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Fri - Jul 01
  Celebrate Canada Day at the Cobden Legion
Friday, July 1, 3 to 8pm, Dinner served 4 to 7pm Celebrate Canada Day at the Cobden Legion and enjoy a BARBECUE STEAK cooked just the way you like it. $16.00 includes a delicious steak, all the fixings AND Ray Stoppa & Friends entertaining. Everyone is welcome!!!
Fri - Jul 01
  Foresters Falls - Canada Day
Friday, July 1, 5:30pm to Dusk Canada Day will be Celebrated in Foresters Falls starting with a Parade to the ball diamond at 5:30. Call Dave at 613-646-2706 to enter a float. Many activities and live music at the Diamond for all the family after the parade. FIREWORKS at DUSK!! Volunteers are needed, call Brenda at 613-646-7377 if you can help out. Check out www.WhitewaterEvents.ca for a flyer with more information, ALL the activities and their times. Hope to see you there! - Bring your lawn chairs!
Fri - Jul 01
  Horton's Canada Day Breakfast
HORTON CANADA DAY Friday, JULY 1, 2016 Old Fashion Breakfast Pancakes, Sausages, Eggs, Baked Beans & Home Fries With Real Maple Syrup Horton Community Centre 1005 Castleford Rd, Renfrew, Ont. 8:00 am - 11:00 am - Breakfast 8:00 am - 12:00 Model Train Display by Andy Laird of A. Laird Cabinet Works (under the rink roof) 9:15 - 10:00 Ray Kohlsmith & Friends 10:15 - 10:45 Clown & Face Painting 11:00 am - Little Ray's Reptile's Show Adults - $8.00 Children (6 - 12) - $5.00 Children (under 6) - free
Fri - Jul 01
  Canada Day at Ma-te-Way Park
Renfrew's Canada Day celebration will be held at Ma-te-Way Park on July 1st 4:45pm-10:15pm. The tennis tournament, yard sale, and fun run will be held starting at 9:00am. 4:45pm:Childrens Parade, Opening Ceremonies and Cake 5:00pm-9:00pm:Bouncy Castle, Obstacle Course, Facepainting, Ballon Art, Horse and Wagon Rides, Food Venors and Family Games 6:00pm:Little Rays Reptiles; Endangered Ontario Show 7:30pm: Magic Show 10:00pm: FIREWORKS
Fri - Jul 01 -- Sun - Jul 03
  Highway 41 Yard Sale
Yard sale the entire length of the Hwy. 41 corridor. Church groups, legions, any groups as well as individuals can participate July 1st to 3rd.
Fri - Jul 01
  CANADA DAY HORSE PULL
July 1st at 12 Noon SHAWVILLE FAIR will be starting the CANADA DAY HORSE PULL!!! Come one, Come ALL ADMISSION is FREE - At the Shawville Fair Grounds.
Sat - Jul 02
  Renfrew Farmers' Market
The Renfrew Farmers' Market will be held at Haramis Park, located across from Walmart at the PArk and Ride next to the train for the rest of the season, to help our customers access fresh, local food more easily and avoid the construction! It runs from 8am - 12pm until Thanksgiving.
Sat - Jul 02
  Free Kid's Fishing Derby
Township of Bonnechere Valley Free Kid's Fishing Derby on Saturday, July 2 from 8am to 2pm Bonnechere River off of Water Street First, second and third prizes to be won Drinks and snacks available For pre-registration or more information call Paul (613-312-0511)
Sat - Jul 02
  CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS
Canada Day Festivities at the Matawatchan Hall on SATURDAY July 2nd from NOON until 5pm. Rain or Shine!! LIVE Band, The White Brothers Band. BEER Garden, BBQ, Horseshoe Tournament at 1pm. And for the kids there is a BOUNCY CASTLE, kids zone and games. The Griffith and Matawatchan Fire Fighters and Fire Trucks will be there. Bring your lawn chairs for an afternoon of some old fashion fun!!
Sat - Jul 02
  Great Norway Bay Garage Sale
Saturday, July 2, 2016 The Great Norway Bay Garage Sale Norway Bay, Bristol, Quebec A community event sponsored by the Norway Bay Municipal Association. 9:00 a.m. Something for everyone.
Sat - Jul 02
  B.GC.P Open Bass Tournament
What: B.GC.P Open Bass Tournament HOSTED BY: THE B.GC.P Fire Fighters When: Saturday, July 2nd, 2016, 6:30 Check-in / 8:00 Start Where: Grand-Calumet Island, Quebec Who: Two-Angler / Team Event 5 Fish weigh in and biggest fish $100.00 Entry per Team
Sat - Jul 02 -- Sun - Jul 03
  Mega Book Sale at The Book Store, Golden Lake
Mega book sale on July 2 & 3 from 10 am to 6 pm at the former Book Store in Golden Lake, located right in the village at 3299 Lake Dore Rd, across from the Golden Lake Post Office. Stock up for summer reading. All proceeds go to the Bonnechere Union Public Library in Eganville.
Sun - Jul 03
  Nine N' Dine Golf Tourney
Kathleen will be hosting a Nine n Dine Golf tourney at the OAKS of COBDEN as part of her fund raising project for the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant. Proceeds from the tourney will be donated to Free the Children and the Alberta Wildfire Fund. Cost is $65.00 per player which includes, 9 holes, cart and chicken dinner. The tournament will be a 4 person scramble with a 3:00pm Shotgun start.
Mon - Jul 04
  Beach Volleyball League
COST: $50.00 per player Monday Nights – May 23rd – August 15th Douglas Recreational Volleyball Courts 2 Divisions: grades 7-9 junior, 10-12 Senior Times: 6:30 pm– 9:30pm Co-ed 6's – three boys and three girls, 4 girls and 2 boys allowed (teams may also be 6 girls) Guaranteed 2 games each night Register by email: d_dobson@hotmail.com Or call Dave 613-633-2613 Deadline: May 11th, 2016
Tue - Jul 05
  Renfrew County Milk Producers Golf Tournament
The Renfrew County Milk Producers annual golf tournament will be held at The Oaks of Cobden on Tuesday July 5th. Shot gun start at 9:30am. Cost is $80 per person(includes golf, cart and a meal). Proceeds from the tournament will go to the Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre. Contact Marja van Lindenberg @ 613 432 6427 to sign your team up!
Thu - Jul 07 -- Sun - Jul 10
  Bluegrass Festival
July 7-10, 2016 Valley Bluegrass Festival, 408 Castleford Road, (County Rd. 20) Renfrew, Ont. Bands appearing are: The Larry Stephenson Band (Tennessee, Sat. & Sun.); Lost & Found (Virginia, Fri. & Sat.); Larry Efaw & The Bluegrass Mountaineers (Ohio, Sat. & Sun.); Beartracks (New York, Fri. & Sat.); Traditionally Wound (Central-Western Ontario, Fri. & Sat.); The Dick Smith/Mike O'Reilly Band (Virginia-Canada, Sat. & Sun.); Concession 23 (Ottawa Valley, Fri. & Sun.); Northern Sons (Fri. & Sun.); Rescue Junction (Sat. & Sun.); Davis & Grant (Sat. Only); Sweetgrass (Fri & Sat.) Family oriented festival. Food & Craft vendors. Shade/Rain tents. Bring your lawn chair. Tickets 613-432-9084. Festival site 613-432-5000. www.valleybluegrass.ca.
Thu - Jul 07
  TRIVIA NIGHT
Kathleen will be hosting a TRIVIA NIGHT Thursday July 7, 2016 at COCO JARRY'S. 7:30pm start. Cost is $10.00/player with a minimum of 6 people per team. Trivia night will be hosted by MYFM's BOB and THE BEAR! All proceeds from the event will be donated to Free the Children and the Alberta Wildfire Fund. This event is part of Kathleen's fund raising project for the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant.
Fri - Jul 08 -- Tue - Jul 12
  Audition for the musical - Annie!
Adults and kids! Audition for the musical - Annie! Presenting at Festival Hall in the Fall of 2017. Auditions being held on June 8th 6:30-9:30pm and June 12th 2-5pm. Come prepared to sing a song from a musical at Calvin United Church.
Fri - Jul 08
  19th Annual Township of Bonnechere Valley Golf Tournament
The 19th Annual Township of Bonnechere Valley Golf Tournament is taking place on Friday, July 8th at the Whitetail Golf Course at 1 pm with the shot-gun start, 6 pm is dinner. Cost is $80 per person (includes 18 holes of gold, car, dinner and prizes) and/or $60 per person for members of Whitetail Golf Club.
Sat - Jul 09
  Renfrew Farmers' Market
The Renfrew Farmers' Market will be held at Haramis Park, located across from Walmart at the PArk and Ride next to the train for the rest of the season, to help our customers access fresh, local food more easily and avoid the construction! It runs from 8am - 12pm until Thanksgiving.
Sat - Jul 09
  Mixed Doubles Dart Tournament
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 148 is hosting a mixed doubles dart tournament on July 9th with proceeds going to homeless veterans. Registration fee: $30 per team ($5 from each entrant goes to homeless veterans) Registration: 10am-10:30am Play time: 11am Division round robin play Prize money for 1st,2nd,3rd,4th 180 shoot off Prize money based on number of teams entered Mail entry fee to 30 Raglan St. S Renfrew, ON K7V 1P7 Must be 19 to play For more information contact: Sheila Riopelle 343-361-0607 or Legion office or bar
Sat - Jul 09
  Yoga In The Park to Support National Seniors Month
It's time to hit the mat again! We invite you to join us June 4th, July 9th and August 13th at 11:00am on the grass in front of Town Hall for Yoga in the Park. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or a beginner, let experienced teachers from Heartsong YOGA Studio guide you while you take your savasanas outdoors! Don't forget to bring a mat, water and sunglasses! $15.00 donation to attend with the proceeds to support Bonnechere Manor Foundation in recognition of "National Seniors Month" (June). To register please visit the bonnecheremanorfoundation.com event page or pay in person on the day you are attending. Location: Low Sqauare on grass in front of Town Hall - 315 Raglan St., Renfrew
Sun - Jul 10
  July Valley Singles Lunch
The July Valley Singles Lunch will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2016 (instead of July 3rd) at 1 p.m. at the Cedar Cove Restaurant in White Lake. For info call Pat at (613) 622-5693 or Johanna at (613) 432-7622.
Sun - Jul 10
  KMMX 2016 Race Series
KENNELLY MOUNTAIN MOTOCROSS - KMMX 2016 Race Series - a three race series. Sunday, July 10 - Race #1 (KMMX Race #1 / MX101 IRONMAN #7) Saturday, July 30 - Race #2 (KMMX Race #2) Sunday, July 31 - Race #3 (KMMX Race #3 / MX101 IRONMAN #10) Follow us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com DETAILS: Amateur motocross racing at its best - racers from Ontario and Quebec ranging in ages from 4 to plus 50. LOCATION: 870 Kennelly Mountain Road - near Calabogie and Mount St. Patrick on Ontario's highest mountain ridge - watch for the signs ADMISSION: Adults $10 per day / Children under 12 $5 per day - admission at the gate CASH ONLY HOURS: 9am-5pm
Mon - Jul 11
  Beach Volleyball League
COST: $50.00 per player Monday Nights – May 23rd – August 15th Douglas Recreational Volleyball Courts 2 Divisions: grades 7-9 junior, 10-12 Senior Times: 6:30 pm– 9:30pm Co-ed 6's – three boys and three girls, 4 girls and 2 boys allowed (teams may also be 6 girls) Guaranteed 2 games each night Register by email: d_dobson@hotmail.com Or call Dave 613-633-2613 Deadline: May 11th, 2016
Thu - Jul 14
  Annual Chicken Barbecue
Trinity-St. Andrews United Church, 291 Plaunt St. S. annual Chicken BBQ on Thursday July 14, 12:00-5:30. Tickets $12/person available at church office or Aikenhead's.
Sat - Jul 16
  Walk/Run for ALS
Join us Saturday, July 16th at the Mateway Activity Centre to raise funds for ALS! 3km and 5km: $15 10km: $20 Registration: 8:30AM Start Time: 9:00AM
Sat - Jul 16
  Club & Grub Golf Tournament
Renfrew County Roller Derby is hosting a Club & Grub Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday July 16th at Dragonfly Golf Links. Registration starts at 2pm with a shot gun start at 2:30. Tickets are $55 and includes 9 holes of golf, cart & dinner (hamburger/sausage, salads and dessert). There will be lots of fun contests, raffles, great prizes plus a chance to hang out with the Renfrew County Roller Derby Girls! To register a team email info@renfrewcountyrollerderby.com or call 613-570-1140.
Mon - Jul 18 -- Fri - Jul 22
  Youth Basketball Camp
Stars Basketball is pleased to have camp again this year. The camp is for boys and girls ages 9 - 14 and operates Monday to Friday July 18 - 22 at RCI gym. The hours are 9 am to 3 pm. No experience is necessary! Come out and join the fun! For more information please contact Vicki Wilson at vicki.wilson@sympatico.ca or call 613-622-1200. Hope to see you on the court!
Mon - Jul 18
  Beach Volleyball League
COST: $50.00 per player Monday Nights – May 23rd – August 15th Douglas Recreational Volleyball Courts 2 Divisions: grades 7-9 junior, 10-12 Senior Times: 6:30 pm– 9:30pm Co-ed 6's – three boys and three girls, 4 girls and 2 boys allowed (teams may also be 6 girls) Guaranteed 2 games each night Register by email: d_dobson@hotmail.com Or call Dave 613-633-2613 Deadline: May 11th, 2016
Tue - Jul 19
  Mary Lambert Live in Concert!
Renfrew Public Library presents Juno Award Nominee and Parents' Choice Award Winner Mary Lambert Live in Concert on Tuesday July 19th, 11:00am at Ma-Te-Way Activity Center. Tickets are available at the Library, $5.00/person or $15.00/family!
Tue - Jul 19
  Admaston/Bromley Library Summer Reading Club
GO WILD @ the LIBRARY - The Admaston/Bromley Public Library will be holding its Summer Reading Club for 4 days this year: Tues., July 19, Thurs., July 21, Wed., Aug. 3, and Fri., Aug. 5 from 10:00 a.m. - noon.. We'll make crafts, play games, sings songs, and read stories based on this year's theme, WILD! Children ages 4 - 10 are welcome to attend this free program. Visit our Facebook page or website for more information or to download the registration form. www.admastonbromleylibrary.com
Tue - Jul 19 -- Wed - Jul 20
  Sign Language Seminar and Workshop for the Public
I am pleased to announce a series of events to promote Sign Language and Deaf Culture to educators. Learn about Deaf Culture and how to sign at the VIVO Media Arts Centre. Don't miss this great opportunity to be a member of the Deaf Community! Tuesday, July 19, 2016. 4-6pm Part I: Seminar on Sign Language and Audism FREE Speaker: Vincent Chauvet The first event is a seminar on history and grammar of ASL (American Sign Language) used in Canada. The seminar acknowledges sign language as a cultural artifact and a powerful medium of communication rather than it being the result of auditorial loss. The objective of the seminar is to combat audism* by embracing and celebrating cultural diversity of Deaf Culture. *Discrimination towards the Deaf. Not to be confused with Autism. (en.wikipedia.org) Wednesday, July 20, 2016. 4-6pm Part II: ASL Workshop FREE Instructor: Julie Martin The public is invited to learn how to finger-spell and engage in simple conversations. The space is limited. Please email sojinkim1989@gmail.com to register. For more- www.gofundme.com
Tue - Jul 19
  A Parisian Street Fair
Take a stroll with us on the cobblestone streets of love. On Tuesday July 19th at the Delta Ottawa City Centre, our French mimes will bring you to "A Parisian Street Fair", a fundraising event to support the Children's Wish Foundation! Guests will be captivated by the taste of a Parisian themed dinner and will enjoy soothing music that will fill your heart and soul, see freestyle artistic creations, or pause to shop at the silent auction tables. Tickets are only $60.00 - for more information or to purchase your ticket please visit www.parisianstreetfair.wix.com/wish
Thu - Jul 21
  Admaston/Bromley Library Summer Reading Club
GO WILD @ the LIBRARY - The Admaston/Bromley Public Library will be holding its Summer Reading Club for 4 days this year: Tues., July 19, Thurs., July 21, Wed., Aug. 3, and Fri., Aug. 5 from 10:00 a.m. - noon.. We'll make crafts, play games, sings songs, and read stories based on this year's theme, WILD! Children ages 4 - 10 are welcome to attend this free program. Visit our Facebook page or website for more information or to download the registration form. www.admastonbromleylibrary.com
Fri - Jul 22
  Renfrew Rotary Charity Nine & Dine
The Renfrew Rotary Club is hosting a Charity Nine & Dine Golf Tournament on Friday, July 22nd. The cost is $75 per person which includes Free Range Balls, 9 Holes of golf with a Power Cart, Delicious Steak Dinner, Two $10,000 Hole in One contests plus Prizes. Registration is at 3:00 pm with a Shotgun Start at 4:00 pm. Dinner and prizes at 7:00 pm. Best ball format. For information and to register contact Dennis Yakaback at 613-432-0041 or Janet Springer at 613-432-6694.
Fri - Jul 22
  Girl's Night Out - Bogie Style
July 22nd @ the Calabogie Community Center. 574 Mill St, Calabogie. Hey Ladies....Come out and shop from our variety of vendors! They are sure to have something for everyone. There will be door prizes and raffles! We will be at the Calabogie Community Center from 5pm - 10pm. Watch for our ads in the Renfrew Mercury and the Highlander as well as on myFM 96.1 Vendors: Book your 6ft table for $50 plus a door prize. First come first serve.
Sat - Jul 23 -- Sun - Jul 24
  MADAWASKA VALLEY STUDIO TOUR'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Come celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the award-winning Madawaska Valley Studio Tour on July 23-24 and October 1-2, 10 AM - 5 PM. Visit 26 artists and artisans at 15 studios and enjoy the arts and crafts and spectacular scenery! Brochures are at Tourist Information Centres and business locations throughout the Valley. www.madawaskastudiotour.com www.madawaskastudiotour.com
Sun - Jul 24
  Cemetery Decoration Service
The Annual Decoration Service for the Pioneer Cemetery in Osceola will be held on Sunday, July 24th @ 2:30 p.m. A Rain date is scheduled for-July 31st @ 2:30 p.m. Please bring a lawn chair.
Mon - Jul 25
  Beach Volleyball League
COST: $50.00 per player Monday Nights – May 23rd – August 15th Douglas Recreational Volleyball Courts 2 Divisions: grades 7-9 junior, 10-12 Senior Times: 6:30 pm– 9:30pm Co-ed 6's – three boys and three girls, 4 girls and 2 boys allowed (teams may also be 6 girls) Guaranteed 2 games each night Register by email: d_dobson@hotmail.com Or call Dave 613-633-2613 Deadline: May 11th, 2016
Mon - Jul 25 -- Fri - Jul 29
  Vacation Bible School
LAVA LAVA ISLAND VBS July 25th-29th from 9 am-12 Noon All kids age 4-10 are welcome to come. NO COST!! They will enjoy games, stories, crafts, music & much more. Cobden Pentecostal Church 17 Astrolable Rd., Cobden, ON To Register call 613-646-2332 or email superkidzdayoff@gmail.com Pre-register by July 20 to be eligible to win a prize.