Busy weekend in the Glebe boasts soccer, salsa dancing, football, yoga and a lot more

July 28, 2016 | by glebeadmin
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The RedBlacks take on Toronto at TD Place this Sunday

Henry Burris has the ball in his grip again.

The 2015 CFL Most Outstanding Player is back as the RedBlacks starting quarterback this weekend when they take on the Toronto Argonauts at TD Place Sunday in the Glebe.

Burris has been out since the season opener in Edmonton, when he injured his finger. Second string pivot Trevor Harris has been lights out in Burris’ absence. He dominated in Week 4 in Toronto, completing 28 of 31 passes for 392 yards as the RedBlacks continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 30-20 win over the Argos.

But Harris sustained anke and knee injuries in the squad’s 29-30 loss to Saskatchewan last week, prompting RedBlacks staff to remove Burris off the six-game injured list and make him their starter.

And there’s a lot on the line this weekend in Ottawa, as Hamilton and Toronto are just one point behind Ottawa for first place in the East Division. A win by Toronto will catapult them into first place, but a RedBlacks win will stretch their first place lead.

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Click here for tickets.

Sports fans get more than just Canadian football this weekend, as the Ottawa Fury take to the field Saturday night for a mid-season dust up vs. Tampa Bay. The Fury will be looking to make a move up the standings, as a disappointing start to the fall season has them in 7th place, with just two wins. Kick off is at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets.

Before the RedBlacks continue their CFL domination on Sunday, get yourself all dolled up and head to the Glebe for some salsa dancing.  Ottawa first-ever Salsa Convention takes over the Horticulture building Friday to Sunday. Watch some of Canada’s most graceful dancers weightlessly spin across the floor throughout the weekend in the Glebe. The event features a 2-day workshop, performances and information about salsa dancing. Tickets range from $10 to $140 for a full festival pass. Click here for tickets.

All that dancing must make you hungry. Spend Sunday exploring flavours from around the Glebe at the Taste of the Glebe Food Tour. Discover the Glebe’s wide variety of restaurants, shops, food artisans down our traditional main street and explore the Ottawa Farmers’ Market at Lansdowne Park. The tour costs $55 and begins at 1:30 p.m.at Whole Foods. Gobble up your tickets here.

This weekend will also see Yoga on the Field, The Lansdowne Summer Art Series and Family Roller Skating on Monday.

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, just come to the Glebe, and you will find exactly what you’re looking for.