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Updated - 28-Mar-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

 
CALENDAR PHOTO CONTEST

Photo Contest for the 2018 Township of Rideau Lakes Information Calendar is now open.

Deadline:  August 31, 2017

Details

Ongoing Events:

BINGO every Monday night at the Upper Rideau Branch 542 (Westport) 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. 

CHAFFEY'S LOCK COMMUNITY HALL MARKET SQUARE every Sunday from late May to October.  Local crafts persons and artists.

CLOGGING at the Newboro Community Hall every Wednesday evening at 7pm and ***NEW*** at the South Elmsley Municipal Complex (OPP Offices on Hwy 15) Thursday afternoons from 2-4pm.  This is a fun way to exercise and expand your dance talents1  Classes are $2 a class.  Sponsored by the Newboro Recreation Committee.  Cal Dorothy for details 613-272-8053.

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 Masons, everyone is welcome. Contact Ross Hawkins for information 613-359-5833.  

COMMUNITY LUNCH The 1st Friday of the month at the Elgin Municipal Complex - 11:30am to 12:30pm soup and sandwiches.  It's a pay-what-you-can lunch. Contact Linda Carr 613-272-2227.  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.

DELTA McMUFFIN LIGHT BREAKFAST every Saturday morning from 7:30am to 10am at Delta United Church.  $5 will get you coffee with an egg & English muffin and a chance to meet your neighbours.  Everyone is welcome.

EUCHRE is played Monday afternoons at the South Elmsley Community Hall (Marie Jordan at 613-283-4035), Tuesday 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 Upper Rideau Branch 542, Westport (Joan Thompson 613-273-5613) 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 from May 5 every Friday until the end of September. 12pm-2pm burger, sausage, hot dogs and fries available every week at Upper Rideau Branch 542, Westport.

PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP meets the last Monday of every month at 1:30pm at Community Home Support  Services, 40 Sunset Blvd Suite D, Perth.  Contact Melissa McDougall at 613-267-6400 melissam@chclc.ca

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 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 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 Upper Rideau Branch 542, Westport.

VIBE: Venturing in Biblical Education, every Wednesday from March 13, 2017 November 29, 2017.  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, Spring Art Classes for youth and Adults, 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


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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HEALTHY KIDS

March 7

 

 

 

PROMOTING HEALTHY EATING IN A WEIGHT-OBSESSED WORLD: Tuesday, March 7 at North Grenville Municipal Centre.  7-9 p.m.

 

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APRIL 2017
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RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

April 5

RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY presents speaker Carolyn Klickemann speaking on Mel Bartholomew's Square Foot Gardening starting at 7:15pm at the Portland Community Hall.  All welcome! ($5 Admission for non-members)

 

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LOCAL FOODS DINNER - Delta Old Town Hall

April 8

LOCAL FOODS DINNER at the Old Town Hall in Delta with a Maple Inspired Menu featuring Wendy's Country Market and Chef Mark Beacock.  Cocktails (cash bar) with local meats and cheese from 6 to 7pm.  Dinner will feature handmade Red Fife pasta (made with Old Stone Mill flour), maple smoked pork loin chop with fresh seasonal accompaniments and a local greens salad with a savoury maple vinaigrette.  Dessert will be Maple Chocolate Mousse Cake.  Celtic Music entertainment will be provided by the MacLeod Fiddlers.  Tickets are $60/person or $100/couple. Contact the Delta Mill Society at 613-928-2584 or info@deltamill.org.

 

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE

April 13

DEADLINE to REGISTER for RECREATIONAL DANCE in Portland and the new ART CLASSES in Elgin.

 

 

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EASTER EGG HUNT - Chaffey's Lock

April 15

CHAFFEY'S LOCK & AREA HERITAGE SOCIETY presents its first EASTER EGG HUNT!  Following the noon clean-up BBQ (About 12:30-1pm) to be held outside on the lawn of the Market Square at the entrance to the Marion Dunn Trail.  All children in the Chaffey's Lock area are welcome.  It's FREE!

 

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DELTA MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL

April 15&16

DELTA MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL 50th ANNIVERSARY - Saturday, April 15 & Sunday, April 16. Pancakes and local maple syrup with sausages at the Delta Fair Grounds. 11 & over: $10/Under 11: $5. Petting zoo, wagon rides, Ball Hockey Tournament, Easter Egg Hunt and MUCH MORE! Poster   Brochure  The Old Stone Mill will be open for tours from 9am to 3pm.  The ever popular USED BOOK SALE will take place in the Old Town Hall.  BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATIONS will take place on Saturday in the Mill Drive Shed.  MILLING DEMONSTRATIONS will take place in the Mill, starting at 1pm both days. Admission is FREE.

 

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PITCH-IN

April 16-29

PITCH-IN April 16-29. Pitch-in & help clean up roadsides, parks, school yards & shorelines. Pick up your free pitch in (coloured) bags at the Municipal Office, Post Offices & Libraries. Call 1-800-928-2250 ext 285 for more information.  Thank you to our dedicated volunteers who “pitch-in” each year. Your efforts truly make Rideau Lakes a welcome community!

 

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SOME KIND OF CHOIR

April 22

 

April 22 - SOME KIND OF CHOIR musical evening sponsored by the Westport Arts Council at Elgin United Church 7:00 pm, freewill offering.
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OPEN MIKE with the MALLENS - MORTON

April 22

OPEN MIC with the MALLEN’S at the MORTON COMMUNITY HALL starting at 1pm and running to 5pm.  Light lunch, $5.00 at the door - place fills up quickly - come early to get a seat!  Information call Linda 613-387-3799 or Ken 613-387-3871.

MAY 2017
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 SUMMER'S SIZZLING PLAYGROUND PROGRM

May 1

 

May 1 - Registration OPENS for the RIDEAU LAKES DAY CAMP program and the rotating playground program called SUMMERS SIZZLING PLAYGROUND.  Registrations received prior to this date will not be processed.  Registration forms are available online here, at the Municipal Offices in Chantry or in the spring and summer Leisure Services Brochure.  Registration forms should be completed and sent to the Township Offices along with the appropriate registration fees.  Deadline to register your children is June 16.

 

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NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK

May 1-7

May 1 - 7 - NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK Celebrate the involvement of adolescent youth in activities such as the arts, recreation, drama, sport, dance, fitness, civic engagement, volunteerism, leadership, leisure! Do something with and for the youth in your community during National Youth Week, May 1 – 7, 2017.

 

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RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

May 3

 

May 3 - RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY presents speaker Olivia Charing speaking on House Gardens & Dancing Dahlias starting at 7:15pm at the Portland Community Hall. All Welcome! ($5.00 admission for non-members)

 

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DAFFODIL DAYS

1st 2 Weeks of May

Take the DAFFODIL DAYS TOUR and enjoy the thousands of daffodils blooming in Rideau Lakes, the Daffodil Capital of Ontario. Pick up your Daffodil Days brochure at the Township Office in Chantry or other local sites or download the pdf here. The Perfect Mothers Day Activity!

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MOTHERS DAY

May 14

 

May 14 - MOTHERS DAY

 

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CHAFFEY'S AREA LAKES ASSOC

May 20

 

May 20 - CHAFFEY’S AREA LAKES ASSOCIATION (CALA) “Meet and Greet” with a Continental Breakfast 9 to 11am - no cost.  Members and prospective members welcome Speaker Lisa McShane, Management Biologist MNRF.  Topic Fish 101 - information 613-359-5706

 

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DELTA MILL OPENS

May 20

 

May 20 - DELTA MILL - SEASON OPENING of the Old Stone Mill.  The mill will be open for tours from 10 am to 5 pm daily until Labour Day.  Free admission (voluntary donation).  For more information see www.deltamill.org

 

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PLANT SALE - Delta Fair Grounds

May 20

 

May 20 - RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY ANNUAL SPRING

PLANT SALE at the Delta Fair Grounds Agricultural Hall, 110 Main St. Delta, 9am

to 11am.  Watch for the signs. We will have perennials, annuals, herbs, veggies,

shrubs and trees at very reasonable prices. Everyone is welcome. Come early

as this sale sells out quickly!

 

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SPRING FLY-IN

May 20

May 20 - RIDEAU LAKES SPRING FLY-IN at the airport on County Road 10 just outside Westport. Enjoy a sausage on a bun breakfast, visit the hangers, watch flights land and take off, make a donation to the club and bring the family for an enjoyable outing.  Open all day for visitors.  Lots of parking space!  Ask about the proposed “Poker Run” and “Kids Flight Day” while checking out the clubs field house. Contact Bill Green at 613-273-5282 for more information.

 

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VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND DANCE Chaffey's Lock

May 20

 

May 20 - VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND DANCE hosted by the Chaffey’s Lock & Area Heritage Society. The Ramblin’ Valley Band.  Door and bar open at 7pm; music starts at 7:30pm.  Tickets at Browns Marina.

 

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VICTORIA DAY

May 22

 

May 22 - VICTORIA DAY

 

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VICTORIA DAY PICNIC - California

May 22

 

May 22 - CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Annual Victoria Day Picnic at Jones Falls - bring your own lunch, enjoy meeting new people and take in some music as you watch boats travel through the lock system.  Contact Susan at calagam@rideau.net for more information.

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PAMPERED CHEF Morton

May 27

 

May 27 - MORTON COMMUNITY HALL presents an exciting and delicious fundraiser starting at 1pm to 3pm … come to enjoy a presentation by “Pampered Chef”.  Everyone welcome.  Call Sue for details 613-359-6309.

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DOORS OPEN Delta

May 27&28

 

May 27 & 28 DOORS OPEN in DELTA featuring the Old Stone Mill, the Old Town Hall and the Blacksmith’s Shop.  There will be guided tours of the mill (10 am to 4 pm) plus milling and blacksmithing demonstrations starting at 1:00 pm. Enjoy complimentary light refreshments in the Old Town Hall.  Come out, take a tour of the mill, watch a blacksmith ply his art and see how flour used to be made. Admission is free (donations appreciated). For more information see www.deltamill.org

 

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SAFE KIDS WEEK

May 30-June 5

 

May 30 to June 5 - 2017 is the 21st Anniversary for Parachute's Safe Kids Week Many Canadians are surprised to learn that preventable injuries kill more children every year than any other disease. The good news is that prevention efforts are working - since 1996, Canada has enjoyed a decreasing trend in death and hospitalizations from preventable injuries overall. But there is a still lot of work to do to keep children, and ourselves safe. Plan to take part in Parachute's Safe Kids Week, happening May 30 - June 5, 2016 with a focus on the top injury issues that affect children on the road, at home and at play. For more information visit: parachutecanada.org/safekidsweek

 

JUNE 2017
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MILLING DEMONSTRATION Delta Old Stone Mill

June 3

 

June 3- MILLING DEMONSTRATION DELTA the 200-year-old mill stones in the Old Stone Mill in Delta will start turning at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how top quality flour is made. Admission is free (donations appreciated). For more information see www.deltamill.org

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CONFEDERATION TEA PARTY

June 3

 

June 3 - CONFEDERATION TEA PARTY sponsored by the Elgin & Area Heritage Society at the Red Brick School House starting at 1:30pm.  $15.00 advanced sales only.  Wear your Sesquicentennial Hat or pick one from their “hat shop”.  Details call Jane at 613-928-3402.

 

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FISH FRY

June 4

 

June 4 - Marks the 300th year Anniversary of Formal Masonry World Wide.  Join the members in Philipsville at harmony Lodge for a FISH FRY 4:30pm - 6:00pm for only $15.00 to celebrate.

 

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RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

June 7

 

June 7 - RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY presents speaker Kathleen Lang, Master Gardner - Roses starting at 7:15pm at the Portland Community Hall. All Welcome! ($5.00 admission for non-members)

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RELAY FOR LIFE

June 10

 

June 10 - RELAY FOR LIFE 5pm to 11pm at the Smiths Falls District Collegiate High School.  Details - contact Anita Carley acarley@ontario.cancer.ca  613 267 1058

 

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SPELLING BEE Elgin Red Brick School

June 10

 

June 10 - ANNUAL SPELLING BEE at the Red Brick School House.  Call Jane for more information 613-928-3402.

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CYCLING TOUR

June 10&11

 

June 10-11 - The 46th Annual RIDEAU LAKES CYCLE TOUR This annual event brings cyclists from all over to our part of the world.  Go to www.ottawabicycleclub.ca to see more about the

 

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SENIORS PICNIC

Delta LBL Park

June 16

 

June 16 - SENIORS SPECIAL EVENTS SUMMER PICNIC Anyone 50 years of age and older, whether or not you belong to one of the Township’s Seniors Clubs, you are invited to join us at Lower Beverley Lake Park for a Chicken BBQ lunch and entertainment - rain or shine - for $10.00.  Call Sue at the Township 1-800-928-2250 to reserve your spot by June 9th.

 

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE

June 16

 

JUNE 16- DEADLINE TO REGISTER for the RIDEAU LAKES DAY CAMP PROGRAM or the rotating playground program called SUMMERS SIZZLING PLAYGROUND

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SUMMER DANCE Chaffey's Lock

June 17

 

JUNE 17 - CHAFFEY’S LOCK & AREA HERITAGE SOCIETY presents “GEARING UP FOR SUMMER DANCE” WITH A LIVE BAND - Old Man Grant (Blues, Bluegrass & Folk) Doors and bar open at 7pm, music starts at 7:30pm.  Tickets available at Browns Marina.

 

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CYCLING TOUR

June 10&11

 

June 10-11 - The 46th Annual RIDEAU LAKES CYCLE TOUR This annual event brings cyclists from all over to our part of the world.  Go to www.ottawabicycleclub.ca to see more about the

 

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MILLING DEMONSTRATION Old Stone Mill

June 17

 

June 17- MILLING DEMONSTRATION DELTA the 200-year-old mill stones in the Old Stone Mill in Delta will start turning at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how top quality flour is made. Admission is free (donations appreciated). For more information see www.deltamill.org

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FISH FRY Westport Lions Club Beach

June 17

 

June 17 WESTPORT LIONS CLUB is holding their annual fund raiser FISH FRY from 4:30pm to 7:00pm at the Lions Beach on Sand Lake just outside of Westport on County Road 36. Cost is $15.00 a person and tickets are available from any Westport Lion’s Club member. Check our website westportlions.ca for more details.         

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FATHERS DAY

June 18

 

June 18 - FATHERS DAY

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AGM Delta Mill Society

June 20

 

June 20 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Delta Mill Society. A business meeting will be held at 7:00 pm in the Old Town Hall followed by an interesting presentation TBA.  All are welcome to attend! For more information see www.deltamill.org      

 

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NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

June 21

 

June 21 - NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY celebrating the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of the nation’s Aboriginal peoples. There are three Aboriginal groups in Canada – the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.   

 

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CANADIAN MULTICULTURALISM DAY

June 27

 

June 27 - CANADIAN MULTICULTURALISM DAY Canadian Multiculturalism Day celebrates Canada's cultural richness and diversity and the contributions made by various cultural groups and communities to Canadian society.

 

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LOCKMASTER'S HOUSE MUSEUM Chaffey's Lock OPENS

June 28

 

June 28 to September 3 - CHAFFEY’S LOCK HERITAGE LOCKMASTER’S HOUSE MUSEUM open for the season.  Come visit - enjoy a piece of history! Information 613-359-5524 or 613-359-5468

JULY 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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