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Ongoing: Stittsville Youth Centre Opening
The Stittsville Youth Centre provides a place for Youth (grades 9 through 12) to safely gather, socialize, relax, and make new friends. There is no cost! The Centre will be open weekly on Tuesday and Thursday Evenings from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 2nd floor of Frederick Banting High School at 1453 Stittsville Main Street. We hope to see you there!

Ongoing: GoFundMe for the Ottawa West Winter Trail
Please consider supporting the Ottawa West Winter Trail, providing 21km of groomed multi-use winter trails to the residents of Stittsville, Kanata, and Bells Corners. This gem of a trail is entirely run by volunteers and can’t continue without your support. Visit https://gofund.me/ddf463e3 to donate, Contact info.owwt@gmail.com for further information

Ongoing: Ottawa Public Library Stittsville Branch Tax Clinics
The Ottawa Public Library is partnering with Canada Revenue Agency to offer free tax preparation through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). Do you need help with your tax return? If you have a modest income and a simple tax situation, trained volunteers may be able to complete your tax return for you for free. This service is first come, first serve but registration is required. There is a sign-up sheet at the information desk to save your spot – please visit the branch in-person to make an appointment. Visit the library website for more information.

Starting May 4: Stittsville Park Run
Stittsville will be getting their own Parkrun event in Stittsville with a launch date of Saturday, May 4, 2024. The “Ottawa- Carleton Trailway” parkrun will start on the Trans Canada Trail right by the dog park pathway entrance at Shea and Abbott and will run along Robert Grant to Bobolink and back. There are no road crossings on the route. This is a 5km run for everyone of all abilities. The event runs every Saturday morning at 9:00 am. For further information, please visit parkrun Canada

Ongoing: Clean the Closet for a Cause! 
St. Thomas Anglican Church in Stittsville is working in collaboration with the Stittsville Food Bank to offer next to new clothes, boots, and shoes to registered food bank card holders. All items will be sold for $1. Their first date of operation is Tuesday, March 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Other dates include April 9, May 14, and June 11 at the same times. Please note, if you wouldn’t wear it, please don’t donate it. No holes, dog or cat hair, and please ensure in good condition. Donations are now being accepted at the church at 1619 Stittsville Main Street.

Ongoing: International Film Series at Landmark Theatres
The Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville is showing four Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) films at Landmark Cinemas, Kanata, this Winter. The dates are February 26, March 25, April 29, and May 27. Ordering your series pass is easy. Please contact Charles Mossman (charcz@yahoo.com) for 4:00 p.m. passes, or Sandra Burt (sburt@uwaterloo.ca) for 7:00 p.m. passes. The price of a pass for the four films is $60.00.

Ongoing: New OWAA exhibit at CARDELREC
The Ottawa West Arts Association (www.owaa.ca) presents Exploration from January 20 until March 15. This latest exhibition features a wide variety of beautiful artwork by local artists and photographers. View online or in person at the OWAA at CARDELREC at 1500 Shea Road, Stittsville.

Ongoing: Support for Guardian Angels School Musical Theatre Program
Green Leaf Bubble Tea is currently supporting money-raising efforts by offering proceeds from 3 of their Frozen themed drinks sold every Friday. Each purchase helps to support the Guardian Angels School musical theatre performance of Frozen, which will run this upcoming April. Enjoy a unique drink and support a local school’s fundraising effort. Green Leaf is located at 1539 Stittsville Main Street.

March 11-15: March Break at the Museum Begins!
The Goulbourn Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day during March Break (March 11-15), and they will be offering a different craft each day! The theme of the activities will be “old-fashioned fun.” Kids will explore crafts and games that children their age would have played with “back in the day” in the former Goulbourn Township. The daily craft will be announced soon. Registration is not necessary; folks are welcome to drop in any time between 10 and 4. Cost is by donation. Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Road. More details in Programs & Events (goulbournmuseum.ca)

April 13: Kanata Seniors Council Marketplace
Come visit the Seniors Marketplace at the John Mlacak Centre. This event features over 30 exhibitors, relevant to seniors in Kanata and Stittsville. This event runs from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Council provides a place for seniors to meet with low-cost meals as well as offering computer training and social events for our seniors.

April 26: Kiwanis K4K Talent Showcase
This event is for local Children and Youth to showcase their talent and raise funds that can be used to support children and youth in need and at risk within our community, both directly and through local Outreach Programs. This year the Showcase will be held at the Stittsville United Pentecostal Church Auditorium, 2031 Stittsville Main St. The deadline for submitting video auditions is March 18, 2024. Videos can be submitted directly or by providing a link to talent.show@kiwanis-kanatastittsville.ca.