The Goulbourn Recreation Complex and Richcraft Recreation Complex swimming pools will be closed from August 29th-September 19th/18th due to annual maintenance.
The complexes have requirements to remain open from mid September until the end of June due to demand and the City tries to avoid closures for aquatic operations during the summer period as much as possible. Facility closure decisions are not arbitrary, but a result of analysis of program registration statistics and other user requirements.
Residents are encouraged to review the city’s public swimming schedules web page which identifies the current pool closures and provides a search option for pool schedules here.
For an alternative option, the Kanata Leisure Centre had its annual maintenance closure for 2016 in March/April and is currently open for all programs and services. Please note that fall schedules will be changing in September; updated schedules will also be available at the link above.
Covered Bridge Brewing will host “A Taste of Stittsville” on September 4 in the parking lot at 119 Iber Road, 11am-4pm.
A small selection of local food and drink vendors will be on hand with samples of their products for sale, along with live music and a chance to meet with friends and neighbours from the community. The plan is to start small with the first edition this year, and then expand the event in future years.
Just one week after she won Olympic gold in Rio, hundreds of residents – many of them kids – packed the gymnasium at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Thursday evening to welcome Erica Wiebe back home to Stittsville.
Wiebe led the crowd in O Canada, signed autographs, posed for pictures, and encouraged everyone – young and old – to follow their passions.
Councillor Shad Qadri also announced that the gym would be re-named in honour of the wrestler.
The next monthly family breakfast open to everyone in the community will be held on Sunday September 11th from 9 a.m to 12 noon at the Legion Hall for only $8.00 per person. Children under 12 only $6.00.
The Stittsville Legion Book Club is starting back up after a lovely hot summer. The meetings will take place on the Third Monday of every month starting on September 19th at 7:30 p.m. The book for September is “The Little Paris Bookshop” available at Costco.
(Photo: Zida’s Sheng Lan with his mother Hua (Jennifer) Lan and father Julian Ni. Photo by Devyn Barrie.)
Zida Academy, the private school at the old Ottawa Waldorf School location on Goulbourn Street, is hosting a grand opening celebration on Sunday, August 28. The event happens from 1pm to 4pm and it’s open to the public.
After five long months of construction, reserving pre-opening memberships, participating in multiple events, setting up and training the team of staff in order to open our next studio… and what seems like forever, we are finally there!
Thursday, August 25th marks the date for our second Orangetheory Fitness studio here in Ottawa and we are excited to invite the public, friends, family and members out to our Grand Opening Event! Continue reading →
(Leslie McKay is a longtime Stittsville resident and shared this story about her family’s connection with The Tragically Hip.)
When my Dad was awaiting his double-lung transplant in Toronto (waited 18 months 1991-93) he lived with Gord Downie’s wife Laura’s parents Nancy and Barry Usher in Toronto. Nancy is a Bradley (daughter of Muriel & Grant Bradley) from here in Stittsville and was a nurse.
Just thought you might like to know that The Tragically Hip wrote two songs in 1993/94 on their Day for Night album for my father. They wrote Inevitability of Death and Greasy Jungle for him. IofD was written for when he received his lungs from Terry and when he passed away from his double-lung transplant, hence the ending of the song. GJ was written after they attended his wake and funeral in 1993 at Tubman’s Funeral Home (my cousins by the way) and coming to our house.
At the time, my sister was on the gymnastics team at Queen’s – lyrics “soulful gymnast above the snow” in our backyard. They also made a really special t-shirt for Dad which I have and the notes they wrote when he received his lungs.
While in hospital, the guys would come to visit Dad, and we could always tell when they were there. The nurses and doctors came from all over the hospital to see them to get pics and autographs. Dad loved these guys so much. He went to Gord and Laura’s wedding and they took him to concerts with them on the tour bus and everything. He had a great time with them all. But Gord was like the son he never had.
Doing this tour just shows the true ‘Courage’ he has and how much he loves Canada and the devoted fans who have followed them all in their adventures in life throughout the years.
We have lots of good memories of how well Dad was treated by all of the band members and it is so sad what is happening to Gord and I can only pray for a peaceful journey for him.
This is a bittersweet time for me, as my Mom passed away in 2009 from the same brain tumour that Gord has and she also had surgery.
The bad news: The Stittsville Village Association‘s fireworks on Canada Day this year were rained out.
The good news: they’re launching them on Saturday, August 27 instead. Head over to the Goulbourn Reacreation Complex (1500 Shea Road). Fireworks will be launched around 9:00pm. Free admission. Sponsored by Mattamy Homes.
The City of Ottawa is in the process of constructing the new Kanata West Pump Station and Forcemains to provide servicing to new development in the region. Work will involve the construction of a sanitary pump station at 1540 Maple Grove Road, a trunk sewer extension along Maple Grove Road, and twin forcemains along Maple Grove, Terry Fox and Katimavik. This notice serves as an update to the progress of work onsite in particular on Maple Grove Road.
Please be advised that Maple Grove Road will be closed from Huntmar Drive to Terry Fox Drive from September 8th until October 28th, 2016 to complete a sewer crossing and reinstate the road surface. Access to all properties will be maintained throughout the work.
Hey Stittsville: Tragically Hip viewing party tomorrow here at the shop. Swing by and catch the historic event in our friendly environs. We’ll play some greatmusic prior and compare Hip tall tales from our collective halcyonic days. The Ceeb’s airing of the Concert proper begins at 8:30. We’ll start playing ‘In Sarnia’ on repeat at about 7. Cheaper than stub hub.
The Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and Canadian Tire Centre want your help in creating raving fans for life! We are a welcoming workplace and look forward to strengthening our team with you for the up-coming season.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 24, 5:30 – 8:30 pm Thursday, August 25, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
WHERE:BELL SENSPLEX (fieldhouse), 1565 Maple Grove Rd
Please bring several copies of your resume and 3 work-related references.
OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING PART-TIME POSITIONS:
Conversions (General Labour)
CALL CENTRE (TICKETMASTER)
Call Centre Operators
FOOD & BEVERAGE (ARAMARK)
Assistant Suite Attendants
Club Seat Servers
Concession Stand Managers
Concessions Warehouse Crew
Dessert Cart Attendants
Premium Seating Catering Manager / Supervisor
Suite and Club Seat Runners
OTTAWA SENATORS FOUNDATION
50/50 Raffle Ticket Sellers
50/50 Raffle Ticket Supervisors
THE SENS STORE
Game Day and Event Retail Associates
OPERATIONS – BELL, CAVANAGH & RICHCRAFT SENSPLEX
Overnight Custodial (Bell & Richcraft)
PROGRAMS & TOURNAMENTS – BELL & RICHCRAFT SENSPLEX
Skating Instructors (Sparty Learn2Skate)
Hockey Instructors (Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs)
We are auctioning off the Richmond Bakery sign online in conjunction with the reopening of the Richmond Bakery – Grand opening this Saturday and Sunday August 20 and 21st. All bids in minimum $10 increments and bids must be on the picture attached to this post on Danbys Roadhouse FaceBook page. Bid starts at $100. All proceeds to the Richmond Food bank. Bidding starts effective August 16, 2016, closing August 21st at 4pm (last bid time stamped at 3:59pm wins). Good luck to all!Continue reading →
It was worth the wait! This year’s Arts in the Park had to be rescheduled after being totally washed out in June. Dozens of artists and vendors packed Village Square Park for the annual event on Sunday, presented by the Stittsville Village Association. Barry Gray was there with his camera to capture some of the fun.Continue reading →