Lots to do in Stittsville for the weekend and into next week

Just when you thought it might possibly be a quiet weekend — not so much. Many activities are taking place in Stittsville and beyond our borders. Some important dates to note for next week are at the end of the weekend activities.

Friday, September 13th events —

The Haunted Heritage Tour starts in Stittsville. FYI – most of this weekend’s tours are SOLD OUT – there are a few available for Saturday, September 15th. The tours take place every Friday and Saturday evening from now until November 9, 2019. Get your tickets for a future date through eventbrite at —  http://bit.ly/StittsvilleHaunt2019 or on the Stittsville Haunted Heritage Tour Facebook page —  https://www.facebook.com/events/925853027772445/. Use the promotional code “CENTRAL” on check-out for your 15% discount off the ticket price. This tour promises to be an eerie event – don’t miss out!

Saturday, September 14th events —

The Fairwinds-Poole Creek Community is holding their Community Fun Day at Bandmaster Park (230 Mistral Way) from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. There will be food trucks, jousting, bouncy castle and so much more. Bring the kids and have some fun!

West Ottawa Ringette are hosting their ‘Come Try Ringette’ open house so all can find out more about the game of Ringette. The event will be held from 12:30 pm — 2:00 pm at the CARDELREC Recreation Complex-Goulbourn, 1500 Shea Road. Registration and stick sizing starts at 12:30 pm. You find all the fun on the ice service at the Katie Xu and Jack Fan Rink (Arena A). This is also the home ice for the West Ottawa Ringette teams.

Ottawa Senators Fan Fest. It all starts at 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Canadian Tire Centre. Meet the players, coaches and other staff, skate on the NHL rink, win prizes and have a good time!

Stittsville United Church members are holding a Community Potluck Dinner. Come out and meet your neighbours! After the dinner, stay and have some fun at the Family Game Night. Both events are hosted by Stittsville United Church (Main Street and Fernbank Road).

Jo-Jo’s Pizza is hosting their FREE Outdoor Family Movie Night. ‘Toy Story 4’ will be playing on the big screen starting at 7:00 pm. It all takes place at 1573 Stittsville Main Street. Jo-Jo’s has partnered with Warmstone Family Dentistry – Stittsville, Stittsville Whole Health Pharmacy, Kiddie Kobbler Stittsville/ Kanata, Jojoscreameria and Theresa Qadri to bring you another fun movie night. RESERVE your tickets by emailing lkassis@jojospizza.ca.

The band Huntley Slim will be playing at Brew Revolution (Jackson Trails mall) Starts at 7:30 pm – get there early to get a seat, grab a brew and something to snack on. Settle in for a great evening of live music!

Sunday September 15th events —

Stop by the Stittsville Market at the Barn (Main and Abbott Streets) from 10:00am – 2:00pm and say hello to the new owners – Mandy Faulkner and Daniel Viens. This week’s vendors include: San Jose Mexican foods/ taqueria, Joys of Amaranth,  Taste Blooms, Thebeeskneeswrap, Doughbaby Doughnuts, B’s Honey,  Faulkner Family Nutrition, I like Chocolate, and SMART – Siberian Malamute Alaskan Rescue Team. The dogs are adoptable/hospice pups. If you have some empties, drop them off for SMART’s fundraising drive.

The Goulbourn Museum is holding a Family Craft Day – ‘Whodunit-a real mystery’ from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Monthly craft days are geared to ages 4-11 and cost just $4 per child. To sign up, email the Museum at: register@goulbournmuseum.ca.

Close enough to participate

Carleton Place is celebrating their 200th anniversary this year. Their celebration this weekend brings to their town a FREE performance by the RCMP Musical Ride on Saturday, September 14. Pre-show activities at 2:00 pm. The ‘Ride’ performance starts at 3:00 pm. An event not to be missed – recommend you arrive early.

The 2019 Kanata Terry Fox Run takes place this Sunday, September 15. Register or donate here http://www.terryfox.ca/terryfoxrun/kanata.    Registration opens at 8:00 am until 11:30 am and the run/walk starts 9:00 am. Location: Kanata Montessori School, 355 Michael Cowpland. For more information, or to volunteer, contact kanataTFR@rogers.com.

The Log Farm (on Cedarview Road) is open Saturday & Sunday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Take a wagon ride, get lost in their 3 acre corn maze, meet all sorts of farm animals to pet and feed, visit scarecrow lane and more.

Into next week —

The Stittsville Business Association is holding a Federal All-Candidates Q&A for Stittsville business owners. The public are welcome to attend, but note that the questions posed to the candidates will be business oriented. Monday, September 16 at 6:30 pm at the Stittsville United Church (Main Street and Fernbank Road).

The Canadian Military Wives Choir are holding their “Our New Member Night” on Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 pm. If you are a military spouse/ partner, serving member who loves to sing, then join the choir. The Member night is being held at the Stittsville United Church (Main Street and Fernbank). No auditions. No experience necessary. PM or email canadianmwc.ottawa@gmail.com if you have questions.

The next meeting of the Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticultural Society is Tuesday, September 17 at 7:30 pmPretty Street Community Centre (2 Pretty Street at Orville). What is your garden like after dark? Judith Cox, Master Gardener, is speaking on ‘Into the Night Garden’. There will be a ‘Show and Share’ table at the meeting – show off something wonderful from your garden or bring something from your garden to share. Contact sghorticultural@gmail.com with any questions. Guests are free. Bring along a friend or neighbour.

From Saturday, September 7 – Saturday, November 16 you can visit the the Ottawa West Arts Association (www.owaa.ca) artwork exhibition entitled, Change. Visit the OWAA gallery to view a variety of new artworks from local artists and complete a People’s Choice Ballot for your favourite art pieces at the CARDELREC Recreation Complex-Goulbourn, 1500 Shea Road from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm, seven days a week.

 

 


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