Want to volunteer to help with the Strawberry Social?  

The sweetest event of the season!

We need hullers on Tuesday July 4th at the hall starting 6 pm  (takes 1 hour)

We need bakers (Deliver to the hall your baked items anytime after 1 pm on July 5th)

Set up helpers (July 5th 1-4 pm)

Servers (July 5th 5-7 pm)

Clean up helpers (July 5th 7-8 pm)

Email Susan at  susanwallis@kos.net or call 613-476-2554 to sign up.


Tonight is the last session of Yoga with Carrie till the fall.

$5 per class.

Thursdays 5:30-6:45 pm

Drop in

Matts supplied

All levels!



Rumor has it  that a royal duo may make a surprise appearance during the






Don’t miss it!

Tonight, Saturday June 10th

Doors open 7:30 pm

Show starts at 8 :00 pm

Cash Bar

Limited tickets will be available at the door.

Or avoid being disappointed buy your tickets online here.

Special Guests The Templeton Philharmonic.

Saturday June 10th

Doors open 7:30 pm

Show starts at 8 :00 pm

Cash Bar

Limited tickets will be available at the door.

Or avoid being disappointed buy your tickets online here.




The Templeton Philharmonic are a sketch comedy duo from Toronto who specialize in surreal, often historically-inspired sketch comedy mixed with epic, tongue-in-cheek dance sequences. Gwynne Phillips (HBO’s Sensitive Skin, PBS’s Odd Squad) and Briana Templeton (SyFy’s The Expanse, CTV’s The Beaverton) are known for their darkly surreal sketches, comedic period pieces, and manic dance sequences. They’ve picked up numerous awards for their work, including “Best Comedy Duo” at L.A. Comedy Festival, and “Producer’s Pick” at The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival. They have performed at the New York Sketch Comedy Festival, JFL42, Chicago Sketchfest, and headlined The National College Comedy Festival. The two star in their original web series “Womanish” on CBC, and are currently contributing writers on “The Irrelevant Show” on CBC Radio-Canada.



The County’s Artisanal Comedy Troupe: TASTE THAT! is a ragtag group of Prince Edward County residents including an author, a brewer, a beekeeper, a councillor, a painter, an innkeeper, and two comedy producers. The group is well-known in The County for their semi-monthly shows, and their annual Christmas comedy productions (The Nightmare After Christmas, No Room at the Inn) that take an irreverent look at life in Prince Edward County. 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.



Athol Receation Committee a proud sponsor of big laughs in small places!

The Athol Recreation Strawberry Social is coming up. Although the actual date is dependent on the local strawberry season, due keep your Wednesday afternoons open on your calendar near the end of June. You don’t want to miss this sweet event!

Subscribe to our blog at the side of this post to be advised of the exact date.

We are also looking for cake donations and help on the Tuesday night before with hulling all the berries.  So if interested please email susanwallis@kos.net to be added to our volunteer list.
-Photo credit Johnny Lam

Sweet, sweet local strawberries from Laundry Farms.

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!

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.