The Stittsville Business Association (SBA) have been busy over the past few months working behind the scenes on projects and activities for the community to have some fun. They have confirmed that their annual golf tournament will be taking place on September 24th (details below). By the end of this month, Stittsville Main Street will be adorned with 25 banners in support of our local businesses and bring awareness to each. The Association is also currently working on a free community outdoor concert with 4 or 5 bands to support and thank our local frontline workers – watch for more information on this exciting event.
At the Association’s August executive meeting, Adam Kittle thanked everyone who worked so hard on the banner project and he will be, “very excited” to see the finished project hanging from Stittsville’s streetlamps. The banners and hardware were created by Stittsville Glass & Signs (SGS) with the creative being supplied to them by the SBA. Allan Ryan, President of the SBA, told the meeting attendees, “the banners look so good and will make 25 SBA members happy to see them installed”. He went on to give accolades to the team at SGS, “Luc, Nancy and Mario are great people to work with and the quality of the banners and hardware is incredible.”
Friday, September 24 is the date set for the SBA annual golf tournament at Amberwood Golf Course, followed by dinner at ALE. Golfers are asked to be at Amberwood by 12:15 and there will be a shotgun start at 1:00pm, with the option to play 9 or 18 holes. There is a limit of 18 foursomes so register early. “It will be a fun tournament that anyone, with any level of golf experience, from the community and area can enjoy,” Allan Ryan told Stittsville Central. “The folks at ALE are fantastic and they have put together a beautiful 3-course dinner after a day on the course,” said Ryan.
The golf course is nine holes and each of those will be sponsored for free by local SBA businesses – the first 9 businesses who register a foursome will receive a free hole sponsorship for the day – “but the spots are going fast” Ryan said. Business reps will be at each hole with their promotional material and handing out giveaways. But, not to worry, they won’t get in the way of your hole-in-one!
The cost to play is $125 (all in) that includes your 3-course dinner at the ALE (Amberwood Lounge and Eatery), golf green fees, pull cart rental and all taxes. If you wish to attend the dinner only, the cost is $65.00 and will be served at 6:00pm.
Allan emphasized, “this year I’m very excited to tell you that the SBA has partnered with 9runrun to support the Ottawa First Responders Foundation (OFRF) with 50 percent of all proceeds from the tournament being donated to the 9runrun”.
Brenda Tirrell, a Stittsville resident and volunteer firefighter, founded the OFRF in July 2019 and is the President. Entering into it’s 12th year, Brenda has been instrumental in holding the 9runrun in Stittsville every year; however during COVID, the runs have been virtual. This year’s run is from October 9-24, 2021.
“A day of golf is what everyone needs” and the SBA executive encourage “all to come out and have a fun time while supporting an important local cause and getting to know your local business owners.”