A Soul's Reflection Guided Journey: GAIL SMITH, ENERGY AND SPIRITUAL HEALING (Trained in Shamanism by The 8th Fire, Pete Bernard, Algonquin Medicine Man) &
Quantum Shamanic Reiki Group Healing
DATE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, 2019 TIME: 1:30 – 3:30p.m.
PLACE: YOGA CONNECTIONS
ADDRESS: 39D GORE STREET EAST (Entrance off of the Courtyard between Fall River Fashion and Classy Cuts on Gore Street)
Your relationship with the world is based on how you see yourself, what's going on inside, and how you project out to others. You are invited to a 'Soul's Reflection' guided journey to clear away any negative perceptions/images, and end with a perfectly healed image of who you truly are. Join me to Receive a guided journey, followed by a Quantum Shamanic Reiki Group healing, and leave Rejoicing in your healed self-image. As an Energy and Spiritual Healer (trained in Shamanism by www.the8thfire.com), it will be an honour to be of service supporting your new energies. Space is limited, so register early at firstname.lastname@example.org; or 613-406-4940. Cost $20.00 Payment can be made at event; or by e-transfer What to bring: Water bottle/Yoga Mat (if possible)
Studio Theatre Hosts the 2019 Eastern Ontario Drama League One-Act Play Festival November 8 - 10th
The weekend of November 8 to 10, Perth's own Studio Theatre will play host to some of the finest theatre groups from across the province, during the Eastern Ontario Drama League One-Act Play Festival. The Festival is a professionally adjudicated annual theatre event, this year featuring groups from Peterborough, Kingston, Belleville, Merrickville, Constance Bay, Halliburton, and of course, Perth. There will be nine one-act plays in all throughout the weekend, culminating in the Awards Brunch on Sunday Nov. 10. The entire weekend event is open to the public -- a great way to see "behind the curtain" of the theatre process, while enjoying a wide variety of live one-act comedies and dramas. To order tickets, download the ticket order at studiotheatreperth.com or call Isabel at 613-326-0437. www.studiotheatreperth.com/2019-eastern-ontario-drama-league-one-act-play-festival/
Wasted! The store of food waste
Chef Anthony Bourdain, and other celebrity chefs, help solve the problem of food waste as one-third of all food grown for human consumption ends up as garbage. The film is followed by a panel discussion and a mixer. We hope you’ll stay and discuss the film with local experts. Tickets: $15 for Adults, $10 for Students or $65 for Adults, $45 for Students for all 5 films. Available at the door 1 hour before show time or at Tickets Please, www.ticketsplease.ca – a $2 fee applies
What Women Want
Terrific romantic comedy and the perfect movie for a girls night out, or a date with your favorite fella.
We had such a great time, that the entire group wants to do the next Progressive Dinner. We had a choice of delicious soup or a chicken taco with pear slaw for our appetizer at Mex & Co. They were both a huge hit! Then we were off to the Stone Cellar for a choice of pork or chicken, served with a delicious chutney and placed over creamy mashed potatoes. Everyone loved the presentation and both amazing entrees. After the first two courses we weren't' sure that we had room for dessert, that is until we got to Maximilians, and saw what they were serving. We had the choice of a decadent apple dessert with a scoop of homemade caramel ice cream or a pumpkin cheesecake with pecan topping. Needless to say the evening was a hit with the entire group and we were pleasantly full from an evening of delicious food.
Watch for the next Progressive Dinner and don't miss your opportunity to enjoy the delicious creativity of Mex & Co. , the Stone Cellar and Maximilians.
Press Release from the Perth and District Union Public Library
The Perth & District Union Public Library will be celebrating Ontario Public Library Week with two engaging events during the week of October 20- 26th.
The first event is a free screening of the film "The Public" written and directed by Emilio Estevez. In "The Public" an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, some homeless patrons turn the building into a shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit in. This David versus Goliath story tackles challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness, and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library. The screening will take place Sunday October 20th at 12:30 pm. A facilitated discussion will follow with community member Dennis Riggs.
The second event is a TED Talk discussion group October 26th at 1 pm. Participants will view a TedTalk and use it as a launching point for discussion! Topics will include freedom of speech, fake news, and trustworthiness of information.
"October is Canadian Library Month, and we also celebrate Ontario Public Library Week from October 20-26,” said Erika Heesen, CEO/Chief Librarian. “We’re excited to be hosting two fun events this year that showcase the valuable role that libraries play in Canadians’ lives”.
To learn more about the services and programs offered by the library, visit the library at 30 Herriott St, Perth, or www.perthunionlibrary.ca.
For more details contact Erika Heesen, 613-267-1224 or email@example.com
Downtown Perth Launches Digital Main Street Service Squad
Perth BIA receives $10,000 Digital Main Street Grant to help main street businesses improve online presence.
September 25th, 2019: Perth, Ontario. The Downtown Heritage Perth BIA today announced that it has received a grant from the Ontario government to fund a Digital Service Squad to help main street small businesses improve their online capabilities.
As part of Digital Main Street, the Downtown Heritage Perth BIA received a $10,000 grant from the Ontario government to establish a Digital Service Squad to help small businesses in the downtown area enhance their use of digital tools and techniques to better evolve and grow. The Squad will consist of a trained specialist who will visit and assist BIA-area downtown businesses at no cost to help them set up Google My Business, conduct a digital-readiness assessment and apply for a $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant. The Squad will start visiting businesses the first week of October, 2019.
“We are excited to offer this opportunity to our downtown businesses. We want to determine the needs of each individual business and create a plan that will encourage our businesses to move forward with new technologies and compete in this digitized workplace. The Digital Main Street program will work with our business owners to determine what capabilities are needed to enhance their businesses,” said Kari Clarke, BIA Coordinator.
A joint program funded by Government of Ontario and delivered by the Ontario BIA Association, Digital Main Street helps improve how small main street businesses use digital tools and techniques to become more successful. Today’s digital economy is vital to small businesses, and DMS will help them adopt new digital technologies from e-commerce and social media to back-office systems such as payroll and inventory.
“Our government is committed to helping small businesses improve their competitiveness, create jobs and attract investment,” said Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “That’s why I’m so pleased that businesses in the Town of Perth will benefit from the expertise of a Digital Service Squad to help small businesses embrace digital technology. Our investment in the Digital Main Street program will help to ensure that Ontario is open for business and open for jobs.”
Digital Main Street offers two types of grants:
Businesses within the BIA area will be introduced to the Digital Service Squad over the coming weeks. The Perth BIA has welcomed Cathy James of Cat’s Cove Communications on as the Digital Service Squad member for the downtown Perth businesses.
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ABOUT the Downtown Heritage Perth BIA
The Downtown Heritage Perth BIA develops, strengthens and advocates for our 150 downtown businesses. We promote the downtown as a desirable destination and shopping area for residents and tourists. And we encourage new business development in our downtown. The Perth BIA invites tourists to our downtown to enjoy our Scottish architecture, explore our beautiful shops and dine at one of our 26 restaurants and eateries. We organize several events throughout the year, and enhance the beauty of our downtown with floral displays in the summer and Christmas lights during the winter months. The Perth BIA is the heart of our community.
ABOUT the Ontario BIA Association
OBIAA is the network that represents unique and vibrant BIAs across Ontario. The Association supports and advocates on behalf of its members through the building and nurturing of strong relationships and partnerships. OBIAA is a leader in the development and sharing of information, tools, resources and best practices, and is the ONE voice on common issues.
ABOUT Digital Main Street
Vibrant main streets help attract visitors, create jobs, and increase the competitiveness of small businesses, which are the backbone of small rural communities. The world is changing. Small main street businesses across Ontario must think about how to promote online, use e-commerce, and streamline their processes with digital tools to stay competitive and win. To help Ontario’s main street small businesses enhance their digital capabilities and online presence, the Ontario BIA Association and Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs have partnered on this $12 million initiative over three years. www.digitalmainstreet.ca
MEDIA & PROGRAM CONTACT:
Digital Service Squad Member
An Evening of One-Act Plays sets the stage for EODL Festival.
For theatre goers, one-act plays are rare, tantalizing theatrical delicacies. In a cluster of two or more, one-acts provide an enticing assortment of dramatic experiences in a single evening.
That's the idea behind An Evening of One-Act Plays, opening October 24th at the Studio Theatre in Perth. It's also a preview of an exciting event coming to town. More about that in a minute...
An Evening of One-Act Plays begins with Linda McCready's short play Mr. Philbin, about an aging artist whose arthritic hands can no longer hold a brush. In his frustration, he alienates his son and his support workers, until he meets Melissa, who helps him reconnect with the world. The play is directed by Annie West, and stars Grey Masson, Garrett Piper, and Grace Poltrack.
The second play is Patricia Clapp's A Candle On The Table, a poignant drama about three elderly women in a senior citizens' home. Over lunch, the three relive their pasts in memories, some happy, some sad, some bittersweet. The play is directed by Adam Pelletier, and stars Janet Rice, Danielle Turner, Joanna McCauley Treffers, and Juli Heney.
Finally, David P. Temple's Trade Secrets, a very brief, very funny romantic comedy involving a conversation between about a Master Baker and a Muffin Maker. Sexual innuendoes hint at the intimacy they both long for. Trade Secrets is directed by Patti Greer and stars Guy Newsham and Juli Heney.
An Evening of One-Act Plays runs at the Studio Theatre October 24, 25 & 26 at 7:30 pm and October 27 at 2 pm. Advance tickets are $24 at Tickets Please (613-485-6434; ticketsplease.ca) and at the theatre box office on show nights. Students with ID pay just $10 at the door. Save $5 opening night.
As mentioned above, An Evening of One-Act Plays is a preview of the Eastern Ontario Drama League One-Act Play Festival, hosted this year by Perth's own Studio Theatre, Nov. 8 - 10. This prestigious annual competition features one-act plays performed by some of Eastern Ontario's finest theatre groups. Mr. Philbin and A Candle On The Table will be the Studio Theatre's entries in the Festival. Festival tickets go on sale October 15th, and will likely sell out quickly. Full ticket information will be available soon at studiotheatreperth.com.
Article by Paul Joyce / Photos by Terry Boyd
(L to R) Grace Poltrack, Garrett Piper, and Grey Masson star in Mr. Philbin.
Janet Rice and Joanna McCauley Treffers star in A Candle On The Table.
Perth & District Union Public Library
Contact: Ketsia Snider, (613) 267-1224
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2019
Think outside the box with Perth Union Library’s new STEAM Boxes & Literacy Kits
The Perth & District Union Public Library is launching two exciting new projects! The library has created STEAM boxes and Literacy Kits that children can take home and use with their families in order to encourage and support learning together.
There are 5 STEAM boxes that contain materials, book suggestions, and activity ideas to encourage exploration of STEAM concepts; the toolboxes that house the kits were donated by Perth Home Hardware Home Building Centre. STEAM education is learning through Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math and engages children’s creative and critical thinking skills through practical challenges and tinkering projects.
The Literacy Kits are kid-sized backpacks filled with research-based activities to support specific skills essential to building literacy strength. “Literacy doesn’t need to be scary,” says Ketsia Snider, the children’s librarian, “my hope is that these kits equip families with activities that make learning fun.” These grab-and-go packs are themed around phonics concepts such as letter knowledge, comprehension, and rhyming.
“Our hope is that by providing these STEAM boxes and Literacy Kits, we can provide children with access to tools and skills that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to encounter;” explains Ketsia Snider, “these kits allow children to explore a world of ideas and to develop new skills which they can apply throughout their lives. I want to encourage children to explore, grow, and think outside the box!”
To learn more about the services and programs offered by each library, visit or www.perthunionlibrary.ca.