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 mackenzie.bishop@rci.rogers.com.

 

Til August 11 – Perth Through The Ages, a theatrical walking tour presented in conjunction with the classic theater festival. Tours starting at 11:00am at Matheson House. Highland on the Rideau hosted by the Gordon Pipe Band is June 28th at the Lower Reach Park in Smith Falls. Enjoy solo and band competitions. FREE admissions with donations to the food bank welcome.

 

July 24 to 26 – 18th Annual Fortissimo Celebration hosted by the soldiers and the band of the Ceremonial Guard of the Canadian Armed Forces on Parliament Hill. Fortissimo is a military concert and sunset ceremony conducted on the lawns of Parliament Hill. The event will feature military brass bands, pipes & drums, guest performers and the soldiers of the Ceremonial Guard. Admission is free and lawn chairs or blankets for seating are recommended. Fortissimo is a showcase event that has drawn thousands of spectators since it began in 1997. This year the Band of the Ceremonial Guard and the Pipes & Drums of the Ceremonial Guard will be joined by 48th Highlanders of Canada, The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada, the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces and others. There will be a Cadet Band as well as period re-enactors of The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. The spectacular display will also include The Dominion Carillon, Silent Drill teams and artillery which will dazzle all spectators.

 

July 25 to 27 – Spencerville Stampede at the Spencerville Fair Grounds. With almost 3,000 visitors in the first year alone, you are sure to find tons of events and activities for young and old at the Spencerville Stampede. The weekend also includes the Beer Garden, live music, dinner and dance. Gates open at 12:00pm on July 25th and runs until 4:00pm on July 27th. For more information, visit http://www.spencervillestampede.com

 

July 26 – Mississippi Mills Annual Fire Department Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station 1 in Almonte from 7:00am until 11:00am. Discount pricing for all those who wear pj’s!

 

July 26 to 27 – 3rd Annual Spencerville Stampede at the Spencerville fairgrounds. Live music from Silver Creek and Brea Lawrensen. Presented by Class Axe Guitars, Pape Technology Services, and Joe Computer. For tickets and more information visit, http://www.spencervillestampede.com/index.php

 

July 26 & 27 – Wheels A Churnin’ at Augusta Motorsport Park (Dixon Rd N. Augusta) Rain or shine, visitors can watch mud drags, tractor pulls, snowmobile grass drags, off road competitions and more. More information, see www.wheelsachurin.ca Gates open Friday at 3. Competitions begin Saturday. Please visit website for price list and information on rules, classes, camping, etc.

 

July 26-27- Madawaska Valley Studio Tour. Twice as good in 2014: two weekends this year, July 26-27 and October 4-5. Two separate weekends with 31 artists and artisans making this year’s expanded Madawaska Valley Studio Tour the biggest and best ever. Come out and enjoy art, crafts, inspiration and spectacular scenery. Brochures are at Tourist Information Centres and business location throughout the Valley. For more information, visit www.madawaskastudiotour.com

 

July 27-Rolling Thunder Car Show at Lower Reach Park, Smiths Falls. Any vehicle is welcome to be part of the show at an admission price of $10. The first 150 registrants that morning will receive a goody bag including a Rolling Thunder Car Club t-shirt. Live music from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with The Doherty Brothers. A 50/50 draw will be up for grabs, as will many valuable door prizes that will be drawn throughout the day. Hosted by: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rolling-Thunder-Car-Club/193910320631448

 

July 27 – Cerebral Palsy Spastic Quadriplegia Fundraiser for Lauren King at the Stittsville Flea Market. Lauren is confined to a wheelchair, and needs a bathroom renovation which is costing $30,000. There will be a fire fighter carwash, the Ottawa RedBlacks Cheerleaders and mascot, Sparky the Fire Dog, City Councillor Shad Qadri, Big D’s Poutine Truck, sno-cones, cotton candy, a face painter, and Ottawa Police officers with their motorcycles for the kids.Come out for a fun time while supporting a community family in need!

 

August 1 to 2 – Glengarry Highland Games kicks off on August 1st at 7:00am and continues onto August 2nd with gates opening at 6:00am and the grandstand opening at 8:00am. In the course of the day, more than 50 pipe bands are put through their paces to decide the North American Pipe Band Championships™, more than 200 dancers defy gravity in the Highland Dance competition and giants hurl telephone pole-sized cabers and 50 pound iron hammers around the infield. It is a memorable and incredible event. The Glengarry Highland Games is also excited to announce that Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy will be headliners. Please note that PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THE GAMES (registered service animals excepted) –and remember to pack appropriately as the games are held RAIN or SHINE. General Admission is $20.00. This is an all ages event – Children 12 and under are FREE. For tickets and more information visit, http://www.glengarryhighlandgames.com/index.php

 

August 2 – 2nd Annual Derby Day in Ottawa hosted by Capital City Derby Dolls. The Dolly Rogers and the Dollinquents will be facing off against 2 teams from Alliston, Ontairo. This is a free family event, and a free skate where people will have the chance to strap on some roller skates and see what it’s like to skate like a Derby Girl or Derby Guy. This event takes place from 12:00pm until 6:00pm at the Rink of Dreams across from City Hall.

 

August 2 to 4 – Canalfest celebrating the Rideau Canal System in Merrickville Ontario FREE fun filled days, Aug 2,3, and 4 with live music, clowns, voyageurs, and more. Canalfest is hosted by the Merrickville Lions Club. Visit our web site at: www.merrickvillecanalfest.ca

 

August 3 – Newboro Recreation Committee is having a fundraiser from 12:30pm until 4:00pm at Lorne Park. Good old classic music by Pirate of the Rideau, and a BBQ.

 

August 8 – Comedy Night at Patty Boland’s Pub. The Cancer Warriors Dave Sharp and Trisha Kermath have another event for you to take part in! A Comedy Night hosted by Patty Boland’s Pub located at 101 Clarence Street in the market. Friday August 8th 2014 at 7pm, tickets are only $5. You can also contribute by purchasing food at the pub, as we will receive 25% of food profits that night! Please contact Meridith at meridith.shea1@gmail.com for tickets and further information. Let’s help Dave show cancer who’s boss! Find out more about their story at www.cancerwarriorchronicles.com, or on their Facebook page at facebook.com/cancerwarriorchronicles.

 

August 8 to 9 – Rideau Environmental Action Leagues 5th Annual Bottle Drive at the Beer Store in Smith Falls. Volunteers are still needed for two hour shifts.

 

August 8 to 9 – 24th Annual Family Ball Tournament hosted at the 5600 Main St in Osgood. Charity Fundraiser Ball Tournament. This Ontario charity fundraiser ball tournament has raised over $130,000,000 for Ottawa charities since 1990. Great baseball, children’s activities, cash bar, silent auction, and BBQ lunch all weekend! Friday night dance and Saturday live music by The Tow Patty’s and Brandy & Port! Entry is free so come out and support this awesome tournament! This year’s major charity recipient is the Ottawa Police Service Venturers in partnership with Scouts Canada. For more information please visit www.familyballtournament.com or contact Lisa 613-761-8719

 

August 9 – St. Lawrence River Pleasurecraft Ride for Dad – Chapter of Telus Ride for Dad. Takes place at Crysler Park Marina, 13480 Cty Rd. 2 in Morrisburg. Registration starts at 10:00am and the ride departs at noon. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/StLawrenceRideforDad?ref_type=bookmark or www.Ridefordad.ca

 

August 9 – Sarah McCarthy Memorial Golf Tournament hosted at Manderley on the Green, 5920 Prince of Wales Dr., Ottawa. Shot gun start at 10:30am, registration begins at 9:30am. There will be raffles, a silent auction, a live auction, and door prizes. This tournament is open to the public and they are looking forward to having another 144+ participants enjoying a day on the green to honour Sarah’s memory. Proceeds from her tournament are donated to local charities in Sarah’s name, along with two of her dearest friends, Greg McGlade and Andrew Weeks. The proceeds will benefit the same charities/organizations as our previous year’s tournaments. Proceeds were divided amongst Friends of Hospice Ottawa in Richmond, in memory of Sarah, Andrew Weeks and Greg McGlade, Richmond Lions Club – Case for Cause Christmas Hamper, Richmond Legion, South Carleton High School – Scholarship, Richmond Public School, Goulbourn Middle School and Main Street Community Services. If you would like further information, contact (613) 838-2764 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/771461612864274/

 

August 9 to 10 – Puppets Up! in Almonte. They will be celebrating 10 years of creativity, imagination, and puppets! Come out and enjoy entertaining puppet performances, street entertainment, daily parades, and vendor and craft markets. Day passes: $20/Adults and $10/Kids. Weekend passes available as well. Kids under 3 are FREE! Purchase your passes online or at the door. For more information visit www.puppetsup.ca

 

August 10-Community Victory Party for Special Olympic athletes from Renfrew and Arnprior. Many medals were won and the softball team, Renfrew Millionaires, won the gold medal game. They now have a chance at being chosen to compete in the Special Olympic World Games in Los Angeles in 2015 as Team Canada. On August 10 at the Mat-A-Way Activity Centre in Renfrew, the softball team will be playing a ball game against the OPP. There will also be a fundraiser BBQ. Everyone is welcome to come out, have fun, and get their picture taken with a Gold Olympic Medal.

 

August 10 – The Annual Peacekeepers’ Day Commemoration in Ottawa will be held at 10:45 am at ‘Reconciliation’, the National Peacekeeping Monument (located on Sussex Dr. between the American Embassy and the National Gallery of Canada). This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Canadian Military service in Cyprus, as well as the 25th Anniversary of police services participation in UN missions overseas. Member of the public are invited to join with the Colonel John Gardam Chapter (Ottawa) of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping (CAVUNP) in remembering those who gave their lives in the service of peace.

 

August 12-Kanata Lasers Golf Classic-Annual Community Event at the Glen Mar Golf & Country Club! $125.00/player or $500.00/foursome and includes green fee, cart, raffle tickets, roast beef buffet dinner and more! For more information or to register contact Kaitlyn Nuttall at knuttall@kanatalasers.com or 613-854-5249

 

August 13 – The 8th Annual Dorothy Griffith Memorial Golf Tournament at Perth Golf Course hosted by The Chamber of Commerce. Your entry fee includes golfing, cart, and BBQ.

 

August 14 to 17- South Grenville Bluegrass Festival at the Spencerville Fair Grounds (22 Ryan St. Spencerville ON K0E 1X0) Featuring some of Ontario’s finest bluegrass bands! 12 bands & more TBA, Open mic night Thursday and camping available. For more information go to www.southgrenvillebluegrassfestival.ca or contact Kim Wallace at 613.883.3126 or southgrenvillebluegrass@gmail.com.

 

August 15 to 16 – Lanark County Plowing Match at 107 Old Union Hall Rd. in Almonte. August 15: 4-4 Plowing Achievement, sheep shearing from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Crafts, exhibit displays, Canteen etc. August 16: begins with a pancake breakfast from 7:00am until 9:00am. Musical entertainment from 11:00am until 3:00pm. Garden Tractor Pull at 12:30pm. Plowing, exhibits, sheep shearing, canteen, antique displays etc. Bring a lawn chair and spend the day!

 

August 23- The investors Group Golf Classic. Golf for the Kemptville Youth Centre. Sign up as an individual or a foursome. There will be a shotgun start plus a roast beef dinner.

 

August 27- The Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital and Almonte General Hospital are hosting the fairways, fashion, and fun golf classic at the Canadian Golf and Country Club. This Women’s ONLY event will be a day filled with golf, great shopping, and fun all in support of Women’s health care initiatives at both local hospitals.

 

September 6 – Mississippi Mills River Run at the NLAS Almonte Fairgrounds, 195 Water Street. WALK or RUN to help support the Almonte General Hospital Foundation. 5km starting at 8:30am, family 3km challenge starting at 9:40am, 10km starting at 10:10am. Other events include: Top finisher awards ceremony, music and family BBQ, finisher medals for all! Pledges and donations are being collected for the Almonte General Hospital Foundation to purchase equipment for the Obstetrics Department. Registration and volunteer information online at www.aegleevents.com. Your registration includes: technical race shirt, finisher medal, recovery food, live music.

 

September 20 – 613 Trucks Ride for Dad Charity Event is hosted at The Robert Simpson Park in Arnprior from 10:00am until 4:00pm. The event will have live entertainment, truck show, beach volleyball, bean bag toss, silent auction, BBQ, and much more! All net proceeds go to the Ride for Dads Channel. For more information visit, https://www.facebook.com/events/656733891085312/

 

September 20 – Bladder Cancer Canada Awareness Walk at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel, Mackenzie Street Entrance. Registration starts at 8:30am, walk kicks off at 9:00am. Funds raised will help Bladder Cancer Canada by going towards patient education and  to help find a cure. Register today and walk together to raise money for Bladder Cancer Canada! http://bladdercancercanada.akaraisin.com/Common/Event/Home.aspx?seid=8569&mid=8

 

October 9 – 9th Annual Wellness Challenge, a 5k run or 3k walk in support of United Way, Health Partners, and Centraide Outaouais. The event takes place along the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway. For more information and to register, visit www.wellnesschallenge.ca

 

October 18 – Light The Night Walk at the Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s® Light The Night® Walk is the nation’s night to pay tribute and bring hope to all those affected by blood cancer. Join us as we celebrate our 5 year walk anniversary and take steps towards a world without blood cancer. Start 530pm – Walk 7pm – End 9pm. For more information or to register, Visit out website at www.lightthenight.ca/on

 

December 6- John McDermott’s Christmas Show at Winchester United Church. Box office: Friday June 13 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm and Saturday June 14 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. Tickets are $35.00. Selective Seating. For more information call 613-447-8167

 

TFN- Teen Summer Reading at the Library hosted by the Ottawa Public Library (OPL). A summer-long program for avid teen readers. Teens between the ages of 13 and 18 are invited to post reviews or comments of any of OPL’s materials online, including digital content such as eBooks. In doing so, they are eligible to win a Chapters gift card by weekly draw. Teens must log into www.ottawa-summer-2014.bibliocommons.com using their OPL card to participate. The winners will be announced every week on the Teen Blog until the program ends on Friday, August 29. For more information about OPL, please go to www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca or contact InfoService at 613-580-2940 or InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.

 

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 daphne.lane@ucdsb.on.ca or Case at ELLclassSF@gmail.com

 

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 www.REALaction.ca

 

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 Automotive.com 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 and Big Sisters of Lanark County looking for volunteers to help in operation of Jewels Thrift Store in Smiths Falls. 613-283-9723

 

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 www.bigbrotherbigsisterslanark.ca.

 

On Going – Cribbage at the Carleton Place Legion. Every Tuesday at 1:00pm. Come out and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the cool comfort of downstairs. Everyone welcome.

 

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 www.soles4soulscanada.com

 

On Going – The Sharbot Lake Farmers Market runs 9:00am until 11:00am every Saturday, May 17 – October 11, at the Sharbot Lake Beach. Fresh farm produce, hot coffee and cafe breakfast items, homemade baked goods, local crafts, live music, shiatsu massage, full park and playground, and friendly conversation all at our picturesque beach setting. The perfect way to start your Saturday! www.sharbotlakefarmersmarket.ca

 

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 andrew@kemptvilleyc.com

 

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 -The North Lanark Historical Society, Appleton archives, is looking for any audio or print material about The Dec. 27/42 Almonte Train Wreck .If you have photos, newspaper or magazine clips contact: www.northlanarkregionalmuseum.com/

 

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.

 

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 bjergso@sympatico.ca.

 

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: www.Basketeers.ca or Email: ottawabasketeers@gmail.com’

 

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 me.parker@sympatico.ca.

 

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. www.facebook.com/lostpetnetwork