February Events


February 1, 2018
The 6th Annual Soup Sensations fundraising event for First Step Options Pregnancy Resource Centre. St John’s Lutheran
Church. 11:00am-2:00pm and 4:00pm-7:00pm. Enjoy some tasty soups made by local restaurants and be entertained by some local talent. There will also be a bake sale and silent auction. 357 Miller Street, Pembroke.
www.facebook.com/firststepoptions

February 2-4, 2018
Douglas Frosty Fun. Celebrating 43 years. Join us for a weekend of winter fun for all ages. Euchre tournament, men’s and women’s hockey tournament, Ry-J’s fun zone, public skating, sleigh rides and so much more! Free admission. Proceeds to Douglas Recreation Improvements.
Phone: 613-432-2885
www.admastonbromley.com

February 3, 2018
Save the date for the 1st Annual Sno-Drifters Poker Run. The clubhouse will be open with hot food and refreshments. Door prizes available.
www.facebook.com/snowcountrydistrict6
www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca

February 3, 2018
It’s the Downtown Pembroke Hockey Spree on main street in Downtown Pembroke! Enter a team and vie for the Hockey-
Spree Cup while funds go to supporting a great charitable cause. Part of the City of Pembroke’s SnoSpree festivities.
www.downtownpembroke.ca
www.facebook.com/downtownpembroke

February 4, 2018
Hymn sing at the Rankin Culture & Recreation Centre. Part of the 2018 Winter Carnival. A free will offering will be taken. Light
refreshments and door prizes. 7:30pm. Public skating 7:00pm-9:00pm.
www.facebook.com/rankincentre
www.rankincentre.ca

February 6, 2018
Women’s eating Disorders anonymous group. Meeting Thursdays. 6:00pm-8:00pm in Pembroke.
ottawavalleyeda@gmail.com
www.4EDA.org

February 7-10, 2018
Save the date for the Community Bonspiel hosted by Pembroke Curling Centre. Open to members and the public. Watch Facebook for more details closer to the event.
Phone: 613-732-4113
www.facebook.com/pembrokecurlingcentre

February 8-11, 2018
Rankin Culture & Recreation Centre’s Annual Winter Carnival. Tons of activities for all ages. Adult and kids games, hymn sing night, trivia night and more! All events require a carnival button ($2). Free public skating when ice is not in use on our brand new rink! See our website for full schedule.
www.facebook.com/rankincentre
www.rankincentre.ca

February 9-11, 2018
The third annual Festival of Outdoor Rinks! Rinks participating from around the Ottawa Valley. See our website and Facebook for the full schedule. Attending the rinks is free. Come out and enjoy!
www.facebook.com/outdoorrinks
www.festivalofoutdoorrinks.com

February 9-11, 2018
Winter’s Embrace Couples Weekend at the Canadian Ecology Centre. Embrace winter with someone you love at the Canadian Ecology Centre. Package includes 2 nights’ accommodation, lunch & dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, Saturday afternoon activities & a Saturday evening campfire. Package price: $300+HST per couple. Highway 17, Mattawa.
Phone: 705-744-1715
www.canadianecology.com

February 13, 2018
Today is Canada’s Agriculture Day. It’s a time to celebrate the contribution that our farmers make to our world, our country, our province and our local communities. On behalf of M&R Feeds Micksburg, Pembroke and Shawville, our hats off to all of our local farmers.
www.mandrfeeds.com
www.agday.ca

February 13, 2018
Today is the deadline to submit your listing for the March -April Edition of 101 Things to Do in the Valley. Listings are $25 plus HST, or 5 listings for $100 plus HST. A great edition for ST. Patrick’s Day, March Break, Easter and Spring events. Edition publishes February 15.
101things@travelourbackyard.com
www.travelourbackyard.com

February 14, 2018
It’s Valentine’s Day in Downtown Pembroke! Book ahead at your favourite local eatery and take your sweetheart out for dinner. Reservations are highly recommended as our restaurants tend to book up early, though many have multiple sittings. Share the love in Downtown!
www.facebook.com/downtownpembroke
www.downtownpembroke.ca

February 15, 2018
Are you a parent of a child or young adult with an intellectual disability? Join us for an information session about opportunities for their future. Includes employment opportunities, transitional support, Passports and how to use them, financial planning and more. 6:30pm at the Community Living office.
Phone: 613-735-0659
cripley@cluov.ca

February 16-19, 2018
Family Day Weekend at the Canadian Ecology Centre! Join us on Sunday evening for a candlelit snowshoe hike, campfire, star gazing in our observatory, and wolf howling. Weekend packages available with meals and accommodations, or just come for Sunday evening. Highway 17, Mattawa. On Facebook.
Phone: 705-744-1715
www.canadianecology.ca

February 17, 2018
Ottawa Valley Maple Workshop and Information Day. 9:30am-3:00pm at the Eganville Legion, 57 Pontiac Street, Eganville. Learn how to work with tubing, filtering your syrup, making maple candy and more! $20 members, $25 non-members. Pre-registration encouraged.
Phone: 613-735-2366
www.omspa.ca

February 17, 2018
Battle on the River. Hosted by the Northeast Snowmobile Racing Association. 8:00am start. Being held at the Deep River airport. Watch drag racing on a 500-foot snow track. This is a kid friendly event so bring the family and enjoy the day.

February 17-19, 2018
Free Ontario Family Fishing Weekend! Canadian residents can fish Ontario waters free. There is no better time to introduce a friend to fishing!
www.ontariofamilyfishing.com

February 18, 2018
Johnston & Mackie is a proud sponsor of the Coldest Night of the Year walk in Pembroke on February 24. We want to remind you that the fee to participate increases to $40 per person (up from $25) starting tomorrow, so register now. 2K, 5K and 10K walk options. See us at KM #3!
alison.jones@rcsrenfrew.on.ca
www.cnoy.org/Pembroke

February 18, 2018
North Renfrew Snowmobile Association Family Day Social. 11:30am-2:30pm. Hot dogs, hot chocolate, bonfire and a great opportunity to meet fellow sledders. We will be starting at the Stopping Place on the A Trail west of Deep River. Look forward to seeing you out.
Phone: 613-586-1951
karencrain@sympatico.ca

February 19, 2018
In the Kitchen cooking classes for kids 7+ and adults. Science of baking, the measuring tools, quantities, calculations and prepare a healthy baked goods. 5:00pm-8:00pm. $25 per pair.
Phone: 613-623-7301
www.facebook.com/nicksmithcentre

February 19, 2018
Snow Snake Workshop at Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre. Construction from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Competition 2:30pm-3:30pm. Bring your own files and rasps for wood working. Tools provided for those without. Workshop led by Rick Klatt. Great for parents/grandparents and children ages 6+.
rklatt@rccdsb.edu.on.ca
www.shawwoods.ca

February 21, 2018
Attention young professionals! We want to see you at our #NetworkIN event at 24 West Lofts in Downtown Pembroke! Check out new businesses Ottawa Valley Studios, AWE Yoga and Chamber of Secrets Escape Rooms! A great opportunity to network and check out a cool new space in Pembroke. 7:00pm-9:00pm.
pbia@downtownpembroke.ca
www.facebook.com/downtownpembroke

February 22, 2018
Second Career Info Session. Find out if training through Second Career is the right step for you. February 22nd 9:30 am to 11:00 am . Kenwood Corporate Centre, 120-16 Edward Street South, Arnprior. Contact us by phone or email to register or for additional information.
Phone: 613-623-4680
arnprior@getontrac.ca

February 23, 2018
Trivia Night at Haley United Church. 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. $60/table, maximum six people per table. $60 cash prize for winning team. Door prizes and free snacks. Funds to support the Haley United Church.
760 Calvin Road, Haley Station
Phone: 613-432-7035

February 23, 2018
The Pembroke & Area Airport invites you to celebrate National Aviation Day with a donation to the Project Runway campaign! For $250 you can “buy” a foot of runway. Be part of our Friends of the Airport group. Tax receipts available.
marketing@flycyta.ca
www.facebook.com/flycyta

February 23, 2018
The Pontiac Chamber of Commerce 6th Annual Business Achievement Awards Gala. Pontiac Conference Centre in Fort-Coulonge, Quebec. Starting at 6:00pm.
Phone: 819-647-2312

February 24, 2018
Johnston & Mackie invites you to take a walk tonight in support of homelessness. Pembroke’s Coldest Night of the Year takes place throughout the city with funds raised going to help those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. See us at KM #3. Walk is 4:00pm-8:00pm. Start at Pembroke Armouries.
alison.jones@rcsrenfrew.on.ca
www.cnoy.org/Pembroke

February 24, 2018
Renfrew Nipissing Pembroke Conservative Association Nomination Meeting. RCAF #433 Champlain Wing in Renfrew. Call to order at 10:00am. Speeches 10:00am. Voting 10:30am-12:30pm. Must be a member to vote.
www.rnp-conservative.ca

February 24, 2018
Renfrew Nipissing Pembroke Conservative Association Nomination Meeting. Opeongo Seniors Centre in Barry’s Bay. Call to order at 3:30pm. Speeches 3:30pm. Voting 4:00pm-6:00pm. Must be a member to vote.
www.rnp-conservative.ca

February 24, 2018
An Evening With Trapperman, Gordie McMillan. He shares his experiences and knowledge of local wildlife and the outdoors. 7:00pm-9:00pm. Golden Lake Community Centre. Free.
www.facebook.com/NAW2017

February 24, 2018
Brudenell Lyndoch and Raglan Fire Departments Poker Run and Fishing Derby. Known as the “Palmer Poker Run.” 9:00am-4:00pm. Start at Raglan White Lake Beach. Fishing derby, midway point and food stand on Moccasin Lake. Prizes and fun in support of the fire department.
Phone: 613-758-2061

February 24-25, 2018
Tefler Entrepreneurship Program for Military Families. Learn about entrepreneurship in this two day session. Learn the start-up process first hand. Held at the PMFRC office at 12 Reichwald Crescent, Petawawa.
www.telfer.uottawa.ca/mfs

February 25, 2018
Renfrew Nipissing Pembroke Conservative Association Nomination Meeting. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72 in Pembroke. Call to order at 12:00pm. Speeches 12:00pm. Voting 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Must be a member to vote.
www.rnp-conservative.ca

February 26, 2018
Academic Upgrading Intake Session. Held at Algonquin College in Pembroke. 9:00am-12:00pm. In this session you will learn how to complete your college admission pre-requisites. This is free to adults who are Ontario residents. Contact Melanie Burton at the College to register in advance.
Phone: 613-735-4700 x.2764
burtonm@algonquincollege.com

February 27, 2018
Job Fair Success Workshop. Let ontrac Arnprior help you put your best foot forward in advance of our March 28th Job Fair. Learn the tools for success and how to ensure employers notice you. 10:00am-11:30am. Held at 120-16 Edward Street South, Arnprior. Contact us by phone or email to register or for additional information.
Phone: 613-623-4680
arnprior@getontrac.ca

February 27, 2018
Ladies Day at Mount Pakenham! Join us Tuesday, February 27th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm for an exclusive opportunity to enhance your skiing/boarding skills in a fun, comfortable environment! Beginner to expert, this is for you! Advance reservation required.
Phone: 613-624-5290
www.mountpakenham.com