Weekly round-up: May 8th

We’ve made it to another weekend! Happy Friday! This weekend you can start to make use of our city’s parks, visit a garden centre or pick up some supplies from a hardware store. Don’t forget to show your moms and mother figures how much you care for them. This weekend isn’t offering up the best weather, but I have some content suggestions for a weekend indoors. 

Whether the current economic situation has you itching to cash out your portfolio or jump into some short-term trading, this explainer with Briana Brownell will help you make the best decision for your financial future. 

Gatineau Park re-opens this weekend, but the National Capital Commission says it can only be used by residents in local neighbourhoods. Later phases in the NCC re-open plans will eventually see this accessible to everyone.  

Mental Health week is wrapping up; this year’s theme encourages you to #GetReal about your feelings. It’s completely natural to experience a variety of feelings throughout the pandemic, our way of life has turned upside down. Everyone has mental health and I put together some resources if you are looking for support.  

Elsewhere, Fatima Tariq has some safe ways you and your loved ones can celebrate Mother’s Day.  

What to watch, listen to, read and eat this weekend 

Watch: You may not be able to see the Canadian Tulip Festival in person but that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate the beautiful blooms. The Festival says you can see the flowers through its social media, website or YouTube channel.  

Listen: If this time has inspired you to get more music in your life, you can learn from the best. Check out the daily music lesson from the Arkells.  

Read: I’m currently reading From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle, a Metis scholar based in Toronto. His memoir paints a stunning look at the impacts of inter-generational trauma and a testament to his own resilience. You’ll also recognize a few local spots. 

Eat: Grab some prepared meals from Thyme & Again. You can pick up anything from fresh desserts or freezer dinners from the restaurant’s Wellington or Carling locations.  

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