Events This Weekend.

613Flea is a free event in which 150 local vendors are housed at the Aberdeen Pavilion in Landowne Park, Ottawa. And some vendors sell vinyl records, CDs and television, film and music themed merchandise.

This event will occur from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, the 2nd of September. And although 613Flea occurs once a month, the venue changes so click here for more information on the latest location.

Landsdowne Park is regularly serviced by OC Transpo Routes 6 and 7 at Bus Stop 3080.


Optimum and Sunrise Records Offers

There are two offers that I thought you’d like to know about.

The first is from PC Optimum and includes an offer for 5000 bonus points on $50 Apple Gift card purchases from participating retailers, which expires on August 30th, 2023 and can be used on up to a maximum of $500 in card purchases. Click here for details.

The second is an in-store offer from Sunrise Records, which includes a 25% discount on vinyl with the purchase of a turntable. Contact your local store for details.

Just thought you’d like to know.

Sunrise Records is offering discounts on new vinyl and compact discs until September 3rd, 2023 – 15% off on in store purchases of vinyl over $100 and 10% off on in store purchases of compact discs over $50.


Now That Was Annoying!

I was unable to write anything on this blog because I had injured my right shoulder last week. But now i’m back with a few events:

The Burlington Record & CD Sale will occur this Sunday, the 13th, from 10am to 3pm at the Halton Naval Veterans Hall at 2444 Industrial St. in Burlington, Ontario.

The nearest bus stops are stop #204 at the corner of Gueph and Mountainside and stop # 207 at the corner of Guelph and Davidson. Admission is free with a donation to the hall.

Fanaticcon 4 will be occurring this Sunday, on the 13th, at the Ottawa Conference and Event Center at 200 Coventry Road. And this event will feature stars from Television of Film, as well as memorabilia from those genres and comic books.

This event will occur from 11am to 5pm and general admission is $15 with kids under 12 getting in for free. But you should note that VIP early admission tickets are available for $20. Click here for details.

Fan Expo Canada is a four day event that will occur at the Metro Toronto Convention Center that will feature celebrity appearances and merchandise from music, film and television.

Both the north and south buildings will have various vendors, displays and autograph sessions/meet & greet opportunities from the 24th to 27th of this month. And the nearest subway station is of course Union Station.

Admission prices vary depending of what experience you would like and additional details can be found by clicking here. But you might want to hurry and buy them by midnight tonight, eastern time, because they are discounted until then.

Enjoy. And if you’re over 50, be careful lifting cases of 24 water bottles!

Various Offers

Now that Prime Day is over, you should know that Apple has several offers going with PC Optimum and Pepsico.

You can now obtain 5000 bonus PC Points when you purchase $50 Apple gift cards at participating Real Atlantic Superstores and Real Canadian Superstores until Wednesday, the 19th of July 2023. And yes, you can purchase up to ten $50 cards for a maximum bonus of 50,000. Click here for details.

Pepsi drinkers will also notice that specially marked bottles of their favourite drink feature an offer for up to three months of Apple Music for free. But there’s no need to look for an empty bottle for the QR code to participate because this QR code and details on the offer and summer contest are available by clicking here.

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Port Perry Vinyl Record & Collectible Show

This year’s show will be held on Sunday, the 23rd of July 2023 at the The Latcham Centre at 121 Queen Street from 10am to 3pm, on the shores of Lake Scugog, next to the Marina.

Admission will be $4 and there will be parking along the nearby street.

Durham Region Transit provides access to the nearest bus stops at Simcoe and Queen (#3340 Northbound/#3339 Southbound), which are a 10 minute walk away from the venue, straight east down Queen.

This event is pretty much the only record fair, show or convention that I know of that will occur in July, although the Woodstock Toy & Collectibles Expo on Sunday, July 16th will feature music memorabilia and collectibles.

That event will occur at the Woodstock Fairgrounds at 875 Nellis St, in the Oxford Auditorium and Mutual/Market Buildings, from 9:30am to 2:30pm.

Early admission will be $10 from 9:30am to 10:30am, whilst regular admission will be $5 afterward and $3 from 1pm to 3:30pm. Admission will be free for kids under 12 when accompanied by an adult but note that cash is only accepted at this event.

Unfortunately, no conventional transit or para-transit is made available on Sundays in that city.