Current Events

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Wed - Mar 22 -- Tue - Oct 31
  Stewards of the St. Lawrence Arthur Child Heritage Museum
Through partnerships with local conservation agencies and consultations with the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabe representatives, the Arthur Child Heritage Museum, 125 Water St. is pleased to present the Stewards of the St. Lawrence 2017 Exhibit in the main hall. This family focused exhibit will highlight the importance of the river to the local and visiting communities and showcase it is a cultural, recreational and economic lifeline. Through this interactive exhibit the ACHM can share information regarding conservation and stewardship and help to leave a legacy for future generations. Free Admission -By Donations
Wed - Mar 22 -- Tue - Oct 31
  Gananoque 150 at the Arthur Child Heritage Museum
The Arthur Child Heritage Museum, 125 Water St. will feature a Gananoque, Canada 150 special exhibit that will educate and engage our exceptionally diverse visitor base, that comes from all points of Canada and abroad. This exhibit will showcase facets of life and times throughout Gananoque history. For further information please contact the museum.
Mon - Apr 10 -- Sun - Sep 10
  Japanese Flower Exhibit

The  annual Gananoque Fall Ikebana Exhibition will be held on Sunday  Sept. 10 at Carveth Care Multi- purpose room 338 Herbert St. Gananoque from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m..
Come out and enjoy the beautiful Japanese flower arrangements  created by the  students of the Ohara School of Ikebana
Free Admission Light refreshments will be served.
For more information or contact Cliff Byrnes at 613 382 8994

Thu - May 18 -- Sat - Oct 07
  Lansdowne Country Market

Lansdowne Country Market
Starts friday June 02/2017
3:00 to 6:30 pm
Each Friday until October
Kidz Zone,
Free Community Table(s),
Farmer's and Craft Market... Join Us!

Wed - Jun 21 -- Sun - Sep 17
  Gem, Mineral & Jewellery Show and Sale

The Ottawa Lapsmith and Mineral Club (OLMC) presents its 51st annual Gem, Mineral & Jewellery Show and Sale on September 16-17, at the Nepean Sportsplex.  This event features more than 60 dealers with something for everyone:  rough and polished stones, fossils, metorites, one-of-a-kind jewellery, carvings and other stone crafts, books and machinery.  A number of organizations have been invited to provide fascinating information about local geology and mineralogy.  Bring an unusual stone to the show, and people will help to identify it.

Volunteers from the OLMC will be there to demonstrate the art of lapidary and club activities -- making cabochons, faceting stones and stone carving.  Some members will sell their unique jewellery at the "Club Creation Corner".  Children can fish for polished stones at the Fish Pond, and learn how to make "rock critters" and other creations at the Kid's Craft Table.

All of this activity is packed into two days Sept. 16, 10 am - 6 pm and Sept. 17, 10 am - 5 pm, at the Nepean Sportsplex Curling Rink.  The daily entrance fee is $8 at the door, but children 12 years old and younger may enter at no charge.

If you would like more information, then please contact:
Eric Clara,
613-700-GEMS (4367)

Tue - Jul 04 -- Mon - Sep 04
  Brockville Labour Day Celebrations

Everyone is invited to the 2nd Annual Labour Day Celebrations in Hardy Park, Brockville on Monday 4th September 2017, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Again, this is a completely free event for all families and all members of the community. There will be a BBQ (free hotdogs and water), live music (featuring 'Happy Crap'), and children's activities (including 'bouncy castles', clown,...) so bring your blanket or chairs to enjoy a picnic lunch, let the kids play, and listen to the band in this lovely St. Lawrence riverfront park. This event is sponsored and run by members of local labour unions, though the organization of your Leeds and Grenville Labour Council of the Canadian Labour Congress.

Wed - Jul 12 -- Sat - Sep 30
  Lions Pump-Gan-Fest

Join us for a fund filled day of Kidz Zone, entertainment, crafters and a fabulous display of pumpking.  COME ONE COME ALL.

Sept. 30th

Town Park

Mon - Jul 17 -- Sat - Sep 23
  Domino Theatre Presents: Farndale Mystery

DIRECTED BY MATT SALTON: Every drama group has experienced the horrors of what can go wrong on opening night, and the ladies of the F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Society are no different, with the possible exception that almost everything that could happen does! The scenery collapses, cues are missed, lines forgotten, and the sound effects take on a strange note at times, as the ladies present their ambitious evening's entertainment with the cunning whodunit, "Murder At Checkmate Manor." And just in case the audience should get bored there's a Film and Fashion Show and Murder Mystery Quiz, complete with a Prize!

Start time: 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights


Wed - Jul 26 -- Sat - Sep 30
  Gananoque Legion Lunches

Legion Ladies Auxiliary Luncheons return every Friday starting Aug. 5/17. Soup, sandwich, dessert, coffee/tea= $8.00.pp. Everyone welcome.

Wed - Aug 02 -- Sat - Sep 09
  Gananoque Firefighters Association 1000 Islands Boat Cruise

The Gananoque Firefighters Association is hosting their annual 1000 Islands Boat Cruise on Saturday September 9th.

Live entertainment provided by The Trevor Walsh Band.

Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. with the cruise departing at 7 p.m. and returning at 10 p.m.

Snacks and prizes as well.

Tickets are $20 each and available from Gananoque firefighters and at the Gananoque Fire Department.

All money raised goes back into the community!

Tue - Aug 08 -- Thu - Sep 07
  Boobies Boogie Skydiving Event

Join us for our fourth annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser at the Skydive Gananoque skydiving centre on Labour Day weekend. We invite you all to come out and participate in the Boobies Boogie 4 at Skydive Gan off Airport Road.


Mon - Aug 14 -- Sat - Sep 16
  An Interactive Evening of Truth and Reconciliation

An interactive evening of Truth and Reconciliation, Saturday evening, Sept. 16, 7:30 at the Royal Theatre, Gananoque. Participate in the Kairos Blanket Exercise and listen to healing songs by Mohawk musicians, Narda Kathaleen Julg, Margi Sue Anderson and Doug Green. Sponsored by Christ Church Gananoque. Donations to the Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation welcome.

Wed - Aug 23 -- Sat - Sep 23
  Seeley's Bay Annual Turkey Supper

Annual Turkey Supper on Saturday, September 23rd starting at 4:30 p.m. in Seeley's Bay Firehall. Sponsored by Seeley's Bay United Church. Take outs available. Tickets at door. Adults $15 Children $6 (under 6 years eat free). 

Wed - Aug 30 -- Wed - Sep 13
  Gananoque Horticultural Society September Meeting

The September meeting of the Gananoque  Horticultural Society will be held on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. Carveth Care , 338 Herbert St.  Bill Allen will be speaking on Tree Risk Structure and Integrity.  The annual Veggie and Flower Show will also be featured. Entries due by 6 p.m. Light refreshments and door prizes .Visitors are welcome! For more information please visit

Fri - Sep 01 -- Thu - Sep 14
  Volleyball with Titanium VC

Club Volleyball in the Brockville area is being operated by Titanium Volleyball Club as part of the Ontario Volleyball Association. Teams are formed through a Try Out process and team members represent their clubs at local, regional and provincial tournaments. Each club operates their own budgets and types of programs ranging from extremely competitive/elite to developmental.  
Titanium Volleyball Club will have its third year in 2017 with girls’ teams in U15, U16 and U17 divisions which will practice twice each week beginning in September.  Each team will participate in 3 regional tournaments and the Ontario Provincial Championships.  Titanium VC will also be running a weekly Training Program for elementary aged volleyball players born in 2004-2006 who have had limited exposure to the game of volleyball and want to begin with the basic skills.  Development is focused on building skills and game sense that athletes will use for OVA Teams in the future. Training time is 1 hour per week beginning late September and concluding the first week of March 2018.  
A team member can expect to pay a fee to cover tournaments, practice times, uniform, and equipment fee.  Training Camp athletes are expected to pay a fee for an 18 week session, this will include development drills and house league play. 
TITANIUM Volleyball is committed to providing instruction and competition for the youth of Leeds & Grenville Counties in the game of Volleyball.  Please come and learn more about us at our Information Night at 1000 Islands Village, 1120 County Rd 2 East Brockville, on September 7, 2017 from 6 to 7pm or send us a quick email at for more details.   First tryout is Sept 14

Mon - Sep 04 -- Thu - Sep 14
  Rockport Redeemer Cafe

Health and Balance presentation by Fitness Instructor Debbie Stewart at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sep. 14 at the Redeemer Cafe, 2 Front Street, Rockport.
Free Admission
Free Coffee and Treats
Donations accepted.

Mon - Sep 04 -- Sat - Oct 28
  Lansdowne Craft Fair

The 39th Lansdowne Craft Fair will be held on Saturday October 28th, 2017, from 9:30am - 3:30pm, at the Lansdowne Community Centre, 1 Jessie St, Lansdowne.
The Craft Fair will be sponsored by the Leeds and 1000 Islands Historical Society.  An admission of $1.00 will be charged at the door, with proceeds going to the activities of the Historical Society.

Interested vendors are asked to contact Glennda at 613-659-3803, or 613-328-0958 or e-mail  VENDOR EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - $18.00 until September 18, 2017. Don't delay!

Mon - Sep 04 -- Sat - Oct 07
  Fall/Winter BOGO Clothing Bazaar

The Gananoque & District is holding their 15th Gently Used Clothing Bazaar at their shelter, 85 Hwy 32, on Saturday Oct. 7 from 10 am to 1 pm.This is a buy one get one (or more) free event so please come out for huge bargains on cold-weather clothing for men and women. All proceeds directly support the animals in our care. Rain date: Oct. 14. Cash only, please.

Wed - Sep 06 -- Thu - Sep 14
  Rockport Customs Property Community Meeting

Community Meeting discuss the future of the Rockport Customs Property, recently acquired by TLTI. Provide input. ask questions and be part of shaping the future. Thursday Sept 14 7:00pm at Rockport Recreation Hall.  All welcome

Wed - Sep 06 -- Mon - Dec 11
  Gananoque Public Library Events

Yarn Spinners
Thursdays, September 14th to December 7th
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The Gananoque Yarn Spinners is a fun and relaxed group for adults led by crochet wizard Gretchen Huntley. Learn to crochet, develop needlework skills, and create your own handicrafts in a social setting. Yarn and crochet hooks will be provided for all new members ready to get hooked. Knitters are welcome to join the group. Register at the library.

Baby and Toddler Time
0 to 4 (Preschool siblings welcome.)
Mondays from September 18th to December 4th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
October 30th - Costume Party
December 4th Holiday Party
Families and caregivers are invited to drop-in to meet and socialize with their babies and toddlers in our relaxed and comfortable library setting. Staff will lead stories, songs, rhymes and action games for a rounded morning of fun. We welcome busy little bodies and quiet watchers alike. Everyone is welcome.

Tech Savvy Seniors
SESSION 1, September 20th to October 18th
SESSION 2, November 1th to November 29th
Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Would you or a family member like to learn more about using modern technology? This five part workshop for seniors will explore current technology and its use in our day to day lives including how to: choose and maintain devices; adapt to changing software; navigate the internet while keeping personal information safe and secure; ensure reliable sources; and use communication methods and popular and useful apps (applications). A final session will wrap up with commonly used programs for writing, photos, and file organization. Light refreshment provided with a mid-morning break.  SESSION 1, September 20th to October 18th SESSION 2, November 1st to 29th.  Register at the Library. (There currently is a waiting list. Open to availability.)

Ukulele Jam Sessions
with Introductory Lessons with Hans Boldt of the Kingston Ukulele Society
1:00 to 2:30 p.m. from 27 September to 25 October
Jam Sessions will continue after the 25th
Play ukulele and sing songs. Share tips and techniques, and share ukulele stories. Anyone who plays ukulele is welcome. All skill levels are welcome! If you're a beginner, you're welcome to join in too. If you have a portable music stand, bring it along. If you can bring a strong, sturdy music stand capable of holding a heavy 3-ring binder. (A music stand will come in handy anyways for your own practice.) The library has five ukuleles available for loan.

Read to Every Kid Every Day Pajama Party
Tuesday, October 10th   6-7 p.m. 
Read to Every Kid Every Day kicks off the first week of October and we're celebrating the 2017-2018 book selection with a stellar pajama party!  Join us for some good reads and night time fun with favorite stuffed animals before heading home to drift off into dreamland. Bedtime snacks will be provided.  For ages 0-6.

The 2017 Gananoque Scary Story Contest
Entries Due: Monday, October 16th
Winners announced: Friday, October 27th
Reading of winning stories: Saturday, October 28th at 1:00 p.m.
This popular annual contest is open to primary, junior and intermediate students living in Gananoque and surrounding areas. Local schools can participate by providing support to students for the writing process and submissions. The annual competition encourages the development of young authors in the community with cash prizes awarded in each age category. Entry guidelines and forms will be available at the library, school offices and individual classes. For ages 6 to 14. Entries are due Monday, October 16th and winners will be announced Friday, October 27th. Reading of winning stories will take place October 28th at 1:00 PM. at the Gananoque Public Library.

Mental Health First Aid
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. October 24th, 25th and 26th.
If you sprain your ankle, chances are you will know what to do. If I have a panic attack, chances are you won't. Mental Health First Aid helps you understand more about mental illness, signs and symptoms and the resources available in your community.  Help friends, family, coworkers and yourself.  For more info contact: 613-453-8075  Email: Cost: $200+hst Snacks included
PASTA at the Library
Friday, October 27th and Friday, November 24th
Events running between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 
PA + Science, Technology and Arts = fun days off school! Beginning in the fall of 2017 Gananoque Public Library will host workshops and offer movies for children and youth on professional activity days. Please check with the library for details on events and registration. For ages 6 to 14.

'We Are Neighbours' Exhibit Opening and Multicultural Potluck
Monday November 6th from 5:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Gananoque and area residents will have the opportunity to learn more about one another and celebrate our area's diverse stories through this unique exhibit by the St. Lawrence-Rideau Immigration Partnership.  Come and celebrate our local diversity in Leeds and Grenville on the opening night of the exhibit in Gananoque when the library hosts a Multicultural Potluck. The exhibit will be at the library from November, Monday 6th to Saturday 11th and then at the Visitor Center from November, Sunday 12th to Friday 17th. To participate in the potluck please contact Pam Hudson, Library Program & Outreach Coordinator at For more on the project contact Vivianne White, Project Coordinator, St. Lawrence - Rideau Immigration Partnership at

LEGO FAMILY Christmas Village Building Contest
Entries Due: Saturday, November 25th
Public Voting: Monday, November 27th to  Friday, December 8th
Announcement of winning family builds:  Saturday, December 9th  at 1:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY CONTEST open to all families with children under 16 years of age living in Gananoque and surrounding areas. Entries must be built on a standard 11" x 11" base with one entry permitted per family. LEGO kits will be awarded for first second and third place winners based on public votes. First place will receive LEGO's annual holiday kit. Winners must attend the public announcement at the Library Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 9th at 1 PM. Entries are due by Saturday, November 25th.  Public voting runs from Monday, November 27th to Friday, December 8th at the library. 

Library Older Adult Advisory Committee Meetings
Second Monday of Each Month (11 Sept., 9 Oct., 13 Nov., 11 Dec) 2:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Adults 55 and older who would like to help promote and coordinate older adult library programs while optimizing resources and services at the Gananoque Public Library are invited to apply to join the library's Older Adult Advisory Committee. Volunteer members will be required to attend seven meetings per year over a two year period. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month. Please contact the library for more information.

Wed - Sep 06 -- Fri - Sep 22
  Lansdowne United Church Turkey Dinner

Lansdowne United Church will hold their annual Turkey Dinner on September 22, 4:30 to 7:00 pm.  Cost is $15.00 for adults, $6.00 for children 6 - 12, and under 6 - free.  Family rate is $30.00.  Take outs are available - call 613-659-3153

Fri - Sep 08 -- Mon - Sep 18
  L.T.I. Historical Meeting

L.T.I. Historical Society, Monday September 18, 7:30 p.m., Community Building, Lansdowne. Topic; Mother Barnes - Sir John A. connection

Thu - Sep 14 -- Wed - Sep 20
  Manpower Job Fair

Manpower is hiring!
Positions available:
.Skilled Trades - Millwrights, Electricians 
.Welders - Temp to Perm
.Forklift Operators - Certified with minimum 1 year experience 
.Financial Analyst
.Construction - Permanent Role
.AZ Drivers - Long Haul 
.Administration - payroll, Reception, AR/AP

Fri - Sep 15

Billy Bridger is Back!! Gananoque Legion Friday September 15. 7 - 11 p.m.   Everyone Welcome.

Fri - Sep 15
  Bladder Cancer Canada Awareness Walk
Sat - Sep 16
  The Lyndhurst Turkey Fair

Every year, on the third Saturday in September, Lyndhurst’s population of roughly 300 residents swells to a bustling crowd of up to 5000. People come from near and far to enjoy the annual Lyndhurst Turkey Fair. Run by local volunteers, the event is reminiscent of a time when farmers would gather in the village to show and sell their finest poultry. After a day of selling, the farmers would make arrangements to ship the birds as far away as Montreal and Toronto from the Lyndhurst train station. That evening, there would be a dance and celebration. The market drew a crowd then, and the tradition continues today as people meander through the village streets during the fair, enjoying a number of events.

The free day of fun goes from 10 am to 4:30 pm and includes:

  • a quilt show
  • antique cars and boats
  • a craft fair
  • horse and wagon rides
  • a silent auction
  • free voyageur canoe rides
  • Live Entertainment
  • several prize draws

The fair abounds with Free activities for kids such as

  • petting zoo
  • pony rides
  • games
  • carnival rides
  • crafts
  • a reptile show and more

Youths and adults also have the remarkable opportunity to race authentic St. Lawrence River Skiffs in Lyndhurst Creek. The proceeds from the Turkey Fair are given back to local charities and communities.

Mon - Sep 18
  Leeds & 1000 Islands Historical Society Talk

The Leeds & 1000 Islands Historical Society will host an interesting presentation on the Connection Between Mother Barnes and Sir John A Macdonald. Everyone is welcome to attend on Monday September 18 at 7:30pm in the Seniors'Room at the Lansdowne Community Centre, 1 Jessie St. Admission is free.

Mon - Sep 18 -- Sun - Dec 31
  Adult Dance Classes

Adult Dance Classes at Dreams In Motion. Mondays, Line Dancing from 11am - noon. Tuesdays, Mixed Genre from 7:30-8:15. Starts this week!

Mon - Sep 18 -- Sun - Sep 24
  Bladder Cancer Canada Awareness Walk

This year's Kingston Walk will start at Confederation Park in downtown Kingston, Sunday September 24th.
Registration starts at: 11:00am
Opening Remarks (including a special guest speaker) start at 12:00
Walk Kick-off at 12:30pm

Features will include a Silent Auction, and an Awareness Table with displays of the latest BCC publications.

BCC depends on this event for over 75% of their funding in support of their mission to Support Patients, Increase Awareness, and Fund Research.

More on the Kingston Walk can be found online on our local Facebook Page:
"Bladder Cancer Canada Awareness - Kingston"
Donate as a individual or print a pledge sheet and register your group to help the Kingston Region Walk meet this year's goal at:


Mon - Sep 18 -- Tue - Oct 31
  Field View Farms Pumpkin Patch

Field View Farms Pumpkin Patch is now open Saturday's and Sunday's until Halloween! Come out to 460 Cliffe Road and pick your own pumpkin! Gourd and corn stalks also available. The hay-bale couch will be returning for all your fall family photos!

Mon - Sep 18 -- Sat - Oct 28
  Gananoque Legion Ladies Auxiliary Craft Sale

Oct.28/17- Gananoque Legion LA Craft Sale & Tea. 9am- 3pm. Looking for vendors. Tables= $15 each. Contact Lori at 613-382-4190.

Mon - Sep 18 -- Sat - Sep 30
  Rockport Food Drive

Food Drive Bag Drop in Rockport Saturday Morning Sep. 23.
Pickups on Saturday Morning Sep. 30.
Donations needed for Gananoque and Seeley's Bay.

Mon - Sep 18 -- Wed - Sep 20
  Gananoque Legion Awards Night

Gananoque Legion Honours and Awards Night Wed 20 Sep starts 7pm. Come out and honour those who have made the Legion a success.

Tue - Sep 19 -- Sat - Oct 14
  Lansdowne Horse Festival

The Lansdowne Horse Festival - an Equine Extravaganza like no other!  A great opportunity to learn more about a variety of horse breeds: Morgans, Canadians, Drafts, Minis, Spotted Mountain Horses, Gypsy Vanners, ponies, Arabians, Paso Finos and many more. Watch them demonstrate their versatility in gaming, driving, jumping, and distinct gaits. We also have a special appearance of the Ontario Mounted Special Services Unit.  Come and play with kid friendly horsebones, braid a horse's tail and learn to wrap a horse's leg.  Watch as a farrier puts shoes on a horse or have your "horsey"scope read. Have you ever seen a horse ambulance?  We have it all and more.  What better way to celebrate Canada's anniversary than to be among friends, horses and food?  And to top it all off, entrance is FREE for the whole family!
This one-day celebration will take place on the Lansdowne Fairgrounds 1186 Prince Street, Lansdowne, Ontario on Saturday October 14, 2017 from 10:00 to 4:00.

For more information, contact Liane 613-659-4708 or

Tue - Sep 19 -- Sat - Sep 23
  Gananoque Legion Entertainment

The Reasons will be performing Saturday September 23 at the Gananoque Legion. Starting at 7:00 p.m. Everyone Welcome.

Wed - Sep 20
  Awards Night

Gananoque Legion Honours and Awards Night Wed 20 Sep starts 7pm. Come out and honour those who have made the Legion a success.

Fri - Sep 22 -- Sat - Nov 04
  Domino Theatre presents: On Golden Pond

Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights

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Tickets available at:
The Grand Theatre box office  613-530-2050
Online at:

At the Domino Theatre door for:
 a) the night of the performance if tickets available 
b) Cash, credit and debit now accepted at the Domino Theatre door.
d) Seniors and members $16 Thursdays only at the Domino Theatre door.

Adults: $20    Students: $10    Children: $10

Fri - Sep 22 -- Wed - Oct 11
  Work From Anywhere - NEW Program at EEC

Work from Anywhere: Have you ever thought about working from home, or even better having the flexibility to take your work on the road with you, but don't know where to start? We have developed our previous Work from Home workshop into an intensive 6 day program designed to prepare and connect you to these opportunities! Through a combination of discussion and hands on exploration you will graduate with the tools and resources necessary to start working from home. Attend one of our information sessions this month to learn more about this exciting opportunity!
Info sessions on Wednesday, Oct. 11 and Monday, Oct. 16 at 10 am

Register at
Follow EEC at:

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

Sat - Sep 23 -- Sat - Sep 30
  Rockport Food Drive

Food Drive Bag Drop in Rockport Saturday Morning Sep. 23. Pickups on Saturday Morning Sep. 30. Donations needed for Gananoque and Seeley's Bay.