Friday, April 29, 2022
There are two interesting things going on this weekend that we neglected to mention previously, plus the Motorcycle guys.
Reader Lynn wrote this to us yesterday: ‘Hey we stumbled upon the Poutine Festival at City Hall. Maybe I missed news about it but the vendor said they were not getting much coverage due to the weekend protest plans ...‘
To say we were horrified is an understatement: we had no idea.
The Ottawa Poutine Festival started yesterday and runs until Sunday at City Hall (110 Laurier Avenue K1P 1J1) 11 am to 10 pm today, to 9 pm tomorrow, and to 6 pm Sunday. This should not be a hard sell to our readers.
Tomorrow is also Canadian Independent Bookstore Day. The only Ottawa bookstores officially taking part are World of Maps and Perfect Books but you can support Octopus Books, Books on Beechwood, Le Coin de Livre, Librairie du Soleil, Black Squirrel Books, Barely Bruised Book Club, Singing Pebble, and Comet Comics on an unauthorized basis.
Researching this, we found that a new bookshop is opening in Westboro this summer: watch out for The Spaniel’s Tale. They don't have a location yet but are hoping for Richmond Road.
Lastly, we, of course, have the Motorcycle guys-who-will-be-upset-that-that-will-have-to-go-on foot rally all weekend long.
The City has created a no-traffic zone. To wit:
Weirdly, City Hall is juuuust outside the no-traffic zone, so we can only assume some municipal mapmaker doesn't like taking the bus.
Additionally, the City did not include some residential areas that were harassed by the Trucker siege but we're sure that won't be a regretful oversight.
We'll see you Monday, when we find out if the Motorcycle rally was a damp squib or we have to write irked updates every day for a month once again – Martha and Darren
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