There’s lots to cheer for this weekend in the Glebe
It’s a good weekend to be a sports fan in the Glebe.
The fun kicks off on Thursday when the REDBLACKS face off against the Calgary Stampeders for a second time this season. Come to TD Place and show your pride! Kickoff is at 7:30, but come early and stay late for the full experience. This week’s game is also special as it is the annual Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night. It will feature a flypast by C-18 aircrafts following the national anthem. Military personnel can also receive discounts on merchandise, food, drinks, and tickets. Read more here.
For the soccer fans: Fury FC can also be found at TD Place this weekend when they battle against Penn FC at the Saturday game. The team has a heavy schedule playing 8 games in 25 days this month, but they are ready to defend on their home turf. Get your fan gear ready and start practicing your cheers: the game starts at 2 p.m. Read here for more details.
If you’re a true soccer fan (or if you’re anyone at all) I’m sure you know how important Sunday is in the footy world. Fury FC is inviting you to their World Final Watch Party at TD Place. Bring your family, bring your friends and bring some chairs so you can lounge on the field and watch France duke it out with Croatia on the big screen. When Fury says party they mean it: there will be inflatables, face painting, food, and Fury mascot Sparky to hang out with. Rumour has it some of the Fury FC players will be making an appearance as well to take pictures with fans. Every ticket will also include admission to their July 21 match! Use the Ottawa Tourism promo code (FIFAOT) to get 25% off the Final Watch Party tickets. More info here.
Even if you aren’t big on sports, there are tons of other events planned for your perfect Glebe weekend.
Come check out Studio Sixty Six’s newest exhibit IN DETAIL by artists Kristina Corre, Amy Barker, and Kathryn Shriver. The artwork “speaks to the communal history of sewing and needlework as well as the social and artistic significance of work that was traditionally performed by women.” The opening reception will be on Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come by, enjoy the bar and hor d’oeuvres, and take a peek at the new feature. Details here.
Saturday morning, Whole Foods will be hosting their weekly Kids’ Club. Swing by with the kiddies and let them snack and craft away while you sit back and sip on complimentary coffee. Details here.
Start Sunday off right with the hour-long Lansdowne TD Place Stadium workout at 8 a.m. Get your butt in gear at this free weekly event, courtesy of Goodlife Fitness.
After working up a sweat in the stadium, you’re going to want to feed that hungry belly. Head next door to Aberdeen Square and pick up some fresh produce and other local goodies from the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday. Details here.
Are you a car person? Well do we ever have news for you! Once you’ve finished browsing all that good stuff at the Farmers’ Market, take a stroll through Lansdowne Park to find exotic supercars as part of Cars and Coffee. Even if you know zilch about cars, come by and take some photos with the fancy autos so you can pretend they are yours. No one has to know.
You can even do your exotic car-watching on a sweet ride of your own if you hop on board the Lansdowne train. The mini-train runs through Lansdowne Park starting outside Aberdeen Pavilion at 1 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends running all day. For $4 a person, you can take a scenic route of the area while giving your feet a well-deserved rest. The station is open until July 15, so don’t miss out on the train’s last weekend in the Glebe!