Posts tagged ‘Gananoque ON’

Tom Wilson – Beautiful Scars: An Evening of Stories and Music



Tickets on sale now! You won’t want to miss this intimate evening of music and storytelling with Canadian icon Tom Wilson – Beautiful Scars, A Literary Recital.
Saturday April 27, 7:30 pm at the Firehall Theatre, Gananoque.
TOM WILSON is the best selling author of Beautiful Scars as well as a three-time Juno winning Canadian musician with multiple gold records. He has written for and recorded songs with Sarah McLachlan, City and Colour, Jason Isbell, Colin James, Lucinda Williams, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mavis Staples and The Rankin Family. His band Junkhouse has scored eleven top-ten hits, and his iconic, Americana-fuelled Blackie and the Rodeo Kings was widely publicized for its presence on George Bush’s iPod. Tom’s most recent incarnation, Lee Harvey Osmond, has received extensive praise and airplay throughout the United States. His art has shown in galleries in New York City, Vancouver, Toronto and more recently, The National Gallery in Ottawa. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.


Date : Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Event location : Firehall Theatre Gananoque 185 South Street, Gananoque

Contact : 1000 Islands Writers Festival, call 613-382-7020 or visit

World on a String



Re-live the years of the Big Band era as we present the songs which made our toes tap while we put on our dancing shoe. Featuring a new local vocalist Haley Miller.

Tickets are $25 plus taxes and fees or $21 plus taxes and fees for groups of 10 or more.


Date : February 16, 2019 from 7:30pm to February 17, at 2:30pm

Event location : Firehall Theatre, 185 South Street Gananoque, Ontario K7G 1A1 Canada 

Contact : 613-382-7020 or visit:

Bohemians in Brooklyn


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 

Contact : 613-382-7020 

Diversity in Tech


Come hear from industry leaders about the importance of attracting diverse talent. Learn from the unique lenses in which they experience the world of technology and business. Engage in a stimulating conversation about ways we as individuals and organizations can be more inclusive and begin to attract and retain top talent.

Join big river technologies inc., The Town of Gananoque, The Township of Leeds and The Thousand Islands, The Chamber of Commerce, OMAFRA, and KEYS Job Centre at The Thousand Islands Playhouse – Firehall Theatre for networking, refreshments and what is sure to be a stimulating panel discussion.

All proceeds will be put towards an education award to an under represented Gananoque Senior pursuing a degree in the STEM field .

Tickets: $20


Date : February 4, 2019 from 6:30pm to 10pm

Event location : The Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street, Gananoque

Gananoque’s Christmas Market


Christmas Market – Featuring 19 vendors & Craft Makers, including wood working, wreaths & decor, knitted items, doll cloths, dog treats, dog coats, Tupperware, Scentsy, AVON, Epicure, Isagenix, Honey, DoTERRA Oils, Fifth Ave Jewelry, duNorth Clothing,Lipsense, Usborne Books and more. There will also be a raffle & Bake table. A delicious lunch of soup & sandwiches will be available.

Tables are available to rent (5′ x 2.5′) $20.



Date :
November 24, 2018 from 10am to 2pm

Event location :
Grace United Church, 120 Pine St. Gannaoque, ON K7G 1C7

Contact :
Laurie at or call 613-382-2161 for more information or to register

5th Annual Thousand Islands Bark Bash


Invite all of your friends to a celebration of everything dog! Meet the rescues, lots of great vendors for canine supplies and services, doggie displays and demonstrations. All dogs and dog lovers are welcome, so share this with everyone who would like to come and be sure to bring your well behaved dog! For safety, please keep all your companions on leashes. Admission is free.


Date : Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10am

Event location : Town Hall Park, King Street East, Gananoque, ON, Canadá 

Contact :  Thousand Islands Bark Bash

Gananoque Pirate Invasion



Pirates are returning to the 1000 Islands and the fair town of Gananoque to host the 2017 Gananoque Pirate Invasion!

Festival dates:
July 6, 7 & 8, 2018

Schedule of Events:

Friday July 6th 6pm to 9am
Tall Ships Youth Sleep-Over with Pirates in Joel Stone Park ( Open to Youth 11-13 years old and a parent that wish to rent an accommodation tent overnight on the Friday). Join Youth arriving from a sail on The Black Jack Tall Ship mooring at the Festival in a Treasure Hunt with Compass, play a Ships Signalling Game, Dress as a Pirate, Sing Sea Shanties around the fire and sleep under the stars! Breakfast in the morning and then a full day of fun at the festival! Go to for details regarding the Accommodation Tents or email: for details.

Saturday Festival Gates open – 10am-5:30pm

Letters of Mark with Treasure Maps are purchased for $2 at the gate for admission, and can be used to enter to win a fabulous prize if ye follows the map!

Horse drawn trolley will take festival goers between downtown and the festival site all day, while being entertained by a tall-tale telling and singing Pirate!

All Day enjoy pirate-inspired tasty foods, non-alcoholic beverages, local craft beers and grog in the Thirsty Bones Pirate Pub (licensed – onsite) – All ages welcome until festival close (5:30pm) and then Pub re-opens for 19+ visitors for night time show.

All day – pirate activities, games, and interactive exhibits to participate in across the encampment. Visit the Mermaid Grotto, Learn about Ship to Ship Battles and Armaments, Send a Secret Message by Ship to Ship Signals across the Encampment and get a reply back!, Interact with a crew of scallywag pirate characters – both French and English Speaking – will interact with and tell ye about their fine selves and life as a pirate on the high seas and Canada!

Come join the Pirate Invasion and lets go back in time together to 1691 – the Golden Era of Pirates!

All Day Continuous Activities include:
– Mermaid Grotto
– A French Quarter, with old-fashioned card and board games, open-fire French Bread cooking, stories of French Pirates, French Pirate Music and More!
– Cannon Ball Run Game
– Save The Ship game
– Tug-A-War with the pirates
– Swashbuckling story telling
– Fortune Telling
– Capt’n Tor’s Cooperative Mercantile
– Walk-the-plank
– Knot Tying
– Pirate Face painting
– Krakens & Rigging game
– Digging for treasure
– Local Merchants & Vendors
– Speciality Pirate and Period-historical Vendors

Send a message bottle fer additional details if ye be itchin’ ta sign up fer a higher level of participation as a volunteer in this event :

Set up of the Encampment will occur Wednesday 2pm onward, Thursday, and Friday (August 16-18) Pirate Society and Volunteer folks are a huge help in getting the tents raised and ready! Make yer mark below ta let us know if ye can assist even fer a couple hours ta help set up!


Date : July 6, 2018 at 6pm

Event location : Joel Stone Heritage Park, Gananoque, ON K7G 2M5 

Gananoque Farmer’s Market


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 : July 5, 12, 19, 26 to October 4th, 2018

Event location : Town Hall Park, King Street East, Gananoque, ON

Contact : Tara Treanor – or visit


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.


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.


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

Gananoque Ontario :: May events 2018

A Fine Arts Show



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

Contact : John Sorensen

Phone number: 613 659-3874 




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


  1. A Basket of Gift Cards totaling $1000.
  2. 2 Tickets to your choice of Gananoque Boat Cruise and lunch for 2 in Gananoque
  3. 2 Tickets to your choice of Gananoque Boat Cruise and Dinner for 2 in Gananoque
  4. 2 Tickets to your choice of Gananoque Boat Cruise and Breakfast for 2 in Gananoque
  5. 2 VIP Tickets to the Dirt Racing Fall Nationals at the Brockville Speedway – Value of $200
  6. Spa Day Package – hair wash, cut & blow dry, style, massage, manicure & pedicure in Gananoque.
  7. Car detailing package with oil change in Gananoque
  8. Overnight hotel stay with dinner for 2 in Gananoque
  9. 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. 

Volunteers are needed.


Date : Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8am to 1:30pm

Event location : Silver Cinema – Gananoque , 345 Herbert St., Gananoque, Canada

Contact : Amanda Laura



Happy Mother’s Day!



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.



Date :
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

Phone number: 1.888.717.4837



2 Pianos 4 Hands at Thousand Islands Playhouse



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.

Admission Details
Regular Ticket: $35
Senior Ticket (65+): $33
Youth Ticket (Under 30): $19


Date : to

Event location : Thousand Islands Playhouse, 185 South Street, Gananoque

Contact : Thousand Islands Playhouse

Phone number: 613-382-7020




Mark Crissinger Solo in Gananoque



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