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Rural event guidelines

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To be eligible, an event should:

  • Be organized by a not-for-profit community group or association.
  • Have a strong agricultural or rural focus and/or be primarily directed at residents of rural Ottawa.

Events may include fairs, festivals, leisure activities, fundraisers, public meetings or cultural and recreational events.

Rural special event resources

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2017 Events


Household Hazardous Waste Depot

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 8 a.m. to  4 p.m.  

OC Transpo Park and Ride

Public Consultation on the 2018 Budget

October 3, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m.

Location: Emerald Links Golf

The 2018 budget meeting for Rideau-Goulbourn, Osgoode and Gloucester-South Nepean wards will be on Tuesday, October 3rd in the dining area of the clubhouse at Emerald Links. City Staff will be presenting a slideshow and Councillor Moffatt, Councillor Darouze, and Councillor Qqaish will be available to answer any questions.

Shepherd’s Fashion FUNraiser: Grannies on the Catwalk

October 3, 2017, 6 to 9 p.m.

Location: Shepherd’s Train Yards, 145 Trainyards Drive, Unit 4, Ottawa

Join the Grannies All about Kids group for an elegant wine & cheese event, fashion show and an opportunity to purchase some fabulous outfits!
Grannies All About Kids strives to raise awareness about Africa's grandmothers and their struggle to secure a hopeful and healthy future for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
Our fundraising efforts help to purchase food, school fees and school uniforms for their grandchildren, create income-generating projects, and provide counselling and social
support. We are part of a wider network of over 240 Grandmothers groups across Canada working in collaboration with the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

ARAC Meeting

October 5, 2017, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Location: Ben Franklin Place

Visit the ARAC page for the full mandate of this committee and to review documentation from past meetings.

The agenda will be posted one week prior to committee meetings.

Kids PD-Day Program-Circus School

October 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Osgoode Township Museum, 7814 Lawrence Street, Vernon

Kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to join us for a fun-filled day where they will get a taste of what it takes to be in the CIRCUS through, crafts, games and fun activities!!   A theme-based movie will be shown at 3 p.m.  Children should bring their own lunch.

North Gower Farmers’ Market

October 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: North Gower’s Farmers Market

Harvest Celebration Flower and Vegetable Show in Manotick

Saturday, October 7, 2017 9:30 to 11 a.m.  

Dickinson House, 5525 Dickinson Street, Ottawa

The Manotick Horticultural Society, in partnership with Dickinson House and Watson's MIll, will host a Harvest Flower and Vegetable Show on Saturday October 7. If weather cooperates, the event will take place on the lawn of Dickinson House. If it rains, we will do this indoors in Watson's MIll. This program is open to ALL gardeners! 

Paint’n Perk 2017

October 11, 6:30 to 9 p.m. and October 14, 9 a.m. to noon

Location: 7814 Lawrence Street, Vernon

Local artist Susan Bruner of Bruner Brushstrokes is now hosting PAINT & PERK, a series of monthly painting workshops at the Osgoode Township Museum!  The workshops are offered twice a month:  Wednesday evenings, from 6:30pm until 9pm, and Saturday Mornings, from 9:30am until Noon.  A different painting will be featured every month, and all participants will create their own rendition of the painting to take home!


Adult Trivia Night at the Greely Legion

October 13, 2017 starting at 7 p.m.

Location: The Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Road

Registration is now open for a night of fun at the Greely Legion with Trivia Master Connie Johnston!  This event is a fundraiser in support of the Osgoode Township Museum, so please help spread the word, and support a great community cause!

COST: $10 / Person

Please call 613-821-4062 or e-mail to register!

Greely Legion’s Euchre Tournament

October 14, 2017 starting at 12 noon

Location: Greely Legion

Registration starts at 12 noon and the playing starts at 1 p.m.

Fall Feast in the Park: Pig Roast

October 14, 2017, 2 to 7 p.m.

Location: Metcalfe Community Association

Entertainment and kid’s activities start at 2:00pm.  Mealtime indicated on tickets.

9runrun The Emergency Services Run

October 14, 2017, 8 to 11 a.m.

Location: Stittsville

Book Sale

October 20, 2017, 6 to  9 p.m. and October 21, 2017, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: All Saints Anglican Church, 7103 Parkway Road, Greely

4 for $1

Books (hard & soft cover), Music, & Movies.
Book donations also greatly appreciated.

Oktoberfest-  Fundraising - Cumberland Lions Club

Saturday, October 21, 2017 

Maple Hall, 2552 Old Montreal Rd.

Great German food -  Great German fun.  Ottawa Rube Band -15 piece – One of the biggest German-style band in Canada.  Doors open 4:30 PM -  German  Dinner 6:00 PM.  Limited Number of Tickets,  Advance Sale only :  $35.00                                                                                                                                                                                                   

ITR Theatre Company presents Shorthanded: A Ladies’ Game

October 20 and October 27, 7:30 p.m. Showtime

October 21 and October 28, 6 p.m. Dinner Theatre

October 29, 2 p.m. Showtime

Shorthanded – a Ladies’ Game highlights not only the “good old hockey game” but also the advances that women have made in traditionally male sports. This play has been rewritten especially for ITR by playwright Michael Grant as an all-female version of the hilarious, award-winning, original all-male Shorthanded. ITR is honoured to debut this new version.

Fall Round Up by the Marlborough Recreation Community Centre

October 21, 2017

Location: Marlborough Recreation Community Centre,

The Fall Round Up at the Marlborough Recreation Community Centre is a fair type venue with vendors, displays, music, open mic, hay rides, demonstrations, beer tent, breakfast by the snowmobile club, food wagon etc. See the flyer below for all the details:

GTHS presents “Road to Richmond”

October 21, 2017, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Richmond Legion

Munster Scavenger Hunt

October 21, 2017, 6 to 11 p.m.

$30.00/team of 2 * Adults only

Fall Harvest Dinner

October 21, 2017, 5:30 to 11 p.m.

Location: Osgoode Village, Taylor Park

The Fall Harvest Dinner is a spectacular culinary adventure that will be a first in the Osgoode Village. Taylor Park will be transformed with tents, tables, decorations, music and beautiful lighting where we will host 150 guests for an absolutely stunning gourmet meal celebrating fine Ontario ingredients.

Details at

Galetta Annual Garage Sale/Flea Market

October 21 to 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Galetta Community Centre, 119 Darwin St.

Household Hazardous Waste

October 28, 2017 9:00am

Location: Strandherd at McKenna Casey

Household hazardous waste does not belong in waste collection vehicles or landfills. In providing mobile depots to collect hazardous waste, the City of Ottawa is protecting both the environment and the health and safety of waste collection workers. The mobile depots will complement existing programs administered by retailers to collect specific types of household hazardous waste material on an ongoing basis.

Kids Craft Day-Halloween Edition

October 28, 2017, 1 to 3 p.m.

Location: 7814 Lawrence St, Vernon

Kids ages 6 to 12 are invited to join us for the Halloween Edition of our monthly Kids Craft Day!   Come and make a variety of SPOOKY HALLOWEEN CRAFTS!!!

$10/child, 2 siblings/$15

Metcalfe Cooperative Nursery School’s Open House

October 28, 9 11:30 a.m.

8140 Victoria St. Metcalfe

Please join us for some Halloween-Themed Fun.  Learn about our half-day programs while the kids play.

The Bazaar

October 29,10 5 p.m.

November 3 and November 4, 10:00 5:00 p.m.

6110 Mitch Owens Dr., Ottawa

Come to Third World Bazaar to find décor, garden, musical instruments, art, furniture, and many other products for your home, crafted and purchased from the developing world. The Bazaar is open 7 weekends only, from 10am-5pm. Visit their website for details!

Trick-or-Treating on Halloween Night

October 31, 2017, 5 to 8 p.m.

Location: Osgoode Township Museum, 7814 Lawrence Street, Vernon

The Osgoode Township Museum will be open for Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween Night!

Come get some candy and show us your wonderful costumes… IF YOU DARE!!!!


2017 Remembrance Service

November 4, 2017

#416 Park

Free Breastfeed Support

November 8 and November 22, 1:30 p.m.

Live and Learn Resource Centre, 8243 Victoria St., Lower level

FREE Breastfeed Support.  For you and your baby. Susan Nolan, RN< MSCN, IBCLC, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant will visit our resource centre. For more information, call 613 821-2899.