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10 Fun Things to do in Ottawa with your Mentor/Mentee

Updated: Apr 27, 2020

By: Taylor Mair

We all know the “winter blues” can get the best of us at times, but what better way to make the best out of the cold than chillin’ with your newly-acquired BFF?! Spending time with your CUSS Mentor/Mentee will not only get you closer to receiving your CCR Credit, but it will also give you a chance to explore our beautiful city and the fun activities it has to offer!

1. Winterlude

Ottawa’s 39th annual Winterlude celebration is a unique opportunity to enjoy some of the season’s finest offerings. Whether this is roaming the streets of The Glebe checking out awesome snow sculptures or indulging in a delicious Beavertail and hot coco, this festival’s got it all!

For more info on this event, click here

2. Tobogganing

Ottawa has got some awesome hills for a fun afternoon of tobogganing! Meet up with your Mentor/Mentee at any of these well-known tobogganing spots — don’t forget your snow pants!

3. Escape from the Museum

The Escape Manor offers an exciting after-hours escape room challenges at the Canadian Museum of Nature — no better way to bond with your Mentor/Mentee than to be locked in a room with them, am I right? Check it out here.

4. Spa Day

Stressed? Are the assignments and midterms piling up? What better way to distress than heading to the Ottawa/Gatineau’s finest gem? Nordik Spa is the perfect place to unwind with your Mentor or Mentee. For a day of relaxation, Nordik Spa is the place to go.

5. Ottawa Winter Brewfest

Calling all beer fanatics! Ottawa’s 3rd annual Winter Brewfest is making a comeback. Be sure to check out the festivities with your Mentor/Mentee at Lansdowne February 17-19! Please Drink Responsibly.

6. The VIP Movie Experience

Cineplex VIP Lansdowne offers a unique, well, VIP experience. Enjoy comfy recliner chairs and in-seat service providing you with yummy snacks and a refreshing beer. Please Drink Repsonsibly.

7. Comedy Show

Nothing like good company, good food and drink, and a good laugh! Ottawa’s Absolute Comedy club provides you will all of this and more. Enjoy and night out in Little Italy with your Mentor or Mentee. For more info click here.

8. Sens Game

Take a trip out to Kanata to cheer on Ottawa’s very own Senators! For schedules and ticket sales, click here.

9. Paint Nite

Paint Nite is the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation. Drink a glass of wine and create a painting—you and your Mentor/Mentee will both go home with fond memories and a beautiful painting. It’s okay if you’ve never painted anything but your walls—there’s no experience necessary and fun is our only requirement.

… And finally…

10. Mentorship Event Winter 2017 – Canal Skating

This semester’s mentorship event will be skating on the Rideau Canal! It will take place on Wednesday, February 15th and we will be meeting at the Dow’s Lake rest stop on the Canal at 6:30pm. Come get out, have some fun with your mentor/mentee and enjoy some hot coco, beavertails, and skating!

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