Heritage Herb & Wild Food Walk Perth


Join the Lanark Wild Food Club for a Heritage Herb Walk on June 18th 2016 at Conlon Farm in Perth.

The Lanark Wild Food Club has started to compile a book of recipes based on wild ingredients and these recipes have been coming in steadily.
Many are original recipes from local cooks. We are attempting to gather the recipes from Lanark although your favourite cookbook wild recipe will do. The proceeds from the book will be used to support our club as well as our partner – Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust.
Anyone can contribute a recipe by emailing it to peterfischl@mail.com. The only criteria is that the recipe include at least one wild ingredient although the more the merrier. All submissions will be greatly appreciated and wherever possible credit will be given to the contributor.

About the Lanark Wild Food Club
The LWFC was established in 2012 with the purpose to raise awareness of wild food, gather and prepare it for consumption. The group regularly holds foraging walks for members and newcomers to learn more about wild food in their own backyard.

Date :
Saturday June 18, 2016 | all day

Location event:
at Conlon Farm in Perth

Contact :
Contact Name: Peter Fishchl
Telephone: 613-267-9557
E-mail: peterfischl@mail.com
Website: www.huntfishgather.com
For further information please visit: www.lanarkwfc.com

Annual Kid Fish | Town of Perth



Annual Perth Kidfish, Rain or Shine! A free event open to youngsters ages two to 15.

Each participant receives a prize and a free lunch. At the Tay Basin between Beckwith and Gore streets from 9 a.m. until noon.

All kids are welcome to come fish in the Basin, no fees attached! Instill a love of fishing and the outdoors in your kids! Fishing ends at noon, kids who are registered can receive prizes and a hotdog lunch.

Prizes are donated by local merchants and Service Clubs. Boats not permitted.

Registration and weigh-in at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244 (26 Beckwith St. E.).

Date :
Saturday June 18, 2016 | from 9 am till noon

Location event:
at the Perth Legion

Contact :
Info: 613-259-5465 (Dan Sisty) or 613-267-7655 (Kathy and Lannie Lowry)

Stewart Park Festival Kick-Off To Summer Dance



Mark your calendars for June 18th, 2016 for the Stewart Park Festival Kick-off to Summer Party with Special Guests The Weber Brothers!

Join us at our 3rd Annual Kick-Off to Summer party. June 18 @ the Crystal Palace. Trust us there will be dancin’. With their eclectic mix of rockin’ originals and cool cover tunes, The Weber Brothers are the ultimate dance band. Think the harmony of The Beatles and the backbeat of the Band. Got it? Now experience it live! June 18th. Tickets only $20.00. On sale soon at Shadowfax, Book Nook, Perth Brewery and Top Shelf Distillery.


Doors at 8:00 pm. Music at 9:00 pm.
Door prizes. Pizza. A licensed event.

Available at the door or at Shadowfax, Book Nook, Perth Brewery, Top Shelf Distillery.

Visit Our Event Page here:

Date :
Saturday June 18, 2016 | all day

Location event :
@ the Crystal Palace
Perth, ON

Contact :
For further information, please visit: www.stewartparkfestival.com
or call +1 613-267-3311  Ext 2237

Perth Fire fighters Golf Tournament


Join the Perth Fire Fighters for a Golf Tournament on June 3rd, 2016.

Cost is $100 per person which includes golf, cart, dinner and prizes. Proceeds will be used to sponsor free skating and free swimming throughout the year, and other worthwhile community causes.

Please include a contact name and number/email, and a list of your team members. Please have your team paid by cash or cheque (payable to the Perth Fire Department Fundraising) by April 30th.

The Perth Fire Department considers training its 31 members to be of the utmost importance and schedules regular training twice a month.  The Ontario Fire College offers enhanced and specialized skills training utilized by our members to ensure a high level of competency in all services offered by the department.  The members of the department are strongly committed to the department and to the citizens of Perth.  There are countless hours involved in training, responding to fire calls, and additional voluntary commitments such as Canada Day Fireworks, Maplefest, Muscular Dystrophy, Smoke Alarm Program, Santa Claus Parade, Garlic Festival, and the Perth Fair.  All of the members are proud to be an involved in our close-knit community.

Date :
Friday June 3, 2016 | all day

Location event :
at the Perth Golf Course

Contact :
For further information, please visit: www.perth.ca/content/fire-department
To reserve: t_choffe@yahoo.ca or call 613-812-1415.

Town of Perth | June ongoing events 2016

Perth & District Horticultural Society Monthly Meeting


The PERTH & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY meets the second Tuesday of every month (January to June and September to November) in 2016, 7:30pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 25 Gore St. West in Perth.

On the 2nd Tuesday of the month from January to June, September and October. The November meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday. No meetings in July, August and December.


Plans are being made to bring exciting speakers to each meeting.

This month’s meeting will be about: “Q & A Master Gardeners Summer Social”

Date :
Tuesday June 14, 2016

Location event :
at St. Paul’s United Church,
25 Gore St. West – Perth

Contact :
Perth & District Horticultural Society
P.O. Box 494
Perth, ON
K7H 3G1

For more information on how you can attend, please contact the president, Jane Law, at perthhortpres@gmail.com.


Perth Citizen’s Band Spring Concert


Sunday, May 1st in the Bandshell, THE PERTH CITIZENS’ BAND hosts the “Summer Pops Concert“.

All concerts are FREE to the public and are held in historic Stewart Park just behind the Perth Town Hall in downtown Perth.

Bring along a lawn chair or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll through the park


Date :
Thursday, June 9, 2016  at 7:30 pm

Thursday, June 23, 2016  at 7 pm (in conjunction with the Perth Rotary Club’s Strawberry Social)

Location event :
Perth Legion, 26 Beckwith Street East

Contact :
For more information visit the band’s website at http://www.perthband.ca or call conductor Brian Tackaberry at 613-256-4221.


MERA Book Club Fall 2015 – Winter 2016


6th  Book of 2015-2016 season: My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor

The MERA Book Club meets on the 1st Wednesday evening of the month at 7:00 p.m to 9 :00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend! The only requirement is that you must be an up-to-date MERA member http://www.meraschoolhouse.org/about


Bingo at Perth Civitan Hall


Every Wednesday night at the PERTH CIVITAN HALL, BINGO starts at 7 pm. Doors open at 5pm.

Date :
Wednesdays June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 @ 7 p.m.

Location event :
Located at #6787 Cty. Rd. #43 outside

at Perth Civitan Hall

Contact :
Please call the hall at 613-267-2181 for further information or visit: http://www.perthcivitan.org/

9 to 5, the Musical




Date :
June 2, 3, 4, 9 and 10 at 8 pm
June 5 and 12 at 2 pm

Location event :
63 Gore Street East
Perth, ON

Contact :
http://www.studiotheatreperth.com for further details.
or call +1 613-267-7469


Perth Farmer’s Market 2016


THE PERTH FARMERS’ MARKET takes place every Saturday morning between May 7th and October 8th, 2016, in the Tay Basin Parking Lot and around the Crystal Palace.

Vendors are set-up between 8am and 1pm and offer fresh, local, organic in-season produce, plants, preserves, meat, home baking, and tons of other goodies. The Market also offers artisans and crafts, jewellry, entertainment occasionally and chance to have breakfast at the Piggin’ Out Market Cafe. This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning, getting to know your local producers in the heart of downtown Perth!

Date :
June 4, 11, 18, 25

Location event :
Downtown Perth

Contact :
Website: http://perthfarmersmarket.ca/


 The Last Deadman

BarnDoor Theatre Presents “The Last Deadman”: David Jacklin’s legendary drama with music about Canada’s last fatal duel.

First performed in 1983 (the 150th anniversary of the duel), this intense drama looks at the effect of the duel on its victor — a man who very nearly became Canada’s first prime minister!

More than simply a story of a lady’s slighted honour, the duel had far-reaching consequences for the shaping of our nation.

Told with drama, music, humour and excitement, it is a challenging and surprising multi-media theatrical event.
Date :
June 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2016

Location event :
26 Craig Street
Perth, ON

Contact :
For further information, please visit: www.barndoorproductions.ca
Or call 613-267-1884


Neil Simon’s « I ought to be in pictures »



Neil Simon’s I Ought to be in Pictures (June 24 to July 17) is a heartfelt comedy about a father and daughter rebuilding their relationship after years of disconnection. “A mature, touching, memorable play that brings great joy to the season” (Clive Barnes, New York Post). “Neil Simon’s best play since The Odd Couple” (Women’s Wear Daily).

Date :
Friday June 24 to Thursday July 17, 2016

Contact :
For further information, please visit: www.classictheatre.ca


Hungry Planet Pop Ups | Town of Perth



It’s back! It went so well last year that we are doing it again. We are excited to announce, the Hungry Planet Pop Up, 2016 edition. If you missed it last year – this is about the return one of Perth’s all-time favourite restaurants – The Hungry Planet – over two Saturdays in June.

Many people have fond memories of the Border Farm burger and the Santorini sandwich among other delicious creations. Do you remember the brown paper menu on the walls, the busy open kitchen and the sense of community?

On Saturday June 4 and Saturday June 11, Judy will be cooking most of the Hungry Planet’s original menu. These special “pop-up” events are a fundraiser for The Table Community Food Centre’s community meals program which offers free, nutritious and delicious meals three times a week. In 2015 The Table served over 10,000 community meals to over 600 individuals.

The pop-ups will run from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On each day, orders must be made in advance and service will be take-out only. The menu will feature many of the Hungry Planet’s most popular dishes. Everything will be made fresh as you would expect from The Hungry Planet. Dishes on the eclectic, globally-inspired menu will highlight a variety of local ingredients. Weather-permitting an outdoor picnic area will be created so diners can enjoy their meals with other Hungry Planet fans and reminisce about the good old days. All main dishes will be priced at $25 and Judy plans to have a few of her famous desserts and salads on hand to compliment your meal. Place your order in advance by phone.

Orders can be placed starting the Monday prior to the event so orders for June 4 can be called in beginning Monday May 30 and orders for June 11 can be called in beginning Monday June 6 at 613-326-8593. PAYMENT BY CASH ONLY PLEASE

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Kris@thetablecfc.org

Event Date:
Saturday June 4, 2016 from 11:30 am to 5 pm
Monday June 6, 2016 from 11:30 am to 5 pm


Event location :
The Table Community Food Centre
190 Gore Street East, Perth (Ontario) K7H 1K3

All ontario Vehicle Rescue Challenge


On May 27 and 28, 2016, the 2016 all Ontario Vehicle Rescue Challenge (Auto extrication) takes place at the Perth Fairgrounds, hosted by Drummond/North Elmsley, Tay Valley Fire Rescue, and the BBD&E Station.

“It’s an extrication challenge,” said Jean Richardson who is helping Aidan Ryan and Calvin Cooke to organize the event that will take place May 27 and 28 at the Perth Fairgrounds from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Drummond/North ElmsleyTay Valley Fire Rescue and the BBD&E Firefighter’s Association would like to extend an invitation for all fire departments and the public to participate in the event. Any Fire Department (in Canada and the US) can submit a team to participate in the auto extrication challenge. All members of the public are welcome too attend the event as a spectator or help out as a volunteer. The event will take place at the Perth Fairgrounds located in beautiful Perth, Ontario. The event will feature tons of activities, auto extrication demonstrations, great food, vendors, antique fire trucks and much more!

There will be team scenarios and local scrap yards have donated more than two dozen cars to crush, but they’re still looking for old cars if you have one or two to spare. Tax receipts will be given.

Teams will be judged on their ability to perform, and team work, communication, Richardson said.

“There are three opportunities to perform including with limited tools, unlimited heavy hydraulics and rapid – meaning they will be talking to “patients” who will be on the verge of passing out.

The local fire and rescue team will not be competing in this event, as they are the hosts.

The Challenge will be limited to 15 teams. 6 people per team. All teams competing in the event will be registered with TERC. Visit www.terccanada.ca for details.

On the Thursday night before the event, there will be a learning symposium for invited guests.

Drummond/North ElmsleyTay Valley Fire Rescue and the BBD&E Firefighter’s Association would like to extend an invitation for all fire departments and the public to participate in the event. Any fire department (in Canada and the US) can submit a team to participate in the auto extrication challenge.

All members of the public are welcome too attend the event as a spectator or help out as a volunteer.

The cost to register a team is $450.00 (after May 1, 2016 the cost increases to $500.00).

Date :
Thursday May 27 to
Saturday May 28  from 7 am to 5 pm

Location event:
at the Perth Fairgrounds

Contact :
Please email: autoex@dnetv.ca
or or call 613-267-2596 ext. 4

Perth Ontario Crier Championship


A Perth 200 Signature Event. From Friday to Sunday, May 20th to 22nd, 2016, the Town of Perth will welcome Town Criers from across the province to compete in the ONTARIO TOWN CRIER CHAMPIONSHIPS.

Architecture and agriculture will be key highlights complementing a historical-based weekend when the Town of Perth hosts the Provincial Town Crier Championships in 2016. In conjunction with the Perth Farmers’ Market operations, this Championship event will be held on the long weekend in May, 2016.

Perth’s very accomplished Town Crier, Brent McLaren, will host this championship and the town expects to welcome Town Criers from across the province.

This is the Town of Perth’s second of three Signature Events for our 200th Anniversary Celebrations! Perth’s accomplished Town Crier, Brent McLaren, will host this championship and the town expects to welcome Town Criers from across the province.

Date :
Friday, May 20, 2016 to Sunday, May 22, 2016

Location event:
Perth, ON

Contact :
Website: www.perth200.ca
e-mail: cathy@catscovecommunications.com

The Lanark Trades Tournament


On Friday, May 13th, 2016, at 4:00pm, it’s the first of its kind – THE LANARK TRADES TOURNAMENT.

In support of the Perth Enrichment Program and have some fun with the Lanark Leeds Home Builders Association and anyone else who dare to challenge theirskills, we are excited to note that the Lanark Trades Tournament will be one of the Perth Settlement’s 200th Anniversary Events.

Local businesses and tradespeople are invited to submit teams to compete in timed relay events associated with the skilled trades; includes a beer garden!

Funds raised from the Tournament will be used directly to support the Perth Enrichment Program for Older Adults and its clients as well as build camaraderie between local Trades businesses.

19Two teams will run head-to-head through a relay of events in a tag-team style (e.g., one team member completes the first event, then passes the baton to the next team member who completes the second event, then passes the baton to a third team member who completes the third, etc.) There will be a series of stations (expecting 9) in which a team member is chosen to compete in the individual task. The top two teams will meet in the finals where each team will compete to build the best picnic table in the shortest time.

The cost for entering a team is $250.00
Student Rate: $125.00
Teams are encouraged to dress in company attire.

A cash beer tent will be available during the hours of the tournament.

You will find the rules of the tournament here.

Date :
Friday, May 13 to Monday May 16, 2016 | 4 p.m to 8 p.m

Location event :
12 Elliot Street Clinic (Perth Enrichment Program for Older Adults), Perth.
(behind shoppers drug mart)

Contact :
Email mailto:info@morepep.ca or call the Clinic at 613-267-1660.
More info here: http://morepep.ca/lanark-trades-tournament-2/

Mother’s Day – May 8


A popular day for gifts of flowers and greeting cards.

Many Canadians celebrate Mother’s Day by showing their appreciation for mothers or mother figures. The Mother’s Day date in Canada is on the second Sunday of May each year.

What Do People Do?

Many people in Canada express their gratitude towards mothers and mother figures on Mother’s Day. It is the time for people to thank mothers and mother figures who took the time care for them and help them through life’s challenges.

Carnations are a popular Mother’s Day symbol in both Canada and the United States. Some people may choose to wear a carnation as a brooch on Mother’s Day. However, other flowers are also given to mothers or mother figures to symbolize one’s love and appreciation for them.

Date :
May 8, 2016 | all day

Location event :
Perth, ON  Canada