Posts tagged ‘Rideau Lakes Events’

RACK ‘n TUNES + OPEN MIC with Shawn McCULLOUGH

 

Guitar player/singer/alternative lyricist Shawn McCullough helps you break up your week and give you a little social fix. Shawn has played and toured with Canadian Country star Jason McCoy (The Roadhammers) and has been a part of Telecaster supergroup The Telebastards featuring Steve Piticco, as well as a member of DoubleBack with Wade Foster and John Wilberforce. He is highly in demand as a session musician and sideman for his incredible skill, wit and stage presence. He has a solo record to his name “This is Me” and is currently performing with rising Country star Brea Lawrenson.

Have a Night out on the town with Music and a Rack of Ribs with Fries $15

Thanks to Nate and everyone at Long and McQuade Music in Kingston, you can win an acoustic electric guitar if you get up and perform a song! Sign a ballot and you are good to go!

 

Date :
Wednesdays, July 4,11,18,25, 2018 from 7 to 10pm

Event location :
The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada

Contact :
Seamus Cowan – Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough

 

188th Annual DELTA FAIR

 

 

The Delta Fair is one of the summer’s hottest attractions in Eastern Ontario.

Established in 1830, Delta Fair is one of Ontario’s oldest operating Agricultural Fairs. The first president was the Honourable Charles Jones, Member of the Upper Canada Legislative Council. Until 1866, the Fair rotated locations between Delta, Farmersville (Athens) and Gananoque before settling in Delta, on land owned by the Thomas Morris family. The grounds were leased until 1911, when the Fair Board purchased the land at a cost of $1600.00

Originally incorporated as the “South Leeds Agricultural Society”, the members opted to change the name to the present, “Delta Agricultural Society”, following the 100th Anniversary in 1930. Now held annually in July, the Fair, also known as the “People’s Holiday” has taken place in August and September.
We will of course be open during the fair with tours of the mill from 10 am to 5 pm each day. We’ll have a milling demonstration starting at 1 pm on Saturday. Admission is free (donations appreciated).
The Delta Fair offers the opportunity to celebrate and reward agricultural pursuits. We offer a wide variety of prizes, ribbons, monies and trophies for all ages. The public is invited to enter competitions in areas such as:

Agricultural Display
Ambassador Pageant
Antique Tractor Pull
Art & Photography
Canned & Bottled Goods
Children’s Events, Games and Races
Eggs
Talent Shows & Entertainment
Horse Draw
Family Horse Show
Flowers & Plants
Goats
Grains & Grasses
Home Baking
Home Craft
Honey
Lawn Mower Pull
Leeds County 4-H
Leeds County 4-H Livestock
Maple Syrup & Sugar
Parade floats, bands, bikes, etc.
School Exhibitions
Seniors Competition
Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit
Western Games Show

Ticket type: Delta Fair Mega Pass – 2018 at $30.

 

Date :
July 26 – 29, 2018

Event location :
110 Mill Creek Drive, Delta, Ontario

Contact :
Phone / Fax: 613-928-2800
Email: deltafair@ripnet.com

Website: www.deltafair.com

Elgin days

 

Even with the construction on County Road 8, the community has decided to continue with tradition and have Elgin Days the second weekend of July.

Starting Thursday, Silent Auction bidding opens at 6:45pm during Bingo and continues all weekend.

Friday at the Community Hall enjoy coffee & treats from 9:30 – 11am and then 6-handed euchre and light lunch at 7:30pm.

Friday night Quiz Night (7pm) and Spaghetti Dinner (5pm) at the Elgin Lions Hall $10/person. 

Then beginning Saturday morning participate in the traditional village-wide yard sale and enjoy a multitude of other activities from the free pancake breakfast at Bethel Church to the village-wide water fight at the rink at 3pm. Book sales, music, BBQ’s, special vendors, bake sales, children’s activities, toy sales and special activities for the whole family. The annual firefighters chicken BBQ starts at 4pm at the Lions Hall.  Beer garden and Wayne Scott and band.  Remember to complete your Elgin Days Passport for a chance to win a free chicken dinner.

On Sunday gather at the United Church at 10am for a Worship Celebration with Gracenote.  From 2-6pm at the Lions Hall enjoy music by Jeff Code and a cold buffet (bar) $15/person.

For more info: the Elgin Days 2018 Flyer.

Please check this link to complete your Elgin Day Passport.

 

Date :
Thursday, July 12 to Sunday, July 15, 2018

Event location :
Elgin, ON

Walking Country Roads in Westport – July Sessions

 

Stay active during the spring/summer months. Join us for a free outdoor walking program!

  • Meet at Lockwood Park – 31 Spring Street
  • Please wear appropriate footwear and bring a water bottle
  • Rain or Shine – excluding extreme weather conditions

OPEN TO EVERYONE

For questions about participating or volunteering,

 
Date :
July 4,6,11,13,18 2018 from 9am to 5pm

Event location :
Lockwood Park – 31 Spring Street; Westport, ON

Contact :
Emily Beelen (613-272-2799 Ext.256)
Website: https://www.crchc.on.ca

Celebrate the 20th Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour

 

What better way to spend the Canada Day Weekend than prowling the nooks and crannies of the Rideau Lakes area and checking out the gems to be found on this year’s Tour. This tour has become one of the most successful tours in the area and the artists are looking forward to showing off this wonderful country we live in.

The Tour continues to attract new artists while maintaining a core of favorites. Located in the heart of the Rideau Lakes district concentrated around the villages of Portland, Philipsville and Chaffey’s Locks, the 2018 tour will be held on Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1st, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. At some studios you will meet surprise guest artists who are unadvertised but are invited by their hosts. The goal is to have more than one artist at a stop to make your tour experience more enjoyable.

You will find paintings, candles, pottery, quilts, weaving, woodworking, sculpture and jewelry for your home and garden. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres. For more information visit our website at www.rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com or call 613-359-5947.

 

Date :
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Event location :
Rideau Lakes, ON

Contact :
Website: https://www.rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com/

JUNE Life @ The Cove

Hello friends of The Cove!

We are feeling the buzz of summer kicking in quite strongly already! Come and enjoy the patio, the outdoors, the entertainment, the food and/or a delicious drink!

Each weekend this month, we have an artist who is connected to some of the greatest Canada has ever produced! Steve Strongman (B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter)…Jamie Campbell (Roch Voisine)…Jason Kent (The Dears)…Terry Tufts (Wayne Ronstad, Susan Aglukark, Ian Tamblyn, George Fox)…Grant Fullerton (Lighthouse)…Paul Langlois (The Tragically Hip)…Chris Murphy (Sean McCann of Great Big Sea)…! Not only are they all great, but the artists the play with are as well! And, the other artists on other day are too! Enjoy!

Enjoy the summer menu too! Lamb Burger, Blackened Arctic Char and Watermelon Salad are all off to a great head start for the season…Follow the food @thecovekitchenchronicles

See you soon and be sure to check www.coveinn.com for event details, menus, room info and everything else. It’s all there!

Seamus and all of us at The Cove in Westport, ON

SUMMER EVENTS @ THE COVE!

Every Wednesday RACK ‘n TUNES + THE OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH (Country, Westport) 7-10pm www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough

Every Thursday JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS Starts May.17 Every Thursday until Thanksgiving Weekend! DATES + HOURS: SPENCER SOLO May.17-Jun.14, Sept.13-Oct.4 8-10pm Free

SPENCER EVANS TRIO Jun.21-Sept.6 9-11pm $5

Every Sunday HEAD OVER HEELS on the PATIO A Summer Tradition! (Folk/Rock, Gananoque) 12:30-3:30pm www.kevinheadmusic.com

JUNE

Fri.Jun.1 TAYLOR ANGUS & LOGAN BROWN (Acoustic Soul, Perth) 6-pm www.taylorangusmusic.com

Sat.Jun.2 STEVE STRONGMAN Solo (JUNO Award Winning Blues, Hamilton) $45 + HST Buffet + Show www.stevestrongman.com

Fri.Jun.8 DAVE BALFOUR & JAMIE CAMPBELL (Folk/Rock, Westport/Lombardy) 6-9pm

Sat.Jun.9 YOUNG & PETTY: A Musical Tribute to TOM PETTY & NEIL YOUNG 7-11pm Buffet + Show $50 + HST

Tue.Jun.12 NORTH MEETS SOUTH WAC Fundraiser with Music by CHRIS MURPHY & BRIAN FLYNN of Turpin’s Trail 6-9pm $50 + HST www.westportartscouncil.com

Fri.Jun.15 NHL/FOTA FUNDRAISER GALA feat. Music by 80s ENUFF! (80s Hits Tribute Band) $60 + HST Buffet, Show, Meet and Greet www.80senuff.net

Sat.Jun.16 TERRY TUFTS (Acoustic Folk Guitar Master, Lanark) 6-9pm www.terrytufts.com

Fri.Jun.22 GRANT FULLERTON Formerly of Lighthouse 7-10pm $10 https://grantfullerton.weebly.com/

Sat.Jun.23 JOHN WILBERFORCE (Folk/Rock, Kemptville) 6-9pm www.johnwmusician.com

Fri.Jun.29 CAMPFIRE LIARS CLUB feat. PAUL LANGLOIS of The Tragically Hip (Original Folk/Rock, Kingston) 7-11pm $60 Buffet + Show www.facebook.com/PaulLangloisMusic www.gregball.ca

Sat.Jun.30 CANADA DAY PRE- PARTY with TURPIN’S TRAIL (Celtic/East Coast Folk, Kingston) 6-11pm $45 Buffet + Show http://www.turpinstrail.com

Sun.Jul.1 HEAD OVER HEELS with ZAK COLBERT on BASS! (Acoustic Folk/Blues/Jazz) 12:30-3:30pm + 6-9pm

 

HOURS – DAILY 11:30am-9pm

NEW SUMMER MENU OUT NOW + AVAILABLE FOR TAKE OUT!

 

All Events Subject To Change. Please Call For Reservations

For Event Info, go to Entertainment at www.coveinn.com

The Cove Country Inn 1.888.COVE.INN @thecoveinn @thecovekitchenchronicles

Music in the Park

 

MUSIC IN THE PARK – Sponsored by the Elgin and Area Heritage Society – 2:00 p.m.

The Red Brick School (1887) is a restored Ontario Trust-designated building.

Built in 1887 to new provincial guidelines, this building (SS#5, South Crosby) features increased window space, amongst other features, intended to improve the learning atmosphere. It served Elgin village children until 1963 when, with the closure of rural S. Crosby schools, it was replaced by a larger facility.

Rescued and restored by the Elgin and Area Heritage Society, its classroom provides “a living history experience” for North Leeds students and a centre for the educational archives of Rideau Lakes schools.

 

Date :
Sunday, June 24, 2018

 

Event location :
Elgin, ON

 

Contact :
Website: https://web.facebook.com/pg/Elgin-and-Area-Heritage-Society-427123404049220/about/?ref=page_internal

Summer Dance Chaffey’s Lock

 

CHAFFEY’S LOCK & AREA HERITAGE SOCIETY presents “GEARING UP FOR SUMMER DANCE” We are welcoming back the band leMeow (soul-infused indie pop smothered in sass) Get ready to “get down”!  Door and Bar open at 7pm.  Music starts at 7:30pm. Tickets available online at Onstage Direct , with a limited number at Browns Marina. 

​The Chaffey’s Lock Community Hall was built on bake sales, dances, and raffles, and with nails, boards and labour donated by the community. At the helm of this tremendous community effort was the Chaffey’s Lock Women’s Institute, which succeeded in its goal of opening the Hall in time for the 100th anniversary of the Rideau Canal in 1932. The Institute added the kitchen in 1978.

Over the years the Hall has seen a wide variety of events, including the Women’s Institute’s annual bazaar, dances, potlucks suppers and concerts. Returning soldiers were celebrated at a banquet, and 4-H meetings, conferences, limbo competitions, fish fries, music jams, and fast-paced euchre games regularly filled the Hall.

 

Date :
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 7pm

 

Event location :
1661 Chaffey’s Lock Road, Elgin, Ontario, K0G 1E0

 

Contact :
Phone number: 613-359-5706, 
E-mail: chaffeyslocks@gmail.com

http://www.chaffeyslock.ca/ or https://web.facebook.com/groups/5765058882/about/

National Aboriginal peoples day!

 

On June 21, celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis!

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples.

Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.

National Aboriginal Day was announced in 1996 by then Governor General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc, through the Proclamation Declaring June 21 of Each Year as National Aboriginal Day. This was the result of consultations and statements of support for such a day made by various Indigenous groups:

  • in 1982, the National Indian Brotherhood (now the Assembly of First Nations) called for the creation of National Aboriginal Solidarity Day
  • in 1995, the Sacred Assembly, a national conference of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people chaired by Elijah Harper, called for a national holiday to celebrate the contributions of Indigenous Peoples
  • also in 1995, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples recommended the designation of a National First Peoples Day

 

Date :
Thursday, June 21, 2018

 

Event location :
Rideau Lakes, ON

 

Contact :
Website: www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100013248/1100100013249

Happy Father’s Day!

 

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.

 

Date :
Sunday, June 17, 2018

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