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

E-waste, textiles and glasses recycling event

Kanata Lions Recycle Day on Saturday September 23.  Bring your used, old and unwanted electronics, clothing/linens, and old eyeglasses to help raise funds for the Queensway-Carleton Hospital Acute Care for the Elderly Unit. Drop by anytime between 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Kanata Lions Hall, 170 Castlefrank Rd.  For further details, visit www.khlions.com or call 613-836-2657.

 COME AND RECYCLE YOUR STUFF AT THE LIONS’ RECYCLE DAY!! E-waste • Amplifiers • Audio and video players & recorders • Cameras • Cell phones • Computers (desktop & laptop) and peripherals • Copiers • Digital cameras • Fax machines • Monitors • Pagers and PDAs • Printers • Radios • Receivers • Scanners • Speakers • Telephones and answering machines • Tuners • Turntables • Televisions • Video projectors Textiles Clothing • Sheets • Bedding • Towels • Tablecloths Saturday, September 23 170 Castlefrank Road, Kanata 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM PROCEEDS TO: Queensway-Carleton Hospital Acute Care for the Elderly Unit For More Information Contact: Tom Feltmate (613) 592-1846

Celebrate Canada Family Festival Schedule

Join the party on June 10 at the “Celebrate Canada” Family Festival.  It starts with a parade along Castlefrank at 1:30 and continues at 170 Castlefrank with stage entertainment and diverse activities, plus a BBQ.  Fun for all ages!

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First, a Parade!
1:30 PM – Pedestrian and bicycle parade along Castlefrank Road from Jack Charron Arena on McKitrick
to the Lion Dick Brûlé Community Centre, 170 Castlefrank Road (a distance of 0.7 km)
Decorate your bicycle, tricycle, wagon or even pet. Or, if you wish, don a costume that celebrates Canada or
our heritage. Prizes in various categories. Judging from 2:15 – 2:30.
You can email parade.registration@khlions.com to register or just show up for the event!!
Then, a great on-stage line-up …. and more!!
2:30 – 3:00 Welcome/awarding of prizes
3:00 – 3:30 Magic show
3:30 – 3:45 Salsa dancing
3:45 – 4:00 Square dancing
4:00 – 4:15 Scottish dancing
4:15 – 4:30 Chinese women’s dancing group
4:45 – 5:00 Old-time fiddlers
5:00 – 5:15 Break
5:15 – 5:30 Tai chi demonstration
5:30 – 5:45 Chinese musical performance
5:45 – 6:00 Anatolian artistry
6:00 – 6:30 Break
6:30 – 7:10 Vocal oldies/sing-a-long
7:10 – 8:00 Youth band and vocals
8:15 – 9:30 Moving indoors – Canadian trivia
(adults; bar open)
More activities throughout the afternoon: BBQ (hamburgers/hot dogs/chips/soft drinks for sale)
3 -on- 3 Basketball and Ball hockey
Old-fashioned picnic games: Sack race, 3-legged race,
Bouncy obstacle course
Petting zoo
Ottawa Public Library bus and story time
Face painting
Group painting project
Traditional Chinese painting instruction
Musical Instrument “petting zoo” (opportunity to try
musical instruments)
Science & Technology Mobile Museum
Hands-on projects with the Professional Engineers
of Ontario
Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket. Parking at Jack Charron Arena, St. Martin de Porres School
(behind arena) or at AY Jackson High School. (On-site parking reserved for handicapped,
performers, exhibitors and workers)