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Town of Perth – July ongoing events 2018

Happy Canada Day!

On July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain and a federation of four provinces: Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Ontario; and Quebec. The anniversary of this date was called Dominion Day until 1982. Since 1983, July 1 has been officially known as Canada Day.

In many towns and cities, municipal governments organize a range of events, often outdoors. These include pancake breakfasts, parades, concerts, carnivals, festivals, firework displays and citizenship ceremonies for new Canadian citizens. The celebrations often have a patriotic mood. Canada’s national flag is widely displayed and a lot of people paint their faces red and white, which are Canada’s national colors. The celebrations in Ottawa, which is Canada’s capital city, are particularly exuberant.

History

On July 1, 1867, the British North Americas Act created the Dominion of Canada as a federation of four provinces. This event is known as the confederation of Canada. The four original provinces were created from the former British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada, which was divided into the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. Canada’s boundaries have been extended since 1867. The country now consists of 10 provinces and three territories.

As the anniversary of Confederation, Dominion Day, and later Canada Day, was the date set for a number of important events, such as the first national radio network hookup by the Canadian National Railway (1927); the inauguration of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s cross-country television broadcast, with Governor General Vincent Massey’s Dominion Day speech from Parliament Hill (1958); the flooding of the Saint Lawrence Seaway (1958); the first colour television transmission in Canada (1966); the inauguration of the Order of Canada (1967); and the establishment of “O Canada” as the country’s national anthem (1980). Other events fell on the same day coincidentally, such as the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916—shortly after which Newfoundland recognized July 1 as Memorial Day to commemorate the Newfoundland Regiment’s heavy losses during the battle—and the enactment of the Chinese Immigration Act in 1923—leading Chinese-Canadians to refer to July 1 as Humiliation Day and boycott Dominion Day celebrations until the act was repealed in 1947.

Symbol

Canada’s national flag is seen on Canada Day. This consists of two vertical red rectangles separated by a white square. The white square contains a red image of a maple leaf. Canada’s national colors are red and white and are used in many ways on Canada Day. Some people wear red and white clothing and others paint their faces in these colors.

 

Date :
Sunday, July 1, 2018

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Barndoor Theatre Presents : Box and Cox, Complete !

 

BarnDoor Theatre Presents “Box and Cox, Complete!” from July 6th – 8th & 19th-22nd, 2018 at the Full Circle Theatre in Perth.

Called “the best farce of the 19th century” F.C. Burnand’s BOX AND COX is a 50 minute romp. Mrs. Bouncer has rented a room to both Box and Cox — without either knowing of the other! When they finally meet, the fur flies — until they find they are long-lost brothers.

J.S. Coyne’s BOX AND COX, MARRIED AND SETTLED is a sequel that is seldom seen, although just as funny. Two years later, B and C are back, each now with a wife. Fanny and Sophie were schoolmates — who can’t stand each other. More fun ensues.

Two one-act farces with the same characters
by F.C. Burnand and J.S. Coyne

 

 

Characters:

  • James Cox, a journeyman hatter
  • John Box, a journeyman printer
  • Mrs. Bouncer, a land-lady
  • Mrs. Fanny Cox (née Hawes)
  • Mrs. Sophie Box (née Dawes)

Performance Dates: July 6, 7, 8, 19, 20, 21, 22
(with a dark week to accommodate Stewart Park Festival)

Date :

Friday, July 6, 2018 at 7pm

Event location :

Full Circle Theatre
26 Craig Street, Perth Ontario

Contact :

Website: http://www.barndoorproductions.ca/

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Mrs Warren’s Profession

 

Tues. to Sun. matinees at 2pm
Wed. and Sat. evenings at 8pm
Every mother has her secrets.

When Vivie Warren and her mother, Kitty, get together after Vivie’s graduation from Cambridge, a classic mother-daughter conflict arises with questions about the source of Mrs. Warren’s wealth in this warm, witty, and engaging Shaw classic. A tale of conventional morality and unconventional lives.

Pre-show Talks explain the history, story, background, and social/cultural context of the play and playwright and are included with the price of your ticket. Pre-show Talks are presented at 1:30pm before each matinee, and at 7:30pm before each evening performance.

To buy tickets.

 

 

Date :

July 20 to Aug 12, 2018

Event location :

Classic Theatre Festival
54 Beckwith St. E.
Perth, ON – Canada

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Stewart Park Festival

 

Stewart Park Festival is a must-attend for all lovers of music. This music-filled weekend in July is host to all kinds of talented performers from around the world. Whether you like soul, jazz, pop, or even Estonian folk, Stewart Park Festival has all your musical interests covered. This year’s festival will be taking place July 13-15, and the 2018 SPF lineup sounds like it’s bound to get the crowd movin and groovin. You can even take the music home with you by checking out the Lake 88 stand and buying your favourite performer’s cd! (Do I need tickets?) For the after-hours show you will! You can get your tickets at the information table in the market, or at the door on the night of.

Under a canopy of majestic maple trees the Stewart Park Festival in Downtown Heritage Perth brings together an eclectic variety of Canadian and International musicians for a great weekend of over 30 free outdoor concerts. The weekend has entertainment for everyone including children’s entertainment and an international food and artisans market.

This year, cycle to the Stewart Park Festival! Secure bike parking and bike rentals available from Heritage Bikes and Rentals

For more information visit the Stewart Park Festival website at Stewart Park Festival

 

Date :

July 13 to 16, 2018

Event location :

Stewart Park
80 Gore Street East, Perth, ON

Contact :

Phone contact: 613-267-3311-2251
E-mail: stewartparkfestmgr@gmail.com
Website: http://www.stewartparkfestival.com

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Academy of Music Theatre Presents : the Lion King

 

The Academy of Music Theatre Presents “The Lion King” on July 14th, 2018 at the Stewart Park Festival in Perth.

Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, we have the opportunity to produce this one-of-a-kind musical at the Academy! The African savannah will come to life on our stage with Simba, Nala, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. With gorgeous animal puppets and costumes designed by professional puppeteer, Donna Bourgeault, this show will be visually spectacular. We will also be incorporating live drumming into the production, so that students will have a chance to learn drum rhythms and techniques, as well as singing, dancing, and acting an epic character! This show truly has it all – don’t miss the chance to sing “Hakuna Matata,” “The Circle of Life,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” “I Just Can’t Wait to be King,” and many more in this incredible show!

The best part of this workshop is the chance to perform our production live onstage at Perth’s Stewart Park Festival, with an average annual attendance of over 20,000 people! Our cast members will be true stars, onstage beside internationally renowned performers.

1 week workshop – July 9 – 13, 2018 – Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

1 Final Performance – Saturday, July 14 at 12:00 noon on the main stage of the Stewart Park Festival

Ages 5 – 15

$300

 

Date :

July 14, 2018

Event location :

Stewart Park Bandstand
80 Gore Street East, Perth, ON

Contact :

Website: http://www.musictheatre.ca/

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Paint the Summer Show

 

 

The Rideau Lakes Artists’ Association Presents “Paint the Summer” Show, at Algonquin College in Perth, 7 Craig Street from July 14th – 15th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This facility is perfect for viewing wonderful original paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolour and batik for which our Association is well known for. We will also offer other art forms from these talented artists for your enjoyment.   You will still be able to meet with the artists and discuss their ideas and inspirations while also getting to know the dynamic s of our successful art association.

This year the show will be supporting Interval House.

 

Date :

July 14-15, 2018

Event location :

Algonquin College
7 Craig Street, Perth, ON K7H 1X7

Contact :

Website: www.rideaulakesartists.com

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Perth Citizen’s Band Concert presents “4th SUMMER POPS CONCERT”

 

 

All concerts are FREE to the public and
are held in historic Stewart Park
just behind the Perth Town Hall.
Bring along a lawn chair or simply enjoy
a leisurely stroll through the park.

A series of Summer Pops Concerts at the Perth Legion that continues on throughout the summer! For more information visit www.perthband.ca or email rmsgardiner@hotmail.com

 

Date :

July 19, 2018 at 7:30pm

Event location :

Stewart Park Bandstand
80 Gore Street East, Perth, ON

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Studio Theatre Perth presents “Beirut”

 

This International thriller strikes a perfect balance between suspense and geopolitical context.

Rosamund Pike, Mark Pellegrino, Dean Norris.

Tickets:
Adults – $10.
Children under 12 – $8 at the door and at Tickets Please ($2 fee applies)

 

Date :

July 20,2018 at 7:30pm

Event location :

Perth, ON

Contact :

Website: http://studiotheatreperth.com/

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Perth Ribfest

 

This one’s for music-lovers and carnivores alike! On July 27 – 29, 2018 at Last Duel Park, you’ll indulge your ribs craving while taking in the music of talented local artists. Don’t forget to sample some local craft beer at the Beer Garden, hosted by Perth Brewery, and mixed drinks by Top Shelf Distillers. You might want to bring some dental floss! Entry is by donation, and you can follow the Perth Ribfest Facebook page to stay updated on 2018’s performers!

This is an Annual 3-day event hosted by the Rotary Club of Perth. The event features mouth watering ribs, plus multiple other food vendors and non-food vendors; live entertainment; kids zone; antique car show plus much more.

For further information please visit Perth Ribfest.

 

Date :

July 27 – 29, 2018

Event location :

Last Duel Park
22 Craig Street, Perth, ON

Contact :

Website: http://perthribfest.com/

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PERTH GUN, HUNTING & SPORTSMAN SHOW

 

PERTH GUN, HUNTING & SPORTSMAN SHOW SATURDAY APRIL 21st 2018 – 9 A.M. TO 4 P.M.
SUNDAY APRIL 22nd 2018 – 9 A.M. TO 2 P.M.
PERTH COMMUNITY CENTRE
2 BECKWITH ST. EAST
Perth, Ontario
Adult Admission $6
(Kids Under 14 free with adult)

Tables Available $50.00 (Per 8’)
For Information or to Book Tables
Please Call JEFF (905) 623-1778

OVER 200 TABLES
BUY / SELL / TRADE
NEW / USED COLLECTIBLE
Antique & Modern Firearms
Fishing Items  ATV’s  Knives
Military Items  Gun Parts
Archery   Ammunition

Event location :
Perth Community Centre
2 Beckwith St.East
Perth, Ontario

Contact :
Jeff at (905) 6231778

Pakenham Maple Run Tour

WANDER.EXPRIENCE.INDULGE.

The 16th Maple Run Tour is a ‘sweet’ reason to Wander up to Pakenham on April 7 & 8th10-5pm.Experience inspiring art, craft, food and
heritage locations. Indulge your taste buds in locally produced maple syrup products, fudge, solar roasted coffee and craft beer.
Tour website gives a detailed description of all 29 participants, 9 tour venues, food stops, demonstrations, special events and a map with
locations taking you through Pakenham and surrounding area. www.mapleruntour.com

 

Date :
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 10am

Event location :
Perth ON

Contact :
Nadine or call (613) 256 4207

 

 

The Ten Collective Art Show

 

Ten Mississippi Mills painters — The Ten Collective — are mounting the first exhibit of their work at a two-day show in the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte on March 31 and April 1, 2018.

What: The Ten Collective two-day art exhibit

When: Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, 2018, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days

Where: Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, 3 Rosamond Street, Almonte  www.mvtm.ca

Who: Open to the public – free admission – show and museum these two days only

The art show and sale by ten renowned Canadian artists will feature paintings in a variety of styles, including acrylic, oil, watercolour and mixed media.

The Ten Collective artists are Amelia Ah You, Jill Halliday, Eileen Hennemann, Rosemary Leach, Marina Malvada, Katherine McNenly, Kaija Savinainen Mountain, Jennifer Noxon, Lily Swain and Nancy Young.

 

Date :
Sunday, April 1, 2018 | 10am to 6pm

 

Event location :
Perth, ON

 

Contact :
Name: Eileen Hennemann
E-mail thetencollective@gmail.com
Phone Number (613) 316-6599

Visit thetencollective.com

Easter Egg Hunt in Stewart Park

The Annual Perth Tourism Easter Egg Extravaganza will take place on March 31st, 2018, with the Easter egg hunt starting at 11:00 a.m. (must be accompanied by an adult, bring your own basket!)

Children 8 and under can enjoy the entertainment, visit with the Easter bunny, then search for eggs in the park. Every child will receive a treat!

 

Date :
Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 11am to 12pm

 

Event location :
Stewart Park
80 Gore Street East, Perth, ON

 

Contact :
613-267-1947 or visit www.perthtourism.ca

AGM & Business Tradeshow

 

Annual General Meeting and Business Tradeshow.

Fees/admission: $25 Dinner
$10 for Tradeshow Table

 

Date :
Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 5 to 7:30pm

 

Event location :
Perth Civitan
​6787 Lanark County Rd 43, Perth, ON K0G 1B0

 

Contact :

E-mail: welcome@perthchamber.com
Website: http://www.perthchamber.com/

Regimental Band of the Governor General’s Foot Guards in concert

The Governor General’s Foot Guards Band will be returning for the third year to St. Paul’s United Church in Perth on Sunday, March 25th at 2:00 p.m.

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.

The 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 program will take you back to the silver screen movie de Gadfly, with music written by Shostakovich (Spanish Dance), exciting lively scores from American composer and orchestrator for film Rossano Galante (The Last Centaur) up to the present with music from the family movie Moana that will for sure please the little ones.

Admission to the concert is free, but donations will be accepted at the door to defray the costs of advertising.

Prospective concertgoers are invited to warm up a late March Sunday afternoon with the exciting sounds of brass, woodwind and percussion, in the intimate and acoustically pleasant sanctuary of St. Paul’s United Church, 25 Gore Street West in Perth.

 

Date :
Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 2 to 3:30pm

 

Event location :
St. Paul’s United Church
25 Gore St. W.

 

Contact :
Website: www.stpaulsperth.ca

Friends of the Tay Watershed Annual Meeting

 

Join the Friends of the Tay for our AGM, to find out ‘What’s coming downstream for our Tay Watershed in 2018’, with updates on association activities and plans, and presentations on Perth’s innovative water protection programs by the Town’s Environmental Services Department, on the Bobs Lake Dam rebuild and water management by Parks Canada, and on the Tay Watershed Report update by Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. Public welcome. Come at 2:00 for refreshments. Perth Legion, 26 Beckwith St.

 

Date :
Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 2 to 5pm

 

Event location :
Perth Legion, 26 Beckwith St.

 

Contact :
David Taylor
Phone number: 613 264 0094
E-mail: friends@taywatershed.ca
Website: http://www.taywatershed.ca/

Studio Theatre Perth presents: “The Breadwinner”

 

Angelina Jolie produced this animated film about Parvana, an 11-year-old Afghani girl growing up under the Taliban. When her father is wrongfully arrested, she dresses as a boy in order to support her family. She draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.

Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film for the 2018 Oscars.

PG-11; not suitable for very young children.
Movies are shown on a nice big 9′ x 16′ screen, with amazing sound and comfy seats.

 

Tickets: Adults – $10, Children under 12 – $8, at the door only

 

Date :
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2pm

 

Event location :
63 Gore St. East, Unit #2

 

Contact :
Studio Theatre Perth
Phone number: 613-267-7469
E-mail: enquiries@studiotheatreperth.com
Website: http://studiotheatreperth.com

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 :
Perth, ON