Bite-sized news at Aug.17 2023

Last minute reminders from Madawaska Valley Public Library

  • This morning (Thursday, Aug.17) the Library will be at the Palmer Rapids Rec Centre for stories and crafts.
  • This evening (Thursday, Aug.17) the Library hosts Teen Trivia Night at the Library in Barry’s Bay. Casual, informal trivia and snacks. Bring a friend! Suitable for ages 12+. Please RSVP to ensure there are enough snacks.
  • BIAK Early ON will be at the Library on Friday – this is a program not to be missed! It is fun for all ages. Let the Library know if you are joining us. This program starts at 10:30am. Drop ins welcome!
  • Octonauts Story Walk Carnival has been postponed until Saturday August 19th because of rain earlier this week. The carnival will take place from 11 am to 2pm outside the Library in Barry’s Bay.

Madawaska Valley Gardening Club

The Green Thumbs in the MV Gardening Club have been finally granted lots of needed rain and are busy with harvesting. Coming up on Saturday Aug.19 is the annual Flower & Vegetable Show at the Barry’s Bay Royal Canadian Legion (at Hwy 62 and Stafford St).

Exhibit Entry: 8 – 10 am (MV Gardening Club members are urged to arrive early to avoid rushing)

Public Viewing: 1 – 3 pm (admission free)

Inez Boehme Dessert Tea: 1 – 3 pm, $5. All money goes to the Madawaska Valley District High School Bursaries for graduating students next year.

Pow Wow at Pikwàkanagàn this weekend

Pikwàkanagàn’s 34th traditional Pow Wow is this weekend Sat.Aug.19-Sun.Aug.20. This celebration of the Anishinabe family culture and traditions is open to all. Things kick off with the Grand Entry at 12 noon on Saturday. The Pow Wow features the High Ridge Singers (Moose Factory), Kitchisipirini (Pikwàkanagàn), and Whirlwind Singers (Chippewas Nawash). Enjoy traditional food from on-site vendors. Location: Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation, 1657A Mishomis Inamo, Golden Lake  Follow signage to Pikwàkanagàn Cultural Grounds. All are welcome. Please note: Absolutely no drugs or alcohol and no pets are allowed on the grounds.

Pathways to Resistance Festival in Killaloe

Remember that the Pathways of Resistance Festival comes to Pathways Park in Killaloe this month. The full-day festival is on August 26, 2023, with pop-up events on August 21, 23 & 24.
This outdoor arts festival for all ages includes workshops, performances, drop-in art spaces, local food, and storyteller-guided activities. The festival brings artists from the Ottawa Valley, Toronto and North Hastings to activate themes of community, collaboration, and social justice. Click HERE for a video about the festival.

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