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Date archives September 2021

Music / Series 15

The 2021 Polaris Music Prize Goes To… – S15E14

For the second year, due to the on-going pandemic, the Polaris Music Prize and CBC Music live streamed the 2021 winner for the best Canadian music album of the year.

Congratulations goes out to Rollie Pemberton, known as Cadence Weapon for his album, Parallel World. Released in 2021 and having excellent reviews.

The third times a charm for Cadence Weapon as he was nominated for 2 albums in 2006 and 2012.

The live stream had a chilled vibe with a loft setting. It looked more like a cool living room.

In Polaris tradition, the previous winner is there to announce the winner. 2020 winner, Backxwash was there and announced Cadence Weapon as the winner.

The exciting part with Cadence Weapon is that he recently signed with Ottawa’s Kelp Management.

You can listen the Polaris winning album on Spotify. Give it a listen.

Series 15

Gong Cha in Ottawa – S15E13

More and more bubble tea shops have been coming to Ottawa recently. Gong Cha has finally opened in the city. It is located in The Glebe.

The grand opening tasting event was for Ottawa foodie bloggers and Instagrammers.

The drink I picked was Pearl Milk Tea with coconut jelly. I totally forgot that pearls were included.

It was great seeing foodaholics4eva as it’s been awhile I have gone to outings in the city. It’s always fun to shoot some Polaroids when going to places. 

You can check the photos below from the Gong Cha Ottawa location.

Overall, it was a wonderful time to coming out to the Glebe and make sure to give Gong Cha a try. They are located on 856 Bank St (Bank at Fifth Ave).
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