Friday, January 28, 2022
From longer days to Super Bowl Sunday and National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, there’s a lot to look forward to in February.
▪️Meatings has put together the super-est of Super Bowl packages for home enjoyment: a crown rack of smoked ribs stuffed with mac and cheese and pulled pork, accompanied by jumbo wings and tater tots. Built for four people, it’s available for order by February 9th. Pick up on February 12th or Super Bowl Sunday between 3:30pm and 7:30pm. $100. Bulk out your package with sides, snacks, and beer.
▪️Craft Beer Market is giving away a $50 Gift Card for Super Bowl takeout snacks.
▪️In our fundraisng lineup yesterday we missed the Ottawa University Heart Institute, which has declared February to be Heart Month. All month they’ll be raising awareness and funds for heart health research with events like “Light the Town Red”, when some of Ottawa’s businesses will light their buildings in crimson; Wonderland Escape Room at Escape Manor in Hintonburg; and the Hunt for Hearts family scavenger hunt.
▪️Local artist Alison Fowler’s annual Wall of H’arts continues once again in 2022, in support of the Ottawa University Heart Institute. The artist creates over 200 4x4 heart canvases for sale in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, and she will also be holding an auction for more coveted pieces.
▪️Ice Cream for Breakfast Day returns Saturday February 5th. The Merry Dairy opened online orders today (Friday January 28th), but you might have a tough time deciding. Their Ice Cream for Breakfast categories include “Tea, Coffee or Hot Cocoa,” “Cereal, Toast, or Sugary Treats,” and “Perfect when melting on top of a piping hot waffle.” They all sound amazing.
▪️Baccanalle is opening today (Friday January 28th) instead of the usual Saturday, in light of potential traffic disruptions. Trade in your usual Fish Friday for a Creole Fish Dinner (from $18) or maybe try something new like Signature Jerk Chicken and Red Velvet Waffles ($17).
There are massive savings to be had in Schwiing Apparel’s Liquidation D’Hiver. We found the Long Sleeve Sweater Easy Going in Amber for $26 (down from $89), and for serious Zoom meetings, The Essential long sleeved shirt for $20.70 (formerly $69).
You've heard all about the Freedom Convoy decending upon Ottawa this weekend. Protests on Parliament Hill are generally beyond our remit but this is diffent. It involves local traffic and shopping.
▪️Once again, Ottawa Police ask people to avoid downtown as the traffic may be snarled and transit disrupted.
▪️Many downtown business are closing over the weekend.
▪️The House of Common's Sergeant-at-Arms has warned all MPs that convoy members have tried to get their home addresses, and to be wary.
▪️The Gurdwara Sahib will close their doors over the weekend because of rumours that they were going to allow the convoy members to sleep there.
▪️Meanwhile, some think it's going to be ‘Harvest Time’ for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to gather information on Canada's radicals.
OR the whole thing could be a damp squib and no different from every other protest on Parliament Hill.
We'll see you Monday– Martha and Darren
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