Skate The Lake 2017

January 28th & 29th, 2017 The cold weather has finally arrived, ice has been forming in Portland Bay, and shortly the ice crew will be putting the Olympia on the ice and will start making the oval; this means Skate the Lake 2017 isn’t far away. All Skaters are requested to wear helmets; they are…

Portland Build a Mountain of Food

The 2016 Town and Country Chrysler Build a Mountain of Food Campaign The Town and Country Chrysler Build a Mountain of Food Campaign is underway throughout the region! Town and Country Chrysler in Smiths Falls, along with participating media partners, Metroland Media, TV Cogeco, Lake 88 Radio, and Town and Country TV (TCTV), have joined…

[PortlandOntario.com] Fishing cottages and camps in the 1930s and 1940s

I see your image of the Angler’s Inn circa 1916 and believe my grandfather (I.B. Babcock) and a gang of his friends may have rented the Inn 1936-1940 for a fishing camp – I have photographs of them and what appears to be the Inn. Are there other images of the Inn you have? I…

Perth Military Settlement 200th Anniversary

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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 settlers from Great Britain, who arrived as part of a strategic plan to secure Upper Canada in the event that the United States should again attack British North America. Subsequent to the PMA in 1816, Richmond was founded in 1818, followed by Lanark in 1820.

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…