Issue 618 Volume 3 Number 118
It’s Friday, September 23, 2022 and we cannot believe that it is already time to go leafing. Too soon, Mother Nature. Too soon.
Day 3 and we're off to a great start. Someone nominated the Parliamentary cafeteria as a ‘cheap eats’ place, which was a inspired suggestion. You have until Sunday to make your nominations. We're looking for the best in Ottawa's food, cultural, and public service scenes.
Let us remind your of our rules: it's called the Best Of Ottawa, but your nominations can be from the city of Ottawa, la ville de Gatineau, the Ottawa Valley, or the Outaouais; we only shortlist organizations that are headquartered in this area (for example, you may love Second Cup coffee but as it's headquartered in Montréal it's ineligible for nomination); and the person, place, or thing that you're nominating must be current (don't nominate a gig you attended in 2017).
If you enter your email address, we'll do a random draw for a $100 gift card to the Ottawa business of your choice.
ALSO We didn't include Best Bakery as a category. We should have. Email your nomination for Best Bakery to [email protected] and we'll add them in the voting round.
Your Busy Weekend Part II
The 47th Festival franco-ontarien takes over Majors Hill Park today through Sunday, offering Francophones and Francophiles ticketed and free experiences including concerts, games, and beer from Microbrasserie Cassel Brewery.
▪️There’s lots going on at the Log Farm on Saturday, from a corn maze to wagon rides, and of course, scarecrows. Book your timed entry to Bushels of Fun on the Farm. Tickets $11.99 per person. 670 Cedarview Road
▪️Pique Music and Arts Festival arrives at the Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave. From 5:00pm to 1:30am, experience live music, art installations, and DJ sets, both indoors and outside, in conjunction with the Ottawa International Animation Festival’s NightOwl Party.
▪️Electric Street Gallery invites you to meet artist Maurice Dionne from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Dionne’s watercolours of Ottawa scenes are on exhibit at the gallery until October 30. 299 Crichton Street at Electric Street.
▪️Gees Bees present a Free Honey Farm Open House. Learn all about winter preparations at the hives, tour the gardens to see the bees at work on the fall flowers, and visit the shop for honey goodies. Book your timed entry. 538 River Road, Gloucester.
▪️The National Council of Canadian Muslims, Islamic Relief Canada and ISNA Canada present Muslim Voices on Foreign Policy. The list of speakers includes Nobel laureate Tawakkol Karman, author Khaled Beydoun (“American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear”) and Abubacarr Tambadou, Registrar of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. Canadian Museum of History, 100 Rue Laurier in Gatineau. Tickets $32.84
▪️Caelis Academy Ensemble and the Ottawa Baroque Consort invite you to experience Bach’s Mass in B Minor with a live choral performance, on Sunday at Saint Paul University, 249 Main Street. Tickets from $27.54.
▪️The Let Me See Creative Workshops at L’Imagier are an opportunity to develop your observational skills while learning some drawing basics. The bilingual workshops are two hours and are limited to 15 people. $15 + tax. The September 30 workshop, Drawing to See, explore the differences between perception and observation. 9, Front Street, Gatineau, QC.
▪️Handel’s The Messiah. Yes, Music & Beyond and L’Harmonie des Saisons are selling tickets to the Christmas seasonal already. They know it’s going to sell out, and so do you. December 9 at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church.
Deals of the day
▪️One of our favourite Ottawa brands, Calita Intimates, is offering 15% off all underwear in the Fall Sale.
Mad about Patchwork has discounts on creepily cute Halloween fabrics, ▪️batting, yards from collections ending soon, and on Pfaff quilting machines.
▪️Use code BDAY23 to receive 15% off all orders until Sunday at Twenty 20 Skincare.
▪️Stylish sneakers made in Spain, Italy, and Brazil are on sale now at Montréal footwear brand L’intervalle. In addition, the end of Summer Sale offers up to 70% off warm weather heels, wedges, sandals, and bags for women and dress shoes and work boots for men. Orders can be picked up at the Rideau Centre.
We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren
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