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Wine’d around Downtown


The 9th Annual event is scheduled for Saturday May 28th from 1-5 p.m. and will occur throughout the downtown core.  Last year, the event hosted a record 350 participants. Many of the downtown restaurants are participating and a final list will soon be available.

The T-shirts, which will double as the event ticket, will go on sale at the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Centre and the Thirsty Moose Pub and Eatery at the beginning of April. The cost remains at $25 per person and that includes a free appetizer at one of the participating pubs or restaurants. All proceeds go to support the Carleton Place Sister City Committee’s annual Youth Exchange Program with Franklin, Tennessee and Comrie, Scotland.

BIA members are encouraged to get involved by creating a sidewalk sale in front of their business. Offer pass holders a coupon or small token as they pass through or by your store encouraging them to return and shop.   Take this opportunity to partner with one of the businesses participating in the event and create a partnership.

Please remember, you must wear or carry your event T-Shirt (logo visible) in order to participate. Included in the event passport is a voucher for one free appetizer.

This annual wine and food tasting extravaganza is a fundraising event of the Carleton Place Sister City Committee for the Sister Cities Youth Exchange Program involving Carleton Place and sister cities Comrie, Scotland and Franklin, Tennessee.

There will be no bags this year; however, businesses wishing to have an advertisement placed in the event passport (it is well read by all those involved) can do so by contacting Nicole Guthrie at the Town of Carleton Place or Sister City Committee Chairman Jeff Maguire at 613-253-7796. Passport ads cost “a very reasonable” $50 each.

Date :
Saturday May 28, 2016 | 1 to 5 p.m

Location event :
at The Thirsty Moose, and the Chamber of Commerce
Carleton Place, ON

Contact :
Please visit:
or call 613-257-3822

A Tennessee Waltz

A Tennessee WaltzA Tennessee Waltz
October 24 @ 6:00 am

Join the Carleton Place Sister City Committee for a dinner-dance to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the twinning involving Carleton Place and the city of Franklin, Tennessee.

The event will be held in the upper hall of the Carleton Place arena complex starting with a social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., entertainment (including live and silent auctions) and dancing until 1 a.m.



For complete details, including ticket locations, watch for newspaper advertising, posters and website information.

All proceeds to the Sister Cities Youth Exchange Program.

Info: 613.257.3822

First-Ever Students Exchange in Carleton Place

The town of Carleton Place, for the first time ever, plans to conduct a student exchange program with its original partner community in Perthshire, Scotland: the scenic little town of Comrie. The program will be sponsored by the Carleton Place Sister City Committee.

According to the committee’s chair, Ron Goebel, he expects a large number of applicants because when they (the committee) visited the participating schools last year before Christmas, there was a huge positive response from its students. They now have a few forms in hand from the interested applicants and they expect to receive more this week.

The applications shall be screened by the Carleton Place Sister City Committee who will base their decisions on how the Carleton Place students match to the 5 already chosen students from Scotland. Ultimately, in August, the chosen Carleton contingent will travel to Comrie and stay there for ten days. The students from Carleton Place shall merge themselves to students in Scotland and their respective families. In turn, in October, the group from Scotland shall do the same when they travel to Carleton Place.

Goebel said that the purpose of this whole program is to give a cultural and, most importantly, an educational experience to the students.