(PHOTO: Long-time broadcaster Gord Atkinson at his home in Stittsville. Photo by Zach Mulder.)
EACH STEP THAT GORD ATKINSON TAKES is slowly and carefully placed on the carpeted stairs that lead to his basement. His left hand clutches his black cane as the right grasps the banister that guides him. The trip takes longer than it used to, but when he reaches the bottom, Atkinson’s eyes light up, taking in the wall of pictures and accolades from his time in radio. The sight fills him with memories of a time now past when he used to work among the stars of show business.
U-Rock Music School wants to get the word out that they’re looking to help two local kids (children or teens) to further their musical abilities for FREE this summer, through their Music Rox Fund.
“It’s important to us to give back to the community in this way. Helping young people with big talent who might not otherwise be able to afford music lessons,” says Cathy Hallessey, who runs the school.
Stittsville’s Jim Bryson is playing a show at the National Arts Centre this Friday, April 21. Jim joins forces with jazz saxophonist Petr Cancura and a band made up of top Ottawa jazz musicians to take a new approach to Jim’s music.
We have a pair of tickets to give away to the show. To enter:
– Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
– Answer the skill testing question: What is the name of Jim’s latest solo album?
– We’ll draw at random from all entries received at noon tomorrow.
(PHOTO: Jane’s Walk 2016 on Stittsville Main Street. Photo by Barry Gray.)
Two Jane’s Walks are planned for Stittsville on Saturday, May 6. One is focused on the W.J. Bell Rotary Peace Park, and the other is a walk along the central part of Stittsville Main Street.Continue reading →
“The Sound of the Muse” is a new series of after-dinner theatrical concerts at NeXT, featuring live music, narrative stories written for the stage, multi media projection, and original songs performed by Ottawa-Toronto recording artists “The Life of Pearls” and “SleepWalk Plaza.”Continue reading →
Our spring program is named “Made in Canada” and will be performed at two concerts on Saturday May 6 at 7:30 pm and Sunday May 7 at 2:00 pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1817 Richardson Side Road in Kanata. Continue reading →
(Photo: From left, lead actor Daniella Atkinson, drama teacher Matt Muirhead and student director Nicholas Rocque.)
If you wanted a story about a zombie apocalypse, you could just watch the Walking Dead. But Sacred Heart’s upcoming school play adds something new to the formula.
Night of the Living Dead, the original ‘60s George Romero classic, is coming to the centre stage of Sacred Heart high school from March 29-31 , April 19-21 in a specially adapted version. Continue reading →
When one thinks of Canada, water likely appears as a mental image. Rightly so. Canada has the largest amount of fresh water in the world and it is bordered by three oceans. Thoughts of water automatically bring forth the rhythm of waves lapping the shore and paddles digging deep. Nature sets a pace either calming and reflective or loud and stormy each with its own message. Our waterways are highways to the interior, providers of food, visions to delight and a resource to cherish. Its no wonder that much of the music written about this vast country is about oceans, lakes and rivers. Continue reading →
(PHOTO: The Jubilee Juniors performing on stage at a December 2016 Christmas performance.)
The Goulbourn Jubilee Singers are celebrating a big anniversary this year. This community choir has been active in Stittsville for 40 years and is a true gem of a program offering non audition, low cost and inter-generational programs. Continue reading →
Matthew McMahon, 17, is a student at Sacred Heart High School with an interesting hobby – Rubik’s cubes. He is a certifiable cubing fanatic and it is rare to not see him fiddling with one of his cubes, wherever he may be.
He’s entered to compete in an official World Cube Association event, the Montreal Open Winter 2017, on Feb. 4. We caught up with him recently to chat about the hobby. Continue reading →
Councillor Shad Qadri was also in attendance at the show to help us celebrate and to draw the winning ticket for a family movie pass donated by Dennis Tarrant and Frank Fragomeni of Stittsville’s TeamOneHomes. The winner was Ellie Medaglia, 8 one of U-Rock’s Roxies.
Grab some hot chocolate, pack the kids in the car, turn the Christmas tunes up loud and take a tour around Stittsville to check out the lights. Here are some suggestions for great displays in our area.
Do you have a neighbour with an epic Christmas light display? Tell us about it or snap a pic and send it to email@example.com so that we can share it with our readers!
Show us your artwork! Show us some awesome presents with colourful gift wrap ! Show us a picture of one of your winter traditions! Show us some snowflakes! Show us some reindeer!
Send in a scan or photo of any type of art (painting, drawing, pottery, crafts etc.) before December 31. You can send us a picture of your awesome artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post it to our Facebook page.
If you were standing in front of Quitters during last Saturday’s Parade of Lights, you might have seen a little bit of holiday magic. Josh Gibeault, a volunteer firefighter from Stittsville’s Station 81, proposed to his longtime girlfriend Megan Faulkner, a nurse at the Granite Ridge Care Community.
Canadian singer-songwriter Oh Susanna (aka Suzie Ungerleider) will play an intimate show at Quitters this Sunday night: “Folk Crossing Borders: An amazing co-bill featuring renowned and featuring Oh Susanna performing with UK folk duo Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage. Incredible melodies. Beautiful harmonies. Top notch songwriting. $25 ticket Doors: 7:00PM Showtime: 7:30PM.” More information via Facebook…Continue reading →