Category Archives: Entertainment & Events

Stittsville Villagefest celebrates 20th anniversary on September 13

Stittsville Villagefest will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Saturday, September 13 in Abbott Street Park from noon to 4 pm.  There will be hayrides, petting zoo, musical entertainment, community organization displays, BBQ and some fun “noodle hockey” with special guests.

For more information visit the Stittsville Village Association or call Marion Gullock at 613-836-5254.


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City accepting applications for 2015 civic events funding

The City of Ottawa is inviting local not-for-profit organizations such as volunteer-based community or recreation associations, to apply for funding to provide one to two-day civic events that include free admission, foster civic pride and bring a community together.

These events must be linked to, and celebrate a civic/statutory holiday in Ontario (i.e. New Year’s Day, Family Day, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Ontario Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day), be held in a specific geographic district in Ottawa, and encompass a broad range of activities and family entertainment.

Effective this year, the annual application deadline for funding will be the first Monday in November, which this year falls on November 3. The maximum allocation is $3,000 per applicant.

Application forms are available online at ottawa.ca or at a City of Ottawa Client Service Centre.


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Here’s the new logo for Quitters Coffee

Stittsville seems to be a bit obsessed with Quitters Coffee, the new cafe that Kathleen Edwards is opening on Main Street later this month.

We posted two articles about Quitters on our web site last week which became the top two most-read stories of the week.  We think that any excitement about new businesses on Stittsville Main is a good thing, so we’re happy to fuel the obsession in any way that we can.

Earlier today graphic designer Steve St. Pierre posted this on Twitter:

Quitters logo by Steve St. Piierre
Quitters Coffee logo by Steve St. Piierre

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Musical auditions at Kanata Theatre this weekend

From Kanata Theatre:

Auditions for: Fairy Tale Ending – A Big Bad Musical
Written by KIEREN MACMILLAN AND JEREMY HUTTON
Directed by Clare Flockton
Performance dates: December 27, 28, 29 and 30th, 2014

Audition dates: Saturday, September 6 (1-4pm), Sunday, September 7 (1-4 pm), and Monday September 8 (6-9 pm)
Callback: Wednesday, September 10th  (6-9 p.m.)

Auditions will be held in the Rehearsal Room of the Ron Maslin Playhouse.

Cast: 25 roles.  6 lead roles and 19 ensemble roles.  Within this, there are the possibility for both male and female leads.

  • Lead roles: Jill – 14+ female with strong vocal range
  • Goldilocks – 14+ female, valley girl sort of character
  • Troll – adult female physical comedy an asset
  • Wolf – adult male strong vocals needed
  • Cop – adult female or male
  • Jack – 14+ boy cheeky character

Ensemble roles:  All ages : 3 Piggies, 3 goats, 3 bears, 3 blind mice, 3 paramedics, 3 constables, a cameo appearance of Grandma.
Join Jill as a “line up” of characters (the Big Bad Wolf, Goldilocks and the Troll) are questioned about the sudden changes occurring in the fairy tales she reads with her grandma. With the help of the Cop, Jack and The Three (Little Pigs/Bears/Billy Goats/Blind Mice), Jill learns that though real life may not be a fairy tale, it can be just as amazing!

There will be choreography to accompany all musical numbers, so an ease in movement will be an asset.

The audition process will consist of:

  • a prepared musical theatre song to be sung a cappella (vocals only) *no pop songs please.
  • a dance component, where we will teach you movement to one of the dance numbers, and you will dance with a group.
  • cold readings from the play, or outside sources, in an effort to see how you are able to develop a character.

Any questions please contact the director Clare Flockton at clareflockton@me.com , or one the production managers: Shelley Jean Harrison atjellybean080@hotmail.com , or Sonia Francis at soniafrancis@gmail.com

If you are interested in working backstage, please come to the auditions and meet with one of the Production Managers (Shelley, or Sonia).  We would love to have you on the team.

Kanata Theatre


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55-year-old b-boy represents Stittsville at hip hop festival

He doesn’t fit the usual hip hop stereotypes. He’s 55 years old, has a head of thinning grey hair, and he lives on a quiet cul-de-sac in Stittsville.

Steve “Buddha” Leafloor is a Canadian hip hop pioneer and a social worker who’s  worked with troubled teens in the arctic and in maximum security prisons. This weekend he’s taking part in the House of PainT festival in Ottawa, a three-day event celebrating art, music, dance and fashion.

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