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…

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…

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…

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,…