Monday, October 18, 2021
It's time to vote for the Second Annual Ottawan Best Of Ottawa Awards as voted by the public
We launched the Best of Ottawa Awards this time last year as a pandemic local business booster and it was tons of fun. So we're doing it again.
This is the NOMINATION ROUND.
We've listed a bunch of categories from best café to best local MP to best place to bring a visitor to Ottawa. Your job is to make the nominations, which we'll do until this Sunday October 24th at 11:59pm.
From the nominations we'll take the top five* and put them to the vote of the public.
The winners and the runners-up get a frameable certificate (you may have seen last year's at businesses around town).
As for you, complete the nominations and we'll draw a name for a $100 Gift Card to use at an Ottawa business.
We're broad-minded about what counts as an Ottawa business: we define it as anywhere in the Ottawa Valley and the Outaouais, including, of course, the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau.
Click Here For The Nomination Round
Feel free to pass around the link, and on social media, please use #BestOfOttawa2021
* Last year we found that some categories just did not have five good nominees, other categories were too close to cut down. So we'll be somewhat flexible on this.
▪️ The Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association presents Virtual Reno Tour 2021, your opportunity to take a 360 degree peek at some spectacular home builds and renos, and contribute to a great cause all at once. While it’s free to peruse the projects online, the event asks for a donation of $10 for Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa.
▪️ Model train fans should set aside Saturday October 23rd for a virtual visit to the Capital Region Model Railway Tour/Visites de Chemins de Fer Miniatures de la Capital. Starting at 8:00am, videos will be available from a dozen hosts, who will take viewers through the major features of their home layout as well as details about the trains operating on it. Hosts will answer any questions within three days. Thanks to one of our readers for the tip.
▪️ There’s not much time remaining to grab your ticket to Ecology Ottawa’s annual Eco Gala. On October 28th, the virtual event unfolds with entertainment, special guests, and a silent auction for cool goods and services like a Tiny Cabin rental from Cabinscape. Tickets cost $80 per person and include dinner by Thyme & Again and a non-alcoholic seltzer from Dominion City, and a pollinator meadow seed packet for your garden, all presented in a specially designed tote bag. The proceeds fund Ecology Ottawa’s campaigns and programs.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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