North Grenville Celebrates Canada’s 150th


Canada 150th Events

SpringKemptville Horticultural Society, planted Canada tulips in Rotary Park and enhancements to the flowers in the park to reflect the 150th celebration
Closing Nov 15 Youngsters of Yore, Sesquicentennial Photo Contest.
All photos must be taken within the borders of our Municipality by North Grenville residents.
Photographs (up to 3 may be submitted by each individual) must be printed on 8 1/2 x 11 glossy or matte photo paper (without borders and unframed). Name, address, and phone number of each entrant must be printed on the backside of each photo along with date photo was taken. Title for photos is optional.
The top three photos will receive awards. All submissions will eventually be displayed. Photos may be deposited in a special container at the North Grenville Public Library on Water Street.
April 29Royal Canadian Legion Kemptville Branch 212 Anniversary Committee Dedication of the Legion Building (Public)
Location: 100 Reuben Crescent
Date of Event: Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 2:00 p.m.
May 26North Grenville Concert Choir, "Songs of Canada"
7:30pm Holy Trinity, Merrickville
May 27North Grenville Concert Choir, "Songs of Canada"
7:30pm Winchester United
May 28North Grenville Concert Choir, "Songs of Canada"
2:00pm St. John's, Kemptville
May 28Rotary Club of Kemptville, Duck Race
Location is Rotary Park and the Prescott St bridge
June 10Friends of the NG Public Library, Puppet Show and Workshop
Municipal Centre 10am -4:30pm
June 20th
(rain date June 22nd)
Oxford-on-Rideau Public School
Community/Family BBQ, games and more
End of year celebration hosted by the Parent Teacher Association
5 – 8 pm at no charge (donations willingly accepted for the PTA war chest/SOS)
All are welcome
June 24Kemptville Horticultural Society
Bud to Bloom Garden Tour
June24, 2017
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

There are 8 private homes on this tour ranging from quaint urban gardens to large country gardens showcasing both amazing hard and soft landscaping ideas. Price is $15 per ticket including afternoon tea at historic Burritts Rapids Hall, Burrrits Rapids, Ontario.
Tickets will be available at Brewed Awakenings in Kemptville after May 1, 2017 or email Kemptville Horticultural Society at [email protected] or by calling Doreen at 613-215-0232.
All proceeds of this tour go toward the KHS Annual Bursaries awarded to Students in Horticultural related programs.
June 25Church in the Park
A group of Christians will gather in Maplewood Park in Oxford Mills to give thanks to God for his care and blessing over these past 150 years. We will also confess those mis-steps, some of which our governments have acknowledged through public apologies in recent years.
Dr. David Shanahan will share some reflections, based on Psalm 72. Volunteers from the Kemptville Christian Reformed Church will lead the worship, which will include a mix of contemporary songs, and hymns that our early pioneer settlers would have known and loved.
Everyone is invited to share in this community outdoor church service. And all are invited to stay for a strawberry social and potluck lunch. Bring a lawn chair and bug spray, and, if possible, a bit of lunch to share. And wear red and white. Rain venue – Kemptville Christian Reformed Church, 2455 County Road 18. For more info, go to
June 29Voyageur Brigade Society, Ottawa Brigade: South Wind Brigade
2017 Big Canoe Journeys, Rideau Provincial Park
July 1Celebrate in Oxford Mills
Come on down to Maplewood Park from noon to 4 pm; have the kids enjoy some old-timey games, bid on some wonderful auction items, purchase the food on offer from Dial-a-Chef and the Lions Club, and enjoy some wonderful music. For more information:
July 1Rotary Club of Kemptville Canada Day Parade
July 1Municipality of North Grenville
Celebrate in Riverside Park, Kemptville
Celebrate in Maplewood Park, Oxford Mills
fireworks display at dusk in Riverside Park
July 1Kemptville Legion is holding Breakfast from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, followed by the Flag Raising ceremony at 10:30 AM . Children’s games and a Bar-B-Q in the afternoon. Beer garden is open thru the afternoon. All events open to the public.
July 15Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre
Canada 150 Family Fun Fest
Location: Arboretum in Ferguson Forest Centre
10 am - 5 pm - free & open to the public

Opening Ceremonies with the Kemptville Legion Pipes & Drums
Trick horse demos by Blitzen Morgans of Jasper, Ontario
Rynestone - Magic with an Edge
Eco-entertainment with Junkyard Symphony
Singer Ali McCormick, the "Lioness of Lanark"
Dog Agility demos with Paws 4 Fun Agility
Music entertainment: Bruce Enloe and the Burning Sensations
Music entertainment: Sour Belly Trio from Fergus, Ontario
Food Vendor: Weiner's Food Truck



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