• By: Marie Waine

Calling All Superheroes!

Are you a geek? Well, it’s time to celebrate!

The Ottawa Geek Market is back at the Nepean Sportsplex to celebrate all things superheroes and gaming from March 27 to 29.

Imagine 40,000 square feet of shopping, games and superhero-themed activities! Is there anything else you would rather be a part of for three entire days? You can participate in hero training with Captain America, build superhero crafts, use bionic art skills to colour with superheroes and show off your jumping powers in a superhero-themed bouncy castle.

The best part about showing off your superhero powers? You and the Ottawa Geek Market will be supporting the charity Heroes Are Human-The Tema Conter Memorial Trust. The organization is a hub for research, education and training dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder and operational stress injuries. Heroes Are Human was founded by former paramedic Vince Savoia and is a support resource for men and women serving in Canada’s emergency service, public safety, military, communications and correctional organizations. The Ottawa Geek Market has raised more than $18,500 for local charities since its first event in 2012.

OttawaLife_ImageSo, don your best costume and get ready to be a superhero in real life! Between participating in a geeky scavenger hunt (to win an Xbox One or a Go Pro!) and costume contest, you will be able to view a massive Lego display and get to know some of the best fan clubs around.

And don’t forget about Ottawa’s very first Capital Gaming Expo! The Ottawa Geek Market is proud to introduce a convention offering a wide variety of table-top gaming for all kinds of gamers at this upcoming event. Admission to the Ottawa Geek Market gives patrons access to unlimited free play and paid tournaments.

If you are ready to be a real life superhero or to game the day away, you will not want to miss the Ottawa Geek Market. Two dollars from each ticket and 100 per cent of the money raised at the silent auction will be donated to Hereos Are Human.

Admission is free for all police and RCMP officers, 911 dispatchers, fire fighters, paramedics, military personnel (including veterans), parole officers, probation officers and correctional services staff.

The Ottawa Geek Market cannot wait to meet your inner geek!

Event Info: 

Admission prices:

Friday $15 in advance ($20 at the door). SPECIAL: Valid for 2-for-1 entry.
Saturday $15 in advance ($20 at the door).
Sunday $10 in advance ($15 at the door).

Weekend pass $20 ($30 at the door).

Children 12 and under get in for free when accompanied by an adult

Hours of operation:

Friday March 27th, 2015 – 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday March 28th, 2015 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday March 29th, 2015 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

For more information, please visit the Ottawa Geek Market.