Catch The Ace updates from St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation

Week #31 Catch the Ace Lottery winner Brad Parisien of Barry’s Bay took home the weekly prize of $3,088! The ticket was purchased at the Barry’s Bay Shell. Mr. Parisien choose envelope number 39 which revealed the Nine of Diamonds. Unfortunately, the Ace of Spades was not hiding behind Mr. Parisien’s envelope but he is thrilled to have won the weekly prize and plans to use his winnings toward house renovations. The Weekly Prize for Week #32 is estimated at $2,910 and if the Ace of Spades is found, the Total Winnings will be around $91,875.  All proceeds support Valley Manor Redevelopment. Tickets are available at Round Lake Centre, AJ’s Convenience, Killaloe Hardware, Wilno Building Supply, Charlie D’s, Barry’s Bay Esso, Lorraine’s Pharmasave, Barry’s Bay Shell, CO Country Market, and The Cottage Cup, Conway’s Pharmacy and Eganville Shell.


Labour Day Weekend in the Valley

Fri. Sept.4:

  • Barry’s Bay Farmers Market – shop local at 236 John St. (Bay & Hwy.62) 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Virtual Charity Event – Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (Facebook live) from Homestead at Wolf Ridge, including online auction (live now, get your bids in by 4 p.m. on Friday)

Sat. Sept.5: Thanks to pandemic restrictions back in July, this is the day the Valley celebrates Canada Day! (Note: COVID protocols in effect: limited capacity at some events, bring your mask, lawn chair, and practise physical distancing) 

  • Combermere Farmers Market – shop local at Mill St. & Hwy.62 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Jamboree Killaloe Farmers Market – shop local along Queen Street (downtown Killaloe) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Catch & Release Kids Fish – Lakeshore Park, Barry’s Bay 10 a.m. to noon. Bait supplied, BYOR (Bring Your Own Rod)
  • Free Family Barbecue – Barry’s Bay Legion Branch 406, 250 John St. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (cold drinks available at the bar)
  • Live Music– Odd Man Out performs at Zurakowski Park, Opeongo Line (Hwy 60) in Barry’s Bay 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Live Music – Ray Chapeskie, Richard & Randy Sernoskie, The Stoppa Lake Melodiers perform at Wilno Heritage Park, Hwy 60 in Wilno 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Little Ray’s Reptiles – 236 John St. (Bay & Hwy.62 in Barry’s Bay) 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Canada Day Cupcake pick-up – Barry’s Bay Railway Station 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Canada Day Fireworks – at dusk in Lakeshore Park, Barry’s Bay. View inside/next to your car
            1. Sun. Sept.6:
  • 2020 RCATV Rally in the Valley – Opeongo Trail System: Renfrew County ATV Club hosts this 70km ride exploring some great lookouts and lake views, lunch at Spectacle Lake Lodge (at your cost). Suitable for all riders. Kicks off from Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre, 55 Arena Rd., Barry’s Bay. Gather at 8:30 a.m. for 9:30 a.m. start. Advance registration essential, no walk-ins. Details at
  • Sept.6 Golf Tournament: Barry’s Bay Recreation Committee hosts a 2-person scramble: 9 Holes, Cart, Rose’s BB Burger lunch-to-go $100 per pair at Homestead at Wolf Ridge Golf Course, 214 Stone Church Road, Killaloe. Tee Times start at 3 p.m. Register at Proceeds to support BBRC events and programs.



Madawaska Valley Studio Tour – calling all artists

Now accepting applications for the 2021 Summer and Fall Tours; forms available at  Deadline for submission is October 17 2020.


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