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The Township of Rideau Lakes offers several types of facilities to its residents and members of the visiting public. These include community halls, recreation facilities, harbours, a library system and an aerodrome.

Aerodrome

The Township has a bounty of beautiful lakes, countryside and parks and the best way to enjoy this beauty, or just to get here, is by air. To this end Rideau Lakes Township has its own aerodrome with a 3,000 foot runway on the west end of Upper Rideau Lake.

This aerodrome is owned by the Township, managed by the Rideau Lakes Flying club and was registered by Transport Canada in 2001 and listed in the Canadian Flight Supplement as CRL2.

Additional Aerodrome Information

Road entrance to Aerodrome is approximately 850m West on Country Road 10 from County Road 42.

A privy exists near the entrance. Tie-downs are available in the north west corner for visiting aircraft and camping under the wing is allowed.

Rideau Lakes Flying Club Events

Everyone is welcome – these events are free and open to the public.

The Rideau Lakes Flying Club hosts two events each year. These events attract well over 40 aircraft, with the odd helicopter making an appearance as well! Mark your calendar for the last Saturday in May for our annual Breakfast Fly In.

The other event is held in February and folks will enjoy watching planes and helicopters land on a snow-covered runway. Again, this event is open to the public.

The Rideau Lakes Flying Club has its own club house with all conveniences. The community is invited to attend and participate in these events and take a walking tour of the airfield. Without their support, continued success would not be possible.

For information or details on joining this highflying group call Bill Green at 613-273-5282.

Community Halls

The Township owns and operates 6 Community Halls. All Municipally-owned halls are smoke free.

To rent a Community Hall, contact the Booking Agent listed, or Leila Stafford, Recreation & Volunteer Coordinator, at 1-800-928-2250 Ext 238.

2019 Hall Rental Fees

Elgin Municipal Complex

47 Main Street

Canada Post, the Elgin Library and the Elgin Fire Station are also located in this complex.

Booking Agent: Nicole Halladay 613-340-7029

Morton Community Hall

13 Judd Street

Hall Board Chair: Ken Davies (613-387-3871)

Booking Agent: Nicole Halladay 613-340-7029

Newboro Community Hall

15 Drummond Street

Hall Board Chair: Keitha Burtch (613-272-3247)

Booking Agent: Nicole Halladay 613-340-7029

North Crosby Community Centre

875 – 8th Concession Rd
Located on County Road 10 and the 8th Concession in Shillington Park, near the Township Aerodrome. Fully-equipped kitchen large meeting room. The kitchen doubles as a canteen for outdoor events.

Hall Board Chair: Barb Lavoie (613-273-8177)

Booking Agent: Jim Mulville 613-273-3008

Portland Community Hall

24 Water Street

The largest community hall in the Township sits along the shores of the Big Rideau Lake in Portland.

Hall Board Chari: Larry Cochran (613-272-6747)

Booking Agent: Connie Cochran 613-272-6747

South Elmsley Municipal Complex

441 Highway 15

Located on Highway 15 near Lombardy, also home of the O.P.P.

Hall Board Chair: Jeff Banks (613-284-6200) Booking Agent:  Jim Carroll 613-285-6225

Other Halls

Chaffey’s Lock Community Hall (1661 Chaffey’s Lock Road)
The Hall is operated by the Chaffeys Lock & Area Heritage Society.
Rentals: Catherine Carbino at 613-359-5984.

Delta Fairgrounds (110 Mill Creek Dr, Delta)
The Hall is operated by the Delta Agricultural Society.
Contact Info: 613-928-2800 deltafair@ripnet.com

Elgin Lions Hall (19 Pineview Dr, Elgin)
The Hall is operated by the Elgin Lions Club.
Rentals: 613-359-1166 – Keith Wilson

Lombardy Fairgrounds (6 Kelly Rd, Lombardy)
The Hall is operated by the Lombardy Agricultural Society.
Rentals:  613-207-0424 – Louise Blair

Old Town Hall (8 Lower Beverley Lake Park Road, Delta)
This Hall is operated by the Delta Mill Society.
Large open space: 150 person capacity (standing)
125 if seated, 100 if at rectangular tables, 75 if at round tables
Delta Room – Meetings up to 14 people
Accessible Entrance, Commercial Kitchen, 2 Washrooms (1 accessible)
Tables (circular & rectangular) & Chairs, Heritage Wood Floors, A/V Equipment, Stage
Rentals: 613-928-2584 info@deltamill.org

Portland Legion (2314 Harlem Rd, Portland)
The Hall is operated by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 231.
Rentals:  613-272-2010 – Ken

Westport Lions Hall & Beach (63 Mountain Rd, Westport)
The Hall & Beach are operated by the Westport Lions Club. Website
Rentals: Don Baker at 613-453-4940

Recreation Facilities

The Township offers many recreation facilities including numerous trails, softball diamonds, tennis courts, forested areas and waterfront beaches.

Basketball Courts

  • Shillington Park
  • Lower Beverley Lake Park
  • Kin Park
  • Newboro Memorial Park

Pickleball Courts

  • Lorne Park, Newboro
  • Shillington Park

Playgrounds

  • Kin Park
  • Lower Beverley Lake Park
  • Newboro Memorial Park
  • Portland Community Hall
  • Sand Lake Park
  • Shillington Park
  • Van Clief Park

Shuffle Board

  • Shillington Park (2 courts)
  • Lower Beverley Lake Park (1 court)

Soccer Fields

  • Kin Park
  • Lower Beverley Lake Park
  • Newboro Memorial Park

Softball Diamonds

  • Shillington Park
  • Newboro Memorial Park
  • Kin Park
  • Lower Beverley Lake Park

Tennis Courts

  • Lorne Park, Newboro
  • Shillington Park (2 courts)