Thousands flocked to Stittsville Main Street on Saturday night for the annual Parade of Lights, presented by the Stittsville Village Association. This year’s parade featured over 60 entries. The weather was perfect, with snow on the ground but not too cold.
After the parade, Santa stuck around to help with the official tree lighting ceremony at Village Square Park, organized by the Stittsville Lions Club. The Lions also walked the parade route collecting donations for the Stittsville Food Bank. There was even a marriage proposal by a firefighter during the parade!
Kathleen Edwards greeted the sold-out audience at the National Arts Centre’s Theatre with a twinkle in her eye and a big smile. “Let’s see if I remember how to do this,” she said.
In her first public appearance on a hometown stage in a couple of years, the Ottawa singer-songwriter took to the spotlight like her old self, doling out equal parts charm, profanity and self-deprecating humour, along with a stellar selection of tunes rendered with some of Ottawa’s cream-of-the-crop jazz musicians.
VOLUNTEERS: Organizers are still are looking for volunteers to stand at barricades along the route.This is a great volunteer opportunity for students, and it’s perfect for families too. Volunteers stand at barricades along the parade route at each roadway, ready to move them in the unlikely event that emergency vehicles need to pass through. Contact Marilyn Jenkins at 613-836-5075 or email the Stittsville Village Association at email@example.com if you can help out!
The SVA’s annual Parade of Lights is a community favourite, drawing thousands of spectators along the parade route. Each year, dozens of beautifully decorated community floats set the tone for Santa’s much anticipated arrival at the end of the parade. Merry makers are also encouraged to stay for the lighting of Village Square Park, and to share in some hot chocolate and cookies.
The parade will proceed south on Stittsville Main Street, from just south of Hazeldean Road to Carleton Cathcart Street.
Hundreds of people came out to see hundreds of creatively carved pumpkins on a warm November night at Village Square Park. It was all part of the annual Stittsville Pumpkin Parade. Congrats to organizer Trevor Eggleton and volunteers for another very successful event. Continue reading →
Billed as “the largest haunted attraction in the Ottawa area for 14 years” with “over 10,000 square feet of props”, the Ghoul-bourn Spook Show at 72 Cherry Drive wraps up another haunting season tonight. Continue reading →
Jim Bryson will be one of the featured artists this spring as part of the National Arts Centre’s CROSSROADS Jazz Series.
The series is directed by Ottawa Jazz Festival programming manager Petr Cancura, whocreates new arrangements that showcase the singer-songwriters’ songs with a jazz twist added by a special live house band. The series is presented in collaboration with the Ottawa Jazz Festival.
“Jim Bryson is one of the finest songwriters working anywhere today. A true master of his craft, he has patiently built a generous and wonderful body of work over the last 20 years, all leading to his brilliant new record,Somewhere We Will Find Our Place. Jim’s lyrics and melodies are profound and perfectly wrought little avant-garde fictions that expand and deepen with repeated listens. They will put down a foundation in your brain, build a house for them to live in. They will make you notice, make you sing, provide good company, challenge, comfort and inspire. The songs onSomewhere We Will Find Our Place are especially superb, each a gem, a world, and with the wondrous and deft production of Charles Spearin (Broken Social Scene, Happiness Project) and the exceptional mixing of Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes), Jim Bryson has made a beautiful, career – defining, masterpiece of a record.” – John K Samson
(PHOTO: Some of the prizes at the BGCA Pumpkin Social.)
On Saturday, October 15, residents from the Bryanston Gate neighbourhood gathered at the local park to enjoy a beautiful autumn day and their newly-formed community association’s first social event: a Pumpkin Social!
Sgt. at Arms Mike Fenton is looking for volunteers for the colour party for Remembrance Day Service on November 11th. The Parade leaves the Legion Hall at 1:30 p.m. for the 2 p.m. service. If interested contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-406-8811
More than 50 players, prospects and alumni to participate in fan press conferences, autograph sessions, intra-squad game and more.
The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today additional details for the team’s annual Fan Fest, which will take place this Sunday, Sept. 25, at Canadian Tire Centre (@CdnTireCtr). The event will feature four unique fan press conferences, two team practices, a Senators’ intra-squad game, autograph sessions, interactive games and entertainment throughout the arena.
This will be my third year organizing Etsy Made in Canada here in Ottawa. I don’t know where the past 3 years have gone, but here we are less than a week out of the biggest show of my year. Again. Continue reading →
Tracks from the album including Depression Dance and Ontario (a duet with Kathleen Edwards) have been getting a lot of play on CBC Radio 2, and if you haven’t heard the music yet you should head over iTunes or whatever your favourite music source is and check it out.
UPDATE: The fundraiser brought in $2900 for the Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Center.
Bill Martin and Sue Lambe of the Hometown Team, Century 21 John DeVries Ltd. are busy with preparations for the 2nd Annual Karaoke for Cancer Awareness Fundraiser this upcoming Saturday. Continue reading →