Durham boats - workhorse of the early settlers on the Rideau

Perth Military Settlement 200th Anniversary

The Perth Military Settlement (PMA) was established as one of three strategic defensive outposts along the Rideau Corridor after the War of 1812 to ensure a trained reserve force was available in the event of another conflict with the United States. It was founded in 1816 by disbanded soldiers from the War of 1812 and…

Big Rideau Lake Association 100th Anniversary

The Big Rideau Lake Association (BRLA) is a non-profit organization with roots back to 1911. Located on the Big and Lower Rideau Lakes in Eastern Ontario, the Association is committed to long-term environmental protection and service to all who use the lake and share its resources. The Big Rideau Lake Association supports programs in the…

Canada’s 150th Birthday Celebrations

The goal of the Canada 150 Fund is to create opportunities for Canadians to participate in local, regional, and national celebrations that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to Canada. A limited number of high impact, large-scale projects that are national in scope will also be supported through the Canada 150 Fund…

Portland on the Rideau Newsletter Nov-Dec 2015, Vol 1 Issue 5

The latest news on coming activities and events in the Portland Area has arrived, hot of the press! Portland On The Rideau Newsletter Nov-Dec 2015 Vol 1 Issue 5

Settlers Trek 2016

Regional heritage enthusiasts are pleased to announce a “Settlers Trek” re-enactment to commemorate the bicentennial of the arrival of the first settlers to the Perth Military Settlement in 1816. This Trek will be a symbolic attempt to cover as much as possible of the original overland and water route from Brockville to Perth.The members of…

Portland on the Rideau Newsletter

The October edition of the newsletter is out, Vol 1, Issue 4.  Lots of things happening here this fall: Portland On The Rideau Newsletter October 2015 Vol 1 Issue 4

Big Rideau Lakes Association 100th Anniversary (8 Aug 2015)

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Big Rideau Lakes Association (BRLA) the community and region turned out for the gala event in Hanna Park in beautiful downtown Portland on the Rideau. The event featured good food, (breakfast and lunch at the community hall), good music, a marvelous collection of antique boats, antique cars,…

Portland On The Rideau June-July Newsletter

Lots of wonderful exciting things happening in Portland this summer.  New and interesting stories of our local history, a calendar of new events in town and on the lake, and a refreshing new look to Hannah Park.  Check it out on the latest newsletter with a full calendar of events: Portland On The Rideau June…

“MUSIC FOR LIFE” Concert, April 24, 7:30 P.M. Portland United Church

Portland’s very own, Janet McKeage returns to Portland United Church with her friends Rasa Krokys and Dave Irwin for another fundraising concert with music ranging from Mozart to Andrew Lloyd Webber and everything in between! 

The historic Portland Railway Station – Did you know about it?

A Timely Historical Photo Find to celebrate the Rejuvination of the Portland on the Rideau Historical Society Website/Museum Hello all! We are back! The Portland on the Rideau Historical Society [PRHS] website has been rejuvenated through the able technical efforts of Larry Cochran and Gary Petro of Portland and Dave Pye [ex-resident and original website…