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Winter Jam 2016

14Updated lineup for Chamber of Commerce « Winter Jam 2016 ».

The Perth and District Chamber of Commerce has booked the bands, selected the venues and has put the finishing touches on a day-long music festival — ‘Winter Jam 2016’ — that is guaranteed to warm up the winter March 5 here in beautiful downtown Perth!

Check out our lineup!

The Peter Woods Band at East Meets West — 12:30 pm
The Disorderlys at Fiddleheads — 1:45 PM
Riq Turner at O’Reilly’s — 3 PM
The Lucky B’s at The Golden Arrow Pub and Eatery — 4:15 PM
Basic White at The Stone Cellar — 4 PM
Rae Chalmers at The Red Fox — 6:15 PM

Date :
Saturday, March 5, 2016 | 12 p.m to 8 p.m

Location event :
Perth & District Chamber of Commerce
66 Craig Street
(Inge-Va House Museum Building)
Perth Ontario
K7H 1Y5

Contact :
Phone : 613-267-3200
E-mail :
Fax : 613-267-6797


Date(s) – Saturday, December 5, 2015
5:00 pm

Downtown Perth
80 Gore Street East, Perth


The evening parade is set to begin at 5 p.m. Call to help, participate or for information.
Info: 613-264-0123 (Sheri Mahon-Fournier) or


Lanark County Tourism Events – Lanark County’s Most Noteworthy Festivals  child perth

Stewart Park Festival in Perth is music to our ears – named one of the top 100 Festivals in Canada!

Eat your heart out at the new Lanark County Harvest Festival in Beckwith, celebrating the best of local food and its producers.

Shop till you drop at the Bridge Street Bazaar in Carleton Place and we guarantee you will find a bargain.

Spend a day on the water with the Rideau Ferry Regatta in Drummond North Elmsley – a showstopper for boat lovers.

Fancy the antique cars at Lanark Highland’s Classic Car show…you’ll be tickled pink.

The Festival Capital of Ontario, Mississippi Mills, is host to the International Puppet Festival, Puppets Up!

Need for speed? Check out Race the Runway in Montague to see the fastest performance cars in action!

Cheer your plaid off at Perth’s World Record Kilt Run and Shortbread competition – it is a sight to be seen.

The Heritage Mica Festival in Tay Valley brings mica mining to life.


108th Annual Glen Tay Block RaceAugust 27, 2015 6:00 pm

108th Annual Glen Tay Block Race

Starting in Downtown Perth, this is a traditional favourite and many athletes return each year to participate in the 14.7-kilometre road race. It starts and finishes at the Perth Museum on Gore Street and begins at 6 p.m.


The 14.7k or 9.1 mile Glen Tay Block Race was first run on Thursday, October 31, 1907 with Ed Code as the winner. The race was contested as a Thanksgiving day event for several years. For the pre-race article in The Perth Courier CLICK HERE. For the post-race article CLICK HERE.
The modern edition was founded in 1967 by Perth educator and coach Tom Graham as a Centennial year project. It was sponsored by Perth merchants Bill and Jack Wilson, and encouraged by sportsmen Rusty White and Peter Code. The successful event continues with Branch 244, Royal Canadian Legion as the sponsor. The Perth Runners organize and conduct the race with the assistance of numerous helpers, particularly along the race course. Many of the volunteers, especially families, have been involved for several years.

The race begins and ends on Gore St., directly in front of the Perth Museum. Replicas of the Bill Wilson Memorial Trophy (men), and the Perth Runners Trophy (women) are awarded to the race winners. Medals and prizes are awarded in several age class categories. A Branch 244 Legion commemorative pennant, and a race certificate are presented to each participant. The course records are: Overall record of 45:14 set in 2003 by Kingston’s Steve Boyd; and women’s record of 54:36 set in 1982 by Helen Cooper of Ottawa. The previous course record of 45:30 was held by Perth native Doug Scorrar from 1976 to 2003.



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