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Gananoque Ontario :: April events 2018

Hacksaw Jim Duggan’s 2×4 Tour



Join WWE hall of famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan as Thousand Islands Playhouse and Eh1 Entertainment present Duggan’s 2×4 Tour, live for one night only at The Firehall, 185 South St., Gananoque. The iconic pro wrestler will regale the audience with funny stories, behind-the-scenes insight and never-before-told stories from the world of pro wrestling. An exclusive meet-and-greet will take place prior to the show (autographs, photo ops and merchandise not included in ticket price). The evening will also feature two of Canada’s top comedians in Casey Corbin and Kingston’s Ryan Dennee. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet an icon!


Date : Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Event location : Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street – Gananoque, Ontario Canada

Contact : 613-382-7020 


Swing with the Big Phat Horn Band



Swing with the Big Phat Horn Band – Saturday, April 21 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 22 at 2:30pm
A treat for folks that like to listen and dance to Big Band Swing, rock, and jazz. Featuring the vocals of Michael K Myers.


Date : Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 7:30pm to 10pm

           Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:30pm to 5pm

Event location : Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street – Gananoque, Ontario Canada

Contact : 613-382-7020 or


1000 Islands Writer Festival



The 1000 Islands Writers Festival brings together leading Canadian writers and their audiences in picturesque riverside settings to explore and be inspired by the literary world.

The festival is a celebration of books, the literary arts and the creative process that aims to foster the discovery and enjoyment of reading and writing by bringing leading Canadian authors and their audiences together in relaxed and intimate conversational settings.


Date : Friday, April 27 to Sunday, April 29, 2018

Event location : Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street Gananoque, Ontario Canada

Contact :


Up Close & Personal with Georgette Fry


Up Close & Personal with Georgette Fry – Saturday, March 24 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 25 at 2:30pm
This blues icon with an incredible voice will charm you and take you through the music that speaks to us through the blues, swing, and pop.

This blues icon with the incredible voice will charm you with music that speaks to us through the blues, swing and pop songs. Featuring Ken Hall, Zack Colbert and Bunny Stewart. Subscriptions and group rates are available by calling the Playhouse Box Office 613-382-7020, or in-person at the Firehall Theatre, 185 South Street Gananoque ON



Date : Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 7:30pm to 10pm

Event location : Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street – Gananoque, Ontario Canada

Contact : 613-382-7020 


Happy St Patrick’s Day!


Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick , is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.


St Patrick’s Day in Canada:


In Canada, St Patrick’s Day marks the feast day and anniversary of the death of a Christian missionary known as Patrick. He was born in the year 387, probably somewhere near the present day border between Scotland and England. At the age of 16, he was captured and taken to Ireland as a slave. During this period, he became very religious and after six years he fled back to his family.

Later in his life, he returned to Ireland as a missionary. He is said to have played an important role in converting the inhabitants of Ireland to Christianity and in ridding the island of snakes. However, there is no evidence that there have been any snakes in Ireland in the past 10,000 years. The “snakes” he drove out of Ireland may represent particular groups of pagans or druids. It is believed that St Patrick died on March 17 probably in the year 461 or 493 (according to different sources). St Patrick is buried under Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, County Down, and is one of the three patron saints of Ireland. The other patron saints are St Brigid of Kildare and St Columba.


How about St Patrick’s Day in the United States?


St Patrick’s Day celebrations were brought to Canada by Irish immigrants. The day is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland and a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland. In the rest of the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, it is celebrated, but is not an official holiday.

St Patrick’s Day, on March 17, remembers one of Ireland’s patron saints, St Patrick. It largely celebrates Irish-American culture in the United States.

Celebrations concentrate on Irish themed parties, drinks and food. Many people get into the spirit by dressing in green clothing and eating green colored food. Irish clubs and pubs often hold parties or have special deals.


Symbols of St Patrick’s Day:


The most common St Patrick’s Day symbol is the shamrock. The shamrock is the leaf of the clover plant and a symbol of the Holy Trinity. Other symbols include:

  • Almost anything green.
  • The green, orange and white flag of the Republic of Ireland.
  • Brands of beer associated with Irish culture.

Religious symbols include snakes and serpents. Other symbols seen on St Patrick’s Day include the harp, which was used in Ireland for centuries, as well as the leprechaun and a pot of gold that it hides.


Date :
Saturday, March 17, 2018


Event location :
Gananoque, ON, Canada

Gananoque Horticultural Society Meeting


The March meeting of the Gananoque Horticultural Society will be held on Wednesday, March 14 @ 7 p.m. Carveth Care, 338 Herbert St. The featured topic is Native Plants for Pollinators. Our speaker will show us how to use native plants in our gardens, whether new or established. Seed Exchange: Bring & Trade. Light refreshments and door prizes.

One of the primary aims of the Gananoque Horticultural Society is Community beautification. This is accomplished by encouraging local residents to develop their own gardens through our educational speakers and seminars.

Members and visitors have the opportunity to see what others have done on garden tours, as well as through flower exhibitions and competitions.



Date : Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 7pm to 8:30pm

Event location : Carveth Care – 338 Herbert St., Gananoque K7G 2Z1

Contact : Joan MacKinnon  – E-mail:  – Contact number: 613 463 9406
Contact Organization: Gananoque Horticultural Society

Hank Williams Revisited


Hank Williams Revisited is a musical tribute to the life and legacy of Hiram “Hank” Williams Sr. This authentic live performance will transport you back to 1952 with over 20 of Hank’s greatest hits.


Date : Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 8 to 10pm and Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 1pm

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

Contact : By phone: 613-382-7020

Early Mardi Gras Celebration Supper


Friday, February 9th, join Chef Karen for an early Mardi Gras Celebration featuring producer Sonset Farms.
You will enjoy Muffalata (bread with Sonset Spelt),
Vegetable Remoulard,
Chicken Consomme with Dumplings (Chicken & Spelt from Sonset),
Chicken Tchoupitoulas pronounced chop-a-TOO-lus (Chicken from Sonset),
King Cake & Pralines.


Date :

Fridaty, February 9, 2018


Event location :

Furnace Falls Farm, 504 Old Briar Hill Road, Lyndhurst, Ontario K0E 1N0, Canada


Contact :

Wendy’s Country Market and Furnace Falls Farm

Frost Fest 2018 in Gananoque!

“Wellness through Balance”


Come out and enjoy Fireworks, Silent Auction, Vendor & Craft Sale, Saturday Night Entertainment, Chili Cook-off, Indoor & Outdoor activities for all ages. Seeley’s Bay Family Chiropractic Clinic Dr. Dodie Elkins specializes in helping people function better in all aspects of their lives. Clinic’s mission is to serve the community and provide them with the highest quality of care and to inspire patients to live in optimal health and wellness.

Seeleys Bay Family Chiropractic has been providing families in the surrounding areas with natural healthcare.

“You and your entire family deserve to be optimal health, and this is our main goal. We bring you natural health care solutions in order to relieve pain and discomfort, and to promote active care at home and work. Chiropractors are the only professionals trained to detect and correct spinal subluxations caused by traumas such as the birth process, sports injuries, car accidents, poor posture, and even emotional stress.”



Date :

Friday, February 2 to 4, 2018


Event location :

1-106 Drynan Way, Gananoque, Ontario K0H 2N0


Contact :

Phone contact: +1 613-387-3703


Gananoque’s 6th Annual Squash 4 Guy Tournament



Join us at Cousins and The Country Squire Resort in the beautiful town of Gananoque for an amazing weekend of competitive squash! Guarantee your spot for 2018 now as only 48 players will be guaranteed a spot. Spares in all divisions will be accepted. SPECTATORS WELCOME TO WATCH ALL WEEKEND!

Stay the weekend – COUNTRY SQUIRE RESORT has been an amazing host for the past 3 years. Let them know you are playing in the tournament for the special $89.99 room rate. 613-382-3511

Live Music at Cousins On King Bar and Grill Fri & Sat night & Squash Players Specials all weekend at Cousins!


Guaranteed 3 games
$40 with registration gifts
Register at
A-B-C-D Divisions


Date :

Thursday, February 1 to 4, 2018 at 7pm


Event location :

Cousins on King Bar and Grill, 715 King St E, Gananoque, ON, Canada


Contact :

Fonzie at 613-561-9447 or

Candlelight Yoga and Live Music in Gananoque


Join us for a special 90 minute Yoga class with Rebecca Prentiss – she’ll guide you through a candlelit yoga practice, along side the sweet sounds of Erica Bradley. We will move through a gentle Hip focused practice. Build a little heat, create space + surrender.

You must pre-register for this class as there is limited space. You can purchase your ticket at The Ledger Room or via e-transfer to

Cost $25



Date :

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 6pm

Event location :

The Ledger Room, 21 King Street East, Gananoque, Canada

Gananoque Ontario :: December events 2017

A Story of the Iroquois Confederacy


Who were the First Nations of our region and how did they play a pivotal role in shaping Canada, our history, and our cultural identity?

Discover the, “Wilderness Empire: A Story of the Iroquois Confederacy,” as author and historian Michael Hart presents on the the Haudenosaunee and their central place in the story of our nation.

This is a story of the rise and fall of the wilderness empire of the Iroquois Confederacy. This is a story of powerful Indigenous confederacies and alliances, and the struggles for territory and dominance between Indigenous coalitions and the empirical powers of the Netherlands, France, and Britain in eastern North America. Central to this story are the five tribes of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca. Centuries before Europeans found their way to eastern North America, the five tribes accepted the message of the Great Binding Law brought by the Peacemaker, declared an armistice among themselves, and became known as the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

This is a story of how the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, later known as the Iroquois Confederacy, won a wilderness empire through military power and political prowess. This is also the story of how, confronted by overwhelming pressure from European encroachment, the Iroquois fell from princes of wilderness empire to refugees in their ancestral lands.

This is a story of intelligent military strategy and bold diplomacy of Indigenous leaders that altered the history of European empires and shaped the cultural and political landscape of present-day eastern North America.


Date :

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 – 6:30pm

Event location :
Gananoque Public Library, 100 Park Street, Gananoque, Canada

Contact :
Gananoque Public Library


Mike Biggar 2017 Acoustic Christmas Tour



New Brunswick Roots singer-songwriter Mike Biggar brings his 2017 Acoustic Christmas tour to The Black Irish Bistro in picturesque Gananoque for an intimate evening of heartfelt original holiday songs and beloved Christmas standards as featured on his multi award-winning soulful album THE SEASON.

Joined by his musical friend Sandy MacKay, Mike’s acoustic duo concert will showcase songs of the Christmas season in his signature soulful, bluesy roots styling…and the show is bound to include lots of disarming humour and stories from this award-winning artist!


Date :

Friday, December 15, 2017 – 7pm



December Christmas Concert



7 Area Choirs performing several of their favorite Christmas Carols. All proceeds go to the Gananoque and Area Food Bank. Admission at the door. Adults $10 Children $5, Family $25. (max).


Date :

Sunday, December 17, 2017 – 2pm

Event location :
St John the Evangelist Catholic Church. 270 Stone St. Gananoque, Ontario, K7G 2A1


The Gananoque Inn & Spa’s Annual Homecoming Celebration



Celebrate the season with family and friends this Christnas Eve by starting at Muskie Jake’s Tap & Grill. A long tradtion of meeting up with old friends and family, We invite you to join us for complimentary munchies and Live Music by Wayne Huff! Festive drink menu will be available and be sure to wear your Ugly Sweater for a chance to win some great prizes!


Date :

Sunday, December 24, 2017 – 3pm

Event location
Muskie Jake’s Tap & Grill, 550 Stone Street, S.,, Gananoque, Canada