Issue 650 Volume 3 Number 150

The Ottawan



It's Thursday, November 10, 2022 and Martha and Darren are doing something very unprecedented: socializing with other people. We're travelling to Toronto today for a birthday, making today's ottawan an early, but mini, edition.


All Weekend

▪️Ottawa Art Gallery (50 Mackenzie King Bridge) welcomes Inside Out, the 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival with the best in Queer Cinema from Canada and around the world. In person and virtual screenings are on the menu. With an All-Access pass ($100) you’ll see every in-person screening and also have access to digital viewings. 5-Pack Ticket Packages are also available. 

▪️The Ottawa Artisans Happy Holidays Virtual Market returns with its usual impressive lineup of cool vendors and a choice of delivery or pickup options (from five locations across Ottawa). There are gift ideas for thrifty shoppers as well as those who like to splurge, whether you're looking for Christmas stationery, home decor items, jewelry, food and drinks, and art. Shop until November 15th. 

▪️Crave Food and Wine Festival arrives at the Shaw Centre (55 Colonel By Drive)Friday and Saturday with vendors, food demos, and sampling (although the latter costs extra once you're inside). General admission tickets start at $32.94. 

▪️This is the final weekend to view the Rashid Johnson: Capsuleexhibition in the National Gallery’s glass entrance. 

▪️Great Canadian Theatre Company presents the world premier of Forever Young: A Ghetto Story by Darrah Teitel, a coming of age story set against the plotting of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Until November 20. 

▪️View the work of 26 emerging and veteran clay artists and potters at the 260 Fingers exhibition and sale. At Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue from Friday to Sunday. 

▪️Head to Kemptville on Saturday or Sunday for the 3rd annual Christmas on Campus. Shop from more than 50 local makers and take the kids for a visit with Santa. 75 Campus Dr, North Grenville. It’s free to attend and donations to the food bank will be welcome. If you’re attending on Sunday, you might also want to check out the Jack Frost Fair, running from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at the Kemptville Farmers' Market, 200 Sanders St in Kemptville. 

▪️Over at Arts Carleton Place, it’s the 2022 Itty Bitty Art & Artisan Show & Sale weekend, featuring more than 40 artisans. Gift wrapping is available. 

Friday November 11

▪️The Royal Canadian Legion will once again host the National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial, beginning at approximately 10:30am. 

▪️The ceremony will be broadcast live on the Royal Canadian Legion’s Facebook page

▪️Canada’s National Military Cemetery, located at Beechwood Cemetery will host the Annual Remembrance Day Service beginning at 10:45am on Friday. 280 Beechwood Avenue in Vanier. The service will also be streamed live.

▪️The Canadian War Museum is open with free admission this Friday. 

Saturday November 12

▪️There's a festive vibe in the town of Almonte this Saturday. The Almonte Farmers Market's Harvest Market will offer fresh meat and produce from 27 vendors, at the John Levi Community Centre from 9:00am to 1:00pm. 

▪️Later, for more authentic small town Christmas shopping, hit the Mill Street Holiday Shop Launch with Cheerfully Made and other Almonte retailers from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

▪️Since 2011, each holiday season community volunteers with The Shoebox Project provide women experiencing homelessness with shoeboxes of gifts as a reminder that they have not been forgotten. The Ottawa chapter of the 2022 Shoebox Project launches today with a free, family-friendly Kick-Off Event at Wesley Clover Parks. There will be plenty for the kids to do, and grownups can learn how they can contribute to the Shoebox Project. 

▪️If you like your rock music in Spanish, you’ll want to be at the Brass Monkey tonight, when Uno takes the stage. The Spanish speaking band will cover rock classics from Patagonia, Mexico and Spain. 9:00pm at 250 Greenbank Road, Nepean. Tickets are $20 online and at the door. 

Sunday November 13

Close out the weekend with classic rock from The Gnarlys, playing live at Atomic Rooster. 

Coming up

▪️Beyond the Pale’s 10th Anniversary party on Saturday December 3rd is going to be quite the shindig, with other businesses on the block taking part, DJs and live bands providing music, and of course food and amazing beer to enjoy. But you’ve got to get your tickets now-ish before it sells out. 

Road trip

▪️If you’re heading to Montréal in the next six weeks, visit the Heirloom Hats boutique (401 Avenue Beaumont, Montréal QC), which is being turned into a pop-up space for 16 local brands. Montréal makers of  jewelry, leather goods, pottery, fashion, and glassware will be selling their products there until December 24. 


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Tomorrow is Remembrance Day, so we'll see you Monday with a regular edition.  – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ⛅ Mainly cloudy. High of 16°, low of 8°.   

Number:  0.5 per cent. The amount of 100% compostable products that make it into Ottawa’s waste stream.  [CBC

Ottawans of the Day:  Angelique Francis and Lyle Odjick. The two musicians have both been nominated for Maple Blues awards. Francis, from Kanata, is nominated for the year’s best female vocalist, best new artist or group, bassist of the year, and best recording/producer. Odjick, from Kitigan Zibi, is also nominated for best new artist or group. [Ottawa Citizen]

Quote: ‘They did not sacrifice their lives for their country, they had no say in the matter. And those who did survive the horrors of war were often discarded on the battlefield after being injured. We are here to honour these animals, and to help prevent more from falling in their wake’ – Animal Protection Party member Kimberly LaMontagne, who led a ceremony honouring the animals that have died in war, last Sunday at the National War Memorial. [Ottawa Citizen

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