Thousand Islands Playhouse Contest Winner

Congratulations to Cathy Baxter for winning the Thousand Islands Playhouse Contest in January.

Town of Perth | February ongoing events 2016

27Perth Badmington Club 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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26Perth & 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. Plans are being made to bring exciting speakers to each meeting. For more information on how you can attend, please contact the president, Jane Law, at perthhortpres@gmail.com.

 

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Family Day in Canada – February 15th

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Family Day is observed in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan on the 15th of February. In British Columbia, Family Day falls on the second Monday of February. Family Day gives families the chance to spend time together. This holiday celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.

Activities to discover during that day…

On Family Day, many people plan and take part in activities aimed at the whole family. These include visiting art exhibitions, watching movies, skating on outdoor ice rinks, playing board games and taking part in craft activities.

As the weather is usually very cold in February, hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies are popular snacks. Other people use the long weekend as an opportunity for a short winter break or to travel to visit family members or friends.

Public Life

In the provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia many people have a day off work and schools are generally closed on Family Day. Many businesses and organizations are closed, but post offices may be open. Public transport services may run to their usual or reduced timetables.

In the province of Manitoba, the third Monday of February is a general holiday, known as Louis Riel Day. Many people have a day off work and school and many businesses, organizations and stores are closed. In some communities, stores are open after noon. Public transport services may run to Sunday or holiday timetables. In rural areas, there may be no services.

Background history of the « family day »

Family Day was first held in Canada in the province of Alberta in 1990. It is supposed to reflect the values of family and home that were important to the pioneers who founded Alberta, and give workers the opportunity to spend more time with their families. Family Day was introduced in Saskatchewan in 2007 and in Ontario in 2008. British Columbia observes Family Day as a statutory holiday for the first time in 2013. One of the reasons for introducing Family Day was that there was a long period when there were no holidays from New Year’s Day until Good Friday.

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18Mera Gardening Club meeting

The Mera Gardening Club will meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm in February, March and April 2016.

Wednesday, February 10th meeting:

Ankaret Dean will be conducting a workshop on her method of starting early varieties of seeds, such as petunias.  A reminder you need to be a MERA member when attending ongoing activities at MERA – a very reasonable $30 per year for a single membeship, $50 per year for a family membership.

Location event :

This will take place on at the Schoolhouse.

Date :

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | 7 pm

Contact :

For more information on the MERA Gardening Club, please contact Hilary Barrett hilary.barrett@bell.net.

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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_member

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19Vernissage for Felting Artist Zoe Emily Lianga

Zoe Emily Lianga’s work will be on display for the month of February at the MERA Schoolhouse in McDonalds Corners.

This showcase highlights the merging of her separate paths as a designer, felt maker, and fibre artist. Her work will include wall hangings and quilts, clothing, accessories, bags, and home decor. Zoe’s tailored clothes are built off classic lines, sewn from original patterns and made with 100% recycled fabrics.

22Her wearable, felted clothing and accessories, made from luxurious fibres (such as camel, yak, merino, and silk), impart a softness that is without parallel. Each design is developed in its own characteristic way, involving a process of much precision, tactility and organic spontaneity. Design, focusing on Pattern Making and Haute Couture Sewing, has helped her to design, draft and make her intricately tailored visions.

Zoe’s tailored clothes are built off classic lines, sewn from original patterns and made with 100% recycled fabrics. Her background in study at the Richard Robinson Academy of Fashion Design, focusing on Pattern Making and Haute Couture Sewing, has helped her to design, draft and make her intricately tailored visions. Her creativity takes on a different form in her art pieces and wall hangings, both demonstrating her level of workmanship, plus the overall diversity of fibre arts and felt making.

Location event :

Dean Hall at the MERA Schoolhouse in McDonalds Corners

Date :

Friday, February, 5, 2016 | 7 pm to 10 pm

Contact :

Zoe Emily Designs

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24Rugs with Heart with Donna Sproule

Donna Sproule and Judy Bedell ( www.parsimoniousmats.weebly.com ) will guide you through a day of fun with fiber as we welcome you to the traditions of Primitive East Coast Rug hooking!  Enjoy an inspirational journey, a list of her ongoing fabulous Workshops. We will sip tea, share stories and history, watch a video or two, and learn to hook for the first time or to re-acquaint ypursdelf with the craft.  The creation of a colourful chair pad-sized hooked rug will be the outcome as we will help you to find your own creative voice in this fuzzy medium. You just need to bring : your lunch, lots of enthusiasm and you will need a 12″ to 15″ sturdy wooden hoop and a primitive hook.

20Deanne Fitzpatrick Rug Hooking Studio has one of a kind hooked rugs, rug hooking kits, patterns, and supplies.

Fee : $35 for MERA members and $50 for non-MERA members. Materials fee: There will be a $25 fee to use our “Stash” of wool cloth and yarn

Location event :

at the MERA Schoolhouse in McDonalds Corners

Date :

Saturday, February, 6, 2016 | 10 am to 4 pm

Contact :

If you are registrering after january 29, please contact Donna Sproule directly

e-mail : worrybottom56@gmail.com

Phone : 613-464-8947

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The Governor General’s foot guards Band

 

21The Governor General’s foot guards Band will be performing at St. Paul’s United Church in Perth (25 Gore St. West). The 30-piece concert band is part of the most senior reserve infantry regiment in Canada, dating back to its formation in 1872. The band is based at Cartier Square Drill Hall in downtown Ottawa. They share a close connection to the Governor General and provide music for many ceremonies in the Ottawa area, including the annual nationally televised Remembrance Day Ceremony held at the War Memorial. Their Director, Lt. Col. Frances Chilton-Mackay, is the Staff Officer of Army Bands for all bands in the Canadian Army. She became the first female director of the ensemble in 2006.

33The band’s full dress uniform with scarlet tunic and bearskin hat is immediately recognizable. Many of the musicians in the ensemble play in the Ceremonial Guard band, which supports the changing of the guard ceremony on Parliament Hill during the summer months. The performance will include a variety of traditional, military and popular music for concert band including the Finale from Saints-Saens Symphony #2 arranged for band and organ involving St. Paul’s Director of Music, Brad Mills. A special segment of the concert program will feature music from the Star Wars movies, celebrating the December release of the seventh movie in the series, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Admission to the concert is FREE, but donations will be accepted at the door to defray the costs of advertising. Prospective concert-goers are invited to warm up an early February Saturday evening with the exciting sounds of brass, woodwind, percussion and organ in the intimate and accoustically pleasant sanctuary of St. Paul’s United Church.

Location event :

Historic Perth – St. Paul’s United Church in Perth (25 Gore St. West)

Date :

Saturday, February, 6, 2016 | 7:30 pm

Contact :

www.stpauls-uc-perth.org. 

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Fire and Ice

27A Perth signature event. Fire & Ice is a two-tiered, day-long celebration that focuses on both the family and night-time celebrations.

The Town of Perth will officially launch its 200th Anniversary with a 200th Signature Event – FIRE & ICE. Whether you’re a Perth native, a summer cottager or a visitor, each one of us has a reason why we’re Perth Proud. This event celebrates the true Canadian spirit – in the middle of winter! The day-long event will embrace winter with outdoor activities taking place at Conlon Farm, as well as a night out for the grown-ups at the Crystal Palace, featuring an ice bar, live music, fireworks and a bonfire! Discover our history, our community and the people who have brought together 200 years of stories. Here is that story. It’s definitely one worth celebrating. The Chalet will be open from 1-4 p.m. and the public will have washroom access and the canteen will be open, too! Most of these activities are weather proof, and we’ll still have some events on the go.

 

  • 281-4 p.m.: Family activities at Conlon Farm: tobogganing, outdoor skating, custom-made obstacle course, toddlers’ play area, snolf, official snowball fight facility.
  • 4 p.m.: Get home, get changed, feed the kids (or your pets – or both, for that matter!)
  • 6 p.m.: Head out on the town and dine at one of our popular restaurants
  • 8 p.m. (ish): Head to the Crystal Palace to dance in your winter boots, grab a drink at the ice bar, cozy up at the bonfire and celebrate all things Perth while watching the Fireworks show.

Location event :

Conlon Farm Recreation Complex

6 Conlon Dr., Perth ON, K7H 3N1

Date :

Saturday, February, 13, 2016 | from 1 to 8 pm

Contact :

For information contact Cathy at cathy@catscovecommunications.com or visit www.perth200.ca. 

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The Game’s Afoot

30A murderously funny whodunit at the Studio Theatre.

Perth’s Studio Theatre has chosen another winner for its next play, opening Feb. 4. The Game’s Afoot garnered the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Play from The Mystery Writers of America. The Studio Theatre in Perth are getting set for their next play, a mysterious comedy entitled The Game’s Afoot. Above, Jerry Logan, Garry Welsh, Alison Kirkpatrick, Nelson McCulloch and Krista Duff

31Tennant is thrilled with his cast, and delighted to be directing a play he describes as a comedy, full of physical gags, one-liners, skits within a play, and vaudeville elements that he intends to shamelessly play up, creating “a theatre world sitcom.”

Tickets are $22 cash at The Book Nook, 60 Gore Street E., and online or by phone at Shadowfax, 67 Foster St. (613-267-6817, shadowfax.on.ca) and Tickets Please, (613-485-6434, ticketsplease.ca) where a convenience fee applies. Tickets are $24 at the door, and $10 for students with ID. Attend opening night and save $5.

Location event :

at the Studio Theatre, 63 Gore Street East in Perth, in the Tay Basin.

Date :

February 4, 5, 6, 12 and 13, 2016 at 8 p.m.

February 7 and 14 at 2 p.m.

Contact :

studiotheatreperth.com

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Perth upcoming events – january 2016

288th January STITTSVILLE ROYALS VS. PERTH BLUE WINGS On Friday, January 8th, 2016, at 7:30pm, at the Perth & District Community Centre, THE STITTSVILLE ROYALS VS. THE PERTH BLUE WINGS. Full schedule at www.perthbluewings.com.

 

298th January HISTORICAL MAPPING PROJECT Come to the launch of the 200th Anniversary celebrations at the Perth Civitan Hall for the HISTORICAL MAPPING PROJECT, Friday, January 8th, 2016. We will be unveiling this project and learning about the settlement of soldiers and settlers by lot, concession and name. The Perth Military Settlement will launch its bicentennial celebration in 2016 by bringing our community’s history to life in a digital format. The Historical Mapping Project will officially go live on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 with an official celebration at the Perth Civitan Club from 1-4 p.m. With a meet and greet beginning at 1 p.m., the afternoon will officially begin at 2 p.m. with the four municipal representatives speaking about their respective anniversary plans for 2016. Crampton will then present the project and have it go live for the first time. Following his presentation, guests will have the opportunity to try out the project and ask any questions. The event is open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. For more information on the events and activities of the four municipalities, visit www.2016lanarkcountytourism.ca.

 

3022nd January OTTAWA WEST GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS. PERTH BLUE WINGS On Friday, January 22nd, 2016, at 7:30pm, at the Perth & District Community Centre, THE OTTAWA WEST GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS. THE PERTH BLUE WINGS.Full schedule at www.perthbluewings.com.

Town of Perth | January ongoing events 2016

27Perth Badmington Club 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.

 

26Perth & 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. Plans are being made to bring exciting speakers to each meeting. For more information on how you can attend, please contact the president, Jane Law, at perthhortpres@gmail.com.

Hands ‘N’ Soul: Body Spirit Wellness

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A professional counsellor with a Masters degree in Counselling from Yorkville University, a BA in Psychology and an Early Childhood Education Diploma, Beverley Gail Rice’s mission is “to enable healing and reclamation of the human spirit through discovery and compassion!”

With over 20 years experience working with children and adults of special needs, she is highly motivated to help others. She has been on a long path of inner healing and personal growth and this journey has helped her master the art of healing through dream work, imagery and personal reclamation. She always goes inside first to seek answers. “Going inside,” she says, “calming the mind and surrendering in trust to a higher power is what helps me most in my work and in life.”

In her Hands ‘N’ Soul practice you can take care of your body and spirit wellness by availing of the following services:

massageKripalu Massage

Like Kripalu Yoga, Kripalu Massage is the massage of compassion. Trained at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health’s former massage school which was approved by the US National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, she uses many different modalities for your total comfort and bliss. Kripalu Bodywork was described by the Kripalu School of Massage as “taking the technical skills and strokes of massage and transforming them into a sacred experience of intuitive healing touch.”

 

 

reiki-energy-healingReiki

Reiki is an ancient Tibetan technique, later brought to Japan, for restoring the body’s natural energy and self healing abilities by a gentle placing of hands on or near the energy path ways. For relaxation, rebalancing and re-energizing many people enjoy just one Reiki session from time to time. For a specific health issue three or four sessions in a row close together are usually recommended, ideally for four days in a row. Thereafter, Reiki should continue until the health issue has been resolved.

 

sandplay therapySandplay therapy

People find meaning and answers to their lives by intuitively making physical representations of their conflicts and traumas and using universal symbols to transform them. Touching dry sand often connects people to soothing, calming mother earth energy and early memories. Working with wet sand may be associated with creation and uncovering things long buried. Water also helps the healing process. Over time, new insights and inner resources are found as the true self and psyche speak, confidence increases and a new ability is formed to be and create in the world with more empowerment.

Thousand Islands Playhouse Contest Winner

Congratulations to Pam Stidham for winning the Thousand Islands Playhouse Contest in December.

The holiday season is already here!

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The holiday season is already here!

This is a time when all our family and friends get together to enjoy some precious moments and help us appreciate what we often take for granted.

This Christmas let’s slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures of life – light a fire, bake a cake, make a snowman!

And remember, Christmas is not about opening presents, it’s about opening our hearts!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a truly Happy New Year!

From all of us at TCP

Perth Santa Claus Parade and PERTH & DISTRICT CHILDREN’S SANTA CLAUS PARADE

Date/Time  
Date(s) – Saturday, December 5, 2015
5:00 pm

Location
Downtown Perth
80 Gore Street East, Perth

 

The evening parade is set to begin at 5 p.m. Call to help, participate or for information.
Info: 613-264-0123 (Sheri Mahon-Fournier) or sherisells@hotmail.com

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Lanark County Tourism Events – Lanark County’s Most Noteworthy Festivals  child perth

Stewart Park Festival in Perth is music to our ears – named one of the top 100 Festivals in Canada!

Eat your heart out at the new Lanark County Harvest Festival in Beckwith, celebrating the best of local food and its producers.

Shop till you drop at the Bridge Street Bazaar in Carleton Place and we guarantee you will find a bargain.

Spend a day on the water with the Rideau Ferry Regatta in Drummond North Elmsley – a showstopper for boat lovers.

Fancy the antique cars at Lanark Highland’s Classic Car show…you’ll be tickled pink.

The Festival Capital of Ontario, Mississippi Mills, is host to the International Puppet Festival, Puppets Up!

Need for speed? Check out Race the Runway in Montague to see the fastest performance cars in action!

Cheer your plaid off at Perth’s World Record Kilt Run and Shortbread competition – it is a sight to be seen.

The Heritage Mica Festival in Tay Valley brings mica mining to life.

Holiday Season Potluck

Thursday, December 10, 2015 – 6:00pm

 

Where: 58 Cockburn Street, Perth
What: Let’s get together to share some food and enjoy each other’s company. This is a potluck. Please bring a dish to share. Also, please bring your own plate, cutlery and mug.