Stittsville events to keep you warm this weekend

(2019 Remembrance Day Poppy Display at Goulbourn Museum. Photo: Goulbourn Museum)

Come out to these local events this weekend – always lots to do in Stittsville! Be sure to visit the Goulbourn Museum over the weekend to visit their beautiful poppy display for which many community members contributed by crocheting poppies and helping to attach them to the installation. The Stittsville Legion will hold their Remembrance Day ceremony on Monday – find the details further on down this page. Also, register now for an upcoming trivia night at Covered Bridge – details further down the page. Have a great weekend and bundle up – it is going to be cold!!

Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th

The Stittsville Haunted Heritage Tour has only two evenings left for you to take in the haunts of our community. The final tours are happening on Friday and Saturday evenings. Here are the final spots for the tours: Friday November 8th- 7:00 pm and Saturday November 9th- 9:30 pm. There is a special sale on T-Shirts (50% off) to remember the tour, as well as the custom props we make. Hope to see you all there…..Let’s take a final stroll shall we? Don’t forget to use CENTRAL discount code for 15% off!!! Tickets – bit.ly/StittsvilleHaunt2019.

Saturday, November 9th

From 10:00 am – 2:00 pm join the Stittsville Childcare Centre for their Holiday Market taking place at the Lion’s Hall on Main Street. A collection of many crafters and vendors will offer you a great opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done early!

Over two days from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday, you can meet local artists and photographers with a wide array of interesting work at the Ottawa West Arts Association Art Show and Sale. There will be silent auctions, gifts and original art for purchase. It all takes place at the CardelRec Recreation Complex – Goulbourn at 1500 Shea Road. Free admission.

From 5:00 – 8:00 pm you can sit back and enjoy the tunes of Matt & TJ on their return to Brew Revolution in the Jackson Trails Centre.

On Saturday, there are two spaghetti dinners taking place – you can’t go wrong with the one you choose to attend!

Families and friends are invited to come to the Spaghetti Festival from 4:30 – 7:00 pm. The menu offers ceaser salad, pasta with a choice of meat/tomato/ alfredo/rosé sauce, garlic bread and dessert at a family price of $10 per person. Chefs across Ottawa have offered their services for the Spaghetti Festival event. Phil Bronsther, who is a chef and a Rotarian, was the main architect of this community project which involves 3 partners. Chef Phil and his colleagues in the Canadian Culinary Federation secured food donations, created the menu and will serve customers on the line. Stittsville Rotary Club looked after advertising and ticket sales, while Paul Desmarais High School also sold tickets and will host the event in the school cafeteria at 5315 Abbott Street East. Get your tickets at  info@stittsvillerotary.com or call 613-863-8449.

The Knights of Columbus and Holy Spirit Parish on Shea Road are pleased to announce their annual Spaghetti Dinner which will take place in the Church Hall from 6:00 – 9:30 pm. The menu will consist of Caesar Salad, Pasta, Sauce (a gluten free option will be available) Dessert of various cakes and treats, coffee, tea, juice plus door prizes and 50/50 draws. A special raffle for a Christmas item will be also be offered at this event. We welcome all to share this event. Adults are $10.00 each and children under 7 are $5.00 each at the door. Further questions/ reservations are recommended. Contact Joseph Carbonetto- Grand Knight e-mail: carbonejoseph@aol.comHope to see you all there!

And if spaghetti is not your preference – St. Thomas Anglican Church on Stittsville Main Street, is holding their Open Table Community Meal. The doors open at 4:00 pm and the meal is served at 4:30 pm. The meal is free for all, but donations are always appreciated.

Sunday, November 10th

A Mask making workshop from 2:15 – 3:45 pm at the Stittsville Library Branch is being held for veterans, active service members and their families. Mask making is emerging as a phenomenal healing tool for service members. This 90 minute workshop intends to provide a safe space to the attendees to engage in creativity through art. Please register to reserve a spot. We will be a small group, so get your tickets soon. Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/remembrance-day-mask-making-workshop-tickets-78816244509. Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/448611495839547/.  You can be reach Ambient Arts for more information here:  www.facebook.com/AmbientArtsOtt.

Stittsville United Church is hosting a very special speaker at 7:00 pmRoslyn Franken has written a book called “Meant To Be”, which is the inspiring story of her mother (a survivor of Auschwitz) and her father (a POW in Japan).  Join us for a special Remembrance Day presentation as Roslyn Franken tells the remarkable story of her book, about how her parents survived captivity continents apart during WWII in the most  unlikely of circumstances, and met to find everlasting love in Canada, against all odds. Be inspired by her parents’ amazing saga of survival, love and triumph over tragedy. Her parents’ story was the subject of a CBC Gemini award-nominated television documentary and a feature length movie adaptation of Roslyn’s book is currently under development. You will have the opportunity to meet Roslyn and have your booked signed personally. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, November 11thLest We Forget

The Stittsville Legion Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held at 2:00 pm at the Remembrance Cenotaph located at the Johnny Leroux Arena. The Honour Parade will depart the Stittsville Legion and travel north on Stittsville Main at 1:45 pm to the Cenotaph. The public are invited to join the Legion members at the Legion Hall after the parade to enjoy food and live entertainment. NOTE: If you are participating in the Remembrance Day Parade, arrive at the Stittsville Legion by 1:20 pm for the parade line-up.

Upcoming events

Covered Bridge Brewing Company (119 Iber Road, #6) is holding a Trivia Night on November 16th at 7:00 pm. The theme is ‘Moustache’. Sign up now as a team of 2 or 4 people. To register your team, email  craig@coveredbridgebrewing.


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