Walk with the trees in the Glebe this week

October 6, 2015 | by glebeadmin
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Tree Fest Ottawa is hosting several events in the Glebe this week.

Football game, hockey and flea market on this weekend in the Glebe

Discover the power of trees in the Glebe this week.

Tree Fest Ottawa is hosting a short film festival and keynote series, workshops and an Indigenous Walk through the Glebe as part of their tree festival at Lansdowne Park.

It all starts tonight with Trees of Life, a film and speaker night featuring award-winning films Forest Man, The Man Who Planted Trees, and Moving Forest and a talk by renowned botanist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger. This free event all starts at 6:30 p.m. Click here to reserve your seat.

Tree Fest continues Wednesday with a Hidden Harvest Workshop that will teach Ottawans how to spot hidden edible fruit trees and harvest them so the food doesn’t go to waste. The walk will take participants on a walk through Lansdowne and the Glebe and give harvesters tips on where and how to donate hidden fruit.

The fest caps off with an Indigenous Walk with Otipemsiwak/Nehiyaw (Métis/Cree) artist and educator Jaime Koebel, who will offer up his indigenous perspective of trees and plants in the Glebe. Koebel will also teach participants a traditional art form call Birch Bark Biting. To reserve a spot, contact jaime@indigenouswalks.com.

And sports fans are always in luck in the Glebe, as two of the three sports teams play home games this week at TD Place.

It all starts tonight when the Ottawa RedBlacks host the Toronto Argonauts at TD Place at 7:30 p.m. The RedBlacks have a chance to snatch first place away from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with a win tonight at home, but Toronto has won both meetings so far this season.

The Ottawa 67s also play Friday night at TD Place Arena when the Oshawa Generals blow into town. Ottawa will be looking to win its second game in a row after a slow start to the season (0-3-0). Puck drop is at 7 p.m.

613flea heads to Lansdowne this weekend.

613flea heads to Lansdowne this weekend.

Saturday is a day for bargain shoppers in the Glebe, as the Aberdeen Pavilion will morph into a giant flea market during the 613flea event. The non-for-profit market place will feature scores of local artisans and entrepreneurs showcasing their products. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

And you’re time is slowly running out before the Ottawa Farmers’ Market moves indoors in November. The market is still on at the Aberdeen Square every Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Now’s your time to get that perfect Halloween pumpkin.