All ontario Vehicle Rescue Challenge

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

St Paul’s Quilts in the Church Show

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St. Paul’s United Church (25 Gore St. West, Perth) is hosting QUILTS IN THE CHURCH on Saturday, May 7th, 2016, from 10:00am to 4pm.

Admission is $5.00, $6 lunch takes place from 11am to 1pm. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

Date :
Saturday May 7th, 2016, from 10 am to 4 pm

Location event :
St. Paul’s United Church (25 Gore Street West Perth, Ontario, Canada
K7H 2L9)

Contact :
For further information please contact Marilyn at 613-267-2688 or visit the website at www.stpauls-uc-perth.org.

Perth Spring Goat Prediction Obstacle Run

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Have some fun while you run! Take part in the Spring Goat Obstacle 5km on May 2nd 2016. Its an “obstacle course-prediction run” that starts and finishes indoors on the cutest wee running track you’ll ever see!

The Scotiabank Perth Spring Goat Prediction Obstacle 5km run, in aid of the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, was held at the Tay River Train and Transform gym outside of Perth on May 2, 2016.

This year, runners faced an obstacle course to throw runners off of their times, including a hay pyramid, mud puddles, tire wheel tosses, and running over a mound of earth.

Date :
Monday May 2, 2016

Location event :
74 Foster st, Perth, Ontario

Contact :
For further information please visit http://www.perthrunninggoats.blogspot.ca/
or call (613-264-8904)
email: mailto:mtherunninggoat@cogeco.net

Hike for Hospice Palliative Care

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The annual Lanark County Hike for Hospice palliative care services will take place rain or shine, from noon to 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 1st, 2016 at the Perth Crystal Palace.

Come out and join your friends and neighbours for a short walk around town to support this important fundraiser. All monies raised go to the palliative care programs provided by Community Home Support Lanark County and the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.

These programs provide essential help to people and their families across Lanark County who are dealing with life-limiting and end-of-life challenges. There will be a BBQ, music and a silent auction. Why not form or join a team now to raise funds for these important programs. You can register now online by following the hike link at www.chslc.ca or at the event.

To register, please go to: chpa.convio.net/communityhomesupportlanarkcounty.

Date :
Sunday, May 1st, 2016 from 12.am to 2 p.m

Location event :
at the Perth Crystal Palace

Contact :
Please call Community Home Support at 613-267-6400 for more information.

Town of Perth | May ongoing events 2016

Perth & District Horticultural Society Monthly Meeting

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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.

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

This month’s meeting will be about: “Tick Proofing Your Property

Speaker: Dr. Riddick

Date :
Tuesday May 10, 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.

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Perth Citizen’s Band Spring Concert

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Sunday, May 1st in the Bandshell, THE PERTH CITIZENS’ BAND hosts their first concert of the year in honour of spring.

Date :
Sunday, May 1, 2016 | 10.30 am to 4 p.m

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.

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Perth Badmington Club

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Come and play BADMINTON with the Perth Badminton Club.
The event will take place at The Stewart School, Sunset Blvd. in Perth, on Monday nights between October 2015 and May 2016, 7-9pm. Please note: if the school is closed (e.g. snow day) badminton is cancelled. Fees: $55 per season, or $15 plus $3 per night played. Under 19 years $30 per season. For more info about the event, please contact president Eric Scheuneman. By Phone : 613-267-2078 or by e-mail : escheuneman@xplornet.com. Youth are encouraged to attend! Our regular nights offer you the chance to stay fit, develop your badmington, socialise and most importantly, have fun ! For those who prefer to play socially, our regular club nights are ideal. There is no obligation to play in competitions. Information for GPS : Latitude: 44.90445 Longitude: -76.26417.

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MERA Book Club Fall 2015 – Winter 2016

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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

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Bingo at Perth Civitan Hall

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

Date :
Wednesdays May 4, 11, 18 & 25, 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.
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Festival of the Maples

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On Saturday, April 30th, 2016, the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce presents the annual FESTIVAL OF THE MAPLES in Downtown Heritage Perth.

The grand finale to the month-long maple celebration takes place in downtown Perth on the last Saturday of April.

Maple products and taffy sales displays of maple syrup production maple awards entertainment midway pony rides petting zoo & children’s activities. Live musical entertainment over 100 Craft & Artisan Vendors Food Vendors Classic Antique Car Display Emergency Services Safety Demonstrations. Perth Jaycees Pancake Breakfast and much more!

Date :
Saturday April 30th, 2016, all day

Location event:
Perth & District Chamber of Commerce
66 Craig Street
(Inge-Va House Museum Building)
Perth Ontario
K7H 1Y5

Contact :
The Perth & District Chamber of Commerce at:

Phone: 613-267-3200
Fax: 613-267-6797
Email: welcome@perthchamber.com
www.perthchamber.com

5km Spring Sap Run

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On Saturday, April 30th, 2016, the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce presents the annual FESTIVAL OF THE MAPLES in Downtown Heritage Perth, a celebration of the maple season in Lanark County.

A celebration of the maple season in Lanark County, MAPLEFEST will showcase maple producers and their tasty wares, and feature a pancake breakfast, entertainment on the streets, food and commercial vendors and a kids’ area in the Tay Basin.

Distance: 5 km or 3.1 miles
Start/Finish:
Old Brown Shoe Building, 1 Sherbrooke St, Perth
Awards: Metals to top 3 in each Div.
Entry fee: Pre-registration $15, Race Day $20
All proceeds to the National Aerobic Gymnastics Team

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Get your registration form at Saltos or the Perth pool. Support your local athletes and kick off your running season!

Mail entries:
Saltos Athletics
c/o 234 Bay Rd RR#1 Lombardy ON, K0G 1L0
(Cheques payable to: Saltos Athletics)

Date :
Saturday April 30th, 2016 | all day

Location event:
3 Sunset Blvd Perth, Ontario CA
Check us out in the former Stewart School Gymnasium, in the Perth Pool building, entrance facing the Stewart School bus lane.

Contact :
Website: www.saltosathletics.com
Phone contact: 613.267.7997
email: saltosathletics@aol.com