Heritage Day and Family Day full of activities in Stittsville and nearby

(A frosty Winter morning walk near Paul Lindsay Park, Stittsville, January 2020. Photo: Emma Moore)

Mid-February sees many off to warmer climes, but the hardy who stay behind have lots of Stittsville events to choose from this weekend. The weekend offers a Heritage Day visit back to the working tools of our ancestors and Family Day events you won’t want to miss.

Friday, February 14, 2020

There are two performances left for Kanata Theatre’s production of The Curios Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. February 14 and 15 – the curtain opens at 8:00 pm both evenings at the Ron Maslin Theatre at 1 Ron Maslin Way off Terry Fox Drive. To get your tickets to this fantastic mystery contact Kanata Theatre.

Swing by Valentine’s Day to try Brew Revolution’s special Valentine’s Day “Sweetheart”. A spicy cinnamon hearts sweet stout! Pairs nicely with Cargo Cult who are playing the night away – starts at 7:30 pm.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Looking for a hearty breakfast on Saturday morning? Then head over to Crave Tacos at Hazeldean Mall where Crave will be serving up their Maple Fest Pancake Breakfast at Hazeldean Mall this Saturday. Crave pancakes with maple syrup from Fortune Farms from Almonte – how local is that! It all starts at 9:00 am – get your tickets here https://www.facebook.com/events/1530383533783691/!

The Goulbourn Township Historical Society is holding their Heritage Day event at the Stittsville Library – Grace Thompson Meeting Room – from 1:30 – 4:30 pm. Drop by to their interesting display of working tools that may have been used by your ancestors. Try to figure out their use in the home and for chores. If you have an old working tool that you would want to show and possibly identify — bring it along and together we might figure it out! While you are there, check out the Art Space wall to see the photo display put together by GTHS of additional antique working tools. The event is FREE and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Join in on the Potluck dinner and Games Night taking place at Stittsville United Church. Always good family fun and everyone welcome. The dinner starts at 5:00 pm with games to follow.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Take a drive over to our neighbours in Richmond and join Carleton MPP, Goldie Ghamari, who is hosting her Family Day Breakfast and Skate at the Richmond Arena from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Always a down home good time with Goldie! Don’t forget to bring your CSA helmet for those kids under 10 who plan to skate. Come out for a bite to eat, a skate and say hello to Goldie – she’d love to see you!

From 1:30 – 4:30 pm, Allan McCarville, published Stittsville author, and Joseph Carbonetto, author and host of Stittsville Haunted Heritage Tours, will be hosting a special afternoon readings, Q&A and a formal introduction of “Legends, Folklore and Other Tales: Stories of a Haunted Stittsville PARTS 1 and 2”. This haunting event takes place at the Stittsville Public Library in the Grace Thompson Meeting Room.

Did you get your FREE tickets yet for this important conversation on Opiods use and putting an end to the stigma surrounding drug use! Avish Shah is hosting this event from 2:30 – 3:30 pm when he will bring to your attention opiods, harm reduction strategies and the use of Naloxone. The session takes place at Stittsville Whole Health Pharmacy (1609 Main Street beside Greco’s). You can get tickets through this link — https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/opioids-naloxone-info-session-tickets-92416850287?aff=efbeventtix.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Carleton MP – Hon. Pierre Poilievre is holding his annual Family Day Breakfast and Skate at the Johnny Leroux Arena from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. It had a really good turnout last year – come out and say hello to Pierre and his family – celebrate Family Day!

Have some Family Day fun at the CardelRec Recreation Complex – Goulbourn from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Activities are free unless indicated. Councillor Gower is hosting the free skating from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Lots of activities to keep you busy all day from skating to swimming, fitness to kindergym, crafts and games, get a photo at the Goulbourn Museum photobooth to top your day off!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The next meeting of the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society is at 7:30 pm at the Pretty Street Community Centre. It promises to be a colourful evening as the winning entries of the 2020 Photo Competition are featured in a slide presentation. Guests are free. Membership is $15 per year, $25 for families.


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