Two weeks ago I organized a glow in in the dark bike run down the Rideau Canal.
I was afraid no one would show up but we ended up being approximately 20 people who stuck glows sticks and blinking lights on our bikes and once the sun went down we rode down from the NAC to the Bank street bridge where we turned around.
The reaction of passersby was the greatest thing ever! Putting a smile on people’s face was awesome.
Gaze at the wonder!
I have to admit that Saryna’s bike was the best, she spent 45 minutes taping glow sticks to the spokes on her back wheel. when she rolled it created a single spur of colour, it was nearly dangerous riding beside her because it was so beautiful!
It was a great first event, I made a few notes for next time mainly finding a way to bring music with us and going all the way around Dow’s lake. We’re planning another one for early September, we really hope you’ll join us!
me and my bike post ride. Note to self MORE glow sticks next time
Saryna and I’s first Ottawa adventure together was Ottawa’s first official Nuit Blanche.
Nuit Blanche is “an all night arts and culture extravaganza” starting at 7pm we hit Ottawa’s downtown to see what was in store for us.
We ended up staying out until 2am taking in all that Nuit Blanche had to offer. From crafts in the Saw Art gallery to outdoor booths with featured artists. We got the chance to partake in many adventures all for free.
One of my favorite pars of the night was Christopher Griffin‘s exhibition on concrete elephants. During this exhibition we were asked to create clay elephants. The idea behind the creation of these clay elephants is the artist being tired of always reading about animal species going extinct and he wanted to help promote a new one. After shaping our elephants we were given the option of leaving our little clay elephants on his larger concrete ones, hide them around the Byward Market or take them home. Saryna and I spent the next half hour hiding our elephants in the market (and to this day reminiscent of my elephants can be found on top of one of the pillars for the parking lot across from the Bay entrance)
Another gem from the night was one of the many photo booths there. This one in particular was a lot of fun, it had us dressing up as Canadian pillars. Here you can see Saryna and I dressed up as a Mountie and a Courreur des bois.
2013’s Nuit Blanche has already been marked on the calendar for September 21st 2013. We’re sure it will be more extravagant then last year.
So I see you’ve stumbled onto our blog, well that’s awesome!
Saryna and I (Janelle) will be happy to share our adventures in and around the Ottawa area with you.
In the next year (and maybe more) we will be sharing our local tourist Ottawa adventures. We always keep our eyes ears and Twitter feeds open for awesome things going on in Ottawa, we encourage you to share with any adventures we shouldn’t miss in Ottawa, big or small we try and make as many as we can.
Well Happy Readings
and remember, life is boring without some adventures
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