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 Liz Pearson at liz.pearson@rci.rogers.com.

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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 www.gutsglorygolf.com  or contact Diane Matheson 613-227-3424

 

June 23 – Almonte General Hospital-Fairview Manor will be hosting their annual Strawberry Social and Bake Sale on Tuesday, June 23 from 2-4pm at the Almonte Civitan  Hall 500 Almonte St.  Almonte.  The cost of admission is $5.00.  Tickets available at the door or in advance from Sheila Lefebvre at Fairview Manor.  Please contact Sheila Lefebvre at 613-256-3113-2908 or by email slefebvre@agh-fvm.com.  Thank you.

 

June 25 to 28 – Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. Are you interested in giving back to your community, participating in a 3 day celebration of sports, arts, culture and heritage, making new friends, and having a lot of fun at the same time? Then volunteering with the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is an opportunity for you. The festival occurs from June 25-28th, and we need volunteers like to help during the festival, as well as before and after. There are over a dozen areas to choose from. To register, and to get more details, go to our website: www.dragonboat.net/volunteer Sign up before May 28th! If you have any further questions, send us an email! volunteer@dragonboat.net

 

June 27-The Kemptville Youth Centre is gearing up for their annual Investors Group Golf Tournament at Manderly on the Green in North Gower on June 27

 

June 27-Motorcycle Charity Ride for Rescue Cats, will be held on Sat. June 27th. The 6th Annual Ride for Rescue Cats is in memory of “Little Jack”. All proceeds from this ride will be donated to the non-profit, registered charity “Country Cat Sanctuary” to save every feline life they can.The ride will start at 10am. from Levi Home Hardware, Ottawa St., Almonte, register from 9am to 9:45am. on ride day or pre-register by contacting Big Al/Fran at 613-256-3726 or emailing fluffyb@xplornet.com if you need more info. Cost is $20/rider and $10 for the passenger. Collect $50 in pledges both ride

 

June 28- Annual Stroll for Liver-  All those interested in participating can sign up and register themselves or a team at liver.ca.

 

June 30-Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Champions for Kids Foundation Golf Tournament taking place on Tues., June 30, at the Upper Canada Golf Course in Morrisburg. Registration: $150/player includes 18 holes of golf, one cart rental per pair, lunch, prime rib dinner, and a $35 charitable donation receipt. Registration at: www.eventbrite.ca/e/champions-for-kids-foundation-golf-tournament-2015-registration-16240632168.

 

June 30-A Pre-Canada Day Party under the tent at the South Mountain Fair Grounds with AMBUSH, from 9pm to 1am Admission $15, this is an Age of Majority Event

 

July 1-Canada Day celebrations in Smiths Falls at Lower Reach Park Starting at 11:45am. with Bicycle decorating registration, Bicycle parade and judging at 12:30pm. Opening ceremonies at 1pm followed by: Bands/entertainment; bouncy castles, kids games, food booths, vendors till 5pm. Fireworks at 10pm (rain or shine)

July 1 - Calabogie & District Snowmobile Club is hosting Canada Day Breakfast on Wednesday, starting at 8 a.m. at the Calabogie Community Center.  Sausages, eggs, baked beans, pancakes with local maple syrup and all the fixings.  Adults $8, children $4, under 4 yrs. free. Proceeds to trail maintenance.

 

July 2 to August 15 – A Company of Fools Performs Torchlight Shakespeare in parks around Ottawa this summer! This years play The comedy of Errors will be taking place July 2 to August 15.

 

July 10 to August 20 – Live History Presents: Mary’s Odyssey this summer! Come join Mary as she takes you on a journey through Laurier House. The play, presented by Live History, will take the audience on a one hour adventure through time. The audience will experience a full tour of Laurier House while interacting with the show’s character and assisting them in solving a long hidden mystery. Long ago, Sir Laurier left a treasure hidden in the house, and now it’s up to you to crack the code! Spectators will experience much about love, loss and honor while being guided through by the one set of eyes that has seen it all. Performances are: July 10th, 17th, 24th, August 6th, 13th, 20th at 7:30pm. The play is one hour long and suitable for ages 10 and up. Tickets are $22.00 and limited to 20 people each performance. For tickets and information, 613-992-8142 http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/on/laurier/activ/activ1.
 Sat. July 11 –  Seeley’s Bay BBQ!  There will be a Chicken BBQ at Seeley’s Bay Centennial Park, Haskin’s Point Road starting at 4:30pm.  Adults: $12.00; children $6.00! There will be homemade salads, pies, baked beans, refreshments, sponsored by Seeley’s Bay United Church.

Sat July 11 – 1st Annual Arnprior Kids Fishing Derbys.  Come down to McLean Park in Arnprior from 9a-3p and enjoy a community event organized by the Arnprior Fish & Game Conservation Club for the children of Renfrew County, Ottawa and surrounding areas. Admission is free. Every child participating will be going home with a goodie bag full of great stuff. There will also be hot dogs and drinks for the kids and parents alike. The Derby is being held during the province’s Free Family Fishing Week meaning the adults accompanying the kids will not need a fishing license to take part.

 

Sat. July 25- The Lung Association is proud to once again be the Charity Partner with the GranFondo Ottawa cycling event, now in its 4th year. Register today to cycle 1 of 4 distances (now 65km, 100km, 180km or 235km) on Sat. July 25th and support of the 1 in 5 people with lung conditions including asthma, lung cancer, COPD and other breathing issues. Once registered for your ride distance at www.granfondoottawa.org, consider raising funds for people who struggle, at times or all the time, just to breathe. Visit www.granfondo.kintera.org to join other riders who are raising funds for The Lung Association through the GranFondo Ottawa 2015 cycling event.

 

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 maddchapters.ca/ottawa/Strides- for-Change

 

November 5 - Annual Liver Foundation Event Gala. Tickets are $150 per person. Tickets can be purchased separately or by the table, 10 seats per table and to make a donation to the liver foundation also in support of Eugene Melnyk please see the link below. https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TicketingWelcome.aspx?eventid=152480&langpref=en-CA&Referrer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.liver.ca%2fsupport-liver-foundation%2ffundraising%2fgalas%2

 

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 Melanie@on.lung.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 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.

 

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 Automotive.com 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 www.worldhope.ca.

 

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 www.soles4soulscanada.com

 

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 -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

 

All proceeds to benefit

PARROT PARTNER

www.parrotpartner.com

 

  BIKE & HELP OTHERS BREATHE  

The Lung Association is proud to once again be the Charity Partner with the GranFondo Ottawa cycling event, now in its 4th year. Register today to cycle 1 of 4 distances (now 65km, 100km, 180km or 235km) on Sat. July 25th and support of the 1 in 5 people with lung conditions including asthma, lung cancer, COPD and other breathing issues.

Heading out of the Richcraft Recreation Complex in Kanata, enjoy the sites and sounds of this supported ride while The Lung Association’s “I Love Lungs” Volunteer Crew greet you at Feed Stations along the way, helping fuel you to the FINISH line.

Bike & help others breathe. Because when you can’t breathe, nothing else matters. Once registered for your ride distance at www.granfondoottawa.org, consider raising funds for people who struggle, at times or all the time, just to breathe. Visit www.granfondo.kintera.org to join other riders who are raising funds for The Lung Association through the GranFondo Ottawa 2015 cycling event.

Melanie

The Lung Association, Corporate & Community Development Officer
Melanie@on.lung.ca

www.on.lung.ca