Trick or Swim or Skate!


This Halloween, consider giving a healthier alternative to the standard Halloween treat.

Once again this year, the perfect candy-free alternative for a Halloween treat is Trick or Swim or Skate tickets.

Each ticket is good for admission to a public swim or skate at a City recreation facility. You can hand them out at the door on Halloween night or give them directly to the little trick-or-treater in your life.

Tickets are available now, while supplies last, at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (1500 Shea Road) or other participating City recreation facilities near you.

Trick or Swim or Skate tickets are:

  • fun;
  • affordable ($10 for 10 tickets);
  • allergy free;
  • have zero calories;
  • gluten free;
  • They promote an active lifestyle; AND
  • They do not cause cavities!

Plus, a public swimming or public skating session is bound to last way longer than any mini chocolate bar, even for the slowest of eaters.

Kids ages 3- 15 can redeem their tickets from November 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018 during regularly scheduled public or family swims and skates at City pools and select arenas (unfortunately, tickets are not valid for wave swims).

I highly encourage residents to consider giving the gift of physical activity to all the little ghosts and ghouls this Halloween!

The Complex is Haunted!


Stop by the Goulbourn Rec Complex on October 27th for an array of spoOoOoOoky fun!

Show off your costume as you partake in cookie decorating, a haunted house, a spooky family portrait and more!

Admission is free and donations will be accepted toward the Stittsville Food Bank. The event runs from 5:00-7:00 PM with Haunted Swim continuing until 8:30.

I hope that all residents join this great opportunity for a wicked good time!

Jo-Jo’s Pizza Pumpkin Bash!


Jo-Jo’s Pizza is hosting a Pumpkin Bash on Saturday, Oct. 21 at their location on 1573 Stittsville Main Street. Free pumpkins, a bouncy castle, and prizes for the best costumes will be given out. The event will take place from 11-3 with a rain date of October 22nd.

I highly encourage all residents to stop by for this fun event as everyone is welcome!

Church Harvest Dinner


It’s time again for the Stittsville United Church Harvest Dinner Feast!
On Saturday, October 21st from 4:00-7:00 PM, residents are invited to stop by the church on 6255 Fernbank Road for a delicious assortment of turkey, ham, veggies, salads, desserts and more!

Tickets will be available on site and are $20 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12 and children under 6 eat free!


I highly encourage all residents to stop by this excellent event for good food and great company!


For more information, please visit

9th Annual OWAA Exhibition & Sale


The 9th Annual Ottawa West Arts Association (OWAA) Art Sale is happening on October 28th at the OWAA gallery located in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (1500 Shea Road)

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., residents can view the new exhibits by local artists, learn more about OWAA, and of course buy some artwork!

Jane Baxter and Salena Richard will be on-site demonstrating demos of their art techniques throughout the day including alcohol ink painting and portrait art.

The Ottawa West Arts Association (OWAA) is also presenting a new exhibition called “Canada – The Seasons” starting on October 21 until December 1. Visit the OWAA gallery to view wonderful new artworks from local artists, and fill out People’s Choice Ballots for your favorite pieces.

Visit for more information.

La course des Patriotes 2017 at Paul-Desmarais October 28th


Get your running shoes on and tighten your laces!

The second edition of La course des Patriotes is on its way.

On Saturday October 28, 2017, stop by Paul-Desmarais Catholic Secondary School for this major event featuring a 2km family, 5km and 10km run.

Paul-Desmarais Catholic Secondary School is committed to promoting health and physical activity among our youth and the community in western Ottawa.

Donations will be accepted by participants for the Stittsville Food Bank. This course takes place on Abbott, Shea, Robert Grant and Fernbank and will be blocked and controlled by police.

I highly encourage all hot-footed residents to consider joining in this great endeavor.
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October 6th BBQ in the Park


Please join me in kicking off Thanksgiving Long Weekend on Friday, October 6th, 2017 with a FREE community BBQ! Residents who attend are asked to please bring a small donation for the Stittsville Food Bank in the name of a non-perishable food item, thank you.
The event will take place at Village Square Park (at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Abbott Street) from 11AM-4PM with hotdogs and beef burgers being served while quantities last between 12PM-3PM. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate dietary restrictions; however, we encourage you to bring your own food of choice and join in the festivities!
As part of their corporate community giveback, Tim Horton’s will be on site with their mobile café and Enbridge will be preparing the food while ample fun and games will be present for children, teens, and families. This is a great opportunity for youth of all ages to spend some time outdoors connecting with their peers and having some fun! Seeing as October 6th is a P.D. day for some school boards, my hope is to see as many youths attend the event as possible!

I look forward to seeing you and enjoying a hamburger and/or hotdog with you!

Scaring is Caring


Looking for something spooky to get up to this October? Consider stopping by Saunders Farm’s 7th Annual “Scaring is Caring” event!

This October 6th, Saunders Farm will once again be donating $5 to the Youth Services Bureau to support mental health services for local youths.

Scaring is Caring was established six years ago in the memory of Jamie Hubley, son of Kanata South Councillor Allan Hubley and his wife Wendy. This is a wonderful opportunity to raise both money and awareness in support of youth mental health programming in the Ottawa area.

Once more, my office is sponsoring discounted tickets ($20 instead of $40) and free bus transportation to and from the event. Participants can board the bus at the Goulbourn Rec Complex beginning at 5:30 PM with a scheduled departure time of approximately 6:00 PM (show up early!). Discounted tickets can be purchased on the bus prior to departure (as space permits). Return departure will leave Saunders at 10:00 PM.

Please note that Saunders Farm strongly do not recommend the Night Haunts for children under the age of 10 years old.

I would like to thank Councillor Hubley’s office for organizing this event and Angela and Mark Saunders for their continued assistance in hosting.

I highly encourage all residents to consider making it out and supporting this great cause! For more information, please contact

The Complex is Haunted!


Stop by the Goulbourn Rec Complex on October 27th for an array of spoOoOoOoky fun!

Show off your costume as you partake in cookie decorating, a haunted house, a spooky family portrait and more!

Admission is free and donations will be accepted toward the Stittsville Food Bank. The event runs from 5:00-7:00 PM with Haunted Swim continuing until 8:30.

I hope that all residents join this great opportunity for a wicked good time!

Ball Hockey 3on3


On Saturday, October 14th from 2-5 pm, the Stittsville RAMS Minor Atom hockey team will be hosting a 3 on 3 ball hockey tournament for Novice, Atom and Peewee teams (kids born between 2005 – 2010) at the old Stittsville flea market lot on Hazeldean Rd. near the corner of Main Street.


A first for Stittsville, the team hopes it will become a fun, annual event, bringing friends and neighbours together. Hot 89.9 radio station will be there to provide music and energy and Urban Cowboy food truck will offer players, parents and spectators a mouth-watering selection of hamburgers, sweet potato fries, shrimp tacos, chicken wraps, poutine and more. The event will feature a series of 20 minute games, with semi-finals and finals. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams from each division!


Spots are limited and registration closes on October 8th, so get your team of 5 ready and join in the fun! Any teams of 5 are welcome – boys, girls or co-ed!


The cost to register a team of 5 players is $125 ($25 per player). To register, please click here. Any questions can be sent to Come out for a great afternoon with friends and neighbours! All proceeds support the Minor Atom Stittsville RAMS team.