February Events


February 3, 2017
Red Cross Babysitting Course. 9:00am-4:00pm at the Renfrew Recreation Centre. For youth between the ages of 11 and 15 years old. $50. Register online. 67 Argyle Street, Renfrew.
www.ottawavalleyfirstaid.com

February 4, 2017
Mosaic Signs Workshop at The Railway Station in Barry’s Bay. Led by Kathryn Bossy. Workshop runs from 10:00am to4:00pm. Cost is $90 + HST per person. Regsister today and enjoy this artist-led event.
Phone: 613-756-5885
www.therailwaystation.ca

February 4, 2017
Snowmobile Driver Training Course. Snow Country Snowmobile Association office 40484 Highway 41, Pembroke. Open to those 12 years of age or older without a valid drivers licence. Cost is $40, doors open at 8:00am, course runs from 9:00am-2:00pm. Pre-registration is required.
Phone: 613-646-7736.
ljackson4508@yahoo.ca

February 4, 2017
Join Downtown Pembroke for the second annual Downtown HockeySpree Street Hockey Tournament! Teams in three divisions will play for the HockeySpree Cup while raising funds for Elevate Youth Fitness Studio. Youth Division (Ages 10-14): $15/person; Open Division (Ages 15-34): $20/person; Old Timers Division (Ages 35+): $20/person. Free jersey for each registered participant! Register by February 1, 2017.
pbia@downtownpembroke.ca
www.downtownpembroke.ca

February 4, 2017
3rd Annual Polar Bear Dip. Held in support of the Pembroke and Laurentian Valley Handi-Bus. Starting at 11:30am. Pledge sheets can be picked up at the City of Pembroke’s recreation office located at the Pembroke Memorial Centre and at Sheppard & Gervais Law office or at the Handi-Bus office, located at 170 Ellis Avenue in Pembroke. Event is being held at the Pembroke Marina.

February 10, 2017
Join us for the second annual Festival of Outdoor Rinks! Runs February 10-12, 2017. 20 rinks participating around Renfrew County and the Pontiac. Full schedule available in mid-January on our website. Festival is free. Check the website for events and rink information.
www.facebook.com/outdoorrinks
www.festivalofoutdoorrinks.com

February 10-12, 2017
Winter’s Embrace Couples Weekend. Embrace winter with someone you love at the Canadian Ecology Centre. Package includes two nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, Saturday afternoon activities and a Saturday evening campfire. $275+HST per couple.
Phone: 705-744-1715
www.canadianecology.ca

February 10-12, 2017
The 2017 Beaver Cup Pond Hockey Festival on Calabogie Lake. 4 on 4 pond hockey tournament with men’s and women’s recreation division (must be 19+.) $400/team. Guaranteed up to five games. Register online.
Calabogie Peaks Resort.
www.beavercuppondhockey.ca

February 11, 2017
Join us for the second annual Festival of Outdoor Rinks! Runs February 10-12, 2017. 20 rinks participating around Renfrew County and the Pontiac. Full schedule available in mid-January on our website. Festival is free. Check the website for events and rink information.
www.facebook.com/outdoorrinks
www.festivalofoutdoorrinks.com

February 11, 2017
Vintage Snowmobile Show + Shine at Railway Station Park. Wear a vintage snowmobile suit and get a prize! 10:00am-4:00pm. Fun for the whole family: sledders special lunch at the Balmoral Hotel, maple taffy by Spring to Life Farm, bonfire and marshmallow-roasting, snow mountain for painting and sliding and hot chocolate and coffee. Opeongo Line, Barry’s Bay.
Phone: 613-756-5885

February 12, 2017
Join us for the second annual Festival of Outdoor Rinks! Runs February 10-12, 2017. 20 rinks participating around Renfrew County and the Pontiac. Full schedule available in mid-January on our website. Festival is free. Check the website for events and rink information.
www.facebook.com/outdoorrinks
www.festivalofoutdoorrinks.com

February 13, 2017
Deadline to book into our March-April 2017 edition of 101 Things to Do in the Valley. Issue publishes February 16th. Features events in late February, March and April such as winter activities, special events, March Break activities, entertainment and more. Anyone can purchase a listing for $25 each, or book 5 listings in the same issue for $100. Budget-friendly promo!
Phone: 613-732-7774
travel@travelourbackyard.com

February 15, 2017
Save the date for Downtown Renfrew’s Annual General Meeting. Guest speaker to be announced. 6:00pm-8:00pm. 161 Raglan Street South in Renfrew.
Phone: 613-433-6079
www.renfrewbia.ca

February 15, 2017
Pembroke Symphony Orchestra will be playing your favorite classics from the Looney Toons Cartoons. Enjoy the musical thrills of your favorite Saturday mornings cartoons. Performance starts at 7:30pm at Festival Hall. Tickets available for purchase online.
Festival Hall, Pembroke
www.festhall.ca

February 18, 2017
Grief Recovery One Day Intensive Workshop. Have you experienced a death, divorce, breakup, retirement, empty nest, loss of health, job loss or any other type of loss? You may have unresolved grief. Workshop by Gina Pilon, Grief Recovery Specialist. 9:00am-5:00pm. $130 includes refreshments, lunch, and materials. Register online. Galilee Centre, Arnprior.
www.responsiblyhealthy.ca

February 18, 2017
Club Quad Pontiac presents Veterans Emergency Transition Services Awareness Ride. $20/ATV with pass, $40/ATV without pass, $10/passenger. Door prizes, 50/50 draw. Ride begins at 9:30am from the Gavan Hotel, 1157 de Clarendon in Quyon.
gavellepat@yahoo.ca
www.facebook.com/clubquadpontiac

February 18, 2017
Farm Family Safety Day. Topics include: tree felling safety; ATV, snowmobiling and side-by-side safety; chemical and respiratory safety; working at heights and farm vehicle safety. Lunch and snacks provided at no cost. There will be activities for children. 9:30am-2:00pm.
Cobden Agricultural Hall
Phone: 613-432-6317

February 18, 2017
Pembroke Public Library Teach4Good Technology Session. Learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks to your electronic devices. 237 Victoria Street in Pembroke. 11:00am-1:00pm. Come with your devices.
Phone: 613-732-8844
www.pembrokelibrary.ca

February 18, 2017
Telus Snowmobile Ride For Dad. Registration 8:00am-10:00pm. Ride departs trail at 10:30am sharp. Meet at the Timberline Snowmobile Club. Riding, lunch, poker run, prizes fight prostate cancer.
Phone: 613-401-2765
lradway@hotmail.com

February 18, 2017
Building Connections Family LEGO contest. This year’s theme is castles. We encourage families to work together on their creation. 12:00pm at the Renfrew Legion, 30 Raglan Street South, Renfrew. Register in advance.
Phone: 613-432-1551
jeady@phoenixctr.com

February 20, 2017
Investor Information Session. Join the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op at Whitewater Brewery’s fantastic new brewpub in Cobden! Enjoy a drink on us as well as a tour of the brewery followed by a talk on how you can invest in local solar power. 7:30pm-9:00pm.
www.orec.ca

February 20, 2017
Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County free family skate. Rotary Park in Pembroke and Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior. Free hot dogs, balloons, face painting. 1:00pm-3:30pm.
www.fcsrenfrew.on.ca

February 20, 2017
Only a few days left to register for Win This Space – a contest by the City of Pembroke for entrepreneurs to win a commercial space in Pembroke rent-free for 6-months on a 2-year lease.  There are six commercial spaces available!
www.pembroke.ca

February 20, 2017
Free Winter Family Festival. 4:00pm-6:00 pm. Celebrate Family Day with skating, hot chocolate, games, fireworks and more! Dundonald Hall, Petawawa. Open to both Canadian Forces and civilian families.

February 22, 2017
Seniors that Sizzle Lunch & Learn program. Every Wednesday until March 15, 2017. For seniors 55 and over. Enjoy lunch and be inspired. This session features travel and leisure ideas. Doors open at 11:30am, lunch at 12:00pm, speaker at 12:30pm. Pre-registration required.
Phone: 613-735-6821 ext. 1501
www.pembroke.ca

February 24, 2017
Algonquin Park Bird Feeder Fridays are days when the bird feeders at the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre are broadcast live for visitors from around the world to see. 8:00am-5:00pm. Tune in to see what birds make an appearance at www.algonquinpark.on.ca/virtual/webcam/feeder_friday.php

February 24-26, 2017
Eastern Ontario Broomball Association’s 2017 Regional Championships. Held at the Silver Dart Arena (on base), 51 Peacekeepers Way, Petawawa.
lesley.squibb@ontariobroomball.ca
www.ontariobroomball.ca

February 25, 2017
Timberline Mystery Snowmobile Poker Run. Registration at 11:00am. Run to start at 1:00pm from the Timberline Snowmobile Clubhouse, 1 Henan Road Pembroke. A great day of fun!
Phone: 613-732-1427
www.snowcountryscsa.ca

February 25, 2017
HCM Rec Committee is gearing up for another month of Trail Side Cafe. Warm up at the Stonecliffe Community Centre 11:00am-3:00pm with homemade soups, hot sandwiches, biscuits and desserts. Just off Highway 17 and the “A” Trail (signs are posted along the trail). Cash bar is open.

February 25, 2017
Madawaska Valley Fish & Game Club Poker Run. Registration 10:00am-1:00pm at the clubhouse. $10. Hot food is available on the trail and at the clubhouse.
Phone: 613-758-2851

February 25, 2017
World’s Shortest Downhill Ski/Snowboard Race! Mount Molson in Petawawa. All skiers and snowboarders are welcome. Compete for bragging rights and your name on the trophy. Everyone gets a medal. Registration 10:00am-Noon. Race starts at 1:00pm
www.mount-molson.ca

February 25, 2017
Pembroke Symphony Orchestra will be playing your favorite classics from the Looney Toons. Enjoy the musical thrills of your favorite Saturday morning cartoons. 7:30pm at Festival Hall. Tickets available online.
www.festhall.ca

February 25, 2017
Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser. Walk 2k, 5k or 10k in the cold. Walk begins at 5:00pm. Call Katrina at The Grind to register your team.
Phone: 613-631-0201
www.coldestnightoftheyear.org

February 25, 2017
Pontiac Polar Plunge. For the benefit of Residence Meilleur. For a minimum donation of $50, participants will brave the icy waters of the Ottawa River. 2:00pm-4:00pm at the municipal pump house in Chapeau.
Phone: 819-689-2986
pontiac.polarplunge@gmail.com

February 25, 2017
McNab & District Celtic Heritage Society is holding its 4th Annual Medieval Feast at the Royal Canadian Legion in Renfrew. Celebrate St. Brigid of Ireland. Cocktails start at 5:30pm. Come and meet the knights of the day and St. Brigid and St. Patrick. Tickets on sale at Aikenhead’s and Dahl’s in Renfrew, and Peebles in Arnprior.
Phone: 613-623-3614
Phone: 613-266-1496

February 26, 2017
Superhero Fun Day. 11:00am-2:00pm. RCAF Wing in Renfrew. Tickets: $20 (advance only) from Renfrew OPP detachment.  Meet: Captain America, Spiderman, Batman, Darth Vader, Michelangelo and more. Funds to Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation and OPP DARE Program. Photo Booth, Jedi Training Superhero Boot Camp and more.

February 28, 2017
Ladies Day at Mount Pakenham! Join us 1:00pm-4:00pm for an exclusive opportunity to enhance your skiing/boarding skills in a fun, comfortable environment! Beginner to expert, this is for you! Reservations required.
Phone: 613-624-5290
www.mountpakenham.com

February 28, 2017
Join Brennan Loh, Shopify’s Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, on how to improve your business in today’s world. Includes modifying your business to be relevant and have an online presence, the future of e-commerce and tactics to implement and improve your business overall. 7:00pm-9:00pm. Nick Smith Centre. $10.
77 James Street, Arnprior
www.arnprior.ca