Stittsville Legion first vice-president Sue McCormick would like to express the legion’s thanks to the Goulbourn Girls Hockey Association’s peewee team and its minor competitive team which donated their poppy blitz funds back to the legion. The legion appreciates these generous donations and hopes to have the support of these teams in the legion’s poppy blitz this coming November.
The next free afternoon of live music at the Stittsville Legion Hall happens this Sunday, Feb. 26, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., featuring John Belisle. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The next trip to the slots at the Rideau Carleton Raceway hosted by the 55 Plus Club of the legion will take place on Wednesday, March 1. Everyone is welcome. The bus will leave the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena at 11:30 a.m. Please contact Marion Gullock at 613-836-5254 for more information or to reserve a seat.
The next family breakfast at the legion hall will be held on Sunday, March 5, running from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Cost is $8 per person. Children’s menu available. Everyone in the community is welcome.
The Zone G5 Youth Public Speaking Contest is now accepting applications from participants on a first come, first served basis. The contest will be held on Saturday, March 4 in Orleans. For more information, go to the Stittsville Legion website.
St. Patrick’s Day at the Stittsville Legion on March 17 will have Bill Martin playing great Irish music, starting at 6 p.m. There will be Irish stew available for $5 a bowl. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend.
The book club at the legion is looking for new readers. The next meeting of the book club will take place on Monday, Feb. 27 starting at 7:30 p.m. The book for this February meeting is “The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware. Everyone is welcome to attend this book club meeting.
A free lunch and guest speaker for seniors will happen on Thursday, March 9 starting at 11 a.m. at the Stittsville Legion Hall, with lunch served at noon. The topic will be “Care Giver Burnout” with guest speaker Christine from Solvo Senior Living. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. If you would like to attend, please call Ron Currie at 613-836-7126.
Bursary forms are now available at the legion hall. Forms will also be posted on the legion website. Closing date for the submission of bursary forms will be April 30, 2017. Forms can be dropped off at the bar at the legion hall up until the closing date.
Membership cards for 2017 can be picked up at the bar at the Stittsville Legion.
(Everyone in the community is welcome to attend these events unless otherwise stated)
Euchre hosted by the legion’s 55 Plus Club is played every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the legion hall on Stittsville Main Street. Everyone is welcome to participate.
On Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., an “Acoustic Jam Night” is held in the downstairs lounge (notice the change from the upstairs hall previously) at the Stittsville Legion Hall. This event is open to everyone. No stage and a relaxed, fun and friendly atmosphere exists at these musical events. However, percussion is not allowed. For more information, please email Brenda Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 613-286-9173.
An “Open Mic and Singalong” with Bill Martin will be held every Friday starting at 8 p.m. in the downstairs lounge at the legion hall. Come and enjoy some country and rock ‘n roll music. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no cover charge.
The knitting/crochet club meets at the legion hall every Monday at 6:30 p.m. except for holidays. Anyone interested is welcome to come and join in. The group is now also making rescue dolls as well as baby bonnets and pic line covers for local hospitals. There are also free lessons available. For more information, please contact June Warner at 613-836-1167.
The Stittsville Legion’s website can be found at www.stittsvillelegion.com.
Upcoming events at the Stittsville Legion are always posted on the billboard sign at the front of the legion hall, easily seen by those passing by on Stittsville Main Street.
Bud Manion had the most lone hands at the euchre at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Shirley Belanger had the ladies' high score with Joan Davis placing second.
Norm Legault had the men’s high score with Dwaine McGillivray as the runner-up.
Marion Gullock had the low score while Shirley Belanger had the hidden score.