Fireworks capped off a great day of family fun at the Stittsville Village Association’s annual Canada Day event yesterday. Hundreds of families turned out for a full day of activities, local music and fun. Photos by Barry Gray.
Ottawa’s annual Motorcycle Ride for Autism kicks off on July 8 at 9:00am at Brown’s Independent. Mayor Jim Watson will be on hand to see the riders off on a route that will take them through Merrickville, Smith Falls, Perth, Westport Carleton Place, and back to Stittsville.
The event has raised over $60,000 in the last four years to help kids with autism through Quickstart, charitable organization whose mission is to assist children with autism in reaching their full potential by helping the children obtain early intervention, at the first signs of autism. QuickStart raises awareness and initiates programs to cut wait-times, build capacity, and promote improvements in early identification and intervention.
A section of Maple Grove, between Huntmar Drive and Terry Fox Drive, will be closed for construction work from Monday, July 10 at 9 a.m. until Friday, July 14. After that, Maple Grove Road will reopen between Terry Fox Drive and Silver Seven Road, but will remain closed between Silver Seven Road and Huntmar Drive until Friday, July 21. Access to businesses in this stretch of road will be maintained and detours will be in place.
(PHOTO: Canada Day fireworks in Stittsville. Photo by B.R. Ravishankar.)
Stittsville’s annual Canada Day event, originally scheduled for July 1, has been moved to Saturday, July 8 due to soggy field conditions and wet weather.
The full event is all set to go from 1:00pm-10:00pm on the grounds of Sacred Heart High School (Abbott Road @ Shea Road, next to the Goulbourn Recreation Centre.) The event is presented by the Stittsville Village Association.
Highlights of the free family-friendly event include:
Free birthday cake and glow sticks
Family fun zone with games, inflatables & more
Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary petting zoo (3pm-6pm)
Horse-drawn wagon rides (4pm-7pm)
Bricks 4 Kidz (LEGO) (3pm-6pm)
HoneyDrop Body Art Facepainting (3pm-7pm)
Food court featuring local food trucks
Confederation themed photo booth courtesy of the Goulbourn Museum
Live local stage entertainment
Fireworks at 9:45 pm sharp (presented by Mattamy Homes)
Please join us for Shakespeare in the Park! Passions soar and hearts break in this production of Romeo & Juliet,brought to you by Bear & Co. Join us outdoors to celebrate the long evenings and warm weather, and theatre that stands the test of time. Bring a picnic, a blanket or lawn chairs, raingear in case it mizzles, and bug spray, and watch six actors conjure the warring families of Verona in front of your eyes. Continue reading →
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While Canada celebrates its 150th birthday the Goulbourn Museum building is quietly turning 145 this year. If its walls could talk they would tell tales of boisterous town hall meetings, lively dances, community parties and, for the last 27 years, Museum exhibitions and events. And although its walls are still standing tall, the Museum’s floors are telling a story of their own. They have started to sag and show their age. Continue reading →
Mattamy will start filling in the temporary stormwater pond along Maple Grove Road this week. The pond is located just east of the Fairwinds subdivision, adjacent to Harmattan Avenue and Helm Circle. The work is expected to continue until September. Continue reading →
Friday evening was opening day for Market at the Barn, a mini farmers’ market at the old barn next to Village Square Park. Barn owner Suzanne Bird plans to hold the event every Friday this summer from 4pm to 7pm. All photos by Barry Gray.
(We may get an update this week on the Ottawa Farmers’ Market plans for a weekly market at Village Square Park. Stay tuned.)