11th Annual Diefenbooker Classic

This year’s Diefenbooker Classic – a fun run, walk or cycle – will take place Saturday, May 5.

The Diefenbooker Classic has proven to be a huge success for the promotion of health in the community, while fundraising for the Carp, Constance Bay and Fitzroy Harbour branches of the Ottawa Public Library.

The event promotes community fun, pleasant touring of the rural landscape, as well as serious racing with strong regional runners.

During the race, runners and walkers will be directed through the blast tunnel of the Diefenbunker, the former National Defence facility now known as Canada’s Cold War Museum. Cyclists will travel fully paved routes through rural West Carleton Township.

Registration brochures will be available in various library branches and in sports outlets around Ottawa. Online registration is also possible through the National Capital Runners’ Association.

For more information visit diefenbookerclassic.ncf.ca

What are funds from the Diefenbooker Classic used for?

Since the Diefenbooker Classic started in 1996 the funds raised have been used to supply the Carp, Constance Bay (CB) and Fitzroy Harbour (FH) libraries with the following goods:

  • Children's furniture - Carp (1996)
  • AV equipment & meeting room storage cabinets - Carp (1997)
  • Children's computers - Carp (1998)
  • Furniture & internet equipment - CB, FH (1999)
  • Music CDs start-up collections - Carp, CB, FH (2000)
  • Computer tables and chairs - Carp, CB, FH (2002)
  • Children's department shelving - Carp (2003)
  • Circulation desks - CB, FH (2003)
  • Children's areas carpets - CB, FH (2003)
  • CD shelving & CD storage bins - Carp, CB, FH (2004)
  • Children's videos - CB, FH (2004)
  • Children's AV display unit - Carp (2004)
  • Pamphlet display units - CB, FH (2005)
  • Study table and chair - FH (2005)
  • Microfilm reader and printer - Carp (2006)
  • Interior signage - Carp, CB, FH (2006)
  • Gardens at Carp - phase 1 (1998), phase 2 (2005), phase 3 (2006)
  • Indoor carpeting - Carp, CB (2006) - cost shared with Ottawa Public Library

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