Current Events

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Thu - Mar 16 -- Fri - Aug 11
  12th Annual Breast Cancer Charity Golf Tournament
The 12th Annual Breast Cancer Action Kingston " Share the Care" Golf Tournament with the Cupido Family in support of local breast cancer survivors in the Thousand Islands and Kingston area will be held on Friday August 11th at the Colonnade Golf and Country Club- shotgun start @ 12:45 pm. The Registration Fee is $130.00 per golfer, which includes 18 Holes of golf with cart, lunch, dinner, registration gift bag,  cash prize holes, silent and live auction, entertainment and a charitable receipt for a portion of the registration fee. Sign up as a single or a team, or just come for dinner only ( $35 ),enjoy the entertainment and bid on some great silent and live auction items.  For more information call Breast Cancer Action Kingston 613-531-7912 or visit
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.
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
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 - Apr 20 -- Sat - Jul 01
  Canada Day in Seeley's Bay

Canada Day In Seeley's Bay


Tue - May 16 -- Sat - Jul 01
  The Cry Kingston

On Canada's 150th join with believers from every generation & many denominations, cultures and regions of Canada for a full day of prayer and fasting for our nation.  We are returning to the city of Upper Canada's first Parliament and the home town of our first Prime Minister, Sir John A Macdonald, to contend for heaven's dream for our land.  God has given the pen of history into the hands of a praying church.  It's time to write. We hope you can join us.

It's not a concert.  It's not a conference.  It's a CRY.

July 1 from 10am - 8pm
Fort Henry

Schedule, registration, location & other details at

Wed - May 17 -- Sun - Jul 02
  The Royal Theatre - King Street Productions Presents Opera da Camera

Opera da Camera
June 30 - July 1 7:30 PM  $20
Show Style: Vocal Group / Musical Variety (Classical to Contemporary) In honour of Canada's 150 Anniversary, Opera da Camera is bringing their new original work "Departures and Arrivals: A Journey to Canada" to the Royal Theatre.

The audience will meet travellers who have been displaced from their own country, be it by choice or by social or political circumstance. Discover their feelings of homesickness, longing, hope, and acceptance as the characters integrate into the heritage of their new society. Be charmed by classics like Bernstein's "Somewhere" and "America"; feel the longing for home in Strauss's "Klange der Heimat" and the Neapolitan song, "Torna a Surriento"; and discover North American heritage in familiar folk songs.

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!

Fri - May 26 -- Sat - Jul 08
  Domino Theatre presents: Come Play By The Lake 9

K7M 1H3

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

Or at the Domino Theatre door the night of the performance if tickets available
(please note: cash only at the door)
Adults: $20    Students: $10    Children: $10

Thu - Jun 01 -- Sun - Jul 02
  1000 Islands Family Ribfest

June 30- July 2 is shaping up to be a premier tourist destination for Gananoque as the 12th annual 1000 Islands Family Ribfest gets under way. The Great 1000 Islands Ducky Race starts at 10:30 at Confederation Park; followed by free hot dogs and Canada Day Cake at noon, Rotary Arts & Craft Show Sat. & Sun & the Lions Traditional Shore Breakfast on Sunday morning. This fun filled free event has become the key stone of the summer events.  For more information please visit

Fri - Jun 02 -- Sat - Jul 01
  Sesquicentennial Canada Day Celebrations

Happy Birthday Canada 150, Sat July 1 Town Hall Park Gananoque. 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Free Admission, Great 1000 Islands  Ducky Race at Confederation Park 10:30 am Still time to purchase your Duck Tickets ar $5.00. This popular event is followed by free hot dogs and cake at noon.  Opening ceremonies T 2:00.  Rotary Arts Pand Craft Fair all day, free inflatables for the Kidz zone plus two Hiockey Shows, Dog Show , Royal Theatre and 1000 Islands Young Performers, live entertainment until 11:00 pm Fireworks at 9:30 pm See you there.

Thu - Jun 08 -- Thu - Jul 06
  Gananoque Golf and Country Club 2017 Junior Golf Program

Monday, July 3 - noon - 04:00pm
Tuesday, July 4 - 08:00am - noon
Wednesday, July 5 - 08:00am - noon
Thursday, July 6 - noon - 04:00pm

$130.00 includes:

.       90 Minute Clinic - Three stations each day  (with personal instruction sessions and on course coaching )
.       Golf Course Etiquette - Becoming a Junior member at Gananoque 
.       90%  of your Camp fees goes to your 2017 membership, if you choose
.       Personal Coaching and Practice sessions from 10 to 12 each day includes on course work
.       Plus Play 9 holes each day - By Fun and Competitive groups
.       Tee times must be booked in advance and these juniors must be supervised by an adult
.       Each participant receives Personal Golf Skills Checklist and Improvement Scorecard


Please sign up with the Pro Shop Staff. Minimum of 6 students to make it a go


Fri - Jun 09 -- Sat - Jul 08
  Save Blinkbonnie Open House

The MacDonald-Stone families will be holding an open house at the Blinkbonnie on July 8, 2017 from 1-5.

Thu - Jun 15 -- Sun - Aug 13
  143rd Annual Pilgrimage


August 12-13, 2017

Weekend Celebrant is Bishop Michael Mulhall of the Diocese of Pembroke.

Pope Francis has invited all Catholics to continue practicing the Jubilee of Mercy for 2017, in being merciful to everyone. And, as Pope Francis has asked previously, that all Catholics take this opportunity to make a pilgrimage again this year in continuing the Year of Mercy. 

For more information for the Archdiocese of Kingston;  Mike Budge in Ottawa 613-224-8110 or Tamie Browning-Pantrey in Kingston at 613-544-9903

Fri - Jun 16 -- Wed - Aug 23
  A Summer Full of Fun at the Gananoque Library

Monday Club MEET UPs
July 3 - August 21 at 10:00am & 1:30pm - For Ages 5-12

Stories, games and crafts with weekly themes celebrating all we love about Canada.

Maker MANIA Tuesdays
10:00am - 12:00pm - REGISTER AT LIBRARY- LIMITED SPACES  - Ages Vary. 

Join Majella Turcotte to craft your very own fantastic Canadian summer keepsakes.
4 July - Mail Art - Ages 7+
11 July - Journal Making - Ages 7+
18 July - Wooden Jewelry - Ages 8+
25 July - Printer's Hat - Ages 7+
1 August - Boat Building - Ages 8+
8 August - Nature Art - Ages 7+
15 August - Rock Painting - Ages 7+

WOWzer Wednesdays
12 July - 10am - 12pm - Ages 0-6
Teddy Bear Picnic in Town Park with the Ontario Early Years Center and musician Gerry Mitchell.

19 July - 10am - 12pm - Ages 5-9
Christina Kaya presents the Nunny Bag show. Stories, poems, songs and magic.

26 July - 1:00 - 2:00pm - All Ages
Mad Science Fire & Ice Show
Dry ice storms, Floating beach balls, burp potions and bubble showers!

2 August - 1:30 - 3:30pm - Ages 8-12 Create your own Acrylic Painting on canvas with local artist Dawne Fiege.

9 August - 1:00 - 3:00pm - Ages 8-12
Ooey Gooey Science Party with everything from cotton candy to hands on slime.

23 August - 10:00am - 12:00pm - All Ages
Story Mob! "Making the Moose out of Life" with the Ontario Early Years Center.
Thursday MOVIE Madness
6 July - 17 August
Popular kid friendly movies with complimentary popcorn at the library with surround sound.

Fridays in Story Land
7 August - 18 August
10:00am - FOR AGES 0-6
Stories, songs and rhymes in Town Park under a canopy of trees (with rain dates in the library).

Mon - Jun 19 -- Sat - Jul 01
  Canada Day at Rapid Valley Restaurant

The Rapid Valley Restaurant in Lansdowne will be hosting Canada  day festivities today between 12 and 6 PM.
We will have free hotdogs for the kids as well as a pig roast, hamburgers and cold salads for nominal price. Horse drawn waggon rides live entertainment and face painting as well as balloon animals!

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)

Thu - Jun 22 -- Sat - Jul 01
  Gananoque Legion Entertainment and Lunch

Celebrate Canada Day at the Gananoque Legion. Lunch being served from 11:00 - 2:00 pm. Smoked Meat Sandwich, chips & Beverage $9.00 Children $5.00
Live Entertainment starting at 5:00 pm featuring Andrew Ray.

Wed - Jun 28 -- Sat - Jul 15
  EcoGfits Land Trust AGM

We're celebrating conservation heroes at the Arthur Child Heritage Museum in Gananoque at the 2017 AGM on July 15th. Conservation isn't just up to governments any more. It's up to us. With an informative workshop on EcoGifts-tax benefits for conservation options for your land-you can learn to be a conservation hero too. We are very lucky to host Laura Kucey, of EcoGifts Canada, an excellent speaker and the most knowledgable person in Canada on the subject.
We are pleased to honour some the land donors of 2016.
A Continental Breakfast 9:00 AM.  Afterwards, we'll continue on to the Mackintosh property for a walk with biologists and foresters and erect a Canada 150 sign to honour the beautiful EcoGift the Mackintosh family gave.

Any questions?

Wed - Jun 28 -- Wed - Jul 12
  Lansdowne Summer Garden Contest

Lansdowne Association for Revitalization is hosting its summer garden contest again this year. Categories include Best Use of Red and White Flowers, Best Commercial Garden, Best Overall Garden. If you would like to register your garden, or your neighbour's garden, the registration date has been extended to July 7. Call Donna at 613-659-3550 or email with gardener's name, civic address and phone number. Judging will take place during the week of July 9-12. Registrants must live within the postal code area of K0E 1L0. All are welcome and encouraged to join the fun!

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 05 -- Sat - Jul 22
  TIARA AGM: "Getting the level on water levels"

The Annual Meeting of TIARA (Thousand Islands Area Residents' Association will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Rockport Recreation Hall. The theme: "Getting the level on water levels".  Lee Willbanks, Executive Director of Save The River, will speak about current water levels, this spring's heavy rainfalls and the approval of Plan 2014.  Also, Master Arborist Michael Richardson will talk about his proposal for seminars this summer on Tree Care for Landowners.  Welcome and coffee at 9:30 AM, speakers at 10:00 AM, followed by a short business meeting.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Thu - Jul 06 -- Sat - Jul 15
  4th Annual Thousand Islands Boat Museum Show and Parade

July 15th, 2017 - Come join us on the River for the 4th Annual Boat Show & Parade at the Thousand Islands Boat Museum.

Anyone can be in the parade! Old and New! Big and Small!

Register your Boat or Hitch a Ride!

Help make the 4th Annual Boat Show and Parade be the best yet by offering a free boat ride to a landlubber (or two or three...).

Register your boat at (anything that floats counts), welcome your new friends to ride along and enjoy free grub for the Captain and First Mate at the BBQ following the parade! (with Chef Stev George of Casa Bella/Olivea) All Captains who participate will also be entered to win a kayak valued at more than $550.00!

**Dress up and decorate your boat to for another chance to win a prize! (People's Choice)

Local residents who would like a free ride can also register at A rider will be assigned to a parade boat immediately at departure time.

We are expecting a great response from boaters and riders, so please register asap.

Fri - Jul 07 -- Sat - Jul 08
  Swing Into Summer Mini Putt

We are hosting an event for kids and their families on Saturday July 8th from 10am-4pm. It is a fun day for kids with lots of activities (facepainting, firetruck, henna, snacks to go)and lots of prizes to be had.
The cost is $15 for one adult and one child.
Kids 4 & under play for free.
The event is happening at the Putt N Play located at 787 King St E.

Mon - Jul 10 -- Fri - Jul 21
  Farewell for Father Amato

Friday, July 21 at 7:30pm there will be a celebration of Father Sebastian Amato's time in Gananoque at the Gananoque Curling Club, 300 William St. S. before he moves to his new parish in Kingston.Members of the public are welcome to join in this celebration.

Wed - Jul 12 -- Sat - Jul 29
  Heritage Day at the Arthur Child Heritage Museum

On July 29th the Arthur Child Heritage Museum is holding their first Heritage Day 10:00-4:00pm located at 125 Water St. Gananoque, ON. We will be hosting a family day for all ages.  Along with community partners Gananoque Library, Rideau Lakes Public Library, 1000 Islands & Gan150 Music Festival, The Old Stone Mill NHS, Eartha, Gananoque Historical Society, Thousand Island Boat Museum, and many more participants. The day will feature live species, music, vendors, demonstration and interactive activities celebrating 150 years of heritage.


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

Wed - Jul 12 -- Sat - Jul 15
  Parks Day at Thousand Islands National Park

Join us from 10AM to 4PM on Saturday July 15th for Parks Day, a day to explore nature and all it has to offer on the dazzling shores of the St. Lawrence River.
Activities inlcude Live animal shows, the Salamander Man, camping exhibition, crafts, games, airbrush tattoos.

Speaking of Wildlife Presentation at 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM

Admission is FREE!

Fri - Jul 14 -- Sat - Jul 22
  Gananoque Legion Entertainment

Live Entertainment. Billy Bridger is back at the Gananoque Legion. Saturday July 22 at 7:00 pm. This One Man Show is Amazing! Everyone Welcome.

Mon - Jul 17 -- Sat - Aug 12
  MY WAY Appearance

Gigantic news! MY WAY will be making an appearance at 1000 Islands Mall with driver Bill Tomlinson Saturday August 12th from 11am - 2pm. PLUS a BBQ by donation for I Am Alive Pet Rescue. ONE DAY ONLY! Don't miss it!

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


Tue - Jul 18 -- Sat - Jul 29
  Live Theatre "Souvenir"

July 21 & 22 & July 28 & 29 7:30 PM
July 22 & 29 2:00 PM
Show Style: Musical Comedy

Montreal actors Nadia Verrucci and Chris Barillaro are joyfully reunited to bring "Souvenir" to the Royal Theatre. In a Greenwich Village supper club in 1964, pianist Cosmé McMoon flashes back to the musical career of Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy socialite with a famously uncertain sense of pitch and key. The musical pair met in 1932, and teamed up in the hope of achieving success. Over the next dozen years, their bizarre partnership yielded hilariously off-key recitals became the talk of New York, and earned them cult fame. The play culminates in a glorious, sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall in1944.

Tue - Jul 18 -- Sat - Jul 22
  Thousand Islands Playhouse Fish Fry Fundraiser

The Thousand Islands Playhouse is hosting a Fish Fry at the Springer Theatre between 5:30 and 7 PM on  Saturday July 22nd. Mike Mundells Surf & Turf is serving up fish & chips, salads and brownies. Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. Call or come in to the Box Office to purchase tickets. A Cash Bar will be available on site. AND Book tickets to either Leading Ladies or Maggie & Pierre to make it dinner and a show!

Fri - Jul 21 -- Sat - Jul 29
  Birds of Prey

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Charleston Lake Provincial Park
148 Woodvale Road, Lansdowne, ON

Come and see LIVE BIRDS OF PREY! Join our wildlife experts from Wild Ontario and their wildlife ambassadors for an up close look at these amazing birds.
Make a day of it, free admission to the show with a park day pass.

Contact Name:
Friends of Charleston Lake Park
613 659 2065
Admission type: