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Events in the Towsnhip of Rideau Lakes

Updated - 21-Nov-2016

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 2015 and are bound to be as popular again this season! Registration Form here



NOVEMBER 2016
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HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

November 2

 

 

November 2 - RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY presents Sarah Fenner speaking about Herbal remedies at the Portland Community Hall 7:15pm.

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CRAFT FAIR

November 5

 

 

November 5 - LOMBARDY AGRICULTURAL HALL - CRAFT FAIR - 10am to 3 pm.  Free Admission.  For table, contact Carol 613-283-3631  Details

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REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES

Sunday, November 6

 

 

Sunday, November 6 - REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES

Delta - 11:00 a.m.

Elgin - 1:30 p.m.

Portland - 3:00 p.m.

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RURAL RECREATION SUMMIT

November 10

 

November 10 - RURAL RECREATION ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SUMMIT Contact Sue for details 1-800-928-2250.

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REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES

Friday, November 11

 

 

Friday, November 11 - REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES

Smiths Falls - 11:00 a.m.

Westport - 11:00 p.m.

Newboro - 12:00 p.m.

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"A TASTE OF ITALY" DINNER

November 18

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 - “A Taste of Italy” Fundraising Dinner

Skate the Lake volunteers present “A Taste of Italy” Dinner, Portland Community Hall, 24 Water Street. Dinner served from 5 pm – 7 pm, tickets $15, Take Out available.

For tickets contact Ken or Marcia Maxwell 613 283-7893 or 613 207-1950, or any Skate the Lake Board member.

Come out and enjoy a delicious Italian dinner, meet some friends and help support Skate the Lake now in its 13th year, your support is appreciated.

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RIDEAU LAKES FLYING CLUB AGM

November 19

 

 

November 19 - RIDEAU LAKES FLYING CLUB Annual General Meeting (AGM) (10:00 AM) This is obviously where we meet as a Club and look back of the year to celebrate the successes and discuss improvements as well as look forward to what we would like to do as a Club to continue to build our presence in the community and our services to local and surrounding flyers. All community members are welcome at the meeting which lasts about 2 hours and is followed by a small bar-b-que.

 

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CELEBRATING THE SEASON - DELTA

November 19&26, December 3, 10&17

 

SATURDAYS November 19 - December 17 - CELEBRATING THE SEASON - Enjoy the Lights and sights of Delta.  Admission:  Adults $5, Children 12&under FREE. Wagon rides leave the Delta Fair grounds, 110 Mill Creek Dr., every half hour from 5pm to 8:30pm. or walk through the Park from the Village Boat Launch.  www.beverleylakepark.com                 Poster

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CHRISTMAS AT THE MILL

November 19

 

Saturdays, November 19 & 26 - CHRISTMAS AT THE MILL – the mill will be lit up with festive candles as part of Delta's Celebrating the Season. We'll be open from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. Also be sure to visit our Christmas Gift Shop in the Old Town Hall. Lower Beverley Lake Park will be lit with over 80,000 lights and there are free wagon rides from the village to the park. Admission is free (donations appreciated). For more information see www.deltamill.org

 

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FEAST OF STEPHEN

November 20

 

November 20 - FEAST OF STEPHEN at the Elgin United Church 5pm followed by entertainment.  $20.00 advance tickets are a must!  Call 613-359-5607

 

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PORTLAND PUBLIC MEETING

November 23

 

Wednesday, November 23 - 7:30pm at the Portland Community Hall.  Hear citizens' input & ideas of how Portland could look in the future.  Looking ahead at some of the challenges and opportunities in Portland.  Hosted by Councillor Doug Good. Special Guests:  Mayor Ron Holman and Councillor Cathy Livingston

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DELTA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

November 26

 

Saturday, November 26 - 22 Annual DELTA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS6:30pm at Delta Baptist Church,24 King St.  Dress warmly to follow the Christmas Story in words, song and pageantry from the Baptist Church to the United Church to the Mill Shed by the Old Stone Mill.  Donations to the Delta Food Bank welcome.  Poster

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CELEBRATING THE SEASON - DELTA

November 19&26, December 3, 10&17

 

 

SATURDAYS November 19 - December 17 - CELEBRATING THE SEASON - Enjoy the Lights and sights of Delta.  Admission:  Adults $5, Children 12&under FREE. Wagon rides leave the Delta Fair grounds, 110 Mill Creek Dr., every half hour from 5pm to 8:30pm. or walk through the Park from the Village Boat Launch.  www.beverleylakepark.com                 Poster

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CHRISTMAS AT THE MILL

November 26

 

Saturdays, November 19 & 26 - CHRISTMAS AT THE MILL – the mill will be lit up with festive candles as part of Delta's Celebrating the Season. We'll be open from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. Also be sure to visit our Christmas Gift Shop in the Old Town Hall. Lower Beverley Lake Park will be lit with over 80,000 lights and there are free wagon rides from the village to the park. Admission is free (donations appreciated). For more information see www.deltamill.org

 

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WESTPORT SANTA CLAUS PARADE

November 26

 

November 26 - WESTPORT SANTA CLAUS PARADE - 2 p.m.

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SHARING IN THE LIGHT - ELGIN

November 27

 

November 27 - “SHARING IN THE LIGHT” opens the Christmas season and signals the beginning of Advent. A walk through the village of Elgin includes visits to the 3 churches and a stop at the Red Brick School to hear a children’s choir singing seasonal Christmas music. The evening ends at the Elgin Municipal Complex for hot chocolate and cookies. This is a pleasant and peaceful way to begin your Christmas festivities. Free will offering to support the Elgin Food Bank is appreciated.

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Tupperware Party

Lombardy Agricultural Society

November 29

 

Tuesday, November 29 - 7-9pm at the Lombardy Agricultural Hall.

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DECEMBER 2016
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KIDS GINGERBREAD DAY

December 3

Saturday December 3 – KIDS GINGERBREAD DAY Hosted by the Delta Mill Society at the Old Town Hall from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Children accompanied by their parents are welcome to come and do some gift shopping and have fun decorating gingerbread cookies - supplies provided at no charge and hot dogs and pop will be for sale for $2:00. While the kids are having fun their parents can enjoy a hot drink of cider or coffee while enjoying Christmas decor and music and browsing the Christmas Gift Shop. www.deltamill.org Poster

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WESTPORT CHRISTMAS FARMERS' MARKET

December 3

Saturday December 3 – 9am-2pm Rideau Vista Public School, 9921 County Rd 42

Looking for a unique hand-crafted gift for that special someone on your Christmas list? Don't have time for all that holiday baking and cooking? Want to avoid the mad rush of the shopping malls?  Take a drive to Westport and stop by the annual Christmas Farmers' Market.

Rideau Vista Public School will also be holding a Scholastic book Fair to benefit the school.

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CELEBRATING THE SEASON - DELTA

November 19&26, December 3, 10&17

 

SATURDAYS November 19 - December 17 - CELEBRATING THE SEASON - Enjoy the Lights and sights of Delta.  Admission:  Adults $5, Children 12&under FREE. Wagon rides leave the Delta Fair grounds, 110 Mill Creek Dr., every half hour from 5pm to 8:30pm. or walk through the Park from the Village Boat Launch.  www.beverleylakepark.com                 Poster

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UK BREAKFAST

December 10

 

 

December 10 - a U.K. BREAKFAST 9am to 11am with Chefs Brian and Tom at the Elgin United Church

 

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CELEBRATING THE SEASON - DELTA

November 19&26, December 3, 10&17

 

SATURDAYS November 19 - December 17 - CELEBRATING THE SEASON - Enjoy the Lights and sights of Delta.  Admission:  Adults $5, Children 12&under FREE. Wagon rides leave the Delta Fair grounds, 110 Mill Creek Dr., every half hour from 5pm to 8:30pm. or walk through the Park from the Village Boat Launch.  www.beverleylakepark.com                 Poster

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PORTLAND'S BATTLE OF THE BULB

December 17

 

December 17 - Judging for Portland's Battle of the Bulb - The Joy of the Season in Outdoor Lights. Sponsored by the Portland Community Hall Board. Info:  Del 613-483-7873

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CELEBRATING THE SEASON - DELTA

November 19&26, December 3, 10&17

 

November 19 - December 17 - CELEBRATING THE SEASON - Enjoy the Lights and sights of Delta.  Admission:  Adults $5, Children 12&under FREE. Wagon rides leave the Delta Fair gounds, 110 Mill Creek Dr., every hlf hour from 5pm to 8:30pm. or walk through the Park from the Village Boat Launch.  www.beverleylakepark.com Poster

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CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

December 24

 

 

December 24 - CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES: Elgin United Church 6pm.  Portland United Church 8pm.  Emmanuel Anglican Church, Portland 7pm.

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CHRISTMAS

December 25

 

 

December 25 - MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

JANUARY 2017
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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

 

 

 

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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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!



 

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