A potent mix of cabaret, social history, very juicy gossip, glorious music and all parts fun. Step inside 7 Middagh Street in Brooklyn, NY, where, in the early 1940’s, an amazing collection of artists lived under the same roof. The poet W.H. Auden, the Southern writer Carson McCullers, the composer Benjamin Britten and the burlesque entertainer and aspiring writer Gypsy Rose Lee all lived and frolicked there, followed, soon after, by just about everyone else in pre-war Manhattan. With humour, tragedy and dollop of juicy gossip, Bohemians in Brooklyn brings you inside one of the most fascinating addresses in history.
Tickets: $35. Presented by Tom Allen and the Thousand Islands Playhouse.
If you have listened to CBC Radio 1 or CBC Music you will be familiar with the voice of Tom Allen, who currently hosts the weekday afternoon show, Shift. He is a musician and storyteller who fills his programs with interesting facts about the music, the composer and the forces that shaped them both.
Tom Allen: narration, trombone, voice
Lori Gemmell: harp, guitar, voice
Bryce Kulak: piano, voice
Patricia O’Callaghan: voice, percussion
Date : February 9, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Event location : Firehall Theatre, 185 South Street Gananoque, Ontario K7G 1A1 Canada
Featuring the music of 2 of the greatest singers in American History – John Denver & Olivia Newton-John. Michelle Kasaboski, Cliff Edwards and a talented group of musicians to perform this great music.
Saturday show is at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinee is 2:30 pm. Upcoming Cabaret Music includes: World on a String Feb 16th & 17th, Georgette Fry & Friends Mar 9th & 10th and Gord, Ian & Neil Apr 13th & 14th.
Tickets are $25 (plus taxes & fees) each, group prices of 10 or more $21 (plus taxes & fees) Flex tickets available.
Date : January 19, 2019 at 7:30pm to January 20, 2019 at 4pm
Event location :
Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street, Gananoque
The Gananoque BIA is proud to host the annual Santa Claus Parade. The parade will begin at Gananoque & Intermediate Secondary School and head downtown along King Street making it’s final turn on Park Street.
This annual evening Parade lights up Downtown Gananoque with a festive glow, live music & holiday magic!
Visit with Santa and get a FREE photo at Town Park from 6-7 p.m.
Stay tuned for details on inclusive accessible seating/viewing areas, including reduced sound options.
The Gananoque Santa Claus Parade is a much-loved community celebration of the Holiday season. The BIA is non-profit organization, and we need your help to make this the best Parade ever. Please join us as we give back to the community that supports us all!
Date : November 24, 2018 from 5 to 7pm
Event location :
10 King Street East
(Second Floor – Visitor Centre)
For both beginners and those with experience, this three-week pottery course teaches you the basic techniques of hand-building lead by pottery artist Sarah Hamelin. Tuesdays, November 13th, 20th and 27th from 6:30-8:30 PM. Each week’s class is two hours long, which includes instruction and independent work time. Tackle a new project each night and make many original handmade gifts for the Holiday season.
Christmas Ornaments. Learn the basics to get you started! We’ll teach you how to roll out a slab, clean/compress and add texture. If you know the basics – you can get making right away. We’ll have time to make 10+ ornaments!
Join us for Cake, Music, Airbrush Tattoos, Hiking, Live Animals & Arts & Crafts! Celebrate our nation’s birthday with outdoor games, kids programs, crafts, live animals, and more! Cake will be served at noon after singing the national anthem.
Date : July 1,2018 – from 1pm to 4pm
Event location : Visitor Centre, 1121-1000 Islands Pkwy, exit 675 off Highway 401
2 pianos, 4 Hands: an Art Exhibit & Theater Outing
KC Alumni, staff, students & friends are invited for a lovely night out in Gananoque for an Art Exhibition & a night at the theatre to see 2 Pianos 4 Hands. This is the grand finale in the string of events to celebrate KCVI turning 225 last year. Don your Blue & White to view a rare collection of fine art in the Firehall Theatre from 5:00 – 7:15 pm & then be sure to book your tickets to see 2 Pianos 4 Hands – one of the most successful Canadian plays ever – downhill in the 1000 Islands Playhouse.
Art Exhibit only (5 – 7:15 pm): donation only
‘2 Pianos…’ show OR Art Exhibit plus ‘2 Pianos…’: $25 (adults) or $15 (students).
Tickets are available here (on Eventbrite) or cash only in the front foyer of good ol’ KCVI (235 Frontenac St) at lunch time (11 am – 12 noon) or after school (2:45 – 4:00 pm).
If these times don’t work for you please e-mail M. Saunders (staff) at email@example.com to make arrangements. Once your tickets are paid for you’ll be assigned a seat (or seats!) & then simply pick up your tickets at the Playhouse before the show on the 7th.
If you require special accomodations for seating, please advise upon payment & we’ll do our best to get you the seats you need.
Fresh locally grown produce, meats, baked goods, cut flowers and more! Meet your farmers and neighbours, enjoy a picnic supper in the park and live music from the bandstand. Our market is proud to offer only locally produced goods, for sale by the hands that made/grew them!
The Gananoque Farmers’ Market operates with the goal of promoting local market growers and providing access to fresh local produce & local goods. The market is run by volunteers and the involvement of members to help contribute to the success of the market. The market is managed by a Market Coordinator and a volunteer board (known as the Board) composed of at least two vendors. Market Schedule The Market operates from the first Thursday in June through until the second Thursday in October, weekly from 4 p.m until 7 p.m. The market location is at the Gananoque Town Hall Park.
Thursdays from 4 to 7 pm
June 7th to October 4th
Date : June 7,14,21,28 to October 4th, 2018
Event location : Town Hall Park, King Street East, Gananoque, ON
Father’s Day is an occasion to mark and celebrate the contribution that your own father has made to your life. Many people send or give cards or gifts to their fathers. It is a relatively modern holiday so different families have a range of traditions. Father’s Day is not a federal public holiday in Canada. It falls on a Sunday, which is a day off for many workers so many offices and stores are closed. However, some shopping precincts and stores, as well as restaurants, cafes and entertainment venues, may be particularly busy on Father’s Day.
There are some suggestions that the idea of Father’s Day may originate in pagan sun worship. Some branches of paganism see the Sun as the father of the universe. The June solstice occurs around the same time of year as Father’s Day so some people saw a link between the two.
The idea of a special day to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood was introduced from the United States. A woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the American Mother’s Day celebrations and planned a day to honor fathers early in the 20th century. The first Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910.
In the United States, there are a range of events, which may have inspired the idea of Father’s Day. One of these was the start of the Mother’s Day tradition in the first decade of the 20th century. Another was a memorial service held in 1908 for a large group of men, many of them fathers, who were killed in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in December 1907.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Come join us in a magical evening of learning, sharing and introducing ourselves in the wonderful world of fermented foods!
This beginner level workshop will go over the health benefits of fermentation. We will discuss the best ways to incorporate them into your diet in a daily basis to enhance the immune system and digestive health (and for deliciousness!).
We will demonstrate easy techniques and learn how to ferment a variety of foods. You will make and leave with 1 batch of kimchi to take home, a step-by-step instruction handout, and ongoing support.
Hosted By: Maria Mena, B.A, CNP, is a certified holistic nutritionist. Her passion is to inspire and teach people to take charge of their own health. She believes that the best way to change and follow a healthier lifestyle is by investing in you.
Date : Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Event location : Nature’s Tonic , 47 King Street East, Gananoque, Canada
The Erroneous Monks (Formerly The Lonesome Heroes) pay tribute to the words & music of Canadian Poet/Songwriter Leonard Cohen.
Date : Sunday, June 24, 2018
Event location : Royal Theatre Thousand Islands , 75 King Street E., Gananoque, Canada
A Moonlight Nigh: a Gananoque Food & Drink event
Entering its fifth year, our signature fundraising event has become the biggest summer party in the 1000 Islands. Join us for an evening of fine cuisine and live music to support the arts. This year’s event features the show Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.
Tickets: $150. Available through the Box Office at 613-382-7020 and online.
Before the Summer, a fine arts show with fifteen selected artists showing paintings and sculptures in the artistic setting of the Gananoque Fire Hall Theatre. Celebrate before the summer in scenic Gananoque by the St. Lawrence River and bring beauty home.
Friday, May 4th, 6-9: Music by “Evening Edition”, Ross McPherson, Nora Peterson. Finger foods, bar available.
Saturday, May 5th, 10-5: Music by Harpeggio, Lea and Phil Hamblett. Bar available.
Sunday, May 6th, 10-4
Date : Friday, May 4, 2018 from 6pm to May 6, 2008 at 4pm
Event location : Firehall Theatre, 185 South Street, Gananoque ON, K7G 1A1
1st Annual Gananoque Childrens Thrift Sale & More!
Sell or buy kids toys, clothes, electronics, games, bikes, baby gear, bedding, books, outdoor toys, sports equipment, crafts, etc, the list goes on & on! All kinds of treasures! All things kids!
Raising Money and Awareness for our local Food Bank!
Parent vendor tables $15 Business Vendor tables $20 Vendors keep 100% of their Sales!
Admission: $2 kids are free
Bake sale, Plant sale, Hotdogs & Drinks, Door prize of a new RCA Flat Screen LED TV, 50/50 Draw, Face Painting, Batman and Batgirl will be here for photo opportunities, Outdoor Petting Zoo, Local Race Car Drivers from Brockville Speedway will have their cars on display in the parking lot. They will be available for pictures and questions.
MYFM 99.9 Gananoque will be live on location
A Basket of Gift Cards totaling $1000.
2 Tickets to your choice of Gananoque Boat Cruise and lunch for 2 in Gananoque
2 Tickets to your choice of Gananoque Boat Cruise and Dinner for 2 in Gananoque
2 Tickets to your choice of Gananoque Boat Cruise and Breakfast for 2 in Gananoque
2 VIP Tickets to the Dirt Racing Fall Nationals at the Brockville Speedway – Value of $200
Spa Day Package – hair wash, cut & blow dry, style, massage, manicure & pedicure in Gananoque.
Car detailing package with oil change in Gananoque
Overnight hotel stay with dinner for 2 in Gananoque
Silver Cinema Double Feature Package – Includes a family pack of 4 tickets to silver cinema to the show of your choice, 4 popcorn & 4 drinks. The 2nd part of this fabulous raffle is the “At Home” package of 2 movie rentals and a large take home popcorn + a an Xlarge pepperoni Pizza for pick up from Milano Pizzeria!
Please bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the food bank. As well, items like deodorant, toothpaste, feminine products are always in need.
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.
Early celebrations of Mother’s Day originated from Canada’s neighboring country, the United States. 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.
Many people send cards or gifts to their mother or mother figure or make a special effort to visit her.
Common Mother’s Day gifts are flowers, chocolate, candy, clothing, jewelry and treats, such as a beauty treatment or trip to a spa. Some families organize an outing for all of their members or hold a special meal at home or in a restaurant. In the days and weeks before Mother’s Day, many schools help their pupils to prepare a handmade card or small gift for their mothers.
The origins of Mother’s Day are attributed to different people. Many believe that two women, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis were important in establishing the tradition of Mother’s Day in the United States. Other sources say that Juliet Calhoun Blakely initiated Mother’s Day in Albion, Michigan, in the late 1800s. Her sons paid tribute to her each year and urged others to honor their mothers.
Sunday May 13, 2018
Special Events Cruise on the Gananoque Boat Line featuring Ambush
Ambush, “Canada’s Rockin’ Country Band” has been delivering their own brand of high octane country music since 1993. The trio of Mark McDonell, Kris Lafontaine, and Danny Derue are a dynamic group of performers who share an unprecedented combination of talent, experience and contagious enthusiasm. Famous for their live shows, Ambush has built an intensely loyal fan base in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. The Ambush Army is a quarter of a million fans strong and still growing! Performing to captivate crowds of all ages.
In 2006 Ambush was crowned champions of the CMT reality series “Plucked.” Ambush has been recognized by the Canadian music industry with multiple nominations for Canadian Country Music Association awards, including: Independent Group or Duo of the Year (2006). Independent Group or Duo of the Year (2007) & Group or Duo of the Year (2007). Soon, the world will know what their legions of fans have known for years. Ambush is raw energy, sheer entertainment and just plain fun!
This 3-hour cruise will feature the famous Boldt Castle and views of the American and Canadian channels. For your enjoyment we offer a bar on both decks and a large dance floor. MUST BE 19 OR OLDER.
Cost: $35 per person Advance / $40.
Date : Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Event location : 280 Main Street. Gananoque, Ontario
Ted and Richard share the same goal: concert pianist stardom. Two actors, two pianos, and dozens of characters tell their story in a hilarious show of piano wizardry featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven, and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Mark Crissinger is a 2017 Maple Blues Award nominee from Vancouver Island. He has been performing in pubs, clubs, festivals, and fairs since 1987. His solo show features accomplished guitar playing and soulful vocals. The harmonica and a resonator guitar can make an appearance as well. During a song, he will often loop (record) what he is playing and solo over it. This sounds like two guitars playing at the same time and fills out the sound of the show.
Blending traditional themes, clever lyrics and modern arrangements, Mark performs his original blues and roots music, capturing his singer-songwriter soul and the blues in his heart. He combines many different styles allowing for plenty of sonic variety. It’s a fun, upbeat, and dynamic night of music that has gained him many years of popularity on the solo tour circuit
His latest “new blues” album is receiving great reviews and can be heard on blues radio shows around the world.
Date : Friday, May 25, 2018 at 8pm
Event location : Stonewater Gastro Pub & Cafe , 490 Stone St South, Gananoque, Canada
Up Close & Personal with Georgette Fry – Saturday, March 24 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 25 at 2:30pm
This blues icon with an incredible voice will charm you and take you through the music that speaks to us through the blues, swing, and pop.
This blues icon with the incredible voice will charm you with music that speaks to us through the blues, swing and pop songs. Featuring Ken Hall, Zack Colbert and Bunny Stewart. Subscriptions and group rates are available by calling the Playhouse Box Office 613-382-7020, or in-person at the Firehall Theatre, 185 South Street Gananoque ON
Date : Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Event location : Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street – Gananoque, Ontario Canada
Come experience the glorious new ROYAL THEATRE THOUSAND ISLANDS in beautiful Gananoque, Ontario as BRING THE PIANO, Randy Vancourt’s one-man musical comedy about the travails of a travelling musician, comes to town!
BRING THE PIANO, RANDY VANCOURTs one-man musical comedy about the travails of a travelling musician, is coming to the Royal Theatre Thousand Islands. Performances run from July 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM.
Randys diverse career includes being a performer with the Second City, a puppeteer with The Muppets, writing and performing theme songs for numerous TV series, and starring in multiple productions of his award-winning, long-running musical Chutzpah à Go-Go. BRING THE PIANO follows his true adventures touring his solo music and comedy act across North America. From mistaken identity in the Yukon to narrowly avoiding a South Pole sinking, unusual situations seem to follow him wherever he goes.
Randy was Musical Director at the Brockville Arts Centre for several summers and also composed the score for their production BUNCH OF MUNSCH. He appeared on stage there in SOPHIE TUCKER as well as his own musical, BOARDWALK! The Doo Wop Show. Show info, bio, photos, video and audio are all available on the show website at www.bringthepiano.com.
For interviews and other media requests, please contact
RANDY VANCOURT at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 416-535-5149.
The 2017 C4K Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course in Gananoque. Cost is $150 per golfer.
Cost includes golf fees, cart, BBQ lunch, dinner (buffet – prime rib, chicken and salmon available) and $20 charitable tax receipt. Tickets may be purchased for the dinner only at a cost of $40/person.
Registration 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Lunch 10:15 – 2:00 PM
Pre-Game Announcements 11:15 AM
Shot Gun Start 11:30 AM
Social 5:30 – 6:00 PM
Silent Auction 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Dinner 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Prizes 7:00 – 7:30 PM
Enjoy a three-course meal on a 2-hour sunset cruise (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm) as we weave in and out of the many close-knit islands. Relax with live music and the 1000 Islands as your ever-changing backdrop.
Jenica Rayne is a professional singer-songwriter, accomplished guitarist, seasoned performer, and passionate music educator. Rayne’s thought provoking songs are about personal and social consciousness. They artfully combine pop melodies with the lyrical sensibilities of the singer-songwriter genre and the storytelling of roots. She has released a number of critically-acclaimed CDs.
The Making of Canada’s Most Famous Romance
By Linda Griffiths
Young Maggie Sinclair is a free spirited flowerchild. Pierre Trudeau is nearing 50, urbane, charismatic, and the future Prime Minister of Canada. When this unlikely pair finds one another, they fall in love, and dominate the international media for the next decade. This Canadian classic is a tour de force one-woman play about the pressures of power and fame under the media spotlight.
July 7 – 30, 2017 from 8pm to 9:30pm
Thousand Islands Playhouse,
185 South Street, Gananoque, Canada