A wet rainy Halloween greeted Trick and Treaters in Stittsville, but we are a resilient community and no candy was left behind nor trick undone. This year, we believe, brought out more kids to defy Mother Nature – at our house we actually ran out of candy – a first! All Hallows Eve continues with two evening events on Friday to carry on the Halloween spirit.
If you haven’t participated in the Stittsville Haunted Heritage Tour, there are only four dates left to do so — November 1; November 2; November 8 and November 9. The tours run at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm on each date. Tickets are only $15.00 and you can purchase them through Eventbrite at: bit.ly/StittsvilleHaunt2019. Use ‘CENTRAL‘ on ticket check-out to get your 15% discount. Don’t miss out on this haunting local experience.
Friday, November 1st
From 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Stittsville Market at the Barn, experience the Mexican tradition of “Day of the Dead” or when in Mexico “Dia de los Muertos”. Celebrate life with San Jose Mexican Foods Taqueria as they sponsor this day and see for yourself the ancestral traditions honoured in a joyful manner. You can see the the altar de muertos, ofrendas, meet Miguel from the movie Coco, eat tamales and tacos, dance with the folkloric music, visit the Mexican market and more. This family oriented event is FREE. San Jose also want to thank the support they have received from Stittsville Market at the Barn for the use of their venue for this ‘first’ for Stittsville. Donations to the Stittsville Food Bank will be collected and appreciated.
Just cross over the sidewalk from ‘the Barn’ to join the viewing of the Stittsville Pumpkin Parade at 7:00 pm. Stittsville residents have been asked to drop off their pumpkins at 6:00 pm at Village Square Park to participate in the parade. Cruella deStittsville will be there (hopefully to serenade us!) and albeit not a lover of children says “bring the kids”. There will be a parade at 7:45 pm and judging of the pumpkins is at 8:00 pm with great prizes to be won!
Saturday, November 2nd
Start off your morning by dropping off your empties at the Case for a Cure in support of Diabetes. The bottle drive takes place at the Stittsville Lions Club, 1339 Main Street between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. All monies raised will help to send children with Diabetes to summer camp.
After you made your bottle donation, join Glen Gower at his Councillor’s Chat. The chat will be held at the CardelRec – Goulbourn Complex at 1500 Shea Road. Share your ideas or give your feedback on issues of concern. Councillor Gower will be there at 10:30 am.
Moore Chiropractic Health Centre is holding an Open House from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Meet all of the health professionals at Moore Chiropractic and discover how they can help you. Drop in to receive a complimentary spinal evaluation; a soft tissue assessment; learn how Acupuncture can help you; receive some healthy nutrition tips; and have a foot biomechanics assessment completed. There will be healthy snacks and you can enter a draw to spend at day for two at Le Nordik spa.
Support Ringette and Support Breast Cancer – Take in a game of Ringette at the Carleton University Ice House – 12:00 pm. See the Ottawa Ice play the Atlantic Attack in a game supporting breast cancer. Admission is $5.00 and $2.00 for Ringette players. There will be a pink-themed bake sale held at the same time. This year’s game is in tribute to Linda Lugg, breast cancer survivor and the long-time Ottawa Ice NRL manager.
A Remembrance Banquet is being held at the Stittsville Legion Branch 618. Cocktails are at 6:00 pm with dinner served at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $25.00 for the evening and you can pick yours up at the Legion Bar. Support our Vets.
More live music being performed at Brew Revolution. From 8:00 – 11:00 pm pull up a chair and hear Fastlane play a range of rock, funk, country and today’s hits.
Sunday, November 3rd
Stittsville Market at the Barn located at Village Square Park (Stittsville Main Street and Abbott St East). Open from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. On-street parking available. Vendors participating inside the Barn this week including a new vendor: JudgeyMomma – Boo boo bags (magic bags for kids and adults), aprons, door stops, other homemade sewn pieces; Kristys Naturals – preserves, salsa, homemade vanilla; Munster Farm – grass fed beef; San Jose Mexican foods/ taqueria – fresh Mexican food; Raw4U – raw spiced nuts; and Joys of Amaranth – amaranth-based snacks.
From 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, spend an A-Choired Afternoon at St. Thomas Anglican Church (Main Street at Carleton-Cathcart) and rejoice in the voices of six choirs. The choirs providing the music will be from Stittsville United Church; St. Thomas Anglican Church; St. Andrews Presbyterian Church; Goulbourn Male Chorus; Ottawa Harmony Singers; and Rare Blend Vocal Ensemble. This afternoon of music is free with a donation to support refugee sponsorship.
Monday, November 4th
A Spaghetti Dinner is being held at St. Thomas Anglican Church from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Tickets are available in advance by calling the church at 613-836-5741. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. The ticket cost is $10/adult and $5/child age 6-14. A family price is $25 and includes two adults and three children. If you want more information, e-mail the Church at StThomasStittsville@gmail.com or call the above-noted telephone number.
Paint Nite at the Stittsville United Church at 6:00 pm. The cost is $25 (or $20 if you are struggling for cash). A light lunch will be catered by Moonstone Manor. November is an impressionist colourful tree tunnel in the style of Leonid Afremov. The Fall colours have been splendid so paint to remember the beautiful landscape they provided us. To register – Text 613- 889-4619 or call 613-836-4962.
Wednesday, November 6th
A Public Meeting, being hosted by the City’s Planning Department, to inform and hear from residents in response to the zoning by-law amendment proposed by Fernbank Apartments for 1000 Robert Grant Avenue. The meeting has been set for 7:30 pm at the CardelRec Complex – Goulbourn, 1500 Shea Road, in the Main Hall.
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