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Stewart Park Festival Kick-Off To Summer Dance



Mark your calendars for June 18th, 2016 for the Stewart Park Festival Kick-off to Summer Party with Special Guests The Weber Brothers!

Join us at our 3rd Annual Kick-Off to Summer party. June 18 @ the Crystal Palace. Trust us there will be dancin’. With their eclectic mix of rockin’ originals and cool cover tunes, The Weber Brothers are the ultimate dance band. Think the harmony of The Beatles and the backbeat of the Band. Got it? Now experience it live! June 18th. Tickets only $20.00. On sale soon at Shadowfax, Book Nook, Perth Brewery and Top Shelf Distillery.


Doors at 8:00 pm. Music at 9:00 pm.
Door prizes. Pizza. A licensed event.

Available at the door or at Shadowfax, Book Nook, Perth Brewery, Top Shelf Distillery.

Visit Our Event Page here:

Date :
Saturday June 18, 2016 | all day

Location event :
@ the Crystal Palace
Perth, ON

Contact :
For further information, please visit:
or call +1 613-267-3311  Ext 2237

PDCC Labour Market Symposium


Sign up Today for our Labour Market Symposium!

The Perth and District Chamber of Commerce is bringing together community business leaders, business owners, government officials and educators to discuss the area’s labour market at a day-long meeting March 9.

The ‘2016 Labour Market Symposium’ will be held at Best Western Parkside Inn and Spa and will begin with registration and continental breakfast at 8 a.m. The morning meeting will begin with introductions and a welcome from incoming Chamber President Debra Bellevue who will discuss concepts for the day and also the Chamber’s role in our business community.

Scheduled speakers include:

Jean-Pierre Giroux, Director of Human Capital Development with the Canadian Manufacturing Network;
Matt Lemay, Executive Director of the Labour Market Group for Lanark County;
Sarah Anson-Cartwright, Canadian Chamber of Commerce;
Bobbi Truelove of Community Employments Services, Perth;
Chris Hahn, Dean, Algonquin College Perth

Lunch will be served at or around noon.

After lunch, participants shall be splited into groups of 6-8 to brainstorm on specific questions, discuss their experiences and come up with recommendations on how to ensure our labour market meets the needs of employers well into the future. Each Break-out Session table will present their findings at the end of the day.

Date :
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, from 8 a.m to 4 p.m

Location event :
Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn and Spa
82 Peter Street, Perth, ON K7H 1S2, Perth

Contact :
Phone : 613-267-3200
Please send us a note to to register as soon as possible as space is limited.
Fax : 613-267-6797

Bread Making Workshop

Making Bread  - many different kinds! with Alice Hinther 24th OctoberSaturday, October 24th from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Are you intimidated by the idea of making your own bread? Join Alice Hinther for a fun-filled afternoon of bread making and learn how simple it really is! In this four hour session, you will learn how to make a basic white bread dough, cinnamon buns, pizza dough, whole grain bread, French bread as well as novelty shaped breads like Alice’s Alligator bread, meat stuffed buns, pizza buns and more!

Don’t eat before you come. Lunch is on us! Please bring a cookie sheet or storage container as you will be bringing home lots of goodies as well!

Alice is a local artist/craftsperson who divides her time between Ottawa and Maberly. Check out her website at or her Facebook page Alice Hinther Design.

Cost: MERA Members $30, Non-members $40

Register by contacting Marilyn at

18th Annual Perth Garlic Festival

18th Annual Perth Garlic FestivalAugust 8, 2015 10:00 am to August 9, 2015 4:00 pm

18th Annual Perth Garlic Festival


Awaken your taste buds at this festival that includes vendors, contests and children’s activities. Perth Fairgrounds.

Admission is $5 and children under 12 free.

Thank you for your support. Money raised from this event goes to to worthwhile community initiatives supported by the Lions Club of Perth.

Info: 1-877-268-2833 or 613-267-5322 or

Non-fiction Book Club

Monday, August 17, 2015 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

wagesofrebellion_360Ladies and gentlemen, reach for your reading glasses, if you need them! The Transition Perth Non-fiction Book Club is now on. It will meet on the third Monday of every third month starting August 17th this summer. (And then November, February, May . …) We’ll discuss books with a more radical, and leftist perspective (not gardening books, for example). The next book will be selected by members at each meeting.

The first book on tap is The Wages of Rebellion, by Chris Hedges. There’s a copy at Perth Library, undoubtedly one in the Kingston system if you’re a member. There’s one on loan through a club-member’s Kindle, by request. For this particular book, because there’s a lot of related material from Chis Hedges, you may read / watch / listen to familiarize yourself with the ideas and come join in the discussion.

RSVP if you’d like to attend Monday, August 17th, 2015. (Andrew: 613.267.8308 or andrewcartermacdonald [at] gmail [dot] com) Details of the Perth location will be posted to you.


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