Can you believe March break is already here? Here are some of the fun events happening in Ottawa this weekend:
Ottawa Irish Festival
If you want to celebrate Irish culture, there are plenty of opportunities this weekend in during the Ottawa Irish Festival. It all starts with a Ghost Walk on Friday evening as you retrace the final steps of Thomas D’Arcy McGee. It cost $30 for the walk and $15 if you just want to attend the traditional Irish wake at the D’Arcy McGee Irish Pub on Sparks Street. Saturday is the St. Patrick’s Day Run for CHEO in downtown Ottawa. And of course, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at Elgin and Laurier at 11 am on Saturday morning and moves down Bank Street toward Lansdowne Park. Non-perishable food donations are requested. We wish everyone a fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday!
Tellers at the Well
The Ottawa Storytellers present a monthly performance at the West End Well, and March’s theme is “Don’t Sit on that Fairy Mound.” Storytellers Gail Anglin and Mary Wiggin will delight readers on Friday night from 7:30-9:30. Admission is pay-what-you-can, but guests are encouraged to pay $5 minimum.
Great Bowls of Fire 2015
This inventive event takes place on Saturday evening at the Glebe Community Centre. For $45, you can purchase a bowl made by some of Ottawa’s most talented potters. Then, you get to fill your bowl with soup from some of the most iconic restaurants in Ottawa, including Thyme & Again, Wellington Gastropub, Il Primo, Chez Edgar, Side Door Kitchen, and more. You get to enjoy this delicious soup with fresh bread from local bakeries and the entertainment of local musicians Cossette and Company. There will be silent and live auctions, and proceeds go to the Ottawa Food Bank. Get your tickets for Great Bowls of Fire now!
Ottawa Senators vs. Philadelphia Flyers
The Senators are on the road tonight as they do battle with the New York Islanders on Long Island. But they return home on Sunday night to face the floundering Philadelphia Flyers. Can the Senators push for the last and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference? They have a tough road to climb, but the Senators’ exceptional performance over the last month has the Boston Bruins sweating. Andrew Hammond continued his record-setting start to his NHL career, will he be in the crease to keep the run going on Sunday night?
Have a wonderful weekend and a fantastic March break, everyone!