Can you believe the last full weekend of July is already here? Don’t let the summer pass you by! It’s expected to be a rainy day on Saturday and toasty on Sunday, but that won’t keep us down, will it? Here are some of the awesome events happening all around our fair city of Ottawa this weekend, so get out and enjoy:
Ottawa REDBLACKS versus Calgary Stampeders
The Ottawa REDBLACKS are on a two-game losing streak following back-to-back losses to the Edmonton Eskimos, so their record on the season currently stands at 2-2. The team will attempt to restore a winning record with a victory over the Stamps tonight at TD Place. It won’t be an easy task, considering the Stampeders are the defining Grey Cup Champions, and they’ve already racked up three wins on the young season. Get your tickets to cheer on the hometown team, or head to one of the many fantastic pubs and restaurants around the city to take in the game with great food, great drinks, and great company. Let’s get back in the win column!
Free Friday Night Comedy Show
This one sounds like a lot of fun. For the 19+ crowd out there, you can enjoy FREE comedy and unlimited poutine every Friday night at the Glue Pot Pub, organized by Comedy Ottawa. “This is where comedy is born – from amateurs making their first attempts at new material to pros further refining their finest material – we’ll have it all!” It all starts at 9pm, and each comedian has five minutes to perform their best stuff. It’s a great opportunity to support the local arts scene, have a good time, and definitely enjoy some laughs. While the event is free, donations in support of the comedians and the initiative are certainly appreciated.
PongShop Summer 2015 Club
Looking for a change of pace this weekend? Come play table tennis on Friday night at the Gladstone Sports and Health Centre. The cost is just $8 per session for non-members. If you can’t make it out this week, don’t worry – the club runs every Friday night from 7:00 pm until 9:30 pm until the end of August. Dust off those rackets and start pinging and ponging!
Have you always wanted to learn how to line dance, or samba, or folk dance? Now is your chance! Every Saturday, the Chinatown Multicultural Centre outdoor dancing from 10:30 am to 11:30 am on the streets of Chinatown. Experienced dance instructors will lead newcomers and dance aficionados alike through a variety of dance moves and styles. The event is completely free and no registration is required, just show up with your best dancing shoes and have fun.
Ottawa Fury FC versus Carolina RailHawks
Do you have a young child enrolled in soccer? Give them a taste of the big leagues by treating them to a visit to TD Place to watch the Fury take on the Carolina RailHawks. The theme on Sunday is “Fury Fanatics Match,” and kids with a Fury lanyard can enter to win a contest for a photo shoot at the match. Ottawa Fury currently sit in first place in the fall season, with three wins and a draw through four games. Carolina is not far behind, with two wins, a draw, and a loss. However in the combined spring and fall standings Ottawa is tied with Carolina in total points, so this is a huge matchup. Tickets are still available for the clash on Sunday afternoon at TD Place, so don’t miss it.