A photo of a Sunday excursion from Ottawa to Carleton Place in 1976.
This CPR station in Carleton Place was designated a heritage railway station for its historical and architectural significance!
Carleton Place, Ontario-- The Carleton Place 200th Committee is pleased to announce country music sensation Jason Blaine will be headlining the Carleton Place 200th Celebration Concert on Saturday, July 27, 2019. This one-day outdoor concert will feature ten hours of live music and will be taking place at Riverside Park in Carleton Place.
The Celebration Concert will also feature Carleton Place native Brea Lawrenson, as well as local bands including DoubleBack, The Riley New Band, The Bowes Brothers, and more. Tickets are now on sale for $25.00 in advanced, or can be purchased at the gate for $30.00 per person.
“The Carleton Place 200th Celebration Concert will be a thrilling component of the 200th celebrations throughout 2019,” says Committee Chair Jessica Hansen. “Join us in Carleton Place as we celebrate our community’s milestone with a great day of live music, games, vendors and more.”
Tickets can be purchased in person at: The Carleton Place Arena- 75 Neelin Street, the Carambeck Community Centre- 351 Bridge Street, and The Perth Museum- 11 Gore Street. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketsplease.ca or by calling (613)485-6434.
Partnering sponsors for this event include: Heritage Canada, Turpin Kia, and Country 101.1fm. Vendor registration is now open as well, with a very limited number of spaces available.
Patrons are encouraged to visit “Carleton Place 200” on facebook, as well as www.carletonplace200.ca to stay up to date on all of the exciting event details. Volunteer opportunities will also be available throughout the day, and interested individuals can sign up to volunteer on the website.
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Left to Right: Robert (Bob) McDonald, Nick Boborchuk, John Rayner
If you don't recognize these faces yet, allow us to introduce the Carleton Place 200th Celebration Photographers! They will be out at all of the Carleton Place 200th Celebration events taking photos and videos to assist us in capturing the celebrations! These photos and videos will be showcased on our Carleton Place 200th Website, as well as our facebook and instragram page so that we can promote the wonderful festivities of our celebrations.
If you do not wish to have images of yourself taken or used for promotional purposes, please feel free to let the photographers know, or email us at: email@example.com.
On behalf of the Carleton Place 200th Celebrations Committee, we'd like to thank Bob, Nick and John for their tremendous efforts to help capture our year-long celebration! Let the festivities begin!
As we welcome the colder temperatures of November and embrace the excitement of the upcoming holidays, Carleton Place 200th Committee Members are working diligently behind the scenes to plans to put the final touches on the 2019 year of celebrations.
You may have started to notice signage throughout town, postings on social media, “Carleton Place 200th” logos popping up on various print publications, and we are just getting started!
Our full year of festivities kicks off January 1 with the Mayor & Council New Year’s Day Levee Skate, taking place at the Carleton Place Arena from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. This is a wonderful afternoon of free skating and refreshments for the whole family, provided by our Mayor and Council. The Carleton Place 200th Committee members will be at the event handing out freebies, and providing schedules of the upcoming Carleton Place 200th celebration events.
A full year of celebrations means many opportunities for you to get involved. Whether you might be interested in working a Welcome Table, handing out posters to local merchants, giving out freebies to patrons, or assisting in a canteen, there is something for everyone! To find out how you can get involved, please email or call Jessica Hansen at (613)257-1704 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have not already, we would love to engage with you on social media and on our website!
To see the current schedule of activities, we encourage you to visit www.carletonplace200.ca.
We would also love to connect with you on Facebook: “Carleton Place 200” for frequent updates and trips down memory lane as we celebrate throughout the 2019 year.
Carleton Place is having a big milestone celebration in 2019, and you are invited to join in the festivities! As you may or may not know, next year is the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the founding families of Carleton Place in 1819. We have celebrated our anniversaries in the past with Old Home Week in 1924, almost 50 years ago in 1969, and the 200th anniversary will be no different.
The celebrations are being organized by a committee of people representing various stakeholders within the community. The organizing committee consists of: Joanne Henderson, Jessica Hansen, Sean Redmond, Bernard De Francesco, Robert Probert, Jennifer Fenwick-Irwin, Robert McDonald, Jackie Kavanagh and Shane Edwards. Some of the committee members have long family connections to the town, while others are newer to Carleton Place.
The description of Old Home Week in 1924 was a big event and “was opened by ringing of church bells and sounding of the whistles or bells of the railway shops of Findlay Brothers foundry and of the Bates & Innes and Hawthorne Woolen Mills. The week’s program was a result of months of planning and preparation for the return of the town’s young and old boys and girls from distant and nearby points.”
Everything from parades to fireworks to shows were all combined to fill the seven day programme. The chief sports events were an assortment from baseball and hockey, to cricket and older timers’ quoit matches. A historical exhibition of district relics, curios and heirlooms were exhibited.
Next year’s celebrations will be similar, although some businesses are long gone with their whistles and bells. We look forward to once again celebrating our community’s history, and this time there will be almost 100 more years of our heritage to celebrate.
Updates will be provided for the rest of 2018 throughout articles like this one, and on the webpage: www.carletonplace200.ca
Facebook & Instagram pages: “Carleton Place 200”
As we continue to develop our celebration plans, anyone who is interested in being a part of the festivities (in both big and small ways) please contact: Jessica Hansen, Community Programmer at (613)257-1704.
Written by: Shane Edwards