Issue 576 Volume 3 Number 73

The Ottawan



It’s Thursday, July 21, 2022 and we have just heard about Drive-in Bingo at the Carp Fairgrounds. The second to last round is on the 27th. And you don't have to sit in your car. 

Weekend Warm Up

▪️Ottawa Farmers’ Market is in Orléans today until 4:00pm. Today’s vendors cover fresh produce, locally crafted spirits, and yummy baked goods, and you can meet them all at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex parking lot at 1585 Tenth Line Road in Orléans. 

▪️Tonight Biagio's presents its second farm to table Garden Dinner, with the stars of the show being plucked from the restaurant's own garden. $90 per person. 

All Weekend

▪️Ottawa Asian Fest’s Night Market opens Friday at its new home on Sparks street, and you’ll find fabulous street food, K-Pop dancers, fun for the kids, DJs, and chef demos. Join the fun from noon to midnight on Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 8:00pm on Sunday. It’s free to attend but bring cash and cards for visiting vendors.

▪️At 650 Somerset Ottawa Chinatown’s own Night Market (PDF) also happens this weekend. The food and entertainment line up is epic and gets underway at 2:00pm Friday, running through to 8:00pm on Sunday. Somerset St. West between Bronson Avenue and Bell Street. 

Friday July 22

▪️Get some live music in your ears at Cafe Dekcuf, who welcome headliners Ivytide and guests Neon Ghosthouse. Tickets $16. Upstairs at 221 Rideau. 

▪️The Brass Monkey welcomes Lutharo with guests for an evening of Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Death Metal, and just plain Metal. $22.50 at the door. 250A Greenbank Road. 

Saturday July 23

▪️The Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists reported severe losses in Canadian honey bee colonies over the winter, so whatever we can do as consumers to help will be welcomed at local honey farms. On Saturday July 23 Apiverte presents the first of four special events rolling out this summer. Polinator & Bee Day in Luskville will unfold at Fermes Keystone Farms and feature free and paid activities for the whole fam. There will be crafting, learning, and shopping opportunities from 10:00am to 3:00pm. 1965 Hwy 148, Luskville, Quebec. 

▪️Learn everything you need to know about your cup of joe at Chef’s Paradise’s Coffee Master Class, Saturday from 11:00am to 1:45pm. $30. 

Sunday July 24

▪️The Event Management students from Algonquin College present a Sunrise Gathering from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Algonquin College Ottawa Campus. The event will raise funds for the Dave Smith Centre, a live-in youth treatment facility that helps youth overcome substance use. The event will include speakers, workshops, an Indigenous Marketplace, a silent auction, and refreshments. 

▪️Sunday’s Nepean Night Market will welcomes vendors, live music, fantastic food, and even ticket giveaways to Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club to the Mr. Lube parking lot from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. 1442 Baseline Road. 

▪️Ottawa Artisans brings its market to Ottawa's East end each Sunday at the St. Laurent Shopping Centre. You’ll find fresh produce, locally made crafts, jewellery, and lots of other cool stuff in the parking lot next to the old Sears.

▪️Of course Square Lemon’s Cool for the Summer Craft Market will welcome the usual extensive list of vendors this Sunday, but there will be so much more. You could win an original piece of art in the silent auction with proceeds benefiting Ottawa STEM Club. 10:30am to 3:00pm, Glebe Community Centre,

Deal of the day

Use the code SAVEJULY10 to save storewide at Chef’s Paradise, only until July 31st. 

We'll see you tomorrow. – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ⛈️ 60 per cent chance of showers. High of 28°, low of 17°.   

Number: $7,532. The amount raised by the performers of the third annual Stittsville Front Porch Concerts. The funds were donated to the Western Ontario Community Resource Centre. [Stittsville Central] [Donations]

Ottawan of the Day: Keith Millar. The tech executive is the new president and CEO of Centretown-based CryoStasis Ltd, a start-up that that is attempting to preserve human organs and stem cells for up to a week without freezing them. This would allow transplants to take place further away from the donor. [Ottawa Business Journal]

Quote: ‘The more you concentrate power, the more you raise the risk of corruption’ –  University of Ottawa municipal law prof and former City Councillor Stéphane Émard-Chabot, who says that Premier Doug Ford’s plan to give Ottawa and Toronto powers to veto council motions ‘impoverishes our democracy’. [CBC]

SportsCPL Atlético Ottawa 1 – Valour FC 1, last night

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▪️Online Ottawa-based real estate auction service Unreserved has filed a $25 million lawsuit against the Ottawa Real Estate Board and Ontario Real Estate Association. Unreserved says that says that officers of both organizations have defamed the company on YouTube and newspaper interviews. The company also says that the Board is barring sellers on the Multiple Listings System using  “an unregulated auction.” The Board and the Association have not yet been served papers and have no comment.  [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Scouts Canada wants to redevelop its Baseline HQ into three towers. The current two level office building would be replaced with two residential towers and a third mixed-use building of 26, 28 and 30 storey.  Since there is no assurance that the Scouts would remain there, the question is what to do with the totem pole created by carver Chief Mungo Martin in 1961, a gift from the province of British Columbia. Martin’s family wants the pole to remain in a public space. [Ottawa Citizen]

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