You know our city is boring when we talk about our NHL hockey team on Urban Dictionary.
Ed: Yeah, but did you know that the Ottawa Senators haven't won a stanley cup since 1927, and there is likely no chance that they will be winning any time soon so there is little to no point in supporting that team? Do you also realize that no one on the Ottawa Senators team is actually from Ottawa and that there are players from Toronto and the United States so how can you really call it your team? Did I also mention that hockey is one of the least popular sports in the world where it failed to compete with the top three most popular sports in the United States yet there are some people who make hockey such a big deal even though Canada is the only country where it is somewhat popular? Not only that but when you are going to a hockey game you are supporting a corrupt system where hockey players are allowed to make 250 thousand to 10 million dollars compared to scientists who are trying find the cure for cancer only making a mere 20 thousand dollars on minimum wage. Not only that, but a hockey university scholarship can get you 100 thousand dollars but the aspiring cancer researcher is left to pay up to 40 thousand dollars in student debt. How is that for fair? And let's talk about those kids that want to become hockey players instead of the next nobel prize winner? No wonder Canada is losing the race to become a main player on the global stage!
Rick: Wow, I'm going to go see an Ottawa Senators game tonight!
Also, the home to two casinos, the best gentlemen's clubs where you can put your hands all over the merchandise, an NHL franchise in the Ottawa Senators and a significant population of French-Canadians and Somalians. Low violent crime rate and easy to get around.
I rate Ottawa as the second coolest city in the country after Calgary. This is a city on the rise; being just a sleepy government town isn't what it is any longer.
Oh yeah, nasty winters with snow and ice but people love that kind of weather and they need it for the Rideau Canal (longest skating rink in the world) and Winterlude.
So Ottawa is fine. It just isn't Las Vegas...although you could pretend!
Is home to the federal government of Canada, and therefore provides many jobs within that sector.
Many important building are located within the city including:
-24 Sussex Drive, the home of the presiding Prime Minister
-the governer general's house: the home of the presiding representative of the queen in canada
-the Parliament Buildings: where federal business is conducted, contains house of commons and senate
Famous festivals include:
-Winterlude: otherwise known as "La Balle de Neige" the festival that lasts 3 weeks in february, celebrating winter
-the Tulip Festival: commemorating the gift of tulips from the Netherlands in thanks for the safeguarding of their royal family during the second world war.
In all, Ottawa is a very pleasant city, with the perfect balance between a metropolitan atmosphere and the pleasance and ease of a small town. It is both a great place to live and visit.