Bite-sized news at Feb.4 2024

Active living for Valley seniors

Monday, Feb.12 1pm-3pm The Killaloe Public Library hosts a workshop from Western University’s Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging. Physiotherapist and Lecturer Steve Di Ciacca will give a virtual presentation, and attendees can meet local volunteer Fitness Instructors. To register call 613-757-3108 or email

Opeongo Seniors Centre in February This month’s full program at the Centre at 19 Stafford Street, Barry’s Bay includes:

  • Exercise groups Mondays and Thursdays. To suit all levels: high-intensity at 9:30am; low-intensity at 11am.
  • Craft Group Monday afternoons from 1pm-3pm.
  • Tuesday, Feb.13 at 10am. Pancake Breakfast until they run out! Alzheimer’s Support Group at 10:30am (downstairs)
  • Wednesdays 11am to 2pm. Coffee Time. Feb.14 Bring Your Valentine to Coffee.
  • Friday mornings at10am. Line Dancing.

For more information please call 613-756-0554 or email

Forgotten Memories of the Ottawa Valley: A Folk Show

Marc Audet, Valley musician, performs an evening of story telling through song at Bonnechere Union Public Library, 74 Maple Street, Eganville, on Friday, Feb.9. Doors open at 6:30pm, show begins 7pm. Limited to just 30 seats. $10 tickets available from BUPL either in person or purchased over the phone with credit card. For info/tickets please call 613-628-2400 or 613-628-3101 ext 2400, or email

Climate Cafe at Madawaska Valley Public Library, Barry’s Bay

On Saturday, Feb.10 from 10am to 12pm, volunteers from the Kitchissippi-Ottawa Chapter of Council of Canada presents a Climate Café at MV Public Library. Everyone is welcome at this drop-in event that offers facts, conversation, resources, slides as well as tea and cookies. Part of a series of volunteer-run Renfrew County Climate Cafés.

W.I.N. February event

On Tuesday, Feb.20 at the Calvin United Church, 276 Church St, Pembroke, this month’s Renfrew County Women’s Initiative Network event features speaker Karthi Rajamani, Head Librarian, Pembroke Library. In the Library theme, attendees are invited to bring a book that they are willing to give away in a book exchange. Time: 6 for 6:30 p.m. dinner. A buffet meal will be provided by Calvin United Church Women, menu details to be confirmed Price: $20 or less, price to be confirmed. To register please email WIN Renfrew County at

Look ahead for Seedy Sunday

The 17th Annual Ottawa Valley Seedy Sunday will take place on Sunday, Mar. 3 from 10am to3pm at Rankin Centre. If you’re interested in a last-minute vendor spot or offering some help for the event by volunteering, sponsoring an auction gift, or fundraising for Seeds of Diversity, please email

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