Friday, October 22, 2021
We’re feeling it today - Fall, that is. Trees that glowed bright red in early October have only a few faded yellow leaves now, and the wind blows a cold air. Here at The Ottawan’s headquarters, the firewood is stacked and the chimney has had its annual check up. We could very well be looking at 2021’s first autumnal weekend of sipping hot chocolate or vodka tonics by a cheery fire.
If that all sounds too indoors-y for you, there are lots of activities to enjoy and sights to see once you venture beyond your front door.
▪️Visit working artists in their studios. The Red Trillium Studio Tour opens up the workspaces of artists, welcoming in the public to see how the art happens. Obviously COVID-19 rules but it's real not virtual.
▪️Go jump. Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park is an indoor family fun experience with plenty to offer. Sure, you can jump, but you can also climb walls and enjoy food and beverages, all while the staff and management keep your and your family’s safety the top priority. Please note: masks are required to enter, and you must show proof of vaccination. General admission tickets cost $20 for 60 minutes, with an extra $5 giving you access to the climbing walls. Tickets for children 6 and under cost $10 for 60 minutes. 1901 Cyrville Road.
▪️It’s the final weekend of the Out & About/On Sort, On Visite exhibition at the Foyer Gallery in Nepean Sportsplex. The pieces, by primarily Ottawa artists, utilize watercolour, glass, acrylic, oil, mixed media, to execute landscapes, portraits, and abstract works. Visit the gallery from until Sunday from 10:00am to 1:00pm, or view the works online. The art is for sale, so you’ll be supporting a local artist while you’re transforming your home.
▪️The New York Rangers visit the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday October 23 at 1:00pm. Single tickets for tomorrow range in price from $35 to 262.57 each.
▪️Watch Canada’s Olympic Gold Medalists take on the New Zealand Football teamat TD Place, as the Women’s National Team Celebration Tour visits Ottawa. The match kicks off at 3:00pm and tickets range from $25 to $45 each.
▪️Take part in one of three weekly coommunity 5K runs happening across Ottawa (specifically Orléans, Gatineau, and Kanata). Parkruns are free to attend but you need to register in advance and bring your barcode if you want a recorded finishing time (on paper, no electronic barcodes accepted). These events are run by volunteers and they’re always looking for more, so this is also a chance to help your community.
▪️On Sunday October 24th try a beginner Salsa workshop at Amigo’s Sports Bar’s Latin House experience, from 7:00pm to 7:45pm. If you already know the moves, get out on the dance floor and enjoy Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Chacha. Admission is $5. 868 Merivale Road.
▪️The Scottish Society of Ottawa is celebrating 10 years of operation with the 10th Anniversary Community Ceilidh at the Heart and Crown pub on Sunday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Enjoy traditional music, singing, and dancing, as well as colourful kilts.
▪️Heading to a farmers’ market this weekend? Check out our handy guide to find the one nearest you.
We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren
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