Taste That! wraps up our summer series of laugh-out-loud comedy at the Athol Rec Centre with a Summer Grand Finale featuring very special guests RN AND CAWLS!!

6:30 pm – FREE drop-in improv workshop with Taste That!
7:30 pm – doors open
8:00 pm – Improv by Taste That! and a full-length featured set by RN and Cawls

Reserve your tickets online and guarantee a great seat for the show at: https://torontosketchfest.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0Fd000000guNoDEAU

RN and Cawls is a two-man improv troupe that has toured Detroit, Vancouver, Ottawa, and the Big City Improv Festival in Toronto. From a single suggestion, award-winning improvisers (and real life best friends) Adam Cawley (The Second City) and Rob Norman (Sunnyside on CityTV) craft a thirty minute one-act play. RN and Cawls currently perform in the hit improv show Party Hard Hard Party at the Bad Dog Theatre.

Adam Cawley
Adam Cawley is a Second City alumni and three-time Canadian Comedy Award-winner from Toronto. He currently performs with MANTOWN (CCA winner for Best Improv troupe 2013) and RN and Cawls with Rob Norman. Adam is also the co-host of the weekly improv tutorial podcast: The Backline with Rob and Adam. He is an instructor at The Second City and has also taught improv at The Bad Dog Theatre and Humber College Comedy Writing and Performance program. He has performed at
festivals across Canada and the U.S. including the Just For Laughs Festival, and Chicago, Montreal, Detroit, Vancouver and Toronto Improv Festival and the Del Close Marathon at the Upright Citizens Brigade. In 2014 was awarded the Canadian
Comedy Award for the Best Male Improviser.

Rob Norman
Rob Norman is a Canadian Screen Award-winning actor, Director, improviser, and author of Improvising Now: A Practical Guide to Modern Improv. Rob has worked for Second City as director of The National Touring Company, Second City at Sea, and currently serves as the Department Head of the Longform Program at the Second City Training Centre. As an improviser, Rob performs with MANTOWN, RN and Cawls, and Filthy: The No Rules Improv Cabaret. Rob currently stars on the CityTV
sketch comedy series Sunnyside.


Taste That! Comedy in the County Summer Series returns to Athol Town Hall  TONIGHT,  Saturday July 30th with special guests Ashley Comeau and Connor Thompson joining the show.








Ashley and Connor are award-winning alumni of the legendary Second City improv theatre in Toronto, and perform around the world as “The Lusty Mannequins”… We’re thrilled to welcome them to the Cherry Valley stage!

The laughs start at 8:00 pm Saturday July 30th at the Athol Rec Centre.

With a “bird friendly” (cheap cheap) bar sponsored by The County Cider Company and Barley Days Brewing, our legendary Mystery Bags of Snacks and Food Oddities, and a two-act show jam packed with unscripted (and some-scripted) hilarity…this is an event not to miss! Join us following the show for a nightcap at The County Canteen, another fine show sponsor.

But if that doesn’t convince you…

E-news subscribers can use the promo code DRAUGHT and get $3 off when you purchase your tickets to our Saturday July 30th show online! Now that’s tasty. Click here for tix!

Want to try a little Improv yourself????  Drop by at 6:30 pm for a free Improv workshop with members of the TASTE That troupe before the show at 8 pm.

Feel free to share with your friends and let them know that they’ll have a blast.




We are sadly coming to the end of the strawberry season, which is the perfect time to reflect on our recent Strawberry  Social at the end of June.  We would like to thank all our wonderful volunteers and bakers that helped to make it such a  “sweet” success.

Big thanks to Donna Kaye,  Gavin North and Susan Wallis who  together set up the hall to look so welcoming and cheerful.


To our servers and helpers:  Ryan Noth, Shannon Hunter, Lily Lee, Janet Davies, Donna Kaye and Ken Arseneault.

Our Photographer: Ramesh Pooran

Lead Organizers of the event Susan and Glen Wallis

Lead Organizers of the event Susan and Glen Wallis


Servers Jan Davies and Lily Lee

Servers Jan Davies and Lily Lee

Our Door Persons:  Susan Wallis and Ryan Noth

Our Raffle Gal:  Michelle Mossey


Big thanks to our wonderful bakers:  Jutta Naim, Ramesh Pooran, Donna Kaye, Bay Woodward of Honey Pie Hives and Herbs, Marianne Saunders of the Warring House, Jenny and Kyle of Zest Kitchen, Sandbanks Summer Village, Carson Arthur, Penny’s Pantry,  Barbara Wyatt, Julianne Snepsts of Taste That, the County’s Artisanal Improv Troupe, Melanie of Stowaway, Rebecca Durning RMT, Bonnie and Peter Robson,  Jen Ross, Miss Lily’s Cafe,  Susan Wallis of AWAY B&B, Christine Renaud,  Rebecca of the Pink Lunch Pail, Chris of the Manse and our raffle cake baker Meghan Van Horne!!  (Cakes were coming in fast and furious during the event so we apologize in advance if we missed adding your name above, but thank you nonetheless for your generosity!)


Meaghan Van Horne’s delightful raffle cake.

Here is a gallery of photos from the event.  Big thanks to all who attended.  See you next year!!!  All monies raised  from this event  funds the wonderful events hosted by the Athol Recreation Committee!

Note:  We have a few unclaimed cake plates.  If you are missing your plate please call Susan at 613-476-2554.

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