Yearly Canadians traditions as well as big and small events in Ottawa and around.
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My friend’s kid is going as a giraffe. Mark is “Georgie”, the first kid murdered by Pennywise the clown in “It”. Clearly, I failed at parenting.
On the evening of December 23, we drove to downtown Ottawa in a blizzard. Why? Because we’re Canadians and we fucking drive in a blizzard if needed, that’s why.
I always brainstorm Halloween with the best of intentions and little foresight. Typically, it’s September when monsters and treats invade…
On Friday night, twelve hours before what had been hyped up as “Canada’s big milestone” in “Ottawa, the place to be,” we had facts but no specific plan.
The plan was to drive to the French Embassy, cast our votes and go home—hopefully the drive there and back plus civic duty would take less than an hour.
We both behaved like proper French and agreed a mistake had been made and it was the government’s fault.
Last weekend, we went to Lansdowne Park to check out the NHL Centennial Fan Arena, “a touring tribute to a century of hockey”—no, it doesn’t get more Canadian than that.
I didn’t feel like listening to analysis, explanations or excuses. I didn’t want to hear Trump again. I wanted to see the night unfold in 140 characters or less because really, “WTF” is only three letters and this was all we needed at this stage.