Compared to the weather we’ve experienced this past week in Ottawa, this upcoming weekend looks to be pure delight! Whether you’re looking for sports, shopping, or the arts, there is something for everyone to enjoy this weekend in Ottawa:
Ottawa 67’s vs. Windsor Spitfires and Kingston Frontenacs
The Ottawa 67’s host a pair of games over the weekend, welcoming the Windsor Spitfires on Friday and the Kingston Frontenacs on Sunday afternoon. The Spitfires play in the Western Conference of the OHL and have struggled with just 16 wins and 33 points. The Frontenacs, on the other hand, are nipping at Ottawa’s heels. Kingston has 7 fewer points, but have played 3 fewer games. While Lawson Crouse won’t receive many cheers as part of the rival Frontenacs, he should be recognized by Team Canada fans for his performance in the gold medal win at the WJC earlier this week. Both games are great and affordable events for the whole family.
Watch Your Driving Album Release
As featured on UpFront Ottawa earlier this week, Vanessa Rotondo is releasing her debut spoken word album Watch Your Driving on Saturday, January 10th. To celebrate the release, Pressed Cafe is hosting an evening dedicated to the Spoken Word. On January 10, 2015, from 7-10pm, come join a spirited evening in celebration of creation, dreams, and legacy. The poetry of Watch Your Driving will be accompanied by live musical stylings. Additionally, the R.I.P. Ms. Focus cinepoem by Ottawa’s Dan Rascal Productions will be screened at the event. With just a $5 cover and albums available for purchase, it promises to be a great night featuring many individuals in Ottawa’s diverse and talented arts community.
Ottawa Farmers’ Market
Brand new in 2015, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market now offers a year-round, producers-only market. Come to Aberdeen Pavillion at Lansdowne Park on Sunday from 10am-3pm for the best local products, even in the heart of winter. With a laundry list of high-quality full-time vendors and unique occasional vendors, each weekend market will offer something special. Meats, cheeses, grains, baked goods, treats and more are available at this weekend’s Ottawa Farmers’ Market.
Ski/Snowboard at Camp Fortune
The weather is expected to be between -5° and -10°C this weekend in the Ottawa area, basically perfect for skiing and snowboarding. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of the slopes or interested in carving snow for the first time, this weekend looks like a great opportunity. While there are many ski resort options in the Ottawa area, a good example is Camp Fortune in Chelsea, Quebec, located just a 20 minute drive from downtown Ottawa. On Saturday, they offer 2 for 1 ski passes and equipment rental after 4pm.
Please note that most major Ottawa museums (including the Canadian Museum of History, War Museum, and Museum of Nature) will be closed this weekend to conduct annual maintenance. However, the museums will re-open on Monday, January 10th.