What to Do in Ottawa: Weekend Preview January 16-18

What to Do in Ottawa: Weekend Preview January 16-18

Can you believe January is half over already? 2015 is off to a quick start as we already welcome the third weekend of the New Year. Get out and enjoy some of these Ottawa events this weekend:

Ottawa 67’s vs. Owen Sound Attack

TD Place at Lansdowne Park is host to this inter-division OHL matchup on Friday night. Owen Sound is 4th in the Midwest Division with 45 points, but they give up few goals and stay in every game (they have a league-high seven shootout losses). Ottawa, meanwhile, were expected to struggle but have paced themselves to 2nd in the East Division. Erik Bradford, who was traded to the Attack three games prior, will have a chance to face off against old teammates, including scorching-hot 67’s captain Travis Konecny. 67’s games are great for the whole family, so don’t miss it.

Ottawa Senators vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Fresh off a huge 4-1 home win over the Montreal Canadiens last night, the Senators need to get on a roll if they want to rekindle their playoff hopes. There is no better place to start a streak than at home tomorrow against Carolina, the second-worst team in the East. Mike Hoffman, who leads all rookies in scoring with 15 goals, will look to continue his hot hand. Ottawa won the last matchup between the teams in a shootout back in March 2014.

Dovercourt Winter Carnival

For residents of Westboro, this annual winter carnival is a huge hit with families. Starting at 4pm, come to Westboro Kiwanis Park to enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice skating, face painting, and even toboggan bowling. Indulge in hot dogs, hot chocolate, and “Dovertails.” When the outdoor action is over, head into the pool to watch Frozen while bobbing in the water. Quite the evening!

Sandy Hill Winter Carnival

Sandy Hill residents can enjoy a winter carnival of their own on Sunday afternoon. This great family event features ice carving, skating, winter games, and great winter treats. You can escape the cold with indoor crafts and a magic show. The evening concludes with a community dinner. For just $5 per adult (and $2 per child), you can enjoy a tasty dinner with comfort food like chili and mac & cheese, accompanied by great music from talented local artist Deborah Landry.

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