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150 Events Passport

For Canada’s 150th celebrations, the Town of Arnprior has compiled 150 events held throughout Arnprior in 2017. Residents and visitors are encouraged to pick up a passport at an event or one of the locations listed below and gather stamps at as many events as possible throughout the year. Upcoming events are listed below and more event specific details will be added as they become available. Remember to write your name and phone number on the front of your passport in case it becomes lost and for when you enter your passport into the participation draw.

Arnprior 150 Events Passports can be picked up at all events and these locations:
Town Hall – 105 Elgin St. West
Arnprior Public Library – 21 Madawaska Street
Nick Smith Centre – 77 James Street
Tourist Information Centre – 70 Madawaska Blvd.

Please note red text represents corrected errors which have been identified in the printed version of the passport. 

 Date & Time  Event Event Details
1:30 – 4 pm
5 – 7:30 pm
May 10th
July 12th
September 13th
December 8th
Give Blood at a Blood Donor Clinic Location:
St. John Chrysostom, 295, Albert StreetPlease make an appointment
Register online by clicking here
Multiple Dates

View upcoming schedule here.

Attend a Packers Home Game

Please note stamps are given at home games located at the Nick Smith Centre Only.

Location:
Nick Smith Centre
77 James Street
Admission Fee
Adults $8
Students/Seniors $5
Children 6 – 10 $2
Under 6 Free
Every Friday
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Attend a Legion BBQ Lunch Location:
Arnprior Legion
49 Daniel St.
Items for Purchase
1st Wednesday of each month
5 – 7 pm
Attend a Dining with Friends Location:
Jim’s Restaurant
54 Elgin St. W.
Advance Tickets
3rd Thursday of
each month
Noon – 2 pm
Attend a Friendship Days Location:
Arnprior Legion – 49 Daniel St.
Advance Tickets
 

Postponed

 Pitch In Day

Due to the weather forecast, tomorrow’s Pitch In Day has been postponed. A rescheduled date will be announced soon: http://arnprior.ca/town/garbage-recycling/important-dates/pitch-in-day/

Location: Various Locations Throughout Town (You may also request to do a specific location)

Please register at
613-623-4231 x. 1832

 May 13th
6 pm start
 A Knight in the Maritime Location:
St. John Chrysostom
295 Albert Street
Advance Tickets
 May 14th
11 am – 2 pm
 Mothers Day Coffee Tasting

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a coffee tasting event at your local commercial roaster.

Watch how coffee is roasted. Participate in a coffee tasting event and learn about the art and science of growing and brewing coffee. Discover how you can participate in sustainable coffee cultivation and fair trade practices within the coffee industry while discovering new coffee types and flavours.

Location:
Snark Coffee
480C McCartney St.
FREE
May 17th
TBA
Renfrew County Seniors Games
Carpet Bowling Event
Location:
Nick Smith Centre
77 James Street
Advance Registration
 May 25th
7 pm start
 Celebrate! with Valley Concert Band

The Valley Concert Band celebrates it’s 30th year as Canada celebrates it’s 150th.
The annual Spring Concert will feature great Concert Band arrangements from past to present. Join us for an evening of fantastic music performed by some of the most talented musicians in the Ottawa Valley.
Admission is a free will donation. Proceeds will be donated to a deserving local charity.

 Location:
Emmanuel Anglican Church
287 Harrington St.
Donations Accepted
 May 27th
9 am – noon
 Annual Plant, Garage Sale & Electronic Disposal

Annual plant and garage sale with an electronic waste disposal bin. Any plant donations and items for garage sale are appreciated.

Location:
Parking lot at Pj’s
394 Madawaska Blvd
Items for Purchase
 May 28th
2 pm start
 Film Club Showing Location:
Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska St.
FREE
RSVP Required
 May 31st – June 3rd  Two River Musical Productions Presents James & the Giant Peach Musical

This is our seventh season presenting musicals to both young and old alike.
This year’s production is based on the classic tale by Roald Dahl. Audience members will be in for a wildly imaginative ride, featuring an ensemble of fabulous characters, show stopping musical numbers, magical special effects, puppets and more…!

 Location:
Arnprior & District High School
59 Ottawa Street
Advance Tickets
 June 3rd  The Big Give

The ACTS ministerial will coordinate among all of the respective churches to provide goods and services to the community members of Arnprior at no cost. Some examples include free garage sales, cleaning up roadways and food giveaways. More details to follow.

Location:
Churches in Arnprior
All Events & Items are FREE
 June 3rd
11 am – 9 pm
 Priorpalooza Location:
Robert Simpson Park
400 John St. N.
FREE
 June 10th
10 am start
 Humane Society Walk A Thon

The 2017 Arnprior & District Humane Society Walk-a-thon will take place at beautiful Robert Simpson Park, along the Ottawa River in Arnprior. Participants have their choice between a 2km or 5km walking trail that goes along the river and through the majestic Gillies Grove forest. Anyone can participate and you don’t need a dog to join in the fun. Volunteer dog walkers for the humane society will also showcase some of the dogs available for adoption. After the walk, there will be a BBQ for participants and volunteers, as well as door prizes, vendors, and exhibitors. Prizes will be awarded to the top pledge earners in the adult category and top pledge earners in the youth category.

Location:
Robert Simpson Park
400 John St. N.
Registration starts at 10 am, the Walk begins at 11 am. Pledge forms will be available on our website in the months leading up to the event.
 June 11th
2 – 4 pm
 Concerts in the Park Location:
Robert Simpson Park
400 John St. N.
FREE
 June 14th
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
 Rib Fest Arnprior Regional Health Fundraiser

Annual fundrasier for Arnprior Regional Health Foundation. Tickets are $10 for all you can eat ribs.

Location:
Island View Suites
30 Jack Crescent
Tickets $10
Advance or Door
 June 17th
9 am
 Amazing Race in the Prior Location:
Start at UF Gym
53 James Street
Advance Registration
 June 17th
12 – 1 pm
 Airport Appreciation Day Location:
Arnprior Airport
633 Johnston Rd.
FREE
 June 18th
9 am – 2 pm
 Father’s Day Charity Car Wash

Charity Car Wash  on Fathers Day, all proceeds in support of the Arnprior & District Humane Society.

Location: TBA
Minimum donation $5.00
 June 19th
Noon – 8 pm
 My Library Card Does What? Open House Location:
Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska St.
FREE
 June 23 – 25th  Arnprior Stampede Location:
Arnprior Fair Grounds
10 Galvin St.
Tickets
Advance or Door
 June 24th  Lumbertown BBQ and Smoke Fest

We will be serving only barbecued and smoked foods that day, music and drinks.

Location:
Lumbertown Ale House
123 John St. N.
Items for Purchase
 June 25th
2 – 4 pm
 Concerts in the Park Location:
Robert Simpson Park
400 John St. N.
FREE
 June 28th
2 – 4 pm
 Strawberry Social Location:
Island View Suites
30 Jack Crescent
FREE
 July 1st  Arnprior Tartan Launch & Museum Display  Location:
Arnprior & District Museum
35 Madawaska St.
FREE
 July 1st  Archives Canada Day Display Location:
Arnprior Public
Library
21 Madawaska St.
FREE
 July 1st
10 am – 1 pm
 Fishing Derby

Eastern Ontario’s premiere fishing derby for kids. In the two previous years we have had children participate from not only Arnprior, but Ottawa, Carleton Place, all over Renfrew county and all points in between.

Last year we gave away thousands of dollars worth of prizes and provided the kids with a free hot dog BBQ with drinks.

For more information contact: arnpriorkidsfishingderby@gmail.com

Location:
McLean Park
178 McLean Ave.
FREE
 July 1st  Canada Flag Photo Canada Day at Robert Simpson Park  Location:
Robert Simpson Park
400 John St. N.
FREE
 July 1st
10 am – 3 pm
 Canada Day Car Show & BBQ Location:
Hydro Park
70 Madawaska Blvd.
Items for Purchase
 July 1st
1 – 4 pm
 Strawberry Social

Come join us at Galilee  Centre from 1-4 pm and sit in our screened in porch or our dinning room and enjoy fresh local  strawberries served to you by our Friends Of Galilee .

Location:
Galilee Centre
398 John St. N.
Admission Fee
 July 2nd
2 – 4 pm
 Concerts in the Park Location:
Robert Simpson Park
400 John St. N.
FREE
 July 9th
2 – 4 pm
 Concerts in the Park Location:
Robert Simpson Park
400 John St. N.
FREE
 July 16th
2 -4 pm
 Concerts in the Park Location:
Robert Simpson Park
400 John St. N.
FREE
 July 20th
Noon – 2 pm
 Seniors BBQ & Concert Location:
Robert Simpson Park
400 John St. N.
Advance Tickets
 July 22nd  Music in the Park & Dragon Boat Festival  Location:
Madawaska River & Robert Simpson Park – 400 John St.
FREE
 July 23rd
2 – 4 pm
 Concerts in the Park Location:
Robert Simpson Park
400 John St. N.
FREE
 July 25th  Christmas in July Location:
Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska St.
FREE
 July 30th
2 – 4 pm
 Concerts in the Park Location:
Robert Simpson Park
400 John St. N.
FREE
August 6th
2 – 4 pm
 Concerts in the Park Location:
Robert Simpson Park
400 John St. N.
FREE
August 11-13th  Arnprior Fair Location:
Arnprior Fair Grounds
10 Galvin St.
Admission
Advance or Door
August 13th
2 – 4 pm
 Concerts in the Park Location:
Robert Simpson Park
400 John St. N.
FREE
August 13th
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
 Corn Roast Location:
Island View Suites
30 Jack Crescent
Donations Accepted
August 14-19th  Food for Fines Location:
Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska St.
Food Item Donation
August 19th  Wiggle Wiggle Wash and Spa

Bring your dog to Robert Simpson Park for a day of grooming and fun. Featuring a dog wash, nail trims, and basic grooming as well as pet related crafters/vendors and demonstrations.

Location:
Robert Simpson Park
400 John St. N.
Advance Registration
August 20th
2- 4 pm
 Concerts in the Park Location:
Robert Simpson Park
400 John St. N.
FREE
August 27th  Caitlin Stewart Highland Dance Competition

The competition starts at 8:30 am and runs until 3 – 4 pm. More than 100 dancers are expected to participate, coming from as far as Toronto. The competition is held each year in memory of organizers Renee Stewart’s daughter, Caitline who passed away after a car accident Nov. 2, 1998. Spectators are welcome, we look forward to seeing you there.

Location:
Robert Simpson Park
400 John St. N.
FREE
September 5th – November 20th  Canada at Play Location:
Arnprior & District Museum
35 Madawaska St.
Admission Fee
September 10th
3 pm start
 Ottawa Valley Music Festival Celebration Concert

The Ottawa Valley Music Festival presents a Celebration Concert. The OVMF Chorus and professional orchestra will perform works including Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus”, Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus”.  Join us Sunday, September 10th at 3:00pm for a musically moving celebration of the Ottawa Valley Music Festival’s 24 years! Tickets will be available online (www.ottawavalleymusicfestival.ca) and at the door – $25 Adult / $5 Student with ID / under 12 free.

Location:
St. John Chrysostom
295 Albert Street
Advance Tickets
September 15th

6 pm start

 Doctors Dining Duel

This event pairs practicing Arnprior doctors with local culinary partners to create delicious and innovative bite sized favorites for you to enjoy. Teams will be competing for the coveted People’s Choice Award and bragging rights. Make your cash donation to help us select the winner! There will also be a silent auction, door prizes and a cash bar.

Location:
Nick Smith Centre
77 James Street
Advance Tickets
September 16th  2017 Ride for Mental Health Location:
Antrim Truck Stop
580 White Lake Road
Registration
Advance or Day of
September 17th
9 am start
 Terry Fox Run

Annual Terry Fox run raising fund for cancer research. It has been at the same location for 36 years and we still have runners participating from day one!

Location:
Arnprior Fair Grounds
10 Galvin St.
Registration
Advance or Day of
September 22nd – 24th  Mini Foreign Film Festival Location:
Arnprior Public
Library
21 Madawaska St.
FREE
RSVP Required
September 24th
3 pm start
 With Glowing Hearts Concert

Tutti is an adult ladies vocal ensemble that loves to sing together. In fact this love of singing together is the genus of the name Tutti. Tutti is an Italian musical term meaning all or together. With Glowing Hearts: Canadian Women Singing Canadian Music is a concert featuring music written and/or performed by Canadian artists. What better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday than by listening to music made popular by Canadian artists. The concert will be an eclectic mix of songs representing Canadian artists from coast to coast to coast. The program will be chock-a-block full of favourites by Celine Dion, K. D. Lang, Gordon Lightfoot, Sarah McLachlan and many others.

Location:
St. Andrews
Presbyterian Church
80 Daniel Street
FREE
September 24th
2 pm start
 Film Club Showing Location:
Arnprior Public
Library
21 Madawaska St.
FREE
RSVP Required
October TBA  Glow with L’arche
October 1st
11 am – 2 pm
 International Coffee Day Coffee Tasting

October 1 is International Coffee Day. Come celebrate the event with your local commercial coffee roaster and watch as coffee is roasted.

Participate in a coffee tasting event and learn about the art and science of growing and brewing coffee. Discover how you can participate in sustainable coffee cultivation and fair trade practices within the coffee industry. Try new flavours and types of coffee in our roast room.

Location:
Snark Coffee
480C McCartney St.
FREE
October 7th  Fire Prevention Week Open House

The fire department will be hosted an open house to promote the annual fire prevention week theme as set out by the Office of the Fire Marshal of Ontario, the Ontario association of Fire Chiefs and the National Fire Protection Association.

Location:
Stanley Tourangeau Fire Centre
67 Meehan St.
FREE
 October 7th
1 – 3 pm
 150 Memories Open House & Draw

Open house studio visit wine and cheese for adults. (Juice and cheese for children).

Ballot draw for $150.00 for free video, photo or audio production, editing, duplication, transcoding & old tape format transfer services of the winners choice.

Dress code: Red & White recommended. Maple leaves welcome

Come meet your friends & Neighbours.

Location:
Mainstream Video &
Photography Productions
47 Daniel St. S.
FREE
RSVP Appreciated
 October 14th  Arnprior McNab/Braeside Archives Genealogy Conference  Location:
Nick Smith Centre
77 James Street
Advance Registration
 October 15th Ontario Public Library Week Activities  Location:
Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska St.
  October 16th  Ontario Public Library Week Activities  Location:
Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska St.
  October 17th  Ontario Public Library Week Activities  Location:
Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska St.
  October 18th Ontario Public Library Week Activities  Location:
Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska St.
  October 19th Ontario Public Library Week Activities  Location:
Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska St.
  October 20th Ontario Public Library Week Activities  Location:
Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska St.
  October 21st Ontario Public Library Week Activities  Location:
Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska St.
  October 22nd Ontario Public Library Week Activities  Location:
Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska St.
 October 22nd Film Club Showing Location:
Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska St.
FREE
RSVP Required
 October 28th  Zombie Walk
 October 31st  Light Up the Night Location:
Riverstone Christian Fellowship
59 Madawaska St.
FREE
 November 2 – 5  Historical Play – From Hill to Hill

 

Location:
Emmanuel Anglican Church
287 Harrington St.
Advance Tickets
 November 4
8 pm start
 Hens and Chicks Location:
Nick Smith Centre
77 James Street
Advance Tickets
 November 7 – 9  Coat Cafe Location:
Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska St
Items for Purchase
 November 10th  Arnprior Ladies Night

Free Admission! Free parking! Wheelchair Accessible! Free Samples! Free Demonstrations! Non perishable food (diapers and baby food) will be accepted for anyone wanting to make a donation to the Arnprior Food Bank.  NO ATM ON SITE. enjoy a night out with your mother, sister, friends, neighbors, co-workers. Start and finish your holiday shopping all under one roof in one night and get something for yourself as well!! 56 vendors to serve you! While shopping enjoy a beverage from the bar run by the Arnprior Knights of Columbus or a treat from the canteen run by the Arnprior Women’s Catholic League. Door prizes drawn every 30 mins. tickets available at the door. Proceeds from table rentals and door prizes will go to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Arnprior Food Bank and the various charities that the Arnprior Knights of Columbus sponsor.

Location:
St. John Chrysostom
295 Albert Street
Items for Purchase
 Nov 11 – 26th  Annual Quilt Exhibit Location:
Arnprior & District Museum
35 Madawaska St.
Admission Fee
 Nov. 12th  Katie Bear Bowl A Thon Location:
Arnprior Bowling Centre
120 John St. N.
Advance Registration
 Nov. 12th
10 am – 4 pm
 Christmas in the Prior

Featuring a gathering of various artisans and exhibitors showcasing their craft and products in support of the Arnprior and District Humane Society’s bake and book sale. This event helps to raise the much needed funds to promote health and well being for the animals in our care.

Location:
Nick Smith Centre
77 James Street
Items for Purchase
 Nov. 17 & 18th  It shouldn’t Hurt to Be a Child Hockey Tournament Location:
Nick Smith Centre
77 James Street
Advance Registration
 November 24th
4 – 7 pm
 Jingle Mingle Location:
Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska St
Advance Registration
 November 25th
6 pm
 Santa Claus Parade Location:
Arnprior Legion
49 Daniel St.
FREE
 November 26
2 pm
 Film Club Showing Location:
Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska St
FREE
RSVP Required
 Dec. 2nd  Gift of Lights Craft & Bake Sale Location:
Kirkman House
294 John St. N.
Items for Purchase
 December 3rd
2 pm start
 Sing Noel
The Arnprior Community Choir presents their annual Sing Noel Christmas concert. Join the choir as they kickoff the holiday season with familiar carols and new Christmas songs, followed by a reception with Christmas goodies.
Location:
Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church
116 Baskin Dr.
Advance Tickets
 December 7th
10 am – 8 pm
 Sip, Shop & Celebrate Location:
Jade & Laney Boutique
14 Elgin St. W.
Items for Purchase
 December 9th
10:30 am – Noon
 Family Christmas Story Time  Location:
Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska St
Advance Registration
 Dec. 9 & 10th
10 am – 4 pm
 Pet Pics with Santa

The Arnprior & District Humane Society’s Annual “Pet Pics with Santa”. Children and families are also welcome to get their picture taken with Santa. We will be offering prints as well as digital copies to easily share with family and friends via email and social media.

Location: TBA
Purchase Required
 Dec 13th

11 am start

 Seniors Christmas Party Location: St. John Chrysostom
295 Albert Street
Advance Tickets
 December 17th
3 pm start
 Dickens & Dinner

Galilee Centre presents a Fundraising Event Sunday Dec 17 with a reading of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol .Followed by a Dickensian Inspired Dinner at 5pm Tickets available at Galilee Centre.

Location:
Galilee Centre
398 John St. N.
Advance Tickets
 December 22nd
6 pm start
 Solistic Walk or Run & Dinner

Celebrate the longest night of the year by walking or running 5km or 2.5km Dressing up in Christmas lights and your best Solstice Costume.  Departing Galilee Centre at 6pm and returning to Galilee Centre for a  Celebratory Dinner at 7pm .This Event raises funds for Galilee Centre .Donations to the Food Bank are welcome.. Entry Forms at Galilee Centre

Location:
Galilee Centre
398 John St. N.
Advance Tickets
Multiple Dates Attend the Arnprior Market Location: John Street
Items for Purchase