Carleton Place Bunny Run hops out on April 15

Bunny Run
Posted on: April 13, 2017

The tenth annual, free community Bunny Run returns to Downtown Carleton Place on Saturday, April 15.

The Bunny Run has seen over 1,200 children gathering treats along Bridge St since it began in 2007.   “We have an amazing thirty-one businesses and organizations participating. This is huge,” said Kory Earle, event chair and founding member.

From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. children and their families from all across Lanark County are invited to explore the beauty of downtown Carleton Place, check out the unique local stores and keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny! Organizers encourage people to bring their cameras to take pictures throughout the day! Meet the Easter Bunny and Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn at Town Hall at 11 a.m, rain or shine. Bring a bag to collect Easter treats and dress the weather.

Earle said, “I want to take this opportunity to thank the businesses in Carleton Place, People First of Lanark County, [all the] volunteers, Arlene Quinn, Matt Vlasblom, [the Carleton Place] BIA, local political leaders, community members, family, friends and the media for all the support.  We believe in partnerships!”

New for the tenth anniversary, the event will welcome country music legend Arlene Quinn who will perform from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and local musician Matt Vlasblom who will perform from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Bridge Street.

People First of Lanark and Downtown Carleton Place BIA are hosting this year’s festivities. For more information, to donate or participate  call or text Earle at 613 451-0051 or e-mail

Bunny Run 2017 Poster

First appeared in the April issue of Hometown News