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Stay Home Club with Jill Kennedy: June 29-July 5

Happy Friday! We had an exciting week with the 2020 Junos finally being awarded! We found out several establishments have announced plans to reopen including the National Gallery of Canada and Watson’s Mill in Manotick. And of course there was that lovely day off in the middle of the week – any one else feel like they didn’t know what to do with that? Like is this a weekend? Not quite… but I don’t have to work? Anyway, check out how I’ve been spending my time this week below!

[Watching]

Canada’s Drag Race premiered this week. RuPaul has handed the judge’s duties over to Canadian actor, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Canadian model, Stacey Mackenzie and RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 contestant and Canadian queen, Brooke Lynn Hytes. The twelve queens offer a diverse range of experiences, like seasoned queen Rita Baga from Montreal, 24 year old Ilona Verley from Nlaka’pamux First Nation and 21 year old Kyne from Kitchener-Waterloo, who brings 100,000 Youtube followers with her. You can watch Canada’s Drag Race on Crave.

[Listening]

This week I listened to season one of the acclaimed Missing and Murdered podcast, hosted by CBC’s Connie Walker. Season one follows the tragic story of Alberta Williams, a young Indigenous woman who went missing in the 80s. Walker does a great job of balancing the elements of the popular true crime genre with educational anecdotes about the Indigenous experience. She looks particularly at the terrifying issues surrounding missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, the modern effects of the residential school system and the dynamic and relationship of Indigenous folks to the RCMP.

[Spending Time]

This week I learned the ins and outs of gardening by taking on a garden at my new place that needed some tender loving care! Do you put down the soil or the plants first? What is triple mix exactly? How do you plan out your plant placement? I learned all those answers and shared them on a blog you can check out here.

What’s on your Stay Home Club this week? Comment below!

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