Thursday, May 26, 2022
43,000 homes are still without power but Hydro Ottawa says most will be powered up by tomorrow.
The City is offering emergency assistance financial aid for food, and if you can convince the bureaucrats, medicine, due to the storm. Click here for the online application or call 311.
Many of the City's recovery centres are open today until 10 pm if you are in need of water, a shower, a phone charging, or someplace else. The City's storm recovery page is here.
The Weekend Starts Now
▪️Runners participating in the Tamarack Race Weekend may pick up their Race Kits from 4:00pm to 8:00pm today, and from 10:00am to 8:00pm Friday, and from 9:00am to 6:00pm Saturday.
▪️Tonight only (May 26) The Paddling Film Festival at the ByTowne Cinema.
▪️Due to the rainy weather today, Meatings’ 10 Year Anniversary party tonight has moved to their Sensplex East location, 813 Shefford Road (two minutes from the Canotek Road location). Enjoy live music from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, beer samples from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and free sliders. The BBQ specialists are also offering 10% off all in person orders until 7:30pm today only, using the code ANNIVERSARY10.
5380 Canotek Road.
▪️It’s Comedy Night at Pour Boy Pub (495 Somerset St. W).
▪️Ottawa Punk Fest arrives at Cafe Dekcuf tonight and tomorrow from 5:00pm too close. Enjoy bands from Ottawa, Kingston, and Montreal. Get discounted advance tickets online or pay more at the door. 221 Rideau Street above Mavericks.
▪️Women’s March Ottawa presents a free Fundraiser Drag & Dance night, featuring Ocèane Aqua Black from Canada Drag Race Season 2. 9:00pm to 1:00am at Queen Street Fare, 170 Queen Street. Make a donation
▪️The Kanata Ribfest returns @ Community Hub (400 March Road)
▪️This Saturday May 28th head to the 4th Annual Glebe Garage Sale, where you’ll find crafts, baking, and cool organizations like the Cat Rescue Network. From 8:0am to 3:00pm, rain or shine. Headquartered at 225 First Avenue, you’ll find participating homes and businesses selling on lawns and driveways and from porches.
▪️Ottawa Street Markets will be at Carlington Coffee House from 10:00am to 2:00pm, with a Pop Up Market featuring fresh greenhouse tomatoes and peppers, asparagus, candles, honey, and local apples. Nat’s Bread will also be there. /
▪️Preston Street Market and Free Wheeling Craft launch a season of Sunday events this week. Visit over 25 vendors from 9:00am to 3:00pm, and enjoy family friendly activities. This Sunday May 29th the market welcomes family yoga and colouring for the kids. 333 Preston Street (behind Pure Kitchen).
▪️Square Lemon presents the Blossoming Creatives Craft Market at the Glebe Community Centre from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Visit more than 40 local makers and take part in the onsite workshop. 175 Third Avenue.
▪️Enter your bid in the Art for Impact Auction for The Ottawa Hospital, featuring pieces by Ottawa and Canadian artists. All proceeds will be donated to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation. Bidding ends Monday May 30th at 5:00pm.
▪️It’s the final weekend of the Garden Series - Fur, Feathers and Foliage exhibition by artist Gwendolyn Best. Orange Art Gallery or purchase online. 290 City Centre Avenue.
Deals of the Day
The Sleep Shirt End of Season Sale offers discounts of 40, 50, and 70% off. All clothing is made in Vancouver.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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