Noise complaints are legendary in the Glebe (instigators of Ottawa’s ‘Noise Bylaw’ thanks to raucous grandstand shows at the Central Canadian Exhibition at Lansdowne Park, nestled into the otherwise serene downtown neighbourhood on the banks of the Rideau Canal).
Tonight is sure to fire up a few complaints from those faint of heart. Instead of the buzz of a chainsaw hacking off a wood cookie in the end zone to celebrate every Redblack touchdown, the Canadian Army have offered up to blast a howitzer canon!!
If you’ve been to the Army Run, you know how loud it is when blanks are fired off. The noise is startling, and I think that’s the point.
This football game is an important one. Hamilton is town now preparing for the other ‘Battle of Ontario’ tonight, traditionally the Sens and Leafs!
If the Ottawa Redblacks beat the Hamilton Ticats tonight, we’ll tie the Toronto Argos for 1st place of the East Division. If the Argos lose their game this weekend and Ottawa wins tonight, the Redblacks finish first, winning home field advantage for the Eastern Final.
Bring a little extra cash to purchase a pink toque in support of Breast Health Month.