Weekend of sports, culture, community in the Glebe
Get ready for a wild weekend of sport, food and culture in the Glebe, as the neighbourhood will be a hub of activity from Friday to Sunday, with a double dose of football, a soccer match and a community celebration 50 years in the making.
Ottawa Welcomes the World: India
10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The fun all starts Friday when the city celebrates India at its Welcomes the World series at the Horticulture Building beginning at 10 a.m. Experience classical Indian music & dance, Bollywood, saree draping, and of course, delicious Indian cuisine. Get a Henna tattoo, watch a Yoga demonstration or catch a traditional dress fashion show. It’s all free all day. Click here for more information.
Ottawa REDBLACKS vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders
It is said that the Saskatchewan Roughriders have the best fans in the league, but I’m sure REDBLACKS fans have something to say about that. They’ll be singing that tune Friday night when Ottawa takes on the Roughriders in a cross-division tilt. The REDBLACKS will be looking to take back sole possession of first place in the East, as the Argonauts slipped past them last week. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at TD Place. Click here for tickets.
Panda Game – Carleton Ravens vs. uOttawa Gee Gees
TD Place will be roaring with college football fans Saturday afternoon when the Carleton Ravens and the uOttawa Gee Gees square off in the iconic Panda Game at 1 p.m. The Ravens are looking to win their fourth consecutive Panda Game. But the Gee Gees are 4-1 this year, compared to Carleton’s losing record of 1-3. Will the Ravens continue their Panda Game dominance, or will the Gee Gees finally break the curse? Head to TD Place Saturday afternoon to find out. Click here for tickets.
Glebe Community Association 50th Anniversary Party
Glebe Community Centre
Come celebrate 50 years of community activism with the Glebe Community Association Saturday afternoon. The free family-friendly event features live music, food, cake and an interactive art piece in which members of the public can help create. Click here for information on the afternoon party. The celebration goes into party mode later on with Sneezy Waters and His Very Fine Band playing an evening concert at the Glebe Community Centre. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, with the music beginning at 8 p.m. Click here for tickets.
Green Energy Doors Open
Green Energy Ottawa is hosting an Energy and Electric Vehicle Showcase inside the Horticulture Building and Aberdeen Pavilion Saturday afternoon. Learn about advancements in the green energy sector and check out a fleet of electric vehicles that will be on display inside the Aberdeen Pavilion. The event is free for everyone. Click here for more information.
Ottawa Welcomes the World: Slovak
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Slovak Republic has an exciting and elaborate program planned for their cultural day on Sunday, as part of the Ottawa Welcomes the World series. The day will feature food & drinks, products, art and will show off the country’s high-level fashion industry. Typical Slovakian food includes cheeses, meat, and special cakes along with regional wines. Learn valuable information on Slovak’s tourism industry while taking in traditional performances including a Slovak folk dance group and a fashion show by impressive Slovak designers. Click here for more information.
The Ottawa Farmers’ Market
Pumpkins, get your Halloween and Thanksgiving pumpkins at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market at the Aberdeen Square Sunday morning and afternoon, as the outdoor market winds its season down. Get your goods for that sweet, Thanksgiving pumpkin pie and those perfect carving pumpkins for a spooky Halloween. Radishes, turnips, walnuts and watermelon are also in season. Click here to learn more.
Ottawa Fury FC vs. Charleston Battery
The Fury’s playoff hopes are dwindling fast after losing 1-0 Thursday night in Harrisburg. And with the team six points out of the playoffs with only three games left on the season, they will need to not only run the table, but also hope for team’s above them to lose games during the final stretch. The team faces off against a strong Charleston squad that is currently sitting comfortably in third place. The Fury will need all the help they can get, so come and cheer them on Sunday afternoon. Click here for tickets.
There enough going on in the Glebe this weekend to keep the whole weekend happy.