Artists, Businesses to aid Poole Creek Garden

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Painting by one of the artists, Charlie Spratt

Artists will perch their easels on the banks of Poole Creek on Thursday, August 16, joining local businesses to save a community Japanese garden from bulldozers.

The score of artists from Stittsville, Kanata and Manotick plan to capture their vision of the garden and its Poole Creek surroundings, then sell their paintings to raise funds for its maintenance. The garden, off Springbrook Drive behind Bay Hill Ridge, was created on city land and tended for three decades by Ross Connor, former owner of 11 Bay Hill Ridge. It was a favorite location for wedding photographers and garden tour organizers.

Some of the artists will gather at 9:30 AM on August 16th and the rain date will be August 18th.

Artists who paint their “Piece of the Creek” landscapes will be donating proceeds at a September 18 exhibit and sale from 4:00-7:00 PM at ALE (Amberwood Lounge and Eatery) on Springbrook Drive. Admission is free. Works not sold that evening will remain on display and available for sale on Sept. 19 and 20.

Yoga in the Park Now Every Wednesday

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Take a deep breath and Namasté for a while in Village Square Park. After the free session hosted on International Yoga Day, Yoga in the Park will now be an ongoing event every Wednesday at 6:00 PM in Village Square Park.

This event is brought to you by a local Stittsville volunteer and it is open to everybody! The session begins at 6:00 PM and will run until about 7:15 PM. A big thank you to Sarah for volunteering to run this program.

Some yoga mats will be available but in limited quantity, so feel free to either bring your own yoga mat or connect with nature by stretching in the grass! Be sure to wear comfortable clothing.

Tysen’s Summer Bash

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Everyone’s favourite wish-granter, Tysen, is hosting another great fundraiser in support of Make A Wish. On Saturday, August 11th, 2018 between 11:00-6:00 PM, stop by the Irish Hills Golf Club for Tysen’s Summer Bash!

There will be both a Cornhole Tournament and a Golf Tournament. If you have never played Cornhole before, there will be volunteers on hand to show you how it’s played!

For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit:
https://guestlist.co/events/576120?utm=r0guhrfbyqm9guer.

Thank you for supporting a great cause!

Shakespeare in the Park at Alexander Grove

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A Company of Fools Theatre Company is coming to a Park near you for their latest production of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”. And that includes Alexander Grove Park on July 28th.

 

At either 2:00 or 7:00 PM, stop by for this excellent “pay-what-you-can” event.

 

Twelfth Night is the story of two twins — Viola and Sebastian — shipwrecked in the land of Illyria. Believing her brother has been swallowed up by the sea, Viola cross dresses as “Cesario” and secures employment as a courtier under Duke Orsino. Viola finds herself falling in love with the Duke, but is ordered to profess Orsino’s undying affection for Olivia, a countess refusing to grant appearances to any suitors. Chaos ensues as Olivia falls for Viola in disguise, and later mistakes her for Sebastian who (surprise!) is still alive and turns up in Olivia’s court. All the while, Olivia’s drunkard uncle Sir Toby Belch, her maid Maria, Feste the court fool, and pitiful courter Sir Andrew Aguecheek, play a trick on the head servant Malvolia which totters between hilarity and cruelty.

 

This 90 minute 6-actor production of Twelfth Night will play against the backdrop of 35 community parks in 50 performances across Ottawa and the surrounding area. For a full list of park locations, visit the Company of Fools website at http://fools.ca/2018/03/30/twelfth-night-july-2nd-august-18th-2018/

Pancakes in the Park – July 21st

The weather is hot and so are the grills! That means it’s time once again for Pancakes in the Park!

Stop by Blackstone Park (the corner of Tapadero and Oxer) between 8:00-10:00 AM on Saturday, July 21st to enjoy some delicious pancakes prepared courtesy of Enbridge.

Come and chat about any City-related questions you may have and check out the many informational booths that will be set up by Ottawa Public Health, Crime Prevention Ottawa, Safer Roads Ottawa, Ottawa Police Services, French Recreational Services, the Stittsville Foodbank, Hydro Ottawa, the Blackstone/Fernbank Crossing Community Association (BFCCA), Mattamy, Cardel, and EQ Homes!

The BFCCA will be holding a rock painting area for youth while Safer Roads Ottawa will once again be sharing some bicycle safety tips for new cyclists to get out there and enjoy some summer activities so be sure to bring your bikes! A bouncy castle will also be set-up and monitored courtesy of Mattamy Homes.

The event is free but donations to the Stittsville Food Bank will be graciously accepted to help feed other hungry residents in need.

I hope that many residents take the time to stop by and enjoy this annual event to get to know more about our community, its services, and of course, your neighbours!

Stittsville Main St Community Block Party

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On Saturday, July 21st, visit Stittsville Main St for the first ever Main St. Community Block Party, hosted by the Stittsville Business Association.

The event runs from 11:00-3:00 in the Bradley’s Insurance parking lot (1469 Main St).
There will be bouncy castles, carnival games, food trucks, live entertainment, and more!

 

Grab your family and friends and be sure to celebrate with your neighbours on Stittsville Main!

Shakespeare in the Park at Alexander Grove

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A Company of Fools Theatre Company is coming to a Park near you for their latest production of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”. And that includes Alexander Grove Park on July 28th.

 

At either 2:00 or 7:00 PM, stop by for this excellent “pay-what-you-can” event.

 

Twelfth Night is the story of two twins — Viola and Sebastian — shipwrecked in the land of Illyria. Believing her brother has been swallowed up by the sea, Viola cross dresses as “Cesario” and secures employment as a courtier under Duke Orsino. Viola finds herself falling in love with the Duke, but is ordered to profess Orsino’s undying affection for Olivia, a countess refusing to grant appearances to any suitors. Chaos ensues as Olivia falls for Viola in disguise, and later mistakes her for Sebastian who (surprise!) is still alive and turns up in Olivia’s court. All the while, Olivia’s drunkard uncle Sir Toby Belch, her maid Maria, Feste the court fool, and pitiful courter Sir Andrew Aguecheek, play a trick on the head servant Malvolia which totters between hilarity and cruelty.

 

This 90 minute 6-actor production of Twelfth Night will play against the backdrop of 35 community parks in 50 performances across Ottawa and the surrounding area. For a full list of park locations, visit the Company of Fools website at http://fools.ca/2018/03/30/twelfth-night-july-2nd-august-18th-2018/

Pancakes in the Park – July 21st

The weather is hot and so are the grills! That means it’s time once again for Pancakes in the Park!

 

Stop by Blackstone Park between 8:00-10:00 AM on Saturday, July 21st to enjoy some delicious pancakes prepared courtesy of Enbridge.
Come and chat about any City-related questions you may have and check out the many informational booths that will be set up by Ottawa Public Health, Crime Prevention Ottawa, Safer Roads Ottawa, Ottawa Police Services, the Stittsville Foodbank, Hydro Ottawa, Ecology Ottawa, the Blackstone/Fernbank Crossing Community Association (BFCCA), Mattamy, Cardel, and EQ Homes!

 

The BFCCA will be holding a rock painting area for youth while Safer Roads Ottawa will once again be sharing some bicycle safety tips for new cyclists to get out there and enjoy some summer activities so be sure to bring your bikes!

 

A bouncy castle will also be set-up and monitored courtesy of Mattamy Homes.

 

The event is free but donations to the Stittsville Food Bank will be graciously accepted to help feed other hungry residents in need.

 

I hope that many residents take the time to stop by and enjoy this annual event to get to know more about our community, its services, and of course, your neighbours!