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    Key Events

    In and Around the Tay River Watershed
    2022 Events

    PLEASE NOTE:
    Events subject to change based on timing of resumption of more normal conditions.
    Some events may have to be held virtually, particularly in the first half of the year.
    The timing of some events has not yet been determined.

    January 13, 2022 FoTW Board Meeting via Zoom ~ starting at 2:30pm
    February 24, 2022 Webinar: Getting to Know the LDD (Gypsy) Moth and what To Expect in 2022 ~ starting at 7:00 pm
    With Eric Boysen ~ retired from the Ministry of Natural Resources in 2015 after 35 year career, with responsibilities for forests, fish and wildlife, water, invasive species and renewable energy
    and hosted by the Friends of the Tay Watershed.
    Click here to join the webinar at 7pm
    March 2, 2022 FoTW Board Meeting via Zoom ~ starting at 2:30pm

    March 10, 2022 Jebbs Creek Wetland Embayment Creation Project Webinar via Zoom ~ starting at 2:30pm
    Project to construct a wetland designed to create fish habitat and improve the food supply for aquatic and terrestrial species.
    Click here for more information and to join webinar at 2:30pm

    March 24, 2022

    FoTW AGM
    Meeting to be held virtually via Zoom, starting at 2:30 pm
    Annual Environmental Awards ~ recognizing citizens who have made significant contributions to sustaining our natural environment
    Presentation by Sarah MacLeod-Neilson, Planner and Haley Matschke, Acting Surface Water Quality Coordinator, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
    Details

    April 14, 2022 FoTW Board Meeting ~ starting at 2:30pm

    April 21, 2022 Webinar ~ Forest Bathing - Healthy Lives Through Healthy Forests ~ starting at 7:00 pm
    See details

    May 5, 2022 Lake Networking Group Meeting ~ see details

    May 18, 2022 OMYA Public Meeting ~ starting at 2:00pm
    Omya Canada's public meeting to report on water taking from the Tay River for the calendar year 2021 ~ Stewart Park Room, Best Western Inn & Spa, 82 Peter Street, Perth. The presentation notes for this meeting will bve posted here soon.

    May 19, 2022 Webinar ~ Turtle Habitat Conservation ~ Tammy the Turtle Lady ~ presentation by Tammy MacKenzie, starting at 7:00 pm
    To join the Webinar at 7:00pm May 19th ~ Click here

    May, 2022 Perth Regional Heritage Fair
    Although the Heritage Fair was cancelled in 2021, it was expected to be back in 2022.
    Details to be posted here. ~ Event CANCELLED again this year.

    May 26, 2022 FoTW Board Meeting ~ Last Duel Park starting at 2:30pm

    June 30, 2022 Close of Bursary Applications

    July 31, 2022 Bursary Decision Announcement

    July ?, 2022 Tay Paddle Day ~ featuring a guided paddle down the Tay River from Perth to the Beveridge Locks ~ starting at ___

    July ?, 2022 FoTW Board Meeting ~ Last Duel Park at 2:30.pm

    August 20, 2022 Watershed Discovery Day
    Perth Farmers' Market, Crystal Palace, Perth
    Annual environmental exhibition for all generations featuring exhibits by conservation organizations, a youth education and discovery program
    Presentation of Water Guardian Bursary ~ financial award to students aspiring to careers in environmental management

    September 22, 2022 Webinar ~ Tay Net ~ Sustaining a Healthy River - CANCELLED

    October ?, 2021 FoTW Board Meeting ~ Last Duel Park starting at 2:30pm

    October 22, 2022  Lake Links Workshop
    More information

    December  2021 Best Wishes for the Holidays



    Archival Events
    Archives
    2021 Events
    PLEASE NOTE:
    With the uncertainties generated by the COVID-19 Pandemic,
    the 2020 and 2021 Events Calendars had to be drastically reduced.
    Most events were altered to a virtual format. 
    January 20, 2021 Webinar on Conservation Areas and Land Donations
    Joint Webinar by The Friends of the Tay Watershed and Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
    February 10, 2021 FoTW Board Meeting via Zoom ~ starting at 3:00pm
    March 24, 2021 Webinar on Shoreline Planting ~ Impacts, Benefits and Available Assistance
    Joint Webinar by The Friends of the Tay Watershed and Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
    March 24, 2021

    FoTW AGM
    Meeting to be held virtually via Zoom, starting at 2:30 pm
    Details

    April, 22, 2021 Invasive Phragmites ~ a special Earth Day 2021 Webinar
    In Partnership with the Otty Lake Association Via ZOOM, starting at 2:30pm
    Click here for more information and the ZOOM link
    May 7 2021 Lake Networking Group Meeting
    Meeting to be held via Zoom starting at 9:30am
    May 27, 2021 OMYA Public Meeting
    Omya Canada's virtual public meeting to report on water taking from the Tay River for the calendar years 2019 and 2020.
    This is an On-line virtual TEAMS meeting available via recent versions of Microsoft browsers such as Edge
    If you are joining via Apple devices or other non-Microsoft equipment, you may want to download the TEAMS app ~ Click here
    For the personal invitation and link to attend this meeting, please contact  the organizer Jeff Lee at jeff.lee@omya.com well in advance of the meeting.
    May ?, 2021 Perth Regional Heritage Fair
    In person version cancelled but working with schools: Details
    June 23, 2021 FoTW Board Meeting ~ Last Duel Park starting at 2:30pm
    June 30, 2021 Close of Bursary Applications
    July 16, 2021 Bursary Decision Announcement
    July 16-18, 2021 Stewart Park Festival Display
    Festival cancelled ~ see you next year at this event
    July 28, 2021 FoTW Board Meeting ~ Last Duel Park at 2:30.pm
    August 14, 2021 Watershed Discovery Day
    Perth Farmers' Market, Crystal Palace, Perth
    Presentation of Bursary
    Poster
    October 12, 2021 FoTW Board Meeting ~ Last Duel Park starting at 2:30pm
    October 23, 2021  Lake Links Workshop via Zoom
    For more information and to register for this event click here
    December  2021 Best Wishes for the Holidays


    2020 Events
    March 18, 2020 OMYA Public Meeting
    Omya Canada's public meeting to report on water taking from the Tay River for the calendar year 2019.
    1:30 pm at the Best Western in the Stewart Room.
    June 4, 2020

    FoTW AGM
    Meeting to be held virtually via Zoom, starting at 2:30 pm
    ~ Details in Notice to Members
    ~ More information on this AGM.

    October 24, 2020 Lake Links
    This year's workshop will take place exclusively online on Saturday, October 24th from 10am-12pm. This year's theme is "Effective Engagement for Positive Action".
    More information
    Missed Lake Links this year? ~ See the videos of this year's event.
    November 18, 2020 Trees and Climate Change Seminar
    You are invited to attend a ZOOM SEMINAR on Trees and climate change sponsored by the Friends of the Tay Watershed in collaboration with Rideau Valley Conservation Authority.
    See attached for more information and to register.
    See the informative slideshow presented at this session.


    2019 Events
    February 22, 2019 Announcement of Annual Bursary
    March 7, 2019 FoTW Board Meeting
    March 13, 2019 OMYA Public Meeting
    Omya Canada's public meeting to report on water taking from the Tay River for the calendar year 2018.
    1:30 pm at the Best Western.
    March 28, 2019

    FoTW AGM
    (note: date changed from March 21st)
    ~ 2:00 pm at the Legion ~ Full Details

    April 5, 2019 Lake Networking Group Meeting
    9:30 a.m., Tay Valley Township's Burgess Hall, 4174 Narrows Lock Road.
    April ?, 2019 Reminder Release for Bursary
    April 15, 2019 Public Showing of "Anote's Ark" ~ 6:00 to 8:00pm
    Royal Canadian Legion, 26 Beckwith St E, Perth
    In co-operation with the Canadian Federation of University Women
    View Poster
    View trailler and TVO Discussion
    May 2, 2019 Special FoTW Board Meeting
    May 9, 2019 Perth Regional Heritage Fair
    Details
    June 12, 2019 FoTW Board Meeting
    June 15, 2019 Kidfish Day Display
    June 30, 2019 Close of Bursary Applications
    July 7, 2019 KEEPING THE 'FAMILY' IN THE FAMILY COTTAGE
    FOCA/Lake Networking Group
    Cottage Succession Planning Seminar
    Seminar Poster
    Cottage Succession Planning Booklet 2019  
    July 19-21, 2019 Stewart Park Festival Display
    See the Friends' Display Tent at the festival
    August 14, 2019 FoTW Board Meeting
    August 17, 2019 Watershed Discovery Day
    More Information
    September 11, 2019 FoTW Board Meeting
    September 14, 2019 FoTW 'Show and Tell' Paddle
    ( National Clean Up Day / Ocean Conservancy)
    Paddle Down the Tay Canal and related Map.
    October 26, 2019  Lake Links Workshop
    More information
    November 20, 2019 FoTW Board Meeting
    December  2019 Best Wishes for the Holidays


    2018 Events
    February 15, 2018 OMYA Public Meeting
    Omya Canada's public meeting to report on water taking from the Tay River for the calendar year 2017.
    On Wednesday February 15, 2018 1:30 pm at the Best Western, Stewart Park Room. See invitation.
    February 15, 2018 Executive Committee Online Meeting
    February 15, 2018 Announcement of Annual Bursary
    March 7, 2018 FoTW Board Meeting
    March 22, 2018

    FoTW AGM for 2017

    April, 2018 Reminder Release re Bursary
    May 11, 2018 Perth Heritage Fair
    May 26, 2018 Septic Savy 2018 Workshop
    ~ Perth Civitan Hall ~ 8:30 - noon
    ~ Poster
    May 31, 2018 Close of Bursary Applications
    June 13, 2018 FoTW Board Meeting
    June 16, 2018 Kidfish Day Display
    July 13-15, 2018 Stewart Park Festival Display
    Read the announcement.
    August 8, 2018 FoTW Board Meeting
    August 18, 2018 Watershed Discovery Day
    ~ WDD Poster - 2018
    ~ More Information
    September 15, 2018 National Clean Up Day / Ocean Conservancy
    October 10, 2018 FoTW Board Meeting
    October 20, 2018 FoTW Display Booth at Lake Links
    November 7, 2018 FoTW Board Meeting
    December 5, 2018 FoTW Board Meeting


    2017 Events
    December 6, 2017 FoTW Board Meeting
    October 21, 2017 FoTW Display Booth at Lake Links
    October 18, 2017 FoTW Board Meeting
    September 16, 2017 FoTW Canada 150 Paddle
    August 19, 2017 Watershed Discovery Day
    Crystal Palace, Perth, 8:00-1:00pm

    Invitation to WDD 2017
    WDD Poster - 2017
    August 9, 2017 FoTW Board Meeting
    July 14-16, 2017 Stewart Park Festival  Display
    July 5, 2017 FoTW Board Meeting
    June 26/27, 2017 Canada 150 Paddle to Perth ~ Report and Photos
    June 18, 2017 Paddlefest, Smiths Falls
    June 17, 2017 Kidfish Day Display ~ Report and photos
    May 31, 2017 Deadline for Bursary Submissions ~ and the winner is....
    May 11, 2017 Perth Heritage Fair
    May 9, 2017 FoTW Board Meeting
    April, 2017 Reminder Release re Bursary
    March 21, 2017

    FoTW AGM for 2016
    ~ 1:00 pm at the Legion ~ Full Details

    February 22, 2017 OMYA Public Meeting
    Omya Canada Inc will be holding a public meeting to report on water taking from the Tay River for the calendar year 2016.
    On Wednesday February 22, 2017 1:00 pm at the Best Western
    February 8, 2017 Announcement of Annual Bursary ~ read announcement
    January 17, 2017 FoTW Board Meeting


    2016 Events
    October 22, 2016 Lake Links Annual Conference, Perth Civitan Hall, 8:30-3:30
    October 18, 2016 FoTW Board Meeting, The Factory, Christie Lake Road, Perth, 2:30pm
    September 30, 2016 Lake Networking Group Meeting, Burgess Hall, Tay Valley Township , 9:00am
    August 20, 2016 FoTW Children's Table, Settlers Heritage Day/County Plowing Match, 2677 Scotch Line, Tay Valley Township 9:00-4:00
    August 6, 2016 Watershed Discovery Day, Crystal Palace, Perth, 8:00-1:00pm
    July 15-17, 2016 FoTW Booth, Stewart Park Music Festival
    July 5, 2016 FoTW Board Meeting, The Factory, Christie Lake Road, Perth, 2:30pm
    June 30, 2016

    Water Guardian Bursary Applications Deadline
    Details

    April 30, 2016 Wild Parsnip Public Meeting, Lanark Village Civitan Hall
    March 22, 2016

    FoTW AGM for 2015 (3:00pm) ~ Details

    February 14, 2016 OMYA Public Annual Meeting, 2:00pm
    Stewart Room, Best Western Hotel, Perth
    Details


    2015 Events
    October 24, 2015

    Lake Links - Civitan Hall, Perth

    October 8, 2015 Lake Networking Group, Fall Meeting
    October 6, 2015

    FoTW Board Meeting - Q4

    September 13, 2015 Harvest Festival Booth, Beckwith Corners
    August 15, 2015

    FoTW WDD at Farmers’ Market Perth

    August 7-9, 2015

    Lanark County Quilters Guild Exhibition

    July 28, 2015

    FoTW Board Meeting - Q3

    July26, 2015

    Greater Bobs & Crow Lakes AGM, 12:00

    July 25, 2015

    Christie Lake Association AGM, 10:00 am

    July 17-19, 2015

    Stewart Park Music Festival

    July11, 2015

    Otty Lake AGM

    June 30, 2015 Announcement of Scholarship Winner
    June 20, 2015 Kid Fish Day, Perth
    June 13, 2015
    10:00 am to noon
    ATV and Marine Safety Workshop
    Tay Valley Township Municipal Office, 217 Harper Road
    Poster
    June 15, 2015 Close of FoTW Scholarship Applications
    June 6, 2015

    Royal Bank Blue Water Day

    May 12, 2015

    FoTW Board Meeting - Q2 TBD

    April 2015 Scholarship Invitation to Schools
    March 22, 2015

    World Water Day

    March 24, 2015

    FoTW AGM for 2014 (4:00pm)

    February 19, 2015 OMYA Public Annual Meeting, 2:00pm
    Best Western Hotel, Perth
    January 22, 2015

    CSW Gala Fundraiser - Code's Mill

    January 13, 2015 FoTW Board Meeting Q1
    January 12, 2015 Meeting with Perth Environmental Services 
    Janary 5, 2015 Executive Committee Meeting


    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's 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'ss.
    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 issues  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
    (Webmaster's note: Graphics and numerous slides have been removed to reduce the file size. With most recent browsers, this file will show as a slide show by clicking on the "Slide Show" icon and using your left mouse button to change slides.)
    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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