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Happy Labour Day!

labour day CanadaIn 2015 Labour Day is Monday September 7

Celebrate this year’s first Monday of September with your friends and family!

This holiday officially celebrates workers and the labour union movement, however, most of us only think of it as the last long weekend of the summer, a perfect occasion for one last BBQ or canoe trip. Many seasonal attractions and vendors close after the labour day long weekend and it is generally the start of the fall shoulder season for tourist attractions.

Traditionally, Labour Day was an occasion to campaign for and celebrate workers’ rights during parades and picnics organized by trade unions. These still play a role in Labour Day for some Canadians, but many people see the first Monday in September as an opportunity to take a late summer trip, perhaps to their country cottage, or enjoy the company of family or friends at picnics, fairs, festivals and fireworks displays.

For teenagers and other students, the Labour Day weekend is the last chance to celebrate with a party or to go on a trip before school re-opens for the new academic year. Canadian football fans may spend a large proportion of the weekend watching the Labour Day Classic matches live or on television.

The Labour Day Classic consists of three games between high ranking teams in the Canadian Football League. One match is played on the Sunday before Labour Day and two on Labour Day.


THE BRETT PEARSON RUN FOR YOUR LIFE WALKRUNThe Brett Pearson Run For Your Life Walk/Run will take place on September 26th 2015 in Carleton Place.

For further information please call 613-257-8049 or visit Come and join us on

Saturday September 26th, 2015 – 9 AM to 1 PM

Supporter of the Canadian Armed Forces and First Responders (Police, Fire, Paramedics)

RUN/WALK Fundraiser 5 km Carleton Place Town Square (behind Carleton PlaceTown Hall)
15 Mill street, Carleton Place, ON

Online registration closes at 11:59 PM on September 25, 2015. Onsite registration is available on day of the event from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Carleton Place Farmers’ Market Harvest Festival

Carleton Place Farmers Market Harvest FestivalSeptember 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Carleton Place Farmers’ Market Harvest Festival Apples, pumpkins and so much more! Celebrate the bounty of the 2015 growing season with fun activities for everyone in the family.

Mark your calendars and join us for this year’s 4th Annual Pie Contest this year we are branching out and inviting pies of all sorts! We will also be celebrating the 2015 Harvest and will have horse drawn wagon rides.

Our mission:
By fostering engagement and relationship among market goers and local environmentally responsible food producers, the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market increases access to and awareness of local and seasonal food. Here we will consciously offer fresh food options that are as healthy for the people who eat them as for the ground in which they are grown.

Our hope is to create a unique experience in our downtown area for all who shop here.

Info: 613.257.1976 or

7th Annual Harvest Lantern Labyrinth Walk

7th Annual Harvest Lantern Labyrinth Walk 1Let’s “Light up the Labyrinth” together – from 6:30 – 9:00 PM on September 11th, 2015.
On Friday September 11th, the warm glow of more than 600 candlelit luminaries will flicker along the path of Carleton Place’s Community Labyrinth for this year’s “Light up the Labyrinth” event. The labyrinth is located at the corner of George and Baines Streets beside the Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum, 267 Edmund Street in Carleton Place.

To make this event more collaborative – organizers are asking participants to gather at 6:30 PM at the labyrinth to prepare and place luminaries for a 7:30 PM candlelit walk.

Bring out your lanterns, glow sticks or flashlights and join our evening walk.
Debby Lytle, Chairperson for the Labyrinth Committee, explains: “We are a very small committee and really need some extra hands to make this event happen. Join us at the labyrinth at 6:30 PM to help assemble and place the luminaries, then everyone will have a chance to be part of lighting up the labyrinth at 7:30 PM before the walk begins. If you have a BBQ lighter bring it along and if people are able to stay and assist with the dismantling of the luminaries at the end of the night, that would be a great help as well!”

7th Annual Harvest Lantern Labyrinth WalkThe Labyrinth Committee of Carleton Place invites you to bring out your lanterns, glow sticks or flashlights and join our evening walk. This year, we are fortunate to once again have live guitar and didgeridoo music by local musician Kerron Lamb.

Walk accompanied by live Guitar and Didgeridoo music by local musician Kerron Lamb.
Our candlelit labyrinth walks have become a popular fall event, as individuals and families from across the region bring along their festive lanterns, and enjoy an evening labyrinth walk. “Children love this particular night-time event. It’s a chance to bring along one of their own lantern creations.” says Julia Heathcote, a volunteer labyrinth keeper. To add to the after-dark fun, Carleton Place jugglers Michael and Kayla McNeely will be doing a “glow in the dark” juggling demonstration.

For those who wish to relax and watch the candlelight, garden benches and a wheelchair-accessible contemplation ring encircle the labyrinth. If you would like to sit for a while and take in the candlelight glow, bring along a lawn chair too.

Thanks to support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Town of Carleton Place and individuals and businesses within our community, this permanent labyrinth exists for people to use at any time.

For more information or if you would like to help prepare the luminaries,
please contact Debby Lytle: 613-257-1014 or
Facebook: /CarletonPlaceCommunityLabyrinth

Fall Colours Studio Tour

IMG_3857Come to the village of Westport, Ontario for the Thanksgiving Weekend Oct 11,12,13, 2014 – Sat, Sun & Mon for an exclusive tour of our local art studios. Every year Westport hosts the Fall Colours Studio Tour, an occasion to view collections from our local artists right in their own art studios.

All tours are conducted from 10 am – 5 pm and include 10 Distinctive Studios and 32 Outstanding Artists. Speak with the artists about their pieces and process. This will be an art tour that promises more than just simply viewing the works, but interactivity as well.

You will discover an exciting and eclectic range of juried, quality original work. Indulge in fall’s brilliant colours as you tour from studio to studio. Use our map to choose your own starting point and watch for the signs.

Westport is located 90 min. southwest of Ottawa and 30 min. north of the 401 at Kingston.

For more information contact Diane Black 613 273 0929 or visit our new website