Archive for April, 2016

Stay tuned for Improv workshop details and Special guests!!!

Enjoy a yummy Summer with………


Sponsored by those wonderful people of the ATHOL Recreation Committee

committed to supporting good times in your community.

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Yummy PIE SALE!!

PIE SALE 2016-page-001

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The winner of this year’s Phil Dodds volunteer award is…………..pass the envelope please



Janet Davies, 2016 winner of the memorial Phil Dodds award in recognition of volunteer service to the community of the Athol Township.

Janet has been a great asset to the Athol Recreation Committee for many years as Secretary (some say five ,maybe six years, well as long as we can remember).  Besides diligently keeping minutes and designing and printing our posters,  she is responsible for getting the word out on our events through our local  print media outlets.  She has led many of our events and is always ready to lend a hand  in supporting all our events.   You will find her behind the bar, or selling tickets, decorating or just making locals feel welcome with a her smile .

We are so lucky to have her as part of our team.

Congrats Janet!

                                                               -Glen Wallis,

                                                                                                   Chair, Athol Recreation Committee

 About Phil Dodds:     Philip Dodds nicknamed by those who knew him as Mr. Prince Edward.  Dodds joined the Picton Gazette at the age of 18 as a reporter in 1924 and retired as the editor of the paper 42 years later.  He is also the editor of the book Athol, Stories of a Township and it’s People During the Past 132 Years.  The book is an invaluable account of local Athol history available for all to read at the library in Picton.  Mr. Dodds is buried in the Cherry Valley cemetery.

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Athol Recreation Chair Glen Wallis was nominated for the Wellings Volunteer Awards for his Food to Share program. He would like to take this opportunity to thank the Athol Recreation Committee for their encouragement and for supporting him in this initiative. He certainly was in very good company with all the other wonderful volunteers in the County.
For a list of all the nominees and winners go to http://www.countyweeklynews.ca/2016/04/14/prince-edward-county-volunteers-recognized


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It’s that time of year to spring clean and purge your home of those unwanted items for a little cash.  

Why not rent a table at the

Athol Recreation Centre’s Yard Sale

on May 14th?

Set up 8am

Sales runs 9 am – noon

Clean up by 1 pm



For more information and to reserve your table contact Donna Kaye by emailing   dkaye@familyspace.ca or by calling 613-476-9701

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Taste That,  the County’s Artisanal Improv Group filled the Athol Town Hall in Cherry Valley once again this time with  their  SOLD OUT show,

“Your’re STILL in Athol!”

Audience laughter was abound while they watched this zany troupe do their thing.  Before the show the Troupe provided a FREE Improv workshop to those who were interested in Improv.  The County Round Up was back again with their take on what’s news in County with fun loving jabs at local events and personalaities. County Beer and Cider were flowing.  The mystery snacks bags were all gone before the show started and lastly did you know there are sharks in West Lake?

Here are a few shots of the good times in Athol.  Don’t you wish you were in Athol on Saturday night??

Not to worry, rumor is you can’t keep these guys down as they promise to be back………in Athol real soon, stay tuned for shows throughout the spring and summer months!



Fun was had by all at the FREE improv workshop before the show!!!



Janet Davies our lovely bar maid.

Janet Davies our lovely bar maid.

Mystery snacks????

Mystery snacks????


Thank you to our newest Committee member Ramesh Pooram for his wonderful photography of the night’s events.

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You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday April 12th

6pm  Meeting

7pm Potluck and Year in Review Slide Presentation


AGENDA AGM Athol Recreation Committee

Tuesday April 12, 2016 6:00 pm.   (duration 1 hour)


  1. Call to Order

2. Year in Review by Chair

  1. Welcome to Ramesh Pooran appointed by the County of the Prince Edward as a voting member of the Athol Recreation Committee.
  2. Review of Executive Positions.
  3. Budget review and review of events for 2016\2017.
  4. Housekeeping
  5. Adjournment.  Establish date of next regular meeting.





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Drop-in FREE  Improv workshop before show starting at 6:30 pm!  Yep…we said  free, others may charge, but we share the Improv love for FREE!

Workshop led by the comedy duo Paul and Julianne Snepsts and the Taste That Improv Troupe.

Paul Snepts and Julianne Snepts are comedy nuts,  and the co-creator of The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival and  “Improv in the County.” He’s a Gemini Award winning actor and an avid music fan, he has performed and toured with his own band in the mid 90s and is  currently the host of the Sneptic Tank on 99.3 the Voice of the County.  She is a seasoned arts manager with over a decade of experience producing, project managing, fund raising and marketing theatre. She has worked in non-profit, commercial and government organizations including The Second City, Canadian Stage Company, Crow’s Theatre, The Ontario Science Centre, Theatre Direct, The Fringe of Toronto and The Canadian Comedy Awards.

Show starts at 8pm $10\ticket featuring a return of the “County Round Up”.


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Please note the Athol Recreation Committee will be hosting

their AGM on Tuesday April 12th.

6 pm Meeting

7 pm Potluck and celebration of the past year through a slide show.

All are welcome to attend!!!

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