Weekly Round-up: May 22

I hope everyone had a great short work week and are ready to (safely) enjoy some beautiful weather this weekend. Here are some things you should know before you step out to enjoy the sunshine.  

The National Capital Commission is heading into its second reopening phase, which means you’ll be able to shake-up your daily walk schedule. Make sure you keep physically distancing if you check out the Gatineau parkway pilot project.  

With businesses starting to reopen after two months of shuttering their doors, many people are itching to visit some of their favourite shops. The City of Ottawa has a released a toolkit guiding different industries through a safe way to reopen. 

Wu-Tang Clan keeps supporting our city, this time with t-shirts, hand sanitizer and even a yummy new dish from Pure Kitchen. The proceeds from these products will go to CHEO, the Ottawa Mission and the Ottawa Food Bank 

If you’re looking for your music fix this weekend, Jill has you covered with her live stream guideYou can catch DJ Shub, Tara Shannon and the Arkells 

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

Watch: I am so excited to binge Little Fires Everywhere this weekend! Based on Celeste Ng’s captivating book of the same name, the story explores a town divided over an adoption gone wrong. The show packs the star power with Scandal’s Kerry Washington and Big Little Lies’s Reese Witherspoon facing off. You can catch this one on Amazon Prime. 

Listen: If you haven’t heard it by now, you need to give William Prince’s new single a listen. I stop whatever I’m working on (don’t tell my boss) when That’s All I’ll Ever Become plays on the morning show. 

Read: I’m ready to get my hands on Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld. Her revisionist history fiction dropped this week and reimagines both Hillary Clinton and America’s stories if she dumped Bill Clinton. I’ve heard it’s both timely and thought provoking.  

Eat: This summer sunshine has me ready for juicy strawberries and fresh vegetables. Right now, we can’t wander the stalls at our food markets, but we can still support our local producers. Make an order online and pick-up up everything you need for a summer salad at either the Parkdale or Byward markets.  


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