Issue 561 Volume 3 Number 58
It’s Friday, June 24, 2022 and bonne fête nationale, Gatineau.
▪️This is Canadian Stone Carving Festival weekend, and today’s carvers have already started crafting blocks of Indiana Limestone and Quebec Soapstone into art, using traditional tools. The event finishes on Sunday June 26th with the auctioning off of the artworks produced over the weekend. Visit the stone carvers in the tents at 190 Sparks Street.
▪️Ottawa’s music community and those wanting to enter the industry will be heading to Cranium Conference and Showcase 2022 this weekend. The free conference, showcase and block party kick off tonight with a networking opportunity. Bring your A game, and talk to the people who matter.
▪️Carp Farmers Market will be celebrating its 32nd birthday this Saturday. Get to the events tent by 11:00am to enjoy a slice of birthday cake.
▪️Join the party at Welcome to Stittsville, a free multicultural event with exhibitors, performances, and activities at the Village Square Park on Saturday from 12:00pm to 4:0pm.
▪️Combine great craft beer with local shopping as Freewheeling Craft pops up at Dominion City Brewing. 11:00am to 4:00pm Saturday. 15-5510 Canotek Rd.
▪️Enjoy free community yoga at the Preston Street Market on Sunday. 10:00am. It will happen rain or shine.
▪️The Ottawa International Writers Festival presents an evening with Oscar-nominated screenwriter, director, and actor Sarah Polley, as she discusses her recently published memoir Run Towards the Danger: Confrontations with a Body of Memory. $25. 7:00pm, Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks St.
Deals of the day
▪️Solo Stove’s Surprise Sales Event means you’ll find the “lowest prices of the year” site wide, which means up to 40% off everything from fire pits to accessories.
▪️Message Factory is celebrating St Jean Baptist Day with a sale running until June 27th. Save 25% on eco-friendly tunics and dresses made in Quebec. No code required.
▪️Martino, who make comfortable and stylish shoes, boots, and moccasins in Quebec, are offering a $24 gift card with orders of $74.99 or more (before taxes and delivery costs). The offer is valid until June 26th. Darren recently purchased a pair of the moccasins in a classic brown colour, and he finds them so comfy that he basically hasn’t taken them off.
▪️Flash sale at Numi: save on women’s undershirts, shirts, and loungewear, but only until 11:59pm tonight.
We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren
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