Column: April 6, 2017

Vendors wanted – Constance Bay Community Market
The Constance Bay Community Market has set its dates for 2017 and is now accepting vendor applications. Look for the market to run on alternate Saturdays from June 17 to August 26 and every Saturday from September 9 to 30 with special markets for Mother's Day on May 14 and Christmas on December 2. Hours have been extended to run from 9am to 2pm. More details at
Diefenbooker Classic
The 21st annual Diefenbooker Classic is on Saturday, May 6 in Carp. This is a popular community event and a major fundraiser for the West Carleton-March branches of the Ottawa Public Library. There will be events for all ages including:

  • 5km and 10km running races
  • 5km, 18km and 33km cycle tours
  • 5km walk
  • Youth events including 1km running race for kids 12 years and under
  • Loonie Loop short races for kids aged 2 to 6 years old

Complete event details and registration procedures are found on
This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of Brenda Robertson. She was Library Supervisor and Diefenbooker volunteer from 1998-2003, as well as Diefenbooker volunteer coordinator 2014-2015.
Pothole reporting
A reminder to residents that if you see a pothole on City streets, the best way of having it addressed in a timely manner is by making a Service Request through or by calling 3-1-1.
Easter is coming to Ward 5
The Easter Bunny will be arriving in West Carleton-March in just over a week, and there are many great Easter events happening in the ward. Take a look at the “Ward Events” section of for a listing of some Easter fun taking place.