Another weekend is upon us! Here are some of the great events happening around our nation’s capital this March weekend:
Ottawa Irish Festival
The annual Ottawa Irish Festival kicks off this weekend and continues until March 17. This weekend’s events include the festival proclamation by acting mayor Bob Monette at City Hall. Saturday features many St. Patrick Celebrations. Our Lady of Fatima Parish on Woodroffe will host an evening of live Irish music and tasty Irish food. St. Patrick’s Basilica in downtown Ottawa plays host to a lively night of music and dancing with tickets available for $20 each. Finally, the Celtic Tenors perform at the Schenkman Arts Centre in Orleans, with tickets available from $20 to $56.
Ottawa Senators vs. Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames
The Ottawa Senators shocked the league as they went on a 4-0-1 run on a Western Conference road trip, largely thanks to the phenomenal play of rookie goaltender Andrew Hammond. The road trip combined with an early two wins against Montreal and Florida propelled Ottawa back into the playoff race, as they chase the Boston Bruins for the final wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference. The Senators now return home for a three-game homestand, with games against the Buffalo Sabres tonight and Calgary Flames on Sunday evening. The Senators currently sit five points back of the Bruins with one game in hand. Can they pull it off?
Ottawa 67’s vs. London Knights
The Ottawa 67’s have been the surprise of the OHL this season. The team, which is going through a rebuild, was expected to be among the worst in major junior hockey this year. Instead, they have racked up an impressive 34-22-3-1 record, good enough for 2nd in the Eastern Conference and guaranteeing a playoff spot. They battle their second-place western counterparts in the London Knights on Friday night at TD Place. You can purchase a family pack with four tickets and included parking for just $70, making this a perfect night out for the whole family.
Ottawa-Gatineau Golf Expo
Come to the EY Centre on Saturday or Sunday for the 20th annual Ottawa-Gatineau Golf Expo. Golf season is coming up soon, so there’s no better time to test our new equipment, speak with real golf pros and learn to improve your game. Admission is $14 for adults while children under 12 years old can enter for free.
A Taste of the Commonwealth
The Royal Commonwealth Society hosts “A Taste of the Commonwealth” at City Hall on Sunday afternoon. For $30, adults of legal drinking age can sample fine wines and delectable food from Canada another other Commonwealth countries.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!