Sept. 29

Catch The Ace lottery returns

The third round of St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation’s popular Catch The Ace lottery begins soon with the $5 tickets going on sale as of this Friday, October 4. The first weekly draw will take place at the Ash Grove Inn on Thursday, October 10 at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds from the progressive jackpot lottery go towards the Valley Manor Redevelopment Project.


Indigenous women’s walk

Métis Nation of Ontario, Anishaanabe Cultural Circle, and Family and Children Services of Renfrew County will raise community awareness and honor missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls with a vigil and walk in Pembroke on Friday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. The walk will proceed from the Pembroke Marina near the amphitheatre to Wàkà-ehi Lodge, 464 Isabella St., Pembroke (about 1.2 km). For information please contact: Annik McBride 613-735-6866 ext. 3031 and Angela Duchene 613-735-6866 ext. 2052


Fall Studio Tour and Art Bus

The Fall Madawaska Valley Studio Tour is back for a three-day weekend: Friday through Sunday Oct.4-6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For details of more than thirty artists at studio locations throughout the Valley, please visit:

 Thanks to sponsorship from the Township of Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards and Community Resource Centre Senior Active Living Centre in Killaloe, some lucky seniors will be chauffeured by bus to visit the artists in their studios. The bus leaves Killaloe at 10 a.m. on Friday Oct. 4 and returns at 5 p.m. First come, first served! Registration required – call the CRC at 757-3108 to book your seat.


New curlers welcome

The Killaloe Curling Club has scheduled an information and registration night for Monday, Oct. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. The Learn-to-Curl program for new curlers will start on Oct. 30 and run until Christmas on Friday evenings. For experienced curlers, and for those who can’t make Fridays, there are leagues in the evenings and daytime, so the Club offers lots of choices. For information:


More Station Keepers’ events

The Opeongo Readers Theatre performs a special 125th Anniversary Show at 7 p.m. on Tuesday October 1 at the Barry’s Bay Railway Station, 19503 Opeongo Line. The show takes place 125 years to the day that scheduled train service first began in Barry’s Bay on October 1, 1894.

Join the Station Keepers’ Company of Happy Adventurers at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6 as they head up the old OA&PS line on a four-hour walk in search of Rabbit Station. Bring hiking boots, water, snacks as you join these heritage walkers searching for the place where J.R. Booth relocated the Barry’s Bay Station on February 1, 1895 after he lost a court battle with Frank Stafford. Historical commentary will be provided. Free to all.



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