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

Community  Community Gatherings like fundraisers, dances, fesivals

Movies Under The Stars
Fri Jun 9
Railway Station Park, Barry's Bay
9:30 (dusk)

June 9: Shrek - sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary Legion

June 23: Princess Bride - sponsor: Wilno Recreatrion Committee

July 7: The Secret Life of Pets - sponsor: Barry's Bay Minor socccer

July 21: The Incredibles - sponsor: POP Ministries

August 4: Captain Underpants - sponsor: RCATV

August 18: Lego Batman Movie - sponsor: Barry's Bay and Area Skating club

Sept. 1: Finding Dory - sponsor: Twp of Madawaska Valley

Movie Nights are fundraisers for local community groups. Additional donations welcome.

Strawberry Social
Sat Jun 24
Epiphany Church, Dunn St. Barry's Bay
1:30 - 3:30 pm

Enjoy delicious strawberry shortcake

Mask Island 100-Year Celebration
Sat Jun 24
Mask Island
1 pm

Sat. June 24: 1 pm
Dedication of Stone Monument

Cake and punch in the Event tent

Artifacts and memorabilia on display

Sun. June 25 - 11 am
Celebration of mass at St. Hedwig's

Lunch on your own following at the Ash Grove

Flood support and information session
Sat Jun 24
Township office, 1 John St. Killaloe
10 am to 3 pm

Volunteers from the Canadian Red Cross will be available to:

- Validate existing claims for the Red Cross Flood Assistance Program

- Provide information on flood cleanup and recovery

- Provide basic flood cleanup kits and personal hygiene kits to those in need.

Information will be on hand regarding Floor Recovery and Provincial Disaster Assistance.

Open to all!

Book Launch
Sun Jun 25
Wilno Tavern
2 - 4 pm

Johanna Zomers first novel
"When the Light Enters"

will be available for sale.

Everyone Welcome!

Escape Room in Eganville
Tue Jun 13
Eganville Curling Club

There is now an Escape Room in Eganville!  Escape rooms are fun, team building, puzzle solving experiences that are the latest big entertainment trend.  The Eganville Curling Club has created a room that will be open June 16 until early September.  This escape room has a fun theme called "The Big Game" and you're not actually locked in so there is nothing scary about it.  All ages from teenagers to seniors will enjoy it so find a group of 4 to 6 people and see if your team can peel back time and solve the mystery within the one hour time limit. 


This is a fundraiser completely built and operated by volunteers with all proceeds going to the Eganville Curling Club.   

For online booking and more information, please visit

Ontario Power Generation Information Session
Tue Jun 27
Combermere Community Centre
1095 A Farmer Road, Combermere
7 - 9 pm

Updates on OPG's operations on the Upper Madawaska River, public safety and information on water levels and flow

Following a presentation, OPG, staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss individual interests and concerns.

For more information, contact Jennifer Gardiner 613-433-9673

Madawaska Canada Day Dance
Fri Jun 30
Madawaska Complex
8 pm - 1 am
$10 per person


DJ Tazman - Entertainment

Proceeds to the new playground at J.R. Booth Memorial Park


Bonnechere Authors Festival
Every Wed, Jul 5
St James Church, Eganville
7:30 pm
Tickets $15 - Series $50

15th Annual Bonnechere Authors Festival

July 5 - Melissa Yi, Human Remains
July 12 - Eva Stachniak, Chosen Maiden
July 19 - Doug Gibson, Canada's Greatest Storytellers
July 26 - Merilyn Simonds, Gutenberg's Fingerprint

Join us for fascinating stories, conversation and dessert with renowned Canadian Authors.

A fundraiser for
Training & Learning Centre of Renfrew County
232 Bridge Street Eganville
613-628-1720 1-800-387-4712

Bonnechere Union Public Library
74A Maple St. Eganville

Grow a Row
Mon May 15
Madawaska Valley

This gardening season why not plant an extra row of your favourite vegetables for the MV Food Bank?

Even better, start some extra indoor seedlings!

Seedlings and harvest can be dropped off at 188 Paugh Lake Rd on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of any month.

Call 613-756-3344 if you have questions

CO Blitz
Thu Jul 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

Charity Yard Sale
Sat Jul 8
Combermere Recreation Centre, 1095A Farmer Road
Grannies to Grannies
Stephen Lewis Foundation
Donations: - Fri. July 5 - 5 to 7 pm or
No clothing please 
St. Stephen's Ice Cream Social
Sun Jul 9
St. Stephen's Lutheran Church
2 - 4 pm
Adults - $5, Children 5 and under free

Ice cream and cake with strawberry topping!

Tea, coffee, juice

Heritage Walking Tour
Fri Jul 14
Railway Station, Barry's Bay
2 pm
$10 Children under 12 free

Your host is resident and author Theresa Prince whose research into local history and genealogy forms the basis for many of the Heritage Walk plaques in the village.

Join Theresa on a 1-hour “shopping excursion” in the Barry’s Bay of over 100 years ago as her stories bring to life the people and buildings of yesteryear.

Remember your walking shoes, hat, sunscreen and umbrella – and be prepared for some surprises!

Potluck Dance
Sat Jul 22
Barry's Bay Legion
8 pm to 12 pm
Nelson Towns Band

Bring your favourite dish!

Lunch at 10:30 p.m.

Memorial Butterfly Release
Sun Jul 23
1 - 3 pm
$35 or 3 for $100

Must be reserved by July 4

St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation - 613-756-3044 ext. 217

Fall Prevention Program
Every Mon, Every Wed, Apr 5 to Jun 26
Killaloe Lions Hall
No cost to participants

The Stand Up program will be running at the Lions Hall in Killaloe every Monday from 1:00-2:30 pm and Wednesday from 1:00-2:00 pm. April 5th through June 26th

Stand Up consists of two classes per week as well as a pre- and post-program assessment. To achieve the optimal benefit, participants are encouraged to attend all classes. No equipment is required, but participants are advised to wear comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear.
Group exercise classes are led by certified instructors that focus on activities to reduce the risk of falls.
Education sessions are offered that help participants develop confidence in preventing falls and assist participants to identify risks for falls (in the environment and related to their own behaviour).
Information shared on home exercises that, together with the other program components, reduce the risk of falls.

Registration required.
call Kathy Blomquist 613-757-2827
Activities Plus

Mondays ~ 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Wednesdays ~ 7 - 8 pm
Contact Kim Shalla 613-756-2330 or cell 613-633-7077

Every Tues ~ 5 - 6:30 pm
Instructor: Betty Etmanskie
Cost: $10.00 per class

Meet every Wed ~ 5 - 7 pm

Activities Plus provides:

• Personal computer training
• Online training & webinars
• Wi-Fi connections
Call for more informationActivities Plus Community Centre

Corner of Hwy 60 & Stafford St, Barry's Bay

Mon - Fri ~ 9:30 am - 5 pm


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