Upcoming 2017 Events

Fly Our Flag 2017


I would like to remind all residents to participate in my special year-long event for 2017!


I am beginning to see more and more flags around the community and I would like to thank those of you who are already participating. Now, I am inviting all other residents to participate as a community project for 2017!


Make Stittsville proud by representing our home and native land!


For the remainder of the year, residents are welcome to stop by my ward office in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (1500 Shea Road) to pick up small Canadian flags (maximum of 5) while quantities last. Then, I invite you to email, Facebook, or tweet me photos of your flag proudly on display so that I can add it to our commemorative “Fly Our Flag” album available on my website and on Facebook here.


The Canadian flag is one of few that optimally features a living entity such as the Maple Leaf. To me, that is the country of Canada and the community of Stittsville – a living and growing community that takes pride in its spirit.

I encourage you to get creative to make this an event to remember within Stittsville. For instance, you could build a snowman dressed with the Canadian flag in hand or wearing a Canadian hockey jersey; you could use food colouring to paint the flag into your front lawn; you could place flags in your windows, affix them to your pets, photograph them around the community, or even incorporate them decoratively into your clothing. I want to see your imagination, Stittsville, to set the trend for the rest of Canada to catch on.

I would like to thank our MPs, Karen McCrimmon and Pierre Poilievre, for lending their support to this project by offering to donate flags to my office. If you have flags from previous years around the house, I also encourage you to bring them out for what is certain to be a phenomenal year to showcase your national pride.

Kanata-Carleton Cultural Festival – Volunteers needed

Logo 2017 Kanata-Carleton Cultural Festival

Are you looking to volunteer for a community event, are you interested in the arts, do you have volunteer hours you need to complete? Then consider volunteering for the Kanata-Carleton Cultural Festival!


This unique full-day, free festival will be packed with a lineup of performances, displays and activities provided by the area’s local talent, all with Canadian-themed music and art!


May 27

Outdoor Venue: Sandwell Green Park

  • 10:00 am – 5 pm

Indoor Venue: Earl of March Secondary School

  • School Foyer: 12 pm- 9:30 pm
  • Auditorium Daytime Performances: 12:00 pm – 5 pm (Free – First Come Basis)
  • Auditorium Evening Concert: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Free – First Come Basis)


Join in the excitement and be a part of making history at our Canada 150th celebration. To register as a volunteer, you can access the application on-line at https://kanatacarletonculturalfestival.ca


Applications are due April 30th, 2017. If you have any questions about the event, please email kanatacarletonculturalfestival@gmail.com


JUNO Awards Week


The 46th Annual JUNO Awards are taking place Sunday, April 2nd, and this year, they are coming to the Canadian Tire Centre located in Stittsville!


Hosted by Bryan Adams and Russell Peters and featuring performances by Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, Sarah McLachlan, Billy Talent, The Arkells, The Strumbellas, A Tribe Called Red, Ruth B, Dallas Smith, and July Talk, this is an event you certainly won’t want to miss.


The ceremony begins at 6:30 PM and, for those who prefer to watch at home, will also be broadcasted live on CTV.


But the fun doesn’t stop there. Ottawa 2017 has a whole slew of great events planned for Juno Week


On Thursday, March 30th, at 8:30 PM, Ottawa’s Bourbon Room will be hosting the second annual JUNO Cup Jam, a benefit concert with ticket proceeds going to support MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS).


The concert will feature Kathleen Edwards (of Quitter’s Coffee fame in Stittsville), Jim Cuddy, Amanda Rheaume, Darryl James of the Strumbellas, Devin Cuddy Band, Gord Bamford, Jonathan Roy, and more. Tickets run at $25 and are available for purchase here.


Building on the excitement, the 14th annual Juno Cup will take place on Friday, March 31st 7:30 at the TD Place Arena. This interesting matchup pits NHL Greats: Daniel Alfredsson, Paul Coffey, Chris Phillips, Gary Roberts, and more against Juno music champions such as: Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Sam Roberts, Jon Gallant (Billy Talent), Kathleen Edwards, and Darryl James (The Strumbellas).


This hockey/music alliance will join forces to support MusiCounts in a celebrity hockey game you need to see to believe. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.tdplace.ca.


Beyond these great events, there is also JUNOfest, JUNO Fan Fare, and the JUNO Songwriting Circle all slated to be excellent celebrations of Canadian music.


I am thrilled about all of the spectacular entertainment scheduled for JUNO week and am happy to see so many Canadian artistic talents gathered in the nation’s capital. I hope to see many of you at the festivities. For more information, please visit http://www.ottawa2017.ca/events/signature-events/juno-awards-and-juno-week.


India’s influence on Modern Day Rock n’ Roll


During JUNO Week, I would like to share an event being hosted by local Stittsville group, Aroha Fine Arts.


On Thursday, March 30th, at 7:30 pm in the Ale Lounge at the Amberwood Golf Course in Stittsville, “India’s influence on Modern Day Rock n’ Roll” is an arts showcase of the culture of India through dance and music.


I am happy to be able to support this local venture in celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary and I highly encourage residents to take this opportunity for what is certain to be a fun evening. But arrive early as space is limited to approximately 150 spots.
For more information and to reserve your spot, please call 613-831-2442 or visit www.arohafinearts.com.