Cars, wine and vets highlight weekend

WEST CARLETON – It was hot and it was hopping this weekend in West Carleton.

Too-hot weather didn’t keep residents indoors, not when there was so much to do and see around Ward 5.

West Carleton Online started its day in Carp. The Carp Show ‘N Shine car show filled the Carp Fairgrounds with more than 100 unique, classic and beautiful cars. The Carp Farmers’ Market was also packed and not just to get some world famous Bacon on a Bun. The market was hosting its first ever Eco Day.

Just down the road at St. Paul’s United Church, volunteers hosted a sale at their used clothing shop Repeat Performance Apparel.

On the outskirts of town, KIN Vineyard was celebrating the first anniversary of their tasting room, located right on their Carp Ridge vineyard. Music, food, and of course, wine tasting was all a part of the celebration.

In Constance Bay, the West Carleton Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 616, was hosting a bus load of visitors from the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre. The Legion hosts veterans from the hospital twice a year. Twelve Korean War veterans and 23 visitors from the Perley Redeau dropped by. The Legion also made a huge donation of $5,200 to the Perley raised from Branch 616’s Poppy Campaign. The Legion also donated another $1,000 to the Sea Cadets program. Veterans were treated to a lunch and musical entertainment during the fun filled afternoon.

There were two other events West Carleton Online did not make it to. The annual MacLaren’s Landing Community Garage Sale took place Saturday and the Heart and Soul Café in Dunrobin hosted a fundraiser for Neil Sample who is battling cancer.



From first photo: 1. The Carp Farmers’ Market was hopping as it hosted its first Eco Day event. 2. KIN Vineyard owner Christopher Van Bar and his children Charlotte and Bennett provided musical entertainment as well as hosting the first anniversary celebration of their tasting room in Carp. 3. From left, Perley Rideau Executive Director Daniel Clapin, Branch 616 First Vice Bogdan Procyk and Branch President George Dolan show off the Legion’s huge donation to the hospital. 4. Legion volunteers, including Kanata-Carleton MP Karen McCrimmon provide entertainment to veterans during their visit to Branch 616. 5. From left, Ann Griffith and Diane Johnston volunteer at St. Paul’s United Church’s Repeat Performance Apparel used clothing store. 

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