Supergirl Jess Irvine sent me this video from today’s Kiss 105.3 Ottawa morning show. She missed most of the interview– but they were chatting about the former Storyland Bunnies. I have written about them until the cows come home, as they were part of many childhoods from the Ottawa Valley and need to be remembered.
If you live in the Carleton Place area, or are even driving up Highway 7 you can see the original Storyland Bunny on the lot of Motorhouse car dealership staring at the Thruway Restaurant. Why is he staring at the Thruway Restaurant? Quite simple– there were those among us that felt the iconic bunny was scary or disconcerting. Excuse me? So my son Schuyleur Seccaspina, who owns that bunny, moved it from the front of the lot to the side to please the folks. The perfect location would be in my yard– but he is having none of that.
My sons Schuyleur and Perry 1990 at Storyland–Linda Seccaspina
Here they are again Photo–InsideOttawaValley.com 2013
Nicki LaFramboise has the second bunny at the first ‘glamping’ site in Eastern Ontario. ELEMENTS LUXURY TENT CAMPING is located on the former STORYLAND site, about a hour west of Ottawa– so no one need to worry–the bunnies are in good hands–but again one of them ( I am looking at you my son) would look great in my front yard. (nudge nudge wink wink say no more say no more)
Nikki’s Bunny- Photo–CTV Ottawa News – CTV News
It was a sad day when that auction happened in 2013. It poured rain all day as each item was auctioned off piece by piece. I documented it as I wanted people to remember what we once had. After all, sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
So thanks to Kiss 105.3 for bringing up what was once great and be thankful we had childhood memories like these before technology took over.
Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.
Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News
You can see the original Storyland Bunny at:
Elements Luxury Tented Camp & Nature Spa is closed for the season now but you can see him next year
The Day That Storyland Died (takes time for photos to load)