May Events


May
Skylight Drive-In opens for the season in May! Located at 199 Forest Lea Road in Pembroke, we are Renfrew County’s only drive-in movie theatre.
www.skylightdrivein.com

May
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.
www.facebook.com/communitylivingupperottawavalley
www.cluov.ca

May 1-4, 2017
Spring Yoga Retreat. Spruceholme Inn in Fort Coulonge. Two yoga sessions/day and three meals with lodging. Angel therapist, hypnotists and art activity included. Join us for a wonderful time rejuvenating and relaxing your body. Beginners welcome. No experience necessary!
Phone: 819-647-5447

May 3, 2017
We are launching into golf season at the Island Brae Golf Club with our first Men’s Night of the year. Get your gang together or let us match you up with a great group of guys.
Phone: 613-732-9022
www.islandbraegolf.com

May 4, 2017
We are launching into golf season at the Island Brae Golf Club with our first Ladies Night of the year. Get your gang together or let us match you up with a great group of girls.
Phone: 613-732-9022
www.islandbraegolf.com

May 4, 2017
Dean Brody in Pembroke at the Pembroke Memorial Centre. With special guests James Barker Band and High Valley. Tickets are available at the City of Pembroke Recreation Department, located in the Pembroke Memorial Centre. Will be a great night so get your tickets early.
Phone: 613-735-6281 ext. 1501

May 5, 2017
Pembroke Golf Club first Men’s Night of the season. Time to get out on the course after a very long winter. Get your membership now and join the crowd!
Phone: 613-732-1665
www.pembrokegolfclub.ca

May 5, 2017
Archeology and Immigration in the Madawaska Valley. Exhibition opening Friday, May 5th 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Railway Station, Barry’s Bay. Exhibit will feature archaeological finds from the Madawaska Valley and illustrate over a thousand years of people moving to and from the Madawaska Valley.
Phone: 613-756-5885
www.therailwaystation.ca

May 6, 2017
Rankin Recreation Centre’s Annual Yard and Plant Sale. 7:00am-1:00pm. Come score some great finds, or get some new plants for your garden. Have some unwanted items? Donations can be dropped off May 3-5, 9:00am-3:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm.
20 Rankin Rink Road, Pembroke
www.rankincentre.ca

May 7, 2017
PEM-CON 2017. 9:00am-3:00pm. Action figures, collectibles, toys, comics, video games and more. Vendors will be on site buying items so bring in your collectibles. Free!
Clarion Hotel in Pembroke
rontavioustoys@gmail.com

May 8, 2017
Sean Conway speaks at Algonquin College Pembroke on The Character and Colour of the Ottawa Valley Political Tradition. 7:00pm. $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Sean Conway was a long-time politician representing the Ottawa Valley. Reserve your tickets today.
Phone: 613-735-4700 ext. 2756
brambuj@algonquincollege.com 

May 10, 2017
Pembroke Golf Club first Ladies Night of the season. The Ladies Section would like to thank all of their sponsors for supporting women’s golf in the 2017 season. Join us or fun golf and even better camaraderie.
Phone: 613-732-1665
www.pembrokegolfclub.ca

May 10, 2017
Options Skilled Trades Career Fair. Pembroke Memorial Centre. 9:00am-2:00pm. This event is free to the general public.
www.algonquincollege.com/pembroke/options

May 11, 2017
Old Time Logging Along the Madawaska River. Author’s talk with historian Rory MacKay. 7:00pm at the Opeongo Seniors’ Centre, 19 Stafford Street, Barry’s Bay.
Phone: 613-756-5885
www.therailwaystation.ca

May 12, 2017
30th Birthday Open House. Valley Artisans’ Co-op. 2:00pm-8:00pm. We are excited to be celebrating 30 years in business. We hope that you will come and help us to celebrate. There will be children’s crafts, hand building projects, artisans’ demonstrations as well as coffee and treats.
33373 Highway 17, Deep River
Phone: 613-584-4483

May 13, 2017
Hell or High Water. Come and be part of one of Canada’s largest paddlesports festivals, celebrate this amazing river, and help raise a few dollars for important community causes. Takes place on the Petawawa River.
hohwpetawawa@hotmail.com
www.hohw.ca

May 13, 2017
Come out to the Downtown Connect Expo, a trade show at the Pembroke Memorial Centre. Plenty of great vendors in this one-day trade show that runs from 10:00am-3:00pm. Vendors both inside and outside the Downtown with plenty of on-site activities for kids.
Phone: 613-629-5555
pbia@downtownpembroke.ca

May 13, 2017
Eganville & Area Horticultural Society’s Spring Plant Sale. 9:00am-11:00am at the Eganville Legion. Selling plants and cuttings at bargain prices. There will also be a café and raffle. Spring has sprung, come kick start your garden with us! Everyone welcome.
57 Pontiac Street, Eganville

May 13, 2017
Rally in the Valley. Kicking off at Mile Marker 9 on Baron Canyon Road, and through the forested trails between Petawawa and Algonquin Park in Laurentian Valley. Come on out and meet other enthusiasts and camp out/RV with us at Mile Marker 9 open public camping – get there early for a good spot.
Phone: 613-401-4820
www.renfrewcountyatv.ca

May 13, 2017
Microchip Clinic at Pembroke Animal Hospital. 9:00am-2:00pm. Have peace of mind by microchipping your pet! Simple, painless and a lifetime of worry-free ID! $30/dog or $20/cat. Cash, Visa or MC accepted. All proceeds to benefit the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre. Space is limited. appointments required.
www.renfrewcounty.ontariospca.ca

May 18, 2017
Official Opening Day at Horse Country Campground! Plan a horseback riding vacation or day trip to the Ottawa Valley’s Ranch Resort! Learn to ride, bring your own horse, city slicker multi-day vacations and pick ‘n ride bluegrass festival. For information and reservations see our website.
Phone: 613-867-0585
www.horsecountrycampground.com

May 19, 2017
Opening day at Bonnechere Provincial Park! Join us for your first camping of the season. Book your campsite online at:
www.ontarioparks.com

May 19, 2017
Moments In Time Ladies Night. 5:30pm-1:00am. Shawville Fair building. Entertainment by Marc Jade, psychic medium, dinner by Cafe 349, silent auction, vendors, prizes and DJ. Tickets $30 and available at Stedman’s V&S.
info@shawvillefair.ca
www.shawvillefair.ca

May 20, 2017
Colby’s Crusade. 5th annual fundraiser in support of Colby Audette. 11:00am start at the Kiwanis Fieldhouse at Riverside Park. Raising awareness about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Barbecue, 50/50 draw, silent auction, face painting, Ry-J’s, Mr. Dimples and more. Visit our Facebook event page.

May 20, 2017
The public is invited to play the Victoria Day 9 & Dine at Island Brae Golf Club. Sign up as a group or come as a single. A fun nine holes to celebrate the first long weekend of the summer.
Phone: 613-732-9022
www.islandbraegolf.com

May 25, 2017
The 3rd Annual Spring Business & Leadership Conference. Professional development opportunity for Renfrew County. $229 plus HST. Includes four workshops, lunch, refreshment break, keynote speaker, networking and post-conference social. Held at Algonquin College in Pembroke.
www.algonquincollege.com/pembroke

May 25, 2017
We have an awesome new event this year – the Downtown Pembroke Shop Hop! Visit neat shops in the Downtown that will be open until 8:00pm. Special promotions at participating businesses and a shopping contest. This idea was brought forward by one of our awesome merchants!
www.facebook.com/downtownpembroke
www.downtownpembroke.ca

May 25-27, 2017
Showcase Paradise Tradeshow 2017 and the 5th Annual Bogie Days. Hosted by the Calabogie Rink the Roof Committee. All welcome. Free admission. Thursday 4:00pm-9:00pm and Friday 12:00pm-9:00pm. Bogie Days all day Saturday. $5 admission, under 16 free. Something for everyone. All at the Calabogie Community Hall.
574 Mill Street, Calabogie
kimberlyarekowski@gmail.com

May 26-28, 2017
Join wildlife researchers in the field as they unravel the mysteries of the plants and animals of Algonquin Park. Experience first-hand the science behind wildlife research. 12 spots.
Phone: 705-633-5621
www.algonquinwrs.ca

May 27, 2017
Join us for Breakfast at Heritage Village in Petawawa. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, home fries, eggs, coffee and tea. 8:00am to 12 noon. Cost for breakfast is by donation. Share a meal and then explore the Village. The Petawawa Horticultural Society will also be selling spring plants. Special announcement by MPP John Yakabuski.
Phone: 613-687-5054
www.petawawaheritagevillage.com