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headerbgOntario Family Fishing Week

When: July 4, 2015 to July 12, 2015


During this week you can fish licence free on any lake or river in Ontario.
Info: 705-748-6324 or

Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card. The Ontario Government designates two periods throughout the year as license-free, February 14-16, 2015 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday) and July 4-12, 2015 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday). During all other time periods, Canadian residents between the ages of 18 and 64 years must purchase a valid fishing license to legally fish in Ontario.

There has never been a better time to introduce a friend to fishing!

Participants fishing without a license must fish under the Conservation fishing license limits which are set out in the current Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary. With the exception of the licensing requirement, Ontario fishing regulations, fees and limits continue to apply during license-free days. Printed copies of the summary are available at licence issuers and ServiceOntario Centres.

Events such as festivals, clinics, derbies and workshops are hosted across the province. To find an event near you, visit the Events List & Map. Each event provides a great opportunity to get outside, spend some wholesome time with the family, and develop a strong connection with conservation through the enjoyment of fishing.

As anglers, we shape the future of fishing in Ontario! Always fish with care and concern for our precious natural resources.

Flamenco Guitarist Jorge Miguel

Flamenco Guitarist Jorge Miguel

Sunday, June 28th at 2:00 p.m.

WHO: Jorge Miguel Ensemble

WHAT: Sunday Schoolhouse Concert Series

WHEN: Sunday, June 28th, 2:00 pm

WHERE: MERA Schoolhouse, McDonald’s Corners

TICKETS: Series tickets (3 concerts) $55 ($50 for MERA members ) $22 advance. $20 for MERA members  (plus service charges) Tickets Please, 39 Foster St. in Perth (Jo’s Clothes), 613-485-6434 or

“Full-contact, hard-core” Flamenco guitarist performs at MERA

The final concert in MERA’s Sunday Schoolhouse Spring Concert Series, on Sunday, June 28, will feature award-winning Spanish/Canadian flamenco guitarist and composer Jorge Miguel, in an ensemble that includes a flamenco singer and dancer.

Miguel’s new CD “Guitarra Flamenca/Flamenco Guitar” is an exploration of the depth and breadth of Flamenco Guitar by an artist that has dedicated his life to this art form. Eight diverse songs styles, known in Flamenco circles as “palos”, are performed with precision, passion and originality yet remain firmly rooted in tradition.

Miguel’s family is from Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain, his parents moved from Seville to Toronto just one year before he was born. After years of trying to ignore his Spanish roots, Miguel realized his true calling was playing Flamenco. Miguel moved back to Spain in 1995 to immerse himself in the study of Flamenco Guitar, and he has not strayed from that path since.

Miguel has studied with maestro’s Manolo Sanlucar, Cañizares, José Antonio Rodriguez in Cordoba, Gerardo Nuñez in Sanlucar, Pepe Russo in Cadiz, Don Antonio Villar in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Carlos Del Rio in Madrid,  Augustin “Bola” Carbonell in Seville and attended workshops w/ Diego Del Morao and singer Rocio Marquez in Toronto. Miguel has also accompanied renowned dancers such as Esmeralda Enrique, Soledad Barrio, Isabel Bayon  and Maria Serrano.

In 2002 the Jorge Miguel Flamenco Ensemble was formed with the mandate to take true Flamenco to audiences across Canada and beyond. The Ensemble combines the three pillars of Flamenco, the guitar, the dance and the song (el Toque, el Baile y el Canté). Miguel has performed over 1000 shows from Whitehorse, The Yukon to Antigonish, Nova Scotia as well as in the U.S. and Europe.

Miguel’s Ensemble was nominated in 2011 for Capacoa Touring Artist of the Year and Miguel was awarded the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award for  World Solo Artist and Instrumental Artist of the Year.

“He performs with a gusto he calls ‘full contact, hard-core’ flamenco. …the tempo-shifting Alegrias en La and the spirited Rumba Tangos are take-no-prisoner affairs, full of rousing vocals, percussive handclaps or “palmas” and Miguel’s fleet-fingered guitar playing. Even quieter numbers like the meditative Trocitus (Solea) and the gentle Silencio por Alegrias are brimming with emotion.” – Nicholas Jennings, Penguin Eggs Magazine

“When the musician is Jorge Miguel…you’re talking serious flamenco. He went right to the source—Seville in Spain – to learn the intricacies of the music.” – Fresh Air, CBC Radio


Fashions with Flare - Community Justice Fashion Show 2015 poster
The summer-like weather is finally upon us after a long-delayed spring, and what better way to celebrate than with a summer fashion show.

Fashions with Flare is a fundraising event scheduled for Monday June 15th to support ongoing operation costs for the Lanark County Community Justice Program.

The event will be held at the Perth Civitan Club with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. for a selection of treats and snacks as well as the opportunity to bid on wonderful items in the silent auction. The fashion show will start promptly at 7:00 p.m., featuring clothes from Fall River Fashions, Lavender and Lace, Giant Tiger, Fashion Envy and Jewels. Our volunteers are busily at work planning this 3rd annual event, which will bring a few surprises.
We are pleased to welcome Hugh Colton as our emcee for Fashions with Flare and the first fifty ladies through the door will receive a complimentary flower. In addition to the silent auction, there will be door prizes and a raffle, as well as the chance to take home one of our unique table centrepieces. There will be a cash bar as well as tea and coffee available throughout the evening.

Lanark County Community Justice Program (LCCJP) was formed in 1998 and provides service throughout Lanark County and the Town of Smiths Falls. LCCJP receives court diversion referrals from the police services and the Crown Attorney’s office for both youth and adults on a pre-charge or post-charge basis. Our trained volunteer facilitators bring together everyone involved in an incident in a community forum with the goal of healing the harm that has been done in our communty. Accused persons gain an understanding of the harm they created. Complainants come to understand the circumstances that led to the crime being committed. Both the accused and the complainants have a voice in creating an agreement to bring a resolution to the incident.
Community support is a vital part of our onging operations and we recognize the Perth Civitan, the participating clothing stores as well as the numerous businesses who are donating silent auction and door prize items for this fashion show. LCCJP is also proud to be a United Way Lanark County partner and appreciates the financial support we receive from many service clubs and community groups. For more information about the Lanark County Community Justice Program, please visit our website at or contact our Executive Director, Beth Peterkin, at 613-264-1558 or


Bring your dad, spouse or any special man in your life out to Stonefields for a delicious BBQ to celebrate Father’s Day on June 12th, catered by The Mixing Bowl and in support of the Lanark County Food Bank.

Doors open at 4:30pm with dinner beginning at 5pm, and entertainment until 9pm.

The evening will be filled with great food, live music, and a fun excuse to come out to the farm with your family! Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance:

$45 + HST for adults

$22.50 + HST for children 7-12,

children 6 and under – FREE

To RSVP and purchase your tickets email us at or call 613-253-3313. Please join us in our efforts to support the Lanark County Food Bank by bringing a non-perishable item or cash donation to help local families in need.

For additional information please see our facebook event:

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Perth Citizens’ Band Summer Concert Series
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a performance by the Perth Citizens’ Band at 7:30 p.m. at the bandstand behind the Perth Town Hall.

All concerts are FREE to the public and are held in historic Stewart Park just behind the Perth Town Hall in downtown Perth.

When: June 11, 2015
7:30 pm



The PERTH FARMERS’ MARKET takes place in the Crystal Palace and Tay Basin, every Saturday morning between Mother’s Day weekend and Thanksgiving weekend.

The Market runs from 8am to 1pm and offers a wide range of local, organic and handmade products, including but not limited to: fruits and vegetables in season, herbs, potted plants and cut flowers, honey, maple syrup, garlic, mushrooms, eggs, meat (freezer orders), ready made food items from the Piggin’ Out Market Cafe (such as sausage on a bun, cinnamon buns, lemonade, iced tea, fresh brewed coffee, scones and cookies, to name a few).

Music and other entertainment is offered from time to time. Come meet your friends and neighbours, check out your local farmers and buy local! Come for the freshness, stay for the fun.

For information or to register, please contact Sarah at



Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at the Crystal Palace in Downtown Heritage Perth, it’s the annual BIA SPRING FASHION SHOW!

Planning is underway for a wonderful fashion event showcasing the latest trends for the coming summer. Tapas and dessert will be provided and a cash bar will be available. Join us at 6pm as we mix and mingle and then relax and enjoy the show at 7pm as we see what this summer’s fashions will be. Tickets will be on sale in March so grab your friends and plan a fun evening out!

For further information contact Kari Clarke at the BIA office – 613-267-3311 or

Transition Perth Potluck – May 22

Friday, May 22, 2015 – 6:00pm
Where: 20 Hughes Crescent, Perth
What: Let’s get together to share some food and enjoy each other’s company. This is a potluck. Please bring a dish to share. Also, please bring your own plate, cutlery and mug. See you then! 🙂

Let’s Do It! – Transition Perth meeting

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Where: Mc Martin House, 125 Gore St E, Perth.
What: Let’s talk about the awesome projects and events we’re organising this Summer and see how everything is coming along.