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PHOTOS: Canada Day 2016 in Stittsville

(ABOVE: Mayor Jim Watson and Shad Qardi cuttting cakes.)

Violent thunderstorms forced the cancellation of the Stittsville Village Association’s annual Canada Day fireworks, but there was still plenty of fun all afternoon. Photos by Barry Gray.

STITTSVILLE, ON, July 1 2016. Some Canada Day participants didn’t mind the rain. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Some Canada Day participants didn’t mind the rain.

STITTSVILLE, ON, July 1 2016. Some Canada Day participants didn’t mind the rain. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

STITTSVILLE, ON, July 1 2016. Music getting underway. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Music getting underway.

STITTSVILLE, ON, July 1 2016. Some of the fun games at Stittsville Village Association Canada Day. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

STITTSVILLE, ON, July 1 2016. Canada Day cupcakes. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Canada Day cupcakes.
STITTSVILLE, ON, July 1 2016. Feats of strength. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Feats of strength.
STITTSVILLE, ON, July 1 2016. Lots of effort at the games at the Canada Day Activities. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Collossal effort.
STITTSVILLE, ON, July 1 2016. Bouncy castles and slides. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Bouncy castles and slides.
STITTSVILLE, ON, July 1 2016. Lost of music before the rain cut short the activities. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Lots of music before the rain cut short the activities.
STITTSVILLE, ON, July 1 2016. Shad Qadri at the opening ceremonies. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Councillor Shad Qadri at the opening ceremonies.
STITTSVILLE, ON, July 1 2016. Too much fun in velcro suits. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Too much fun in velcro suits.
STITTSVILLE, ON, July 1 2016. Shad and Theresa Qadri with Johnny Leroux in the middle. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Shad and Theresa Qadri with Johnny Leroux in the middle.
STITTSVILLE, ON, July 1 2016. And then the rains came. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
And then the rains came.

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Stittsville fireworks cancelled

The Stittsville Village Association Canada Day fireworks have been cancelled due to the nasty weather:

“Thank you to everyone who came out to our Canada Day celebration in spite of the rain and wind. Extra kudos to our tireless (and soggy!) volunteers and to our sponsors. Our site was hit by a very strong storm cell with incredible lightening and wind that split and felled trees, toppled our portapotties, and destroyed tents. As a result, and with safety in mind, we made the decision to halt activities early, and later, to cancel the fireworks. We will reschedule the fireworks later this summer. Please watch for details and thanks for your understanding.”

The fireworks could be rescheduled for August. For more information about rescheduling visit the group’s Facebook page.


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FIREWORKS & MORE! Here’s what’s in store for Canada Day in Stittsville

(PHOTO: Canada Day fireworks in Stittsville. Photo by B.R. Ravishankar.)

The Stittsville Village Association is proud to host Stittsville’s free, family-friendly Canada Day celebration July 1st on the grounds of Sacred Heart High School! It’s an amazing collaboration of volunteer effort, federal and municipal government grants, and local business support.

There will be lots of activities throughout the day, including:

– Live music (3:30 – 9:45)
– Inflatable rides & games (3:00 – 8:00)
– Face painting (3:00 – 6:30)
– Birthday ckae (3:25)
– Magic show (3:30)
– Photo booth (3:00 – 7:00)
– Mad science (4:00 – 6:00)
– Petting zoo (4:00 – 7:00)
– Horse-drawn wagon rides (4:00 – 7:00)
– Strolling magician (5:00 – 7:00)
– Glow sticks (9:30)

And of course, the FIREWORKS at 9:45 p.m.!

For more information on the event, and to find out how you can be a member of our great team of volunteers, visit: http://www.stittsvilleva.com/canadaday/


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Call for Canada Day volunteers!

The Stittsville Village Association (SVA) is in urgent need of volunteers to assist with the running of this year’s Canada Day celebrations for the residents of Stittsville.

The day’s festivities will take place again this year on the grounds of Sacred Heart High School and assistance is needed for morning set-up, helping to run the afternoon programs, and take down in the evening and after the fireworks display. Hands are also required to help clean up the area on the following morning, Saturday July 2.

Anyone who feels they can spare a few hours to help make this happy annual event a success for our community should please contact Marilyn Jenkins, Volunteer co-ordinator,  jenkinsdm1@rogers.com  or 613-836- 5075.

You can also signup for a volunteer shift using VolunteerSpot. There are more than a hundred volunteers slots available July 1st, and more on July 2nd — perfect for teens and adults! Visit http://vols.pt/pEX4qg to sign up with your email address; review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

Additionally, anyone who may wish to become a Canada Day sponsor should contact Tanya Hein at tanya.hein76@gmail.com or 613-686-1842


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Garbage and recycling pick-up delayed due to Canada Day

From the City of Ottawa:

There will be no curbside green binrecycling or garbage collection on Canada Day. Canada Day’s pick-up will take place on Thursday, July 2. In addition, the collection of green bin, recycling materials and garbage will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. For curbside collection inquiries, refer to thecollection calendar tool.

There will be no multi-residential collection of bulky items, green bin and recycling container collection on Canada Day. Canada Day’s pick-up will take place on Thursday, July 2. Recycling container and green bin collection will also be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. However, multi-residential garbage container collection is not delayed and collection will take place on its regularly scheduled day during the week of June 29.

More info about what’s open and closed in Ottawa on July 1.


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Fireworks by-law will be enforced for Canada Day week, says City

(Press release from the City of Ottawa.)

To ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday, the City reminds anyone planning to use fireworks to celebrate Canada Day do so in a safe and courteous manner and to comply with the City’s Fireworks By-law.

The Fireworks By-law outlines the rules around fireworks use.

The City recommends that you not attempt family fireworks or informal neighbourhood displays, but rather plan to attend fireworks displays hosted by municipalities and operated by professionals who are trained to handle and discharge fireworks safely.

Consumer fireworks may be discharged on the day of, day before or the day after Canada Day — Wednesday, July 1. They must be discharged by someone 18 or older, and on private property, with permission of the property owner. Minimum safety distances as indicated on the fireworks product must be maintained from spectators, buildings and vehicles. The fireworks display must not cause danger or nuisance to any person or property.

The sale of consumer fireworks, except on Canada Day and the seven business days immediately preceding Canada Day, is prohibited in the City of Ottawa.

Display fireworks, such as those on Parliament Hill, and smaller-scale versions at public parks on holiday weekends, may only be discharged by someone over 18 who holds a permit issued by the Ottawa Fire Chief. Applications for these permits must be submitted 30 days before the intended display.

Firecrackers are prohibited from being used or sold in the City of Ottawa or Province of Ontario. Anyone selling, purchasing or using firecrackers within the City of Ottawa is in violation of the Fireworks By-law as well as provincial law.

Please review Ottawa’s Fireworks By-law on ottawa.ca for further details. Violations of the Fireworks By-law may be reported to 3-1-1.


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Stage is set for Canada Day in Stittsville

The Stittsville Village Association is proud to host Stittsville’s free, family-friendly Canada Day celebration on July 1 on the grounds of Sacred Heart High School, an amazing collaboration of volunteer effort, federal and municipal government grants, and local business support. Continue reading


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