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.
(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:
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, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-686-1842
Here’s a video from B. R. Ravishankar of the Canada Day Fireworks in Stittsville. They were part of an annual event organized by the Stittsville Village Association on the grounds of Sacred Heart High School.
There will be no curbside green bin, recycling 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.
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.
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 →