PENAGE ROAD AREA
Penage Rd.Comm.Centre coming events
The Penage Rd Community Centre directors have some event announcements
Please pass along this news to any whom you know might be interested in
On MONDAY, JANUARY 20 at 7 PM the Walden-Can have invited
Constable Ken Birtch to share some tips on "Making Your Home and
Please feel very welcome to attend this speaker meeting . The talk will
be be about an hour in length. Refreshments will be served.
On SUNDAY JANUARY 26 an afternoon SKATING FAMILY EVENT
will take place from NOON til 3 PM. All persons welcome to come and
enjoy some skating and fellowship. Refreshments are FREE and you'll find
cocoa, hot dogs, chili , tea and coffee are available in the downstairs
Membership donations for the year 2014 will be available.
If you have any questions about either of the events contact Russ at
Upcoming Events at the PRCC
Members Potluck Christmas Dinner Sun. Dec. 8th 5:00
Family Skate January Date to be announced
We have been doing improvements to the building in conjunction with
Infrastructure Improvement Fund. Members have done extensive work to:
-rebuild of the brick chimney
-rebuild and landscaping of lower entrance
-application of sprayfoam insulation to attic and addition as well as
blown in in the attic
-new drywall, paint and electrics
-ceiling fans in main hall
-ice rink re-paving and raising of chainlink fence
The Centre is always looking for new members
Director's Meeting -1st Wednesday of each month
Russ Harrington President 705-866-5656
Spring Events 2013
reminder The centre is avalable for rentals. Contact Don at
Donations are for the year 2013 are $20.00 for a family and
$10.00 for a single.
remit to B. Beaulieu , 198 Grassy Lake Rd. Whitefish, on. P0M3E0
Checks need to
be made out to : Penage Rd. Community Centre
Earth Day Road
Clean-up April 20
Start 9AM at
the Centre (968 Regional Rd. 10) Come to pick up your garbage bags
and determine your 1 km of road.
for this event is Gary 866-5190
This event is
aimed at cleanig up the ditches on the 14 km length of Penage Rd.
(Regional Rd 10 ) from the beginning to the Marina.
like to hear from anyone who participates and may decide to do
this on an alternate date. Please let him know.
Thank you ahead
of time for your participation and thank you to the "regular"
walkers who work on this year round.
members and community members have been doing this since 1990; and
the event is always held near Earth Day.
Flea Market May 4
8 am to 1 pm
available .Baking for sale.
Contact Russ to
obtain your tables or table table 866-5656 or Laila 866 0189
Mothers' Day Dinner on Saturday, May 11
Rd.Community Centre; Start 5PM
ages 6-12 $5.00; under 5 Free
attend .Contact Ira-Jane 866-2989
It is hoped all
members will make a food donation for this dinner.
provides ham; turkey, gravy, stuffing and potatoes.
Penage Road Community Centre
Annual Rendezvous Art & Craft Show at the Penage Road Community Centre!
This craft show was
initiated as a fundraiser for the community centre and continues to
provide funds for the volunteer group. Rendezvous has earned a
reputation for high quality handmade art/crafts/baking & preserves.
There’s something for everyone.
Local Finn ladies make pulla, preserves, rye bread plus hand-woven mats
and recycled products. You’ll find pottery–decorative & functional;
fresh honey- from a local producer; photography-some framed; handmade
cards; Christmas ornaments; knitted mitts, socks, toques and scarves;
stained glass art and more.
This craft show is FREE. Come and enjoy the quaint ambience of our
community centre; visit our ‘tea room’ and enjoy fresh baking.
Rendezvous takes place Friday, Nov. 16th
7-9 pm; Nov. 17th
10-4pm; Nov. 18th
For details, please call Nancy at 705-866-2229
SPRING EVENTS 2012
PENAGE ROAD COMMUNITY CENTRE
coming events for people to take note of.
1. Sat. Apr. 28 Earth
Road Clean-up- show up at
Center between 9:am and 1200 noon. Bags and Gloves available at center.
Leave full bags at at community center. Special pick-up by City on
2. Sat. May 5th Flea Market
8:00 'til 1:00 pm
Table-$10.00 Call Nancy
White at 705-866-2229
Burgers, Hotdogs and Beans and
drinks for sale
3.Sat. May 12, 5:00 to 7:00
Mothers' Day Pot Luck Dinner
Fundraiser- Turkey Ham and
Children 5- 12- $5.00
Under 5 Free
Call Lila Frank at 705-866-0189
Penage Rd. Womens Institute "Family Day"
Jane Cox will address "Health and Wellness" and be available for
your questions and concerns.
more info call Sharon Oatway 866-2736
Annual General Meeting
7:30 PM to 9 PM
Report on the year's activities and election of directors for a one
persons are most welcome.
more info call Terry at 866-5728 or Russ 966-5656
Apr 28 Earth Day Road Clean Up
Start 9 am Penage Rd.community Centre
Wear appropriate clothing.
Volunteers needed to do our annual Penage Rd. Clean-up.
Come and see Gary at the Centre to determine your 1 km of road.For
more info call Gary 866-5190 or Russ 866-5656
Please report any road claen -up you are doing on your own for our
records.(see the numbers given)
5 Flea Market 8 am to 1 pm
Penage Rd. Community Centre
968 Regional Rd. 10 (Penage Rd.)
km south of Reg.Rd. 55, on your left.
For a TABLE call Russ 866-5656 ASAP
Refreshments will be available.
Some new and old stuff and baking too!!
May 12 Annual Mothers' Day Dinner Fund Raiser
the Penage Rd. Community Centre
968 Regional Rd. 10 (Penage Rd.)
km south of Reg.Rd 55, on your left.
p.m. to 7p.m
Register with Russ 866- 5656
at the door : Adult $10.00 ; Age 6-12; $5.00; under 5 no
Make this your Mother's Day outing for great food!!
addition , there will be Seniors Silent Auction between the main course
make a donation to this call Laila at 866- 0189.
Jan. 29th, 2012 from noon 'til 4:00 pm
Hot Dogs and Drinks
will do quick
sketch portraits and/ or caricatures He charges $5.00 for shoulder
-up and entire person is $10.00.
He will arrive
at 1 pm and stay as long as needed.
32nd Annual Rendezvous Art and Craft Sale 2011
Nov 18 (7-9 pm); Nov 19 & 20 (10-4 )
at the Penage Rd. Community Centre
located south of Whitefish, on Regional R. 10
The first Rendezvous sale was held in 1980. Who would have thought then
that this event would become a tradition
and would continue for over 3 decades now!
This particular sale near Christmas has many nice features: it has free
admission; beverages and sweet treats are served free; all items for
sale are hand crafted by local artists. As a result patrons of the arts
return year after year. And, not to be omitted, is the enjoyment of the
use of the restored school house which originated in 1933. This provides
the atmosphere of warmth and charm for all those who attend. And , don’t
forget, items sold are of good quality and reasonably priced.
There will be a variety of items to select from. These include pottery,
baking, jewelry, wood made items, fabric sewn and knit items, woven
goods, folk art items, tree ornaments, preserves, homemade soap,
notecards , and wall art, such as paintings.
To put sale items in please contact Laila, 866-0189.
Mark this on your calendar to attend and bring a friend!
Penage Rd. Community Centre April Events!
April 16: Earth Day
Road Clean-Up. Volunteers are needed to donate their time to help remove
litter from Penage rd. Come to the Centre at 9am where you will receive
your road section of 1 kilometre. Dress suitably. Contact Gary at
866-5190 if you are doing some clean-up on an alterate day.
April 30: Flea Market
from 8am-1pm in the Penage Rd. CC, on Penage Rd. Refreshments of Chili
Dogs & burgers will be available. Come out & look for bargains. If you
would like a table or have any questions, please contact Nancy at
"JUST ABOUT SPRING"
Penage Rd. Community Centre
Penage Rd. W.I. Family Day 2pm Guest Speaker Mary Svensk Marrs, RN who
will relate her experiences as a nurse in Brazil and Peru.
No charge; refreshments
Annual General Meeting 7:30 pm at the Centre
Review of the year and election of officers for a 1 year term.
All welcome. New leadership welcome.
April 16: Earth Day Road Clean Up;
meet at 9 am at the Centre to obtain your 1 km of road . Call Gary for
more info: 866-5190
Annual Flea Market. Start at 8 am; refreshments available.
Call Nancy for a table 866-2229
Mothers’ Day Dinner A fund raiser and members are asked to make a food
contribution. Start 5PM. Register :866-2989.
Pay at the door: adult $10.00; age 6-12 $5.00; under 5 free.
If you would like to volunteer to assist in the running of any of these
events please call: Laila 866-0189 or Russ 866-5656.
All Walden events are posted on our Penage Rd. Page of Walden-CAN
You will find the Centre events if you click on "Penage Rd" on the left.
To ALL Community Members! Yup....that’s you!!
Thank you for your support throughout the year.
Despite escalating expenses we are still afloat! (Continued on the back)
Clip and mail in: Membership Donation 2011 (family $20.00; single $10.00) Make your
check payable to: Penage Rd. Community Centre
Include :name(s); mailing address; email, phone #
Send to our membership convener: Mrs. Brigitte Beaulieu
198 Grassy Lake Rd., Whitefish, Ont. P0M3E0
Centre is a non-profit organization. We were incorporated in February, 1966.
Thanks to some community members with foresight the property and
building were purchased using funds from their own pocket.
Some accepted their contribution back while others did not bother.
Over the years since 1966 a variety of events have taken place.
The same enthusiasm for a local public facility exists today as it did
back in ‘66. We are still receiving compliments for the interior
improvements made in 2010. The facelift took 5 weeks of steady labour by
Council will determine this month what our grant for 2011 will be.
Most of those funds go to hydro, heating, phone, water testing, taxes
and insurance. Your financial support at the Rendezvous and through
membership donations helps to support our capital projects as well as
other bills that come along.
you wish to volunteer a few hours of your time for whatever reason
please attend the Annual General Meeting on April 5th at 7:30 at the
Centre and make a one year commitment.
The rink this winter has been well used and enjoyed by kids and adults
both. Several families have chosen to hold a birthday party at the
centre, using the rink, followed by a nice hot cup of chocolate in the
Rental rates are very reasonable and are available year round.
Contact Ira-Jane at 866- 2989 for a quote.
All of your support and participation is appreciated. Thank you
thank you to this year’s directors:
Terry, Russ, Nancy, Neeltje, Gary, Eric, Sheryl, Ira-Jane and our 2
Seniors reps, Laila and John.
Rendezvous Art and Craft Sale 2010
November 19 (7-9 pm); November 20 & 21
Location: Penage Rd. Community Centre, located on Regional Rd #10 (Penage
Rd.) 7 km south off of Highway 55.
This is the 31st consecutive year for Rendezvous.
This art and craft sale has many traditions including free refreshments
and free admission.
The following handmade items will be available: pottery, photography,
paintings, folk art items, woodwork, real fur items, baking, Finn bun,
preserves, sewn and knit items, quilted items , notecards and weaving
Vendors drop off their items for sale on the Wednesday before the show
opens and then all items are put on display in an attractive
arrangement. Baking arrives throughout the show.
This show started in 1980. At that time the opening night was the "Gala"
night and invitations for that evening were sent out. Local artists were
making it known what their skills were in hopes of entering the
workforce full time for their sales. Several of the then artists are
still making wonderful art pieces that are sold far and wide.
The show has grown since then both in the number of vendors and the
number of shoppers.
This year there will be no taxes added onto the cost of the items.
Mark these dates on your calendar and plan to drop in the old
schoolhouse for Rendezvous.
Penage Rd. Community Centre
The past year at the centre has gone well. Currently membership
donations are coming in for the year 2010. We were very gratified that
107 chose to attend our DEC 6th potluck Christmas dinner. And ,of
course, your support of the Rendezvous Art and Craft Sale was superb.
This year the centre made $1550.00 at the sale and our sales for the
weekend totaled $10 500.00. The volunteers for this event are many. If
you think you would like to be a Rendezvous vendor the dates for 2010
are : Nov 19, 20 , 21. There was great support for the "All Ages Craft
Party". This event drew 40 persons and wonderful items were created by
young and old on Nov 29th. Thank you Karen!!
Here's where some additional support is needed:
1. Can you take a flea market table on May 1st? Call Nancy at 866-2229
to register. And come out to have a great chili dog made by Wendy.
2. It would be good to have more community support for our Earth Day
Penage Road/Ditch clean-up. This will be April 24th. Come at 9 am to the
centre ready to choose your 1 km of road. More info, call Gary 866-5190.
Many hands makes light work.
3. Our Mothers' Day Dinner is a FUND RAISER. Let's support this dinner!
It will be from 5 -7 pm on May 8th. You pay $10.00 ; age 5-12 pay $5.00.
Members need to bring a dish that serves 8-10. Our attendance has been
dropping so rally the troops at your place to come out and share in
recognizing MOTHERS. Call Ira-Jane to register 866-2989 by WED May 5th.
Pay at the door.
4. We REALLY need a few persons who can join as directors and make a
commitment to one meeting a month (summer off). The board must have 7
members to continue. You are therefore invited to be a director. More
info about this contact: Russ 866-5656.
Our coming director meetings are: Feb 2nd, then March 2nd and then April
6th; all starting at 7:30 pm .
5. The Penage Rd. Women's Institute meet on the 3rd Wed each month.
Contact Lesley 866-2312. "Moderate Fitness" on Thursdays, has openings
for more participants; contact June 866-2419. If you are a senior and
wish to have some fun then come-out every second Tuesday. More info call
This year's financial situation should be similar
to last year with a grant of $13 000. 00 from the city. Additional
revenue comes in from memberships (up to $1200.00 for the year),
Rendezvous, as stated $1550.00 this past year; donations from
individuals; and rentals.
The city grant pays for our taxes, heating , hydro, phone and insurance.
It is the additional money contributed by THE COMMUNITY that pays for
repairs, replacements and improvements. And in this old building it is a
never ending task to do needed improvements!!
Please call Terry if you can assist with painting; carpentry, plumbing,
and tasks that need to be done.(866-5728). We are hoping to make some
improvements in 2010 in the downstairs kitchen. As well some upstairs
windows may get replaced and new tables may be ordered. Our office
renovations are nearly done.
The rink is open; please come out to skate; use the floodlights at
nighttime. Our rink attendant is Kyler Pilbakka.
Brigitte is still our membership convener. Thank
You can make this year's MEMBERSHIP DONATION payable to:
"The Penage Rd. Community Centre" ($20.00 family; $10.00 single) and
mail it to: Mrs. B. Beaulieu, 198 Grassy Lake Rd., Whitefish, Ont.
P0M3E0 BE sure to include your name and phone number.
Thanks to our current directors who give of their free time: Nancy,
Terry, Russ, Sheryl, Eric, Gary and Ira-Jane and also to our Seniors'
reps, John and Laila.
Public skating is now available at the outdoor rink at the Penage Rd.
Community Centre on Penage Rd. There are floodlights for night
An attendant is there from 4 pm - 9 pm approximately to make the
building available for skaters.
For building rentals and more info call Ira-Jane
FALL News from the Penage Road
www.walden-can.com/gallery/ | Rendezvous Photos
Instructor: June Kainulainen
to be held on Thursday mornings at the Penage Rd. Community Centre.
10 am to 11 Am
Cost for 12 weeks is $24.00
Register at the Municipal Centre in Lively
For more info call June 866-2419
This session starts Sept 11 and runs until Nov 27th.
Penage Rd. Community Centre Annual Potluck Christmas Supper
This year the potluck will be held on December 6th.
The event takes place between 5 and 7 PM.
Members are asked to bring a dish (casserole), salad, or dessert to
contribute to the meal.
The community centre supplies the ham, turkey, stuffing, gravy and
There is no charge to attend .
However, you must be a member to attend.
To find out more about yearly memberships call Brigitte 866-1049
Ho ho ho There's a special visitor who likes to drop by!
This will be held on November 29th from 10 AM til 3 PM.
It is for children age 5 to 15.
Children make a few crafts to take home.
This event takes place under the supervision of Karen Lahaie.
She can be reached at 866-0567
Volunteers are needed for set-up the day before and assist at the event
If you can help please call Karen.
Penage Road Womens Institute
This fall The Penage Road W.I. will kick off their monthly meetings on
Wed, Sept 17th at the Penage Road Community Centre.
This meeting will be from 7pm til 9:30
New members are welcom
Did you know the Community Centre is available for rentals for private
Rates are very reasonable and lower if you are a member.
To rent the hall: call Ira-Jane 866-2989.
To make your Membership Donation for 2008 send $20.00 for a family
($10.00 for a single) to Mrs. B. Beaulieu - 198 Grassy Lake Rd.,
Whitefish, ON P0M3E0.
Donations will go for improved roofing, soffit and fascia.
on Penage Rd.
Residents on or near Penage Rd. continue to be a supportive community of
friends and neighbours. There are year round and seasonal residents, all
who appreciate the beauty of the area as well as local sporting and
fishing activities. One of the local "meeting places" is the Penage Rd.
Community Centre. This is a non profit organization and the facilities
there can be used by all.
In 2006 the Centre recognized and remembered its founding members.
In February of 1966 they launched the Penage Rd. Community Centre by
purchasing the "no longer in use" schoolhouse on Penage Rd. The funds to
do this came from their own pockets; then fund raising occurred in the
neighbourhood to pay them back. These founding members were: Keith and
Eleanor Calford, Bill and Mary Lou Gemmell, Don and Arlene Hughson, Eino
and Myra Kilpinen, Oiva and Lea Maki, Paul and Mary Salminen, Elmer and
Rita Salminen, and Oiva and Queenie Svensk. Over the years other
community members have contributed labour, monies and time to this
Currently our rink is available for those who wish to skate. The Womens'
Institute, Seniors and Moderate Fitness classes are in full swing. If
you would like to support this Centre , now in its 41st year, mail your
membership donation to: Mrs. B. Beaulieu, 198 Grassy Lake Rd.,
Whitefish, On. P0M3EO; payable to the "Penage Rd. Community Centre" or
drop off in the Centre's mailbox on R. R. #10. Family memberships are
$20.00; and $10.00 for singles. You will be mailed your membership card.