Weekend What’s Up: Help Santa Toy Parade, Glebe Spree and the Mighty Ducks in the Glebe

November 14, 2019 | by glebeadmin

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Alright, Glebeites, Flying V!

If you’ve seen the original Mighty Ducks movie, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. If you haven’t seen it, this weekend is your chance to catch the classic hockey film that sees former youth hockey star Gordon Bombay coach a group of misfits into a championship-calibre team. This Sunday you can go for an afternoon skate at TD Place, then cozy up in the stands with a bowl of popcorn to watch the 1992 film The Mighty Ducks. Skating begins at 1 p.m. with the movie screening at 2:15 p.m. Click here for tickets. Quack, quack, quack!

But the Mighty Ducks aren’t the only thing playing in the Glebe this weekend, as the neighbourhood is packed full of fun with GNAG’s Fall Craft Fair, the Colonel By Classic hockey and the launch of the Glebe’s favourite contest Glebe Spree, which gets under way Friday.

The weekend kicks off Nov. 15 with the Fall Craft and Artisan Fair at GNAG from Friday through Sunday. Start knocking things off your list this weekend with crafts, kid’s toys, pottery, spa products, jewellery and more. The fair runs Friday from 6-9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for details.

Holiday cheer will float all throughout the Glebe Saturday during the Help Santa Toy Parade, where a spectacle of holiday-themed floats and costumed entertainers will roll through the neighbourhood from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Expect dazzling wintery scenes, decadently dressed-up vehicles and charming Christmas characters during this fun family outing along Bank Street. The annual parade by the Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters’ Association has been a beloved annual tradition since 1969. Attendees are encouraged to donate new toys or a financial contribution to help support families in need during the holiday season. The parade commences at Ottawa City Hall before travelling down Bank Street to Lansdowne Park. Click here for more information.

Following the parade, warm up inside the Aberdeen Pavilion and do some shopping for Christmas. 613 Flea boasts everything from vintage video games and records, to furniture, clothing, jewellery and artisan goods. Everything you need to cross off that Christmas list. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for details.

On Sunday, you can continue your Christmas shopping at the Grand Market 2019 inside the Horticulture Building. It’s a “collosal sale” of gently used women’s clothing and accessories, children’s toys, books, board games, art and other treasures. The Grand Market runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and if you really can’t wait to find out what’s sitting under the tree, visit the psychic table and have your Tarot Cards or palm read. Click here for more information. 

Also on Sunday, you can do some more shopping at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market inside the Aberdeen Pavilion from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fresh produce, artisan goods, hot food and so much more. Click here for more information.