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Hey again friends!

If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering what you should be doing this Canada Day in the capital region, or maybe you are wondering what I’m doing today!
Regardless, I’ve got a few ideas that could make your July 1st a lot more patriotic and a lot more fun (and it doesn’t involve starting the day at Tim Hortons)

One of my great friends Jordan Gilman (or Maximum Power, as he prefers to be called) is playing two sets at Ralphs Sports Bar on Bank Street and Heron Road. Jordan has his own Youtube cover with 380 different cover videos, ranging from Rush, to Prozzac! Did I mention he is trying to set a world record? You can watch his videos here in preparation for the mind blowing set you’ll hear him play. You can see Jordan from 2pm-5pm and again at 9pm-12am!

I’ve only been in Ottawa for three years, but the Canada Day celebrations in this city, blow the socks off any other cities celebrations that I’ve attended. With all day festivities starting at 9am on Parliament Hill for the flag raising ceremony and the changing of the guard, leading right into late morning performances by the Snowbirds, and musical guests such as Gord Bamford, Magic! and Kiesza, not to mention the grand finale of the most beautiful display of Fireworks on Parliament Hill at 10pm.

If you’re looking for something to fill up the time throughout the day, there are events for all ages at both Major Hill and Jacques Cartier Parks! The majority of Ottawa Museums are offering free events throughout the day as well.

Don’t forget! OC Transpo is offering free transportation on every bus route, starting at 5:00am and running all day! This is a fantastic way to see the city and travel quickly!

Happy Birthday Canada! You don’t look a day over 147.

See you on the hill!

Written by Sarah
Hailing from Barrie, Ontario, Sarah wanted to explore new cities from the moment she finished high school, spending time in places like Toronto, Orillia, Hillsdale and Peterborough, before making Ottawa her home, to pursue studies in Journalism at Algonquin College. Now, being out of school for 4 years, Sarah lives with her childhood best friend and works full time as a bakery manager for a fast growing, organic supermarket in Ottawa, while spending her spare time freelancing, making friends with the cats in her neighbourhood, and attempting to find the best AYCE Sushi that the city has to offer.