It is hard to believe Thanksgiving weekend is already here. If you’re off to visit friends and family in other cities, we wish you safe and fun travels. For those staying in town, whether alone or to host family at a thanksgiving dinner of your own, there are plenty of events to add extra spice to the weekend. Don’t miss the opportunity to show out-of-towners some of what Ottawa has to offer.
Ottawa 67’s vs. Niagara Ice Dogs
The Ottawa 67’s open their home schedule tonight at 7:30pm when they host the Niagara Ice Dogs at TD Place. It is the 67’s first game at Landsdowne Park following two years in Kanata. The 67’s have struggled to open the season, posting a 0-4 record to date, but tonight’s opponent is right with them in the bottom of the Eastern Conference at 0-3. It should be a fun night, so come cheer and help the 67’s and newly minted captain Travis Konecny earn their first win of the young OHL season.
Metcalfe Farmers’ Market
On Saturday, take a scenic drive to Metcalfe, ON, for one of the last farmers’ markets of the year. Why not pick up some gorgeous local and seasonal produce to include in your Thanksgiving dinner? Special produce featured this month at the Metcalfe Farmers’ Market include broccoli, kale, garlic, and potatoes. In addition to the great food offerings, handmade goods from artisans and crafters will be on display and available for purchase, including furniture, jewellery, and woodcrafts.
Thanksgiving Weekend at the Farm
The Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum offers plenty of educational and family-friendly events this weekend, so if want to introduce visitors to the Experimental Farm in the heart of our nation’s capital, this weekend is the perfect time. The museum offers dozens of workshops, demonstrations and activities this weekend, ranging from everything to cranberry sauce and apple cider making (and tasting!) to horse harnessing and hoof trimming. Learn about Canadian animals, crops, and life cycles. Wagon rides through the fields of the Experimental Farm are offered for a small cost.
Third World Bazaar
The Third World Bazaar continues this weekend in Manotick. Again, it is the perfect time of year to take the scenic drive to Manotick and visit this unique and short-term bazaar with hand-picked products from Thailand, Indonesia, Mexico, South America, and Turkey. Featuring world-renowned products like Turkish ceramics, Peruvian pottery, and Ecuadorian alpaca wool, the bazaar is a delight for shoppers looking to add an international twist to their home. Purchase a coffee and help support Habitat for Humanity, and don’t forget to bring along non-perishable food items in support of the Shepherds of Good Hope.
We at UpFront Ottawa would like to wish you all a fun weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving!
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