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In and Around the Tay River Watershed

2014 Events
November 24
2014
FoTW Quilt Lottery Draw
Tay Velley Township
Media Release
November 15
2014
Quilters Guild Christmas Meeting/Sale
Glad Tidings Pentacostal Hall, 160 Wayside Drive,
Perth/Drummond/North Elmsley Twp.
August 16
2014
14th Annual Watershed Discovery Day
A Saturday celebration of the Tay for the whole family at the Crystal Palace in Perth, this year in collaboration with the Perth Farmers' Market. Story Time, Long Sault Trio, hands-on displays, ask the experts .....and much more.
WDD Poster 2014
Press Release
July 27
2014
Greater Bobs & Crow Lake Assn. AGM
Lunch & displays 12-1
July 18 - 20
2014
Stewart Park Festival
Visit the Friend's tent at Perth's completely free, premier musical event on the Tay River. More
July 12
2014
Otty Lake Association AGM @Perth Legion
July 5 - 13
2014
Ontario Family Fishing Week
no fishing license required Contact 705 748 6324  
July 5
2014
Christie Lake Kids Fishing Day
June 14
2014 
Kid Fish
9-12
Tay Basin/Tay River/Perth Legion
Free ~ More
June 14
2014 
FoTW table at Farmers Market, Perth
Lottery ticket sales
June 12
2014
Royal Bank Blue Water Day
June 10
2014 
Open House on Official Plan update
Tay Valley Township, 217 Harper Road
June 5
2014 
World Environment Day
More
June ?
2014 
Presentation of scholarship to successful student
May 27
2014
FoTW 2Q Board Meeting
May 22
2014
Perth Regional Heritage Fair
Perth Legion 26 Beckwith St. E., Perth, ON, 8:30 -Noon
More
April 14
2014
CFUW Annual Environmental Meeting
James Bruce to speak on How Climate Change Impacts Us Locally
Royal Canadian Legion Building , 26 Beckwith Street East , Perth
Starting at 7:00 pm
Press Release
March 26
2014
FoTW Annual General Meeting for 2013
    To be held 4:00 to 6:00 pm at McMartin House, 125 Gore Street East, Perth
    Agenda
March 12
2014
FoTW Board Meeting
February 27
7:00 pm
Omya annual public meeting
As a condition of its Permit to Take Water from the Tay River, OMYA reports to the community about its water taking each year.
Best Western Plus, Perth Parkside Inn & Spa, 82 Peter St., Perth
2013 Events
November 21, 2013 FoTW Board Meeting
October 19, 2013
9:00am to 3:15pm
Lake Links 2013
Perth Civitan Hall (6787 County Road 43)
Visit the FoTW Booth
Information
September 14, 2013

13th Annual Watershed Discovery Day
A Saturday celebration of the Tay for the whole family at the Crystal Palace in Perth, this year in collaboration with the Perth Farmers' Market.
There will be:

  • Informative exhibits
  • Hands-on activities
  • The Paddling Puppeteer
  • Live music
  • Refreshments
  • ……….and veggies

Slideshow for WDD 2013
Poster for 2013 WDD

Map
Slideshow for WDD 2012
September 12 , 2013 FoTW Board Meeting
Outside the Crystal Palace at 3pm
August 17 & 18, 2013 Rideau Ferry Regatta
FoTW will have a booth at the regatta from 10am to 3 pm. both days
Rideay Ferry Yacht Club
Regatta details and directions
July 19 - 21 Stewart Park Festival
Visit the Friend's tent at Perth's completely free, premier musical event on the Tay River.
Click here for more information 
June 22, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Canadian Wildlife Federation “Capital to Capitol”
presented by The Rideau Roundtable in collaboration with Hotel Kenney
at the Historic Hotel Kenney, on the Rideau Canal, 59 Kenny Road, Jones Falls, Elgin ON
Guest speakers: Max Finklestein and son Isaac
Details
June 20 , 2013
12pm - 4pm
FoTW Board Meeting
Perth Wildlife Reserve
Potluck Lunch
May 4, 2013
9am - 1 pm
RVCA Shoreline Planting Project
Water Treatment Plant and Operation Facility in Perth
15 Sunset Boulevard, Perth Ontario
Details
Map
April 27, 2013 Festival of the Maples
Visit the Friend's tent
Gore Street on the Little Tay Bridge
More information.
April 15, 2013
7:30 to 9:30 pm
Local Perspectives on Climate Change: A Call to Action
Sponsored by the Canadian Federat ion of University Women in collaboration with the Friends of the Tay Watershed
at the Royal Canadian Legion, 26 Beckwith Street East, Perth, Ontario
News Release
More information
March 21 , 2013
3:00 to 5:00 pm
FoTW Board Meeting
McMartin House, Perth
Feb. 28, 2013
3:00 - 5:00 pm
FoTW AGM
Perth Museum,
11 Gore Street Perth, ON
Agenda
Other AGM MAterials
Feb. 25, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Omya annual public meeting
As a condition of its Permit to Take Water from the Tay River, OMYA reports to the community about its water taking each year.
Parkside Inn & Spa, 82 Peter St., Perth
2012 Events
December 11, 2012
3:30 to 7:30pm
RVCA's Tay River Flood Mapping Open House
Perth Union Library
30 Herriott Street, Perth
Details
November 29, 2012 FoTW Board Meeting
Time & Place TBD
October 20, 2012
8:30 -3:30
Lake Links 2012
Perth Civitan Hall (on Hwy 43)
Invitation
Agenda Package
September 23, 2012

12th Annual Watershed Discovery Day
A Sunday afternoon celebration of the Tay for the whole family at the Crystal Palace in Perth.
Press Release ~ for more information
RVCA's Hands-On Aquatic Fun Description
Poster for 2012 WDD
Slideshow for WDD 2012
Slideshow for WDD 2011

September 13, 2012 FoTW Board Meeting
Time & Place TBD
August 18
8:30 am to noon
Be Septic Savvy ~ a free Workshop
Perth Lions Hall, Halton St., Perth
Organized by the Lake Networking Group
Poster
August 15
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Registration: 6:30
Rideau Corridor Landscape Character Assessment by Parks Canada
Public consultation on the canal Landscape Strategy
Lions Club Hall (Perth Fair Grounds)
More information
July 20 - 22 Stewart Park Festival
FoTW will have a booth at Perth's completely free, premier musical event on the Tay River.
Click here for more information 
July 17 to 18 (1PM)
2012
2nd Otty Lake BioBlitz
The Otty Lake Association and partners Scouts Canada, Community Stewardship Council of Lanark County, CSW and RVCA invite you to this event at Whispering Pines Scout Camp on Long Lake Road.
This would be a great way to learn more about the plants and animals in this part of the Tay Watershed.
BioBlitz 2012 flyer
BioBlitz 2012 Pamphlet
Scout Camp Topo Map
Scout Camp Satellite View
Contact Karen Hunt
June 21, 2012
5:00 pm
FoTW Board Meeting
RYK Camp at Eagle Lake
Tour of the camp, update on Eagle Lake
and pot-luck supper to follow
April 28 FoTW Booth at Perth Festival of the Maples
Visit us at the always popular FOTW booth at Maplefest.
Gore Street on the Little Tay Bridge
Click here for more information.
April 3, 2012 Release of Tay River Subwatershed Report
RVCA to Host Tay Open House ~ 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion — Perth Upon Tay Branch 244 (26 Beckwith Street, Perth)
Agenda
Media Release
Tay River Subwatershed Report - 2011.
March 29, 2012
4 to 6 pm
FoTW Board Meeting
Fall River Room ~ Tay Valley Council Municipal Office
217 Harper Road, RR6 Perth
March 6, 2012
6pm
Tayside Estates Subdivision ~ Public Information Session
Tay Valley Council Chambers
217 Harper Road, RR6 Perth
More...
Revised Draft Plan of Subdivision dated Feb. 2, 2012 ~(large PDF document ~ use expand (+) button to view)
Jan. 31 , 2012
4:00 - 6:00pm
FoTW AGM
Royal Canadian Legion
26 Beckwith Street, East, Perth
Notice
All AGM Materials ~ Agenda, Minutes, Activities List, Financial Statements, Board Slate, etc.
2011 Events
Nov. 24, 2011
4:00 - 6:00pm
FoTW Board Meeting
Royal Canadian Legion
26 Beckwith Street, East, Perth
Oct. 29, 2011
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
10th Annual Lake Links Workshop
Perth Civitan Hall (on Hwy 43)
Details
Oct. 20, 2011
9:00 am - noon
Community Power Workshop
Council Chambers Town Hall, Perth
Details
Poster
Sept. 18, 2011
1:00 to 5:00pm

11th Annual Watershed Discovery Day
A Sunday afternoon celebration of the Tay for the whole family at the ECOTAY education centre ~ 942 Upper Scotch Line at corner of Menzies Munro Side Road. This year focussing on Children's Activities and Climate Change.
Press Release
Poster for 2011 WDD
Schedule of Activities for WDD 2011
Click here for Lake 88 audio announcement
Directions to get there
Slideshow for WDD 2011 ~ NEW
Tay Valley Township WDD Facebook Pictures

Sept. 11, 2011
1:00 to 3:00pm
Tay Canal Commemorative Sign Unveiling & Festival
Drummond North Elmsley Municipal Office
310 Port Elmsley Road
Invitation
Press Release
Sept. 8, 2011
3:00 - 5:00pm
FoTW 3Q Board Meeting
Location TBD
August 16, 2011
7 pm
Local Water: Fact & Fiction
Presentation by Friends of the Tay Watershed
Part of the adult summer reading program
Perth Union Library
Poster
July 15-17, 2011 Stewart Park Festival
FoTW will have a booth at Perth's completely free, premier musical event on the Tay River.
Click here for more information
June 25, 2011 Come Paddle the Tay
Sponsored by FoTW and Lanark County Stewarship Council
Guided tour down the Tay River accompanied by experts with observations on the local flora, fauna and history.
You need only bring yourself and your canoe or kayak (plus the standard safety equipment).
The tour will be celebrated at the end with a shoreline get-together and snack (and the usual group photo).
Details.
June 23, 2011
12:00 noon for Tour
1:30 pm for Meeting
FoTW 2Q Board Meeting
Meet at Bowes Mill at noon ~ Bowes Side Road Tay Valley Township for a tour of a century plus-old mill on the Tay ~ Map.
Meeting will be convened at Chris Stone's house (2522 Bathurst 2nd Concession) at 1:30.pm to 3:30. Lunch will be provided.
June 10, 2011 RBC Blue Water Day
FoTW display at RBC Branch
44 Gore Street East, Perth
April 30, 2011
9:00 to 4:00pm
FoTW Booth at Perth Festival of the Maples
Visit us at the always popular FOTW booth at Maplefest.
Gore Street on the Little Tay Bridge
Click here for more information.
Click here for slide show ~ 2010 event
April 28, 2011 Perth Regional Heritage Fair
FoTW to supply judge and prize
More information...
April 18-24, 2011

Pitch In Week
April 18-24 has been identified as the 2011 Pitch-In Week. Individuals and neighbourhood groups around the watershed are invited to “Pitch - In” and help to clean up the shorelines, roadsides and ditches of debri. The following information has been provided by Tay Valley Township:
Press Release
Poster
Registration Form

April 18, 2011
7:00 - 8:30pm
Treasuring the Tay
How can we make it safe for swimming again?
Canadian Federation of University Women, Perth invites you to attend a panel discussion ~ free admission.
Legion Hall, Beckwith Street
Poster
EMC article
March 24, 2011
3:00 - 5:00pm
FoTW 1Q Board Meeting
Location TBD
March 22, 2011 Tay Valley Township Council Meeting
Review of Subdivision application for
Feb. 16, 2011
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Omya annual public meeting
As a condition of its Permit to Take Water from the Tay River, OMYA reports to the community about its water taking each year.
Code’s Mill Inn & Spa, 82 Peter St., Perth
More information from OMYA
Jan 27, 2011
3:30 p.m.
Friends of the Tay Watershed AGM
Lanark Lodge Auditorium
115 Christie Lake Road, Perth, ON
Details ~ Agenda, Board Slate, Minutes
Map
Jan 20, 2011
7:30 p.m.
Perspectives on Water Series
The Friends of the Tay Watershed & the Canadian Federation of University Women present:
Water on the Table ~ A film featuring water-warrior Maude Barlow
At the Myriad Centre for the Arts
Old Perth Shoe Factory, corner of North and Sherbrooke St. East. (Map)
Event Poster
Media Release
Water on the Table Website
About the Perspectives on Water Series
Jan 1, 2011 Polar Plunge
Join the FoTW and other organizations plunge into 2011, as a fund raiser for the Alzheimer Society of Lanark County.
2010 Events
Nov. 16, 2010 FoTW 4th Quarter Board Meeting
3pm, Place tbd
Oct. 30, 2010 9th Annual Lake Links Workshop
"Celebrating our Advance"
Perth Civitan Hall, Hwy 43, Perth
8:30am to 3pm
More details...
Final details
Sept 19, 2010

Watershed Discovery Day
A Sunday afternoon celebration of the Tay for the whole family at the ECOTAY facility ~ 942 Upper Scotch Line at corner of Menzies Munro Side Road
Poster for 2010 WDD
Press Release
Directions to get there
Slideshow for WDD 2010

Sept.12, 2010 Rideau Valley Field Naturalists Present
Mike Yee, Manager of Biology and Water Quality for the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, to talk on the variety of flora & fauna, critters that swim, crawl, fly, float and wiggle around our natural environment.
Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool All-Purpose Room, Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
More information...
Sept. 9, 2010 FoTW 3rd Quarter Board Meeting
3pm, Place tbd
August 27-28, 2010 Art of being Green Projects
Fiddling at the Fairgrounds ~ Friday
Fresh Air Festival~ Saturday
Click here for more information
July 16-18, 2010 Stewart Park Festival
20th Anniversary of Perth's completely free, premier musical event on the Tay River.
FoTW will have a booth and will sponsor the Paddling Puppeteer on Saturday for the amusement of young and old.
Click here for more information
June 23, 2010 FoTW 2nd Quarter Board Meeting
Noon, Drummond North Elmsley Township Office, 310 Port Elmsley Road
Includes lunch and a hike to the observation tower and the locks, as well as the quarterly meeting.
June 11, 2010 FOTW Booth at RBC Blue Water Day
May 5, 2010 Perth Regional Heritage Fair
This popular annual fair, held at the Perth and District Collegiate Institute, celebrates our area's history, in cooperation with the region's schools.
More information
April 26, 2010 Perth Drinking Water Source Protection Meeting
Sommer Casgrain-Robertson, Co-Project Manager, Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Region, to talk about the Perth municipal drinking water and possible land use contamination threats and remediation policies.
More information....
Poster....
Map....
April 24, 2010 FoTW Booth at Perth Festival of the Maples
Drop in to see what's new at the FOTW booth at Maplefest.
Gore Street on the Little Tay Bridge
Click here for more information.
Click here for slide show
April 19-25 2010 Pitch-in Week
April 19-25 has been identified as the 2010 Pitch-In Week. Individuals and neighbourhood groups around the watershed are invited to “Pitch - In” and help to clean up the shorelines, roadsides and ditches of debri. Tay Valley and Drummond/North Elmsley Townships will accept the results of your pick-up for free at their landfill sites provided you use the Pitch-In Program bags in D/NE or the bagtags available at the TVT Municipal Office.
More information...
April 15, 2010 Algonquin College Sustainability Fair
FoTW provides a booth at this student organized event at Algonquin College Perth Campus.
April 11, 2010

Rideau Valley Field Naturalists Present
Martin Streit of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources to present a lecture on the principles of forest management and the help available to landowners
Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool All-Purpose Room, Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
More information...

March 27, 2010 A2A SPEAKERS FORUM and AGM
at the Municipal Hall in the village of Portland Ontario
More information...
March 23, 2010 FoTW 1st Quarter Board Meeting
3pm, Dillon residence
March 7, 2010

Rideau Valley Field Naturalists Present
Meaghan McDonald, of the Community Stewardship Council of Lanark County, will give a talk at the Rideau Valley Field Naturalists’ General Meeting, describing what is involved in organizing and conducting the upcoming bioblitzes in Lanark County.
Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool All-Purpose Room, Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
More information

February 16, 2010
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Omya annual public meeting
As a condition of its Permit to Take Water from the Tay River, OMYA reports to the community about its water taking each year.
Code’s Mill Inn & Spa, 82 Peter St., Perth
February 7, 2010 Rideau Valley Field Naturalists Present
Tobi Kiesewalter, Senior Natural Heritage Education Leader at Murphy’s Point Provincial Park, delivering a lecture on the importance of biodiversity and the threats to it.
Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool All-Purpose Room, Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
More information...
January 28, 2009
3 to 5pm
Friends of the Tay Watershed AGM
Dufferin Square Boardroom, Room 202
105 Dufferin Street, Perth
(located behind Wendy's and above Sears)
Click here for notice
January 10, 2010 Rideau Valley Field Naturalists Present
Shaun Thompson, District Ecologist with the Ministry of Natural Resources, with a talk on the changes he has seen in our area over the last 25 years.
Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool All-Purpose Room, Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
More information...
Jan 1, 2010 Polar Plunge
Join the FoTW and other organizations plunge into 2010, as a fund raiser for the Perth and District Food Bank.
More information...
2009 Events
(Tay Canal 175th Anniversary events are highlighted in green .)
Nov. 27-29, 2009 Blue Summit sponsored by Water Watch
Come celebrate Water Watch’s 10th anniversary with a “Blue Summit”.
Marriott Hotel, Ottawa
For more information and free registration...
Nov. 27, 2009
5:30 to 8pm
The Perth and District Community Foundation Christmas Gala
The PDCF welcomes one and all to attend the Gala at Code's Mill Inn and Spa
Contact Brenda Ball, Allan Chartered Accountants 613-267-6580,ext. 0, or email bball@allanca.com.
More Information...
Nov. 17, 2009 FoTW 4th Quarter Board Meeting
3PM, Chris Stone's Residence
Nov. 16, 2009
7:00 pm
The Friends of the Tay Watershed Present:
Perspectives on Water with Bruce Davidson
Walkerton – The Cost of Getting It Wrong:
Understanding the Consequences of Failing to Protect Drinking Water from Source to Tap

Poster
Summary information...
Detailed Information...
About the Perspectives on Water Series
Nov. 1, 2009 Beneficial Insects in the garden
Not all insects are nasty, and Organic Gardener Maureen Bostock will explain this to the Rideau Valley Field Naturalists and guests at their meeting on Sunday, Nov. 1.
Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool All-Purpose Room, Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
More information...
Oct 24, 2009
9:30 - 3pm
8th Annual Lake Links Workshop
Perth Legion, 26 Beckwith Street East, Perth
Hands-on Displays, Water Conservation Updates and Speakers
More information
Oct 24, 2009
7PM
International Day of Climate Action
Hosted by the Green Party
Premiere of the movie “The Age of Stupid”
Myriad Centre for the Arts, 1 Sherbrooke Street, Perth
Admission $12
More information...

Oct. 6, 2009 RVCA Tay River Flood Risk Mapping Open House
from 3:30 to 8:30 at the Royal Canadian Legion, 26 Beckwith Street East, Perth
More information....
Oct. 4, 2009
1 to 5pm

Watershed Discovery Day
A Sunday afternoon celebration of the Tay for the whole family at the new ECOTAY facility ~ 942 Upper Scotch Line at corner of Menzies Munro Side Road
Event Description
Event Poster (larger pdf file) or Event Image (small jpg file)
Map to EcoTay
Click here for Lake 88 audio announcement.

Sept. 26, 2009
10am - 4pm
Wild Mushrooms Demystified
Join mushroom experts Lorraine Brown and Andrew Armitage as they lead you into the weird and wonderful world of mushrooms.
At ECOTAY, 942 Upper Scotch Line at corner of Menzies Munro Side Road
More...
Sept 22, 2009 FoTW 3rd Quarter Board Meeting
4pm at ECOTAY, 942 Upper Scotch Line at corner of Menzies Munro Side Road
Sept 13, 2009  ‘Green Cottager of the Year’ to address Rideau Valley Field Naturalists
Gray Merriam will be addressing the RVFN, with a lecture on "Ecology -- Growth & Change Over Time.  
Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool All-Purpose Room, Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
Click here for more information.
August 7-9, 2009 Quilts on the Tay
An exhibition of traditional and contemporary quilts will be presented by the Lanark County Quilters Guild, in the show of some 200 quilts; a special display of works by twenty-five of Canada’s best-known quilters; a boutique of quilted items; a Merchant’s Mall; on-site sewing machine servicing; demonstrations & mini-workshops; and a Tea room. Adults $6; children free. Fri. 12-5; Sat. 10-5; Sun. 10-4. St. Johns High School, Perth; For more information: (613) 267 5222.
For more information on the Quilts of the Tay show, visit the Quilters' bloglink ~ by clicking here.
July 17-19, 2009 Stewart Park Festival
Perth's completely free, premier musical event on the Tay River.
Click here for more information
  ...........End of Canal Week........
Click here for downloadable list of Canal Week
Musical and Other Special Events
July 4-12, 2009 Tay Canal Week
The 'Tay Canal Week' will be celebrated with a variety of activities, exhibitions, concerts, theatre, and much more, at the Perth Basin, Port Elmsley and Beveridge Locks.
During ‘Tay Canal Week’, there will be music and entertainment every evening at 7:00pm at the Basin (excepting Sunday July 5, at 4:00pm, and Sunday July 12, at 2:00pm). Click here for downloadable list of Canal Week Musical and Other Special Events.
July 12, 2009 Alison Lupton Band
At the Studio Theatre; 2008 Canadian Folk Music Award nominee; more information http://perthentertainmentnow.net
July 12, 2009 ‘Concert on Water’
At the Basin at 2:00pm with Keith Glass & Twister and others; also the Voyageur canoes; miniature tugboat – ‘Tug Along’.
July 11/12, 2009   Art on the Lawn Art Show
The 12th Annual 'Art on the Lawn Art Show and Sale' takes place at 3054 Rideau Ferry Road, Perth ~ over 30 artists with original works. 10:00am – 5:00pm.. Free admission; five percent of sales go to Great War Memorial Hospital.
For more information visit www.rideaulakesartists.com
July 11, 2009 ‘Christine Graves ’
7:00-7:50pm at the Tay Basin - contemporary-roots singer songwriter Christine Graves: followed by production of "Yukon Gold" (see below).
July 11, 2009 First Nations exhibition
At Perth Basin (1:00-2:00pm), a First Nations exhibition of traditional dancers accompanied by Pow Wow drum representing the diverse aboriginal culture of this region.
July 11, 2009
10am – 4pm
Doors Open Perth
At the Basin and elsewhere in Perth, ‘Doors Open Perth’ will host the popular public tours of ten local buildings of historical and architectural interest, including the Beckwith Bridgemaster’s house. Further information available by clicking here - or 264-1190.
July 11, 2009 Paddling Puppeteer Puppet Show for Children
The Paddling Puppeteers will provide a special event for the children at the Crystal Palace in Perth, to mark the Tay Canal’s 175th, with a variety of colourful puppets and lots of music, presenting an entertaining history of the lakes and rivers of Ontario and a message of conservation. Show starts at 10:30am sharp.
July 10-12. 2009 Tug Along
The miniature tugboat 'Tug Along' will be at the Perth Basin dock.
July 10-12, 2009 Art of being Green Festival
Middleville Fair Grounds
Click here for more information
July 4, 5, 10, 11 Yukon Gold
Perth Studio Theatre, in the Tay basin, will present a special production of Robert Service's "Yukon Gold"for the Tay Canal Week; 8:00pm on July 4, 10 and 11th; 2:00pm on July 5th. Advanced tickets $16 from Shadowfax 1-800-516-2729 or the Bookworm 76 foster st Perth. Watch the Studio Theatre website for further details.
July 4, 11, 12 Voyageur Canoes
The Voyageur Canoes will be at the Tay Basin; come and take an exciting tour of the Tay Canal, in these 34' traditional canoes (small fee). Register ahead to ensure a seat (613-264-0094).
July 11, 2009 At the Basin
Farmers Market (8:00am-2:00pm), Aboriginal food booth; exhibits, Voyageur canoes, Perth Citizen's Band (noon), miniature tugboat – ‘Tug Along’, walking tours, and much more.
July 10, 2009 ‘Fresh Squeezed’
7:00-7:50pm at the Tay Basin - a young upbeat Perth band with Sean Jacklin, , Tim Jackson, Adam Reid, Aaron Shenkman, and Greg Upham-Mills: followed by production of "Yukon Gold" (see above).
July 9, 2009 Perth Citizen’s Band
7:00pm at Perth Bandstand, Stewart Park
July 8, 2009 ‘Perth Upon Tay Musical Heritage’ quartet
7:00pm at the Tay Basin, with piano accompaniment performs songs sung in Perth on specific dates with historic themes in the 1800’s.
July 7, 2009 ‘Tell Mama’
7:00pm at the Tay Basiin ~ a delightfully distinctive blend of bar blues and smolky jazz; check it out at http://tellmama.net/
July 6, 2009 ‘Celtic Fiddle Orchestra’
7:00pm at the Basin, with vocal, guitar and bodhran accompaniment performs historic compositions from Ireland and Scotland.
July 5, 2009 DNE Celebrates the Original Tay Canal
Drummond North Elmsley Township celebrates the original Tay Canal at Port Elmsley, then known as Barbados, with Voyageur canoe tours, Town Crier, historical presentations, visits to original locks, BBQ, wagon rides, music, and more. 11:30am – 3:00pm, Municipal Hall, 310 Port Elmsley Road. Tel. (613) 267 6500.
July 5, 2009 Hike the Tow Path and Visit the Wildlife Reserve Butterfly Garden
An entertaining hike down the historic Tay Canal Tow Path below Perth, cross over the canal by Voyageur canoe, and tour the Butterfly Garden in the Perth Wildlife Reserve; Tours leave the Last Duel Park in Perth at 10 and 11 a.m. and 12 noon. Seating in the Voyageur Canoe is limited to 18 people, so get there early to ensure a seat. For those people who would prefer to see only the Butterfly Garden you can either drive there on your own, or be at Last Duel Park at 10, 11 or 12 noon and the shuttle bus will drive you there. Further information - (613) 326 0106.
More information...
July 5, 2009 At the Basin
Perth Antique Show (all day), Voyageur canoes (see above), Perth Citizen's Band (noon), "Saints & Sinners' quartet, performing jazzed up hymns and gospel (4pm).
July 4/5, 2009 Perth Antique Show
This annual show at the Perth Legion, just a short stroll down the canal from the Basin, will be a Tay 175 Anniversary event in 2009.
For more information 613-283 5270.
July 4, 2009 In the Palace
The Parks Canada Players of the Rideau Canal National Historic Site present “Ghosts and Echos” – a collection of historic and folkloric ghost stories, legends and re-enactments (7:00 to 7:50pm – no charge).
July 4, 2009 At the Perth Basin
Farmers Market (8:00am-2:00pm), Antique Show, Blacksmith, Military display, weavers, Voyageur canoes, exhibits, music.
  ...........Start of Canal Week........
Click here for downloadable list of Canal Week
Musical and Other Special Events
June 28, 2009 Paddle the Tay Canal
Come and enjoy a short 10 Km (2 1/2 hour) paddle "Up the magnificent Tay", from Beveridge Locks to the Tay Basin in Perth. Bring a lunch or taste the hospitality of Perth' restaurants. Meet at 9:00am, at Conlon Farm (south west corner of in Perth). "Car Shuttle" will be organised back from the basin to Beveridge - or you can paddle back to Beveridge. Tel. (613) 283 5967" or www.rideautrail.org/perth.html
July 20, 2009   Kidfish
The 14th Annual 'Kidfish' derby takes place at the Perth Basin. A fun day for ages 2 to 15, to experience the joy of fishing; prizes, trophies, lunch and treats. Registration opens at 8:00am at the Perth Legion, 26 Beckwith St., E; no charge.
June 17, 2009 Trek the Tay River
Kayak/canoe paddle down the Tay. No charge; number limited; kayak rental available; www.adventureagent.net/events/tay_river.html
June 13, 2009 Classic Boat Visit to Perth
The Trent-Severn and Manotick Classic Boats assemble at Beveridge Locks at 10:00am and arrive at Perth at 11:00am. Come and visit these beautiful heritage boats at Beveridge Locks, the Perth Basin and Last Duel Park. Tel. (613) 264 8356
June 12, 2009 Tay Discovery Day at Perth Museum
The museum invites the community to bring “Tay” related memorabilia and antique items from private collections into the museum to be documented for research and exhibition purposes. 12:00-4:00pm Tel (613) 264 0094
May 30, 2009 Tay Canal Tow Path Upgrade Day
Volunteers are invited to come and help clear the historic Tay Canal tow path below Perth, under the leadership of the Rideau Trail Association and the Rideau Valley Field Naturalists. Meet at the entrance to the tow path, on Riverside drive, across the River from Last Duel Park. For more
information: (613) 264 0057, www.rideautrail.org.
May 27th, 2009 Workshop on Identification of Freshwater Mussels and Native Crayfish
Workshop location: Burgess Hall, Narrows Lock Road
Click here for further details.
May 23/24, 2009   'The Fencibles'
The Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry will set up camp at Last Duel Park in Perth, and provide two days of fun and education for all ages, and especially children. The modern day 'Fencibles' is a group of volunteers dedicated to portraying this historic Regiment's activities, equipment and life at the time of the War. The re-enactments will include drills, battles and military skirmishes at Last Duel Park and on the Tay basin. May 23 and 24 begin with a traditional country style breakfast at the Perth Legion, from 7:00 to 11:00am. On May 23, there will be exercises from 9:00am to dusk at Last Duel Park and the basin, and on May 24 from 10:00 at Last Duel Park, followed by dedication ceremony at the Old Burying Grounds at 2:00pm.
Click here for more details on this event.
More information on the Fencibles.
May 16, 2009 An Invitation to Paddle the Tay
Come and Join Us for a Paddle on an Historic River and help us inaugurate the 175th Anniversary of the Tay Canal, beginning at Perth's Last Duel Park at 10am. Click here for more information.
May 16, 2009   Official Launch
Official Launch of the Tay Canal 175th Anniversary celebrations and the Opening of the Rideau Canal system for 2009. The launch is centered at the Crystal Palace on the Perth Basin and will include the Farmer's Market, Parks Canada working exhibits, Kettle Boys, canoe/ kayak flotilla, Perth Pipe Band, Voyageur canoes, fiddle music, and much more. Participating in the opening ceremonies will be Mayor John Fenik, MP Scott Reid, MPP Randy Hillier, Reeve Aubrey Churchill, Warden Paul Dulmage, and Rideau Canal Superintendent Gord Giffin. Paddlers are invited to join a canoe/kayak flotilla from Last Duel Park at 10:00am (call 613 264 0094 for information on the flotilla or click here). The canoe flotilla will arrive in the basin at 10:45 and the official opening ceremony will be at 11:00. For more information on this event, telephone 613 264 9693.
May 3, 2009 The Stewardship of Lanark County’s natural environment
RVFN presents a look at the role of the Stewardship Council with guest speaker Jeff Ward, Stewardship Coordinator with the Council.
Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool All-Purpose Room, Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
Click here for more information
April 26 & 30, 2009 Richmond Fen Wetland Canoe Excursion
The Friends of the Jock River will be leading two afternoon canoe/kayak excursions on Sunday April 26th and Thursday April 30th, into the Richmond Fen Wetland, the largest provincially significant wetland in Eastern Ontario.
Click here for more information.
April 25, 2009 FoTW Booth at Maplefest
Drop in to see what's new at the FOTW booth at Maplefest.
Gore Street on the Little Tay Bridge
Click here for more information.
April 25, 2009 Trailhead Spring Runoff Festival
The FoTW will be represented and featured with a display at the annual Trailhead Spring Runoff Festival on Saturday, April 25th, at the Trailhead office site, 1960 Scott Street, in Ottawa, promoting paddling opportunities in the Tay watershed and, also, the celebration coming up for the Tay Canal 175th Anniversary
April 23, 2009 FoTW Visioning Process
An event for the FoTW Board at Dufferin Square Boardroom, Room 202 105 Dufferin Street, Perth (located behind Wendy's and above Sears)
April 22, 2009 Perth Historica Fair
This popular annual fair, held at the Perth Community Centre, celebrates our area's history, in cooperation with the region's schools.  Most appropriately, the theme for the 2009 edition will be the Tay Canal 175th Anniversary.
For more information call (613) 267 6332 or click here.
April 15, 2009   History of the Canal
The Perth Historical Society will present an entertaining evening on the history of the Tay Canal, from its early connections with pirates and scandal, its important role on the area's economy, and its present day social and recreational benefits as a little known gem of eastern Ontario.  Perth Museum, 11 Gore St. E., Perth; 7:30-9:00pm ('Tooney' donation).
For details please click here.
March 12, 2009 Algonquin College Sustainability Fair
FoTW provides a booth at this student organized event at Algonquin College Perth Campus.
March 9, 2009
7pm
Financial Assistance under the Clean Water Act
Public meeting at the Perth Legion (26 Beckwith Street East) to gather local advice on how the Clean Water Act’s financial assistance program should work.
Click here for more details.
March 5, 2009
7 – 9 p.m.
OMYA Reports on Tay River Water Taking
As a condition of its Permit to Take Water from the Tay River, OMYA reports to the community about its water taking each year.
Glen Tay School, 155 Harper Road, Tay Valley Township
Click here for more details
March 1, 2009 Amphibians and Reptiles of Eastern Ontario
RVFN presents a look at Amphibians and Reptiles of Eastern Ontario with guest speaker Oliver Reichl, Outreach Co-ordinator for the Eastern Ontario Model Forest’s Herpetofaunal Atlas project.
Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool All-Purpose Room, Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
Click here for more information
Jan.29, 2009
3 to 5 pm
Friends of the Tay Watershed AGM
Dufferin Square Boardroom, Room 202
105 Dufferin Street, Perth
(located behind Wendy's and above Sears)
Click here for notice
Click here for more information
Jan. 1, 2009 Tay Canal Polar Plunge 2009
On January 1, 2009, the Tay Canal 175th Anniversary celebrations received a first class send-off with a plunge into the Tay Canal by hardy Perthites, beside the Canadian Legion in Perth. The proceeds of this year's plunge will go to the popular archaeology program at Murphys Point Provincial Park, on Big Rideau Lake near Perth. The Tay 175 Anniversary Steering Committee presented a prize to the first plunger and to the plunger with the most pledges. The Steering Committee is pleased to cooperate with the 'Friends of Murphys Point Park' on this event.
Click here to go to Murphys Point Park website for pictures of this event
2008 Events
Nov. 28, 2008
6pm to 8pm
Perth and District Community Foundation
"Christmas Fundraiser"
Codes Mill Inn and Spa
Click here for more information
Nov. 25, 2008 FoTW Board Meeting
Nov. 4, 2008 Friends of the Tay Watershed eighth annual ‘Watershed Discovery Evening’, at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Perth, with a featured speaker on a current water-related issue – plus the popular watershed exhibition and presentation of annual environmental wards.
Click here for Agenda for the Evening
Press Release
Click here for Exhibitor List 2008 (117k PDF file)
Click here for Antique Auction details
Click here for WDE Poster (214K PDF document)
Click here for early details.
Click here for Google Map of Event Location
Nov. 2, 2008
2PM
RVFN sponsors a presentation of the "Well Aware" Program with guest speaker Susan Brandum of the Rideau Environmental Action League
Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool All-Purpose Room,
Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
Click here for more details
Oct. 25, 2008
9am - 3pm
Lake Links Workshop
Perth Lion’s Hall
50 Arthur Street, Perth ON
Click here for details (162k PDF file)
Oct. 5, 2008
2pm
Rideau Valley Field Naturalists
Join RVFN and Mark Garbutt, a wildlife photographer with a special interest in birding.
Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool All-Purpose Room,
Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
Click here for more details.
Sept. 27, 2008
10:00 am
Friends of the Tay Watershed and the Lanark County Stewardship Council
Canoeists and kayakers are invited to come for a paddle down the Tay Canal, starting at 10:00am, at Last Duel Dock
Click here for more information.
Sept. 27, 2008
1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Fall Native Plant Workshop with Philip Fry
Lions Hall, Perth Fairgrounds, Arthur St., Perth
Click here for more information.
Sept. 24, 2008
7:00 pm
Friends of the Tay Watershed ~ Perspectives on Water Series
The Council of Canadians' Perspective on Water
Featuring exciting guest speaker Maude Barlow!!!
Entertainment by local singer/songwriter Joel LeBlanc
PDCI Auditorium, 13 Victoria Street, Perth.
Maude Barlow's "Blue Covenant" Click here for press release.
Click here for the event poster (pdf version)
Click here for information on Maude Barlow and the Council of Canadians
Sept. 17, 2008
3:00 pm
FoTW Board Meeting
CGIS Boardroom
Sept. 7, 2008
2pm
Rideau Valley Field Naturalists
Marie-Andree Carriere, Species at Risk Biologist with the Ministry of Natural Resources, will speak about the Endangered Species Act
Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool All-Purpose Room,
Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
Click here for more details.
Aug. 9, 2008
9am - 2pm
Tay Valley Township and Township of Drummond/North Elmsley
Household Hazardous Waste Depot Day
DNE Public Works Garage #1920 Drummond Concession 7 (Drummond Centre) Click here for more information
Aug. 2, 2008 Bobs & Crow Lakes Foundation Auction
to raise money for an emergency response boat
North Frontenac Arena in Picadilly, just west of Road 38 near Godfrey
Dave Smith will be the auctioneer and will provide a deli supper.
July 27, 2008 Greater Bobs & Crow Lakes Association Annual Meeting
Bedford District Community Center on the Westport Road
Lunch and exhibits will start at noon and the meeting will begin at 1 PM.

July 26, 2008
10:00am

Bedford Mining Alert
9th Annual General Meeting
Glendower Hall,
1381 Westport Road (approximately 8 km east of Godfrey)
Click here for more information
July 12-13, 2008 FoTW Booth at Art of Being Green Festival
Lanark, Ontario
In cooperation with REAL
Click here for Press Release
Click here for AOBG Poster
Click here for Schedule of Events
Click here for festival website.
Click here for Notes and Pictures taken at the Festival.
June 17, 2008 FoTW Board Meeting
June 4, 2008
4:00 to 8:00 pm
Source Protection Committee
Open House to provide public consultation on the Terms of Reference (or Work Plan) that has been developed for submission to the Ministry of Environment
Perth Town Hall, 80 Gore St. East
Click here for more information and location of other Open Houses
May 6, 2008 Tay Watershed Managemnt Plan Stakeholder Meeting:
to review recent developments in the Tay watershed and progress on its management plan.
Click here for additional information.
Click here for Agenda.
Click here for Minutes of Stakeholder Meeting
Click here for revised Tay Watershed Gap Analysis
Click here for Groundwater Research Summary Presentation
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May 4, 2008
2:00 pm
Rideau Valley Field Naturalists
Isabelle Nicol, well-known Ottawa-area natural history educator,
will be speaking about wildflowers
Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool All-Purpose Room,
Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
Click here for more details.
April 26, 2008 FoTW Booth at Maplefest
Drop in to see what's new.
Gore Street on the Little Tay Bridge
April 22, 2008 Celebrate Earth Day
Click here for Earth Day Website ~ to find an event near you
Click here for Earth Day Event in Snow Road
April 19, 2008 Ottawa Eco-Stewardship Fair
RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive
Click here for more information
April 11 - 13, 2008 CSW presents the first Eastern Ontario public preview of
WATER CONNECTIONS
The Cottage Show
Lansdowne Park, Ottawa
April 6, 2008
2:00pm
Rideau Valley Field Naturalists
A presentation on canoe routes
by Cliff Bennett, well-known naturalist, canoeist and member of
the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists
Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool All-Purpose Room,
Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
Click here for more details
April 5th , 2008
1:00 to 3:30pm

Shoreline residents are invited to a free Native Plant Workshop
“getting ready for spring”
Featuring Phillip Fry from the Old Field Garden and Wildflower Nursery
Burgess Hall, Narrows Lock Road (off County Road 10 south of Perth)
Click here for more details.

March 28 - 30, 2008 CSW presents the first public preview
WATER CONNECTIONS
Toronto Spring Cottage Life Show
Click here for more information
March 28 & 29, 2008 1st Annual Rideau Lumber
Green Build and Alternative Energy Show
Lombardy Agricultural Hall
In cooperation with REAL
Click here for more information
March 18, 2008 FoTW Board Meeting
March 4, 2008
7 pm
REAL presents ~ Species at Risk
by Heather Lunn of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest
Rideau Canal Museum, 34 Beckwith St., Smiths Falls
Click here for more information
March 2, 2008
2pm
Rideau Valley Field Naturalists
A discussion of butterflies
by Jeff Skevington, Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool All-Purpose Room,
Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
Click here for more details
February 21, 2008
7:00 to 9:00 pm
OMYA Reports on Tay River Water Taking
As a condition of its Permit to Take Water from the Tay River, OMYA reports to the community about its water taking each year.
Glen Tay School, 155 Harper Road, Tay Valley Township
Click here for more details
February 13, 2008 Friends of the Tay Watershed ~ Perspectives on Water Series
The Ducks Unlimited Perspective on Water and Wetlands
Featuring guest speaker Jamie Fortune
Ducks Unlimited Director of Operations - Eastern Region
Come and find out why Ducks Unlimited has the most
water taking permits on the Tay and why that is a good thing.
7:30pm, February 13th, PDCI Library, Perth
Click here for more information
Feb. 9, 2008 Greener Lifestyle Fair
South Grenville High School, Prescott, Ont
Click here for details

February 3, 2008
2:00 pm

Rideau Valley Field Naturalists
A discussion of North American Trees
by Diana Beresford-Kroeger
award winning author of "Arboretum America: A Philosophy of the Forest"
Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool All-Purpose Room,
Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
Click here for more details
January 29, 2008
2:30 pm for coffee
3:00 pm for AGM
Friends of the Tay Watershed AGM
Dufferin Square Boardroom, Room 202
105 Dufferin Street, Perth
(located behind Wendy's and above Sears)
Click here for details
January 26, 2008
9am - 3pm
Home Energy Efficiency Seminar & Trade Fair
will be held in Kemptville in the W. B. George Centre at Kemptville College
Click here for more details
January 10, 2008
7:00 pm
"Preparing Your Household for Climate Change"
Co-hosted by The Rideau Canal Museum and REAL
at the Rideau Canal Museum, 34 Beckwith St. Smiths Falls.
Jeff Kohl, of the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition (OHCC), will discuss what people can do as individuals to be ready for extreme weather events and the social, environmental, and economic consequences of climate change.
January 6, 2008
2pm
Rideau Valley Field Naturalists
Presentation on wolves and coyotes in Lanark County
by Glenn Desy, biologist with the Ministry of Natural Resources
Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool All-Purpose Room,
Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
Click here for more details
2007 Events
December 28, 2007 Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Click here for details (see bottom of press release)
December 8, 2007
1:00 pm
Action to Address Climate Change
Stop Climate Chaos – Ottawa, with ACT for the earth, CYCC, NUPGE (the National Union of Public and General Employees), the Students Federation of the University of Ottawa, and others are organizing a mass rally, march, and ecofair. 1pm on Parliament Hill.
Click here for more information.
December 5, 2007
7 p.m.
"Christmas on the Rideau" Concert
10th annual concert to benefit REAL at SFDCI
For tickets call Beth at (613) 283-0824 or see www.REALaction.ca.
December 2, 2007 Possible Species at Risk at Perth Wildlife Reserve
Rideau Valley Field Naturalist meeting, featuring well known biologist Dr. Fred Schueler
All-Purpose Room, Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool on Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
Click here for details.
November 20, 2007 FoTW Board Meeting
November 4, 2007
2 pm
Rideau Valley Field Naturalist meeting in Perth will feature a presentation by John Kerr-Wilson on his recent trip to the Galapagos.
All-Purpose Room, Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool on Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
Click here for details.

October 20, 2007
9:00am to 3:30 pm

Lake Links Workshop
Perth and District Collegiate Institute
13 Victoria St., Perth
For details click here.
October 18, 2007
6:30 to 9:00 pm
FoTW annual ‘Watershed Discovery Evening’, at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Perth featuring the theme "Perspectives on Water".
Click here for details
Click here for list of Exhibitors
Click here for poster
Click here for celebrity auction details.
October 2, 2007
12:30pm

END OF SEASON GOLF TOURNAMENT!
A fundraiser co-hosted by Lanark Stewardship Council
and Ottawa Stewardship Council
Shotgun Start / Best Ball Format
Emerald Links Golf and Country Club, Manotick
(www.emeraldlinks.com)
Click here for details (PDF format)

September 18, 2007 FoTW Board Meeting
September 15 and 22, 2007 Weathering the Change: Adapting to Climate Change in the Mississippi Valley
Co-sponsored by Mississippi Valley Conservation and the Mississippi Valley Fields Naturalists.
The workshops will be held in Almonte on Saturday, September 15th and Saturday, September 22nd, 2007, with an exciting list of distinguished speakers.
Click here for details (on MVC website).

September 9, 2007
2 PM

Speaker Matt Saunders on Bald Eagles
Rideau Valley Field Naturalists meeting
Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool All-Purpose Room,
Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
Click here for more details
August 1 , 2007 Radiant City Movie Invitation ~ click here for details
June 23, 2007 Native Plant Workshop ~ click here for details
June 19, 2007 FoTW Board Meeting
June 9, 2007 FoTW will host an information booth, with entertainment, at the Tay Basin in Perth, as part of ‘Doors Open Perth 2007’ ~ click here for details.
May 12, 2007
1 p.m.
Otty State of the Lake Report
Workshop for all members of Otty Lake community
North Elmsley Hall, 121 Station Road, Port Elmsley, Ontario
Click here for details
April 28, 2007 FoTW booth at Maplefest;
Last tickets sold on, and draw for, the ‘Wee Lassie’ cedar strip canoe. Click here if you would like to purchase tickets now.
April 23-29, 2007 Pitch-In Week: support your community by participating in the annual spring clean up. Tay Valley Township residents can receive bag tags for this project. Call Tay Valley Township 613-267 5353
April 21, 2007
6:15 pm
An Evening With Ed Lawrence
Presented by Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists
Carleton Place Town Hall
Click here for details
April 10, 2007
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE FAMILY FARM
Legion Hall, Toledo
Click here for more details
April 1, 2007
2:00 pm
Speaker Matt Saunders on Bats, their lives, myths and realities
Rideau Valley Field Naturalists meeting
Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool, Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard
Click here for more details.
March 28, 2007
Wednesday
7:00 pm
"An Inconvenient Truth"
Screening of the Al Gore film, with a post-film discussion on climate change, led by climate change expert, Paul Egginton, former Executive Director of the Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Program of Natural Resources Canada. This evening is being organised and hosted by ecoPerth, Rideau Valley Field Naturalists and the Friends of the Tay Watershed.
Location: Council Chambers, Perth Town Hall, Gore Street.
March 27, 2007
3:00 to 5:00 pm
FoTW Board Meeting: Burgess Hall, Narrows Locks Road.
February 15, 2007
Thursday
7:00 - 9:00 pm
OMYA Reports on Tay River Water Taking
As a condition of its Permit to Take Water from the Tay River, OMYA reports to the community about its water taking each year.
Glen Tay Public School, 155 Harper Road, Tay Valley Township
January 23, 2007
Tuesday
3:00 pm
Friends of the Tay Watershed
Annual General Meeting
Perth Museum
11 Gore Street East
Members and the public welcome
Click here for details
2006 Events

November 23, 2006
Thursday
6:30 - 9:30

Friends of the Tay Watershed
"Watershed Discovery Evening" ~ Open House and Exhibition

Featuring a watershed recreational theme, in addition to a wide range of displays and expert information on the protection and care of water resources. Also featuring a silent auction.
Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 26 Beckwith St., Perth

October 21, 2006
Saturday
9:30 to 2:30
5th Annual Lake Links Workshop
Topics include: 1. Land use planning and development around lakes and 2. Shoreline Restoration
Perth District Collegiate High School (13 Victoria St.)
Click here for details

April 21, 2006
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Tay Watershed Management Plan Implementation Meeting
The work of the FoTW and others is guided by the Tay Watershed Management Plan. The Plan was developed by the watershed community and published in 2002. This year’s meeting is particularly important because it provides a three-year checkup on progress on the Plan. More information about the meeting is forthcoming and invitations to stakeholders will be sent out soon.
Lanark County Council Chambers, Sunset Blvd., Perth

April 2, 2006
Sunday, 2:00pm
Paul Egginton, former Executive Director of the Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Program of Natural Resources Canada and a local resident will provide a presentation on climate change and its causes and impacts, in this joint meeting of the Friends and the Rideau Valley Field Naturalists.
Perth Swimming Pool Meeting Room
April 1, 2006
Saturday 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Land Use Planning 101 - Presented by Ontario east of Ontario Nature
What can we do to ensure our land uses and watershed uses maintain environmental integrity. This is a program for ordinary citizens who share environmental concerns regarding land use. Topics will include citizen participation in Official Plan reviews, lobbying for creative development, protection of watersheds etc. The programme will be arranged by Ontario Nature's key authority on Land Use Planning Linda Pimm.
Location: Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 26 Beckwith St., Perth
Click here for further details.

February 7, 2006
Tuesday 7:00 pm

OMYA Reports on Tay River Water Taking
As a condition of its Permit to Take Water from the Tay River, OMYA reports to the community about its water taking each year.
Glen Tay Public School, Harper Road.

February 4, 2006
   Saturday 1:30 pm

Organizational Meeting about Lake Temperatures - Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists. MVFN's Lake Temperature Project will take place over the three days of the August holiday week-end. Come to the organizational meeting to learn about this project and how your association can help. For more information contact Cliff Bennett 256-5013 or bennett@magma.ca
Mississippi Valley Conservation headquarters, Highway 511 north of Lanark

February 5, 2006
   2:00pm
   

The Rideau Valley Field Naturalists’ meeting, at the Perth Swimming Pool Meeting Room, will feature an interesting presentation on the ‘Ecology of the Rideau Watershed’, by Dr Frances Pick, of the University of Ottawa. There is no entry fee for members of the Rideau Valley Field Naturalists or of the Friends of the Tay Watershed and $5.00 for non-members.
2005 Events

November 22, 2005
   7-9pm

Friends of the Tay Watershed
Open House, Exhibition and AGM
Featuring a watershed historical theme, in addition to a wide range of displays and expert information on the protection and care of water resources
Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 26 Beckwith St., Perth
(Everyone welcome)
(Click here for details)

October 22, 2005
   9:00 – 3:30

Lake Links – workshop and exhibition
Perth & District Collegiate Institute
13 Victoria St
Registration fee - $10:00 (includes refreshments & lunch)
Contact Sarah Rosolen

October 19, 2005
   3:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
Public Information Open House Changes to Environmental Protection Regulations
Amendments to local flood plain regulations to include protection for wetlands, valleylands and lake shores
Perth Arena Community Centre
Contact Charles Billington

October 17, 2005
   7:30 p.m.

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
Combined Upper and Middle Advisory Board meeting 441 Hwy 15 (south of Smith Falls) the former South Elmsley Twp. office, now Township of Rideau Lakes, located in the same building as the OPP.
Contact Joan Sherwood

October 13, 2005
   7:00 p.m.

Lanark County Trails Project
Open House and Public Meeting Lanark County Building,
Sunset Blvd, Perth.
Contact Gayda Errett

October 12, 2005 Perth Forum on Culture, Heritage & Conservation (location TBA)
September 25, 2005 World Rivers Day ~ Click here for details
September 16, 2005 Official announcement of Lake Management Planning Program
September 8, 2005 Official announcement of Tay Corridor and Trail Project, Perth Basin

September 7, 2005, 3:00 pm

FoTW Board of Directors meeting, Burgess Hall, Tay Valley Township
Sunday July 31st, morning Greater Bobs and Crow lake Assn AGM ~ FoTW booth
Saturday& Sunday July 23/24
   8:30 to 4:00
Art of Being Green Festival , Lanark
Saturday July 9th, 9:00am Otty Lake AGM
Wednesday June 15 at 6p.m. REAL AGM and Barbeque at Heritage House Museum.
Saturday June 18, 9:00am to noon Greater Bobs and Crow lake Assn Lakes Planning Workshop (Bedford Community Hall)
Monday May 16th Tay Watershed overflight to take aerial pictures of the watershed

Saturday April 30 9:00-5:00

Maplefest ~ FoTW Information booth

Wednesday April 27, 2005, 3-5pm Board of Directors Meeting
Burgess Hall, Narrows Lock Road  
Saturday April 23rd Pitch-in ~ canoe/kayak clean up along the Tay from the Basin to Last Duel Park
Wednesday, April 20, 4:00 - 6:00pm Presentations on 'Concept Plan' for the Tay Walk in Perth and heritage designation application for the Rideau Canal
February 10th 2005
7 - 9pm
OMYA Public Meeting - annual report
Glen Tay Public School (Harper Road)
Tuesday, January 25th 2005
3pm
Board of Directors Meeting
Burgess Hall
2004 Events
Thursday December 2, 2004 Dr. David Schindler ~ luncheon speaker
Nov. 23, 7:00-9:00pm Annual General Meeting (and Environmental Fair)
Royal Canadian Legion, Beckwith St., Perth, Ontario
Thursday,
October 28,
3:30 to 7:30 PM
Open House Re: Haggart Dams Study
Perth and District Public Library
Herriott Street, Perth, ON
( Key Presentation at 6:30 PM )
Thursday
Oct. 14
Board of Directors Meeting
Apr. Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday
Feb. 11
7:00-9:00 pm
OMYA Public Meeting
Annual Report Presentation on Tay River Water Taking
Glen Tay School (155 Harper Rd.)
Tuesday
Jan. 27
2:00-4:00 pm
Friends of the Tay Watershed
Board of Directors meeting at Burgess Hall
 
 
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