With the weekend weather prediction bringing us sunny autumnal weather, it should be perfect to get out to support and take part in the many events being held across Stittsville.
Saturday, October 19th
Start off your day by supporting the many 9runrun participants and the Ottawa First Responders Foundation by running yourself or cheering the runners on along the Trans-Canada Trail and environs. The start line is on Abbott Street near Jonathon Pack. The races start at 9:00 am with the 10K taking place, then at 9:15 a.m. the half-marathon (those walking start at 8:00 am) and finally at 10:00 am the 2Kish Family Fun Run departs the starting line. Don’t forget the Chiefs Chili Cook-Off in Village Square Park, music by the Dirt Road Band made up of members of Ottawa’s Fire Services. Lots of other fun in the Park with face painting and mascots to meet and greet.
From 9:00 am – 1:00 pm you can visit the Stittsville Market at the Barn on Abbott Street. There are plenty of regular vendors coming out with some new ones as well. You can find out more about Sit With Me who will be present to highlight their dog rescue work.
The 2nd Annual October West Beer Fest is happening in Kanata. This festival is an independent craft beer fest – no big breweries here! And, you can bring the family dog – there is a licensed off-leash dog park! October West is taking place at 105A Schneider Road (Carling Avenue and March Road) in Kanata. The festival takes place from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. To get your tickets visit www.octoberwest.ca. Make sure you visit Stittsville’s own Brew Revolution and Covered Bridge Brewing while you are there!
The HolliBell Foundation is celebrating their 1st Anniversary Doggie Walk-a-Thon, with a Halloween twist, at Sunset Farms, 6559 Hazeldean Road. The event starts at 12:00 pm with the walk taking place soon after and ends at 3:00 pm. There will be baking, animal rescue groups, silent auction, face painting, and a whole lot more. Come out in your costumes (dogs too) as there will be a judging contest. No dog – no problem, just come and see the many halloween faces of the dogs – guaranteed to spook you! Registered dogs get – medals, bandanas, treats and a free photo. You can support the Foundation by donating $20 to receive their very first calendar full of photos of their rescues and coupons too!
If history is more in line for you, the Goulbourn Township Historical Society is holding their monthly speakers program. From 1:30 to 3:00 pm you can learn about the political history of our riding of Carleton. From the 1800’s until present, experience the politics of our district through Shaun Peppy’s timely presentation. You will be surprised at what you will learn. The presentation takes place at the Richmond Legion. The event is free, with plenty of parking and refreshments to enjoy.
Is rugby your thing? You can help #SaveTwinElm in their feat to win the Kraft Heinz Project Play contest grand prize so they can refurbish the park and make it more accessible for all. Twin Elm Rugby Park (TERP) will be hosting a voting party beginning at 10:00 on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th. Folks can vote as often as they like. The most votes win. Click on the link to vote – https://www.kraftheinzprojectplay.com/. Regular voting starts on Friday and runs through Sunday.
Top off your day with live music at Brew Revolution. This week, you can listen to acoustic pop and rock with the Brew Rev team and Bobby Miller. It starts at 8:00 pm and playtime ends at 11:00 pm.
The Stittsville Legion on Main Street is providing some ‘Oktoberfest’ festivities with live music from The Diplomats. There will be sausage on the bun and all the trimmings for dinner that starts at 6:00 pm. Dinner and live music for $13.00 – pretty good deal!
Sunday, October 20th
The poppies are made, but the Goulbourn Museum needs a little help on Sunday sewing the hand made poppies to a net for their Remembrance Day outdoor display. If you can lend your sewing talents for a couple of hours, you will be welcomed from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.
Over the next couple of weekends
Brown’s YIG offering Haunted House Workshops and a Movie for kids ages 6-14 years (no adult accompaniment required, drop your child off). The movie is: Hotel Transylvania 2. Dates of availability are below. Contact Brown’s to register. Friday, October 18, 6-9 pm pizza, movie & popcorn included $22 per child (drop your child off); Saturday, October 19, 6-9pm pizza, movie & popcorn included $22 per child (drop your child off); Friday, October 25, 6-9pm pizza, movie & popcorn included $22 per child (drop your child off); and, Saturday, October 26, 6-9pm pizza, movie & popcorn included $22 per child (drop your child off).
Of course you don’t want to miss out on Stittsville’s own Haunted Heritage Tour. This year has an all new route and even more to haunt you! Get your tickets for Stittsville’s Haunted Heritage Tour. The tours run from Thursdays to Saturday evenings until early November. Get your tickets at bit.ly/StittsvilleHaunt2019 and don’t forget to use ‘CENTRAL’ on check-out to get your 15% discount on tickets.
Monday, October 21st
VOTE! It doesn’t matter who you are voting for just get out and VOTE – it is your privilege to do so. The polls are open from 9:30 am until 9:30 pm. Refer to the voting card you received in the mail for the poll location at which you can vote. If you did not receive your card, here is the link to Elections Canada to help you out https://www.elections.ca/home.aspx.
Thursday, October 24
An important interactive workshop is taking place this week and is being hosted by Councillor Gower on Thursday, October 24 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Johnny Leroux Arena in the upstairs hall. The workshop will introduce residents to the “Five Big Moves” – a list of proposed directions for Ottawa’s Official Plan, with a special focus on healthy growth and transportation. Register to attend and discover how Stittsville will be affected in the Official Plan. Tickets are still available for this free workshop and it is open to all residents of Stittsville. Reserve your space through Councillor Gower’s office at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/official-plan-workshop-in-stitt….
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