The Glebe at a Glance – November 2019

October 29, 2019 | by glebeadmin

"We hope you’re ready to shoot, shop,  cheer, laugh, run and rock this month because November is filled with enough events to have you sprinting through the Glebe.

From the $18,000 up for grabs during the popular Glebe Spree contest to the launch of the Ottawa Christmas Market at Lansdowne, the neighbourhood will be getting into the holiday spirit early.

The month kicks off early with an emotional football game, as the REDBLACKS take to TD Place for the last time this season on Friday night. The season hasn’t gone the way we all had hoped, but we still love our REDBLACKS, who have appeared in three Grey Cups, winning one of them in 2016. It’s important to support the team through both thick and thin and Friday night’s game is a chance to say thank you to the team. Friday’s game vs. Montreal kicks off at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets.

Get ready for gut-busting laughter when Canadian funny man Rick Mercer takes over the Arena at TD Place for a night of stand up comedy Nov. 2. Mercer will host the live comedy night, which also features comedians Ivan Decker, Debra Digiovanni and Ali Hassan. The show kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Click here for tickets.

Run, Glebites, Run! Who doesn’t love running for cookies? Join Ottawa Great Big Cookie Run in support of local Girl Guides on Nov. 2. There are both a 5K run and a 1K kids run. The route will take runners on a loop around the Rideau Canal before heading back to the finish line at Lansdowne. The event gets going at 10 a.m. Register now.

Tess Virtue and Scott Moir may have retired from competition, but you can still catch these two figure skating superstars on the ice at TD Place Nov. 7. The cross-country Rock the Rink tour features a suite of Canadian skating icons, including Elvis Stojko, Patrick Chan and Kaetlyn Osmond. Don’t miss this exciting event. The skating kicks off at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets.

The Ottawa 67’s have clearly returned to form. The Barber Poles have won their last three games and are now an impressive 9-4-0 over 13 games so far this season. But the Eastern Conference is strong, with Oshawa, Sudbury and Peterborough all ahead of the 67’s. They’ll hope to change that Nov. 8 when heavyweights Oshawa blows into town. Can the 67’s prove they belong at the top? Find out Nov. 8. Click here for tickets. The 67’s also play Sudbury Nov. 21, Mississauga Nov. 23 and Oshawa again on Nov. 30.

The 6th Annual Feminist Fair takes place Nov. 10 at the Horticulture Building, where attendees can browse through the vendor craft market all day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Expect buttons, pins, patches, jewelry, clothing, bags, books, zines, prints, art, donuts, plants, and more. Click here for more information.

The Panda Game is one thing, but there’s a hockey rivalry in the capital that is just as tense. Catch the Colonel By Classic where the Carleton Ravens men’s hockey will take on rivals the uOttawa Gee Gees for bragging rights Nov. 15. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets.

Quack, quack, quack, quack! The Mighty Ducks may have come out in 1992, but it’s still a nostalgic film that we all love. Live out that nostalgia at TD Place with an afternoon skate and an afternoon movie Nov. 16. Skate around the rink before cozying up in front of the big screen to watch The Mighty Ducks. The skate is from 1-2 p.m. with the movie screening at 2:15 p.m. Click here for tickets.

While it may be a bit early to start thinking about Christmas, but the launch of the Ottawa Christmas Market kicks off a month of festivities on Nov. 29. Join us as we light the ceremonial Lansdowne Christmas Tree on Nov. 29, then stick around the tour the full Ottawa Christmas Market, which features retailer cabins, live entertainment, shopping and beer gardens on weekends throughout December. Click here for more details.

Happy November, we’ll see you in the Glebe!