“Welcome to Stittsville Sign” and Flag Raising Ceremony

I am happy to share that my office in coordination with the owners of the Hazeldean Gardens Retirement Residence, and the Kavanagh family (owners of the former landmark Stittsville Flea Market) are presenting an exciting new contribution to the community taking place June 24th from 12:30-2:00 PM.


A number of enhancements will be revealed in the unused green City space located at the intersection of Hazeldean Road and Stittsville Main Street– at no cost to taxpayers. These enhancements include the construction of a 40-foot flag pole to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary, and the installation of a new, bilingual Welcome to Stittsville sign.


My office and the owners of the Hazeldean Gardens both felt that this was a great initiative to demonstrate Canadian pride particularly with this year’s sesquicentennial celebrations in full swing. I suggested that a Canadian flag integrated at the center of our community would be a welcome addition to Stitsville; this idea progressed when the developers offered to install the flag pole in the available green space.


An RCMP officer will be present and BeaverTails Ottawa is supporting the event by providing free BeaverTail pastries to those in attendance.


I would like to thank both the Hazeldean Gardens as well as the Kavanagh family for supporting these welcome contributions to our community. The Hazeldean Gardens Retirement Residence looks forward to their grand opening in 2018.


I would also like to thank Margaret Farr for the suggestion to update the Stittsville sign as part of this project, as well as the Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticultural Society for their continued upkeep and maintenance of the flower beds beneath the sign.


I hope that many residents are available to make it out as we “fly our flag” just in time for Canada Day! Please join us for this special occasion.