Things to do in and around Stittsville this weekend

Byron Boyd with a load of milk at Eagleson's Corners, to meet a truck from Producers Dairy after a big snowstorm. In the summer the truck came to the house, 1940. Goulbourn Township Historical Society Collection.
(Byron Boyd with a load of milk at Eagleson’s Corners, to meet a truck from the Producers Dairy after a big snowstorm. In the summer the truck came to the house, 1940. Photo: Goulbourn Township Historical Society Collection.)

There are a couple of events in Ottawa taking place on both Saturday and Sunday – Winterlude and the Rogers Hometown Hockey. Whatever you do this snowy weekend, be it enjoying the outdoors or indoors have fun and stay safe.

Winterlude is on with lots of events to attend all weekend long. This is the big weekend with the Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival – the world’s largest ice dragon boat race! The races are happing on both February 8 and 9 at Dow’s Lake on the Rideau Canal Skateway.

The Rogers Hometown Hockey is taking place on both February 8 and 9 at the Marion Dewar Place, Ottawa City Hall. Enjoy a weekend of free entertainment and activities for the whole family – concluding with a live broadcast of a national hockey game from the Sportsnet mobile studio Sunday night.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Just how many tricks does your dog know? A tricks testing session for DMWYD is happening at K9 Sports Centre from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. Testing will cost $10 per level. Qualifying levels will need to submit to DMWYD on their own to obtain the certificate. DMWYD certificates are also recognized by both CKC and AKC. Limited spots available – email for further details.

From 10:00 am -12:00 pm, register the kids (ages 6-13) to make some special Valentines Day treats for the ones they love. They will make red velvet cakes with white whipped icing & Valentines Day sprinkles & pink rice crispy treats! For a snack, the kids will visit the Upstairs at Brown’s YIG  chocolate fountain and dip a variety of fruit and sweets to their hearts content. The cost is $14.00. Call 613-831-9268 ext.0 to register.

Take a short drive to Ashton to find out how Holmespun Ice Cream made their ice cream doughnut better. Press it! A hot doughnut, cold ice cream and yummy toppings – a great wintertime treat for sure! Try out the Holmespun Smoosh for the first time at The Ashton General Store Marketplace from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Spend some time indoors at the Stittsville Library and step back in time — visit the Goulbourn Township Historical Society exhibit of historic photographs showing working tools of our ancestors. The display is located at the Stittsville Library Branch until the end of February and is available for viewing during regular Library hours.

Celebrate winter and fight the February Blahs by coming to the annual Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club Winter Carnival at the Dick Brulé Community Centre, 170 Castlefrank Road in Kanata from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. For a schedule of events, here is the link:

The Open Table Community Meal is taking place at St Thomas Anglican Church. Doors open at 4:00, meal is served at 4:30 – 6:30 pm. The meal is free but donations are appreciated.

Roll up your sleeves and learn how to make pierogi. European Bites and Covered Bridge Brewing have teamed up to bring you a tutorial and hands-on experience in making your very own pierogi. At the end of the night you will get your creation. Finger food and a warm beverage is included in the ticket price of $35.00. Takes place from 6:30 – 10:00 pm. Email to reserve your spot!

Live entertainment at Brew Revolution from 7:30 – 10:30 pm with Spencer Scharf as he plays blues, rock, country, Celtic and your requests.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

The Kanata Pocopazza location is holding a Valentine cooking class. Contact Chef Emanuele at 613-866-3356 to book your spot!

Another afternoon with George Turcotte and Open Mic at Brew Revolution2:00 – 5:00 pm. Bring your own instruments.

Drive over to the Richmond Memorial Arena (corner of Perth Street and Huntley Road) to take in the 2020 edition of the West Ottawa Ringette Association’s annual Coaches Game. From 6:00 – 8:00 pm everyone is welcome to cheer on your favourite coach!

Drop in to view and support the newest installation from the Ottawa West Arts Association ( as they present their FREE exhibit “Travel” that runs until March 13th. You will find many artworks highlighting destinations near and far, real and imaginary and all are for sale. Don’t forget to complete your People’s Choice Ballot for your favourites. From 7:00 am – 8:00 pm, seven days a week you can see the exhibit at the CARDELREC Recreation Complex-Goulbourn on Shea Road.


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