Celebrate the holidays in our community (Newsletter: Winter 2021)

CF Rideau Centre: Santa is back

Between Nov. 19 and Dec. 24 experience the magic of the holiday season and visit Santa, in person, at the CF Rideau Centre.To keep everyone safe, visits with Santa are by reservation only and a $5 fee will apply to each booking. All fees will be donated to Youth Services Bureau and CF Rideau Centre will match the donation. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot. 


Last minute holiday shopping? Stop by these holiday markets to support your local businesses and vendors.

Byward Market: 

There are plenty of activities to do including free horse carriage rides, exploring Christmas pop-up shops, or if you just want to take a stroll around to enjoy the beautiful, decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, local decorations, and holiday lighting. Visit ottawamarkets.ca/events for more info.

On Dec. 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) will be hosting a Winter Market in the ByWard Market. A7G is an Indigenous-owned, youth-led non-profit organization focused on cultural support and empowerment programs for Indigenous youth. Many Indigenous youth vendors including A7G merchandise will be on site. Visit instagram.com/a7g_official for more info.

In the neighbourhood:

The Rideau Sports Centre will be hosting it’s Christmas market on Dec. 4, 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. Visit facebook.com/RideauSports for more information. 

The Beechwood Market will host a Holiday Edition with local vendors at the Stanley Park Fieldhouse on Dec. 11 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visitbeechwoodmarket.ca for more info. 

Finally, the 16th Annual Snowflake Breakfast will be held on Dec. 3, 2021, in support for Partage Vanier Food Bank. To purchase a ticket or to make a donation, visit snowflakebreakfast.com.

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