“Ripple”, by Richard Monette. This is the stormwater management pond at the end of Stittsville Main Street in Jackson Trails. If you’re on Instagram, check out more of Richard’s photos at @richmonty_blackwhite.
A donkey, a water tank, a hot air balloon, marching bands, back flips, firefighters, disco balls, dogs, angels, snowmen, a beaver, politicians, bicyclists, candy canes, toothbrushes, and of course, Santa Claus himself. Nearly sixty local businesses and community groups had entries in this year’s parade, organized by the Stittsville Village Association. All photos by Barry Gray.Continue reading PHOTOS: Parade of Lights sets Stittsville aglow→
(PHOTO: Getting set for last year’s parade. Photo by Barry Gray.)
Nearly sixty businesses, clubs, and other organizations have registered to enter a float in this year’s Parade of Lights, hosted by the Stittsville Village Association. The event takes place on Saturday, December 2, starting at 6:00pm along Stittsville Main Street. Continue reading →
(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.
Thank you to Mandy Hambly for sharing these beautiful photos of the Bradley-Craig Farm on Hazeldean Road. The sunset photos were taken on October 26, and the photo of the barn reflected in water is from earlier in the month.
High gusts of wind and torrential downpours hit Stittsville around 6:00pm on Sunday evening, cutting power to over 10,000 homes. About 20 minutes later, Environment Canada issued a wind warning for gusts up to 100km/h, and a gust of 97km/h was reported at the Ottawa Airport – the highest recorded wind speed in 20 years. Here are some of your photos from during and after the event.
About 115 kids took part in a massive ball hockey fundraiser on Saturday in Stittsville. Hosted by the Stittsville RAMS Minor Atom team, the teams competed in Novice, Atom and Peewee divisions. Photos via Sabrina Kemp.
Thanks to Jacinta Cillis-Asquith for sharing these photos, taken last week in our area.
“Stittsville…home to Herons everywhere,” she writes. “I could not fit enough trees into my picture. This must have been the general meeting of these birds. There were over 30 herons and egrets! A pretty amazing day.”
(We’ve had a few readers ask where these photos were taken. Cillis-Asquith says that wildlife photographers will typically not share exact locations in order to preserve the natural habitat of the wildlife.)
(ABOVE: “Through The Garden Gate” by Brian Carson, Best in Show winner for 2017.)
The Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticultural Society is accepting entries in their annual photo competition.
Class 1: We See Thee Rise – a spring garden Class 2: Glorious and Free – a summer garden at sunrise Class 3: With Glowing Hearts – autumn’s full colour Class 4: The True North – a winter scene – your interpretation Class 5: Stand on Guard – the Maple – showing a tree, a branch or a leaf Class 6: Garden Pollinators– close-up of a pollinator(s) on a bloom Class 7: Fun with Foliage – capture texture on garden foliage Class 8: Rushing Water – stream, water fall or fountain; must include vegetation Class 9: Rocks and Roots – a rock garden Class 10: Trans Canada Trail – Leaves, trees, wildflowers and bushes Class 11: Richmond Fair – Outstanding fall arrangements, vegetables, flowers and houseplants Class 12: Local Beauty – barns, silos, buildings in Richmond, Stittsville, Munster landscape.
You must be a member to enter. Memberships cost $15.00 for individuals and $25.00 per family. Five dollar 1st prize for each class. Stittsville Goulbourn Members can also enter the District 2 2018 Competition in March.
Entries and membership information must be submitted by Sunday February 4/2018.