Puzzle Exchange

Attention all puzzlers out there. There is local online Puzzle Exchange group on Facebook that we would like to share with you. It was created a year ago by our Vice Chair, Susan Wallis and has 54 members to date. Just ask to join in the link below and you can exchange your puzzles with others. It’s the perfect time of year to gather around the table for a fun challenge.


Happy New Year from the friendly folks of the Athol Recreation Centre!

NOTICE: Recreation facilities and town halls closed in response to rising COVID-19 cases
The County is closing all indoor recreation facilities and town halls effective Tuesday, December 21, in response to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the region.
The municipality will reevaluate the closures and provide an update to the public early in January 2022.
The Prince Edward Community Centre (375 Picton Main Street) will remain open for vaccine clinics and COVID-19 testing. Vaccine appointments must be booked in advance through the Ontario’s booking portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1.833.943.3900.
The COVID-19 assessment centre operates Monday to Friday, 1-4 pm. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 613.813.6864. On Saturday and Sunday, messages may be left to arrange an appointment the following week. Those requiring weekend testing may call 613.961.5544 or go online to arrange testing at the Belleville and Trenton assessment centres.
Municipal offices at the Edward Building and the Picton fire station (8 McDonald Drive) will remain open to the public with reduced hours. To limit contact and ensure the safety of both the public and staff, the County urges the public to access services online whenever possible. Visit the County website for more information or call Customer Service for assistance at 613.476.2148 extension 1023 or 613.962.9108 extension 1023. Garbage bag tags can be purchased at a number of locations in the community.
Updated municipal office hours are:Tuesday, December 21, Wednesday, December 22, and Thursday, December 23
9 am – 3 pm.Friday, December 24, Monday, December 27, Tuesday, December 28
Closed for holidaysWednesday, December 29, Thursday, December 30
9 am – 3 pm.Friday, December 31, Monday, January 3
Closed for holidaysTuesday, January 4 onward
Open 9 am – 3 pm  The Clerk’s Office will continue to offer urgent services by appointment only. Contact clerks@pecounty.on.ca or call 613.476.2148 extension 1020 to make an appointment.
In-person book browsing and computer use is still available at the Prince Edward County Public Library. For your convenience, curbside service is available at all branches. Visit the Library website for more information.
County Council meetings will be held virtually beginning on Tuesday, January 11. The public can watch Council, Committee of the Whole, and Planning Committee meetings live on the County’s YouTube channel. Members of the public who want to make a deputation or provide a comment as an audience member can do so through Zoom. Email the Clerk’s Office at clerks@pecounty.on.ca for more information.
For more information call 613.476.2148 extension 1023 or 613.962.9108 extension 1023 or email info@pecounty.on.ca.

Yoga this Thursday

Hi Everyone.

We would like to thank everyone who has come out to yoga at the rec centre over the last few weeks. Being at the hall has been alot of fun and great to meet new people.

Just wanted to let everyone know that we have a class this Thursday night and will continue throughout the holiday season. We will have a special Restorative practice on December 27th at 5:30. 

Looking forward to seeing all of you over the coming weeks.

Janice & Jeff

Serendipity Yoga

Yoga is on Tonight!

The furnace has been repaired and Serendipity Yoga will be hosting a class tonight starting at 5:30pm.

Proof of Double Vaccination and Photo ID is required. Please bring your own mat. Mask required along with social distancing. Cost $10.


No Yoga Tonight!

Sadly the furnace at the hall is not working and we have to cancel yoga with Serendipty tonight.

All going well the classes will resume this coming Monday at 5:30 pm.

Please check in here on Monday as we will post again.

Sorry for the inconvenience,

the Friendly Folks of the Athol Recretion Committee

Starting this Thursday yoga is back at the hall in Cherry Valley with Serendipity Yoga for all levels!

Jeff or Janice will be hosting yoga classes every Monday and Thursday from 5:30- 6:30 pm.

“My hope is that classes are relaxed and fun while also being focused and precise. I want to encourage students to move at their own pace and work slowly toward more challenging yoga poses”. -Jeff

​ “Leading classes where we play with poses and challenge our bodies to move in different ways to reawaken our muscles and increase our functional fitness. I look forward to seeing you on your mat and guiding you through your Yoga experience.” -Janice

Please bring your own matt, pillow etc.

All participants must show proof of double vaccination with government issued photo ID at each visit as per the Provincial Guidelines.

Cost $10\person.

The Athol Recreation Committee would also like to thank Carrie for providing yoga for many years and wish her all the best in the future.


Volunteer Opportunities:


We are looking for volunteers to help with the creation of props and decorations for the event.

We will be hosting craft hours at an art studio located at Camp Picton.
Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursday afternoon/evenings.
Please let us know what dates and times work for you to volunteer your crafting skills!

Set up installation dates: 28th & 29th.  At Macaulay Heritage Park.
This year we have 2 full days to work on decorating and preparing the site for our haunted walk.

Tear down / clean up October 31st night and November 1st morning.

We will need hands to help tear down the event the morning of November 1st.


This year we are doing a “haunted walk”, instead of a drive thru.  This means that we have to observe covid-saftey protocols when haunting this year.

For costumes, our theme this year is “CLASSIC HORROR” and the site is from the 1800s.  Keep this in mind when choosing your costume.  There is some flexibility of course.

If you are interested in volunteering please email terroratmacaulay@gmail.com

The Worldwide Christmas Eve Jingle is a simple idea that started with one woman, Mary Beggs-Reid in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, a small town in England and has since spread across the Earth.

On Christmas Eve, at 6 p.m. local time, families around the world will stand on their front steps and simply ring a bell for 2 minutes. Organizers are hoping that the sounds on that still winter night will travel all the way to the North Pole to help guide Santa on his way. But more than that, the sound will lift the hearts of those near and far who are doing their best to keep the Christmas spirit alive in these very challenging times.

The Athol Recreation Committee invites all members of our community to join in this event.

So find a bell and we look forward to hearing you on Christmas Eve at 6 pm.

Thank you to local resident Lesley Hadrill for getting the ball rolling on this initiative or should we say bell ringing?

Wishing all a safe and happy holiday season!

From the folks of the Athol Recreation Committee