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Coming events at the PRCC


April 12  PRCC  Womens Institute Guest Speaker Event

All welcome; starts at 1PM; refreshments

Topic: “Hope and Healing on the Africa Ship”

Speaker : Joanne Thibault



April 25 : Earth Day Road Clean-up.

Aim is to do  all  14  km  of Penage Rd. (Regional Rd. 10)

Begin 9 AM at the Centre; find out your road section and get your green garbage bag.

Let Russ know any  road section you do on your own (866-5656)


May 2  Spring Flea Market  8-12:30

  Tables available ; member  $12.00 , non-member $15.00

   Rerfeshments (baked beans)    and baking for sale

  To obtain your table call Ira-Jane  866-2989


May 9  Mothers’ Day Dinner (Fund Raiser)

   Start 5 PM;  All welcome;  pay at the door

Adult $10.00; age 6 to 12  $5.00; 5 and under free

Members are requested to make a  food donation for the buffet table

Contact Russ   866-2989



A reminder of our upcoming AGM & Directors' Mtg. planned for next Wed., Apr. 1st @ 7 PM. We'll do AGM first.

I will bring some cookies & timmies donuts & make the coffee at the centre. Let me know if you can't make it...we elect our officers, so if you will not be attending, plse let me know if you will stand for any of our executive pos'ns. 


Our City contact is Shelly Lalonde...she has taken over from Anne Gervais...her ext'n is 2453. I was chasing the status of our CGS Grant!! The Council is to debate and vote the monies om March 31st... The cheque is ALMOST in the mail!


See you Wednesday...Regards-Russ






Hi Folks,

We're looking   forward to our spring  events and seeing  everyone!

All events are at the Centre.

At these events we are collecting  our  2014  membership donations if  you have not  made that  donation yet.

Thank you.


MAY 3   Flea Market   8 AM til12:30

Register with Ira-Jane to have a table. 866-2989 

Tasty refreshments will be available  downstairs.


MAY 10  Mothers' Day Dinner

This is a Fund Raiser so if  you  can attend  you are supporting the Centre.

Bring   guests!

Time  5-7 pm

You'll be eating ham, turkey, mashed potatoes , dressing , gravy and punch  supplied by the Centre.

Your cost:

Adult $10.00  from age 12 up.

Age 6-11     $5.00

Under 5 , free

Members are asked to bring a  food  donation.

To register call Russ  866-5656 on or  before  May 7th.

Registration is prefered  but  some just  arrive at the  door, which is ok.

Pay at the door.


April  26th

Road Clean up

April 26th. Come to the Centre at  9 AM;  there you  can determine  your road section (1 km)

We  try to get all  14  km of Penage Rd. done .

AND, if  you  do any  other road section out here, let Russ know.(866-5656)

Unfortunately there are still many  tossing   cups , bottles and stuff out the windows of their cars!


  Penage Rd.Comm.Centre coming events


April 2 Annual General Meeting
7 -9 pm at the Centre
Election of officers ; all officers (volunteers) stand for one year
Review of the year past
Refreshments; all welcome
more info call Russ 866-5656

Earth Day Road Clean-up
to complete 14 km of Penage Rd. (regional Road 10)
9 am Sat April 26 START 9 A.M.
Meet at the centre to obtain your 1 km road section.
More info call Gary 866-5190.
Let Gary know of any road section that you do.

Mothers' Day Dinner and Seniors Auction
May 10th 5-7 pm.
Fundraiser for the Centre
Register for your participation with Russ 866-5656. Pay at the door: Adults 10.00;
kids:age 6-11 $5.00 ; 5 & under Free.


                          Penage Rd.Comm.Centre coming events

The Penage Rd Community Centre directors have some event announcements for you.
Please pass along this news to any whom you know might be interested in attending.

On MONDAY, JANUARY 20 at 7 PM the Walden-Can have invited Constable Ken Birtch to share some tips on "Making Your Home and Neighbourhood Safer".
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 kitchen area.
Membership donations for the year 2014 will be available.

If you have any questions about either of the events contact Russ at 866-5656.


Upcoming Events at the PRCC

Members Potluck Christmas Dinner Sun. Dec. 8th 5:00

Family Skate January Date to be announced

Building Improvements
We have been doing improvements to the building in conjunction with FEDNOR's Community
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


Rental reminder   The centre is avalable  for  rentals. Contact  Don at   866-0159.


Membership Donations   are    for  the year  2013 are  $20.00   for  a  family and $10.00  for a  single.

You  may   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

Penage Rd. Community Centre

Start  9AM at  the Centre (968 Regional Rd.  10) Come to pick up  your  garbage bags and determine  your 1  km of   road.

Contact person 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.

Gary   would 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.

The   centre  members and community  members have been  doing this  since  1990; and the event is always held near Earth Day.


Flea Market May  4

Penage Rd. Community Centre

8  am to 1 pm

Refreshments available .Baking for sale.

Contact Russ to obtain your  tables  or table table  866-5656  or Laila 866  0189



Fund Raising Potluck:

   Annual  Mothers' Day Dinner on Saturday,   May  11

Penage Rd.Community Centre; Start  5PM

Adult  $10.00; ages 6-12 $5.00; under 5  Free

Register to attend .Contact Ira-Jane  866-2989

It is  hoped all members  will make a  food  donation  for this  dinner.

The Centre provides ham;  turkey, gravy, stuffing and potatoes.





           Penage Road Community Centre

33rd 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 10-4pm. For details, please call Nancy at 705-866-2229

                   SPRING  EVENTS   2012


Three coming events for people to take note of.

1. Sat. Apr. 28  Earth Day

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 Monday

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 Fixin's provided

Adults- $10:00

Children 5- 12- $5.00

Under 5 Free

Seniors' Auction Call Lila Frank at 705-866-0189


March 25

1-3 pm

Penage Rd. Womens Institute "Family Day"

Dr Jane Cox   will address  "Health and Wellness" and be  available  for your questions and concerns.

Refreshments available.

For more info call Sharon Oatway 866-2736



April   3

 Annual General Meeting

7:30  PM to 9 PM

Report on the year's activities and election of  directors for a one year  term.

All persons are most  welcome.

For 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)


May 5 Flea Market      8  am to  1 pm

    Penage Rd. Community Centre

  968 Regional Rd. 10 (Penage Rd.)

7 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

 at the Penage Rd. Community Centre

 968 Regional Rd. 10 (Penage Rd.)

7 km south of Reg.Rd  55, on your left.

 5 p.m.  to  7p.m

Register with Russ  866- 5656 

Pay at the door : Adult  $10.00  ;  Age   6-12;  $5.00;  under 5  no  charge.

Make this your Mother's Day  outing  for great  food!!

In addition , there will be  Seniors Silent Auction between the main course and dessert.

To make a donation to this call Laila at 866- 0189.


                        Family Skate

Jan. 29th, 2012 from noon 'til 4:00 pm

Hot Dogs and Drinks

                      Arthur Beaudry

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 866-2229




Penage Rd. Community Centre

Coming Events

March 20: 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

April 5: 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

April 30: Annual Flea Market. Start at 8 am; refreshments available.

Call Nancy for a table 866-2229

May 7: 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 website:


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

The 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 volunteers.

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.

If 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 building.

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 community member!!

And 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 (10am-4pm)
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
Community Newsletter
Winter 2010

Hi Neighbours,
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 Henry 866-2679.

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 Brigitte.
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.


Winter Skating

Public skating is now available at the outdoor rink at the Penage Rd. Community Centre on Penage Rd. There are floodlights for night skating.
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 866-2989



FALL News from the Penage Road Community Centre!


www.walden-can.com/gallery/ | Rendezvous Photos


 Walden Moderate Fitness
Fall Session

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 potatoes.
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!

AllAges Party.
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 itself.
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 events?

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.


      News 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 Centre.
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.






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