Archive for June, 2015

Did you know?

On February 15, 1965 our national flag was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill. Canada was just two years away from centennial celebrations when the maple leaf flag was made official by Royal Proclamation. In 1996, February 15 was declared National Flag of Canada Day and has been observed every year since.stock-footage-the-canadian-national-flag-waving-in-the-wind-on-a-flagpole

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of our

Canadian Flag.

So this Canada Day on July 1st, hang a Canadian Flag to

celebrate this momentous occasion!!

Happy Canada Day !

From your friends at the Athol Recreation Committee!

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The Athol Recreation Committee and friends came together to host the Strawberry Social once again this year. Many thanks to the many, many volunteers (some pictured above) who came out to hull strawberries, help set-up, serve and clean up after the event.  Special thanks to our many wonderful bakers who donated delicious and creative “works of art” cakes to the event.

Special thanks to our hullers:  Patti, Emma, Peter, Bonnie, Janet, Graham, Glen, Brian, Debbie and Janelle.

Our set-up crew:  Dylan, Brian, Glen, Susan and Graham.

Our advertising crew, our servers,  helpers and clean up crew: Barb, Ryan, Glen, Susan, Lily, Janet, Billy, Graham, Donna,  Bonnie, Peter, Shannon, Tess,  Janelle along with those in attendance who lent a helping hand.

Special thanks to our wonderful bakers:

Megan Van Horne for her wonderful raffle cake, the Hubb, The Regent Cafe, Zest, Pink Lunch Pail, Mad Dog Gallery, the Manse,  the Hayloft, the Bald Photographer, Honey Pie Hives and Herbs, Comedy Country,  Woo Hoo Farms, Cherry Valley Women’s Institute and many, many more!!!!!!

Special thanks to Johnny Lam Photography for the wonderful photos above.  To see more or Johnny’s photos of the event go to http://johnnycylam.tumblr.com/post/122593394779/once-a-year-people-gather-at-cherry-valley-in

Shout out to the Sandbanks New Waves Concert fir 2 free tickets to the event that were raffled off http://www.sandbanksnewwaves.com


Our wild and wonderful servers! Graham, Janet Billy and Lily!



The Hayloft’s Chuck Berry Cake!!!!

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Tonight will be the last class in the session of

Yoga with Carrie until the 2nd week of September.

5:30 pm -6:45

Mats supplied or bring your own.

$5 per session.

The Athol Recreation Centre and all the yoga participants would like to thank Carrie for another wonderful year of yoga.  We look forward to her return in September.

In the meantime Carrie will be graciously  hosting FREE  yoga classes:



 JULY 8TH – JULY 29TH5:30PM – 6:30PM



(some mats will be supplied but bring your own if you have one)

For details go to www.lightlaughlove.com


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Glen is looking for volunteers to come out tonight to hull the wonderful ‘coveted” strawberries from Laundry Farms.  The hulling starts at 7 pm until we are done!



Remember the Strawberry Social is tomorrow Wednesday from 5-7 pm.

We are still looking for the following volunteer help!

Cake donations are needed and can be delivered to hall on Wednesday June 24th anytime after 1 pm.  All flavours of cakes are welcome including cupcakes, scones, pies and crumbles.  Gluten free options are needed too!

Set-up  June 24th  2- 4 pm (lay out tables and chairs,decorate and kitchen prep )

Servers  June 24th 5-7 pm (Serve cake, ice cream and strawberries)

Clean-up  June 24th 7- 8pm

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Strawberry Social

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Donated cakes can be dropped off at the hall anytime on Wednesday after 1 pm.

For more details or to volunteer

 call Glen at

613-476-2554 for details or email gwallis@rogers.com

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In the modified lyrics of Ella Fitzgerald……


And that’s why birds do it
Bees do it
Even educated fleas do it
Let’s do it,  let’s take a yoga class tonight 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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The Athol Recreation Committee is happy to announce that we are a proud sponsor of the kid’s programming at the Sandbanks New Waves Concert on September 19th in the  Sandbanks Park,  located as we all know in the great ward of ATHOL!!  We will be raffling off tickets for this event at upcoming Athol Recreation Centre Events, or to be safe buy your tickets now!  See poster below for details. www.sandbanksnewwaves.com

Sandbanks New Waves  wants the event to be a great time for all, and you know kids are the best part of an exciting time, anytime!  We’ve got a whole collection of unique kids programming that will not just keep it fun for young people, but enrich the experience for everyone.

1. Puppets and Capes – Kids will get a chance to create their own puppets and capes working with our textile artist Krista Dalby!   All junior artistes will get to keep their creations as a memento of their time on the beach at Sandbanks New Waves!

2. Art Face Painting – We have brought in a real honest-to-goodness artist, Sarah Renaud-Wilkinson, that will take face painting up a notch.  We’re not just talking about cute cat faces, but real one-of-a-kind temporary masterpieces that the kids will love.  This walking art will make put a smile on the face of everyone and the whole place will sparkle even more than it already does with the crystal clear water of Sandbanks beach right nearby!

3. Murals – All day long, we’ll be working with the kids to create a collection of 4 large murals that will be hung on the sides of the stage.  Talk about a great way to create a unique artistic collaboration that everyone will get to enjoy.


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Please find below the proposed agenda for tomorrow’s meeting.  All are welcome to attend!

Hope to see you there!      Glen Wallis, Chair, Athol Recreation Committee


Athol Recreation Committee

7:00 pm June 16

Athol Hall

 1. Call to Order

2. Confirmation of Agenda

2.1 Motion to Confirm Agenda

THAT the agenda for the Athol Ward Recreation Committee meeting of June 16, 2015 be confirmed.

3.Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and the General Nature Thereof

4.Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meeting

4.1            Minutes from the meeting held on May 11, 2015.

THAT the Athol Ward Recreation Committee Minutes from the meeting held on May 11,2015 be adopted as presented.

5. Deputations

            Janelle from Cherry Valley United Church

Ben O’Brian Landscape Architect

6. Items for Consideration

           Strawberry Social

Support Food to Share

Alva’s Ledger

Hall Renovations

Report from Donna and Linda’s visit to municipal rec committee meeting

Possible Improv Night

Children’s event in the summer

Protocols for decision-making in the summer

Cheque from the County for our per diem

Fall Events (Yoga etc. Games nights, Movie Nights, workshops etc.)

Leftover Liquor from Western Pub night

6.1            Treasurers Report

THAT the Treasurers report for the (month of or specific date range) be adopted as presented.

6.2            Correspondence

THAT the Correspondence received from__________regarding __________ be received.

 7. Adjournment

            THAT this meeting now adjourn at     p.m.



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It is quickly approaching that time of year again for our annual Strawberry Social, a sign that yes, finally Summer is around the corner!!!!

As in the past we need the following volunteer help:

Hulling night before Tuesday June 23rd starting at 6 pm.

Cake donations -Delivered to hall on Wednesday June 24th anytime after 1 pm.  All flavours of cakes are welcome including cupcakes, scones, pies and crumbles.  Gluten free options are needed too!

Set-up  June 24th  2- 4 pm (lay out tables and chairs,decorate and kitchen prep )

Servers  June 24th 5-7 pm (Serve cake, ice cream and strawberries)

Clean-up  June 24th 7- 8pm

Please email Glen Wallis at gwallis@rogers.com with which area you would

like to help out in!

Thanks from the Athol Recreation Committee!

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Please note the 1st meeting of the newly elected Athol Recreation Committee has been changed to Tuesday June 16th at 7 pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Please bring your ides and enthusiasm.

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