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Events in the Towsnhip of Rideau Lakes

Updated - 20-Jan-2017

Congratulatory Scrolls

Is someone you know celebrating a milestone birthday, anniversary or other special event?  Please see the Scrolls page for details on which levels of government provide congratulations.

 
Planning a Major Special Event?

Are you planning on holding a public event, festival and/or parade within the Township of Rideau Lakes? Would your event be involved in having a sale on a roadway or vacant lot? Could your event possibly block traffic? Would there be excessive litter? Are you offering an exhibition held for hire or gain?

Then you need to obtain a Festival License as per By-Law 2007-19. These licenses need to be obtained a minimum of 2 months before your event from the Clerk.

Completed Festival Licence application forms which should include letters of support from the OPP, Health Unit, Insurance, Fire and Emergency, site plans, etc., must be received by the Clerk 1 month prior to the actual event.

If you are not sure, and you need to clarify what category your event falls under, please contact Mary Ellen Truelove, Clerk 1-800-928-2250 Ext 293 or email mtruelove@twprideaulakes.on.ca.


TOWN CRIER

The Town Crier, David Boyd, is available to attend Township sponsored events and by private arrangement to participate in commercial and charitable functions.
For details see the Town Crier Page

Ongoing Events:

BINGO every Monday night at the Westport Legion and Thursday night at the Elgin Lions Hall. Doors open at 6:00pm.  

BRIDGE every Tuesday at 1:00pm at the Elgin Municipal Complex.  Info 613-359-6192. 

COFFEE DROP-IN: Throughout the Township come and enjoy a bit of social fun! Bring your latest craft project, a deck of cards or just yourself.  Children are welcome.  Donations appreciated.  Every Monday morning from 8am to 10:30am at the Delta United Church - call Pat Philips 613-928-2712; Tuesday mornings in Morton - Morton Mug - contact Linda Gamble 613-387-3799; every Wednesday morning from 10am to Noon at the Newboro Community Hall call Andi 613-272-5335 or Joan 613-272-2393; Thursday mornings at the Portland Community Hall contact Betty James 613-272-2461and every Friday morning at the Elgin Municipal Complex Community Hall from 9:30am - call Linda Carr 613-272-2227.  

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST every 4th Tuesday at the Harmony Lodge in Philipsville starting at 8:00am. Sponsored by the Philipsville Masons, everyone is welcome. Contact Ross Hawkins for information 613-359-5833.  

COMMUNITY LUNCH first Friday of the month at the Elgin Municipal Complex - soup and sandwiches - contact Linda Carr 613-272-2227 and the 4th Tuesday of every month at the Portland United Church Noon to 1pm call 613-272-2002 for details.

COMMUNITY SHOPPING BUS sponsored through the Portland Seniors Club leaves for the local shopping mall in Kingston every 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Call Vicki at 613-272-2676 to reserve your seat.  Cost $15.00 return trip.  Not just for seniors!  All ages welcome.

EUCHRE is played Monday afternoons at the South Elmsley Community Hall (Marie Jordan at 613-283-4035), Tuesdays afternoons at the Elgin Municipal Complex Community Room (Doug Summers 613-359-5744), Wednesday evenings at the North Crosby Community Hall (6 hand) (Jim Mulville 613-273-3008), Thursday evenings at the Westport Legion (Trish Purdon 613-273-7017) and at the Delta Legion every Friday at 7pm (Pat Philips 2712).  Forfar Euchre is every Friday at 7:30pm in the hall.

HAMBURGER FRIDAY every Friday until the end of Sept. 12pm-2pm burger, sausage, hot dogs and fries available every week. Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch #542, Westport.

CLOGGING - Join Dorothy at the Newboro Community Hall, 15 Drummond St, every Wednesday evening at 7pm to learn how to enjoy Clogging, a dance form imilar to tap, but uniquely different.  You don't have to be experienced - all levels are welcome.  It's free - but donations toward the use of the hall would be appreciated.  Wear soft-soled running shoes and bring your water!  You'll be busy having fun!

PICKLEBALL Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Shillingston Park in North Crosby.  Equipment is available for beginners to try their hand at the game.  Come for some fun, outdoor play and exercise!  Everyone is welcome.  Call Jan at 613-273-3839 or Don at 613-273-9178.

PICKLEBALL is now in NEWBORO at Lorne Park behind the canteen building on the old tennis courts.  Join us every Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning.  Everyone is welcome.  Call Jan at 613-273-3839 or Don at 613-273-9178.

SPAGHETTI DINNERS 1st Friday of every month at the Portland Legion; 2nd Friday at the Elgin Lions Hall and also combine their very popular Quiz Night with the spaghetti dinner (teams of 6 start the game at 7pm) and the 3rd Friday is at the Westport (North Crosby) Legion.

VIBE: Venturing in Biblical Education, every Wednesday from April 13, 2016 – December 7, 2016.  Elgin United Church 10 am & Portland United Church 7 pm. Contact Rev. Takouhi (613) 272-8977 or RevTakouhi@Terrautopia.ca



REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION for Youth Soccer and Ball, Spring Recreational Dance Classes, Rideau Lakes Day Camp and more begin in March and April. Don’t disappoint your child - make sure you register well before the deadline – some of these programs filled quickly in 2016 and are bound to be as popular again this season! Registration Form here



JANUARY 2017
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FIESTA

January 27

Delta

 

Friday, January 27 - St. Paul's Anglican Community Committee presents FIESTA at the Old Town Hall, Delta.  Tex-Mex Food, Cash Bar, Good Times!  6 p.m. - Dinner at 6:30 p.m.  $15 ($7.50 ages 4-14, Free for ages 3 & under) 613-928-2761

 

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SKATE THE LAKE

January 28 & 29

January 28 & 29 SKATE THE LAKE returns to Portland for its 14th year on a 1km natural ice oval located on Big Rideau Lake.  The day is filled with international speed skaters racing 5k, 10k, 25k and 50k races, relay races and fun community group races.  Curling and skating are also offered with a bevy of refreshments to stave off the cold.  And to top it off - an amazing winter fireworks display at dusk, right on the ice. Free Admission www.skatethelakeportland.com

 

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CANADA 150 HERITAGE DINNER

January 28

 

January 28 - Canada 150 Heritage Dinner at the Portland Community Hall after the fireworks display held on Big Rideau Lake at dusk.  Catered by The Opinicon.  Cash Wine Bar.  Advance Ticketes:  $25 available from Skate the Lake Volunteers or call 613-283-7893 or 416-707-9931.

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FEBRUARY 2017
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APPLICATION DEADLINE

February 14

 

February 14 - Happy VALENTINES DAY … a gentle reminder - students interested in summer employment must have their resumes submitted to the respective department by today!  (Day Camp, playground, maintenance, road work etc.)

 

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FAMILY FISHING WEEK

February 18-20

 

ONTARIO FAMILY FISHING WEEKEND February 18-20 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday) are designated as OFFW license-free fishing days. Fish license-free! Take a friend fishing! Ontario Family Fishing Weekend (OFFW) events make it easy to try fishing in Ontario waters for the first time (or the first time in a long time). The government of Ontario designates several days during which Canadian residents can fish license-free in any water body where fishing is allowed. During all other periods, most Canadian residents between the ages of 18 and 64 years must purchase an OUTDOORS card and a fishing license to legally fish in Ontario. www.ontariofamilyfishing.com

 

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FREE FAMILY FUN DAY - Delta

February 20

 

FREE FAMILY FUN DAY - Monday, February 20 at the Delta Rink (47 Recreation Drive) - 12 - 4pm - Sponsored by DARS

 

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PINK T-SHIRT DAY

February 22

 

 

February 22 - is PINK T-SHIRT DAY! Kindness starts here :) Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. Each year, on Pink T-Shirt Day, I encourage all of you to wear something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere. Take the message and remember it all year long.

It is so important that victims of bullying know they are not alone and there is help and support available. Wearing a pink shirt on this day sends a strong message to them that others care. Often, the simple act of wearing a shirt can start conversations - conversations can be a big step towards healing and helping!

Visit pinkshirtday.ca for more information.

 

MARCH 2017
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REGISTRATION DEADLINE

 

 

 

REGISTRATION for Youth Soccer and Ball, Spring Recreational Dance Classes, Ladies Dance Fit and more begin in March.  Don’t disappoint your child - make sure you register well before the deadline – some of these programs filled quickly in 2016 and are bound to be as popular again this season! The Spring and Summer brochure will have information about these programs.  Watch for it in late March!

APRIL 2017
MAY 2017
JUNE 2017
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FAMILY FISHING WEEK

July 1-9

 

ONTARIO FAMILY FISHING WEEK July 1-9 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday) are designated as OFFW license-free fishing days. Fish license-free! Take a friend fishing! Ontario Family Fishing Weekend (OFFW) events make it easy to try fishing in Ontario waters for the first time (or the first time in a long time). The government of Ontario designates several days during which Canadian residents can fish license-free in any water body where fishing is allowed. During all other periods, most Canadian residents between the ages of 18 and 64 years must purchase an OUTDOORS card and a fishing license to legally fish in Ontario.

www.ontariofamilyfishing.com

 

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DELTA FAIR

July 27-30

 

July 27-30 - DELTA FAIR Come and celebrate 187 years of the Delta Fair over four continuous days of fun.  Located in the heart of Delta on the Agricultural grounds at 110 Mill Creek Drive in Delta. Enjoy the thrill of the World's Finest Shows midway.  There will be something for everyone including Agricultural Displays and Home Crafts Exhibits.  There will be Live Entertainment on the main grandstand throughout the Fair. Every day will include Children Activities such as the Mini King and Mini Queen Pageant, children races and a petting zoo.  Delta Fair also will host the announcement of the Citizen of the Year as well as the Youth Award of Excellence.  The four days will also be filled with a Horse Draw, livestock shows, a tractor pull and lawn mower races.  Watch for advance sales for admission and midway passes.  For more information please go to our website www.deltafair.com, call us at 613-928-2800 or email at deltafair@ripnet.com 

 

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 LOMBARDY FAIR

August 4-7

 

 

 

 

 

August 4-7 - 1LOMBARDY FAIR At the Fair enjoy Produce, home Craft and Handcraft displays. Take in the Agricultural Showcase. For the western horse enthusiast there is New Ranch Competitions and Extreme Cowboy Races (Sat and Sun).  Kids Day (Sun) features games and activities.  Simply charming is the Junior Fair Ambassador Contest Show (Fri), Baby Show (Sun).

For lots of excitement, take in the Demolition Derby (Fri evening), the Antique and Farm Stock Tractor Pull with a Lawn and Garden Tractor Pull on Sat, and the 4X4 Truck Pull on Sun.  A Horse and Pony Pull on Mon rounds out the four-day fair.

Like it a little quieter?  Sit and enjoy yourself in our tree-shaded park complete with picnic tables.  Every afternoon there is a wide variety of on-going entertainment on the Park Stage. Check out our website and FaceBook page for updates

     Information: Phone 613-284-2640; Hall Rentals: Louise Blair - 613-207-0424 or rentals@lasfair.ca; Website: www.lombardyfair.ca. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LombardyFair

 

AUGUST 2017
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CIVIC HOLIDAY

August 7

 

 

AUGUST 7 - CIVIC HOLIDAY

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DOORS OPEN RIDEAU LAKES

August 19 & 20

 

AUGUST 19 & 20 - DOORS OPEN RIDEAU LAKES - watch for details

 

www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/rideaulakes

 



 

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