Events ~ What's Happening & What's Coming Up

Community  Community Gatherings like fundraisers, dances, fesivals

MV Garden Club
3rd Thu, Jan 16
7:30 pm

Topic: A Gardening Trivia Night
by Baxter Topham-Pitt, Temperate Gardens, Eganville
7 pm for a Social Time

No need to form your team; just show up with your plant knowledge/experiences or good sense of humour.

We will have lots of fun!! Bring your dry footwear.

Station Keepers' Events
Sun Jan 19
Railway Station, Barry's Bay

"The Local" - Balmoral Glory Days
2 pm Sunday Jan. 19 at the train station

A new Opeongo Line podcast format to record Sean Conway and guests as they discuss cherished people and places that have made the Madawaska Valley what it is today. Open-ended conversation.

"The Grey Fox"
7 pm Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the train station

Canadian award-winning movie about Bill Miner a stage coach robber who became a train robber.

"Ailments & Ointments"
2 pm Sunday, Jan. 26 at the train station

The Opeongo Readers Theatre will present a unique collection of letters written by Dr. Codd who practiced in the Upper Ottwa Valley in the 1840's.

AGM and a Movie
Sat Jan 25
12 North Street, Killaloe
1 - 5 pm

Learn about what OV-CAOS has been up to and what we are planning for 2020
View some of the costumes from Eat Your Art Out up close
Sample some of the food from Eat Your Art Out

Movie Screening
Studio Dreamshare presents: "Stel and the Violin"
3 to 5 pm at the 12 North Community Centre - Killaloe

Fantasy children's film.
Stel's life has been topsy turvy since her mother died. When she finds herself in a magical world not quite the same as her own, she takes it in stride.
But where is that violin music coming from?
Filmed entirely in rural Ontario communities in the Ottawa Valley.

$10 per person or $20 for a family

- in support of OV-CAOS and Studio DreamShare

Robbie Burns Celebration
Sun Jan 26
Eganville Legion
2 pm

An afternoon of Scottish entertainment

Entertainment by Renfrew Highland Puipes & Drums

Highland Dancing

Fiddling, Step dancing and singing

Proceeds to the Bonnechere Museum.
For more info contact Guy Jamieson, 613-628-2234

Babysitting Course
Fri Jan 31
Eagles Nest, Eganville Arena
178 Jane St.
9 am to 4 pm

The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course teaches basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth 11-15 years old.

Date: January 31, 2020 (PA Day)

To register, contact Dana Jennings,
Killaloe SnoFun
Fri Jan 31 to Sun Feb 2

Embrace Winter Killaloe Style.
Bring your family and friends for 5 days of fun and outdoor activity.

Youth talent Karaoke Kontest ( with cash prizes)- 613-281-1173 to enter

Friendship Club Lunch

Broomball Tournament & BBQ

CRC SnoFun "Game On"

St. Andrew's SnoFun Pancake Supper


Family Dance

Farmers' Market at the Lions' Hall

Kevin Lynch Hockey Tournament

Killaloe Curling Club Bonspiel

Tobogganing at Garnet's Ranch

SnoFun Karaoke
Sat Feb 1
Killaloe Lions' Hall
3 pm

SnoFun Karaoke Contest

All ages welcome

BLR Winter Carnival
Wed Jan 29 to Sun Feb 2
BLR Community Centre in Palmer Rapids

Wed. Jan. 29
7 - 8 pm - Sign up for Carnival King and Queen Contest
contact Gwen Schutt Colsh for details

Thurs. Jan. 31
7 pm - Carnival King and Queen Talent Show

Fri. Jan. 31
6 pm - Opening Ceremonies and Crowning of the King & Queen
7 - 9 pm - free public skating
7 pm - sign making workshop
7 - 10 pm Trivia Night
(Contact Scott Armstrong 613-758-9936)

Sat. Feb. 1
8 am - Kids Broomball Tournament
8 to 10 am - Breakfast
11 am to 1 pm - Kids Games & Crafts
4:30 to 6:30 pm - Roast Beef Dinner
( $15 Adults, $10 Kids, 5 and under free)
7:30 - 8:30 pm - Adult Mixed Hockey Game
(Contact Andrea Budarick 613-758-2632)
8 pm to 1 am - Carnival Dance

Sun. Feb. 2
1 - 3 pm - Open Ice Time (sticks and pucks)
3 - 5 pm - free public skating
5:30 - 6:30 pm - Broomball game (Lakers vs Raiders (adult teams)

** Canteen will be open Saturday from 8 am to 10 pm
hot food available from noon to 4 pm

See BLR Facebook page for details on Carnival Dance and sign making workshop

BLR Winter Carnival Trivia Night
Fri Jan 31
BLR Community Centre in Palmer Rapids
7 to 10 pm
$40 per team

Gather up your friends, enter a team and have some fun!

They are looking for teams of up to 6 people to register for this fun community event!

Teams can contact Scott Armstrong at 613-758-9936 to register! Cost is $40/team.

BLR Carnival Dance
Sat Feb 1
BLR Community Centre
22 Burnt Bridge Rd, Palmer Rapids
9 pm - 1 am
$15 advance; $20 door

The Riley New Band

Cash Bar - Late Lunch - Non-Restricted

Advance tickets: at the Municipal Office
or from Staci Lidtkie 613-334-2950
or Sam Jessup 519-497-6174.

A portion of the proceeds will support the Palmer Rapids and Area Kids Hockey League.

Winter Farmers' Market
Sat Feb 1
Rankin Culture & Recreation Centre Hwy 41
10 am - 2 pm

Beat the Winter Blahs!

Local food & craft vendors from the Ottawa Valley offering Maple Syrup, Honey, Homemade prepared meals, frozen meats: beef, pork, lamb, chicken, duck, goat.

Many organic products, baked treats, woodworking artists, soap & body products, herb and spice blends, kombucha and more!

Hot lunch on the spot or take home available.

Price of a table is still $20!

Upcoming sales - March 21st.

Catch The Ace
Thu Jan 9
Tickets: $5

Catch the Ace
Draws at 4:30 Thursdays
at the Ash Grove Inn.

Ticket Locations:
Round Lake
Round Lake Centre Food Market
AJ’s Convenience, Killaloe Hardware
Wilno Building Supply
Barry's Bay
Charlie D’s, Barry’s Bay Esso, Barry’s Bay Shell, Lorraine’s Pharmasave, St Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation, Valley Manor (Tuesday 11-2)
CO Country Market
Algonquin Bound Outfitters
Golden Lake / Pikwakanagan
Kokomish Café, The Cottage Cup

Valley Voices
Sat Feb 8
Klauk's residence - 121 Settlers Way - Off Hwy 512, down Manning Rd.
6 to 8 pm

Potluck, BYOB

Bring a dish to share, your words, or just an ear to listen! This is an inclusive, safe space to speak freely and openly. We ask that you leave all hate speech and prejudice at the door..

Follow Valley Voices on Facebook: VALLEY VOICES SPEAK

Disconnection Challenge
Every Tue, Feb 11 to Feb 25
Madawaska Valley Family Health Team in the St. Francis Health Centre
3 - 4 pm

Explore how media use impacts your overall well-being and how you connect with yourself, others and your environment.

Open to all high school aged students

Spaces Limited

Call 613-756-9888 ext. 5 to register or email your name and phone number to

Girls Night Out in Barry's Bay
Sat Feb 15
Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre, Barry's Bay
5 to 10 pm

Grab your girlfriends, and spend the evening browsing the very best of the Valley's goods and services.

There is no cost to attend and enjoy this event!

⭐️ Presently Accepting Vendors - Space is Limited
Cost: $30 per table
Signed Vendor Agreement and payment must be received by the host to confirm your attendance.

Hosted by Ann Maika-Chartrand, Sales Representative - EXIT Ottawa Valley Realty
Minus costs, funds received will be donated to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation
Cabin Fever Trivia Night in Barry's Bay
Thu Feb 27
Barry's Bay Legion
7 pm
$90 per team
Extra Trivia Night

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Registration forms available at the library
or email: mv.trivia@

Spectator admission: $5

Escape Room in Eganville
Sat Jun 15 2019
Eganville Curling Club
$20 per person

2019 Mission: Al Capone's Hideout

Get out before he returns

Enjoy puzzles, logic, mystery and treasure hunts?

Recommended group size is 4 to 6

Suggested age of 12 or older. Under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Although we will be closing down our online booking tool from now until we launch the 2020 Escape Room, because of the success of the room this summer, we will be accepting arranged bookings for the 2019 Al Capone's Hideout escape room until March 2020.
To arrange an appointment, please email or contact us through our Facebook page. Please give us as much notice as possible so we have time to arrange volunteer game masters.

Online booking and more information at

Activities Plus

Zumba and Boot Camp
Temporarily suspended

Wed ~ 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Activities Plus provides:
• Personal computer training
• Online training & webinars
• Wi-Fi connections

Call for more information

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Tyerman & Daughters Inc

Employment counselling services, funded in part by the Government of Canada. Facilitation and consultation.

The Mix Company

An exciting line of Gluten-Free Mixes. Designed to make a gluten-free/wheat-free diet easy, fun, and delicious!

Sands on Golden Lake

Eat, Rest & Play. Lakeside Dining. Newly updated rooms, spacious chalets with fireplaces, beautiful surroundings,

The Granary

Schnitzel House restaurant features unique & affordable German & Canadian cuisine. A locally owned & operated eatery

Direct Bearing - Valley Training

First Aid & CPR Training. Nationally recognized certification. Courses always running in the area. Small groups. Fun,

Pinewood Inn

This local landmark is a short walk from the Public Beach and Children's Playground on beautiful Kamaniskeg

Spectacle Lake Lodge

Open Year Round - Highway 60 between Barry's Bay and Algonquin Park - Snowmobiles, ATV's, Boats, Canoes and Kayaks.

Kranz, Garnet Insurance & Real Estate Ltd.

Serving The Madawaska Valley & The Bonnechere Valley Areas
General Insurance Brokers - For Over 70