Another week has flown by and it’s time again for FREE Friday! Here are some ideas of what to do in Ottawa for free this weekend.

  1. RCMP Musical Ride Open House  –  Keeping with tradition, the Musical Ride is performed by a full troop of thirty-two riders and horses, plus the member in charge. The Musical Ride consists of the execution of a variety of intricate figures and cavalry drill choreographed to music. 46aa5b5c50a12e742c8533477e8c0f90Demanding utmost control, timing and coordination, these movements are formed by individual horses and riders, in two’s, four’s and eight’s at the trot and at the canter. Months of training, practice and many kilometres/miles around the riding school make horse and rider one. The horses must not only appear in the Musical Ride, in parades, special events and have the ability to travel and adapt to different environments, not to mention, hours of petting and photo-taking that the horses must patiently endure. Takes place at 1 Sandridge Road and is not to be missed from 10 to 3 tomorrow, Saturday March 5.
  2. Glebop Jazz Trio with Special Guest – On Sunday night from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Arrow and Loon pub, a free concert with the local jazz trio.
  3. Canada’s Goal Light Arrives in Ottawa – on display at Landsdowne, visit this iconic Canadian symbol all weekend long for free.