ValentinesForAll

 

 

What is it about Valentines Day that makes it so … unloved?

 

Could it be that it’s about some but not all?

 

But what if Valentines Day could be for all?

 

On Valentines Day weekend, from noon on Friday, February 14 to 8pm on Sunday, February 16, it’s the Lonely (& Hungry) Hearts Club weekend at 102 Fairmont!

 

All weekend long on the Lonely Hearts Club wall, anyone can leave a cone for anyone else. Buy one cone and get a second cone that you can leave on the wall for anyone else.

 

Did you think someone else out there might like the same double scooped salted caramel and cookies and cream cone that you just bought? You can leave that cone on that wall for anyone else to claim when they come in.  Or maybe it’s an Earl Grey Sugar Plumped Fig Plant-Based with a side of Raspberry Sorbet that you and someone out there might also enjoy.

 

Of course, you can always choose to offer your cone from the Merry Dairy’s list of daily dairy and plant-based flavours to the one you’re with … all weekend long to the sounds of The Merry Dairy Lonely (and Hungry) Hearts Playlist!

 

#ValentinesDayForAll

#LonelyHeartsClub

#HungryHearts

#AllforOneandOneforAll

 

2019 in two minutes & 24 hours of musical flavours to 2020!

 

 

At 102 Fairmont or by a Merry Dairy truck, 2019 was all about walking on sunshine or was it about the rhythm of the night, or maybe it was travelling down an old town road on your superbike, or the lovely Merry Dairy theme song composed by Allie Goodyear, music made the year!

 

It was a year of playlists …

 

The Fathers Day 2019 Playlist – on Google Play on Spotify

Mothers Day at The Merry Dairy – on Google Play on Spotify

The Merry Dairy Canada Day Playlist – on Google Play on Spotify

#CoverMeOttawa! on Google Play on Spotify

 

 

 

 

 

So for this year’s $5 thank you, for the next 24 hours until noon, Sunday, December 29, 2019, fill out the form below and name a song, any song, any decade, any genre, that you think would be a great name for an ice cream flavour (dairy or vegan!) and why and even what could be in the flavour (hopefully nut-free because we’re nut-free!). For example, Brass Monkey by the Beastie Boys, or maybe Bye Bye Mon Cowboy by Mitsou*.  (*please suggest other songs :)!

 

So .. here’s how to claim your $5 gift certificate in three easy steps, in the next 24 hours …

 

Step 1: Decide what song would make a great flavour and why
Step 2: Fill in the form below or here!

 

Your gift certificate will be emailed to you the weekend of January 4th! It will have no expiry date and can be used at 102 Fairmont or at a Merry Dairy Truck event!

 

And thank you for helping raise over $800 to support Orkidstra during the month of December – an amazing community organization that opens up musical worlds of possibilities for kids all over Ottawa!

 

 

 

 

 

 

See you February 1, 2020, for National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day!

And here are the suggested flavour songs!

 

 

 

 

 

24 Days in December and ….

 

All December long … 3% of gross sales will be donated to Orkidstra!

 

 

And then … it’s Merry NameOfTheDay!

 

 

It all begins with a name, or two, or three .. every day from December 1 to 24

 

 

See your name, get a cone that day from The Merry Dairy’s selection of dairy and plant-based flavours, including all holiday flavours.

 

 

Names revealed daily on Twitter, Facebook and at TheMerryDairy.com beginning December 1!

Is your name on the list? What if it’s not? Easy! Just add it to the comments, and like North Pole magic, it will be on the list!

 

But wait! There’s more … Holiday Flavours!

 

Try one – try them all! In pints, or scoops! Visit TheMerryDairy.com to see today’s scoops, and see all the pints available for pickup at shop.themerrydairy.com!

 

 

Procrastinate much over the holidays?

 

Then please ignore this special offer of $5 off this year’s yule log creation – Woodland Wonderland, available until November 30! Order online for pickup beginning December 5!

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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We are taking orders for our Woodland Wonderland Yule Log ice cream cakes 🎄 with 3 combinations to choose from, each comes with fairytale forest treats (Christmas tree sugar cookies and merengue mushrooms) 🍄 🍄 all cakes are gluten free and serve 12. You can order up until December 9th, but there is a special price if ordered by Nov 30th! flavour combinations are gingerbread with rum and eggnog and a ribbon of our salted caramel, mango sorbet with raspberry sorbet, OR peppermint crackle with a ribbon of chocolate. #handmadefrozentreats #icecreamcake #rumandeggnog #sorbet #candycaneicecream #yulelogcake #ottawadesserts #myottawa #hintonburg

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Halloween in three spoooky parts …

The First Part …

 

The Great Pumpkin Patch …

 

Pumpkins pumpkins pumpkins … 

 

From now until Halloween, bring a carved pumpkin and get a free kids cone! Carve one in the pumpkin patch at 102 Fairmont, or bring one from home.

 

Then place it by the Great Pumpkin Tree as The Merry Dairy prepares for the visit of the Great Pumpkin on Saturday, October 27th with a 7pm screening, (with hot chocolate “affigados”) of …

 

 

 

 

The Second Part …

Eaarrly Halloween!

According to the City of Ottawa, we are now a city of one million …. residents …  and a hideously outdated Wikipedia page says 18.9% of them are potential trick or treaters … 

 

except that …

 

out of those 189,000 trick or treaters, for whatever reason … some of them simply cannot trick or treat … and as a result, they will miss the door to door adventure that awaits all who wish to partake in All Hallows Eve ..

 

Can’t go door-to-door on October 31? Halloween can come right to your door anywhere in Ottawa with special boo-scary visits by one of The Scary Dairy trucks beginning Sunday night, October 27 and Wednesday, October 30. Each visit is a chance to bring a bag of Halloween nut-free treats, including Scary Dairy scoops! All visits between 7-9pm. Want to reserve your scary visit? Send an email to info@themerrydairy.com and indicate which day, which address, and what time!

 

 

The third part …

 

The Scary Dairy at 102 Fairmont …!

 

On Halloween night, drop by and warm up, enjoy a sample cone and all the spooky night has to offer …

 

 

A pie, some pints, some sweaters and pots ….

Is there a more lovely time to be in Ottawa? Blue skies and leaves full of colour make sure we remember September, shoulder October so that we all can be convinced to celebrate December in November with lights full of colour.

 

Thanksgiving awaits, and as our senses are awed by the leaves outside our doorsteps, inside our dwellings, the aroma of a fresh-baked apple pie promises a fine finish to a Thanksgiving (or any other kind) of get-together, or the fun of bringing one home, already baked, ready-to-serve, and made-from-scratch.

 

While supplies last, order a pie online and pick two of your favourite pints to go with it, all for a special price.  Pick up on the day you like, whether frozen -to-bake-at-home with straightforward and easy-to-follow directions, or get it baked and pick it up fresh that day.

 

Tooling around the edges of Ottawa Thanksgiving Sunday?

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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@angrydragonz I couldn’t resist! One more week!! #sweaterweathermarket #thegreelycollective

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The greely collective hosts the sweater weather market Thanksgiving Sunday from 11am to 4pm in Greely where The Merry Dairy sccop truck will be featuring its fall dairy and plant-based flavours scoops and pints all afternoon long.  Want to guarantee pints (and/or a pie) will be waiting for you? Order in advance and use the code “GREELY” at The Merry Dairy online and they will be waiting for you for pickup when the truck arrives at Orchard View Events and Conference Centre!

 

And along with all of the other lovely crafts and gifts available, The Merry Dairy ice cream pots will be available for sale or advance purchase. Designed by local artist Steffi Acevado, these works of pottery bring together the best of presentation in a re-usable container.  Then get your ice cream refills anytime at 1o2 Fairmont and pay by the ounce (or gram!) 🙂

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Stocked @themerrydairy ! Just dropped off 8 pint pots to be filled with delicious ice cream over and over again! Lucky pots 😝🍦 #supportlocal #besticecream #sweetcollaborations #ottawabusiness

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The Merry Dairy will be closed Thanksgiving Monday, and then back for (hopefully) sunny October skies … and all Hallow’s Eve … 

 

Morning on the Lièvre, David Bairstow, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Calling all kids!

What’s in a name?

It’s time once again for Name of the Day every day beginning December 1 to 24, 2019! Have your name selected, and receive a free cone that day! Below are the names provided by customers that The Merry Dairy will use in picking at least two names per day! Don’t see your name? Add it to the comments below!

See which names have been selected (and yes, they can be selected again!)

Name of the day on now until December 24, 2019!

  • Aaminah
  • Aaron
  • Abigail/Abby
  • Ada
  • Adam/Adamo
  • Abdulwahaab
  • Addison/Addyson (selected Mon Dec 9, 2019!)
  • Adele (selected Thu, Dec 5, 2019!)
  • Adelyn/Adeline
  • Adrienne/Adrian/Adria/Adriana/Adriano/Adrianna
  • Agnes
  • Aibrielle
  • Aidan/Aiden
  • Ailish
  • Ainsley
  • Aisha
  • Al/Alan
  • Alaine
  • Alana/Allana
  • Alboorz
  • Aleisha
  • Alessa
  • Alexandra/Lexie/Alex/Alix/Alexandre/Alexander/Alexandrea/Alixanderia/Alexia/Alexa (selected Thu, Dec 21, 2017!)
  • Ali
  • Alia
  • Alice/Alicia/Elicia/Aleicia (selected Fri, Dec 14, 2018!)
  • Alida
  • Aline/Alina
  • Alissa
  • Alistair/Alastair
  • Allen/Allan (selected Wed Dec 5, 2018!)
  • Allison/Ally/Alison/Allyson
  • Alma
  • Alyette
  • Alyssa/Alessa/Alysha
  • Amadeo
  • Aman
  • Amanda/Mandy (selected Tue, Dec 18, 2018!)
  • Amber/Amberly
  • Amelia/Amélie/Anelia
  • Amena
  • Amisha
  • Amy/Aimee
  • Anais (selected Sun Dec 15, 2019!)
  • Anders
  • Andre
  • Andree-Anne
  • Andrea/Andy/Drew/Andre
  • Andrew/Andy
  • Angela/Angelo/Angele/Angie
  • Angus
  • Ania/Anya (selected Sat Jul 20!)
  • Anika/Anikamadhu/Anneka
  • Anish (selected Sat Jul 27, 2019!)
  • Anita
  • Ann/Anne/Anna/Annie
  • Annabel/Annabelle
  • Annalyssa
  • Anthony/Tony/Antonio/Tonitio
  • Anu
  • Anyssa
  • April
  • Arastu
  • Archer
  • Arden
  • Ari/Ariella
  • Arianna/Arianne
  • Arjun/Arun (selected Thurs Jul 25, 2019!)
  • Arlene (selected Sun Jul 28, 2019!)
  • Armida
  • Aroha
  • Arthur
  • Arwin
  • Asha
  • Asher
  • Ashley
  • Ashton
  • Asila
  • Astrid
  • Atlas
  • Aubrey/Aubree
  • Audrey
  • August
  • Aurora
  • Austin
  • Autumn
  • Ava
  • Aveline
  • Avery
  • Aviva
  • Aura
  • Aya/Ayah/Aia (selected Sat Dec 1, 2018!) (selected Sat Dec 7, 2019!)
  • Ayn
  • Bailey
  • Barbara/Barb
  • Barry
  • Bayla
  • Beatrice/Beatrix (selected Wed, Dec 5, 2018!)
  • Beckett
  • Belen
  • Benjamin/Ben (selected Wed, Dec 13, 2017!)
  • Bennett
  • Bensun/Bendix
  • Bente
  • Bernard/Bernie
  • Bettina
  • Beverley/Bev (selected Sun Jul 21, 2019!)
  • Bethany
  • Bevin
  • Bianca
  • Bill/Billie (selected Tue, Dec 24, 2019!)
  • Bjorn
  • Blaine
  • Blair
  • Blanka (selected Sat, Dec 29, 2018!)
  • Bonnie
  • Boris (selected Thu, Dec 6, 2018!)
  • Bowie
  • Brad/Bradley
  • Braden/Brady
  • Brandi/Brandie
  • Brandon
  • Bredin
  • Bree/Breeann/Breanne
  • Brenda
  • Brendan
  • Brendon/Brayden
  • Brennan/Brenna (selected Fri, Dec 6, 2019!)
  • Brent
  • Brett
  • Brian
  • Brianna/Brianne
  • Brielle
  • Brigitte/Brigid/Bridget (selected Sun, Dec 10, 2017!)
  • Brittany
  • Brodie/Brody
  • Brooklyn
  • Bronwyn
  • Bruce
  • Bryan
  • Brycen
  • Brynn
  • Buzz
  • Byron
  • Caden
  • Caleb
  • Calia/Calla
  • Callan
  • Calleigh/Callie (selected Tue, Dec 18, 2018!)
  • Callen
  • Callum
  • Calvin
  • Camille
  • Capella
  • Cameron/Camryn
  • Camille
  • Candace/Candice/Kandice
  • Carl/Carly/Carleigh/Carlie/Carlee/Karly/Karlie/Karlee/Carlos
  • Carissa
  • Carmelina
  • Carmen
  • Carol/Karol
  • Caroline/Carolyn
  • Carrie
  • Carter
  • Caryn
  • Casey/Cassie
  • Caseper/Casper
  • Cassandra/Kassandra
  • Catherine/Kate/Katie/Katherine/Kat/Kathie/Cathy (selected Fri, Dec 29, 2017!)
  • Cecilia/Cecil
  • Cedar
  • Celeste
  • Chad
  • Chanel/Chani
  • Chantal
  • Chanthaphet
  • Charisse
  • Charity
  • Charlene
  • Charles/Charlie/Charly
  • Charlotte
  • Charmaine
  • Chee
  • Chelsea (selected Fri Jul 26, 2019!)
  • Chloe
  • Chris/Christopher/Christian/Christen (selected Thu, Dec 20, 2018!)
  • Chrisann
  • Christine/Christina/Kristina/Kristine/Chrissie/Kristin
  • Christa/Christi
  • Ciaran
  • Claire/Clare/Clara
  • Clarine
  • Clarissa
  • Clarke
  • Claudeana/Claudia/Claudio
  • Claudia-Ann
  • Clayton
  • Clementine/Clement
  • Cleone
  • Cliff/Clifton/Clifford
  • Clover
  • Coady
  • Cohen/Coen
  • Cole
  • Colin
  • Colleen/Colette
  • Colton
  • Connie/Co
  • Connor
  • Cora/Coral (selected Sun Dec 1, 2019!)
  • Corbin
  • Cordelia
  • Corinne
  • Cory/Corey
  • Costa
  • Courtney/Kourtnii
  • Craig
  • Cresta
  • Crissie/Christy
  • Crystal/Krystle/Krystal
  • Curtis
  • Cynthia/Cindy/Cyndi/Cindy-Lou (Selected Wed Jul 24, 2019!)
  • Dagny
  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Dal
  • Daniel/Danielle/Daniella/Dan/Danny/Dani/Danica
  • Danika/Danica
  • Daphney
  • Dara
  • Darcy
  • Dana (selected Tue, Dec 24, 2019!)
  • Daria
  • Darien (selected Fri Jul 26, 2019!)
  • Dario (selected Sun Jul 21, 2019!)
  • Darlene (selected Thurs Jul 25, 2019!)
  • Darren
  • Daryl
  • David/Dave
  • Dawn (selected Sun, Dec 9, 2018!)
  • Dean/Deanne
  • Debbie/Deborah
  • Declan
  • Deepak/Deepika (selected Mon Dec 9, 2019!)
  • Deidre
  • Deke (selected Sat Dec 14, 2019!)
  • Delaney/Del
  • Delilah
  • Desmond
  • Denise/Denis
  • Devyn/Devon/Devin/Devante/Devan
  • Dexter
  • Dhairya (selected Wed, Dec 4, 2019!)
  • Diane/Dianne/Diana
  • Diego
  • Dilpreet (selected Sun Jul 28, 2019!)
  • Dimitre
  • Dina/Dino
  • Divya
  • Dolly
  • Dominique/Dominic/Domenico/Domenika
  • Don
  • Donna/Dawna
  • Doreen
  • Doris
  • Dorota/Dorothy
  • Doug/Douglas (selected Tue, Dec 24, 2019!)
  • Drake
  • Drew
  • Dustin (selected Sun Dec 15, 2019!)
  • Dylan
  • Earleen
  • Easton
  • Echo
  • Ed/Edward/Edmond/Eddie/Eddy/Edgar
  • Eden/Edena (selected Sun, Dec 30, 2018!)
  • Edith
  • Edwin
  • Eileen
  • Eleanor
  • Elena/Elina/Elaina
  • Elise/Elyse/Elysia
  • Elizabeth/Liz/Lisa/Beth/Eliza/Lizzie/Betty/Lisa-Marie/Leisl (selected Fri, Dec 15, 2017!)
  • Ella
  • Ellen (selected Mon Dec 16, 2019!)
  • Elianna/Eliana
  • Elijah
  • Elliot/Elliott
  • Eli/Ellie/Ellia/Eliie
  • Ellis
  • Elodie
  • Eloise
  • Elowen
  • Elsa/Elsie/Elspeth/Elsbeth (selected Sun, Dec 3, 2017!)
  • Emery
  • Emilie/Emily/Emil (selected Sat, Dec 21, 2019!)
  • Emma (selected Sat, Dec 23, 2017!)
  • Emmanuelle
  • Emmerson/Emerson/Emersyn (selected Wed, Dec 4, 2019!)
  • Emmett (selected Thu, Dec 13, 2018!)
  • Emrik
  • Ephraim
  • Erica/Erika/Eric/Erik (selected Wed, Dec 6, 2017!) (selected Fri, Dec 12, 2019!)
  • Erin (selected Tue, Dec 11, 2018!)
  • Ervin
  • Esther
  • Ethan
  • Etienne
  • Eugene
  • Evan
  • Evangeline
  • Eve/Evelyn/Eva/Evah (selected Tue, Jul 24, 2018!)
  • Everett (selected Sat, Dec 21, 2019!)
  • Everleigh/Everly
  • Ewan
  • Fabian/Fabien/Fabienne
  • Fairouz (selected Sat, Dec 21, 2019!)
  • Fareena
  • Farhaan
  • Fatima (selected Fri, Dec 21, 2018!)
  • Felicity/Felicia (selected Sun Dec 15, 2019!)
  • Felix/Félix (selected Fri Dec 13, 2019!)
  • Ferdinand/Fernando/Fernanda
  • Ferents
  • Fergus
  • Finn (selected Thu Dec 12 2019!)
  • Finola (selected Tues Jul 23 2019!
  • Fiona
  • Flavia
  • Fiorella
  • Fletch/Fletcher
  • Francis/Francois/Francesca/Frank (selected Sat Jul 27, 2019!)
  • Francine
  • Fraser
  • Frederyka/Fryderyka/Freddie/Fred/Frederick (selected Sun Dec 22, 2019!)
  • Freya
  • Gabrielle/Gabby/Gabriel/Gabe/Gabriela/Gabriella (selected Thu Dec 12 2019!)
  • Gail/Gayle (selected Sun Jul 28, 2019!)
  • Garrett/Garnet/Gareth
  • Gary (selected Tues Jul 23 2019!
  • Gavin
  • Gay
  • Gemma
  • Genevieve
  • George/Georgia/Georges (selected Mon Jul 22 2019!)
  • Gerrit
  • Gerry/Gerald
  • Gilles/Giles
  • Gillian
  • Giselle
  • Giovanni/Gio
  • Giuliana
  • Giuseppe
  • Glen/Glenn/Glynn
  • Glendy/Glenda (selected Fri Dec 28, 2018!)
  • Gliceria (selected Sat Dec 14, 2019!)
  • Gloria
  • Goreti
  • Gordon
  • Grace/Gracelyn (selected Thurs Jul 25, 2019!)
  • Graeson/Grayson
  • Graham
  • Grail
  • Grant
  • Graydon
  • Grayer
  • Greg/Gregory (selected Sat, Dec 15, 2018!)
  • Greta/Grete (selected Sat, Dec 22, 2018!)
  • Grey
  • Griffin/Griff
  • Gunnar/Gunner
  • Gunther
  • Gus
  • Guy
  • Gwen/Gwendolyn
  • Gwenith/Gwenyth
  • Hadley
  • Hakim
  • Halden
  • Haley/Haylee/Haileigh/Haleigh (selected Thu, Dec 6, 2018!) (selected Sat Dec 7, 2019!)
  • Hamish
  • Hannah/Hana
  • Harlow
  • Harriet
  • Harrison
  • Harry
  • Hart
  • Hayden
  • Hayley/Haylee/Hailey
  • Hazel
  • Heather
  • Heba
  • Hector (Selected Wed Jul 24, 2019!
  • Heidi/Haidee/Heidy/ Heidey (selected Sat, Dec 16, 2017!)
  • Helen/Helene/Helena/Heline/Halyna (selected Mon, Dec 2, 2019!)
  • Henry/Henri/Henrik (selected Thu, Dec 14, 2017!)
  • Hernán
  • Hilary/Hillary
  • Holden
  • Holly
  • Hope (selected Sun Dec 15, 2019!)
  • Houssein
  • Howard
  • Hudson
  • Hugh/Hugo
  • Hung(selected Mon Jul 22 2019!)
  • Hunter
  • Ian/Iain
  • Ian
  • Idil (selected Thu Dec 19, 2019!)
  • Idris (selected Fri, Dec 12, 2019!)
  • Ignatius (selected Tues Jul 23 2019!
  • Iman
  • Imogen
  • Inessa
  • Iona
  • Irene/Irena (selected Mon Dec 16, 2019!)
  • Isaac/Isak
  • Isabel/Isabella/Bella/Isobel/Izabel
  • Iseult
  • Isla
  • Ivan/Yvan
  • Ivy
  • Jack/Jackson/Jackie/Jaqueline/Jaxon
  • Jacob/Jake (selected Sun Dec 2, 2018!)
  • Jacqueline/Jacquie
  • Jade/Jada (selected Thu, Dec 7, 2017!) (selected Sat Dec 7, 2019!)
  • James/Jameson (selected Wed, Dec 18, 2018!)
  • Jamie/Jaime
  • Jamile/Jamille/Jameel/Jameela (selected Sat, Dec 8, 2018!) (selected Sun Dec 8, 2019!)
  • Jane/Jana
  • Janet
  • Janice/Janise
  • Janine
  • Janka
  • Jared
  • Jasmine/Yazmine
  • Jason
  • Jasper (selected Sat Jul 20!)
  • Jay/Jayden/Jaiden
  • Jaycee/Jaycer (selected Wed Dec 11, 2019!)
  • Jazlyn
  • Jean/Jeannie (selected Sun, Dec 9, 2018!)
  • Jeff/Geoff/Geoffrey
  • Jen/Jenny/Jennifer (selected Sat, Dec 30, 2017!)
  • Jenna/Jeanna
  • Jennie/Jennilee
  • Jensen (selected Tue, Dec 11, 2018!)
  • Jeremy/Jeremie
  • Jesse/Jessie/Jess/Jessica/Jessika
  • Jewel
  • Jill/Jillian
  • Jim
  • Joan/Joanne/Joanna (selected Fri Jul 26, 2019!)
  • Jocelyn
  • Jodi
  • John/Jean
  • Johnna
  • Jon/Jonathan
  • Jonah/Jonas
  • Jordan/Jordyn (selected Thu, Jul 26, 2018!) (selected Fri, Dec 6, 2019!)
  • Jorge
  • Joseph/Jo/Joe/Joel (selected Fri, Dec 22, 2017!)
  • Joshua/Josh
  • Josée/Josie/Josephine
  • Joy (selected Sun, Dec 23, 2018!)
  • Judy (selected Wed, Dec 4, 2o19!)
  • Julian/Julius/Juliane/Juliana/Julianne
  • Julie/Julia/Juliette/Juliet (selected Wed, Dec 27, 2017!)
  • June
  • Justin/Justyn/Justyne
  • Kacie
  • Kaela
  • Kai/Kaia
  • Kaisa
  • Kajal
  • Kajan (selected Sun Dec 8, 2019!)
  • Kalia
  • Kalila (selected Thu Dec 27, 2018!)
  • Kane
  • Kara/Cara
  • Karen/Karyna
  • Karine
  • Karim
  • Karla
  • Karson
  • Kasia
  • Katia
  • Katelynn/Kaitlyn/Kaitlin/Caitlin/Kaitllyn
  • Kathleen
  • Kathryn
  • Katrina
  • Kate/Katy/Kait/Katya
  • Kaya (selected Mon Dec 2, 2019!)
  • Kaydon
  • Kayla
  • Kaylie/Kaylin/Kaylyn
  • Kaysen
  • Keagan
  • Keenon
  • Keira
  • Keith
  • Kelli/Kelly/Keli/Kelley (selected Sat, Dec 22, 2018!) (selected Sun Dec 1, 2019!)
  • Kelsey (selected Thu Dec 12 2019!)
  • Kendall
  • Kendra
  • Kenji
  • Kenleigh
  • Kennedy
  • Ken/Kent
  • Kenz/Kenzi/Kenzie
  • Kerry/Kerri
  • Kevin (selected Fri Jul 26, 2019!)
  • Kiana/Kyana/Keyana
  • Kiara
  • Kieran
  • Kierstin/Kiersten
  • Kiki
  • Kimani
  • Kimberley/Kim/Kimberly (selected Mon Jul 22 2019!)
  • Kimiko
  • Kindha
  • Kinsey (selected Wed, Dec 18, 2018!)
  • Kira/Kiran
  • Kitcher (selected Sat Dec 14, 2019!)
  • Konner
  • Kosta
  • Kris/Krista
  • Kristen/Kirsten/Kyrstin (selected Mon, Dec 23, 2019!)
  • Kyle/Kyla/Kylie
  • Kylan
  • Kyson
  • Lacey
  • Laetitia
  • Lamaine
  • Lance
  • Lando (selected Wed Dec 11, 2019!)
  • Lara/Laura/Laurel/Lauren (selected Thu, Dec 28, 2017!)
  • Larochelle
  • Leah
  • Lee/Lei
  • Leigh
  • Leila
  • Leith
  • Leiya
  • Lena
  • Lennan/Lennon
  • Leo/Leonard (selected Sun, Dec 3, 2017!)
  • Leon
  • Lesia
  • Leslie/Lesley
  • Levi
  • Liam (selected Fri, Dec 7, 2018!)
  • Liane/Leanne/Leigh-Ann/LeeAnne (selected Sun Dec 8, 2019!)
  • Libby
  • Lila/Lillah/Lilah/Lilia
  • Lily/Lilie/Lilli/Liliana/Lillian (selected Sun Dec 15, 2019!)
  • Linda/Lynda/Belinda (Selected Wed Jul 24, 2019!)
  • Lindsay/Lindsey
  • Lirone
  • Liv/Livy
  • Liz
  • Logan
  • Long
  • Lori/Lorrie/Laurie (selected Fri Dec 13, 2019!)
  • Lotus
  • Louie/Louise/Lou/Louisa
  • Lucas/Luke/Lukah/Luka/Luca/Luc (selected Sun Dec 22, 2019!)
  • Luce/Lucia/Lucy (selected Sun, Dec 23, 2018!)
  • Lulu (selected Sun Dec 2, 2018!)
  • Luminosa
  • Luna
  • Lydia/Lydian/Lyddie/Lidia (selected Sun, Dec 16, 2018!)
  • Lynn/Lyn
  • Mabel
  • Mac/Mackenzie/Macartney/Makenzie (selected Fri Dec 28, 2018!)
  • Madeline/Maddy/Madeleine
  • Madison
  • Madura
  • Mae/May/Maeve
  • Mahmoud
  • Maia
  • Maisy/Maisey/Maisie/Mais (selected Sat, Dec 21, 2019!)
  • Malcolm
  • Maliha
  • Malika/Malak/Malaika (selected Thu, Jul 26, 2018!)
  • Mandala
  • Mandeep
  • Manuel/Manel (selected Mon Dec 2, 2019!)
  • Mara
  • Marcela
  • Marcia
  • Margaret/Marguerite (selected Sun, Dec 30, 2018!)
  • Margot/Margo
  • Maria/Mariah
  • Marianne
  • Mariela
  • Marika
  • Marilee
  • Marilla
  • Marina
  • Marilyn (selected Sat, Dec 8, 2018!) (selected Mon Dec 9, 2019!)
  • Marisa/Marissa
  • Mario
  • Mark/Marc/Marcus (selected Sun Jul 28, 2019!)
  • Marla
  • Marlene
  • Marley/Marlee/Marlene
  • Marna
  • Marni/Marnie
  • Marta
  • Martha
  • Martin/Martine/Martina (selected Sat Jul 27, 2019!)
  • Mary Ann
  • Mary Beth
  • Mary Catherine
  • Mary Clare
  • Mary/Marie/Marie-Catherine/Marie-Eves (selected Wed Dec 18, 2019!)
  • Maryam/Maraya
  • Marysa
  • Masuma (selected Sun Jul 28, 2019!)
  • Mateo/Matteo/Matéo
  • Matilda/Matti
  • Matthew/Matt/Mat/Matthias/Mathieu/Matthieu (selected Mon Dec 16, 2019!)
  • Maude
  • Maureen
  • Mavis
  • Max/Maximilian/Maxim (selected Mon, Dec 23, 2019!)
  • May/Maye/Maie
  • Mazem
  • Megan/Meghan/Meaghan/Meagan (selected Thu, Dec 5, 2019!)
  • Mehak
  • Mehdi
  • Melanie/Mel (selected Fri, Dec 6, 2019!)
  • Melinda
  • Melissa
  • Meredith
  • Merrisa/Marisa
  • Mia/Miah
  • Micah
  • Michael/Mike/Michelle/Michaela/Michel/Michele/Micheline/Mikayla
  • Midori (selected Sun Dec 1, 2019!)
  • Mika/Mica/Meeka (selected Fri, Dec 7, 2018!)
  • Miles/Myles/Milo
  • Milla/Milah/Mila
  • Millie
  • Mimi
  • Mina
  • Miranda/Mira (selected Wed, Dec 12, 2018!)
  • Mirella/Mira/Mireille
  • Miriam
  • Mirijana/Janna (selected Mon, Dec 2, 2019!)
  • Mitchell
  • Molly
  • Monica/Monique/Monica-Lynn
  • Moraine
  • Morgan
  • Mya
  • Mylène
  • Myra
  • Nadia
  • Nadine
  • Naimah (selected Thu, Dec 20, 2018!)
  • Naiyana (selected Fri, Dec 14, 2018!) (selected Fri, Dec 6, 2019!)
  • Nancy
  • Natalia/Natalie/Nathalie/Nat (selected Wed, Dec 20, 2017!) (selected Thu Dec 19, 2019!)
  • Natasha
  • Nathan/Nate/Nathaniel
  • Naveen Selected Wed Jul 24, 2019!
  • Neena
  • Neeraj
  • Neil (selected Thurs Jul 25, 2019!)
  • Nel
  • Nelson
  • Neneng
  • Nessa
  • Nevaeh
  • Nevan
  • Nicholas/Nick/Nicolas
  • Nicole/Nicola (selected Wed, Jul 25, 2018!)
  • Nils
  • Nino/Nina
  • Noah/Noa
  • Noel
  • Noemie/Naomi (selected Thu, Dec 20, 2018!) 
  • Nolan
  • Nonie
  • Noor/Nour
  • Nora/Norah/Norine
  • Norman
  • Nova (selected Mon, Dec 23, 2019!)
  • Nuka
  • Obediah
  • Ocean
  • Olga
  • Olivia/Olive/Oliver/Alivia/Olivier (selected Sun, Jul 21, 2019!)
  • Omar (selected Sun, Dec 10, 2017!)
  • Ora
  • Orest
  • Oscar
  • Otis
  • Otusa
  • Owen
  • Ozwald
  • Padraig
  • Paige/Paigette
  • Pamela/Pam
  • Paolo/Paul/Paula/Paola/Pauline/Paulina (selected Sat Dec 1, 2018!) (selected Sat Jul 27, 2019!)
  • Parminder
  • Pascal/Pascale
  • Patience
  • Patricia/Patti
  • Patrick/Pat/Patrik (selected Fri, Dec 1, 2017!)
  • Peggy
  • Penn/Penny/Penelope/Penney
  • Peter/Pete
  • Petra/Petah
  • Peyton
  • Phil/Philippa/Philip/Philipa/Phillis/Philana
  • Phoebe
  • Phoenix
  • Pia/Pei (selected Sun, Dec 17, 2017!)
  • Pierre/Pierre-Alexandre
  • Pip/Piper
  • Portia
  • Priya (selected Tue, Dec 24, 2019!)
  • Qays
  • Quentin
  • Quinn/Quinton
  • Quynh
  • Rachel/Rachell/Raquel/Rachelle (selected Sat, Dec 9, 2017!)
  • Raegan
  • Ralph (selected Wed Dec 18, 2019!)
  • Rajal
  • Rajan (selected Sun Dec 22, 2019!)
  • Raman
  • Ramuna/Ramunas
  • Randy
  • Ranjana
  • Raphael
  • Ray/Raymond (selected Sat Dec 7, 2019!)
  • Rayanne
  • Reagan
  • Rebecca/Becca/Rebekah
  • Reena/Rina/Rowena (selected Fri Dec 13, 2019!)
  • Regina (selected Sat, Dec 16, 2017!)
  • Remy
  • Renate/Renata
  • Renee/Rene
  • Reshmi/Rashmi/Reshma (selected Wed Dec 18, 2019!)
  • Rhea
  • Rhonda
  • Rhys/Reece/Rice/Reace
  • Richard/Rick/Ricky
  • Riek
  • Riley
  • Riordan
  • Rita
  • River
  • Robert/Rob/Roberto/Roberta/Bob/Bobby (selected Thu, Dec 27, 2018!)
  • Robin/Robina/Robyn
  • Robinson
  • Rocco
  • Rock
  • Roderick (selected Wed Dec 11, 2019!)
  • Rodrigo
  • Roland
  • Roman(selected Sat, Dec 15, 2018!)
  • Ron/Ronny
  • Rory (selected Sat, Dec 23, 2017!)
  • Rosalie/Rosalind/Rosal/Rosalyn/Rosalee
  • Rosanna/Rosangela (selected Sun Jul 28, 2019!)
  • Rose/Rosalyn/Rosa/Rosemary/Rosie/Rosalie
  • Roslyn
  • Ross
  • Rowan
  • Roxanne
  • Ruby/Rubi
  • Rudy
  • Rumi (selected Thu Dec 12 2019!)
  • Russell/Russ
  • Rustin
  • Ruth/Ruth Ann (selected Sun, Dec 16, 2018!)
  • Ryan
  • Sabina/Sabrina
  • Sacha
  • Sadie
  • Salin
  • Sally
  • Salma
  • Samara/Samar/Sam/Samantha/Samuel (selected Mon Dec 9, 2019!)
  • Samiha
  • Sampsa
  • Sandra/Sandy (selected Wed Dec 11, 2019!)
  • Santiago
  • Saoirse
  • Sara/Sarah
  • Sarien
  • Saskia
  • Saul (selected Thu, Dec 5, 2019!)
  • Savhannah
  • Scott
  • Seamus
  • Sean
  • Sebastian/Sebastien
  • Sejal
  • Selena/Celina/Celine (selected Sun Dec 22, 2019!)
  • Sèna
  • Serafina
  • Serena/Serene (selected Tue Dec 4, 2018!)
  • Serge/Serje
  • Seth
  • Shaelyn
  • Shaila/Shayla
  • Shamima
  • Shane/Shayna
  • Shanta
  • Shannen/Shannon
  • Shanti
  • Sharif (selected Thu, Dec 5, 2019!)
  • Sharlene
  • Sharon
  • Shawn/Sean/Shaun/Shawna/Shauna
  • Shea/Shay/Shealyn
  • Sheena
  • Shelby (selected Fri, Dec 12, 2019!)
  • Shelly/Shelley
  • Shereen/Shirin/Shireen
  • Sherry
  • Shirley
  • Shona
  • Shoshanna
  • Shivani
  • Si
  • Siena
  • Sierra
  • Signi
  • Silas
  • Simar
  • Simon/Simone (selected Sat Dec 29, 2018!) (selected Fri Dec 13, 2019!)
  • Siobhan (selected Sat, Dec 30, 2017!)
  • Skye (selected Mon, Jul 23, 2018!)
  • Sloane
  • Sofia/Sophie/Sophia/Sofie/Zofia
  • Solange
  • Solemne (selected Fri, Dec 29, 2017!)
  • Sonny
  • Sonya
  • Soren
  • Spencer
  • Sri Kant
  • Srishti (selected Sat Jul 20 2019!)
  • StaceyStacy
  • Stefania/Stefanie/Stephanie/Steph/Stef/Steffi (selected Sat, Dec 2, 2017!) (selected Sat Dec 14, 2019!)
  • Stelios
  • Steven/Stephen/Stephan/Steve/Stéphane/Stefano
  • Sunny
  • Supriya
  • Susan/Sue/Susie/Susanna/Suzanne/Suzanna (selected Sat, Dec 9, 2017!)
  • Syeda (selected Mon Dec 16, 2019!)
  • Sydney/Sydnee/Sid/Sidney (selected Fri, Dec 12, 2019!)
  • Sylvie/Silvia
  • Sylvain
  • Tabitha
  • Tallulah (selected Mon Jul 22 2019!)
  • Tamara/Tammy
  • Tang
  • Tania/Tanya
  • Tara/Terri/Terry
  • Taranjit
  • Tarik
  • Taryn
  • Taylor
  • Téa/Thea
  • Teagan
  • Tehya/Tia (selected Thu, Dec 13, 2018!) (selected Sat Jul 27, 2019!)
  • Temur
  • Terrence/Terry/Teresa/Theresa/Terri
  • Tess/Tessa/Tressa/Tesia
  • Thalia
  • Theo/Theodore
  • Theresa
  • Thomas/Tom/Tommaso/Tommy
  • Tiago
  • Tiffany
  • Tiiu
  • Tim/Timothy (selected Wed Dec 18, 2019!)
  • Tina/Tino (selected Thu Dec 19, 2019!)
  • Toby/Tobi/Tobin
  • Todd
  • Tonito
  • Tooba
  • Toon
  • Torrin
  • Tory/Tori
  • Tracy/Tracey (selected Tues Jul 23 2019!)
  • Travis
  • Trevor
  • Trish/Trisha/Tricia
  • Tristan/Tristene
  • Troy
  • Trudy
  • Tucker
  • Tyler (selected Wed, Dec 4, 2019!)
  • Tyson
  • Unity
  • Urban
  • Ursula
  • Xavier/Xavi
  • Valerie/Valérie
  • Vanessa
  • Vania/Vanja/Vanya
  • Vello
  • Velta (selected Wed, Jul 25, 2018!)
  • Veronica/Véronique
  • Vhari
  • Victoria/Victor
  • Viggo
  • Vikas (selected Fri Jul 26, 2019!)
  • Vince/Vincent/Vini/Vinnie (selected Thu Dec 19, 2019!)
  • Violet
  • Virgil
  • Virginia
  • Vishva
  • Vivienne/Vivian/Viv (selected Sun, Dec 3, 2017!)
  • Wally
  • Warren
  • Wayden/Wade
  • Wayne
  • Wendy
  • Werner
  • Wesley/Wes
  • West
  • William/Will/Wil
  • Winnie/Winona/Wynona (selected Fri, Dec 8, 2017!)
  • Woodjina
  • Wren
  • Wyatt
  • Wynn
  • Xhevalier
  • Yaseen (selected Mon, Dec 23, 2019!)
  • Yonatan
  • Youssef
  • Yusu (selected Sun Dec 8, 2019!)
  • Yves
  • Yvonne (selected Wed, Dec 12, 2018!)
  • Zac/Zack/Zachary (selected Tue Dec 4, 2018!)
  • Zahra
  • Zander/Sander/Xander
  • Zeinab
  • Zinaida
  • Zoe/Zoey (selected Fri, Dec 21, 2018!)
  • Zoltan
  • Zukhra

 

Canada here, Canada there, Canada everywhere …

Could there be a more amazing country? There is something so great at this time of year especially this year, when summer finally begins and our Women’s National Soccer Team takes centre stage. Of course, there’s Canada Day, a day like no other in our nation’s capital.

 

1. Here … at 102 Fairmont … 

 

The name of the day is back for June, with a special theme … See your name … get a cone that day!

 

 

2. There … in France … 

 

Stop into 102 Fairmont to cheer Canada on with a sign, or a ball. Post it to #CanadaRed and #CANWNT …

 

 

 

3. And everywhere … across Ottawa …

 

 

 

Easter Treats, Trash Pandas & #CoverMeOttawa …

Could there be anything better than the anticipation of an Ottawa spring? Melting snow, the first crocus bloom, and critters … lots and lots of critters … 

 

Some of those critters are more famous than others. One of them, Bert the Raccoon, had its origins right here in Ottawa!

 

Over the years, the raccoon has become known as the Trash Panda, for obvious reasons, as this article explains

 

And so, inspired by spring and critters, a new flavour was born … made of Oreo cookies, malted fudge ripple, raspberry swirl and Rold Gold pretzels … brought to life by local illustrator Allie MacAllister and now available at 102 Fairmont in scoops or pints and online!

 

 

On to #CoverMeOttawa! For some time, YOW Weather Records has been pointing out that Ottawa’s snow cover is record-breaking …

 

 

In honour of that, uh, feat, #CoverMeOttawa was born – a playlist of favourite covers with entries being eligible to win a Merry Dairy Easter Egg Ice Cream Cake … with the idea that we could beat the number of snow cover days with the number of cover songs in this playlist. And (hopefully!) that’s been done with a playlist that is now over 180 songs strong! 

 

Entries are open until draw time, Sunday, April 14th at 8pm. Enter your cover in the comments below! Want to hear the playlist? Search #CoverMeOttawa on Spotify or Google Play Music!

 

 

And what about those Easter treats? Add your cover to #CoverMeOttawa in the comments below for a chance to win your choice or an Easter Egg Ice Cream Cake or a Sweet Lemon Easter Pie!