325 Rideau Street.
▪️Here’s another one to put into your calendar: after being shut down last year due to the pandemic, the Carp Fair returns September Friday September 24th through Sunday September 26th. Expect all the country fair favourite including a midway, rodeo, live music, food and drinks, livestock shows, an antique auction, the Eastern Regional Percheron Horse Association show, and more. Strict COVID health and safety regulations will be in effect. Tickets cost $12 for adults (advance) and $6 for children.
Deals of the day
▪️Encircled, the Toronto womenswear brand that manufactures its lines in a factory in Ontario, still has a few comfy basics left in The Summer Clearout Sale. We love the clean lines and pockets of the Everyday T-Shirt Dress, now $138 down from $154, and the office-friendly Sleeveless Revolve Dress (now $142) that also functions as a tunic or top.
▪️Attention stitchers and quilters: Mad About Patchwork has lots of fabrics on sale right now, some as low as $3.50 per yard. Available fabrics include fleeces, cottons, polyester, linen-cotton blends, and more. 2477 Huntley Road, Stittsville.
▪️Quebec brand À propos de Rien ne se perd Tout se crée has Fall-friendly tunics and summery skirts on sale (for as low as $19).
Order of Ottawa
From Mayor Jim Watson:
I invite you to think about the remarkable neighbours, friends and community leaders who have made a significant impact in your lives or the lives of those around you, and to recognize their contributions by nominating them for the Order of Ottawa or the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching.
To submit your nominations for both awards, visit www.Ottawa.ca/OrderofOttawa. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 10, 2021.
Monday is Labour Day, we'll see you Tuesday – Martha and Darren
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