Forecast for snow, cold, a job fair and events for the weekend and next week

(Snowy splendour along the Trans-Canada Trail)

Brace yourself for a snowy weekend, but don’t stay inside. Get out and enjoy some of the events and activities taking place over the weekend and next week.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Come out to Covered Bridge Brewing on Iber Road for their Happy Hour from 4:00 – 6:00 pm every Thursday and Friday!

Friday night Card Making at the Stittsville United Church (Main Street at Fernbank Road). Space is limited to 12 people and the cost is $5.00. Register at 613-889-4619. The creativity starts at 7:00 pm.

Dickerson Airplane are back at Brew Revolution for a night of great music. It all starts at 8:00 pm. Get there early to get a seat!

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Ever aware of our need for some margin after the busy holiday season, this brief morning retreat allows for stepping into the New Year with pause and purpose. This window of time offers us an  opportunity to reset and reflect on the year behind and the year ahead. Join Dana Ducette and Janet Cottreau in this RESET RETREAT SPARK from 8:30 am – 11:30 am at Stittsville United Church. Light breakfast and refreshments provided. Space is limited to 12 participants. To register please email Dana Ducette at or call 613-608-8411.

The Royal Oak is hosting their JOB FAIR from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Hazeldean Gardens Retirement Residence. The Royal Oak is getting ready to open its door at its newest location in the growing community of Stittsville. The Royal Oak will be conducting onsite interviews at that time. Please come prepared with your resume and employment references. Successful applicants will start training soon! They will be hiring dynamic, fun loving, hard working individuals for the following positions: Bartenders, Servers, Line Cooks, Hosts, Bussers, and Dishwashers.

The Goulbourn Township Historical Society is holding their Annual General Meeting and luncheon at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (2 Mulkins Street) from 12:45 – 2:45 pm. The luncheon starts at 1:00 pm for those who registered. Arrive at 12:45 to hear some Celtic music. The AGM is expected to start at 2:00 pm. It is a good time to renew or purchase a membership to your local Historical Society.

The Bell Warriors Football Club is hosting their two annual team banquets and with both, will be hosting their Annual Silent Auction Fundraisers. The Saturday banquet starts at 8:00 pm at The Ale Restaurant – the Sunday banquet is at 11:00 am. Stop in to see the items up for auction and support the Bell Warriors — a 100% volunteer-based community football program offering football programs for boys and girls ages 5-23 in the communities of Stittsville, Munster, Richmond, Bells Corners, Bayshore, and Crystal Beach.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

From 2:00 – 4:00 pm the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus is recruiting new singers at their open house audition. This is one of four open house auditions the Chorus is holding. Sunday’s auditions are being held at Bridlewood Trails Retirement Residence, 480 Brigatta Street, Kanata. For further information and alternate dates visit Stittsville Central’s events page at

Bring your own instruments to Brew Revolution and take part in the Open Mic from 2:00 – 5:00 pm with George Turcotte.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Public Meeting – The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board – from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Westwind Public School (111 Hartsmere Drive). The public meeting is being held to discuss overcrowding at John Young Elementary School. The school board is considering relocating some kindergarten and Grade 1 students who live in the Fernbank area from John Young to Westwind starting in September 2020. You can find more info at:

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society monthly meeting will be entertained with speaker, Lee Boltwood, Master Gardener and Board Director, who will be doing a talk on “Cheap and Easy Gardening Techniques”. Who doesn’t want to save money when it comes to our favourite pastime? Lee brings a selection of practical ideas that will be invaluable when we’re finally able to get into our gardens. She always interjects her talks with a fair amount of humour! Lee also wants to hear from YOU! So bring along your own ideas about money-saving gardening hacks. Come out and learn gardening tips at 7:30 pm at the Pretty Street Community Centre.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the not-for-profit Stittsville Childcare Centre (1488 Stittsville Main Street) is taking place from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Childcare Centre in the upstairs activity room.

Do not have time for Sunday mornings? Take time for your soul on Wednesday nights at Stittsville United Church from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. A weekly time for exploring soulful experiences for spiritual growth, such as: Sound Healing, Prayer Wheel workshops, Rational Mysticism, Video series. The evening is FREE for those wishing to participate. For information call the church or Julee Pauling at 613-406-4691.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The new joint unveiling of the Ottawa Central Library and Archives is taking place at 12:30 pm at the Stittsville Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Wondering what is planned for the design? Join the library staff and others as the unveiling is being live-streamed in the Grace Thompson Meeting Room. There will be cake!!

From 7:30 – 10:30 pm try your hand at four-hand Euchre at the Stittsville Lions Club on Main Street. Open to all!


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