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Ongoing Events

WANDERLUST Exhibition
Starts: Jul 2nd, 2016 10:00 am
Ends: Jul 31st, 2016 4:00 pm

Upcoming Events

May 28

Breakfast at the Village

Petawawa Heritage Village
176 Civic Centre Rd.
Petawawa, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: May 28th, 2016 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

petawawaheritagevillage.com

Arts, Culture & Heritage The Heritage Village opens its doors to the public on May 28th with our annual Pancake Breakfast from 9 am - Noon! Visitors will also be given the opportunity to purchase locally made Maple Sugar and/or purchase spring plants from our local Horticultural Society. Spring is in the air, celebrate with us.

Cost: Donation

For more information, contact:
Ann McIntyre
moc.liamg]ta[12erytnicmnna
(613) 687-5054

May 28

Drummond/North Elmsley Heritage Day

Township Office
RR #5, 310 Port Elmsley
Perth ON, ON

Date: May 28th, 2016 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

dnetownship.ca

Arts, Culture & Heritage Festivals & Events

An afternoon of entertainment and pioneer games, displays and booths reliving the Township's 200th anniversary. The highlight of the day will be a cedar rail fence demonstration. The lunch will be catered by the Drummond Second Line Womens' Institute.

Cost: Free

For more information, contact:
Karl Grenke
ac.sllimippississim]ta[eknergk
(613) 267-6500

Jun 03-04

Relay For Life in Petawawa

CFB Petawawa (Dundonald Hall)
57 Festubert Blvd
Petawawa, ON

Starts: Jun 3rd, 2016 7:00 pm
Ends: Jun 4th, 2016 7:00 am

relayforlife.ca

Festivals & Events Relay For Life is a 12 hour, overnight non-competitive walk that raises money for life-saving cancer research and local support services. Sign up a team for Relay For Life and join thousands of Canadians making a difference for people living with cancer

Cost: $15 registration fee

For more information, contact:
Jessica Khouri
ac.recnac.oiratno]ta[iruohkj
(613) 735-2571 x.3665

Jun 05

Petawawa Heritage Village Charity Golf Tournament

Roanake Golf Course
610 Biesenthal Rd
Pembroke, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: Jun 5th, 2016 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

petawawaheritagevillage.com

Golfing What better way to spend a warm sunny afternoon then at a beautiful green space relaxing and spending the afternoon with friends and family, all while supporting the Petawawa Heritage Village. Share in a wonderful meal at the end of the day. Tee off is at noon, and we will be playing four ball best ball. See you on the course!

Cost: $85.00

For more information, contact:
Donna Gagnon
ten.lleb]ta[seetrams
(613) 687-6399

Jun 12

Cooking and Wellness Workshop #5

Rainbow Heritage Garden
81 Stafford Second Line
Cobden, On, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: Jun 12th, 2016 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

seasonallynourished.com/events

Arts, Culture & Heritage Whether you are new to the clean eating lifestyle or not, Kylah's classes are the perfect way to find inspiration to adopt a healthier lifestyle for you and your loved ones. Classes are always small (max of 20 people) to guarantee that everyone has an opportunity to have a personal experience in the kitchen. Students go home with quick and easy recipes that are adaptable in any kitchen. Bring your questions and appetite!

Workshop #5 Spring Clean Eating: Learn how to prepare your in-season fresh CSA, farmer’s market or garden veggies in the easiest, most time saving + delicious ways!!! We’ll make (+ enjoy!) a mouth watering full-course organic meal together (including a healthy dessert!). You’ll be taught the many simple variations of all the recipes so you can tweak them to be vegan, vegetarian or with meat based on your own dietary needs.  I’ll be sharing all my tips, tricks, and techniques to leave you feeling refreshed + replenished + inspired to bring seasonal clean eating into your daily life.
All dishes are organic, 100% plant-based (dairy-free, meat-free) and gluten free! Please notify of any food allergies (Kylah is happy to accommodate).

For more information, contact:
moc.dehsiruonyllanosaes]ta[halyk
(613) 646-7428

Jun 17-18

Relay For Life in Beachburg

Beachburg Arena
14 Caroline St
Beachburg, ON

Starts: Jun 17th, 2016 7:00 pm
Ends: Jun 18th, 2016 7:00 am

relayforlife.ca

Relay For Life is a 12 hour, overnight non-competitive walk that raises money for life-saving cancer research and local support services. Sign up a team for Relay For Life and join thousands of Canadians making a difference for people living with cancer

Cost: $15 registration fee

For more information, contact:
Jessica Khouri
ac.recnac.oiratno]ta[iruohkj
(613) 735-2571 x.3665

Jun 18

Lambs Down Park Festival

Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers
142 Franktown Rd
Carleton Place, ON
Ottawa Valley South

Date: Jun 18th, 2016 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

wool.ca/Lambsdown_Park_Festival

Family oriented event centred around wool! Featuring hands-on demos of sheep herding dogs, sheep shearing and the spinning / weaving of wool, petting zoo, pony rides & many local craft & food vendors! Join us for a fun filled afternoon.

Cost: Free

For more information, contact:
Eric Bjergso
ac.loow]ta[qhgwcc
(613) 257-2714

Jun 18

Minden Animal Hospital's 2nd Annual Open House

Minden Animal Hospital
9 Bobcaygeon Rd
Minden ON, ON
Haliburton Highlands

Date: Jun 18th, 2016 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

mindenanimalhospital.com

Festivals & Events Free Family Event including food, children's activities, hospital tours, staff meet & greet, dog trick competition, & much more. Everyone welcome! Check out our Facebook page for more information.

Cost: $0

For more information, contact:
Minden Animal Hospital
moc.liamg]ta[hanednim
(705) 286-2919

Jun 25

Antique Car & Truck Show (Swap Meet)

176 Civic Centre Rd
Petawawa, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: Jun 25th, 2016 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

petawawaheritagevillage.com

Arts, Culture & Heritage Festivals & Events

Calling all motorheads to the Antique Car & Truck Show! If you have a passion for antique automobiles, you will not want to miss our Antique Car Show showcasing vehicles from 1920 1970. The one day event will run from 10am - 3pm on the 25th. There will be a number of local arts and craft vendors for the ladies too!

Cost: Donation

For more information, contact:
Ann McIntyre
moc.liamg]ta[12erytnicmnna
(613) 687-5054

Jun 25-26

Perth's World Record Kilt Run Weekend

the streets of Perth
Perth, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Starts: Jun 25th, 2016 6:00 pm
Ends: Jun 26th, 2016 11:00 am

perthkiltrun.blogspot.com

Festivals & Events Perth's 6th annual 2-day running extravaganza is always entertaining and fun! This year we have a 1-miler, an 8km run and a half marathon on Saturday, plus a full marathon on Sunday. Music, events, races and more in Downtown Heritage Perth!

Cost: Registration per website

For more information, contact:
Terry and Mary Stewart
ten.ocegoc]ta[taoggninnureht
(613) 264-8904

Jul 01

Canada Day at Conlon Farm in Perth

Conlon Farm Recreation Complex
14 Conlon DrivePerth, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: Jul 1st, 2016 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm

perth.ca

Festivals & Events Celebrate Canada Day at Conlon Farm! Kids' games, BBQ open at 5pm, music from the main stage at 6:30pm. free Canada Day Cake and spectacular fireworks to finish the evening, at 10pm sharp.

Cost: ADMISSION BY DONATION

For more information, contact:
Karen Fox
ac.htrep]ta[xofk
(613) 267-3311

Jul 08-10

Almonte Celtfest

Gemill Park
Almonte, Ontario, ON
Ottawa Valley South

Starts: Jul 8th, 2016 8:00 pm
Ends: Jul 10th, 2016 9:00 pm

almonteceltfest.com

Festivals & Events Arts, Culture & Heritage

Celtfest, July 8-10, 2016, is a three day fun-for-all ages celebration of the Ottawa Valley's music, song, and dance heritage. Held in Almonte's Gemmill Park natural amphitheatre, local pubs, and the Old Town Hall. Celtfest features excellent concerts, workshops, artisans, beer garden, food vendors and children's activities. Admission is by donation. In 2016, Almonte Celtfest turns 20, and special celebrations are planned!

Cost: Free - Donations Welcome

For more information, contact:
Almonte Celtfest
moc.liamtoh]ta[tseftlecetnomla
(613) 256-3576

Jul 09-10

Celebrate Balderson

Balderson main street
Highway 511 (outside of Perth)Balderson Ontario, ON
Ottawa Valley South

Starts: Jul 9th, 2016 9:00 am
Ends: Jul 10th, 2016 9:00 pm

Two-day event promoting the dairy heritage and Balderson's most famous export. A replica of the Mammoth Cheese will be on display.

Cost: Free

For more information, contact:
Karl Grenke
ac.pihsnwotend]ta[eknergk
(613) 267-6500

Jul 11

3rd Annual Pembroke Herb Walk

Pembroke Waterfront - Near Pembroke Marina - where paved path starts
1 Pembroke St. E.
Pembroke, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: Jul 11th, 2016 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

valleynaturopath.eventbrite.ca

Festivals & Events Arts, Culture & Heritage

Come Learn about the Medicinal Plants growing right in our backyard along the Pembroke Waterfront! It's a great opportunity to spend some time outside on the lovely Kiwanis Way Waterfront Trail in Pembroke and learn about the medicinal plants that grow locally! We will cover a short distance along the wheelchair and walker accessible paved path. We will start near the Pembroke Marina where the boardwalk ends and the paved path begins, walk past Algonquin College, to the bridge nearby - about a kilometer in total. We will learn about local medicinal plants including linden trees, mullein, chicory, white clover, red clover, white sweet clover, plantain, St. John’s wort, motherwort, yarrow, stinging nettles, sumac, jewelweed and yellow dock. 9:00 am-10:00 am is designed specifically for seniors (though all are welcome) 5:00 pm-6:00 pm is for the general public (everyone is welcome) Rain date is Tuesday, July 12th 2016. Suggested Donation of $10 - All Proceeds going to the Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County - www.wsac.ca There is no need to Print your Tickets. To register: Visit www.valleynaturopath.eventbrite.ca E-mail info@valleynaturopath.ca or Call 613-631-0137

Cost: Suggested Donation of $10 - All proceeds to the Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County - www.wsac.ca - Income Tax Receipts Available

For more information, contact:
Dr. Katrina Traikov ND
ac.htaporutanyellav]ta[ofni
(613) 631-0137

Jul 16

Stanhope Heritage Day

Stanhope Museum Grounds
1123 North Shore Road
Algonquin Highlands, ON
Haliburton Highlands

Date: Jul 16th, 2016 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

stanhopemuseum.on.ca

Arts, Culture & Heritage Festivals & Events

The day features terrific demonstrations and displays of heritage arts, crafts and trades. Lots to touch, see, do & buy. Fun for the whole family! Live entertainment, BBQ, and a "Speaking of Wildlife" Show! Free interactive activities for all ages.

Cost: $2 pp/children 5 and under free

For more information, contact:
Charlene McConnell
mo.liamg]ta[yadegatirehepohnats
(705) 754-3536

Jul 16

Seasonal Self Care: Summer Reveal

White Pine Yoga
725 Pembroke St W
Pembroke, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: Jul 16th, 2016 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

whitepineyoga.com

Festivals & Events The Seasonal Self-Care Workshops are a series of full-day workshops designed and faciliated with love by Shannon MacLaggan of White Pine Yoga and Kylah Dobson, Certified Nutrition Therapist, of Seasonally Nourished. Together, Shannon and Kylah will encourage the group to explore and discover women’s holistic health and wellness through yoga, meditation, inspiring talks and discussion and a nourishing full course organic meal. You'll leave feeling refreshed, renewed and motivated to bring the principles of each intimate afternoon into your everyday life. Summer Reveal: July 16th, 2pm - 7pm. Delight in the energizing power of the sun and reveal your own effervescent vitality and spirit! Find your inner strength and give yourself permission to shine!!!

Cost: $95+hst

For more information, contact:
Shannon Maclaggan
moc.agoyenipetihw]ta[ofni
(613) 629-YOGA x.9642

Jul 14-17

Stewart Park Festival in Perth

Stewart Park
14 Market SquarePerth, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Starts: Jul 14th, 2016 6:30 pm
Ends: Jul 17th, 2016 7:00 pm

stewartparkfestival.com

Festivals & Events This three day music festival is located in beautiful Stewart Park and features local, Canadian and International musicians, food vendors, artisans, workshops, downtown shopping specials and so much more. Hosted by the Downtown Heritage Perth BIA.

Cost: ADMISSION BY DONATION

For more information, contact:
Kari Clarke
ac.htrep]ta[ekralck
(613) 267-3311

Jul 22-24

Blast from the Past Homecoming: A Perth 200 Event

All over Perth
Perth, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Starts: Jul 22nd, 2016 1:00 pm
Ends: Jul 24th, 2016 4:00 pm

perth200.ca

Festivals & Events Welcome Home! This 3-day 200th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration will feature a BBQ Block Party, fireworks, live music, a parade, stone carvers' festival and more!

Cost: Various, please see website

For more information, contact:
Cathy James
moc.snoitacinummocevocstac]ta[yhtac
(613) 326-0338

Jul 24

Cooking and Wellness Workshop #6

Rainbow Heritage Garden
81 Stafford Second Line
Cobden, On, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: Jul 24th, 2016 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

seasonallynourished.com/events

Arts, Culture & Heritage Whether you are new to the clean eating lifestyle or not, Kylah's classes are the perfect way to find inspiration to adopt a healthier lifestyle for you and your loved ones. Classes are always small (max of 20 people) to guarantee that everyone has an opportunity to have a personal experience in the kitchen. Students go home with quick and easy recipes that are adaptable in any kitchen. Bring your questions and appetite!

Workshop #6 Summer Clean Eating: Learn how to prepare your in-season fresh CSA, farmer’s market or garden veggies in the easiest, most time saving + delicious ways!!! We’ll make (+ enjoy!) a mouth watering full-course organic meal together (including a healthy dessert!). You’ll be taught the many simple variations of all the recipes so you can tweak them to be vegan, vegetarian or with meat based on your own dietary needs.  I’ll be sharing all my tips, tricks, and techniques to leave you feeling refreshed + replenished + inspired to bring seasonal clean eating into your daily life.
All dishes are organic, 100% plant-based (dairy-free, meat-free) and gluten free! Please notify of any food allergies (Kylah is happy to accommodate).

For more information, contact:
moc.dehsiruonyllanosaes]ta[halyk
(613) 646-7428

Jul 02-31

WANDERLUST Exhibition

Rails End Gallery
23 York Street
Haliburton, ON
Haliburton Highlands

Starts: Jul 2nd, 2016 10:00 am
Ends: Jul 31st, 2016 4:00 pm

railsendgallery.com

Arts, Culture & Heritage "WANDERLUST" is the theme of this annual summer exhibition at Rails End; each Artist is on the Faculty of Haliburton School of Art + Design and it's always a treat to see what these talented and inspired professional artists create just for this show. Come wander through the exhibit and get lost in the art.

Cost: admission is by donation

For more information, contact:
Laurie Jones
moc.yrellagdnesliar]ta[ofni
(705) 457-2330

Aug 05-06

Wilberforce Agricultural Fair

Loop Rd & County Rd 4
Wilberforce , ON
Haliburton Highlands

Starts: Aug 5th, 2016 6:00 pm
Ends: Aug 6th, 2016 5:00 pm

WilberforceFair.com

Arts, Culture & Heritage Festivals & Events

Great family fun includes: pony pull, pedal tractor pull, horse draw, live band, children’s dog show, petting zoo, rabbits, kid’s activities, nail driving contest, rope making, & sweet auction. Admission Friday night is FREE. Find us on facebook.

Cost: $7 adults, under 16 years FREE

For more information, contact:
Brenda Gallant
moc.riafecrofrebliw]ta[ofni
(705) 448-3981

Aug 05-07

Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival

Downtown Almonte
Mississippi Mills, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Starts: Aug 5th, 2016 9:00 am
Ends: Aug 7th, 2016 5:00 pm

puppetsup.ca

Festivals & Events Puppets Up! is a three-day performance art festival for the child in all of us! This one-of-a-kind celebration of creativity features more than 60 performances made by 12 puppet troupes in tented theatres in and around the town. On Saturday and Sunday our main street parade takes things to a whole new level! We also provide free street entertainment on Almonte's main street, a vendor's market and so very much more! Join us for family-friendly and affordable fun this August...see you there??!!

For more information, contact:
Maggi McLeod, Executive Director
ac.pusteppup]ta[iggam
(613) 617-0898

Aug 13-14

Rendezvous -Settler Festival

Petawawa Heritage Village
176 Civic Centre Rd
Petawawa, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Starts: Aug 13th, 2016 9:00 pm
Ends: Aug 14th, 2016 4:00 pm

petawawaheritagevillage.com

Arts, Culture & Heritage Festivals & Events

One of our largest special events of the season is the Settler Festival to be held on August 13th and 14th from 9 am - 4 pm. During this event visitors will find a trapper, logger, spinner, weaver, blacksmith, carpenter, and school mistress as well as wool dyeing and much more as everyone comes together for a rendezvous to share stories, skills and trades from the past.

Cost: $8.00 adults $6.00 students under5 yrs free

For more information, contact:
Ann McIntyre
moc.liamg]ta[12erytnicmnna
(613) 687-5054

Aug 13-14

Perth Lions Club Garlic Festival

Perth Fairgrounds, Halton + Arthur Streets
Perth, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Starts: Aug 13th, 2016 10:00 am
Ends: Aug 14th, 2016 5:00 pm

perthgarlicfestival.com

Festivals & Events It's chic to reek at the annual Garlic Festival! There is garlic galore featuring garlic producers, products, vendors, food, cooking demos, displays, a licensed refreshment tent and live entertainment, not to mention The Birds of Prey raptor demonstrations. Great fun for young and old!

Cost: $5 pp at the gates

For more information, contact:
Al Hearty
ac.ocegoc]ta[ytraehla
1 (877) 268-2833

Sep 02-05

The Perth Fair

Perth Fairgrounds, Arthur + Halton Streets
Perth, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Starts: Sep 2nd, 2016 11:00 am
Ends: Sep 5th, 2016 7:00 pm

perthfair.com

Festivals & Events Join us for 4 full days of agricultural fun for the whole family, featuring agricultural displays, demos, contests and shows, animals, vendors, food, midway, concerts and more!

Cost: Fees listed on webiste

For more information, contact:
Secretary
moc.riafhtrep]ta[eciffo
(613) 267-4104

Sep 18

Discover Drummond

Fergusons Falls Hall
1362 Ferguson's Falls Road,
Fergusons Falls, ON, ON

Date: Sep 18th, 2016 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

dnetownship.ca

Arts, Culture & Heritage A road tour and social event celebrating the history and pride of former Township of Drummond, visiting historically significant places and having lots of fun along the way.

Cost: FREE

For more information, contact:
Karl Grenke
ac.pihsnwotend]ta[eknergk
(613) 267-6500

Sep 24

Fall Harvest Day

Petawawa Heritage Village
176 Civic Centre Rd
Petawawa, ON

Date: Sep 24th, 2016 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

petawawaheritagevillage.com

Arts, Culture & Heritage If you are a Fall traveller, stop by and enjoy the beautiful colours of the foliage in the park, stroll the paths and take part in our Fall Harvest Event on Sept 24th from 10 am - 4 pm. Fall in love with Fall at the Petawawa Heritage Village.

Cost: Donation

For more information, contact:
Ann McIntyre
moc.liamg]ta[12erytnicmnna
(613) 687-5054

Oct 31

Halloween at the Village

Petawawa Heritage Village
176 Civic Centre Rd
Petawawa, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: Oct 31st, 2016 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

petawawaheritagevillage.com

Arts, Culture & Heritage Halloween and childhood memories come alive in the Village as you check out the ghosts and goblins. Make fun, new Halloween memories as you visit each building, travelling back in time and sharing in our trick or treat. The Leder Haus always has wonderful hot chocolate and sweet treats, or you can enjoy sitting around the campfire at the Trappers Cabin.

Cost: FREE

For more information, contact:
Ann McIntyre
moc.liamg]ta[12erytnicmnna
(613) 687-5054

Dec 02

Perth's Festival of Lights

Palace and Basin Parking Lot
Perth, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: Dec 2nd, 2016 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

perth.ca

Festivals & Events A celebration of the impending Christmas season in Perth, starts at 6pm at the Crystal Palace! We will gather around a bonfire, listen to live music, enjoy refreshments, and watch the spectacle of fireworks at 6:30pm sharp. All of this fun will be followed by the mass lighting of the Community Christmas Trees in the Crystal Palace. Bring the whole family!

Cost: FREE

For more information, contact:
Karen Fox
ac.htrep]ta[xofk
(613) 267-3311

Dec 03

Perth + District Children's Santa Claus Parade of Lights

Through the streets of Perth
Perth, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: Dec 3rd, 2016 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

perth.ca

Festivals & Events Beginning on Sunset Blvd. at 5pm, the Santa Claus Parade will make its way south through Perth, featuring thousands of lights, music and lots of Christmas spirit. A fun annual family event to get you in the mood for Christmas!

Cost: FREE

For more information, contact:
Sheri Mahon-Fournier
moc.liamtoh]ta[sllesirehs
(613) 264-0123

Dec 11

Christmas in the Village

Petawawa Heritage Village
176 Civic Centre Rd
Petawawa, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: Dec 11th, 2016 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

petawawaheritagevillage.com

Arts, Culture & Heritage Our season comes to an end quickly but we could not wrap things up without Christmas in the Village on December 11th from 2 pm - 7 pm. What would Christmas be without a visit with Santa in the stable and the opportunity to sit with him in his sleigh. Visit the Leder Haus and prepare a gingerbread man to leave out on Christmas eve for Santa; at the Trapper Cabin enjoy roasting marshmallows on a campfire while also enjoying a hot drink. The buildings have all been decorated for Christmas and in the School house a tree adorned with decorations of memories from your past stands tall. Carollers will be singing and the evening high-lighted, of course, with a sleigh ride.

Cost: donation pay the reindeer at the gate

For more information, contact:
Ann McIntyre
moc.liamg]ta[12erytnicmnna
(613) 687-5054

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