Bite-sized news at Jan.19 2023

Now that the snow is here

Snow-lovers: Mark your calendars for two exciting outdoor events!

Opeongo Snow Birds Snowmobile Club 40th Anniversary: The Club is hosting a Trailside Barbecue to celebrate this milestone anniversary on Saturday Jan.28 from 11 am to 4 pm at the Madawaska Community Centre, OFSC Top B @ MLSS Trail 175. Your trailside BBQ features Lodge burger, sausages, hot dogs, chilli, and locally made Snowmobile Cookies, courtesy co-host Spectacle Lake Lodge and Lakeside Smokery. Proceeds will be donated to the Opeongo Snow Birds Snowmobile Club. Further information from Gladys Stoneham, Spectacle Lake Lodge. Tel: 613.334.9135

Opeongo Hills Nordic Ski Club: Opeongo Nordic hosts its annual Classic Loppet on Saturday, Feb.5 and organizers are still looking for ten volunteers to assist the Club on the day. Please contact Peter at or Click HERE to DM the Club on Facebook.

Robbie Burns dinner

Killaloe Lions Club invites you to a Robbie Burns Dinner with live music and wild haggis on Saturday, Jan.28 at The Killaloe Lions Hall, 18 Lake Street, Killaloe. Start time is 6:30 pm. The evening features Celtic and original tunes with heralded Folk Musician Spencer Scharf. Reverend Ken will Address the Haggis. Pipemajor John Mullin will ‘Pipe it in.’

Reserve for the dinner (Hearty Scots Stew) & music $25 Tickets at the Community Resource Center (Lake Street across from the Lions Hall) Info 613-717-3740

Tumblehome events

MV author Brenda Missen will be reading from her book Tumblehome: One Woman’s Canoeing Adventures in the Divine Near Wilderness at the Pembroke Public Library, Saturday, Jan. 28, at 2 pm.

Missen will also be signing books in the Inanna Publications booth at the Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference, February 3, 2023 between 1 pm and 1:30 pm.

For more information about her work, here is a link to an interview Missen did with Lucy Black in the December edition of The Artisanal Writer:

Chase away those winter blues with song

Emily Adam presents Song Seasons, a seven-week singing class:

  • gather to learn songs in multi-part folk harmonies
  • lean into your own unique voice to build complexity, strength and confidence in your singing
  • group and individual vocal development
  • geared towards soprano and alto voices

Sundays 2 – 4 pm on Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Mar. 12, 19, 26 at The Bluebird Collective in Barry’s Bay. Cost is $200 (sliding scale $175-$225) Information from Emily Adam contact:

Public Meeting about MV Development Charges re-scheduled

Reminder that you still have time to have your say about Development Charges in the Township of Madawaska Valley. Due to inclement weather on Jan.12 the public meeting has been re-scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 6 pm at the Township of Madawaska Valley, Council Chambers, 85 Bay Street, Barry’s Bay, ON, K0J 1B0.

Those wishing to attend this public meeting can do so either in person or virtually via ZOOM. To obtain a link to join the virtual meeting, contact Deputy Clerk Gwen Dombroski by phone: 613-756-2747 ext. 212, or by email: no later than 2 pm Thursday, February 9th, 2023. Click HERE for more information.  

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