Haunted Halloween Walk

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Saturday October 25:

Haunted Halloween Walk

1-3 pm and 6-8 pm

Come for a haunted walk through our woods. We are very excited, and plan to haunt our community with our scary Halloween walk. This is free of charge and we welcome families and groups. For more information or to register, please contact
Elizabeth Barnes, 613.839.2175 ext 240

October Family Walk for Mental Health

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Sunday October 5:

Venta Community Family Nature Walk and BBQ

11 am -2 pm

Come for a walk through our woods, enjoy a BBQ and Girl Guide Bake Sale. All funds raised will go to Youth Mental Health. Come meet your neighbours and support a great cause. We will have representatives from the DIFD Foundation joining us as we help support Mental Health Awareness month.

For more information or to register, please contact
Elizabeth Barnes, 613.839.2175 ext 240

Parent Info Session on Child & Youth Anxiety

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Venta Preparatory School / Venta Community Learning Centre

October is Mental Health Awareness Month

Parent Workshop-Public Welcome, free of charge however, space is limited, so registration is recommended.

Date: Thursday October 2, 7-9 pm

Topic: Child & Youth Anxiety (social, academic, general)
Speakers: Christine Harrison, Psychotherapist,
Meggan Poirier, nominee for Youth Inspiration Award at Royal Ottawa
DIFD Foundation representatives will be present to speak on the topic of Youth Mental Health
Location: Venta Preparatory School
2013 Old Carp Road
Carp, ON
For more information or to register, please contact
Elizabeth Barnes, 613.839.2175 ext 240

Venta Community Calendar

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New this summer! Venta Community’s Summer Drop-in Playgroup!

We are excited to offer a new community service to the public over the summer months!

Summer Playgroup: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

Ages: 0 to 6 years

Operating Dates: Monday July 21 to Wednesday August 20 inclusive


9:00-9:30 Opening circle, songs

9:30-10:00 Crafts or outside play

10:00-10:30 Closing circle, Storytime, songs

**Snacks: Venta is a nut-free facility. As the playgroup is only for 1.5 hours, we ask that you please do not bring a snack into playgroup. Juice/milk/water is welcome.Thank you for understanding**

Our playgroup will start on Monday July 21 at 9:00 am and carry on through the summer. The final playgroup date will be Wednesday August 20. Our playgroup is designed for parents, grandparents and caregivers to come to Venta Community, and stay with their child (ren) to enjoy circle time, stories, crafts, songs and more. As Venta is a not-for-profit registered charity, a small fee of $2 per family is desired to offset the costs of craft supplies.

Please email your interest to Elizabeth at

Although we are a drop-in, this will help us to plan for numbers, and will ensure that you are on our list and can receive playgroup updates and information. We look forward to seeing you!.