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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 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:
or or call 613-267-2596 ext. 4

Hike for Hospice Palliative Care


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 or at the event.

To register, please go to:

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

Location event :
at the Perth Crystal Palace

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

Under Milk Wood


Barn Door Productions presents : « Under Milk Wood », a play for voices by Dylan Thomas.

Dylan Thomas’ “play for voices” is arguably the culmination of his life’s work. It is undoubtedly a masterpiece. Poetic, comic, tragic, ironic, musical and so much more. It is performed by a varying number of “voices” as they tell the story of a spring day in Llareggub, a small town in Wales. It is a unique theatrical experience and challenge for anyone interested in performing.

Tickets : $20 reserved
$22 door
$10 students

When ?
April 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 8 p.m
April 17 and 24 at 2 p.m

Where ?
26, Craig Street, Perth, Ontario

Contact :
For additionnal information, please visit the website
Or call 613 267 1884

Maple weekend

2The Lanark and District Maple Syrup Producers will be hosting the second Annual Maple Weekend on April 2 – 3, 2016 from 10am to 4pm. Participants in Maple Weekend can be found across the province in a number of maple syrup producing areas.


Join the fun at a local sugar house. Sugar makers will invite you to share in the centuries-old craft of maple sugaring. Come and talk to the producers in your local area. They will be happy to share with you how their operation works.

During Maple Weekend our maple producers will demonstrate how maple syrup is made – whether it’s simply boiling the sap in a cauldron over an open fire, or processing it through high-tech RO systems and modern fuel efficient evaporators.

You can participate by checking the maple syrup producer map page for a producer near you and plan an outing to a number of producers in your area of interest. Please be sure to read the description of each sugarhouse to know where they are located and the activities they offer.

Date :
April 2-3, 2016 | 10 a.m to 4 p.m

Location event:
Perth, ON

Contact :
For more information, please visit:

Hervana Unplugged in Perth

Unplugged Landscape Dates


Event Date:
04-16-2016 6:30 PM

Studio Theatre (63 Gore St East)

$15 advance, $20 at the door

Tickets at

Doors at 6:30 pm, Show at 7:30 pm

With special guest Kate Weekes

For more info visit:

Hervana is going acoustic to play the beloved Unplugged in New York album in full.

This album holds a special place in many people’s hearts – ours included – and we’re excited to sing these songs with you.

Hervana is a Toronto-based Nirvana cover band featuring Skirt Cobain (Carly Beath), Miss Novoselic (Erin Cousins), Dave Grrrl (Adrian Pasen) and Pap Smear (Michelle Turingan). The band features two Ottawa Valley ex-pats: Carly (Smiths Falls) and Erin(Almonte). In the two years since its creation, the band has played across Ontario and Quebec and at events such as World Pride, Lupercalia Winter Multi-Arts Festival and Wavelength.

Santa’s Workshop

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

One of the most anticipated camp events of the whole year!


At Santa’s Workshop kids get to make special gifts for their families under the guidance of MKDC staff. The projects are different every year but always awesome! We also wrap our gifts, make cards, and round out the day by making a yummy festive snack and playing some holiday games. Our staff look forward to this day just as much as the kids!


Psst… Parents… do you realize you’ll have the day free to do your Christmas shopping? In PEACE? We thought you’d like that.


Before November 21st: $40 per “elf”, $70 for two “elves”

After November 21st: $45 for one “elf”, $75 for two “elves”


For more info visit our website.



On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 The Legion Color Party will form up at 10am at the Perth Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (26 Beckwith St. East, Perth) to march to the Cenotaph, located on Drummond Street at the GWM Hospital, for the annual REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY which takes place at 11am sharp.

The public is invited to attend and streets will be closed to accommodate this march.



On Sunday, November 15th, the OTTAWA BICYCLE CLUB hosts their annual CYCLOCROSS RACE at Conlon Farm in Perth, 7am to 12 noon.

Conlon Drive and Smith Drive will be partially closed to accommodate this annual race.

For more information about the race please contact the Ottawa Bicycle Club.

“The Watersdown Affair” Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Studio Theatre Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Studio Theatre Productions presents “The Watersdown Affair” Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

It’s 1936… You’ve been invited to dinner at Watersdown Mansion. A murder has been committed. Can you help find the killer before he (or she!) strikes again? See nine of Studio Theatre’s finest actors in roles to die for!

WHEN: Friday October 16th, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
WHERE: The Royal Canadian Legion, 26 Beckwith Street, Perth
TICKETS:$50 (includes a $30 tax receipt) Call Isabel at 613-326-0437
COSTUMES (Optional): Come as you are or have some fun and dress for the era!


Come, dine, be part of the mystery that’s MURDER to solve…