Archive for May, 2015


Avoid the aching back, stiffness and sore muscles that can accompany garden work.  Prepare your body for the joys of Spring and Summer by attending Yoga with Carrie.

Tonight and every Thursday till June 25th.


Be kind to your body!



Mats supplied or bring your own.

Athol Town Hall, Cherry Valley

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Today, Saturday May 16th, 2015 

9am till all  the pies are gone!

Cherry Valley Town Hall

imagesCome support all the wonderful things these lovely ladies do!

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The Annual Warings Creek Spring Sale of Native Trees
Saturday May 16,  8am – 1pm
352 County Road 10
Corner of Ridge Road
A number of Carolinian species will be included in this year’s sale, such as Ohio Buckeye, Persimmon, Blue Ash and Tulip tree.
Many trees that grow locally: White oak, White pine, Bur oak, White birch, Basswood, Sugar maple and Bitternut hickory.
This year a larger selection of bushes and smaller trees will also be available.
Most trees sell for $10.
  Proceeds from this Spring’s Sale of Native Trees will be used to replace culverts along the Waring’s Creek.
Waring’s Creek Improvement Association (WCIA) is a community-based group of citizens, mainly residents of Prince Edward County, who are engaged in the rehabilitation and preservation of Waring’s Creek.  Waring’s Creek is a typical, southern Ontario sandplain stream, with low flows and relatively high nutrient levels, capable of supporting eastern brook trout populations. Waring’s Creek drains its watershed into West Lake, a small body of water formed when the Sandbanks, one of the outstanding freshwater shoreline features of eastern North America, surrounded and captured several acres of Lake Ontario.

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Kim White, Clerk from the Corporation of the County of Prince Edward

was on hand last night to conduct the elections for the 2015-16

Athol Recreation Committee.

We are pleased to announce the new Executive and Standing Members as follows:

 Executive Members 2015-16

 Chair:  Glen Wallis  email: glenwallis@kos.net

Vice Chair: Ryan Noth email: ryanjnoth@yahoo.com

Treasurer: Susan Walllis email:susanwallis@kos.net

Secretary: Janet Davies  email:jandavies@kos.net

Congratulations on your appointments!

Voting Members:

Donna Kaye

Barb Wyatt

Billy Munnelly

Linda Cole

Lily Lee

 Special thanks to Kim White for coming out to hold our elections and to answer all  our questions.
Many thanks to our past committee members for all their support and hardwork in the past year (s).
Our Next Meeting is June 15th at 7 pm at the Town Hall.
ALL are welcome to attend!

The Athol Recreation Centre was originally

built as a hall in 1873.   The Athol Town Hall was a

place where the community held many functions.

In the 1980’s. the municipal offices were added at

the rear of the building. Following amalgamation

the building has been used as a community hall.

Today the Athol Town Hall remains the focus of the community

especially in Cherry Valley. There are many groups and

organizations that utilize this hall including the

Cherry Valley Women’s Institute.

The Athol Ward

Recreation Committee runs a variety of special events

including a Strawberry Social, Games Nights, ,Yoga classes, various workshops and so much more!

Interested in booking the hall for your event


the Recreation, Parks and Culture Department at 613-476-2148 or


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Led by project initiator and Cherry Valley resident Neil Kerr and members of the Athol Recreation Committee a duck nest was installed on the edge of the big pond in Cherry Valley. The nest was one of five installed in the marsh areas at both east and west ends of East Lake. The nests are more like tunnels made out of hardware cloth and straw and suspended above the water surface on a steel cradle system. The initiative, funded by the Athol Recreation Committee is meant to prevent predation and to encourage the survival rate of the duck eggs.
Special thanks to John McKinnon, Anne Kerr, Billy Munnelly and Dave Baberstock and others who helped to make the nests at a previous workshop.
Special thank you to Lesley Hadrill and Kevin O’ Connor for allowing us to install the 5th nest on the pond on their property (pictured above).

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Kim White from the County Clerk’s office will be present tonight to hold our elections and answer any questions we may have about the new Terms of Reference for how Committees  like our Recreation Committee will run going forward.

All are welcome!

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Dear Athol Committee  and Community Members:

The election of the Executive positions will be taking place on Monday May 11th  at 7 pm the Athol Town Hall.
A representative from the County will be present to conduct the elections and answer any questions or concerns about the voting process, the new process of Council appointments to Committees and the Terms of Reference,  which will detail how Recreation Committees will run going forward.

Those of you who submitted the application forms for appointment should have been notified by Council.
Of these 9 appointments we will require a Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.
Please note you can only vote if you have been appointed by Council and are in attendance.   However all are welcome to attend the meeting.

If you have been appointed by Council and would like to run for one of the executive positions, but cannot attend the meeting, you may submit your request to run in writing to me. (susanwallis@kos.net)  I will then pass it onto the County Representative who will be conducting the elections.

The Athol Recreation Committee has had a wonderful past year, with   great plans in the works for the 2015-2016  season,  which will be instituted by our new committee.

Keep posted to our blog for details.

All the best,
Susan Wallis
Interim Chair

Athol Recreation Committee


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