Drive in Bingo every Wednesday in July at the Carp Fairgrounds. Adults $10 to play. Children not allowed to play but we will have something to keep them busy. Canteen/BBQ @ 6:00pm; Bingo begins @ 7:00pm. We play rain or shine!
Upcoming Events in West Carleton-March
There are always great events and important meetings happening in and around West Carleton-March, and some of these are listed below. If you have an event you would like included, please email email@example.com.
Bunker Beer Tasting: There are not many people in Canada (or the world we bet) that can say they’ve ever been to a beer tasting in an underground bunker. But YOU can, when you come to our unconventional underground beer tasting! This year we’re excited bring you unique and innovative brews from THREE different Breweries!
Come explore the depths of the Diefenbunker on a guided tour with beer! Upon arrival, guests will meet in the cafeteria for an introduction, then be broken into their designated groups (4). Make it a night out with friends, family, or a date night. Every beer lover and history buff will love this tour!
Need another reason to attend? The Diefenbunker is a not-for-profit charity and all proceeds from this event will go directly back to supporting the museum’s programs and infrastructure. Win-Win!
Get excited! This is definitely the coolest place in Ottawa to taste beer.
Date: Saturday, August 17th, 2019
Time: 6:30pm – 10:30pm, Doors open at 6:15pm
Tickets: $60/person *Members will get a 10% discount (please call the Museum to have the discount applied – 613-839-0007). $30/person for Designated Drivers
The Dragons are returning for the 5th annual Constance Bay Dragon Boat Festival. Come out for a day at the beach and experience the fun of recreational Dragon Boat Racing. The Festival is presented by the Ottawa River Canoe Club in partnership with the CBBCA.
Each team consists of 1 Steersperson, provided by the ORCC, 20 paddlers, and 1 drummer. If your team is short it isn’t a problem; just let us know how many spots you need to fill. During this just for fun event each of our teams will receive a training session, participate in 2 qualifying heats, with the fastest teams competing in the A, B, and C finals to win our Women’s Cup, Community Cup, and Overall championship.
If you aren’t on a team you can still register however getting a spot is not guaranteed; we usually place about 25 singles based on registration date, so please register early.
You can register your team of 21 or register individually. The practice schedule runs from 9:30am to noon and the event closes at about 5:00pm. Races begin at 12:30. Individual Registration: $20; Team Registration: $300.
Please park at the Constance Bay Community Centre ( 262 Len Purcell Dr.), registration opens at the Centre at 8:45am. We’ll be running the short 1.5 km shuttle to the beach all day and we have plenty of room for tents, coolers, and other gear. Food & beverage services are available at the beach where you can enjoy the bbq and a selection of beer, coolers, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Parking near the beach is very limited and violators will be ticketed. No glass, BBQs, or dogs are permitted on the beach. CLICK HERE for full event details.
Dief the Chief: October 62: The Diefenbunker Museum and Pierre Brault, Ottawa’s multi award-winning playwright and performer, have come together to create a dramatic and dynamic journey through the life and times of one of Canada’s most progressive leaders – John Diefenbaker.
Dief the Chief: October 62 is a play unlike anything you have ever experienced.
Tickets: $35 (plus tax = $39.88)
Friday September 27, 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Saturday September 28, 4pm and 6pm
Sunday September 29, 4pm and 6pm
Everyone is encouraged to attend the Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Association Inc Annual General Meeting on July 14 at 1pm. All positions are up for election and five critical positions will be vacant. Please join us to say thank you to the board, your volunteers, and retiring Directors.
The Board and volunteers of a Community Association determine how much an Association can achieve, if it will engage in any particular issue, and if it will be relevant or important to the community as a whole. In recent years very few communities have risen to as many challenges or proven to be as resilient or effective as our CBBCA community; expanding our facilities, growing our base of program opportunities, improving access to services, responding to three emergencies, and helping to form West Carleton Disaster Relief; it has been a rewarding time for our Board members and volunteers.
In 2019 the Board of your Community Association will undergo dramatic change and new hands, ideas, and leadership are needed. If we don’t get these leaders the growth we have enjoyed will not be sustainable and new opportunities will not come to fruition. In 2019 the positions of President (Len Russell), Vice-President (Ian Glen), Secretary (Graham Ginsberg), and Youth Sports (Ryan Keeling) will not be standing for re-election; they will stand in an ‘At Large’ capacity to support the new leadership. Also of very significant consequence, Past President Angela Bernhardt will not be returning. In five short years Angela has made many exceptional contributions to our community and to WCDR and will be sorely missed.
Please consider joining the team or at least coming out to elect your new board. You can put your name forward by dropping us an email or calling 832-1225.
1:00 PM: Call to Order Len Russell
1:10 Welcome & Agenda Review
1:15 Amend/ Approval of 2017 AGM Minutes. Draft Minutes are available here.
1:20 Year in Review Ian
1:50 Treasurer’s Report Len (for Donna)
2:00 Election of the 2019/2020 Board of Directors; 22 Directors & Officers ( Electoral Officer; Jim Wilson )
Everyone is welcome at this meeting however only those holding a valid CBBCA Membership and residing or having property in the CBBCA’s service area may participate in the voting. You can purchase your membership by clicking here.
The Light Up Dunrobin Canada Day event is a celebration to bring our community together. Enjoy an afternoon of amazing music, delicious food and beautiful friends. The event will be capped off with an awe-inspiring fireworks display. The afternoon will feature performances by Juno award winning, Kira Isabella, The Corey James Mitchell Band, River City Junction, Kelly Prescott and The Retrogrades. The event will be MC’d by Jon “Gonzo” Mark of BOOM 99.7 FM. There will also have a special guest appearance by our own West Carleton Warriors Hockey team – winners of the 2019 Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup. The event is hosted by Eagle Creek Golf Club. We are offering free shuttle service to this event. Please refer to lightupdunrobin.ca/faq for further information regarding transportation and what to expect on the day.
Celebrate the nation’s birthday in Constance Bay at the West Carleton Legion, Branch 616, 377 Allbirch Road. Live music gets underway at 1pm and continues until 6pm. There will be a cash BBQ for approximately $5 a plate and refreshments will be available. Everyone welcome.
Join the Huntley Community Association for a FREE Canada Day Seniors’ Breakfast sponsored by Councillor Eli El-Chantiry. Seniors can enjoy breakfast at the Huntley Mess Hall, 2240 Craig Side Road, Carp Ontario. Come celebrate Canada Day with your neighbours over a complimentary breakfast. This event is open to all seniors who wish to attend. There is no need to RSVP, simply drop-in and join the party.
The West Carleton Garden Club are excited to host a Garden Tour of nine local gardens on Saturday, June 15th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Proceeds from the sale of tickets ($20) will go towards the purchase of a garden bench for Carp Memorial Hall. The tour will include a diverse variety of gardens in and around the Carp area: large and a small suburban properties, some larger acreages, a community garden, the garden of a commercial business and also, KIN Vineyards. A Victorian tea will be served at the Huntley Mess Hall. More information will be posted on our website: www.wcgc.ca.
The Ottawa River Canoe Club (ORCC) is holding an Open House on June 8th, 10 – 3. You’ll have the opportunity to paddle in a canoe, kayak, dragon boat, stand-up paddling (SUP) and outrigger. Demonstrations will also be given throughout the day. ORCC offers summer camps for children aged 6-15 years old, and a Children’s Introductory Paddling Program. We have youth and adult programs from May to September, for competitive racing, masters sprint paddling, dragon boat, outrigger, and stand-up paddling (SUP). The club also offers recreational and competitive programs for adults and youth with a physical (Para) or intellectual (Paddle All) disability. ORCC is located at the corner of 6th Line Road and Cameron Harvey Drive (previously Riddell Rd). Visit www.ottawarivercanoe.com for more details about our Open House and programs.
An Extra Special Fiddler’s Worship Service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church Carp, 3760 Carp Road, on June 2 as they welcome fiddlers to their sanctuary. Toes will be tapping, hands will be clapping as they worship with music and song. Music will begin at 10:00. Service will start at 10:30.
The West Carleton Garden Club will be holding their annual plant sale at the Carp Farmers' Market on Saturday, May 25th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Come early for a good selection of locally grown perennials, herbs, shrubs and vegetable plants from the members' own gardens, at very reasonable prices.
Carp Farmers’ Market open for the season on Saturday, May 11, 8am to 1pm. This Saturday’s market they are celebrating mothers with the first 100 moms to visit the Hostess Cart receiving a free tulip! PLUS - Visit their Events Tent where vendors Mississippi Maple are hosting Maple Day with maple taffy on snow. Proceeds from the sale of maple taffy will go towards the West Carleton Food Access Centre!
Located at the Fair Grounds in Carp, the Market will be open every Saturdays 8am to 1pm from May to October.
The West Carleton Food Access Centre is holding their AGM on May 8 at 7pm in the Roly Armitage Hall, 5670 Carp Rd. Everyone is invited to attend.