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The Ron & Jeff McMunn Heart Jam



Doors open at 1:00 pm All Proceeds go to the Ottawa Heart Institute Tickets are $20.00 each – Advance ticket sales only and limited quantity. Purchase at: Carleton Place Town Hall, Temptations, SRC Music, Johns’s Barber, Marks Cobbler, Naismith Pub and Nicholson’s Sundries. Catered by Waterfall Carting for more information call: 613-253-5046 or 613-257-4748.

Tickets for this year’s Ron & Jeff McMunn Heart Jam are available at the locations listed on the poster. Get yours early as this event always sells out. All proceeds go towards the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.


Date :

Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 2 to 8 pm


Event location :

Carleton Place Arena – Upper Hall


Contact :


Heart Jam tickets on sale – Show on February 7


Next month country music lovers will flock to Carleton Place to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Ron McMunn Country Music Heart Jam.

The annual fundraising event for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute takes place in the upper hall of the Neelin Street Community Centre (arena) on Sunday, Feb. 7 from 2 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m.

With close to two-dozen country musicians from across Lanark County and eastern Ontario performing, “it is a good show,” he continued, “and people know we try to do everything in a professional way.” White noted the event is also a dance.

The late Ottawa Valley music legend Ron McMunn, nicknamed the Silver Fox, started the event. “He was aided by the late Gary Spicer, a member of Family Brown,” White said. “I had the honour of working with Gary many years ago when George Jones came to Carleton Place.”

McMunn, from Clayton, was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 1986. An inspiration to many, for a half-century he entertained millions of fans across Canada and the United States. In 2007 McMunn passed away from pancreatic cancer.

Before changing venues, moving to the community centre, the Ron McMunn Country Music Heart Jam was held for years at the local Army Navy & Air Force Club.

In addition to White, the other members of the organizing committee are Carleton Place Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn, Lee Hodgkinson, Charlie Kitts and Judi Moffatt.

“Lee was a member of Smokey Rose with Darlene Thibault,” White said, “and Darlene used to be a member of the organizing committee, but she took a job in western Canada and is no longer involved.”

Other performers to grace the stage: Ray and Glen Adams, Cheryl Adrain Derman, Gord Barnes, Ed Bowes, Andy Clarke, Don Cochrane, Fred Ducharme, Bruce Golden, Howard Hayes, Dusty King Jr., Judi Moffatt, Marty McTiernan, Barry and Brad Munro, Don O’Neill, Unwound, Neville Wells and Dennis Whitty.

“It is a great lineup of entertainers – the best in the Ottawa Valley,” White said.

Inducted into the Ottawa Valley Hall of Fame: Hayes (1992), Wells (1994), Clarke (2002), Cochrane (2005), Ray and Glen (2005), Golden (2007), Ducharme (2010) and King (2012).

“Clarke, Ducharme, Hayes and O’Neill played with the Fox years ago,” White said.

Andy Bowes, a member of Carleton Place’s Bowes Brothers, leads the stage band. Wade Foster, Mark Lemieux, Brian Ostrom, Brad Scott and Maureen Young join him.

Food and refreshments will be available during the event, with Waterfall Catering serving up Dave Kleiboer’s famous roast beef on a bun as well as tea, coffee, desserts and more. The town will operate the bar, which opens at 1 p.m. and the Carleton Place & District Civitan Club are handling the 50/50 draw.

“They get the proper licenses,” White said, “and whatever they make they donate back.”

“There will also be some door prizes,” he added. T-shirts will be on sale to commemorate the show’s quarter century. “Again, all proceeds will be directed to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute,” White said.

Tickets, which went on sale on Monday, Jan. 11, are $15 each, and they are available at the following locations: Carleton Place Town Hall, Temptations (Carleton Place), John’s Barber Shop (Kemptville), Mark’s Cobbler Shop (Perth), Naismith Sports Pub (Almonte) and Nicholson’s Sundries (Pakenham).

Tickets must be purchased in advance,” White said, “and there is a limited quantity – 400.” Guests are encouraged to make a donation during the show. Pledge forms will be available and tax receipts are available.

Too, “if anyone wants to make a $100 donation to sponsor one of the entertainers, you get an income tax receipt from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute,” White said. The Neelin Street Community Centre boasts plenty of free parking, an elevator for people with accessibility issues, and an ATM machine in the main lobby.

For more information about the Ron McMunn Country Music Heart Jam, call White at 613-253-5046 or Flynn at 613-257-4748.

Learning Expo

The Annual Learning Expo is returning to the Carleton Place on January 16th from 10am to 4pm for the third year. Previously at the Carambeck Community Centre, the event has grown and will be moving to the Carleton Place Arena (75 Neelin St) upper hall this year. From early childhood development to college prep, this event brings together industry experts, community programs, education-related businesses and educators in one convenient location. Admission is free and the first 50 visitors will receive a swag bag of freebies and information from participating organizations. The show will feature talks on childhood health/nutrition, car seat safety and more! There will also be exhibits and vendors from area schools, extracurricular programs, summer camps, youth groups, community programs and services and more are being added daily. Learn about options for enrolling your children in school, child ID programs, health and safety, college prep and student employment services, driver’s education, playgroups and all things children and youth. In previous years visitors enjoyed information sessions on Homeschooling and lunch ideas from “The Brown Bag Café”. A Children’s craft area, free play zone and interactive dance and art workshop will entertain youngsters while their caregivers and parents browse. For information about the event or to sign up as a vendor, guest speaker or community group please contact Sarah Cavanagh at or 613-253-8952. More info here:

January 16th, 2016, 2016 – 10:00 am to 04:00 pm

Event Location:
Carleton Place Arena, Upper Hall
​75 Neelin Street, Carleton Place


A Tennessee Waltz

A Tennessee WaltzA Tennessee Waltz
October 24 @ 6:00 am

Join the Carleton Place Sister City Committee for a dinner-dance to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the twinning involving Carleton Place and the city of Franklin, Tennessee.

The event will be held in the upper hall of the Carleton Place arena complex starting with a social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., entertainment (including live and silent auctions) and dancing until 1 a.m.



For complete details, including ticket locations, watch for newspaper advertising, posters and website information.

All proceeds to the Sister Cities Youth Exchange Program.

Info: 613.257.3822

16th Annual IODE Harvest Craft Show

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October 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Full day of crafts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Carleton Place Arena – Upper Hall.



Free Admission, door prizes.

Homemade lunch available.

Forty-plus crafters.

Info: 613.257.2269 (Barbara Nauss)

1st Annual Spring Home & Fashion Show April 13-15

Carleton Place, ONThe Town of Carleton Place is holding it’s first Home Show at the Carleton Place Arena. Mark your calendars. The event takes place from Friday, April 13-15, 2012. On Friday, the Home Show is open from 6pm until 9pm. There will be an opening ceremony at 7pm as well as entertainment from Wade Foster in the Upper Hall.

On Saturday, the exhibition will be open from 9am until 6pm. There will be a cooking demonstration, a fashion show as well as live entertainment from the Bowes Brothers in the Upper Hall. On Sunday, you can expect to see a cooking demonstration, log cutting demo and entertainment again by Bowes Brothers in the Upper Hall and more.

For a more complete listing and to see the exact times for these events, visit for more details. Admission is $3.00 and children under 12 are free.

Senior Winter Games Need More Competitors

For the residents of Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills, if you are 55 years or older and want to participate in the upcoming Senior Winter Games, all you have to do is to pick up a booklet and fill-out the registration form included. This booklet can be acquired at the Pakenham Curling Club, Pakenham Arena, or from Freda Somerton.

Carleton Place residents can also acquire registration forms at Branch 192 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Carleton Place Arena, Carleton Place Curling Club, or from Doug Smith.

Curling bonspiel, Bridge, and Euchre tournaments are still open for whomsoever is interested to participate in them. Competitors are still needed and registrations are still on going for the said events.

The preparatory games will start on January 23 with Duplicate Bridge, followed by Curling on January 27, followed by the 6-hand bid Euchre on January 29, and will be concluded in Febuary 9 with a 6-hand Euchre. These games will serve as preparation for the Ontario Senior Games on 2011 which will be held in Haliburton County.

It should be noted that the Euchre games are unsanctioned. This year, there will also be Hockey and 10-pin bowling teams who will participate in their respective games.

Unless an additional fee is indicated, the residents will only be charged $12 as registration for the games.