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High school student’s photo chosen for Goulbourn Museum’s Christmas card

(PHOTO: Jordyn Simpson, with the winning Christmas card design in the background.)

(press release)

For the second year in a row, a photograph taken by Stittsville’s Jordyn Simpson will grace the cover of the Goulbourn Museum’s Christmas card. The Grade 11 student at South Carleton High School captured the winning image while volunteering as an event photographer during the Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market on November 20th. Continue reading


Two Stittsville buildings are on this year’s Doors Open list

(via City of Ottawa)

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Doors Open Ottawa continues to be the second-largest Doors Open architectural event in North America.  Since its inception in 2002, over 850,000 visitors have discovered some of the city’s most prestigious buildings including Earnscliffe: Official Residence of the British High Commissioner, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Embassy of the United States, and the Connaught Building….just to name a few. Continue reading


Stittsville photographer embraces traditional film techniques

Stittsville photograper Kristin Davis in her darkroom where she prints black and white photos. Photo by Barry Gray.

A Stittsville wedding and portrait photographer is taking a lesser-walked path for her photography.

For Kristin Davis it’s all down to the basics: black and white film and prints which she develops in her darkroom. She says the clients who like that black and white style really love the finished work. Continue reading


Nathan Grenon part of first-ever U17 Team Canada Lacrosse squad

Nathan Grenon, a 16-year-old South Carleton High School student, will make history as a member of Canada’s first U17 lacrosse team.

The grade 11 student plays competitive hockey for the Stittsville Rams and his high school hockey team, but his true passion is  lacrosse.

He started playing in Comox, British Columbia when he was four years old, and has never looked back.  He was selected to represent Team Ontario at the national championships earlier this month.  That event featured a seven-day round robin tournament, leading to a gold medal victory for his team.

Other teams competing included Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan and First Nations.

Bright an early at 8:00am on the morning after the gold medal victory, Grenon was among the 16-18 year-olds who competed for a spot on the Team Canada U17 team.  They’ll play during the Men’s World Box Lacrosse Championships in Syracuse, New York in September.

Grenon and three other boys from Ottawa made Team Canada U17 and will make history as this is the first U17 Team Canada Lacrosse team.

Grenon credits all the great coaches he’s had along the way and looks forward to representing his country.

His parents say they’re proud of the young man he’s become and look forward to many more great stories. They also thank the community for sponsoring young athletes and allowing them to live out their dreams.

“Without a great community,  youth sports would not be possible,” they said in an email to StittsvilleCentral.ca.


Bear sighting near South Carleton High School


South Carleton High School was briefly under a “Shelter in Place” status this morning after a bear was spotted near the school.

“A community member contacted us and Richmond Public to indicate a bear had been sighted near the Jock River earlier this morning,” principal Colin Anderson told StittsvilleCentral.ca. Continue reading