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Deep River Motel

Oiseau Bay Eco-Landing


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Bonnechere Park

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Rolphton, Ontario

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Deep River
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Laurentian Hills
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Madawaska Valley
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Whitewater Region



November 2010

November 5th 2010

Cabaret Pontiac Show

Discover the emerging stage artists from the Pontiac and surroundings (Renfrew, Pembroke, Gatineau even Québec...) 
Enjoy a great evening for the whole family ! 
Notice to all emerging stage artists : Contact us if you want to participate to the Show

Contact Information:

250 chemin de la Chute
Fort-Coulonge, Québec
On Google Maps

Email: Cabaret Pontiac Show
Phone: 819-648-2697

When: Nov 6th 6pm until 10pm

Where: Chalk River Lion’s Hall

Admission: $5 per person

2nd Annual Deep River and Area Minor Hockey
Shopping Night

Handmade Harvet Craft Show
November 6, 2010

Handmade Harvest

Sat. Nov. 6 - Flashlight Only Corn Maze - 7pm - 9pm

Proceeds to to the Unite for the Fight, a fundraising campaign to fight against childhood cancer, in memory of Cailin Gallagher, a past employee at the Blueberry Ranch.

We take the scary characters and scenes out of the 6 acre corn maze, turn off all of the lights and crank up the old rock tunes. A unique activity for families and groups. Who ever thought that walking around and around in the dark could be so much fun!  Don't forget your flashlights.

Deep River Arts and Crafts Fair 2010

The Friends of Algonquin Park

Exhibition: A Painter's Park

WHEN Saturday, November 6 – Sunday, November 7, 2010
LOCATION Algonquin Visitor Centre

Inspired by the work of Canadian painters Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, the artist, Philip Sworden, explores iconic Park landscapes that continue to excite present day visitors to Algonquin.

This exhibition is located in the Algonquin Room in the Algonquin Visitor Centre. Exhibit hours are the same as those for the Visitor Centre on the day of interest.

Exhibition work is typically available for purchase. A portion of proceeds support the work of The Friends of Algonquin Park. See staff for more details.


November 7th 2010 until November 14th 2010

5th Annual Vintage Quilt Show
35 Madawaska Street, Arnprior
Close to 100 19th and 20th century quilts and coverlets from across Ontario and Quebec. This is a must visit for quilt enthusiasts. 10am-3pm. Students and seniors $1.50, Adults $3.00 and children under 6 are free.

November 16, 2010


The Friends of Petawawa Research Forest will be holding their Annual General Meeting at 6:30 PM at the W.B. Lewis Deep River Public Library on Tuesday, November 16, 2010.  The organization was founded in February, 2002 by Kris Morgenstern to support, promote and protect the Petawawa Research Forest (PRF) for continued scientific study, environmental education and public recreation.  Members will report on ongoing activities (including ski trail development and maintenance at the PRF), and future projects (such as displays describing the former forest research station).

All members of the public are invited to attend and participate. Refreshments will be served.


Guest speaker, Dr. Darwin Burgess, will present a talk, ”The Potential Role of the PRF in Forest Productivity Research” following the AGM.

November 24, 2010

“Mineral Collecting in the Cascade Mountains of British Columbia” by David Joyce

The Upper Ottawa Valley Geology Club is presenting a free talk on “Mineral Collecting in the Cascade Mountains of British Columbia” by David Joyce, a mineral collector from Newmarket, Ontario.  The talk will start at 7 pm at the Deep River Public Library on Wednesday, November 24.  It is open to the public.

David Joyce collects mineral specimens in Canada and internationally.  His talk is about collecting world-class Japan-law quartz crystals and other minerals at one of the most scenic collecting localities imaginable.  The site is located in the high-altitude Cheam Range of the Cascade Mountains of B.C., alongside glaciers and ice fields.  

The talk will consist of:

  • images and discussion of beautiful scenery,

  • collecting techniques and displays of excellent specimens, and

  • observations on how the climate has changed over the past 22 years.

Mineral and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages should find something of interest in this presentation.

David Joyce has been a mineral collector since he was 12 years old.  He grew up in Scarborough where he was a member of the Rockids, the junior arm of the Scarborough Gem and Mineral Club.  After graduating from the Haileybury School of Mines, he worked across Canada in the explosives and mining businesses.  Later, he designed and built mining complexes.  Most recently, he was Vice President of Business Development for SNC-Lavalin Engineers and Constructors.  He taught in the engineering faculty of the University of Toronto for eight years.

November 27
10th Annual Ecumenical Christmas Dance
Chalk River Lions Hall

The Red Trillium Studio Tour
Nov 27th & 28th 2010, 10am to 5pm 

The Red Trillium Studio Tour is held semi-annually amidst the rolling hills and beautiful countryside of West Carleton, Ontario. We are featuring the area's leading artists and artisans. Together, our artists' work includes paintings, bookbinding, drawing, pottery, stained glass, glass blowing, pewter, basketry, woodwork, fabric art, Santa Dolls, photography, sculpture, and carving to name but a few. 613-839-2793 Catharine Nutt Nov 27th & 28th 2010, 10am to 5pm 

Visit the studios of West Carlton’s Fine Artists and Artisans. Self directed driving tour map available on our website.


December 5

Victorian Christmas Tea December 5
Heritage House Museum, 11 Old Sly’s Road, Box 695, Smiths Falls
Share in the sights, sounds and flavours of a traditional Christmas Tea at Heritage House Museum in Smiths Falls.

December 5

The Ottawa Valley Music Festival joins with the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra to present Handel's MESSIAH December 5
St John Chrysostom Catholic Church, 295 Albert Street, Arnprior
The Ottawa Valley Music Festival joins with  the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra to present Handel's MESSIAH The Ottawa Valley Music Festival Chorus joins with the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra and guest singers to raise funds for the new roof at St John Chrysostom Catholic Church.

Tickets $20 available at Aikenhead's Drug Store in Renfrew, The Galley Gift Shop and Mulvihill's Insurance in Arnprior

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