Thursday, June 16, 2022
Our COVID Days
From Day 1 of the ottawan, we've reported the daily statistics of COVID cases in Ottawa, Gatineau, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit and the general Ontario and Quebéc overview.
But now the public health authorities are cutting back their data drops. Eastern Ontario did months ago, Ottawa is reporting only Tuesdays and Fridays, and Ontario will only be updating weekly. The various Quebéc authorities seem to be hanging on with daily updates.
Where do we go from here? It doesn't seem worthwhile to repeat info every day yet a once-a-week update isn't giving COVID the attention it deserves.
Once again, we'll throw it to you: what do you want to see in COVID 19 information? What is meaningful to you? What is pointless? What COVID information did you wish someone, somewhere was reporting?
As always, email to us at [email protected]
Your Weekend Sorted
▪️Westboro Village Business Improvement Area (BIA) and Skeleton Event Productions present the first of six KiteNights, a family friendly event that’s free with the purchase of an item from a business in Westboro Village.
▪️The Surya Yoga Festival arrives in Kemptville from 6:00am to 9:00pm. It costs $40 for an entire day of yoga classes and wellness.
▪️Friends of Parkdale Market, Ottawa Markets, and Wellington West BIA present ArtsPark Festival & Market on Saturday June 18 from 10:00am to 10:00pm. There will be crafts, live music, artists, dance, live painting, local food, and a craft beer garden.
▪️This and every Saturday through the summer visit the Parkdale Farmers Marketto meet up with the Thirteen: A Social Enterprise team from Parkdale Food Centre. They’ll be selling items from The Artery Community Roasters, African B Honey, One Light Firestarter, Good Food for Good, La Plantation Canada, and more.
▪️The Elgin Street Market opens this Sunday June 19th at 9am for another summer’s trading at Boushey Square (211-A Waverley St at Elgin). This week vendors will be joined by the Ottawa Safety Council, the Ottawa Fire Service, and Raymundo will be playing tunes.
▪️Vintage Popup 613 celebrates Italian Week with a Parking Lot Popup at 298 Preston Street (at the corner of Louisa), from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday. Vendors will be bringing vinyl, footwear, thrifted fashion, accessories, and vintage homewares.
▪️Square Lemon returns to the Glebe Community Centre for the Summer Lovin' Craft Market. Running 10:30am to 3:00pm on Sunday, you'll find vendors, a silent auction fundraiser for Around the Rainbow, and a free workshop. 175 Third Ave.
▪️Preston Street Market and Freewheeling Craft welcome Corinne Blouin for a family friendly Sketch & Stretch session starting at 10:00am. Bring your own mat or blanket and get ready to unleash your creativity. Free. Presto Square, 333 Preston Street.
▪️It’s Dogs, Donuts & Donations day at Hampton Park on Sunday. Free to attend, the event includes raffles, loot bags, donuts, drinks, and dogs for adoption. 11:00am to 2:00pm at 512 Island Park Drive.
▪️The postponed Britannia Village Arts Crawl will run this Sunday June 19th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Deals of the day
▪️Buy 2 and Get 1 Free at BB Collection, using the code BUY2GET1
▪️Get 25% off full priced items at Lilikoi until midnight tonight. Use the code THANKYOU22 at checkout.
▪️Get a free stylish cooler bag when you buy 24 beers from Ridge Rock Brewing Co.
▪️It’s Summer Clearance time at Yoga Jeans with some items discounted from 40 to 50% off the regular price.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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