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!






GUH in the Valley!

Cash Bar and Snacks!

Click here for tickets online!

Yoga in the Valley!


Carrie is back in the Valley starting September 3rd with 3 weekly yoga classes.

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

Slow Flow

Thursday evenings
5:30pm – 6:30 pm

Slow Flow

Drop-in Welcome
Mats and props supplied
$5/class(subsidized by the Athol Rec Committee)

Join 2019 TOsketchfest Best of the Fest winners Sex T-Rex live in #PrinceEdwardCounty for one night only in a remount of an award-winning comedic spectacle.

Watch Out Wildkat is a hilarious and loving send up of the Western genre, complete with train explosions, bar brawls, bear fights, horse chases, and tumblin tumbleweeds all performed with simple props, puppetry and physical comedy. Set in the post-Civil War American South it tells the story of Wildkat McReady, a tough as nails bounty hunter who teams up with the Devil to find the man who murdered her Pa.

PLUS… improv by Comedy Country’s host company, local merrymakers The County’s Artisanal Comedy Troupe: Taste That!

It’s gonna be another laugh-out-loud summer with The County’s summer comedy series, Comedy Country – Big Laughs in Rural Places.

Buy your tickets online here or risk them at the door.





Join award-winning comedy troupe Sex T-Rex for a workshop that will bring a new level of action and physicality to your work on stage! Using stage combat, puppetry and improv techniques, Sex T-Rex will help you make the most of the audience’s imagination to create bold, ambitious and inventive theatre.


Sex T-Rex is a multi award-winning, Toronto based comedy company (2018 & 2015 Just For Laughs Best Comedy, 2016 Second City Award for Most Outstanding Comedy, 2019 Best of Fest at Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival) with seven original plays and hundreds of improv shows under their cretaceous belts. A company in residence at Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, they also regularly perform at such venues as The Second City and Comedy Bar.


COMEDY CLASSES: Cinematic Action on Stage with SEX T-REX
Saturday, August 17, 2019 – 11am – 2pm

Athol Rec Centre (1685 County Rd. 10, Cherry Valley)

This workshop is intended for: improv nerds, theatre punks, comedy posses, and creative explorers.

Workshop fee: $40
Space is limited!

Enroll online here!