Bite-sized news at July 22 2023

Bonnechere Authors Festival

Editor’s Note: BUPL has advised that tonight’s speaker, Fiona King Foster, has had to postpone her talk due to illness. The Library will advise of a new date for the talk to be held sometime in August.

Two more authors for you to meet this summer while enjoying stories, conversation and dessert thanks to the ever popular annual Bonnechere Authors Festival. On Monday, July 24 Brudenell native, Fiona King Foster, will talk about her book ‘The Captive.’ The following Monday, July 31 author Tim Cook will discuss his work ‘Lifesavers and Body Snatchers.’ Doors open at 6:30pm both days at the Eagles’ Nest, Eganville. Tickets $20 at the door. More information from Bonnechere Union Public Library Tel: 613-628-2400

Story Time in the Park

Dinosaurs are the theme at 10:30am on Tuesday, July 25 at Zurakowski Park in Barry’s Bay. Madawaska Valley Public Library presents this free programme for children of all ages. This week’s story time reader is MV Councillor Mary Blank.

BLR Seniors Summer Lunch

The BLR Seniors Summer Lunch at Palmer Rapids Rec Centre takes place on Tuesday, July 25 between 11:30am and 1:00pm. Enjoy a sandwich and salad lunch with potluck dessert, music, plus a chance to try your hand at Pickleball before or after lunch. To reserve your place, call Brudenell Lyndoch Raglan Township 613-757-3108 ext.222.

KAPOA Poker Run

Kamaniskeg Property Owners Association’s (KAPOA) annual fundraising event for local healthcare is next Saturday July 29 between 9am and 3:30pm. This year’s goal is to raise $27,000 for the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation. Boat and bike tours begin at 9am and 10am at the Barry’s Bay Boat Launch. Entry fees are $200 / boat (can enter a virtual boat); $50 per bike (E-Bikes welcome); $75 for a family bike ride; or donate to support the purchase of the baby isolette. On-site registration starts at 8:30am. Online Registration & Payment link: Round off the day with an evening celebration at Hinterland Beach featuring live music by Eddy and the Other Fella, barbecue, and more.

Calling all photographers

Madawaska Valley Township’s Recreation Department reminds you there is still time to enter for the July 2023 Madawaska Valley Photography Contest. Categories include Hoemtown Pride, Out and About, People Pets and Wildlife, Eats and Treats. Entry link on the Madawaska Valley Facebook page, or click here to enter:

Madawaska Coffee artists

There’s one more week to enjoy the work of these artists with your coffee at Madawaska Coffee in both Barry’s Bay and Pembroke. Art curated and presented by Placemaking Design, Killaloe.

Madawaska Coffee Barry’s Bay
June 5 to July 27, 2023
Suzanne Davenport, Stone Town Pottery, Deep River
Ketha Newman, Canadian landscape paintings and prints, 

Stone Fence Theatre

Stone Fence Theatre will be performing Tom Thomson and The Colours of Canada at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre in Barry’s Bay on Tuesday, August 15. Proceeds will support the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation. Visit to reserve your tickets!

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