Archive for May, 2017

There was another full room of laughs last Saturday night at the hall in Cherry Valley for the 1st show of the Comedy County Summer Series hosted by the Athol Recreation Committee and the County’s zany Artisanal Improv Troupe, Taste That, with special guests Flo and Joan!

The photos (thanks to Ramesh Pooran) speak for themselves.

In case you ever wondered what we do outside during warm up before the show, this is what you are missing.

The night opened with COUNTY Round Up with anchors Lenny Epstein and Gavin North covering news throughout the County and Wellington.

We can sing too! Or so we think!

Just in case you were wondering Beth has no cavities!

Julianne lighting up the stage!

Susan,Mihal and Beth hamming it up on stage!

And the night kept getting better with the sister singers FLO and Joan from the UK!

And then after the show was done, we had a little on stage fun with friends Ashley Comeau, Kate Naughton, Sam Hirst and Candace Adina and other daring audience members.

Sorry you missed the show?  No worries you can catch Taste That and their friends at the following shows:

Tonight at the Old Church in Trenton-  Buy Tickets here!

June 10th at the Town Hall in Cherry Valley Buy Tickets here  Special guests THE TEMPLETON PHILHARMONIC

Late June during the Kingston Storefront Fringe Festival

July 22nd at the Town Hall in Cherry Valley

August 19th at the Town Hall in Cherry Valley Special Guest  Soul Decision  Buy yur tickets here!

And then during the Comedy Country Wrap up show at the Regent in September!

Go to www.tastethatcomedy.com for details!

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As always everyone is invited to join us at our monthly meetings.

Our next meeting is Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 7 pm.


Our Agenda

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 May 17th 2017 be confirmed.

3.Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and the General Nature Thereof

4.Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meeting on April 5th 2017.

4.1 Minutes from the meeting held on April 5th 2017.

THAT the Athol Ward Recreation Committee Minutes from the meeting held on on April 5th 2017 be adopted as presented.

5.Deputations (Maximum time per deputation 15 minutes each)


6.Items for Consideration

Hall Renovation Update

-Prints (Historical)

-Kitchen Completion


-other (clean up)

-Hall Update (Glen)

– Get rid of TV/table

Review Past Events:

– Improv night ( April  22 nd)


-Recreation Fair

-Games night

Upcoming Events:

-WI pie sale May 20th

-Improv Nights. (Susan\Glen)

-Strawberry Social (Susan \Glen)

-Clothes Swap (Shannon)

-Kid’s Playday(Donna\Bonnie)

-Yard Sale- May 27th (Janet\Shannon\Donna)


-Bowling (Shannon)

-Canada’s 150th –(Susan)


-Lion’s Club property- update

6.1 Treasurers Report :

Request that the Treasurers report for the month of March/April  2017 be adopted as presented.

Other Business:

6.2 Correspondence THAT the Correspondence received from________regarding __________ be received

7.Adjournment MEETING adjourned at p.m. Next Meeting Date at June 7th at 7 pm.


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The County’s Artisanal Comedy Troupe: TASTE THAT!  is running Comedy Country  all summer long with shows each month from May thru August hosted by the Athol Recreation Committee in Cherry Valley.  The series will culminate in the Comedy Country Series Finale at The Regent Theatre in September. Their shows feature a hilarious mix of improv and scripted comedy including their signature recurring segment, The County Roundup – a local newsdesk that earns bigtime laughs at small town news.

Show dates in Cherry Valley are as follows:

May 20th, June 10th, July 22nd and August 19th.  

Taste That will perform at all of the shows and host some of our favourite comedians from the big cities of the WORLD!

Our first wonderful guests are the amazing FLO and JOAN on May 20th!


FLO & JOAN British musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Comedy Central Online) are coming to Comedy Country for one of their final live appearances before they return to the UK, and their 2nd Edinburgh Fringe show The Kindness of Stranglers. “If Flanders & Swann and Flight Of The Conchords and Garfunkel & Oates had a six-way time-travelling gang-bang that somehow mixed all their DNA, the offspring might end up sounding something like Flo and Joan” – Chortle.


Saturday May 20th. Athol Town Hall 1685 County Rod 10, Cherry Valley

 Doors Open 7:30pm.  Show at 8 pm.

$10 online.  For tickets onkine click here.

$15 at the door if you want to risk it.



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