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CFRA: Clothing donation bin stolen from Legion on Wednesday night

As reported by CFRA:

Half a dozen very heavy clothing donation bins were stolen from spots around town overnight on Wednesday. All six, belonged to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Ottawa.

The steel bins weigh in at about one thousand pounds apiece and would require more than one person and a truck to move them…

Reports have been filed and anyone who may have spotted something suspicious on Wednesday night or Thursday morning should contact police.

The bins were taken from:

  • Stittsville Legion
  • All Saints Catholic High School x2
  • George Vanier Catholic School
  • St. Francis Xavier School
  • St. Jerome School

 


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LEGION: New Year’s Eve Party, January 1 Open House, more

Here’s what’s coming up at the Stittsville Legion in the coming weeks…

EUCHRE: On Tuesday, November 28th, Euchre was played at the Stittsville Legion. John Pentol had the most Lone Hands. Theresa Giolway had the Ladies High Score with Doris O’Conner placing second.The Men’s High Score was won by Gary Doe with Davis Faubert as the runner-up. Charlotte Jermyn won the Low Score with Doris O’Conner winning the Hidden Score. Continue reading


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NOTEBOOK: The Legion’s new building, connecting Eagleson to the 416, more

LEGION REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT
I gotta admit, I would have never predicted that the first significant development to fall under the auspices of the Stittsville Main Street Community Design Plan would come from the Stittsville Legion.

The Stittsville News reports this week on an ambitious $1.5-million redevelopment plan for the Stittsville Legion’s headquarters.  They want to demolish the existing 1932 building and replace it with a two-storey building that will include a pub and meeting hall.

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Main & Abbott Dance Band fundraser at the Legion (Dec 2)

The Stittsville Legion is in the process of raising funds for a new building.  The Main & Abbott Dance Band is having a fundraiser on Saturday, December 2 at the Legion in Stittsville.  Admission is $10.00 which includes a light snack.   This is the same evening as the Parade of Lights – so start with the parade and finish with an exciting swing dance.  The music starts at 8:00 – don’t be late! Tickets are available at The Legion.

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PHOTOS: Remembrance Day 2017 in Stittsville

(ABOVE: Wreaths at the cenotaph. Photo by Glen Gower.)

Johnny Leroux, a Korean War veteran, places a wreath at the cenotaph. The Remembrance Day ceremony is held in front of the hockey arena named after Leroux. Photo by G. Gower.
Johnny Leroux, a Korean War veteran, places a wreath at the cenotaph. The Remembrance Day ceremony is held in front of the hockey arena named after Leroux. Photo by G. Gower.
The Stittsville Legion colour party. Photo by Dan Pak.
The Stittsville Legion colour party. Photo by Dan Pak.
Remembrance Day Parade on Stittsville Main Street. Photo by Dan Pak.
Remembrance Day Parade on Stittsville Main Street. Photo by Dan Pak.
Remembrance Day Parade on Stittsville Main Street. Photo by Dan Pak.
Photo by Dan Pak.
Remembrance Day Parade on Stittsville Main Street. Photo by Dan Pak.
Photo by Dan Pak.
Remembrance Day Parade on Stittsville Main Street. Photo by Dan Pak.
Photo by Dan Pak.
Remembrance Day Parade on Stittsville Main Street. Photo by Dan Pak.
Photo by Dan Pak.
The Last Post. Photo by G. Gower.
The Last Post. Photo by G. Gower.

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A preview of Stittsville’s Remembrance Day parade and ceremony

(PHOTO: Remembrance Day parade in 2016. Photo by Barry Gray.)

The Stittsville Legion’s annual Remembrance Day parade and ceremony happens on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Everyone is welcome to join the parade.  Participants can line up at the Stittsville Legion Branch 618 (1481 Stittsville Main Street) starting at 1:30pm. It will leave the Legion at 1:45pm and head to the Stittsville Cenotaph in front of Johnny Leroux Arena on Warner Colpitts Lane.

The ceremony begins at 2:00pm at the cenotaph.

After the ceremony, everyone is welcome back at the Legion for live music, food and drinks.

Stittsville Main Street will be closed between the Legion and Warner-Colpitts Lane from approximately 1:45pm-2:45pm on Saturday.

For a listing of more local Remembrance Day events around Ottawa, visit OttawaStart.com.


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PHOTOS: Stittsville Legion Golf Tournament winners

The Stittsville Legion’s golf tournament fundraiser was held on August 12 at the Canadian Golf and Country Club. Funds raised will go toward’s the group’s building fund.

iane Doran (Closest to the Pin).  Tracy Boss (Ladies Longest Drive). Mike Enos ( Men's Longest Drive).  Chris Carnochan (Organizer of the Tournament and Sports Officer)  Missing is Bob Trudel (Men's Closest to the Pin). Stittsville Legion Golf Tournament / August 2017.
iane Doran (Closest to the Pin). Tracy Boss (Ladies Longest Drive). Mike Enos ( Men’s Longest Drive). Chris Carnochan (Organizer of the Tournament and Sports Officer) Missing is Bob Trudel (Men’s Closest to the Pin). Stittsville Legion Golf Tournament / August 2017.
Mike Enid presenting trophy to Diane Doran, Sue Doran, Rick Doran and Brian Doran  - Tournament winners with 9 under par. Stittsville Legion Golf Tournament / August 2017.
Mike Enid presenting trophy to Diane Doran, Sue Doran, Rick Doran and Brian Doran – Tournament winners with 9 under par. Stittsville Legion Golf Tournament / August 2017.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa host Big Spring Clean Up this Saturday

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa (BBBSO) would like to invite you to attend the Big Spring Clean Up in Stittsville located at the Stittsville Legion (1481 Stittsville Main Street) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 29th.

Stop by for a coffee, and drop off your gently used clothing, shoes, accessories and textiles in support of at-risk youth across Ottawa. For a complete list of bins across the city, please visit: www.donatetobbbso.ca.


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WE REMEMBER: Here’s what’s planned for Stittsville’s Nov. 11 ceremony

(Above: Veteran Lonnie Burse at the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Stittsville Cenotaph. Photo by Barry Gray.)

Here’s what’s planned for the Remembrance Day ceremony in Stittsville on Friday, November 11.

  • The parade from the Stittsville Legion (1481 Main St) starts at 1:45 pm and travels to the Cenotaph located at the Johnny Leroux Arena.
  • Remembrance Day Service will commence at 2:00pm. The Sergeant at Arms and Parade Commander roles will be done this year by Mike Fenton.
  • Silver Cross Parents are Richard and Claire Leger.  Their son Sergeant Marc Leger died in Afghanistan in 2002.
  • Following the service the parade will return to the Stittsville Legion via Main St where everyone is welcome for refreshments and entertainment.

 


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BATTLE BUDDIES: How Stittsville fundraising is helping veterans with PTSD

(PHOTO: Shawna Church Roy with her second service dog, Loki.)

SHAWNA CHURCH ROY WAS WALKING BACK FROM SOME ERRANDS WHEN SHE SAW IT: flames shooting out the roof of her family’s house.

She dropped her bags and ran up to the driveway. That’s when her biggest fear was confirmed – her kids were still inside, screaming for help. The doors were locked and the windows too hot to touch. As the tower of smoke rose into the air and the screams became louder, Roy realized she was completely powerless to save them. Continue reading


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LEGION: Family breakfast, book club coming up at the Stittsville Legion

UPCOMING EVENTS
The next monthly family breakfast open to everyone in the community  will be held on Sunday September 11th from 9 a.m to 12 noon at the Legion Hall for only $8.00 per person. Children under 12 only $6.00.
The Stittsville Legion Book Club is starting back up after a lovely hot summer. The meetings will take place on the Third Monday of every month starting on September 19th at 7:30 p.m. The book for September is “The Little Paris Bookshop” available at Costco.

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FOOD TRUCKS: Keeping it cool with Mellow Yellow

(Photo by Devyn Barrie.)

The Stittsville food truck scene already has a good amount of variety. Anne Wilby (pictured above) plans to add a lot more with Mellow Yellow.

Wilby is no stranger to the food business. Growing up with an Italian father and Polish mother, her family was always cooking. In the 1980s, she ran a hospitality training program for at-risk youth in Stittsville. She was also manager of Lousiannie’s on Main Street for 14 years, before it closed and burned down. Continue reading


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LEGION: Mother’s Day brunch, Spring Clean-Up Day & more…

UPCOMING EVENTS
On Sunday, May 8th a “Mother’s Day Brunch” will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $12.00 per person. Children are half price. Treat your Mum for this special family time brunch.
“Volunteers” and  “Legion Members” wanted to help on Spring Clean-Up Day at the Stittsville Legion on Sunday, May 15th  starting at noon till 3 p.m. bring your brooms, rakes and gloves to help clean up the area. Many hands make light work.
WEEKLY EVENTS
Euchre hosted by the Legion’s 55 Plus Club is played every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street. Everyone is welcome to participate.
An “OPEN MIKE and SING A LONG” with Bill Martin is held every Friday starting at 8 p.m. in the downstairs lounge at the Legion Hall. Come and enjoy some Country and some Rock n Roll music. Everyone is welcome to attend, there is NO cover charge.
The knitting/crochet clubs meets at the Legion Hall every Monday at 6:30 p.m. except for holidays. Anyone interested is welcome to come join in, The group has added rescue dolls as well as the baby bonnets and pic line covers. All wool donations would be appreciated. For more information , please e-mail interested@stittsvillelegion.com
EUCHRE
Hosted by the Legion’s 55 Plus Club is played every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Legion Hall. Euchre is open to everyone in the community. On April 26th
Bobby McGilvray had the most lone hands. Doris O’Conner had the ladies high score with Shirley Pretty placing second. Dwaine McGilvray had the men’s high score with Garnet Vaughn coming in second. low score was won by Phil Viau with the hidden score won by Myrna Robertson.
INFORMATION
Upcoming events at the Legion are always posted on the billboard sign at the front of the Legion Hall, easily seen by those passing by on Stittsville Main Street.
The clothing collection bin is in place on the Stittsville Legion property on Stittsville Main Street. It is a partnership between the Stittsville Legion and the BIG BROTHERS and BIG SISTERS organization. Good used clothing donations will be more than welcome for this new collection bin.

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