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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 29th season of the Carp Farmers' Market starts in May and runs until the end of October. Located at the Carp Fairgrounds, it is open every Saturday from 8am to 1pm. There are over 100 vendors to choose from. Check their website frequently for latest events and offerings: carpfarmersmarket.ca.
Constance Bay Community Market is back for another season and will host four markets offering the full market experience with vendors selling a variety of products and services, such fresh vegetables and fruit, honey, maple syrup, jams, jellies, pickles, baked goods, bath and body products, handcrafted gifts, clothing, and decor as well as ready to eat food. Expect the same great social venue as last year – Barking Barista coffee will be available for purchase, local community groups will be on site sharing their initiatives, and hopefully entertainment as well. The markets will be held:
- June 16th
- July 21st
- August 18th
- September 15th
- Special market celebrating Thanksgiving on October 6th
- Christmas market on December 1st
In addition the markets is planning a series of mini markets when the regular full market is not being held. These markets will make it possible for food producers to provide the community with local produce when it’s freshest, and will feature offerings such as fresh produce, honey, preserves and home baked goods made with local ingredients.
For more details visit: https://marketinthebay.com
90th Governor Generals Lawn Bowling Tournament is taking place Saturday, September 1, 2018, at the Galetta Lawn Bowling Club, 119 Darwin Street. Opening Ceremonies at 10am. First Game at 10:30am. Event will include a Bag Piper for the Opening Ceremonies. Spectators are welcomed. Lunch will be available for purchased by spectators. Cash bar.
On Saturday, August 25, country will take over Constance Bay as the Constance & Buckham’s Bay Community Association hosts a Remembering Gayla Benefit for Jaxon and Brent (Chico). This will be a night of non-stop entertainment. Nine of the Valley’s best will be performing including: The Bowes Brothers, Mountain Tay, and Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame members Howard Hayes & the Country Drifters. This will be an indoor concert at the Northwind Centre, 262 Len Purcell Drive. Capacity is limited to 210, so reserve your tickets early! There will be a complimentary BBQ at 6pm and doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $25 including the pre-event BBQ.
Many people were deeply touched by Gayla is so many ways. She attacked everything with passion and a brilliant smile. She believed in putting the joy back in sport and, despite being seriously injured in two car crashes, never missed a beat in that pursuit. She invested enormous time making sure kids had positive, memorable experiences. Her husband Chico is a stay at home father and he quietly shared Gayla’s passion. In recent years he obtained coaching certifications in 3 sports and coached seven teams in a single year. Chico and Jax have suffered the worst loss and their financial future is, at best, very difficult. CBBCA's goal with this benefit is simply to try and help buy a small space between the emotional trauma of the present and the difficult financial situation ahead. All of the proceeds go to Jaxon & Chico. Please go to www.cbbca.ca for tickets.
The Soupindipity Committee of St. Paul’s United Church, 3760 Carp Rd. Carp. Ont. will be having five summer sales from our Repeat Performance boutique of great bargains on summer fashions, accessories and a large selection of books for summer reading. These sales will be held Saturday mornings from 9 am. to 1 pm. on June 30th, July 14th and 28th, August 11th and 25th. August sales will have prices significantly reduced to get ready for the fall and winter season. For more info call Hester 839-2171.
Celebrate the Museum’s 20th birthday with a 007 Casino Night Fundraiser! This is going to be one epic party you won’t want to miss!
Come dressed to impress in your favourite 007-themed attire (see Moores partnership below). You’ll experience the excitement of playing your favourite casino games 75 feet underground: poker, craps, roulette, black jack, horseracing, and more. You’ll also get thousands of dollars in “funny money” to play with and when you’re ready to cash in, you can use your winnings to enter into draws and win stellar prizes.
Check out The Vault Lounge where you can kick back on leather couches – listening to 007 themed music. If you’re looking for more action, see if you have what it takes to escape the Mobile Escape Cage in the Vault. We’ll lock you up and give you a short time to solve a series of mysteries and clues to escape! Think you have what it takes?
Even if you don’t escape, you can cut a rug on the dance floor. Let DJ OscarD entertain you throughout the night while playing your favourite tunes from the 60’s to the 90’s. Be sure to request your favourite song at checkout. Bet you never thought you’d dance in a Cold War Bunker! Throughout the night, you’ll be able to indulge in a selection of appetizers, a black and red candy bar, and specialty drinks. We’ll be sure to serve your martinis shaken, not stirred.
We want you to remember this incredible night! Embrace your inner spy and become a master of disguise in our themed photo booth! You’ll be able to go home with printed photos and then access the digital ones online after the party is over! Cash bar. No ATM on site. Your ticket includes:
- access to all casino games
- $5,000 in funny money
- one free beverage of your choice,
- appetizers and candy bar
- fun photo booth with props
- escape cage
- AND BEST OF ALL… Raising money for your favourite charitable museum*!
Tickets: $75 per person. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Buy tickets on Eventbrite.
If we have more than 40 guests interested in a shuttle bus, we will hire one for $10 per person return trip. We will have one pick up at the Escape Manor at 201 Queen Street (Downtown) and another pick up at the Escape Manor location at 982 Wellington St. West (Hintonburg).
We have partnered with Moores Clothing for Men for their 007 Casino Night.
Moores is offering:
- $40 off any rental package to any guest wishing to rent their formalwear for the event
- 40% off any Regular Price Retail Items for the event
- 10% off any Regular Price Custom Clothing for this event
And the best part… Moores will donate a portion of the proceeds back to the Bunker. Essentially, for every rental, retail, or custom order Moore’s processes for this event, they will donate $10 back to the Museum.
Simply download the promo flyer to your phone, tablet or print. Then present it at the cash at any Moores store.
Fundraiser Paint It Night at the West Carleton Amateur Sports Club on August 15. The Carp Fitness Park project involves installing stationary, outdoor fitness equipment that can be utilized by all ages in Langstaff Park. We need to raise $38,000 (these funds will be matched by the City of Ottawa) to get the Park built. All funds raised at this event will go towards the Fitness Park project. CLICK HERE for more information and to register your spot.
Camp Awesome is a Christian Day Camp for children ages 4-12 and is sponsored by the United, Anglican and Roman Catholic churches of Fitzroy Harbour, Constance Bay and Woodlawn. The camp will run from August 13 to17. Pre-registration for this camp only. For more information, please call 613-623-3882. Registration forms available at www.anglicanfitzroyparish.com and
There is going to be a community meeting to further discuss how news will be communicated in West Carleton-March. There will be some exciting news and everyone is encouraged to attend to learn how we can share local news, community events and local advertising. This meeting is on Monday July 9th at 7 p.m. in the Roly Armitage Hall at the Kinburn Client Service Center (corner of Kinburn Side Road and Carp Road).
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 for an affordable price! Please note the special hours of 10am – 2pm. Free admission.
Join the Huntley Community Association for their annual Canada Day Seniors' Breakfast. The breakfast is complimentary and it open to all seniors who wish to attend. The breakfast is happening at the Mess Hall in Carp, 2240 Craig's Side Rd.