Your Ottawa REDBLACKS do battle with the Edmonton Eskimos on Sunday evening for the rights to the coveted Grey Cup. Gather with your friends, head out to your favourite local viewing venue, and cheer on the REDBLACKS as they vie for the Grey Cup in just their second year in the league. Ottawa last saw a Grey Cup win in 1976, when the Ottawa Rough Riders triumphed over the Saskatchewan Roughriders 23-20. Even though the 103rd Grey Cup Festival is in Winnipeg, Ottawa is alive with excitement! The official viewing party at TD Place starts at 5pm and admission is free, so make sure you Grey Cup Viewing Partyget your ticket. Let’s go #RNation!
Here’s what’s happening in the nation’s capital this late November weekend
Canadian Museum of History Christmas Market
If you only attend one event this holiday season, the Museum of History Christmas Market should be it. More than 75 exhibitors will gather in the Grand Hall to showcase their artistic creations and fresh treats. Shop for that special someone or treat yourself to local produce, cheese, baked goods, spirits, or handcrafted goods, jewellery, and fashion. With beauty products, gourmet products, household items, woodwork, wines, ciders…the list goes on! The market is open from 9:30-5pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Admission is free.
All that Glam Fundraiser
“Give a Jewel Feed a School.” On Saturday between 8am-2pm, come to the Richcraft Recreation Complex for the All that Glam Fundraiser in support of the Breakfast Club of Canada. All proceeds go directly to the school breakfast program in Coral Harbour, Nunavut. Earlier this month, generous people across the city donated their gently used jewellery and handbags. Now, you can come shop and find that perfect accent piece for your holiday party while supporting a very worthy cause. To date, this initiative has raised over $40,000 to the school’s breakfast program!
The Wedding Consignment Show
If you have a wedding coming up, you know how tricky it can be to stay on budget without sacrificing on your dream wedding. Past brides can also pass on their wedding dress and accessories to make someone else’s day just as special as yours. Everyone wins at the Wedding Consignment Show this Saturday at Nepean Sportsplex. In addition to wedding dresses, you can buy or sell items like decorations, tuxes, veils, wedding favours, shoes, cake toppers, and dresses for the maid of honour, bridesmaids, flower girls, and mother of the bride/groom. The event takes place from 9am-5pm on Saturday. Admission is $5 and parking is free.
4th Annual New Trend Craft Show
Come to Sir Robert Borden High School on Saturday or Sunday for the 4th Annual New Trend Craft Show. Expect to see beautiful woodwork, crafts, art pieces, knit pieces, jewellery, fashion, local goods like honey and cheese, chocolate, and so much more! The event is presented by the Capital Artists Guild. Admission is free, parking is free, and the first 25 customers each day get a free swag bag!
Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends. Readers in Ottawa, don’t forget that Black Friday takes place this weekend – why not shop local?