Column: June 25, 2018

Canada Day in Ward 5

July 1 is coming up this weekend and there are a number of events happening in Ward 5. The events that my office has been notified about are noted below.

  • Canada Day Seniors' breakfast in Carp:  Join the Huntley Community Association for their annual Canada Day Seniors' breakfast, 8am-11am. The breakfast is FREE and it is open to all seniors who wish to attend. The event is happening at the Mess Hall in Carp, 2240 Craig's Side Road.
  • Canada Day at the Diefenbunker:  Join the Diefenbunker Museum on Canada’s 151st Birthday. They will have family-friendly activities including face-painting, a maple leaf scavenger hunt through the entire 4 story underground Bunker, an obstacle course, and more! This year they are excited to offer Little Ray’s Reptiles. The reptile show timing is still to be determined. There will also be a BBQ with hot dogs and veggie dogs, as well as frozen treats and drinks at an affordable price! Please note the special hours of 10am – 2pm. Free admission.
  • Canada Day event at the West Carleton Legion:  The West Carleton Legion in Constance Bay (377 Allbirch Rd.) is holding a Canada Day celebration on Sunday, July 1. Entertainment starts at 3pm with Brian Guilbeault DJ/Karaoke. Steak BBQ at 5pm. $14. Everyone welcome.
  • Canada Day in Corkery:  The Corkery Community Association is hosting Canada Day festivities on July 1 from 4pm to dusk at the community centre are 3447 Old Almonte Rd. This year's event includes a BBQ, games, craft tent, face painting, kids' entertainment, musical entertainment, Canada Day cake and fireworks at dusk. For more information go to corkerycommunity.ca/canadaday.
  • Canada Day in Dunrobin:  Everyone is welcome to join the festivities on July 1 at the Dunrobin Community Centre located at 1151 Thomas A. Dolan Parkway. This year's activities include face painting, soft rock music provided by Heavenly Blue, demonstrations by the West Carleton Dog Agility Group, Circus Delights will have a magic show and a bouncy castle and slide. There will also be a BBQ and bake sale. Fireworks at sunset.  
  • Pinhey's Point Historic Site:  On Sunday, July 1, from 10am to 4pm enjoy Canada Day along the Ottawa River at Pinhey's Point, with traditional activities that would have been commonplace in the era of Confederation and the echoes of which you can still see in our modern day celebrations. Challenge your friends and family to lawn games, including tug-of-war, or a classic board game like snakes and ladders. Guided tours of the manor house led by costumed interpreters will be available. Cost: By donation. Pinhey's Point is nestled on the banks of the Ottawa River at 270 Pinhey's Point Rd.

If you are planning on celebrating Canada's birthday, please remember to do so responsibility and do not drink and drive.