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Video of the Week: Football Journeys – #32COLINFALVEY

On the heels of Ottawa Fury FC’s historic 2-1 win against Minnesota yesterday, we bring you Football Journeys – #32ColinFalvey, a short documentary by our contributor Neil Dowling. “Irish footballer Colin Falvey talks about his journey as a professional player that has taken him to four different continents. Meanwhile his current team Ottawa Fury is on […]


Write On Ottawa: Stories of courage in cancer fight

For almost two decades, the Ottawa-based Busting Out dragon boat team has been offering inspiration and hope to women who have survived breast cancer. While there is no age limit to join (members range in age from their mid-30s to early-80s), all team members must have completed cancer treatment, and also recovered sufficiently to be able […]

Fury fans. Photo by Steve Kingsman.

Win tickets to Fury FC’s home finale!

Fall is here, the hoodies are out, and Ottawa is starting to look like a Group of Seven painting (a Thomson though, not a Jackson.  Ugh).  Point is, it’s getting colder.  So what better way to warm up than by getting tickets to see the hottest team in Canada (Blue Jays): Ottawa Fury FC! Apt613 […]

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Foodie Friday: Making the Link – Sausages and Beer

Aren’t sausage puns the wurst? Beer and sausages: a perfect pairing. Below I’d like to call attention to two venues in Ottawa’s east end where you can indulge your palate with these two German delicacies. Beechwood’s newly opened Clarkstown Kitchen and Bar (formerly El Mason) has modernized the historical beer and sausage marriage and taken it […]

Romuald Peiser takes the field at TD Place. (Picture courtesy of Ottawa Fury FC)

Match Preview: Fury look to outshine Cosmos’ stars

 Romuald Peiser No one can get a shot passed you You can make any stop Even if you’re standing still And if a striker Thinks he knows just what to do He might make it through And then get stopped by you     -Lost lyrics to Finger Eleven’s “Paralyzer” (They’re big Fury fans) Get ready, […]

All photos by Kenneth Ingram.  Left: Archery Tag co-founders Ramsay Jackson, Qi Hu, and Brian Seto. Right: Qi Hu demonstrates technique.

Flying arrows with ‘marshmallow’ tips: Archery Tag comes to Ottawa

Apt613 was invited to Archery Games, a new recreational facility that celebrates its grand opening in Ottawa this weekend. Inspired (in part) by dodgeball and paintball, the sport is guaranteed to make you sweat and won’t hurt if when you get hit. Standing outside an 8,000 square foot arena before game time, Ramsay Jackson focuses […]

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Match Preview: Fury look to extend streak against Minnesota

Two clubs, both alike in dignity, In fair Ottawa, where we play our match, From expansion woes to become no ones pity, A righteous victory our heroes will snatch. From forth the footwork of these two foes To the field skillful strikers will take; Stout defences they intend to expose, Though Falvey and Alves dost […]

The Southsiders section, photo from the RedBlacks Facebook page

“Northside Sucks”: A history of the Southsiders, Ottawa’s underdog football fan club

They’re the face paintin’, flag wavin’, hootin’ and hollerin’ fans on the Southside upper deck at RedBlacks games. You may have seen them. They’re called the Southsiders, and they’re a part of Ottawa football history. The Southsiders are, in essence, an Ottawa football fan club. Started in 1980 by Southsiders President for Life Byron Smith […]

John Pugh in 1977, playing at Wembley with the Sheffield football club.

Q & A with Fury President John Pugh, the man who brought professional soccer to Ottawa

We spoke with John Pugh, President of Ottawa Fury FC, and the man responsible for bringing professional soccer to Ottawa. Apt613: Where did you grow up? A place called Hereford, it’s on the border between England and Wales, Pugh is a Welsh name. It’s famous for Bulmer’s Cider and Strongbow, and obviously Hereford cattle. What […]