Archive for December 20th, 2018

The Athol Recreation Committee is pleased to announce the 2018 winner of the Phil Dodds award for excellence in volunteerism to the Athol Community is Barbara Wyatt.

Barbara has been active on the Committee for many years.  She was instrumental in every event that the Committee organizes by being our contact with the County on all hall bookings.   She was also responsible for initiating the display of the Alva Stephen’s ledger, an important Cherry Valley artifact.   Barbara was also a member of the Committee that established the important East Lake and Watershed Stewardship Plan that protects the waters and banks of East Lake.  She is also a member of the Cherry Valley Chicks, a weekly gentle Wednesday morning exercise class from 10- 11 am.  Barbara rarely misses a monthly meeting and brings to them fresh community-minded ideas and input and of course her wit, which makes her such a special addition to our Committee.

Thank you Barb!


Barbara Wyatt presented with the Phil Dodds award by Chair Glen Wallis.

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.  The Phil Dodds Memorial award recognizes volunteer service to the community of Athol Township.

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Yoga tonight!

Tonight’s yoga class with Carrie from 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm will be the last class for 2018.  Carrie will be back 3 times a week starting on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019.

So make being good to your body a New Year’s resolution and join us during any one or more of our weekly sessions.


Tuesdays 9:30am – 10:30am
Slow Flow

Fridays 9:30am – 10:30am


Thursdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Drop in Welcome
Mats and props supplied

$5/class(subsidized by the Athol Rec Committee)

For info on what class would be the best for you,  contact Carrie at lightlaughlove@gmail.com


Thank YOU Carrie for another wonderful year of yoga.

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