Things to do in Ottawa this Weekend! – beginning November 8, 2018

There is lots to do in Ottawa this weekend, including many ways to observe Remembrance Day. Here is a list of activities happening in and around Ottawa this weekend, beginning November 8, 2018:

  • There are many ways to observe Remembrance Day in Ottawa:
    • The National Remembrance Day Ceremony and Veterans Parade on Sunday, November 11 at the National War Memorial (expect road closures around the area around the National War Memorial) FREE;
    • The Remembrance Day Ceremony at Beechwood Cemetery on Sunday, November 11 FREE;
    • A Memorial Hall Visitation and Livestream at the Canadian War Museum in the Memorial Hall where the headstone representing Canada’s Unknown Soldier will be illuminated with sunlight at 11:00am on Sunday, November 11. Be sure to also check out the new exhibition, Victory 1918 – The Last 100 Days, on now through March 2019;
    • The World Remembers: the names of those killed in war in 1918 and subsequent years are projected onto the Government Conference Centre each evening, ending on Sunday, November 11 FREE;
    • A Virtual Poppy Drop projected onto Parliament Hill’s Centre Block, honours Canada’s Fallen ending Sunday, November 11 FREE;
    • A multimedia presentation titled The Edge of Peace, projected onto globes in Confederation Park ending on Sunday, November 11 FREE;
    • A Remembrance Day Concert, The World Remembers, performed by the German Youth Orchestra at the National Arts Centre on Sunday, November 11 FREE.
    • Visit our Remembrance Day programming webpage for additional events and information.
  • Cheer on the Ottawa Senators this Thursday, November 8 as they play the Las Vegas Golden Nights at the Canadian Tire Centre!
  • Try your luck at the Casino du Lac-Leamy – there is up to $110,000 up for grabs at their Let’s Get Lucky themed nights, now through to mid-December! Enjoy ’70s game show themed music, online games, and more.
  • Dance away at the Ottawa Salsa Convention this Friday, November 9 until Sunday, November 11 at the Canadian Museum of History.
  • Check out the Inside Out Film Festival, featuring queer cinema from around the world at the National Gallery of Canada from Friday, November 9 until Monday, November 12.
  • Show your support for Ottawa’s Tornado Relief efforts at the After the Storm Tornado Relief Benefit Concertthis Saturday, November 10 featuring the Jim Cuddy Band and many more great acts at the Arena at TD Place. FREE! but donations for relief efforts are greatly appreciated.


Source: Things to do in Ottawa this Weekend! – Ottawa Tourism

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