Annual Events ~ That we look forward to every year.

Tree of Lights
Fri Dec 1
Barry's Bay Railway Station
6:30 pm
Refreshments, music, fresh coffee
Terry's Twisting Baloon Creations
Horse-drawn wagon rides start 5:30
Followed by Moonlight Madness Shopping

Tree of Love
Palmer Rapids & Area Lions Club
Sun Dec 3 ~ 6 pm
Palmer Rapids Community Centre
Santa Claus Parades
Sun Dec 17
1 pm

2017 Parades
The Douglas parade this weekend

Sun. Dec. 17 - 1 pm

Killaloe Dinner of Good Cheer
Sun Dec 24
Killaloe Lion's Hall
1 pm
Free of Charge

A traditional turkey dinner

Held Christmas Eve at 1 pm

Free of Charge

Everyone is welcome!

Dinner preparations begin at 6 p.m Dec. 23 - bring a potato peeler.

To volunteer or donate, cal Eleta - 613-757-3424

Bonnechere Cup
Fri Feb 16 to Sun Feb 18
Benson Sports Oval
Snodrifters Road, Eganville

Eastern Pro Tour Professional Snowmobile Race
combines with:
Canadian Vintage Championships
ATV racing

Held annually on Family Day Weekend

Torchlight Parade on Fri., Feb. 17 at 7 pm starts at the Clubhouse.

Live music afterwards by Upstream Dave..

Bonnechere Cup Race Dance featuring Sidewinder on Sat., Feb. 18 at the Sno-Drifters Clubhouse.

Happy Hour from 9 pm to 10 pm
Admission is $10 - Age of Majority
Dance from 9 pm to 12 pm.

Old Sled Show
Sat Jan 13
Eganville Snodrifters Clubhouse
Hwy 41 & 60, Eganville
10 am to 4 pm
$5 per person (Free admission with show sled)

Biggest Old Sled Show in Ontario

Old Snowmobile Show & Shine

Swap Section – Buy & Sell Parts & Sleds

(Vendor Spaces $10 )

Clubhouse Open for Food & Refreshments

Held 2nd weekend in January

Killaloe SnoFun
Wed Feb 1 to Sun Feb 5

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

Supper at the Lions Hall - 5 pm
Youth talent showcase


Friendship Club Lunch - noon

Broomball Tournament & BBQ - Killaloe Rink 9:30 am - 2 pm

CRC SnoFun Girls Program CRC 12 North St. - 3 - 6 pm


St. Andrew's SnoFun Pancake Supper - 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Darts and Euchre - 7 pm

Farmers' Market at the Lions' Hall
10 am to 2 pm

Cookie Bake-off - 10 am - 2 pm Lions Hall

The Amazing Race Scavenger Hunt - 11 am - Killaloe Hardware Store

Kevin Lynch Hockey Tournament - rink - all day

Killaloe Curling Club Bonspiel - all day

Dance at the Lions Hall w/
Casey & Company
8 pm ~ $10

Sledding and bonfire at Garney's Ranch

Heritage Cup Hockey
Fri Mar 23 to Sun Mar 25
Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre, Barry's Bay
Sutdents $8
12 and under - Free

Opeongo Heritage Cup
Fri to Sun Mar 23 to 25

A tournament featuring four of our heritage communities
• Kashubian Griffins
• Algonquin Thunderbirds
• Irish Shamrocks
• German Black Eagles

Men's and women's hockey
Cultural food throughout the weekend

Details and admission TBA

Canadian Kashub Festival
Sat May 6
Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre
11 am - 7 pm
A Celebration of the Kashub Heritage of the Wilno Area

New venue - PJY Community Centre

Great Local Music
Lots of Good Food
Special Events

Heritage Stone Dedications will still take place in Wilno

Bring your rock to help build Canada Stonefence 150!

Stroll through Wilno's shops and galleries and check out local history displays about the area.

Held annually the first Saturday in May
Bay Day
Sat May 20
Downtown Barry's Bay
10 am - 4 pm

Vintage car show
Kick-off of Barry's Bay Farmers' Market
Live Entertainment
Back on the Opeongo Line

Palmer River Fest
Fri May 19 to Mon May 22
Fun filled weekend of events on the Madawaska River!
  • Tailor Made Paddling Courses
  • Kayaking Courses
  • Canoeing Courses
  • Whitewater Safety and Rescue Courses
  • Live Music and Dancing Saturday Night
  • Beer Garden Saturday Night
  • Delicious Food Vendors
  • Product Vendors
  • Kid Activities
  • Morning Yoga
  • Childcare
  • Beautiful Riverside Camping
  • River Shuttles

Held annually on May long weekend

Barrys Bay Triathlon/Duathlon
Sun Jul 2
Beach on Lakeshore Drive
9 am
Swim 750 m
Cycle 32 km
Run 8 km
Canada Day Celebrations
Sat Jul 1

On July 1 in Barry's Bay, Killaloe, Wilno, Combermere, Eganville & Palmer Rapids

Parades • Live Entertainment
Yard & Bake Sales • Soap Box Derby
Fishing Fun • Baseball
Duck Race • Kids Games • Cake

Fireworks! July 1 in Barry's Bay, Killaloe, Palmer Rapids and Eganville

See your local newspaper, township website,
or township newsletter for details

MV Garden Tour
Sun Jul 9
10 am - 4 pm

A self-guided tour featuring several local gardens

Tickets available at The Railway Station in Barry's Bay, Combermere Country Market (the newer store) in Combermere and Grandma's Pantry in Killaloe

Driving directions are on the ticket

Madawaska Valley Artisan Festival
Sat Jul 8
Railway Station Park, Barry's Bay
10am - 5pm
& more..

The best artists & craftspeople from across Ontario

More than 25 vendors!

Held annually on the second Saturday of July
Annual Fish Fry
Sat Jul 8
Opeongo Seniors Centre, 19 Stafford St, Barry's Bay
11:30 am - 6 pm
Fish Dinner - 1 piece - $10, 2 pieces - $12​
Live Entertainment
Cash Bingo
Beer Garden
Take Out Available

2nd Saturday of July
Beach Volleyball Tournament
Sat Jul 15
Public Beach, Lakeshore Drive, Barry's Bay
8 am to 4 pm
$100 / team of 6

15th Annual Tournament
BBQ, Raffle Tickets, Great Prizes

Contact Emily - to register your team, if you're looking to join one, to donate or for more information.

Registration $100 per team - 2 women must be on the court at all times.

BBQ & Great Prizes

All proceeds to Huntington Society of Canada

KHR Fire Department Open House
Sat Jul 15
Round Lake Fire Hall, 2995 Round Lake Road
10 am - 2 pm

Sparky the Fire Mascot
Free Hot Dogs & Beverages
Give Aways
Free Draws at 1:30
Kids Activities
Adult Activities

Palmer Rapids Twin Festivals
Thu Jul 27 to Sun Jul 30
Bluegrass & Country
Two Complete Festivals
Each one on it's own stage and only a 3 minute walk apart

Held annually last weekend of July
St. Ann Pilgrimage
Sun Jul 30
St. Ann's Church, Hwy 512 between Eganville & Foymount
Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Ann

Mass - Thu Fri & Sat ~ 7 pm
Shrine Mass - Sun ~ 11 am
Mass of Healing - Sun ~ 2pm
Last Sunday In July
Raglan 4 Seasons Anniversary
Sat Aug 5
Raglan 4 Seasons Park

33rd Anniversary Aug. 5 ~ 10 am

All day baseball tournament, horseshoe tournament, fish pond, dabber article bingo, Open mike music, live band: Steve Agnew, Chris Burant & others, Dunk tank
Buffet supper at 4:30 pm
Fireworks at dusk

Bring a lawn chair

Family of 4 & up $25
Adults $10
Children 6 - 12 $5
5 & under free
Raglan 4 Season Park
At the Junction of Hwy 514 & Hwy 28
CO Blitz
Sun Aug 6
Combermere Community Centre
1095 Farmer Road
noon - 6 pm
Admission $1

Family Fun In Combermere!

Live Music, Karaoke, Waterpark, Family Activities, Events, Prizes

Cardboard & duct tape boat race - 2:00 pm

Bring your boat to Mayflower Beach by 1:30 or come at 12:45 pm to build your boat (materials provided)

After Dark
Live Music at the Bent Anchor

Mya Stein - 3 pm
Ryan O'Connor - 4 to 7 pm
Odd Man Out - 7 to 10 pm
Sidewinder - 10 pm to 1 am

MV Studio Tour
Sat Sep 30 to Sun Oct 1
10 am to 5 pm
Award-winning Madawaska Valley Studio Tour!
Visit 26 artists and artisans at 18 studios and enjoy the arts and crafts and spectacular scenery! Brochures are at Tourist Information Centres and business locations throughout the Valley.

Gift Certificate Draw - enter at each studio you visit to win a $50 gift certificate for any studio on the Tour.

Summer Tour
Sat & Sun - July 22 & 23, 2017
Autumn Tour
Sat & Sun - Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2017

Start anywhere you like on the map. Watch for the Maple Leaf Signs that mark each studio.

Visit the website for participating studios and map
Killaloe Craft & Community Fair
Sat Aug 12
2789 Mountain View Rd

Good Friends and Good Times
Kids' Zone: Parade, Pony rides, Games, Face painting, Much more
Workshops Crafts & Artisans
Fabulous Food

Lots of Great Live Music
starting at noon

$25 advance (til Aug 7)
$35 at the gate
Kids 12 & under Free

See the website for ticket locations, music line-up and more.

Rockingham Church Anniversary
Sun Aug 13
2 pm
17th Anniversary Celebration
of the restoration (2000) of the
Rockingham Church

Speaker: Gerald Tracey
Music:The OK Chorale, Trumpeter Edward Battiston
Everyone Welcome
An Irish Gathering
Thu Aug 17 to Sun Aug 20
All around Killaloe

"For the little bit of Irish in everyone!"

A festival filled with music, friends & family, dancing food & beverages & more.

Irish Descendants
Station Park on August 18th

Please visit the KHR Township website for more info

Taste of the Valley
Fri Aug 18
Railway Station, Barry's Bay
10 am to 5 pm
Local food producers from all over Renfrew County will showcase their products.

Entertainment by Chris Ham, The Valley Shantyman

Flower & Vegetable Show
Sat Aug 19
Royal Canadian Legion in Barry's Bay - (Hwy 62 & Stafford St.)
1 - 3:00 pm
Inez Boehme Memorial Tea ~ 1pm - 3pm
Great dessert with tea/coffee will be served.
All proceeds will go to the Inez Boehme MV District High School Bursary for a graduating student.
Algonquin PowWow
Sat Aug 19 to Sun Aug 20
Pikwakanagan Cultural Grounds near Golden lake
Grand Entry ~ 12 noon
$6 Children under 12 free

30th Annual Traditional Pow Wow

We Honour and Recognize the 60's Scoop Survivors

Enjoy the Aboriginal culture of Drumming, Dancing, Crafts, and Traditional Foods

No pets, drugs, or alcohol

Gates open to the public at 9 a.m.

Eganville Gun Show
Sat Aug 19 to Sun Aug 20
Eganville Arena, 178 Jane St. Eganville
$8 12 and under free w/an adult

Ottawa Valley's Best Gun Show

Sat Aug 19 2017 ~ 9 am - 4 pm
Sun Aug 20 2017 ~ 9 am - 2 pm

Hunting, Shooting, Outdoor Supplies
Antiques, Collectibles, Crafts


Third weekend in August

A proud supporter of Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Programs

Cobden Fair
Fri Aug 25 to Sun Aug 27

Agricultural Fair
Exhibits ~ Cattle and Horse Shows
Midway~Hypnotist~Demolition Derby~
Dances~Pet Show and much more

$19.00 per person - Friday, Saturday
$16.00 per person - Sunday
$16.00 - advance tickets (available at Rooney's and Scotiabank in Cobden)

Gate admission includes rides.
Free parking.

Last Weekend before Labour Day

Wilno Chicken Supper
Sun Sep 3
St Mary's Catholic Church, Wilno
The Valley's Favourite Church Supper
Roast chicken with all the fixin's
and home made dessert too!

Annually on the first Sunday in September
Renfrew Fair
Wed Sep 6 to Sun Sep 10
Livestock Shows, Exhibits, Midway Rides, Games Demolition Derby & Live Music

Wed - Sun ~ First Weekend After Labour Day

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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

Killaloe Public Library

Public library service, FREE lending of books, magazines and videos. Public Access Computer and

Community Resource Centre (Killaloe) Inc.

Opening Doors . . . Growing Together . . . Making a Difference, The Community Resource Centre (Killaloe) Inc. is a non

Jack's House

Fully furnished 2 storey a/c guest home. Complete kitchen including w/d. Close to algonquin park, local attractions, &

The Mad Musher

Welcome to The Mad Musher: enjoy casual dining and stay in our comfortable accomodations with a beautiful view of the

Barry's Bay Outfitters

Sales and Rentals of quality canoes, kayaks, sailboats & outdoor gear. Guided daytrips and shuttles for groups are

Afelskies Shoes

Footwear for all seasons. Men's and boy's wear. Ladies' wear. Great bargains at our summer tent sale. Work and casual