Looking for exciting things to do this month? Check out our guide for what’s on in Kanata this month and head on out with your family to soak up the fun!
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2012 – ONTARIO EARLY YEARS CENTRE WEST
The Ontario Early Years Centre has lots of weekly drop-ins for parents and their children all over Kanata. Check out the official drop-in schedule and head out to meet other new parents in your community. See the schedule here.
ON-GOING: PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS AT BEAVERBROOK LIBRARY
Children’s preschool programs are on at the Beaverbrook Library. All programs are drop-in. Check the website for more information: www.biblioottawalibrary.ca. Storytime is every Tuesday at 10:15AM; Toddlertime is each Wednesday at 10:15AM and Babytime is each Thursday at 10:15AM. The Beaverbrook Library is at 2500 Campeau Drive.
ON-GOING: EVENTS AT THE PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Ottawa Public Library features many great events in our local community for adults and children. You can check out each of their schedules on the following links: Hazeldean Branch, Beaverbrook Branch, Carp Branch and the Constance Bay Branch.
ON-GOING: THURSDAYS, KANATA MIXED BOWLING LEAGUE
Kanata Mixed Bowling League is looking for new members. They meet at 7PM at the Merivale Bowling Lanes, 1916 Merivale Road. Contact Sean Baizana at or e-mail for more information.
ON-GOING: BINGO AT THE KANATA LEGION
Bingo at the Kanata Legion happens every Sunday at 1PM. Bingo held at the Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Road. Win up to $1,500 weekly and play all games for as little as $11. For more info, call .
DECEMBER 1: 21ST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK AND FAIR
Saturday, December 1 – 21st Annual Christmas Cookie Walk, Craft Fair, Silent Auction, and Tea Room from 9am until noon at the Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Dr., Kanata.
Various cookie container sizes: $5-$20. Come early for best selection of cookies. Crafts and Christmas gifts to suit all budgets. For more information, please call the church office at .
DECEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 8: THE ROYAL OTTAWA’S 26TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE SALE
The Royal’s annual Christmas tree sale kicks off Saturday, December 1.
One-hundred per cent of the sales of these beautiful Nova Scotia balsam firs will be used to provide activities and experiences to the patients and families supported by The Royal. Over the years, these activities have included the provision of grocery gift cards for outpatients on limited incomes, additional funds to support recreational activities, crafts and outings which enhance the quality of life for our clients.
Volunteers will be unloading and setting-up 950 trees, freshly delivered from Nova Scotia, Saturday, December 1, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, 1145 Carling Avenue.
Monday to Friday: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 1 to Monday, December 24 or until the trees are sold out.
$40 for 5-feet tall
$50 for 6-feet tall
$5 for each additional foot in height
The success of this annual tree sale is made possible because of many dedicated volunteers and generous supporters. Our thanks to ModSpace for providing the trailer,Taggart Construction for the barriers, Carillion for setting-up the tree lot, VerTerra for providing the fencing, Donna’s Express for their generous support for our volunteers and Ottawa Home Renovations for sending a strong team of volunteers to unload 900 trees.
DECEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 23: SANTA CLAUSE AT THE MALLS
Santa Clause will be at the following malls in and near Kanata:
DECEMBER 5 AT 7PM: GIRL’S DINNER OUT WITH OTTAWA VALLEY MOMS
Want an evening where you can enjoy a great meal, without having to do the cooking or have kids screaming through it!? How about enjoying some nice conversation with other moms and women while dining!? If you replied yes, then come join the Ottawa Valley Moms as we spend an evening enjoying dinner out at the Pocopazzo in Stittsville!
Starting at 7:00pm, OVM we will be invading the restaurant to enjoy a nice dinner out amongst friends both new and old! EVERYONE is welcome! You don’t have to be a ‘mom’ to join in on the fun! For more information on the Pocopazzo restaurant, please see their website: www.pocopazzo.com.
Register your seat here: https://ottawavalleymoms.com/events/.
DECEMBER 7: LEONARD COHEN AT SCOTIABANK PLACE
Legendary singer-songwriter/poet Leonard Cohen will be gracing stages throughout the U.S. and Canada with a new live show that arrives at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 7. The North American leg of Cohen’s Old Ideas World Tour 2012, promoted by AEG Live and presented in Canada by CBCMusic.ca, celebrates Cohen’s highly acclaimed 12th studio album, Old Ideas. The album debuted at No. 1 across the globe, making it the highest-charting album of his career.
Learn more and purchase tickets.
DECEMBER 8: CARRIE UNDERWOOD AT SCOTIABANK PLACE
’I can’t wait to get back out on the road and perform new music from my new album (Blown Away) for my fans,” says Underwood. ’We have a lot of exciting things planned.”
Underwood is donating $1 from each ticket sold on the North American leg of The Blown Away Tour to support Red Cross disaster relief. Every year, the American Red Cross prepares for and responds to nearly 70,000 disasters across the United States. This donation will help the Red Cross provide shelter, food and emotional support for those in need during such crisis situations. Proceeds from her Canadian concerts will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross.
Learn more and purchase tickets here.
DECEMBER 16: PHINEAS AND FERB AT SCOTIABANK PLACE
’Mom! Phineas and Ferb are going on a live tour!” Join the Danville Tri-State Area gang for a high-energy ride through their wildest invention yet in Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! The beloved characters from Disney Channel’s animated series embark on a bold escape from the television screen to a live action adventure for its first-ever Canadian tour in 12 cities, including three performances at Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place on Sunday, Dec. 16, at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale Monday, June 11, at 10 a.m.
Learn more and purchase tickets here.
DECEMBER 16: OTTAWA IDOL
Kiwanis Idol, a contest held every year for the city’s young singing talent, has changed its name to Ottawa Idol. The organization is holding its ninth-annual Christmas dinner and concert at Villa Lucia Supper Club, 3430 Carling Ave. on Dec. 16 from 6 to 10 p.m. The proceeds of the event will support Ottawa Idol.
Ten Idol singers will perform with a seven-piece band, including 2012 Idol winner Alexandra Maheral and finalists Rachel Stiles, Jesse Pascoe, Laura D’Amico, Michelle Treacy, Miranda Quesnel, Jennifer Lauren, Antonio Pezoulas, Allison Neville and Crystalena Paquette.
“We put a band together each year after our Idol contest with our top-10 to do concerts and to give our young Idol singers a stage to hone their singing talent,” said Eldon Fox, Ottawa Idol organizer.
Tickets for the dinner and concert are $40 and can be purchased by calling or the Villa Lucia at , or by emailing .
Local businesses are asked to donate items for the event’s silent auction.
DECEMBER 31 – NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE BROOKSTREET HOTEL!
Extraordinary five-course dining experience with live Jazz to accompany your celebration.^
December 31; reservations from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. $99.95* per person; live Jazz in Options Jazz Lounge from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am, featuring Nicole Ratté (vocals), Mark Ferguson (piano), Mike Tremblay (sax), Jeff Asselin (drums) and Tom Denison (bass).
Take the elevator home and enjoy four-diamond accommodation! Four-diamond luxury guestrooms from only $139 including secure underground parking and Internet**
New Year’s Day Brunch – a sumptuous spread to start 2013 in style! January 1; reservations from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm – $41.95* per person | $19.95* per child 6-12 years old
Please make your reservation at 613.271.1800.
Learn more on Brookstreet’s website.
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