Football, food tour, book signing all in the Glebe this weekend

August 4, 2016 | by glebeadmin

The Ottawa RedBlacks take on Edmonton Saturday at TD Place.

Henry Burris will try to shake the remaining rust off his arm and get his Ottawa RedBlacks back in control of the East Division this weekend when the Edmonton Eskimos visit TD Place Saturday.

Burris had a disappointing return last week when the RedBlacks fell 23-20 to the Argonauts, handing Toronto the keys to the first place position in the East.

Burris completed just 20 passes out of 34 attempts last week and threw two interceptions in the disappointing loss that soured the vibe at TD Place after fans were gifted the 2017 Grey Cup Championship to play in their home city.

But Burris has been putting in extra miles on the practice field this week in preparation for the Eskimos, but there is more than just two points and snapping a two-game losing streak on the line.

If Burris underperforms, he could take the back seat to second string Trevor Harris, as next week’s bye week will give Harris enough time to get healthy again. Harris was the league’s hottest quarterback before going down with minor ankle and knee injuries in the RedBlacks loss to Saskatchewan in Week 5.

A third straight loss and second consecutive for Burris could put the pressure on team staff to pull the CFL’s 2015 Most Outstanding Player in exchange for hot-handed Harris.

The Eskimos will be out to spoil Burris’ redemption attempt, as they look to climb out of the basement of the West Division.

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

Before heading to the game, head to the Glebe early and take part in the many activities happening down our traditional main street and at Lansdowne Park.

Momentum Saturdays get the entire family moving out in the sun. Head to Lansdowne Park Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. and enjoy free active workouts, everything from dance and yoga to stretching and piloxing. Head down and get active this weekend. The event is free and runs from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Click here for more information.

parentingAre you a parent who sometimes feels like pulling your hair out? Octopus Books is bringing in local parenting author Kaeli Van Regan for a chat and book signing at their Glebe book store. Share stories and tips with other fellow parents and learn new methods of dealing with your children in a non-judgemental setting. The event runs Saturday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 116 Third Avenue in the Glebe. Click here for more info.

Oysters, anyone? Head to Whole Foods Market in the Glebe for Buck-A-Shuck, a one-day sale on Malpeque Oyster that are being offered for just $1 each. The Oyster event runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. to get shucking.

On Sunday, you’ll want to work up an appetite as the Taste of the Glebe Food Tours take hungry patrons on a culinary journey through some of the Glebe’s finest food stops. This Sunday’s tour starts at Whole Foods at Lansdowne. The cost is $55 per person. Click here for more information.

Sunday in the Glebe also features the Ottawa Farmers’ Market, Biking Sundays along the Rideau Canal and the Lansdowne Summer Art Series featuring The Bytown Ukelele Group.

See you in the Glebe, everyone’s neighbourhood.