No Record Fairs This Weekend But…

It’s Canada Day on Saturday. And if you’re in the Ottawa area for the festivities, you can also visit the small town of Merrickville and browse the 15% to 50% off used vinyl at Vinyl Destination, which will be open for its 11th Anniversary from 10am to 5pm.

I also believe stores in the Rideau Center like FYE may be open for limited hours in Downtown Ottawa, which is accessible by public transit for free.

People who live outside of the national capital area should probably look at their favourite music store websites to see if they’re open on Saturday (or Sunday), with limited hours. And possibly consult their local public transit authority to see if they’re offering free rides on Canada Day.

You should also note that some retailers may be closed on Saturday but offerings deals via their website , some starting Friday and ending Sunday.

Have a safe weekend.

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Pop Up Events & More

Record collectors should be aware that there will be two pop up events this weekend in Ontario.

The Burlington Pop Up Record Show will be hosted at the Halton Naval Veterans Hall from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, the 25th of June.

The nearest bus stops to the venue at 2444 Industrial Ave are bus stop #204 at Guelph at Mountainside and Bus Stop # 207 at Guelph at Davidson. And although admission is free with a donation to the venue, you should bring cash.

The other event will be held in Kanata, Ontario, where the member of the OG Vinyl Group on Facebook will buy, sell and swap vinyl at the Big Rig Brewery at 103 Schneider Road in the northern part of this western Ottawa suburb.

This free event will be occurring from 2pm to 5pm, also on Sunday the 25th of June, but there is a 200 person limit to the venue. And the nearest bus stops are #7409 and #7410, both on Schneider Road.

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No Record Shows This Weekend But…

….you should visit your local CD and record stores for Father’s Day discounts.

For example, Sunrise Records stores are discounting CD purchases of over $50 by 10% and vinyl purchases of over $100 by 20%. until June 19th, 2023. And i’m sure other local stores have similar offers so you could pop by your favourite retailers to see what’s being offered. Keep an eye on their official social media accounts.

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Bowmansville Record and CD Show

This event will occur on Sunday, the 11th of June 2023 at the Bowmanville Memorial Park Clubhouse, located at 120 Liberty Street South, from 10am to 4pm.

Admission is free and the nearest bus stop is bus stop #1499 at Prince Eastbound @ Liberty, next to Lakeridge Health Bowmanville. And remember, cash is preferable.

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