Madawaska Valley Studio Tour
The Summer Studio Tour is on now, but there’s still time to click HERE to visit Madawaska Studio Tour website and get your map of all participating artists’ studios. It’s a great day for a drive through the Valley. But even if you miss the Summer Tour, you can still enjoy the talent and crafts skills of Valley artists and artisans. Here’s how:
- Many of the studios are open by appointment throughout the summer, just check the map and call to arrange a visit.
- Mark your diary for the Fall Tour (Friday to Sunday) the weekend of Oct. 1 – 3.
Reopening means the return of many Valley favourites
With the province’s gradual reopening, many small local museums are now able to open. Click HERE to check out the Renfrew County Museums Network website or visit the Renfrew County Museums Network page on Facebook to see upcoming events.
Because the Bonnechere Caves were considered an “indoor space,” you haven’t been able to visit so far this season. But Caveman Chris Hinsperger advises that they will be open as of Tuesday, July 20. Remember to check for updates on road construction in the area of Fourth Chute Road.
Weekly check-in for women
Women’s Sexual Assault Centre for Renfrew County holds a Weekly check-in via Zoom, open to all woman-identifying and non-binary persons. The check-in lasts half an hour and gives everyone an opportunity to share and chat about how they’re feeling. This check-in takes place every Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. No pre-registration required. Please use this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/92152614368
MV Volunteer Award nominations due August 1
Madawaska Valley Township has reopened nominations for community volunteers in three categories:
- Youth (18 years and under)
- Adult (19 to 59 years)
- Community Organization/Group
(Nominations for Senior and Lifetime Achievement categories are closed.)
There’s still time to nominate a volunteer or community organization whose efforts contribute significantly to quality of life in MV. Nomination forms are available to download from the township website madawaskavalley.ca OR by email from firstname.lastname@example.org Mail or drop off the completed nomination form and letter to: Recreation & Community Development Coordinator, Township of Madawaska Valley, 85 Bay Street, Barry’s Bay K0J 1B0
Madawaska Valley Public Library
BIAK EarlyOn visits Library July 27: County of Renfrew’s BIAK EarlyOn Mobile Unit offers free Indigenous programs for families and children from birth to 6 years old. The unit returns to Barry’s Bay at the Madawaska Valley Public Library on Tuesday, July 27 at 10 a.m. Come for Indigenous teachings, drumming, Algonquin language.
Sir Monkton’s Stuffed Animal Sleepover July 30: The Library’s own sock monkey adventurer, Sir Monkton, is hosting the biggest stuffed animal sleepover of the summer on Friday July 30 at the Madawaska Valley Public Library, 19474 Opeongo Line (Hwy 60), Barry’s Bay. All stuffed animals are invited to come spend the night at the library (limit of one per child). Then on July 31 you can pick up your stuffed animal and library staff will tell you all about it! Plus, your stuffed animal will get a goodie bag. To register for this epic program, contact email@example.com by July 28.