Thursday, November 18, 2021
British Columbia is the province of Darren's birth, and Martha spent a good chunk of the 1990s living in Vancouver. We join everyone concerned about the floods and landslides there.
Three ways to help are:
▪️The Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund. The Abbotsford Community Foundation, the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, and the University of the Fraser Valley have jointly established this fund, which supports front-line agencies providing essential services to affected families and businesses.
▪️The Canadian Red Cross has a donation page for their British Columbia Floods & Extreme Weather Appeal.
▪️The Vancouver Humane Society is covering veterinary costs for pets and helping organize volunteers to get animals out and into temporary housing.
Something for the Weekend
Here's some of the more interesting events going on this weekend. If you know of events of interest to our readers, please email to us at [email protected]
▪️Those who want to practice their French in a lo-fi atmosphere are welcome to chat at the Pub Night at The Gilmour from 6:00pm. It's free, but buy your own drinks and food. 313 Bank St. K2P 1X9.
▪️Opening reception of ᐊᓚᒃᑳᔪᑦ Alakkaajut (Many Things Appear / Plusieurs choses apparaissent), the inaugural exhibition for the Nordic Lab, SAW Gallery's new Indigenous-led research and production space with a focus on artists from the circumpolar world. Opening party, 8pm. Exhibition runs until March 5. 67 Nicholas Street K1N 7B9.
▪️The 613 Christmas is the holiday-stuffed version of the 613 Flea, with an ever-changing inventory of eclectic goods, handmades, vintage finds and one-of-a-kinds. Aberdeen Pavillion, 1000 Exhibition Way, K1S 5J3
▪️Glebe Craft & Artisan Fair featuring locally made food, art, home decor, and jewelry. 10 am - 5 pm. Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Ave, K1S 2K2
▪️Christmas Market at the Log Farm in Barrhaven. 50 vendors, a variety of baking, food, and many artisans with lots of unique gift ideas. 10 am - 2 pm. 670 Cedarview Road, K2R 1E5
▪️The Glebe Craft & Artisan Fair is also today but from 10 am - 4 pm.
▪️The Ottawa Farmer's Market will be at the Aberdeen Pavillon for this and the next two Sundays. This is the way Darren likes his farmer's markets in late Autumn: inside. 9:00am - 3:00pm. 1000 Exhibition Way, K1S 5J3
▪️Caribou will be performing with special guest Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. This appears to be a live music show, or "gig" in the common parlance, something we have not seen ever in the 20 month history of the ottawan. 8:00pm. Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave, K1R 6H5
Two perennial festival favourites return, albeit online:
▪️The Ottawa Canadian Film Festival, which celebrates Canadian film. Here's a preview of Pinball & Perogies, a short documentary of Ottawa's pinball hall/live music venue/perogy purveyor House of Targ. Actually, now that we watch the video, it cycles through many of the films.
▪️The European Union Film Festival, featuring films from across Europe, is playing until November 28.
▪️The Mayfair will be showing The Last Duel, Bruised, High Plains Drifter, and The Feast this weekend.
▪️The ByTowne has The Power of the Dog, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Road House, Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time, and Nomadland.
In the megaplexes, new films are Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Belfast.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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