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It's Canada Take Out Wednesday – but in Ottawa, you don't have to just takeaway from many places any longer. Dining al fresco may be an option.

🍽️  An Ottawa institution since 1967, Father & Sons diner at 112 Osgoode St is available for delivery on Skip the Dishes, Uber Eats, and Door Dash, or takeout via 613-234-1173. Or you could visit the newly reopened patio. Due to physical distancing, the tables are spaced apart and it's recommended that you arrive early. [FNSOttawa]

🍺 Whitewater Brewing Company opens patios at both of its locations today. Physical distancing measures include allowing groups of no more than eight patrons per table/seating area. Reservations are strongly recommended. For Lakeside call 613-646-0101, and the Riverside number is 613-582-7227. [Whitewater]

Find both locations easily with our Beer Map

🍖 Get to Dad through his stomach. Baccanalle Caribbean lifestyle food company suggests their Grill & Chill BBQ Kit for $40. The kit includes their Signature Spice blend, fresh Jerk marinade, house BBQ sauce and their special wood chip mix, plus a pair of BBQ tongs. Just remember to stop by the butcher for some meat and park Dad in front of the BBQ on Sunday.

NOTE: Take out and delivery is available from Baccanalle, 595 Montreal Road, from Thursday to Saturday, 4pm to 8pm. [Baccanalle]

You can also find local restaurants at Local Eats Ottawa, Apartment 613, Together Apart and These will put you in touch with restaurants that will give you curbside pickup.

We'll see you Thursday – Martha and Darren


Weather: ☀️  Mainly Sunny. High of 30°

Number:  2021. The year that Ottawa will play host to the 2021 Men’s World Curling Championship  [Toronto Star]

Ottawan of the Day: Nambi, the singer songwriter who has been inspired by Black Lives Matter to return to her birth name of Nambuusi Kyeyune. Her stage name will be Nambi. Formerly known as Rita Carter, she chose that name from her middle name and from her favourite athlete, former Toronto Raptor Vince Carter. [Ottawa Citizen]

Quote: Some lower-wage employers are probably going to be upset about the CERB extension and may say they will have a hard time recruiting workers back to work. I say maybe they could raise wages and do more to ensure worker safety” – Jennifer Robson, an associate professor of political management at Carleton   [TorontoStar]


 There have been 2036 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19 in Ottawa, an increase of six since yesterday. There have been 260 deaths, an increase of two.

Provincial emergency orders extended until June 30. They were set to expire this Friday. The orders allow the government to operate their five stage restrictions - most of Ontario, including Ottawa, is now in stage 2. [Ottawa Matters]

 Canada/US border to remain closed, except for people returning home and essention trade, until July 21.  [Ottawa Matters]

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▪️TD Place is a drive-in theatre this week

They are showing:

Thursday: Remember the Titans

Friday: Pirates of the Caribbean- Curse of the Black Pearl

Saturday: Guardians of the Galaxy

Sunday: Star Wars The Last Jedi

They have space for 100 cars. $30 tickets per car in advance. Bring your own food. [Tickets + Info]

▪️City has 3000 packages of seed and soil for people to plant
For people on lower incomes or who have lost their job to COVID-19, the seeds are swiss chard, kale, turnip, cabbage, beets, peas, yellow and green beans. The soil is about the equivilent of three black recycle boxes. They'll deliver if you don't have a vehicle. First come, first served.  [Just Food]

▪️Staff at Canada Science and Technology Museum, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, and Canada Aviation and Space Museum all told to take several weeks unpaid leave
The museums – all part of Crown Corporation Ingenium – are not permited to access the Canada Wage Subsidy programme but staff are permitted to access the Canada Emergency Response Benefit if they are laid off long enough.   [CBC]

+ Related CERB payments to be made available for two more months

▪️There are calls to remove the statue of Ghandi at Carleton
While Ghandi led the independence movement of India, he made many racist comments about Africans during his early life.  [CBC]

▪️Free parking ends in 11 days
The City has not been enforcing time limits on parking since the pandemic began, but that free ride is about to end. Beginning June 29, ByLaw Officers will begin with warning tickets and fines begin June 6. This applies to street parking and never applied areas with pay and display machines  [City of Ottawa

▪️Ottawa-created app, GiveShop, lets people sell stuff and give profits to charity
The app lets folks sell their unwanted items but the net amount, after service charges, goes directly to the charity. GIveShop has partnered with Shepherds of Good Hope, Youth Services Bureau, The Ottawa Hospital and the CHEO Foundation, amongst others. [Ottawa Citizen] [Give App]

▪️Shopify makes deal with Walmart for Amazon-lite
The deal will let Walmart's millions of online shoppers see Shopify's independent sellers, similiar to how people create Amazon merchants [Toronto Star]


👨‍👧‍👦 Father's Day Gift Guide

It’s last minute time, so for those of you who haven’t thought about a Father’s Day gift for your Pappy, here is a do-able suggestion:

Square Lemon sells a number of useful and stylish items that Dad will love, including the Living Edge Studio’s laser-cut dog and cat spaghetti measures, $20.00. There are loads of other ideas on their website. [Square Lemon]


🍽️ 🍺 Food + Beer News

Beau's Oktoberfest is officially cancelled. Since it is held in October, there was hope that the annual beer, food, and music fest could escape the blanket cancellations all other events have endured but, no. [CFRA]

Sadly, the Fish Market and its sister restaurants Coasters Seafood Grill and Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro, all based in the Byward Market, have closed permanently as a result of COVID-19 closures. The restaurant group posted a heartfelt goodbye on its social media channels:
“Like so many others, theCOVID-19 virus closure has devastated our business. We will be unable to recover and will not re-open our beloved three restaurants. With a broken heart we are closing our doors of more than four decades and as on of the very first restaurants in the Byward Market.” [Fish Market]

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