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Updated - 20-Sep-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



AUGUST 2016
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CIVIC HOLIDAY

August 1

 

AUGUST 1 - CIVIC HOLIDAY

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HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

August 3

 

August 3 - RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY presents speakers from the Rideau Lakes Birders to discuss attracting Birds and Other Critters to Your Garden starting at 7:15pm at the Portland Community Hall. All Welcome! ($5.00 admission for non-members.)

 

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CHAFFEYS LOCK & AREA HERITAGE SOCIETY AGM

August 13

 

  August 13 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE CHAFFEYS LOCKS AND AREA HERITAGE SOCIETY AT THE COMMUNITY HALL, 7pm.  Contact Dave Brown at 613-359-5820 for more information or email him at dave@brownsmarina.com
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DELTA MILL MILLING DEMONSTRATION

August 20

 

August 20 - OLD STONE MILL in DELTA MILL - MILLING DEMONSTRATION - The mill stones will start turning at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour.  Come on out and see how top quality flour is made.  For more information see www.deltamill.org

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DELTA MILL FUNDRAISING DINNER

August 20

 

August 20 - OLD STONE MILL in DELTA MILL - A fundraising dinner will be held in the Old Town Hall.  Great food and entertainment, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  For more information see www.deltamill.org

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BOAT TOUR OF THE BIG RIDEAU

August 24

 

August 24 - Historic BOAT TOUR of the BIG RIDEAU sponsored by the Bastard and South Burgess Historical Society.  Depart the Government Docks at 1:00pm and tour past the numerous bays and islands, heritage cottages and rustic shorelines.  Return around 4:30pm.  Limited seating so book early!  Contact Doug Bond for details 613-272-2252.

 

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BEEF BBQ - ELGIN

August 28

 

August 28 – ANNUAL BEEF BBQ at Elgin Lions Hall 5:00 – 6:30 pm, sponsored by Elgin United Church.  Adults $12.50, Children 12 and under $5

 

SEPTEMBER 2016
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DELTA MILL MILLING DEMONSTRATION

September 3

 

September 3 - OLD STONE MILL in DELTA MILL - MILLING DEMONSTRATION - The mill stones will start turning at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour.  Come on out and see how top quality flour is made.  For more information see www.deltamill.org

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LABOUR DAY

September 5

 

September 5 - LABOUR DAY

 

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BACK TO SCHOOL

September 6

 

September 6 - BACK TO SCHOOL!

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HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

September 7

 

September 7 - RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY presents speakers Francois and Alison Scheuermann - The Art of Growing Grapes for Wine starting at 7:15pm at the Portland Community Hall. All Welcome! ($5.00 admission for non-members)

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RIDEAU LAKES FLYING CLUB SOCIAL MEETING

September 7

 

September 7 - RIDEAU LAKES FLYING CLUB Social Meeting (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM) This is an event open to anyone in the community that is interested in flying and wants to take few hours over a bar-b-que to tell or listen to stories of planes, or walk around and see some of the planes that fly in for the evening.  It's a bring-your-own bar-b-que (we supply the bar-b-que and soft drinks).  It starts around 6:00 PM and goes until the last person runs out of steam - very informal.  Love to have community members come down to join the pilots.

 

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FAMILY DAY -  SMITHS FALLS

September 10

 

September 10 - All Ways Moving presents Family Day 11am to 6pm at The Gallipeau Centre, 361 Queen St, Smiths Falls.  A free fun day for the whole family in support of our First Responders.  Fun activities including live entertainment, a dunk tank, BBQ, sumo suits and more! Contact info:  shannon@creativerelationsplanners.com

613-283-2697 Ext 4

 

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FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS

September 14&15

 

September 14 & 15 - FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS presents the April Verch Band at the Chaffeys Lock Community Hall 7:30pm.  Tickets at www.thefestivalofsmallhalls.com

Dinner at the Opinicon beforehand.  Reservations 613-359-5233

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RABIES CLINIC

September 14

 

September 14 - ANNUAL RABIES CLINICS are organized by the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit. 2-6pm at the Rideau Lakes Municipal Office, 1439 County Rd 8 $20.  See poster for details.

 

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TERRY FOX RUN -ELGIN

September 18

 

September 18 - Annual TERRY FOX RUN in Elgin - contact any Lions member for information or email Ross at rossahawk@sympatico.ca

 

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FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS

September 18

 

September 18 - FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS presents the April Verch Band at the Morton  Community Hall 3:00pm.  Tickets at www.thefestivalofsmallhalls.com

Visit Wendy's Country Market before the show www.wendyscountrymarket.com

 

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NATURAL HISTORY BUS TOUR

September 18

 

September 18 - ANNUAL NATURAL HISTORY BUS TOUR, departing from Crosby at 1:00pm touring some of the geological and landscape features along Highway 15 here in the keystone of the Rideau.  Sponsored by the Bastard and South Burgess Historical Society.  Bus fills quickly!  Contact Doug Bond (613) 272-2252 for reservations.

 

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RABIES CLINIC

September 21

 

September 21 - Rabies Clinic 2-6pm at the Elgin Fire Hall $20.  See poster for details.

 

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FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS

September 23

 

September 23 - FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS presents Hat Fitz and Cara at 7:30pm.  Tickets at www.thefestivalofsmallhalls.com

Buffet Dinner at Delta Old Town Hall at 6pm. $12. Reservations required joanne.van.dreumel@gmail.com

 

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LOMBARDY FAIR BEEF DINNER

September 24

 

September 24 - LOMBARDY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY presents a beef dinner, live and silent auction, live entertainment by Double Back. Details:  www.lombardyfair.ca or www.facebook.com/lombardyfair

 

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WRITERS READING

September 24

 

September 24 - 9th Annual WRITERS READING at Westport United Church (corner of Spring & Church) 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Details:  Poster  Sponsored by Seasons of Westport

 

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FALL SUPPER & SHOW

September 24

 

September 24 - FALL SUPPER & SHOW at the Elgin United Church at 5pm.  Dinner followed by a Variety Show.

 

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FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS

September 25

 

September 25 - FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS presents Tomato Tomato at the Red Brick School, Elgin at 3:00pm.  Tickets at www.thefestivalofsmallhalls.com

 

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BEEF SUPPER - ELGIN

September 25

 

September 25 - ANNUAL BEEF SUPPER at the Elgin Lions Hall starting at 4:30pm

OCTOBER 2016
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DELTA HARVEST FESTIVAL

October 1

 

October 1 - DELTA HARVEST FESTIVAL come out for the 2nd Annual Delta Harvest Festival with lots going on throughout the village.  The day starts off at 8:00 am with a hearty Harvest Breakfast in the Old Town Hall.  This will be followed by all sorts of activities in the Old Town Hall, the Old Stone Mill, the Fairgrounds and other spots in Delta with food vendors, a car and motorcycle show, music by The Run of the Mill, led by Judy Longstreet, blacksmithing demonstrations, milling demonstrations, a bread baking contest and more.  Come to Delta and celebrate the harvest.  For more information see www.deltamill.org

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HARVEST CELEBRATION - ELGIN

October 2

 

 

October 2 – HARVEST CELEBRATION at Elgin Lions Hall 5:00 – 6:30 pm, Sponsored by Elgin United Church.  Adults $12.50 Children 12 and under $5

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CEMETERY TOUR

October 2

 

October 2 - TOUR SEVERAL HISTORIC CEMETERIES of Bastard Township.  Bus departs Crosby Community hall parking lot on Hwy 15 at 1:30pm returning by 4:30pm. Reserve your seat with with Joyce Gunnewiek 613-359-5071 or Doug Bond 613-272-2252 - sponsored by the Bastard and South Burgess Historical Society.

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HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

October 5

 

 

October 5 - RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY presents Derek Steele on Identifying wild edible, medicinal & poisonous plants at the Portland Community Hall 7:15pm.

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PIGS AND PIE FALL FLY-IN

October 8

 

 

October 8 - RIDEAU LAKES FLYING CLUB Pigs and Pie Fall Fly-in   (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) This is our fall large-scale fly-in event. Planes come from all over Ontario, Quebec, and the Northeast States to the Westport Aerodrome. On the May 21 long weekend we held the Spring version and had 52 planes arrive - very exciting. It's a great way to really experience the joy of flight. People can come to the field and see a wide variety of planes arrive and takeoff. Lots of time to walk the flightline, see the planes and talk with the pilots. We also will be providing our famous "Pigs" (i.e. Kudrinko's fabulous sausages) plus local "Pies" made fresh just down the road - a wonderful scrumptious combination. All to be had for a donation to the Club. Again, everyone in the community is welcome.

 

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

October 10

 

 

October 10 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING  Time to plant those daffodil bulbs!

 

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RED BRICK SCHOOL MYSTERY EVENING

October 15

 

 

October 15 - MYSTERY EVENING 7pm at the Red Brick School House. Anxious to try out your skills as a detective? Are you an aspiring Murdock? Join us for a Murder Mystery Evening and test your skills. Murder mystery evenings are games wherein one of the characters is secretly, and unknowingly, playing a murderer and the other attendees must determine who among them the criminal is. Many mysteries showcase a crime and this evening opens with a ‘death'. The rest of the time is devoted to investigation. Join us to see if you can solve the mystery. “The Sour Grapes of Wrath” on Saturday October 15. Drinks and Nibbles will be served and 7:00pm. The performance begins at 7:30pm.

 

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SPIRITS OF THE MILL

October 29

 

 

Saturday, October 29 – SPIRITS OF THE MILL - we will gather at the Old Town Hall in Delta at 7:00 pm and take a walk to the Old Stone Mill where we will meet some very interesting people from the past.  Then we’ll return to the Old Town Hall for a presentation on "Pioneer Funeral Foods" by Joyce Gunnewiek and end the evening with refreshments.  Cost for the evening is $5.00 per person. "Not for the faint of heart."  For more information see www.deltamill.org

 

NOVEMBER 2016
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HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

November 3

 

 

November 3 - RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY presents Sarah Fenner speaking about Herbal remedies at the Portland Community Hall 7:15pm.

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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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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-December 17

 

November 19 - December 17 - CELEBRATING THE SEASON every Saturday night enjoy walking amongst decorative lights and seasonal displays at Lower Beverley Lake Park and enjoy a home-made dinner at the United Church.  Wagon rides available.  Contact William at bevlake@ripnet.com

 

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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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CHRISTMAS POT-LUCK

November 20

 

November 20 - CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS POT- LUCK DINNER at the Morton Community Hall.  Starting at 4pm.  Turkey provided.  Santa has been invited!  Everyone is welcome.

 

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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

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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.

DECEMBER 2016
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KIDS GINGERBREAD CRAFT FAIR

December 3

 

Saturday December 3 – KIDS GINGERBREAD CRAFT FAIR 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 and used book sale. For more info contact cathy.livingston@sympatico.ca

 

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CELEBRATING THE SEASON

December 3, 10 & 17

 

 

Saturdays December 3, 10, 17 – 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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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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CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE

December 24

 

 

December 24 - CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE Elgin United Church 6pm.  Portland United Church 8pm

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CHRISTMAS

December 25

 

 

December 25 - MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

JANUARY 2017
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SKATE THE LAKE

January 28

 

January 28 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

 

 

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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