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Wed - May 02
  Farm Labour Update - How will Bill 148 affect my farm?

Join the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) and the Labour Issues Coordinating Committee (LICC) as we explore recent changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) as a result of Bill 148 and what they mean to you and your farm business.

This is the latest in a series of webinars on topics and issues impacting OFA members and the agricultural industry.

This fast paced webinar will walk through what the ESA is; how it is currently applied to farm employees; and what the recent changes mean to farm employers and employees. The new changes will impact full-time, part-time or occasional employers in the agricultural sector.

The presentation will provide a summary and overview of changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) as a result of Bill 148 and provide OFA members the opportunity to engage in a Q&A session with the presenters. The Q&A session will be available through the webinar’s online chat function.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 (LIVE)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

This webinar will be hosted using GoToWebinar. Attendees can join the session using a Mac, PC or a mobile device.

Space is limited. Register today!

The deadline to register for this webinar is Monday, April 30, 2018. Additional details, including the webinar access code, will be sent to registered participants on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Fri - May 04 -- Sun - May 06
  Before the Summer (a fine arts show)  

Before the Summer (a fine arts show)



Gananoque Fire Hall Theatre, 185 South Street
Gananoque, Ontario
K7G 1A1 
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Before the Summer, (a fine arts show)

May 4th, 5th and 6th  2018

“Bring Beauty Home”

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

Free admission and parking available. 

For more information:

John Sorensen ( or 613.659.3874)

Betty Matthews ( or 613.382.3315)

Sat - May 05
  1st Annual Gananoque Childrens Thrift Sale & More
1st Annual Gananoque Childrens Thrift Sale & More
May 5th 2018   
At the Silver Cinema on Herbert St. In Gananoque.
Fundraiser for Gananoque Foodbank.
-admission $2  (kids under 12 free)
-Also asking for non-perishable food item or Toiletries, at the door for our donation bin.  We will be attempting to FILL THE TRUCK with donations for the Gananoque Foodbank.
-Kids items (clothes, toys, books etc)
-Huge Bake Sale & Plant Sale
-Facepainting, Petting Zoo, 2 Racecars from Brockville Speedway on display outside for questions and pics.  
-Canteen with Hotdogs and drinks
50/50 DRAW
- Door Prize of a brand new LED TV!!!!
-And some absolutely incredible 
RAFFLES!!!!!!! ( including Gan Boat cruises, many meals in Gan, spa day, car care package, Silver Cinema double feature gift basket with tickets for the movies and for rentals for home. Includes popcorn and drinks and a Pizza!) There is also 2 VIP passes to the Brockville Speedway Fall Nationals with a $200 value.
Sat - May 05
  50s and 60s Dance at Legion 491 in Seeley's Bay

On Saturday May 5th the Branch 491 Legion Ladies Auxilliary are having a 50's-60's Dance from 8pm until 12am.


50/50 draw will take plus plus there will be prizes for the best costume

Sat - May 05
  50's-60's Dance at Seeley's Bay Legion

Ladies Auxilliary Br.491 are having a 50's-60's Dance at Seeley's Bay Legion on Saturday May 5,2018.8pm-12am.Music by DJ Ed Kennedy.50-50 draw.door prizes,best costume prize and light lunch included for $10.00 per person.Come join us for a fun filled evening.

Organization: Legion Branch 491
Publication Start Date: 4/26/2018
Publication End Date: 5/4/2018
Contact's Name: Wanda Murray
Contact's Phone: 613-387-3943
Contact's Email:

Sat - May 05
  Spaghetti Dinner Share:

Fundraiser for Rockport Customers Property, TLTI newest park. Join in at Rockport Recreation Hall Sat. May 5th. Dorrs & Bar open at 5:30 dinner at 6. Entertainment all evening. Tickets in advance $20.00 Call 613-659-3369 for tickets. Available as of April 9th. More details n Facebook Page Friends of Rockport Customs.

Sat - May 05
  Gananoque Choral Society 25th Anniversary Concert
Gan Choral Society 25th Anniversary Concert with Director Paul Harding, Accompanist Anna Basten, May 5th @7:30, St. Andrew's Church and May 6th @ 2pm Lansdowne United Church.  Adults $10, Children $5, max $25 per family.  Refreshments and Free draw prizes

Organization: Gnanoque Choral
Publication Start Date: 4/19/2018
Publication End Date: 5/6/2018
Contact's Name: Marian McLeod
Contact's Phone: 613-382-0165
Contact's Email: marianhmcleod
Sun - May 06
  Greenhouse Car Rally

This will be a Car Rally Tour to local green houses: Sunday, May 6, 2018 8:00 a.m.

Valley Acres, Lansdowne

Westgate Landscaping, Gananoque

Let it Grow, Seeley's Bay

Wendy's Country Market, Lyndhurst

Green Things, Brockville and Prescott


Registration is $45 plus tax and includes a "Gardner's Goodie Bag" and lunch will be at Furncae Falls Farm.

Contact Connie at 613-659-4004

Support local and sustainable horticulture! 

Sun - May 06
  Gananoque Legion Monthly Brunch

Sunday brunch at the Legion - featuring bacon, sausage, pancakes, ham, home fries, beans, maple syrup and so much more! Also, condiments like tomatoes, jam, coffee, juices, etc. Make it a family affair!

Event Location: Gananoque Legion - 55 King Street, East

Tickets: $10 Adults, Kids 6 - 10 $5, kids under 6 are free.

Phone: 613-382-3023 for more information

Tue - May 08
  Public Meeting - BMO Lansdowne branch closure

As a follow-up to the recent announcement from BMO, bank Officials will be holding a public meeting to discuss the move with customers and members of the community.

Tuesday May 8, 2018

7 to 9 p.m.

Lansdowne Commuity Hall, 1 Jessie Street, Lansdowne

Wed - May 09
  May Meeting of the Gananoque Horticultural Society

The May Meeting of the Gananoque Horticultural Society will be held on Wednesday May 9  @ 7 pm Carveth Care  338 Herbert St.The featured topic is Newer Roses. Rose care basics with a discussion of some of the new rose varieties will be presented by Christine Moore. Visitors are welcome. Light refreshments and door prizes!

Organization: Gananoque Horticultural Society
Publication Start Date: 4/29/2018
Publication End Date: 5/9/2018
Contact's Name: Louise Brown
Contact's Phone: 613 463 9406
Contact's Email:

Thu - May 10
  CANWARN Severe Weather Spotter program

Peter Kimbell, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist
Environment Canada/Meteorological Service of Canada

Mallorytown Community Centre (76 Leeds County Road #5)
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 6:30 pm

CANWARN sessions offer volunteers information to look for clues in the sky as to which storms may produce damaging weather. Information Spotters provide give meteorologists a good sense of which storms may produce damaging weather like hail, flooding or even tornadoes, so Environment Canada can issue localized severe weather warnings.  

This session covers the basics of thunderstorm formation, what differentiates severe and non-severe thunderstorms, the types of damage they can produce, what to watch for in the sky, safety tips, and what to report to the Storm Prediction Centre that is monitored 24/7 by meteorologists. 

Environment Canada holds training sessions across the province each spring to refresh the knowledge of existing volunteers and to welcome new volunteers to the program 

Thu - May 10
  Judy Orr at the Redeemer Cafe

Redeemer Cafe 
@ 2 Front Street, Rockport        
 10:30 a.m. Thursday May 10
 Guest Speaker: Judy Orr
 Topic: Spring Flower Containers
 Coffee and Treats - Everyone Welcome

Hugh Grant

Organization: Church of the Redeemer
Publication Start Date: 5/3/2018
Publication End Date: 5/10/2018
Contact's Name: Hugh Grant
Contact's Phone: 613-923-2337
Contact's Email:

Sat - May 12
  Gananoque Horticultural Society Plant Sale

The always popular Gananoque Horticultural Society Plant Sale will be held on Saturday May 12 8:30 - 11:00am Recreation Centre King St.
Come early for the best selection!Quality plants at reasonable prices.
Free advice from members on how to grow.

Organization: Gananoque Horticultural Society
Publication Start Date: 4/29/2018
Publication End Date: 5/12/2018
Contact's Name: Louise Brown
Contact's Phone: 613 463 9406
Contact's Email:

Sat - May 12
  CRCA Mothers Day Tree Sale

One of the highlights of spring at the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area near Brockville is the annual Mother's Day Tree Sale, hosted by the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority and the Friends of the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area.

It takes place on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Centennial Road (south entrance) parking lot. All trees and shrubs are native stock grown at the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area nursery.

Organization: Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority
Publication Start Date: 4/26/2018
Publication End Date: 5/13/2018
Contact's Name: Jim Barber
Contact's Phone: 613-546-4228
Contact's Email:

Sat - May 12
  ShimmyMob at the Market fundraiser

Aaliyah Dance and ShimmyMob presents ShimmyMob 2018. 
Our world-wide event in support of survivors of domestic abuse takes place on 
World Belly Dance Day:
Saturday, May 12, 2018 
9:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. 
at the Brockville Farmers' Market, Market St. West, Brockville
We will present the 2018 official choreography by Sa'diyya, a mini lesson and additional performances by our Shimmy Mob Interval dancers
Representatives will be available to provide information on local statistics and services provided by Lgih
Donations and pledges are in support of Lgih our local domestic abuse shelter
For more information regarding our local initiative or to donate please contact Karen Elizabeth 613-213-9831 

Sat - May 12
  Mothers'' Day Spring Tea

Lansdowne Fire Ladies Auxiliary is holding it's annual Mothers' Day Spring Tea on May 12th from 1 to 4 at Fire Station #1 in Lansdowne.  There will be homemade fancy sandwiches, desserts, carnations for all and the opportunity to browse a few of our local vendors.  Come, sit, visit and celebrate spring and Mom!

Organization: Susan Lawson
Publication Start Date: 4/27/2018
Publication End Date: 5/12/2018
Contact's Name: Lansdowne Fire Ladies Auxiliary
Contact's Phone: 613-659-2230
Contact's Email:

Sat - May 12
  Mother's Day Cruise - Gananoque Departure

Event Description: Mother's Day Cruise - Gananoque Departure. Tickets must be purchased prior to May 12, 2018. Come enjoy an afternoon on the river and show how much you appreciate your mother. Book now for Mothers Day and let us take care of everything. Relax with your family and take in the breathtaking views of the legendary St. Lawrence River.

Event Location: 280 Main Street. Gananoque, Ontario

Adult $54.95
Child 6 -12 $23.95
Child 2- 5 Free


Meals Included:
Stuffed pork tenderloin with apple wine glaze, baked potato, seasonal vegetable, mixed green salad, pasta salad, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage.


Phone: 1.888.717.4837

Sun - May 13
  Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea & Art Sale

The United Way of Leeds and Grenville is hosting a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea & Art Sale Sunday May 13, 2018 at the 1000 Islands Village 1120 County Road 2 East Brockville. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a lovely tea and petit fours from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Thu - May 17
  Strong, Smart & Bold Women of the Year Celebration

Join us on Thursday, May 17 at 
7:00 pm as we honour local women who are making a positive impact on our community.  Tickets $35, youth (18 & under) $20.  All proceeds support Girls Inc. programming.

Thu - May 17
  Cafe Redeemer

Cafe will be held Thur. May 17 @ 10:30 
Everybody welcome Great Speaker.
Great treats. See you then!

God Bless you Gord and Thank you!

Organization: Church of the Redeemer
Publication Start Date: 5/8/2018
Publication End Date: 5/17/2018
Contact's Name: Hugh Grant
Contact's Phone: 613-923-2337
Contact's Email:

Fri - May 18
  Touch a Truck

Parents, grandparents, and caregivers are invited to bring their children to explore the equipment and vehicles used by the Town of Gananoque Public Works, Police, Fire Departments, Leeds Grenville EMS, and Eastern Ontario Power. BBQ with FREE hotdogs, Rain or Shine, Cancelled if thunder or lightning. May 18th from 10am until 2pm

Free Admission!

Event Location: Public Works Yard - 665 Charles Street, North, Gananoque

Sat - May 19
  Garage Sale

Garage Sale at the Christ Church Hall

Church St
Yard sale Multiple Venders
Craft and Bakr Tables

May 19th.  8 am to Noon

Sat - May 19

Seeley's Bay is having their yearly Community Wide Yard Sale saturday May 19th there will be Vendors and Crafters on location as well as a BBq Provided by Perrys Place Bar & Grill

Organization: Perrys Place Bar & Grill
Publication Start Date: 5/9/2018
Publication End Date: 5/19/2018
Contact's Name: sherry white
Contact's Phone: 613-214-3740
Contact's Email:
Website: http://

Sat - May 19
  LAFR Annual Plant Sale

Lansdowne Association For Revitalization Annual Plant Sale will be held on Sat May 19, 2018 from 8am to 2pm at the Lansdowne Fairgrounds. HUGE annual fundraising plant sale sponsored by the Lansdowne Association For Revitalization.
Perennials that support the health of bees and butterflies will be in abundance, along with several varieties of tomato plants, plus much, much more!  Other vendors will be on site - bake sale, coffee and donuts. "A Haul of a Good Time".

Organization: Lansdowne Association for Revitalization
Publication Start Date: 4/25/2018
Publication End Date: 5/19/2018
Contact's Name: Donna Dempsey
Contact's Phone: 6136593550
Contact's Email:

Sat - May 19
  Annual Plant Sale @ Lansdowne Fairgrounds

LAFR is holding its annual plant sale! A haul of a good time! Super prices! All proceeds will go towards the 2019 Horse Festival.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sat - May 19
  Learn about Beekeeping @ Lansdowne Library

Discover the wonderful world of beekeeping! Learn about bees and how you can get started with the hobby. Presented by Alexandra Pedersen of the Limestone Beekeepers Guild. At 1 Jessie Street in Lansdowne

Lansdowne Branch

To register, please call 613-659-3885

Sat - May 19
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

At Christ Church in Gananoque--

Vendors needed for a yard sale Christ Church Gananoque, 30 Church St., 
May 19, 2018, 8am-12 noon. 
Rent a table for $20.00. Contact Gail Jerome @ (613)-382-4293


Sun - May 20 -- Mon - May 21
  Spring Art Show

At Rockport Recreation Hall

Rockport, Ontario
K0E 1V0 

Sunday, May 20, 2018 9:00 a.m. 
Monday, May 21, 2018 9:00 a.m. 

Showcases many local artists and artisians in Rockport. Visit the Thousand Islands Arts facebook page or for further details.

Sun - May 20

Entertainment : Tony Davy & Donna

Dance : 1:00 - 5:00pm.

Souvlaki/Rice Dinner: 5:00pm.

Dance & Dine for a mere $10/person

The Public are more then welcome.

Mon - May 21
  Victoria Day Picnic

Come to Jones Falls Lock to celebrate Victoria Day on Monday May 21. Pack up your picnic and lawnchairs! Enjoy the music of Tim Hallman and Terry Hoffman from noon til 2pm. In case of rain event takes place at Morton Hall. Event is free....sponsored by the California Community Association!

Organization: California Community Association
Publication Start Date: 5/11/2018
Publication End Date: 5/11/2018
Contact's Name: Susan Alford
Contact's Phone: 6133596309
Contact's Email:

Thu - May 24
  Municipal Election Information Session

Please be advised that a Municipal Election Information Session is scheduled for Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Brockville Memorial Centre (1 Magedome Drive, Brockville) beginning at 6:00 PM. 

The session provides potential Candidates with information regarding:

  • What it is really like sitting on Council;
  • Council and Staff roles and responsibilities;
  • Alternative Voting Methods, and;
  • MPAC Voter LookUp.
Thu - May 24 -- Sat - Jun 16
  2 Pianos 4 Hands at Thousand Islands Playhouse
Name: 2 Pianos 4 Hands at Thousand Islands Playhouse
Date: May 24, 2018 - June 16, 2018
Event Description:
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. 
Sat - May 26 -- Sat - Jun 02
  Food Drive on Reynolds Road and Lansdowne Village

Food Drive on Reynolds Road and Lansdowne Village Sat. May 26 and Sat. June 2.
Volunteers will deliver donation bags on the 26 a.m.  and collect June 2 a.m..

Organization: Church of the Redeemer
Publication Start Date: 5/22/2018
Publication End Date: 6/2/2018
Contact's Name: Hugh Grant
Contact's Phone: 613-923-2337
Contact's Email:

Sat - May 26
  Gananoque Police Auction

We will be auctioning all unclaimed property from 9am until noon on May 26th. The biggest attraction will be bicycles. Although we are still going through everything, there is usually various sporting goods, tools and electronics as well.”

Event Location: Board of Works at 665 Charles Street North.

Viewing is from 9 - 10, Auction starts at 10.

Sat - May 26
  CRCA Co-Existing With Snakes Event

Noted salamander and snake conservation expert Matt Ellerbeck will be hosting a special presentation on snakes to learn how to share the ecosystem with these often misunderstood, but important creatures.

This special free CRCA event takes place Saturday, May 26, at 2 p.m., at the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area in the Nature Centre. Come see live species, both local and those from more exotic locales. Learn how to avoid snakebites and where rattlesnakes are really found. All ages are welcome.

To get to the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area, take Highway 29 north from Brockville to Tincap, turn east on Debruge Road and drive for two kilometres to the main entrance.

For more information about the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, visit or call (613) 546-4228 x 500 or toll free in the 613 region at 1-877-956-CRCA (2722).

Organization: Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority
Publication Start Date: 5/1/2018
Publication End Date: 5/26/2018
Contact's Name: Jim Barber
Contact's Phone: 613-546-4228
Contact's Email:

Sat - May 26
  Hafla! 2018

Aaliyah Dance presents Hafla! 2018
Hafla means party! 
Hafla! 2018 is a Middle Eastern/belly dance show in support of Leeds & Grenville Interval House
Featuring baladi, raks sharki, fusion, ATS and more! Always fun, always moving.
Tickets: $20 for adults 
*Limited seating
Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Subramanya Yoga Centre, 2131 Parkedale Ave., Unit 7
Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Show: 7 p.m.
For more information contact Karen Elizabeth 613-213-9831

Sat - May 26
  Ring of Fire A Johnny Cash Experience

Come & support our veterans who put their lives on the line for our freedom, time for us to give back. We will be playing at the Royal Canadianl Legion Branch #05-092, On Saturday May 26th at 8 PM til 10 PM. Come join us for a great night of music, food, & drinks!!!

Sat - May 26
  Johnny Cash Show Coming to the Gananoque Legion!
The Johnny Cash Tribute “The Ring of Fire” is at the Legion Saturday May 26.
This 2 hour show, starts at 8:00 pm. It is one night only with
limited seating.
Tickets are $25.00 at the door or $20.00 in advance.
Advance tickets are available at the bar.
This 5 star rated Hamilton Ontario tribute band has played all across Canada and the United States with excellent reviews!
Andy Vickers is Johnny along with 4 other members in the band.  This will be a show you don't want to miss!  Get your tickets now!  
Contact Ann at or call the Gananoque Legion.
Sat - May 26
  Concert at the Joshua Bates Centre in Athens!

Sat. May 26h at 8PM, FREDDY VETTE& HIS RHINESTONE PLOWBOYS will perform at Joshua Bates Centre, Athens.  Come out and enjoy Traditional Country Music, crying steel guitars, heartbreak harmonies and rhinestone suits!   You don't want to miss this amazing show!

Tickets available at Athens Twp Office, online at

or call Debbie: (613)924-2056

Sat - May 26
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Walk for Awareness-Celebrate Life"

Saturday May 26th, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm in Lake Ontario Park Kingston
Registration fee $25, waived with $100 or more in pledges. 
Youth 12 and under are free.  Door prizes and prizes for top pledge earners.
Bring your family,friends and even your dog.  
Information, Pink Boutique, Face Painting, Balloon Artist, Activities for all ages, Head Shaving, Musical Entertainment, Food, Photo Booth and more!! 
Walk is a 2 Km route through the park and is suitable for all ages and capabilities. 
Proceeds support programs for local breast cancer survivors and also local breast cancer research  in the Kingston & Thousand Islands Region. 
To get your pledge sheet or for more information please contact 
613-531-7912 or go online 

Sun - May 27
  The Reason's at the Gananoque Legion

Gananoque Legion Dance. May 27/18. 1 pm-5 pm."The Reasons". $10.00 pp cover charge. Large Dance Floor. Light Lunch. Everyone Welcome.

Organization: Gananoque Legion Br.92
Publication Start Date: 4/30/2018
Publication End Date: 5/30/2018
Contact's Name: Gananoque Legion Br.92
Contact's Phone: 613-382-3023