Bring it On! Our Local Celebrities Promoting Summer in Carleton Place



This is Louis Antonakos, our mayor of Carleton Place! He is extending a personal invitation to come visit us in Carleton Place, Ontario!  This may be an essay about our upcoming summer events, but our town is open all year round!

There are nothing but friendly people in our town! Say hello to Jayne Henry and Shyla Williams!

Here is Liz Likuski and Lana Kokaua from the Carleton Place Soccer Club. They are looking for kids to kick the ball around! And hey, they would love to see some coaches come and volunteer too!

Of course you know our very own Jennifer Fenwick Irwin from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Museum. If you don’t recognize her, you best be taking the Missus and family down to the Museum for a visit! Tell her I said Hi! I bet you don’t know Debby Lytle from our very own Labyrinth! It is right behind the Museum. Now there is a two for one special for you!

This is our local hot tomatoe!  His name is Ray Elgersma and is all about local produce. He helps out with the Neighbour Hood Tomato Community Gardens at St. Gregory’s Next Door. Talk to him about the Great Veggie Grow-Off! Who will grow the most fresh produce this year for the Lanark County Food Bank?  Carleton Place or Mississippi Mills?

This is Leanne Campbell. My hand was shaking when I took this picture as Lanark Autism Support Group means a lot to me. My eldest nephew is autistic. Because of my late sister’s stance on mainstreaming her oldest child in the 80’s, other kids in the Belleville area thrive. If you think I am stubborn and outspoken, I have nothing over my sister Robin Knight Nutbrown. She fought against the powers to be so kids with autism were not dumped somewhere. She made sure they were treated just like everyone else. She was a trail blazer! God rest her soul, and Leanne– thank you!

6th Annual Children’s Walk for Autism Saturday August 22, 2015 9am to 11 am.. Carleton Place High School Track

Lanark Community Programs- 613-257-7121

Here we have Julia, Shaylee and Megan. I had no idea we had a cheerleading group in Carleton Place. As they told me: It’s better than dance as it is a different routine every single time. GO VIPERS!!!

AND BOYS– DON’T FORGET  The Mississippi Little League!

Come register for the summer programs in Carleton Place– Just Bring it On!

Neighbor Hood Tomato Community Gardens

Jeff Mills-613-256-1031 Ext 63

Ray Elgersma- 613-257-5126

Carleton Place Canoe Club


Beckwith Ramsay Carleton Place Soccer Club

PLAYmor! Tennis– Don’t forget about the CARDIO Tennis


Tania & Rick’s Dance Studio Ballroom Dancing


Gymnastics Summer Camp


Carambeck School Age Services

 Follow them on Facebook for Summer Camp updates


Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

The Community Labyrinth 613-257-1690

And Cruise Nights resumes at The Carleton Place Farmer’s market May 6th- Sept. 16 with all proceeds to the CP Memorial foundation/


Carleton Place- The Happiest Damn Town in Lanark County

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Tilting the Kilt, Vintage Whispers from Carleton Place by Linda Seccaspina is available at Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street, the Carleton Place Beckwith Museum in Carleton Place, Ontario and The Mississippi Valley Textile Mill in Almonte.  available on all Amazon sites (Canada, US, Europe) and Barnes and Noble


About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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