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What’s Happening in Ottawa This Week? (Jan. 23-30, 2012)

What’s Happening in Ottawa This Week? (Jan. 23-30, 2012)

Sunday, January 22: Rideau Canal Skateway
The Rideau Canal is still only partially open, but our recent spell of cold weather has allowed for more sections to be safe for skating.  As of this morning, there is 4.4km of the Canal open for skating. You can find more info about which areas are open and closed at the NCC website. Now let’s hope that this rain in the forecast never comes!

Thursday, January 26 to Sunday, January 29: NHL All-star Weekend
Next weekend will be a big weekend for Ottawa hockey fans.  We’ve been looking forward to this for two years, ever since it was announced that the all-star game would be in Ottawa.  While the game itself is on Sunday, the festivities begin on Thursday when the Stanley Cup and other NHL trophies will be travelling down the Rideau Canal.  You can view the weekend’s complete schedule here.

Not a hockey fan? No worries! There is other fun stuff going on in the capital next weekend:

Saturday, January 28 at 11AM: The Human Library
This idea is so cool! Individuals sign up to participate as ‘books’ in the human library.  Others can come ‘check out’ and ‘read’ these books for twenty minutes (i.e. instead of learning from a written book, you are learning about the knowledge and experiences of another person through one-on-one conversation).  The event is held at the Ottawa Public Library’s main branch at 160 Metcalfe Street.  You can see more information on the event, as well as the ‘books’ that will be available to ‘read’ here.

What other events are you planning to attend this week?