Sunday wrap up! (November 6)

Our hard-working contributors were busy this week, sharing their stories about some of the city’s most fascinating ongoings. From catchy, Ottawa-inspired songs to crafty treasure finds, here’s what our fantastic line-up of local tourists were up to this week.

Kathryn Hunt describes the charm of the Ottawa Small Press Fair that took place at the Jack Purcell Community Centre yesterday. Did you know that many big-name authors got their start self-publishing?

A night of gluttony and Westboro exploration was on the menu for Local Tourist Ottawa founder, Amy, as she attended the seventh Dishcrawl Ottawa event. This month’s event involved stops at The Piggy Market, Fratelli’s, the Village Cafe and the Works (with a special treat from Three Tarts).

Saturday was an evening of hooting and hollering as the Bytown Beat Chorus performed their newest a cappella musical, Rodeo Queen. Dr. Alan Viau told us more.

Capcity, Cap-Cap-City. Talented Ottawa rapper, Peter “The Joynt” Joynt presented the catchiest defence so far as to why Ottawa is a great place to live. What can we say? We’ve got it made in the O Double T.

Heads up foodies – the Ottawa Foodie Challenge, now in its second year, is currently taking team registrations for November 13’s tasty cross-town challenge. Organizer Carolynn Lacasse gave us more information about the event and how it’s supporting the Ottawa Food Bank.

New local tourist, Katrina Heer told us about about the Great Crafting De-Stash sale happening until November 14 at Flock Boutique in Westboro. The sale gives people the chance to snag some great bargains and snatch up some leftover supplies from designer studios across town.

Chef Andrée Riffou shared the history her C’est Bon Cooking tours and told us more about the “Gastro Rally” event that is being held on November 19. If you’re looking to buy some foodie-friendly Christmas gifts, this might be the perfect event for you.

Buying chocolate for a cause – contributing editor Hilary Duff sat down with koko chocolates owner Jen Winter to talk about her special line of Movember chocolates. The flavours? Double-smoked bacon, scotch, espresso and a special, 75 per cent dark chocolate ganache. Drool away.

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