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Free Trees In The Fall

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We heard you Rural Ottawa Residents and we have partnered with South Nation Conservation (SNC) to provide some free trees to the Ward area residents this Fall!.

Though SNC is accepting online order requests for free trees this spring in other regions, please note that trees secured for Ottawa residents won’t be ready until the Fall.

Check back with SNC or my office later in the year for details on how we’ll provide free trees. We will be posting the details as they become available on our social media at that time.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time.

For more info on SNC’s Tree Planting Program and to secure tree orders for Spring 2021, click here: https://www.nation.on.ca/…/forestry-…/tree-planting-services .

Rural Ottawa Barn Quilt Trail Project

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Rural Ottawa Barn Quilt Trail Project

We are very excited to announce our Rural Ottawa Barn Quilt Trail Project. We are inviting families, farm owners and agricultural businesses to create a barn quilt as a way to celebrate our rural heritage. This project, which is open to submissions from May 6 to September 30, 2020, is a combination of a tourism attraction, a business marketing tool, and a showcase of our unique community history. As a permanent part of our landscape, it will build community and provide the perfect opportunity to expand cultural tourism in the Osgoode Ward.

What is a barn quilt?

It’s a piece of wood (normally 8’x8’) that’s been painted to look like a quilt square. Some barn quilts are replicates of traditional quilt block patterns, while others are unique designs featuring a favourite dog, type of livestock or a farm logo. Barn quilts tell stories about individual farms, historical events or communities while also adding visual interest to the countryside and increasing rural tourism.

What barn quilts can do:

  • Barn quilts draw attention to Canada’s disappearing rural landscape
  • Rural communities find a way to get themselves on the map and connect with travelling public
  • Farms and businesses install barn quilts as part of their promotion strategies
  • People paint and install barn quilts as part of their outdoor gardening and landscape projects, and tell a story of their family history

Your Commitment

We would like you to consider being our partner for this project, to highlight rural life and the disappearing rural landscape. We are reaching out to you because you play an integral part of our rural life. The commitment is minimal – all we ask is your help in promoting this project via social media, member newsletters and websites!

Please see detailed information on the Rural Ottawa Barn Quilt Trail here.

We are looking forward to hearing from you on how we can work together!


Jillian Jordan (Metcalfe)

Executive Director

Osgoode Township Museum

7814 Lawrence St., Vernon, ON


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Take only what you need
Get enough supplies for 2 weeks in case you or a family member get ill.
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This is a hard thing to do but because of the COVID 19 the VCA will not be hosting the Vernon Garage sale on June 6 and Canada Day. Ottawa will remain in a state of emergency until June 30 this means no events on city property. That said with no meetings we are unable to plan Canada Day. The garage sale would mean a group over 5 people in one spot.
We hope everyone is staying safe
We will keep you updated if anything changes.

Vernon Rink

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Thank you goes out to all the volunteers that are helpping clean and flood the rink so far this year!

We have had a couple of days with base ice but that is it

please have patients we are trying to get it running

thank you

The board is all volunteers and appreciate all the help we can get

call Keith McWhinnie at 613-826-3609

or Helen Porteous at 613-821-3685