2018 Winter Carnival: Mark Your Calendar

Planning for the annual Lions Winter Carnival has begun.  Mark your calendars, the Carnival will be Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Thanks to generous support from Meridian Credit Union, and the City of Ottawa, all the events are free, including the pancake breakfast.  A voluntary donation jar will be available indoors, and any donations will be gratefully accepted and used for Lions’ community projects.




8:30 – 11:30 Pancake Breakfast (Free)
9:00 – 12:00 Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides (Free)
12:30 – 2:30 Children’s Indoor Program (Free)

12:30 Ray’s Reptiles
1:30 Junkyard Symphony

Plan to come, celebrate mid-winter, and fight the February “blahs”.

2017 Santa Claus Parade a Success

Despite the early-season snowfall, the 2017 Hazeldean Mall Kanata Santa Claus Parade was a success. In addition to the floats, music, and the look at Santa for the children lining the streets, the parade collected over 4000 pounds of food for the Kanata Food Cupboard, and over $4000 in donations.

A big thank you to all the participants, volunteers, and organizations who donated time, funds, or services.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

2017 Santa Claus Parade: Still Going Ahead

The 2017 Santa Claus Parade is still on.

We woke today to snow-covered ground, but it’s pleasant outside and the freezing rain warning has been lifted. As previously announced, the parade is proceeding, “rain or shine”.

Dress warmly, and enjoy this opening day of winter in Ottawa. Remember what this means for the children watching: their first day of snow-covered ground, combined with a Santa Claus Parade. From their perspective, it will be perfect.

Check the Lions Club Website for any last-minute changes to the plan.

Paint Nite: Sept 30, 2017 CANCELLED

Unfortunately we did not receive enough registrations and have had to cancel this event.  Stay tuned, we will do it again at another time.

Our ever popular event, Paint Nite, is returning on September 30! Come out and paint a beautiful sunset on the water!

Get your tickets here

About the event:

The Doors will open at 6pm for all guests and the painting will begin at 7pm.

Cash only bar is open throughout the event.

Following the event there will be a light luncheon

LOCATION: Lion Dick Brule Community Centre, 170 Castlefrank Dr, Kanata


  • 5:30pm-7:00pm set up
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm Paint Nite
  • 9:00pm-10:00pm clean up