Thursday, March 3, 2022
Got any plans this weekend?
▪️Join the vintage fun at 613Flea, this Saturday March 5th at Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park from 10:00am to 4:00pm. While proof of vaccination is not necessary, masks are required. Expect over 100 vendors of vintage fashion, antiques, crafted goods, food, locally made jewelry, and vinyl. Free admission. 1015 Bank Street.
▪️Public Service Alliance of Canada National Capital Region, Horizon Ottawa, and Community Solidarity Ottawa present Community Solidarity Rally and March on Saturday March 5th at 1:00pm. Participants should be prepared to march approximately 3km.
▪️Get ready for gardening season with Seedy Saturday on March 5th. From 10:00am to 3:00pm you can purchase heritage and open-pollinated seeds from more than 12 local growers, enjoy local food, and learn from on-site webinars and info tables. Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, 102 Greenview Ave.
▪️Learn about the Canadian contribution to Impressionism at the National Gallery’s “Canada and Impressionism: New Horizons” show, on now until July 3, 2022. Adults $20, Seniors $18, Students $10, and Children 11 and under go for free. 380 Sussex Drive.
▪️Check out the 2022 Karsh Continuum exhibition at the Karsh-Masson Gallery inside City Hall. Works are by three artists who “engage with photography in an expanded sense,” or so says Andrew Wright, the 2019 Karsh Award laureate and curator of the Continuum exhibition. The Gallery is open 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday. 110 Laurier Ave W.
▪️Interrupt the winter blahs with a visit to Ottawa Farmers Market Lansdowne Winter Market on Sunday March 6th at the Casino La-Leamy Plaza. The market, which welcomes more than 50 artisans and farmers selling fresh produce and pantry staples, runs from 10::00am to 3:00pm.
Leave the home office for a proper lunch and some good old fashioned networking next Wednesday, March 16th, when Ottawa Board of Trade and Ottawa Business Journal present “Why Housing Affordability in Ottawa Matters”. The speaker is President and CEO of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Romy Bowers, and attendees will also enjoy a delicious lunch. Single tickets cost $65+hst for OBOT members and $75+hst for non-members.
A horrible situation finds new ways to become even more horrible. Neighbouring countries to Ukraine have been welcoming refugees but some places are denying Black people access to trains, buses, or the border.
The Ottawa Black Diaspora Coalition points out that African and Black organizations worldwide have created a GoFundMe to help pay phones, fees, food, and airfare.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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