Canadian Championships to return to Ottawa - Jan. 6-13, 2022

Judy

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Here’s the wording from the updated health order:



It definitely sounds like the concessions at TD Place will not be able to open. :( Which is fine for a 2 hour concert, or 3 hour hockey game, but as @luckiest1 has pointed out, not reasonable when you’re spending 12 hours in the arena. Allowing spectators to bring in snacks and beverages might be an option, although where they could be consumed could be an issue since I imagine the point of the restriction is to ensure everyone keeps their masks on at all times while indoors. Maybe add the requirement that you have to go outside to eat/drink?
Go into the washroom and eat/drink on the toilet 😂😂😂😂😂
 

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I am planning on bringing food and drinks and on leaving them in my sister's car. I did that at another event to save money and eat ealthier 🤣 But that only works if you have a car to begin with, so clearly not an option for all.

For those who don't know the city, there is a Whole Foods 2 minutes away from TD Place (within the Lansdowne Complex/Park area, entrance is on Bank street).
 

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Go into the washroom and eat/drink on the toilet 😂😂😂😂😂
That’s what I told my mom to do at her work Christmas coffee break yesterday.

I said “don’t take off your mask and if you have to eat or drink, go to the bathroom.” :lol:
 

luckiest1

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It would be great if they designated an area to eat things brought from home. I can’t exactly tell my 86 year old mom to go outside or eat in the bathroom 😂
 

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Something else to note is that there is a restriction on how late restaurants can serve food. If you have a car or a place where you can eat, you could order take out from one of the restaurants in the area and pick it up during a break in the schedule.

  • Bars and restaurants and meeting and event spaces and strip clubs that serve food and drink like a restaurant will be required to close by 11 p.m. Take out and delivery will be permitted beyond 11 p.m.
 

Judy

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It would be great if they designated an area to eat things brought from home. I can’t exactly tell my 86 year old mom to go outside or eat in the bathroom 😂
Matinee the line up to the women's washroom anyways 😂. Women are not fast 😂.
 

victorskid

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Since the City of Ottawa restrictions are only going into effect after midnight tonight, I would suggest that we all take a deep breath or two and await further information as logistics are worked out.

My current snark is that the tickets are "mobile" and I received the links for my all-event tickets yesterday - I'm supposed to load them all onto the smart phone that I don't own!! I've e-mailed the box office asking for more information but no reply so far...
 

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Since the City of Ottawa restrictions are only going into effect after midnight tonight, I would suggest that we all take a deep breath or two and await further information as logistics are worked out.

My current snark is that the tickets are "mobile" and I received the links for my all-event tickets yesterday - I'm supposed to load them all onto the smart phone that I don't own!! I've e-mailed the box office asking for more information but no reply so far...
Oh, I HATE mobile tickets! What if one gets to the ticket-checker and the power runs out of your cellphone?
 

luckiest1

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Sure, I’ll take a breath, but if they’re going to announce no spectators (which I think is a possibility given everything changing so quickly) it needs to be very soon so those of us with lodging reservations/flights can cancel and hopefully not lose too much money.
 

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You'll need your phone for your vaccine QR code too. Remember after Jan 1, you must show the QR code, the old vaccine receipt is not accepted in Ontario.
 

Judy

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Sure, I’ll take a breath, but if they’re going to announce no spectators (which I think is a possibility given everything changing so quickly) it needs to be very soon so those of us with lodging reservations/flights can cancel and hopefully not lose too much money.
I don't think they are going to cancel here. Ottawa has a high vaccination rate to begin with and the booster appointment bookings has had an overwhelming response here. I just got mine this morning.
 

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You'll need your phone for your vaccine QR code too. Remember after Jan 1, you must show the QR code, the old vaccine receipt is not accepted in Ontario.
You can print the QR Code if having it available on you phone doesn't work for you. You just have to present the QR Code, not just a letter. This applies for restaurants too.

At the rate we are going though, we very well might be locked down by that point. They are talking of closing the schools for the month of January.
 

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We shall see what happens on this event. I would not be surprised if it ends up being 'athletes only' given the omicron-spin that's nauseating us all at this point.

I will add my own 'public service announcement' for those of you who haven't been to Ottawa before (or have & have a bit of extra time) - I would strongly recommend, if possible, take a half day and visit Spa Nordik (https://chelsea.lenordik.com/en/). It's not cheap, but your $ will be very well spent.

Another 'Ottawa fun fact' that people either don't know or forget is you know how you can stand on Wellington and look at the Parliament buildings? Well you can also walk a full path around them and on the backside have a nice view of the Ottawa River and Hull (I point this out b/c i think some ppl see the construction going on and don't realize you can still do that nice, peaceful path).

anyway, i truly hope all ticket holders get to go to ottawa and see this event. and when you're there please enjoy this wonderful city!
 

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We shall see what happens on this event. I would not be surprised if it ends up being 'athletes only' given the omicron-spin that's nauseating us all at this point.

I will add my own 'public service announcement' for those of you who haven't been to Ottawa before (or have & have a bit of extra time) - I would strongly recommend, if possible, take a half day and visit Spa Nordik (https://chelsea.lenordik.com/en/). It's not cheap, but your $ will be very well spent.

Another 'Ottawa fun fact' that people either don't know or forget is you know how you can stand on Wellington and look at the Parliament buildings? Well you can also walk a full path around them and on the backside have a nice view of the Ottawa River and Hull (I point this out b/c i think some ppl see the construction going on and don't realize you can still do that nice, peaceful path).

anyway, i truly hope all ticket holders get to go to ottawa and see this event. and when you're there please enjoy this wonderful city!
Yes one of my favourite spa's but their thermal baths have closed - just massages available - which you can get anywhere - the best part are the thermal baths and such a beautiful setting. Quebec is basically locked down - Ontario (which Ottawa is) is still open but a 50% capacity so the championship should be okay unless the local public health authorities require it to close.
 

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Another 'Ottawa fun fact' that people either don't know or forget is you know how you can stand on Wellington and look at the Parliament buildings? Well you can also walk a full path around them and on the backside have a nice view of the Ottawa River and Hull (I point this out b/c i think some ppl see the construction going on and don't realize you can still do that nice, peaceful path).

I agree with this! I haven't been to Ottawa since the renovations started, but there are also lots of statues and memorials on the Parliament Buildings grounds that are really interesting. The view of the river from behind the buildings is wonderful.

Another good place to get a great view of the buildings is from the plaza outside the National Gallery, further down Sussex Drive.
 

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I agree with this! I haven't been to Ottawa since the renovations started, but there are also lots of statues and memorials on the Parliament Buildings grounds that are really interesting. The view of the river from behind the buildings is wonderful.

Another good place to get a great view of the buildings is from the plaza outside the National Gallery, further down Sussex Drive.
Are the cats still there?
 

Judy

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Since the City of Ottawa restrictions are only going into effect after midnight tonight, I would suggest that we all take a deep breath or two and await further information as logistics are worked out.

My current snark is that the tickets are "mobile" and I received the links for my all-event tickets yesterday - I'm supposed to load them all onto the smart phone that I don't own!! I've e-mailed the box office asking for more information but no reply so far...
We shall see what happens on this event. I would not be surprised if it ends up being 'athletes only' given the omicron-spin that's nauseating us all at this point.

I will add my own 'public service announcement' for those of you who haven't been to Ottawa before (or have & have a bit of extra time) - I would strongly recommend, if possible, take a half day and visit Spa Nordik (https://chelsea.lenordik.com/en/). It's not cheap, but your $ will be very well spent.

Another 'Ottawa fun fact' that people either don't know or forget is you know how you can stand on Wellington and look at the Parliament buildings? Well you can also walk a full path around them and on the backside have a nice view of the Ottawa River and Hull (I point this out b/c i think some ppl see the construction going on and don't realize you can still do that nice, peaceful path).

anyway, i truly hope all ticket holders get to go to ottawa and see this event. and when you're there please enjoy this wonderful city!

Are the cats still there?
No, unfortunately not. The last caretaker retired and volunteers took over but finally they asked for it to be closed. The cats were all adopted out to good homes. As much as it was a very unique shelter and a huge tourist attraction I'm glad they found warmer homes.

The last remaining cat's story .. https://ottawacitizen.com/news/loca...st-parliament-hill-cat-survives-medical-scare
 

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No, unfortunately not. The last caretaker retired and volunteers took over but finally they asked for it to be closed. The cats were all adopted out to good homes. As much as it was a very unique shelter and a huge tourist attraction I'm glad they found warmer homes.

The last remaining cat's story .. https://ottawacitizen.com/news/loca...st-parliament-hill-cat-survives-medical-scare

Apparently Coal needs dental surgery


 

Judy

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Apparently Coal needs dental surgery


I just paid for my dog's dental surgery (had a fractured tooth). I'm not big on these types of fundraisers.
 

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No, unfortunately not. The last caretaker retired and volunteers took over but finally they asked for it to be closed. The cats were all adopted out to good homes. As much as it was a very unique shelter and a huge tourist attraction I'm glad they found warmer homes.

The last remaining cat's story .. https://ottawacitizen.com/news/loca...st-parliament-hill-cat-survives-medical-scare

When my son was little, he used to talk about going to visit the "Cat house" on Parliament Hill! :lol:
 

victorskid

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You'll need your phone for your vaccine QR code too. Remember after Jan 1, you must show the QR code, the old vaccine receipt is not accepted in Ontario.
You can print out your QR code - that's what I've done so far.

Regarding Coal - his caretaker brought him to an annual blessing of the animals service at Christ Church Cathedral a couple of years ago. I had visited the cat colony on numerous occasions over the years and it was nice to "meet" one of the survivors up close :)
 
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Another 'Ottawa fun fact' that people either don't know or forget is you know how you can stand on Wellington and look at the Parliament buildings? Well you can also walk a full path around them and on the backside have a nice view of the Ottawa River and Hull (I point this out b/c i think some ppl see the construction going on and don't realize you can still do that nice, peaceful path).
We lived in Ottawa from 1984-1988. I was on our company's fitness committee, and one year I was in charge of the Christmas Fun Run. You haven't lived until you've run 5 km in full Santa regalia, including the beard. :lol: (And people complain about masks...). As part of our route we wanted to run around the Parliament buildings - but their security wouldn't allow us to do that.
 

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We lived in Ottawa from 1984-1988. I was on our company's fitness committee, and one year I was in charge of the Christmas Fun Run. You haven't lived until you've run 5 km in full Santa regalia, including the beard. :lol: (And people complain about masks...). As part of our route we wanted to run around the Parliament buildings - but their security wouldn't allow us to do that.
That is a very cool story! Do you have pictures 😂.
 

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I have no idea how much it costs and not sure what his financial situation is... just wanted to share.
Oh no worries. You're right he's doing his best and taking care of his kitty. I had to see a specialist (only one in Ottawa) so a long wait. The price was 🤢.
 

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