May Events

Cottage Season
As cottage season approaches, it is a good time to make sure your insurance coverages are up-to-date and adequate for your home and recreational vehicle needs. Talk to a Johnston & Mackie broker about packaging options, seasonal residence coverage and more. Start your summer being properly insured.
Phone: 613-735-1046

Community Living Month
May is Community Living month! Visit our Facebook page where we will profile 31 neat stories of how local businesses, organizations and municipalities are being inclusive. It might give you some ideas on how you can be part of building an inclusive place to live.

May 1, 2018
Ottawa Valley Business reminds you that if you are interested in serving on municipal council or the local school boards, today is the opening day of nominations. Check with your local municipality for information on what you need to know.

May 4, 2018
Festival Hall presents Suddenly Mommy – Anne Marie Scheffler. Hilarious one-woman show. Every mom’s experience of good times, bad advice, and trying to do it all. Hot dates to play dates, rollercoaster of motherhood. A Second City actress. Great idea for a ladies night or date night theatre. 7:30pm. 401 Isabella Street, Pembroke.


May 5, 2018
Save the date for the Annual Indoor Yard and Plant Sale at the Rankin Culture & Recreation Centre. Spring cleaning? Donations accepted in advance. Watch Facebook page for details.

May 5, 2018
The Great Downtown Garage sale will be taking place in Renfrew on Saturday May 5th in Downtown Renfrew. 8:00am-2:00pm. Don’t let the construction scare you from all the great deals! The Garage Sale will be the first Saturday in our “Saturday’s in the Square” event series.

May 5, 2018
Festival Hall presents Carl Dixon – a Canadian musician who played with bands such as Coney Hatch, April Wine, and The Guess Who. Carl’s story is inspiring – he survived a massive car crash in Australia and the crazy world of the Canadian music business. Special opening guest Richard Souliere. 7:30pm. 401 Isabella Street, Pembroke.
Phone: 613-735-2182

May 8, 2018
Ladies Night begins at the Pembroke Golf Club. We look forward to seeing all women members at our kickoff night. Our ladies nights run until September 4th every Tuesday.


May 12, 2018
Festival Hall presents The Mudmen – A Canadian Celtic rock band. Perfect for the Ottawa Valley. The Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are characters both on and off stage. With over 2,600 shows to date, they translate to all audiences. Amazing night of music, fun, bagpipes, and rock. 7:30pm. 401 Isabella Street, Pembroke.
Phone: 613-735-2182

May 11-12, 2018
It’s the Downtown Pembroke Connect Trade Show! Join us at the PMC Friday evening and Saturday during the day and see our Downtown merchants and their neighbours. Bring the kids because there’s plenty for them to do too. Want to participate? Book your booth with us today. Open to any business.
Phone: 613-629-5555

May 19-20, 2018
Second Annual Gun & Sportsman Show. Hosted by the Madawaska Valley Fish & Game Club. All welcome. Admission: $5.00, kids 16 and under free with an adult. 9:00am to 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday at the Paul J. Yakabuski Centre.
65 Arena Road, Barry’s Bay
Phone: 613-758-2222

May 24, 2018
Spring Business and Leadership Conference featuring keynote speaker, Doug Griffiths. Griffiths is the author of 13 Ways to Kill Your Community. Register in advance. Algonquin College. Early bird registration fee of $199 plus tax until March 31st. $239 plus tax as of March 31.
Phone: 613-735-4700 x.2831

May 26-27, 2018
Pembroke Log Cabin Quilters present their Quilt Show “Every Quilt Has A Time.” Enjoy our merchant mall, tea room, raffle quilt, raffle baskets, demos and special displays. Saturday, May 26th (10:00am-5:00pm) and Sunday, May 27th (10:00am-3:00pm). Admission $6. Accompanied children admitted free. Petawawa Civic Centre, 16 Civic Centre Road.

May 27, 2018
Festival Hall presents The Barra MacNeils. The MacNeil siblings are widely regarded as one of the greatest live concert acts in the Celtic world. Hailing from Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island, the family is deeply rooted in Celtic music, culture, dance, language and history. Critically acclaimed worldwide. 7:30pm. 401 Isabella Street, Pembroke.
Phone: 613-735-2182