March Events


Employment Support
Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley will soon be delivering a program of employment supports for people with disabilities. For more information and to be notified of the program launch, register with Carol.
Phone: 613-735-0659
cripley@cluov.ca

March Giveaway
Did you know that Downtown Pembroke has a giveaway every month from one of their businesses? Stay tuned to our Facebook page in March to see who it is and how to win! There’s no cost to enter and you could end up with a little something extra in your pocket for playing along.
pbia@downtownpembroke.ca
www.facebook.com/downtownpembroke

March 1, 2018
Wes’ Chips is open for the season! Take a drive to Madawaska Boulevard in Arnprior to enjoy our delicious fries. Wes’ Chips has been serving French fries in the Valley for over 50 years. Open daily 10:00am-7:00pm until May 1st, then open 10:00am-8:00pm. We offer a picnic area and plenty of parking. Located at 198 Madawaska Boulevard in Arnprior.
Phone: 613-623-5492
www.weschips.ca

March 1, 2018
Ottawa Valley Business reminds you that 2018 is a municipal election year. If you are interested in running for council, we recommend that you watch a video put out by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario that discusses the role that elected officials play in municipalities. “So You Want To Run For Council” is online and available March 1. Nominations open May 24.
amo@amo.on.ca
www.ovbusiness.com

March 1, 2018
Today is the last day you can make a contribution to your RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan) for the 2017 tax filing year. Contact your financial planner for more details.

March 2, 2018
Local Authors Exposed. Hear the truth about publishing from local authors Joelle Hubner-McLean, Claudio Radmore, David Mullholland and Sandra Nikolai. 6:30pm meet and greet. 7:00pm panel. Tickets are $5 and on sale now at the Carleton Place Library. 101 Beckwith Street, Carleton Place
Phone: 613-257-2702

March 2-4, 2018
Westmeath & District Recreation Association presents their annual Winter Carnival. Hockey tournament, public skating, tween dance, euchre tournament, live music, outdoor kids games, and more! Watch for details on our Facebook page closer to the event. You can find us on Facebook!
119 Synton Street, Westmeath

March 3, 2018
Rookie Bonspiel. Pembroke Curling Centre. Morning or afternoon draw times. Coffee and treats in the morning. Lunch in the afternoon. $100 entry fee. Prizes to be won. Contact Brian.
Phone: 519-568-9567
muellerb@live.ca

March 3, 2018
Missing Link Snowmobile Club. 21st Annual Bow-Tie Classic snowmobile poker run and silent auction. Stonecliffe Township Hall Register 10:00am-Noon. $20 per hand. Dinner 3:00pm-7:00pm. Silent auction viewing at Noon. Proceeds to the trails.
We’re on Facebook!
www.missinglinksc.ca

March 3-4, 2018
Renfrew Gun & Hunting Show. March 3: 9:00am-4:00pm. March 4: 9:00am-3:00pm. 100 tables of guns and lots of hunting products! Admission: $7. 115 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Renfrew.
www.valleysportsmanshow.com

March 4, 2018
Irish Kitchen Party with Gail Gavan, Mike Ryan, Seamus Costello, Louis Schryer and the Enright-Donohue Dancers. 2:00pm. Cobden Agricultural Hall. Buy tickets before March 2, 2018. $15 or $20 at the door. Roast pork supper for $14 (advance tickets only.)
Phone: 613-646-2481

March 5-10, 2018
It’s Crochet Week at the Renfrew Public Library. Celebrate this cozy event by yarning together and kicking off our new crochet-knitting club. Free!
Phone: 613-432-8151 x. 0
renlib@renfrew.library.on.ca

March 6, 2018
Are you a subscriber to Ottawa Valley Business? You should be. It’s free and we publish twice a month, including today! Tenders, marketing advice, business news and events, OPP report, election information, books and more.
admin@ovbusiness.com
www.ovbusiness.com

March 9, 2018
Are you Smarter than a Curator? Join us for a fun Friday Trivia Night at the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village. Challenge your level of historical and cultural knowledge. A fun night. Teams of six to eight. Call to book your team.
Phone: 613-735-0517
www.champlaintrailmuseum.com

March 10, 2018
Planning to Build Seminar. Find out how to start planning and designing your new home or cottage. Presented by Home Hardware Building Centre. $15 per person, $20 per couple. Space is limited, reserve your spot by phone or email. Days Inn, 760 Gibbons Road, Renfrew. 10:00am-1:00pm.
Phone: 613-432-8874
beaverhomes.renfrew@bellnet.ca

March 10, 2018
Wild-Foraged Basketry Workshop. Hosted by Firefly Meadows Farm. Workshop includes potluck lunch for sharing inside or around a bonfire outside, and we will provide hot drinks, freshly baked sourdough bread, and dessert. Meant for beginners, with discussions around plant materials and basic basketry technique. Class size of 6 participants. 9:30am-4:00pm. $85.
fireflymeadowsfarm@gmail.com

March 10, 2018
Douglas St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Be in the parade with a float (family, organization, business, school or more!) or come and join in the fun. Parade at 7:00pm starting at St. Michael’s school. Sponsored by the Douglas Lions Club. Register with Preston Cull.
Phone: 613-649-2378
prestoncull@sympatico.ca

March 10, 2018
Vintage Sled Show in Barry’s Bay. Prizes include vintage snowmobile and vintage snowmobile suit. Bonfire and BBQ with the Madawaska Valley Fire Department. 9:00am-3:00pm.
Railway Station Park, Barry’s Bay

March 11, 2018
Forward Thinking reminds you to Spring Forward! Daylight Savings Time begins today! Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead an hour for that extra hour of daylight. Neat fact: while Germany became the first country to switch to Daylight Savings Time in 1916, the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario had been implementing DST since 1908.
www.fwdthink.net

March 11, 2018
Seminar on puppyhood. Presented by Nancy Trus. Natural behaviours of puppies, why they do certain things and when it is necessary to stop them. The merits of socialization, teething issues, what to expect in the teenage years and a Q&A session. 10:30am-12:30pm. $20 each. Register in advance. 80 Richardson Crescent, Pembroke.
www.facebook.com/TailWaggers.K9Sport

March 12, 2018
March Break at the Arnprior Library. Noon-2:00pm. Bingo and Pizza Party. Snacks, prizes and tons of fun. Ages 7 and up. Registration begins February 15 for all our free March Break programs. Valid library membership required.
Phone: 613-623-2279
www.arnpriorlibrary.ca

March 12-15, 2018
Join us at the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village for March Break Kids Program. Monday, March 12 (1:00pm-3:00pm) Adventures along the Ottawa River. For ages 8-11. Wednesday, March 14 (1:00pm-3:00pm) Water Rangers: Protect our Waters. For ages 5-12. Thursday, March 15 (1:00pm-3:00pm) A Trip to Wonderland. For ages 5-9. Register today!
Phone: 613-735-0517
curator@champlaintrailmuseum.com

March 12-16, 2018
Mount Pakenham March Break theme days! With each day a new theme (Princess, Superhero, Canada, Retro, Valley and more!) Just post your costumes on our Facebook Page for a chance to win prizes. Photos must be taken at Mount Pakenham Ski Resort. Details will be added to our Facebook page closer to the date.
Phone: 613-624-5290
www.facebook.com/mountpakenham

March 13, 2018
March Break at the Arnprior Library. 1:30pm-3:00pm. Are You Smarter than a Librarian? Bring your A game and test your skills against our in-house librarian. Ages 8 and up. Registration begins February 15 for all our free March Break programs. Valid library membership required.
Phone: 613-623-2279
www.arnpriorlibrary.ca

March 14, 2018
Second Career Info Session. Find out if training through Second Career is the right step for you. March 14th 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

March 14, 2018
Equine Conference. Building the Basics of Nutrition. Speaker is Jill Dickson, a Purina Equine Nutrition Consultant. 7:00pm. Alice & Fraser Rec Centre, 1 Henan Road in Pembroke. Bring a friend – all are welcome. Please RSVP to help us with space.
Phone: 613-732-2843
pembroke@mandrfeeds.com

March 14, 2018
March Break at the Arnprior Library. 1:00pm. Interpretive Nature Walk at Macnamara Trail. Family activity perfect for curious nature lovers. Hot chocolate and snacks after at the library. Registration begins February 15.
Phone: 613-623-2279
www.arnpriorlibrary.ca

March 15, 2018
Equine Conference. Building the Basics of Nutrition. Speaker is Jill Dickson, a Purina Equine Nutrition Consultant. 7:00pm at M&R Feeds in Shawville.
Phone: 819-647-2814
shawille@mandrfeeds.com

March 15, 2018
March Break at the Arnprior Library. 10:00am for The Magic and Mystery of Chris Pilsworth. Illusions and humour. 2:00pm is the movie Wonder, based on the novel by R.J. Palacio.
Phone: 613-623-2279
www.arnpriorlibrary.ca

March 16, 2018
March Break at the Arnprior Library. Drop in morning. Toddler Tales for kids 15-30 months. 10:00am-10:30pm. Have a Hoot for kids aged 30 months to school age. 11:00am-11:30am. No registration required. 3:00pm fort building. Bring a flashlight and pillow. Snacks and sheets provided. Registration required.
Phone: 613-623-2279
www.arnpriorlibrary.ca

March 17, 2018
Exclusive Mini Crop by Sisterhood Papercrafts. Centre Culturel francophone de Pembroke. Free gift for every attendee, coffee/tea, light snacks, door prizes. Limited seating. $25. Prepayment is required. Crop is 9:00am-5:00pm.
Phone: 613-629-0029
info@sisterhoodpapercrafts.ca

March 17, 2018
St. Patty’s Day at The Prior. 7:00pm start. Come party at The Prior with Glass-Town from 7:00pm till close! No cover, green beer, great food and live music! Everyone is Irish on St. Patty’s Day. Arnprior.

March 17, 2018
Come out to our Indoor Farmers Market. 10:00am-2:00pm. Over 30 local food and craft vendors offering maple syrup, honey, homemade prepared meals, frozen meats: beef, pork, lamb, chicken, duck, goat. Many organic products, baked treats, woodworking artists, soap and body products, kombucha and more! Hot lunch available. Held at Rankin Culture & Recreation Centre, Highway 41, Pembroke.

March 17, 2018
March Break at the Arnprior Library. Lego Lounge at 10:30am-11:30pm. Come build using our Lego collection and have your masterpiece displayed in the library. Drop in event.
Phone: 613-623-2279
www.arnpriorlibrary.ca

March 17-31, 2018
Shop Downtown Pembroke and join in the fun of our Easter Basket promotion! Win discounts and prizes by cracking open Easter eggs at participating merchants. Plus, pick up some great Easter gifts for your own egg hunts! And, we have free parking from March 29 to April 2.
pbia@downtownpembroke.ca
www.facebook.com/downtownpembroke

March 19, 2018
Do you remember Canada’s most notorious bank robber? Hear Ed Arnold talk all about it. Algonquin College. 7:00pm. For three years in the 1980s, Gilbert Galvan robbed 59 banks and jewellery stores and used local airline, Pem-Air to do it! $15 advance tickets. $20 at the door.
Phone: 613-735-4700 ext. 2702

March 19, 2018
Our annual Easter Basket promotion begins in Downtown Pembroke. Visit participating stores and you can save during this Spring kick-off event. Plenty to win in Downtown Pembroke!
www.downtownpembroke.ca
www.facebook.com/downtownpembroke

March 22, 2018
Make Your Pitch invites high school students in Ontario to pitch their business ideas in a two-minute video. 20 finalists are chosen who are awarded a trip to Toronto to pitch their ideas live at OCE’s Discovery conference and showcase, April 30-May 1, 2018, in front of a panel of judges.
Phone: 613-735-8224
www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com

March 22, 2018
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. March 22nd 9:00am-10:30am. 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

March 22, 2018
Selling Food to Ontario. Hosted by Renfrew County CFDC and the Laurentian Valley. Shady Nook Recreation Centre.
Phone: 613-431-3951

March 23-25, 2018
Save the date for the Opeongo Heritage Cup at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre, Barry’s Bay. A men’s and women’s hockey tournament featuring four of our heritage communities: Kashubian Griffins, Algonquin Thunderbirds, Irish Shamrocks, and the German Black Eagles. Cultural food and dance as well.
www.heritagecup.ca

March 24, 2018
Hockey Night in Pembroke at the PMC. The 2018 NHL Alumni Benefit Tour featuring NHL legends, local former NHLers in support of Special Olympics Ontario and the Law Enforcement Torch Run! Doors open at 5:00pm. Game starts at 6:00pm. Call or visit our website for tickets.
Phone: 1-844-363-0500
www.benefithockey.com

March 24, 2018
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Cornerview Charolais Bull Sale. Held in Cobden on March 24, 2018. For information, call 613-646-9714 or inquire with M&R Feeds Micksburg location.
www.mandrfeeds.com

March 24-25, 2018
Firearms and Hunter Education and Safety Course. 8:30am start. $270. Eganville & District Sportsman’s Club. Includes books and exam fees.
Phone: 613-432-7065
www.ontariohunt.ca

March 28, 2018
Ontrac Arnprior presents their 3rd Annual Job Fair for adults and youth. Parish Hall, 295 Albert Street, Arnprior. 1:00pm-4:00pm. Bring your resume and references and interview with local employers looking to hire for full-time, part-time, casual and seasonal work. Business casual dress encouraged.
Phone: 613-623-4680
arnprior@getontrac.ca