SOME WEEKEND THINGS, SOME FUNDRAISING
▪️Sadly, this Saturday (February 26th) will be the final day at Lot 7, the vintage home furnishings destination at 1000 Wellington West. Pay them a visit and you just might find that perfect accessory or piece of art for your home.
▪️Congratulations to Ten Toes Coffee, who forgot their second anniversary recently (can’t blame them, there’s been a lot going on). Yes, that means they opened their original location, 1109 Cyrville Road in Gloucester, at the start of the pandemic. Since that time they’ve served a lot of coffee, tea, craft beer, and sammies to their devoted fan base, and they also opened a second location at 593 Bank Street. Congrats, Ten Toes!
▪️Local artist/illustrator Katie Sheedy has been raising money for High Jinx with the sale of a really cool print entitled “Centretown, I love you.” You can get a print-ready pdf copy for yourself just by sending her a screenshot of your donation to Highjinx. Easy. As of a few days ago she’d raised $3000. Visit her Instagram feed to view the special print and her other work.
▪️In other amazing fundraising news, Second Hand Stories, the online used book shop, donates all of its profits to the animal rescue Sweet Sanctuary. So far the bookseller has raised $20k, but they’re not stopping now; they want to reach $50k by the end of 2022. With all the books priced at $5 and under, that’s an ambitious goal. But hey, the Ottawan’s bookshelves are looking a little sparse, how about yours?
▪️With Second Valentines approaching on March 14th, the Wellington West BIA’s Big Heart Challenge deadline has been extended. It’s a healthy stroll combined with an opportunity to support the businesses along Wellington West. Register for the Big Heart Challenge and walk 2km a day for 14 days, or the Mini Challenge, which is a one-time 2km walk. Either way, you’ll be doing good things for your heart and for business owners in your city.
▪️Campaigning journalist Nora Loreto discusses her new book Spin Doctors: How Media and Politicians Misdiagnosed the COVID-19 Pandemic in a virtual session with Octopus Books. 7 pm.
▪️613 Flea returns to the Aberdeen Pavillion. Free entry, 10 am - 4 pm.