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World Labyrinth Day Walk


In recognition of World Labyrinth Day a global celebration of all labyrinths join us as we ‘Walk as One at One’ along the grassy path of the recently constructed community labyrinth. Volunteer members of the Labyrinth Committee will be available with information about the history & benefits of walking the labyrinth.

If you are new to the labyrinth experience, this Saturday walk will be a perfect introduction for you. Information about the history, benefits and unique aspects of the labyrinth will be available onsite.


By walking a labyrinth, we are rediscovering an ancient tradition, which is still relevant today. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is designed as a single path. There are no dead-ends or tricks. The path on which you enter is the same path on which you exit. A walker is free to focus on a thought or a prayer, or to simply enjoy the energy of the walk itself. Many walkers find that the circular pattern holds them in a type of walking meditation long enough to let their problems and worries fall away. In a busy world, walking a labyrinth can provide an opportunity to foster connection, support healing, and promote well-being.

The Community Labyrinth is located at the corner of George and Baines Streets, beside the Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum. The stone-bordered grassy path is the focal point for Labyrinth Park, a peaceful garden filled with ornamental grasses, native trees, benches for sitting, and a wheelchair-accessible contemplation ring that encircles the labyrinth. The labyrinth was built starting in 2010, and construction was made possible by the Town of Carleton Place, individual, business  & community sponsors, and a Trillium Foundation grant.

Date :
Saturday May 7, 2016 | 1 p.m

Location event :
at the corner of George and Baines Streets

Contact :
Please call Debby: 613-257-1014
or visit:

Earth day Sunrise Labyrinth Walk


Earth Day Sunrise Labyrinth Walk (sunrise 6:04 a.m.) on April 22nd, 2016 . Start your morning walk at the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth 267 Edmund Street on the property behind the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.

Date :
Friday April 22nd, 2016 at sunrise 6:00 a.m (all day)

Location event:
Carleton Place Community Labyrinth
at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
267 Edmund Street
Carleton Place, ON

Contact :
For further info, please call directly 613.257.1014 (Debby)
E-mail :
or  visit the blog

Maple weekend

2The Lanark and District Maple Syrup Producers will be hosting the second Annual Maple Weekend on April 2 – 3, 2016 from 10am to 4pm. Participants in Maple Weekend can be found across the province in a number of maple syrup producing areas.


Join the fun at a local sugar house. Sugar makers will invite you to share in the centuries-old craft of maple sugaring. Come and talk to the producers in your local area. They will be happy to share with you how their operation works.

During Maple Weekend our maple producers will demonstrate how maple syrup is made – whether it’s simply boiling the sap in a cauldron over an open fire, or processing it through high-tech RO systems and modern fuel efficient evaporators.

You can participate by checking the maple syrup producer map page for a producer near you and plan an outing to a number of producers in your area of interest. Please be sure to read the description of each sugarhouse to know where they are located and the activities they offer.

Date :
April 2-3, 2016 | 10 a.m to 4 p.m

Location event:
Carleton, ON

Contact :
For more information, please visit:

Happy International Woman’s Day

Happy International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is an important day to celebrate women’s social, economic, cultural & political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

Yet let’s also be aware progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity.

Will you help challenge conscious and unconscious bias? Imagine a world where women and girls can thrive. This International Women’s Day, what will you do to drive gender parity? How can you help women and girls achieve their ambitions? The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close entirely until 2133. That’s way too long to wait. Help ensure women and men’s contributions are equally valued.

Will you take action to help create an equal future where everyone’s strengths and differences are truly valued?

This event will take place in Westport Ontario at the 8 of March. Try to Promote Breastfeeding and SUPPORT women to rich there goal to breastfeed there babeis!

Date :

March 8

Location event :

Westport ON

Contact :


The 4th Annual Carleton Place Winter Carnival

6655769This year’s Carleton Place Winter Carnival promises to be big and better than ever before! Some highlights will include: Merchant Market, chili lunch, musical performances, horse-drawn trolley rides, broom ball, shoot the puck, old-fashioned carnival games, free play zone, circus school, face painting, balloon animals, strolling performers and of course, not to forget, our Carnival Express.

Everything is FREE, with the exception of food items and merchandise inside the Merchant Market.

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Merchant Market
Inside CPHS Gymnasium from 10:00am-3:00pm
With over 30 vendors, you will not be disappointed with the nice selection of crafters, bakers, artisans and home-based businesses. Come in, out of the cold and take a browse around and support some local vendors!
To register as a vendor, click here!

Runamok Amusements
Outside in Chilly’s Funland from 10:00am-4:00pm
Runamok Amusements will be joining us with a fantastic line-up of food and snack items. Cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs, kettle chips, nachos, candy apples and more!

Circus School
Inside in the Canoe Club from 10:00am-3:00pm
Head into the Canoe Club and step into the Circus Ring! Join our friends from Orbital Talent who will be teaching the skills and thrills of being a circus performer! They will also be hosting fun demonstrations for you to watch and ask questions about too! To top it all off, each participant will receive an “Honorary Circus Performer” certificate to take home! Don’t miss out on the fun inside the Canoe Club!

ALL ABOARD!!! The Carnival Express
Running all day from 10:00am-4:00pm
We are thrilled to add this attraction for kids big and small. This train will take you on a short detour through and around the carnival grounds! Completely FREE and running all day from 10am-4pm. Look for the train station when you arrive to the Carnival!

Horse Drawn Trolley Rides
Running all day from 10:00am-4:00pm. Pick-up/drop-off on corner of Hawthorne and John St and heading to OPP Outdoor Rink at 15 Coleman St.
Estimated to run every 30 minutes. Completely FREE to ride. Take a tour through a small part of Carleton Place from the Carnival and go and watch some Broomball at the OPP outdoor rink or play some hockey with some police officers!

Broom Ball
At OPP Outdoor Rink (15 Coleman St) from 10:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-4:00pm
There will be 3 exhibition games to watch, so come out and learn all about broom ball. For those who wish to play and test out your skills, you MUST bring a helmet with a cage on it. Knee and elbow pads are also recommended. All other equipment will be supplied.

High Striker
Outside in Chilly’s Funland from 10:00am-4:00pm
Swing the hammer and try to hit the bell! Can you do it?

Magic Mirrors
These fun, magic mirrors can make your arms look like spaghetti and your feet the size of pumpkins.

Chilly & Peskie
Outside in Chilly’s Funland from 10:00am-4:00pm
Peskie, our friend from Mount Pakenham will be joining Chilly periodically during the day. You may just catch a glimpse of them and if you do – make sure to give them a HIGH FLIPPER and pose for a picture!

Midway Fun
Outside in Chilly’s Funland from 10:00am-4:00pm
Lots of fun midway games to try out. Flippin’ Frog, Milk Jugs and Swing Ball, to name a few!

Circus Themed Photobooth
Outside in Chilly’s Funland from 10:00pm-4:00pm
Step under the big top and have some fun. Circus themed goodies will be there waiting for you and your imagination. Bring your cameras!

Beavers Campout
Outside in Chilly’s Funland from 10:00am-4:00pm
Join the members of Carleton Place Scouting at their campsite. Sing along to some traditional camp out songs and learn all about knots. They will have hot chocolate and coffee for sale and you can check out their display of their year of scouting

Log Carving Demonstration
Outside in Chilly’s Funland from 10:00am-4:00pm
Come and watch Billy Mountain’s Travelling Chainsaws carve up a beautiful circus themed creation! One lucky person will get to win the creation at the end of the day.

Shoot The Puck
Outside in Chilly’s Funland from 10:00am-4:00pm
Hosted by Carleton Place Minor Hocky Association, come out and see what you’ve got against one of the Kings! Can you score against them?

Obstacle Races & Tug Of War
Outside in Chilly’s Funland from 10:00am-4:00pm
Hosted by Hollywood/Fit Mom/Fit, Carleton Place
Do you have what it takes to make it through Hollywood Fit’s obstacle challenge?! Be the fastest team in one of two categories (single kid or parent/kid team) and walk away with bragging rights and a sweet winner’s package

Inside CPHS Cafetorium from 10:00am-4:00pm
Come in, out of the cold to play a game of cards or grab your friends and play a boardgame!

Face Painting / Balloon Animals
Inside in the Canoe Club from 10:30am-1:30pm
Come in to the Canoe Club to get a FREE face painting and/or balloon animal by Korny Klowns Entertainment!

Chili Lunch in support of CPHS Band
Served inside CPHS Cafetorium from 11:00am-1:00pm
Sit down to a nice, hot bowl of chili. *profits from lunch goes to the Carleton Place High School Band

Carleton Place High School Band
Performing inside CPHS Cafetorium from 11:00am-1:00pm
Sit down in the CPHS Cafetorium to enjoy a performance from some members of the CPHS band!

Jack Denovan
Outside stage from 11:00am-4:00pm
Ringmaster, DJ, Emcee, Superstar, Jack Denovan will be joining us once again this year to give you updates on the days events and keeping our performers in check and on schedule! Thank you Jack for coming back for the 2nd year in a row. Always so much fun having you part of the Carnival!

Hockey & Skating Fun
At the OPP / Ocean Wave Detachment (15 Coleman St) from 11:00pm-2:00pm
Brought to you by the Carleton Place OPP and Carleton Place Minor Hockey. Visit the Carleton Place OPP outdoors rink to take part in some hockey and skating fun! Members of the OPP will be on site for some skating and community hockey games along! Cheer on participants of the timbits hockey league as they play a fun game from 12:00pm – 12:30pm and learn about registration for minor hockey!

Andrew McDougall
Performing on our outside stage from 11:00am-11:45pm
Songs for the whole family (really)!

Niveus Siberians – Dog Sledding
Outside in Chilly’s Funland from 12:00pm-4:00pm
Niveus Siberians will be stopping by the Carnival between 12pm-4pm with their Champion and Titled Sled dogs. Meet the whole team and then watch as these magnificent pups put on some sledding demos. Be sure to meet their owner and trainer, Jenn Rollinson and find out all about this traditional sport!

Zip-E The Clown
Performing on our outside stage from 12:00pm-12:45pm
On Stage he is a musical combination of comedy, magic, family fun and pure entertainment. he does what he does in his word of clown and his audience participates while sharing in the imagination of what it is to be a circus clown.

1:00pm-4:00pm at the Carleton Place Arena, Upper Hall (75 Neelin St)
Brought to you by the Carleton Place Civitan Club. There will be tea, coffee, soft drinks, chips and a light lunch – and of course, BINGO! *Must be 18 years old to play. All proceeds goes to the Civitan Club, who donate it back into our community!

Performing on our outside stage from 1:30pm-4:00pm
Starfire is a 6-piece, high energy party band that has been performing in the Ottawa area since 2004. Their musical style ranges from Classic Rock, Pop, Disco, R&B, Country to Reggae. They bring their audience an energetic performance with danceable, well arranged music, coupled with exceptional vocals.

Cork’n Brush
Inside Canoe Club from 1:30pm-2:30pm and 2:45-3:45
Come join Sonya from The Cork’n Brush to paint a circus masterpiece. Open to anyone 8+. Everything is included, including the canvas, paint, glitter, brushes and aprons. Each class lasts about 60min and best of all, it’s FREE! You MUST pre-register for this as seating is limited to 20 per class.

Heart Jam tickets on sale – Show on February 7


Next month country music lovers will flock to Carleton Place to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Ron McMunn Country Music Heart Jam.

The annual fundraising event for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute takes place in the upper hall of the Neelin Street Community Centre (arena) on Sunday, Feb. 7 from 2 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m.

With close to two-dozen country musicians from across Lanark County and eastern Ontario performing, “it is a good show,” he continued, “and people know we try to do everything in a professional way.” White noted the event is also a dance.

The late Ottawa Valley music legend Ron McMunn, nicknamed the Silver Fox, started the event. “He was aided by the late Gary Spicer, a member of Family Brown,” White said. “I had the honour of working with Gary many years ago when George Jones came to Carleton Place.”

McMunn, from Clayton, was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 1986. An inspiration to many, for a half-century he entertained millions of fans across Canada and the United States. In 2007 McMunn passed away from pancreatic cancer.

Before changing venues, moving to the community centre, the Ron McMunn Country Music Heart Jam was held for years at the local Army Navy & Air Force Club.

In addition to White, the other members of the organizing committee are Carleton Place Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn, Lee Hodgkinson, Charlie Kitts and Judi Moffatt.

“Lee was a member of Smokey Rose with Darlene Thibault,” White said, “and Darlene used to be a member of the organizing committee, but she took a job in western Canada and is no longer involved.”

Other performers to grace the stage: Ray and Glen Adams, Cheryl Adrain Derman, Gord Barnes, Ed Bowes, Andy Clarke, Don Cochrane, Fred Ducharme, Bruce Golden, Howard Hayes, Dusty King Jr., Judi Moffatt, Marty McTiernan, Barry and Brad Munro, Don O’Neill, Unwound, Neville Wells and Dennis Whitty.

“It is a great lineup of entertainers – the best in the Ottawa Valley,” White said.

Inducted into the Ottawa Valley Hall of Fame: Hayes (1992), Wells (1994), Clarke (2002), Cochrane (2005), Ray and Glen (2005), Golden (2007), Ducharme (2010) and King (2012).

“Clarke, Ducharme, Hayes and O’Neill played with the Fox years ago,” White said.

Andy Bowes, a member of Carleton Place’s Bowes Brothers, leads the stage band. Wade Foster, Mark Lemieux, Brian Ostrom, Brad Scott and Maureen Young join him.

Food and refreshments will be available during the event, with Waterfall Catering serving up Dave Kleiboer’s famous roast beef on a bun as well as tea, coffee, desserts and more. The town will operate the bar, which opens at 1 p.m. and the Carleton Place & District Civitan Club are handling the 50/50 draw.

“They get the proper licenses,” White said, “and whatever they make they donate back.”

“There will also be some door prizes,” he added. T-shirts will be on sale to commemorate the show’s quarter century. “Again, all proceeds will be directed to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute,” White said.

Tickets, which went on sale on Monday, Jan. 11, are $15 each, and they are available at the following locations: Carleton Place Town Hall, Temptations (Carleton Place), John’s Barber Shop (Kemptville), Mark’s Cobbler Shop (Perth), Naismith Sports Pub (Almonte) and Nicholson’s Sundries (Pakenham).

Tickets must be purchased in advance,” White said, “and there is a limited quantity – 400.” Guests are encouraged to make a donation during the show. Pledge forms will be available and tax receipts are available.

Too, “if anyone wants to make a $100 donation to sponsor one of the entertainers, you get an income tax receipt from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute,” White said. The Neelin Street Community Centre boasts plenty of free parking, an elevator for people with accessibility issues, and an ATM machine in the main lobby.

For more information about the Ron McMunn Country Music Heart Jam, call White at 613-253-5046 or Flynn at 613-257-4748.

Family Day in Canada – Febryary 15th


Family Day is observed in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan on the 15th of February. In British Columbia, Family Day falls on the second Monday of February. Family Day gives families the chance to spend time together. This holiday celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.

Activities to discover during that day…

On Family Day, many people plan and take part in activities aimed at the whole family. These include visiting art exhibitions, watching movies, skating on outdoor ice rinks, playing board games and taking part in craft activities.

As the weather is usually very cold in February, hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies are popular snacks. Other people use the long weekend as an opportunity for a short winter break or to travel to visit family members or friends.

Public Life

In the provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia many people have a day off work and schools are generally closed on Family Day. Many businesses and organizations are closed, but post offices may be open. Public transport services may run to their usual or reduced timetables.

In the province of Manitoba, the third Monday of February is a general holiday, known as Louis Riel Day. Many people have a day off work and school and many businesses, organizations and stores are closed. In some communities, stores are open after noon. Public transport services may run to Sunday or holiday timetables. In rural areas, there may be no services.

Background history of the « family day »

Family Day was first held in Canada in the province of Alberta in 1990. It is supposed to reflect the values of family and home that were important to the pioneers who founded Alberta, and give workers the opportunity to spend more time with their families. Family Day was introduced in Saskatchewan in 2007 and in Ontario in 2008. British Columbia observes Family Day as a statutory holiday for the first time in 2013. One of the reasons for introducing Family Day was that there was a long period when there were no holidays from New Year’s Day until Good Friday.


Beckwith Craft Fair

Beckwith Craft Fair

November 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Nov. 28: Beckwith Craft Fair

Held in the Beckwith Public School gym, 1523 9th Line, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with over 40 exhibitors. Donations accepted for the Lanark County Food Bank. Info: 613.257.1539

Carleton Place Artists’ Open Studio Weekend

Arts Caleton Place logoNovember 7 @ 8:00 am – November 8 @ 5:00 pm

Nov. 7-8: Carleton Place Artists’ Open Studio Weekend

Local artists will open their studios for a sale and a chance to see them at work.

Info: 613.859.0100 (Jennifer)


Santa ClausHailed the largest Santa Claus parade in the Ottawa Valley you can join thousands of spectators to watch hundreds of sparkling floats lit by LED bulbs as the Business Improvement Association hosts its annual evening parade on Saturday November 28th 2015.

The parade begins at 5 p.m. at Carambeck School and travels up the town’s main thoroughfare Bridge Street. After Santa’s sleigh passes through the town spectators can congregate at the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital for hot chocolate carolling and the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Proceeds support the Lanark County Food Bank.

For further information information please call 613-257-8049 or visit

Downtown Carleton Place will filled with the sights and sounds of Whoville at this years BIA Santa Claus parade.

“A Whoville Christmas”

Downtown Carleton Place is where the Grinch will find Christmas! The festive spirit will be making its way in and around and about the town. No, you are not mistaken, the Grinch who Stole Christmas and all that he has taken, will be downtown for this holiday celebration. The excitement is building and for a very good reason, as Santa will soon be here to celebrate the season.

I think the most likely reason of all may be that our hearts grow three sizes that day when we watch our Santa Parade. Oh the noise, the singing, the dancing, and more Santa will bring your way! There will be ribbons, tags, packages, boxes and bags that will adorn floats as they parade by.

Welcome Christmas, Bring your cheer, cheer to all from far and near! Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more! You will feel light-hearted for the season at the BIA Whoville Santa Claus Parade.

The Carleton Place BIA Whoville Santa Claus Parade is where we will stand heart to heart and hand to hand listening to singing and dancing welcoming the season’s meaning!