By Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa tech executive Kevin Ford has extended a lifeline to the Rainbow Bistro that will allow it to stay open, at least until the end of the year.
Ford, who is CEO of Calian Group Ltd., said he woke up at 3 a.m. one night with the feeling he couldn’t stay on the sidelines and watch the live-music landmark sink. He reached out to Rainbow owner Danny Sivyer and they met this week to brainstorm ways to keep it open.
“It has such a legacy,” Ford said. “I”m a musician and three of my sons are musicians. We’ve been to the club. I have a picture in my office from when I took my four boys there when they were young for the Sunday jam. Everybody I talk to has a Rainbow story.”