Sweethearts Banquet & Concert in Gananoque


Join us on Valentine’s Day for a Sweethearts buffet and concert on Thurs, Feb 14th at 6:30 pm at the House of Dragon Chinese Restaurant, 790 King St. E. in Gananoque. Tickets are $15 all inclusive. Sponsored by the Gananoque Business Men’s Fellowship.



Date : February 14, 2019 from 6:30pm to 9pm

Event location : House of Dragon Chinese Restaurant, 790 King St E, Gananoque, ON, Canada

Bohemians in Brooklyn


A potent mix of cabaret, social history, very juicy gossip, glorious music and all parts fun. Step inside 7 Middagh Street in Brooklyn, NY, where, in the early 1940’s, an amazing collection of artists lived under the same roof. The poet W.H. Auden, the Southern writer Carson McCullers, the composer Benjamin Britten and the burlesque entertainer and aspiring writer Gypsy Rose Lee all lived and frolicked there, followed, soon after, by just about everyone else in pre-war Manhattan. With humour, tragedy and dollop of juicy gossip, Bohemians in Brooklyn brings you inside one of the most fascinating addresses in history.

Tickets: $35. Presented by Tom Allen and the Thousand Islands Playhouse. 

If you have listened to CBC Radio 1 or CBC Music you will be familiar with the voice of Tom Allen, who currently hosts the weekday afternoon show, Shift. He is a musician and storyteller who fills his programs with interesting facts about the music, the composer and the forces that shaped them both.

Tom Allen: narration, trombone, voice
Lori Gemmell: harp, guitar, voice
Bryce Kulak: piano, voice
Patricia O’Callaghan: voice, percussion



Date : February 9, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Event location : Firehall Theatre, 185 South Street Gananoque, Ontario K7G 1A1 Canada 

Contact : 613-382-7020 

Diversity in Tech


Come hear from industry leaders about the importance of attracting diverse talent. Learn from the unique lenses in which they experience the world of technology and business. Engage in a stimulating conversation about ways we as individuals and organizations can be more inclusive and begin to attract and retain top talent.

Join big river technologies inc., The Town of Gananoque, The Township of Leeds and The Thousand Islands, The Chamber of Commerce, OMAFRA, and KEYS Job Centre at The Thousand Islands Playhouse – Firehall Theatre for networking, refreshments and what is sure to be a stimulating panel discussion.

All proceeds will be put towards an education award to an under represented Gananoque Senior pursuing a degree in the STEM field .

Tickets: $20


Date : February 4, 2019 from 6:30pm to 10pm

Event location : The Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street, Gananoque

25th Anniversary Seeley’s Bay Frost Fest



FrostFest is celebrating 25 years in 2019! Come join us on February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for a celebration of a good old-fashioned Canadian winter, complete with wagon rides, skating, snowman building, a chili cook-off, fireworks, and a comedy show, plus plenty of great food!

Our goal is to provide a full weekend of family-oriented fun and to raise funds to enhance community life in Seeley’s Bay and the surrounding areas. In the past 24 years, FrostFest has donated $71,900 to support local community programs and initiatives, and we’re hoping to make our 25th year the biggest one yet!

If you’re interested in helping to support FrostFest, you can take part by volunteering to assist with one of our big events – even an hour or two of your time would make a big difference! We’re also currently accepting item donations for Saturday’s Silent Auction, small prizes for the button draws, or financial support – any help you can provide will allow us to do more for the community. Drop off at the Post Office with Karen.


Date : February 1 at 1:25pm to February 3, at 3:25pm

Event location : Seeley’s Bay Ontario

Contact : Susie Allan at 613-876-0546 or susie.allan@gmail.com

Devoted to you – Cabaret Music Series

Featuring the music of 2 of the greatest singers in American History – John Denver & Olivia Newton-John. Michelle Kasaboski, Cliff Edwards and a talented group of musicians to perform this great music.

Saturday show is at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinee is 2:30 pm. Upcoming Cabaret Music includes: World on a String Feb 16th & 17th, Georgette Fry & Friends Mar 9th & 10th and Gord, Ian & Neil Apr 13th & 14th.

Tickets are $25 (plus taxes & fees) each, group prices of 10 or more $21 (plus taxes & fees) Flex tickets available. 


Date :
January 19, 2019 at 7:30pm to January 20, 2019 at 4pm

Event location :
Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street, Gananoque

Contact :
Phone contact: 613-382-7020 or visit: http://www.1000islandsplayhouse.com/

Merry Christmas!


Many people in Canada and the United States celebrate Christmas Day on December 25. The day celebrates Jesus Christ’s birth.

People celebrate Christmas Day in many ways. It is often combined with customs from pre-Christian winter celebrations. Many people decorate their homes, visit family or friends and exchange gifts. In the days or even weeks before Christmas Day, many people decorate their homes and gardens with lights, Christmas trees and much more.

It is common to organize a special meal, often consisting of turkey and a lot of other festive foods, for family or friends and exchange gifts with them. Children, in particular, often receive a lot of gifts from their parents and other relatives and the mythical figure Santa Claus.

The original meaning of Christmas is a special church service, or mass, to celebrate the birth of Christ. The story of the Nativity, or the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, are particularly important in religious celebrations of Christmas. However, many traditions that are around today have their roots in pre-Christian winter festivals. These include the importance of candles and decorations made from evergreen bushes and tree, symbolizing everlasting light and life.

 Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, lighting a Christingle, viewing a Nativity play, an exchange of Christmas cards, church services, a special meal, pulling Christmas crackers and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Christkind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore.



December 25, 2018

Gananoque Ontario :: December events 2018

Home for the Holidays Evening Market



Come join us for and evening of shopping , socializing and treats from local entrepreneurs.

All proceeds raised will given to our friends at Gananoque and District Humane Society. GDHS is a no-kill animal shelter that is run by volunteers with no public funding .


Date : Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10pm to Friday, December 7, 2018 at 1am
Event location : Grace United Church – 120 Pine Street, Gananoque
Contact: Please call (613) 382-2161, e-mail: grace.gan@outlook.com or visit: http://www.graceunitedgananoque.com/


Mingle & Jingle on the Block



Join a handful of your lower town Gan entrepreneurs for a little holiday fun in conjunction with the Houssam Alloum Art opening at the Heather Haynes Gallery – a project in support of the Gananoque Refugee Settlement Group Fundraiser.

Nature’s Tonic, Rapunzel Studio of Hair Design, Magnolia Flowers, Centre Stage Music, Little Pump House, and Steel Style Garage will be open late offering 15% off purchases, complimentary drinks, snacks, and laughs.

Pick up your event postcards within the 2 weeks prior to the event (we’ll let you know when they are ready), because not only are they your reminder of the event, the post card is your entry into a grand prize draw!! Each shop will donate some awesomeness to make for a stellar prize.

On the eve of the event, visit each shop to “connect the dots”, and once your image is complete, drop your ballot off at Heather Haynes Gallery and enjoy the art opening.

Winner of the draw will be announced at 8:30 pm.


Date : Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 5-8pm
Event location : King St E, Gananoque, ON K7G, Canada, Canada


Lego Family Christmas Contest & Holiday Open House



Gananoque Public Library Lego Family Christmas Contest & Holiday Open House.

Gananoque Public Library
Lego Family Christmas Contest & Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 15, 2018 starts at 11 a.m.

LEGO entries deadline: Saturday, December 1st
Contact the library for entry details!

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Every participating child will receive a LEGO surprise!

Public Voting runs from Monday December 3rd to the Friday, December 14th


Date : Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Event location : Gananoque Public Library – 100 Park Street, Gananoque
Contact: Please call: 613 382-2436, E-mail: gplp@bellnet.ca – Website: http://www.gananoquelibrary.ca/


Holiday Cocktail Social



We’re throwing a holiday cocktail party!

Get dressed up in some fancy duds and join us for a fun night of live music, cocktails, hor d’oeuvres and a vintage clothing bazaar (special guests TBA) in our new and improved vintage clothing shop space (the name of the shop soon TBA as well!).


Date : Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 7pm to 11:59pm
Event location : Arts & Craft Collective – 161 King Street, East Gananoque
Contact: Phone contact: +1 289-696-5631



Gananoque Santa Claus Parade

The Gananoque BIA is proud to host the annual Santa Claus Parade. The parade will begin at Gananoque & Intermediate Secondary School and head downtown along King Street making it’s final turn on Park Street.

This annual evening Parade lights up Downtown Gananoque with a festive glow, live music & holiday magic!

Visit with Santa and get a FREE photo at Town Park from 6-7 p.m.

Stay tuned for details on inclusive accessible seating/viewing areas, including reduced sound options.

The Gananoque Santa Claus Parade is a much-loved community celebration of the Holiday season. The BIA is non-profit organization, and we need your help to make this the best Parade ever. Please join us as we give back to the community that supports us all!



Date :
November 24, 2018 from 5 to 7pm

Event location :
10 King Street East
(Second Floor – Visitor Centre)
Gananoque Ontario

Contact :
Alison at  downtowngananoquebia@gmail.com

Gananoque’s Christmas Market


Christmas Market – Featuring 19 vendors & Craft Makers, including wood working, wreaths & decor, knitted items, doll cloths, dog treats, dog coats, Tupperware, Scentsy, AVON, Epicure, Isagenix, Honey, DoTERRA Oils, Fifth Ave Jewelry, duNorth Clothing,Lipsense, Usborne Books and more. There will also be a raffle & Bake table. A delicious lunch of soup & sandwiches will be available.

Tables are available to rent (5′ x 2.5′) $20.



Date :
November 24, 2018 from 10am to 2pm

Event location :
Grace United Church, 120 Pine St. Gannaoque, ON K7G 1C7

Contact :
Laurie at grace.gan@outlook.com or call 613-382-2161 for more information or to register

1000 Islands Makers Market


Mark November 15th on your calendars!!! We are hosting our 4th makers market and it will be the perfect opportunity for you to pick up beautiful local gifts in an enjoyable shopping setting!


Current List of Makers: 

Arrow It Forward 
Nature’s Tonic
Head in Hats
Courtney Creations
Women Who Swear
Boho & Hobo 
Kingston Cottage Macrame 
Fuzzling Monsters
Shiva’s Delight
The Ye11ow
Homegrown Rustic
Gold and Ginger
Lyndsay Lawson Artist
Beyond the Arbour
Sasspot Creations
Bubbles & Bombs
Here & Now
Fibre Art by Joyce
Black Sheep Cannery
LKL Creations
Cheesecakery Bakery

Date :
November 15, 2018 from 6 to 9pm

Event location :
Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street

Gananoque, ON

Contact :
E-mail: arrowitforward@gmail.com