Round Lake Centre business is finalist for Tourism Award

The Ottawa Valley Tourism Association (OVTA) has announced finalists for this year’s Tourism Awards. One of the finalists in the Sustainability Champion category is local business Eva’s Cafe Schoolhouse Inn. The former school at 2725 Round Lake Road, in Round Lake Centre was transformed into a mix-used space for the community and visitors to enjoy in 2022. Owner Eva Kiss and family, originally from Hungary, came to the Valley via Toronto in the hope of developing a new business that would make a valuable contribution to the community. The cafe offers a variety of delicious food, pastries and drinks, including daily chef specials. At this time of year, business hours are Friday-Saturday from 12pm to 7pm and Sundays 9am to 12pm. Reservations/take out available by calling 613.412.8640.ext.2. Above: Eva’s Cafe Schoolhouse Inn. Photo: Michael Garcia on

The OVTA provided details of finalists in each of the six categories:

  • Tourism Champion: Ron Moss of the Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance.
  • Business/Organization of the Year: Laurentian Valley 50+ Fit and Feisty and Somewhere Inn Calabogie.
  • Event of the Year: Hello or High Water whitewater races in Petawawa, 2023 Renfrew Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival, Beachburg Off Road Cycling Association’s Spring Chicken race, Pembroke Regional Silverstick Tournament and Whitewater Brewery’s grand opening Riverside Pub.
  • Sustainability Champion: Anupaya Cabin Co. in Deep River, Eva’s Café in Round Lake Centre and Whitewater Brewing Co.
  • New Tourism Product: Ottawa Valley Farm to Fork in Douglas and Rio Tap & Grill Summer Music Series in Eganville.
  • Tourism Marketing: Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization, Sour Jo’s Bakery in Cobden and Somewhere Inn Calabogie.

The winners will be announced during the Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference and annual general meeting being held on April 16th, 2024 at the myFM Centre in Renfrew, ON.

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