Good morning, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. The weather was beautiful for the most part, making it a perfect weekend to enjoy the outdoors. As the summer chugs along, more and more events are opening up again, some new concepts, and other tried-and-true local favourites.
As per my last post, I’m back to focusing on news and updates of events, and moving away from simply blogging, for the most part. Life is still crazy busy for us here, with both the Covert baby and Covert baby 2.0 running amuck, so I’m sticking to the event promotion basics only! Here are updates on some great events that you may be interested in:
The Casino Lac-Leamy Sound of Light Show
This annual international fireworks competition is held at the Museum of Civilization, and can be seen clearly from both sides of the river. However, the music has to be enjoyed from the spectator’s areas at the museum in Hull. If you’ve never been to this annual event, I would highly recommend it; the fireworks are incredible, and in my humble opinion, rival the Canada Day fireworks at Parliament Hill.
This event was cancelled this year due to the pandemic. The good news is that it’s back on this year, the bad news is that tickets are totally sold out for all dates. However, as mentioned, you can still take in the fireworks from many places throughout the downtown core, or maybe you can find someone looking to sell off their tickets. The shows are normally held each Wednesday and Saturday night at dusk, however this year is a little different, with presentations on: August 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20 and 21st at 6:30pm. Details are loaded on my events calendar, or you can check the event website by clicking here.
Football is back in the nation’s capital!! The Ottawa Redblacks kicked off their season this past weekend with a win against the Edmonton Elks (yes, that’s their new name) on Saturday night. Next week they have a bye-week followed by a game in Saskatchewan on Saturday, August 21st, with their home opener the following week on August 28th. Limited seats are available to the public, but we should still cheer on our team from wherever we can to support them!
While talking about the Redblacks, let’s keep with the TD Place/Lansdowne Park theme as it’s hopping this month! In previous posts, I mentioned the Van Gogh Experience, which continues daily all month into September at the Aberdeen Pavilion. Additionally, you can catch a theatrical production, which utilizes a revolutionary presentation concept: it plays out literally in front of your eyes throughout the TD Place area.
The Glebe BIA has organized a production of C-O-N-T-A-C-T, which starts off on a park bench in the TD Place area, and as the show progresses, the audience follows the characters as they maneuver through the plot in the neighbourhood. The audience requires an app and a pair of earphones so that they can follow along with the audio of the performance. It truly is a unique experience, and I think that it looks pretty awesome!! All the showtimes and dates are listed on my events calendar, or you can check their website to buy tickets.
Ottawa Comiccon Update
Once again, it’s not all good news in the events industry; since my last post, Ottawa Comiccon announced that it will be cancelled in September due to the pandemic. I don’t think this is much of a surprise to anyone though, as it’s an indoor event that draws tens of thousands of people over the weekend. We’re not quite there yet, so you’ll have to hold off on squeezing into the spidey onesie, or growing replica ganglia for your Captain Saru costume until next year! **Yes, Trekkies, I am aware that his ganglia fell off due to his bout of “vahari” when he was just a co-captain with Michael Burnham, but they are still a major part of Kelpien anatomy, and would really add to the costume.