Sunday wrap up! (March 13)
Is spring just around the corner, or not?
Despite a week of weird weather, our local tourists were out in full form to take in the city. Check out what’s been happening:
- A new app, Discover Ottawa, was launched this week by the city, allowing you to access a mobile database of all things Ottawa, from news to events to business listings. Karen gave it a test drive for us.
- Hilary Duff continued her hunt for Ottawa’s perfect cupcake, visiting the latest-to-the-scene shop, Glitz Cupcakes, in the Byward Market. (She braved blowing rain and massive puddles for this trip; a real trooper in the name of taste!)
- Anthony Woods gave us an inside look at his unique business, UrbanQuest, which leads you on a scavenger hunt-style tour of the city using a list of clues. It’s great for first dates and families.
- One of our newest local tourists, Kelly-Anne Maddox, shared her family trip to the National Gallery’s gift shop, proving that frugal fun can be had anywhere!
- Vera Saltzman, a student photographer with the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO), chatted about her late-found passion and shared some stunning shots.
- Our very own Jessey Bird attended, tweeted and blogged on one of her fave early-morning events, Social Media Breakfast, which focused this month on the important of “gamification” in the communications field.
- Date guru Catherine told us about some gems on Ottawa’s Beechwood Avenue, visiting pizza palace ZaZaZa and wine bar Farb’s.
- We were introduced to another new local tourist, Kathryn Hunt, who will lead us on a tour of the city’s literary landscape. Kathryn already listed a number of live-reading events to serve as a jumping-off point.
- Die-hard Sens fan Jeremy Milk gave us a superb snapshot of the team, outlining its near 20-year history.
- Our local agritourist Lara Bender visited her first Ottawa-area sugar bush, taking in Temple’s for some maple-coated munchies and winter wilderness.
We’d like to welcome our newest local tourists and thank them for all their great explorations! Would you like to be next? Send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach us on Twitter through @LTOttawa.