What to Do in Ottawa: Weekend Preview December 5-7

What to Do in Ottawa: Weekend Preview December 5-7

FIFA Women’s World Cup Draw Viewing Party

The official draw for the 2015 FIFA Women’s Word Cup takes place on Saturday afternoon at the Canadian Museum of History. Canadian soccer legend Christine Sinclair and hockey icon Hayley Wickenheiser will be part of the ceremonies, including other important sports ambassadors. You can watch the draw along with other soccer fanatics at the Dome@Louis-Riel. The event is free and features face-painting, soccer cookies, a kick power meter, and more. Sign a giant card to wish the players luck, and enter to win four tickets to a group stage match next summer at TD Place Stadium!

Mayor’s Christmas Celebration

Come to City Hall on Saturday afternoon for a fun-filled, family-friendly afternoon of entertainment at the Mayor’s 14th Annual Christmas Celebration. Bring the kids to skate on the Rink of Dreams, sip hot chocolate with marshmallows while listening to the Ottawa Children’s Choir sing Christmas carols, and make crafts in Santa’s workshop. With warm winter treats supplied by Beavertails and an afternoon of live performances, this is a great event to get you in the holiday spirit. Donations of non-perishable food items for the Ottawa Food Bank are requested.

Dufflebag Theatre’s A Christmas Carol

Presented in partnership with the International Children’s Festival, Dufflebag Theatre’s interactive rendition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is great for the whole family. Taking place at the Ottawa Little Theatre on Saturday afternoon, the show is humourous and improvised – there is no telling what could happen! Don’t miss the chance to volunteer as an audience member to play a role in this iconic Christmas story. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for children.

“Duplessis Gives To His Province” Exhibit

This special traveling exhibit presented by the Musée québécois de culture populaire wraps up this weekend at the Canadian Museum of History. “Duplessis Gives to His Province: The Political Marketing of the Union Nationale” is an informative exhibit which explains the diverse and innovative methods Duplessis and his party used to market themselves to the people in an era before television. Learn how propaganda was used to craft of vision of Duplessis and the Union Nationale, and how the marketing methods were just as effective as those used in the current era. The exhibit features photographs, audio, and objects as diverse as matchbooks and comic strips used to promote the ideology in mid-century Quebec.

Ottawa Senators versus Vancouver Canucks

The Senators play in Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon, but return home for an all-Canadian tilt on Sunday evening. Vancouver outpaced Ottawa in overtime the last time these two sides faced off, and Ottawa can attempt to even the ledger with a home win. The Canucks are one of the stronger teams in the NHL this season, ranked third in the league at the time of writing. The Senators, on the other hand, have struggled of late, posting losses in 6 of their last 7 games. Hopefully the Senators can use a enthusiastic home crowd to return to the win column.

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