Community Calendar

This is your Country 101.1 Country Cares Community Calendar. See what’s going on in YOUR community! Get involved and make a difference where you live. To submit an event to our calendar please contact Mackenzie Bishop at



Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day weekend: Alcatel-Lucent Sunday Bikedays takes place Sunday mornings, from Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day weekend. Over 50 kilometres of parkways in Ottawa and Gatineau Park are open for cyclists, in-line skaters, runners and walkers. Experience the beauty of Canada’s Capital Region in a fun and environmentally friendly way. Take the parkways and cycle along the Rideau Canal or the Ottawa River, or through beautiful Gatineau Park.


May 28 to 31-The Drowsy Chaperone opens at the fully accessible Studio Theatre in Perth on May 21st 28, 29, & 30 at 8 pm, and May 31 at 2 pm. Regular tickets are $25 (cash) at The Book Nook, 60 Gore St. E.; Tickets Please, 39 Foster St. and Shadowfax, 67 Foster St. Tickets are $27 at the door, and students with ID pay just $10 at the door on show nights.


May 30 – Russell Fair Board will be hosting a Junk in Your Trunk sale Saturday May 30th at the Russell Fair grounds from 10am until 2pm. Fill up your trunk.  Truck or trailer and  trailer and sell your goods at the Large community Garage Sale. Cost is $20.00 for more information contact Gord @ 613-794-9473 or visit


May 30 – North Gower United Church (the White Church near the North Gower Street light) is having their annual garage sale from 8am to 1pm on Saturday May 30th.  There will be furniture, toys, books, tools, plants and treasures.  Come and find a bargain rain or shine!


May 30-Brea Lawrenson will be headlining a benefit show on Sat., May 30th at the Smiths Falls Legion. Brea is lending her talents to support fundraising efforts for local injured Smiths Falls Bears hockey player Neil Doef. Tickets $10 at the door, opens at 7 pm. Show begins at 8 pm. All proceeds donated in support of Neil Doef.


May 30 – Have you ever wanted to cut wood with some pro saws before buying? This is your chance! The Old Co-op and Husqvarna present an open house, Saturday May 30th.  Drop by from 8 to 5.  Meet the Husqvarna rep showcasing the 2015 outdoor power equipment line. There’ll be hands on chainsaw demonstrations complete with required protective gear. Plus a chainsaw raffle.  Proceeds to Kaiden’s  Classic Fore Cystic Fibrosis. So drop by the Husqvarna open house at the Old Co-op.    Free food and drinks.   2307 Roger Stevens Drive North Gower.


May 30-Bowlfest Open House 2015 starts with a 1pm Raising of the Flag ceremony followed by drills and skills featuring the Amazing Bowl. All at the Lawn Bowling Club of Smiths Falls. Info:613-267-6872


 May 31 – Walk Now For Autism Speaks takes place at  Carleton Univeristy Fieldhouse from 8:30am until 12:00pm on May 31. Registration is now open. For more information, visit


 May 31-Legion Jamboree at Branch 95 Smiths Falls, Sun., May 31 from 1pm to 6:30pm. Dinner at 5pm. $14 with meal or $5 entertainment only. Open stage, entertainers eat free!


May 31-You and your dog can go for a walk to support the training of guide dogs and assistance dogs. On Sun.,  May 31,  participate in “Dollars for Dogs”, a fundraiser in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, at Andrew Haydon Park, 3169 Carling Avenue,Ottawa.$30 donation on-site or in pledges in advance All well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Dog social, walk 4-kms through the park, and stay around for a barbecue and plenty of door prizes. The dog social and registration is from 9:30-10:30am, with the walk starting at 10:30. Email or sign up online at


June 4 to 14-Nana’s Naughty Nickers…A Comedy by Katharine DiSavinio, on stage at the Station Theatre in Smiths Falls. June 4-14 Adults $20, Students $10. Tickets at or at Special Greetings on Russell St.


June 4 – Fourth Annual Race for a Cure at Rideau Carleton Raceway. Huntington disease (HD) is a genetic disorder with devastating effects on both mind and body. About one in every 7,000 Canadians has HD, but one in every 1,000 is touched by HD whether as a caregiver, a family member, or a friend. The Huntington gene is hereditary and dominant, which means that each child born to a parent with Huntington disease has a 50% chance of sharing the same fate. Tickets are $60 each and include: Prime space in the dining room designed with a panoramic view of Canada’s fastest ⅝ mile track, An “all you can eat” dinner buffet including coffee and tea, A free race program, A $5 voucher for SLOTs tokens, A $2 betting voucher for the horse races, Free valet parking and coat check, A charitable donation tax receipt for $30, And a whole lot of fun!!! Purchase your tickets online at:  All proceeds go directly to the Huntington Society of Canada.


June 6 – 7th annual Chelsea Community Tailgate Sale at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 537 Route 105, Chelsea, Quebec (across from Freshmart) from 9:00 am until 2:00pm. More than 30 vendors selling yard-sale treasures from the trunks of their cars! Plus, home-baked goods, QUAIL products, great selection of used books, Chelsea Scouts’ BBQ, perennials sale by Gatineau Valley Gardners. Free admission. Wheelchair-accessible venue. Everyone welcome! Vendors must pre-register – $20. Act soon — only 10 spots left! Contact Carol at


June 6 – Smith Falls Relay for Life Charity BBQ at the Kemptville Walmart hosted by The Cancer Kicking Cousins. The Cancer Kicking Cousins Relay for Life team is made up of over 15 family members, all raising money to support the Canadian Cancer Society.  The team, led by cancer survivor and co-captain Carol Miller Snook and co-captain Marlene Miller Sage, has been the top fundraiser at the Smiths Falls Relay for Life for the past 2 years, and is ready for the 2015 event! The team will be serving up hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and cold drinks, between 11:00am until 3:00pm, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society.


June 6-The 10th Annual Merrickville House and Garden Tour, in support of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Merrickville, will takes place on Sat., June 6th, from 10am till 4pm. This year it features 5 houses, 3 gardens and a lovingly restored heritage barn. The houses span the centuries from an original round log home to a modern renovated bungalow with cathedral ceilings and full height windows overlooking the canal. The tour is also showcasing a number of local businesses. In addition, a number of businesses are offering discounts to ticket-holders. For further information and ticket purchase, visit our website:


June 7 – Book Café at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 537 Route 105, Chelsea, Quebec (across from Freshmart) from 11:00am until 4:00pm. Great selection of used books for sale in a cafe setting! Visit, chat, munch, sip, read, and visit some more! Just a real nice way to spend a Chelsea Days Sunday! Free admission. Wheelchair-accessible venue. Everyone welcome!


June 7 –  Daca’s Annual Horse Pull at 111 Flat Rd Dacre Ontario at the community centre starting at 10am with the ponies followed by the light and heavy horses.  There will be canteen on site with lot of homemade goodies.  Any questions please call Susan 613-433-9050.


June 7- Gutsy Walk is a walk to raise money and awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis, 2 terrible inflammatory bowel diseases. The event is hosted in many cities across the country annually. For more information visit, For specific information on the Ottawa/Gatineau Walk, visit


June 12 to June 14 – Kemptville Ribfest hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, Kemptville. There is no fee for admission or for the entertainment. Bring the entire family to the most fun-filled event of the season! All proceeds from the event go directly to help fund the high quality mentoring programs we provide to children and youth in the North Grenville area. All proceeds from the event go directly to help fund the high quality mentoring programs we provide to children and youth in the North Grenville area. The event kicks off Friday, June 12th at Noon. Come down and enjoy some amazing ribs while you check out the kidz zone, food booths and finish it off with a mouth-watering funnel cake or blooming onion! The kids will love the Kidz Zone! So many attractions for them to explore; free pony rides, petting zoo, free bounce houses, free mini putt, basketball and rock climbing (charge)! The adults also get to have some fun of their own. All weekend long there will be live music and entertainment. During the day you won’t want to miss the Boat show. All this and so much more! For more information, visit


June 12 – Every June since 1961 the Kemptville Hospital Auxiliary holds “HeyDAy” – a giant garage sale to benefit the hospital.  This will be the 55th year!  “HeyDay” (The GIANT sale) will be held on Friday June12 from 6:30 -9:30 and Saturday June 13 from 9am – 1pm at the North Grenville Curling Club, 200 Reuben Cres in Kemptville.There’s no end to the bargains!  Don’t miss out – come early.  Proceeds from this annual fund raiser are used to purchase medical equipment for the Kemptville District Hospital.”


June 12 – Ambush at Stonefields. Doors open at 8pm and Ambush plays from 9pm until 1am at Stonefields, 1985 9th Line Beckwith, in Carleton Place.  Tickets are on sale now – $15pp in advance and $20pp at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling 613-253-3313 or emailing Get your tickets early before they sell out! We look forward to getting Ambushed with you at Stonefields on June 12th, 2015! For more information please visit


June 13 – Almonte Fair Board Spring Dance. Mike Fahey, Peter Dawson and A Classic Country Re-vu. From 8pm until 12am at the NLAS Agricultural Hall, 195 Water Street in Almonte. $12 advance and $15 at the door. Contact Debbie Byrdges for tickets at 613-256-3879
June 20 – Father’s Golf Fund – VLT Weddings is holding a fundraiser, Father’s Golf Fund. This fundraiser is to raise money for CHEO; and, specificity for babies who are needing help in the intensive care wing. Tickets are on sale at or by calling 613-695-3761. Ticket costs $15 an adult and $8.50 a child. We will be golfing at Mini Golf Gardens. The tickets are good for one round of golf, entertainment, and silent auction. The event is between 10:30 am – 1: 30 pm.


June 20- 20th Annual Kidfish 2015! Kidfish will be held on the banks of the Tay River, between Gore Street and Beckwith Street, in Perth, Ontario. Free registration for children ages 2-15 begins at 8 am at the side of the Perth Legion, 26 Beckwith St. East, Perth, Ontario. Each child receives a prize upon registration. Fishing begins at 9 am and continues to 12 pm. A barbeque lunch is provided to each participant, free of charge with a nominal charge for adults. Major prizes will be handed out following lunch. Kidfish is free and fun for the whole family. For more information, please call Kathy/Lannie at 613-267-7655 or Dan at 613-264-0205.


June 20 – Purple Hearts Outdoor Classic at Ray Friel in Orleans from 9:00am until 5:00pm. Purple Hearts Outdoor Classic is a new ball hockey tournament to hit the streets of Ottawa. In support of DIFD at the Royal, Purple Hearts strives to raise funds and more importantly aspires to continue the conversation DIFD has started on youth mental health. Team registration is at $250 for a team of 5-7 players. While fundraising is encouraged, it is not mandatory. Every team is guaranteed three games of play, with the hopes of more games by making it to playoffs. The tournament will be round-robin style with a bracket style playoff. For more information visit,


June 20 – The 7th annual Water Garden Tour, hosted by the Greater Ottawa Water Garden Horticultural Society, will be taking place on Saturday, June 20. This year’s Water Garden Tour features 11 beautiful water gardens of various designs and sizes. One site will also be showcased at night. Times: Day: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Day/Evening: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm. Cost: $20.00 per person; children 12 and under are free. Tickets/Tour booklets for this self-guided tour are available after May 1st at or at Ritchie Feed and Seed stores (1390 Windmill Lane, 2079 Carp Road, Stittsville, and 5091 Ottawa Street, Richmond), Big Al’s stores (145 Roland Michener Drive, Kanata, and 1900 Innes Road), Artistic Landscape Design (2079 Bank Place), Peter Knippel Garden Centre (4590 Bank Street), Budd Gardens (2832 Innes Road, Blackburn Hamlet), TBL Depot (1148 March Road, Kanata), KB Backyard Depot (1770 Manotick Station Road, Greely) and Rideau Woodland Ramble (7210 Burritt’s Rapids Road, Kemptville). (Cash only).


June 21 –  Father’s Day BBQ at Stonefields. Bring your dad, spouse or any special man in your life out to Stonefields for a delicious BBQ to celebrate Father’s Day on June 21st, catered by The Mixing Bowl and in support of the Lanark County Food Bank. Doors open at 4:30pm with dinner beginning at 5pm, and entertainment until 9pm. The evening will be filled with great food, live music, and a fun excuse to come out to the farm with your family! Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance: $45 + HST for adults, $22.50 + HST for children 7-12, and free for children 6 and under. To RSVP and purchase your tickets email us at or call 613-253-3313. Please join us in our efforts to support the Lanark County Food Bank by bringing a non-perishable item or cash donation to help local families in need. For additional information please see our facebook event:


June 22 – The 4th Annual Guts and Glory Golf Classic on Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at Rideau View Golf Club 6044 Rideau Valley Dr. N, Manotick. We invite you to join local sports celebrities, business leaders and loyal supporters as we tee it up at one of Ottawa’s premier, private golf courses, Rideau View Golf Club in Manotick. A true classic ‘old style’ course, Rideau View Golf Club is one of Ottawa’s premier private golf courses. Your day will be exceptional from the moment you arrive! It also includes lunch, dinner, refreshments, player gifts and first-rate entertainment! Time – 11:00 am Registration opens, 11:30am Lunch,  1:00pm Shotgun start, 6:00pm Cocktails, and 6:30pm Dinner & banquet. For more information visit  or contact Diane Matheson 613-227-3424


October 18  – MADD Ottawa’s Stride for Change Run and Walk to help raise funds to increase awareness about the impact of impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime. All money raised will stay in the Ottawa area and will be used to support youth programs, public education and victim services. For more details and to register please visit for-Change


TFN- “I Love Lungs’ Team at Summer Events. The Lung Association is inviting you – No matter where you live – to support people with lung disease. Join their “I Love Lungs” team to run/walk the Ottawa Race, cycle the GranFondo Ottawa or crawl through mud at a Spartan Race. Event day volunteers also needed. For more information contact Melanie Estable-Porter


TFN-Every Tuesday Bid Euchre at 1:30pm at the Montague & District Seniors Forget-Me-Not Club 658 Rosedale Rd S. Call 613-283-8482 to leave a message or 613-283-6240.


TFN -Every Thursday at 10am Quilting & Sewing Club meets. Come join us for coffee. Montague & District Seniors Forget-Me-Not Club 658 Rosedale Rd S. Call 613-283-8482 to leave a message or 613-283-8325.


TFN-Every Friday at 7pm 4 hand euchre at the Montague & District Seniors Forget-Me-Not Club 658 Rosedale Rd S. Call 613-283-8482 to leave a message or 613-283-6240.


TFN -The Town of Smiths Falls offers a variety of services to immigrants making their home here. TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative & Continuing Education, of the Upper Canada District School Board, offering ESL (English as a Second Language) classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Smiths Falls Public Library. Further information on the existing classes is available by contacting Lane at or Case at


TFN-REAL collects used cell phones through Phone Back Canada. Phones collected may be repaired and reused, or the 30-50% that are not usable and taken apart and their parts recycled. And REAL receives $1.00 for every phone it turns in. Drop your phone in the green collection box located near the customer entrance of the REAL Deal during store hours. More information about REAL


TFN-Every Wednesday the Smiths Falls Lions Club will serve a Community Lunch from 11:30am till 1:30pm at the Smiths Falls Lions Den, 19 Abbott Street, South. Donation welcome but not necessary. Info 283-1490


TFN-Donate your unwanted vehicle and help those living with kidney disease.  Have your car towed within 48 hours for free and receive a valuable tax receipt. Newer vehicles may qualify for an even bigger receipt! Call 1-866-788-CARS, or click the car


TFN-Lanark County Fire Department wants your old vehicles. Donate your old vehicle for them to use in as a practice vehicle for the Jaws of Life Rescue technics.They’ll pick you vehicle up and take it away for free. For more info call Carleton or call 613-253-0569


TFN-The Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark County needs volunteers to take part in the “Day Away” program. 264-0307


TFN-Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County needs mentors. You already have what it takes to be a role model; all you have to be is a friend. An hour a week can make a difference at


TFN -Osgoode Olde Tyme Fiddlers Association invites you to its traditional Old Tyme Fiddle country music dance @ the Osgoode Community Centre, Osgoode, every 4th Friday in month from 7:30 – 11:30pm.  Bring your fiddle, guitar, musical talents!!  Welcome all.  Tickets are available at door @ $5.00 per person for non musicians.For more info call 613 224-9888.


TFN-Lanark County Fire Department wants your old vehicles. Donate your old vehicle for them to use in as a practice vehicle for the Jaws of Life Rescue technics.They’ll pick you vehicle up and take it away for free. For more info call Carleton or call 613-253-0569


On Going: World Hope. Susan Fleming and the Smiths Falls RBC donated Santa hats and reindeer antlers to the orphans at our Children’s house in Swaziland, Africa.  The garb was to be used for promotional photos and videos for World Hope Canada however the children were ecstatic and happy to wear them for play! For more information about World Hope Canada please visit


On Going – At the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192, 177 George Street in Carleton Place: Cribbage every Tuesday 1:00pm until 4:00pm (downstairs). Mixed Darts every Thursday 7:30pm (upstairs). Mixed Darts every Sunday 1:30pm (downstairs). Everyone welcome. For more information please call 613-257-1727.


On Going- Monday Night Bingo at the Royal Canadian Legion in Westport. Regular games, special games, progressive toonie pot, double up cards. $500 jackpot 50 numbers or less, $250 jackpot 55 numbers or less. All proceeds are turned back to the Community. Doors open at 6:00pm, bingo starts at 7:00pm


On Going – Soles4Souls. Dymon Storage is proud to be continuing its partnership with Soles4Souls Canada! Soles4Souls is a Nashville based charity that procures new and gently used shoes are collected through concentrated shoe drives and from ongoing drop off locations. Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution founded in 2006 in response to two major disasters, the tsunami in Southeast Asia and Hurricane Katrina. In the past 7 years, Soles4Souls has collected over 25 million shoes that have been distributed in over 100 countries around the world including Kenya, Nepal and the United States. Soles4Souls Canada was founded in 2010 in response to the earthquake in Haiti and Haiti continues to be a major recipient of Canadian donations. Other major recipients of Canadian donations are local organizations. Dymon is proud to help distribute some of the shoes collected to local organizations, such as the Youth Services Bureau, Ottawa Mission and various church groups in Ottawa. The mission of Soles4Souls Canada is to collect 1 Million shoes over a ten year period from every province in Canada. To date over 300,000 pairs have been collected, including 100,000 pairs in the Ottawa area. How can you help this very worthwhile cause? Now is the perfect time to clear out the unwanted shoes that are being stored at the back of your closet, but are still in great condition. All types of shoes are accepted by Soles4Souls Canada; from sandals to running shoes, clogs to work boots. When donating shoes, please tie or bind your shoes together for donation. You can donate your shoes at any of our 7 Dymon Storage locations in Ottawa. For more information on Soles4Souls, visit


On Going- Kemptville Youth Centre programs. Cook Night every Thursday Night from 5-8pm. Details at the Kemptville Youth Centre call KYC at 613-258-5212 or email Andrew MacLean at


On Going-Youth Action Kommittee of Perth & District (YAK) has established an electronic waste depot. Small amounts (car load or less) accepted during normal hours of operation-2pm-7pm. Monday to Friday at the old Perth Shoe factory.


On Going -For over ten years the Lanark County Food For Thought Partnership has provided support to our community schools that run nutritious breakfast, snack and lunch programs. The Food for Thought cookbook is now available. Over 400 delicious recipes, lively artwork drawn by area students for just $15 .Available at Read’s Book Shop in Carleton Place, Foodsmiths in Perth, and any one of the 34 schools in Lanark County or by email


On Going- ‘Ottawa Basketeers, “Assisting women in new beginnings” .Providing new household items to women transitioning from battered women’s shelters to their new homes. Supporting 7 area shelters. Info at: or Email:’


On Going - Events Happening at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 - 7 Main Street East Smiths Falls 613-283-2690. (All events open to the public) Bid Euchre & Duplicate Bridge – every Monday evening at 7pm.   Bridge Lessons Tuesday at 1pm Bingo Thursday at 7pm.


On Going-The Smiths Falls Community Hospital Auxiliary is seeking volunteers for their meal assist program. Interested persons can contact Joanne Cleary at 613-283-1583.


On Going- Second Kick Lanark-Carleton bring used soccer uniforms and equipment to economically disadvantaged children in Canada and around the world. Bring items to the Second Kick Drop Box at the Beckwith Indoor Soccer Field or Calvary Christian Academy, Hwy 15 Franktown. Donation also welcome.


On Going-Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County new breakfast program in Smiths Falls needs volunteers. There are open spots on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7am to 9am. Please contact BB/BS office if you’d like more details – 613-283-0570 and ask for Rhonda.


On Going-TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a not for profit club that is dedicated to supporting its members as the Take and Keep Off Pounds Sensibly.  They meet in Smiths Falls every Thursday evening for weigh in at 6:30pm. and the meeting at 7pm. in the Central Lounge at 46 Bell Avenue. New members are welcome and the first meeting is free and without obligation. Information contact Maimie Parker at 613 838-4777 or by email at


On Going- Since Role Playing Games have grown to be so popular amongst the Kemptville Youth Centre (KYC) youth; KYC is hoping to add RPG into their Saturday schedule. However, to do that another volunteer will need to step up to the plate. If you have a knack for Role Playing Games and would like to share your games and skills with KYC’s youth, you’re encouraged to contact KYC’s Executive Director, Robin Heald, ASAP, at 613-258-5212.


Ottawa and Valley Lost Pet Network is a Facebook page that brings people together to help find lost pets. It has had incredible success to date and it will only get better as the page continues to grow! We are currently at 8,094  likes and would love to see that number double or triple! Please like this page and help us reunite owners with their pets. The more likes on this page, the faster we can get the word out about a lost/found animal and it also means there are more eyes out there watching for beloved pets that have gone missing.