Galetta Community Association

The Village of Galetta since 1873

Galetta Tribune March 2023

It’s hard to believe that your new executive is already four months into its term and has hit the ground running with several projects in the works.
The biggest and most complex project is making our community center available in case of disaster and working in conjunction with the West Carleton Disaster Relief Ass. I strongly urge anyone with any ideas, opinions or expertise to please come to our next meeting on March 27th at 7PM. and voice your opinion.


Kitchen Upgrade
One of the things that is hindering us the most is our kitchen and its need to be upgraded. Our secretary Emily has taken on this project and has found it not to be such a daunting task as one would think but still requires a lot of sweat equity. Huge thank you sent her way for all her hard work.
150th Celebration


Galetta is 150 years old. This little hamlet has an amazing and busy history and to celebrate we are going to have a birthday bash so stay tuned for an  interesting fun event.

Community Gardens
This project has been brought up before and stalled out but this time we have a force behind it. Our friendly neighbour Laura has taken this on and is willing to organize and spearhead this venture. Imagine in these days if high food prices being able to wander over to the gardens and pick fresh vegetables that you help grow under  Laura’s expertise. If this is successful there is the possibility of expanding to harvesting wild and domestic fruit and planting herbs and spices.

We receive a lot of our funding from the city of Ottawa but to receive these funds we have to prove to the city we are making an effort to raise money on our own.  Presently we do euchre tournaments during Feb and November and we also do the world-famous Great Galetta Garage Sale in October but we could and should change our fundraising model so it isn’t so labour-intensive.

There you have it folks busy days ahead lots to do and get involved with so each and everyone is invited to come to our next meeting MARCH 27TH at 7 PM and bring your ideas and opinions.

Thank you all
Norm R


Skating Rink Schedule

Monday - Friday

6:00 - 8:00 pm    Public skating

8:00 -10:00 pm  Shinny

Saturday & Sunday

12:00 - 2:00 pm  Public skating

2:00 - 4:00 pm    Shinny

6:00 - 8:00 pm    Public skating

8:00 - 10:00 pm  Shinny



Galetta is 150 Years Old in 2023

Galetta was named in 1873 after James Galetti Whyte who built mills on the river here. How shoutd we celebrate this history?

Letter Concerning WW I Galetta Soldier George Andrew Clark

The "Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917" in Belgium sent a letter to the Galetta Community Centre seeking family memorabilia i.e. photos, letters, etc. pertaining to George Andrew Clark, one of our Fallen Soldiers of Flanders Field. If there are any descendants/relatives of "George Andrew Clark", please notify us and we will hand the letter over to you, as there is information of interest to the family, therein. If we are unsuccessful locally, we will pass this letter to the Arnprior Legion.

Please contact Pat Rose, 613 623 8901 on this matter.

Lost letters and photos of WW II Veteran  Alexander Richardson

The West Carleton Online newspaper reported that Leah Dean is on the search for a handbag full of history including notes on her grandfather’s World War Two war effort.

Lana has misplaced a older large brown leather bag filled with handwritten notes and photographs related to her grandfather. Lana is thinking iy may have been sent inadvertently to the recent Galetta Rummage Sale.

If you believe you have found this bag, you can contact West Carleton Online by email here, who will connect you with Leah Dean.



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Community Association Executive


President: Norm Ross

Vice President: Bruce Sample

Treasurer: Graham Murray

Secretary: Emily Bahm

Hall Rentals: Barb Jowett

Hall Maintenance: Norm Ross

Membership: Peter Shoup

Directors: Barb Jowett, Pat Rose, Marsha MacGowan, Peter Shoup, Colin Crowe and Leah Dean