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The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is one of many festivals back in the capital this summer. After two years of virtual events, a weekend of races is coming back in person, and with some concert performances at night.

On Friday, June 24, the opening ceremony will kick things off at 6:45 p.m., which will then be followed by four boat races. According to a spokesperson for the festival, the best spot to watch the dragon boats is from Mooney's Bay Beach.

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STAMPEDE IS FINALLY HERE. Are you excited? We're excited. In order for you to have the best time possible this year, we've compiled a master list of things you HAVE to check out. We're feeling extra generous, so we're going to throw in some helpful tips to help you save $$$, and make the most of your time as well.

Nobody wants to pay $18 for admission, so lucky for you, admission is FREE on Friday, July 7th until 1:30 pm, and Sunday, July 9th until noon. If you can't make it either of those days, head over on Tuesday, July 11th for Canada 150 Day, which includes $1.50 entry until 1:50pm.

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Have you survived your holiday shopping yet? We hope so because now is the time to forget about the inevitable stresses that come along with the holiday season and just enjoy this very special weekend with those we love. So whether that means your family, your significant other, or your friends, there's something for everyone in our list of recommendations this week.

From all of us here at Narcity Toronto, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season, and for those who celebrate it, a very merry Christmas!

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