Friday, October 29, 2021
It's your last chance to be a City councillor through the backdoor
Residents (or property owners) who think that they have what it takes to fill Jenna Sudds shoes in Kanata North have until 4 pm today to apply for her old job.
Now that Sudds is an MP, the City decided to appoint someone in her ward rather than call an election.
That means you, if you are a Canadian citizen, are a resident or own property in Ottawa or are the spouse of someone that owns property in Ottawa, are over 18 and, this is important, haven't committed electoral fraud and been prohibited from office.
Next Friday, City Council will meet, interview all the candidates, and decide on the new councillor for Kanata North. If you are up for it, the details are here.
Events of note
▪️The Rural Root Theatre Company will be performing The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby at the North Wind Centre, Constance Bay starting next weekend. The box office is open now.
▪️Ottawa Artisans is having its last outdoor market of the season on Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm at the St-Laurent Shopping Center. Costumes are encouraged and kids will be able to trick or treat from vendor to vendor!
▪️Between Certain Death and a Possible Future, an anthology of personal essays on the persistent impact of the AIDS crisis on queer lives. Join (virtually) for a conversation hosted by anthology editor Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore with anthology contributors Alexander McClelland, Eddie Walker, Kate Doyle Griffiths and Ryan Conrad. November 1, 7:30 pm. Free, but register in advance.
▪️Desire for Proximity: Let’s Play reflects Natalie Bruvels’ wishes, shared in this global moment, to be close, tactile, and pleasure-filled with others. Analogous with the histories of letting loose after catastrophes, her eye-catching, candy-coloured painted canvases dream of future physical proximities between bodies engaged in play. Until November 21 at studiosixtysix.ca
▪️We talked about the Hallowe'en Spooktacular map of decorated houses yesterday – here's the map. Creator Jessi Sharp gets in touch to remind us that the map is the result of people emailing to her where the good houses are. So if you see somewhere scarily above and beyond, email photos and videos to [email protected] Sharp also promises a Christmas decoration version.
We'll see you Monday, Trick or treat. – Martha and Darren
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