Kiersten VuorimakiCommunity Writer
Kiersten in an avid local sports fan, book lover, world explorer, and connoisseur of Mexican food joints wherever she can find them. She drinks too much coffee, and has a great palate for craft beer served on a sunny patio in the market.
Ottawa is hanging in that transitional moment between colourful fall hikes and twinkling winter skates, so it may seem like our weekends are getting trickier to fill with exciting shenanigans. Fear not! We’ve got you covered for a variety of cool excuses to get out of the house, either on your own, or with those friends you keep forgetting to make plans with.
Haunted Houses and pumpkin carving parties may be at the very top of your to-do list this weekend, and if so, enjoy the heck out of that. If you’re still not sure what else there is to do, we’ve got your back. From a writing festival to choral music and an outdoor movie screening get out and about this weekend with your people and take in some of the nicer weather before the snow flies.
Whether your long weekend was an end-of-summer blur, or a relaxing last hurrah at the cottage, the shortened work week means that another weekend is already upon us. This is a great chance to try something new, or spend the weekend outdoors patio sitting and taking in some fun local outdoor live events.
Labour Day is the last day of work for the Boys of Summer, as the Ottawa Champions wind down a roller coaster season this weekend at home. Consider this your last chance to catch the team before the long, cold offseason.
This weekend is promising a mixed bag of weather, but it also holds a wide variety of activities in and around the city. Movies and music and beer are readily available this weekend, but you don’t have to look very hard for other cool things to tickle your fancy as we all try to jam as much awesomeness as we can into our remaining summer days (and nights).
Third base and outfield coach Jared Lemieux is the team’s in-house hype man, always ready with a smile, a piece of bubblegum, a fist bump, and some dancing.
As the summer heats up (literally) the Champions hitters are following suit. The past few series have seen fewer runners left on base and more consistent production when they need it most. Halfway through the 2018 season, Ottawa is still sitting in last place, but in such a small league, anything can happen as summer gets hotter.