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June 20th, 2011:

So that’s why the beach was closed!

The fam and I were going to head off to Britannia Beach the other day for some water-based recreation-type stuff. But, upon checking the City rwebsite, we discovered that the beach was closed!

I thought it was a e. coli thing but nooooo….. this was the real reason!

There was a massive sea monkey infestation!

Damned sea moneys… don’t care how cute they are… hate ’em!

Thanks to the O-dot for clearing this up.


Pro soccer comes to Ottawa!

Even though we have known that this was coming for some time (tough to keep a secret of any kind in Ottawa), I am ecstatic to see a NASL team coming to the NCR in 2013 or 2014 – depending on when the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park and Frank Clair Stadium is completed.

OK – where can I get season tickets?

I hope Ottawa can get behind this team and kick its image as a one-sport town. It was tough to see the Lynx leave due to a horrendous lack of fan support. I spent many sunny (and not-so-sunny)  afternoons eating peanuts, drinking beer and watching some good baseball, and I look forward to be doing the same on Bank Street in a couple of years!

Now for a name… I hope the owners consult the community – hold a contest, maybe?

Me? How about the:

  • Ottawa Arsenal
  • National Capital United
  • Ottawa United FC (boring)
  • Ottawa Football Club, though I guess we’d have to go with the North American terminology, as in…
  • Ottawa Soccer Club
  • Ottawa Wanderers
  • Ottawa Rivermen
  • Others?


Boy, do I feel stoopid!

This popped into my Inbox this morning.

I thought it was a recruitment drive for the NDP… I was going to send back a note asking them to cease the spam…

I was wrong.