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Weekend Roundup

▪️ The Ottawa Fringe Festival is no-holds barred theatre where anything can happen. It runs online until June 27th, with digital performances that you can watch from the comfort of your own home. When you purchase a ticket a link is sent within 12 hours, and you have seven days to watch the performance. Five show packs offer a discount of 15%. 

▪️ To celebrate its 7th anniversary, Deacons Pub is holding a patio party amid has a huge balloon display. There will be bagpipes, haggis, and of course, whisky. They also serve pints of the Scottish success story Brewdog. Oh, and the big patio umbrellas will protect you from the rain. No reservations. 

▪️ The Dominion City patio really is a beer garden, with its 13 planters that grow organic vegetables to donate to the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard. The beer garden is open Monday to Wednesday 4:00pm to 9:00pm, Thursday to Saturday noon to 9:00pm, and Sunday noon to 6:00pm. 15-5510 Canotek Rd

▪️ The final weekend of the Summer Solstice Festival has some family-friendly ways to create an Indigenous Experience right at home. Dreamcathchers are said to catch bad dreams in their webbing, and now you can create your own with a kit ($15.00) and video created for the 2020 festival. The kits include the ring, sinew, leather, beads, and feathers. Meanwhile, Algonquin artist Simon Brascoupé leads an online class in painting a Canada Goose. The kit includes everything you need to create a goose to hang on the wall ($22.50). 

▪️ Haven’t sorted Father’s Day yet? We feel you, and suggest a visit to to peruse the selection of Father’s Day cards, gift boxes, accessories, foodie items, and art. Topping our list are the Dark & Stormy Coffee Bitters by Top Shelf Distillers ($12.00), the Beeswax Beard Balm by Bee Savvy ($25.00), and the Retro Pac-Man Print ($44.00). Order online and pickup in scenic Almonte. 

▪️ We visited the Flowers Talk Tivoli website to check out the latest plants, but we ended up diving deep into their Made in Canada Collection of candles, snacks, tea towels, socks, and more. 

We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☔️ Showers. High of 24°, low of 17°

Number: 15-17. The number of years left before the the Trail Road landfill is full.  [CBC

Ottawan of the Day: Bill Ryan. Ryan runs Bicycles For Cuba, where they refurbish donated bikes and distribute them to where they are needed. [CTV] [Donations]

Quote: Do participants wear camouflage and boots instead of plaid Bermuda shorts and white loafers? Do they zoom across the course in Jeeps rather than golf carts?’ – Alan Freeman in iPolitics asking why the Canadian Armed Forces owns 14 gold courses, including the Hylands Golf and Country Club in Ottawa where officers play ‘military golf’ [iPolitics]


💉 11,943,025 doses have been administered in Ontario

At this rate, it will take 2.1 weeks to give each Ontarian one dose each

Info from Vaccination tracker by Andrew Lam (@socialvizcanada)

🆕 Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines delivery tracker
Federal Goverment database listing predicted future deliveries

📋 Public Health Reports:


📆 13 new cases since yesterday

😷 27,526 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️587 deaths, one new report

💉 681,567 vaccinated with one dose

💉 138,240 vaccinated with two doses


📆 9 new cases since yesterday

😷 12,403 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️214 deaths, no new reports

💉 323,442 doses of vaccine have been administered


📆 4 new cases since yesterday

😷 4,731 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️107 deaths, no new reports

💉 146,451 doses of vaccine have been administered 


⭕ The National Advisory Committee on Immunization says that all second doses should be Pfizer or Moderna, not AstraZeneca. They reason that there is enough Pfizer or Moderna vaccines arriving now and those two don't have blood clot worries. [CBC]

+ Related Regardless, Ontario is still offering AstraZeneca as the second dose if people want one

+ Related An Ottawa woman cannot take the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines but it having a hard time finding AstraZeneca in Ottawa

⭕ Sources say the next version of the ArriveCan app will let people photograph their COVID-19 vaccination receipt, easing visits to Canada. [CBC]

+ Related The US/Canada border will remain closed at least until the end of July

⭕ Canadian Tire Centre will be a mass vaccination location starting Monday at 7:30. The Sens are asking for vaccinatees to voluntarily bring a non-perishable item for the Ottawa Food Bank. Reservations are required.  [Ottawa Sun] [Reservations]

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▪️ The person chosen to be the next CEO of the Canadian Museum of History, located in Gatineau, may not be bilingual. This will pass unnoticed, says no one. [CBC]

▪️ Whitewater paddlers want access to the rapids on the Ottawa River northwest of the City – but a company has bought all the land on the shore. Wilderness Tours has purchased 2,000 hectares of riverfront property and charges whitewater paddlers $15 per day to access the water. The owner says that he is protecting the land from development and calls it the "National Whitewater Park". [CBC]

▪️ The Patterson Creek Park bistro will finally be opened by the National Capital Commission despite complaints by neighbours. Besides a sit-down food service, the bistro will also serve alcohol. Neighbours, however, are shocked and appalled that such a thing would be desired near their homes. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ The West End cat murderer has killed two more cats. That puts the total to six. Ottawa Police have opened a hotline for tipsters, 613-236-1222, ext. 5760. [Ottawa Citizen]

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