Chips & Cheese for CHEO – Pong’s Poutine Annual CHEO Fundraiser

2018 chips for cheo.jpgIt’s time again for Pong’s Poutine Annual CHEO Fundraiser. This 4th annual event will be held Saturday May 5th from 11-3 rain or shine at Pong’s Poutine – 2079 Carp Road.

This is a great initiative that sees all proceeds from the specialty CHEO poutine donated directly to the Children’s of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) foundation.

Mark your calendars as this is certain to be a delicious way to give back.

IODE BBQ!

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The Walter Baker Chapter IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) 6th annual BBQ and Bake Sale is taking place Saturday April 28th at the Giant Tiger Mall (6081 Hazeldean Rd).

The event runs from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

I will be a special guest BBQer from 12-1 so I encourage everyone to come and support the hard work of the IODE in support of Operation Come Home!

Events at St. Paul’s United Church

St. Paul’s United Church has some great events coming up so be sure not to miss out!

‘Soup’indipity

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Soupindipity is the regular soup and sandwich lunch. On the first ad third Tuesday of each month, stop by between 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM for a tasty soup and sandwich social.

Gently-loved clothing and quality books will be available for sale and everyone is welcome as the event is free with a donation.

 

Bridge/Euchre Luncheon

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On May 8th at 11:30, you are invited to a Bridge/Euchre Luncheon at St. Paul’s to help raise money for the Rudy Shenkman Hospice and St. Paul’s church. This promises to be a wonderful afternoon costing only $20 to play and have lunch.

Please purchase tickets in advance by contacting Eileen Brown 613-839-2876 or Jill Caldwell 613-839-9096.

Murder Mystery Dinner

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St. Paul’s United Church at 3760 Carp Road, Carp will be presenting a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre evening on May 11th at 5:30 pm.

Don your detective hats and come prepared to solve the crime! Please invite your friends and family and bring a group to help you solve “who done it”.

As everything is prepared in advance tickets will not be available at the door. Tickets for the dinner and theatre are $30 and can be purchased by contacting Rev. Debbie Roi at redebbieroi@gmail.com or 613-839-2155 ext.1

Walk for Dementia

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The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is holding their annual Walk for Dementia (formerly the Walk for Alzheimer’s) on the morning of Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Tunney’s Pasture.

 

20,000 people in our community currently live with dementia and this number is expected to double in the next 10 years. More than 40,000 caregivers are providing thousands of hours of help each year with the journey of dementia being one of the hardest roads a family will ever walk.

 

This year’s goal of raising $300,000 will support The Dementia Society in helping an additional 1,000 caregivers and people living with dementia in our community! All funds raised at The Walk for Dementia will stay in our local community. They go directly to one-on-one and family support services, special programs for people with dementia and their caregivers, and peer support programs serving Ottawa and Renfrew County.

 

Pre-walk registration opens at 8 a.m. with a group warm up at 9 a.m. and the Walk starts immediately afterwards.

 

I highly encourage residents to get involved in this great initiative!

 

To register or for more information, please visit walkfordementia.ca.

Springapalooza

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Spring is here and the annual craft fair, Springapalooza, returns to Sacred Heart April 14th.

Springapalooza is a local shopping/craft event, organized by parents of the Pointe of Grace Dance Company competitive team.
Featuring over 60 local businesses, craftspeople and restaurants, this unique event showcases products and services in the Stittsville/Ottawa area. Be sure to enjoy the bake sale and raffle table.

The event runs from 10:00-2:00 at Sacred Heart High School. Admission is free so make sure to stop by!

Springapalooza

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Spring is here and the annual craft fair, Springapalooza, returns to Sacred Heart April 14th.

Springapalooza is a local shopping/craft event, organized by parents of the Pointe of Grace Dance Company competitive team.
Featuring over 60 local businesses, craftspeople and restaurants, this unique event showcases products and services in the Stittsville/Ottawa area. Be sure to enjoy the bake sale and raffle table.

The event runs from 10:00-2:00 at Sacred Heart High School. Admission is free so make sure to stop by!

Spring Concerts

Spring is in the air and the birds are singing – and so are some of Stittsville’s beloved choral groups!

West Ottawa Ladies Chorus

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Hang up your vacuum, put away your mop and bucket. It’s time to celebrate that your spring cleaning is done by attending a fun and upbeat spring concert as the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus take you on a Sentimental Journey on the Chattanooga Choo Choo or to Austria where Edelweiss blooms.

 

‘Musical Memories’ will take place at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 Young Rd on April 28th at 7:00 PM.

 

Tickets are available on line at www.westottawaladieschorus.ca or $15 advanced at Dragon’s Lair Beads – 10 Mill St. Almonte; Gaia Java – 1300 Main St. Stittsville; Graham’s Shoes – 139 Bridge St. Carleton Place; Kanata Barbershop – 2 Beaverbrook; Kanata Cleaners – 1029 Teron Rd.; The Scottish & Irish Store – 2194 Robertson Rd. Nepean. Children under 12 are free.

Goulbourn Male Chorus

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Then, on April 29th, visit the Trinity Presbyterian Church (1817 Richardson Side Road, Kanata) at 2:00 for the Goulbourn Male Chorus’ presentation of “Swing Into Spring”

This 4-part harmony chorus will be presenting tunes by Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Billy Joel, and more!

Tickets are available at Brown’s Independent Grocer – 1251 Stittsville Main St – or by visiting http://goulbournmalechorus.com/

Hike for Hospice

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The annual Hike for Hospice fundraising event takes place on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8:30 AM to noon.

 

Hospice Care Ottawa is a community-based charitable organization.  Events like Hike for Hospice enable the program to offer palliative and end-of-life services to over 1,500 people annually across the whole Ottawa region.  All services are offered at no charge to clients and their families, including bereavement care for those who are grieving the death of a loved one.

 

Last year’s Hike raised over $100,000 in support of Hospice Care Ottawa and you are requested to help them beat that goal this year!

 

The 5km hike will be held at Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, originating at Field House as participants meander along the beautiful campus trails, returning back to the Field House for refreshments, entertainment & the Kids’ Zone!

 

Residents are encouraged to participate by either registering a hike or donating to an existing hike. To register or for more information, please visit https://www.hospicecareottawa.ca/hike-for-hospice-2018.html

 

With your help we can make Hike for Hospice 2018 a success and ensure compassionate and quality palliative and end-of-life care is available to those who need it.

Affordable Housing Meeting in Kanata

Please note I have been advised that this event has been postponed until further notice.

 

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Are you or someone you know at risk of housing instability?

 

Carleton University and the Alliance to End Homelessness are holding a special event on April 22, 2018 at the Beaverbrook Community Centre to raise awareness about affordable housing in Ottawa and Kanata.
This is a valuable information session to learn more about affordable housing and how it affects the western Ottawa community. For example, did you know that Kanata is the most difficult area in Ottawa to find affordable housing outside of downtown with rental rates well above the city average?

The event takes place April 22, 2018 from 1-3pm at the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Centre (8 Beaverbrook Road, Kanata).

RSVP by April 16 by visiting:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/affordable-housing-and-community-tickets-44575836527

Hair Donation Ottawa

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On April 15th, I will be continuing my annual tradition of shaving my hair in support of cancer research with Hair Donation Ottawa.

Cancer is a disease which affects all of us; whether directly or indirectly, we all know someone whose life has been permanently altered by this tragic condition.

I am proud that this is my seventh year participating in a hair donation campaign in support of various cancer research organizations and my fifth with Hair Donation Ottawa.

My goal for this year is to raise $500 in support of cancer research; however, as with any charitable institution, I would welcome the idea of surpassing that goal!

I would like to invite residents to share their generosity with this excellent campaign by sponsoring my hair donation at https://cheofoundation.donordrive.com/participant/ShadQadri. I would also like to encourage residents to take this opportunity to start their own campaigns. Every little bit of funding helps to bring Canadians one step closer to preventing cancer from taking another life.

The event takes place on Sunday, April 15th from 9:30-4:30 PM at the Algonquin College Salon and Spa.

I would like to thank Helene Hutchings and Perry Pavlovic for all of their hard work in initiating this campaign which has now raised over $475,000 for cancer research and donated 25,000 inches of hair since launching in 2011. I would also like to thank the entire community of Stittsville for all of their donations of support over the years in benefit of this charity.

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