The end of August is upon us. It may not seem like it, with the blazing hot weather we’ve been having, but summer is winding down. Thankfully, there is plenty to do this weekend – whether in person or virtually – to help you make the most of one of the last weekends of the season.
Here’s a peak at what’s happening around Ottawa this weekend as we enjoy all that the summer has to offer.
Capital Pride 2021 is going ahead with a mix of virtual and in-person programming.
“Pride is not cancelled. Pride is never cancelled.”
We’ve arrived at yet another pandemic-style holiday weekend and things are…weird, to put it bluntly. While we may still be required to stay at home this Valentine’s/Family Day long weekend, there is plenty to do while staying safely away from others. Also, let’s not get too excited, but it would appear that the lockdown measures in Ottawa are reaching their end and the slow reopening of non-essential services is just around the corner, so that’s another thing to celebrate, along with an extra day off work.
We’ve made it to the final weekend of August and fall is in the air, but we’re not done yet. Capital Pride continues with events all weekend, including a virtual parade. Read on for some suggestions on how to make the most of this weekend.
The annual Capital Pride festival online runs from August 23 to 30.
Organizers of the annual festival have decided Capital Pride’s 2020 Grand Marshals will be healthcare workers who are helping our community through the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new month is upon us—and so is the weekend, for those of us who are having a hard time keeping track of what day it is anymore. Don’t worry, it’s understandable; we’ve been in physical isolation mode for how long now? Despite the challenges thrown our way, we adaptable creatures have taken this new “normal” in stride and there is still a whole lot going on—a safe distance from other people.
Here are some highlights from the last week on the blog and some things to look forward to this weekend.
Inspired by Canada’s first LGBTQ+ rights protest, Capital Pride’s 2019 Grand Marshall calls for renewed political action to support LGBTQ+ communities
The days are getting shorter and the nights are growing cooler and we are all in denial about the impending end of this marvelous summer. Thankfully we still have a handful of summer weekends left to enjoy and this one is bursting at the seams with ways to get out there and make the best of this beautiful season.
Meet Canadian author Kat Verhoeven at the Ottawa Public Library, where she will talk about her new graphic novel, a queer story about friendship, body image, and strength.
We’ve tried to pack as much as possible into this roundup, so read closely, text your crew, and have fun!
Centretown Movies returns to Dundonald Park with PWYC admission and concession to some outdoor summer films.