Column: May 7, 2015

Carp Farmers’ Market is back!

The 25th season of the Carp Farmers’ Market is upon us, with their season opening on Saturday, May 9. The Market will run every Saturday from 8am to 1pm at the Carp Fairgrounds. There will be over a 100 vendors every week selling fresh produce, baked goods, arts, crafts, clothing and much more. Make sure to check their website frequently for listing of upcoming events: Please attend frequently and help support local business.

Red Trillium Studio & Garden Tour

The popular Red Trillium Studio and Garden Tour is taking place in West Carleton on May 9 and 10.  There will be 28 artists and gardens throughout the Ward that make up this tour, with a number of new artists as well as returning artists. Admission is free and brochures are available at

Adopt-A-Park, roadway or gateway

Adopt-a-Park or Roadway or Gateway is a city-wide program that encourages community involvement in the care and maintenance of our parks and roadways. It is a partnership between volunteers and the City. The program is open to community groups and individuals of all ages who want to take an active role in enhancing the quality of life in our community.

Volunteers take on parks or roadways clean-up projects to improve safety, the environment and to keep the City clean, green litter and graffiti free.

The volunteers’ involvement in clean-up projects needs to be a minimum of twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall. The City asks individuals and groups to make a long-term commitment of a minimum of two years to provide continuity to the program. To acknowledge these important efforts, each park, roadway or gateway is furnished with a sign presenting the names of the adopting individual or group. The sign is displayed for the adopting period.

The Adopt a Park or Roadway or Gateway program is in its 13th year with 120 parks and 60 roadways adopted in the City of Ottawa. To become a volunteer or for more information contact Adopt Program, 100 Constellation Cr, 5th floor, Ottawa, Ontario, K2G 6J8, Tel.: 3-1-1,