Welcome to Lake Clear, Ontario, Canada!
This website was developed and is maintained by the Lake Clear Property Owners Association (LCPOA) and is funded jointly by the LCPOA and the Lake Clear Conservancy (LCC).
This is your one-stop shop for everything Lake Clear.
Find information about the physical, cultural, social, and practical aspects of this natural treasure.
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The LCPOA is pleased to offer up to two $1000.00 scholarships to students who are pursuing post-secondary education in a program, either full or part time, in the academic year 2017-2018, that is related to environmental studies. Applicants must be either a resident of The Township of Bonnechere Valley and/or a relative of a member in good standing of the LCPOA. Applications must be received by May 1st, 2017. Information and application forms may be obtained from: Jean Davies, 613-754-2119
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Township of Bonnechere Valley Upcoming Events
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Eganville & District Seniors Events Calendar
Ongoing Events & Monthly listing of upcoming events:
Eganville Farmers Market - Legion Memorial Field (beside the ball fields) - Every Friday from 2 pm to 6 pm - June 10 to Thanksgiving Weekend
Toy Bus Play and Learn - Run by the Community Resource Centre in Killaloe
The Toy Bus Play and Learn Groups run from 10 am to 11:30 - Drop-in runs from Labour Day to the end of June. Tuesdays - Killaloe Public School (100 Queen St.) and Wesleyan Church in Palmer Rapids (92 Burntbridge Rd.). Wednesdays - Eganville Grace Lutheran Church (14 Bonnechere St. W. ), Cobden Agricultural Hall (43 Astrolabe Rd.), and Whitney Best Start Hub at St. Martins of Tours Catholic School. Thursdays - Barry's Bay (48 Bay Street)
Literacy Aid every Monday at 1:00 pm at the Bonnechere Union Public Library - Literacy for those in need, both on and offline - Registration not required but appreciated.
ABC Club every Tuesday at 11:00 am at the Bonnechere Union Public Library - Stories, songs, rhymes and socialization for children aged 0-4
It's Hot, I'm Bored - Board games, coffee and social hour for grown-ups - Bonnechere Union Public Library - Every Tuesday from noon to 2 pm
Teen Night - Bonnechere Union Public Library - Every Wednesday evening at 5 pm - It is a time for teenagers to gather for activities, movies, literacy and sometimes SNACKS! All Teens welcome!
Gaming Hour - Bonnechere Union Public Library - Every Thursday 4-5 pm - Wii, Xbox and PS3 - Classic board games and modern board games too
Bellydancing - Bonnechere Union Public Library - Alternating Thursdays at 6pm - You don't need to expose your belly, but please wear comfy clothes and bring a scarf and a water bottle! - Registration required, so please email us or call to sign up! (It's free!)
Yarnia - Bonnechere Union Public Library - Alternating Thursdays at 6pm - A yarn club for crochet and knitting enthusiasts of all levels!
Homeschool Relief Program - Bonnechere Union Public Library - 10:30 am on Fridays - Library lead story and craft time for elementary level homeschooled children as well as a patron led support group for homeschool parents - Registration is required, limited space
Colour Sheets - Bonnechere Public Library - every Saturday, 11:00-11:30 am
Family Gaming - Bonnechere Public Library - every Saturday, 12:00-2:00 pm - X-box, PS3 or Wii it up!
For Library current listing - http://bonnechereupl.com/index.html
Bingo at the Legion every Thursday. Begins at 7 pm. Doors open at 6 pm.
Euchre at the Legion every Tuesday at 1:30 pm.
Six-Hand Euchre at the Eganville Seniors Centre every Tuesday at 1:30 pm.
Legion Dinner and Jam session Thursdays, 5pm-6:30 (dinner) 7-11pm (music). $12 per person incl. tax. RSVP Wednesdays
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Geoheritage Trail Walk - every Saturday Victoria Day to Labour Day at 1:30 pm departs the Museum
Royal Canadian Legion - Dinner Thursdays 5:30 pm (Reserve by Wednesday) - Bingo 7pm - Dance 7pm - Year Round - 613-628-2802
Yoga - The Space Between, Yoga Studio & More - Check the studio schedule www.thespacebetween.ca/schedule - Passes available - All Yoga classes are also drop-in and open to anyone
Karate - Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm - Eganville Legion - Contact Mauro Borghi at 613.649.8291
Low Mobility Exercise Classes - Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 1:00 pm - Seniors’ Centre - Starting September 2 - FREE
Zumba Classes - Every Wednesday - Seniors’ Centre - 5:30-6:30 pm class will focus on sentao, step or toning - 6:30- 7:30 pm class will be regular zumba with 3 toning songs
Sunday, April 23rd - Starlight Dance - Eganville Legion - 2-6 pm, doors open at 1 pm - Music by Nelson Towns Band - Door prizes and spot dances - Lunch included - $8 - Proceeds to area charities - Sponsored by The Order of the Eastern Star, Pembroke Chapter #288
Tuesday, April 25th - Adult Pickleball - Eganville District Public School gym - 7-9 pm - No fee - Hosted by the Recreation Department, Township of Bonnechere Valley
Wednesday, April 27th - Legion Dinner - Eganville Legion Clubroom - 5:00-6:30 pm - Everyone welcome - Reserve by 6pm Wednesday - Jam session to follow 7-11 pm - $12 - Contact Guy Jamieson email@example.com
Friday, April 28th - Maple Fest Dinner - Eganville Legion - 6 pm - By the Sebastopol Heritage and Historical Society - Roast beef dinner and entertainment by Tiger Island Trio, Dennis Harrington, Randy Foster and Sherry Fitzpatrick - $20 - To reserve tickets call: Ann 613.754.5471, Charlotte 613.628.2049 or Geraldine 613.754.2009
Friday, April 28th - Training and Learning Centre Open House - 1-4 pm - 227 Bridge St. Eganville - Everyone welcome!
Saturday, April 29th - My Big Fun *BUPL Wedding - A fundraiser for the library - 5:00 cocktails, 6:00 dinner, 9:00 music & dancing - Eagle's Nest banquet hall above the Eganville Arena (elevator available) - $40 or $10 for dance only - tickets available until Apr. 14 at the library - activities, skits, live auction - This evening will celebrate weddings of all kinds. Costumes are encouraged. Each table is decorated for a different wedding theme (e.g. Irish wedding, destination wedding, Vegas wedding, hunt camp wedding, you get the idea... and you'll get to see them all).
Saturday, April 29th - An Evening with Elvis - Presented by the Douglas Lions Club at the Eganville Legion - Featuring Norm Ackland Jr. (winner of the People Choice Award, Gospel Championship at Elvis festival) - Doors open at 7:00 pm, Show starts at 8:00 pm.- Late Lunch - $20 per person - Tickets now available from any Lions Club member or by calling 613-570-1884 or 613-281-4325
Monday, May 1st - Blood Donor Clinic - Eganville Legion - 3-7 pm
Thursday, May 4th - May the Fourth Party - Bonnechere Union Public Library - 6 pm - Dress as your favourite Star Wars character
Saturday, May 6th - Mammoth Sale - Melville United Church, 99 Victoria Street - Plants, food and treasures - Something for everyone - For more info 613-625-2658
Sunday, May 7th - Ottawa River Institute AGM - Starting 11 am - Buelow Beach on beautiful LakeClear, on Buelow Road, 15 km west of Eganville on Highway 512 - ORI board member and artist John Almstedt will lead one group in doing charcoal sketches of the Lake and Big Rock, made famous by Group of Seven artist A.Y. Jackson - Another group, led by Ole Hendrickson, will go on a short and leisurely photography outing along the Lake Clear shoreline, under the base of Big Rock, and into Hurds Creek and Little Lake Clear. Bring your kayaks or canoes, cameras, and something to eat - Well-known local artist Kathy Haycock will give a keynote talk about “The Group of Seven in Renfrew County” - We’ll hear about upcoming activities of the Lake Clear Conservancy and the Bonnechere River Watershed Project (BRWP) - And, we’ll have our ORI business meeting - Everyone is welcome, you don’t have to be a member, bring a friend - For more info, directions, or to arrange a spot in a boat: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, May 11th - Eganville District Public School Fun Fair - Looking for volunteers now
Saturday, May 13th - Plant Sale - Presented by Eganville and District Horticultural Society - Eganville Legion - 9-11 am - Plants and cuttings at bargain prices - Book sale - Cafe and raffle - Everyone welcome
Saturday, May 13th - Bus Trip to Byward Market and Tulip Festival - Hosted by the North Algona Wilberforce Recreation Committee - Bus departs the NAW Township Office at 8:30 am with a pickup at Fairfields in Eganville at 8:45 am - $40/person - Register by April 28th - Call NAW office 613-628-2080 to register
Sunday, May 14th - Ways and Means Dance - Eganville Legion - 2-6 pm - Entertainment by Peter White and Mixed Country - Donations of sandwiches and squares are welcome
Monday, May 15th - Eganville and District Horticultural Society Meeting - Guest speakers Sarah Lawless & Alex Marchant, Fern & Fungi, of Killaloe - Sarah is the head herbalist, experienced forager and founder of Fern & Fungi. Alex is a forager, mushroom whisperer, and herbalist in training. They make products from wild plants, trees and fungi foraged locally. Her presentation is called Identifying Wild Mushrooms & How to Use Them and will include many examples of mushrooms for hands-on familiarization - Eganville Legion - 7 pm social hour and refreshments, 7:30 pm meeting - Everyone 12+ welcome - Free to members, $5 visitors
Friday, May 19th - PD Day Film - Bonnechere Union Public Library - noon
Saturday, May 20th - Spring Opening of Bonnechere Museum - 11 am - With Piper Patti Murray
Sunday, May 21st - Eganville Curling Club Fundraising Brunch - Eganville Curling Club - 9 am - 12:30 pm - Adults $9, under 12 $, under 6 FREE
Friday, May 26th - Youth Dance - Eganville Legion - 7:00-9:30 pm - Music by DJ Shannon - $5 - Snacks and refreshments available for purchase
Saturday, May 27th - Celebrating Canada 150 in Songs and Stories - Guy Jamieson and Friends - Bonnechere Museum - 11 am
Saturday, May 27th - Eganville Mudder 2017 - Eganville Sno-Drifters Clug 675 Sno-Drifters Rd - Registration 7 am; Gates open 7am - 4 pm - Adults $15, Kids 11 and under $5, Kids under 2 Free - Cash prizes and trophies - Longest mega truck track in Ontario - Drag racing and tough truck mud bog - "Mud Challenge" for all ages - For more info call Jason 613-602-1224
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Saturday, June 3rd - Celebrating Music and Song - Joan/Preston & Elaine - Bonnechere Museum - 11 am
Saturday, June 10th - Let's Harmonize - Glen, Liz, and Friends - Bonnechere Museum - 11 am
Sunday, June 11th - Ways and Means Dance - Eganville Legion - 2-6 pm - Entertainment by Greenwood Country - Donations of sandwiches and squares are welcome
Saturday, June 17th - Rhubarb Fest - Bonnechere Museum - 9-11 am - Come purchase all things rhubarb!
Monday, June 19th - Eganville and District Horticultural Society Meeting - Guest speaker Jay McLaren from Pembroke - He is the former owner of Sunset Nursery and recently retired teacher from Algonquin College. He will share his extensive experience and knowledge about Low Maintenance Gardening - Eganville Legion - 7 pm social hour and refreshments, 7:30 pm meeting - Everyone 12+ welcome - Free to members, $5 visitors
Friday, June 23rd - Youth Dance for Gr. 5-8 - Eganville Legion - 7:00-9:30 pm - Music by DJ Shannon - $5 - Snacks and refreshments available for purchase
Saturday, June 24th - Trophy Husbands perform - Bonnechere Museum - 11 am
Satuday, July 1st - Kids Fishing Derby - Bonnechere River, 285 Water St - 8 am to 2 pm - Free - First, second and third prizes to be won - Drinks and snacks available - For pre-registration or more information call Paul 613-312-0511
Wednesday, July 5th - 15th Annual Bonnechere Authors Festival - Mark Sakamoto guest speaker -Fascinating stories, converstion and dessert with renowned Canadian authors - $15 at door or $50 for the series - For more information call: 613-628-1720 or 613-628-2400
Wednesday, July 12th - 15th Annual Bonnechere Authors Festival - Eva Stachniak guest speaker -Fascinating stories, converstion and dessert with renowned Canadian authors - $15 at door or $50 for the series - For more information call: 613-628-1720 or 613-628-2400
Wednesday, July 19th - 15th Annual Bonnechere Authors Festival - Doug Gibson guest speaker -Fascinating stories, converstion and dessert with renowned Canadian authors - $15 at door or $50 for the series - For more information call: 613-628-1720 or 613-628-2400
Wednesday, July 26th - 15th Annual Bonnechere Authors Festival - Merilyn Simonds guest speaker -Fascinating stories, converstion and dessert with renowned Canadian authors - $15 at door or $50 for the series - For more information call: 613-628-1720 or 613-628-2400
Monday, September 18th - Eganville and District Horticultural Society Meeting - Annual Harvest Auction - Guest Auctioneer Terry Hoelke - Offering fresh garden produce, preserves, baking, perennials and shrubs from the gardens of Society members - Fresh – and fun - Auction begins at 7:00 – No social time this month – and the pace will be brisk to ensure a reasonable end time
Monday, October 16th - Eganville and District Horticultural Society Meeting - Guest speaker Kevin Nieman from Kevin's Flowers in Petawawa - Before your eyes, Kevin will create two fall-themed floral arrangements, explaining techniques and details about the materials as he works. He is a talented floral designer in a class all his own and these masterpieces will be given as doorprizes - Eganville Legion - 7 pm social hour and refreshments, 7:30 pm meeting - Everyone 12+ welcome - Free to members, $5 visitors
Friday, October 20th - Youth Dance for Gr. 5-8 - Eganville Legion - 7:00-9:30 pm - Music by DJ Shannon - $5 - Snacks and refreshments available for purchase
Monday, November 20th - Eganville and District Horticultural Society AGM - - Eganville Legion - 6 pm potluck dinner; bring a dish of any kind to share - 7:30 pm meeting - Will include committee reports for 2017 & election of executive for 2018 - This is a great time to learn all about the Society and what it accomplishes in a typical year - Everyone 12+ welcome - Free to members, $5 visitors
Tuesday, November 28th - Eganville and District Horticultural Society Christmas Dinner - Guest speaker tourism guru Chris Hinsperger from the Bonnechere Caves - Sharing Our Treasure: The Ottawa Valley, as seen through the eyes of a local lad - candy and bake table and a silent auction - Eganville Legion - Social time with bar service begins at 5 pm; turkey dinner at 6:00 pm - Tickets $20 and must be purchased in advance from Gail Heins, 613-628-2745 beginning October 16.
Friday, December 1st - Youth Dance for Gr. 5-8 - Eganville Legion - 7:00-9:30 pm - Music by DJ Shannon - $5 - Snacks and refreshments available for purchase