Stittsville Rotary Club Film Series

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I would like to take a moment to share a special initiative coming to Landmark Cinemas presented by the Rotary Club of Stittsville.

From January 22nd-May 28th, residents can enjoy a series of high quality films that have been featured at the Toronto International Film Festival.  This film series is one of three major fundraising activities that the Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville holds each year.

 

All films will be screened at Landmark Cinemas (801 Kanata Ave, Kanata). Passes for all 5 films will be sold for $55 and can be purchased by contacting Leo Maiorino at 613-371-6975 or leom@mortgagebrokersottawa.com;

Or any member of the Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville. For those that can’t make the first film on January 22nd, pro-rated passes will be sold for the remaining films in the series.

 

The 7:00 and 7:15 showings are already sold out but tickets are still available for 4:00 PM. Dates for each film showing are:

22-Jan-2018                        NOVITIATE

26-Feb-2018                       SAMI BLOOD

26-Mar-2018                      TULIPANI: LOVE, HONOUR AND A BICYCLE

23-Apr-2018                       MEDITATION PARK

28-May-2018                      C’EST LA VIE

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The funds raised will be applied to the various service projects initiated by the club.  The club’s past service projects have included:

  • The Ottawa Youth Drug Treatment Centre ($30,000 donation completed)
  • The Rotary Peace Park in Stittsville
  • Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice in Kanata ($10,000 donation completed)
  • Sending high-school students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Development Program
  • High School Bursaries
  • Providing Dictionaries to Elementary School Students
  • International Projects such as the Luweera Uganda Library Project

 

To learn more about this event and other initiatives by the Stittsville Rotary Club, please visit http://www.stittsvillerotary.com/

Stittsville Girl Guide Events

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Want to learn some real-life survival skills? The 4th Stittsville Guides and the 1st Stittsville Pathfinders are hosting the following Red Cross courses for girls in our community. All girls are welcome so you do not need to be a Girl Guide member to sign up.

 

Red Cross Home Alone Course

The Red Cross Home Alone Program is designed to provide girls 10 to 14 years with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe and responsible when home alone for short periods of time. This course will help girls learn how to prevent problems, handle real-life situations, and keep them safe and constructively occupied.

 

Topics include:

Establishing a routine, making important telephone calls, handling emergency situations, internet safety, and basic first aid skills

Things to bring:
NUT FREE lunch/snacks and a water bottle

When:  February 3rd, 2018
Where:  Stittsville United Church, 6255 Fernbank Road, Stittsville, ON, K2S 1X5
Time:  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost:  Girl Guide Members – $45.00 plus HST, Non Members – $55.00 plus HST
 

Red Cross Babysitting Course

This Babysitter training course is designed for youth aged 11 – 14. Participants will learn how to create and manage a babysitting business including how to supervise younger siblings in a safe and responsible manner. Aspiring babysitters will also gain basic first aid skills.
Topics include:

How to find clients and make money babysitting, caring for children of all ages, creating a safe environment and preventing accidents, fire safety and prevention, what to do in an emergency, good decision-making, leadership skills, and basic First Aid skills
Things to bring:
NUT FREE lunch and snacks, Water bottle, Doll

When:  January 27th, 2018
Where:  Stittsville United Church, 6255 Fernbank Road, Stittsville, ON, K2S 1X5
Time:  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost:  Girl Guide Members – $45.00 plus HST, Non Members – $55.00 plus HST

 

For more information on either of these great courses, please contact Guider Patty at guiderpatty@gmail.com

West Ottawa Business Excellence Awards

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The West Ottawa Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards are once again right around the corner and nominations are now open!

 

The Business Excellence Awards Gala is a celebration of businesses and individuals who have demonstrated excellence in achievements and contributions in our community. This sell-out gala event attracts over 300 business leaders and community members each year!

 

Residents can nominate local businesses and community leaders in the following categories:

  • Small Business of the Year (1-10 employees)
  • Medium Business of the Year (11-50)
  • Large Business of the Year (51+)
  • New Business of the Year
  • Community Impact Award
  • Professional Services Award
  • Tourism Award
  • Tech Award
  • Manufacturing Award
  • Company to Watch
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Business Leader of the Year

 

I highly encourage residents to take a moment to submit a nomination to show appreciation to some of the great businesses who make our community a great place to live!

For more information, please visit http://westottawabot.com/nomination-form

Fireside Café – Wellings of Stittsville

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On Tuesday, January 30th, I am happy to be stopping by one of Stittsville’s newest retirement residence, the Wellings of Stittsville, for their Fireside Café!

 

Throughout January, February, and March, a series of guest speakers will be stopping by the residence to sit by the fire (TV) and chat about various topics.

 

I will be sharing some information on news around the Stittsville area and giving a brief overview of how Stittsville is developing. I will also be providing some background on the Queensway Carleton Hospital’s Hopes Rising campaign for mental health and will graciously be accepting any donations attendees may be willing to contribute.

Coffee and treats will be provided.

The event will run from 11:00-12:00 January 30th at the Leasing Centre on 5709 Hazeldean Road (attached to the Shoppers Drug Mart at Huntmar). I hope to see many residents join to learn more about what’s going on in Stittsville!

Stittsville Girl Guide Events

babysit

Want to learn some real-life survival skills? The 4th Stittsville Guides and the 1st Stittsville Pathfinders are hosting the following Red Cross courses for girls in our community. All girls are welcome so you do not need to be a Girl Guide member to sign up.

 

Red Cross Home Alone Course

The Red Cross Home Alone Program is designed to provide girls 10 to 14 years with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe and responsible when home alone for short periods of time. This course will help girls learn how to prevent problems, handle real-life situations, and keep them safe and constructively occupied.

 

Topics include:

Establishing a routine, making important telephone calls, handling emergency situations, internet safety, and basic first aid skills

Things to bring:
NUT FREE lunch/snacks and a water bottle

When:  February 3rd, 2018
Where:  Stittsville United Church, 6255 Fernbank Road, Stittsville, ON, K2S 1X5
Time:  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost:  Girl Guide Members – $45.00 plus HST, Non Members – $55.00 plus HST
 

Red Cross Babysitting Course

This Babysitter training course is designed for youth aged 11 – 14. Participants will learn how to create and manage a babysitting business including how to supervise younger siblings in a safe and responsible manner. Aspiring babysitters will also gain basic first aid skills.
Topics include:

How to find clients and make money babysitting, caring for children of all ages, creating a safe environment and preventing accidents, fire safety and prevention, what to do in an emergency, good decision-making, leadership skills, and basic First Aid skills
Things to bring:
NUT FREE lunch and snacks, Water bottle, Doll

When:  January 27th, 2018
Where:  Stittsville United Church, 6255 Fernbank Road, Stittsville, ON, K2S 1X5
Time:  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost:  Girl Guide Members – $45.00 plus HST, Non Members – $55.00 plus HST

 

For more information on either of these great courses, please contact Guider Patty at guiderpatty@gmail.com

West Ottawa Business Excellence Awards

wobea

The West Ottawa Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards are once again right around the corner and nominations are now open!

 

The Business Excellence Awards Gala is a celebration of businesses and individuals who have demonstrated excellence in achievements and contributions in our community. This sell-out gala event attracts over 300 business leaders and community members each year!

 

Residents can nominate local businesses and community leaders in the following categories:

  • Small Business of the Year (1-10 employees)
  • Medium Business of the Year (11-50)
  • Large Business of the Year (51+)
  • New Business of the Year
  • Community Impact Award
  • Professional Services Award
  • Tourism Award
  • Tech Award
  • Manufacturing Award
  • Company to Watch
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Business Leader of the Year

 

I highly encourage residents to take a moment to submit a nomination to show appreciation to some of the great businesses who make our community a great place to live!

For more information, please visit http://westottawabot.com/nomination-form

Fireside Café – Wellings of Stittsville

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On Tuesday, January 30th, I am happy to be stopping by one of Stittsville’s newest retirement residence, the Wellings of Stittsville, for their Fireside Café!

 

Throughout January, February, and March, a series of guest speakers will be stopping by the residence to sit by the fire (TV) and chat about various topics.

 

I will be sharing some information on news around the Stittsville area and giving a brief overview of how Stittsville is developing. I will also be providing some background on the Queensway Carleton Hospital’s Hopes Rising campaign for mental health and will graciously be accepting any donations attendees may be willing to contribute.

Coffee and treats will be provided.

The event will run from 11:00-12:00 January 30th at the Leasing Centre on 5709 Hazeldean Road (attached to the Shoppers Drug Mart at Huntmar). I hope to see many residents join to learn more about what’s going on in Stittsville!

Fireside Café – Wellings of Stittsville

wellingsofstittsville

On Tuesday, January 30th, I am happy to be stopping by one of Stittsville’s newest retirement residence, the Wellings of Stittsville, for their Fireside Café!

 

Throughout January, February, and March, a series of guest speakers will be stopping by the residence to sit by the fire (TV) and chat about various topics.

 

I will be sharing some information on news around the Stittsville area and giving a brief overview of how Stittsville is developing. I will also be providing some background on the Queensway Carleton Hospital’s Hopes Rising campaign for mental health and will graciously be accepting any donations attendees may be willing to contribute.

Coffee and treats will be provided.

The event will run from 11:00-12:00 January 30th at the Leasing Centre on 5709 Hazeldean Road (attached to the Shoppers Drug Mart at Huntmar). I hope to see many residents join to learn more about what’s going on in Stittsville!

Parade of Lights – Thank You

Stittsville was in a celebrating mood on December 2nd as another Stittsville Parade of Lights has come and gone with a glow of holiday cheer.

As always, I would like to thank the Stittsville Village Association for all of their hard work in organizing the parade. Every year, a great deal of work is required to assemble this large community event so I would also like to acknowledge all of the volunteers that helped to facilitate the parade. I would also like to commend the efforts of our friends at the Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Police Services, and Ottawa Paramedic Services for their support. Thank you as well to all who participated with decorating such amazing floats or marching for the pleasure of the community.

It was a warm and colourful night where the children looked on with wonder and joy, anxiously awaiting the arrival of dear ol’ Saint Nick right here in Stittsville.

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Along the parade route, it was quite evident to see the happy faces on children and families enjoying the evening!

 

From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank all residents for coming out to show their festive spirits on this incredible holiday tradition. The togetherness of families and friends I witness every year at this time is a gentle reminder of just how important this local tradition is for bringing the community together in celebration.

Thank you.

Blackstone and Fernbank Crossing Holiday Lights Competition

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The Blackstone and Fernbank Crossing Community Association is hosting a Holiday Lights Competition. Residents are encouraged to decorate their homes and nominate houses they feel are especially festive.

Send a photo, address and contact information to blackstonefernbankcrossing@gmail.com .  Contest closes December 20, 2017.  The winner will receive a gift basket and neighbourhood bragging rights.