Friday, April 1, 2022
🎂 Happy Birthday to the ottawan
We are two years old today! We thank you for reading the newsletter and supporting what we do. We receive a lot of feedback, and most of you say the nicest things! Here is just a sample ...
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🔸 “Love the sense of humour (reminds me a bit of the style of the Morning Brew) while enjoying the newsletter over the last few months.”
🔸 “The councilor is named Shawn Ménard not Shawn Mendes!”
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🔸 “For ages now, I've been meaning to write to you folks to tell you how much I appreciate the ottawan. I enjoy your tone, and how you deal with bureaucracy and fascists with humour – but without minimizing these issues.”
This reader probably speaks for many ...
🔸 “Proofreading is needed to avoid grammatical errors please.”
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▪️If you’re planning your big day, the Ottawa Spring Wedding Show is the place to be this weekend. Learn about trends in fashion, decor, and menus; find out how to plan a wedding on a budget; visit suppliers; get advice from the experts; and enter to win prizes. It’s all at the EY Centre on Saturday and Sunday. 4899 Uplands Drive.
▪️Sadly, last Sunday's building fire has resulted in extensive damage to Venus Envy’s retail store, which will now close permanently. The online business will continue, however, and the owners are considering how to utilize their warehouse space for future workshops.
▪️Filipino Restaurant Month kicks off today across Canada. The celebration is organized by Philippine Department of Tourism and roughly 40 Filipino restaurants will take part from BC to Nova Scotia. Here in Ottawa visit Tamis Cafe for homestyle Filopino specialities like Grilled Pork Belly, Lumpia (veggie stuffed crepes), and spring rolls. 374 Bank Street.
▪️Easter extras: Rocket Scones has launched (see what we did there) Easter Egg scones, which are packed with candy eggs, mini marshmallows, cornflake crunch, and chocolate chips. Check them out on Sunday at the Lansdowne farmers’ market.
▪️Orléans Brewing uses those PakTech rings to package its cans, and even though the can caps are manufactured from recycled containers, no one wants them ending up in landfill. So the brewery is offering a 10 cent credit on every PakTech you return to them. Drop them off at the brewery when you visit or hand them back to your driver when your Orléans Brewing beers are delivered. Your credit will be then be arranged. How cool is that?
▪️Another Easter feast suggestion: Shepherds of Good Hope have partnered with Chef Pat Riggins from Riggins Family BBQ to create a heat-at-home gourmet ham Easter feast for six people, for $150. You’ll receive a maple-cured applewood smoked ham, cheesy scalloped potatoes, honey roasted local root veggies, an apple crisp for dessert, and full re-heating instructions. You can have the feast delivered by Trexity to your door (check the delivery area).
☪️ Ramadan Kareem
Ramadan begins this evening, assuming a sighting of the moon, and continues until May 30. Happy fasting and Ramadan Mubarak to all Muslims in the Capital region.
We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren
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