Issue 631 Volume 3 Number 131
It’s Friday, October 14, 2022 and we think that few things beat the panoramic view from Lanark Country's highest point, Blueberry Mountain at cliffLand. Tomorrow is the annual fundraising event for Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust between 10 am and 2 pm.
Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted in our third annual Best of Ottawa Awards. We're entering all the data into our Commodore 64 as we speak, and we'll announced the winners and runners-up on Monday.
More Weekend Shenanigans
▪️The Sparks Street Poutine Fest launched last night, offering traditional and exotic twists on the chips, gravy, and cheese curd dish. Visit the participating restaurants and food trucks from 11:00am to 10:00pm today and Saturday, and until 7:00pm on Sunday. The festival is free to attend - just pay for what you eat. Bring a reusable bottle to fill up at the water stations or buy a grownup drink from participating bars and restaurants.
▪️Pumpkin Days continue at Saunders Farm. Walk through the five mazes, view the activities from the zipline overhead, and try the pumpkin-y house-made Pie Faced Cider (for grownups only at 5.0% abv). 7893 Bleeks Rd A, Ottawa, ON K0A 3P0
▪️St. Laurent Shopping Centre and the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada present Indigenous Arts Marketplace, running Saturday and Sunday at the mall. Shop from over 70 Indigenous vendors and catch Hoop Dance, Jingle Dress, Inuit throat singing, and Métis jigging performances. 1200 St. Laurent Blvd.
▪️The annual Artist-in-Residence Exhibition has arrived at Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum. Justin Case: The Enemy Within examines the Purge of the 1950s to 1990s, when suspected homosexual civil servants, RCMP employees, and Canadian Armed Forces personnel faced systematic discrimination. Artist Christos Pantieras, who says the installation is his most ambitious project to date, uses reimagined propaganda posters, a comic character originated by Civil Defence Canada, and projection to raise awareness of the impact of The Purge. Running until February 15, 2023 at the Diefenbunker, 3929 Carp Road.
▪️Reader Jill sent us the details about another fine weekend event: the annual Munster Harvest Fest. It’s a family friendly event with kids' activities, baking contests, and a BBQ. 11:00am to 3:00pm at Munster Park, 2886 Munster Road, Ottawa, K0A 3P0
▪️Enjoy five courses of seasonal fine dining at the Harvest Dinner at Gather in Perth, Ontario. $85 for the carnivore menu, $72 for vegetarian. Choose from 5:30pm or 6:30pm seatings. Call 613-264-8282 to reserve your spot. 40 Gore Street East, Perth.
▪️Meet artist Denise Landriault at Orange Art Gallery during the final weekend of her show ‘Between Here and There’. Noon to 2:00pm at 290 City Centre Ave.
▪️Kiwan Farms has invited a bunch of their fellow businesses to Pumpkin Fest on Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Shop with local makers of crafts, pantry items, and treats. Get your photo taken at the photo booth, and meet superhero characters (from 10:30 to 11:30). 3528 Hawthorne Road (at the corner of Hunt Club)
Deals of the day
▪️Dominion City Brewing is offering free local delivery on orders of $40 or more, this weekend (today through Sunday October 16). They’re also offering a curated The Hoppy 12-pack, a mixed half case of pale ales and IPAs at 15% off.
▪️Toronto’s Good for Sunday is holding an Early Holiday Sale, and there are good deals to be had. How about a form fitting, Organic Cotton Turtleneck on sale for $30 (down from $60).
▪️October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Vancouver’s Huhais raising funds with sales of its pink underwear. At checkout you can choose which of four non-profits will receive 1% of your purchase: Lets F*ck Cancer, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer, and Pink Aid.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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