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Top 3 Rainy Day Activities

The weather is not cooperating and outdoor activities are rained out? Here are three ways of learning and having fun while the sun is recharging!


A ton of art-driven venues will brighten your day. Vankleek Hill’s Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre will seduce you with its brand new exhibition. Entitled Suspended Phytology, the works created by Maria-Helena Pacelli will charm you until August 26th. Volunteers will welcome you with open arms... It is sure to brighten your day! Furthermore, go to Rita Iriarte Studio & Art Gallery, in Chute-à-Blondeau, where compelling, daring and mesmerizing paintings will leave you breathless. Sienna Gallery is a perfect out-of-the-ordinary place to visit on a rainy day. It focuses primarily in framing of all kinds; yet, it is also a store! Visit the gallery for paintings, jewelry, pottery and other works of art. Sheer passion for the arts ! Finally, the various exhibitions of Hawkesbury’s Le Chenail Cultural Centre will delight you throughout the year. Take some time to have a delicious coffee to keep you warm after your visit ... The rain will then sound like a symphony!


For beer lovers, connoisseurs or simply seeking great taste, take advantage of these rainy days to tour the region’s four breweries. There are only 75 km from the northeast end to the southwest edge of the circuit; you will thus indulge in a variety of flavors in no time. Visit
Beau's All Natural Brewery Co. in Vankleek Hill, Cassel Brewery in Casselman, Tuque de Broue in Embrun and Étienne Brûlé also in Embrun. Make a list of your favorite beers, have your fill and stock up!

 
Plan a museum tour! The region is home to many well-known and interesting museums. Visit the L’
Orignal Old Jail and rise up to the challenge by taking on their escape game. Will you be up to the task and solve the riddles? For a rewarding experience, visit the Macdonell-Williamson House, in Chute-à-Blondeau. It is one of the most striking examples of Georgian-style architecture in Eastern Ontario. This hidden treasure of our region is a must! The Clarence-Rockland Museum will amaze you! Drop by and discover all kinds of remains: antiques, old books, archives, pictures and even a bicentennial map of seigneuries in Eastern Canada! A stop at the Casselman Museum is essential to learn more about the railway heritage of this charming village. Discover a past filled with surprises and anecdotes! One of the most original exhibitions is at the Vankleek Hill Museum. Relics from the 1797-1920 period are on display for everyone to better understand the evolution of human ways and behavior, as showcased through episodes, institutions and personalities of the past. Finally, the Keith M. Boyd Museum invites you to discover the history of the region with its many artifacts and pictures. Prescott-Russell’s Museums: where time stands still… even in the rain!




U-Pick season has just started!

This is the long-awaited moment of the year: self-picking is underway! What's more mouth-watering than having a nice day in the sun picking fruits and vegetables, then coming back home and cooking a fresh delicious dish? Here are the three essential spots where you can harvest a wide variety of them.


Proulx Maple & Berry Farm

Are you up for baking a good homemade strawberry or raspberry pie? Proulx Maple & Berry Farm has the main ingredients you need! Roll up your sleeves and come pick these berries with family, friends or by yourself. This farm also has sweet corn, honey and garden vegetables; what more could you be asking for? Make sure to end your day at their booth filled with delicious products.


Les Fruits du Poirier Farm

How about delightful jam? On toasts, pancakes, on everything! You’re right at home, at Ferme Les Fruits du Poirier, where you can pick your own fruit and then make jam in their brand new commercial kitchen. Simply a treat! The family farm gives you the chance to taste unusual fruit such as black raspberries, currants, gooseberries, Saskatoon berries, and their trademark camerise berries.


Vergers Villeneuve & Blueberry Farm

Did you know that blueberries have many positive effects on health? It is at Vergers Villeneuve & Blueberry Farm that you must go and pick them! They are fresh, juicy and sweet, therefore perfect for recipes and even more delicious when you have picked them yourself!



 

They are ripe for the picking!

 






Illuminating the region with festivities!

Scorching sun and long-awaited heat finally showed up, just in time for the beautiful past weekend filled with festivities. Indeed, our summer team was present at the Petite Aventure Desjardins 2018, last Saturday, to greet and energize the many cyclists who ventured on the various circuits. In spite of the heat wave, I had a lot of fun all through the event; fortunately, we were ready to face the sizzle! I was very impressed with all the cyclists, little ones and grown-ups alike, who had kept smiling even after having given it their all through so many kilometers. My favorite part of the event was Jan Amell Photography’ Photo Booth, along with Binerie Plantagenet’s famous Cabane à pète (Fart Shack), where unforgettable moments among friends and family were immortalized! Lots of giggles and pleasure…

 

Then, last Sunday, we celebrated Canada Day in Clarence-Rockland, at du Moulin Park. I had the opportunity to attend several great showcases, namely the Air Cadets’ parade, as well as performances by Rockland’s own brass band. We underlined this gorgeous day by distributing water tattoos and stickers; we proudly wore our great country’s colors!

 

We are just about ready for our next appearance, which will be at the Wendover Optimist Western Festival, next Wednesday. I am excited to be able to take part in the 34th edition of this Festival and to discover new artists! Hopefully, we’re in for a lot more balmy days!

Florence
TPRT Summer Team Member

 






Ottawa River Festival

Come for a splash at the Ottawa River Festival, from June 28 to 30, in Rockland, Lefaivre, L’Orignal, Hawkesbury and Chute-à-Blondeau. The program offers a great variety and is sure to include everyone in a dynamic atmosphere: movies under the stars, beer garden, rock and jazz concerts, canoe and kayak races, sea-doo rides, pontoon tours, activities on the beach, community breakfast, hot-dog lunch, community dinner, mobile dairy bar, pirate performances, inflatable structures and watersport equipment rental. The start of the famous Poker Run will also be given.

Finally, the Prescott-Russell Arts Council will be on hand to give creative workshops. Young ones, parents, and young at heart, a plethora of activities is waiting for you, on the water and on the shore. When summer sets in, life is about quality leisure time along the river, with our loved ones, in the warmth of smiles and excitement... with a hint of zest on demand within our reach.

Click on the following images to learn more about the activities.










 





The Petite Aventure Desjardins 2018

The Petite Aventure Desjardins comes rolling into Prescott and Russell, from June 30 to July 2, as more than 1,700 cyclists will be riding through our great region. Over the course of three days, they will travel anywhere from 126 km to 289 km, depending on the routes they choose. They will be among friends, with their better half or with the entire family and they will be looking to meet new people, to discover hidden gems that only cycling allows and to have a complete sensory experience!

Citizens, business owners, community leaders and visitors, let’s all join forces in welcoming the cyclists and in making sure they go through milestones of friendliness, liveliness and feeling of belonging in providing them with joyful encouragement along their way and at every single one of their stops. Discovering a region by bike is venturing into the open seeking natural, architectural and human landmarks. Let’s show them why Prescott & Russell is known to be one of the most peaceful yet most breathtaking regions in Eastern Canada.






Canada Day

Prescott and Russell is the place to be on Canada Day. Take part in family activities and attend the many shows, be astonished by street performance artists and the circus show, refuel at the pancake breakfast, the barbecue and the spaghetti dinner, have a beer among friends, relatives and people you will get to know right away, watch your kids conquer the inflatable structures, and the water slide, and have an appointment at the beauty and tattoo parlor, take a tour on a pontoon, visit the art exhibit, play a game of bubble soccer, go on a cycling ride and enjoy line dancing, play bingo, discover exotic animals, have the Casselman Municipal Council fall in the dunk tank, and marvel at fireworks to end your fun-filled day with a blast.

Nothing beats being near the Nation’s Capital, in the friendly confines of the countryside and in the great outdoors, in Prescott and Russell, to celebrate Canada! It is really the best of both worlds: a great vibe throughout our municipalities and clean air all around.
















The 2018 Season Is Underway at Calypso!

Calypso, Canada's biggest and greatest theme waterpark, opened yesterday for a new season! Thrill seekers are in for a breathtaking experience with its 35 heated waterslides, its two heated theme rivers and Canada's largest wave pool. Those who would rather spend the day relaxing can enjoy the comfort and intimacy of the cabanas and suites, with lounge chairs, water bottles, an independent user-controlled speaker and free WiFi internet access. 
Be part of the Funtana splash, the new royal attraction for the whole family. What if you deserved the royal treatment?
 
It might well be the perfect way to make it a stay and visit the region, indulging in its unique terroir delights, taking part in a few of its numerous events and being active yet amazed by the great outdoors that define it. Book your accommodation right away! (see map):

OUR B&Bs
14 min - Casselodge B&B
16 min - Cedar Drive B&B
22 min – Au Bois Dormant B&B
22 min – La Galerie d'en Avant B&B
35 min - Ogenêt B&B & Receptions
40 min - Victorian B&B
54 min - Petals 1865 B&B
55 min - Abadin B&B

OUR CAMPGROUNDS
19 min - Camping Paradis Bourget
23 min - East Haven Sun Club
45 min - Evergreen Camping & Resort
48 min - Voyageur Provincial Park
55 min - L’Orignal Camping
 
OUR HÔTELS & OUR MOTEL
16 min - Casselman-Microtel Hotel
35 min - River Rock Inn
42 min - Place 19-67 Motel
50 min - Quality Inn & Suites
 
You want to have fun in the sun at Calypso? Visit their website and purchase your ticket online today!





Father's Day bargains!

Father’s Day is the perfect occasion to thank the loved one who sometimes us and sometimes motivated us in going beyond expectations. Dear ladies, it is also a unique opportunity to remind the one who contradicts yet complements you how much you love him: working together means walking hand in hand right through the storm. Whether he is a meticulous professional, a seasoned handyman, a velvet figure of authority or an instructor who has been in the thick of things throughout sporting, artistic or club activities that were instrumental in your development, he deserves a token of your gratitude for the inspiration he provides. Being a father is bringing to life way beyond birth.
 
Be it for a hard-headed yet soft-hearted man or for a career-oriented yet playful man, Prescott-Russell Tourism and its members provide you with gift ideas reminding him that he is first and foremost a family man.
 
Amphibus Lady Dive & Gray Line Ottawa - Fathers and grand-fathers, get 50% off of a double-decker bus tour of the nation’s capital.

Casselodge B&B - Enjoy packages at the Casselodge B&B. These packages include reflexology treatments, a gift basket, and much more! For more details, click here.
 
L'Orignal Old Jail - Get tickets for the French play "La dernière pendaison". Hurry up, these tickets sell like hot cakes.
Tickets: THEATER ONLY ($ 22): https://dernierependaison.eventbrite.ca
DINNER & SHOW ($ 49): https://souperdernierependaison.eventbrite.ca
 
Microtel Casselman - Stay and play in Casselman during Father's Day. The Microtel Casselman hotel will accommodate you after your round of golf at the Casselview Golf & Country Club. To make a reservation, contact the golf club at (613) 798-4653.
 
Montreal Soaring Council - A gift certificate for a glider flight? Discover the region from a different angle! To order online, click here.

Oasis Mini-Golf and Driving Range - Father's Day bargain .... half-price mini-golf for all dads and grand-dads accompanied by one or more members of the family.

Rockland Sports – Get a FREE bag of wood pellets with the purchase of a new GMG BBQ. For more information, call (613) 446-9559 or view the ad here.
 
VéloXpress – No tax on purchase of men’s clothes, gloves, helmets or shoes. View the ad here.




Mother's Day bargains!

A mother’s love is unconditional; show her yours is too. Your mother has satisfied your needs, she has worked at fulfilling your desires and indulging your every whim, and she has been an integral part of every event along the way. Each year, Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to kindly take a break from your frantic daily life and offer your mother the thoughtful gift she deserves.

Prescott-Russell Tourism and its members provide you with what you need and what she will really like. Show her how much she means to you and how grateful you are, with unwavering sweetness and infinite tenderness.
 
Abadin B&B - A little time away from home is a great way to spend Mother's Day. Receive 10% off a room reservation. Call (613) 678-0425 to book your stay.
 
Amphibus Lady Dive & Gray Line Ottawa
- Mothers and grand-mothers, get 50% off of a double-decker bus tour of the nation’s capital.

Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. - Celebrate Mother's Day at Beau's May 12th and 13th. It's a great opportunity to discover the brewery AND the beer! For more details, click here.
 
Casselodge B&B - Enjoy packages at the Casselodge B&B. These packages include reflexology treatments, a gift basket, and much more! For more details, click here.
 
Casselview Golf & Country Club - There will be a brunch on May 13th, for Mother's Day. Costs: free for children 5 and under, $ 12.95 for children 12 and under and $ 21.95 for adults. Reservations required (613) 764-4653.
 
Cedar Drive B&B
– All you busy mothers, take a well-deserved break and stay overnight at the Cedar Drive B&B. Stay between May 10th and May 22nd, 2018 and mention this offer when you make your reservation and receive a 20% discount on the published price for you and your family. Offer only applicable to bookings by phone at (613) 869-5966.
 
Garden Path Homemade Soap
- Garden Path offers you all kinds of unique gift ideas for Mother's Day. The gardens are in bloom, so a walk around the property would be a relaxing way to spend time together.
 
L'Orignal Old Jail
- Get tickets for the French play "La dernière pendaison". Hurry up, these tickets sell like hot cakes.
Tickets: THEATER ONLY ($ 22): https://dernierependaison.eventbrite.ca
DINNER & SHOW ($ 49): https://souperdernierependaison.eventbrite.ca
 
Microtel Casselman - Stay and play in Casselman during Mother's Day. The Microtel Casselman hotel will accommodate you after your round of golf at the Casselview Golf & Country Club. To make a reservation, contact the golf club at (613) 798-4653.
 
MIFO – The French concert Joly is fast approaching! Why not book your tickets and celebrate your mom on Friday, May 18th. To buy tickets, click here.
 
Montreal Soaring Council - A gift certificate for a glider flight? Discover the region from a different angle! To order online, click here.

Nation Golf Club - There will be a brunch for Mother's Day, on May 13th, from 10 am to 2 pm. Reservations required (613) 673-3333.
 
Oasis Mini-Golf and Driving Range - Mother's Day bargain .... half-price mini-golf for all moms and grandmothers accompanied by one or more members of the family.

Petals 1865 B&B - The Petals 1865 B&B is offering you half price on your second night stay only during Mother's Day weekend (May 13th to 15th). For more details or to reserve a room, call (450) 451-5693.

Place 19-67 - There will be a brunch for Mother's Day, on May 13th. Reservations recommended (613) 673-5220.

River Rock Inn - Book Mother's Day brunch at the River Rock Inn, from 11 am to 2 pm, in collaboration with Plantagenet’s La cuisine Jean-Bernard. Reservations required (613) 446-6710. For more details, click here.




Golf season is upon us

Fore!!! Golf season is upon us, and the clubs in the area have unforgettable experiences awaiting their guests! One hour from Ottawa, Montreal, the Laurentians and the US border, discover Prescott-Russell and its charming golf courses, where there are fun and challenges for everyone. Take a peek at our favourites:
 
Casselview Golf & Country Club
Hawkesbury Golf & Curling
Nation Golf Club
Rockland Golf Club




The campgrounds in the region

In the mood for relaxing in front of a cozy campfire? Longing to lounge on a warm sandy beach or around a swimming pool? Would you rather sleep under the starlit night sky or in the comfort of your RV?
 
Whatever you choose, in Prescott-Russell, you will find the campground that will meet your needs and fulfill your desires! We invite you to click on the following links to discover the different services offered by the campgrounds in the region.
 
Cedar Shade Campground
Camping Paradis
East Haven Sun Club
Evergreen Camping & Resort
L'Orignal Camping
Voyageur Provincial Park





Tapping right into Sugar Season!

Spring is in the air... coated with maple syrup. Come and indulge yourself in the rustic confines of Prescott-Russell's sugar shacks. Maple products are featured in a charming and ever-contemporary setting, perfect for family and friendly gatherings and for a well-deserved delight after a quite challenging winter. Come and taste it right at the source!
 
Bean Town Ranch - March 10 to April 8 2018 (Link to event)
(613) 673-5894
2891 N Plantagenet Concession 3, Plantagenet, ON K0B 1L0

Drouin Farm - (Link to event)
(613) 764-2181 (Yves)
1230 route 400 east, Casselman, ON K0A 1M0

Proulx Farm - February 25 to April 15 2018 (Link to event)
(613) 833-2417
1865 O'Toole, Cumberland, ON K4C 1N2

Station 4 Saisons - March 10 to April 8 2018 (Link to event)
(613) 487-3412
1422 Lavigne, Hammond, ON K0A 2A0




Family Day: bonding beyond binding

On Monday, February 19, we're all in with the family. The time is perfect to join in on winter fun, to get some natural blush from the smooth cold and the stunning sun and to jump into activities only the snow allows. For one whole day, video games can cool off, while family ties among parents and children, siblings, and mother and father tighten around what's essential in life: family activities where warmth, complicity and energy boost prevail. Why not go out skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or skidooing?

The region is filled with some of the most picturesque sites providing a wide range of possibilities and an atmosphere that is peaceful yet enticing, reassuring yet intriguing. So, have a blast or take it easy, set the kid in you free for one day, without having to go that far, as happiness is right around the corner. Reunions don't have to be with childhood friends or long-lost cousins: it can happen within your own household. Family Day: bonding beyond binding.

REGIONAL ACTIVITIES
Casselman - See activities





We ❤️ this month!

Valentine's Day is a soft and silky mist through the winter crystals and flurries. We must then take the time to tell those around us how much we love them, granted, but we must also show them that very love. Sweethearts, parents and children, all must rest and refuel for a short while and revel through the gems of our region, making sure to take in its many delights.

In fact, winter activities are at their peak, which means it is the perfect opportunity to press pause and stop the frenzy by enjoying the great outdoors our splendid region provides with those we love. After a snowshoeing or cross-country skiing excursion, a skidoo ride or an ice-fishing stand, what is more appropriate than a refreshment and a nice dinner, be it in a peaceful setting or in a spirited atmosphere?

The region sure offers breathtaking vantage points at almost every turn on the forest trails, in the far, where the fields meet the sky, and along the rivers. What could be more romantic and more significant than taking the time to warm the heart and spark the senses of our beloved ones whose presence guards us from the cold.

PROMOTIONS
Brian's Bar & Grill - (613) 764-1800 - Get 15% OFF per couple
Casselodge B&B - (613) 443-1838 - Valentine Romance Package for two (learn more)
Vergers Villeneuve & Blueberry Farm - (613) 488-3077 - "Be My Valentine" wine gift basket. A bottle of white wine (apple) and red wine (strawberry) all wrapped for $25. Order today!


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