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Rotary Club hosts Canada 150 Community Picnic on September 9

Stittsville’s Rotary Club will host a Canada 150 Community Picnic on September 9 at the W.J. Bell Rotary Peace Park.

The event runs from 1:00pm-5:00pm and includes an official renaming ceremony for the park, 1930s games for kids, musical guests, historical re-enactors from the Goulbourn Historical Society, the Goulbourn Museum photo booth and more.

Bring your own picnic lunch or purchase BBQ items from the 1930s including moon dogs, kettle chips and lemonade.

Admission is free.


A pair of Jane’s Walks planned for Stittsville on May 6

(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


City seeks feedback on new commemorative park names

(PHOTO: The City is proposing changing the name of Bell Memorial Park on Stittsville Main Street “W.J. Bell Rotary Peace Park”. This photo is from the opening ceremonies for the park in October 2015.)

(via City of Ottawa)

The City of Ottawa Commemorative Naming Committee is conducting online public consultations on several naming proposals, including several parks in Stittsville and two nearby rinks in Kanata South,  The deadline for submitting comments online is December 18, 2016. Continue reading


PHOTOS: Opening of the Rotary Peace Park and labyrinth

A moving candlelit ceremony capped off day of celebrations to open Stittsville’s new Peace Park, a project organized by the Rotary Club in partnership with the City of Ottawa’s Better Neighbourhoods Program.

The centrepiece of the new park is a stone labyrinth, designed as a “contemplative path” for walking meditation.  The Rotary Club says it’s “inclusive and non-denominational and is an easy way for people to centre and calm themselves.” Continue reading


A-MAZE-ING: Stittsville’s Rotary Club raises funds for a Peace Park… including a labyrinth

Rotary Peace Park map and plan
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(Press release from the Rotary Club.)

The Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville is seeking donations to help build Ottawa’s first Peace Park with a labyrinth. In recognition of your donation of $200, you will be recognized by an inscription on a brick which will be part of the pathway to the labyrinth. Leave a lasting mark for generations to come with an engraved brick in Stittsville’s beautiful Bell Memorial Park.

Each brick will have 2 lines with each line fitting 12 characters (including spaces). Inscription could be a thoughtful way to celebrate  a loved one, children/grandchildren, group/organization.

For donation info, contact:
Theresa Qadri 613-620-6245

Leo Maiorino 613-371-6975

Eligible for tax receipts.

Check out our website : www.stittsvillerotary.com