Crossing Bridge Crabapple Blossom Fest

Stittsville Central is proud to be a supporter of the first annual Crossing Bridge Crabapple Blossom Fest. If you want to get involved please contact Mandy Hambly at

Thanks to the Sponsors of the Crossing Bridge Crabapple Blossom Fest

BradleysCrossing BridgeMastermind Event RentalsHazledean GardensShauna Brownlee StarrSobeysBushtukahPonderosas BarnGoodLife FitnessStittsvile IDAGlen GowerEmbassy Of Japan

Thanks to the generosity of Bradley’s Insurance, Crossing Bridge Residents’ Association, and the other sponsors mentioned below, the inaugural Crabapple Blossom Fest will be taking place in Stittsville on Sunday, May 19th from 10:00am – 6:00pm.

The Festival organizers would also like to thank those who have made  anonymous monetary donations.

We are pleased to confirm that the organizers have reported that all of the activities are in the ‘fun factor’ for everyone who attends. Some of what you have to look forward to —

Appleflats Food, the only producer of 100% crabapple products in Canada, will be available to provide free samples of their products, educate residents and collect samples of the crabapple tree species.

A fundraising BBQ will be held with all food donated by Shauna Brownlee-Starr. All the food is for donation – did we tell you that ALL proceeds are going to Tysen’s Mission. Tysen continues to fund raise to make wishes come true to kids. Tysen will be on-site later in the afternoon!

If you can volunteer a couple of hours to do some BBQing on Fest day, let Mandy know so she can sign you up!

IDA Pharmacy Stittsville has donated bottled water for the event.

A big Thank You to the Embassy of Japan – the Embassy is covering the cost of the Oto-Wa Taiko drummers + the cost of our lawn signs as well.

Councillor Glen Gower has come forward and will be donating some essential equipment to make the event a success.

Jamieson Bridal – you may have heard him on local radio – Jamieson is going to be our honourary MC for our record-breaking musical chairs event.

A Guinness World Record will be attempted as 150 chairs are assembled to play musical chairs. Thanks to Mastermind Rentals for the chairs. You can also bring your own lawn chair and participate.

Kerrie Kirkwood, a local artist who works with autistic children through her company Aspen, will be leading people through the the paint event which is for people of all ages. There are 10 spots available at two different times – 11am & 1pm. Message Mandy ( to reserve a place at either of the times.

Taichi demonstration at 11:15

Jenna Yvonne will lead those who wish to participate in some group exercise activities. She will be leading two group fitness workouts. One for families and one for children. Jenna works for GoodLife Fitness Stittsville as a personal trainer & dietician.

Holmespun Ice Cream will be on hand. Nothing like homemade ice cream at a Blossom Fest day!

Crave Tacos will be on-site all day offering their delicious tacos. Got a craving, eat a taco!

Made Hair will be providing free mini manicures.

Ecological Ottawa will be on hand and giving out free trees.

Learn to ride a bicycle with Rob Hambly at 16 Birdstone. Bike safety will also be emphasized and what you need to know!

Bytowne Brigade and the North Gower Fire Department will be displaying heritage fire engines.

Lee Boltwood, a master gardener and board member of the Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticultural Society will be providing a “tree talk” — explaining the types of and care for crabapple trees.

Goodlife Fitness will be providing water bottles for attendees and an event prize.

Let’s Talk Science will be present for all those who like to experiment.

Waste Management will have a display and talk about the importance and benefits of recycling.

Jorgensen Roofing will display their products, explain the differences in roofing materials and what to expect when getting a new roof.

Angry Solar will tell us the benefits of solar energy.

Rental Village Carleton Place is providing Blossom Fest with tables, tents and a BBQ!

Ponderosa’s Barn is lending some of their antique decor for Blossom Fest! This will definitely add some country charm to the festival.

There will be local performers – including a juggler, Ottawa Stilt Union will give you reason to look up from 1:30 – 2:30pm.

Japanese Taiko drumming group ( performing 2-2:30pm

From 3-3:30pm you will be mesmerized by Tyler Rourke and his magic show.

You will be able to play checkers and chess, hula hoop, skip to a loo, bounce on the pogo sticks and many more family games.

Quilts, quilts, quilts – Wonderful quilts, old and new, will be displayed by our caretakers, Sue and Lesley. Sue recently retired from the National Art Gallery so your quilts will be in good hands. Be assured you will be attracted to this display and enjoy learning the history behind each one.

A huge picnic area with various blankets spread out to sit and enjoy your BBQ’d lunch or a Crave Taco.

A mini market with local vendors selling their homemade wares.

On the stage — Landon Bedor will bring his incredible talent to the stage at 3:30pm! Sophia Pierce, rising Stittsville singing sensation, will perform at 5pm.

The bike rodeo decorated bikes will be judged by Councillor Glen Gower.

There is always something new, so keep checking out this page to find out more.