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Events ~ What's Happening & What's Coming Up
Annual Events That we look forward to every year.
As restrictions begin to lift, we hope some of the annual events we enjoy will be able to go ahead this year. We will keep this page updated as information becomes available.
Locally-grown plants including
veggies, flowers, perennials
Masks and distancing required
Meet your friends and neighbours for a tasty meal and support GLPOA in reducing the invasive smelt population in the lake.
Smelt are caught in the spring and immediately cleaned and frozen.
Live Entertainment, Door Prizes, Licensed
Co-hosted by GLPOA, Cottage Cup and The Sands
A triathlon that everyone will enjoy!
Swim in clean, beautiful Kaminiskeg Lake, then cycle the scenic and challenging hills around Barry’s Bay, with the run finishing at the beach on Lakeshore Drive,
Triathlon: Swim 750 m • Bike 32 km • Run 8 km
Duathlon: Run 2.2 km • Bike 32 km • Run 8 km
Early-bird registration expires May 1, 2020.
Event registration closes June 26, 2020
Parades • Live Entertainment
Yard & Bake Sales • Soap Box Derby
Fishing Fun • Baseball • Duck Race
Pontoon Boat Rides • Kids Games • Cake
Wilno - Postponed to Sat Sept 6
Killaloe - Cancelled
Eganville - Fireworks on July 1
Combermere - Postponed to Sat Sept 6
Barry's Bay - Postponed to Sat Sept 6
Palmer Rapids - Cancelled
A self-guided tour featuring six unique local gardens around and beyond Killaloe
Tickets available at
Gift It Gray in Barry's Bay;
Old School Café, Laundry and Chip Truck in Combermere
Grandma's Pantry in Killaloe
More than 25 vendors!Held annually on the second Saturday of July
Take Out Available
2nd Saturday of July
17th Annual Tournament
BBQ, Raffle Tickets, Great Prizes
Contact Melissa: 613-281-2177
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
Family Fun Day in Combermere
Kids activities will be held from 11-3 at the Combermere Community Centre, 1095 Farmer road, featuring many games and bouncy activities from RY-J’s climbing adventures.
There will be all day face painting, a magic show from 1-2 and Terry the balloon man from 2-3.
Plant sale and BBQ onsite.
Music in the field at the Community Centre from 7:30 pm to 1 am,
All ages are welcome!
11th Annual Poker Run Entry: $25 includes lunch, entertainment & winning hand and lucky draw prizes
35th AnniversaryAll day baseball tournament, horseshoe tournament, fish pond, dabber article bingo, Dunk tank
Bring a lawn chair
Sparky the Fire Mascot
Draws and Give-aways
Burning clothes demonstration
Handling a real fire hose
Put out a real fire using fire extinguishers
Mini Fire Truck Rides
Spray a Real Fire Hose
Fried bologna, keilbasa, sauerkraut, fried potatoes & onions, homemade baked beans, buns, butter tarts.
Good Friends and Good Times
Kids' Zone: Parade, Games, Face painting, Much more
Crafts & Artisans
Fabulous Food: standard Fair fare plus vegetarian and gluten-free.
Lots of Great Live Music
Friday from 5 pm. Saturday from noon
See the website for ticket locations, music line-up and more.
Rockingham Church Annual Celebration
Cancelled for 2020
Come to the church in the wildwood…
"For the little bit of Irish in everyone!"
A festival filled with music, friends & family, dancing food & beverages & more.
Showcasing local food producers and Farmers' Markets
Displays of flowers, vegetables and arrangements by MV Gardening Club members
Rain Date: Sun Aug 22
Annual Traditional Pow Wow
Theme: Caring and Sharing!
Held on the 3rd weekend in August
Gates open to the public at 9 a.m.
Ottawa Valley's Best Gun Show
Sat Aug 17 2018~ 9 am - 3:30 pm
Sun Aug 18 2018 ~ 9 am - 2 pm
Hunting, Shooting, Outdoor Supplies
Antiques, Collectibles, Crafts
Third weekend in August
A proud supporter of Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Programs
Trivia and Poker Run
Registration starts at 12 noon
at the Ag Hall
Civitan'sBacon on a Bun
10:30 am - 2 pm
BBQ ~ 4 pm - 7 pm
Fair Food ~ 12 noon - 7 pm
Virtual Exhibit Hall
Items for bid now until August 27
with pick up on August 28
Share the Wealth Tickets
Last Weekend before Labour Day
A celebration of heritage crafts and local history.
Hands-on demonstrations of crafts.
166th Fair in 2021
Livestock Shows, Exhibits, Midway Rides, Games
Live Music in the Armouries
Admission $15 Fri & Sat; $10 Sun
Friday 8 pm
Epic Eagles – Tribute to The Eagles
Saturday 8 pm
21 Gun Salute – Tribute to AC/DC
Sunday 1 pm
Wayne Rostad – Canadian Country Hall of Famer
Award-winning Madawaska Valley Studio Tour!
Visit over 25 artists and artisans at studios around the Valley.
Enjoy the arts and crafts and spectacular scenery!
Brochures & maps available at Tourist Information Centres and business locations throughout the Valley, and at participating studios.
Fri, Sat & Sun - July 16, 17 & 18 2021
Fri, Sat & Sun - Oct 1, 2 & 3, 2021
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
A traditional turkey dinner
Held Christmas Eve at 1 pm
Free of Charge
Everyone is welcome!
Dinner preparations begin at 1 p.m Dec. 23 - bring a potato peeler.
To volunteer or donate, cal Eleta - 613-757-3424
Contestants will fell a tree, cut logs, boil tea, speed cut, axe throw and carve a chair from a log in 15 minutes.
Youth contestants will compete in a scaled-down contest: nail drive, buck saw, wood pile, chocker race, axe throw and scavenger hunt.
Children's activities are planned and the skating rink will be open.
Broad axe skill - John Foreman
Move logs with horses - Jerry Chapeskie
Biggest Old Sled Show in Ontario
Old Snowmobile Show & Shine
Swap Section – Buy & Sell Parts & Sleds
13 Trophy Classes
(Vendor Spaces $10 )
Clubhouse Open for Food & Refreshments
Held 2nd weekend in January
Friday, Jan. 24
Bingo - 7 pm
Saturday, Jan. 25
Breakfast - 8:00 to 10:30 am
Adults - $8, ages 10 and under $5, 5 and under - free
Canteen: 11 am to 3 pm
Poker Run Registration 10 am to 11 am
ATV's and snowmobiles back by 4:30 pm
$10 to register
Charlotte's Hill Toboggan Races - 11 am
Vintage Snowmobile Show and Run ( sponsored by Bryan Miller - 613-281-1038) 12 noon
Kids Games - 1 pm
Wed. Jan. 29
7 - 8 pm - Sign up for Carnival King and Queen Contest
contact Gwen Schutt Colsh for details
Thurs. Jan. 30
7 pm - Carnival King and Queen Talent Show & Crowning
8 - 9 pm - Bay Blades sledge hockey game
Fri. Jan. 31
7 - 9 pm - free public skating
7 - 10 pm Trivia Night
(Contact Scott Armstrong 613-758-9936)
Sat. Feb. 1
9 am - Kids Broomball Tournament
10 am to 3 pm - Kids Games & Crafts
4 to 7 pm - Roast Beef Dinner
( $15 Adults, $10 Kids, 5 and under free)
6 - 7 pm -Kids Hockey League game
7:30 pm - Mens Hockey Game ($2 admission for both games)
(Contact Andrea Budarick 613-758-2632)
9 pm to 1 am - Carnival Dance featuring the Riley New Band
$15 in advance $20 at the door
Sun. Feb. 2
9 am to 1 pm - Buffet Breakfast
1 - 3 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
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
Friday, Jan. 31 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Farmers' Market at the Lions' Hall
Kevin Lynch Hockey Tournament
Killaloe Curling Club Bonspiel
Tobogganing at Garnet's Ranch
Eastern Pro Tour Professional Snowmobile Race
Canadian Vintage Championships
Racing from 7 pm on Friday
10 am on Saturday and Sunday
Held annually on Family Day Weekend
Fireworks Display - Friday at 6:45 pm
Live entertainment 9pm by Upstream Dave..
9 pm featuring Sidewinder
A tournament featuring four of our heritage communities
• Kashubian Griffins
• Algonquin Thunderbirds
• Irish Shamrocks
• German Black Eagles
Normally held last weekend in March
More information available at the website
Great Local Music
Lots of Good Food
Stroll through this historic hamlet and enjoy the local history displays in the Heritage Park.
Held annually the first Saturday in May
Vintage car show- no fee to register cars
Kick-off of Barry's Bay Farmers' Market
Huge sidewalk sale
Balloons beyond belief
Bouncy Castle Fun for the Whole Family
Victoria Day Weekend
Held annually on May long weekend
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