Catch The Ace heads into Week #40

Prizes in the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation Catch The Ace lottery continues to mount, with the estimated weekly prize for next Thursday’s draw at $4,864. When combined with the Progressive Jackpot of $141,634 if the winning ticket reveals the Ace of Spades, someone will take home an estimated $146,498!

Congratulations to Week #39 Winner Lisa McCann whose ticket (#15) revealed the Five of Hearts to net her a prize of $5,089. Tickets for the Oct.29 draw are on sale now at AJ’s Convenience, Barry’s Bay MacEwen, Barry’s Bay Shell, Charlie D’s, CO Country Market, Conway’s Pharmacy, Eganville Shell, Killaloe Hardware, Lorraine’s Pharmasave, Ramona’s Hair Salon, Round Lake Centre Food Market, The Cottage Cup, Village Discount & Variety, Wilno Building Supply. Proceeds go to Valley Manor Redevelopment.

Monday Oct.26 is deadline to apply for Starter Company Plus

Enterprise Renfrew County is now accepting applications for Starter Company Plus, a program funded by the Government of Ontario that will support entrepreneurs wishing to start, expand or purchase an existing business in the County of Renfrew and City of Pembroke. This program has proven to be very helpful for entrepreneurs with new business ideas and for owners of businesses that have been operating for five years or less. It provides four months of business coaching, business plan development, mentoring and instruction from Enterprise Renfrew County staff and trainers; counselling from insurance, legal and accounting professionals and, networking with successful local entrepreneurs. There is also an opportunity at the end of the program for participants to compete, through a business plan pitch contest, for a grant of up to $4,000 to be applied to their business operations. 

Interested entrepreneurs must select a date to attend an Information Session at Starter Company Plus Program Inquiry. The link will take them to the ZOOM Video Conference platform where they will provide required information. Once this information is submitted they will be sent a link for the Starter Company Plus Program ZOOM Information Session of their choice. More details from Colleen Sadler, Enterprise Renfrew County, at 613-432-6848 or visit: www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com

COVID-19 test schedule from Renfrew County Paramedics

If you require a COVID-19 test, here is the schedule for Oct.26-30. (See also our Classified, Notices page.) Please note that there are no walk-in tests; to make an appointment please call Renfrew County Virtual Triage & Assessment Centre (RC VTAC) on 1-844-727-6404. Madawaska Valley residents should note there are two clinics in Barry’s Bay next week: Monday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Communicate with confidence

Many people have a fear of public speaking and even the most outgoing person can sometimes become anxious about presenting. The next meeting of the Pembroke & Area Toastmasters Club #5833 is October 28th and will be held via a zoom link. New members are always welcome; three novices joined at the last meeting. Whether it’s time to master a new skill or conquer an old fear, contact the club for details on (613) 649-2950 or visit:  https://pembroke.toastmastersclubs.org/

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