Column: August 17, 2017

WCFAC collecting used books for their annual sale

The West Carleton Food Access Centre (WCFAC) is holding a Book Sale on September 8 (noon-7pm) and September 9 (8am-2pm) at the Carp Agricultural Hall, 3790 Carp Rd. All proceeds will go to the WCFAC. If you are looking to unload some of your used books, book drop off locations have been set up at:

  • Huntley Parish Hall, 3774 Carp Rd.
  • Carp Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings
  • The donation box, 3075 Carp Rd.
  • My ward office, 5670 Carp Rd.

Art in the Grass

The West Carleton Arts Society will be holding Art on the Grass, a summer arts festival at the Carp Fairgrounds, 3790 Carp Rd. Carp, on Saturday, August 19 from 8am to 3pm. It will include art work and handcrafted items, as well as an open invitation to a casual Plein Air Painting Day in and around Carp. Go to for more details.

Senate medal honouring Canada`s unsung heroes
Senators will award prestigious medals to Canadians who are thoroughly involved in their communities, whose generosity, dedication, volunteerism and hard work make their home towns a better place to live. The Senate of Canada 150 Medal celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first sitting of the Senate on November 6, 1867.  

Senator Vern White will be nominating 12 recipients from the Province of Ontario. To be eligible for the Senate 150 Medal, a person must:

  • Be thoroughly involved in their communities and, through generosity, dedication, volunteerism and hard work, make their home town a better place;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, but need not necessarily reside in Canada; and
  • Not be a spouse of a sitting Senator or Member of the House of Commons; a sitting Member of the House of Commons, a provincial or territorial legislature, an elected member of a municipal body constituted under the various provincial and territorial Acts pertaining thereunto; a sitting member of a federal, provincial or territorial bench, the military courts as constituted under the National Defence Act; or a sitting member of a federal, provincial or territorial tribunal.

If you know someone who should be honoured, provide a detailed summary of the nominee’s achievements clearly stating how the candidate meets the criteria, and forward to The nomination period closes very soon, and nominations need to be received by Senator White within the next couple of days.