Column: July 9, 2015

Carp Show ‘n’ Shine

The annual Carp Show ‘n’ Shine event is being held on Saturday, July 11 from 8am-2:30pm at the Carp Fairgrounds. There will be antique snowmobiles, farm tractors, lawn tractors, trucks, cars and more. Registration for the car show is on Saturday morning from 8am-11am and the cost is $10/vehicle. 4H will be providing a BBQ and refreshments. All proceeds will go to local charities. For more information, please contact organizers at or at 613-832-2486

Book Launch by local author Oliver Brackenbury

On July 14, head down to Alice’s Village Café in Carp between 7-9pm for the book launch of “Junkyard Leopard,” a horror novel by local author Oliver Brackenbury. Oliver grew up in Carp and would love residents to join him in celebrating the realization of his lifelong dream.

Starting soon after 7pm there will be a screening of the book trailer, a reading of a chapter, followed by a Q & A with the author and then a book signing. A limited supply of launch-only, custom bookmarks will be given away to those who buy or bring a previously purchased copy of the book!

Congratulations to Oliver on his debut novel! The book can be purchased by visiting this link:

Fitzroy Provincial Park hosting Movies & Concerts in the Park

Fitzroy Provincial Park is hosting both Movie Nights in the Park and Concerts in the Park in July. These are free to attend: 

  • Movie Nights in the Park are on Wednesday evenings in July and the movies will be Despicable Me (July 15) and Frozen (July 22). Showtime is at dusk (weather permitting) and there will be a canteen available. Donations to CHEO will be accepted.
  • Concerts in the Park are on Thursday evenings and this year's remaining line up includes Mick Armitage Band (July 9), Gail Gavan (July 16) and Ambush (July 23). There will be a cash only BBQ beginning at 6pm. All funds raised will go toward supporting local youth initiatives. Donations to CHEO will also be collected. For more information, please contact Adam O'Rourke at 613-580-9696 x34486, or email