Yoga Day in the Park

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Take a deep breath and Namasté for a while in Village Square Park on June 21st for a free and relaxing session of yoga accompanied by live sitar music.

In celebration of International Yoga Day, this event is brought to you by a local Stittsville volunteer and it is open to everybody! The session begins at 6:00 and will run until about 7:15.

My office will be assisting with this event by providing fruit to help cleanse after your therapeutic exercise.

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! And don’t forget to wear comfy clothing!

And exhale.

“Project Cold Days” Free Documentary Screening at Sacred Heart – June 13th

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Have you ever thought about what it would be like if you woke up one day to find that you had nowhere to go home to? How would you survive? Now imagine living that way in a City where the temperatures can range from +40 degree hot and humid summers to -40 degree cold and windy winters.

On Wednesday, June 13th, I am thrilled to invite residents to a free screening of a very special documentary in the Sacred Heart High School auditorium – Project Cold Days.

Project Cold Days is a film about much more than just homelessness. It explores elements of the human condition that unite us all. The film focuses on Mental Health and Addiction issues that go far beyond those who are suffering on the streets.

Earlier this year, I had the great pleasure of being invited to join a pre-screening of the film, which showcases homelessness in Ottawa up-close and personal through a uniquely empathetic style of storytelling.

The film is incredibly well-done in that it brings attention to the human side of those who suffer from homelessness in Canada’s capital and encourages the viewer to re-think their predispositions toward those less fortunate.

The screening on June 13th will be a “pay-what-you-can” event to help raise awareness of the film’s message to our Ottawa communities. Members of Ottawa’s homeless community will be in attendance along with those who work with them to help answer audience questions following the screening. Doors will open for a brief reception at 7:00 and the screening itself begins at approximately 7:30.

I hope that many residents take this excellent opportunity to watch this inspiring film and learn more about the lives of our neighbours who may not own a roof but who still call our City home.

https://youtu.be/BIwTQRj_qY4

 

For more information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/project-cold-days-pre-screening-at-sacred-heart-tickets-46454673178

“Beauty and the Eats”

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On Tuesday June 19th, the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society is featuring a talk on ‘Beauty and the Eats’ hosted by Master Gardener, Judith Cox.

Stop by to learn more about an exploration of the idea of flowers growing with vegetables adding more colour interest and pollinators to the garden.

The meeting starts at 7:30 PM. Memberships are $15, $25 for families and there is no guest fee.

Canada Day Seniors’ Breakfast RSVP Now Open

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Canada Day is once again upon the horizon and with it comes my annual Canada Day Seniors’ Breakfast!

 

If you are a senior citizen living in Stittsville, stop by the Sterling Howie Fire Hall on Stittsville Main Street to be served a delicious breakfast by the men and women of the Ottawa Fire Service.

 

As always, seating will be decided on a first come-first served basis. Please RSVP in advance beginning June 1st as space will be limited. Reservations fill up fast so don’t delay! Doors will open at 8:00 AM.

 

As always, my office will be accepting canned/boxed goods for the Stittsville Food Bank and this year, we will also be accepting monetary donations for the Hopes Rising campaign for mental health resources. Please always remember that before you donate to check the expiry date.

 

This is a great way for residents to meet together in their community and show off their national pride. To RSVP, please visit shadqadri.com/rsvp-for-the-annual-canada-day-seniors-breakfast/ or email my office at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca. You can also call to RSVP at 613-580-2476. Please let us know in advance if you require any special accommodations and who will be joining you. I look forward to seeing many of you there.

“Project Cold Days” Free Documentary Screening at Sacred Heart – June 13th

projectcolddaysoster

Have you ever thought about what it would be like if you woke up one day to find that you had nowhere to go home to? How would you survive? Now imagine living that way in a City where the temperatures can range from +40 degree hot and humid summers to -40 degree cold and windy winters.

On Wednesday, June 13th, I am thrilled to invite residents to a free screening of a very special documentary in the Sacred Heart High School auditorium – Project Cold Days.

Project Cold Days is a film about much more than just homelessness. It explores elements of the human condition that unite us all. The film focuses on Mental Health and Addiction issues that go far beyond those who are suffering on the streets.

Earlier this year, I had the great pleasure of being invited to join a pre-screening of the film, which showcases homelessness in Ottawa up-close and personal through a uniquely empathetic style of storytelling.

The film is incredibly well-done in that it brings attention to the human side of those who suffer from homelessness in Canada’s capital and encourages the viewer to re-think their predispositions toward those less fortunate.

The screening on June 13th will be a “pay-what-you-can” event to help raise awareness of the film’s message to our Ottawa communities. Members of Ottawa’s homeless community will be in attendance along with those who work with them to help answer audience questions following the screening. Doors will open for a brief reception at 7:00 and the screening itself begins at approximately 7:30.

I hope that many residents take this excellent opportunity to watch this inspiring film and learn more about the lives of our neighbours who may not own a roof but who still call our City home.

 

https://youtu.be/BIwTQRj_qY4

 

For more information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/project-cold-days-pre-screening-at-sacred-heart-tickets-46454673178

Stittsville Arts in the Park 2018

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It’s time once again to stroll on down to Village Square Park for the Stittsville Village Association’s annual Arts in the Park event!

 

More than 70 professional and amateur artists, writers, culinary specialists, musicians, and other creators will bring their work to Village Square Park (Stittsville Main at Abbott Street) for an afternoon of cultural appreciation and enjoyment.
On June 3rd, visit Village Square Park at the corner of Abbott and Stittsville Main St between 12-5 for a beautiful day filled with arts and fun! For more information, please visit https://www.stittsvilleva.com/event/arts-in-the-park/

Dentistry from the Heart <3

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Time to show off those pearly whites! On Saturday, June 2nd, Villanova Dental Studio will be hosting the 1st annual “Dentistry from the Heart” event.

For the duration of the day, residents over 18 years of age who lack dental coverage will be able to stop in for either a filling, extraction, or cleaning!

This is Villanova’s way of giving back to the Stittsville community that has been so wonderful.

Both locations will be participating in the event (1261 Stittsville Main and 5597 Hazeldean) and the first 50 patients are guaranteed to be seen but space is limited so arrive early! Registration opens at 7:30 AM and patients will be seen on a first come first served basis.

Dr Ami Barakat, his associates and staff have worked hard and would love for this day to be a success so that they may host many more events like this in the future. I highly encourage any Stittsville residents who might appreciate this generous offer to stop in!

SGHS Plant Sale

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The Annual Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society Plant Sale is take place Saturday May 26th at the Bradley’s Insurance Parking Lot (1469 Stittsville Main St)
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., stock up on your favourite perennials, house plants, vegetables, terracotta pots, garden gear, and more at prices way below that of greenhouses!

 

The event will take place rain or shine so stop by and receive some master gardening advice for any of your planting questions!

5th Annual Ride for Disabled Vets

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The 5th Annual Ride for Disabled Vets takes place Saturday, May 12th.

This is a 150km motorcycle ride in support of the Canadian Veteran Service Dog Unit.

Route-2018

The ride route shall be restricted to the following City of Ottawa streets with the following roads potentially restricted between 8:00-4:00:

  • Stittsville Main Street/Huntley Road between Brown’s Independent Grocer (1251 Stittsville Main Street) and Hazeldean Road;
  • Hazeldean Road between Stittsville Main Street and Iber Road;
  • Iber Road between Hazeldean Road and Abbott Street East;
  • Abbott Street East between Iber Road and Shea Road;
  • Shea Road between Abbott Street East and Fallow field Road;
  • Fallowfield Road between Shea Road and Dwyer Hill Road;
  • Dwyer Hill Road between Fallowfield Road and the southerly limits of the City of Ottawa;
  • Ashton Station Road between Ninth Line Road and Flewellyn Road;
  • Flewellyn Road between Ashton Station Road and Stittsville Main Street;

For more information, please visit http://www.ridefordisabledvets.ca/