Feb.26 2023

Ottawa Valley history and entertainment

Barry’s Bay at 2 pm on Sunday, Feb.26: The Stationkeepers MV present ‘The Way We Were’ & The Yo-Yo Mamas. This lively presentation takes place at the old Barry’s Bay Railway Station. Several new video vignettes of The Way We Were, a heritage documentary currently in development will be shown, along with rousing renditions of traditional music by the Yo-Yo Mamas, the Madawaska Valley’s latest fiddling sensation. The Stationkeeper Singers will also be on hand. Afterwards, stay and browse the invigorating changes to YOUR Railroad Museum. Arrive on time as the event will be recorded for an Opeongo Line podcast with restricted access once the show begins.

Clarendon PQ from 6 pm to 9 pm on Saturday, Mar.4: Marc Audet’s Folklore Show presents ‘Forgotten Memories of the Ottawa Valley’ This evening of songs and stories about the history and heritage of the Ottawa Valley takes place at the Little Red Wagon Winery, 165 Chemin de Calumet O, Clarendon PQ. $10 and meal option available at 6 pm. Reservations required (819) 744-0842. Tickets available at littleredwagonwinery.com/events-tickets

Fun in the snow

Barry’s Bay at Spectacle Lake Lodge on Saturday, Mar.4 and Sunday, Mar.5: The Ontario Snowmobile Oval Racers hold the Spectacle Lake Lodge Cup all next weekend. Races start at 10 am; for more details see osor.ca

Elder Trekking in the Valley: If motorized snow sports are not your thing, the Echo Centre in Eganville offers a series of “try it” adventures this winter. For the full schedule and details call (613) 628-2354 or email info@eganvilleseniors.com All ages and levels of ability are welcome, and equipment can be borrowed for the many activities on offer, which include:

  • Deacon Escarpment at 1 pm on Friday, Mar.10: walk / hike
  • Shaw Woods at 1 pm on Monday, Mar.13: Nordic poling

Sharpen your skills

Refresher First Aid/CPR: Killaloe from 9 am to 3:30 pm at on March 8 at the Lion’s Hall in Killaloe. (lunch included) Killaloe & District Senior Friendship Club advises that there are a couple of spots available for a Refresher First Aid/CPR course that will be paid for. It could be considered a first timer course. For details please contact Donna Marie Cybulskie, Killaloe & District Senior Friendship Club.

Earring making workshop: Killaloe from 1 pm to 3 pm on Thursday, Mar.9. Suggested donation of $10 includes materials to make two pairs of earrings. Funding through the federal New Horizons for Seniors program. Email seniorskillaloe@gmail.com

Celebrate women entrepreneurs of the Ottawa Valley on International Women’s Day

Pembroke on Wednesday, Mar.8 at 11:30 am at Anthony’s Italian Grill, 133 Pembroke St.East, Pembroke.The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate the successful women around us this International Women’s Day. The cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members. For more information or to reserve your place call (613) 732-1492 or visit UpperOttawaValleyChamber.com

Remember to check out our Events in the Valley page for what’s going on in the Valley, provided by AlgonquinEast.com

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