Bite-sized news at July 29 2023

Scottish Heritage at Killaloe Farmers’ Market

This morning, Saturday July 29, is Fort McDonell Day Scottish Heritage at the Killaloe Farmers’ Market. Local bagpiper Annadeane Kerr (Photo Facebook) will entertain at 11am. Join this celebration of Scottish history on Saturday July 29 for Fort McDonell Day at the Killaloe Farmers’ Market 9am-1pm at Station Park, Killaloe.

Father Rick Roamin’ Catholic

Author Rick Prashaw, former journalist, Roman Catholic priest, social justice advocate, and staff to Members of Parliament will speak at Pembroke Public Library on Saturday, Aug.5 from 2:30pm to 3:15pm. Since 2014 he has been a fierce advocate for transgender and non-binary rights. His humour with stories on LGBTQ folk tell their courage, communities having their backs, and people accepting loved ones announcing who they are and love. To register call 613-732-8844 or email

Sing among the trees with OV-CAOS

Ottawa Valley Community Arts (OV-CAOS) presents more Tree Song Workshops with Tristan Whiston at Killaloe Pathways Park:

  • Saturday, Aug.5 from 10am to 12pm.
  • Thursday, Aug.24 from 6pm to 7pm

You can play with sound and words as you sing with others among the trees. Everyone is welcome to join one or more of these FREE workshops, and also to sing at a Special Tree Song Performance on Saturday, Aug.26 at 5:30pm. No experience or prior knowledge is necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To register or for more information email

Last minute reminders

KAPOA Poker Run is today, Saturday July 29. Registration opens at 8:30am at the Barry’s Bay wharf to get in on the action and help reach this year’s goal of $27,000 for local healthcare.

Tuesday Story Time at Zurakowski Park continues on Aug.1 at 10:30am. Presented by Madawaska Valley Public Library, these free drop-in story times are suitable for children of all ages. Enjoy the revamped Avro Arrow at the park. In poor weather, please meet at the Library 19494 Opeongo Line, Barry’s Bay.

Madawaska Valley’s Wild Goose Chase continues. Can you find Waddlesworth as he visits a different spot in the municipality every week? Clues are posted every Monday on the Township’s Facebook page:

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