The Glebe at a Glance – September 2019
Despite the fact that summer’s over and we’ve traded warmer temperatures for darker days, there really isn’t much to frown about if you spend time in the Glebe.
There really is no better way to ease into fall than with a flurry of activities that will get the entire family – including Fido – out and about this autumn. From the anticipated return of the Ottawa 67’s and a triple-header football month to concerts galore, you’re in for a treat this September.
Fresh off their historic season that saw them break their own franchise record for wins en route to the OHL Finals, the Ottawa 67’s return to the Glebe for a special meet & greet night Sept. 5 before kicking off the new season later this month. The Barber Poles went an impressive 50-12-0-4 during last year’s campaign and added another 14 consecutive wins in the playoffs before dropping their final four games in the OHL Championship to the Guelph Storm. The 67’s will be looking for redemption this season, but first they’re hosting a Back to School, Back to Work, Back to HOCKEY night for fans to come and meet the team, play games and join live Q&A discussions. Just show up at the Horticulture Building Sept. 5 for a night of hockey fun. The event runs from 6-9pm. Click here for details. The 67’s host their home-opener Sept. 29 against Peterborough at TD Place. Puck drop is at 2 p.m. Click here for tickets.
Can the REDBLACKS right the sinking ship? After dropping their third consecutive game last week, the REDBLACKS are itching to get back to the win column. With the last-place Argonauts visiting this weekend, it could be their best chance to put up some offensive points and turn the season around. Saturday’s matinee game kicks off at 1 p.m. Click here for tickets. The REDBLACKS also take on the BC Lions Sept. 21 and the Edmonton Eskimos Sept. 28.
Spend a day cruising around the Glebe with your pup on Sept. 8 for the annual Wiggle, Waggle Walk & Run. The marquis fundraiser for the Ottawa Humane Society will take walkers, joggers and doggie paddlers on a fun route throughout the Glebe with various distances including a five and 10-km run, a three-km walk, a two-km Furry Fun Run and a one-km Kids Fun Run. Register now. The races get going at 8 a.m. Sept. 8. Click here to get moving!
If you haven’t already got your tickets for CityFolk, then I would suggest heading to Compact Music immediately to pick up a weekend pass. They may go quick, especially with greats like Robert Plant, Leon Bridges, Rich Aucoin, Our Lady Peace and more headlining Ottawa’s premier folk festival. The festival kicks off with a bang Sept. 12 with Lucinda Williams at 7:30 p.m. before the Stumbellas take over the City Stage at 9:15 p.m. The festival continues throughout the weekend with performances by Bush, Rich Aucoin, Robert Plant, Leon Bridges and more. Click here for more details.
Once the big headliners are done at CityFolk, the party doesn’t stop, as close to 80 local bands are set to keep the party bouncing down Bank Street for Marvest – a two-day free local music showcase that will see 28 Glebe businesses transform into music venues Sept. 13-14. Think hair salons, toy stores, restaurants, pubs, quaint ma and pa shops – all of them coming to life under a new sonic light. All the shows are free with family-friendly shows during the day. Come out and support Ottawa’s blossoming music scene right here in the Glebe. Click here for more information on Marvest.
After bobbing to music all weekend, you may want to stretch out your bones and you can do just that with free Full Moon Yoga at Lansdowne Sept. 14 on the Great Lawn. Just bring a mat and your willingness to learn from top-notch instructors from the Rama Lotus Yoga Centre. The free session gets underway at 9 p.m. on the Great Lawn. Click here for details.
Ever walked by a gorgeous house in the Glebe and stop to wonder, who built it? When was it built? Who lived here so many years ago? Answer those curious question during the Glebe House Tour Sept. 15 that will take participants on a cruise through the Glebe’s most unique homes – from heritage jewels to architectural masterpieces. The tour runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for tickets.
The Ottawa Fury are in a consistent battle for a USL playoff spot and you can rally behind them at a number of games this month as they make a final post-season push. The Fury take on Tampa Bay Sept. 18, Hartford on Sept. 22 and the Indy Eleven on October 2. Get your tickets now!
Did you know that the founder of Second Cup used to be homeless? Listen to Frank O’Dea’s inspiring story that took him from the streets of Toronto to the top of one of the world’s largest coffee company’s during the Breakfast on the Rideau speaker series. The Operation Come Home fundraiser takes place at the Horticulture Building Sept. 19. Get your tickets here.
Fancy yourself a good bargain? Head straight to the Aberdeen Pavilion Sept. 20 for the 613Flea Night Market from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with all the vintage finds you can handle. The market returns during the day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for details.
Do your kids like superheroes? Dress them up as their favourite character and help raise money for a good cause during the Canadian National Institute for the Blind’s Hero Night Sept. 27. The FUN-draiser features costumes, LARPing, face-painting and a twilight walk. Join the fun online here.
What is a Bicycle Ball? Imagine a fancy party, low-carbon chic. Guests at the first annual Bicycle Ball Sept. 27 will arrive by low-to-no carbon means: transit, biking, walking, wheeling, or even canoeing. Snacks and drinks are low-carbon, plant-based, and everything is as low-waste as possible. Because who says you can’t rock a fancy party in low-carbon style? The party runs from 6:45 to 10:30 p.m. inside the Horticulture Building. Click here for details.
And that’s your Glebe at a Glance for September. Enjoy fall-ing in love with the Glebe this autumn.