Community Small Grants

Do you have any idea for an event or a workshop that would bring members of your community together?  If so,  apply for these grants.  The friendly folks at the Athol Recreation Committee would be happy to work with you and provide the space for your event or workshop.

For more information contact Susan Wallis susanwallis@kos.net (Athol Recreation Centre)

Yoga in 2020!

The last yoga class for 2019 is Friday,  December 20th with Carrie.

Carrie is taking some time off in January and February from teaching our classes and will be back in March.

In her absence we have the following teachers filling in for her.

Tuesdays   9:30-10:30am.  – Gentle yoga
Beginning January 7th
Instructor – Julie Magee
Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30pm  -Gentle yoga
Beginning January 9th
Instructor – Leah Pearsoll

There will be no classes on Friday in January and February

Carrie will be back in March and the schedule will be as follows:

Tuesday & Friday Mornings
9:30am – 10:30am

Slow Flow

Thursday evenings
5:30pm – 6:30 pm

Slow Flow

Drop-ins Welcome
Mats and props supplied


(subsidized by the Athol Rec Committee)

From all of us of the Athol Recreation Committee.

(Glen, Susan, Braydon, Janet, Gavin, Barb, Ramesh, Candace and  Bonnie)

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a

happy holiday season and wonderful 2020!

We have many wonderful events planned for 2020! Yoga, Comedy Nights, our Scrabble Tournament, Community Dinners, Music nights, our Strawberry Social and more.

Keep posted for details.

-The friendly folk of the Athol Recreation Committee!

Panto in the County!

For the last few years the Athol Recreation Committee has organized a yearly bus trip to Stirling to see the Christmas Naughty Panto.  We will not be doing that this year for a variety of reasons, one being that we have a wonderful panto in our own backyard.  Show dates are limited and tickets are selling fast.  We encourage you to get yours today and support our local theatrical community.

-the friendly folks of the Athol Recreation Committee


If you’ve ever wanted a great portrait or headshot of yourself, here’s your chance!

After four successful editions in Wellington and in Belleville, Johnny CY Lam has teamed up with the ATHOL RECREATION COMMITTEE to bring the Photo Op concept to Cherry Valley.

Take one accomplished photographer (Johnny C. Y. Lam https://www.johnnycylam.com), divide the cost of setup and takedown across multiple time slots, and voilà: you’ve got yourself an affordable professional portrait!

You’ll receive 4-5 high resolution digital images in both colour and B&W for $150.00 (HST and fees included), a very significant savings compared to a private shoot.

We’ve got 5 spots still available on Monday October 28th 10 am- 6 pm, and one of them can be yours.
You also have the option of a grey or a white background.
Please contact Beth Easton for booking – bethleaston@gmail.com

Johnny C. Y. Lam is the image-maker behind numerous Prince Edward County, Bay of Quinte and Hasting County tourism photos, as well as editorial spreads for the The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, Edible Ottawa, Edible Toronto, Watershed Magazine, CBC, GEO, Time, Food & Drink, House & Home, and more.

He has also just completed his first book, A Taste of Prince Edward County, penned by Chris Johns and published by Penguin Random House Canada. The book is currently available at Chapters Indigo and Amazon Canada.

Johnny has photographed personalities such as Prince Charles and Camilla, the Dalai Lama, astronaut Chris Hadfield, and numerous celebrity chefs and winemakers. All this, and he still manages to be of the most down-to-earth people you will meet. If you have the impression that you just aren’t photogenic, Johnny will show you otherwise.

Come join us!

This Sunday, October 27th 10 am – 5pm

FREE- Lantern making workshop in preparation for the

Firelight Festival on November 9th 2019.

Come join us in the valley for a lovely afternoon. Soup will be on, and so will the coffee. Light snacks for all, compliments of those friendly folks of the Athol Recreation Committee. Come make your lantern for this wonderful community event!