“We were usually at a friend’s house for a big party at the house and a barbecue on the day of the feast of Canada,” said Kathleen Chandler, who, with three friends of twenty years, was sitting playing cards in the park. “But as we move away, it is our bubble social. We avoid the city centre because there are so many tourists. ”
“It is rather nice,” added Gareth Rurak. “This is not as crazy as usual, so it’s really nice to be in the park. “
In the Byward market, Lisa and Randy Henderson were pulling the best out of a bad situation. The couple of Pickering had booked a stay of three days for the Canada day celebration Ottawa – their third year in a row here in January, followed by a weekend of the celebration of independence day in Vermont. The us portion of their trip has been canceled by the closure of the border, but they decided to continue the trip to Ottawa.
Arriving on Tuesday afternoon, they discovered the open-air patios, but not much else. Lunch at the Château Laurier, walk along the canal. “We are cold “, said Lisa. “But at least Randy doesn’t grab me by the hand, I hurried to get a place on the Parliament Hill. ”
“It sucks,” added Randy. “Everything is void, but we try to make the best of it. ”
The Canada day celebrations on Wellington street in Ottawa on Wednesday July 1, 2020. Tony Caldwell
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