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28th Annual Women’s Fair


Mark your calendar for November 5th, 2016 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Neelin Street Community Center (CP arena) for the Annual LCIH Women’s Fair in support of Lanark County Interval House.

Interval House is the only dedicated anti-violence organization in the County. From support services, crisis line, emergency shelter to outreach services and public education, Lanark County Interval House is reaching out, rising up and supporting women’s empowerment, strength and courage.

Women’s Fair demonstrates true leadership

The herstory of the Women’s Fair is one that LCIH is most proud of, as the legacy of leadership and commitment is remarkable. It combines two essential goals of the work of LCIH; it raises much-needed funds to support our many programs and it offers a venue for public education on the issues facing women and their children fleeing and or living with violence in their homes.

Without the Women’s Fair the agency would be required to raise many more thousands of dollars to offer the direct service supports to women in Lanark County.

We appreciate the support of the community as it is an integral part of the foundation so we hope to see you at the fair.

For more information or to be a part of the event please contact Pam Cupak, Fundraising Coordinator, at 613 257-3469 ext. 27.

Date :
Saturday, November 5, 2016 | 10 am to 4 pm

Event location :
Carleton Place Arena,
Neelin Street Community Center

Contact :
Organizer : Pam ; email :
Website :

The Brett Pearson Run for life 2016


Come and join us for Run/walk Fundraiser 5 Km on Saturday September 24th, 2016. The Brett Pearson Run For Your Life Walk/Run will take place from 9 am to 1 pm.

The Brett Pearson Run for Your Life is a 5km run/walk fundraiser that has a mission of bringing suicide and substance abuse out of the shadows and into the light. Online registration closes at 11:59 PM on September 23, 2016. Onsite registration is available on day of the event from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

The run takes place on the Mississippi River Walk Trail. A warm up prior to the 5k run/walk will be provided by Greco Carleton Place. Meet up is at the Carleton Place Town Square, behind the Carleton Place Town Hall.

To make a donation or print a pledge form click here.

View the day’s Agenda click here.

View map of 5 km walk  click here.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to THE DAVE SMITH YOUTH TREATMENT CENTRE.

Start by doing what is necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Quote by Francis of Assisi


Date :

Saturday, September 24, 2016 | 9 am to 1 pm


Event location :

Carleton Place Town Square

(behind Carleton PlaceTown Hall)

15 Mill street, Carleton Place, ON


Contact :

Please call 613-257-8049

Or visit

Take back the Night


Take Back The Night will take place on September 21st, 2016.

For the past several years Carleton Place has been host to one of the most well-attended rural Take Back the Night Marches in Canada. Even on the soggiest of nights local residents turn out with their banners and noise-makers in record numbers. All to demand that a womanʼs right to walk our streets safely be upheld.

The Take Back The Night, march, an event that focuses on ending violence against women. Take Back the Night events take place across North America. They are designed to raise the awareness of safety issues for women and children. This march protests harassment, sexual abuse, and assault.

Why is the Take Back the Night March Necessary?

Women are much more likely to feel worried or unsafe about their personal security. The overall message of the Take Back the Night observances and protests around the world is, Women are still not safe from male violence.

  • Because moreso than men, many women feel we need to modify our activities or routines or avoid certain places to protect ourselves from crime
  • Because we more often feel we need to lock our doors when alone
  • Because we more carefully plan routes with safety in mind
  • Because we check the back seat of our parked cars before we get in
  • Because incidents of rape and assault are not decreasing. They are in fact increasing
  • Because women are often told to be extra careful and take precautions when going out at night.
  • Because in some parts of the world, even today, women are not allowed out at night.

This is a family friendly event for all to join!! We hope to see you there!!


Date :

Wednesday, September 21th, 2016 | 6 to 8 pm


Event location :

Carleton Place ON


Contact :

Please contact Brianne Luckasavitch at 613-257-3469

E-mail contact :

Website :

Light up the Labyrinth


Light up the Labyrinth Walk will be taking place on September 19th, the warm glow of more than 600 candlelit luminaries will flicker along the path of Carleton Place’s Community Labyrinth.

The Labyrinth Committee of Carleton Place invites you to bring out your lanterns, glow sticks or flashlights and join our FREE evening walk. Find us behind the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, 267 Edmund St.

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.

We have a series of events planned throughout 2016 – and hope that you will be able to join in.

And if you prefer to experience discovering and walking the labyrinth on your own – feel free to come and do a meditative walk any time. There is an informational sign that will guide you on your way!


Date :

Monday, September 19, 2016


Event location :

Carleton Place Community Labyrinth

Corner of George & Baines Streets, Carleton Place, Ontario


Contact :

Debby Lytled


Phone call: 613 257-1014

Website :


Carleton Place Dragon Ball Festival


Not to be missed! On September 10, 2016, the town of Carleton Place will once again find Riverside Park teaming with excitement.

The mission of the Festival Committee is to host the best (fun & well-run) small, one-day dragon-boat event in Eastern Ontario.  We are a non-profit organization that returns 100% of the proceeds back to the community.

This festival provides a close-up view of the dragon boats. The entire race is in full view from the banks of the Mississippi. All proceeds from this fun, well-run dragon-boat event are returned to the community. Preparing for another successful year, we plan on another full festival with 46+ teams – over 1100 paddlers and drummers coursing across the finish line with a large number of spectators cheering them on. Visitors from all over Eastern Ontario are drawn to this event.

Since it began in 2002, more than $40,500 has been donated to local organizations! In addition to the exciting races you’ll also find entertainment in Riverside Park, activities for kids, food and merchandise. Check for information about races, rules and fees.

For 2015, The Fall 400 donated $15,000 to the Arena Building Fund of the Town of Carleton Place for change room renovations for the Carleton Place Arena.

The Race Format has changed for 2015 onwards.  A few highlights:

  • Two 400m races and one 200m race
  • Two final races (“A” Final and “B” Final)

Come, be a part of the The Fall 400™ Dragon Boat Festival – Carleton Place’s newest tradition and one of the world’s oldest.



Date :

Saturday, September 10, 2016 | all day


Event location :

Carlton Place, ON


Contact :

Website :


The annual Bia Bridge Street Bazar



Calling all locals and out-of-towners! The Carleton Place Business Improvement Association (BIA) invites you to visit downtown Carleton Place on July 30, 2016 to enjoy a summer community extravaganza.

The 10th Annual Bridge Street Bazaar will showcase the center of this colourful and historical town including a sidewalk shop with over a hundred vendors. Visitors can Meet Us Downtown On The Mississippi have the opportunity to shop, enjoy some great local entertainment, and eat at waterfront pubs and restaurants.

The entire downtown section of Bridge Street will be shut off to vehicular traffic making way for a pedestrian-friendly area where both vendors and merchants alike can display and sell their products. The full-day schedule of the sidewalk sale includes various activities and attractions – including some of Carleton Place’s finest musicians mascots and dancers. This family fun event offers something for even our youngest visitors – petting zoo pony rides face painting and balloon animals are among the many activates that will delight the young and young at heart. The sound of pop rock and country will fill the air as spectators enjoy a full day of live local entertainment. Entertainment in the downtown market full of variety and best of all free of charge!

With community groups restaurants and arts programs all coming together for the day visitors will truly be able to immerse themselves in the culture of Carleton Place discovering all that our great town has to offer. When the BIA works together with the Carleton Place community great events are born that work to unify the people and develop a community’s attraction and overall spirit.

Date :
Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 9 am to 4 pm

Event location :
Downtown Carleton Place

Contact :
please contact Cathie McOrmond at (613) 257-8049 or email:

Wheels on the Mississipi car show | carleton place



Meet me on the Mississippi for a great day of classic cars, awesome food and lots of cool vendors! Bring the family and enjoy the river, the beautiful views, the beach, the kids free water splash pad and of course the CARS!


Riverside Park on the Mississippi river, right in the town of Carleton Place! (Turn left on Lake Avenue from Main Street)
Trophies Will Be Awarded, Draws for Prizes, and a 50/50 Draw.

Date :
Sunday June 26, 2016 from 9 am to 3 pm

Location event :
Riverside Park on the Mississippi river

Contact :
For car Show inquiries, please call Bryan Landry (613) 257-4947 or (613) 323-3293,
Ken Ferguson (613) 229-1625 or Rob Anderson 613-223-7834
For further information please visit:

Lambs down Park Festival



BIA Lambs Down Park Festival celebrate Father’s Day Weekend at the BIA Lambs Down Park Festival in Carleton Place Ewe-Poster-finalSaturday June 18TH from 10am to 3pm.

This is a non-gated event and is FREE to enter the grounds, demonstrations are FREE to view and food and merchandise vendors will be on site offering items for sale

The Carleton Place (BIA) isn’t sheepish about letting people know that Carleton Place is the largest distribution centre for lamb’s wool in Canada!

With wool being the fibre on which the festival is centered, the day will feature hands-on demonstrations of sheep herding involving working sheep dogs, sheep shearing and the spinning / weaving of wool. Along with a petting zoo, pony rides, local craft & food vendors.

Other aspects of Carleton Place’s rich heritage will be on display at the festival. For instance, since the Woolgrowers occupy what was originally the round house and machine shops for the Canadian Pacific Railway, one display will track Carleton Place’s railway past.




There will be local fresh produce, petting zoo and pony rides, kids activities and more. Spectators can relax at a picnic table enjoy a bite to eat and a drink from great local vendors.

You will find unique demonstrators and displays with all kinds of interactive activities for the young and old to participate.


Date :
Saturday June 18th, 2016 | 10 am to 3 pm


Location event :
Downtown Carleton Place
Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers
142 Franktown Rd, Carleton Place


Contact :
For further information, please contact organizer “Carleton Place BIA” at 613-257-8049
Send email at
or visit:

Walk in Peace



From 5:30 pm. – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday June 18th the Labyrinth Committee will present ‘Finding Inner Peace on the Labyrinth’ at the Community Labyrinth in Carleton Place for an evening labyrinth walk, gather afterwards to create a large collage mural.

Bring along a picnic supper a chair or a blanket and be prepared to enjoy the gardens and find inspiration.

All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

Date :
Thursday, June 16th, 2016 | 5:30 pm to 7 pm

Location event :
at the Community Labyrinth in Carleton Place
267 Edmund Street
Carleton Place, ON

Contact :
For more info, please visit:, call Debby Lytle on +1 613-257-1014
or send email to

Carleton Place Farmer’s Market opening day


Celebrate the beginning of the market season by joining the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market on May 14th 2016.

Come visit us Saturdays from 8:30 to 12:30

Opening day is May 14, 2016.

33Date :
Monday May 16, 2016

Location event :
Market Square
Corner of Beckwith and Lake Avenue
Carleton Place, Ontario

Contact :
For further information please visit: or contact: 613-257-1976.