Weekend What’s Up: OHL Championship, Savour The Moment, Jane’s Walk
It’s going to be a wild weekend in the Glebe. And if you’re a fan of championship hockey, food, nature and bargain hunting, you won’t need to go anywhere but your back yard this weekend.
It’s a full weekend in the neighbourhood – and it all kicks off Thursday night with Game 1 of the OHL Championship at TD Place.
The Ottawa 67’s have been rolling through the playoffs this year with ease, racking up 12 consecutive wins while eliminating Hamilton, Sudbury and Oshawa en route to the championship finals. Their final OHL test begins Thursday night when the Guelph Storm blow into town for the beginning of what promises to be a series for the ages. Game 1 kicks off Thursday at 7 p.m. with game 2 taking over Lansdowne Saturday at 2 p.m. Click here for tickets to that game.
Can the 67’s continue their dominance? Or will Guelph’s “comeback kids” muster up enough fight to stage another OHL upset? Find out Thursday at TD Place. Come out and support the boys in red as they push for an OHL Championship and a berth in the Memorial Cup tournament. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. at TD Place on Thursday. Click here for your tickets.
Ready, set, sort!
The popular Food Sort Challenge is back at Lansdowne this Friday, where corporate and community teams compete head to head to see who can sort food the fastest. Challenge an office team; a business competitor; your mother-in-law and finally determine who is the ultimate champion. The Ottawa Food Bank fundraiser kicks off at 10 a.m. Friday at the Aberdeen Pavilion. Click here for more information.
Bite, taste, savour!
Enjoy some of the finest fare Ottawa has to offer at the Savour the Moment fundraiser at the Horticulture Building Friday night. Scores of restaurants, bakeries, breweries and wineries are taking over Lansdowne. And don’t worry about not being able to try everything on offer. Your ticket will give you a sample from every vendor throughout the night. The event is a fundraiser for the Children’s Wish Foundation with tickets at $80 per person. Savour the moment runs from 6-10 p.m. Friday night in the Glebe. Click here for tickets.
On Saturday, you’ll want to show up at the Aberdeen Pavilion with a suitcase to fill with all sorts of goodies, vintage finds and antique gifts at 613Flea. The monthly flea market is back this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Browse hundreds of vendors and score serious deals on everything from comic books and video games to antique furniture. Click here to start digging for your treasure.
The Ottawa 67’s are back on the ice Saturday afternoon for Game 2 of the OHL Championship. This game is expected to be a sellout, so get your tickets now here! Go 67’s Go!
On Sunday, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market heads outdoors for the summer. While most produce isn’t quite in season just yet, you can still get your hands on some fresh asparagus, mushrooms and a whole pile of maple syrup to drizzle all over your life. The market runs this and every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more information.
How much do you know about the trees that are native to the Glebe? You’ll know a lot more after Sunday if you take part in Jane’s Walk, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Glebe Community Association’s Environment Committee will guide a 1-km tour through Glebe south, where you will encounter basswood, silver maple, bitternut hickory, hemlock, red and burr oak as well as rock elm. Jane’s Walks honour Jane Jacobs, whose vision of the organic city has been a major influence on urban planning since the 1960s. Click here for more information.