Lot’s to do in Stittsville and area this weekend

The Bradley-Craig barn, January 2018. Photo illustration by Barry Gray.
(Bradley-Craig farm buildings. Photo: Barry Gray)

The last weekend of April is proving to be a busy one with Stittsville playing host for many events. Here are just a few ….

Saturday, April 27th

Let’s start with Glad’s Cleaning the Capital. Many Stittsville neighbourhood associations have registered to clean the local community parks and public areas. Join in yours and help keep the pride in Stittsville. You may even win a prize!

The Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticultural Society has organized a clean-up of the Trans-Canada Trail (or Great Trail) for Cleaning the Capital. To participate, the start location is at Village Square Park at 10:00am and bring along a pair of gloves. Bags and other tools will be provided. Remember that ‘many hands make light work’ so the more people participating the more ground can be covered. Don’t forget to share your efforts on social media.

From 11:00am to 2:00pm you can have a visit with Councillor Glen Gower at his ‘Councillor’s Chat’ at the CardelRec-Goulbourn complex. Bring your questions, concerns and ideas to Glen – he is always looking for ways to improve our community and the provided services. He can only do so with your input. Take a moment out of your day and drop by.

If you want to hear some wonderful Folk Music, then the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus has a venue for you. The Chorus is performing at 7:00pm at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Young Street in Kanata. The Ottawa Police Chorus are their special guests. It’s not too late to purchase tickets at www.ottawawestladieschorus.ca or at the door. A performance not to be missed!

Transit in Ottawa – Ottawa Transit Riders are holding their founding meeting/party from 2:30pm – 5:30pm at Jean Pigott Place, City Hall. The first Board of Directors (1-year terms) will be elected (you can vote by proxy). A discussion will also take place on the next steps for the group. RSVP and find out more here:  https://www.ottawatransitriders.ca/founding_meeting or through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1222798687896308/?ti=ia.

Sunday, April 28th

With rainy weather in the forecast, today is a good day to participate in the Goulbourn Museum’s ‘Yap & Yarn’. It’s time for some fibre arts fun from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. There is no need to register, just drop in at 1:30 p.m. and bring your fibre arts project. Light refreshments and friendly conversation will be on the menu.

At Hurley’s Neighbourhood Grill, you can hear some local talent belt out the tunes. U-Rock Music School is hosting an ‘open mic’ and they want to hear some music. It all starts at 7:00pm. Stop by and support our local talent!

In light of Mayor Jim Watson’s declaration of a ‘State of Emergency’ for the City of Ottawa in response to flooding along the Ottawa River and with the anticipated rainfall to come, the City has formally requested the Province of Ontario for assistance including the deployment of military personnel. Our neighbours in Constance Bay and Buckham’s Bay has an increased need to fill sandbags and help their property owners. If you would like to volunteer, please check in at the following location: Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre, 262 Len Purcell Drive from 9:00am to 7:00pm. If you can find the time to help out, even for just a couple of hours, it will be greatly appreciated.

And lastly, if you haven’t completed your taxes, well the due date is April 30th if you owe money!





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