Issue 628 Volume 3 Number 128
It’s Tuesday, October 11, 2022 and now that Atlético Ottawa have won the regular season, it's time to jump on the bandwagon. Ottawa, rub your eyes, we may have a winning team. (Psst. They play soccer.)
IT’S DAY NINE OF VOTING. Vote for the best in Shops & Restaurants, Culture, Media, People and Place.
Voting ends 11:59pm this Thursday October 13.
Not that we’re promoting blatant consumerism, but here at the ottawan we’re all about shopping local or at least shopping Canadian made. And since there’s a significant gift giving occasion on the horizon, we thought it was about time that we highlighted some of great gift ideas. (You know, just in case you’re already thinking about your Christmas shopping.)
▪️The Parks Canada Vintage Postcard Pack is a collection of stylish 4” x 6” postcards depicting scenes from 41 parks across the country. Frame them as wall art, or use them to send someone a message by mail. $24.95
▪️It’s back and it’s available at a discount: Maker House’s advent calendar is 24 little brown packages of local food, drink, pampering products, ornaments, and more. Until October 31 the price is $199.95; from November 1 you’ll pay $229.95.
▪️Flowers Talk Tivoli has clothing and accessories for plant lovers. We’re fans of the plant-adorned socks made in Canada. $22.50
A reader alerted us to the Portraits of the Ottawa Mission: Karen Bailey, at the Ottawa Art Gallery until October 16. The Gallery writes: “Karen’s practice resonates with the Mission’s longstanding and extensive endeavours in Ottawa: both reflecting an enduring commitment to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and those who have worked tirelessly to provide emotional and physical shelter.”
▪️Tickets for the limited engagement of Come From Away (December 27, 2022 - January 8, 2023 at the NAC) go on sale next Monday, October 17 at 10:00am.
▪️Ottawa City Woodshop’s November workshops are now on sale. Most of them will sell out, so book your spot now on Woodshop Basics, Cutting Boards, Build Your Own Frame, and Make a Brush courses.
Deals of the day
▪️Tickets for the 25th annual Ottawa International Writers Festival are 25% off between now and Friday. When you’re booking, use the code THANKS at checkout. The festival, which runs Wednesday October 19 to Wednesday October 26, will feature talks with authors such as Anne Marie Macdonald, Joy Fielding, and Adrian McKinty.
▪️Stanfields is offering free shipping until 11:59pm tonight (Tuesday October 11). Even better: there’s no minimum purchase.
▪️Barefoot Venus’s Gratitude Gift of Mustard Bath one-Time Soak, Macadamia Oil Hand Cream, and All Crack Up mini pot of repairing balm is $23, or free with orders over $50.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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