More details about our September 9 event!

Seven East-End Community Associations Join Forces to Celebrate Canada’s 150th at “Harvest Moon 2017

Orléans, ON – On September 9, 2017, in celebration of Canada 150, seven Orléans community associations will be joining forces to present a unique celebration called “Harvest Moon”. This exciting collaboration will see Barrington Park transformed into a rich community celebration, featuring a host of fun-filled activities for all ages and agricultural showcases.

Organized by the Blackburn Community Association in partnership with the community associations of Bradley Estates, Chateauneuf, Chapel Hill North, Chapel Hill South, Pineview and Convent Glen-Orléans Woods, this free event will highlight the harvest season and local food production, providing an opportunity to learn about our local farming partners, while enjoying one last summer ‘hurrah’.

“This event has been two years in the making after local community associations recognized early on that we could work together to organize a truly community-based Canada 150th  celebration for our residents,” said Blackburn Community Association president and event lead Laura Dudas. “This is an extraordinary opportunity for us to celebrate our country, our city, and our communities and I encourage everyone to join us for this spectacular event.”

While the program for Harvest Moon includes a special focus on gardening, food and farming, which will be woven throughout the day’s events, participants will also enjoy an afternoon tea, outdoor live music, a kids zone, a Harvest Village featuring interactive demonstrations, a sunset dance and impressive fireworks display. Food will be available on site for purchase.

The event runs from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. (rain date Sunday, September 10) at Barrington Park, 1705 Orléans Blvd.

This event is funded by Ottawa 2017 and the Blackburn Community Association, with support from Lafarge Canada, and Orleans Kia.

Check the Harvest Moon webpage or Facebook page for event updates and the day’s schedule.

For more information or to volunteer, email ottawaeastvolunteers@gmail.com or call Laura Dudas at 613-282-4139