Weekend What’s Up: Ball hockey, B-Ball, Salsa Dancing in the Glebe

August 22, 2019 | by glebeadmin

"It’s a sports lover’s dream this weekend in the Glebe, especially basketball, hockey and soccer fans.

But there’s more than just sports taking over the neighbourhood, as shoppers, music fans and food lovers will also find plenty to do in the Glebe.

Your weekend kicks off with a bang bright and early Saturday morning with Their Opportunity Ball Hockey Tournament. The three-on-three ball hockey tournament takes over the Aberdeen Square from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with round robin play and a playoff final. All proceeds go towards enrolling less fortunate children into organized sports. Click here for more information.

Between periods, head over to the Aberdeen Pavilion for 613Flea, where you can browse antique items, vintage video games and rare finds. The flea market runs all day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the Aberdeen Pavilion. Good luck, diggers. Click here for details.

Are you an aspiring Olympic athlete? Can you ball with the likes of Lebron and Durant? If you can roll, you may want to sign up for the Rise 3v3 Basketball Tournament at Lansdowne Park Saturday. The national tournament makes a stop in Ottawa this Saturday, looking for the best to represent Canada at the 2020 Olympics. Work on that jumper, perfect that pick and roll and you could be on your way to Tokyo next year. Click here for more details.

The Ottawa Fury will look to move up the USL standings this weekend when Saint Louis FC blows into town for the annual Pride Game at TD Place. The Fury currently sit in eighth place in the Western Conference, but a win over their rivals Saturday could push them up the standings. Saturday’s Pride Game will feature rainbow game jerseys to be auctioned off, thunder sticks and a giant rainbow flag that will float through the crowd. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. Get your tickets here.

Peaches, peas, peppers and potatoes are what you’ll find at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market this weekend at Lansdowne. The Market also boasts local artisan gifts, hot food and activities. The market runs every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more information.

Following the Farmers’ Market, music fans can catch Caveman Techno at the Lansdowne Summer Art Showcase at 6:30 p.m. Explore a cross-cultural musical experience mixing mixing traditional and archaic music with state of the art musical technologies. The free Sunday evening concerts take place just behind the Aberdeen Pavilion. Click here for details.

If cutting up a rug is more your thing, head to the Aberdeen Square for Dancing Under the Stars. Every Sunday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. you can take in the free Salsa Social. Learn how to master the dance right in your own back yard. Click here for details.

Have a splendid weekend. We know you will in the Glebe.